2506 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Loan based crowdfunding sites?
@Coffeefueled - the banks currently charge a shit load for their know how. If they gave you the info to make a choice they'd be fucked.
And I hope they are.
Now the smog's cleared
I can see you have blisters on your body from the rain!
controlling 3 arms totally naturally?
People born with supernumerary limbs dont seem to use them much if at all. I dont know if its the HOX genes at work but the nerves need to find their control mechanism.
Having said that you dont need much control for a third limb for it to be really useful - as the first poster pointed out (perhaps) holding a book and turning the pages leaving the main hands available for typing the précis would be really useful.
An image is worth a thousand words
but takes up the bandwidth of several thousand words. And you need the alternate text for accessibility - see if that will do instead.
Re: Central London?
That's from where they want to spend a lot of money on a train set so they can save the twenty minutes it takes to get a cab when you really need one on a trip up north they never take.
Re: BBC 3
Plato - that a greek giant doughnut shop?
Re: Horses and Stable Doors...
Stable door closed.
Sounds of transporter being activated.
A case of throwing good money after imaginary money.
£100 an hour?????
I'd guess I'm doing the bastard clicking to get it installed - I doubt they pay muppets to do something any idiot could automate - we're talking bankers bonuses here: shit loads for fuck all.
Re: If the astrophysicists tell us all galaxies are moving away from all other galaxies
Space is expanding but things in it get attracted to each other and things get thrown around as a result.
Re: Space is BIG ...
but dont cross it.
Re: PCs are now workstations? Peak Hammers
The normal trick at peak Hemmer Time is to monopolise the market or form a cartel and then produce hammers that need replacing a lot. And take out patents on rivets and screw and sit on them.
Almost every company I've visited still thinks hammers are necessary to build small sheds when pre-fab tower blocks are available for free.
If you hire someone who can read the instructions though most are good with hammers and like sore thumbs.
Its always worth remembering
that those who are on the lecture circuit trying to make money from their 'achievements' are there because they are no longer achieving, if being in the right place at the right time can be described as achieving. Not that Balmer managed either.
Also hindsight is not very often 20/20.
Re: sounds like.. still waiting for BMW to release a cradle
That would be covered by an Apple patent and cost more than the car no doubt.
Re: The Future
I got my daughter a £7.99 case and keyboard for her little tablet. The keyboard is very useful for the phone when writing more than 'LOL' and actually makes it quite useful. There's HDMI over microUSB too which should allow me to plug it into the telly but I'm having trouble locating a connector that will allow me to use a USB hub so I can use the keyboard with the phone on the telly - or appropriate portable screen.
But would much prefer to be able to run Linux on the phone - the apps are already out there and dont do adverts or call 'home' all the time.
Why not a browser independent editor?
OK MS might make IE too difficult to work with but just make a standards compliant one and let then learn.
Why does this statement give me the image
of a naked Intel legs akimbo sitting backwards on a chair?
I bet it costs a lot more
than the tripod the bit came from and the shutter release cable and the stick that I've been using for years - not dangerously in public of course. I have photos of down my chimney taken using a 24 foot saw pole.
Never occurred to me people might be amazed by it.
Should make it easier to acquire cameras tho...
Is there a browser based IDE for it?
If not its obviously not good enough for the job it aims to do.
Now where did orion get to?
Re: So its based on linux - keypresses
"bought my daughter" a 7" tablet for xmas, Got a micro-usb keyboard and case for it for £7.99 delivered. Borrow it for my phone when I want to type more than an obscene word or two - or even play with AIDE which allows me to program in C++ on it - would want to plug it into a screen for any real use but used to code some pretty hefty projects using MSC 3 on an 80*25 screen so its possible without... till you go blind!
So its based on linux
how easy is it adapt linux apps to run on it? There's a lot of useful apps that would still be useful at 640*240 and many more that you could adapt to that.
I'm thinking a Caterham 7 kit car
and about 10 grand of Big Foot suspension and maybe another 5 for the prop add on and you're up up and away for 1/2 the money.
I'm begining to wonder
if some of these shit flash games my eight year old daughter plays that consume inordinate amounts of cpu might be mining rather than just badly written.
Dark Star - best budget film ever!
Re: All religious nutjobs, simple answer.
I had a friend blessed with a near photographic memory. It was sheer joy to be there when he invited Jehovas or Mormons or whomever came to convert us having their religion tied up in knots and thrown in the bin.For every quote he had a contradictory one instantly at hand for them to look up.
Re: It is rather sad
Not only is algebra an arabic word but so are the more IT related algorithm and alcohol.
More of an acid trip - or other hallucination.
Cant we just bring back EDI?
25 years ago a company I worked for connected in on a 2400 baud modem and in 40 minutes had downloaded over a thousand orders directly into its ERP system. Every day without hitch.
And now we are arguing over which document format to send each other so that an organic hungover computer can mistype the data into another document so my next door neighbour can get some cryptic response from them.
Pointless Document Format is a shit format. 99.9% of documentation can work fine in free flowing html and, apart from being a lot smaller, is a lot more accessible and a lot more readable on phones and small tablets.
Its time paper shaped documents died out altogether - unless it needs a signature.
No one painted the night watch - someone named an old painting the night watch but that was before it got cleaned.
Given up office software other than for receiving data from customers. All internal work is done on web stuff so it works the same anywhere - and is fine on phones and tablets too! Offline too most of it.
Just when you think you're getting a handle on cosmology a new thing pops up - arsehairy black holes now is it?
I dont think its a question of choice.
Apple needs to buy all the sapphire glass to make sure no-one else can have it. The more I look at an Ubuntu phone (or rather a linux phone - just booted by Ubu) the more I like it. I worked for years on systems with much much lower cpu power and graphics capability than your average phone. I run nothing but linux at home and in the office and and soon I will be able to run all of those apps on my phone. For free.
So Apple will not be able to compete in the general arena - they will still have the fanbois but not the hoi-poloi who would be running around running enterprise level software in their palms if it weren't for scratchy screens. Its an interesting way to corner the market.
As Nelson Muntz says
what access to several hundred thousand free apps that haven't been built around googles 'need to look in your panties' android system?
These things will outperform the RPi by leagues and you can do shitloads with that. Most will just require a simple rebuild for your phone and you're away. I reckon within 2 years of these things coming out you will be able to have a complete enterprise system in your pocket, or a full video recording studio. Rackarrack alone will be £600 worth of guitar effects pedals that you will be able to connect direct into the full blown recording studio...on the same phone. You will even be able to sing through AT1 and make yourself a star.
This is turning a phone with computer support into a computer with phone support.
Re: I'm excited!
Don't be daft - its ARM so VB wont run so you may as well run Libreoffice and avoid more than doubling the price of the phone for an MS office license ... and a hub for extra memory.
Re: I'm excited!
Given what the RaspberryPi can do I am looking forward to getting one of these and going into ./configure frenzy. My only concern is if there is a pen with the device - some of these app are going to work fine in but picking the menu items will be a bit tricky without sharpening the finger.
Makes you wonder just how reliable type 1a's are
Sloshing these about could cause a few orders of magnitude difference in their brightness.
Empirical proofs are the best.
Especially when Alexi Sayle proved to Jean Paul Sartre that he did really exist by head butting him in the throat.
Re: Can anybody point me at ANYTHING that is not GMO?
Down's syndrome. That's not GMO and doesn't even add any new genes - just doubles up a few.
Southern Fried Chicken
Re: Needs hefty telescope indeed
I've got a 16" f0.5 mirror (think it came from an IR detector on a missile) the secondary on that would only be 3/4" for a cessegrain and the whole thing would be about 1' long and would be mounted on my deckchair.
Re: Needs hefty telescope indeed
Where dat 32" dobsonian. WANT!!!!!
Actually, doesn’t it defeat the object of a dobsonian to need a space vehicle to reach the eyepiece?
Ok car drive me to a takaway please.
I'm sorry Dave I cant do that, I have to take you to our biggest sponsor.
Wanna go to a free festival???
RM dont give a toss about unaddressed mail. I'm hoping that they will go bust - the post boxes round here are full of the unaddressed mail they keep sending despite multiple opt-outs.
You want to loose weight?
Read the label - if it says 'Fructose' on it and it ain't fruit put it back. Damn stuff makes you HUNGRY!
It wont happen
estate agents have got too much invested in bullshit to allow 3D representations of property to be available.
I guess they will have to get governments to make it illegal on the ubiquitous 'terrorists...'
I've just found some wolves hiding in my shed
If you start with accessibility in mind you generally end up with a web site that does the basics of what 'the customer/client' needs it to do in a simple, logical easily tested and easily maintained way. Then* once you've done what you want in the no-frills does what it say on the tin accessible site then the graphic designers and coding monkeys can be let on board to fuck the hole thing up with code and graphics done on a friday afternoon and it turns into a battle of unproductive wannabees trying to sell their snake oil.
*The achievements in my career that give me the greatest pleasure are the ones I managed to get the accessible but functional site live due to some government milestone.
They've just paid four fucking million for about 100 html pages cut and pasted from other sources.
My gender is not set
but it only offers me male or female.
Shame, I was looking for Gullible Exhibitionist.
Re: Well it is now the most commonly used database server....
I haven’t worked in a windows sweat shop for a while but ISTR that SQLServer was used by a lot of petty bits and pieces in the Windows setup so it may be used a lot more than you would suspect - not through free choice. It came with 5 free licenses so you used those to play and then were forced by management to go live with your hacked up demo and had to pay for another 5 so it would could be accessed via the web server and another holiday in the Caribbean to connect it to outlook....
Yes so I can imagine it being the most licensed DB after Oracle but used? I have at least one running copy of MySql or Maria on every machine I've touched that runs it. But none of them are licensed or recorded in anyway - the opposite of SQLServer which will have a recorded 'presence' in probably anywhere that runs an MS Server license.
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?
- Review 'Mommy got me an UltraVibe Pleasure 2000 for Xmas!' South Park: Stick of Truth
- The land of Milk and Sammy: Free music app touted by Samsung