3393 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
... hardly surprising that "lawyers get paid a lot of money".
I wish I'd studied law instead of engineering. I'm wondering if it's too late to retrain, since I've now lost the will to do anything good and creative in my life.
Honeywell also claims the smart thermostat is its own idea.
I've had lots of wonderful and blindingly obvious ideas all through my life. I just didn't have the money to develop them or the component technology was too big or expensive at the time.
Re: Just wondering
Thank you Peter - it all makes sense now :)
Why use a two stage heat transfer construction within the module? If they pumped the Novec fluid through, in direct flowing contact with the motherboard, it would give more effective heat transfer. I realise the fluid is probably not cheap, but you could have a short Novec fluid pipe run to a larger, more easily made and cheaper water linked heat exchanger that served many modules, or an entire cabinet.
@Charlie Clark Re: The mighty have fallen half way
" as soon as Android effectively supports the notebook form factor (keyboard and mouse) .."
That would be the Asus Transformer, with integrated keyboard, released about 2 years ago. I have one, I plug a USB mouse in the side and I have run it with USB mouse, full size USB keyboard and memory stick plugged into a passive USB hub, just to see if it could be done.
Re: +1 for the Eee 701SD :-)
I have an Eee 901SD and it's running MINT 13 MATE quite nicely if a little sluggish sometimes. I know many of you are now shouting at me but it has exactly the same software as my desktop PC and my laptop, same GUI setup etc. Having said that I didn't bother installing Blender or any screen video recording software.
It prints, it scans, it browses over WiFi, it runs Gigolo and Insync and Dropbox all at the same time and Thunderbird works fine, so I'm very happy with it.
" ... started to have inner course [sic] with the gun ..."
That's when it's inside. 'Outercourse' is when it's used externally to provide pleasant stimulation.
"Other security measures the attackers circumvented included “Sentinel”, which limits the number of requests permitted from a single IP address, and the restrictions on crawling that are implemented in its robots.txt file."
I thought that robots.txt was a polite request; hardly a security measure, especially against people who have a tendency to break your rules.
smiles for the 'goto'
You don't see them often nowadays.
@SVV Re: Sounds like a brilliant move
(My knowledge in this area is very low, but here goes:) I thought that RHEL was free to obtain and run but you paid for a support contract? If so, why do you develop using CentOS? Even if RHEL does cost money for a installation license, surely RedHat would let you install and run pure development systems for free under agreed conditions?
I get the bit about Gnome, but why can't you use Firefox etc on RHEL?
"Optical Express, which sells ophthalmic treatment services such as laser eye surgery and intraocular lens implants, ..."
I'll ask the nice woman behind the counter at Boots if she can arrange liposuction and a nose job for me.
" ....let's thank Michael Bay for joining us."
Tim Baxter is a kind and polite man. I'd have said, "That was a waste of time and money. Moving on!"
My take: In the centre of the image is a distant wall that has a strange colouring. That would have been a good place to have set up a tripod with a long lens camera to take the picture. Whoever 'shopped the tripod out didn't do a very good job of it in that case.
Looking at the left edge of the ball, I'm sure that's someone holding their arms up high with a flash unit in their hands. If so, that would have been easy to obfuscate, so why didn't they do it? I dunno ......
Re: Personally I'd of hoped
" ... I'd _have_ hoped ..."
I want people to write: I'd've ... Is anybody with me on this?
Or Lindows (been done), or Winux ....... dream on.
Will those giant touchscreens be able to accept a USB keyboard being plugged in?
This got me thinking
" ... the foundation hasn't managed to ..."
Maybe the Second Foundation will do things better. I hope so.
Has anyone considered if the world will run out of MAC addresses in the future? With the 'internet of things' almost upon us, lots of unique MAC addresses will be needed and old/dead kit can't reasonably have its MAC address reallocated.
(I'm too lazy to do the research, make some reasonable estimates and do some calculations, so I'm asking.)
Understatement and Understanding
" ... in this case we are discovering we may not know them as well as we thought ....."
I'm amazed that we can know anything about them and I look forward to us knowing more.
Re: A Trademark is not a Patent
I believe there are subtle differences in the use of language, between the English speaking countries and the American speaking countries.
Re: Up yer bum.
Also, you can print over WiFi to your home network printer, or via cable to any other convenient one.
(Thumb up, but not up yer bum, honest.)
What an amazing man!
"... and had been electrocuted several times .."
Not many people could deal with that.
Re: Apple utility patents?
It's a patent that is of great utility in court cases against competitors.
I see what you did there ( and a hacker could see what she did too.)
Yes, that would result in the loss of some heat.
A much more friendly, positive and upbeat word.
Re: At last
That would be hard work and need lots of form filling. The Government has cherry-picked a well known case and given a 'bread and circuses' gift to make it look as if all is well in the UK.
About waking over rubble
Do they have to walk over rubble in human fashion? Could they crawl over it? With the correct articulation in the knee joints, they could do it doggy-style.
Re: That naming!
It all sounds very 'laborious'.
The very idea!
"... information on subjects such as respect for a partner, ..."
$Deity forbid that children would learn respect for a partner.
Don't forget UNIT and WHO
They have a long association. (I might be getting confused here).
The life aquatic
" Briefly adrift, the site resurfaced ..."
You could have got some submarine references in there too.
@Fill Re: A different era?
I recommed _this_ lock/key system, which I developed, for you to use in your worldwided premises protection system. You have doubts and questions? I'm so convinced that I'll give you $10 million to use it. Oh, I see that you are now convinced that it's the best choice.
A pedant writes ...
"Each time, it will plot the position of the sun and its key physical properties, ..."
I thought a star wasn't a 'sun' unless it had planet(s) in orbit?
On the other hand
"... the first all-in-one PC to run Chrome OS, complete with a built-in widescreen LCD display."
I'd say it's an LCD display with a built in PC.
I agree. Those Andrex adverts disgust me, no matter what time they are shown.
Re: Imagine the chaos
Not really. They'd forget to order the ingredients, or order the wrong ones. That would be ok because they'd have forgotten to send out invitations. Many people would have heard that there was going to be a piss up one day, but they'd have heard that rumour for ages and so would ignore it. The CAMRA newsletter would be full of stories similar to this one and comments similar to yours.
The number of 'e's in 'meelion is dependent on how much surprise/amazement the writer/speaker wishes to convey. The use of capitals for emphasis in writing is well known.
I'm waiting for a character update ....
... to a green and teetotal Bond who sips expensive mineral water and shoots lead-free bullets.
Every activity should have an oversight board
"An oversight board staffed by GCHQ spooks, Whitehall civil servants and a a senior member of the National Security Secretariat will closely examine Huawei's activities."
In this way, we will know, to the nearest penny, how much they spend on snacks and drinks, how far they travel to work and how much time they spend on visits to the toilet. Thanks to GCHQ involvement, any attempt to phone or e-mail contacts in China will be detected.
Re: Regarding The Picture Of Facebook's 'Cold Storage' Arrays
I feel the same way about digtal radios being used for listening to that trashy modern pop music.
Re: Just add crystals for healing
It's effectively a tuned transformer with a large (and variable) air gap between primary and secondary. The idea is to improve the power transfer efficiency compared to a non-tuned gapped transformer; though it would be nowhere near as efficient as plugging a power cable in. For such small levels of power and bearing in mind the application, that isn't really a consideration.
Re: Let me be the first to say...
Methane is odorless.
Coat: because nobody likes a party pooper.
If it's going that way .....
(NSFW!) Search for 'Sorayama' on Google Images (NSFW!)
I like the robot rhino but I'd admire it from a safe distance.
The big wrinkle is still there
I read that Mint 17 will be the LTS version. I'm on MINT 13(maya) MATE but I tried Petra MATE in a VM and it still has problems when you try to use to side panels. If you have a left and a right panel, in MATE, then they get overlayed and messed about, so I settled on having just a left panel in my Maya installs.
This flaw shows up identically in all four, different PC/laptops I've tried it on. XFCE does not have this problem for some reason, but MATE has better facilities for my purposes so I use it.
Petra MATE does not show that problem but has a different problem, again associated with left/right panels and their contents. It looks like they fixed one problem and created another. What I find worrying is that I, a Linux noob and not a code-head, found these glaring problems within a short time of installing and trying to use the OS. Is there any substantial GUI testing done?
"we the under-pub'ed need love too."
I can get you a good deal on merkins.
@Fruminous Bandersnatch Re: Linux
Bob has been reading the LGBT licence by mistake. It's his late night surfing habits - a bad time to concentrate.
Facebook situation in the mirror?
I for one am happy about this
"... distinguishing between categories like dogs, cats, and lawnmowers, ..."
This is a vital skill in the modern world.
I know puppy fur is particularly soft and I'm wondering if it's suitably absorbent. I've wondered about that ever since I saw Father Jack wipe his nose on a puppy.
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