How do they project the black screen on to a white desk?
261 posts • joined 1 Mar 2007
How do they project the black screen on to a white desk?
Or sitting in front of a really big telly, watching the race, with the timing / track position on a tablet / laptop on the arm of the sofa supplying vital data.
A company I worked for had a leave booking system built in Lotus Notes (iirc). If you booked Friday to Monday off, it would take four days off your available leave.
Reporting the bug didn't make any difference, of course.
We soon discovered that putting Monday as the start date and the previous Friday as the end date gave us four extra days of available leave.
Shortly after that the system was scrapped and we upgraded to drawing on a wall-planner.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?
I've carried tower computers home on the train and tube before now, hooking a strap through the case.
Always got funny looks. My usual response was to comment "I asked for a portable computer..." with a sigh and a rolling of eyes.
Many years ago, there was a homebrew catflap system someone created, which used a diffused disc of light and a webcam to view the silhouette of the cat's face. Then image recognition software decided whether the flap should be unlocked.
It was (iirc) initially designed to keep out the neighbours' cats, but had the positive side effect of preventing the creator's own moggies from bringing in takeaway meals.
If a monkey takes a picture, then it has the copyright.
If a football fan takes a picture, then The Sun has the copyright.
Is that what they're saying? What happens if a monkey takes a picture of a goal?
According to Google Translate, they would be an Eierkopf or a Tüftler.
I don't remember any.
What about "Nightmare in Silver"?
Nail's? Are you a greengrocer in your day job?
BAL0010 and BAL0011? What about BAL0001? Does anyone know where that is?
There's a distinct lack of custard in there.
Don't forget the poetry it inspired.
But if it doesn't beam me up to the Liberator, then I'm not interested.
Curse its sudden but inevitable betrayal!
"Authorities are investigating how it came down in the neighborhood."
Gravity would be my first suggestion.
I have several of those already:
Just line up behind the queue of people who don't know the difference between your and you're.
How about by going here:
Don't you mean Baroness Lane-Fox?
And was inundated with spam from third parties.
Scrapped that email address, never used them again.
I had an Barclaycard One Plus, which was RFID credit card + oyster card.
When Barclaycard took over Egg credit cards, they sent me a new RFID card, which stopped the oyster card part of the One Plus card from working. Barclaycard swore blind that it wasn't having any effect and refused point blank to replace it.
So I no longer have any Barclaycards, nor will I ever again.
The mind boggles!
Math make me head hurt.
Me bang rocks together. No count rocks.
Why is there an influx of non-christians into the clubs? Are they fielding ringers?
That appears to be a re-branding of the Infinit Solar backpack I bought last year.
The quality was terrible. One of the interior zips wouldn't close (the zipper moved, but the zip stayed open.), several of the seams have come apart and the solar cell was rubbish.
The battery would charge up, but would be flat again in less than a day. It seemed like the solar cell was draining it. I added adaptors to charge my PowerMonkey from the solar cell (It holds it charge perfectly well, normally) and that was flat a day later.
So I'd recommend you avoid this like the plague.
On the other hand, we bought a Wenger backpack for our accountant's birthday, a year ago and that is still a fantastic piece of kit. I think that'll be my next choice.
...should we assume it's pr0n or badly written?
I had four emails last night to our two dropbox email addresses. Again, these addresses were not given to any other organisation.
Are there any stalls in Camden Market that aren't selling magic crystals and hemp-based trinkets?
Has at least got Platform 9¾ labelled.
Is apparently due to "previous metals" according to Reuters...
Now we can expect a deluge of phishing emails, pretending to be changing a linkedIn password.
I already get enough spam to the email address that only LinkedIn has been given.
Is that what teletubbies look like when they grow up?
Only the first one appears to be free at the moment.
It's unclear (to me, anyway) as to whether it's pulling heat from the cool area, or just directing it away. Condensing the steam in the cool area would, obviously, warm up that area.
If it is cooling the cool area, effectively pumping the heat into the hot area, then coupling it to a stirling engine might be interesting.
I thought that too.
Although I've had problems with Novatech in the past, this is a definite improvement on the practice of bundling Windows without any choice.
In other news, you owe me a new keyboard. :)
It never ceases to amaze me how people spout off with righteous indignation while getting all their facts wrong.
The Pi went on sale today. Farnell sold out of them in about 15 minutes. RS for some reason didn't start selling. (I'm not sure what they think a "launch" is, but they royally cocked up."
The Pi has a processor, GPU, memory, storage, HDMI output, USB ports and a network port. It runs GNU/Linux. How does this not make it a computer?
Of course it would be perfectly sensible.
And the police shouldn't need to get a search warrant to smash down your front door and ransack your home just in case you have some stolen property, or drugs, or kiddie porn inside.
That seems perfectly sensible too, yes?
I'll never buy a Toshiba after the rubbish design of my P100-429 which had hinges so bad that they tore themselves to pieces (and the lid too) in normal use.
Makes one proud to be British, and a geek.
When they're plugged into a computer?
They missed a trick there. Surely it should come with SE Android on it?
Anyone know how Duracell are doing?
The following one, obviously!
Who made the Mini 9s then?
I bet they have a similar problem here:
What's that in the 21st century?
We "saw" him at Jersey last year.
I say "saw" because he was so high up, all we could see was a tiny dot, with a pale grey trail behind it, until he ran out of fuel and opened the parachute.
He had to fly so high because of the time it takes to open a parachute large enough to support the extra weight of the wing. Flying at a lower altitude, and taking off of course, would put him in the situation where he could recover from an engine failure.