Nah, clearly Atlantean architecture, or my name isn't Von Däniken
3099 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
Nah, clearly Atlantean architecture, or my name isn't Von Däniken
Great work. Looking forward to the rest of the saga
The NS did it lre dy to my workst tion
De ry me, time for me co t
element 666 of course
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.
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
Say what you like about Ballmer...
<stands back with hands in ears for several minutes>
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
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
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.
"You just don't understand technology do you politicians ..."
As if they fully understand non-technical stuff,
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
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.
And inside that image is one of a two-fingered salute
After that it's turtles all the way down
But surely they have backups of the backups of the backups?!
"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.
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
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?
Owning a gun was legal in his neck of the wood
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.
He who must not be named is back, hence the down votes
some people are going to miss Eadon
to super-intelligent shades of the colour blue
Mine is the one with the cassette tapes of the Hitchhiker's Guide in the pocket
And now, for a tilt-rotor version
Sorry, time for me coat
"Now if the UN decided to give the sites protected status, that is a different matter..."
Maybe they could be voted UNESCO (Out of this) World Heritage Sites
That would make a lot of sense (and is not at odds with the National Park idea), as these sites are a monument to one of mankind's greatest achievements.
Images have been made of the Apollo landing sites, not just by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO, from NASA, so "suspect"), but by the Chinese Chang'e-2 probe (1.3m resolution, so good enough). Some of the LRO images show the LEM base, its shadow, and tracks from astronauts and rovers.
"Someone saw a way to get all their ancient PCs replaced with brand new ones."
Someone who is called Simon, maybe
Pass me the sledgehammer and the cattle prod please
What, no BOFH icon? OK, off to the pub then
I think in the case of serious fast bowlers you would get some serious motion blur as well
Neat device, nonetheless
Eduroam is very nice indeed. It is very handy for me to have internet access in the universities I visit.
People bring their own devices because those provided are not up to scratch.
How dare they attack us with missiles without transponders! It's not fair!!!!
Well, it's quantum, innit?
saying how nice it was of them to decrease roaming charges.
I smiled and thought how nice it was that somebody (Steely Neelie, I think) in the EU is forcing to do so.
The thumbs up it to the EU (this time), not Vodaphone
Beware of Geeks bearing gifts
Sorry, couldn't resist
Or are these researchers just begging for an Ig Nobel Prize?
Absolutely! I grew up in the Apollo era, and as a seven-year-old nagged my parent's (successfully) to see the first moon landing in the middle of the night. Astronauts and cosmonauts were heroes that transcended national boundaries. They showed us we could reach beyond Earth. Almost every boy in my class wanted to follow Gagarin and Armstrong. I consider that a rather better aim in life than to become filthy rich in finance. If astronauts inspire a next generation of kids to reset their ambitions and aim for the stars (literally, not in the X-factor sense) it is money well spent.