104 posts • joined Tuesday 19th February 2008 22:18 GMT
Re: Well doh!
An up-vote for you sir, as you are right, and as for.
"As every schoolboy knows, or used to know, you can even build an AM receiver that works with no batteries at all.)"
Been there, and did that, although the transmitter did need a battery, but otherwise nearly as simple.
Just start every comment with "In my honest opinion", or end with, "That is my honest opinion".
Perhaps you should use both, just to be sure?
We have absolutely nothing to hide, and as it is nothing, there is nothing for you to see. Goodby!
Re: Ooops. Can you say "Tipping point"?
An up-vote for you Sir,
A regular old volcano, you are right, that's nix.
But a 40-kilometer-wide caldera, now that is talking climate change, yes!
Mpaa, Riaa say "Quite right too"
"Be a Creator," then you too can be ripped off by us, even more than the general public, what a good idea.
Well I thought it was great.
The very best, and nearest thing Fox News has ever had to a accurate news program, well done Fox News!
Re: ... luddite phone home
"And stop the damn software phoning home every time it's used."
Easy, just install the old and simple program, "Privatefirewall" then choose which programs are allowed to access the internet or not. It works reliably, and as I said, "it's simple".
Don't the American people realize:-
"These stupid assholes are making 9-11 more and more damaging to America every day, and giving Bin Laden the last laugh!"
So bloody stupid if you ask me, but then nobody will.
Fail! Frequency is 60Hz, but it's AC. therefor two pulses of light per cycle!
Even then, due to the glow persistence of most artificial lights being much longer than 0.01 second. This flicker generally only applies to florescent tube type of lighting.
Re: It's Incredible
Not so incredible, just rather sad, have those Yanks actually forgotten?
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
"Why should several impacts hit the North American landmass at the same time?"
Because there is a good chance that any large rock hitting the earths atmosphere can brake up. Giving a shotgun effect at ground level.
Re: Theocracy Now
"Sounds like 80% of yanks are retarded; the other 20% seem ok."
Well don't feel bad about it, at least half of the countries in the EU. would struggle to do as good.
I should know, I've lived in several of them over the years.
Re: "they don't give you the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing"`
Obama got it for at least trying to change the statuesque, and I think he honestly believed he could.
The problem was, with the lack of support, and the amount of $ involved, He never actually stood a bats chance in hell of succeeding.
Re: Catholics v other Christians. No! IT's any Religion v any other Religion.
Still two stupid guys fighting over fuck all!
Re: Magnetic field
"This collapse of the field also generates a radio pulse (build my first radio transmitter that way for Morse code)."
Yes I did likewise in the 1950s, and very successful it was too, apart from the bandwidth. Which seemed to covered just about all the HF & VHF. frequencies including those that were used for television.
As I was living in a residential area at the time, well, I'll say no more!
Well done, about time someone stated the obvious.
The world has been getting warmer on and off, since the middle of the last Ice Age, about 13 million years ago. Doubtless it will continue to do so until it reaches some, as yet unknown tipping point. Then it will start to cool down towards the next ice age, as it has many times before.
All the same, cleaning up our act a bit can't be a bad thing overall. How the "Greens" can honestly think it will really make much difference to the world climate, I do not know!
Re: How will the story end.......
Yes you are quite right, 'He will soon be found to have committed suicide hanging from a tree in some little used back woods".
With his hands securely tied behind his back, after first having shot himself in the head, twice! End of story.
Now, you say you have beaten the time barrier, so well done. Now just tell me, who is going to win the 3:30 at Newbury tomorrow?
Layering on the lipstick
As you say 'Layering on the lipstick".
Now they just need to learn, however much lipstick you put on a pig, it's still a pig!
Re: With 20Mp sensor - NOW will you try Windows Phone 8?
But they already have disappeared into a room, and come out with phone, well some of them have.
It's a Jolla phone with an OS known as Sailfish!
Re: Somebody PLEASE!!!!
Have a look at IrfanView & Paint.Net.
Between the two of them you can do a lot, rather than use Adobe. Please remember they much appreciate donations.
Re: Beards are Best
AN up vote for you Sir, I agree entirely, 1 cm works well for me as well.
I've had my beard since the mid-60s. Sadly no longer gray, now almost pure white, mind you, it still seems to work!!!
If like me, you have had to deal with 'PayPal', you would be totally amazed at that payment.
Totally amazed that is, that they handed over even $3, never mind $3000.
Well, well, well.
"Investigators traced the attack on the banks to six computers in North Korea, which had accessed the banks’ networks more than 1,590 times since June 2012."
It's a good job someone had looked at those logs during the last 10 months, otherwise goodness knows what might have happened.
Re: Back into medieval times
Yes yes! Now don't you worries, in Belgium nearly every town has a nice big almost new library.
The one thing they all have in common, is that they are all full of books, along with a few computers, but apart from the staff, virtually empty of people.
To, One Of The Very Best.
Thank you Ian, for all your brilliant work.
O hell, that all I can say.
If they can just get the new laws through Congress in time, they might even be able to go for the death penality!
Anyone know how they kill them in Wisconsin, electric chair, very aproprate, or would he get to chose, a firing squad provided by Kochs maybe?
Re: And the "Standard Model" is?
This is unbeliveable, I have just given Eadon an up vote!
Today, he is clearly Beyond His Standard Model.
Re: Munich doesn't pay more. It uses Linux and open source
Well Munich must have more sense than all of Belgium.
Here if you mention Linux or open source, everyone thinks you are talking about something new to put on your fried chips.
This is a brilliant idea!
All M$ have to do is write into the OS. "This OS will stop working on (Insert Date) unless you contact our store and pay for the new update"
No more new releases needed, just SPs, Then they can milk the cow for ever more, for as much as they like.
Re: Block smut & violence
WHAT! (or simple to opt-out/disable) no no no!
The Chinese are showing us the excellent way forward, we will soon be censoring all that bad political content as well.
George Orwell was simply a little overoptimistic with his time frame.
"Worse yet: they also seem to have no clue, what so ever, what's living amongst their own employee's."
NOW PLEASE WAKE UP.
This is a goverment department, so what in hell do you expect!!
Re: *four* platters
Ha- Yes, I do so miss my line of 60MB Winchester Drives all spinning happily, while the air conditioning roared away at maximum cooling, at it struggled to cope with the heat.
Nothing new here, just the USA's way of running things.
The poor pay taxes and stay poor, while the rich get richer, so?
Re: I can't see it...
Bullshit, Mercedes have a very big proble in Europe, driving a big desiel un-green saloon car is no longer seen as cool.
The "S" series is supposed to be their answer to that problem, but it's a load of crap, little different to so many of the other small saloons.
OK. so you have just got my up vote, but you would do well to remember this.
Every organized religion before and after Mohammed has done the same. They just use different names, and rules, but it's the same principle.
A not so simple problem.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
Re: It's the best theory we have so far
"How about this: our models are wrong."
About time someone said that, well done.
Sorry, but I can only give you one up vote.
Re: Is there something in the coffee?
Life on Mars?
Life in the coffee we get?
Not a bats chance in hell!
Dark Matter again?
Dark Matter must be the most useful form of matter ever discovered!
You can't detect it, measure it, or explain what in hell it might actually be.
Yet every time anything unexplainable is detected anywhere in the universe, then it is the good old dark matter causing the observed effect.
Dark Matter, the answer to everything that can't be explain, a sort of scientific universal God.
"But the findings do mean that there's probably water on celestial bodies across the solar system."
As our sun is an fairly average star, are we now saying, that there's probably water on all the planets we are now discovering around other stars?
If so what's the new probability for life on any of those planets?
Re: The energy cost?
"Would it not be much easier, cheaper and quicker simply to build a small proportion of the nuclear power generators that would be needed here on Earth."
Yes, yes, yes, but totally impossible. You must try to understand, nuclear power is not green, however many problems it might help us to solve.
Re: A few points for you all.....
Exactly the same from here.
I'm not so sure, remember China is BIG and is controlled by a single huge, centralised bureaucratic system.
I wonder, just how much do they actuality do know, about what is going on at ground level.
Re: It truly was a geek paradise
I used to go up to town regularly by train, back in the 60s and 70s just to shop in Tottenham Court Road.
It was the most marvellous geeks paradise, with shops full of new and second hand electronic equipment of every sort.
Ha, those were the day but sadly, all good things must come to an end.
Re: At long bloody last...
In Belgium "Green" is definitely a popular and powerful religion.
The result is, any politicians who want any chance of getting elected, now have to be fully paid up members of the "Green Church." Their policies are often quite amazing, but not always amusing.
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