2806 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Ask one back
I've scanned in banknotes before - maybe its just the (more expensive?) copiers that are the problem.
A way to go yet
In the late 1980's I had access to a 2.4Ghz (bipolar) process and, having found a design for a 600 transistor (fet) 16 bit CPU modified it and did some simulations of how it would perform - about 30X faster than a 20Mhz 386 that was available at the time.
I never made one cos there wasn't any suitable ram available! And I would've been shot!
If they ever get to mass produce carbon nanotube cpu's they may be of use but I have a feeling that we would be using things on a graphene level with maybe nanotube connections which might give more than an order of magnitude improvement over silicon which will be needed to make the AFM* investment worth while ...financially.
*Absolutely Fucking Massive
More than 3 days data?
But the hysteria will be over by then and new shiny attracting moths attentions.
Re: Fewer buttons
There is a painting yourself into a corner thing with interfaces - in trying to make something complicated 'simple' the complicated bit merely gets more complicated when you get to it. Eventually you get to the point where the user is so dumbed down that they think they are an expert because they've explored all the possibilities of their Rubik cube when all they have done is roll a dice.
Re: Shitting hell - someone actually managed to patent
in the 1940's they had substance.
Re: Shitting hell - someone actually managed to patent
Have a look at the 'spurious' patent. All those circuits were available in valve format.
Shitting hell - someone actually managed to patent
a first year electronic project!
is about how long it would take to recoup the energy needed to make the equipment to capture all this free power!
Freeview transmission borked in SW
Seem to be a lot of problems with freeview in the SW and elsewhere - any idea who one complains too?
Re: Absolutely Ridiculous
Give me your phone!
Oh its an iPhone have it back?
Muggings stopped ...0.
Let the invasion begin!
Are there other formats this can easily be converted to?
Re: Oh Freddy Hoyle yuh Maverick, where are yuh now?
I have the very telescope he started his astronomical career on here. Family history of him suggests he was a bit ...
I dont think B2FH is in any way regarded as a crank paper. Maybe they should have got awards for it - but many other great discoveries out there miss out too.
While B2FH is good work the panspermia theory just does not make statistical sense.
If the earth is too small for amino acids to form then they must have either formed on a larger body - this would require larger impacts to eject them into space ( with much less chance of surviving the impact) or they formed in the gasses of outer space. Now amino acids do seem to form in outer space but if you look at the statistical probability of that happening and compare that to the reaction rate of the closely packed chemicals on earth then earth seems like a much more probable site of origin - astronomically so.
is that where you do a solo mile high club?
Re: Journal of Cosmology?
Having a paper published in the Journal of Cosmology means it definitely isn't science.
A freind of mine had that problem
and, as someone who thinks the weekly unit count is a daily target, I would not like to have that - he was not well and being pissed all the time takes the fun out of it.
How about defining a new time zone just for
Re: Battery life
Or is that what the screen is lying to you?
Fucking good friends, fucking good homebrew, fucking shit world- but the village is nice which is why the townies all want to live here!
Re: What doesn't kill you.....
My ex-rugby playing paraplegic mate seems to think this phrase is a bit shit.
MS are getting a bit Black Night.
"comfortable digs on Hotel Earth"???
you have noticed Ryan Air took over the management a while back and its been getting a little shitty lately.
How can you expect to make a scramjet
with the NSA fiddling with your simulations?
Re: Basic questions for DARPA projects
Enabling by disabling!
payload would vapourise???
Wouldn't it normally then?
I still think a rail/supergun in the Andes is the best bet
for launching non human things into orbit.
They'd have to be stuck on a scramjet/rocket stack to do the last bit but the first bit can be quite low tech and so cheap.
It just didnt quite fit in your pocket
A friend had one (second hand a few years old) and it seemed to do most things he wanted and he was happy with it but it lived in his briefcase.
I still think anyone who can put 4 cores and a larger screen* into a Psion5 clamshell is onto a winner.
* a modern two part screen should be possible one slides out from behind the other as needed.
Re: Demystifying consultant-speak
No - did you see the budgets? SAP would be two orders of magnitude higher.
Re: punch card?
The thing about a punch card system it the worker has the data immediately available at their fingertips for checking. I've been questioned about my presence in a server room when I was on holiday with my access card - I would have been fired otherwise.
Re: 300 to strike but only 103 voted
By the standards of a UK government that's a landslide.
Try getting back to work yourself Oli 1
or are you a government paid shill?
Damn! That buggered up my plan for a
crowd-sourced alternative to paypal!
Faeces recognition next?
An old effect in a new material.
Having cut my teeth on chip design assisting with a silicon chip that functioned perfectly until you put a lid on it and shut the light out I dont think this is new - just in a different material. Its interesting science but I cant see a use for it that is not already available and probably cheaper.
I'd be careful with that
it might go off in your hand!
And it adds a new meaning to 'shake down'.
Well break out the popcorn - turns out the jury forman is MS subsidised
Re: More stupid, probably flawed, warfare gadgets
When will the fuckwits get it into their heads that having a military advantage over someone makes them feel threatened. You may think that by having an advantage makes you safer but it doesn't - it just makes you the target. If the US were to actually get close to being able to truly defend itself against all attacks the world would have to attack it because we know it would attack us at some time and we would have to get our retaliation in first or not at all.
So they could have a Leo and do most of the things that companies with hundreds of modern PC's a million times more powerful contract out to others!
Re: Why So Thin?
It so thin so they can sell you something to raise it off the desk to help avoid RSI.
Or maybe they have an RSI treatment patent.
Re: Readers at $2 ??
I'm not sure even a drunk jury would find 'could be' legally binding.
The only improved coverage this will encourage
is finer and smoother foundation from some mockboratory somewhere for the orange people.
The headmaster reminds me of the customs prat
in one of Milligans books who tries to get some revenue off a Scot for bringing a bottle of whisky back from the war. To avoid having to pay the man shares it about and drinks the rest. The customs prat calls the MP's over to arrest him. 'Why?' 'He's drunk' 'No he's not' <apoplexy> 'He will be! He will be!' </apoplexy>
course he does adverts for butter - he's trying to get the gullible sheep to all have coronaries prior to the anarchist uprising.
Linux up 38%
Seems to have set the phones going - I think my linux 'support' income will be up more than 38%.
oh go on then
when are 5U an 5K coming out?
have to correct you there - had a pint of Jollyboat breweries Grenville's Renown yesterday. Sweet and really lovely. So I had another.
And what are you doing sticking joss-sticks in you ale?
Re: (made on premises)
thats cruel that is - making them Galloways dress up for you!
Mind you they do taste good with a pint of my special steak and ale homebrew and some pastry.
Chips meet my urine
urine meet my chips.
Re: So if the autodestruct doesn't happen.
That's a bullet and its going a lot slower than the scramjet aims to. If it hits at anything like the aimed for speed it will be hitting at above the speed of sound in water I would expect something not solid to cope well with that.
Re: Why go to Norway ?
Trying to get MS to buy them up?
I look forward to when its the other way round
and a scramjet is used to launch a rocket.
While trying to get the energy from a lunar solar array back to earth is a complete nightmare the idea of manufacturing solar panels on the moon is interesting. No need for vacuum pumps! Might be worth investigating. Then some of the panels could be returned to earth and others used to power a moon railgun and a fuck off laser that can be used to power missions to Mars and Beyoooooond.
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