135 posts • joined 5 Dec 2007
Re: Aviation geeks
The ones with '2Lancs' flying
Re: Microsoft Lock-In.
I'm still waiting for Cisco to release a Linux version of their Webex Connect client...
Re: GOOD WORK MICROSOFT
> GOOD WORK MICROSOFT
> A COMPANY CAN MAKE A LOT OF MONEY SIMPLY BY OWNING PATENTS I THINK
> STEVE BLAMMER AND I THINK A LOT ALIKE
Not sure how relevant leap-seconds are - Greenwich isn't even on its own meridian any more...
...and by 'license' I suspect they mean for a little bit more than 2 shillings and ninepence.
HTTP/1.1 has the 'Host:' header which the browser/client used for the server-name in the original request. A load-balancer/content-inspector/unspecified-network-device can read this and redirect traffic to the relevant real server. In case you were wondering.
Our Rob or Ross
Lister: I'm me own Dad!
Rimmer: That certainly explains a lot...
...you are wrong. TrafficMaster sensors (the blue cameras) monitor speed by dropping some of the registration-number, but the SPECS cameras (the yellow ones) record the whole registration number for speed-limit enforcement purposes.
Hell, even the 8-bit 6502 CPU in the ARM's ancestor had a 16-bit address bus...
Just guessing... but here's an example. You go on holiday to Spain, and you have a UK and a Spanish SIM in your mobile. Whilst in Spain, you switch the phone to use the Spanish SIM for outgoing calls, but because both SIMs are active, you can receive calls to either your UK and your Spanish numbers, without the need to carry two mobiles. Possibly.
... but TMo and Orange are on 1800MHz - 1900 is a US band.
"on the runway five minutes after the scheduled departure time"
So, practically empty airport, clear air-space, and you're still departing late...
0-600 in 2 seconds? I understand why that sort of acceleration is required - but is that sort of force survivable?
"A commitment to a 2 megabyte broadband speed would actually imply something like 16.8 megabits"
When I were a lad, there were 8 bits in a byte. Regardless of what a Mega is, where did the 0.8 come from?
Does it come with a free Alligator?
Can you just go give it a kick please?
My Bigtrak used to get bogged down in carpets - and a gentle push used to help...
Don't forget your towel.
How about instead of pumping lots of water up a hill we dangle a big weight down a deep hole? Or winch it up a big tower (like the ones holding the windmills up)?
"...Oh, the bus is cheeper..."
You haven't visited Cambridge recently have you? it's cheaper to drive than take the park+ride...
A free bus service - that would make me leave the car at home. Would probably cost less than half a billion quid to run, too!
Royal mail != Post office. For some reason.
...isn't this part of the plot from Total Recall?
The penalty for using undocumented code features is...?
...I'll need to use a test-card, a blue gel, and a colorimiter every time I close the curtains or turn on the light, or a cloud goes past, or in fact anything else that will change the ambient light?
...except you potentially have only 24 hours from infection to death...
"However, the call forwarding malarkey is tosh. What ofcom need to do it have the number transfered to the control of the new provider. It's not a difficult one."
...however it does make routing tables much smaller if you route, say, all 07973 numbers to Orange and let them handle the distribution of ported subscribers, than for all operators to know which network all UK subscribers were using.
So the actual 'spacecraft' worked fine - and I'm guessing the other bits only failed when the batteries froze. We even managed a safe recovery of the payload. Top marks!
Never mind Oxfordshire...
Surrey (Redhill) is now in S.West England.
"I had a nearly 2 hour conversation with a friend last night, the phone in my pocket the whole time. No issues."
...other than a slightly microwaved pair?
Re: Just let AOL sink!
> The problem with AOL is that it had an absolutely awful user
> interface. It tried to provide its own browser and download files
> in a foirmat that was incompatible with anything else. They
> tried to provides loads of content when all you wanted was
> access to email and the worldwide web. They seemed to
> assume that all you wanted was what AOL provided.
> The one good thing was that you got three months' free
> service in which to sort yourself out with a decent ISP.
> On the other hand, once those 55 million users
> discover they can edit pages it could be more
> reminiscent of when AOL users descended on
> Usenet, rendering it useless within days.
Privacy laws in public places
Thankfully Google has a bit more cash and lawyers than the average person - so if Google can successfully argue the case that it's permissable to take photos in public without written consent from everyone in the pictures - that might hopefully stop the overzealous law enforcement officers from assuming the opposite. Maybe.
I'd just like to know their schedule so I can make sure the front lawn's been mowed if they happen to drive by!
...but can it zap wasps too?
Seems they read El Reg...
66%-75% - and the right answer is now 71%
Yes, but it's mine - I have the deeds to prove it. It's where I keep my Wensleydale mine.
Power most likely from a newcular reactor. Aircraft-carriers have a few of these already. And as for the flames and explosions - GCSE generic science states that when you stop a fast-moving heavy object quickly, things get hot. Conservation of energy I think it was called...
Why not Macs and Linux?
...cos at the moment, the vast majority of PCs run Windows.
As for bundling IE with the OS - why not include a choice of 3 or 4 browsers for the end-user to decide on first login, with the listed order and default radio-button selected at 'random'? Maybe the EU should start banning the sale of Windows until MS pull their finger out.
If it works the same as my 900Ti - the ISO3200 setting only shoots at half resolution - so it uses multiple sensor pixels to produce a single pixel in the final image. Yes, it's a little grainy - but a lot better than you'd expect for a small camera.
Speaking of 'miserable', that's how they perform on price-comparison websites too. Maybe I'll want to pay 5% more for the convenience of being able to go into a shop and by whatever immediately instead of waiting for home-delivery - but 60% more on a TV is really taking the urine. Clearly people have noticed and are going elsewhere.
How big is an iPhone using standard Reg measures?
I do a bit of work, and I get paid for it. But I have to keep doing other bits of work to keep getting paid.
Oh, to be a musician who (if they're lucky) works for half an hour and then proceeds to take an income from this work for the rest of his life plus 70 years.
Let us all know where your friend lives, and we can start treating his house walls like a toilet.
It's disgusting, it's criminal damage, it's smelly... I bet he didn't wash his hands afterwards either. Quite right to take a copy - next time the police find a patch of pee somewhere, they can (if they so desire) take a swab and run it through their system. If it happens to be your friend again, well, he clearly hasn't learned from the first offence.
A parking offence is generally a civil matter - hence no DNA entry required.
When my terminal crashed on a Virgin flight a few years ago, I was treated to a little penguin logo during the reboot - not Win3.11...
@ @ @ AC
Now there was me thinking that interlaced had the same number of lines as progressive, just half the refresh-rate - first cycle draws in the odd-numbered rows, next one the even-numbered rows. Unless I'm missing something...
Oh, and my lappy screen's only about 6mm. True, it has a box connected to it containing the rest of the useful components, but I'll ignore that for the purpose of statistics...
@AC (overwing engines)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P6M_SeaMaster - I guess it's been done before...
Course, the noise for the human cargo might be a little excessive - but what's to stop designers moving the passengers below the wings with the luggage hold on top? Or even sticking the wings on the top... maybe just too unconventional for the people with the money to risk.
Maybe they've discovered that it's cheaper to count the votes by hand than it is to commission another government IT project...
Can someone explain the maths please?
Nice concept - maybe if they turn the power down a little it could go a bit further on a full erm tank of sparks.
Can someone with a little more insight please explain how by adding 28kWh of electricity I can end up with 35kWh in the tank? Maybe it's worth investing in that mini-windmill after all.
Flames, cos of the quarter-tonne of Li-ion battery...
Organised? This is BT you're talking about here...
Will also accept Lego if there's no PM-Segway yet...
Maybe Segway's could be permitted to use the railway-lines too? FFS, it's an unregistered, untaxed, motorized vehicle... oops, I've said the 'T' word, now maybe they'll be legalized - for a fee to HMRC...
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