if NASA is't interested in nether regions perhaps ESA is
I am sure they could name the probe bottom (from Midsummer Night's Dream)
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I am sure they could name the probe bottom (from Midsummer Night's Dream)
We have got our country back!
Beer because we will need lots of it (real ale only of course)
Welcome my botnet IoT overlords.
Sounds like complete bollocks to me.
marine coatings are a complicated issue not just for the jolly jack tars. My GRP boat was moulded in light blue. The previous owner applied Awlgrip in navy blue but that is now very tired but I can't afford to pay a professional the £5k odd. Ergo I am looking at how to get a two pack polyurethane to achieve the same effect.
Then there is the copper antifoul below the waterline. Conventional antifoul uses copper compounds in a friable substrate and has to be replace every year or so. Mine is three times as expensive and has metallic copper in an epoxy substrate and should last ten years.
Even the deszincification bit is important as the propeller is made from bronze (contains zinc) while the prop shaft is stainless. This sets up a galvanic cell and will eventually reduce the expensive prop to a spongy mess of copper.
I won't even start on the brightwork!
Geekiness of a very high order and mine is the one with powdered copper in the pocket and epoxy stains on the sleeves.
Ooh Err Missus! You'll go blind doing that.
I think our friendly Reg hack may have done a bit of rounding. Just checked with a search giant's conversion thingy and CA$3844.88 converts to £2254.46. I can't be bothered to do the same for greenbacks.
FoTW? I know that it isn't complete gibberish in terms of grammar but ...
You have brightened up a drab Thursday and for that I thank you Sir.
is that IoW ferry the one that goes from Southampton to Cowes, Portsmouth to Wootton Bridge or Lymington to Yarmouth? Precision please!
Will armour plating now consist of giant mirrors or will it just burn through the glass and reflective coating? My physics on such things is of course close to no existent.
If we have Siri as Bond then the villain has to be Cortana while the rebellious good guy that Bond/Siri uses to defeat has to be a penguin.
In terms of a Jane Bond - why not Sophie Okenedo?
Mines the one with no original ideas it in it.
but does the laptop on your chart table have enough oomph to spin up the Win98VM?
if not I need lots of beer.
We can then be treated to a spectacular explosion of righteous rage.
Hows about Helen Mirren?
I would definitely like a Jane Bond and Gina would be first class. Any british actresses?
At least any explorers will be able to stock up with food at Port Brasta.
The video ad screens on Underground stations regularly advertise the stability of MS operating systems.
Arghhh. I should really downvote you for bringing that back to light. Anyway, two can play at that
Not much link with the original story though except that they have skiing in Sweden.
Well looking at frequencies in the MHz range as opposed to the GHz range is I suppose relatively long wavelength.
I am not very good with radio propagation but very long wavelength (on the order of KHz) bounces off the ionoshere so I presume that just as SW radio can travel round the world any incoming SW would bounce back out into space.
I am going to fit the boat with an HF with a pactor modem set at some point so will have to learn more about all that sort of stuff.
Beer because it is nearly time.
Welcome our low frequency overlords.
had to be done.
As GP surgeries are more or less individual companies I can imagine more of them not having a good handle on information security.
Does that mean Openreach would be publicly traded? What would be the outcome if some other provider (Verizon or such like) decides to bid for it? Is that a a possibility? I don't live in the States but I gather that they are not very popular over that side of the pond.
Not strictly a printer droids fault but ...
I once worked at a university and a big part of the annual registration process to getting the registration form working. As they had not progressed to proper interfaces between systems the registration form was a 5 part carbon that had to be printed on some ancient serial connected matrix printers. Of course, each year they would redesign the bloody form and it was a different size every time so i had a major fight to fiddle the printer settings to work with it
I actually suggested getting an interface between Student Records and Finance at a meeting and the head of registry went absolutely ballistic.
I wish I had a step ladder now.
Sounds like it would make a better job of the current crop both just departed and future. Must have more processing power than a blonde mop.
Excellent project though and I would vote for either Betchley or Science Museum.
Beer because the builder definitely deserves one and I need lots tonight.
I read it as well but didn't understand it. In the BS bingo league though this seems to score quite highly and hyper is the new term so I propose we hyperconverge our hypervisors with a hypertext interface. In that way we can realise the full potential of our hyperbole.
The trouble with military action is that people will be in the line of fire. Unless this sort of thing targets purely military systems civilians are going to be damaged/killed. Most IT infrastructure is aimed at supporting a countries civilians. Let us suppose that a future Stuxnet is able to make a nuclear reactor melt down ( I know that this is extremely unlikely given all the safety cutouts and such like in that industry). Would such a thing then be classed as a war crime? After all, dropping some ordinance on the reactor would be.
And it is getting on for Beer o clock as well.
A very many years ago Private Eye had a picture of a much younger Brenda with a speech bubble saying "I hope you realise I didn't write this crap"
I was too young to see it for real but my Father had a ten year compilation of Eyes that the pre teen me used to enjoy reading all the rude words.
If I want to copyright something. All i do is put
© Roger Kynaston 2016
at the bottom and it is my copyright. Enforcing this is another issue. Will it block anything with the © in it.
I once had a passenger with a broad glaswegian accent trying to direct me to a place in Bristol - it was highly amusing. Perhaps it should be interspersed with Brian Sewell though.
It is a bit old fashioned but writing to your MP can help. Most of them like receiving post and should forward it to the relevant minister who will then get a mandarin to write some flannel. At least if they get a lot of letters they realise that people are not happy bunnies and may even read one of the well reasoned letters.
Of course if your MP is a time serving pillock you are bit stuffed.
All the Vivian's (Viv Richards) and Viviennes (Vivienne Leigh) are not going to be too happy about being reduced to a bot.
Falmouth Coastguard, Falmouth Coastguard, Falmouth Coastguard. This is RSS David Attenborough, RSS David Attenborough. We are giving notice that we will be deploying diving operations with ROV Boaty McBoatface in Lat blah Long blah. They will trip over everything all the time!
I'll have to sign up for the paid one though I am going to continue my quest to get all 204 sheets in the Landranger.
Any chance the Admiralty could be persuaded to do something similar given how awful ARCS is?
Beer because a pub should be the end destination of all walks.
Theresa May most definitely *Cannot* have her wicked way with me!
I read that as SSB first. I am sure we would all love a return to HAM radio! No privacy but no one has to hack it as it is broadcast in clear for the whole world to listen to.
Very enjoyable and I for one welcome our thousand feline overlords. Add my virtual beer to the jars for this evening though were I happily in Spain I would like to have a nice bottle of Navarra wine.
The first rule about EULA is that you don't talk about EULA.
I'm off. Got an office party of all things.
If Milner wants to fund an interesting research project - I would be happy for him to get me a Rival 41 and I will verify the effects of rum punch on humans while they sit an anchor in palm fringed anchorages in the Caribbean.
This would need to be a long term research project and of course we would need to check the effects of all sorts of alcohol all over the place. On the upside, the return would be somewhat quicker than a 20 year mission to Alpha Centauri - I estimate 8 to 10 years would allow a thorough investigation.
You'll be grinning from the other side of your face when they land, or not.
Class article. Also playmobile or it didn't happen.
OT can we have a real ale beer icon as well?
just google Gilbert and George for shit art. NSFW though.
I know that the gun debate is a bit more nuanced than many make it (NRA and control people) but ... No!!
Back in the day of newsgroups there was a rather noisy one I lurked on once in a while. It was very east coast US oriented which made it rather boring for someone in Blighty.
Still there was one thread where someone suggested that they could weatherproof their PC by filling it with closed cell foam. There were some jokes about how it could double up as a lifejacket but I never heard how quickly it cooked itself.
$1.6 million (~£1M). I have my eye on a Rival 41 and ideas about going cruising for a few years. Mine's the red one with reflective tape on it.
I totally agree with you but the current state of our representatives is altogether highly lamentable. I have a long history of writing to my elected representative and in the past was able to get some sort of reasoned response from them. At the very least they would pass my letter to the relevant department so some lowly and overworked civil servant could draft a letter coming out with the accepted flannel of the day.
Now all you get is a stupid email from him saying he sympathises with my concerns but he is still going to do whatever stupid thing they are voting for because you have to balance the interests of blah blah blah.
BTW my MP is Chuka Umunna and it is only since he has left the front bench that he replies at all.
Time to run away to sea methinks.
Beer because I need one now.