Strange to see NATO back down from vague NORK threats
OK, I'll get me coat
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OK, I'll get me coat
We live in exciting times. It is great to see many different groups of extremely smart people trying to create breakthrough technologies to make impossible things possible
Would that be a MAdRaS curry
I'll get me coat
Westvleteren is also great. I live close enough to Belgium (the country, not the swear word ;-) ) to have access to a wide selection, and regularly sample ones unknown to me.
Good idea! I have just found 3 in the city of Groningen itself, but am not sure about the quality (experimental validation called for). Another is nearby in the village of Peize (quite a nice brown beer, in character similar to Palm). Of the others, two seem to be lagers, and one very small one has a porter and an AMerican blond beer
I'll still have that Westmalle Tripel, but that does not mean I won't try the others
Certainly a reason to raise a glass (as if we need one). Mine will be a Westmalle Tripel or a Duvel (no microbreweries here, alas)
Mr. Spock would find this illogical
I tend to agree. Uber is all about cost-cutting. This is fair enough in commercial ventures, but they seem to want to weasel their way through, avoiding (not entirely unreasonable) rules and regulations.
Pleasant and rare surprise to hear this level of sense from a politician (of any nation, I hasten to add)
Agreed: 6 bits is perfect, as 6 is the first perfect number
The CPT and similar symmetries in quantummechanics are so neat, and then entropy comes along and immediately everything gets messy
You mean UKIP consists of Auditors?
So is 24 the ultimate answer in that universe?
I'll get me coat
Alternatively, the colour scheme was dreamed up by the same designer who labelled the black buttons in black on a black background, and when pressed a little black lamp lit up black to show that you had done it.
Only this time they used dark grey, probably chosen from one of those colour selection pages which has 24 identically coloured squares in them (at least to my insensitive male eyes, my wife swears they are different, and only number 42A matches the drapes)
You are missing an important rule in journalism: Never let facts stand in the way of an alarmist headline. Indeed, the Reg missed an opportunity to call hysterically:
SCRAP METAL SHOULD BE BANNED!!!!!
THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!!
as the Daily Wail might have done
"Ponce de Leon discovered Florida, that's the best know Ponce."
By now Ponce da Quirm might be more famous to much of the Reg's readership
Strange: how much power must a Lenovo laptop draw (I have one) to overheat a mains cable. Even a mere 0.75mm^2 cable (uncoiled in the open) is rated to 6 amps. At 230V that is 1.380 kW. They may have used 0.5mm^2 rated at only 3 amps (only 690 W), but even that kind of draw seems a bit high (toasted genitals high, even). At 110-120 V the issue is different, of course.
Icon, well, obvious, innit?
or is that Ford trying to look like an Aston Martin, by the look of that front grille.
Nice try, but given the choice I would rather get an Aston Martin for Xmas ( wouldn't mind getting a Ford, and then of course neither are very likely, but a man may dream).
"The future is HUD.
Like on a fighter jet.
I already want one."
Me too. An F22 would be nice for X-mas
Interesting and humorous read. I will point my students to this whenever they complain about difficulties in the computer lab (which is computer heaven compared to what you need to go through)
Ah, but everyone knows a million to one chances succeeds nine times out of ten.
That time already? Mine is the one with "Small Gods" in the pocket
Frankly, I am not too surprised by the results of the study, but thumbs up to the scientists for putting in the hours to debunk this mallarkey. This is of course all part and parcel of the scientific method: do not dismiss someone else's theory because it sounds stupid, prove it wrong. Do not forget not all alarmist ideas are wrong. Many people long believed X-rays were just a useful tool (or even a nice fairground attraction), and were harmless. Now people treat them with a lot more care for good reason. So whilst there are a lot of idiots crying wolf, in some cases they might be right. What is tiresome is that certain people will not listen to any amount of scientific proof. Unfortunately, there is no "ignore" button you can press in real life, so they no longer bother you.
If the document is a legal one, it is very likely the DNA makes more captivating reading
The effect is even more pronounced in the case of accountancy
Have a lakeside holiday on Titan, OK it's cold, but you can get blind drunk for free once you get there (ethanol will see to the drunk, methanol to the blind).
DOES THE PERMANENT ERASE FUNCTION SPEAK IN CAPITALS ONLY?
Sorry, couldn't resist. Mine's the one with "Thud" in the pocket
Or should that be "brain the size of a dwarf planet"
Runs for cover
Great news. Looking forward to the results, and my eldest son will be chuffed the closest encounter is on his birthday.
Nice one. It has a nice recursive feel to it.
At least the valve is not sulking in basements, as our elevators have been doing lately. Should never have gone for the Sirius Cybernetics model
And from the left field comes the Elan Enterprise 128. I still have fond memories of the little joy-sticky thing with the at least half-decent full size keyboard, and a WHOPPING 128 kB of RAM. Even managed to program a discrete Fourier transform on it. It worked, ...., if you were very patient. Won't claim it was better than any other out there, but it shared several features with the Spectrum: Z80 processor, and only appeared WAY after the promised date. What was very nice is that like the Acorn Atom and Electron (we used many of those in the labs) you got the entire schematic, and many ports were properly buffered, so you could add your own external devices without risk of frying the computer.
Regarding this project: More keys might of course be added if they exceed their target by a sufficient margin
About 1% better than this half brick I have here
On a more serious note: I do not care about the political reasons for the project, if it can get people deeper into space, I am all for it. Maybe it's nostalgia for my days as a kid stuck to the TV screen watching all Apollo-related programmes, but more likely its just that I applaud all serious exploration of space.
Maybe the history of drinking has a similar three-phase pattern as warfare, which has the Retaliation (I am going to kill you because you killed my brother), Anticipation (I am going to kill you because I killed your brother) and Diplomacy (I am going to kill my brother and then kill you on the pretext that your brother did it) phases. Here we have
Avoidance: Don't eat that fallen fruit, it will make you drunk for a week!
Tolerance: Do eat that fruit, it won't make you drunk for a week
Binging: Let's brew our own stuff so we can get drunk for a week again
Raises glass and doffs hat to Douglas Adams
No, they were expecting the Spanish inquisition, or were they?
I'll get me coat
"There is a God after all"
Yes, he is called Simon
My wife bought a Samsung, I have almost exclusively had (cheaper) HTCs which I found very usable since my first Desire. After seeing all the bloatware on the Samsung, I steered well clear and got my first higher-end phone: the One M-8. Love it.
Here on the continent I prefer to get my beer from Belgium. Where's that Westmalle Tripel?
Next time I am in the US I will certainly try some of the micro-brewery beers I have heard good reports of.
“As the head tilts forward the forces seen by the neck surges to 27 pounds at 15 degrees, 40 pounds at 30 degrees, 49 pounds at 45 degrees and 60 pounds at 60 degrees,” Hansraj writes.
Having studied astronomy and physics, let me assert:
The scientific unit of force is NOT pounds!!
If you do not use SI units in science writing at least have the decency to convert to more accepted units like the Norris (so moving from 1.2 Norris to 2.67 Norris).
Nah, bankers don't do fiddling small change like six million dollars
Especially if the bacon is fried such that it contains enough BCBs (according to the Samuel Vimes school of gastronomy)
Nice start to the weekend
At least you aren't illiterate as well
Height to girth, or chest to belly girth ratios are dimensionless and MUCH better for that reason.
The BMI based on a power of 2.5 might be better, but why not the power of three that simple geometry suggests? There may be empirical or statistical reasons for the power of 2.5, but it does look a bit like some people do not want to admit how totally stupid the power of 2.0 was and switch to 3.0 directly. After all, if I simply scale a short, skinny athlete by 10% in all directions, his weight should go up by a factor of 1.331, keeping his body fat percentages, height to girth ratios, etc identical. Thus, I feel 2.5 is a compromise, rather than entirely reasonable. Even if some fit was made to empirical data, I am deeply suspicious that the result would be 2.5 exactly, right between the traditional value and the one suggested by geometry.
I get a headache trying to think down at the level of those storytellers (prhase used without prejudice).
The "quality of that story reminds me of a snoopy cartoon, where snoopy gets a rejection letter for a story he has submitted, together with a rejection for the next story he might want to submit.
So one objective is to take somebody's selfies and cat videos and drop them down a deep, dark hole on the moon.
Sounds like an excellent plan
More seriously, if that's what it takes to get even a little more funding into space research, I can live with that
"Some sysadmins will go to extremes to secure a network, viewing it (wrongly) as their property."
What do you mean WRONGLY?
Using free wifi for a security update? Call me paranoid, but I have seen so many security issues in fre wifi that I only use it for non-sensitive stuff (like browsing the Reg)
Is one of my favourites. Excellent guidelines on how to understand bureaucracy. For superb moral guidelines I find the Discworld series offers a lot, like the definition of sin by mistress E. Weatherwax:
"Easy, it's treating people like things!"
It is more fun to read than the bible, and does not threaten you with eternal punishment.
If we are going to play the numbers' game, the Ikea catalogue would beat the bible in terms of numbers printed and number of different language translations. I would not count it as a contender for this list, however.