Re: Now that's what I call a hobby!
Only if you call me Al whilst singing the NUMA NUMA song.
194 posts • joined 9 Jul 2009
Only if you call me Al whilst singing the NUMA NUMA song.
While they do in fact fully understand that their loved one is dead and gone it is comforting to loved ones to know the location so that they can pay their respects close to the remains, even simply knowing the location is often enough.
Honestly this is something I hope you never have to understand, because to understand it you would have to experience it.
Just as an example, where are the all American apple products made?
Yes even the few that say "made in America", those only have their final assembly in American plants so they can slap a sticker on it and funnily enough they also phoned home with personal information, as a direct result of decisions made by an American company.
You will be hard pressed to find any American branded technology products that aren't made in China, and any large company in China will have the exact same ties to the government as Huawei, it's the cost of business in China. But for some reason when an American brand name is stuck on the items they are deemed safe.
The bluff and bluster against Huawei is simply an excuse to block out the lowest bidder in infrastructure installations so that American corporations can eat all the cheese.
Technobigotry in it's lowest form.
What trendy fashion whores will go through for the latest 'hot' new thing.
I'll get my coat now.
That's easy to answer.
Its all about the ad placement. With the advent of heads-up displays and the corporate urge to make everything an always connected ad spewing dystopia it is only a matter of time before an ad pops up on your windscreen every 5 miles asking you to subscribe to whatever or pay x amount to remove it for the next 5 miles. This will be billed as a safety feature (seriously) because a) if you don't pay you will crash because you cannot see the road, and b) if you don't pay then it will automatically inform the police that you are driving whilst viewing content on an internet connected device.
Jocular though that scenario is I worry that it is disturbingly close to reality. It started with games and is now creeping steadily into everything else too.
The answer is simple - providers should be forced to stop selling bandwidth that they don't actually have.
If say a hospital signs up to a deal for 1 gig broadband, then that's what they should get, instead the telco will give them a congested line with ridiculous contention rates that shares 1 gig bandwidth across 50/100 customers, sure it is "capable" of 1 gig but it will NEVER see that in real life. Instead of admitting that they are oversubscribing their lines they will wail that it's all net neutralitys fault, the FCC is forcing them to slow the packets.
It's all bullshit excuses.
Those of us who travel a lot tend to fill up that kind of space in no time at all. Think books and movies to keep entertained on long flights, also photos and videos from the destinations, it adds up very quickly and SD cards are the only real solution.
Maybe with a nudge and a wink those nefarious superhacking "North Koreans" could be convinced to show us a copy.
lucifer (originally heylel - light bringer, shining one or morning star and a name for the planet venus) is a catch-all term for those who were considered to be particularly close to god, and in fact jesus was specificaly referred to as lucifer at one point in the bible.
satan is called lucifer in modern times because he was originally supposed to be gods right hand man prior to his fall, a story not actually contained within the modern christian bible. satan is never actually referred to as lucifer in the bible and the text which christians point to to say that he was is in reality a sick burn on the old king of babylon.
Right, it's not because they're bloody annoying with their false superiority, and grown men dressed like teenage girls with painted on jeans, makeup and costume jewelery? How in the name of all that is holy is that "cool"?
Face it, when 99% of the normal population think that hipsters are twats then there might just be a good reason for it.
Shave the dubiously ironic beard my friend, it's leeching electrons from your brain.
The only reason people will buy this cable:
"I bought this suuuuper expensive cable to stream my audio with when a normal ethernet cable would have done the exact same job for pennies.... isn't that ironic? I am soooo ironic, like the king of irony."
That seems like hipster twattishness to me.
Nah, Pinocchio at least wanted to be human.
So the feds say that NK did the hacking to try and stop the release of that movie about their glorious leader (I can't remember it's name and I frankly do not care).
That being the case, why then did they distribute the very movie they were trying to stop all over torrent sites for people see it anyway? Which would presumably lead to their unpleasant executions?
A curious thing for them to do....... or rather it would be a curious thing for them to do if they were actually NKs. Or are the feds perhaps tweaking evidence again à la Iraq war documents?
You may be poking a little bit of fun at Valve but do not be surprised if they do demo halflife3, in the past they have traditionally used each itineration of halflife to showcase their new shiny toys.
You will be waiting for several years then, as they still have not perfected any means to create graphene in large quantities. At the moment they are only able to create suitable workable amounts for lab tests, industrial scale production is a long way off.
"that is action which will make people poorer, then. In other words the warmists want to take away your money and your standard of living (for your own good, they would say). And standard of living is not just consumer goods, it's health care, it's regular showers and clean clothes, it's space programmes and education for your kids and many many other things that you will have less of in the green future advocated by warmists."
Sooo, NASA is trying to do away with the evil space exploration and education - their very reason for being. That is patently ridiculous.
Oh and calling the people you disagree with derogatory names ("warmists" in this case) makes you look like a 5 year old who is jealous because someone else got a bigger lolly.
I have some nice rolls of tinfoil I can sell you cheap.
Perhaps you aren't interested now, but I could write a puff piece and stick it on a tacky website explaining the the wonders of shiny headgear since that seems to be enough to convince you to buy it.
Seriously... Mysterious Dr X?
let me guess, he lives in a mansion and trains mutants to save the world from the evils of science.
Common sense - from a politician no less, I never thought I would live to see this day.
Especially from an US politician, the majority of which seem to have watched "America: World Police" and thought it was a documentary on best political practice.
We know due to various experiments that a complex lifeform like tardigrades can survive prolonged exposure to space and all that that entails like vacuum, cosmic rays, solar radiation, extreme heat and cold (and my personal opinion is that they could probably survive re-entry also - they are hardy little buggers). I am more than a little surprised that nobody has tested them for re-entry survivability.
Some interesting light reading - http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/19/5-reasons-why-the-tardigrade-is-natures-toughest-animal/
Also a little surprised that the LOHAN boffinry hasn't teamed up with a university or school to test near-space experiments in a similar vein.
Don't feel too bad about it mate, I am in the UK and half the bloody videos on this site tell me "Not available in your country."
"Since he's supposedly in an evidence based business, he should provide some evidence for such a completely barking claim."
You mean like the dossier provided to show a legitimate reason for the invasion of Iraq? pffft lol
Manchester and Liverpool?
Well I guess it makes a nice change for the engineers in the area, normally they would be dealing with having all their copper cabling nicked.
Sounds to me like they updated the firewall on their heartbeat machine which then viewed all those multiple pings from all over the world as some kind of DDoS attack and blocked them.
So stupid that it explains why they wont admit to it and it explains all the known facts so far.
right... so my examples, like the x37-b which stays in orbit with zero atmospheric pressure and extremes of heat and cold for many months at a time and yet still manages to use rubber compound tyres which somehow don't shatter, abrade or disintegrate (which was your assumption) even when used for the rigorous task of landing after such prolonged exposure to those conditions are what? the product of a fanciful mind?
My statement in regards to your assumption was based on fact, and backed by examples. Kind of the opposite to your "counter".
@142 it happens to EVERY Mars rover, it's not like it is a new problem. Extensive testing of "best case scenario" is useless. As for weight, it would probably be a lot less than a kilo to add protective patches to the contact points.
@Grikath You are assuming inflatable tyres, also you are assuming rubber. These companies make tyres for the aircraft industry, there's your cold and lack of atmospheric pressure right there, even super high flying spy aircraft need to land as does the x-37b and while they were in service the space shuttles - they have experience in these areas. The major tyre manufacturers not only make rubber compounds that test for extreme environments but they also test various different materials even moreso nowadays when oil is at a premium (distilations of which are used to process rubber and also fractions of which are used to polymerize said rubber) and the search is on to move away from vulcanised rubber, they would be exactly the boys to see about a viable compound to use as a protective layer on those skimpy aluminium wheels.
Hell, even put cork patches on the contact areas and they'd last longer and the weight gain would only be in ounces.
And yet it still tore its wheels to ribbons, this does not exactly inspire confidence.
This happens with every rover and yet they still insist on a thin metal surface, how about adding a layer of protective material? or even patches of protective material on the contact surfaces?
Perhaps the problem is that it really isn't rocket science and instead of rocket scientists they should maybe be talking to engineers from say michelin or pirelli.
"But this is really a matter between the EU and the Soverign (or not if you are a UKIP fan) Goverment."
You realise that Ireland and Northern Ireland are totally different right? Where UKIP have some very definite opinions on Northern Ireland they have nothing to say on the subject of Ireland, which is as it should be considering that Ireland is a separate sovereign nation and in no way falls under UKIPs purview or any British political purview for that matter unlike Northern Ireland which is a territory of the United Kingdom (though not part of Great Britain).
So now when I tell the holier than thou twats who insist on trying to give me sermons on how I should convert to apple to go and get bent, they can actually eulogize that apple has offered that as an option?
Was the freezer test carried out with the electronics sealed inside a plastic container of dimensions similar to the avionics section of the LOHAN fuselage? I would have assumed that even the meager heat given off by both batteries and electronics in such a confined sealed unit would be enough to keep the internal temperature high enough so that external temp would be irrelevant for such a short duration.
If anything I would be worried about overheating.
Yeah because Spain is the entirety of Europe. The 'Merkin education system at its best, who needs geography when you can have creationism?
Ahhh Acer.... does their 'stuff' ever actually break?
Many moons ago I was working in the bell tower of a church installing some free space optics kit and dropped the Acer laptop I was using to set up the laser. When I retrieved it, despite falling approx 120 feet onto tarmac, it worked perfectly (once I popped the battery back in as it had shot out on impact) and only had a few scuffmarks, no cracks or breaks. Truely impressive build quality, considering that laptop casings and screen hinges on most other crap tend to crack and break just from being looked at funny.
Steve Jobs was indeed a widely respected businessman, slimier than the lawyers he was so fond of hiring and as immoral as a pedo in a santa suit at christmas, but he did indeed have the respect of other businessmen and his cult like followers. In fact those very immoral aspects are probably why other businessmen respected him, he was what they wished they could be if only they could eject the last of their humanity, he was a hero to many of those people.
However to those of us who are sane, humane and had not drank the apple flavoured Kool-aid he was best described as an asshat.
"That fact that Apple produces some stuff..."
Nope, Apple design and market some stuff, production is left to the Chinese slave labour in factory cities that could pass for internment camps.
This is a catch-22 for Apple, fighting a patent troll in court which could lead to a legal decision against trolls which could well be used against their own trolling in the future if it sets a legal precident, perhaps I am a little twisted but I find great amusement in that thought.
Depends on how you power the BB gun, compressed air tank is always fun (and available cheaply from paintball supply stores).
This is a 1mm compressed air powered BB gun vs aluminium sheet the thickness of a coke can:
same weapon vs cd case:
That would tear the average joe public drone to pieces.
Plenty of BB gun sentry turrets out there that could be used instead (and even plans to make your own), perfectly legal and could be incorporated into the detection gear.
This detects the drone, arms the turret and the turret gains its target using webcam motion detection and voila, busted drone.
You could even reimburse your costs by selling slightly used drone parts on ebay :)
I had a headache until I read this story.
So... either I broke causality or trying to think about this took my mind off it long enough for the pain to dissipate. Either way I'm happy.
I fail to see what relevance this tirade has to the story.
Did a young earth creationist piss in your cornflakes this morning or something?
I ask because I'm curious.
Congratulations are in order I recon.
Well done those chaps.
pretty much everywhere in the western world from my own observations - possibly further afield too but lacking enough direct experience in eastern cultures i cannot draw any conclusions.
“If allowed to stand, the ruling will stifle innovation, chill competition, and harm consumers. This court should overturn it.”
Well if anyone should know its apple they perfected this strategy.
well according to apple fanbois it means they get to call other businesses success's failures.
yeah like their cheap plastic failure they call the galaxy... oh wait right theyre outselling EVERYONE else.
i try not to make fun of the developmentally challenged but viewing success as failure is just plain retarded.
"Not that either side is whiter than white in this area, but I do wish Apple would just STFU and get back to packaging products and buying software startups."
fixed that for you.
This is why I will never update to a cloud based service (especially for job critical tools like MSoft Office or Adobe Creative Suite).
Also why I always talk companies out of cloud services - though in that case it also often involves schools as the services cannot ensure data security for childrens details etc both in transmission and storage same goes for business data and bank details for companies.
Disambiguation: Cloud = A puff of methane erupting from the "talking hole" (re: arse) of an insane salesperson. The purpose of which is to provide amusement when someone strikes a match...
Unfortunately it doesn't work like that.
The synthetic oil developed in WW2 was made from coal and is energy intensive in making, meaning either you use more oil not less just to make fake oil or you go back to coal in power stations to provided the needed energy, which is worse than oil for pollution.
Of course more nuke stations are an option but one that will never float since the politicians would have to take a u-turn after all that Fukashima scaremongering.
The only real viable alternative is growing your fake oil (rapeseed etc) but since on any real scale that would necessitate removing vast amounts of land from farming actual foodstuffs, it's not a great idea either especially long term when you figure in drought etc which will mean even less foodstuffs again and less fake oil leading to both food and oil shortages.
Low yield runs on manufactured items cost ridiculous amounts of money.
I can easily see google being charged $400-$500 more per unit manufacture at present considering they have only had a limited run of around 3000-4000 units, as they ramp up manufacture to 10,000 units plus per year then the price of manufacture will fall drastically.
Something I haven't seen the detractors take into consideration.
As per usual I await many downvotes for pointing this out, talking sense seems to bring out the morons as evidenced by prior sensible replies in this thread.
theres always the yanks with their MK-Ultra "experiments".
though the argument could be made that they got it badly wrong...
shouldnt that then be "pelvic trusts to the tune of kansas"?