Or F flat
205 posts • joined 28 Feb 2008
Or F flat
The trouble with The English Patient was the hype. I was taken by girlfriend and I had never heard of it so had no expectations and I quite enjoyed it. In a bored and confused sort of way.
Spawn. Only film I've ever walked out of.
Scream 2. Where I learnt what it is to knowingly not care who did it or what's supposed to be happening.
Will it be Google, Amazon or < insert other evil... > that eventually hollows it out and uses it as their evil headquarters?
"to keep the cost down, the stylus will be an extra."
Yes, this way it is cheaper and people give you less money.
It's cold outside...
If a welded steel railway track can survive being bolted straight to the ground, so can a pipe. Sounds a lot like a conventional pipeline construction most of the way.
Hand him to the Americans. That'll be a laugh a minute for him.
Soap on a rope?
They're bendy and one half is full and the other half is empty.
And the larger one might carry a gigatin of beans.
Note the guy didn't use the terms brick or bsod.
Obviously chooses his words carefully.
Glad you were put back together and it worked out OK.
Every time I hear of Choice in the NHS I just hear Blair in Monkey Dust talking about "Education, Education, Education".
It is tribal short-term politics and nothing more.
When Ilford come out with a smartphone I'll get one.
Mine's the one containing a couple of feet of FP4 and a good slosh of ID11.
They must have (quite reasonably) taken the view that the departure of Badgerline bus services signalled a descent for the west country into a hellish, corrupt and godless state that can only be put right with a bit of scribbling.
Well really I was alluding to the fact that the annoyed person named is not a chap.
Hell hath no fury...
It's like smarties - the only one that tastes any different is the orange.
Such shameful accusation belches daily from the corrupt western tongue of the whining liberal.
She wouldn't have learnt the right lesson.
He would have proven his point, but only to himself.
"Yay happy xmas me, I was right."
People who go on about downvotes get downvotes.
Yes, and the lack of hairs on your scalp causes the hearing to undergo a a loss of sensitivity to high frequencies. And this brings about a reduction of interest in Radio 1 and thereto death. Early death.
A blue one for those who are easily pleased by lighty-up things...
d) woodgrain on chipboard cabinet. That'll seal the deal for me.
Monkey dust is indeed superb. I bought a DVD on eBay containing slightly dodgy quality files of series 2 and 3. Even though it represented £4.50 of free money for whoever sold it to me, it felt like £5 well spent.
(I know it must all be downloadable somewhere - I just couldn't be arsed to find out where and how.)
Hope the new systems will come with a fire extinguisher. Old vehicle batteries are more given to this kind of duty.
Yes, I heard The News Quiz too.
Fair enough Chris
I haven't sailed a boat, but I do know its keel is about as important as its sail. If you can come up with a space-keel, like a knife that slips through the butter of space, then yes it's like sailing a boat.
Boats work by exploiting the interface between two fluids that are flowing relative to one another. They have a 'foil' that interacts with each fluid and the resultant force pushes them where they want to go.
In the absence of that keel it is more like being a plastic bag carried along with no control in the current under the surface of the water. Where the currenty water is the solar wind.
Sounds to me like that bird might have had a problem landing after the fight. He didn't throttle it down until after the strike, and there was a prop jolt at that point. Ouch.
It will quietly do its job whilst not hogging system resources, keeping telling you to get your wallet or getting in your way all the time?
The near side is denser, which means the centre of mass is towards the near side, which means the mountains on the far side are 'higher' to something that is orbiting the centre of (lumpy) mass.
Could be very wrong - just an idea.
Your perceived* success in teaching has litle to do with your subject knowledge, even in an area where there is a teacher skills gap.
If you have never seriously considered being a science teacher before, don't do it now.
'Good'* teachers are those who are good at the difficult job of wrangling a room full of kids. If you think you can teach existing teachers how to do this then fine - they might one day consider you an expert teacher.
*in the wisdom of the uk system
They were going to put the chicken straight in the freezer, but now it'll just have to go out for the council.
If their stuff weren't so damn expensive this problem wouldn't exist.
So I wonder when the day will come on which I can take in my cheap Android - that just could be somehow dangerous - that I chose to buy because i-things are overpriced - and swap it for The Real Thing for £100?
We'll all be lucky if there's 4k of good acting etc to be found in among whatever gets released in this format.
They both heat up their environs and (ignoring the oven's thermostat) reach an equilibrium internal temperature due to heat transfer.
Only one of them has a space inside big enough for a chicken though - that's the giveaway.
Heat-sinks do function in enclosed boxes.
The role of a heat-sink is to (1) spread the heat from the small heat-generating devices over a larger area, in order that those devices and the things near them don't cook. And to (2) encourage that heat to go away somewhere and not build up to a damaging temperature.
It's nice if the heat all transfers straight into air that then flows out of the box through vents, not warming up the surface of the box itself, but that never happens. In many cases the surface of the plastic box gets pretty warm, very little air circulates through the vents and most of the heat generated is transferred out of the box due to conduction through the plastic skin of the box. In the case of e.g. a laptop PSU, all the heat goes through the plastic skin and none goes out through vents. But it still makes effective use of heat-sinking.
In the case of this google thing the metal can is there for two reasons: EM shielding, and also to spread the heat generated by the chips within the can over the entire area of the dongle. Chances are the SoC gets hotter than anything else in there, and without the can it would make a hot-spot on the plastic surface. In segregating the convection into an 'inside-the-can' loop and an 'outside the can' loop, the can might reduce the overall cooling effectiveness and probably result in slightly hotter chippery overall. But by spreading the heat over the dongle's entire area it will minimise the existence of hot-spots on the outer skin that seek to set fire to your curtains and of cold-spots on the outer skin that aren't pulling their weight in the tast of getting rid of all the waste heat.
But still: heat-sinks in closed boxes do work.
Someone probably left their rounded-cornered device plugged in and charging at their bed.
We all know how those things like to go up in flames.
There is a big difference between watching stuff that was made in a TV studio on a TV, and watching a movie, shot at 24fps on a TV. In the case of TV-studio material, it is footage that was truly created at 50 pictures per second, but with each picture having a lower vertical resolution than the display device. I'm not saying that when you stick them on the screen everything is magic and perfect, but it means that the motion experience for the viewer is very different, and it is much, much less bad than when you're watching a film-movie on TV.
The TV interlacing system was an engineering compromise - and I think a useful one at the time - not a con. TV wasn't originally created to show cinema movies.
Hurrah for the 741!
Super cool - were I one of the Dirt People, I'd want to be working on this stuff.
Just been through all this with every possible cockup on their part.
They have now invited me to buy another product at several times the price.
Total total total crap. Not a chance I'll be going there again.
Bet they end up with a lot of used plastic bags though, all things considered.
Hello, Mr. Dabbs?
It's Johnny's teacher here... yes, Mrs. Cuck. Hi.
I'm calling about the funts... yes.
yes, the cucking funts...
They need to get away from the Wonky Look.
Fair enough the thing is asymmetric, but the guy wearing them in that image seems typical of many, many amusing and geeky traits and is doing a good job of achieving a jaunty angle.
Perhaps this would be solved by a big wodge of elastoplast or araldite on one of the hinges?