75 posts • joined 4 Oct 2007
A good Freya's Day article.
Bizarrely it's Saturn's day tomorrow.
So all I need to do is make my computer look like a virus researcher's machine and viruses will turn benign?
Avian dinosaurs and mammals
Surely these days the interesting question is not "why did dinosaurs die out", but "how did other higher life-forms survive". Warm blood? Small size? Mobility?
"It is unfortunate that the allegation surfaced despite Samsung’s efforts to prevent child labor at its suppliers," Samsung said.
So it's unfortunate that the allegations surfaced, not that they might be true?
Re: Festival of Money Not Sport
Perhaps we should start calling it 'The Profitable Game'.
Re: UK Eyes Alpha - or not
I think the difference is that we don't currently have a highly visible official telling embarrassingly obvious fibs about it.
Considering how long crustaceans and sponges have been around, it'd almost be surprising if shrimp-eating sponges originated as late as the Jurassic.
EE aren't interested in Orange or T-Mobile customers. They seek only to force everyone onto 4G ('EE'). I suspect their competitors are picking up market share right now.
Re: Transparent display?
@DougS: being able to maintain eye contact is very useful with young children as they don't know to look at the camera. Instead they'll look at practically any human face (which may, of course, be in completely the wrong direction).
At the moment I hold the camera next to my face and hope that my hand is coordinated enough to keep the camera pointing at the child.
Re: Heh. I'm exempt.
Ah! I read an article once about how colour blindness can help when detecting camouflaged animals and might have conveyed an evolutionary advantage when a small proportion of the (male) population were affected. Now I am beginning to see that there may be a whole other reason linked to increased reproductive opportunities.
The power of misinformation
On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog, two cats and a goldfish.
I had a number of lesser issues with Orange after they became part of EE. I think EE may have dropped the ball whilst concentrating on integrating the two companies.
I wonder whether this comes pre-compromised by the NSA or is on their to-do list.
Anyone else got theme tunes from 70s children's TV shows suddenly going 'round their heads?
Oh you have now.
Utter t*ssers. Kill innovation (by, for instance, starving it of money) and you kill long-term growth for a mild short-term gain.
It went the way of Dick Turpin.
Re: nsa/wiretapping/interception joke
You already have unlimited storage on NSA's cloud. Retrieving data, however, is quite another thing.
Power tools are gadgets too
The older generation seem to prefer power tools, but they're just big gadgets really.
More? I've had un oeouf?
The red bits of that graph ...
...look suspiciously like a pound sign.
Re: Risc PC Podules
I'm pretty sure it was also after someone else started using the term and you'll note that Acorn stopped using the word from the early nineties due to the threat of legal action. Thus the RiscPC does not have any 'podules'.
Re: I am not happy
I think all the guy is really saying, re mathematics, is that we need a Faraday for modern physics. If so, then I agree with him.
Will they be able to make _proper_ white LEDs?
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These NIMBYs are everywhere now.
Don't be evil enough to get caught?
"Acorn worms – enteropneusts – are studied because they provide hints at early vertebrate evolution (unless, of course, you take the side ..." of those who believe that Republican Paul Broun is a more likely example of early (in?)vertebrate evolution).
Re: Sadly though
To be honest, the proportion of Americans taking the gospel as gospel is worrying enough.
My school did this to me in 1988. Turns out that the other people in the year all wanted to do Chemistry in conjunction with their A-levels so my Computer Studies option, which had officially been available the previous day, was kicked into the long grass. All but one ot the other pupils dropped out of their chosen combination of subjects, leaving one guy previously from another school and me. So my sixth-form career was diverted for a bunch of quitters and a guy from another school.
Am I bitter? No! It turns out the Computer course might not have got me into Cambridge for CompSci, so ironically I did better without it, as Cambridge is precisely where I ended up.
They're serving the people who fund their masters' political parties. Who were you expecting them to serve?
Brazil was the ARM1 co-pro OS, I believe.
For some projects, a STR9-comStick might do the trick. Not a full PC (and therefore not eligible for inclusion in the main article), but has many of the capabilities.
Erm .. Vodafone are not unlikely to have to pay the tax they've been let off in Britain. No court has yet decided. Any previous court cases will be small change by comparison.
As for the Indian decision, like the HMRC one, isn't it even vaguely possible that it owes as much to pragmatism as to law. It is, after all, something of a reversal from the lower courts. Did they know nothing of law? I think probably they knew it well.
But using the word 'effing' is a way of avoiding profanity. Maybe we should just brand it Effbook.
If I join Facebook and have no friends: that's an infinite number of hops. I contend that there must be a least one person on Facebook at any one time with no friends. People on Facebook, therefore, are, on average, an infinite number of hops away from everyone else.
Or do you have to name friends to get an account?
Logopolis was huge
I'm not surprised a die size reduction was attempted.
Datong Detong, Detong Datong, let's call the whole thing off.
Me too (!) - no need to upgrade
it's not just CPUs, either.
I bought a computer 3 years ago. I do a lot of gaming, so I bought a lovely ATI 4870X2; a pretty powerful GPU at the time. When it failed recently, I actually bought an nVidia 460 and I'm pretty sure from benchmarks that the latter is less powerful. There was a time when a mid-range graphics card of today would trounce a top-range card of three years ago. Not today.
We see the same sort of behaviour after the initial introduction of home computers in the 80s. Indeed, it is a little known fact that the original riot act became necessary in the 18th century after several rather violent board games became available.
Google "Inverness population" and it comes up with a best guess of 6789.
This apparently was the population of Inverness, Florida in 2000, admittedly, and, even then, it looks like some one just ran their finger along a row of the keyboard.
Very slightly different, but Ronnie Barker - Rindercella. Standards were clearly very different back then.
(I don't think it was the only time he did dodgy spoonerisms either.)
There are messages on Facebook that aren't junk?
That bunch of half-witted creationists don't control America after all
@Shaggy Dog: you mean there are apps out there to cure heterosexuality?
Yes, but what do the people who like balanced journalism think?
Those who do not learn
In the late 80s Apple was riding a wave, successful despite numerous incursions into its markets. However, it then got bogged down in a series of lawsuits. Simultaneously, ttheir platform was neglected by many (developers, users etc.) because of the locked-down nature of its products.
Of course only a complete idot could make exactly the same mistakes again and give away their hard-earned return to success?
Honesty in advertising?
£73 per box of printer paper
Is this an usually large box, or does it come with platinum crown watermarks?
Bad news financially?
Hell no, we'll be saving on pensions and health care.
Sigh! Here again.
Didn't Acorn have to stop calling things pods because someone else had rights to use the name? That would have been back in the 80s and I bet it wasn't Apple that had those rights.
Suprised no one has mentioned
That The Sims is hardly a good counterbalance. Probably was rotting their brains from the inside.
Amazing isn't it?
What a recession does for people's academic choices.
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