3219 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
I prefer 'Bose-on!' (I do obscure physics jokes, everyone needs a hobby.)
Re: Where exactly is he too young to drink?
I thought that the law applies to the retail sale of beer with the intended final recipient being an 'underage person'. Surely he can brew his own beer and drink it if he wants to? It's a basic freedom and human right, damn it!
I've just got back from a local industrial estate
I've bought a large amount of iron filings and steel swarf, to spread around the boundary of my property.
Re: The sad thing is..
Try NoLED. It puts notification symbols on your screen that tell you what kind of notification it is (e.g. e-mail arriving for a particular account, txt message, etc). These are customisable for colour and symbol set. You can set it to supress the screen display if the case cover is closed and set 'quiet times'.
re. "...perhaps coincidentally, is a PCSO ..."
No, that's the laughing hand of fate.
(Thank you for the sub-heading!)
Re: How bizarre!
I assume that 'racing' on public roads requires that rule since they haven't been formally closed and isolated from public traffic. Does anyone know if that is the case? I wonder why they didn't have a speed limiter as part of the control system.
Apart from the 'hobbyist' production values of the early episodes, something that I always notice is that the body language and vocal delivery of the actors was notable 'stagey', probably because the actors had more experience of theatre productions than television. They were used to delivering a performance that had to satisfy the audience on the back row. Also, they probably had it in mind that it was 'only children's entertainment'.
Nowadays it's cool to be a guest actor on Doctor Who and the agents are making discrete phone calls to let the BBC know that their clients would be very interested.
I knew it - it IS a religion!
"... we apply significant judgement ...."
It would be better if they applied sensible and honest judgement.
I've started making my own shotguns for the same reason. I'm learning a lot about the strength of materials and all sorts of useful stuff.
Thank you for using 'one' as a pronoun. One doesn't get to see it often nowadays, if at all.
"Just short of a criminal act"
So, it wasn't criminal act, was it? He closed down his organisation so that they couldn't force him to work for them as their secret snitch-bitch. The 'authorities' would love to make that illegal and are probably working on secret laws to give them that power.
'The land of the free'. Where is that place?
So, at the weekend it reall will be a crap day. Enjoy!
Re: Even if you needed that accuracy...
My first questioning thought was about the analogue display, but that is about resolution of the output, not accuracy. The point of the atomic clock is the long term accuracy. Having said that, I still think it's silly.
It looks like ....
... the first stage of an evil plan to capture the heart/soul of a TARDIS.
Just wondering .....
If I manage to forge a GCHQ IT security competence certificate (and associated records), does it automatically become valid because I've demonstrated competence in IT security?
re. persian rugs
I'd like to see a link for this. Was one intended?
Re: Are they splitting hairs?
" ... would have to be funded by subscription fees ...."
I wonder if anyone has done some kind of usage analysis of how people use Google services, what convenience and benefit the services give to the user and how much those services are actually worth to the average user. (Note: Watching cat videos does not have a high, if any, value to a sane user, no matter how much it costs to host the videos or deliver them.)
My use of free online newspapers means that I save enough money every month to pay for my cable internet connection, an easily calculated benefit. What does Google do for me (or Josephine Average) and how much _should_ I/we be willing to pay for it?
Re: Lies and obfuscation!
'Laurence' perhaps? Needs more research.
Re: I think you'll find...
So called because dogs keep licking them, so they must be good.
Also, I think he might have meant 'dog's breakfast', i.e a mess.
@Tim99 Re: It's all to hard for some people
Is the Linux user so scary that you don't want to write about his/her use of a computer and the internet?
...he intentionally uploaded the frank pictures, ...
I categorically refute these allegations.
As I understand it (if i can read properly, etc) ....
... the photons are not so much 'bound together' but are constrained to act in a certain way due to some fundamental requirement involving allowed energy levels in what is some kind of quantum solid (the ultra cold rubidium). The overall effect is that they have to hold hands inside the rubidium 'crystal' I think a similar thing happens with Cooper pairs of elecrons in a superconductor. Life is never simple is it?
... the animals are upset about the obvious ripoff of their IP and indigenous artwork.
Re: Thats strange...
It's an Airbus.
Elop apparently negotiated a more lucrative golden goodbye
How on earth do you negotiate a goodbye payment? Unless you threaten to tell secrets or break legs? I'd really like to know because it might be useful to me in the future.
Nipples are "like snowflakes",
Beautifully defined when they're cold, but ...... - I've lost my poetic inspiration now....
Knowing which house my phone is at each night is a very private issue.
I'm sure the regular short bursts of exercise are good for the staff.
How about .....
... an outside thermometer/display in the form of a 2 inch square sheet that is stuck to the outside surface of the window and uses e-ink display that is updated every 15 minutes (or whatever). If the internal battery runs low then it can put up a 'please use the microwave' symbol.
Re: I do like how...
"... Joseph Braybrook, used the Ordnance's OS OpenData products ..."
"To build the model, Braybrook and his supervisors at the Ordnance took ..."
I think the organisation itself and everybody involved deserves credit and admiration.
From the linked article
"Frank from across the street is an alternative operating systems hobbyist ...."
Jim Stone has been spying on me! How do I disable the phantom power supply?
@Duncan Macdonald Re: I'd be happy with ...
Can't they fool the human eyes by using an array of Red, Blue, Green LEDs (in the right mixture) behind a diffusing screen? It wouldn't be a smooth spectrum but it's the visual effect that matters.
Lamps 'R' Us
Re: Diatoms, its full of diatoms!
It's a fragment of a babelfish. (I'm good at jumping to conclusions.)
@AC 6:50 Re: Equally tiresome...
A Geiger counter? Yes please !!
Get your eyes tested
It says 'techim'.
Re: What next...?
I'm boycotting ASDA as part of my small protest.
Re: OH NOES! FINGERPRINTING!!!!!!11111ONE
Does it compute some kind of 'hash' and compare it against a stored value, which was generated when the fingerprintee was first registered on the system?
Opinions may differ
" ...a summary: two Apple employees interview ..."
I could be bothered to watch it. I saw two product developers presenting a summary of their efforts to two different senior staff in various weekly (?) meetings.
Then again, maybe it was a series of therapy sessions where the two developers try to explore the source of their discomfort.
Many thanks Tim and good luck with the new job
P.S. That picture should be subtitled 'Breaking Good'. (There may be some uncertainty about that.)
re. "... forced to spend time rebuilding ..."
I assume this was as simple as formatting and then loading up a saved image onto a new SSD.
Re: Just don't try this at home....
If you've ever made a quick bathroom visit, but forgotten to wash your hands after preparing some chilli peppers, you'll know not to do that. I'll never do it again!
Just wondering ......
Does the NSA get its own special OAuth token, just to make things a bit easier?
re. "... beyond the black"
I think that should be 'to/into the black'. (Firefly reference.)
Here on the small island ....
Can 'our' UK government exercise any kind of opt-out on this. I'm sure the big players like Vodafone and VM would be look unfavourably on all this.
I'll ask my mum to show me how it's done. This basement is getting a bit dusty.
@Aldous Re: The science behind Doctor Who?
The 'Titanic IN SPAAAAACCCEEEE' was a fully certified (for paying passengers) spaceship that had been built to resemble an old style ocean cruise liner. You need to pay more attention.
Imagine a Starbucks with one of these in the ceiling
It would charge your phone (if it had the internal receiver kit) and keep your 'coffee' hot at the same time.
re Quark smaller than Atom
They should have released the Proton, Neutron, Electron family first.
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