660 posts • joined 24 Apr 2009
Re: Playmonaut Safety...
Sweet! Someone call Xzibit...That Shizzle be PIMPED!
Re: Playmonaut Safety...
That still leaves the ascent and descent under regulations (Unless he plans on entering the cabin Chuck Yeager style)
The installation of the latest bit of kit is causing alarm bells to ring of anyone who's role includes health and safety at work. There are numerous razor sharp edges perilously close to the pilot which could easily snag pressure suits, bark shins or generally take the skin of knuckles (if they were actually present). Are there any plans to pad the interior to prevent our plucky plastic play pilot from having an industrial accident?
Can someone revisit the little yellow dot of Birkenhead and move it back from Fleetwood please. Thanks muchly.
Re: I told you so...
I personally think that the efforts all have put in have been laudable. I wish I was more local to the project as I would love to have hands-on participation* to this small piece of space history. Kudos to all involved! The I-told-you-so lot may have one or two aspects right, but wrangling all of the technologies required for this groundbreaking project is always going to be tough. You may wind up designing by committee and end up trying to launch an Austin Allegro into orbit.
*I have no formal qualifications to claim any entitlement at all, but an active interest in all things space and 5 years working with delta-canard flight-sim games gives me some perspective at least. Also, I think I could bring much needed Bacon Sandwich expertise to a team that clearly craves it!
Re: Pivot point...
It is quite far forward of the centre of aerodynamic force at the moment, meaning you need to really press hard to deflect it in the air stream. moving it back a bit will make that easier. Move the pivot too far back and you actively have to manage the canard to keep it where it is as the air flow will try and force the canard to one extreme or the other. I think it should go back a bit to ease the strain on the servo, but still maintain enough force for the canard to self level back to the neutral point should the link snap.
I think I would have placed it further back on the canard to reduce the force required to operate the canards under full aerodynamic stress. But that's just me....
He was just mentioning that the darknet is 90% of the internet that the MET is interested in. They don't particularly care for the rest of the kitten videos and such.
I personally am glad that the powers that be appear to be a bit slow on the uptake, internet-wise.
I find it too sticky for use in printers...Marmalade also has the same problem.
It wouldn't matter what you tell 'em...
My wife still asks me to sort out all of the computers for her family by saying "You're in I.T.". The only problem is that I haven't been in "I.T". since I worked as a producer in a software company in the 90s. Everything I know about the modern I.T. world is entirely from outside of work and due in some part to me being the master of my own fate. I hate asking for help if I can possibly sort a problem out myself. So if my own wife doesn't actually know that I am a financial audit analyst who merely uses a computer to do the donkey work, then what chance do I have? I wouldn't mind but her CV states that she is proficient in MS office. She isn't...at all. She can use excel a little bit and can't write a letter on word to save her life. She has never used Access, Visio, powerpoint or pretty much any of the rest of the suite, but knowing that you can write =sum(A1)+sum(B1) and it comes out with the right answer, means that she has mastered excel.
I currently work for a large international mobile telco. Guess what people's first question is when they find THAT out!
Do Americans need them for everything? I just assumed that when America was the "land of the free", it meant you could do stuff...but everything seems to need a permit...
Vague job descriptions...
-- Candidates should preferably be "comfortable with dealing with ambiguity and able to form a cohesive and effective outcome from potentially incongruous facts (or lack thereof) and individual perspectives".
I have worked (and currently work) for people who have absolutely no idea what they want, short of a 3 word brief which skirts around any detail at all. They then suffix this abysmal brief with the phrase "I know I'm being challenging, but..."
So maybe I should apply. I would be comfortable with such vagueries!
is what many of their own employees* call themselves. It actually takes presence of mind and self control to not say it to managers during meetings, it's that natural for them.
*I live with a former opal telecom person, who are owned by carphone ware/whorehouse**
**delete as applicable.
Less than 12 parsecs?
Substantially less I hope. The ISS is only 0.0000000000119908834 Parsecs above the earth.
Re: That's right.
As long as it's nowhere on the pacific rim...
I think they are suggesting that the engine can self sustain (like a car engine) until the fuel is spent, rather than need an external source of power (like a big battery).
So could I type in a mobile number and then magically be given a name associated with that number? I don't think I will register my number then thanks. Facebook do a similar thing which is well handy for stalkers.
That would be a milling machine. At last my CAD/CAE education has found a use, 22 years later!
I prefer to use an owl.
All your computer data for an online tool, or...
Your soul if you dare set foot in the pallet warehouse itself!
Made a lot more than mobile phones. Nokia used to make other stuff too, but alas their tyre division is no more either (much is the pity, their tyres were good).
Re: Not just Opera Mini...
indeed. Very handy!
for all those sites your friendly neighbourhood government deems unfit for your consumption.
Re: Am I the only person who still buys toilet paper?
No can do here in my building. It's all in those big plastic anti-pilfer dispensing systems. Also, it is cheap and non-absorbent. I do try to ablute in work, as I am being paid for it, but security would get suspicious if I tried going home with a massive roll of tracing paper.
I did live in a shared house with a bloke who made a point of never buying bog-roll. Not sure what was so embarrassing to him about it but I ended up having to keep my own stash so he wouldn't nick it. He was a short-arms, Long pockets type who was first out the taxi, last to the bar...
I think her work is flawed if her only check was " some people gave up halfway through". Everyone here thinks this so-called tongue twister is far easier than the local classic "Ken Dodd's Dad's Dog's Dead"
If this had been available while I was building my home server, I may have considered it. It costs about the same as my server did (sans disks), but uses less juice and is quieter. Stuff like this is getting cheaper and more usable quicker than I care to think about.
I don't recall MS ever making their home server OS available to individuals, just to systems builders, so not sure about the whole "old PC retask", unless you are taking about the Beta version. I use win 7 on my server so can use it with all the online content options, it also has esata, USB 3, gigabit ethernet AND Wireless N connectivity (should I suddenly cut through my cables) , and a blu-ray writer in there to allow both BD playback and archive of the more vital files. For the money it is good and I like my solution, but it was build out of a lack of other affordable solutions at the time. I would have considered a NAS like this one though.
That is a problem that owls don't have to contend with, so I don't see how they will help make submarines quiet. Unless there are owls I don't know about...
Re: 30% seems high to me
I only know one. He listens to Radio 4 and Classic on it, so it doesn't need to be a DAB. he also moans because the sound quality is terrible (maybe because it is between his router and a fridge freezer in his man-cave). He could use FM, but he cant work out how to tune it due to the combination of him being old and the instructions being in Changilsh.
I would use DAB, but only in the car, and I aint paying £100+ to get a dab installed. If FM disappears, I will Bluetooth stream internet radio (or my own mp3s) on the £50 bluetooth enabled head unit I have now.
A WWII fighter pilot could have died at any point after the start of the war. Presumably Jobsy thought he was one because of his urge to pull back on the wheel and fly his car, though how he arrived at this being from WWII I don't know. To my knowledge, no fighter planes of the second world war had a two-handed wheel or yoke. Most had a joystick and the spitfire had a round one-handed wheel (on the end of a joystick). Two hands on the wheel would be more akin to a bomber or transport, which is why Jobsy "sexed it up" to make it sound more exciting...
Re: "Remained faithful"?
I doubt that anyone remained "faithful". Pirates will get their content where they can, and there are a LOT of other sites out there. A bit of a pyrrhic victory closing a site that hasn't linked to anything useful in 2 years...
Re: Even assuming the Swedish allegations are false and are dropped...
explain how pointing out an opportunity means that the US are definitely going to take it. I was merely suggesting that the UK requirement for evidence is so flimsy that the US only has to ask and we would happily hand him over (unless he claims to have aspergers, in which case a 10 year fight will ensue).
I think that if they had wanted him, they would have got him long before he decided to imprison himself. I personally think he is unhappy at rape thing.
Re: Even assuming the Swedish allegations are false and are dropped...
Indeed. What he did, in fleeing to the embassy, will require him to be investigated by the British police (no doubt under caution). This will give the US ample opportunity to "suggest" that he needs to be handed over. I don't know if he is a rapist or not, but his self-imposed exile can only end two ways. Death or arrest.
Apple Chrome cloud bookmark sync?
Doesn't Chrome already sync bookmarks anyway? Mine does between my PC my media server and my phone already. I am confused....
Seems like a good idea...
but stuffing a slip of paper in the plug to cover the middle two connectors would also do the job wouldn't it?
Re: Space Gray
But confusingly, all stars are black-body emitters! so are they not "black"?
Ground Activated Guillotine Apparatus
Re: Probably didn't look too hard
I got mine from the Nook site a week after they started selling them for £29. The big problem was the God-awful ordering system, rather than B+N not having the stock. First time was out of stock, but no way of waiting until stock came in, so a reorder a couple of days later and hey-presto. A cheap but pretty handy e-reader for £29 quid and I was actually quite happy (which isn't like me at all)
Re: Connecting from 10km up.
I will grant you that that up wasn't the direction that what was planned, but the cell sites do pick up phones in aircraft with no issue. The problem is that it isn't just one cell, its 10 or 12 and that's where the problem lies.
Connecting from 10km up.
That is not so much of a problem, as anyone in Kent will testify when they get French networks. The biggest problem that aircraft cellphone usage causes is that of "hand-off" between base stations on the ground. When you are flying at 500mph and all base stations below you give off a similar signal strength, the phone will hop around the network really fast. You don't normally travel that fast on the ground so it isn't as much of an issue, but if a planeful of people all start yacking at the same time, the network is likely to throw a bit of a wobbler.
Until someone hijacks an aircraft with a cellphone and then they will be on the no-fly list, along with soft French cheese (as I found out recently).
I use CAT6 so don't have to worry about either end of a CAT5...
I am dead ace at the interweb and know where all my megabytes are going to on my hard drive or laptop.
Men in Black, Girls in Black...etc.
His own site uses such silly measurements
"Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit, 614 MiB of RAM, 8 GiB storage. It’s an ec2 micro instance."
Don't beat yourself up about the error, you were reporting facts!
Re: Did I create an account just to call this guy a bellend of the highest order?
I see you have quickly adopted the general tone of comments for stories like this. You may wish to put the word "Bellend" on a keyboard shortcut for future commenting.
The idea is that it doesn't use forward movement to translate into lift (like the gossamer albatross). Helicopters can increase lift if they are moving so a true test of human power is for it to be relatively stationary. It also demonstrates some degree of control.
I think it was a great achievement, made to look a bit too easy!
These poor DWP employees...
Should consider themselves lucky that the Gummint is so incompetent that they require a large pool of staff to shore-up this creaking catastrophe. A load of them have been laid off (not the generals, just the cannon-fodder). Some of them are very skilled and so were rightly booted out in favour of keeping the expense fiddling Mandarins. A friend of mine is now on this here minimum wage in a menial job, which is a waste of her considerable talent.
I love politics, if it weren't for my damn conscience I thing I could go a long way!
"I wouldn't expect any customer service for a £29 device unless it was faulty."
If their customer service is that bad for the device you are attempting to buy, what is the likelihood of getting any customer service at all when trying to buy books a quarter of the price? Customer service is seemingly underrated by many companies these days.
My experience with the Nook website was pretty dire but they did eventually sort it out and I have to say that for £29, the simpletouch is a great e-reader. I don't use the nook store though.
Nice idea but...
“Sceptics who do not believe in global warming will not expect the tax to go up, and might even expect it to go down. Those convinced we are in for rapid warming will expect the tax to rise quickly in the years ahead,” McKitrick explains in a paper outlining the idea.
Sceptics don't say that temperatures are not rising. They are sceptical about it being man-made. Taxing people based on the assumption that suddenly stopping carbon emissions will miraculously halt the rising temperatures could be seen to be a folly if it doesn't make any impact. Also, good luck getting the entire world to agree to a single tax based on evidence which WILL then be disputed (as it suddenly becomes economically viable to challenge it).
Re: New name for SkyDrive
Microdrive is an Hitachi trademark IIRC.
I can see the issue.
Something being in "the cloud" is not in "the sky", and just refers to a "cloud" of connected online servers and storage. MS trying to allude that "clouds" and "sky" are related seems a bit of clutching at straws and that BSkyB having an ISP which may offer storage means that they would have a "skydrive" in the way that google have a "googledrive".
So I kind of see it. I am not confused but I supposed they have to assume that someone will make the error and assume that MS is now a front for Murdoch and his evil henchmen.
Google now literally having the internet attached to balloons in the sky may only cause further confusion though!
His legal status.
It is my understanding that even if Sweden doesn't want him any more, he has still broken the law by not surrendering to bail. I think that he is now in a very awkward position. Even if he is not guilty of any kind of rape, he is now at risk of legal proceedings in the UK for his absconding.
His liberty will forever be restricted because of his actions. His likely punishment for absconding would be light, if the EAW was withdrawn, but it would put him in legal custody long enough for him to be extradited to the US on whatever charge he appear to think they want him for (which has not ever been mentioned by the US or UK authorities as even existing). I think he is martyring himself and I don't think it reflects well on him.
I believe that was the portmanteau.
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