106 posts • joined Thursday 9th July 2009 08:46 GMT
oh he'll pull it off alright - but having to land and spend 12 hours recharging every 100 miles will be a pain in the ass
Re: "petty and unprofessional"
that the new definition of honesty then? nasty hurtful and mean?
guess you use the wikipedia version of the dictionary then
is it just me or do some "scientists" seem to completely dismiss obvious and simple ideas for the most far fetched ones?
dust around stars disappears! must be super duper fast planet formation!!!
or maybe just a migratory planet(oid)s orbit caused it to drift through the solar plane which contained the dust causing a large portion of it to be scooped up to the planet(oid)s surface due to gravity, something we can infer from accumulated evidence happened many times in our own solar system setting a known precident.
NO!! MUST!! BE!! SUPERFAST!! PLANET!! FORMATION!! MUST!! HAVE!! CRAZY!! THEORY!! TO!! GET!! MORE!! FUNDING!!
stupid buggers screwed win7 as well
i have been having this exact same issue but with .net4 patches (KB2600217 & KB2656351) since monday
isnt this the exact same rumour that was flying around for the last 2 versions of iphone?
i was interested in it before from a materials standpoint only to discover that the phone was standard kit and only the lil pokey thing was liquid metal - next will be the rumour that the entire samsung galaxy s3 will be entirely made of gorrilla glass, oh wait they said that before too
those korean guys have some imagination.
"and feature Siri-like voice commands........"
ok so it'll only take commands in certain american states, and then only to direct you to the nearest old folks home when you ask it where the nearest chinese restraunt is located?
colour me excited
Re: scientists need to go back to school
i gather the 'Fail' icon was for failing to see the point, your link is to an entirely different event, which i might add was never misrepresented as being a natural explosion.
scientists need to go back to school
large marine creatures do in fact have a tendency to "explode" re: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3437455.stm
land mammals have a more porous skin allowing gasses to seep out and not build pressure - marine creatures on the other hand have a much thicker hide with a lot less porosity allowing pressure to build until the creature splits or even explodes.
ill be happy when they make a mousemat that charges my wireless mouse as i use it - those buggers eat batteries
other than that im really not bothered until they can keep devices charged WHEREVER you are (a la teslas wireless energy ideas) or better yet keep electric bikes and cars running nationwide without the need for enormous battery packs and 13 hour stop offs to recharge every 100 or so miles.
that would be a proper technological advancement - but remember the priorities, wireless mouse = first pls.
im still waiting for someone in power to ask the question - why arent all the highlevel americans (including white house politicians) who supported, often openly, the IRA being shipped to gitmo? people who had limited associations with organisations classed as 'fringe' are being targeted by 3 letter organisations so why not those in power who support(ed) actual terrorism?
of course the answer is that it benefited the US gov at the time by destabilising the UK (thanks both bush bastards, bang up job ya did there, hope you both burn in hell tormented by all those who died) but how is anyone supposed to take anything the amercians say seriously when such hypocrisy is so plainly open to view?
own work and designs? LMAO
apple only wishes it was their own design
have a close look at this and then tell me jobs shat out the ipad in a cloud of diamond dust and unicorn vomit.
i pray for knight-ridder to appear in court when apples lawyers are in full flow and introduce themselves with a polite "excuse me, heres a summons you arrogant tossers."
or perhaps i should just email a copy of that story to the judge concerned and laugh as apple sinks in flames.
i think youll find that there is NO evidence that duggan fired a gun - NONE
the evidence the police presented in their defence has crumbled around their own ears already - the bullet found in the police radio? came from a police issue mp5, as usual theyre covering their own asses
the modified pistol found at the scene shows NO signs of having been fired and there are huge inconsistancies as to where it came from or that duggan was even in possession of it
i can see their point...
i mean its obvious computergames are the cause, police killing an innocent and then beating the shit out of a minor are both much less likely to be flashpoints for violence than a computergame.
besides its not like the police would want to move blame away from their own actions is it?
a company called "autonomy" has already done this (and released a preview iphone app with an android release in the works) called "arusama" http://www.aurasma.com/
paris, cause if anything needs augmentation its her - shes got a face like a battered trout
personally i think this is great news, perhaps now that SSD's will eb made and used in much larger amount the prices will finally start falling making them more accessable to the average consumer.
its only ever when big business makes moves like these that prices ever drop for the mainstream.
doesnt el-reg have a vehicle capable of landing on other planets?
and its made from paper to boot (you lot missed out on publicity/advertising there, foolish)
all it needs is a means of getting there
stick a paper plane on a rocket - fire it at mars and voila, hell you can do it with a bouncy ball
just cause something 'can' land somewhere doesnt necessarily mean its a good idea or serves any real purpose beyond publicity
He's not so much moving tech or engineering forwards as reusing 20 year old tech - the original submersible was designed and made in the early 90's, not that you'd find that out from the press blurb on the whole matter and the only real upgrade is the re-enforced pressure hull added in 2005 - just check it out under its original project name of 'deep flight'
in fact they did it years ago - and better
they built a version of the shuttle (called the buran) which flew autonomously and had a greater payload capacity (than shuttles themselves even) and flew it in 1988 - america is once again behind the times somewhat in space flight
not very well explained
its not that they cannot prove that Manning gave the material to Wikileaks (and therefor Assange), but that they cannot prove that Assange actively helped/assisted or coerced Manning into doing so.
a subtle but important point.
Ok let me get this straight - - if the current US governments response to North Korean aggression, which is to send in carrier group of one carrier, 3 destroyers, a missile cruiser and at least one nuclear attack submarine (on top of the 28,000 US military forces already in South Korea) for some hardcore posturing weakly disguised as "training" is 'showing a lack of backbone' then what exactly is a proportional military response? Another long drawn out war that cannot be won and is nothing more than a sinkhole for money supplying her corporate cronies?
Someone should staple her lips shut for 3 damn good reasons.
1.. that mad tart will start a war that will end humanity with her lip flappin if given just 0.00001 percent of a chance
2.. she would make a lot more sense if she simply said nothing....ever.
3.. i would find it terribly amusing to see if such a well practiced mouth breather could work out that its possible to breathe using their nose before asphyxiation set in.
Paris, cause she knows what a mouth is for, how to use it. not to mention that its impolite to speak when its full ;)
the reg needs a section dedicated to these mishaps methinks
did this one also take 7 minutes constant on a slowmoving, non-evading target at close range?
useless until it can take down something small and fast like a mortar or missile NOT a drone
btw - if they really wanna test it wrap the target in shiney reflective tinfoil and see if it still gets burnthrough
dumb as a rock
"We only use information that is publicly broadcast. It doesn't involve accessing the network to send or receive data."
really? so if the 'phone' doesnt recieve any data from your router (re bssid) then how is this information helping the phone find its co-ordinates? inbuilt crystal ball that guesses its near your router?
i for one welcome the arrival of beings who dont give a shit what the latest celebrity douchbag ate on some piss pot jungle island - that alone proves their advanced intelligence - if they in turn eat the celebrities.... BONUS!
he just doesnt want them to recognise him for what he is -
a dalek minus the outer cover that can only repeat 3 sentences over and over and....
if it really is like the heavier fractions of oil then one use would be fueling large ships
marine deisel is very (very) thick, almost like tar - in fact a lot like tar as it can easily become a solid and must be heated to 'thin' it slightly for pumping to the engines
theres a huge market for that if it burns well enough
surprised you didnt add the live webcam link so we can all watch the event
yay for the day when the rozzers come knocking on my door.
"sir we have reason to believe you are in communication with foreign terrorists"
"sir we have evidence of thousands of emails from well known nigerian terrorist finaciers which you contrived to hide in your spam box to discourage investigation"
'you mean spam?'
"come with us please sir, you have no rights to silence, legal representation...blah blah"
best delete all those "grow your penis now" and "if you send me £x ill pay you £million when i get it from wherever" spam mails, wouldnt want them to be considered links to terrorism now would you?
the 'life support systems' in a cessna are wings and an engine. yup i can see why that would be unecessary extra weight.
idea - kick general atomics and their $3.3million pricetag in the balls and just fit cessnas with the avionics and sensor gear. they can even be outfitted with missile pylons. shitload cheaper (cessna caravan can even be bought with the sensor package pre-installed) in purchase, shitload cheaper to run (parts cost next to nothing and are mass produced), and with spare cockpit space used for extra fuel tanks theyd beat the loiter time for predators/reapers.
but they dont look as "cool" so itll never happen
legal order to disperse?
surely you mean 'illegal order to disperse', as the right to assembly is guaranteed in the united states constitution. add to that the illegal detention of uninvolved students in their dorms and the intimidation of other uninvolved people trying to get home or pass through (constitutional right to free movement) including criminal assault of all the above through use of batons and tear gas (a chemical weapon no less) effectivly an illegal imposition of martial law as the governer of the state nor any acting official in government or the supreme court of sufficient standing declared a state of emergency.
its not some wannabe anarchist with a laptop and a mobile phone that should be in court.
if 16% of fatal crashes were caused by distracted drivers
how can they say that under 20's are the higest proportion of fatalities due to distracted driving with - wait for it - 16%?
it doesnt add up
to 20+ segment would also have to have a 16% distraction/fatality rate or the total would not equal 16%
theyre pulling numbers out their ass again
nice to see you lot equate human lives as worth exactly £0.00
lets spend our money on equipment thats not fit for purpose so we can keep the ITALIANS in jobs and throw half of it at the FRENCH for second rate engines
why worry about the lives of those dedicated to defending us when we can save...oh we cant save any money were throwing it all away to foreign companies (agusta-westland is 100% italian owned) we cant even save british jobs because the workers in the westland factories are 80+% imports from italy and france
yeah great deal - and all the while our troops are killed, maimed and disfigured for want of better kit that could be gotten cheaper. but they dont matter do they? you lot disgust me just as much as the MoD and the cancerous overgrown government that only cares about lining their own pockets, at the expense of troops AND taxpayers.
if ms is making it (and not just creating a reference design in concert with a proper manufacturer) then you can bet your ass itll be underpowered and overpriced - much like their operating systems.
having said that though i am rather impressed with windows7 but ive just been waiting for them to find a way to screw it up.... this could be it
its the only description i can think of.
its been over 10 years since i was fiddling with pumas and even then they were shit.
even back then the airframes were falling apart, in northern ireland half the airframes were unservicable and were regularly cannibalised to keep the rest in the air. god forbid you requested a new part as they were never available, spares were a joke and if absolutely necessary they would request a part from westland which would take 6-7 weeks to filter through or 3 months if they had to fabricate it.
we were begging the powers that be back then to give us the (then outgoing to retirement) wessex or seakings the navy was scrapping, as replacements (both decent sikorsky designs, even though again supplied by westland), they would have cost bugger all to repurpose, but no we were told to "make do" we'd soon have merlins to replace the pumas - did we my arse.
i have nothing but contempt for the MoD. any serviceman (or woman) in service today is a bloody saint for not turning their weapons on the buggers in self defence.
as pointed out by lionel plastic rapidly turns brittle and cracks, this is due to UV radiation interacting with the polymers, theyd be lucky if it retained its integrity for a year nevermind any kind of long term use.
1. prices for items (even speculative) would have been nice - just sayin
2. "The glasses then rendered the images with fantastic depth. Impressive indeed." erm...bollocks? was your reviewer on crack that day? the glasses dont render anything, they use a shutter system which rapidly makes alternating lenses cycle transparent/opaque to create a pseudo 3d image on a compatable monitor/tv set
win7 will actually run on lower end machines than vista will
there are problems with win7 - ive seen some real stupid issues, but thankfully it runs golden on my machine (lucky hardware choices i guess)
they want to find pedo stuff all they gotta do is join a newsgroup
i gave up on newsgroups years ago because all they had was filth, never downloaded any of it as the filenames alone were enough to turn my stomach, but if they want to catch the real bastards perpetrating these crimes then thats where they should concentrate.
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