683 posts • joined Monday 19th May 2008 14:40 GMT
They are a tiny fraction of your national budget, and provide good science for improvement in various areas of your life.
Just fire a handful fewer missiles at places where you think someone might once have hid who said that the US wasn't a land of milk and honey and you'd save alot more for spending on actually providing healthcare...
Preferably with existing dimmer switches...
"How about the possibility of some less than scrupulous open-source developer, fed up with the apparent obstruction from Microsoft, discovering the loophole in the system?"
Then they would be highly unethical because they would be reducing the security of millions of people.
No - publicly releasing it without first having spoken to the vendor and given them time to get their house in order would reduce user security. In fact looking for such flaws is going to be done - I'd rather they were looked for by white hats than black.
Things didn't start falling just because gravity had been discovered.
Why do we hear so little about the other issues caused by the tsunami?
And why aren't we seeing calls for tsunami based wave power generation...
We'll just get one hell of a light show at the poles.
Satellite imagery is useful
to those of us with good spatial awareness, we can rotate it ourselves - and that is alot quicker than waiting for the next set of pictures on streetview, not to mention a whole pile cheaper if you are on limited data.
How many pairs of shoes does a girl need?
Re: Sounds like revenge...
They didn't make you do speed awareness courses - you opted to do those after breaking the law; they were an "easy option", else you'd have chosen the other punishment available.
I don't necessarily see a problem with this - we all want the police to be properly funded. But the IT dept need a good kicking if they aren't mandating crypto keys...
And what if...
... not everything on the road is a car?
Will it detect people/horses/trees?
Will it recognise a corner and the associated barrier?
Will drivers just rely on it and therefore ignore anything not wrapped in a steel cage which is easy to detect with mm wave radar?
Get the cars driving themselves, stop faffing with silly add ons.
"just the ticket"
But to where, at least in Switzerland you'll get there...
Given the scarcity of players...
Why would they not collaborate in advance - keep the auction price rock bottom and then sort out a private auction/exchange themselves?
Re: Rename all things nuclear
"Political correctness can only take you so far. It may feel good for the people affected, but the average person isn't THAT dumb"
Then why are MRI scans so much better accepted than NMR scans?
Why not e-ink as a display - I'd have thought it would be fine for the job.
It could even mean that the location of the numbers changed each time, so that wear was even... (just step across by one every use).
Re: "just saying what he thinks"
"Only in some ways... the tyre thing is critical and the driver cant tell the temperature of each tyre, thats why there are all those telemetry engineers. Hence why its a *team* event."
So did the engineer say "your rear right tyre is cooling down" - no he said "keep the tyre temps up" - that's F1 driving 101, and Kimi is a world champion.
If he'd been reminded on a straight rather than in a corner he might have taken it better...
My understanding was that by the end of the war we could decode the messages faster than an enigma operator.
Re: So much nonsense
"there may anyway be perceptible differences between apparently identical alcohol/water solutions, which can nonetheless be different one from another in the way the water arranges itself molecularly around the alcohol"
Scientists that state that probably also believe in homoeopathy. Homoeopathy is also supposedly all about ordering water.
Not quite true - Homeopathy is about water retaining that shape after the contaminant has been removed.
This is about the way molecules arrange themselves around a contaminant that was (at some point) introduced, and remains in the liquid.
Personally I'd have thought that and differences in packing (which there could well be) wouldn't be thermally stable.
Re: Where will the power come from?
But the point is that the power source will be cleaned up over time, rather than getting worse over time.
Battery tech aside (as that's unknown to me at this time) electric cars will gain all the efficiencies and cleaning options as they are fitted to the centralised power conversion units.
This means that you add scrubbers to one power station and you've improved the efficiency of thousands of cars.
Additionally it massively improves air quality in the overpopulated regions of the country - maybe moving parliament to Manchester (no affiliation, but it's a large city and far enough away from me) would reduce congestion in London rather nicely...
Re: No it can't ...
Focus follows mouse is one of the first things I change on any Windows box I'm forced to use - I can then nudge the mouse between windows with my elbow, no need to remove hands from the keyboard.
Of course focus follows brain would be best ;)
It's really annoying having to click and raise windows in order to do anything when just nudging the mouse and then doing what you want is available.
Re: Offroad lights
'tis a pity the police won't ticket motorists for having blinding lights (or badly adjusted lights, or failed lights)
Particularly those hateful DLRs which are now compulsory on new cars - and they are REALLY badly dazzling.
Re: Think of the Children!
Erm - isn't it just that the evidence isn't needed - after all, once you've detected the telly you then knock at the door and ask what's on.
So easy it's not worth reporting what gave you reasonable suspicion.
Still waiting for a candybar phone with WiFi-3G bridge
Although bluetooth is an interesting option.
I'm off hunting
Re: Inquiring minds...
There have been enough cases where complaints were made about new mobile masts...
Only to then discover that they hadn't been powered up yet.
Re: Off the scent?
IMHO the Transformer series bests the new iPad - has been out for a good while longer as well.
I got really peeved by that at BHam, until I realised that Long Stay 1 is free for up to an hour - has an excellent bus service to the terminal (or a 5 minute walk) and saves a whole lot of trouble seen at other airports.
System Builder -> VM install
Then you never need to transfer it - you just change the host system.
Given the choice I rarely use a bare metal OS any more (work PCs are forced on me, but one of them I run in a VM, some work servers need serious performance and are single function devices most are VMd)
Re: Ball lighning
As a fizzy cyst I approve of your spelling
Having used "RAID edition" disks which failed when used with a RAID controller - and then had a firmware fix, which required a reformat, and being booted under DOS, without a RAID controlled AND failed to increment the firmware revision number....
In (unmanned (by us) PoPs all round the world? Thanks Western Digital
Buy consumer grade, it's probably cheaper to watch a few fail and rebuild the data than it would be to buy industrial and watch slightly fewer fail and rebuild the data.
The rebuild the data bit is the expensive bit to get right, so the lower cost of disks is probably a good call.
Re: Well Done Those People
And of course they need more power when: It's dry and hot for extended periods.
This is as good as running office air con from solar power - no need to put any regulators in place ;)
I think it does...
But only 9.6k
Often use 10 touch detection....
On a mechanical devices I can, and regularly do, use all ten fingers at the same time, although the ability to have their freedom restricted by friction on a moving control is invaluable.
I can see "musical instrument" apps easily needing ten touches.
"Mixer" apps (of which there are several) also need highly multi-touch interfaces.
On a 7 inch device I can see limiting to 6 being feasible - certainly for someone with my ape like hands.
I'd have thought that a microwave link would be cheaper than a sat connection....
The only issue being that the licencing is covered by one company for the sat connection.
Of course you can boost vanilla WiFi to get pretty good distances too, that could work well for many rural communities.
Re: Thats your problem right there!
IM is where you think it would be a pain?
IM would be fine - it's VoIP (Voice or Video) calls that would be intolerable.
But then there are often other solutions for Voice calls - even if BT aren't the best broadband supplier they are pretty good at getting voice lines to places. And you could always try phoneing skype ;)
Re: I must be missing something...
> but the point of the article is that you should really be comparing the maps app on iOS6 to the maps app on iOS1 - or rather, the very first time that google release maps.google.com to the world.
No - Look at what the iPhone1 was - a well engineered device. OK, it had a few foibles (cut-n-paste anyone?) but it came out the gate in a good state.
If Mr Jobs had been alive I don't think the new maps would have made it out of the door.
Re: Gosh. Someone gets it. Finaly
You might not need it.
But I reckon that most second cars do less than 10 miles a day.
The only killer is the cost - and that won't come down until a manufacturer bites the bullet and mass produces something. If they got together and designed batteries that could interoperate then we might see appropriate economies of scale - and the ability to upgrade your battery chemistry as needed.
Then all we need is a "dirty" fuel cell (yes, I just made that up) that will run on petrol.
Why not inspire a new generation by, you know, doing something new and difficult.
Not by trotting out some pretty old* tech.
*Yes I know it's impressive old tech, but really - we're relying on 30 year old tech to inspire - what have the kids who were inspired by the shuttle first time round done?
This person might not have done it before, and it provides a nice low power display.
OK - I'm still waiting for a DSI-eInk (or hdmi eInk would be nice) screen for the thing - that would open up all sorts of interesting portable functions.
I just don't allow most games internet access.
I'd not have an objection to them pulling ads from an "ad server" app locally - which has limited 'net rights, and be limited to using wifi only (caching a few ads for "offline" use)
So in general I don't see many ads, quite a few blank boxes though...
Just install Android then...
Personally I run CyanogenMod on my phone, I'd be happy running the same on the Kindle - it just made my birthday list I think...
Need to run a side by side with the Nexus before I put one on the list properly.
Hmm - KFHD / Nexus
GPS vs extra memory
Really - you're describing a machine capable of Full HD decoding as "underpowered"?
You're describing a full PC that sells for £30 (add £4 for storage if you don't already have an SD card). A PC with 24Gflop (which is the RPi GPU alone) Core 2 Duo P8700 is only 16 GFlop.
At "sane" rates is required.
Of course how you define "sane" is anyone's guess....
Lies, damned lies and statistics.
And which does Google use for translation? Statistics.
Slightly surprising that Bush is still the most common translation for POTUS.
Re: International power strip
My version is a cheap 4 strip UK adaptor, but with the 3 pin plug replaced with an IEC socket. Not been to a country I can't easily get hold of a "kettle lead", even in a hotel.
I also have a few IEC leads at home, pilfered from the bins at work, which means I don't need to find such a cable in Europe, or the US.
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