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Re: Better but still a bit of a pigs ear
Trevor Pott - dont use Word then FFS! It will deliberately make cock-ups of ODF so you should just ditch it anyway.
Better but still a bit of a pigs ear
Cant see why you cant use HTML for collaboration and ditch paper shaped shit altogether.
Hmmmm I'm guessing the 450vDC in is from PV panels
as that's what a lot of the seem to generate.
As for the AC out - well that’s standard. 60hz is OK for the 3rd world I guess but easy enough to make a 50p pic controller make 50 or 60 hz pulse width source at the drop of a resistor.
So just need some amping and some drive trannies...
There must be more to this than you've printed in the article...
Easy to explain
Managers in the UK are grossly overpaid and inefficient and that accounts for the 30% extra cost.
Re: What's the real market size of x86 vs ARM
I think you'll find they are not a minnow - more a candiru buried deep in Intels BSD.
You shouldn't be worrying about the financial strengths of the two companies. Intel will survive for a long time after its chips are no longer made but I wouldn't buy any shares in it - unless it starts manufacturing ARM.
Re: El Reg... Really?
I think you'll find that its not El Reg that ruins the star wars movies - that's down to the studio.
The man in the moons zits do not have soup in them!
Re: I've read about these...
That must have been on motherfucker bottle of tequila then!
The police complain about paperwork but do in preference to walking the beat
I'm beginning to wonder whether excessive surveillance is a similar thing - 'we cant take action because we are onto something bigger at the moment and dont want to spoil it' and no doubt the big thing will evaporate while they drink their coffee. Or why didn't you spot that? Well we had so much data that by the time we'd trawled through it it was too late - GCHQ and the NSA are packed with coffee drinking Wallys.
And yet most places I've worked they seemed to prefer you stressed to they eyeballs and overworked rather than productive. A macho boss was much more respected than a productive one.
But the best work I've done has been when I've been largely left to my own devices - and not doing important code when hungover or ill as per your Denmark mate.
just ignoring parallelisation makes the whole thing a bit moot. Most of the languages listed would have access to the well written and well tested libraries that should be doing the donkey work here.
Even this creaky old laptop has two cores on it and you would like to think people 'doing economics' might like to make their code 'future proof' as well as reality proof.
Re: Just waiting for EELT
Bernie - they will be bright dot but still dots.
Not sure what's happening with the VLTi but that should be 5* better in terms of resolution which may turn the dots in collections of 25 dots...
Re: 20 years + 500 years
There will be no FTL travel - there will be the next best thing which is endless duty free travel.
I'm going to use patents to paralyse the west
and patent being an arsehole. Should shut down most things.
Re: Oh Dear
"As for my servers they are all hosted internally "
Dont they rattle when you walk?
Wouldnt they be better off
spending the money on a hi speed railway so the people in Mumbai can get to Delhi for a full English ten minutes faster?
How much power is involved here?
The losses must be huge - and I would imagine the rf radiation would require some legislation changes.
And you wouldn't need a wiretap law - more of a limiter.
Could try the phone co-op
you can get divies - and possibly drugs?
Siri is having a little difficulty
understanding my snorking and guffawing just now.
Re: Stuff this..
Have you not heard of the secret mandate: no new technology in a house can directly replace the old one. Bulbs grow slightly over time so all your downlighters have to be replaced with slightly larger ones that wont fit up against the beams.... Dimmer switches are redesigned so what looks like a drop-in replacement actually needs a new mains cable fitting to the spur and the recessed box replacing to get the wires 'round the back to where they are needed.
Its probably very easy to make an LED replacement for any bulb in your house but some-one somewhere will have made one and got copyright on it so you will have to replace the bulb holders and in some cases the whole wall the light was attached to.
Millions has gone into research to ensure that the boards the LED's are fitted to will fail after 2 years and a day and the whole supply chain modified to ensure that the new replacement will have a light temperature sufficiently different from the incumbents to piss you off.
control 4 billion
or not be able to identify the one you wish to control?
How much for my giant teaspoon?
Re: Major downside
Dont give the catholic church ideas!
Re: I wonder how they got this information? but I want to enjoy the time I have here.
I actually find it amusing to walk through the scanner with my trousers round my ankles cos they've made me take my belt off and the poor sod with the wand makes me lift my arms in the air.
But in all honesty I don’t find it worth going on short breaks that involve flying anymore when you spend more time in the airport than in the air.
"but it's easy to spot if you have a small battery next to a separate pack of something nasty in the cavity."
Not if they are the same width unless you try and xray edge on ...
Run it in a vm
record the vm AV output.
" it's a no-brainer, there's a clear public interest in that information remaining available."
But a court may request the link was taken down if the guy contested it with a well paid team of lawyers - and I bet some of his friends would chip in for them too. And public interest doesnt normally sue so what would you do?
But what the hell it would still be available on google.com/ncr anyway.
is that on with NSA built in?
I dont know about curved tellies
But a wall of curved electrostatics focusing on the 'ideal listening point sofa' will more than blow your eardrums. You'll need to add distortion to make it actually seem loud! I've got a couple of electrostatics and a lot of people complained they produced no bass. A visit to the bathroom at the end of the hall and a couple of inches of water dancing in the bath proves otherwise!
A friend lived in an old maltings and the conical grain drier was the perfect place to hang a 24" fane 400W with baffle and a couple of satellites, the floor covered in wadding was probably about as good as you can get with moving coil. The sunloungers on stilts made great listening seats too! I'd recommend living in a horn loudspeaker if you like some serious rock!
But my idea of HiFi is just that - you should be able to hear the input to the system without any colouration at all. I've still got my els63's after many years and with a good length of mains cable and a decent amp they still outperform anything else - not that I've tried listening to much as I'm normally laughing too hard at the salesmen.
Re: It Could Be True...
The paper seems to rely on the idea that it took the light from the explosion 3 hours to rise to the surface of the star - it kinda bounces around in the star until it can get a free ride in space to us, the neutrinos just head on out.
The neutrinos were only detected in one detector and so there is no evidence they came from said star.
Even if they did come from said star the accuracy we can give to how long after the detonation the light would be able to head on its way to us is pretty low - there's still a lot of star to get through and there's no practical evidence for what goes on in these things so we're still making guesses: If its a spinning star are we looking at it through the pole or the equator?
A mother generally.
Did Einstein predict the speed of light?
Or was it Maxwell and his silver hammer?
That first video has a space invader in it
dum dupe dum dupe dum dupe dum dupe
Re: You had me at "Clara"
This is just plain product placement by the BBC.
Kleenex must be creaming it in if you'll pardon the expression.
Re: as much as I hate EU
They'll sign the TTIP and then Google will be able to sue them (and the Indies) for interfering in their business model.
Can I get a wrist strap for my phone?
Its not much wider....
I've always found the cheapest way to fund a Maplin project
was to buy the finished article elsewhere and dismantle it while drunk so its a challenge to put it together again.
Its cheaper - even including the alcohol.
if your power supply was on the duvet in bed then you deserve to be blown up. These things get warm - wrapped in a duvet or just resting on one can deny them of any cooling and the end result can be your bedroom getting more of a banging than it deserves.
However given human ignorance/stupidity perhaps the sensible safety standards for these things should include a thermal cut-out, however something that damages industry and not consumers is not going to achieve the brown envelop level of funding necessary to make it law.
This has got my interest piqued
the opportunities for hacking are numerous.
I think I might just start with echo...
could it be molecular?
I'm beginning to like global warming
the sooner sea level rise sinks that corrupt sewer on the end of the Potomac the better.
Is it floating in a boron sea
and do bits of it get blasted on to the surface in a diamond geyser?
Someone might just come up with some software that allows you to split your computer screen into smaller 'windows' and a fixed size one of those could be used to exchange these sketches.
I seem to remember writing one of those on W3.1 - it could do text too!
Parasitic bosses dont - if you turn your phone off you are slacking even on holiday - if there's no signal then your really free.
I know of people who travel to bumpkinshire especially for the lack of mobile coverage - they can have a holiday and then look their boss in the face and say 'no signal' with no guilt feelings about their inability to tell him where on his desk his fucking tea cup was.
and with luck we will get another more 'democratic' music portal.
Re: UK gov's Year of Code
UK gov's Year of Code drive??? More like parked in a layby eating all the cakes bought for the meetings.
Not the required result
The patents should have been invalidated due to prior art from - well probably since SSEM.
- Asteroid's SHOCK DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck - boffins
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad