And that's why I drive around in a 20 year old car ..... to offset the fact that it has a 3.2 litre V6 engine!!!!
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Is it broken yet? Is it? Is it? Ooh that means I can buy a sparkly, new but otherwise hard-to-justify replacement!
Please put down the spliff and take three paces backward.
If you wish to challenge the "Light speed is a constant" theory (aka general relativity) please do more than just waffle on. Please explain how your new theory explains everything that the current theory does, something that the current theory doesn't, and then propose an experiment that can tell which of the theories is least wrong.
-----------> The closest to a "WTF are you smokin'?" icon!
Twitter U-turns after conferring society's highest honor – a blue check mark – on very obvious bot accounts
Ah, I see you found my PowerShell script called 'SiteReview' – that does not mean what you think it means
Re: Office background
The first time I had to visit the orifice during lockdown I did just that! Took a photo from the spot on my desk where the lappy camera would be located, and uploaded it to use as a backdrop.
As long as I didn't move too much it was good enough to fool a few people into thinking that I was actually back in the orifice rather than WFH.
The best was joining a bleating to have one person, who was in the orifice, do a double take where you saw them looking at their screen, then looking across to my desk expecting to see me, and then back again with a really confused look.
------------> Actually got them to say this in the Teams bleating!!!
International law enforcement op nukes Russian-language DoubleVPN service allegedly favoured by cybercriminals
Re: The random expiry time
I think it's more the case that the business class traveller is more able to step off the plane and get right to w**k.
If you been corralled with the cattle class on a long (12+ hours) flight then you need 12-24 hours to get your sh*t together before you're capable of w**king again.
What job title would YOU want carved on your gravestone? 'Beloved father, Slayer of Dragons, Register of Domains'
Re: "Amazing Stunts with Grapefruit"
I wasn't pointing out an error, I had seen the mistyped OCP and was making a Robocop joke. I hadn't even spotted the mistake.
Someone else pointed out the error and while it was being fixed my OCP comment was probably rejected as it was no longer relevant. And since then I've been in commentard hell!
Re: "Amazing Stunts with Grapefruit"
After 30 months without a single rejected comment I've suddenly had 3 rejected in the last 7 days. The first was rejected when I made an OCP joke, unfortunately the author had mistyped OPC, and when they corrected that they must have rejected my comment.
Since then every comment has to wait for moderation, and another 2 have been rejected, seemingly when they got stuck in moderation.
I wonder what I have to do to get out of this moderation loop!
"Amazing Stunts with Grapefruit"
I prefer my stunts to be cunning! Especially where grapefruit are concerned!
----------> Need I say more?!?
All of my posts keep going getting flagged for moderation, and some aren't even appearing after they've been moderated.
Guess I'll just have to stop bothering to comment.
The war has begun!
What will happen now is that the deepfakers will introduce something like a post-processing layer to obfuscate the artifacts that this technique is picking up on.
As soon as you develop a deepfake detector the deepfakers will start working on better deepfakes.
And what do I have to do to stop all my posts going in for moderation?
Stob treks back across the decades to review the greatest TV sci-fi in the light of recent experience
Re: poor phrasing ?
I am a oblate spheroid (semi-)denier!
If you take the Earth and shrink it down to the size of a regulation pool ball then for 'roundness' it would be within the manufacturing limits of a regulation pool ball. Though not smoothness.
So you could use the Earth in a game of planetary pool!
Let me put it another way....
When you get in your car and drive do you account for the fact that travelling at a different velocity and/or changing altitude (driving up a hill) will alter the rate at which time passes for you?
So why do people get all 'oblate spheroid' when someone says that the Earth is round (when they actually mean sphere), yet don't start waffling about relativity and time dilation when everyone agrees on what time it is?
We don't know why it's there, we don't know what it does – all we know is that the button makes everything OK again
Re: Fighting thermostats
I remember my first server room. You needed to wrap up like Kenny McKormick to go in there.
It turned out that the thermostat was set low enough (16 centigrade IIRC) that the A/C unit could never actually draw down to that temperature. So it would run continually (24/7) and fail after about 6 weeks. The second unit would kick in and during its six weeks the first one would get fixed. Repeat - ad nauseam!
When I figured out what was happening I slowly turned the thermostat up until the A/Cs could handle the load but the room was still easily cool enough. And the A/C failures mysteriously stopped.
----------> The one time that both units failed at the same time!
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'Vast majority of people' are onside with a data grab they know next to nothing about, reckons UK health secretary
Re: Mother knows best
I believe (feel free to correct me) that the one on the left is IR, but the one on the right is RF or Bluetooth (or something that is not IR).
We bought a Samsung 'The Frame', and the remote with all the buttons worked very intermittently. This was reported to Samsung, and they sent a replacement ..... which was just as intermittent. Then I found that by moving the sound bar so that the lower edge of the screen could be seen the IR remote would suddenly start working fine.
Anyway the 'simplified' remote has never failed to work, and since we had to buy a Humax cos the Samsung DVR capability sucks the lack of buttons on the remote hasn't been much of an issue.
Contract killer: Certified PDFs can be secretly tampered with during the signing process, boffins find
Re: Today's misreading
On second reading I thought it would have been more fun as the customer stimulation department!
This department would dispense hookers, coke and booze right up to the moment the customer has signed the (binding) contract.
And of course the C-suite inmates would ensure that they were the ones to do the performance reviews for this department!
------------> HC&B? Who else!
Re: Today's misreading
My first read was that it was the customer that was being simulated!!!!
I figured they must be using fuzzy logic to the handle the dithering and constant changes to requirements. But then realised that a couple of PDPs would be capable of simulating the perceived IQ of the average customer quite comfortably.
The Home Office will need to overturn a long legacy of failure to achieve ambition of all-digital border by 2025
How much would you pay me to develop a COVID tracking app that actually works? Ah, thought so: nothing
Miscreants started scanning for Exchange Hafnium vulns five minutes after Microsoft told world about zero-days
Oops, says Manchester City Council after thousands of number plates exposed in parking ticket spreadsheet
43 years and 14 billion miles later, Voyager 1 still crunching data to reveal secrets of the interstellar medium
48 ways you can avoid file-scrambling, data-stealing miscreants – or so says the Ransomware Task Force
What I want ....
.... is software on my NAS that keeps each version of a file for a set (config) amount of time, and if all storage space fills up then it stops accepting updates.
That way if a member of the family gets an infection then it should be relatively easy to recover. As a previous poster noted, just rebuild the infected machine, and set the NAS data back to the unencrypted copy.
Brit MPs and campaigners come together to oppose COVID status certificates as 'divisive and discriminatory'
A trip to the dole queue: CEO of $2bn Bay Area tech biz says he was fired for taking LSD before company meeting
Re: Stoned web design
I (sort of) remember in my youth partaking of 'drunken' coding on many an occasion.
Once in a while I'd get up in the morning, review my code, and realise that I'd never have thought of that way of solving that problem.
But most of the time I'd get up, review my code, and realise what I'd be spending the morning rewriting!
Words to strike fear into admins' hearts: One in five workers consider themselves 'digital experts' these days
Re: Proxima Centauri is a glimpse of our own future
I'm afraid it's all over for life on Earth looooong before our Sun leaves the mainstream and becomes a Red Giant, if the Earth remains in its present orbit.
Stars in the mainstream slowly become more luminous (brighter), and this causes the Goldilocks zone (between the frost line and the soot line) to migrate outward during the life of the star. The Earth should cross the soot line (where all water boils away) in less than a billion years.
So, during the next billion years mankind (or whatever comes after us) needs to figure out how to move the Earth to a higher orbit, or to launch a giant space wig to shield us from some of the sunlight!