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They look more like kitchen timers than calculators to me.
Probably to keep track of how long the spacewalkers have been outside.
(Mines the one with the jetpack on the back)
Importing DVDs for personal use is legal
Selling imported (and therefore uncertificated by the BBFC) DVDs isn't.
Default search provider
Ubuntu switched back to Google several weeks ago.
Think I'll write a script called "Diogenes"
This will remove any Facebook/MySpace/Google Buzz type apps from my system at install time.
I much prefer "Anti-Social Networking"!
PS AC@11:53 - AFAIK Linux is the ONLY OS with 64-bit Flash right now. Video plays just fine on 10.04beta. "Ubuntu Tweak" will put the buttons back on the right.
If you want a Linux distro that plays DVD/MP3 out of the box, I suggest "Mint" which is Ubuntu with all that kind of stuff pre-installed.
Found the solution
At the bottom of my GMail login page, there's a link labelled "Turn off Google Buzz". Clicking it opens a popup which explains that this is NOT reversible and are you sure. One more click and it's gone for good!
Tailsitters are not the way to go...
Because the tailsitting VTOL prototypes of the 50's & 60's (Convair Pogo, Ryan X13 etc) showed that even the test pilots of the era found them almost impossible to land safely.
I thought they were going to mine it.
Updating your PC
Run Windows Update
Reboot (possibly multiple times)
Run Office Update
Reboot (possibly multiple times)
=Run separate updates for each of your software packages
=Reboot (possibly multiple times)
Linux (Ubuntu 9.04 for example)
Run Update Manager
Give Admin Password
Reboot (ONLY if kernel or video card driver updated)
This'll show them
Them being the 2 Bangladeshi newspapers who not only believed, but published "The Onion's" fake moon landing story.
Source BBC here:- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8237558.stm
@ Ball Boy
These days, Russia is the main source for valve tech.
"what's worrying #
By Anonymous Coward Posted Monday 6th July 2009 13:36 GMT
is that there are actually people who like Phorm who think it's the best invention ever for advertising :|
some peopel are just too misguided...
Those would be advertising people, who barely qualify as members of the Human Race.
I say Golgafrincham "B" Arks for the lot of 'em!
Mine's the one with a copy of the Guide, a towel & a sub-etha electronic thumb in the pockets.
@ Jay 2 / Justabloke 1 / MinionZero / AC 13:22
The studios are ALL run by accountants now, not the movie moguls of old.
Their thinking goes something like this:-
Imagination = new
New = unproven
Unproven != profit?
Therefore imagination != profit?
Therefore imagination = bad!
@ Secretgeek & AC 11:44
It's all true!
Clangers faked the moon landings here:- http://stuffucanuse.com/fake_moon_landings/moon_landings.htm
Nazi Vril Society on the moon here:- http://www.ironsky.net/
Mine's the one with the tinfoil hat in the pocket.
Salami works too
As Mythbusters showed when they achieved 880lbs of thrust from a sub-20lbs rocket motor, consisting of liquid NOX & a frozen salami, with a graphite nozzle
Star Wars - Original edit
Dave Prowse (well known Green Cross Code Man & guy inside the Darth Vader suit) once told me that the line he was actually given to read when shooting that scene was:-
"Luke, Obi-Wan was your father".
Mine's the one with the keys to the Millenium Falcon in the pocket.
It doesn't matter if the Red Tories or Blue Labour or even polka-dotted Liberals are "in charge".
All the decisions are being made by the SAME BUNCH OF UNELECTED CIVIL SERVANTS!
Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister were NOT sitcoms! They were DOCU-DRAMAS!
Mine's the one with a Guy Fawkes mask in the pocket.
"Just by a petrol-powered generator and plug your car in to that. There's loads of petrol stations all over the place, so charging isn't a problem. You could even keep the generator in the boot!"
This is exactly how the Chevy Volt / Vauxhall Ampera will work.
40 miles worth of battery charge & a 1litre petrol generator on board.
Still waiting for the "Tesla F" - fuel cell version of the roadster that they haven't thought of yet!
The 1024x600 screen size is apparently a restriction imposed by Microsoft (along with max 1GB memory) for Windows XP to be offered as an OS.
The only netbook with a higher screen resolution is the Sony Vaio P - officially the worlds slowest netbook
Tux rules my PC now!
Fail 4OD is made of fail
Nothing worth watching on C4 anyway.
How to do it...
I recently saw a show called "Renovation Nation" on Discovery, which featured a man
who had dropped a sizable lump of cash (6 figures IIRC) on the perfect way to do this.
He'd built a solar farm to crack H2 from H2O drawn from an on-site well
(no water bills), a tank farm in the back yard to store the hydrogen, and installed a
fuel cell in the garage to power his house.
He was also able to bleed the odd kilo of hydrogen off to run his (converted) car.
Get out of Phorm Free.
@ AC (Legal Question) - "changed the conditions of this contract to your detriment".
This is the very phrase that I invoked to leave BT without penalty when they brought in bandwidth caps.
(even though I had to talk the helldesk droid AND his supervisor through how to view it at their end!)
As Phorm is detrimental to mankind as a whole, I see no reason why it wouldn't work against Phorm.
@ Alan - I'm currently on Plusnet (although I'm eyeing up Be), and last time I checked, their reps were stating that Phorm was a total non-starter on their network.
An appropriate place to ask for help
May I suggest the immensely helpful communities at:-
http://ubuntuforums.org (for Ubuntu obviously), and
http://forum.eeeuser.com/ (for Asus fans with any flavour of Linux or XP)
Perhaps the developers of the various netbook flavours of Linux should put such links in the default Firefox bookmarks folder?
"Although they didn't mention how long it would take from a 415V 3-phase supply which you can easily have installed (my house as one) which would have been a bit fairer"
From what I've read elsewhere, the Tesla's £90K price tag includes one of these.
(I'm still gonna wait for the currently hypothetical "Tesla F" - fuel-cell based version)
@Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse
If you want the original series, try http://www.startreknewvoyages.com
Here you will find one of the BEST fan takes on Trek ever, with Trek alumni guesting in episodes written by original Trek authors (eg: DC Fontana, David Gerrold). One of their episodes "World Enough & Time" guest-starring Walter "Chekov" Koenig, was nominated for this years Hugo awards, against Doctor Who, Torchwood & Battlestar Galactica! (Doctor Who - "Blink" won).
Their premise is to make the 1969 (4th) series of Kirk-era Trek, and then go on into the aborted Star Trek:Phase II.
Is it just me?
Or does it bear a remarkable resemblance to a Marcos?
Gas Turbine sound effect for me please.
A real way to cut congestion?
Why not ban HGVs from A- & M-roads during peak hours? Say 0700-0900 & 1600-1800.
They already have limits on how many hours they can drive, so why not limit which ones?
Besides, they're already at work. HGV-free roads during rush hour would give the rest of us a chance to get there!
Some other remakes to consider
Once again, Wikipedia to the rescue...
The pilot version of Life On Mars US was set in Chicago & had Colm Meany as Gene Hunt, before NYC & Harvey Keitel got a look in. The plot (and most of the script) was IDENTICAL to the first episode of the UK original.
Mine's the one with an ORIGINAL IDEA in the pocket!
Actually, the Vomit Comet mentioned above by Mike Richards, was used as a movie studio by Ron Howard for "Apollo 13".
He filmed all the in-space scenes aboard the aircraft (none of which ran more than 30 seconds), making Apollo 13 the ONLY space movie that uses real free-fall.
And it still failed to get even a "Technical Merit" Oscar.
Mine's the one with a NASA patch on the sleeve.
RE: Anonymous Coward @15:43
There has been no requirement to purchase a radio license in the UK since Feb 1st, 1971.
(Unless you want to open a broadcast station of course)
Mine's the one with an MP3 player in the pocket.
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