164 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 13:06 GMT
Re: Title is too long.
Nah ... Superman or Lex Luther always notice eventually.
Even as a life long devotee of manned spaceflight who spent a Saturday in 1969 watching a BBC transmission of Apollo 11's Saturn V on the pad and one of who's first books was 'The Observer Book of Manned Spaceflight' (still got it - 50p) and who has a variety of NASA provided signed photos of astronauts and will talk the hind wheels off a Zabriskan Fontema about the subject I have to nonetheless state that this idea is LUDICROUS!
Nothing to challenge a Note 3 I'm pleased to report. I'm still loving my 4K video mode thanks.
Re: Cassini Lensmen?
My thought' exactly!
Gharlane of Eddore would be a satisfactory explanation for Simon Cowell of course ...
“Since we decided a few weeks ago to adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have, of course, all become immensely rich.
"But we have also," continued the management consultant, "run into a small inflation problem on account of the high level of leaf availability, which means that, I gather, the current going rate has something like three deciduous forests buying on ship's peanut."
"So in order to obviate this problem," he continued, "and effectively revalue the leaf, we are about to embark on a massive defoliation campaign, and...er, burn down all the forests. I think you'll all agree that's a sensible move under the circumstances.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Restaurant)
That's very clearly a mexican riding a bicycle!
It's very fast, runs at that speed for 3+ days on one charge, looks beautiful in my and everyone else who has seen it's opinion and you don't have one ...
Re: The sad thing is..
The Note-3 has a very useful and totally configurable notification light. I've missed the one on my Nokia N900 until last week when my Note-3 arrived. My Note-1 didn't have a light.
If you want one now I have an example that also includes a handy s-pen, 4K video and the words 'Samsung' and 'Note-3' written on it.
Re: as a geek
As someone who owns a Note-3 (32Gb) I can promise that you won't be disappointed.
Despite the test 'cheating' it's still VERY quick.
The 4K video is worth the price of entry alone!
Finally the ISS has generated a useful product!
Re: Beware of reapers ...
Indeed I do.
I've clearly been playing too much Mass Effect recently and it's addled and confused my brain!
Beware of reapers ...
The last space-faring toy dinosaur owner of my experience ended badly whilst claiming to be 'a leaf on the wind'. A cautionary tale ...
I'm a speciality on Androids because I'm one and my 'brother' is one ...
That's because 'I am the Lore'.
Re: Old who
Unlikely as the reason for tape recycling was reusage due to cost!
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Re: Big earner
"we have a tradition of good TV sci-if" ...
OK, let's make a list:
Stingray/Thunderbirds/Captain Scarlet/UFO (presuming by 'us' you mean Britain).
About 3 episodes of 'The Tomorrow People'.
The Flipside of Dominick Hide.
VERY early Dr Who (Hartnell era, some later but very rare after that).
A couple of Star-Cops episodes.
Some of the Hitch-Hiker's Guide.
I'm specifically excluding:
Blake's bloody 7.
(and everything else).
The British are as likely to win the world cup as make a decent stab at a science fiction story on TV!
Whereas the Americans know exactly how to do it and make us look VERY stupid.
99% of Dr Who (badly written childish fantasy)
Re: "Oatmeal Beige," and "Rose Gold"
They're trying to appeal to the women who's wrist it's too big to fit on ...
Re: My heart bleeds
Excuse me for not feeling sorry for an insensitive fool like you. The evolution gives brain cells and the lack of education gets in the way.
Re: Seems Irrelevant
I want 4K video and I ditest MP3.
Re: It's not what you see that counts
My favourite is gold plated TOS (optical) connectors.
That'll be 'alleged' psychic.
I made the mistake of enrolling on a Computer Studies degree course at LJMU in 1989 having spent the previous few years mixing a love of microcomputer basic/assembler with some formal Pascal (Open Uni). I chose Computer Studies because I loved programming and wasn't (at the time) overly fond of anything that stank of teamwork (that's changed). Imagine my utter horror when the 3 year (plus one year industrial training) course turned out to be 40% programming and 60% business studies and bloody systems analysis! I spent as much time learning about the economics of banana production (seriously) and fucking double entry book-keeping as I did hands on with the university VAX system! As a result I lost all focus and interest by the final year and got a crap degree when I'd have possibly got a 1st if it was pure (ish) coding!
QED: Be sure that the course you sign up for is what you actually desire.
The plural of spacecraft is spacecraft, not spacecrafts ... right?
The BBC presenter Raymond Baxter was one such pilot.
Werner Von Braun's autobiography was called 'I Aim For The Stars'.
Swiftly subtitled 'But Usually Hit London'.
PC sales crashing has more to do with factors like smartphones and tablets than a troublesome O/S.
Your average tech purchaser is going the way of those who eschewed SACD and DVD-A in favour of 96Khz mp3 because you could cram more dubious bits of noise into a small box despite the resulting headache.
I purchased a new PC 2 months ago and the vendor who built it (PCSPECIALIST) offered Windows-8 AND all flavours of Windows-7 as the O/S. Naturally we chose 7.
Didn't you read the article?!
It already has chips in it and is somewhat fishy ...
I'll get my coat.
"Baikonur, we've had a problem."
There. Fixed it.
Or you could let someone else do the heavy lifting and like me use watches radio-controlled by the caesium clocks in Rugby and Frankfurt. Not anywhere near as accurate but significantly more accessible.
As soon as I see the word 'family' I think rubbish product.
'New' and 'Exciting' and 'Delighted' ...
I'm increasingly convinced that all managerial bullshit output is generated by the same computer program.
It's always 'exciting' (when it's clearly not!) and a delight.
Please stop insulting me.
No doubt if it is tasty it'll soon be available in a shape suitable for portability and pocket storage, a rectangular bar maybe. Probably wrapped in a plastic film to preserve it with a suitable logo on it. I've no idea what they'd call it though ...
Re: American organisation offended by breathing
But now show me a gay sex scene (or even a kiss) in a Hollywood film. Heaven forbid!:
A Single Man
I Love You Philip Morris
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Many more etc etc
Re: where's George Taylor when you need him?
Give unto Caeser what is Caeser's ...
Re: So what?
That might be the case for broadcast TV but not the case for recorded media. I would very much like to see my favourite films and filmed documentary footage (eg the NASA archive) at that resolution and and then we keep going until we actually replicate a projected 35mm frame (and beyond). Or would you still prefer VHS?
WD TV Live Hub
The have a nifty product in the WD TV Live Hub media device, a built in 1Tb drive, plays just about anything including (for my purposes) Flac encoded audio but they then chose to install a small mobile phone cpu in it and it runs like a hobbled drunk slug. Any competent manufacturer would have spotted that it sells quite well and improved the hardware by now. I'd buy another one if they made it faster!
Re: Small car please
Because at 65mph it's still got massive acceleration to get you out of trouble or safely overtake and isn't thrashing the engine to death to do it resulting in a quiet reliable machine unlike a noddy shopping trolley. It's potential terminal velocity is more an indication of other benefits.
flac ... ETC
Why do they think that anyone buying a CD these days will want an MP3 encoded copy? Anyone old enough to want a CD is probably ripping it to a lossless format like flac.
What Amazon is actually attempting is to seduce the diehard CD buyers away from the format by showing them the "joy & convenience" of pure digital files ... As usual they've failed to spot that the reason people still buy CD is not just because they want a shiny disc but because they want the biterate that Amazon won't provide via mp3!
Re: D'oh, for cripes' sake...
Argh wrote: "Does it matter? You still get the CD, and they give you the download for free?"
YES! It does matter. Because Amazon is a business and it costs them money to run this service that could otherwise be devoted to things actually useful to me like decent packaging for my items and better wages for the warehouse staff.
Re: Only one real point
Because I like the artwork and liner notes having grown up on the scale of vinyl albums that weren't just music but also an artistic production.
Because I get the tracks in the order the artist intended.
Because the quality is far superior (usually) to mp3 and I can rip the discs to FLAC myself.
Because I have an easily stored hard backup of my data for the same price as not having one!
Because they play in my car.
Thunderbird 3 had this nailed ... but sadly with Gerry now deceased ... Oh well, they can keep trying.
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