1768 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016
Re: Oh go do one Saishav!
Don't be a git...
Re: Memes are biased towards obesity?
My FB feed was polluted for a while with Prosecco memes, now it seems to have shifted over towards Gin...
What I drink instead -->
Why would the P45s be circular?
Oh, you meant "around"...
I meant in a similar way to Private Eye's "Trebles all round".
Have a Pedantry Pint ->
There's an obvious answer here - P45s all round!
For those unaware, SVGA – aka Super Video Graphics Array – is a computer display standard dating back to 1987
Thanks for making me feel old!
Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound
>And anyway what's so difficult about having a button on the wall
You could even.... gasp... turn your lights on and off with one :o
Re: How to leak information...unintentionally
Probably why Intel didn't buy my lunch when they visited yesterday
Re: I miss working at NTL back in 2000
You don't remember the "transparent proxies" that used to fail all the time? Manually specifying the proxy servers used to get around it. This was Cambridge in about 2004, are we talking about the same time period?.
Re: No mention of other medical kit
The devices probably only cost $20 to manufacture, but as soon as it goes into the healthcare system the price will be whatever a medical insurance company is prepared to pay for it.
There are the huge costs of clinical trails and then the time/effort/money of getting the devices approved by the regulators.
The cost itself (to update the devices) will be give one a heart attack (pun intended). Might as well announce the end-of-support and be done with it.
Those implants and associated hardware are keeping people alive, they can't just announce the end of support and wash their hands of the product.
My computer keeps on connecting to valve, should I be worried?
Leaving the EU is prompting a large number of changes to government business, and this scale of change creates significant opportunity to transform government's digital services even further,
I note they didn't use the word "improvement"... That's a bit ominous!
Re: Add Sex and Race Normalization to the AI
Eventually you get to the point where you might as well just draw them out of a hat.
I've been involved in recruiting a few people over the years; generally the process is so long and painful that I wonder if just employing a random person with the chance they might be hopeless "costs" less than doing it "properly".
Re: "viable and tested emergency system"
>And just what would the passengers in 1st class do if the pilots ejected from a 787?
Swim probably. The Vulcan bombers didn't have ejector seats for all crew (there was an escape route though), I remember reading that once one was in trouble and the other "passengers" disabled his ejector seat as an "incentive" to save the aircraft.
The other reason why Vulcan crashes were bad -->
Apache OpenOffice, the Schrodinger's app: No one knows if it's dead or alive, no one really wants to look inside
My only problem is how slow it opens on my computer.
Look at the CPU usage whilst you're opening it, some java applications get clobbered by antivirus.
What's the Microsoft safe word?
Re: fully working 10Nm node
>>I think I see the problem here - they're trying to make chips in Newton-metres.
>Ah yes; all torque, no action.
>It can only be drunk with milk (sugar optional) or, if you're European, lemon.
Brits should be allowed to drink Earl Grey with lemon though; those who insist on putting milk into EG should be removed from the gene pool forthwith.
Re: What if they weren't called Brussels Sprouts
You're correct, come the Glorious Day of Freedom next March, we should call them something more British. Dagenham Sprouts has a nice ring to it...
Re: I love sprouts!
Thank goodness smoking is banned on buses these days
The otherwise inevitable consequences -->
We've seen that application developers prioritise the shiny functionality at the expense of security; I assume the same might apply here. I hope I'm wrong though!
The only way I can think of getting around this would be for Google & Apple to force profiling onto the apps on their phones.
Re: Does Gerry Anderson's estate get a cut for him inventing this?
Re: Don’t call us plucky
Another comment thread descending into violins...
Not to mention the gratuitous sax....
Re: Don’t call us plucky
Don't be cellist
Re: No more planets?
But, but...there could be a Death Star lurking out there, just waiting for us to relax our vigilance!
Quite, look what happened to Alderaan...
Re: Makes sense
You sound like you've got some baggage there Zippy, was your bag latte or something?
Re: 1200 baud down, 75 baud up
I'm baud of this conversation now...
Re: Ah, the old days
Some lab instruments rely on a local Oracle (or SQL Server) instance. When the machine is provided by the vendor, often you only realise this because the machine is so slow... You'd be surprised how unwilling some of the instrument vendors are to moving this DB onto a proper server in the datacentre!
Re: Early days of easy/cheap connectivity
One of the reasons why Sun never really recovered from the Dot Com boom/bust
Because the Sun uses fusion too -->
What could be more embarrassing for a Russian spy: Their info splashed online – or that they drive a Lada?
> I saw about half a dozen BMWs being fixed on the side of the road
Every time it snows in the UK, many BMW owners find that rear wheel drive cars don't behave very well in the snow and have to leave them by the road...
Re: Doom BFG?
Re: why is it your problem?
I used to live with a primary school teacher in the UK, the situation is exactly as you describe. IIRC they had someone come on for half a day per week, which included working on the "server". I used to fix things on her laptop and "smart board" as they'd never get sorted otherwise.
Re: Does Russia think anyone believes them?
Well, there is that. But to paraphrase what my wife said the other day - in regards to the woman who died from the poisoning - "Who picks up a bottle they find on the floor in a park and sprays it on themselves?".
What has been reported (at least) says that a "vulnerable" guy found it, assumed it was perfume and gave it to his other half as a present.
Re: News App
Moreover, if you have a pop3/imap client then you always have a copy of *your* email for when (if?) the webmail provider gets bored
Re: Hey You Wireless vendors!
Not to mention the nice little chips from China too
So you weren't his biggest fan...
Re: Marketing materials have echo
In practice I've found the most powerful technique is dumping contents of various enterprise DBs into SQLLite then gluing them together for hacking in Python and Numpy
This is what I tend to do too. Also, look into Pytables, it's excellent and very fast. Pandas can read/write the files too (although can create sub-optimal files sometimes compared to native pytables). I like creating well-indexed HDF5 files using Pytables and outperforming rather expensive databases :)
Re: And WPA3?
Yes, without it hackers can er choose their WEPon
Re: They’ve spelled ‘rogue’ as ‘rouge’ everywhere!
>They’ve spelled ‘rogue’ as ‘rouge’ everywhere!
Maybe that's just referring to the colour of ISPs' faces
Mine's the sort of red colour-->
Re: overnment is planning to make directors personally liable
See also the proposed death by cycling laws. This ignores the fact there are a minuscule number of deaths attributed to cycling each year contrasted with over a thousand caused by motorised vehicles.
For this reason – and to ensure the directors don't just form another firm and repeat the cycle – the government is planning to make directors personally liable for the fines.
Fantastic news, this might make some of them think before starting the harassment
I miss the purple boxen. Hardware looks very boring these days (apart from big Cray systems).
Re: Very rich man has temper tantrum
I hear Ganymede is nice at this time of year; there will be no problems with people walking through his property.
Although hunting Scotsmen out of season is considered bad form, even in England
Re: Cant space lasers do this?
Only when attached to sharks...
Retailers can put them around stores so if you've got a compatible app installed, and Bluetooth on, you can be associated with specific types of products and targeted for ads, vouchers, offers, and so on.
Err no thanks -->
Re: They've had so many cockups, this is not news.
>if Facebook and its ilk get shut down, that means certain people at work will need to start working.
Nah, they'll still be on Slack
Has anyone been informed by FB?
I had to relogin this morning, but haven't heard anything else from them. Has anyone been notified that their account was compromised?
I'm pleased that I use a unique password for the site...