2356 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
But our future scaly lizzard overlords don't need hairspray!
do they now?
Re: Nasties from beyond
"But consider it in reverse: What's the likelihood that we discover something on a moon of Jupiter that turns out to be SIMPLY DELICIOUS?"
I thought they all tasted like chicken.
I bet some of them even taste more like chicken than some "chicken" sold by some elderly colonel here on earth.
Re: Oh bloody hell.
I allways ploof lead before hissing subvert!
I must write a grant proposal to search for a complete "space invaders" themed set of moons!!
Am I the only one?
Seeing the image of this odd-looking helicopter, I immediately got this image of some geek with the thing on his head as a very high-tech propellor-head
And, no I do not want one for my kids!!!
If they were really serious about the pink look, they would have labelled all the pink buttons in pink on a pink background and have a little pink light light up pink to show that you have pressed it.
(makes a changes from black in the Haggunenon battle cruiser)
Re: They'll evolve
If the "earth system" is self healing, might it not want to get rid of us, like an immune system gets rid of pesky little parasites?
Re: 9 years old
Pooh to the thugs from the Copyright Stazi."
I have never heard someone 9! = 362,880 years old referred to as a kid. A stiff, yes, a fossil, more likely
Please pass me the one with the elementary algebra book in th epocket
Did the warning read:
Cautioussss, my precioussss! Musssstn't risssssk our neckssess, musssst we?
Mine is the one with the three volume edition in the pocket
Can you give the conversion from Swatch to Becquerel?
We need to know
Bureaucracy = Cult of Cowardice
Should get a T-shirt printed
Hands up everyone who wants to over-clock this machine
Going there shortly. I will ask if there are similar cases for android phones, just for fun
Re: Chimpanzees are not monkeys
Equally importantly, once the button switching a human being into an orangutan has been pressed, they result ape DOES NOT WANT IT TO BE SWITCHED BACK!!
as the librarian tends to say when this is suggested (either that or he bounces your head on the cobblestones a few times).
wasn't that creature feep?
Mine is the one with the "dyslexic's dictionary" in the pocket
Re: Contempt of court parts 2 and 3
So in addition to the entry
Recursion: see Recursion
we can now add
Apology: see Apology
to the IT dictionary
Re: And I thought Q-Beam's were usefull...
Absolutely. The BOFH for one would love to wave one around in the boardroom.
Where on earth can you still get a spare 500 MB drive?
If you want one like that, maybe you can also use my 8" floppy disk (128 kB storage!!) with CP/M2.0 on it (official copy).
"Not much of a black hat if he still hasn't taped up his webcam ffs."
Unless he was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask
Or maybe these are stars surrounded by a fleet of black Haggunenon battle cruisers (the ones with the black instrument panels, with black buttons which are labelled in black on a black background, and whenever you press one of them a little black lamp lights up black to show that you have done it), which blot out the light of the star.
Either that or
Dark Matter = Hactar
I must say I am curious, but the ASUS Transformer series still seems to fit my needs a bit better (that and a fast 13 or 14" notebook with good graphics grunt)
Re: Asked in jest
Astronomers use FITS = Flexible Image Tape System. It typically uses 80 byte records called "card images". That alone shows its age.
We are just adapting our code to handle FITS. I would love to put our parallel code through its paces on this image (biggest we have done so far is 3.9 Gpixel).
Of course the whales were making a racket back then!
So would I if there were strange beings with harpoons chasing me
Mine is the one with "Moby Dick" in the pocket
Tedium? Well yes, I suppose. "Inserted into a cow's vagina" might well be the result of near terminal boredom (but not on the part of the cow, I presume)
I am somehow torn between to emotions, i.e.:
1. HOW ON EARTH DID IT GET THERE??!!
2. I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW how it got there
Games are not the only reason for wanting graphics clout. Physics simulation and 3D visualisation of medical data (MRI and CT scans) require more grunt. For many people the HD 4000 might be OK, but there are those whose work depends on graphics power.
Re: The only snag...
"Most people use wifi or do not see an issue leaving a small and relatively cheap adapter on their Ethernet cable."
The problem is not that I mind having an adapter on my ethernet cable at home (though it is a potential problem when someone detaches it to use their native port, the adapter can get lost). My problem is when I want to use ethernet elsewhere (visiting other institutes, e.g.). It is just another thing to pack, no deal breaker, but still a bit of a hassle. If the things had a decent graphics card, I could certainly live with an ethernet dongle.
Re: The only snag...
No nVidia = no CUDA = no use to me. I also MUCH prefer ethernet, as I routinely do need bandwidth. Real pity as this machine ticks a lot of boxes for me. It looks really nice, I love the high resolution, and light weight. My current lightweight (13", 1.69kg) really needs replacement, but I need a machine with nVidia graphics and ethernet. Using a dongle is a pain, in my view.
Re: 'kin huge Mach diamonds...
Should that not be macho diamonds?
Sorry, I'll get me coat
Largest things in the universe?
It depends on what you think is a single "thing," I suppose. Clusters of galaxies are larger than 2 million light years. Super-clusters are bigger still. These are organized in walls and filaments, and these in turn form the cosmic web. Quite a few people say the cosmic web is the largest thing.
Still an impressive jet.
A colleague of mine at first logged all (failed) attempts at getting through his router, but gave up full logging because the log file started to grow alarmingly fast. Generally attempts by script kiddies at that point in time, plus some more concerted efforts to break in (usually eastern Europe or Far East). And yes, neither his nor my home router's settings are the factory defaults, only the bare minimum of ports are open to allow internet access. And then there is still no reason for complacency.
Agreed, Steve, it is! it is fucking obvious
Somehow the fucking obvious escapes many people
Take politicians. How many projects are out there based on the premise that as long as we collect ALL the data we will be in a better position to find terrorists/paedophiles/other undesirables? Lets take fingerprints from everybody entering the country! Hooray!! We have struck a blow in the war on terror!!!
No, you are just showing the general public that you are doing something, by pissing them off big time every time they enter your country.
When will these guys learn that data is not the same as intelligence?
Mine is the one with the shiny new degree from the UFO (sorry, couldn't miss the chance to hijack that acronym for the University of the Fucking Obvious)
Too true: "Adding hay does not make finding needles easier" is one of my favourite sayings when discussing pattern recognition. The key to successfully finding things is in reducing data by knowing exactly how to obtain all relevant information rather than just flinging more data at the problem.
One of the coolest galaxies
just got even cooler! I just downloaded the paper and it is really fascinating. I am surprised to see such a well-defined spiral inside the galaxy.
I spotted this fella with 15x70 bins from down-under. I would love to see it through a bigger scope,
This should be called a "Near Darwin Award Experience"
he didn't happen to be from Darwin originally?
Re: TBottom image
Undoubtedly this was attached to a packet of peanuts
Unless it is The Luggage, encrusted in opal. Be on the look out for lots of little legs!
I was right to keep my old Tungsten T3
Still works, and my youngest (8) loves playing with it.
See, I knew there was a reason.
Re: There are many ways to skin a cat...
Many astronomers now say the moon is not really a satellite of earth (hence "That is not a moon" ;-) ), because it is not many orders of magnitude lighter than the Earth. The Earth-Moon system is a double planet (much like Pluto and Charon is properly called a double dwarf planet).
Most moons formed in orbit around their planet, as mini solar systems (and can have a strikingly different composition from their parent planet, and even each other, depending on the distance to the planet). Some, like Phobos and Deimos of Mars, were probably captured asteroids.
Re: Pah, nothing but liberal lies, I tell you!
That date is 15 minutes off (Pratchett and Gaiman, 1995).
Re: You used the wrong icon
I expect to hear black choppers in the distance when mocking certain governments
But it's not 'Merkin' justice!!!
As was said, it would be nice (if perhaps unrealistic) if the US showed the courtesy to respect the judicial system in other countries
Doesn't it hurt?
when a giant golden parachute hits you on the head after landing.
One would almost hope so
You forget all the pollution of the air, and the electromagnetic spectrum. We are DOOMED!!
Let me lend you a tinfoil hat
I think I will stick with pdflatex
not to everyone's taste, but sufficient for my needs.
And, yes, I know the acrobat suite can do a great deal more than just generate pdfs.
Re: He almost sounds sensible?
I know what you mean. You must however realize that despite extensive screening, people of real ability, integrity, and intelligence sometimes slip through the meshes of the net and end up holding even cabinet positions. Do not worry unduly, however, at the next cabinet reshuffle these good apples will be removed.
50,000 Elves? Sindar or Noldor?
Mine is the one with the the Silmarillion in the pocket
Straight from a Bond movie
No mister Bond, the dolphin expects you to die!
Re: Oh how perfectly dreadful
Jake: it is www.theregister.co.uk
Americans do not get to dictate British spelling (yet).
Therefore, and because it's Aussie boffins: maths
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- FOUR DAYS: That's how long it took to crack Galaxy S5 fingerscanner
- Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
- Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?