182 posts • joined 25 Jun 2008
Re: Of course, there's one important question...
Good point. I believe NASA made all or at least some of their 'space photographs' public domain. Considering these are 'commissioned' using money from the public purse I'd hope that 'we' own the copyright.
At the third stroke
"When you get down to it, lifting your wrist to your face is not much more convenient than reaching into a pocket."
When I get down to it, yes it is. Reading my wristwatch is easy. If I'm standing it's left arm up, glance at analogue display, left arm down. I'm typing this on my laptop and I can see the display if I just tilt my head to the left.
If my phone is in my pocket it's reach into pocket, extract slippery phone, rotate phone around several times to put the screen at the front and the power button on the left, press the power button, wait for that slight delay while it fires up and then read the time. Put phone back in pocket.
Still it's not as if people get mugged flashing expensive phones in public.
Oh and the Apple watch looks boring.
Re: The gentleman's thumb may simply be protecting his own career...............
He's just holding it wrong.
Re: Can't wait to miss that
Oh it was awful. Cruise fights of a dozen jet-pack wearing cattle prod wielding coppers. Cruise fights off a bunch of heavies in a car factory while big scary spot welding robots build a car about him which he drives off in at the end of the fight. The murderer tips his hand by not passing off the vital clue as a glitch in the precog system but instead contrives a whole conspiracy to get Cruise off the case.
They put people in SUSPENDED ANIMATION as a PUNISHMENT. (See also Tek Wars and some Stallone movie.) It was worse than I Robot!
Now the short story was effing brilliant.
Full frame camera with a macro lens. It won't be cheap.
Re: Anyone can play!
Your grammar is too good.
Murdoch worse than ebola.
I thought it came from the BBC TV programme "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" (1970's). I remember it being used by a Scottish gardener as in 'Up yer clunge!'
I also expect to be corrected for getting this whole memory wrong.
Nice to see something on here that isn't asking for crowdfunding.
Re: Pah, at least they're Orange customers
I ported my number to T-Mobile from Orange too. I don't get these Magic Number texts but I do get offers to buy tickets for shows. I tried texting the 'stop annoying me you feckers' number but was informed that it wasn't available from my number!
I'm currently enjoying a borked attempt to transfer my number to Vodafone. Will I continue to be one of Orange's favoured customers?
I like it
And I shall buy one for all my facebook friends.
The last* 'pirated' film I watched was The King's Speech and it had a notice that appeared at the bottom of the screen at regular intervals informing me that it was the property of XYZ film company©®.
The image and sound were excellent. Obviously the copy had been made from a digital source before the film hit the cinemas. I doubt a ban on wobbly head-mounted cameras will do much to stem the tide of hooky dvds.
*Out of two in total. The King's Speech was good but I wouldn't have paid to see it. Not my kind of film. The first was Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes. I paid nothing to watch it but still felt cheated!
String 'em up.
If they just dump the drugs in the yard for the inmates to pick up (what are the guards doing?) why not use a trebuchet? Much classier if you arrange for the Sealed Knot to be performing in the area.
I can still access the Scrabble app through my tablet.
"I bet all those dads are the real reason behind the attacks just like the attacks that happen every single Christmas," one woman wrote.
Re: There is very little doubt
Your surround sound is only 7.1? Pth!
twas ever thus
I know it used to be that industrial-size gas users were offered a discount on their bill if they signed up to a 'lights out' agreement. This was the case when I joined the industry in 1979. These new measures seem to be a continuation of that agreement.
Who's in the what now?
Has anyone built a powerful enough laser to warrant the use of shields? Or a spaceship that needs shielding?
Sorry if the answer was in the video but it was so boring.......
The Doctor says....
"Sad really, isn't it? People spend all their time making nice things, and other people come along and break them."
The worst thing in the world.
Is this going to spark off a 'Twitterstorm'? I do enjoy reading about them.
Maybe nobody else asked.
Meanwhile, far below the throbbing Londonopolis streets in the secret headquarters of NESTA.
I say Carruthers, no-one has applied for a grant and if we don't pay out some of our budget before the end of the year we'll get the chop.
Crikey Fortescue, you absolutely right. We're doomed.
Hold on, what's that stuck to the bottom of your tea cup?
What? Oh! I say! It's a request thingy. Some woman called Lily wants two hundred-thousand pounds.
Does it matter?
Re: What about heat?
That's probably why there's an industrial scale cooler running just out of sight. Well what else can explain the 'wind tunnel' soundtrack?
That's a new one.
" pre-announced"? What, so they didn't actually 'announce' a new drive?
I hope that they soon pre-announce the availability to place a pre-order for the pre-production product.
The Fountains of Paradise.
All we have to do now is move Sri Lanka a little further south and start work on the 'space elevator'.
2010: Odyssey Two
Well as there's already life on Europa why not on Enceladus too?
(Where's the literary reference icon?)
I usually forget what I went in there for if I have to hunt around for, err, whatever. Do I know you?
Actually, looking at the BBC's figures, does anyone think that BBC2 is worth almost 5 times what BBC3 costs? Or BBC1 12 times?
Kill off BBC3
And that's where we find the space for a mooted BBC1+.
Or the BBC could merge BBC3, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC Parliament and keep all the loud shouting confined to one channel.
Is this 'Best Smartphone' in the same way that ITV is 'Channel of the Year'?
Re: Yeah no.
Of course nobody who just played CDs in a CD player had any trouble with naughty root kits.
Re: Not too surprised
The recent lost Doctor Who DVDs didn't have any VAM extras either. They were however in whatever the standard SD horizontal resolution is as opposed to the reduced count that iTunes pumped out. (Or so I've been informed. I'm not in a position to peer into the garden.)
Re: Any explanation
£8.78 at BASE.com, £9.30 at AMAZON.com. Perhaps shopping around might help you.
I do wonder why the download is £10.49 at AMAZON.
In the words of Ned Flanders
"Homer, I can honestly say that was the best episode of Impy & Chimpy I've ever seen."
I liked it!
The acting was as good as anything I've been forced to endure on C4/ITV/BBC.
And it was funnier than any 'comic' on same.
Well done Samsung for a wonderful parody of our vacuous society.
Re: How is Lybia anyways?
It's this kind of insightful political reporting that is sorely missed in the mainstream media.
It's a trap!
Everybody knows it's freezing cold in space so there isn't a need for a cooling system pump.
This is a ploy by HAL to get the astronauts outside while he fills their stockings with presents.
The sound of money.
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand? IPONZ?
Suspiciously close to iPonz.
Why do these portable DAB radios consume so much power?
May I suggest a small tweak to improve your joke?
'I much prefer HP's condiments to their computers, you can take the lid off and they're truly open sauce.'
Preserves the punchline that way.
Re: Folding money?
That's as may be but you're 'biting' your readers with that celeb-porn site.
"The anonymity also explains why the currency has, for most of its five-year existence, been widely used by criminal gangs looking for a way to finance a trade in drugs, guns or child pornography."
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Whatever did criminals do before the invention of Bitcoin?
Also, where did the second paragraph come from in the above? I just did a cut 'n' paste of the bit in quote marks.
Also also, stop linking to articles to Mail Online. It's getting beyond a joke now.
I like that song. By The Waterboys wasn't it?
Well, I like The Beastie Boys, and I also like companies that produce building "blox" in pastel colours designed to encourage girls to become engineers even if they do have illustrations on the box depicting girls as Disneyifed wide-eyed demi-princesses, but which is better?
There's only one way to find out.
I replaced my CD drive with a hard disc caddy. Now I've got a fast SSD for the operating system, a large but slow HDD for data storage and the CD drive lives in an external USB box. It very rarely gets used.
HDD caddy and CD box together cost less than £20 from a well-known tat-bizarre.
I've just watched a woman driver fail to park her car in a perfectly adequate space between two other cars. She then proceeded to repeat the same process on the other side of the road where she finally managed to fit her car into a space exactly the same length of the one she'd previously failed with.
During her manoeuvres she was assisted by her female friend who stood on the pavement and empathically checked out her messages on the phone.
That said, most 'parking' these days seems to entail slamming two of the cars wheels over the kerb and leaving it sprawled untidily on the pavement.
Great! Order a £4.99 paper-back and keep the drone. A quick hack and, what, it only runs on Amazon's 'Whispernet'?
'The South Korean firm was also slammed after contestants on reality talent show The X Factor were shown repeatedly using its products during an ad campaign it ran on ITV.'
And quite rightly so. You never see Apple products being used on television programmes.
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