"As a Christian and Scientist"
Now there's an oxymoron.
Thanks for the laser Charles - but religion has no place in science.
Scientists that are religious are simply shit scientists.
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Now there's an oxymoron.
Thanks for the laser Charles - but religion has no place in science.
Scientists that are religious are simply shit scientists.
I get them quite a lot, when I use garageband to write my own music for some of my videos (some of the more popular flying ones so I can monetize em and make a bit of cash).
I almost always get some claim to copyright more or less immediately and have to respond back with that it was done with garageband loops all of which have the proper rights for commercial use.
As you say - its guilty until proven innocent and really winds you up the wrong way.
stu (shameless plug: youtube.com/powerlord69)
I still use ebay as a buyer, but over the last few years more and more of my purchases are made from amazon, bang good, goodluckbuy, dx extreme.
The ebay sellers, I find are great, but I feel their pain.
1566 rating - as as I say that's me as a buyer only - so you can see I buy a lot of gadgets. Been with ebay since the beginning.
As a seller I have up 10 years ago, after getting stung for a 200 quid cash back or whatever it's called and basically getting told to FO from ebay. That and countless other arseholes complaining about stuff that was just taking the piss.
That and the front to charge paypal fees AND ebay fees from the same f^cking company.
It's a shame nothing has stepped into the gap though for private folk wanting to easily sell their tat - I must have 10 old digital cameras, and countless gadgets that I'd love to punt - but no real internet way of selling em all.
35K folk… jesuz christ - WTF to they all do ? I mean … WTFity F ???
I hope to hell they go titsup - if only to get a good gloat at the 200 quid they shafted me out of. c&nts.
El Reg - I known it's anonymous, but I'm sure you know who posted this…
please please offer them a weekly column,
yup - I have had a flashforge dual which is basically the same for over a year now and it's great.
I print ABS mainly, but it also prints nylon (taulman bridge) which is incredibly strong.
This doesn't seem to be any better afaics.
There doesn't seem to be a picture of this one ?
at least if there is I can't see it...
Had one. put on at 5am. flat at 10am.
sent it back.
and that was not using it for anything much at all - hell you can't unless you want to look like a google glass dick and 'talk to the watch' as thats the only interface.
utter piece of crap.
Never seen the point of sound bars for main tv.
I mean most folk now will buy a 2k LED tv which promising amazing picture quality and then either not get any external sound system or burden it with a shitey sound bar - and they are ALL shitey.
onyo amp : 100 quid
4 x floor standing missions (rears on pedestals) : 200 quid.
powered sub: 100 quid.
400 quid, and sound that will shit all over any soundbar out there.
sound in a movie is as, if not more important than the picture. they've spent millions putting 5.1 DTS together then folk spew it through a sound bar.
I refuse to believe anyone is so fuckwitted. have a think and get back to me.
Oh, absolutely no doubt about it.
Unfortunately it's also one of the few countries to EVER not offer help to any country (or its fleeing citizens) being 'conquered'….
Taking a gamble at your nationality as US.. I'd hardly call taxing things a bit highly as oppression… many would make the case that the British empire (being founded fundamentally on trade rather than conquest for gold/etc (i.e. spain) ) did far far more good for its colonies than bad on the whole…. frankly if mad george had seen sense with international trade the way we eventually worked out a few years later the chances are we'd still own your arse.
Though superficially a nice place, I've always found it a bit 'creepy'.
You can almost feel the foundations of dead jew's bones that make up the cities' wealth.
It is a country that exists only through preying on the rest of the EU/World - never giving, always taking.
It's never somewhere I could comfortably live - I'd feel immoral.
Only the Pope and CA pilots seem to have it.
For any other branch of common sense or the law, one person's eye witness statement is taken with a pinch of salt.
In CA - the pilot's word is taken as gospel.
Nearly blinded at 40,000 feet with a 5mw laser pointer in deference to the law of physics ? If you say so Captain.
'Drone' seen over the starboard bow ? Ok Captain.
I'm not saying it didn't happen - hell it probably did - I've been flying (for real, and with drones) for years, and there are as many fuckwits flying drones as there are any other branch of aviation.
I AM however, saying that airprox can be very very one sided reports with ZERO collaborating evidence - as is the case here.
Pfft.. if they had any balls they'd have went with the Quran… no worse or better than the Bible of course, but would have DEFINITELY got em more press coverage.
looks interesting - a bit more poke than a pi.
don't understand why people insist on bigging-up the XBMC angle though - if you want XBMC, get a 30 quid USB HDMI stick running android. job done.
But for real hardware development, this could be an interesting little thing - especially with it running android - I've found more and more of my projects lately have involved a cheap android smartphone (usually interfaced via BT, etc to an android based project for connectivity). This would let me do everything on the one platform.
Elementary Season 3, episode 4….
AND the killer was a professor in a wheelchair.
WTF is this - life imitates art or has hawkins been watching too much tv ?
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@dam dunno why you'd think that ?
I'm drawn to cars which have been designed by engineers to do a job purely. Whether it's the amazing 3.2 straight six of the M, or the work of genius that is the SLK folding roof. Or the mental 400hp tractor engine in a Tupperware box that was my Tuscan.
I don't see any evidence that more 'management types' by interesting performance cars personally.
I've got a Ducati Monster too, a Blade before that and have been riding for 20 years. And again, if anything would say I've came across more than the average techy geeks that ride.
I'd like to think us El Reg readers are just as diverse a section of the population as any other.
Yet every single car review so far has been for either leccy cars, economy city cars, or people carriers.
What's with that ? I make no dispersions to people interested in those cars types at all, but it does seem that you are somewhat pigeon holing your readership into those categories ??
And now the come clean/get me down voted bit:
Personally they don't interest me in the slightest.
But I've been in IT for 20 years. I drive rear wheel drive sports cars. I started back in the early 90s with an MR2, then 300ZX, TVR Tuscan, M roadster, and then (last week) an SLK AMG 55.
I'm surely not the only one out there am I ?
If El Reg is going to cover cars (for an as yet unspecified reason) at least cover the market ? Or base your coverage on some sort of analysis of your readership ?
I admit, it's the old 'can't prove the general from the particular' here - but none the less - it's all I have to go on: the people I know in IT who read the Reg, have a healthy interest in fast cars… how about covering those a bit more ?
I like the way that you suggest the 'moderates' are less deranged and misguided and DONT'T lack the ability for logical thought....
Frankly, if you believe in magical invisible fairies creating the universe, I fail to see whether the fairy doing things quickly or doing things slowly is particularly relevant....
Frankly, to anyone who's ever had the misfortune of having stayed in Blackpool, this can come as no surprise.... the place is full of utter shit holes (in the crap hole which is Blackpool itself).
I imagine it will make no difference to their business - 200 odd reviews on trip advisor already says it's a shit hole, but that'll make no difference to the bus loads of poor old dears that get shipped in daily thanks to the undoubted kickbacks they give to the tour operators.
I'd love to see people like these owners taken down a peg or two though.
that is all
I wonder when the last time TBL coded was....has he still got is NeXT cube ?
Still, it's a decent sentiment.
was watching the early 1990s steve jobs interview in full on netflix last week, and he made the same comment - everyone should be taught how to code - because it teaches you how to think.
Which last time I tried to post similar sentiments got me downvoted to hell... but hey ho.
For what it's worth - I agree with both of em - but since when has an MP had to know anything about the thing they are talking about ? Even when they end up being a minister of a department, there's no connection at all between their background and the department (unlike certain other european countries for example)
i hate windows - but wtf… it's 60 quid.
for 60 quid, you get a tablet with an HD screen 16gb of storage and a free 16gb sdcard.
wtf is your problem ?
If you have more than 60 quid, get something else. If you don't - then surely this is a great 'hudl equivalent' for the great unwashed of the USA.
I really don't get the attitude ??
we don't all earn 100k a year. Walmart knows it's market.
I'm sitting here at work with everyone running around like headless chickens trying to get a few SOA services talking to each other in a major airline...
This kinda makes it all pale into insignificance!
Can't wait for the piccies!
I find the BA prices always accurate on the comparison sites. I've used them a number of times this year alone ?
I would have thought however frequent the calculations are done, provided there is only a matter of minutes between the comparison data being captured, and a purchase being made they are very unlikely to be different (i.e. unlikely to have been other ticket sales for that flight in the interval) ?
Just finishing 'The Right Stuff' by Tom Wolfe just now, and last night was Cooper's flight.
Well worth reading (or watching - the film was also excellent).
trying to squish the Internet down a wee wire. I mean that's just stupid.
why don't we all just get a copy of it in our home.
I've seen the IT Crowd - it's only about the size of a shoe box.
I could fit it under the stairs.
Maybe the postie could deliver me an updated one once a week.
You say yourself - some work some don't.
Well what are the reasons for why some work some don't ?
- ability to mass manufacture for buttons
We've had aircraft now for over 100 years. We all want our flying cars a damn site more than a 5 minute trip on a rocket ship.... but we don't have em. why ?
Because they can't be mass manufactured for buttons.
I think it's great what Branson is doing. I think it's great what Audi did with the Veyron.
But it's got FA to do with trickle down economics imho....
1/2 of that article was moaning about fixed memory FFS.
Now, ok it means you have to decide at the start and pay 'apple tax' on it (which is no different from the 'dell tax' or the 'hp tax'...
But it's hardly a deal breaker. I have 3 mac minis - my very first one (core duo), needed more memory (and I actually stuck a new CPU in it too) when it's role changed (from web surfer to media centre in my house), the rest I just bought with sufficient memory.
You surely KNOW what memory you need when you buy it - why do you suddenly need more later except for when a machine gets re-purposed like mine ? certainly OSX upgrades never need it.
That leave the 'apple tax'.
well... if it DID have 4bg socketed memory it would be 2x2GB... 'cause that's the way of the world with every manufacturer under the sun...
so, you'd have to buy an 8gb kit (2x4), which would cost you about 60 quid.
or you could get a single 8gb, keep one of the 2s in there for about 70 quid.
and apple charge 80 quid.
it's hardly a frecking massive gap is it ???
I keep getting the two confused.
"And they're using what to power the thing? Sarium Krellide? Because a LiPo battery would last about as long as it takes your average mammal to pee."
what makes you say that ?
there are already similar sized FPV 'drones' out there.
The Hubsan 107D for instance - I have one.
You get about 6 minutes flight time.
Seem to me, this is the beeb's next step down the road to access control.
At present, anyone in UK can access BBC content via iplayer irrespective of whether they have a licence or not.
It seems pretty clear to me, that by the bbc phasing out open browser support and tying APIs into propriety approved clients (they have to give you the API key), they can control the client devices.
Next step is to provide a similar API to check the user has a valid tv licence before viewing ?
Another 'media company' that just doesn't get it....
I'll continue to pay my licence fee -it's just about worth it for the 3 or 4 BBC shows I watch (I don't have a tv reciever), but I'll also continue to get BBC content via alternative outlets rather than their shit streams.
"“This app monitors tweets,” continued Baines, “processes them with an automated algorithm, which selects tweets if they contain the right keywords, pushes this information to a third party, and then retains the tweet and may match it with others from the same person. All without the subject of this being aware."
yeh -so just like google does with every fucking search and every fucking email!!
But samaritans try to something with that data more beneficial than selling you targeted shite to buy and SAVE LIVES!!!!
get the fuck back on your hobby horse and fuck right off - if you use twitter you are already effectively broadcasting your (inane) thoughts to everyone* - you have not a leg to stand on by then complaining that someone tries to make use of that public data.
utterly pathetic article.
*hell I'd argue that any twatter (or facepuke) user has mental health problems… but that's neither here nor there...
I agree he gave Gus a hard time. However, it may have been justified - it may not. we will never truly know - but he was wrong to not make it clear that there was no evidence either way.
Chuck wise - I think the author was right: the book is about the pilots. it's about the 'right stuff', and even among those pilots, Chuck was a demigod.
So I think he was spot on to portray him that way imho.
If the chucks/armstrongs/etc had continued to hold the lime light - and the X15/X20/etc projects had got the money through the 60s instead of nasa… who knows where we'd be today. Instead - it's taken us 50 years to get back to making spacecraft rather than ballistic capsules.
One of my favourite films.
And reading the book Just now (by Tom Wolfe).
If you've not seen/read it - it's well worth it.
1985 on holiday in spain, aged 14.
On previous holidays I had discovered that the 2p was an exact match for the 25 peseta….
So here I was on holiday, having brought with me my bag of 100s of 2ps…
and the machine the hotel pub had was GnGs…
I must have played it for hours and hours over 2 weeks, and I remember actually finishing it - it's the only arcade game I've EVER finished to this day.
poor bastard owner who came back, picked out the full heavy coin box thinking 'awesome' only to discover it was full of british 2p…. but hey ho.
Thats the real USP - for still photos, etc there's no real need to see every pixel 1-to-1 for your work, but with video editing there is - shifting about a zoomed window just doesn't cut it.
We've already got the first of the true consumer 4k cameras out with the go pro 4 black, more will undoubtedly follow.
For now, my workflows are all 1080p which my current retina MBP and iMac 27 both allow space to view 100% within FCPX with room for the interface, but even the go pro 3+ shoots in 2.7K - which can't be viewed in FCPX full size as its about the same resolution as the whole display.
So they'll be a quick pick up from pros shooting 4k now, and over the next year as more consumer 4k cameras come on the market, it's going to become more and more attractive to these folk.
Lots of things are hard.
But they were a shit lot harder when you were trying to do them with a slide rule…
which was how these antiques where made.
you can refurbish all you want, but micro-fractures, etc in metals and alloys are bound to form and be undetectable after 50 fecking years !
And is it so 'hard' now ?
Now we have computers to do the grunt work and 75+ years of experience ? The success of space X says - NO it isn't. It's a piece of fucking piss. It needs good people and lots of cash - but its not more difficult than engineering the latest retina iMac.
the 'its not rocket science' line is 75 years old and it's passed its sell date.
Using stuff that was knocked out before we'd even invented transistors and that's been designed on A2 paper draft boards is fucking mental.
Space X must be gloating away. And maybe NASA is thinking whether their 'we'll take the lowest bidder' approach is maybe a bit fuckwitted after all...
That in 2014... they felt they had to (or could) use 55 year old engines...
I mean WTF....
I do. I cycle around 1000 miles a year.
the cars for for grocery runs, long trips, etc, etc
I get 17/18 on little 3 mile trips to the station and back, but on longer motorway driving 25 is the norm.
But again, its an irrelevance unless looked at within the whole 'pence per mile' idea.
I do 4k a year - so 4-500 quid difference a year between 25mpg vs 50.
then factor in the fact my depreciation is about 1000 a year.
that's 1500 quid a year without servicing, etc)
your brand new pugget will have cost you 5-8k the first year alone. But... ooo you've saved 400 quid on fuel. yippee doo.
I dunno. maybe, but I have 2: my other one is a 2000 BMW M Roadster.
And I've had no problems ever with that either.
And even when the odd things goes wrong and needs fixing, its costing you less to service than the main dealer rates your paying for your brand new pugget tin can. So you can afford to have to replace the odd component and still come up tops.
On the other hand the amount of things that have gone wrong with mates cars that always buy new is as long as my arms.
Saying the above, having had both now for 10 years nearly, I'm ready for a change, and plan to punt em both in for an SLK 350 2005/6. Again - it'll be a 8/9 year old car, which was 40k new, but I can pick up for 12k. And I expect to get another 10 years of pretty much hassle free cheap motoring for less than the cost of a brand new piece of tin crap.
What a horrible plasticky piece of crap.
I run a 2001 4.4 v8 x5.
It's got everything from double glazing, 12 airbags to TV and 300hp.
It cost 70k fully specced up in 2001.
But I bought it in 2006 for 15k.
8 years later it's every bit the same as it was when it came off the production line.
My depreciation costs are less in 8 years than nearly ANY new car you buy will be after a year.
It does 25mpg. So the fuck what ? It doesn't go wrong. My COSTS are less than this thing would be per month.
Now you may hate bmws, you may hate 4x4s. Hopefully you will however realise that is not the point....
Even smart people who are aware of stuff like cost per mile, etc still seem to fixate on mpg.
If you really want cheap transport :
1. Don't buy new
2. Don't buy new
3. Don't buy new
4. Buy a 5 year old luxury car. From the body work, interior fitting to the large low stressed engines they are run and run and run. BMW, merc, Porsche, top range Audi whatever...
Oh...and finally I'd swear blind that by NOT causing another car to be manufactured my old x5 is a damn site greener than this thing too.
So there's yer problem....
I'm a wee fish on youtube - but I've had about 480,000 views so far - will probably hit 500,000 by xmas.
Most of my videos are 'monetized' where I've been bothered enough to not use copyright music.*
It makes me about 50 quid a year.
It obviously makes youtube/google a lot more, when they are prepared to give me 50 quid - at 1%, maybe they make 5000 quid a year out of me advertising wise.
that's a pretty good deal for them - which is why google have billions and I have 50 quid....
However, if they now say 'you get FA now if a viewer pays us the advertising revenue we are losing... then I want 1% of that too... basically I should still get my amazingly generous 50 quid.
If I don't - f&ck of youtube, hello Vimeo.
(safe for work)
*which I don't get either - so basically here I've still created 90% of the content, just not the music, but google take this as sufficient reason to keep all the ad revenue there... wtf is that about. makes no sense. If the music companies weren't so much up there own arse they would actually REWARD me for using one of their tracks in my video. fuckwits.
So they are saying they died out BEFORE big whales, which could then become big ?
Or that they died out at the same time as whales were already big (and could then propogate over the world).
I mean... what are the theories for why they died out ?
1. climate ?
2. lack of food (but surely even medium sized defensless whales would be pretty easy eating).
3. dislike of whale meat ?
4. only eat fish, and all the fish eaten by the whales ?
5. left earth before first vogon fleet ?
6. shark-ebola ?
was the car of my late teens I dreamed of wanting.
The westfields always had a bit more panache about them imho.
21k for a 660cc caterham is silly money though. If you want to do this sort of thing - get a bike engineer kit or buy one someone else has stuck together. You can pick one up for 8 or 9k.
If you've never listened to it - worth a listen. podcasts available too.
"I was waiting for the new models to consider getting an iMac; now I'm wondering if I should be trying to buy the previous generation (where do you get those from now)?"
apple reburb store.
I was hoping i also might get a bargain 'last gen' one to replace my core 2 duo job I have just now which is my 'entertainment centre' at the moment in the living room.
FPV does yes - and if FPV then you are under 722 for sure - therefore 400 feet maximum.
But as I say, still not safe from colliding with 'real' aircraft was my point.
If you are not flying in an autonomous mode, and not flying 'remotely' (which I interpret as FPV), then I interpret 722 as not applying at all -since it only applies to 'UAS's which are defined as
-remoted piloted or autonomous aircraft.
FPV org has a similar view to me:
So you have 393 to adhere too. So you've got to stay 50m away from other people.
But if you have eyes like a hawk and want to fly up to 2500 feet (which i did a few weeks ago) with your quadcopter - provided you DONT fly FPV, and DONT let it fly autonomously, this is within the law of CAP393 I believe since CAP393 specifies no maximum AGL - simply that the operator must be able to clearly be able to see the aircraft 'visual line of sight' to control it.
I mean, yer not gonna make a habit of it probably - so just an anal point really.
The main thing is dispelling this 'you don't need to worry about aircraft below 400 feet' rumour.
Also stating the obvious - that you are subject to exactly the same airlaw as any other aircraft - and therefore if you live in an area which has no CLASS G airspace, then I believe you will be breaking the law flying ? i.e. this would include london in it's entirety.