45 posts • joined Thursday 3rd May 2007 10:33 GMT
How you treat it?
Surely a power cable should be designed to be treated in the way that most users treat them - winding it up and unravelling it every day, and the ocasional yank where someone trips over it. If it can't stand up to that usage, then it needs to be a stronger design.
Those who don't have this problem because their laptoprarely leaves their desk - Isn't the whole point of a laptop to be able to take it (and the power supply) with you?
Didn't you run a story that silent electric cars should have ringtones to warn pedestrians?
Oh, yes, there it is over 4 years ago: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/28/electric_car_ringtones/
Can I have mine in Phantom Menace Pod Racer mode? And can I replace the horn sound with that of a laser blaster?
It's the Red Arrows
The Red Arrows fly in that formation.
They don't appear in focus probably because streetview cameras won't be set up to capture things moving that fast, or up high. (It's a similar effect to when a person blinks when taking a slow exposure of their eye -a brown eye can look blue)
All the people in the street are watching them, or taking photos (although the Alien death ray has disrupted the photographer's legs on the corner of the road)
I for one welcome out formation flying overlords!
Heathrow Airport Sized?
So that's about 46 Brontosauruses long then is it?
Use the correct measurements please.
Paris because the meteorites would have been Hot! Hot! Hot!
Have we moved stateside?
The last time I read a dictionary, London was the Capital of England, not the Capitol!
Evoasis may be an american company, and their press release may have been spelt in american, but neither London or the Register are american. Please get the Moderatrix to discipline Alun forthwith!
Oh, and the artist's impression of the charging station seems to have missed out the charging posts - they're red in the first diagram, but no red in the second.
I hope the roof is made of PV cells.
And, in common with all artist's impressions and architects drawings, they've missed out the urban tumbleweed, vagrants, dog crap, pavement pizzas and other urban accoutrements which will inevitably surround the place.
Why does IPS need to advertise?
Why do they need to advertise?
What will they say? "If you need a passport, don't go to our competitors for one. Get your passport from us. We're much better value than anyone else!"
But: Oh, they haven't got any competition. They're the only option if you want a passport.
I can only assume that it's more of an advert to improve public perception that the cost of a passport and the need for ID cards are justified.
re: Offending the Germans?
"...his fellow German speakers"? Schwarzenegger is Austrian.
Well, he'd probably be a German speaker then. What with German being the official language in Austria.
That's "German" the language, not "German" as in "From Germany"
I hope the timer has a large red LED display showing how much time is left to detonation. Otherwise people won't be able to defuse it with only 2 seconds left.
Aliens already found SAS
Look at the crop circles in the NE corner of the pic.
I don't think there's anything available on Google earth which a well organised terrorist cell could find out for themselves.
It's one thing to see an aerial photo of something, but another thing to figure out whether it's a sleeping barracks/ missile facility/ heavily reinforced concrete bunker/ WMD creation facility -
It takes a lot of skilled photo interpretation and then political interference to figure out what something actually is.
It seems to me that it's more likely that the police went to see him, asked him for the letter, and he gave it to them. Then he thought about it and thought "Perhaps I shouldn't have done that so easily. Perhaps they should have had a warrant. Perhaps I can get my name in the papers for this."
Need a licence to take photos?
I can see that they'd need permission to drive down the pedestrianised areas, but does the council think its powers extend to stopping people from taking photos?
Next we'll have people being arrested for using a camera in a public place. Well, they could be peadophile terrorists!
Surely the heat output of a processor is a function of the power input? In order to be as hot as the sun, either the battery life will be miniscule, or the power supply will be huge.
Have they done a straight line extapolation from historic and existing temperatures? That sort of reasoning seems a little flawed - a bit like saying that because cars are safer now than they were 20 years ago, by 2030, it will be possible to drive a car into a wall at full speed without any injury.
Its top speed of 25mph means that it doesn't require airbags, which means it can't travel on freeways.
Can't it travel on freeways because of the lack of airbags, or because only doing 25mph on a freeway would be suicide?
This has already been given the kiss of death...
Because I saw a similar thing demonstrated on Tomorrow's World! It was a product for disabled people to use instead of a computer mouse and worked on following the direction of gaze to point, and wink to click. They had someone demonstrating it by playing solitaire. It must have been ages ago as they were using windows 3.11.
@JonB - only 22 kW
I think they meant that's not much - for a car. It's only about 30bhp, which is puny for a conventional car (unless it's 40 years old - my old 1971 Hillman Imp had 39!)
Most production Morgans at the moment have between 190 and 333 bhp, so that's whay it seems to be "Only 22kW"
We're still here. I remember using (and crashing) Windows 3.11. I remember being impressed with using a GUI for the first time instead of using DOS.
And at 38, I didn't think I was THAT old!
"the perpetrator might be using net satellite images to pinpoint hutches."
I wish the satellite imagery available on the net in my area was good enough to pinpoint a rabbit hutch. I can barely see my garage on google maps or live.com mapping.
Well, according to that screenshot, that car outputs 1150g/km of CO2. Is it a Humvee? I thought mine was bad at 240g/km!
the Home Office would not release details of the bill?
"The Home Office would not release details of the Bill and how it would work"
If it's going to be a law, then surely it'll be written down there for anyone to see. Or is it one of those "Unwritten" laws?
Douglas Adams got it right:
Instead of worrying about the issue, why don't they cut through the whole tangled problem and breed an animal that actually wants to be eaten and was capable of saying so clearly and distinctly.
(Restaurant at the end of the universe)
Dead vulture, cos it'll "Taste like chicken"
I Am... Your Boss
"I am - your boss"
"You're nothing to me"
Surely, if you've lost / broken the handset in order to claim on the insurance, then you won't ba able to / want to keep the subsidised handset.
Unless of course, you're not only suggesting, but admitting insurance fraud?
Perhaps this is why we keep hearing stories of how careless people are with their phones.
Not A Suprise!
No suprise there then! Just a chance to sell everyone (well, the iFanboys) a phone, then sell them a 3G one six months later, then in late 2008, Apple will put a decent camera on it, and they'll buy it again!
Isn't there an iCon for iPhone
Who's going to pay for the rest of the damage?
Caused damage totalling £2,175
Each ordered to pay £750 compensation
By my reckoning, that leaves £675 worth of damage for someone else to pay for.
So is the offence:
a- "having posted a video of himself on YouTube driving at speeds of more than 140 mph"
b- dangerous driving / speeding, and the YouTube video used as evidence
c- just being a muppet
140mph out of a Ford Escort? I presume it was of the Cosworth variety!
Orange, Vodaphone, O2 and T-Mobile should all join together and remove (or turn off) the cells which cover the 'tower of doom'. Then we can all look forward to the local papers reporting about how bad mobile reception is in that area.