It must have crashed in the brief time span I was not using it.
2637 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
A minor detail, but one which might be of interest to the readers
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.
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?
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Relying purely on a smartphone for navigation proves these phones are smarter than their users.
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.
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.
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!
is Steve Jobs doing in his grave?
There is a Dutch saying, which translates to:
Reputation comes on foot, and leaves on horseback.
Apple always prided itself on high quality, easy to use, well designed products, and this was the image it successfully created in public. Whether the reader agrees is another matter, I pass no judgement as I have limited experience with Apple hardware (the Apple II our school bought, and some Mac(book) Pros at an institute I visited). A few more screw-ups like this and that reputation may start to slip seriously.
Please refrain from feeding the troll!
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.
Using a leaf as trademark for Apple makes perfect sense if you remember the original Golgafrinchan settlers of planet earth used leaves as money.
Any Landeskriminalamt (a state bureau of criminal investigation) is not an equivalent of the FBI, that would be the Bundeskriminalamt (federal bureau of criminal investigation).
I thought the only safe things there were some of the sheep
or was that the place which had very few dangerous snakes because they had all been killed by the spiders?
Most likely: no, but it might have played pong by tele-type
Is the on board system called HAL 9000 by any chance?
"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"
I had quite a few interesting experiences when working at the university hospital as scientific programmer for the image processing system we had developed. This was a DOS system with monochrome text monitor, equipped with a frame grabber and an extra colour monitor to show the image from the camera and ant processed image. One day a user came to complain that since my last software update, the mouse was behaving in reverse: move left, the cursor goes right, move up, the cursor goes down, etc. I explained that I had not changed anything in the mouse-handling, but agreed to come and have a look. It turned out she was holding the mouse with the "tail end" facing her. After rotating the rodent 180 degrees I invited her to try again. Rather red-faced, she went to work.
Five minutes later she comes into my office complaining that the image was upside-down (again blaming the software upgrade). Completely baffled at this, I went and had a look. I found everything looked normal (all text readable without putting a crick in your neck). I suggested all looked well. She then said that it was the colour image on the monitor which was upside-down. This image just showed some bacteria, which looked much the same in any orientation. The text on that screen also looked fine. I asked her again what the problem was, and finally it dawned on me. I went to the microscope, rotated the camera (which she had mounted) by 180 degrees, and asked her if this was better. Very red-faced, she went back to work.
I think she would not have dared come to complain about anything that month, even if the system had caught fire.
The nuclear option is always best
<-- ONLY SUITABLE ICON!!!!!
I shall follow this continuing saga, forgetting not those who fell in the pursuit of glory.
I do not doubt the playmonaut was taken (by Valkyrie) to a place in the great hall of Valhalla, the only fitting place for a hero of his stature. I shall raise a horn filled to the brim with my best mead this evening, or failing that a tot of finest Usge beatha!
Real BOFH fans will remember the lusers password "maggot"
luser: "But I like the word maggot"
BOFH: "And I like the words 'Grievous bodily harm,' but do not use them as a password..... Yet"
Moire patterns (properly aliasing artefacts) occur when a semi-periodic pattern below the limit of resolution of the CCD occurs in the image, not in random noise patterns. Thus the signal needs some semi-periodic component to get these artefacts. I have seen hundreds of astronomical images taken below the resolution limit of the optics, and have never yet seen Moire-like aliasing artefacts.
Auroras are often magnificent, but this adds a whole new dimension (38 actually, from 3D RGB to 41D hyperspectral)!
I wonder if the airglow wave pattern is in some way similar to ionospheric waves seen by the LOFAR antennae. Those seem to occur at higher altitude, but I wonder if similar mechanisms trigger them (or that there is some coupling between ionospheric waves and the low altitude wave pattern seen here).
Should Appl$ not be Appl€
(yeah, wrong currency, but it does look better)
Extra points for messing up the legal eagles!
I thought they had hacked the FourEcks trading site (operated from Didjabringabeeralong no doubt (or was that Bugarup))
Good idea. Some appraisal systems I have seen could very efficiently be replaced by throwing darts. You simply take the score modulo 5 and there you are!
Some employees might prefer throwing darts at senior management, however.
This might be taken as meaning that you are taking these badges FAR too seriously
The tone of the comments is a good deal more measured than the tone of the article. Go commentards!
do they now?
"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.
I allways ploof lead before hissing subvert!
I must write a grant proposal to search for a complete "space invaders" themed set of moons!!
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)
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?
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
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
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
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
So in addition to the entry
Recursion: see Recursion
we can now add
Apology: see Apology
to the IT dictionary
Absolutely. The BOFH for one would love to wave one around in the boardroom.
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).