That would be Starlord's Strontium Dog
1387 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
That would be Starlord's Strontium Dog
There is a maximum weight that an unlicensed drone can be- 55lbs is way too heavy.
It's better than getting the situation where accountants decide is cheaper to pay for the deaths than it is to cover the recall/repair costs (allegedly this happened with a particular brand of aircraft)
The best way to listen to Neil is live- I'm not a big fan but the wife is and she dragged me along to a couple of concerts and they were fantastic (for purists, it was at the same venue, three times)
Poor people pay more tax
More employees means more tax
That means that all the buildings of interest (the historical ones) would probably be okay as it would only cover the new stuff that there's little interest in. But if there is modern stuff of interest (say The Shard) I could see Google making arrangements with the architect.
...that this is going to be how Humans turns out too
The problem is, unless you start making senior execs culpable to the illegal actions of the companies they serve, then you risk creating an marketplace where other companies will flaunt laws based purely on the fact that none of their employees will be held accountable.
And I don't agree with arresting random Airbus employees, but I do agree with arresting Airbus top execs.
I thought Uber were going in to lecture the French authorities on their (the French legal system's) "misunderstandings"
something similar happened in Ireland- the taxi drivers were allowed to resell their licenses which mean't that these licenses commanded €100,000s to acquire. And then the Irish government deregulated the whole industry...
I thought all the GNSS systems adopted the GPS approach- they ignore the leap seconds so they are currently adrift by 24 seconds.
agreed- the Android Studio experience is 100 times better than Eclipse, even when it was in pre-beta (or is it post-alpha?)
...and stale beer; which is the last thing you'd want a pub to smell of (not that your examples are welcome either)
One of the worst calls I'd get when I used to do technical support for Psion's kit was usually from someone who had been storing all their "valuable data" in the internal RAM- which required power. They'd inevitably let the battery run down or fail to swap the battery within the 30 second time frame and puff went all their data. And I'd get a phone call demanding that I restore their "valuable data". I eventually developed a copying strategy which went something like:
Me: "Don't worry, we can easily get that back. What I need you to do is get your last backup..."
Customer: "But I've never done a backup."
Me: "I thought you said your data was valuable."
...a "terrorist" atrocity is being contrived by an intelligence organisation. It will be blamed on Edward Snowden...
Christopher Lee is facing off Death in a heavy metal showdown...
"Heroic Swordfish Rids Harbour Of Bully"
Would a jet be allowed to pass that close to a prop aircraft?
"Ah! That well of infinite melancholy that would engulf and smother even the perky optimism of a teenage boy."
So that wasn't only me then...
I did the same to my Super 8 projector- I could never get it back to normal again.
They are all over the place in Malaga and Marbella. And yes, they do seem to be out-competing with the local bird population.
Moore's Law was also used to slow down innovation by allowing R&D to only focus on making kit that was 2 times faster within the 6 month time period. Whose to say that they didn't produce a chipset 16 times faster but held back on release for 2 years...
Isn't this just Wall St/"Market Analysts" gaming the stock prices (as usual)
a minion is being made "an example of"...
The article does link to the attempt in Ireland. However:
>"This is the first time I have heard of a drone being used to get banned items into a prison," a source
>told the Brit newspaper.
It would appear that the "source" does not follow international news...
That was the French military's reasoning about pressing for Galileo in the first place
I think Interstellar got best effects.
That's fine if you need to work with CIE calibrated values- which 99% of us do not. And it is criticism without ignorance. If floats are so important, support them AND hex.
the fact it has to rewrite every programming convention makes it a bad language- YES/NO instead of TRUE/FALSE? 'self' instead of 'this'? Expecting RGB values as floats rather than hex? There are many others...
"Google's HQ in Ireland only employs one person"
Strange- there was a lot more than that in the office when I visited 3 weeks ago...
...seeing that a driverless parliament has been such a success...
[nicked from Boothby Graffoe]
no it wasn't- it screwed up the entire ending, was missing some major characters and had a piss-poor performance from Natalie Portman.
You're lucky- we don't get the bags anymore, just stickers with instructions to attach it to a bin bag...
I've always suggested that if we wanted a mass cull of the stupid, we'd just need to get GPS systems to say "Turn right now" when it detects that they are driving eastward on Beachy Head.
"Stephen, this is Grim Fandango, can you hear me?"
Trust, like respect, has to be earned. This does not mean you have to shut yourself away from the human race; just be careful with your interactions with people you don't know and (especially important in the internet age) have never met.
The German's have a word for this face "Backpfeifengesicht"- it means "a face badly in need of a fist"
I think you'll find that "U-571" was the U-571 of Turing biopics.
no, it's not watchable.
In a lot of cases they are not even referring to either book or film- they are just referring to the law/rule:
"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he were sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle."
As long as most of that 100 million dollars went into the shareholders pockets, they couldn't care less about the debt. It's all about Wealth Capture...
I understood he only wanted the last D&C session so he could swear repeatedly at Dud for daring to be a bigger star in Hollywood than he was...
I took our dogs for a walk in the local park on Christmas morning and the place was overrun with kids with new bikes and scooters.
well, nearly all- I didn't have the Sony radio or the Polaroid Swinger.
I was wondering why hotels were giving me better prices over the phone than on their websites- no overview by reseller websites.
Series 2 aired on BBC3 within a week of it appearing in the US earlier this year. Yes, series 1 was better but 2 was still excellent viewing.
...the "tell us how long it will take to fix BEFORE you've even had a chance of looking at the problem yet"
Be nice to people, full stop.
It's a long time since I did customer support, but I do remember going out of the way to look after the people who treated me decently. And thankfully I didn't have to work in an entitlement culture which rewarded arseholes.
The Tardis turns into the Pandorica when it goes into siege mode...