It's never my town ....
.... and it's never me when they find people for these kinds of studies.
4257 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
.... and it's never me when they find people for these kinds of studies.
"... the electrode is much cheaper than electrolysers that use precious metals ..."
Given that a catalyst is not changed by the reaction it catalyses, is the extra initial cost of precious metals really all that important in the long run of operation?
I've just had a quick look at their website. As usual for websites like this, I ask myself why the heck they don't get a native speaker to rewrite at least their headline paragraphs. It's a mess. If they can't be bothered to get that right then it leads to doubts as to whether they can be bothered to get anything else right.
"... Cisco says is worth more than $74 billion in profit to Australia over the next decade."
Are they saying this loud because they're getting generous tax breaks and won't be making any taxable profit in Australia for the next decade? I get more cynical every year.
If Microsoft are doing it, you're buggered either way.
I've just watched the last Christmas lecture by Prof. Mark Whitehorn, on databases and 'big data'. It was actually interesting and the application he discussed was unexpected and fascinating (to me anyway). The audience really were eating pies and drinking beer, in a quiet and sober way.
"A leading provider of mobile marketing and commerce services in the UK, Weve is a joint venture between the three largest mobile operators, EE, O2 and Vodafone, who collectively represent over 80% of UK mobile users."
"Weve has the ability to reach up to 23 million consent-based customers ..."
It's ok, they get the target's consent first. That is what it means, isn't it?
"... grass runways could be built beside roads ..."
Imagine the possibilities. You probably have.
They should let him have dotirish.irish
What about .shit? (ian,firstname.lastname@example.org would be cool, no?)
Dual quad core Xeon, 3GHz, 8GB. Will they pay cash now or shares in asteroids for later?
What's the extreme opposite of a Luddite?
Is that a constructionary error or is it a valid word?
Gormless reject of ordinary maths?
I think that this being formed as a loop is the difference. That leads to other questions of course.
Hasn't this technique been known 'in theory' for a while? If I remember correctly, a mitigation method would be for the Tor server to buffer data packets and then 'stutter' the timing in a random way, even allowing a recent packet to be relayed on before a previous packet. (I might be getting this mixed up with something else).
" ... they want to use a microwave not contained inside a faraday cage."
They're developing a technique to also generate a large plasma cylinder that encloses the microwave beam. That should make it safe.
Isn't there even a small discs/pads arrangement to deal with fine low speed braking and holding on a slope?
The front end is a muck trap and would need jet washing regularly.
I suggest that we call it a 'teabagging' formation to avoid geometry arguments.
"The four octagonal disc-shaped spacecraft – working as a science lab – are now said to be flying in a loose, pyramid formation"
It ought to be called a tetrahedron formation (or a triangular pyramid).
Is that Alice, standing on the viewing platform of the Wonderland maze? A wonderful choice of picture for the article.
From Wikipedia and other sources, it appears that the book completed last year is called The Shepherd's Crown and is part (the last) of the Tiffany Aching arc of books. (Publication date seems to be July, or autumn, 2015.) These books are set in the Discworld and were intended for a 'young adult' audience. Personally, as a quite old adult, I found 'I Shall Wear Midnight' to be a very mature story, wonderfully told.
I'll be buying it as soon as it becomes available.
Is that an enabling or an enforcement role?
I laughed, in disbelief and amazement.
Why wouldn't they obfuscate this data, at least in the 'released' version?
"In the rest of the country, residents are able to let out their homes for short periods."
Fourteen years ago, when I rented out a room to a long distance commuting colleague for a few months, I found out that I was allowed to make £5,000 a year in this way with no liability for tax on it. Is it a different set of rules for a B&B type arrangement via a third party organisation?
"Which might work in certain circles, ..."
The fact that you post coherent/cogent comments on here means that you're well outside those 'circles'. Tim however, he seems to get it. I'm sure it's because of professional study and analysis.
"The SF upstart says it has its eyes on a larger prize: developing an accurate voice recognition system for children."
So, they targeted a group of children who are almost guarenteed to be all girls and get the voice samples for free instead of paying people to bring their children in to make recordings of conversations in controlled and guided situations.
"I thought it would be easier to carry one device for my work and personal email account,"
Is she being disingenuous, or is she really so (technologically) dumb? I suppose she could blame the decision on one of her 'technical advisors'; she probably needs a small army of them.
(Please complete the query.)
I've always thought it was important to patronise my local pub. Now I understand why they keep throwing me out.
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chameleon
"Some species, such as Smith's dwarf chameleon, adjust their colors for camouflage in accordance with the vision of the specific predator species (bird or snake) by which they are being threatened."
How do they do that??
I'm not sure about "just" but I can understand the appeal. (The uniforms are usually stylish too).
That's a rhetorical question.
I assume that the Certificate comes with another certificate to verify that it is authentic. Would that make it an Authenticated and Verified Certificate, or just a Certificated Certificate?
Yes, if it's not on YouTube, it didn't happen. Wake me up when there's a video.
P.S. If that exhaust port is self sealing and flexible, it will also be a farting robot. Put it on YouTube!
“being able to query the cables – to find out whether they're passive copper or active fibre – ..."
What if they're active copper or passive fibre?
3-5 week delivery is estimated from China. I'll wait for the El Reg review. Hurry up please.
They thought they'd be getting some kind of cloaking device for their birds of prey.
"... Apple has no problem finding our phone number for off-the-record chats ..."
You weren't supposed to mention that!
"... rather like stringy knots ....", "... the harmonics of stable and unstable atomic configuration shapes ..."
Did you nearly start talking about string theory?
It's a lot easier to spell it.
You signed up just to complain about the local 'culture'? That's sad. You'll never get a badge with that attitude.
I'm sure that NASA builds exact replicas of Curiosity (etc) to keep on earth for examination and testing/diagnostic purposes. Do these get to trundle around in a suitable desert environment and drill into rocks to check wear rates and possible failure characteristics?
"... check that the light actually does go off."
That's what small children are for. If you don't have one, borrow one.
"... and (3) gradually alters by itself naturally over a period of time?"
I immediately thought of a relatively short period of time and started having ideas about a suitable receptacle and testing/measuring device. However, I'm not sure if my ideas are suitable for this publication.
"The Dawn spacecraft has used its three xenon-powered thrusters, ..."
The 'power' actually comes from a solar cell array that produces 1.3KW. (I'm just being picky here).
So, Microsoft have some kind of arrangement with uTorrent?