Aluminium oxide and aluminium are physically tough but I'd be worried about chemical reaction with body fluids, which are chemically complicated. Aluminium is also quite reactive when the thin oxide coating is removed. It's not a good idea to have strange metal compounds inside your body. Stay with the various plastics which are approved for this type of application.
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Re: All in favour say Eye
Apparently, there are drugs which improve blood circulation in the brain that can delay the onset of the major symptoms of senile dementia. (Alzheimers is a name for one of several possible causes of dementia.) However, these drugs have to be started at an early stage and they give a delay of maybe a few years before you're where you would have been anyway if you didn't take them. It would be nice, perhaps, to have the option. I would agree with anyone who says that taking these drugs for many years and suffering possible side effects may not be worth an extra three years (or whatever) of 'normality'.
Re: Watch it, asteroid pirates...
You have been offered an assassination contract. Will you accept it?
Re: Tricky problem
"Messaging is very interruptive ..."
The 'problem' with IM is that you need the applications and the computers to be running all the time. Apart from that, you can send it anytime you like and could read a received message anytime you like.
Is there anything that doesn't have security holes?!
I'm just wondering.
It's not that they won't do the engraving ....
... it's just that they can't find it.
re. Katarina's trainers
Does this indicate a tendency towards astroboffinry? It might be a good idea to get her a telescope for Christmas.
Even better, would be a massive rock carved into the shape of a 'wiley'.
Re: Gas gets compressed and cools down?
(Sorry Neil, my withdrawn post made an incorrect assumption about the subject you were asking about.)
It may be that the shockwave forces 'order' onto the hot, dense and diffuse cloud, thus inducing a phase change and effectively 'flushes out' thermal energy. An expert might come along if we wait a while.
" .. the Deathstars can give rise to a multitude of cosmic fireworks ...."
I saw a film about that.
" ... text-revenue leaks as customers turn to ..."
My £10 a month SIM-only contract has 5,000 texts and 1GB of data included in the bundle. Is this text-revenue from the PAYG owners?
" ... the dorky spectacle that is Google headgear."
I see what you did there.
"Glider said his business had suffered, with traffic figures plummeting off the back of the Google advertising ban."
It can't be very good. Maybe if he improved his product......
Is that the Australian spelling of 'telly'? This could be an interesting cultural difference.
Re: If only...
I'm paying £17 a year for the enhanced service, so I'd like to see a pro-rata compensation from Microsoft. Additionally, there should be compensation for disruption to my legitimate use of my subdomain followed by damages for publicly associating me with criminal activity, personal inconvenience, mental anguish and emotional distress and ....er, ... that's how the legal system works isn't it?
re . Poopy
Poopy: adj. OldFrench: with receding hairline and great intellect.
You'll be fine Tim; go ahead.
Have you considered Virgin Media? Oh .... er .....
Re: Consumer advice
I read that as "... expect a call fron the rendition team ...".
Re: I liked the Windows 2000 interface...
MATE is a bit more 'sophisticated' and helps to give me a WinXP-alike experience. I'm very happy with it.
Re: Them 'Lumpa's sure aren't playing 'round....
That's a comma, not a colon.
He might have used a telephoto lens. I would.
" ... so they don't want to dilute the value of the Swiss name."
*cough Swatch *cough
I thought they cut the head off a chicken and let it run around until it finally collapsed onto one of several defined regions on the floor. They have revolving dartboards now?
"It's potentially illegal because they've been told to weigh the merits and not just de-list everything that gets requested."
It's not Google's job/duty to weigh the merits of 'public interest'; it's up to a court to make a decision on such matters, if this is a legal argument. If the courts aren't happy with Google's amateur decision making, they should spend time making legally binding decisions for each and every instance.
Re: you know your demographic
Which one has the pointy ears? Can we see pics?
And some of those are now dead and thus not watching TV anymore.
Yes, get rid of the poor people and everybody else's average wealth will increase. It's obvious.
Again and again
" ... he could input booking reference numbers other than his own and view other customers' personal details, simply by making a small change to the URL."
This, as we know, is one of the oldest faults in the book of security failings. Leaving aside questions of which useless developer created the website, the management of this company are responsible for its security and they should be the ones to be hit by sanctions and fines (ha, if only).
Don't they have Crown Immunity?
In UK legal actions anyway.
I try an ftp connection, via cable internet and by mobile internet:
"Status: Connection attempt failed with "EAI_NONAME - Neither nodename nor servname provided, or not known".
Error: Could not connect to server"
I've upvoted you ...
... for your brave display of klutzpah. (Cynicism beyond the call of duty also gets my upvote.)
Ericsson has the patents on this one.
"Blah ...technical stuff ... blah .... implemented within a SUITCASE." Patent awarded.
Re: Silly question...
As I understand it, light (photons) are not affected by gravity. Space itself is distorted by gravity and so it looks as if light is deviating from a straight-line path.
They got me
(mystring).serveftp.com is not working right now. Fortunately I do know the IP address of my home so I've just made a copy of the connection details and replaced the hostname with my IP address. I've paid for this 'premium' service, damn it.
So, if anyone misuses a subdomain of serveftp.com, Microsoft can grab the entire domain and stop anyone using it? Bastards.
Updates by outsiders
If you're worried about the 'quality' and suitability of updates, can't you load them into your own repository and then decide which ones you'll allow onto your system after doing test and checks on them?
A quick couple of points ...
" ... the power consumption in kilowatts per mile .."
A meaningful figure would be kilowatt.hours per mile, the energy consumption. You don't 'consume' power. The battery will have the ability to hold a certain amount of energy, hence an idea of your possible range in miles.
" ...the mathematically complex miles to the gallon ..."
I don't see what's complex about mpg. My car gives 40 mpg on a long motorway run so it'll slurp 2 gallons if I drive 80 miles. Simple.
All the way
How about the pedals drive an alternator that charges a battery that drives a wheel axel motor, which is controlled by a twist-grip on the front-right handlebar? It would have regenerative braking of course.
"... a long and wider urethra results in faster flow ..."
I don't understand why a longer urethra would result in a faster flow. Wider, yes, that seems obvious. Can anyone explain?
I want to see ....
... a Teddy Love going down on that thing. (Yes, I know I'm weird.)
Re: "this writer's Apple Map app has started giving directions in a Welsh accent"
I'm sure they know Llaregyb about it.
But she's not wearing a teddy.
Can we see pictures of her wearing a teddy? Have I misunderstood something?
In some ways ...
... it's comparable to entering your home and looking through your files and correspondence. If anyone had the pattern-swipe 'password' to my phone, they'd have access to my Gdrive, Dropbox and private ftp server.
Re: "If the battery is fully charged, no regenerative braking occurs."
With a suitable control system you shouldn't notice any difference but you raise a good question.
Re: Hacking Team?
I'm wondering why Syria would have a Torah printing and kosher dill pickle canning campus. Apart from that, it all made sense. Maybe I should be a UN weapons inspector.
I wish your downvoters had replied properly instead of just slapping you. I can imagine the benefits to the operators of sharing the infrastructure at the connection end-points; much like the gas/electricity companies don't have separate pipes and cables going to your house. Whether they like it or not, the telcos are just another group of utility companies.
It's a boy!
Re: playing one night only == pompous waste of time
Gene, it's a technical review of overall quality and experience, especially the audio. Don't worry:
"The video recording included three 4K cameras although Ghosts is only a full HD release."
You can buy or rent it soon. Your enjoyment may vary :)
Did Freddie Starr eat the President's hamster?
What about ....
... Intel and AMD licensing this patent so they can use on-chip caches? Has that happened?