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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!
One more reason (as if I needed one) not to use IE
<- Nuke it from space, it's the only way to be sure
I like this
The delay bolsters my feeling that these people are serious about putting a proper value on the stocks, not just hype them up and rake in the profit.
Or look at Google Scholar
Not only has he got a huge list of publications, having 4-figure citation counts on so many papers does mean something (at minimum that the authors of that many papers claim to have read those works ;-) )
Yes there are other physicists who deserve such a price. Maybe next time?
It must have crashed in the brief time span I was not using it.
A minor detail, but one which might be of interest to the readers
Re: Well done!
I wholeheartedly agree it is an achievement, and the scientists and engineers involved certainly deserve congratulations. Raise a glass of Munbaeju for them.
However, the politicians might change their priorities. I might suggest "food first, rockets later" as a suitable mnemonic for a policy that will serve the people better.
Re: Whatever it is up there, it's a lump...
I suspect it is a cabbage. Just to show everybody that there is food in North Korea.
Precisely: Anybody remember the quote about the light of a thousand suns by Robert Oppenheimer?
<- only suitable icon
Relying purely on a smartphone for navigation proves these phones are smarter than their users.
Re: The joys of open software
The joy of open software is that you can fork the code if you do not like where it is heading. Not trivial, but not impossible. You are allowed to. Try that with commercial code.
Re: You couldn't get lost
That may be true, but there are people out there, with driving permits and all, who could easily get lost in a cul-de-sac. Sad, but true.
Re: Big intake of breath
Sextant? Why trust such newfangled stuff! An astrolabe was good enough for me great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-granddad, so it is good enough for me!!
Deary me, they'll want to replace me old lodestone next!
Re: I'm amazed there's no sceptics out there...
Please refrain from feeding the troll!
I watched all the moon landings as a kid
That is what made me choose astronomy. I since switched to computer science, but happily I am working on astronomical image analysis (among other things). The Apollo programme was the most inspirational research programme bar none.
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