69 posts • joined Thursday 19th April 2007 15:01 GMT
Sounds like a bad idea
Does this mean your electricity meter will be able to crash and effectively cut your power supply off by accident?
Will they be secure enough that only ther energy company can cut you off, rather than some script kiddie on the net?
Do not want.
Kepler's on Twitter
Kepler has a twitter account and it's kind of interesting. You don't get many tweets, but they're written in a charming style.
"The sub filled up so quickly that there wasn't time to seal the bulkheads, and she imploded just a few minutes later."
Why would a submarine implode after filling with water? Stop making things up.
I guess it would be like throwing peanuts at each other from opposite sides of a football pitch, but what you're missing is that you'd be throwing them several thousand times per hour for a few decades.
American Politics is Rubbish
This is reminiscent of how the UIGEA was tagged onto a port security bill in the middle of the night.
It seems like the way to get your legislation through is to stick in with something else and hope nobody notices.
What a joke.
"ONE TON brick comes crashing down from 22,000 feet?! Bang! Nuke! Wipeout! Ooops! sorry???!"
Yep, because when, for example, planes weighing far more than one ton crash there's always an accompanying nuclear detonation.
parachute vs wings
"If there isn't enough atmosphere for a gliding landing, why would there be enough for a parachute?"
Because you could provide the shuttles with a much larger parachute than their wings. That way you get more drag from the same atmospheric density.
They might be better off keeping the shuttles in orbit and using Soyuz style entry modules to get the crew and supplies to the surface, though.
it's not bad
I've had one of these for a couple of months and overall, it's not bad.
I have one major gripe, which is the remote control's volume buttons don't affect the volume output by the TVonics box! Instead, you're supposed to set the remote control to output the correct IR codes to control your TV's volume, which doesn't work at all with my setup, which is a TVonics box, AV amp and projector. I have tried and failed to get any customer support from TVonics.
In the two months I've had it, it's completely crashed once. This left me with a blank screen and a high pitched tone, until I turned the box off at the mains. It recovered fine when I turned it back on, but I did fear it might corrupt the hard drives and lose recordings. It seemed to cope though.
I have also found it sometimes flat out refuses to set a timer via the guide. Normally, you hilight a programme and press record and it says "Setting timer for Name" for a couple of seconds, then underlines it in red. Sometimes, it says it's settign the timer, but then doesn't. This is rare, but when it does it you have to manually set it, by telling it to record channel x from a until b. Not a big deal, but a bit of a drag at times.
My final moan is that the remote doesn't seem very powerful. I have the box on a top shelf, behind my sofa and I always have to point the remote backwards, over my shoulder to use it. My older freeview box never had that problem.
Like the review says, it doesn't do upscaling, but if your display does it anyway this is not a problem.
Having said all that, I am actually quite happy with the product overall.
This is insane
How stupid would you have to be to do something like that? The whole case could have been jeopardised because of her actions. She is lucky to avoid a contempt charge, but maybe the rest of society is unlucky, as it hasn't taught anyone else how serious this is.
"4Tflops of floating-point maths"
Must try harder.
Not good enough.
Why is Hoon not advocating saving our lives by photocopying all of our snail mail too?
I won't feel safe until that happens.
Oh man, I hope they let us turn it off.
God, the auto-correction winds me up so much. For a start, it's the wrong way around. When it suggests a word, you should have to tap the word to accept it, not carry on typing to accept it. I particularly hate it when you type in something you would like to search for, the suggestion pops up without you noticing, and on hitting 'Search', it changes your search term. Bag of shiy.
Just let us turn it off.
'The rattled victim and her partner "met with Dick Smith Electronic's area and state manager late yesterday in a bid to reach a compensation settlement but the company referred the matter to its legal department". '
It sounds like she wasn't hurt by this at all, but rather was more concerned about what would have happened if a child was exposed to the images. So how does compensation come into it?
Why is it that whenever you guys write about DARPA you descend into this weird writing style? Is it just because all you're really doing is copying and pasting the report from somewhere else, so you feel you have to pad it out a bit first? Whatever, it's tedious having to read twice as much article to get the same amount of news.
66 hour half-life
Would there even be any point using this in a dirty bomb?
TOWN CENTRE CLOSED FOR WEEKEND. etc.
What's with all the sexism?
I notice most commenters think the woman was a bitch for accusing the guy. Maybe she had good reason to because he's had affairs before and is generally a bit untrustworthy? Maybe she also knows he's stupid enough to make the kind of mistake that would result in them showing up on the clubcard.
It's hard to care either way, but how about a bit of balance?
I thought I was cynical, but the idea that young people will be lucky to benefit from being the first ones to have ID cards forced on them really takes the cake.
I hope it doesn't occur to Viacom that people may have quoted lines from their shows in emails. They would then surely demand Google hand them all the data stored in Gmail.
That must be quite a bit and quite a bit more personal.
It's almost as though the publishers had no knowledge of some of the most successful games of recent times or never even bothered to look at the game they were publishing.
It almost seems as though the developers had no knowledge of copyright law.
It's almost so ridiculous that they could try and claim it was a deliberate attempt to demonstrate the lack of respect people have for the hard work of others.
Wings too big
Obviously they just made the wings too big in the first place.
This doesn't make anyone safer, but makes everyone's lives worse.
"No, the ultimate deterrent to hijacking a plane is armed passengers"
That sounds like a great way to destroy a plane by mistake if you ask me.
The best way to prevent hijacking is to not have a door between the cabin and the cockpit. The pilots could board the plane through a different door entirely.
Unfortunately, it'd be more expensive to retrofit planes, so instead they put guns on them and make them more dangerous than they were in the first place.
What's the point?
I don't understand the point of this if you can only stream programmes. It would actually be useful if you could download stuff while in range of a wireless network and then watch them when you like.
3G wouldn't help much on the Tube.
"Net users will benefit from more relevant advertising"
I have never wanted to see an advert while I'm using the internet, so how is making advertising 'more relevant' going to be a benefit to me? I'll still ignore them.
They should use the cetaceans' sonar to detect enemy vessels.
eg. multiple allied vessels listen to the sound emitted naturally by whales and dolphins and use the differences in what they hear to reconstruct the size and shape of objects blocking the passage of the sound through the water.
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