1183 posts • joined 10 Jun 2014
Re: Location, location, location
Received wisdom is that the round part of the tower is Saxon or early Norman. The octagonal top was added later for a belfry as the area got richer (at least one tower has a sixteen sided addition).
The locals will tell you that the towers were originally flint lined well shafts and as the fens were drained ....
Re: Location, location, location
"or round tower - I think some Norfolk churches have those"
The Big Bang theory is also Belgian.
But the name is very British!
(Sir Fred Hoyle FRS)
Snow! What's wrong with us slush people?
Better still, change your name to Bobby Tables.
"develop nuclear warheads for cruise missiles"
Nuclear armed cruise missiles are not in any sense a Strategic Nuclear Deterrent.
Re: And what about the DVLA?
I think the first question by the DVLA was "And how would you like to pay?"
Re: It's only dust,,,
"invasion fleet full of little green men appears"
Its OK, I've got a small dog that will deal with them.
Re: Is this poem ?
"I forgot, Robots, not animals"
Bob, Bob, Black Sheep
Re: *cough* UPRN
Yes, why can't I stop thinking that "it must be treated as a fundamental resource that will only provide value if it is properly managed and maintained" really means "it must be treated as a fundamental resource that will only provide government income if it is properly managed, maintained and marketed"?
Of course "properly managed and maintained" is a triumph of hope over experience.
where SUVs don't require most of their design features such as 4WD.
Most, by far, SUVs are two wheel drive. Most of the four wheel drive SUVs are so equipped to improve road holding not cross country performance - just look at the tyres!
There's a Hole in My Bucket
Dear Lisa, Dear Lisa,
There's a Hole in My Bucket,
Dear Lisa, a Hole.
With What Do You Fill It,
Dear Henry, Dear Henry,
With What Do You Fill It,
Dear Henry, With What?
Dear Lisa ...
Re: Win 10s interesting?
"Why would anyone want a version of Win10?" FTFY
(I can't believe it has taken so long to make that comment.)
True or not, take your pick.
Re: The CPS argument is fallacious
Many moons ago the age of consent in NI was 17 (rest of the UK 16). Minimum age to get married was 16. Never heard of anyone getting prosecuted for under age sex with their spouse. One of life's little inconsistencies smoothed over by a sensible application of the law.
IANAL so you will need to check if it is important for you. The change in double jeopardy in the UK is related to only the most serious cases, possibly only murder. It is the result of forensic advances, principally in DNA collection and analysis, that make old cases safely (hopefully for high values of safe) open to retrial.
I have ambivalent feelings here. I am happy for evil people to get their just deserts but am also aware of the start of a slippery slope. So far there have no calls that I know of to expand the crimes open to retrial in the case of a not guilty verdict.
Re: Time and a half or a holiday over christmas
"Money can't buy happiness."
I'd like to have enough to find out if that is really true.
(Spike Milligan I think.)
In the UK the discount for an early guilty plea is normally one third. If the US plea bargain is 66 years for a guilty plea fine, if it is a few months or years against 99 years it is clearly coercive and not justice.
years ago I saw a Chanel van registration mark: NO5
"the two employees that have been jettisoned from the firm."
Worked for VW at one time?
Re: Battery tax
In the UK you are taxed on the personal value of the company car. This can include "free" fuel as part of your employment contract. You are taxed on the benefit of this fuel for personal use.
If the fuel is an electric charge, although a personal benefit if used for commuting or a trip to the shops, the value of the charge will not be taxed.
Seems reasonable if policy is to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.
Re: RE: GOT AWAY WITH IT
"legislation for murder"
Murder is contrary to Common Law.
Re: First Quantum Link... then Usenet... now...
I do miss the Trojan Room coffee pot.
"the tool can also allow people"
"the tool can also allow authorized police and security personnel"
FYFY, it is a backdoor after all, just like what Amber Rudd wants.
Re: God forbid
Valley? Belgium to that - trust me, stay in the trees.
He was correct
The Internet is a series of tubes.
Re: No problem ...
"Why not leverage increased requirements to drive purchase price down?"
Just like the Tornado,
Re: Geneva Convention
" ... UN says should stop but never do anything to stop it."
The UN has no way to apply economic or violent power. It has to rely on the member states stepping up. The UN can be many things to many people but has to rely on political influence for all it's actions. Have a go at your government if you have a beef with the efficacy of the UN.
Re: Count me unimpressed
It's a small step from "you bought X so you'll like X"
Re: Satellite in-flight Wi-Fi ..
Well, you see, its this series of tubes ....
Samsung's still not saying when Linux on Galaxy will debut
"We'll let you know just as soon as we've sorted the data slurp."
Regards, Sammy XX
Re: Logitech make a habit of this - avoid
At the risk of starting a war, would the camera have worked with a Linux distribution?
"Another advantage is that if you need assistance they can sort problems out remotely. I've had to use that twice via online chat and it's quite handy. Logon, start the chat, explain a problem and wait. Their support staff are actually very good."
Its a remote control, over engineered to act as an information collection tool. It should be so simple to use that chats with the manufacturer are unnecessary. I may be cynical but the more difficult they make it to use the more personal data can be captured.
My take, from the UK, is that the item is clearly not fit for purpose after March next year. Go down to the local civil court and file a small claim - you have up to 6 years from purchase. Remember to sue the vendor, not Logitech, if enough people get on the back of PC World, John Lewis, Amazon etc perhaps Logitech will get the message from them.
Re: FBI can't unlock smartphone
"Something must be done"
This is something. Bugger all use, but it is something.
Re: What's the point of "truley human-free" cars?
Just as soon as we develop robotic poo-bags handlers.
Re: What this guy says
"but we prefer not to indulge in such unfounded speculation."
At one time (late 1800s) the absolute world speed record was held by a battery powered car.
Re: I can see only the one solution
@ Charles 9
This way to the Butlerian Jihad!
Re: Try a sensible design?
Not an insurer but NewsThump reported that Audi would pay fines for their owners of new cars. Up to £20k a year apparently.
So I'm liable for my Volkswagon exceeding CO2 emissions?
You can be if you mess with the pollution control systems. Will you be liable if you refuse the VW correction patch?
Re: Not new
My car has the lowest level of auto-pilot, a cruise control that simply makes progress at a fixed speed. The problem is not that I do not pay attention, at least not deliberately, but that I have to steel myself to switch it off. In lines of moving traffic I would get too close to the car in front waiting for the gap that I thought would appear on the offside to overtake.
I'm better with a little more experience and don't use it in heavy traffic conditions - hey, it was new. Given that I would add to the problem of inattentive drivers suddenly being asked to takeover the fact that, given that they will have less experience, they will not recognise there is a problem even when the big fucking klaxon goes off.
Re: In before the smartarses going "what's new?", "we all knew this already", etc....
I'm happy with two units a day. I'm up to June 2034 already.
has made over 400 treaties with the white man.
They have kept only one promise, they took our land.
Re: "here is no financial incentive for any firm to implement IoT security : "
"You Can't Fix Stupid"
Parents do "think of the children", all the time. Screwing with their offsprings' security is the one thing that has any hope of pushing an IoT security agenda, and possibly fixing stupid (or rather ignorance).
Re: They seek him here...
I think you meant "idiot".
(My spell checker offers "drolly"; no, I have no idea either.)
Re: Great Idea!
"What's that Skippy, IOT security is shit?"
(In my best Liza Goddard voice.)
Re: Die Hard: Offshore
"On 2 October 1942, Queen Mary accidentally sank one of her escort ships, slicing through the light cruiser HMS Curacoa off the Irish coast with a loss of 239 lives."
OK, Wikipedia and RMS Queen Mary was probably somewhat more agile than a modern container ship.
Re: Is anything ever obsolete?
ATSC version 3 is better than NTSC
Almost Twice the Same Colour
Weren't they banned during the war on fat?
Re: Backdoors for all
Size of crypto software: 25kb
Size of 47 mandated back doors: 25Tb
Don't tell me, let me guess.
Jar Jar Binks is back?