Building a barrier around an entire star?
Who knew aliens had Trump too.
779 posts • joined 22 Jan 2008
Who knew aliens had Trump too.
...this article might be worth reading while considering this case.
If you took a photo of our organisational map it'd be out of date before you got to the door.
...once they've been written down in the Laminated Book of Dreams!
...but surely that only works on CRTs and now (nearly) everyone has LED/LCD screens it's obsolete.
I'm more taken by the claim that it's possible " to .. “sniff” all the keystrokes of wireless keyboards from ... up to 100 metres away." Now, I appreciate "up to 100" includes "a maximum of 5" but this MS3000 won't do more than about 10 feet. Or is that a limitation of my receiver and they're using Arecibo-size kit?
They seem terribly upset about a little thing like a broken leg considering he then got run through with a light sabre and dropped off a bridge. And did you see how few handrails there were round the enormous drops in the Evil Base? Health & Safety gone to lunch, if you ask me...
We store the data in chlorine [www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/18/smallest_hard_disk_drive_stores_a_kilobyte_of_memory_in_atoms/] and process it in carbon. When did Computing become Chemistry?
Brighter than expected. Beyond the orbit of Pluto.
It couldn't be Mondas, could it?
From memory of A-Level Biology (in the days when the main text was Ye Origin of Fpecief) there are fish with left * right handed genitalia and a male "leftie" can only mate with a female "rightie". Ah, here's an example - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-eyed_fish#Reproductive_organs
Obviously a fake. It uses a mixture of cases and the punctuation marks are mostly in the right places.
And it didn't offer to upgrade my PC to Windows 10.
...got WALL-E's head in it?
There was a conference in this building only last week on "Modern FORTRAN". It surprised me, as we are a medical school but our top floor is a biomedical "big data" research institute.
I don't quite understand how it happened, even in the US, but in the UK, machines which had not been validated wouldn't be licensed for clinical use.
Valves? I spit on valves.
I want to see it done using dominoes.
There are characters which you can't have in a file name. Just add "p", "s", "w", "r" and "d" and
If they bother with the questions at all.
And that's why I always fly Bee A.
I'm here all week, try the fish.
....they don't see the kerb (International sign meaning "YOUR BIT ENDS HERE. WATCH OUT FOR BRMMM BRMMMS")...
...so why do we imagine they'll see a light?
How about making smartphones where the screen doesn't illuminate as you move at walking pace? Fine in the car. Fine while stopped. But if you're walking DON'T LOOK AT THE PHOINE!
Turn it off and reboot in Safe Mode?
Drving through the night once, I pulled into services and wanted something NEW to listen to. I rummaged through their sale bin and got a Buffy audiobook narrated by Charisma Carpenter (worth the 99p just to hear her attempt at Gile's accent) and "Teach Yourself Klingon". The wrapper said it was aimed "at the tourist planning a holiday or trip to the Klingon empire" but cautioned that if you wanted to trade with the Klingons, you needed the companion tape "Business Klingon for Beginners"...
The wait time is always 3 seconds. It should start at 5 minutes, then get less with each repeat until with 30 seconds to go - it resets back to 5 minutes
...they disabled Daleks using soup cans on elastic over their eyestalks. A quick spray with a paint and these guys are going to have problems, surely? Failing that, they don't look very topple-resistent, especially backwards.
Iowa: Windows 7, rising to 10 later. Linux imminent.
Um, if he wasn't actually buried in it, does it count as his funeral shroud?
And if he WAS buried in it - yecch! (Apart from the grave-robbing implications)
"– classified as those that could cause death, severe injury, or severe illness."
"Death." Check. Understand how bad software in a plane could do that.
"Severe injury." Got that too.
"Severe illness." Eh? Are we talking diabetes here? Rabies? Leukaemia? Just what sort of software is this?
So Apple have gone from "We didn't want anyone to see we could break iPhone security with our proprietary knowledge in case they thought our phones were insecure" to "Actually, you don't need to be Apple to crack an iPhone. World+Dog can do it."
They'd have had rather less security egg on their faces if they'd cracked the phone.
Detective Constable Edward Bird (yes, really) said: "This was not a random crime, the burglars had came prepared and well equipped."
He worked that out just from noticing that they'd STOLEN A GIRAFFE!
I for one welcome our new surrounding your opponent on a 19x19 grid overlords.
I am reminded of a comment by Trevon Truran, developer of the Discworld game Thud - a loose equivalent of chess/go which recreates the Battle of Koom Valley, where the Trolls and Dwarfs each claim they were ambushed by the other side. It's based on the Icelandic (Nordic, anyway) game hnefatafl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafl_games which is unusual for board games in that it is asymmetrical and a match involves playing two games, one as each side.
In an photo accompanying an early article about it, Trevor is shown staring intently at a game in progress and the caption is "At this point, the best move for the Trolls is to kick over the board and run away". Perhaps that's the best human move here.
They should be able to roll their own custom iOS. Perhaps they can, but want us to think otherwise!
...how do I get into the cockpit?
Won't our earth vacuum contaminate the lunar vacuum? Couldn't they take the container there in kit form, assemble it on the moon and fill it with the (easily available and cheap) lunar vacuum?
Not the acts, they're rubbish. It was Terry Wogan's commentary during the voting that I liked. Norton is better than I thought he would be - but he's not a patch on Tel.
Length, depth, width and polarisation as independent dimensions I get but surely size must be defined by some function of length, depth and width?
Can't they just copy the encrypted data onto a custom phone or emulator?
Mr Willis, your government needs your skills for a very important assignment.
What? No, of course I know that was a movie and we haven't got the technology to do anything about the planet killer headed our way. I need you to appear in some TV footage which makes it look like we do. We're calling it Project Apollo Eleven Part 2...
He has SEEN Age of Ultron, hasn't he?
I'm going to have to buy a new shower curtain. http://www.lightinthebox.com/periodic-table-of-elements-shower-curtain_p1359738.html
I assume the 91% price cut is due to this model now being obsolete.
Just stick in some slow motion sequences.
Well, if it can fall over and flail around on the ground while being unable to get up, it'll fit right in with our freshers.
In Step 2, you will need to have special Apple-manufactured iElectricity, made of iElectrons with rounded corners.
"Yes, I know that's an overly complicated and tech-heavy solution to a problem that could just be avoided with some care, but hey, that's why I read the Reg."
On The Reg, NO solution is overly complicated or tech heavy!
Laptops are so passe. I've got a toplap.
"handle be made to look like a shark."
I hadn't thought of that.
Now I want one. No, now I MUST HAVE ONE! Even if it costs a meeelion dollars!
"Good morning, Mr. Phelps..."
I got the 7-series box set for my birthday last week and it got me thinking. At the start of each episode (OK, most episodes. Pedants.), Jim goes to a new location, trades code phrases and picks up his mission outline.
But how did he know where to go? They must have contacted him beforehand with the location and password - which was presumably passed on at a secret location after he gave the password which they got to him by...
Water into wine? Walk on water? Raise the dead? How zeroeth century. Watch this. I can do a three finger salute WITH TWO FINGERS!
Then patently it is not the Jesus Phone. It is the Antiphone. As foretold in the Phone Book, Chapter 555 (The area code of the Beast)
Soon, Confused Brian robot no more. Cannot stand his stupid voice.
...is to check the serial number? Wouldn't looking at the pictures be enough?
Dear gods, that's an opportunity I couldn't resist.
"But, boss, it says in the SOP we encrypt all invoice numbers and amounts with this one-time pad before entering them into the accounts software for security..."
I knew they were remaking Thunderbirds with CGI actors and real sets but I didn't realise the sets were going to be full-scale. Let me guess - the tower springs a leak and the blast of expelled air blows the World President's jet off course into the jungle while the tower looks like it'll fall on Lady Penelope who is trapped in her car and Scott has to prioritise personal feelings against civic duty?