BESSHHT GRAPH IN THE WORLD!!
The only downside is that the totally inebriated might not be in a fit state to follow the instructions
3157 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
The only downside is that the totally inebriated might not be in a fit state to follow the instructions
that will build a laptop to my specs for a very reasonable price AND you buy the OS separately. No bloatware, nothing you did not ask for.
Sounds sweeter every day.
I'll check the (older) Lenovo machine, in which I already deinstalled a load of stuff after buying it, for superfish
"and even those were considered void if "extremists" were involved."
And who exactly got to decide that somebody is an extremist? MI6? Any other spooks?
Is that a black helicopter I hear?
Maybe you could implement peril-sensitive sunglasses this way ;-)
I thought the Toba super-volcano eruption took care of that
That fact won't stop Hollywood/Discovery Channel/History Channel/BBC, etc making a new disaster movie/"documentary" along the lines of WHAT IF A RED DWARF CAME WITHIN 0.8 AU OF EARTH, WERE ALL DOOMED!!!
Hate to pour cold water over the nice idea that Neanderthals would have been startled by flares of Scholz's Star., but a little back of the envelope calculations shows this is unlikely:
The star would have been about magnitude 10.3 in the night sky at shortest distance to earth, apparently. This means that to be visible a flare would need to raise the brightness by 4.3 magnitudes to reach magnitude 6 (drop on the magnitude scale = increase in brightness). This is possible in the blue band, but in the visual band (roughly corresponding to the rods in the retina) it is more likely to observe just one or two magnitudes increase, keeping the star well hidden. Only a 6 or 7 magnitude increase would make the star noticable (but still rather mediocre), and something like 12 magnitudes would be needed to rival the planets. This is VERY unlikely
Still a very interesting report
We're doomed, DOOMED, DOOMED, I say!!!!
At ease, Fraser!
The sun almost always provides a lot of fireworks. It must have been difficult to select the best bits
You can actually sample the solar dynamics from down here: this shot was taken from the pavement across the road from my house (74 pane mosaic). However, whenever UK (or Dutch in my case) weather conspires against that (i.e. a lot of the time) it is lovely to visit NASAs sites which provide many such image (some like GONG H-alpha nearly at real time).
The transits seem to be Venus, judging by the size of the disk
Eala Earendel, Engla beorhtast
Ofer middangeard monnum sended
Alien's receiving the webgasm will conclude that this could not possibly come from a sentient life form, and start looking for errors in their analysis software, or check they weren't getting stray signals from some passing Teaser. You know, rich kids with nothing better to do than finding planets like ours, landing next to some poor guy who nobody is ever going to believe and strut around wearing silly antennae making bepp-beep noises (childish really)
Very big displays of very big data (actually, many images I work on are a lot bigger: 40kx40k). Having a powerful machine with massive GPU grunt and a big screen, that resolution would be very nice. On my tablet, not so much, on my laptop, a more modest improvement in resolution would be better
I love the way these guys keep pushing forward. It does bring back fond childhood memories of the Apollo era.
Keep at it SpaceX!
How can people vote if the are kept in the dark not so much about what a government does (because some things need to be kept secret), but about the very reasons for the secrecy. Another important issue is that justice must be meted out in public so that it can be seen to be done, and scrutinized. Secret courts are anathema to democracy.
Rich people need not have made their fortune, someone else could have made it for them. For example, they could simply inherit it. No intelligence, or indeed any other talent, is needed.
The selected icon is a "shining" example of this
(note: Paris might not be as stupid as she apparently likes to appear, but her wealth does not stem from any talent she may or may not have)
Dogs have a master
Cats (unadulterated ones, at least) have personel
I'll raise a glass to that ---> should be filled with wine, I know
Wadyamean, you need a different glass for wine?
Isn't that robo reader of yours simply an electronic monk? Remember not to cross link it to a video recorder programmed to watch 17 boring channels simultaneously. Can cause trouble
I thought Fox News already employed robots programmed to disagree with EVERYTHING the Democrats propose
Some sense being brought to (a part of) the US patent system, that is a pleasant surprise. The fact that it comes from IEEE rather than USPTO is not much of a surprise
we might hear
"I appear to be lying at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. That seems a familiar concept, what does it remind me of?... Ah, yes! ...Life. Maybe if I lie still and ignore it, it will go away again"
Alternatively, we might just receive a message:
"I think you ought to know I am feeling very depressed"
OK, I'm going. The one with the cassette tapes of the HHGTTG radio play in the pocket please
what about iamdetritusanddisismy.club?
OK, time to go, the one with Thud in the pocket please
especially in an age where a word processing package has minimum requirements in terms of memory and compute power equivalent to a Cray Y-MP. Hats of (the black fedora again) to the programmer.
The art of compact programming is not totally dead, of course. People working on embedded systems can do some really neat work. We also let student program Arduino boards, which also requires a fair degree of discipline in terms of memory use.
True, but then we might think it's a long way to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space. Listen....
Nice to see more data come from Rosetta. It will be interestig to see if and how the composition of dust particles changes as the comet becomes more active near the sun. Also looking forward to Philae waking up again as it approaches the sun.
Gentlemen: Please do not feed the troll
Good to see progress being made. I don't care muc for all the political grand-standing, but applaud the engineering efforts that with get more people into space at lower (if still eye-watering) cost.
Victims would perhaps be less terrified of the robo-vampire if it wore a black ribbon
I'm going. The one with Carpe Jugulum in the pocket please
"MSHTML Trident engine that’s been the bedrock of IE."
I know some web developers who would argue it is not so much bedrock as quicksand. Bergholt Stuttley Johnson seems to have been involved according to some.
to consult this book I have, with some large, friendly letters on the cover.
He'll sort those crocs out, no worries!!
They would be very faint, and move VERY slowly with respect to the stars. Most big surveys are looking for faster-moving objects (NEOs will mmove a lot faster than trans-Neptune objects)
I personally do not care. I have worked on (and fumed at) very many versions of Windows, Linux, Unix, Android, and OS-X. I am old enough to have worked on VAX-VMS, RSX-11 on PDP-11 and CDC Cyber NOS (nicknamed either No Operating System or Nasty Operating System), CPM (2.0 and 68K), and more DOS version than I care to mention.
I just want a tool that works. Android works nicely on my HTC phone, and ASUS transformer pad, Windows 8 (with classic shell) works for my kids and missus, and for me in data acquisition behind me telescope, and Linux works on many (non-mobile) machines I need to get my work done. Try processing some of my image and volume data on a mobile device: giga-pixel and tera-pixel range (single images, not a database that size). On the other hand, I don't do web browsing on a cluster. I have considered getting a MacBook Pro as a replacement for my ancient Sony Vaio (lack of nVidia card on their 13" bothered me, not the OS). Different tools for different tasks.
Unless a tinfoil hat got in the way, I really do not understand what you are getting at
There are plenty high quality moon, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus pictures about and have been for decades. The resolution just gets higher and higher.
They really should go for the Ecksian solution: put anybody who becomes PM in jail instantly (saves time, after all). Could be extended to any political office.
The baby ...
1. throws it out of the cot/pram/playpen
2. manages to break it within a day
3. has it stolen by an elder sibling so it's never in the right place
4. consistently holds it in the wrong way
5. is terrified by the glowing heart
"... In truth, I can think of no better way to describe our failure to drop support for the Dual EC DRBG algorithm as anything other than regrettable,"
I can think of better ways, in fact we are spoiled for choice:
"Cynical" immediately springs to mind
"Amateurish" given the way they handled it
"Wannabe Machiavellian" because it blew up in their faces, as was always likely
and many, many more
"At least you will know how to operate it, contrary to that darn espresso-monstrosity that nearly cost as much and now only collects dust while you suffer the humiliation that is Nespresso."
How hard can operating an espresso machine be? Does yours have black buttons labelled in black letters on a black background with little black lights that light up black to show that you have done it? We have a pretty swanky espresso machine at home, and even I can operate that.
And I don't even drink coffee (to me coffee is to my taste buds like Vogon poetry is to my ears, and no, that is not due to how I make coffee)
Clearly designed with stealth technology for low radar footprint. Could be useful to a BOFH
Beancounters footprint not so small, I would guess; they would be alerted by big budget hole, but no visible kit to show for it
OK, I'm going
New keyboard please!
Love the sub-title, just love it to bits
BTW, have an M8, and love it to bits. I have had several HTCs before, and always got on with them, but the M8 is the first I really like a lot.
Whatever rumour says, I do not call it my precioussssss,
don't I, my preciousssss?
Empathy and compassion might also be nice, not to mention self mockery; all traits that fundamentalists of all persuasions seem to lack.
Is to plaster the jihadist sites with Charlie Hebdo cartoons, over and over again.
Just a symbolic gesture, but fitting, I think
Je suis Charlie
No, but it might make a cup filled with a liquid which is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
Doffs hat (nice new black fedora today) to Douglas Adams
OK, OK, I'm going. The one with "Making Money" in the pocket please
16 ton weight will also do nicely
Like Reg Shoe I have nothing against zombies, but like him I hate it when they lurch and groan, and lurching and groaning is what the SCO group are doing.
I am getting my coat. The one with Night Watch in the pocket please
OK, I'll get me coat
We live in exciting times. It is great to see many different groups of extremely smart people trying to create breakthrough technologies to make impossible things possible
Would that be a MAdRaS curry
I'll get me coat