2490 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
Re: not just the old..
I have this image of these two confused (and for some reason blond) women asking directions from a bemused Billy Connolly or Rab C. Nesbit lookalike.
"Ach nea! Ye've come a wee bit too far north, ya stupid cows!"
Simply typing in the wrong name of the city will not cause this in general. On all satnavs I have used (Garmin and (long ago) ViaMichelin) you must first actively select another country. Otherwise Frenchmen would be sent to Paris, Texas by accident. ;-)
Remaining question: Is there a Brussels, Croatia? ;-)
And people wonder why the Dutch make jokes about Belgians
Quite besides being distracted, having to refuel a few times on an 80km trip should be a give-away that something is rotten in the state of Belgium.
Re: Lasers in space
Yes, indeed, once you see the light of a weapon-class laser, you can't any more (ever again!)
Software re-use often has these side effects.
Re: installation disc?
So he did not make the "recovery discs" most laptops ask you to make? That is much safer than a recovery partition (in case the hard drive goes titsup). Machines with windows pre-installed often come with a product code on the underside of the machine. Could this be used to get a reinstallation disk from MS (not likely I guess, but perhaps worth a shot)?
And the problem with kids today is that if you tell em they don't believe a word you are saying!
MS-DOS? Posh bastards! We would give our right arm to be able to use MS-DOS, we would!!
We are forced to run old CP/M machines (the very lucky bastards get CP/M 68K!!)
We have to compile our browsers, then store them on 42 floppy disks, and like it!!
Why does this debate remind me of a Monty Python sketch?
I came here for an argument, this is just plain contradiction
No, it isn't!
Yes, it is!
No, it isn't!
Yes, it is!
Whether you consider him guilty or not, the point is the man took his own life under a situation that anybody would find very stressful.
That is a tragedy.
Re: Market share drop not surprising
I must say I still like my new Desire X (Android of course, not WinPho), a lot. I used to have an HTC Desire, but unfortunately put my foot on it at night during an observing session with the telescope in France, so maybe the UI appealed to me more than the Samsung offerings. I cannot comment on battery life, however. The Desire X is definitely a much better phone than the cruddy little replacement phone (cheapest non-sim-locked android phone available in that French town at that time) I got (though to its credit it did have a dual SIM capability). The same holds for the Samsungs I had a look at recently: touch screen much better to look at and in terms of responsiveness than the cheapo phone I got.
Holy Moses! How commandments fit onto that tablet!
sorry, could not resist,
Re: Seems like this would be a teaching opportunity
"Fuck" most likely derives from the same root as Dutch "fokken" meaning to breed. This is Germanic.
Re: Immature is as immature does
Profane? Nah, it was just amateur fane
Deary me, coat time again, I am afraid
So, our 1.5 Terapixel image (aerial image of entire (undisclosed) country) will not fit on that usb-stick?
Mine is the one with the 2TB disk in the pocket
Re: Go right ahead...
Like, they wouldn't want to sell stuff in the UK any more?
If stiffer taxes are introduced, they will not take their business elsewhere, I would guess they will rip customers off more than they already do. A bit like tax on fuel here in the Netherlands, where taxes are higher than in Germany, and the oil companies happily pass 150% or more of that difference on to the customer.
Re: Scene from the Hitatchi factory canteen
I just thought all your MP3s would go up in pitch.
Yep, me too. And it makes me wonder: were these thieves out for profit, or did they really want to salt into some people's wounds.
I can think of an application: Dynamic posters for CS Conferences
I would love to have one of these in A0 size that I can put into a standard roll for posters, so I can show off my image and 3D medical volume processing and visualization algorithms on the poster itself. That would be seriously cool. All I would need is to hook it up to the laptop (for the required computational oomph) as a huge external screen. You could even support touch-based interaction.
I could even remove any typos I left, or let viewers supply their own images
But I always glare at my windows box
Doesn't achieve much, I must say.
It does rather remind me of the nickname of LSTs (Landing Ship Tank) used during D-day: Large Slow Target
Re: Nothing heroic or disaterous
Besides, Operation Market Garden was not a complete failure. It did not achieve all the objectives, and Arnhem was indeed a bridge too far. The bridges over the Waal and Maas rivers were captured intact, by paratroops. The southern half of the Netherlands (including me mum and her family, who lived in Nijmegen at the time) were liberated much earlier than the rest of the Netherlands, thanks to Market Garden.
In academia, students get to see PLENTY of bad code
They write quite a bit of it themselves!
Not all the code they see is in books. A lot of it is ill-documented scientific code written on the spur of the moment to check out a new idea. If it works, write a little MatLab wrapper and release into the wild. FUN!!
Yes, we teach our students how to gather requirements, write documentation, carefully craft the code. However, quite a bit of our own code is written quickly, and the scientific paper serves as the documentation. One reason we get away with it, is that many of our programmes are really rather small snippets reading data, applying the new algorithm to it, and writing some output. In many cases, the code does not get released as production code. Only in larger scale efforts do we apply any thorough software engineering skills.
So, us academics often don't abide by our own rules.
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!
Whatever the outcome
New options mean new material for BOFH episodes
Another application not available for Linux, or Mac!!! I feel left out!
"Like when atheists point at parasitic wasps as 'proof' there is no God? Equally weak arguments."
Agreed, I never said there is no God.
You would need a babelfish to prove that ;-)
Now let's hope the creationists don't start using this as "proof" that evolution does not work
Does it have a button "Old Faithful"?
If so, look for the Bergholt Stutley Johnson label
Frightened by del *.*?
wait till they see
rm -rf /
(= F1 on BOFH keyboard)
shutdown -h now
(=F2 on BOFH keyboard)
And there is the even more powerful command for HEX:
+++ reinstall universe +++
+++ redo from start +++
Re: I thought I was smart till I read this
Jet packs and flying cars!
But can they teleport Schrödingers Cat?
Mine is the one with "Surely you're joking, mr. Feynman?" in the pocket
They forgot the 42 cents!
VCDX sounds like a nerve gas.
Maybe its just me
Is the satellite simply saying:
"Hey, I am out that country, I do not have to listen to them any more. Hey, look what I can do! I can tumble! Doesn't seem to achieve much, but maybe I'll find out what it's for later"
As Archchancellor Ridcully would say:
"Well done, that man!"
Re: Missed Opportunity
Or: "Open, says me!"
Sorry, I should really get me coat
But does the door
generate an intolerable air of smugness just before it opens?
For extra points, make the door go
when opening and close again with a contented
Proxima Centauri ...
Wasn't the local planning office there (or was that alpha Centauri).
And the porblem with kids today
is that if you tell'em they don't believe a word of what you're sayin'
Has the LHC developed a squint?
Re: Funny you should mention 'pantheon'
In the beginning was the word, and the word was "Hey, ... you!!"
Re: Very very cool.
I would not be surprised if they have.
Excellent work by the Chinese space programme. Great to see multiple space programmes of the ground (sorry, couldn't resist). Maybe a bit of competition will sting people into more action
I'll raise a glass of Sinkiang black beer to that, by Toutatis!
Re: Newest crater on the moon
Every time I read about this mission I was reminded about Tim the Enchanter.
I now think I am not only one
I can only applaud people putting pressure on the government for a pardon in this prominent case. Maybe the less prominent cases will get some attention after the first battle is won.
Re: 9/11 Slinky Truthers will be all over this story!
Fowl play? Chickening out, are we?
Deary me, it must be Friday!
Re: Seems overcomplicated
Upvote for mentioning Wile E. Coyote!
Pity they did not have any proto-tomatoes to make proto insalata caprese
Or it brought its own mirror. Flipping the result in any image processing programs easy
Don't be evil!
- Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- DINOSAUR SLAYER asteroid strike was DEVILISHLY inconvenient timing
- Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins