2565 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
Re: They just don't build 'em like they used to.
I watched its launch on TV, followed its progress past the planets, had a whole set of NatGeo magazines devoted to Viking, Pioneer, and Voyager probes. Great days, and still these probes carry on. Hats off and raise our glasses to all those people who made this possible
Her actions so far have lowered my bill considerably, while using more data abroad. If she keeps up her track record, she gets my thumbs up!
Re: For All of your Secret Intelligence Service Security Needs and Feeds ......Ab Fab Fabless Seeds
I think you're hiding something
We have ways of making you speak Chinese
I bet you do
Don't let the tinfoil-hat brigade now say that the faint glow on the horizon spotted by astronauts can be seen on images and proves that the moon landings were faked.
I nagged my parents at age 7 to be allowed to stay up late to see the landing on the moon. They allowed me to see it, and it was awesome to see it. I positively loath the deniers, despite all the evidence from non-NASA sources (ask people at Jodrell Bank and others). It is so annoying to hear these narrow-minded idiots deny one of mankind's greatest achievements.
Methinks somebody forgot the tinfoil hat
Looking better and better.
No, a lot goes
According to Simon
And now for something completely different
Sorry, couldn't resist
Mine is the one with Monty's Encyclo Pythonia in the pocket
Sorry to hear of his death, but he has had a very good innings, and a "batting average" to be proud of. One of the greats indeed. I shall raise a glass of finest malt to his memory this evening
'Successful products are created by normal people who just follow their intuition'
Very true, but many a failure is created in the same way
On the other hand, failures may be produced much more efficiently by committee
And, yes, I too have many a fond memory of cassettes. One favourite one was when a friend and I, after crossing many borders in Europe, and never getting stopped (when they still had border control between France and Germany (yes I am that old)), we decided we wanted to get stopped at least once. We stuck an AC/DC tape into the portable player, and as we approached a particularly humourless-looking German border guard, we had "Highway to Hell" blaring out of our old VW Beetle (a 1300). It did not work, we were simply waved through imperiously. Our faces must have looked so honest.
So I will join in raising a pint to those brilliant people who made the cassette possible
Crypto key written down!!!!!!!
Crypto key written down!!!!!!!
ID 10T error code
Nah, clearly Atlantean architecture, or my name isn't Von Däniken
Great work. Looking forward to the rest of the saga
Re: In response
The NS did it lre dy to my workst tion
De ry me, time for me co t
Were are DOOOMED when they find
element 666 of course
Re: local media
That mantra should read:
The Cloud exists. We have need for working broadband
The Cloud exists. You have need for working broadband
The Cloud exists. They have need for working broadband
The Cloud exists. I have need for working broadband
Not so nice when the broadband connection has multi-hour outages as on my vacation in Italy. Long live my local media.
Known and used (differently) in Pioneering days
The Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes (1972 and 1973) each had a plaque indicating the position of earth relative to 14 pulsars, s the principle is well known
Re: Say what you like about Ballmer...
Say what you like about Ballmer...
<stands back with hands in ears for several minutes>
He will be missed for his bouts of .....
During my holidays the internet connection was very patchy, much to my relief. I did manage to get a message through to some students: don't bug me, I am on vacation. Bliss.
Never used the Electron, but the lab I used to work in had dozens of the old Atoms controlling various kit, as late as 1995. Neat, durable machine built in the UK.
"You mean... al Qaeda?" I ask, using the words that can add a zero to the end of a security budget with the flimsiest of supporting evidence.
Loved it to bits
Frank.N. Stein, the doctor just called. He says certain parts weren't sewn on correctly, please report to him for urgent replacements and refits
Re: Not surprising
Lamo? Seriously, the guy's name is Lamo? Did his parents give him that name? If so, did he sue them (the song "A boy named Sue" springs to mind)? If not, did he pick this as a pseudonym or nom de plume?
Anyhow, the name Lamo seems curiously appropriate to me, given that he first suggests the information will be treated confidentially by his words:
"I'm a journalist and a minister. You can pick either, and treat this as a confession or an interview (never to be published) & enjoy a modicum of legal protection."
And then he blabs. Lamo may have felt he was in a cleft stick, of course, but it was at least in part of his own cutting.
I am hoping for that too, but a very large waning gibbous moon may reduce the visibility
Re: All good points
Buy a computer?
The truly paranoid make their own silicon
Or the Silly Party. I voted Tarquin Fin-tim-lim-bim-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Olè-Biscuitbarrel, last time, although I did consider voting Kevin Phillips-Bong, the Slightly Silly candidate.
Re: brought to you by the same people who want a "porn filter"
"You just don't understand technology do you politicians ..."
As if they fully understand non-technical stuff,
Re: I think she looks nice.
You, sir, have a very sick mind. ;-)
Now I am infected as well! Cannot get that image out of my head. Imagining that the furniture collapses beneath Balmer's weight helps a bit, I find. Imagining he will throw it at somebody helps more.
Either aspirin or loads of beer might erase the image entirely
Guess what I will try ;-)
Daniel Jackson? Sounds more like like Jack Daniel's speaking
Ah, good old NT
I installed it at home essentially because it had a clear separation between administrator and regular users. This prevented the missus from removing clutter from the root directory (like command.com, config.sys, or autoexec.bat) as she had done under Windows 3.1 (seriously, she did ! (and she was upset at the fact that I was angry, obviously)).
I did take one look at Win 95 but didn't like it, so decided to go for NT instead. Worked quite solidly (although I would tend to boot to SUSE (6.X I think) at the time.
Re: You know what the data is don't you
And inside that image is one of a two-fingered salute
After that it's turtles all the way down
Re: Hello is that I.T.?
But surely they have backups of the backups of the backups?!
Re: No need for a third runway at Heathrow
"And exactly how are you going to get to Schipol from Blighty?"
Easy: swim the Channel
why would I be carrying sensitive data around on my electronic devices, knowing it could be confiscated, or at least searched? I could instead store the data using one-time-pad encryption, and hide it steganographically in a bunch of files containing photographs of various tourist attractions and send it to a computer back home (stuck in the back of a disused toilet with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the leopard") using scp or the like. You could even upload them onto the very cloud services PRISM scans, because even the NSA would have trouble with a one-time pad.
Appalling treatment of the guy. It does very much sound like bullying.
Great stuff by Curiosity
Haven't been able to spot Phobos or Deimos myself (despite observing Mars many times). I need a bigger telescope!
(that's called aperture fever)
Basic anatomy shows that the spine of a Hadrosaur runs all the way through its tail as well (in line with quite a majority of land-based vertebrates). As the article states the the tooth was lodged in the caudal section of the spine, the article is accurate
Re: I just got two nicely working Android tablets for less than that
I just got two nicely working Android tablets for less than that
One for the kids, one for the (alleged) grown-ups in the house ;-)
Both sport 1280x800 resolution, dual core processor with quad core graphics, so quite decent spec for (ultimately) fairly light use. OK, they have a "mere" 16GB storage (and micro-SD slot for expansion), but they run LOADS of useful apps, and I do not need MS-Office. Why should I go for WIN-RT (RT for runt of the pack?), if I can get two android tablets for less money?
But I thought
Owning a gun was legal in his neck of the wood
Re: Did I create an account just to call this guy a bellend of the highest order?
Rest assured, there are worse reasons for joining ;-)
Really, really, really, needs to get a life.
I thought the US ethos was all about citizens taking responsibility (not a bad thing) and small government (the jury is out on that one). This person seems to think responsibility ends when there is a rich company you might fleece. I am not a fan of Apple or its products, but in this case I have no choice but to side with Apple.
Re: In the process of this discussion
He who must not be named is back, hence the down votes