Those of you who've been waiting since the 1960s for that bloody flying car you were promised will be a bit hacked off to learn that Google is already way ahead of we mere mortals when it comes to advanced vehicular technology. Consider if you will the strange case of the London Orwellian black Opel, seen here making the jump to …
Bet I'm not the first...
... to ask if the Opel has to hit exactly 88 miles per hour to make the jump!
1.21 Jiga Watts??
I think Jiga is way cooler !!
Can be pronounced either way. the US goes for Jiga- as in the original post (full marks :-)
84% of Britons go for a hard 'g'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giga- (yeah, great source, I know...)
So hard g's, mate
(mine's the one with cheddar in the pockets)
Jiga Watts was correct
As in "Jumping Jiga Watts!"
Kids these days, tut.
Re: AC "Jiga" Watts
Yes its pronounced Giga, BUT watch the film. So called "Dr" Emmet Brown pronounced Giga as Jiga. Then runs across the garden in the 1955 night with an arm full of papers from the Garage/lab shouting at Marty Mc Fly:
"ONE POINT TWENTY-ONE JIGA WATTS???"
How many in the audience couldn't tell the difference between Giga and Jiga, nor could give a flying toss but just though Jiga Watts sounds so Cool, or something...
Re: Re: AC "Jiga" Watts
AC reserves his/her right to be an annoying pedant.
as the register tip-off'er
no you weren't the first to make this reference...
Thanks El Reg for the credit...
"Minions of Brin"
Let this the official name of the Googlies hereafter!
How about "Brinions"?
had a couple of those on her feet. Had to have an operation she did.
Aint the NHS just grand eh?
If it can zip backwards in time once, why not do it another five times?
More Mountain View Proprietary Tech!!
C'mon Google! If you're as open as you say you are when are you gonna share this light-speed tech under the GPL? I for one am not holding my breath!
If they travelled in pairs
We'd see LOADS of these, but we don't, do we?
But what about the Queen's wifi?
They must have been sniffing her twice.
There can be only one
Guys... guys!!! There is only one car, ... haven't you seen that giant mirror in Grosvenor Place?
during its 'accidental' sweep of wireless networks it accidentally merged the photo with data from a wifi traffic camera - which just happened to have snapped the car.
then again , maybe not.
I'm I the only one who's spotted the suspicous police activity in the background?
Either they are stopping a photographer under section 44 of the anti terrorism act OR they were planning to stop the Google mobile, hence that vehicle's sudden jump into hyperspace.
And take a squint at the lead car as it blurs into hyperspace.
Flash of blue lights!
Hint of pillarbox emerging from the swirl!
GrooARGH - GrooARGH - GrooARGH!
Yes, it's the TARDIS. Explains a lot, really.