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Re: Is there enough silver in the thread
Did you watch the pilot episode of Babylon?
Is there a Steve Wozniac soft toy?
I think it would sell well among a certain demographic.
Can anyone help me here?
I'm trying to set up a cron job that disables the launch of a Hellfire missile if an 'arm' confirmation is not received within 100ms of the initial 'weapons enable' command. This was working fine until I installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers for my FLIR display. Before anyone asks, I have installed the latest version of the combat-calc libraries.There was a post from SuperTrooper on the forum last week that dealt with cron and task schedule interference but I didn't bookmark it.
“If we want to get the benefits of broadband, particularly … in countries that aren't as wealthy as Australia ....."
If "WE want to get the benefits .."? Will the 'targeted' countries have any say in the matter?
@Charles Manning re. 'over hype of potential disasters, etc'
All that has nothing to do with ignorant and headline seeking journalists/editors and the wider public's apparent need to be easily 'entertained', of course.
"... and come with Tesco apps for buying groceries and clothing ..."
Oh no! However, I am very happy with my Tesco Mobile SIM only deal, at £10 a month for 1000 minutes, 1GB and 5000 txts. If you look on their website, they keep doing some very good offers that appear for a few weeks then vanish. Catch one and you've got it on a 12 month contract.
Re: You name it, we generally build it
Except that if you redefine your customers/licensees as partners, then you can say "we build ...".
Just wondering ...
"Data grabbed from the limo biz included names and addresses and credit numbers in a plain-text archive, ..."
I thought that they weren't allowed to store credit card numbers, never mind in plain text?
I suppose ..
.. they'll just have to hope for a few sunny days.
Re: "Beloved products like the iPhone..."
" ... which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers."
That's true love.
Re: Getting rid of it all by 2018?
From what I've read, Warren Buffet has decided to give all of his 'spare' money to Bill Gates' foundation. This makes sense because it's a lot easier that setting up and governing his own foundation. So, Gates will have lots of bucks to do good works with.
They have to be 100% reflective at all encountered laser frequencies, but they're not, so they would heat up, degrade and vapourise.
If an ultra-violet camera can see out ...
.. then an ultra-violet laser can vapourise in.
Re: Island of stability?
"Unobtainium - and the rest - here on Gilligan's Island."
At least that's how I remember it, now.
Re: One for the money... yes, but ...
Letting people know that you're important: Priceless.
Let's go all the way ...
... and build a Ringworld.
@James Hughes 1 Re: A fully clear helmet???
If they'd thought of the children, they'd have put a lot more shielding around the gonads.
Re: Too extreme views
How 'innovatively customised' can you make e-mail, txting and browsing? If you want that, there are dozens of GUI wrappers and data integrating apps in the Google app stopre. There are also many data transfer/sync apps as well, all at a low price. The only customisation I wanted (and got) for my Nexus was the Nova Launcher and its start screen, which I was happy to pay for.
Has he broken any Chinese laws?
re. " CinC"
" ... short- and long-term climatic manifestations."
We get those all the time where I live. They rarely cause problems. It's seriously bad weather that I worry about.
As a matter of interest ....
What is the power consumption (probably only measurable by heat production) of an adult human brain?
Re: And if you don't have flash installed... re. ABC News 24
"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."
Ahh, the problems of an international readership. Is it worth watching, usually?
Anything that shows people (especially children) that this level of design/construction really can be done at home is a good thing.
Why is it warm?
What process keeps it at such a relatively high temperature?
@nexsphil Re: Nothing that innovative coming, then
Is that an American 'fanny' or a British fanny that you're thinking about?
Re: The $64K question...
Internal audits are controlled by internal managers who don't want to rock the boat and who want to 'get along'. An external audit by a company with experience in the field would be the best kind of audit.
“IBM loves Linux guerilla".
Is that Tux with ammo bandoliers and a Kalashnikov, or is it the 800lb one that's ready for the desktop? I always get confused about those two words.
Paramount has lots of prior art in Star Trek TNG.
... she couldn't afford a proper holster and forget that she was carrying it. Given enough time, you can get used to anything. (That doesn't let her off the stolen property rap of course).
KITT was voiced by William Daniels, an American actor and native of Brooklyn. He also played the role of Dr. Mark Craig on St. Elsewhere. If you watched St. Elsewhere then the similarity (or identicality) was apparent.
Re: Solid Design
Are any of your books available in libraries?
Re: Just wondering ..
I did check this out on Wikipedia (hmmm) and the difference seems subtle. What do you say is the difference?
Just wondering ..
... if you'll get a prize for spotting that it's a disc cutter?
Re: Utter crap
" ... the thiething scum in the banks."
I read that as ' ... tithing scum .." and smiled while nodding in agreement.
“extend our social skills and decrease our emotional labour”
This replaces your social skills and decreases your humanity.
@DougS Re: Dear Broadcasters. Fek Off.
Your prostitution analogy is incorrect. The situation is more like a dating agency. You have a busy life and don't have time to receive broadcast signals at a convenient time. Somewhere out there is a signal that would be just right for you. Aereo can help you to get together, at a time that's convenient for you.
@AC Re: Which flavor folks?
My suggestion: Buy a 32GB PATA SSD (I assume your old laptop uses a 2.5" PATA/IDE drive), you can get a Kingspec drive on e-bay from a chinese supplier for about £40. I did that for my 8-year old Acer Travelmate and installed Mint 13 LTS - works very nicely thank you. A Linux distribution with a big set of installed software will easily fit into 8GB leaving room for lots of personal data or multi-boot installations. Because it's PATA, there is a 100Mb/s limit to the possible data rate from the drive, but it's silent and robust. (If your laptop has a SATA drive, just buy a small SATA SSD.)
With an older and less powerful laptop, LXDE would be less sluggish than MATE (as I found) but there are other Linux distributiions and even lighter-weight DE possibilities out there.
With Linux, you can keep copies of any installed image on an external hard drive (use a Gparted live CD or similar to make partition copies) then you can recover from the inevitable foul-ups as you experiment. A Boot Repair Disk live CD is also a good thing to get and use. Good luck - have fun.
@Peter Gathercole Re: Menus in windows @Vic and frank ly
Ahhhh, yes I see. I prefer to have the name of the application (and its other info) on the top bar. That way I know what the heck it is.
Menus in windows
I think you may have the wrong picture for 'menus in windows'. That picture shows what every PC and OS I've used/owned has done for many years. I may have misunderstood .....?
re. four-or-five layer thick graphene flakes
Aren't those actually thin flakes of graphite? What is the accepted definition of 'graphene'?
Re: Which cliche works here....
Google will do whatever it thinks is best for it's own future interests.
Re: Creating jobs
There is a good chance that Microsoft are capable of building their datacentre in another place, outside the area of Des Moines and thus not paying any taxes at all to Des Moines in the future. This is the stick that Microsoft (and other large companies) wave at local authorities while showing a picture of a carrot (future tax revenues). Microsoft are not there and not paying taxes yet. Small struggling companies are there and they can't afford to move.
I thought it was the ex-fat file system, the one with longer names and more available characters?
@Rob Crawford Re: Village?
As a teetotal non-believer, I always get confused about the church/pub thing. As far as I can see, they are both places where people go to worship, take part in rituals and celebrate something. You're probably right.
"Spanish Village...", "... their small hamlet ..."
Is it a village or a hamlet? Note: If it doesn't have a pub/bar, it's only a hamlet.
They can clean a surface, yes. but what if they cause a dust storm instead?
@Ledswinger Re: MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants
You forgot about seabed earthquakes. If it 'floated' a few hundred feet off the bottom, in deep water, that might work out well. The cables would have to be designed to snap under heavy strain, etc, but it could be done. As for 'the heaviest objects ever built being made to float', take a look at a large cruise liner.
"We've got all these bottles of wine, so when you said 'storage management' ........."
Re: @Big John Obligatory...
The meatballs are sticking to the noodly appendages, did you not see them with your own eyes? Mmmm, shrimp. As for uniqueness, each individual one is an aspect of the One. Oh, ye of little faith and understanding.
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