673 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Re: Maybe ..
A self-lubricating holster! (He said lubriciously).
Heartbleed and China
If NSA inspect open source code for weakness, perhaps they have been hacking the Chicom for years. The Chinese have been using Linux (when they haven't been using pirated Windoes).
If NSA do such inspection, likely the Chinese do also.
Re: Get your facts sorted!
Beef rises to record prices in U.S. due to drought. Wheat, corn harvest apocalypse.
Perhaps not caused by climate change. Perhaps not caused by humans dumping CO2 into the atmosphere. Perhaps. But most definitely caused by no human attempts to reverse the problem.
So glad Britain is self sufficient in food stocks. I hear Soylent Green is yummy.
Re: So the internet does some good
Yes, the sacrament of cat video porn. My moggie has a god complex, no doubt from watching too many cat video pornos.
Re: At last, and out
I believe in the FSM, and it's earthly incarnation, the Holy Internet. The chat rooms say it, and I believe it.
The EU schismatics should be sent to Coventry.
"A nation must communicate directly to another nation"
Interesting. Does Sweden have a dedicated direct connexion to Switzerland? Who will pay for the undersea France to New Zealand cable? Etc. Etc.
Seems unfeasably expensive.
Re: The real difference
And Apple stole the mouse, bit-mapped display, icons, etc. from Xerox. And the whole world profited. Much as I wish Xerox had understood what it had and used it, I am glad someone (in this case, Apple) actualised it.
Rant to your heart's content, the world would be a poorer place without Apple. I have my Nomex suit on, flame away.
Re: I've had an idea
'ave an up vote for 'a pile of camel dung'. Most revolutionary application all day
Re: 1 in 10 reasons probably invalid, so all invalid?
Are you suggesting the Daily Mail is not the fount of all wisdom?
I'm shocked, shocked.
Re: Suddenly world became a sadder place :-(
Free speech is meaningless without responsibility, Coward.
Re: Baker quits Mozilla as well
If it wasn't thus before, it is now. Hadn't you heard? Corporations are people now (the Supremos said so). By that standard, Mozilla shows itself to be a homophobic bigot bent on bullying an oppressed minority.
With freedom comes responsibility, or do you disagree?
If not, can you see how this man's bigoted beliefs, publicly expressed and acted upon negatively impact his employer!
Re: I don't get it.
It is both a quantum computer and not a quantum computer. Does that quantify it for you?
Re: And subsequently...
After putting its boot through the ball and roaring "Bow before my might puny humans!"
Re: Not the point of the patent
So my f1.8, 1000mm lens will likely not be supported by this mount. Probably I shouldn't expect a Nikon to Apple adaptor, either.
Sigh. My dreams are shattered (even if my iPhone won't be).
¿Plata o plomo?
Mexico has a culture of corruption, but even honest folk will bend when a gun is held to their head.
Nonetheless I'm pleased to see people robbing banks again. For far too long banks have been robbing people.
Re: Couple of questions @LostAllFaith
I agreed with your post until you derailed at your final ad-hominem rant.
I am interested in how governments (such as Pakistan's) justify use of technology which counters their world view. Boko Haram, while repugnant in their actions, does maintain a level of consistency.
"This is fundamentally a religious position, which is why I don't believe it."
Agree. The same skepticism applies to attempts to find "meaning" in CP violation, or cosmological findings.
May I be the first...
...to welcome our hybrid overlordships.
Re: Looking good.
My thought exactly.
Have an up vote.
The secret to making money is....
...quantifying risk and acting on that information to minimize the risk.
Bitcoin risk is not quantifiable, and purposely so, to avoid government regulation. Expect the next scam to be called LEx (the Lagos Exchange).
You may have a typographical error here...
"Apple is likely to have had battery consumption in fiscal 2013 of around 3MWh, based on its reported sales of 71 million iPads and 150 million iPhones and some rounding up for laptop use. Tesla's cars sucked up a little over half that number at 1.75GWh"
Re: In space...
When I pray to god, I'm the only one who hears, so I must be god.
If Elon had a stroke, it must have been a stroke of genius.
Tesla flogged 5% of all new vehicles sold in California last year, more than Volkswagen (3.9%), and as much as Land Rover and Buick.
All your base station controller are belong to us?
Re: Clever tech, possibly depressing implications
Where is this 'away' of which you speak?
Re: Leather gloves required
Given this is a robo-moggie none of your kit stands a chance. Claws of sapphire at least!
Kitteh kitteh burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What mortal hand or eye
Could frame your fearful symmetry.
Re: As we learn from Android
Current slogan is "Let a thousand hardware platforms bloom!"
Re: No constitution, remember...? @BongoJoe
Does this mean the UK and the US are right off the list of places to visit? Or only the UK?
I hear Afganistan is lovely this time of year....
Re: India is proud of having eradicated Polio
What with the current tension with the Yanks, perhaps Indian newspapers consider it politically inappropriate to praise a Yank.
You are TheManFromMars and I claim my £5.
Faux Science-Slayer indeed. You need a bit more grunt to slay science.
Re: Don't get it.
Useful is good, but I'd prefer beautiful. Mandy Rice-Davies for example. Nude and beautiful would be even better.
Naked women on banknotes! The French and Italians would leave the Eurozone to catch up to us, and the more restrictive religious countries (you know who you are) would sever relations with us to protect their repressed yoof.
Re: all that money on doing nice things for people
The US could have bought every tribesman in Afganistan a Toyota, then sell them gasoline. Win, win!
Common Off The Shelf, or garden variety launch vehicle. Bog common, much?
I originally translated that as "hat in hand", but it isn't is it. Although it would explain why people aren't wearing enough hats.
I call conspiracy
The Jade Rabbit shown here on Terra was wrapped in gold foil, while the one shown (purportedly) on Luna is clad in silver! Hah! Explain that, comrad!
Cowking, have you forgotten context? This IS el Reg after all.
So Britain avoided inventing the iPhone
From the phone wars I've read here, it seems Britain dodged a bullet.
(Waves multi fingered gesture, runs off)
Yoof oriented radio?
Playing SKA? I remember SKA, and I'm a doddering old bugger.
"the satellites are performing beyond expectation"
What? They had low expectations? Then why launch the blooming things? If the satellites did not meet expectations, then there seems to be a quality control problem.
But seriously, well done ESA!
Re: Hoping for a good show
Comets are like cats. They have tails and do whatever they want.
Re: Did they all bug her seperatly...
With all the hoovering up of the signal, I'm surprised she was able to use her mobe at all.
I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. The one where leaked documents describe how the Germans bug other world leader's communications.
Red faces all around.
Another faulty valve?
Who supplies these? The Fawlty Valve Company? And not the first time.
Remind me when next I have plumbing problems at chez moi.
Re: Maybe now that the pollution is affecting machines the communist government will take action
Action? Perhaps the application of elephant ivory, or internal organs of endangered species will help.
Bloody Reds always rewriting history, why Stalin... Eh? This is about Mars?
Sorry, never mind.
Re: cold southern comfort
Surely the Yanks can complain about (aboot) Canadians (cif: www.tedcruz.org/ )!
Not to mention those Telly personalities taking jobs from loyal hard-working Americans.
Re: Off-topic: Electric cars?!?
I suspect electric automobile battery recycling will become an industry, much as lead-acid automobile battery recycling is already. It's not as if the silicon is transmuted into lead, after all. Per the article, it simply goes to pieces.
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