923 posts • joined 7 Apr 2008
When the wind isn't blowing they do what?
Buy from the grid adding to the the variability of the grid demand and thereby pushing up prices for everyone else?
Now we sit back and wait for the loons who think that running a grid is a ridiculously old-fashioned thing to do to pipe up.
No, I meant Pickman + Model.
Nice choice on the title :)
Not much of a future
Only 3 billion years? Blimey. Poor diddums planet.
Meh. Tweetlogix still works fine. Can't remember the last time I used the website or official client.
Re: A quick correction
You can get a Hudl for less than £59. I used £45 quid's worth of vouchers which they doubled up and got it for £29 of real money. That's why they're selling. They're no iPad but for a few quid you can buy one and not worry about the kids covering it in snot.
The installer supports LVM now. Excellent.
Will install tonight on the Thinkpad
Will give me something to do at the mother-in-law's :(
I had a point to make sorry, my Thinkpad also has an AMD card and I'm hoping it will improve things.
"Unfortunately the powers that lead the powers that be have made a decision and it's quite mad, but they refuse to look at alternate options, and actively rubbish any attempt to counter climate change issues by anything other then reducing CO2 output."
That's not even the problem. They are crippling our ability to keep the lights on and to afford our electricity without even making any difference to CO2 output.
That's the crazy thing.
You didn't need the denier stance
Just accepting that AGW is real and that we want to reduce CO2 emission these policies are still a fail. They are not reducing CO2 emissions.
Using gas to replace coal would be a nice quick win on CO2 whilst realistic long-term options are invested in (nuclear). The current policy is counter-productive.
Would make a nice Linux machine but...
When mid-range phones have better res than a laptop it's a fail.
Re: @Richard Wharram RE: "vapor-driven vessel of low-countries origin"
I'm at work, so just to be on the safe side I'm not clicking that.
I can't work out how you justify putting it in the title but well done for at least making the effort to keep working the Profanisaurus into mainstream media.
You need to keep an eye out for a story involving a water-borne, vapor-driven vessel of low-countries origin whose forward-motion is impaired so moves in a stern-first fashion.
The public are concerned about their gas prices and think this might be a better way of dealing with it than a price-freeze?
(yes - i know it was actually drilling for oil)
(yes - i know there's all kinds of research which says that it won't reduce prices)
It was fooled not hacked. And there was an article. Go search.
Re: Intermittency of Solar
Like amusing displays of millions of twitching frogs' legs. Who hasn't dreamt of the day when that would become reality?
Re: Intermittency of Solar
Easier to mitigate against than wind certainly (in the right countries).
Indeed. You'd need an order of magnitude or two's more wind turbines than oil rigs to produce anything useful.
We will call you Cygnus
The God of balance you shall be
Financial stability of vendor
Existing customer testimonials (believe me they aren't always good even if chosen by the vendor)
End user test-session feedback (if applicable)
Evidence of product roadmap
Eat Up Martha
The easiest way to get around this
Is surely to say 'No Thanks'
Re: How does this help?
If they are still on XP then the chances are they haven't upgraded Java and Flash either and both of those will be far more likely to cause problems than XP.
Re: How does this help?
Much as though I'd personally prefer Ubuntu over XP I was just going to post exactly the same thing.
OK - Ubuntu will still get security fixes but why would the council intervene? It's just opening them up to complaints.
Re: So long as his real nemesis stays away
I think you are confusing Mel the assistant with the garish 80s wardrobe she was given. She was actually a well-rounded character who did a great job in the 6th doctor era, although the first season of the 7th she was hampered by terrible scripts.
Whut? Did I miss something?
Anyway, the meaning is:
There'll be Doctors, Daleks and explosions.
Re: Tell me why I don't like Moon days
So bad it's bad.
Is it classic ASP?
It's all .asp, not .aspx.
Polygraphs are bullshit.
And that's it.
I have an F-105, an F-59 and an F-91.
Total outlay about 20 quid and they all tell the time.
I have a nice attractive analogue watch as well but I haven't worn it in about 6 years.
Like Peppermint OS has been offering for three years?
My F-91W battery has lasted 8 years so far. Only stopped wearing it cos the strap broke. The watch itself is still fine. Just replaced it with the model with the better backlight. 9 quid but I bet the battery on the old 91W is still going strong when the strap breaks on this bugger.
Not a problem with WP8 itself
It seems like a perfectly nice smartphone OS that's bright, attractive and responsive. It also runs admirably on low-end hardware, better than some of the Android crap.
It could have been a runaway success if it was released around the same time as Android. But it wasn't. So it's fucked.
Most people are already tied to the iOS or Android masts (or both like me.) What would persuade me to jump to a new ecosystem? Nothing I've seen. Being as good as, or even marginally better than, existing systems will not persuade any great numbers to jump ship. Indeed, the ship has sailed (to switch nautical metaphors clumsily.)
It will happen here too.
In fact we're already seeing that in the insistence by potential builders of new nuclear plant for guaranteed prices. Renewable fans claim this shows how expensive nuclear is but what it actually shows is the concern in the industry that wind and solar will get to sell any energy they produce by law AND hoover up ROC payments from other plants leaving no profit left for fossil or nuclear plant.
Renewable policy is forcing other power off the grid when renewables aren't capable of picking up the slack.
I might be wrong but I'd be surprised if PRISM is storing the data it slurps in a Data Warehouse. That would imply the data is being normalised to 3NF or a snowflake schema. You can't do that unless you absolutely understand the meaning of every bit of data you've been given. They'd run the risk of normalising away some potentially meaningful data.
TL:DR on the rest after that sorry. Maybe later...
Things are moving at exactly the pace I dictate mortal.
"I just wanted to bask in your reflected glory! Reflected glory!!"
I'll believe it when I say it.
They've been talking about Blakes 7 reboots for 15 years or so. It won't happen.
And let's face it, if they have an Avon that isn't Paul Darrow it will be shit.
And the real Paul Darrow is too old, see Law and Order: UK.
It won't put excessive stress on the Tor network as only the TPB website and the .torrent files will be going over Tor. The media downloads will be unaffected.
This is for Facebook's benefit, not yours.
They make their money from data about you. They don't want network carriers to be able to slurp it in transit.
https does nothing for your privacy on Facebook as the data is theirs no matter how it gets there and they will share that with advertisers to make money and with governments if requested.
Do I detect...
Do I detect a vague hint of "what did you expect?" in the article?
It's the internet. If enough people get to see a photo then someone will fap off to it and want to tell you they've done it. You can't post pictures on the internet and only expect people to use them in the way you want.
This is not Stella Creasy or the other cases we've seen this week. This is a woman who posts hundreds of photos of herself, publicly available, on the internet, and then expects that only the audience she wants should view them and only for the reasons she deems acceptable. Re-read her comments, its not just the blog comments she's offended by, it's the idea that people might be getting a thrill from looking at the hundreds of pictures of her she put on the web for anyone to see.
Can't decide if that's stupid, naive or pig-headed.
Pix or it didn't happen.
Interzone has plenty of typewriters to lend if I remember correctly.
Will it be called the Dreamcast server on release?
Just checked on my SGS1. No nightly yet.
I tend to stay with stables now though.
Re: All at once or none at all
Speak for yourself. I'd welcome the opportunity for an hour's extra sleep a day :)
The only way you're going to get a warm shower powered by your piss is by... well... pointing up.
Or at a partner.
If you like that sort of thing.
So if I collect 20 of the coke-bottles of yellow fluid that sit on our motorways' roundabouts I can charge my phone for a day saving myself almost a penny?
The route to a green future is clear!
On Earth we only have one natural satellite to track to know when to hide in the shed to avoid moon-rage. Neptune's men must be permanently in the shed.
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- White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
- Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs