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Re: Old News?
And when the ice melts the sea level drops around where the ice sheet was, before the rebound starts.
This is cos the ice sheet has its own gravity. This has only been recently introduced into the models too but it seriously sorts out a lot of problems.
As for sea level rise due to crust rebound - my dad showed me raised beaches in Canada and Scotland in the 60's that were due to crust rebound (and now possibly big lumps of gin cooler) so its definitely not new. The application to 3 million year old data may be but now we have to add the ice mass in and we can get some more accurate results: If Greenland ice sheets go the sea level there would 'drop' 100meters.
The dark matter dampens down the wave.
So the only way to detect them is to be close enough to be pulled apart by them!
Does Einstein’s theory actually predict them? Or does a special case mathematical solution lead to the 'possibility' that if this unreal situation should occur then there would be gravity waves, but in reality the energy dissipated by gravity waves (at a barely detectable level even at close range) prevents the big thing happening.
There are many solutions to the field equations that are mathematically correct but physically impossible.
"There is no reason why this area shouldn't be the home of a new boom..
The outrageous cost of London in general? Having worked for companies where more was spent on my desk than my salary and generally the requirement for the company to be in London was specious at best - "we like to keep a close eye on employees". Well if you like to monitor employees perhaps you should be somewhere you don’t fuck off most of the time on networking and business lunches so I can spend an hour getting home rather than the two hours cos I've had to stay late so you can appraise me (guesswork) and the transport system has mostly shut down by the time you've sobered up enough to drive home having left your car here so the delivery man got a parking ticket.
Drink beer really cold, it is much more refreshing than "lukewarm"???
Utter bollocks! If its US beer you want to drink it cold because your really dont want to taste it but real ale at a reasonable temperature is a lot more 'refreshing' and you can easily demonstrate that a couple of swift pints of 'warm' beer will cool you down a lot quicker than a similar amount of gas filled cold drink that is harder to consume and results in blood vessel contraction in the stomach slowing any calorific value that it being cold may gain you in the long term.
Cold drinks can actually make the body generate heat to warm them up!
NaCl <> asm.js converter
So if I work for my mum or dad I pay tax on that money but if they just give it to me when they die I pay no tax?
Thats my chores sorted then...
Re: An open letter
Wowfood: Somantics? Really boring detail?
"the incumbent always misses the next wave"
not if they can get enough of the market to stop it happening altogether.
Re: If you want to claim a high capacitance, reduce the working voltage
Would that actually have to apply in this case? If you have graphene sheet plates you could conceivably have insulator-ene crystaline dielectrics and the normal breakdown 'mechanics' could be moot.
And anyway you could always wire them in series.
When someone works out how to make graphene cheaply (and gets carbon credits into the bargain) we are going to see a technological revolution that will be so disruptive the stock market will be fucked to pieces:
Renewables - store the excess in capacitors.
Potholes in the road - a few sheets of graphene.
Camping - a graphene tent with high pressure inflatable poles will weigh less than the pump.
And it may be that nature can make the stuff already ...
Re: run out an buy a GNU/Linux touch-laptop running on ARM right now.
I'd like to see one - but as far as I can tell its Windows failings that prevent me from seeing one and not anything to do with Linux technical stuff.
Like you say I'd have to pay, not for 200+ patents - which would evaporate in daylight - but for MS terror tactics.
Why is it companies with money hate capitalism so much...
Re: More and better support for 64-bit ARM chips
Mostly right - however one of the main reasons MS are screwed on ARM is legacy software - mostly MSOffice. They just cant get that to run properly on ARM and, like RT - who wants to pay for Windows if it doesn’t do what it used to do. They've got away with dumping a lot of support for older documents but there is a lot of stuff that they just cant dump as its the only thing holding a lot of customers in their fold.
Re: @RonWheeler - Or...
Overpopulation will not be a problem. We can feed the people that we expect to see on this planet.
We will not, however, feed them using inefficient mass produced food that counts profit and the market over actual production.
Either grow some food yourself or check out local allotments and see just how much quality food can be grown and compare that with the best mass produced food. OK it needs a few more people to get that kind of productivity - but what was the bloody problem again???
Re: An ethical vegetarian?
You do better than most but while most make a concious decision not to actually eat dead animals the truth is that modern farming kills a huge number of animals and birds.
I dont have particularly high standards - I kill animals for food and would kill more if the law let me - I have to let others do it for me alas. I was a vegetarian for a long time but I discovered you kill (in certain circumstances*) less animals by eating them than eating vegie off the same land. Nature abhors a monoculture.
* probably 35% of UK farm land.
An ethical vegetarian?
So you dont like to eat animals but are happy to have them exterminated by tractors and combine harvesters etc etc.
IF you grow your own food I'll let you off but if you think eating vegetables from the shops mean you dont kill animals then you are no better than those that think the meat coming from the shops is somehow not killed.
Personally I dont give a shit about netbooks/laptops
I want a portable computer. Not two or three different portable devices - just the one.
I dont mind if it pretends to be a phone/tab and runs on a couple of cores. Maybe when I plug it into another screen (HDMI or UNIVERSAL docking ((remember IEEE bus??)) and a power supply the other 14 cores and GPU's would kick in for some serious shit.
That way when it gets lifted from my pocket I can get really angry!
Re: Fuming citrix
According to some sources it seem that they have these (Citrix servers) because MS claims that linux violates some patents - not because they cant do what they want to in Linux, but its cheaper to bow to legal blackmail than try and fight MS in court over whether MS invented a whole bunch of ideas ten years after they appeared in unix. Smacks more of an MS fail - raising money through legal and not technical means, though shareholders may not give a shit about that.
Re: local repository.
"IIRC, Windows sysadmins can do something similar."
if they can afford the training course!
I mean if you cant make a profit as people can make their own (limited but I wouldn't get in the way) personal defence items then who's going to pay for the massive lobby to misinterpret the 2nd amendment?
Re: Linux - the engineer's server operating system
I don’t work there but I would put money on their problem not being with Linux but with the legacy windows stuff they are still burdened with. I've worked in many places and the only technical reason ever not to move from MS was 'supporting' legacy stuff.
There were financial reasons - but never to do with the cost of the new system - but the price of 'supporting' the legacy stuff seemed to be a lot lower if you pretended to expand it. And that’s with SME's.
God knows how hard it is to drop MS completely when they can afford several staff reading your governments legal requirements and ensuring you know how to comply with them by maintaining your legacy stuff.
So long as I can change the bloody desktop
I would love to have a phone that allows me to run a lot of the stuff in the repositories.
Its a shame they don’t do Psion5 formats or the world really would be my clamshell.
Re: Unix phone @Ken
perhaps that was a list of short dial numbers
Shall we just stop making kids do anything thats hard?
I know some people will have problems with writing but we can take care of that. The manual dexterity learned from writing has many application - even in the bedroom.
We already miss-use IT by taking the path least resistance all the time rather than solving the problem. Your company will only certainly have as many documents as people could possibly write because your boss cant fire you when he cant possibly read and absorb more that a fraction of your output.
Shakespeare wrote good stuff not because his PC could translate all of his utterings to utter tosh on paper* but because the effort of writing and dipping his quill and cleaning it gave him the time to think about what he wrote and, due to the effort of not being able to cut and paste, meant it wasn't just the throw away task it is today.
*I'm old enough to remember secretaries. These were people who were trained in the art of shorthand and the good ones were phenomenal at converting boss speak to something nearer reality on the page. They didn't just write down 'and we will bugger up project x with a pack of condoms' they filtered it and came up with practical solutions and dispersed the knowledge through the secretarial whisper network where it was tested and polished. We have used IT to replace the one part of industry that could have really benefited from it.
Re: drm is ultimately pointless
Unless its built into all hardware it wont work: run up a VM with your favourite OS and DRM'ed browser in it - pipe sound and video to your choice of format.
I dont know if you know but the spectrum stored data on cassette as audio frequencies or ...notes - use midi to recreate those notes on a synthesiser, feed the audio signal to the spectrum and the spectrum cant tell the difference. And you dont get wow and flutter with midi!
I may have had to slow down the spectrums audio conversion but this was a long time ago .
Re: Killjoy statistician Nazi here
I got a paper cut from the safety manual once and then it broke my toe after they laminated it all to prevent paper cuts and I couldn't hold it.
about twenty years ago I tried converting stuff to Midi - it seemed to work but I never thought to keep all that - I've still got the MPU401card somewhere.
Its the same with my greengrocer
he comes round and replaces all the curtains and sleeps with the missus if I need another apple.
Its all there in his part of the contract...
Shame he wouldn't let me eat the apple.
I've signed up for a course on how to get the best from pear2 though. Used to get those from the off license but he bought them up....
Re: SI prefixes are useful
but illegal in the register.
No - if I was still developing commercial software for a living (and NZ made proper warm beer) I'd be seriously be considering getting on the next plane.
I'd rather have the pissingly small market of NZ taking 100% of my product than a fucking huge market where I spend 99.999% of my time worrying if some wanker has patented page 2 of volume 1 of Knuth and then loosing any noticeable profit paying some lawyer to keep my arse safe.
Not that I've got anything against blue sky research
but what is this for? You can already achieve Ghz transmission directly from a chip - or you could 25yrs ago when I was looking into voltage boosting using on-chip transformers - which would (probably) have radiated more efficiently than the magnetic ring pieces mentioned.
And you would really 'have to hold it properly' for such a localised source.
No No No This cant be right
people by nature are thieving bastards - we know cos we are!
Love The Mafiaa
I guess that's where the 'psychological' term 'projection' came from...
Most politicians can be seem shifting barrows full around over here.
Verbally shit and in cyberspace money.
I like the idea of the NZ arrangement but business would never let that happen to a democracy like ours.
The asymmetry really doesn't help
I will only consider wearing them when the they dont look like Google glass - i.e. when I can just clip something on to my normal specs (laser treatment wore off after 8 years) and dont get barred from everywhere interesting.
In fact I might get some Buddy Holly specs - you could get 32 cores in those and do some serious processing!
And USB/SD ports...
Re: But what can it do?
Time taken to install???? My laptop came with W7 'installed' I turned it on and it went into some upgrade thing. After 45 minutes it was still fucking about so I switched it off, stuck in a Mint DVD and 25 minutes later had a working system.
So Linux was cheaper and faster to get working so I could do things I like.
Re: The real story here is that pump!
Hot liquids tend to rise - its always annoyed me that solar hot water tends to stop working when the electricity goes off - just put the panels below the water tank! In this case stick the cooling element above the Pi.
I would recommend a lot of those curly drinking straws,
@Don't be evil lol
I think you'll find that its the companies that don’t want to take Google to court and sue people who distribute and buy their software that are the evil ones. They know they cant fight google in court so they pick on minnows for protection money.
I'm sure Google would love to stand up in court to defend themselves but the opposition are very careful to ensure they cant be invited in.
Durden Park Beer Circle
Some of their brews need to be stored for two years before drinking.
I must say this a solution to a non existent problem in my experience.
That's often asked by people who have not seen what you can do in HTML4 if you ignore IE and a lot of other things too. With some simple active server pages you can replace most of your desktop and office with HTML4.
With 'proper' standardised sound and video in there all it needs is a large advertising budget to tell people what it can do and you will see why certain companies want to patent the bleeding obvious all the time - it not to protect their IP, its because they are the modern Luddites.
Re: He cannae take much more o' this Captain!
Surprisingly (to the uninformed) mixing flatulence producing items reduces the output rather than increasing it.
Cabbage and beans both cause a touch of wind in me - but combining the two results in boring lift journeys.
I would recommend, from the heart of my bottom, a large coleslaw made with a green savoy cabbage next time the boss persuades you to take your car on that long trip when the finance director has just cut mileage again!
Re: Out of curiosity ...
If you buy in advance you could then plant it. If you get enough you can produce your own food and nearly eat for free. If you get too much you will become a farmer and have to mortgage yourself to the hilt just to let the supermarkets take it away.
My best ever career choice
was not to go and work in the states - I'd worked there a bit and decided that I couldn't cope with their pretend-to-work-ethic. I now know why they sit around in the office pretending to work 14 hours a day - its not to worm their way up the career ladder, its to avoid going out into society in general.