3234 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
I watched the video
I'd like to have my time over again and be a NASA engineer. It looks like FUN!! (Then again, I'd probably be on the team that analyses the results and prepares spreadsheets and graphs for middle management meetings; then have to double check and justify the budget projection figures. Reality has always bitten me.)
I liked the custom decor of his welding mask. He pays attention to the overall aesthetic of the event :)
Re: Now this is a proper invention.
That's probably because you only hear about the ones that are worth talking about and developing further.
Re: Surprised they didn't get better results actually
A long time ago, as part of a spa/massage experience, I was rubbed down by a lady who wore a genuine sharkskin glove. It really was like a fine but grippy abrasive paper and suprisingly pleasant. By that stage, my body had been pummeled to jelly and I was too relaxed to care about anything.
A spokesman said ....
"I don't understand your problem; it works fine on MY computer."
re. Meh Labs
I read that as Meth Labs.
Re: Nosey smurf ? Foggybottom ? Gumfish ? Tracker Smurf ?
If Nosey Smurf crashes, GCHQ get a blue screen of deaf.
Summary of Differences
Are there any articles or websites that explain the differences between, for example, Oracle's Unbreakable Linux and RHEL's Linux core? Why do some people swear by Debian Stable and others always use Open Suse? Are the differences too complicated to understand and for me to make logical decisions based on them?
"The data belongs to the individual, not to the company."
In the case against Google, the data was a newspaper report (belonging to the Spanish newspaper) of a court case in Spain and is therefore a matter of public record throughout the EU. There is some very woolly thinking and strange arguments being bandied around in this area.
The 'right to be forgotten' should be about personal photographs and early attempts at poetry, not court cases that you now find embarassing.
Nearly there already
Scotland already has its own mint, for notes at least. All they need to do is make some desgn/colour changes and then a minor spelling change to 'poond'. Job done.
It gets worse
Having bought the three adjacent plots at the back and sides of your house, you then have about five separate adjacent plots that are a potential threat to your privacy and peaceful enjoyment.
re. urine analysis
" ... the people with ... were no less likely to have died ..."
So, they were already dead when they took the urine samples?
Re: ARMed Cows
Thank you for giving me an excuse for this.....
Re: More importantly...
With an Occulus Rift type headset and a sharp blade sticking out of the front of it, you could fly lethal (to the target) kamikaze missions.
At some point, two wires will have to be connected to this thing (or item of clothing) in such a way that all parts of the (super)capacitor have a low resistance path to the wires. How would this be done?
Re: Hasn't El Reg heard of ramraiding before?
I wear steel underpants in case of "perineal robbery" attempts. So far, my precaution has paid off.
" ... the hackneyed cab industry."
I see what you did there.
On the album that followed Bat Out Of Hell, someone had inscribed 'Chicken Out Of Hell' in the same manner. The other side had 'Reeks Of Old Chicken'. At the time, I wasn't sure if that was cool and amusing or just very rude.
Re: leetspeak fail
He might have been thinking about 'pr0nage'.
An Android tablet only needs the WiFi to be fully connected since you can tether it to your Android phone.
Re: So who gets the money?
I thought the 'performing rights' fee was only due for playing of material from artists who had signed up to it (just about all commercially published artists). i.e. you can play your own compositions and sing your own lyrics if you haven't signed up to give the collection responsibility to the Performing Rights Society?
If I'm wrong, that is truly a crazy situation.
It might be illuminating ...
... to do an investigation of the personal and family financial interests of the ones who voted against this. Call me cynical if you like, because I am.
Will they be archiving the YouTube comments?
So future social historians can gain an insight into the mindset of our time.
Re: Is there enough silver in the thread
Did you watch the pilot episode of Babylon?
Is there a Steve Wozniac soft toy?
I think it would sell well among a certain demographic.
Can anyone help me here?
I'm trying to set up a cron job that disables the launch of a Hellfire missile if an 'arm' confirmation is not received within 100ms of the initial 'weapons enable' command. This was working fine until I installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers for my FLIR display. Before anyone asks, I have installed the latest version of the combat-calc libraries.There was a post from SuperTrooper on the forum last week that dealt with cron and task schedule interference but I didn't bookmark it.
“If we want to get the benefits of broadband, particularly … in countries that aren't as wealthy as Australia ....."
If "WE want to get the benefits .."? Will the 'targeted' countries have any say in the matter?
@Charles Manning re. 'over hype of potential disasters, etc'
All that has nothing to do with ignorant and headline seeking journalists/editors and the wider public's apparent need to be easily 'entertained', of course.
"... and come with Tesco apps for buying groceries and clothing ..."
Oh no! However, I am very happy with my Tesco Mobile SIM only deal, at £10 a month for 1000 minutes, 1GB and 5000 txts. If you look on their website, they keep doing some very good offers that appear for a few weeks then vanish. Catch one and you've got it on a 12 month contract.
Re: You name it, we generally build it
Except that if you redefine your customers/licensees as partners, then you can say "we build ...".
Just wondering ...
"Data grabbed from the limo biz included names and addresses and credit numbers in a plain-text archive, ..."
I thought that they weren't allowed to store credit card numbers, never mind in plain text?
I suppose ..
.. they'll just have to hope for a few sunny days.
Re: "Beloved products like the iPhone..."
" ... which our employees devote their lives to designing and delivering for our customers."
That's true love.
Re: Getting rid of it all by 2018?
From what I've read, Warren Buffet has decided to give all of his 'spare' money to Bill Gates' foundation. This makes sense because it's a lot easier that setting up and governing his own foundation. So, Gates will have lots of bucks to do good works with.
They have to be 100% reflective at all encountered laser frequencies, but they're not, so they would heat up, degrade and vapourise.
If an ultra-violet camera can see out ...
.. then an ultra-violet laser can vapourise in.
Re: Island of stability?
"Unobtainium - and the rest - here on Gilligan's Island."
At least that's how I remember it, now.
Re: One for the money... yes, but ...
Letting people know that you're important: Priceless.
Let's go all the way ...
... and build a Ringworld.
@James Hughes 1 Re: A fully clear helmet???
If they'd thought of the children, they'd have put a lot more shielding around the gonads.
Re: Too extreme views
How 'innovatively customised' can you make e-mail, txting and browsing? If you want that, there are dozens of GUI wrappers and data integrating apps in the Google app stopre. There are also many data transfer/sync apps as well, all at a low price. The only customisation I wanted (and got) for my Nexus was the Nova Launcher and its start screen, which I was happy to pay for.
Has he broken any Chinese laws?
re. " CinC"
" ... short- and long-term climatic manifestations."
We get those all the time where I live. They rarely cause problems. It's seriously bad weather that I worry about.
As a matter of interest ....
What is the power consumption (probably only measurable by heat production) of an adult human brain?
Re: And if you don't have flash installed... re. ABC News 24
"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."
Ahh, the problems of an international readership. Is it worth watching, usually?
Anything that shows people (especially children) that this level of design/construction really can be done at home is a good thing.
Why is it warm?
What process keeps it at such a relatively high temperature?
@nexsphil Re: Nothing that innovative coming, then
Is that an American 'fanny' or a British fanny that you're thinking about?
Re: The $64K question...
Internal audits are controlled by internal managers who don't want to rock the boat and who want to 'get along'. An external audit by a company with experience in the field would be the best kind of audit.
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