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It looks like Thoguht with his 'Gigapixel?' post answered that one. I'm still surprised that there would be enough separation.
Stereo View Of The Stars?
If you want a 3D image of stars, don't your 'eyes' have to be very, very far apart? If the two imaging arrays are set at 106.5 degrees to each other, aren't they then looking in very different directions?
Can the El Reg hive mind shed any (star) light on this please?
An outreach programme is needed
"change its function from a bad cell to a good cell."
They need to go out and have a few beers with the international cellular pathology research community, to expand their vocabulary in this area.
It depends on which system of logic you use and your personal beliefs. Yours are not the only ones.
What is it about VIPs....
,.. that they need special seats and special toilets? I'm really wondering.
@ all of the above
@AC 13:50 You make a good point. It seems that religion makes people feel better about a blow to the head.
@AC 14:44 You are actually agreeing with him! (based on your first paragraph
@Bristol: You need to differentiate between ACs
@Zeke: You've started drinking early you old dog ;) Does beer make you feel better about a blow to the head?
... It's their way of saying 'pre-n'?
It depends how you do it...
Hermione was in such a hurry to tell Harry the news that she didn't pause to knock as she opened the door to his room. She staggered to a halt at the sight of Harry kneeling on the floor and polishing his wand with furious vigour.
Use your head ...
... and a disposable e-mail address and a pre-paid credit card with £50 max on it.
Great for disabled people with limited hand/arm use
The problem is in getting the volume orders to enable low sale-price production (always has been). After that, there is the problem of setting up, etc, which would need a technically competent assistant for a short while.
This and similar devices have been 'possible' for many years but there is little incentive for volume manufacture.
For a disabled person using their feet, a foot operated trackball would seem to be a good idea, perhaps with more friction than the usual hand operated trackballs.
Use vile tasting additives
Such as 'bittrex', as painted on nails to stop people biting them.
Note: They have this in my local surgery waiting room. I'll give it a try next time I'm in there, just to see what it's like.
Blue is an appropriate colour here
I've never seen this kind of diagram before. Am I right to assume that the diameter of each circle represents the total volume of trades? If so, does the number of concentric circles from a point represent the number of individual trades or is the stepped blue gradient just to help you find the centre of the circle?
As for one large sell trade driving the value down so quickly; surely that would only happen if a significant number of people were using automated trading systems, with panicky algorithms?
It's not rectangular!
Scrunchie - Dual use item
"The policy on scrunchies is not noted."
The policy on scrunchies is to have them as required items of adornment.
This is because a scrunchie can be used as a tourniquet in emergencies and for everyday use when binding the upper arm to take blood samples from the lower arm. All part of cost saving measures.
That link ... http://lulzsecurity.com
All the authorities need to do is track down the registered owner of that domain and they can capture the evil mastermind who is responsible for the worldwide computer carnage.
Not quite Correct
" ... the council had paid the price for failing to handle sensitive data appropriately ..."
Actually, Surrey ratepayers (poll tax..) will pay the price, in reduced spending on services or an increase in their payments next year.
I'd like to see fines of this nature levied on executive salaries/bonuses and managerial bonuses, over a three (or so) year period. Yes, dream on, I know.
2GB of cloudy storage for free, synced to all your local computing devices and it has a 'Public' folder, from which you can give links to people for individual files. Apply your own encryption for confidential stuff, obviously.
Typical response from a cut who ......
(They like to think they're a cut above the rest of us but really their all cut from the same cloth. That's enough cutting wit for now.)
When will El Reg review it?
This is a tit.....
In Facebookland, breasts are obscene and it is harmful for young children to see them.
"And any wrongdoing is in the downloading not the leaving around for others to see."
I'm not sure if the law changed, after Mandy had a nice holiday on a rich man's yacht, but it used to be that the downloading was not illegal. It was the provision or 'making available' that was against copyright legislation.
A legal eagle may be along in a minute.
In written articles, 'm' is often used as an abbreviation for 'million' after a number and the context should define it with no ambiguity (as it did here).
With money, the currency symbol comes before the number, so remembering that the scale prefix comes before the unit......
M£20(?) = £20m = £20,000,000
So why do job adverts say 'Up to £30k for the right candidate', etc ?
.... we all have our own ideas and personal preferences for how a UI 'works'. Also, some of us are set in our ways and would like to have the same UI paradigm (sorry) running on all our computing devices.
I've got Froyo on an HTC Wildfire and you can't put a folder inside another folder; which was a big disappointment for me (maybe I should get a life?). So, I'll be having a play with this because it's cheap enough to throw away and forget if it turns out that I don't like it.
I can't think of anything nicer than wandering around beautifully furnished showhomes and looking at all kinds of different bathroom fittings and luminaires.
Not only could I see them and touch and operated them, I could read about them via linked data!
All that's needed now is for it to analyse my bank balance and do a few projections to see if I can afford something, monitor my heart rate and blood pressure to see which items give me most excitement; then it could make the buying recommendation for me and place an order after I press the 'Yes I Do!' button. If it then consults my calendar, it could book a time for the delivery and the fitting contractors to arrive. Ah, modern technology, if only it could give me a life as well.
How populous is the district?
I would be surprised if they didn't use some waste heat for baseload heating of the buildings there. For 'district heating', it would depend on how many people and potential 'customer' buildings there are in that area. Is the old mill in an isolated place or on the edge of a teeming metropolis?
Minimising Environmental Impact Is Only 'Local'
Mixing the waste heat water with some cooler 'tempering water' from the gulf, before discharge, will only minimise the thermal impact in the local discharge area. It will have no effect on the thermal impact on the gulf as a whole. They are still dumping a given amount of total heat energy into the gulf. However, kudos to them for making the effort to not stew local lobsters, etc.
I would assume that they and various Finnish researchers have calculated the thermal impact for various running scenarios and come to the conclusion that it will not be harmful to the gulf's natural inhabitants.
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