1435 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007
New business sector?
I never thought a reg staffer had lived a sheltered life before this moment.
There is already DNA on the moon.
The BBC notes that Apollo 11 left a bag of vomit behind, so someone's stomach cells are already up there.
Post-it notes are your friend.
To quote Cold Lazarus
RON... RON... there must be a way to make what these people stand for spell S-H-I-T.
Will it stay recording?
I would love to see photos taken by Philae during the next orbit of the comet, as a precursor to a mission to seed comets with their own system-wide science gubbins.
They were camped near Bayji.
They were planting bombs at Bayji.
So did it kill or not?
I've been finding it impossible to get a plain english answer to the simple question. Has someone died to a British robofighter yet?
Here we go again.
95% of historical jobs were eliminated by advances in technology. We don't have 95% unemployment, we have boybands and other tat instead.
All this study proves is that things in the future will be lamer.
Am I the only person for whom java's autoupdate has been borked for a while now? I just use it to alert me to new updates that I download manually, for the rare website that I actually allow to run things in java.
The real problem
Bandwidth gets significantly cheaper year on year, but taxes only go up.
Anyone remember when caps tended to be 1 gigabyte per month?
That's pretty much pronounced "Show me", yeah? Could lead to some interesting slogans.
Mobile phone tech? Whatever.
To challenge assertations that skimpy clothing cause earthquakes, you will remember that a group of women organized over the internet to spend a day wearing skimpy clothing, during which time there was an earthquake.
If there is a case for prosecution under this law for such events, I point and laugh at this law.
So in other words
He wants you to leave your front door unlocked.
Re: open wifi
British coppers? Probably.
Criminals swiping phones for illegal use is well documented. Why wouldn't the rightful owners wipe them at some later date?
Innocent person's phone gets stolen by criminal.
Criminal gets bagged for some other crime, because he's a criminal, they do crimes.
Phone gets taken as evidence.
Innocent person discovers theft.
Innocent person wipes their mobile, unaware that they are destroying evidence.
In other news,
Dihydrogen monoxide revealed as world's wettest liquid. Film at 11.
Re: Tory boy
A quick search suggests the answer is mostly Americans.
Next question, how can they conclusively say it's not Jeremy Clarkson?
Re: Appendix A is great!
Cheaper on DVD.
Re: Which wrist do you put it on?
"Now if the Scots could get Rup to vote No for Independence, I suspect the Yeses will just pile in,"
He's already come out in support of Yes.
Sorry, should have specified
I'm in that place you will hit next time you throw a dart at a map and it hits land.
Sounds like one of ours.
Politician says law is only used in extreme cases, given example of law being applied to being rude about a piece of cloth.
Re: Everything is an innuendo
First time I've heard it called that.
(We're discussing his cocaine habit, yeah?)
Everything is an innuendo
The problem is that people aren't willing to discuss sex openly so instead they hijack acceptable terms and turn them into sexual talk, ruining great works of literature for generations to follow who cannot avoid smirking every time Watson ejaculates at Holmes.
Re: "Copyright infringement is theft, pure and simple"
So, uk.gov is trying to enforce US law in the UK?
Re: The branch-off into frankly bizarre constructions has gone too far.
Read the terms. They're the ones doing the spanking.
Re: Sock gnomes
I saw a theory once that socks slip into an alternate universe. The premise was that each universe attracts one item into itself from all others. Ours is, of course, attuned to collect hangers.
Turn it around
The title explicitly states that it's okay to be lewd and offensive toward women, as long as you're okay being lewd and offensive toward men too.
Please don't be lewd and offensive, mmkay?
I sought out the audio
I heard people describing it as a British accent, but I wanted to know what kind of British accent.
Had I not found the audio I might have just played the video minimised. If it were illegal then having minimised it wouldn't be a defence.
Re: Irrelevant observation number 1:
The problem is that so many in-car gadgets cannot be used without turning your phone on.
This device would be wonderful if it was on a GPS with link to your choice of dashboard displays. Throw in a phone and get thee behind me.
The cops beat Anonymous to it.
Yeah, me too more or less, but I would like something that a manager might notice.
Have you got a link for the studies that show regular password resets are a bad idea? It would be very useful.
Re: You're all couch potatoes
When 24 was first released on DVD, a friend challenged me to join them watching the first season back to back.
I didn't make it.
More yoof words?
I hadn't realised that "yoof" itself was in there. Janet Street-Porter, you have killed our culture.
I read it as anti-human operatives. Not sure who they work for.
Re: Of course new laws are required
So, just anyone who looks like a politician?
Worth a go.
Did you put the Joke Alert icon there by mistake?
Re: Put it on Youtube
I thought politicalbetting.com had a link to the debate on Youtube.
Re: Insufficient data
As someone posting from a machine with MATLAB on it, the speed of MATLAB varies greatly based on how you're using it. If they're using a lot of MEX code then the speed is semi-realistic. If not, optimised CUDA code would probably bring the processing time down to a minute or two.
Re: oh, sorry!
The chocolate hasn't been as popular since they put Baldrick in charge of it.
Re: oh, sorry!
Looks like America just reduced the penalty for Treason to court martial followed by immediate cessation of chocolate rations.
Re: Jaywalking - an artificial crime
I used to think that Jaywalking laws served no purpose. Then I had to drive around Sleaford a few times. In a really badly planned town I can see them being useful.
Such a shame David Davis didn't become Tory leader instead of Cameron.
Oh, but he did. Don't you remember how strongly Cameron insisted that only First Past The Post results should matter? That the person who got the most votes in the first round of an election should be declared the outright winner? Well, by that definition he must believe that David Davis is Tory leader.
Re: Stormtrooper turned good guy?.
Wasn't there a Stormtrooper turned good (ish) guy in three of the films already? Or is that not the canon backstory any more?
Re: No one ever heard of risk analysis?
I don't think these were people from the same organization. When I went to a conference in New Zealand I had some problems at the airport and looked for a guy with a poster tube to find someone who probably knew the answers since sure enough he was going to the same place.
This was a bigger conference so logically there would be a lot more people on every plane going that way in the couple of days running up to it.
Re: "The system doesn't discriminate,"
Sure, there could be different reasons. It could also be that it ends up targetting more white people than black people simply because it's easier to get a good image of a white person in uncontrolled lighting conditions. Nonetheless saying a computer vision system doesn't discriminate is inaccurate.
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