Interesting. They still have my email, though I left yonks ago. Not happy about that.
51 posts • joined 23 Jul 2009
One of the reasons I closed my FaeceBook account was that although they very strictly forbid pictures of earwax, they were quite happy for some trolls calling themselves MarihuanaMakesYouViolent, or something equally stupid, to use a picture of the aftermath of a terrorist bomb, complete with detached limbs, shocked people standing in deep blood, guts all over the place, as part of an awful joke.
They wouldn't take it down.
I never, ever, look at FaceBarf. Babies bottoms? I've washed one, hundreds of times. They aren't sexy.
Even an OND in Nautical Science is enough...
Even an OND in Nautical Science is enough for me to be able to see what is wrong with this. The bows with their vertical sides will offer almost no resistance to any pitching motion, so in any sort of choppy weather the silly thing is going to pitch like crazy. The deck has no sheer, so the bows are going to dig in when that pitching starts, resulting in tons of water on deck. The decks have no camber, so the water will not flow off as quickly as you might wish. It will probably still be there when the next wave arrives. There's about 10,000 horsepower of engines, so any attempt to do the 60 knots it's supposedly capable of will most likely cause a very good impression of a submarine.
Still, if you like things that look like that and are a billionaire who thinks alternative medicine will save you...
Trowbridge support was good.
This is a stupid move. Like several above, I have nothing but praise for the techies in Trowbridge, but am unable to understand a word the people on another continent say. "May I speak to your supervisor, please?" repeated until they gave in, proved to be the only way to get anything useful from them. The supervisor has a Wiltshire accent, and fixes things in seconds.
Another alternative would have been the Securicor Datatrak unit, that worked off ground based radio signals. When I was one of the people working on it, there was some concern that this new-fangled GPS thing was much more accurate, and would corner the market. A quick Google search appears to show that they cleverly gave up that technology and adopted GPS instead.
The real reason bail was refused...
...according to some news site or other I carelessly forgot the name of,
"Gemma Lindfield, appearing for the Swedish authorities, successfully opposed bail being granted because there was a risk he would fail to surrender – and also for his own protection, she said. She outlined five reasons why there was a risk: his "nomadic" lifestyle, reports that he intended to seek asylum in Switzerland, access to money from donors, his network of international contacts and his Australian nationality."
All crimmoes, those Australians.
Exactly. Netbooks need something better...
My Asus 1000 eeePC chugged along OK with its original Xandros, and was better when I enabled the hidden full desktop instead of easy mode.
But now it has eeeBuntu Netbook Remix on it, and it has become the machine I always needed. I can take it to Greece and use it in cafes and hotels for Skype, internet and backing up my various digital devices (sound recordings, photos, videos, etc). I can edit sound files and blog them. Google Chrome runs like a dream on it.
I just wish the hardware had come with software this good in the first place. I'm not a fanboi, just really pleased with the way my netbook now works.
I grabbed the page, cut out the Captcha picture, which says "Google acquires reCaptcha", saved it in OneNote, and asked OneNote to read the text from it.
"Goog2eAçqufrsreCAfTCRA" was what it saw. Took me about a minute. I would imagine most hacky types could do better easily.
Not very effective, is it?