396 posts • joined Wednesday 19th November 2008 11:46 GMT
No video? Disappointing.
I wanna see it squirm.
Personally, I think we're all in a 'Truman Show'-esque experiment where Mars and everything else further out aren't really there at all. It's just a giant spherical rear-screen projector. All of the previous missions to Mars had either been rigged by the overseers to return false information, or were sabotaged to discourage us from going there ourselves. Wouldn't want up puncturing the screen would they?
This would also explain why we can't see any dark matter out there, you can't rear-project black onto the screen.
Someone also needs to say "it's a million to one shot, but it just might work."
"If you are a rickshaw peddler and a fat person sat in your rickshaw charging them more is not discrimination, it is a surcharge."
But think of the wear and tear savings that come with having your front wheel pointing up in the air.
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
You should have 2 doors leading onto the plane, one 'normal' sized and one double width. If you can't fit through the normal one without a lubricant and a team of people pushing/pulling you through, then you have to buy a second seat.
The same applies at swimming pools, but if you can't fit through the normal door then you shouldn't be wearing a swimming costume in public and the double width door just leads to the cafe.
Water cannot be proven to be good for you so you can't say that it is.
Homeopathic remedies cannot be proven to be good for you, get given benefit of the doubt as long as they're careful about how they phrase it. Go Brussels!!!
Call me when it's actually being used in something.
I hear a dozen reports a day about these incredible new technologies that will revolutionise how we live our lives and how many of them ever make it as far as a commercial product?
Wasted food? Really?
So if I want to make a mixed leaf salad I should buy a dozen different lettuces, take a few leaves off of each one and then throw the rest away? Seems more efficient to buy a bag of pre-mixed leaves so the rest of the lettuces can go to other people. Instead of me ending up with one salad and 5.8 lettuces that I have no use for.
RE: My Alter Ego
I didn't say anything about Tanuki, I said dogs. I don't know what breed they were, but I'm pretty sure it was a Channel 4 documentary about illegal poaching and the trade in animal products.
I don't support PETA in any way, I think they're a bunch of headline grabbing, hypocritical twerps. I do, however, support animal rights.
Actually, they're pretty accurate about that. I've seen covert footage of chinese fur farms where a particular breed of dog was bred in cages for their fur. The dogs were stunned by a blow to the head then skinned alive, the fur coming off quite easily. The skinned dogs are then dumped in a pile and left to die from the shock as it's cheaper than taking the time to kill them.
Of course he won't. It'll be declared a sexual assault, he'll go to jail, have his name put on the sex offenders register and his life will effectively be over.
Forget the marrows, do they have a Turnip that looks like a thingy?
So actual footage of a phone being dropped and knocked around without damage isn't enough evidence to support their claims that it can handle that kind of treatment.
But ISPs can blatently lie about their broadband speeds and cosmetic manufacturers can use CGI and fake the results of their makeup with impunity?
And it's already starting to fail.
No, it means exactly the same thing over here too.
Hang on a second...
"Inappropriate payments to police" is a crime, but what about the policemen who accepted the money? What's being done about them?
Ah, I thought it was just me
I had one of these installed when I moved house back in May and have to reboot it every day or two when it suddenly refuses to allow me to connect to my wifi. I thought there must have been something wrong with my network but maybe this is the problem.
Gotta love that logic
"if u do innocent members of the public who were at the wrong place at the wrong time and owned a blackberry will get charged for no reason at all"
So they retaliate by threatening the safety of all the innocent employees of a large corporation, none of which have any say in what the company decides to do. Yet another group of script kiddies who think they have the right to dictate how everyone behaves. "Do what we say or we'll fuck your shit up innit!"
So what exactly have Pastebin ever done?
The twats are now attacking Pastebin as a test of their latest script kiddie tool? How can anyone support these idiots who are willing to bring down innocent sites just because they feel like it?
They're no better than 419ers or malware authors.
He'll be going to prison then? The police have already demonstrated that an empty threat on twitter counts as an actual threat of violence.
Also, what's with the 'Expect us' bit in the original threat? Are anonymous getting in on this too?
Just what I was thinking
If you're in the top 5% then you get capped, so you're no longer able to remain in the top 5% and someone else overtakes you, but you're still limited for the rest of the month.
It sounds like someone driving alongside a race and kneecapping the 3 people in the lead, they
fall to the back of the pack and people 4, 5 and 6 are now the leaders. So they get kneecapped too, eventually everyone is forced to run in a line at the speed of the slowest runner.
"challenging a subject’s physiologic and kinesthetic systems to synergistically enhance cognitive function"
The moment I saw the 'word' "synergistically" this company lost any modicum of sympathy I might have had for them.
Money dear boy.
It's only a crime if you don't have the financial resources to hire a team of lawyers to "redefine" the law.
It was the first lab grown organ successfully transplanted into a living human.
Not exactly newsworthy
I don't think a single day has gone by where I've not found at least one spelling/grammatical error in an BBC news article. I can't believe that no-one is bothering to check any of their stories before publishing.
A small question
Why was he allowed to hire a PR consultant? Does anyone in a prominent role get free money to ensure their public image is on message and squeaky clean?
Surely the thousands that were paid for all the fluff could have been spent on, oh I don't know, hiring more actual policemen?
Said in the voice of Professor Farnsworth...
So do you think you'll be able to re-attach it?
To shreds you say?
Small flaw in your plan
It's already been proven that the law doesn't apply to politicians or policemen. It only applies to us proles.
I was with you all the way up to 'defeat all creationists' and 'grow pot first'.
I'm not saying I disagree with you, keeping religion from getting a foothold in a new colony is an imprtant step in ensuring it's long-term progress.
Unfortunately though, you sound like a nutter. No offence.
Who exactly is going to fund this? It'd cost orders of magnitude more to send people/food/clothing/farming supplies and that kind of money is currently only held by private companies whose only interest is in making more money. As far as I'm aware there is currently no world government actively pursuing human exploration of space beyond Earth orbit so this isn't likely to happen within our lifetimes.
If I'm wrong about this then I'd gladly volunteer to be in maybe the second or third group of colonists sent out there (wouldn't want to be on the first rocket, need to make sure it'll land safely first). Who on Earth (no pun intended) would pass up the opportunity to be amongst the first Humans ever to live on another planet. Even if you didn't survive past the first generation or two it'd still get you into the history books.
I don't understand the need for "ultra-thin(tm)" hardware
If I'm carrying a laptop around I honestly don't care if it's 3 inches or 3mm thick. I still carry it in the same way. As long as it's thinner and lighter than a breeze block I don't see any need to change it. Am I the only one who doesn't understand why everything needs to be paper thin?
Here we go again
"Cleary's mum told Sun Ryan was agoraphobic and has a history of mental illness."
Meaning, "My little angel is sick so can't possibly be prosecuted for any crime he's accused of, he couldn't help himself." Where have we heard that one before?
"Ryan used to be part of WikiLeaks. He has upset someone doing that and they made a Facebook page having a go at him."
Really? Someone was so upset they actually went on Facebook and set up a group? It's obviously the government harrassing him.
Extrapolation is it?
"At this trajectory, if you extrapolate the market-share gains that they are making, forward for ten years"
And if you extrapolate from the speed I travel out of the office car park on Friday afternoon, forward for 1000 years, then my Peugeot will easily break the light barrier. Hopefully passing the pub on the way.
Glad someone agrees with me
If this is true then they need to be stopped immediately. It's one thing to attack a big corporation it's another entirely to steal private information on potentially millsions of innocent people and publish it on the internet.
Again if true, this is them crossing the line into severe criminal activity needing harsh punishment.
Of course there will be people suporting them and saying things like "Yeah, stick it to the man, expose those security failings LOL!!!" but how will they feel when it's their credit card details being used by criminals. I've already had my card details stolen like this three times this year from different reputable companies and had to waste time cancelling and re-issuing my cards.
Yeah, 4 was an improvement and ran fine, the hardware rendering stress test maxed out at 60fps. A few patches later and it now runs at 9 fps, or 11 if I disable hardware rendering. Yes, on both of my PCs it runs faster with hardware rendering turned off.
My main PC is less than 2 years old and has been regularly upgraded, it doesn't have any issues running high-end games or 3D modelling but try to view a page with more than 5 gif's on it in Firefox and the browser practically locks up. Removing and reinstalling doesn't fix it either.
For reference, IE9 with hardware rendering turned on still maxes out the stress test at 60fps.
I agree entirely
I don't understand why they're rushing out the versions so fast. I'd prefer if they worked on getting the current version stable and faster first. It seems that with every release they've done over the last year or so the browser has got slower, I'm seriously considering jumping ship to Chrome but, of course, Chrome doesn't have all the add-ons I need yet.
There isn't a reason
It's a group of teenagers with too much time on their hands who think that disrupting high visibility targets makes them cool. There is no reason to any of these hacks, it's purely because they think it's funny to annoy people.
Lets analyse this statement a bit shall we?
"All the laptops were password protected"
means - We created an account in Windows with a username and password of admin/admin.
"our policy is to manually delete the data from laptops after the records have been processed."
means - We require staff to spend time doing something boring and long winded, ensuring that no-one bothers.
"We have started an investigation into the issues raised by the loss."
means - We are paying a consultancy agency several hundred thousand pounds to recommend that we start using encryption.
Starting to get pissed off now
This is the third email I've had in the last month from a big company saying "Sorry, we got hacked and all of your card details have been stolen." Then they shrug it off and go back to operating in exactly the same way. How hard is it to have a secure system?
Why are these details being stored in clear text?
What happens when I see money leaving my bank account? Are my bank going to reverse the withdrawals or are they just going to shrug and blame me for not keeping my details secure?
"Adequate physical security measures will be implemented"
Why the hell were they not implemented before now?
Apparently the council isn't even bothering to pretend that they were taking precautions before, now they've been caught they will make a show of putting some effort in until the spotlights move onto another council. Then it'll be back to business as usual.
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