Re: 13-tentacled octopuses
Call it what you like, but pass the lemon slices and aioli - and maybe a nice bottle of something chilled...
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Call it what you like, but pass the lemon slices and aioli - and maybe a nice bottle of something chilled...
Can't wait to be stopped by the police when cycling (my standard transport mode) because my helmet, glasses and buff (covers my ears and chin) are preventing facial recognition. And bikers will be prevented from full-face helmets.
Won't be long.
Depends on which salt...MgS04 is very bitter....
Have they brought back a nice, user-friendly, drop down menu - hierarchical or otherwise - of bookmarks, that doesn't involve a lot of tedious messing around and installing yet another add-on to restore functionality?
It seems to me that yet anothe problem that was only affecting London and the Home Counties has become "TOTAL UK BLACKOUT OH MY GOD THE HUMANITY"
No-one I know here in the heathen wilderness of Scotland had a problem, my family in the bleak wastelands of the North Midlands didn't have a problem, nor seemingly did the folk I have chatted with in Wales.
In terms of numbers, it may be affecting more folk than outages up here - which do happen, they just don't get mentioned as not enough folk get affected, but please, try and maintain some sense of proportion.
I will agree, wholeheartedly, totally, unreservedly agree with the folk who say that Virgin Media have totally shit customer service and information in such instances, and for that - along with the RC4 issue and various other matters relating to data security - they deserve to be first against the wall when the revolution comes. Honesty is always far better than misinformation and extempore evasion.
To quote one evolutionary biolgist "We don't need to theorise what would have happened if dinosaurs had evolved brains, we can just look at crows"
Would you care to tell us which ones, and point us at a security report?
It says that the nickel foam, available commercially, has iron electroplated onto it. It is then used for electrolysis. In other words, power is used twice to create the oxygen - note that the development to make the hydrogen electrode has not yet occured - it says that it "may" scale - I'd hazard a guess that the foam for hydrogen would need to be somewhat finer.
Given the amount of power used in this process, I'd very interested in an efficiency rating - X watts of power in, giving Y watts of power from a fuel cell, but I think that would have to wait a while.
It's interesting, but given how much hydrogen loves to stay bonded to whatever it's bonded to, which means "more power" to get it off, I still think that there's a while to go before the thermodynamics equations start pointing to cheaper...
If it's that accurate, does it matter?
This was explored in story of the Trigan Empire in Look and Learn, round about 1971, which is when I first wondered about it.
I'm going to have to re-do my version of "The Universe Song" - there's no way I can replace "it's one hundred thousand light years side to side" with "it's one hundred and fifty thousand...."
Eric Idle will be fuming.
"That Azure destination command may be the longest cli command I have seen. Good info for scripting as I would not wish to try that manually twice in a row on a Monday."
Type it out once (or copy/paste from the recipe supplied by the nice man), using nice wee tokens for volatile information then wrap it up in a nice wee perl script e.g. azuredeploy.pl --token1 --token2 --token3....etc
Edit: Other text/string manipulation languages exist...I just stick with the one I sort of know...
Mine does - I can watch or copy videos in the Android app.
Good call, but I prefer the first bits of "Shine on" from Wish you were here....
Right, hands up those who think more
should must be spent on NASA/ESA et al, and less on NSA/GCHQ...
But they don't fit the Nexus 7 <sniffle>
Edit: "Kids" is a non-specific term, isn't it? As Tom Lehrer once said "I'm engaged in a serious scientific experiment - prolonging adolescence beyond previous limits"
I skipped most of the article, but anything that links to Sit on my face from MPatHB gets a vote from me.
As a lifelong cartophile, I'll quote what was said on "I'm sorry I haven't a clue" and say that paper maps give me solid directions, unlike GPS which seems limp....
Never be born on the Sabbath day
I think that both the above use flash for streaming still, alas, and double alas...
Get_iplayer is great, but has its limitations.
"In the future, a kickboxer and a robot lead a revolution against ruling cyborgs."
get_iplayer has been updated.
Maybe now BBC iPlayer in SD won't constantly buffer on my 30MB Virgin Media connection.
And maybe flying pigs taste of chicken.
After many a year seeking out the strongest Scotch bonnets and Thai chillies, I now prefer just a modicum in my meals.
And this always gives me pause for thought
My flatmate in the 80s was a computer dude, who set me on the downward path to IT... Our first modem (USR) could be configured as either 1200/75 or 300 baud duplex...
We then got (from my dad, ex a drug company) a 1200 duplex modem and were the envy of...well, no-one, until I then discovered USENET, and my soul was forever lost...
700baud over 30+ AU - that's impressive, and when I see the images and all the other discoveries that the boffins get from this trickle of data - well, impressed is no longer enough, and I have to give into awe (thanks Mr Adams).
We need more of NASA and less of NSA...
It's long been known that if you take a computer through international security, you may be asked to power it up and show it to the officials.
In the days of almost ubiquitous high speed internet, there are few reasons to leave any sensitive data on your machine - load it to your /private/ cloud (which someone in her job would have), wipe any trace off the machine - the o/s isn't going to be secret, and any necessary tools can be added to the cloud blob, smile sweetly at the security jobsworth - and we'd better face it, they are becoming, or maybe have become, the default - do what they ask, provide a forensic image if necessary, travel onwards to your destination, grab a latté with your colleagues as you download the aforementioned binary blob at your leisure.
This is going to happen more and more - get used to it, and plan for it. It's not (quite, nearly, almost) the end of the world...
You don't need to be paranoid to be aware that folk are out to be officious...
I saw Kraftwerk at T in the Park, 2013 - you 'd hardly have thought that 4 middle aged Germans standing still behind identical looking consoles would be a dynamic gig, but it was. And applications for the Tate gigs melted the servers - not bad for folk who haven't released much for 30 years...
Krautrock has decades of experience, and as you point out, inspired so many other schools of music, that when you hear experienced masters of the genre play, you hear all the other schools too - I'll definitely go to as many more as I can.
And besides - Hütter is a cyclist, and cycling cross country with Kraftwerk on the player is always a blast...particularly this time of year.
To be honest, as a resident, I don't think most folk mind too much - I think though that the French model, where lower levels of BAC are countered with points, a fine and a Road Safety course, rather than a blanket ban would have been preferred, but overall, I don't think folk see it as a problem.
I won't be driving tomorrow :)
Try using one shortly after using mouthwash
You have to wonder which other cloud companies in the same situation have been asked for data in the same manner and have quietly capitulated.
I could feel my arteries hardening, just by reading that article.
Gotta try it :)
Looking at the piccies, the chillies have been jaffaed - totally seedless.
"That said, there are some massive negatives. Firstly, the Garrison is the antithesis of community. It is an instanced city that you and you alone inhabit."
As a party leader, anyone in the party can go to your Garrison - our guild (not a big one) had a Friday party there - all drinking, dancing - dropping in and out of rooms on TeamSpeak etc...
If you're lonely in your garrison - invite a friend!
I'm back after 3+ years, and I'm having a good time...
Webcams or Netcams (IPcams)?
There's an important distinction - my webcam only works with an application and doesn't have a password, my netcam is online on it's own IP (well, NATed) and has a 24 character password.
All the models I've seen appear to be IPcams.
(EDIT..and I won't give into paranoia a check it)
Ah, so we're running the Brook-Taylor variant.
What the Khaptain said...I use it on all the laptops I supply in my job - I have a standard bundle for all machines, and when they're in for maintenance, I just double click and then go grab a coffee...
...of my enemy is my friend.
It's interesting to see so many normally antagonistic companies are standing shoulder to shoulder over this.
Of course, the prospect of losing a vast chunk of cloud services if action by the Feds succeeds, and then watching their share prices dropping like a stone through a wet paper bag will give anyone incentive to team up with their enem^w friends.
How about sobrassada - I fell in love with the stuff when cycling the balearics, and it seems the perfect coating
<cough> Being the son of Lancashire lass, I was brought up on the black pudding from the aforementioned triangle.
However, after moving to home of Scotch egg - and Scotch whisky, nothing - and I really do mean nothing - can match http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stornoway_Black_Pudding
One thing to mention - veggie haggis (Macsweens for preference) makes a good coating for Scotched Scotch egg (and veggie into the bargain)
Edit - hadn't noticed that other folk had preempted me. They're correct...
That's 40notes saved.
The devs should go work for Blizzard...they'd fit in well
Easy to fix???
Three were (iirc) 23 screws on the baseplate, all different sizes, which you had to remove all of, just to replace the wee pop-up bulb that lit up the stylus (if you used it).
The technique I learned then, of making a template of the base with a wee blob of blu-tac to hold each screw has done me well over the years - I use the same technique when repairing laptops.
But whatever it was that Johannes Gutenberg printed first, and freed up books from being the province of the few, and brought the promise of literacy to the masses.
And the Fat Freddy's Cat compendium, of course.
'Kinell...that's a comet, that is...
I dunno, it's not rocket sci...oh, wait...
Depends how the screws were setup - if they reach a limit of extension, they yes, probably - if though, like a corkscrew, they can freely rotate even extended, they there is a possibilty of pulling Philae down.
I've got a corkscrew, it's gone 10am*, perhaps I should try this empirically...
*Bizarre Scots off-sales laws.
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(Typed as I saw the control room go nuts as they got telemetry from the surface)
As Albert said "What time does Oxford arrive at this train?"...
You're probably more correct, I was trying (okay, and failing) to point out the difference between this and earlier missions.
The claim is /land/ on a comet.
Giotto smashed into Halley's in '86
But I'll bet the plot isn't as good as Viking, Voyager or Giotto....
Have fun Brid-Aine, and keep us posted...for us unfortunates, work will prevent us keeping up live...
A lot of the small shops that adorned the streets about half a mile from the center of Edinburgh have been converted into small flats
Follow along that street and see what's happened. 30 years ago they were all shops, then came the department stores, and no-one spoke up them. And now Amazon has come along, and no-one wants to speak up for the department stores.