22 posts • joined Wednesday 11th April 2007 11:24 GMT
Re: Ever wondered if...
You are right about everything (and every element) other than Lithium. There is not a method of manufacturing Lithium in the fusion process and the people who look at supernovae think that heavier elements are made when they occur, not lighter ones. So almost ALL the Lithium in the universe comes from the Big Bang itself
Or at least that's what it said in a book I read a few years ago
Just gets better
I've used openSUSE as my main OS for about 4 years, using MS windows (when I need to ) in a VM. I've seen good and bad releases, this one looks good, installed it on the desktop yesterday and it "just worked". Looks very good in KDE mode, haven't tested Gnome yet, or put it on the laptop. Will back EVERYTHING up before the laptop upgrade, better safe than sorry
I'm impressed that they have recovered from the problems of last year with what looks to be a very professional polished upgrade
Re: Appel one..
Funny that, my daughter had a 3GS and had no end of problems with it, so when her contract came up went for an S2. Her first comments were that it was "very different" but within weeks she was sayinng (and still says, "It's the best phone I've ever had".
On the strength of her comments I got an S3 when it came out, and yes, it's the best phone I've ever had. And I remember Samsung as a mobile phone upstart being beaten in all areas, except price, by Nokia.
Finally a work collegue recently swapped from iPhone 4 to Galaxy SIII and he rates it as miles better than the iPhone.
Note to Apple, get back to innovating, it's where you were best, litigating only makes you look foolish
Because "Ya canna break the laws of physics", the black body radiation would be what comes off the outside of the sphere, as a result, trying to harvest that would be interesting
My daughter moved off the iPhone a few months back to the Galaxy SII, her iPhone was continually crashing and had to be taken back to the Apple stor eseveral times when the IOS Updates came out -- each time, from a user POV they bricked the phone, the people in the local Apple Store fixed it each time, but it's fair to say she wasn't a happy customer. With the SII not a single crash.
This week at work a collegue at work has turned up with an SIII having moved from the iPhone 4S, his comparison between the two? The Samsung is quicker (understandably given it's a quad core), More intuitive ( that's a kick in the nuts for Apple) and much easier to use.
No wonder Apple are trying to get it banned
Or even better
Hope they are not like the aliens in Galaxy Quest.
Imagine some aliens rocking up to take a geriatric Kirk to defeat the nasty Alien overlord, only to find he will not even leave the ground in a Virgin spaceship
p.s. Quoting E.E. (Doc) Smith is seriously sad, there will be references to Arisians next!!
Soon we'll be proving that we are all holographic representations of things happening at the edge of the universe!!
Seriously, looks as though there may be a need for some serious rethinking of the "Standard Model" if the other possible errors are eliminated as well
we don't seem to need overt means like paratroopers, you just get the Prime Miniater to resign and replace him with a technocrat with lots of EU experience, has already happened in Greece and looks like Italy will get "Super Mario"
Which makes the point, it may have had the name but nothing else and was bit of a dog's dinner
If that was the case, he's have been somewhat more convincing in his evidence to the committee.
On the other hand, following on from Yates, Hayman got what I thought was a much bigger kicking
TSI (Total Solar Irradiance) may only vary by that amount, but extreme Ultraviolet varies by almost 20% trough to peak, the Solar wind also varies by about 15%, as evidenced by the increase in galactic cosmic rays during the trough, increased cosmic rays are thought to increase the planets albedo, stopping the heat even reaching the surface and leading to a cooling due to Black Body radiation
So TSI in the visible spectrum is not the only output to consider
Just wait until people start screaming "Denier" at you, AGW is a religion with it's own zealots.
Me? I think you could be right. It was Arthur C Clarke who predicted that we would be burning as much carbon as we caould by the end of the 21st century, to combat the cold
David Urmston wrote:-
"Unfortunately, I seem to have even less satisfaction when it comes to running Linux Ubuntu. I've been trying since version 6 and still encountering problems which mean I cannot use this as my every day desktop, even though I would really love to. With my current Ubuntu 9.04 install, I am dragging my arse through the mud as the display is falling apart, close, minimise and maximise buttons are suddenly missing from every GUI application I have been using. Control panel is today just a white sace on the screen."
If you are running Gnome I had the same problem with Suse. KDE ran without problem. I must admit I upgraded to teh latest Desktop by Gnome and now everything works. But I prefer KDE anyway
Hotspot Data Charges
Interesting point, or at least I think it is.
Last week I was in Germany and bought a 30 day T Mobile Hotspot Tariff for a 30 Euro's. This week, in UK, thought I'd just check out the price for the UK equivalent --- £40 for 30 days.
Now by my reckoning €30 = £24, so why do we Brits pay £16 premium?
I don't know about other networks, anybody else know?
Adding my voice to this. As someone who gets his telephone service from a no BT outfit and Broadband also from a non BT source, I have found that problem solving is virtually non existent.
My ADSL used to connect between 1.8 and 2.2 Mb/s, now it will only connect at 1.1Mb/s. I have contacted my landline service provider, can't help as there is no obvious problem with the line. Contact Broadband supplier -- told to contact Landline supplier. never ending loop results!!
One of the local free papers recently ran a series of 35 letters all complaining of the quality of service (or rather the lack of it) from BT, and these people are ON BT Lines. The whole thing is diabolical. One of my neighbours was without her landine for 3 weeks
Don't I remember, about a year ago, that the armed forces have a problem with USB keys? So, think this though, that Database was less than 2 CD's, so certainly less than 1.5Gb. You can get a memory stick, windows XP is so user friendly, for under a tenner that would hold ALL of that database. So, let me think, if the price is $200 per account 25,000,000 people (in this debacle), so from this it would be worth FIVE (American) Billion dollars. (Sorry, 4,999,999,990 -- forgot the cost of the stick)
How do we know that the whole countries data isn't already in the wild?
Final point. from the fact it was put on a CD, they obviously don't have the connectivity to send it down a pipe -- probably in use by all the spin merchants in Westminster -- getting the final draft for ID cards written -- to convince us we need them
Please, the Banjo is an instrument beloved by the Scots, here in Norfolk it's the Ukulele, a la "singing postman". But I suppose it doesn't have the street cred for Deliverence
Green Wax Jacket -- Door -- Bye
Mr Daimler (Anonymous Coward)
"No Herr Daimler I think your automobile invention is rubbish - horses are much faster, and require less feeding"
But in just over one hundred years we're about to have to revert to horses when the oil runs out -- unless you are a government, in which case you keep the oil for the important things -- like tanks and planes and .....
Anti Virus as an industry
@Symantec <rolls eyes>
I also bought a nice Acer laptop, removed the XP Media centre (Which I had no doubt paid for) installed Suse Linux and have lived without Symantec, Trend and all other purveyors of "We're Doomed" software.
Why is it that Windows is the ONLY OS that warns you that you may be unprotected?
Because Windows is the only OS so badly designed that hackers don't have to think to break it.
to break Mac OS or Linux takes effort and thought, most script kiddies can only manage one of the two
You cannot prevent the greed of man turning all companies towards being rapacious beasts. It is a fundamental rule of capitalism that you maximise your return to your shareholders. In the USA you can be sued if a shareholder believes the Company Directors have not done their best to produce the maximum possible return. Small, Private Companies generally have better ethics as they are concerned as much with their customers as the environment they deal in. They also, generally, do not have the access to large funds, those that do, and eventually become Public Limited Companies almost invariably change both their business structure and have a degradation in their ethical standards as the Lawyers and Bankers get involved