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Slides do _not_ have infinite resolution. An ISO 50 slide can have a very high resolution indeed, but it is not infinite. The resolution is set by the grain size of the photgraphic emulsion. Higher ISO rating film has larger grains, so you get faster exposure at the cost of lower resolution.
How about diesel?
Are small, diesel fueled engines suitable?
Gabriele Munter was a German expressionist painter. People in her paintings usually have rough looking faces, with slightly blotchy colours. Hence, the word 'munter' is used to refer to a person or thing that looks rough or crude. This has been extended to mean ugly or even fugly.
You can't leave it at that!
10A22J6M25C-90 Is this a secret code? Did you try playing the tape you recovered? What happened next? The story has obviously triggered buried (probably suppressed) memories. We want to know more!
Get it right (think about it)
Blake's (and other people's) body fat and muscle mass will not change much on a day to day basis, no matter how much they eat or exercise; true.
However, a persons weight will vary, noticeably, day to day, depending on how much they eat and drink; depending on the pattern and timing of eat/drink activity and other activity. I suggest that one night you try eating a large donner kebab, washed down with four large cans of beer. This is guaranteed to make your weight increase by at least five pounds. Within 24 hours, this extra five pounds will disappear. It's true, I've tried it, it's amazing; where does it go?
As far as I'm aware, men do not have 'breasts'. (Where 'breasts' is a euphemism for 'mammary glands'.) Men do have rudimentary nipples but these are non-functional (obviously) and are just a left over due to a missing tidy-up task during foetus finalisation.
So, how can the law, which is supposed to be correct and exact (ha, ha, ha) discuss 'male breasts'?
Open Source Hardware??
Can someone explain what is meant by 'open-source hardware'?
If you buy hardware (chips, screens, etc) then you can do what you like with them, surely? If you fab your own chips, it can get more complicated of course.
What's so special about 2?
"The figure isn't even a power of 2!"
Why should it be a power of 2? If I was performing dilutions and I knew I'd have to go for over 1,000,000; I wouldn't dilute by factors of 2. I'd use a dilution of 99:1, three times. After that, I'd titrate a sample with dilutant and stop diluting when the testers reported no taste. After that, you note the final amount of dilutant and out pops your number.
I agree that the 'resolution' of the dilution is silly. Its accuracy is a different matter. The major contributor to uncertainty would be the preparation of the original source material; that is where any serious inaccuracy would most likely be introduced.
Re. The speed of light
"2. The speed of light is constant"
The speed of 'light' depends on the properties of the medium that it's traveling in. For a bulk medium, like the vacuum of space, a block of glass, etc; this is easy enough to work out and the behaviour of the waves/photons, whatever, is easily predicted. Hence school level physics.
When the photons start interacting with exotic substances that absorb and re-emit, then it all gets very complicated and scientific articles are born.
I'd be amazed too
"Out of control dogs menace someone and shit on the path, then jump into vehicle and drive away."
That would be an amazing sight. Guaranteed thousands of hits on You Tube.
The Obvious Question
Can you see light at the end of the tunnel?
Another Use For Butts
As I found out many years ago, you can use your butt to steer a barge. Just wedge the tiller between your butt-cheeks, adopt a comfortable stance facing forward and leaning back slightly; then you have both hands free to eat a sandwich and drink a beer (or food/beverage of personal choice).
If you get your stance adjusted properly, you can turn your upper body to the right, whereupon the barge will steer proportionally to the right, and vice versa. At the time, as far as I could see, nobody else was steering in that way.
Where Can We See Them?
"..a "record-breaking" 14-hour collision sequence.."
Have they posted videos of any of these collisions on You Tube yet? I'd really like to see them.
I know your sort
You're one of those technical, engineery type people who always looks at things from a practical and scientific point of view. We've got multi-million dollar procurement budgets and 1000s strong administrative empires to maintain here. There are senators and generals who need to be impressed; you just don't understand.
It's OK Marcelo
When I said "I know where America (USA) is...", that was to indicate my assumption that by 'America', the original poster meant the USA.
You are right to be concerned Marcelo, but please be reassured that most people (I hope) are aware of the geo-political realities of North/Central/South America.
I even knew that Buenos Aires is in Argentina. :) (Brazil has Rio De Janeiro of course, but you knew that already.)
"... America and our own countries .."
I know where America (USA) is, but where are these 'our own countries'?
"... a government such as Iran or South Korea .." Ah yes, that axis of evil, supported at one end by the satanic roller bearing which is South Korea.
You have to load Verbatim software onto your PC to use it? You have to register on their website to use it? That is crazy.
A Synology DS110j (single bay, empty NAS box) can be had for £107, ordered from Scan and other places. Fit the SATA drive of your choice and you're away with a very well featured and very flexible NAS box that you can load up with many different services, including media streaming, and much more.
"..They will be rare as hen's teeth and probably have some weird crap going on around them..."
I understood that bit. Can you re-write all of it for me, using that simple language. If you have time. Please.
"...twin low-frequency Crowson TES 100 drivers mounted below the chair's arms to "transport you into a visceral experience.".."
What about twin, vacuum connected drain holes in the seat, to transport away your visceral experience? You could sit in comfort, all day.
".. So that's everybody with an ordinary degree and above .." (waves hello.)
When I recently bought something at Comet, on the customer details section of the screen (which I could see), the drop down menu for customer title included 'Lord'.
I can only assume that the back-office techies were having a bit of fun. Or, perhaps this was in response to Lord Somebody making a formal complaint about his title not being available when he went to buy something there.
A Special Form Of Darwin Award?
This may sound cruel, cold and callous, but, since he killed his close relatives; is this a case of THEIR genes coming back to bite them?
" ... attach said spacecraft to asteroid and push it into the vicinity of the Earth,..."
Why did I feel a shiver of fear as I read that part?
Maybe You're Past It
It's probably because you're old and slow and you don't know how to use the intertubes properly. It could be your browser too; install Chrome and your comments will fly onto the page.
This comment appeared a mere 15 seconds after I pressed the Submit button.
A squid is already damp!
Please ignore the simpleton.
...or shagging with shagging.
Think About It
"..You can also open/edit Office documents on the Web which is something never seen before.."
Could that be because these Office documents of which you speak, are in a proprietary format which is owned and controlled by........Microsoft; and they've only recently started doing it?
" You don't need to have Office installed."
You do if you want any 'advanced' (= reasonably expected) features - such as copy/paste between a web based document and an old (Office 2000) installed application. I know, I've tried it.
It's all relative
".. the West of the Midwest."
Is that the same as the Far West?
What are the rules for this in Canada?
"Canadian defence spokespersons deplored the matter and stated that the perpetrators of the naughty edits will be hunted down."
What are the written regulations/laws, which state that it is forbidden to write disparaging comments about a politician (or anyone, or anything) on a public website? Will every blog and comment section of every website be swept, to find traces of this type of 'bad behaviour'?
"..It seems a regular piece of garbage claimed by leftists, communists, and socialists,... "
You forgot the gays and the Jews and the Gypsies.
We had to destroy the village in order to save it. - Wise words.
re, Plugging into Google's glorious backend
Didn't Google 'open source' their glorious backend, or parts of it? Or maybe they shaped it up from open-source in the first place (I may be wrong or confused here, but I'll get to my point.....)
For corporate use, a large enough organisation can set up its own glorious backend and have it's employees plug into it, over site LAN, internet and via-mobile connection. Privacy problem solved as far as data retention and analysis go. I'm assuming that all this is available as FOSS in the first place, needing only minor tweaking and customising to suit.
Is anybody doing this or looking into it? (Or have I totally lost the plot?)
Why oh Why ?
Can somebody please tell me why so many laptops have the trackpad well to the left of centre?
I'm right handed (not that I see it should make any difference). I operate the laptop with it placed 'centrally' in front of me and I type equally with both hands. I use my right hand to operate the trackpad and I move my right elbow back to place my right hand over the trackpad. Is this left-side trackpad positioning meant to make it easier for me to 'swing' my right hand over to operate it or something like that? If it is, it doesn't work for me, I've tried them and don't like them.
Way too melodrammatic
All this jumping onto transatlantic flights is ridiculous. All these people need to do is sent their key in an e-mail to the datacentre. Then, they do a copy/paste job and it's good to go.
"My 6310i is still the perfect phone:"
I've got two, and two spare batteries. I can't think why I'd need anything else.
If I made a small effort, I could set them up to send and receive e-mails, but I can't be bothered because I have a netbook with a broadband stick for that.
" Being able to order my bookmarks in the same spatial manner would be a definite plus. "
You can create named folders in the bookmark container. Those folders can contain more folders and......bookmarks. As you run your cursor down the list of bookmarks folders, they pop out to form their own windowed list, etc. (Have I misunderstood what you were wanting?)
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE