753 posts • joined Monday 7th April 2008 12:25 GMT
Lobsters eat carbon.
Re: There is almost always sufficient biological variation..
"What on earth made you think I'd want to volunteer ?"
Nothing really, It was flippancy inspired by this:
"There is almost always sufficient biological variation..
..in an outbred population to allow for some survival from most infectious diseases"
Re: There is almost always sufficient biological variation..
That's evolution's way. Disease develops and the 90% of population who aren't resistant die off leaving the remaining 10% to re-populate.
In this day and age you aren't likely to get many people who are happy to go nature's way on these things. You volunteer if you want. I'll take my chances on Western medicine thanks all the same.
Ozymandias is another name for Ramses II who didn't build any pyramids. Pyramids were build in the Old and Middle kingdoms, not the New kingdom. Ramses built a lot of big stuff but not pyramids.
Also, Ramses was more concerned with big impressive looking shit than quality craftsmanship. For example many of his monuments used recessed rather than raised reliefs because it's easier to do.
Err, anyway... no pyramids.
Re: Strongly disagree
It's not just a tool. It's the ONLY tool which can allow a modern bank to run. Money exists in IT. Whether that makes a bank an "IT company" is just a matter of words. The fact is that RBS (and other banks in my experience) have allowed a senior management culture to develop that thinks that IT is just something that can be bought in as and when required as a commodity. Reality is not like that but who has the balls to tell them the risks they are taking?
I've been on the sharp end of senior management sharing their views with us about the relative unimportance of IT compared to the real banking business and suggesting that if we want to work in IT we should get a job in an IT company :) Quite charming really.
Re: I met a traveller from an antique land
But Ramses is remembered from over 3000 years ago. Khufu from 4,500 years ago. That's still a pretty meaty legacy tbh, dead or not.
(Thutmosis III fanboi)
The real Hittites were, if memory serves (will not Google this) wiped out by the Sea Peoples in 1176BC. Either that or it was a game of Age Of Empires I played about 15 years ago.
The definition does matter. If not then why start the debate in the first place? Which is the cheapest will depend entirely on your definition of cheapest. What you are saying is that you are happy with whatever definition ends up with renewables being cheaper than coal and nuclear. Creating evidence to support your opinions is a valued skill. You should work for the government and/or the last government (depending on your individual biases.)
Good point Vic. If you are insistent that cheapest must mean, 'cheapest after all external costs are taken into account', then surely backup generation and/or energy storage must be taken into account for solar/wind power. Otherwise you can pick or ignore whichever costs you like and the compairson is meaningless.
Because you are arguing that cheapest should take into account 'external costs' but the carbox tax only takes into account one external cost and ignores any others. Therefore it neither meets your definition of cheapest nor the common everyday definition.
But they aren't doing that. They are counting the dollar costs, not social ones, and adding in the carbon-tax. Nothing like what you described.
'External costs' are all well and good but you are the one bringing them to the table.
That may all be true but it doesn't make it the 'cheapest'. You can't just redefine words to what you would prefer them to mean.
So the renewables are cheaper as long as there's a big tax on coal and we just ignore gas.
Is this a new meaning of the word 'cheaper' that I hadn't been made aware of?
So this jury...
...is from just down the road from Apple?
Judge Melchett: Oh, uh hand me the black cap, I'll be needing that.
It's something black with dimensions of 1, 4 and 9 relatively.
"Many of China's biggest companies are our customers and we will continue to support their global growth and competitiveness with the latest innovations from SAP. To make this a reality, we have expanded our sales force by 50 percent this year."
Support their customers' growth by increasing their sales force?
I've used Safari as my main browser at home on Windows for a while now. I like the font-rendering. Fonts in Chrome just look thin and jagged.
(I do use other browsers in situations where Safari doesn't work very well. I'm not a total tool.)
We loved this in Selby arcade but had to wait for the SNES version to do proper multiplayer because the player 2 stick in our arcade couldn't do 8 directions originally. I was the first kid to complete it on one credit in our arcade. With E Honda if I remember. The first time I got Zangief's ending though was a big wtf moment.
Still playing variants to this day.
If, by dedicated app, you mean the iPhone one then they seem to be doing a great job of forcing users away from it.
I often have to re-load the notification window or comments sections 3 or 4 times before it will actually do anything. They just sit there with the modern hourglass-equivalent (spinning-arsehole icon?) until you get bored. Sometimes nothing works at all, even though a quick trip over to Safari shows that my 3G connection is working.
Plenty of other people have the same problem but I've no idea if it's more prevalent on certain carriers and related to the way the encryption is handled or facebook traffic is 'shaped'. I'm on O2 (Giffgaff).
The facebook app is a total chore to use. A plague on it!
Re: outside of a few Excel power users ...
If you spend any amount of time writing documents then even going back from Word 2010 to 2007 is a big wrench. I'd hate to think I had to spend hours every day in Writer. It's great for a free tool but Word 2010 saves me loads of time with useful features and I'm used to the Ribbon now.
The paste-preview is magic. I can't live without it :)
Re: Will Jesus let me view porn on it?
No but you can watch the live action version of Lot and his daughters if that floats your boat.
(Ban this sick filth!)
Could this create some new superhero team perhaps?
I, for one, am getting bored of the same superheroes getting rebooted every five years in the cinema. We need a big blast of cosmic rays to create some new ones. Here's hoping the guys on the ISS take a good dose \o/
Re: "using nets and lasers"?
In-app purchase allows dinosaur-riders.
Somebody should be fired.
Seriously? Deepak Chopra?
They might as well have flushed his fee down the bog and hope the poo fairies accept the offering and grant wealth and happiness to all.
Much easier to...
Go down the BOGOF or similar route where no such previous price restrictions apply :)
Buy one Tablet PC for £360 and get another one free!!!
(last week they were £180 but we don't need to tell you that)
Works for other retailers :)
Re: Wake me up...
As opposed to most Android phone manufacturers who just don't bother. The Android landscape is still predominantly 2.3. As I said, it's a shame that it takes a mod community to give people what their manufacturer should be able to give them but top marks to the CM team who do a brilliant job.
I own an iPhone and a couple of Android phones. Apple IS trying to gouge every last penny out of me, no doubt about it but if I'm not dumb I can get the best value out of them and they constantly give me the latest OS. My Android phones I have to turn to the Open Source community for as the manufacturers couldn't give a flying fuck about the phone after the sale.
Wake me up...
When a new version of CyanogenMod gets released because that's the only way most people will ever get to play with a newer version of Android.
Standby power drain doom is for the most part a load of b0ll0x.
My mother in law still nags me that televisions use the same amount of electricity when on standby as when they are on. When I try to explain that they don't I get told off for thinking I know better than the government or 'the experts.'
Re: Chrome is the world's most popular browser
Re: You get what you pay for
Having worked in IT both for large banks and large supermarkets I must point out that neither is like 'running a supermarket' in the way you imply. For instance a small glitch in your invoice processing system could quickly lead to nothing being on the shelves to sell.
I can't believe anyone who played D2 would complain about this. I always played on Battle.net so had to be online anyway and that was 10 years ago. Add to that the terrible problems with item duping and suddenly always-on protection for this game seems a good idea.
Obviously it would be annoying if devs adopt the same model for purely single-player games but that's another issue. This is D3 not another game.
Got mine from amazon pre-order for £22. Unfortunately I haven't had a working gaming PC for months. Bah :(
Back to Baal runs with my Hammerdin on the netbook for nostalgia then...
Icon is Diablo obviously.
Also puzzled by 3's filter.
When I got the wife a mobile on 3 a year or so ago and tried out the browser I was rather bemused to find that several innocuous non-porn sites were blocked and would be replaced on the screen with a series of links to various categories of porn. So that's a porn filter is it?
My mind could not have boggled more.
I just changed the APN to the one 3 use for My-Fi though and it all worked fine; enabling me to browse non-porn without being pushed to porn.
Did I mention the boggling of the mind this caused? Yes? good.
Never finished it
I got quite good at the game and remember spending a whole day trying to beat the final world and ressurecting every so often. Come evening time my parents wanted the telly back and I never managed to beat it. I just couldn't summon up the willpower to play for hours again :(
Re: Shove it right up your proverbial!!!!
Wholeheartedly agree. I pre-ordered Black Ops on Steam (promised to unlock at midnight but didn't until 8am, after the Tesco and Sainsbos lot had been playing for hours.)
The game barely worked on my Core2 Duo with quite new nVidia gfx (can't remember what now) even though MW2 ran at 100fps+ on the same rig. Asking on the boards just resulted in a load of pricks telling me I should have a proper quad-core 8gig machine or stop whinging. The graphics engine was coded by idiots who wouldn't admit they had done anything wrong.
Also, I disagree for the most part about the need for dedicated servers (yes, I am an old Q1 and UT player, bear with me.) In MW2 nobody kicked you for jumping or hiding or using smoke or using a 'lame' weapon or a 'lame' perk, or just for killing the admin.
Bag 'o' shite.
Didn't we just have a one hundred year anniversary of when hundreds of people died due to both the solid and liquid forms of Dihydrogen Monoxide?
Also, thousands of people die every year due to gravity. Yet it still hasn't been banned and we are subjected to it constantly. The Daily Mail should run a front-page about it.
Re: Boot from USB?
Smileys usually indicate a light-hearted remark.
Boot from USB?
Welcome to five years ago Microsoft :)
Mondas may return !!!!!!!!!!
(icon obviously an early prototype)