Re: Even El Reg is guilty of ignoring prior art.
I would like to second the suggestion that the Smoot, a well established unit of length, is added to the accepted Reg standards.
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Am I being foolish here or are you? Or is it the article that is incorrect? I'm pretty sure that WinHlp32 is used to open .hlp files, .chm are handled by hh.exe. So if the article is correct, then its only really old help files that become unavailable, and those who what to can use .chm as usual. Personally I quite like .chm and Help and Manual makes it a breeze to create them.
As I recall, the radiation from the sun arrives at the outside of your window with a lot of energy in the short-wavelength part of the infra-red spectrum. This goes straight through ordinary glass and I expect this stuff too. The re-radiated heat is of course coming from a much cooler system so the infra-red is of the long wavelength variety and this doesn't go through ordinary glass at all well - which is why greenhouses work.
So they are saying (rather badly) that this is something that acts like ordinary glass and keeps heat in when its cold, but lets the heat escape when its hot.
"The base of the rocket exploded and it began to fall, at which point it was detonated by the range safety officer"
Really? It seems clear from the video that the main explosion happened when the rocket hit the ground, surely if it had been detonated as described the explosion would have been in the air?
at the marketwatch links shows that Google's P/E ratio is 31 whereas the other three are all sitting rather more comfortably at around 13. So Google's value is already *2 inflated relative to the others by expectations of future growth. I don't hold out much hope of future Microsoft growth so I would bet that Apple or Exxon Mobil would be the first to make it ... not that I am investing any of my money either.
I managed to nearly fill my N7 frighteningly easily - but I must say it was a real pleasure to do so as it makes such a good job of dealing with directory trees of data just dumped into it. Can't say I'm seeing it running slowly though - but I'm still going to trash 2-3 GBytes of music files...
"i won't buy another box until start menu appears and metro is switch offable at install"
Which of course is exactly what will happen. Eventually.
Win 8 is obviously going to be another Vista and MS will waste a huge amount of time and money telling us that it's great and we will all ignore them and about 2 years down the line they will come up with something (Win 9? Guess not - it's about time for them to change to a new naming scheme, no?) that allows you to completely conceal the Metro section and we will all ask ourselves why they could not have done this with Win 8...
I'm past caring really, but I'm certainly going to stick with Win 7 (& XP) on the desktop.
not so I think. Steganography means "hidden message" and a wide variety of methods of hiding messages are referred-to as steganography, for example concealing data in apparently corrupted packets that are part of a Skype voice call. Agreed, meta-data is pretty poor steganography but I think the term is valid.
The best one was when I converted the internal email server to Win-7 and allowed it to use V4 or V6. All the Win-7 clients in the building immediately switched to using V6 to make their POP3 connections. That was OK with Thunderbird but I found that Outlook (inevitably) says that the connection works but when it actually tries to use V6 it manages to fail. I had to enter the server V4 IP address in directly to get them to stop it.
And of course the ISP can't cope...
But my real bugbear is the Kerio Control firewall, which will not work with V6. The latest version at least does not kill it off internally but all external access is blocked and all attempts to get Kerio to commit to providing V6 support at any time in the future have failed. So I'm going to have to replace it with something - pity as it was really easy to work with - any suggestions?
"There is absolutely no reason for any of these kind of drug delivery devices to have a radio control system. None"
Not quite. If you connect almost any sort of electronic equipment to a human for clinical purposes it has to undergo extraordinarily stringent safety tests to *prove* beyond almost any doubt that it cannot pass mains voltages through to the patient and thereby kill them. The pump assembly will have to be tested but as it is presumably battery powered that will not be quite so bad.
If the controlling system connects to the pump assembly wirelessly the existence of a 1 meter+ air gap allows you to say 'its safe' without any testing of the controlling PC. Which is a great advantage believe me.
Not that any of this excuses the completely insecure link design - even 10 years ago.