101 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008
Whoa! First pic. Is this the man who sold the world?
Great gloves etc.
I wouldn't go there for a picnic!
Re: we make millions but you pay for us to do it
I have a pre-payment meter. All electronic has a 'smart' key that you load up with credit and plug into the meter. No need for anyone to come round to my gaff and 'read' the meter right?
Wrong. I still get a call every quarter from a bloke to 'read' the meter.
The same thing will happen with smart meters. You'll still be required to provide access to it so they can check you aren't a nerd and hacking it.
Re: @Steve Davies 3
Yeah, much better to whip out your iPhone 6 Plus and flash your 18k gold Apple watch...
Oh, hang on...
Brill! Another API to crack even the strongest Capthas and spread doom on us all...
I have had to sort out ionization smoke alarms because they 'bip' recently.
I thought there batteries were low.
Not so! They were linked mains-powered devices with battery back-up.
I saw the little replace-by sticker.
All the smoke alarms are in the process of being replaced.
Heads up! It's not just batteries!
Have you calculated at what speed LOHAN, ARREST and your van will lift-off when travelling along? You need to be careful!
110 light years from Earth...
I don't think so. Come on Reg, you can do better than this. The story is riddled with nonsense.
Re: Captain Future's enemy had one of those.
What do make of the CMB reference frame then?
It's not an absolute 'special' reference frame, but it is a unique one.
Get back to bed and take your meds.
Arrrh Jim lad, splice the main-braces and scupper the wenches!
Full steam ahead!
You won't find Google et al contributing because they already have similar systems that are 'good enough' for their commercial purposes.
Also, if they are on their way to a Strong AI, you can betcha that they and 'it' will keep it secret.
Now where's that shiny hat?
Re: Liquid water - woot!
You don't add oxygen to water by electrolysis. You get hydrogen and oxygen from water by electrolysis. Hydrogen and oxygen are almost the perfect chemical rocket fuel...
Woot for Ceres as the ISRU of the future!
Re: Google is freakin terrible
Can you be sure they don't... dickhead??
Re: Smoke and Mirrors
Ahhh, so the cop didn't like the fact that he *might* be being recorded...
Makes sense. Bloody dibble don't like that sort of thing, try getting your phone out whilst being arrested...
Re: What will CA and the courts do when prescription Glass arrives?
So fighter pilots etc etc can wear a Glass by your argument? What about Police/Ambulance/Fire engine drivers who need up-to-date info from whatever device? Maybe we just need an extra section of the driving test to allow Glass and such things... otherwise, as per previous posters, you are going to cut off innovation and possible *improvements* to driving safety.
Re: "nothing illegal to be wearing Google Glass"... yet.
"... complete stop..." HaHaHa, please stop it guys, I may have to go out and buy a copy of Viz (can you completely still do that?)
Re: "nothing illegal to be wearing Google Glass"... yet.
Superb! This flipped my Mr Logic trigger and you are correct!
Re: Note 2 things. a) It's a *theoretical* material.
I like thin sliced ham. It amuses me to think your canteen has one-up on IBM and their ilk and can produce slices just one ham atom thin... mmmm
I can tell you. This that and the effing other...
If you think X, I can say Y. Not to mention Z.
Maybe its Omega. ffs,,
On the other hand (the gripping hand) its alpha.
I know one in particular that would be good for that. If she was fusion burned then I suspect we could all keep warm this Winter for nothing. Really. I wouldn't accept any payment...
Re: Wait, what?
I can't understand that! Air full of carbon... Really! Peeps need to know that CO2 is 0.039% by volume of the air you breath. Paying trillions of dollars to affect this is so very crazy.
Don't get me started on how this tiny number doesn't affect climate in any significant way either.
Re: Humans aren't responsible enough for nuclear power
You should be banned from El Reg for spouting such crap...
I'm watching you...
Re: The Tooth Fairy and Molten Salt Thorium Reactors
You Sir, are the problem... You spout nonsense that you claim is backed up with science and come to the conclusion that nothing can be done...
Oh contrare! I can't be arsed at the mo to point out how Thorium can indeed make a good powerful fuel... No Carbon emissions... Not like anyone gives a toss.. 17+ years no warming whilst CO2 goes up is a FACT!
Re: Not 'egg-shaped'.
The one I boiled this morning wasn't! Maybe it was a Martian or Indian egg...
<MrLogic> And furthermore if you are applying thrust at any point the orbit won't be strictly elliptical. </MrLogic>
Re: how precise is a piece of string?
Seen as you missed the opening <aspie> on your first paragraph and claim to be an engineer. I sentence you to write out your first paragraph 100 times with the correct <MrLogic> ... </MrLogic> formatting.
I now get a wonky OSX for free... For my Hackintosh that is! Makes things much easier.... works a treat in every way despite your schoolboy attempts to stop it! Mwaa ha ha
Bring in Elon Musk as CEO. He will sort the shit out.
They peel them with their little knives...
... or a taller/larger wife/partner/bird/squeeze...
Get a bigger car, nuff said!
The advertisers are already paying Aereo directly, shirley? If not why not?
The first thing I noticed about the kettle was not that it looks like Hitler. It's the reflection of the lady's panties that struck me...
Chip n Pin
Why doesn't the rest of the world do this instead?
Win 8 is great!
Pinball FX2 for TIFKAM.
That is all.
Re: Computer Models!
Genuine answer. Which can guarantee to keep the lights on, Nuclear or Solar and Wind power? Ok, so its a question.
To Whom It May Concern
I've just got back. No staying the night/weekend. Which is good. No bruises/cuts/scratches...
Disappointed Ashley didn't win. But check this out...
Relax beast (not my real name obviously), sit back make yourself comfortable...
Do you like this? Her top comes off...
Waiting for the I'm a Celeb result...
Never mind that...
Her own Bushtucker trial commenced... Imagine I'm Ashley she says... cool
Bushtucker trial succesful! 1 star!
Cup of tea.
Kiss then home.
Jobs a good 'un!
I was particularly unimpressed by the the vid-cast or whatever you want to call it. Endless, boring drives down crappy A-roads. AND then a still can of a wing mirror whilst the *crack* el Reg team went off in some dingy or whatever, leaving the cam behind! If it wasn't for the stimulating chat then I would have chewed my own leg off. Surely a good reason to have an el Reg chat page... thanx Corrine, VinceH and many others. BTW I've not been round to see her yet... Will post here later! x
I'm going in... wish me luck. Hi VinceH as well
Recently built one with an Ivy Bridge i5 with HD4000 graphics. Thought it would be somewhat *less* painful using the Intel gfx. What a mistake. Refusing to boot, bizzare UEFI nonsense going on. Sleep didn't work at all.
Popped in a fairly old Nvidia card and the bloody thing just worked *perfectly* and with obviously more performance.
Bloody Intel. Where can I claim 48 hrs of my life back?
I just don't know where to start...
Fook it, you are a nutter and you are wrong.
There, nuff said.
Re: Uh oh
Upvote for patent event horizon, spot on!
Behave yourself... Don't bring down this thread to something utterly shite, We are respecting a great man, not fanboying our fav companies.
I'll sink a few for Neil tonight
Saw this bad news after being out on a job to fix some lady's WiFi woes and bringing up the BBC news site to confirm all was fixed... I was quite upset tbh and the lady seemed to recognise the passing a true pioneer too...
RIP Neil Armstrong, you are my hero and certainly were made of The Right Stuff.
Does anyone else remember a Discovery Channel series featuring Neil back in the day when he'd just jump into any plane and then do all sorts of mental (and it looked, v. dangerous) stuff in it??? What a guy!
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
They are deploying contra-terrene devices in the Pacific? It'll all end in tears I tells ya...
Can is too hi-res in focus etc etc... I can't really be arsed,
but its obvious...
Both great books but not a patch on his 'Across Realtime' collection IMHO. Unbelievably good.
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