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Re: Maggy what have we done...
"in fact the whole armed forces would rattle around in Wembley stadium and not be able to man all the entrances far less defend it."
Yet they managed to pull G4S's balls out of the fire in 2012.
Re: Tubes are cheating
He needed Jenny Agutter and her knickers!
Re: There are none so blind...
“entirely responsible and appropriate”
I think he has been caught in flagrante de-facto.
Re: The USA way of doing things
"Plus there is suppose to be a problem with flakes of graphite causing electrical problems."
Don't forget that the US space capsule had a 100% oxygen atmosphere. Small particles of graphite floating around were not a good idea. Apollo 1 tragically demonstrated the effect of a capsule fire.
"What's happening in Linux today?"
"Finally its on the desktop."
You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The Swiss Cantonal Observatory of Neuchatel.
Re: The heroes of my youth
Re: Telegraph pole?
Reading room of the British Library.
Re: Not My Fault...
"but instead rely on our community and trusted third parties."
As in "Show me the money!"
Re: HR Issue
"The majority of NHS staff are not IT literate."
That's a bit like saying "Its OK, the driver who mowed down the bus queue of nuns was only a chit of a girl, she didn't know any better."
IT is a tool of the job, if the staff aren't up to using it warn them, train them, then sack them if necessary. Same as a surgeon and a scalpel.
I'm a technophile, an electronic engineer specializing in comms and IT, an early adopter of the Internet. I know what is out there, well perhaps I don't know the really uncharted frontier of the unacceptable, illegal and obscene. I am fortunate that my children got through puberty and into adulthood before the time of 24 hour access where everyone has one, two or three Internet devices. There was one computer in the house and it was in a public area.
Now I have grandchildren. Shortly the eldest will be wanting a mobile phone or pad. Forget net neutrality, 5G, fiber to the premises etc, the one thing I want is some way to ensure that they are protected from even the nearer edges of the Internet. Not only pornography but also, topically, false news. Some of this will be done with education by parents and schools. However when on their own, under the blankets in their room, they may see and hear things that are not good for them.
Something must be done! Sadly all my training and experience makes me doubt that there is a solution that is more than just window dressing.
Has anyone a solution?
Re: 'Smart guns' - an inherent failure
Owning a killing machine
Owning a tool
Take your pick, mine is:
Owning sports equipment
Re: Rogue Engineers?
We wonder if Apple will admit to its self-driving car program or just pretend it's there for the coffee and cakes.
Re: Weigh the coins
There are upper limits on payments in the UK, £2 in low denominations (1p and 2p) springs to mind. No doubt Google and Wikipedia can help you find the details if you need them.
In other news, 500 Indian call center workers are brought over to Blighty.
Perhaps more correct given the disparity in workers' rights?
I had a 16 valve Skoda, 8 in the engine and 8 in the radio.
Re: The Cloud..
You appear to be trying to bomb New York, I can't help you with that.
"no longer know where the particle is."
Funny, my wife has been able to this with money for years.
Re: Amazed that this stuff is so difficult
Analogue is light speed, digital isn't.
All new HiFi, sound, cinema etc techs should have this beaten into them before designing AV systems. Come to think of it a few regulators could do with a short course in keeping live action in sync with theater mics.
Re: This will never appeal to True Audiophiles (TM)
I was wandering around the HiFi department in Harrods and they were playing some music. Even to my distinctly LoFi ears the quality was stunning. I asked "How much?"
The reply was "£22k."
Fortunately I didn't have more money than sense, there is mileage in chipping at the edges to improve quality. Along with the skill of the true engineer much bull shit is, however, sold to the ignorati.
Re: PR FTW!
"values Volkswagen holds so dear"
That would be "Don't get caught."
Re: I for one welcome our robot overlords
If invented tomorrow I would have to wait until 2033 for the robot to come of age.
Re: Presumably Iridium NEXT
10 to 1 the porn merchants get there first.
Re: the devil is in the lightly skipped over detail
It's a von Neumann probe from Denmark, soon we will all speak Kradse.
Re: One of the world's great companies
You were lucky! When I were young all we had was Meccano.
Re: Clue is in the article
I think the actual exchange was along the lines of:
"Who are the Beatles?"
"I believe they are a popular beat combo M'Lud."
Re: Interesting choice of targets...
Can 1.4 Billion people spread over 9.6 million square kilometers really be said to be a "single large culture"? Granted a very large majority are Han. Even so, in my ignorance of the real China, it is too many over too large an area.
Any Sinorati care to enlighten me?
@ Doctor Syntax
Same way as Daleks.
Re: Constant 5C internally?
"Haven't they heard of a thermostat?"
I also transfer to vhs as a step on the route to cellulose acetate.
Re: I'll stick to...
@ Why Me?
I disagree, "smart" items are only of any use to smart people, the stupid really shouldn't be allowed near them. Of course, smart people try to avoid "smart" devices as far as they can.
Re: Wrong units
Aren't Parsecs a measure of time?
Re: Encryption, please?
Well it fills me with confidence - confidence that there will be some serious lesson learning going on. The lesson being that bonuses are based on profit and security is a cost that reduces the bottom line - lets see the size of any fine or who is fired.
Go on, take a guess.
Re: Want to blow someone up?
Re: the only well-known May worth talking about (IMHO)
Peter May, one time English cricket captain.
And test recovery and keep a copy off-site!
Re: Victor's vectors
"You appear to be trying to get lost, do you need help with that?"
I use this to block the cookie warnings - Left Cick-Block Element
(No connection to etc etc.)
Re: Have HMG considered the reason-
Ooh, you were lucky, we had Wilson and Heath.
The real problem with paracetamol is that the lethal dose is an unusually low multiple of the therapeutic dose. Many a cry for help has turned to a disaster because of this.
Denmark, 10 only and one packet at a time. It was difficult to buy one packet each if the pharmacist realized you were a couple. (2002)
Re: Poor instructions
Beethoven's 9th, at the insistence of Herbert von Karajan. As conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic he had a good relationship with Philips/Deutsche Grammophon.
When I was last over the Möhne Lake we used two angled spot lights. I wouldn't have been able to see laser spots even then. Now I'm old and gray I have no chance.
Re: Oh dear
Don't forget that HMRC (or at least the old Customs bit) have huge, almost unfettered, powers of investigation. They can demand warrant free access at any time. As far as HMRC are concerned there is no tree, let alone a poisoned one. Is there a read over into the world of electronic comms?
Look, I often want to open my safe from afar. For instance, if I buy some jewelery on my way through Dubai airport, I open my safe and it is ready when I get home. It gives the bad guys only a minute or two to mug me between my front door and the safe.
Re: We lost... no jobs either !
Number one priority is "Learning Lessons."
Re: Shouldn't be hard for Nikon to do
"You evidently missed the photos of men on the moon ... "
Surely you mean "on the back lot at NASA"?
Genesis Toys, ...
... , was not immediately reachable for comment.
See, they do take our concerns seriously.