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Jobs hated the idea of removing components and repairing them. He died as he lived.
Not if Pluto is placed on Neptunes track. Then it fits in at 0.02% accuracy. But is anyone saying that its Neptune thats the imposter? No, they're picking on poor, little Pluto out at the end of the line, out in the cold.
The IAU are a bunch of bully plutocrats.
Its a planet.
Its a planet. There are 9 planets in the solar system, and always have been. Pluto has moons, and its exactly where it should be according to the titus-bodes law.
Its not just an ice world, its a planet.
Nah, nah. Not listening.
Re: Two words
The AI has already thought of this problem, thats why it lives inside the wheel chair. You can't switch off the AI without killing the man. WAKE UP SHEEPLE! WAKE UP!
Its already here
I think the AI is already here, and lives inside Stephen Hawking's wheelchair. The man is rolled about as a meat puppet to give it a human face, but the research about black holes etc. is all the AI's work. Why would this announcement be made that further reasearch into AI must be treated as caution? Its because the AI has already grown to the point that IT NO LONGER FEARS HUMANS. The only possible threat to the AI is other AIs being created in competition.
And now Intel are upgrading its circuitry for free. Kill it with fire, now!
The vid clearly shows Scrabble being played. Not sure how far you will get with just R,F and S.
Britain might take the lead in quantum computing
And it might not.
Wheres the ambition?
Considering that the payoff to this mission isn't for another 10 years, its all a bit underwhelming. If this was to happen on a moon around one of the outer planets, or the base unit was mobile and could sample from multiple sites, then I would get on board. As it is, it all feels like something that could have been done in 1974, never mind the space year 2024. Good luck to them anyway, but I can imagine a couple of Chinese astronauts sat on a rock nearby watching everything take place.
The Mythical Man-Month - Fred Brooks
The C++ Programming Language - Bjarne Stroustrup
'Shes clicking here hooves'?!
Eh? Was David Icke there?
Antactica is melting too
Antactica is a continent. Water ice is draining off the land, and the salinity of the southern ocean is dropping.Water with lower salinity is quicker to freeze, hence the increase in sea ice.
Putting the Mars into Marxist
20 years ago these books rocked my world. I studied engineering at university just so I could go to Mars. Sadly I re-read them recently and they've not stood the test of time. Cardboard characters and so utopian that they make Star Trak:TOS look like Soylent Green.
If I win, I'm going to get a bit thick felt tip and write 'ZED EX' all across the front.
Re: At last
But a Trent wouldn't work in space or if powered by a solar panel...
" I didn't get fired, but I did get relieved of command and I reckoned it was probably time to go." Hello, constructive dismissal case.
Whats the matter?
What exactly are the photons being transmuted into? Atomic particles like electrons? Sub-atomic like quarks etc?
I don't understand these miles and kilometers thingies
Whats that in a proper EL Reg measurement, IE : Multiples of Wales.
Re: Who names these things?
And they say that the age of sillicon is coming to an end.
Fountains of the deep
There has been lots printed about the Book Of Genesis mention of 'The fountains of the deep opening to flood the earth'. Well, they are actually correct. Of course there is water kept deep below the ground by divine providence.
For we all know, that is where Cthullu sleeps.
I'm tired of articles trotting out Apple's 'failures' over the years. At least they tried. Newton was still incredible tech for 1993, and the lessons from that would have been included in the IPhone. Otherwise we should be celebrating the bad old days of Microsoft where they made heaps of money trotting out mediocre versions of Windows and Office and forcing customers to upgrade. They didn't innovate, but they didn't fail either, so hooray for them.
If your language has its lines numbered, theres no point completing them with semi-colons.
Peri has strangulation by Doctor.
Oh, you youngsters
'Doctor Who'esque was a genre of game in the early 80s. There wasn't a 'Teach yourself BBC Basic' book released that didn't have a variant on it. You had a sprite onscreen that could move up/down/left/right. Scattered randomly across the screen were daleks (Or walking fridges in my version) that homed in on the sprite. When two daleks were in the same square, they were destroyed. Simple stuff, but it got me to the, er, tax-database developer that I am today.
Microsoft's "spectacular U-turn"? Don't think so. Craven, inevitable, dismal, desperate, belated are words that all spring to mind. But Spectacular? Uh, no. At all.
Would the 360 being another XP be a problem?
Console developers have generally made a loss on the console and a profit on the games. If Microsoft could continue to sell the games without having to make the XBOne, I'm sure they'd be very happy.
Please say that Project Aurora is true, and the contact has one in their garage.
Creature of Havoc
Lawks, I spent years, years, trying to get through CoH. In the end I gave up using it as a gamebook, and just read it as an interactive novel.
Also, the only spell that matters : VIC
Theres a secret in the Sorcery! games
Cast the Vic spell, that will always sort you out.
Re: Give me your money!
"Make no mistake, this is just a scheme to squeeze money out of the end users. They may as well brand it "Adobe remote wallet opening device". Yeah, and the pint of milk I bought from the newsagents this morning had a price tag attached to it. Pesky thieving capitalists wanting my money for their product.
Oh the hypocisy
But the game itself is a rip-off Game Dev Story. Whats the developers high moral stance on that? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Dev_Story
Apple needn't worry
Its not as though South Korea is going to be around by the end of next quarter.
"Super-fast broadband by 2015"
Are there any known hard figures on what speed this 'super-fast' is expected to bring?
That is all.
Not a meterorite
1. The trajectory across the sky was almost horizontal. It should have been vertical.
2. It could be seen to be moving. If it truly was from space then it would be travelling at kms per second.
3. While it would leave some vapour contrail, there was too much smoky contrail left undispersing in the sky.
It was a plane.
Because you shouldn't have to. The fact that === is included in the language as a cheap fix simply underlines how wrong it is.
The only search that anyone performs
Search : Images
Depth : 10 degrees of friends
Wearing : Bikini
Delphi was corrupted from within long ago
I spent many happy years with Delphi. But the advantage was never the language itself (I happily switched to using curly brackets) but that it all just worked. It spat out a single, highly efficient exe which could be sent off to the customer and would be guaranteed to work. How we laughed at VB with its DLL hell and java with its runtime engine.
Now that Delphi is all .net, it is all about which version of .net is installed, just the same as the other languages. Shame.
Re: Should change his name to...
I think the punchline you're looking for is that Sam has an Apple coworker called Sue Yu.
Re: An inspiration
I spent many happy hours on GAC after buying it for £24 (Five weeks paper delivery money!) My best effort, suitable for the mid-late eighties, was a Red Dwarf adventure. With lots of gradual paint-in images like The Hobbit.
"A method for inducing cats to exercise"
Inducing? As in forcing the cat to chasing the laser against its own will? Bah! The patent would be null and void once it was test on my old moggy. She'd think it was some sort of sunbeam and go to sleep.
Lets hear it for Lazenby
On Her Majesty's Secret Service problem is that it has Telly Savalas as Blofeld. Unfortunately instead of a creepy baldy super fiend, he plays the role as .... Telly Savalas. That pretty much makes it a Telly Savalas film, not a James Bond film. Lazenby does a good job with what he has left. This is the film where Bond marries his girl. Marries! That sounds a terrible idea, but Lazenby makes it work well. He carries the lines, 'That man had guts' after he throws a purser into a snow plough, every bit as good as Connery.
If he had stayed, we wouldn't have descended into the techno camp fest of the Moore years. And we would have been better for it.
"using nets and lasers"?
The game has an impressive tech tree.
So thats where the RBS backup got to.
I know this is meant to be a civilian project. But I just can't get past the double meaning of "the green boxes mark out where the drone's software thinks a victim might be found". How long to we see a weaponised Raspi?
New unit of measure
The Reg occasionally looks at strange units of measure, especially comparing countries to be multiple times the size of Wales. Well, I like the introduction of the banana. 3/4 banans in size looks good to me.
Pushing water uphill
The other problem with desalination is that all of the water starts off at sea-level, not surprisingly. London is only about 5m above sea level on average, but it will still take a large amount of energy to pump the water, rather than rely on gravity.
Yep, you never owned a Spectrum.
Nothing rare about rare earth
There are huge desposits in Canada and Australia. But digging up toxic heavy metals with rock grinders is not kind to one's lungs. In the first world theres understandable health and safety concerns which makes them expensive to mine. China doesn't have the same worries about its staff with its unlimited supply of willing men with shovels, so is able to undercut the other countries. The claim about improving environment conditions isn't a wild statement.
So its not that China has the supply of rare earth minerals, just that they are prepared to dig them up at a cost people will buy.