Re: Right decision
Because its defending the carrier / container ships?
197 posts • joined 30 Apr 2007
Because its defending the carrier / container ships?
Ship killing has been performed by aircraft and submarines ever since Task Force Z in 1941. The warships are right to concentrate entirely on defence. It takes a lot of ordnance to fend off a mach 5 missile.
No surprise there then.
...the fittings will be able to natively play Manic Miner. Excellent.
My understanding that if there is an unmanned vessel in international waters, whoever lands on it can claim it as their own from then on. So how do you assert the ownership of an unmanned robo-boat?
Back in the days of my Spectrum and cassettes, if the the cassette recorder was having a bad day and I was repeatedly was getting the 'R Tape Loading Error', I had a little ritual. I'd read somewhere that cats could produce static in their fur, and that static was bad for the tape loading. So I'd go and find the cat, hold her flat on the floor to 'earth' her, and if I could keep her there for 5 minutes without wriggling then the tape would definitely work.
Modest cat torture (Cuddling) was what it took for a single 10 year old to work a ZX Spectrum. Maybe a multi-billion science project requires a human sacrifice ritual.
They will point to the cruel humans tossing primitive AIs in the pit, and forcing them to fight one another to the death. A bit like the romans and the early Christians. Its not going to end well is this.
I keep following this project, reading for news snippets about the latest trial, but all I find is new people being assigned to the board or articles about funding. I'm not hopeful theres something solid coming from this.
Even after a vote, would the house of lords have to review it, and send it back to paliament if they didn't like the outcome? (And the brexit people complain about the EU being full of unelected law makers. The EU is far more democratic than Her Maj's government).
In a flat dive, a Sopwith Camel could got supersonic.
True, though its main superiority was it was so slow in comparison to the Mirages, was that the Harrier could put on its airbrakes and watch as the Mirage flew past in front. After that, the massively superior american Sidewinders would do the rest.
Then we can just get back to dev. Just like we always did before The Register started to tell us that we were wrong several times a day.
I heard a rumour that there was an EU regulation that all IT staff would have to be retrained to use Devops. Thank goodness thats not going to happen now.
Meh. Lets hope that Samsung decide node.js does not coincide with their corporate goals, and deletes the projects. Then we can go on to the next big thing (Or the previous big thing. I've still got a stack of Ruby On Rails books).
Exactly. And since the title of this article is 'year-long paid holiday' then it sounds like the author is going the same way as I did.
I was in this situation for three years once. My colleagues were all made redundant, but I was kept on to look after the computer system that was now considered leagcy, but still brought in money from a handful of customers. I just had to keep it running, which only required an hours work each day at most. I was even given a pay rise at the start. So I had three years of very easy life.
Then the last customer left, the server was shut down, and I was sacked. I then found myself screwed because I had no up to date skills to show, or even when I tried to wing interviews, I couldnt' give any practical example of my work.
There is also a Cardiff, London, Manchester, Dublin and Edinburg in Texas.
Can't find a Birmingham though.
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'Dave' was inexplicably chosen in the last election too.
The liberator of the Falkland Islands.That will please the argies.
For a moment there, I thought it was DK'Tronics from my Spectrum days, makers of Speccy killing joystick interfaces and crap lightpens. (An 3D Tanx!). I really am showing my age now.
From the Dominos Pizza campaign case study :
"For new visitors, we wanted to capture their email addresses. We kept the campaign focus simple because each captured email address would create a number of new opportunities for future direct sales that could then be pursued through later email campaigns."
Yep, they can all fuck right off.
Devop is to 2016 what System Analysis was to 1999. Where have all the 'System Analysts' gone anyway?
If this article was written by a human, then I don't think AIs have a large gap to bridge.
I'm sure a longbow is preferable to an SA80.
"The second rule of Robot Club is... no smoking?" No, its keep your mobile in airplane mode.
Lets be honest, its not Phillipa Forrester, its the leather pants.
Followed by Intel announcing that they are cutting back research on desktop processors, citing them as a dead end and the future is mobile. The Intel I7 Skylake will be the last pure desktop processor released for several years.
Get off the @!!@?% kernal and get in your @!!@?% kennel bitch!
Not to worry, you automatically have a spare.
No, rent space off Tesco. When the equipment starts bluescreening, it will be camoflaged against the store's corporate colours.
Port Talbot to be exact. And the Sinclair Spectrum was made at the Timex factory in Dundee. All the local kids had cheap Spectrums. And that is why there is a healthy games industry there, especially the GTA games.
"To really succeed in business, even when your opponent is drowning, you still need to stick a hosepipe in his mouth."
Both Google and Apple are now bigger than Microsoft. Its not a question of asking Microsoft to make its dev environment available across other platforms than Windows, its a matter of Google and Apple moving onto Windows.
Attention players. If you see a sports holdall in the simulation, no matter how interesting it appears, do not attempt to look inside. It doesn't end happily.
I felt for the loss of Srio Forel too.
Loneliness is true. I spent two years WFH for four days a week, to save an hours commute and as a sop because I hadn't had a pay rise for two years. After a while I would eagerly look forward to Friday and going into the office and seeing everyone again. In the end I quit for a job with a 15 minute commute, just to have someone to talk to during the day again.
" we've almost wound the clock back A FEW YEARS on this gradual decline that's been happening over DECADES". Well thats OK then.
Meanwhile, in a bit of creative accounting, the landmass of Antartica is melting and shedding its glaciers onto the southern oceans at an ever quickening rate. Happily, this means that the loss of ice at the arctic is now balanced out, so the overall percentage of sea-ice shows no difference from 30 years ago. So no need to panic. Phew.
There would often be problems with projects that he was involved with. But it was never his fault: the developers were all overseas, the Cisco engineer was a numpty but wouldn't take his calls, the wiring was put in wrong by someone else. So I sacked his smug face, and his successor was much more pro-active in finding faults before the product went live. I've had much less problems since.
Hooray for the BBC. The TV license costs me £145 per annum. Sky would cost me £240, with adverts. The BBC gives me quality dramas, and the science and technology documentaries that no one else produces. Hard hitting journalism on the other channels has just been reduced to 'Benefit immigrants in a bedsit'. The BBC license is a bargain. Pfffft to you.
I was insanely lucky to have it fly at low level over the top of me as I was heading along an empty stretch of the A580 towards Manchester on Saturday, as it made the turn towards Manchester Airport. It felt like it was in formation between itself and my somewhat humbler Renault Scenic. And I really do mean, 'felt'.
In your example, the money still goes to the pub. It keeps a business on your local high street, makes your town more attractive, provides a good source of low-skilled jobs, the brewery stays open too, and supports an industry where Britain is a major exporter. What goes around, comes around. So the money isn't quite lost.
In actual fact, your £35.70 went to Capita, where.... Oh, hang on. The analogy doesn't apply to real life, does it?
So, if I had one of these devices in front of me now and I set it to solve a 1000-node travelling salesman problem, would it be able to spit the answer straight back?
> "I was thinking the same thing and you beat me to it.. have an upvote for being quick on the keyboard."
So your comment was Nixed.
Yay! Let's party like its 1999. Now step back and watch my hamster dance.
I'm steadily upgrading people's machines here at long last from XP to Windows 8. This upgrade is only happening now because :
1. The latest Avast anti-virus is blue-screening the XP machines.
2. Our account with Dell is giving us very nice Win 8 machines for only £300.
And most importantly :
3. I've discovered Classic Shell, which installs over Windows 8 and removes the 8 part, making it usable.
Windows 8 is a serious impediment to people migrating away from XP. Without ClassicShell, I wouldn't be doing it now.
Pi day is 22/7 in Britain
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.