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Starz, meet the Streisand Effect. Cable telly giant apologizes for demented DMCA Twitter takedown spree
Will this fix the installer?
I've used Fedora for a while now, but I found the installer on 18 to be virtually useless for dual booting as it tries to handle everything automatically (including partition resizing) in place of the option to use existing free space only which was present in previous versions.
Installing on a new desktop, I ended up using a spare disk just for Fedora!
Nice disks but...
The WD Black range is known for being noisy and power hungry, so not all that great if you're going to be spending time on the move, but if you tend to use mains power at remote locations then brilliant (seems to be a popular popular choice for portable CAD workstations though)
The CPU in that generation of iPhone is underclocked so it's slower than a Hero but if reset back to its original speed it would be more along the lines of a Legend. Combine that with a larger amount of flash (that can actually be used for installing apps, one thing that annoys me about androids) and there could be the makings of a nice littel android phone.
My only concern is the lack of a "back" hard key, would this cause problems for day to day use I wonder?
Either way, I'm sticking with HTC, I love their Sense UI :-)
Users can pay for online services via their ISP. If we have a seperate online services charge (that way internet only users do not pay for TV broadcasting costs and those without broadband do not pay for the costs of online services) that is collected vis ISPs then we would have a fairer system that (at least for iPlayer) would be imposibble to evade as it forms part of your subscription fee.
Of course Crapita would not like that one bit, les work for their jackbooted TVLA
So they want to move 3G in to the frequency range used by 2G? I'm not a telecoms expert, but that sounds like shutting down 2G
Does this mean that everyone is going to have to have an expensive gadget that does everything you could possibly want, and nothing that you need?
If so, great news for those of us who don't use mobile internet, don't make video calls, don't want to download games etc
How to prevent stupid ideas
Next time there is a meeting for the purpose of discussing pointless ideas (like the one this fire station idea was dreamed up at) and make a few changes to the room.
1) Place a handles on both sides of the door
2) Make sure the door opens inwards to the meeting
3) (Optional) Place a "pull" sign on the "push" side
Most rational people will (eventually) figure it out. These cretins will give up
"They don't meet the needs of diverse communities" - where do they get this stuff? It's a building designed to serve as a base of operations for personnel and the appliances.
Maybe it's the same person who suggested renaming "Manchester Road" (Bradford) to "Personchester Road"
Not working properly
Tried using it last night to watch "watchdog" - Sometimes cut out part way through and the timeshifting control didn't work (annoying when you are halfway through and need to reload)
I expect this is probably a temporary problem. Other than that it's a good service (much better than that kontiki based crud)
Best approach, set up a honeypot. A relatively insecure system (not so much that it is obvious) and load it up with bogus intelligence. Something that makes one of Chinas own agents look like a traitor, or make it look like one of their allies is about to double cross them.
Sowing the seeds of distrust between your enemies could work nicely
"Please tell me you don't really think that idiots running Linux are in less danger of being compromised than idiots running Windows."
I'd have thought that people who are smart enough to install an OS (be it Windows or Linux) would be smart enough to not do stupid things.
Then again the smartest people tend to have the least common sense.
"By andy rock
Posted Friday 9th November 2007 14:18 GMT
again, seriously: 'skynet'?!
i'm not superstitious but if you were building a cruiseliner, would you call it 'titanic'? well?"
Only difference, the Titanic was real. Skynet is not. I can appreciate the humor of it, a few people at MOD must be getting a good laugh out of the whole thing.