1196 posts • joined Friday 2nd March 2007 21:07 GMT
But, but, but...
Isn't Web 2.0 all about monetizing eyeballs???
Isn't this already being done...
...with those stupid Talking Head videos on YouTube???
Why not GNSS???
I can understand the patrotic reasons behind using GLONASS in this situation but they could have just gone GNSS which would have included GPS and therefore a) Provided a better fix all times of the day and b) Provided a backup when one of the constellations gets switched off...
Yep- it's called GNSS. Russia has had the GLONASS system up nearly as long as the American GPS. China launched a minimum complement of BEIDOU in time for the Olympics- this system will be extended and will be known as COMPASS. India is quite far into the IRNSS project and even Europe has managed to get a couple of Galileo sats into orbit.
It's been going on for years...
I had a Psion Series 5a stolen from my luggage while travelling from Newark to Vancouver. I was told to put it into my hold luggage because it presented a danger to the flight (it had an InfraRed port which would allow me to take over the flying of the aircraft apparently). When trying to claim for the unit I was bounced between airports, baggage handling companies and various insurance agencies- I eventually gave up 6 months later.
'Of course, as the BBC notes, the project has taken flak for being "over ambitious" and a "waste of resources" for a nation where "millions still lack basic services".'
The same can be said for the USA...
Won't be the first...
...and won't be the last the abuse the whole "stick the flavour of the day buzzword on our products"- I remember when Java was this way and then XML (I'm looking at you, Bentley Microstation)
"Stole from Xerox eh? Yeah sure, clearly Xerox had a long term OS business plan in mind, ROFL!
Educate yourself !"
You don't even have to read between the lines to see that the MAC fundmentals all hailed from PARC.
Isn't SlimVirgin an invert of FatSlag???
Reminds me of Bladerunner The Collectors Edition
aka "The Suitcase". I managed to buy from a company that shipped from the states.
Shouldn't have bothered. It was crap.
Just let it be known up and down the straits that all pirate vessels will be scuppered and that it's the responsibility of the crew to ensure they have enough life jackets available.
OH MY GOD. HAVE YOU HEARD??????
EBAY KILLS BABIES WITH A MINCER!!!!
It wouldn't be difficult
You could ape exactly the way GNSS systems currently work. And without the need to derive out some of the non-dispersive errors it should be pretty accurate.
All the system would need to do is rewrite the almanacs to include stationary ground-based transmitters but I'm pretty sure that's already included in the protocol.
Creative possibly in the "look and feel" department but not as much so in the background process. I think a lot of bloat has appeared because today's programmers have access to a lot of resources (CPU speed, RAM, hard disk space) which just wasn't around 20 years ago (hell, even 5 years ago). Optimisation seems to be a thing of the past.
The real story...
A hunt is on for two individuals; one a former employee and the other described as a "coloured gentleman", who have been implicated in the collapse which allegedly involved a wager to the value of one dollar.
The Lehman Brothers, Randolph and Mortimer, are currently unavailable for comment.
Reminds me of the time I came across an unknown length of Cat5. Couldn't work out where it went or what it was connected to- all I did know was that I hadn't installed it. Anyway I cut the cable and waited for the complaints- which told me exactly what the cable was being used for.
I was recently going through Heathrow when a foreign student made the unfortunate mistake of passing his rucksack through the X-ray machine. Unfortunate because he had a half empty bottle of coke in it. Suddenly some security idiot from one of the other lines vaults over the divider, screaming "LIQUID! LIQUID!"
Way to go with the over-reaction there Captain Cretin.
"So it's ok then to mow down smart arse pedestrians who step/jump into the road and cycle lanes right in front of me then? :)"
I did last Friday- a woman stepped into the cycle lane without checking if it was in use and I ploughed her out of it. She was most apologetic and left with a nice black tyre mark up her nice cream slacks.
[Yes, I did brake and even though my bike has disk brakes there was no way I was going to be able to stop in time]
The only way I see this working...
...is if it is somehow a continuation of the original (and not the awful Legacy of RP). Clunes plays a character who is inspired by the story of Perrin and decides that he is going to do the same thing. This would allow the series to draw parallels between the two eras. Clunes is a half decent actor though nowhere near the calibre of Leonard Rossiter.
And to those who call for the return of Raymond Baxter (sadly departed) and Johnny Ball (now shilling Nintendo DS's with his daughter) I'd like to see the return of James Burke.
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- Microsoft: Don't listen to 4chan ... especially the bit about bricking Xbox Ones