2365 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
Beauty may be skin deep
but ugly goes to the bone
average != median
Spam books could be called
Mine's the one with the hardback Terry Pratchett
My first PC (386 @ 25MHz with a (then) staggering 4MB of RAM, 1MB of video RAM, 88MB SCSI hard disk cost something like 5000 euros in todays money.
Will still be going for a PC upgrade rather than a Mac now. For that price I can get a compute beast with latest NVidia board and HUGE memory and a pretty serious 27" monitor. Not for gaming, but GPU accelerated volume rendering and analysis. We are getting more and more macs in our institute though. A lot of people like them.
"reverse polarising the bit pattern"
Trek-speak applied to (CSI-)IT!! Brilliant stuff!! I should try this here some time
Of any film
Still better than U571
otherwise it would have been an American squadron of B17s or the like, and Barnes Wallis would be from MIT.
Where is a bomb icon when you need it?
wanna buy an IP address?
Can't you just imagine shady types approaching you in the street?
Coat, well, because, the shady types will be wearing them
Calling the VVD liberal
is like calling Margaret Thatcher a moderate conservative. On the other hand, they are probably as liberal in practice as Nick Clegg is today.
But the highest paid academics are
software architects and engineers.
Tell this to potential students and you suddenly have their attention.
And for the kids
an inflatable bouncy castle?
Seriously though, nice idea!
What is the price of goodwill?
For any company, being seen to be a "good guy" in the (often simplistic) public image is worth a lot,even if it cannot be expressed in money. Ethics and corporate responsibility are becoming more and more important in shaping that public image, if nothing else. This too may be seen as selfish, but it is not expressed either in terms of money or contractual obligations.
Monastery of the Holy Crotch
rather than Holy Cross.
Easy mistake to make
what an Iranian court would mete out in punishment? Hand cut off for using the phones? Knees cut of for being used in steering? Cut the whole lot of just to be sure?
If he had plastered himself against a wall
he would be clear Darwin Award material. Room temperature IQ apparently.
That's not a moon !!
Actually, it is, as far as I can see
give the eight bottles of wine to the boxer. He would then miss, or simply fall over (and claim "You're the bessshht palllll I've EVER had !!!")
But there are voluntary organizations
on most planets to help you rehabilitate from drinking a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster.
So my virus scanner
no longer needs to scan for this?
Standradization of whinges: a valid point
Indeed, if you shout it's not a whinge, it's a complaint. A mega-whinge is either a whinge that that has high temporal extent, or one that is just extremely annoying, despite being brief. A standardization committee is required to make this more precise: the words kilo-, mega-, giga- and tera-whinge should not be used frivolously!!
I'll get me coat
I know what's missing in the picture!
The EeePC girl!
(Actually you could get all these stories the same day).
On the same page, side by side
Requires different icon
<--- more appropriate.
Terry Pratchett knows
It was concocted late at night under the influence of large quantities of beer. You know, the same school of culinary thought that gave us deep-fried pizza.
(See "The Last Continent")
Think of the children!!!!
Please, think of the children
"chair throwing tosser"
Would that not be simply "chair tosser"
I'll get me coat
May I be the first to
Welcome or Skylon overlords
As I know well,
I even met a guy who worked a while as a driver for a couple of cheap green biros.
Alien, because, well, pens are aliens.
I did lose a pen last Saturday
maybe it has gone to heaven?
even prettier to me as I have just recently seen the host galaxy through big binoculars during a visit down-under. Awesome stuff!
And then they wonder
why so many use the word "plod" to describe policemen (no disrespect to the better policemen out there intended).
That's worthy of a prize!!
Brilliant start of the weekend!!
Thanks, I needed that!
The PFY really wanted to have
a remove cattle prod app in this episode, didn't he.
Signalling "kill them all" in Morse code with your facial tick is brilliant, just brilliant, must work on that!
Mine's the one with the Morse code manual in the pocket
cricket ball travelling at Mach 3
so at least we have a defense against serious fast bowlers!!
We have been here for some 4,500,000,000 years
so I think there is no need to panic
Even if their number was 100 times the number of stars
it would not be sufficient to make up the gap between directly observed mass and the mass apparent from gravitational pull of galaxies. This is because Jupiter-sized planets are only a fraction of the mass of a star, and there is a huge amount of missing mass (only 6% is observable, might become 12% with the lone planets, but still 88% missing). On the other hand, our model of gravity may be wrong.
Brown dwarf is what you are looking for
Stars form differently from planets, and Jupiter is less than 10% of the mass needed to even become a brown dwarf. At 13 Jupiter masses, some deuterium fusion can take place, but about 75-80 Jupiter masses are need to become a main sequence star.
No liquid need for tidal lock
Look at our moon! Nicely locked, and no liquid core. Slight deformation is enough.
God created integers
all the rest was man-made
Note to self: get waterproof keyboard
The people who cooked this up must have thought: "I have a plan so cunning if you gave it a tail you would call it a weasel!"
This is such a brilliant way to get money out of people. Even if the believers in the rapture wake up rather bemusedly on May 22, you can still say: You simply paid an insurance premium, we will pay out (in the form of pet care) when judgment day does arrive.
Looks like an intriguing idea
but can it blow and suck like in the Apple patent?
do you then get customisable blow and suck??
sorry, I will get my coat
and another cup of tea goes over the keyboard
where do yoo file?
You may need to add a smugness detector (like that of Marvin the paranoid android)
New keyboard please
"Let's face it, the only way the US administration could have got more column inches out of the outrage was if bin Laden had been caught in bed with a Las Vegas hooker and a bottle of Scotch, toking on a post-coital spliff while reading The Satanic Verses."
Nice one, that
the miniature blow-torches micro-flame makes, but a 100W soldering iron will do
Flames, because, well, that's what a microflame produces
Have a stapling gun as well
Or try to catch it
when it falls
= Venom Incarnate!
Fully paid-up member of the Church of Emacs
I do not mind the performances
provided I do not have to watch (and I do have a remote control). I am much more worried at the kids looking at violence (including such mindless crap as pokemon/bakugan/dragonballz/insert other crud advert for crap toys posting as cartoon) than sex.
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