655 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
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.
Re: Come on, tell us the truth
NASA should offshore themselves?
Mine's the one with tickets to Delhi.
Made in the USA? In Texas? Of course!
When will this technology be used to produce pornography?
Re: I'm all for advances in technology
See the opening sequence of the movie "lord of war".
Re: Man in the Moon. Pfffft.
I see a lady clad in shiny black vinyl clutching a whip. With fishnet stockings. And spike heels.
"the right to bomb and/or invade the nation(s) responsible for them..."
True, however it isn't always wise to assert that right, innit.
Re: Really really basic computers
Start'em off the right way, learn'em order codes. But BASIC? Move to objects right off and avoid the dead-end of procedural languages.
My moggie must be psychopathic if torturing small animals and insects is the standard. Will kitty progress to torturing ME?
Re: A third Tesla went up in flames this week
Exactly, all 3 were caused by unusual accidents. In response to Phil, please google "FORD Focus Recall". It seems Focuses (Foci?) had fire problems if driven on salted roads- a not unusual condition in many northern latitudes.
Re: A third Tesla went up in flames this week
@Phil: Three of 21000? Your point being?
@Don: are both Sorks and Norks mental? Or do Sorks libel Norks and spread ugly rumors about them? I ask only because I recall hearing batty things coming from Norkland.
A new vision of 'The Matrix'
Think rows and rows of catheterized humans. The Matrix: taking the piss since 2013.
However a PIC is not adequate for the washing machine's HD bit mapped display, is it. Not to mentioned the 1000Mb HTTPS server (wouldn't want your tightie whiteies hacked, would you), and the client used by your electric company to control your power demand...
Thinking about it, I'm certain corporations the world over would love to reach a tentacle into every device in your home. To measure your usage by time of day, to control your usage, to display any messages they might find desirable. And then there are our friends NSA, GCHQ, etc.
Given the Internet of things, what need of black helicopters? God,where are my meds?
Re: Misunderstanding Peer Review
Sadly, "peer-reviewed" may have little meaning. Some research is so expensive or time-consuming that a reviewer can do little but check the sums. A recent study found more than 50% of peer-reviewed articles (and I can't be arsed to find a link to the study) are utter bollocks, a product of the "publish or perish" system currently in place.
Re: No jokes about offshoring
If I read the article correctly, the Indians are off shoring call centre operations to NASA!
Is it too early to speculate? I predict the supernova will lead us to the new Apple headquarters building where we will find something new and shiny. I further predict we will hand over all our gold, frankincense and myrrh for it.
Re: There is a difference...
Civilised behaviour? Given that all the best nations do it, spying on friends* is clearly endorsed by civilisation.
*"nations have no friends, only interests", Winston Churchill, one time British PM.
Why did I need to wonder...
... if this happened in the USA?
Of course it did!
After all the OS wars, there is a serious irony deficiency in all of the armies. I remember the language wars: FORTRAN is superior to COBOL! No! PL1 is the bomb you bastards! Etc. Etc.
Who gives a damn now? Who uses FORTRAN, RPG, COBOL? In a few years all of the energy expended arguing about OSX/Windows/Linux will dissipate and the world will move on to some new (and equally pointless) concern.
A little perspective is a good thing.
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