181 posts • joined Thursday 12th April 2007 08:37 GMT
...what about the Met Office radar? Will nobody think of the Met Office radar?
...a group of Americans...3000 AD?
I don't think so.
History suggests otherwise.
Re: "dull and demotivating",
Indeed. Aren't most school lessons dull and demotivating? When I was there, I thought that was the whole idea.
Blue Peter could fix this, no problem.
Sounds like a pitch for a TV series.
That pop-up looks like a poorly executed rogue pop-up. No microsoft branding etc. my first reaction was - what the hell's this? malware? My first instinct was to close it and run a malware check and berate myself for visiting some dodgy website.
Then it dawned on me it was the Microsoft EU thing come to pass - but I wonder if plenty of other people had the same reaction I did. Inspired visual design I'd say
Not enough information, surely
I can't see there being enough information available in a 2d image to generate believable 3d consistently. Presumably relative movement of parts of the image could work in some cases, given enough computing power, (maybe NASA's got some spare time?) but I reckon the result would be even more nauseating (literally) than 'genuine' 3d.
is really a cry for help.
but thank God it's a politician proposing it, so it's fully innoculated against actually happening.
We already did
only we had a more convenient source of labour in Ireland.
Banks, and another thing...
...I love it when they phone you up out of the blue and immediately start asking you security questions to prove *your* identity. I always ask them how do I know they're who they say they are as my phone says 'number withheld' and they generally get put out by my effrontery.
The clue is in the title.
Probably had electric starters.
The biggest and probably the most expensive machine on the planet and a random bird knocks it out? That's the sort of class-act cock-up I would create. A case of tunnel (sic) vision in the design department?
To quote Groucho Marx:
Outside of the improvement, no one will notice the difference.
Empty the Prisons!
That's it! Don't waste all that money on locking people up - just give them a 'criminal record' and send them on their way. They won't be able to get any kind of job and will be permanently consigned to an underclass of CRB branded sub-citizens. What could possibly go wrong?
'GIMPS said it would donate $25,000 of the prize money to charity and award $50,000 to the UCLA math department.'
OK , 25,000 + 50,000 = 75,000? so er, where's the rest of the 100,000 going?
Maybe they can't add up.?
@AC who called me an idiot
a)I know perfectly well how it would be done - by firing thrust in the opposite direction - that was precisely my point.
b)You can't spell - idiot.
One thought occurs to me. I can see that a good lick of speed can be built up over a long period of time with a low powered engine, the problem, however, would be stopping. The low power would take an eqivalently long time to de-accelerate the craft. Net result: no real saving in time (though maybe in fuel?).
I can just about get the idea of 3d cinema - a sort of total immersion experience as a substitute for actually doing something. But on a TV the little 3d images will just be - I can not think of a better word - silly. The whole 3d thing smacks of desperation to me.
Actually it's been a rather good summer. Most figs for 10 years, (I'm in Norfolk,UK) and the fig tree likes summer. The harvest was in weeks ago...
If you keep telling people (actually it seems more like a nervous tic afflicting half the population) that it's been a lousy summer they all seem to believe it.
further research ...
Call me cynical, but whenever I see those words I know exactly what's going on.
A little unfair...
...to compare a country with the geographical spread of the USA with small places like South Korea, Japan and Sweeden with (relatively) dense populations. Most of those white regions are deserts and suchlike - certainly low population densities. I know the - 'there's no call for it' - statements from providers can be a tad irritating, (I remember BT's glacially slow broadband 'roll-out') but if you live in the middle of the Arizona desert, it's probably true.
Not about saving the money
Surely, it's whether it's a 'good idea' or not.
Government spending is just re-cycling our own money - if they don't spend it on this, they'll spend it on something else, probably equally daft like jet fighters or battleships.
Not doing this project won't actually 'save' any money. The money goes back into the economy whatever it's spent on.
he main economic concern is who most directly benefits from the money flow.
Re: Proper Units of Measurement
Recently experienced on 'Look East' - voice-over describing the awesome power of a new Fire Brigade pump: " It can empty an olympic-sized swimming pool in next to no time".
Which begs the question, "How long would it take to empty 2 olympic sized swimming pools?"