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If you know this, then you design the built system capacity to take account of the projected loss. For grid storage systems, the mass and physical size of the battery will not be an important consideration compared to the initial capital cost and ongoing maintenance/replacement costs.. As long as the capacity loss settles down to a known final lower value, you can plan for this.
I would think that small animals would be able to produce ultrasonic farts, because of small size, resonant cavities and structures, etc. Has this been investigated?
Were these patents found down the back of a filing cabinet during an office clear out? Why the timing?
You need the foam rubber one for this. Maybe over the tinfoil one if you like.
She's creating (artistic) wealth by destroying (materialistic) wealth. Can't you see the beauty of transmutation there?
Re: Lazy users, lazy politicians
If 'jacasta' is an anagram, then it's a freaky, cryptic anagram by someone who enjoys punishment. Ah, .......
I met James Cameron in a London hotel bar once.
I told him about my idea for a family film called Smurfs In Space. He did a lot of smiling and nodding for a couple of minutes then rushed away. He was obviously going back to his room to take notes before he forgot the details of what I said.
Re: 10 *years* to get a national firearms register, a fair chunk of whose data they already had.
If for any reason the police show an interest in my car, within a very short time over the radio they can find out my name, address, if the car has insurance and if it has an MoT certificate. Perhaps the development of that computer system didn't involve any police authority imput.
Re: @Martin (was: ...or words to that EFFECT...)
Relax Martin. There's no need to loose sleep over this sort of thing.
Once again, patenting the obvious
If I know how p2p and torrent systems work, and I am in the position of being able to monitor and analyse the traffic; then of course I can do this. It's not difficult to figure out.
The next 'must have' item will be ......
... a gun that plays a cute ringtone when you chamber a round.
Excuse me while I fire off a few text messages
Yes, it is a stupid idea.
Re: Square bullets
Rifling ... square bullets ..... gas sealing ...... My brain just collapsed.
Re: Ownershipof the gas.
That ownership and rights 'problem' didn't stop the previous massive coal mining and oil/gas drilling operations that have happened on UK territory. Why should it stop shale gas drilling?
Re: Just out of curiosity...
Since we have difficulty in watching them, they have nothing to fear.
"fully within a legal framework"
We all operate fully within a legal framework. Some people bump up against the scaffolding and get noticed. others manage to slip through and are never noticed or caught. Some people are part of the architecture team and know where all the gaps and alarms are.
The question is: Do they operate in accordance with the law?
re. Buzz Aldrin video
I've never seen such a fine example of 'asking for it'.
Low earth orbit question ....
Why can't they put satellites in orbit at other low trajectories than over the equator? Given that the eath is more or less spherical and gravity doesn't know about the rotation of the earth (?), can't the plane of orbit be inclined at any angle?
Re: Awesome, but...
By 'panel' do you mean the docking 'toolbar' and 'system tray' on the bottom of the screen?
On Mint 13 MATE, I've got pop-out panels (i.e. set to autohide) on the top, left and right of my screen and leave the bottom (system) panel fixed; though I could make it autohide if I wanted by calling up its Properties and ticking the appropriate box. It's great, it reminds me of Windows XP, ahhhh.........
@skelband Re: Alternative to Windows?
Here mate, chew on this cinnamon flavoured mint; you'll feel better soon.
Re: Alternative to Windows?
I find that Mint 13 MATE is an excellent replacement for Windows XP on my laptop, twin screen desktop and Eee PC, and I'm willing to accept its little quirks. When I'm happy with something then I tend to stick with it; but I might try the latest version and Cinnamon on a spare hard drive, just to be totally safe.
Under new laws, about to be brought in by the lobbyists, failing to inform the police about your possible suspicions will be a 'lack-of-thought crime'.
It needs a room sized laser?
Sigh ... I'll take the sharks back to the training caves.
Re: If someone steals your Facebook password, then...
Oh the shame (of posting such a terrible joke)!
Say the word 'date', then the word 'apocalypse'; then say them one after the other with no gap between them. I have previous experience of helping foreign students with English speech and writing and this is a useful technique. Are there any other words you'd like some help with?
This is wonderful
I'll be able to use up my monthly data allowance in less than a minute.
Executable code is produced by a compiler _before_ it is executed and often on a different machine to the one that uses the code. This is about something that improves code efficiency _while_ it is being executed on a target device.
(Having a compiler optimise for a target architecture would be a separate consideration.)
Re: I use Snapchat and it is very useful
Evernote's Skitch does this with some text and fancy graphics added if you want them and you send by ordinary e-mail.
Old SCADA development engineers
The car industry gave them a place to stay.
Is there some kind of natural human tendency to approve of someone who looks like yourself?
Re: My darling daughter
You should have let them take her to court and then apply for a personal bankruptcy order on her behalf. Then you could have sold the heart rending human interest story to the tabloid press.
Re: More expensive?
I assume you are looking at the 'bundled with a contract' price? If so, here in the UK, I can get the S4 for the low price of £0.
Edit: And Dave gets in with seconds to spare.
NOAH then MOSES .....
.... followed by the JESUS machine that enables rescue workers to travel safely across the surface of floodwaters.
Any suggestions for the meaning of this acronym?
Do HMRC charge the pub for the usual tax and VAT on the amount registered at the till and then charge him for adjusted capital gains tax when he converts then to pounds - or does it count as a foreign currency transaction (assuming he declaes any of it)?
Do HMRC have any idea how to deal with this?
the press had to endure a long flight with no alcohol
Stand by for lots of negative articles about him.
I'd prefer to rely on a discrete bluetooth earpiece to avoid drawing attention to my lack of 'stylish fashionista' appearance. Also, I'd get the WiFi only version and tether it to my dinky little retro HTC Wildfire if I was going out with it.
Pink Floyd didn't get paid for writing their songs and composing their music. They only got paid when they produced something so good that people kept on wanting to buy it and listen to it. What was it that you did umpteen years ago that was so good that it still has value to people and why didn't you have the foresight to keep the IP to it?
Re: It's just a matter of time
If a US citizen doesn't have a valid US passport, that would make it very difficult for them to get back into the US from a foreign visit. However, it would not stop them entering a foreign country if the government of that country was sure of their identity and was willing to let them enter.
Moving antenna dishes is a well established technology and they will know to good accuracy where the satellites are. Also, at the high frequencies that will be used, a narrow beam phased array wouldn't be all that big and would have slow and predictable aiming requirements.
I'm using Feedly now
Now that they've got their presentation options sorted out so it gives headlines and not a glossy magazine format with giant pictures. The website is very good (clean and simple) but the Android app still has some glitches. Note: Feedly does some kind of in-page browser rendering which can cause problems if you want to do detailed stuff in Android.
I gave up on Newsblur after many problems with updating feeds and read counts.
Re: Ecuadorian Embassy
Do you mean that Scottish guy who enjoys coffee?
Re: Contracts. Noooooo...
The rolling monthly contracts (e.g. Tescomobile) are useful.
re. traditional seafood nomenclature
They could have called it 'cod'.
You need 'quantum' for a detailed explanation of why electrons occupy particular energy levels. After that, transistor action can be explained by 'classical'. The full explanation is a superposition of quantum and classical.
<-- I'll get mine now.
Re: Beijing personally intervened in the matter
A fat and smoke wreathed old man waddled into the meeting room, coughed a few times and said, "Hey, let him go", then glared at everyone in the room. The people around the table avoided looking at him and muttered, "Ok Jing, ok".
"... only other people could have had access to the data – as opposed to developers or advertisers ..."
Because developers and advertisers are not people and they don't have Facebook accounts.
but NASA says there's nothing to worry about.
That's what the NSA said.
That may be all it is.
A germ of a good idea
I like the idea of croudsourcing a major 'public sector' development and having a public repository for the code, and perhaps the system and hardware designs. If people want good facilities and services then they will have to design them for themselves.
Can I make my own teabags by putting Yunnan Imperial loose leaf tea into small muslin pouches?
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