Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year
Was that before or after the screen mirror function was added? Because if it was before, you might want to take it out of the box again...
Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition
Or anywhere in Australia, where $530 is the best price in town
Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out
Sounds like Vlad feels that being gay is a choice
White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"
This map begs to differ, even at only 10 percent efficiency.
35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Alaska
Because that's not much of a challenge either?
To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars
> The 15-30 largest container ships in the world (depending on who's estimates you're using) produce more pollution than all the cars combined. ...and one volcano puts out more CO2 than all of the world's industry combined...and turning on a fluorescent light burns more electricity than it does leaving it on for four hours....
Why do people keep falling for this? Do they have no concept of the numbers involved, or does people's brains just break down when faced with differences of more than two orders of magnitude?
TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers
Fire up your VM and let them connect to it. Get the IP address of their internet connection. Inform the appropriate authorities Watch their internet connection go "away".
NASA's Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures 'First Light'
Not that I'm disagreeing with your statements re "skeptics" and "propoganda"
NASA's Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures 'First Light'
Problem is, when I look at your signature, I see one comma too many.
Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits
No, collaqialsmisms. Do you failed reading or somesuch?
With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal
Or even one of these. Or maybe two, even.
Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut
So does this mean that as well as the bacteria that we have living in a symbiotic relationship with us, there's viruses in our internal ecosystems that we need to keep us alive as well now?
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
Well, that depends on whether the person running his dossier through said system wants him to end up on it or not, just like anybody else. It all depends.
World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use
Well, speaking of caffeine, there was a story on the news last Friday about caffeine powder making its way into the market and onto the radar by way of some overdoses.
The powder comes out in a packet which advises the recommended dose: 1/16th of a teaspoon, which makes it very easy to overdose on, especially if measured out with common household implements.
Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water
Nu-uh! I drink only pure, unadulterated planetary nebula whizz, and I love it!
Rocket Scientist Designs "Flare" Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster
I hope you made a torrent and posted it to one of your regularly scheduled archival websites for those who would follow in your footsteps...
Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time
Milking cows. Try leaving it till after the sun is up and your cows will not be timid in expressing their dismay. Or quiet
Opening the shop before the morning rush. What, you think pastries hot from the oven for breakfast is a modern invention?
Any number of religious orders have been following the canonical hours for well over a thousand years. Who do you think was getting the animals to the temple in time for the morning slaughter? And who was making their roasted walnuts, or whatever they used before coffee was invented?
Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things
Is it just me or or is anyone else noticing a lot of flamebait and troll mods being applied to any comment reminding people of Microsoft's standard operational practice when faced with a potential new market?
Embrace, Extend and Extinguish was a real thing, and this sort of behaviour might make people suspect that the lepoard has not changed his shorts.
Testing 65 Different GPUs On Linux With Open Source Drivers
You could conceivably say that of the 65 tested, "only" 15 did not have good enough OpenGL support. This...other...usage of the word "only"...I do not think it means what you appear to think it means...
Microsoft Customers Hit With New Wave of Fake Tech Support Calls
I've dealt with a few of them over the last few years, it can be very entertaining.
The way to do it is to set up a virtual machine with a packet sniffer on it. If you use all the old tricks that you would have learned on the helpdesk, you can even keep them on the phone while you set it up.
Here's a few of the classics to get you started;
"Yes...Ok...right...ok...right..yes...<15 minutes later>...no, sorry, I'll never remember all this. The computers in the other room: If I go in there, would you show me how to do it?...."
"it's a terrible slow old thing, let me start it up <ten minutes later...talking about the grandkids, especially the oh-so-clever favourite who built the computer for you is an excellent way to pass the time> oh, looks like it's frozen, I'll just turn it off and start again..."
"Start button? Oh, he must mean the button on the front of the hard drive! OK...it's shutting down now...OK, it's off, now what?"<20 minutes, easy>
Once you've got it all set up, let them talk you through downloading and running the LogMeIn software on the virtual machine. don't make it too easy for them, now...Did you know the app that you download from LogMeIn is only good for five minutes? If you haven't got it running by then, you'll need to download a new one and try again! Hours of fun and excitement for you both!
So, let them connect and then use the packet sniffer to identify the IP address their connection is coming from. Also, here's a fun tip - the local session takes priority over the remote session, so if you are moving the mouse, even just a little bit, they can't! Fun!
Once you've had your fun, and you have their IP address, you can let the authorities know, and their internet connection will become a very interesting place. Briefly.