3323 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
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.
“IBM loves Linux guerilla".
Is that Tux with ammo bandoliers and a Kalashnikov, or is it the 800lb one that's ready for the desktop? I always get confused about those two words.
Paramount has lots of prior art in Star Trek TNG.
... she couldn't afford a proper holster and forget that she was carrying it. Given enough time, you can get used to anything. (That doesn't let her off the stolen property rap of course).
KITT was voiced by William Daniels, an American actor and native of Brooklyn. He also played the role of Dr. Mark Craig on St. Elsewhere. If you watched St. Elsewhere then the similarity (or identicality) was apparent.
Re: Solid Design
Are any of your books available in libraries?
Re: Just wondering ..
I did check this out on Wikipedia (hmmm) and the difference seems subtle. What do you say is the difference?
Just wondering ..
... if you'll get a prize for spotting that it's a disc cutter?
Re: Utter crap
" ... the thiething scum in the banks."
I read that as ' ... tithing scum .." and smiled while nodding in agreement.
“extend our social skills and decrease our emotional labour”
This replaces your social skills and decreases your humanity.
@DougS Re: Dear Broadcasters. Fek Off.
Your prostitution analogy is incorrect. The situation is more like a dating agency. You have a busy life and don't have time to receive broadcast signals at a convenient time. Somewhere out there is a signal that would be just right for you. Aereo can help you to get together, at a time that's convenient for you.
@AC Re: Which flavor folks?
My suggestion: Buy a 32GB PATA SSD (I assume your old laptop uses a 2.5" PATA/IDE drive), you can get a Kingspec drive on e-bay from a chinese supplier for about £40. I did that for my 8-year old Acer Travelmate and installed Mint 13 LTS - works very nicely thank you. A Linux distribution with a big set of installed software will easily fit into 8GB leaving room for lots of personal data or multi-boot installations. Because it's PATA, there is a 100Mb/s limit to the possible data rate from the drive, but it's silent and robust. (If your laptop has a SATA drive, just buy a small SATA SSD.)
With an older and less powerful laptop, LXDE would be less sluggish than MATE (as I found) but there are other Linux distributiions and even lighter-weight DE possibilities out there.
With Linux, you can keep copies of any installed image on an external hard drive (use a Gparted live CD or similar to make partition copies) then you can recover from the inevitable foul-ups as you experiment. A Boot Repair Disk live CD is also a good thing to get and use. Good luck - have fun.
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