When forgetting 2 simple characters (-r) means a long walk
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70 posts • joined 7 Apr 2010
> Midge & Chris
Yes, yes, yes... alright. But it was on the tape accompanying the tour programme booklet on the Lament tour in 84, so that counts as Ultravox in my book :-)
> The Bloodied Sword.
We'll have to agree to disagree on that one.
I had it on tape decades ago, which obviously got lost, then bought the vinyl 2nd hand last January and had it converted to MP3 a couple of months ago.
I absolutely love it.
Not heard of the Max Headroom stuff - thanks - will go searching.
Back in the day, I had to go on customer site for something, and the boss decided he'd come along as well to glad-hand and schmooze.
Obviously we had to go in his car, because he wanted to show off the Lotus.
When I arrived at his house on the bike, he came out of his house and closed the door behind him, then was shocked at my filthy leathers. "No problem, I'll change", but he didn't want to let me in his house.
Ok - I'll strip off and change on his driveway. When he saw me take my boots off and unzip my leathers, he nervously looked around his Stepford-Wives-esque part of Basingstoke and decided to usher me into his house.
Which is how I ended up standing in my boss's hallway in my boxers when his wife came down the stairs wondering why he'd come back inside...
> Do you think investors didn't know
If they didn't know then they were wilfully blind. *I* knew, just from reading El Reg. I have no sympathy for them at all.
> The investors say Nvidia was supposed
No. That's not what they're saying. They are saying that when the CEO was specifically asked if the bitcoiners were responsible for the huge spike in sales, he said "no".
As much as I have no sympathy for the share traders who lost money, people here seem to be missing the fact that the suit is complaining that Nvidia execs *lied to the market* about their business.
- We have 2 types of customers - Group A and Group B
- Everyone knows that the GroupB market is ephemeral and will probably implode soon
- Don't worry - 95% of our sales are to Group A so we're going to carry on making loads of money
If you read the linked pdf in the article, the quotes in the suit are quite iffy, and do sound as though the CEO is deliberately misleading, if not downright lying to, the market.
I don't think the SEC takes kindly to that sort of thing, do they? C.f. Musk et.al.
In the Current Climate™, Mrs 68 is teaching her fitness classes over the intarwebz, and everyone is getting to learn how zoom works.
Apart from the cantankerous biddies who insist on
- "I can't see you" (when everyone else can)
- "I can't hear you" (when everyone else can)
- Refusing to heed instructions as to how to remediate the first two
- Refusing to be muted "in case"
Technology eh.... who'd have it?
It's no good Boris telling us to use supermarket delivery services.
I couldn't create an account, and once we'd filled up SWMBO's shopping basket, we couldn't get a delivery date. Nor any information on when we would be able to get a date.
If they're the ones I'm thinking of (just at the right place for your thumb to hit) they have caused me, many a time, to toggle Silent Running on - usually when in the middle of a pitched battle that I'm losing, with no shields and 40% hull.
I really should change those key bindings one day..
> The idea of a biometric door lock is very sound
No, no it's not.
In your examples, you are storing the dog-walker et.al's biometric information.
Why should they give you access to their phone, their own house (if they too have one of these locks)?
How are you storing that information? What if you get hacked?
It's not a good idea. I suspect it will be repeated on here many many times : Biometric data is not authentication, it's identification.
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