I love the quote and I agree with your point, but what numbers are you using? Wikipedia has the London Â£2012 budget at Â£9.3 billion, and the current ITER cost at â16 billion (Â£12.9 billion).
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The whole Order of Precedence (in England and Whales) is very complicated, and to an American, a bit silly.
It's silly to us as well.
Regards, A Brit
Thanks, I didn't know that one. Ctrl+Shift+V is the equivalent in OpenOffice/LibreOffice
What I miss most from my old MZ-R35, is the headphone remote. By modern standards it was large, with more controls than an iPod Shuffle, but everything was usable one handed by touch alone. The rewind/seek controls were a twist cap. I had a half hearted go at adapting one, but it would take more SMD fu than I can muster.
So long Mini-Disc
This is (slightly) offtopic, but I'll take the hit. It seems strange to me that digital still cameras and DSLR cameras don't offer webcam functions, at least I haven't found any that do. Thy typical have a much better sensor, lens and optical zoom than any dedicated webcam; can record high resolution video and connect as a USB device. So why is a USB webcam mode not incorporated?
There are multiple measures of an X driver. Nvidia's proprietary driver provides good 3D support on recent hardware, but they lack support for older hardware and RANDR. Doing multi monitor support their own way means it doesn't integrate well. Nouveau supports older hardware better but lacks 3D and power management in comparison. If Nvidia were to support the open source efforts with documentation rather than just the closed source driver, then perhaps Nouveau would progress quicker. Nvidia's support is better than zero, but it's not as great as it could be.
As I recall they addressed aiming at the sails during the first revisit. They couldn't focus the beam on the fabric as it fluttered in the air, so stated it wasn't a viable approach - I'm sure there's a clip on Youtube if you car to check.
I understand that the PLCs are connected to the Wincc machine by some sort of network, presumably for monitoring and reprogramming. I'd like to ask how you think the Stuxnet worm has reached the Wincc machines - over the Internet, or by infected media/laptops being plugged in?
I'm guessing you can't speak for Iranian ICT practises, but how isolated from the Internet are such systems? I presume nowadays sites are interlinked for remote monitoring. Are these over airgapped, dedicated lines or do they ever share infrastructure with office Intranets using for instance a VPN or encrypted tunnel?
To reiterate my comment at TFA, that they're no doubt going to approve.
I would like to know how you arrived at your headline - £32000/day for the Birmingham City Council website?
Your quote "To date we've invested £48.4m
technology (ICT) services". That's 1596 days ago assuming 2006-4-30 to 2010-9-12. Dividing one by the other gives £30325/day, I presume you performed a similar division to reach £32000/day. However I cannot see how you conclude that the £48.4 million was spent entirely on the BCC website, and hence justify your headline.
To declare my interests I worked at Service Birmingham - the Capita/Birmingham City Council joint venture - until Jan 2010. Except for about 5 days as a testing volunteer I did not work on the CMS for birmingham.gov.uk. I have no financial interest in SB or Capita, but I do pay council tax to BCC. I await your answer.
Sincerely, Alex Willmer
Hold on, maybe that's the new iPhone ad...
That one is "And then of course I've got this terrible pain in all the antennas down my left side."
You do realise this isn't the first incidence? Botnets have been installing key loggers and stealing sensitive data for years now. Credit card numbers harvested thus sell for a few dollars/thousand.
The standards to which the EU are trying to move are litres/100 km or kWh/km
Jackeey Wallpaper if it's the same one Engadget reported http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/29/lookouts-app-genome-project-warns-about-sketchy-apps-you-may-ha/
I really hope Blackberry get issued an injunction, then perhaps our elected overlords would get the message about obvious patents*.
* That is, amongst the tide of crap they suddenly receive.
Much as I'd like to agree with you. Evidence?