89 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008
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.
May the Angels of God forgive me
In my enlightened state I felt a presence from 3ns in the future... She told me to stop messing around with Rubidium atoms and such and concentrate with the matter in hand. She told me the winning lottery numbers for Friday. Also she said Man U would win the league...
Wow, it was all a dream... or was it?
Re: resolution of measuring equipment
I will let you know what this means shortly after I take delivery of my Veet For Men...
Re: I'm sick an tired of all these mofo FTL claims on this mofo planet (gunshot)
Calm down dear...
Do they have a value ON the Bloch sphere or within it as mixed states? I think it is essential that such states are within the Bloch sphere to enable quantum computers to function... But hey what do I know?? Readers please educate me on the righteous path of quantum computing (if it is possible at all(how do you get the data out?))
PS. I don't know what I'm talking about
Veet For Men
Am still laughing, and have ordered 4 tubes... watch this space...
Anyways up, shirley this is the old phase velocity vs group velocity phenomena, you can't send any info via this route. The statistics get in the way, drowning out your superluminal 'signal' in noise till it turns to mush... Which leads me back to the first thing I mentioned. How nice ;)
Oh and have a look at this, could do with some of these to help with the Veet AND its on-topic!
Not as good as The Guardian's attempt tho... Shaun Ryder as adviser for the govt... oh how we all laughed.
You misunderstand the research. Check it out on physorg.com, which is where most science stuff on el Reg is regurgitated from anyway... I'll leave that compliant for another time. Don't bother reading their forum/comments though... There they be dragons. and trolls. and nuthatches. Especially nuthatches.
Re: LOHAN Strut
This touches on what I'm worried about... at the altitude of launch will the fins of the rocket be aerodynamically effective anyway? You'd certainly have to make them much bigger than would be needed at sea-level.
Yeah, it is actually...
You see, the whopping extra £5 or so the tax payer could choose to pay for a UK built version goes towards:-
a) UK taxes on imported components.
b) Paying for it to built by a UK company which pays UK taxes.
c) Built by UK workers who pay UK taxes.
d) Being proud to be British.
Also, I'm sure most people in the here would buy a UK version. You never know, you may get a fair few overseas sales too. Its a win all-round IMHO. Lets just have the choice.
You sir are a buffoon.
Offer UK manufactured versions?
Just an idea... After the initial manufacturing run, why not offer the A+B versions for sale as UKA+UKB also? Manufactured in the UK, would cost more (~£5?) but you would have the choice to buy British if you wanted and have your Pi with 'Designed and Built in the UK" on the PCB. Shirley any purchases for UK schools etc would go for one of these and would also serve to highlight the cost differences which could then be discussed and brought to the attention of the Govt. Would be interesting to see what difference the price would make to the demand of the UK and non-UK versions. Waiting for my RasPi model UKB
@Def's resource loader/manager"The resource loader/manager I wrote for <last game I worked on> was capable of pulling data off the hard drive far quicker than the game systems that requested it could process it." Do you want a medal for that? Game system: Can you load this resource with tag/filename/whatever x to this address. Def: Hmmm, look and see if x is resident. Yes, it is, its here... No, its not resident, ask Windows/OSX/ios/Xbox/PS3/whatever to load it to said address, maintain a simple data structure associating x with said address. Return the address. Provide simple API call to unload a resource. Perhaps if you are so good, you'd have done something about reducing the post-load processing demands needed rather than claiming your coding Nobel prize on how fast your loader was when in fact it was the os that was fast?
The RasPi is fantastic from so many angles, what I hope to see is a big community built around this, availability in schools and some bright spark to get this or compatible version into a *phone*
If that happened, imagine how many schoolkids would suddenly become very, very interested... and they would learn so much about programming for next to nothing, not have to pay ££ for tools/hw and they'd be able to show off to their mates. Viva la revolution!
Like Samsung supplying them with lcd panels, flash n stuff. Well Apple best watch out, Samsung have a huge grip on lcd supply now after getting Sony's side of the biz, I wonder if Apple might find a little increase in the prices they pay to cover Samsung against Apples attempted patent borging of everyone else?
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