390 posts • joined Wednesday 24th June 2009 15:54 GMT
Re: streaming Led Zep
Then your Dancing Days are gone.
Re: inspace, there is no friction, you would go lightspeed
"HOW DO YOU STOP ON THE OTHER END?"
Re: Of course...@Martin Budden
Weeeellll, you can get below 0K, but you are correct that you can't get colder. Negative temperatures Kelvin tend to be Hot. I believe the pumping "chamber' of a laser is one example of a negative temperature Kelvin.
Re: Majestic 12
I'd say that it's closer to Engulf & Devour, from Mel Brooks's Silent Movie
Re: All lies (@JDX)
Well, the OP did say bible lover. I assume he means in the *ahem* biblical sense.
Re: I have this vision
Picturing that supplied image, I got "Flight of the Bumblebee" rather than Wagner.
Have an upvote for "serial entrepreneur." But I think Mr Musk would be better described as being parallel. If he keeps popping out companies/good ideas, he may even be upgraded to "massively parallel".
That part caught me off-guard as well. I thought the whole point of any contract was to set terms of the service, including price, for the duration of the contract. Any material change, be it service level (bandwidth allowance, minutes, etc) or price would warrant a new contract. This could be arranged so that the end-of-contract date remained fixed, or it could start a new term, but both parties have to agree to a modification if the contract.
I guess the phone companies went to the Darth Vader school of contract negotiations: "I am altering the deal, pray I don't alter it any further."
Re: John Carter
Being a bit of a Burroughs Buff myself, I did watch John Carter: fearing the worst, hoping for the best. It was shockingly not bad. Disney took no more liberties with the books than Mr. Burroughs did (It was a serial written for profit, and there were some aspects of the books that were only written to up the sales numbers), the costumes in the movie even closely resembled the ones in the books. The ones in the illustrated plates not the 'costume' described in the text.
Re: "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK".........well, nearly.
Actually, Siddhārtha was an ascetic, so very probably quite lean. Especially if (as a story goes) he gained enlightenment sitting under the Bodhi Tree eating only the figs that fell near him and what birds brought to him, I'd guess he was the opposite of chunky, although he may have been a bit hefty before he left his father's palace to seek enlightenment.
The statues you are thinking of are Budai, who is a buddha, but not the Buddha.
Re: Supermodel ? (@Martin)
You are correct.
The proper question would be "Who did he blow to get that?"
Please Keep Winamp Alive!
It really does whip the llama's ass.
I have been using Winamp since the late 90s, and have found nothing to compare. I have found some useful MP3 players; but none with the feature set, library flexibility, and concision (Thanks for that word, Jack 23.) of Winamp. And absolutely nothing that can compete with Winamp's visualizations. I used to set up a playlist of soothing music, with full-screen visualization, timed to play something suitably rousing when it's time to wake up, dream machine, and alarm clock (and soft light for getting up in the middle of the night). Although there is always the risk of getting sucked in and just watching the visualizations for ...way too long.
I also love the fact that a playlist can be as long as it wants to be, or WinAmp can handle a library. I usually use the bloody-near infinite playlist, (7-8 weeks continuous play, last I checked) set on shuffle. I also like how Winamp handles randomized playback, with many options, depending on how you like your random.
Re: DoA failures
I need my next cup o' coffee.. I read that as "I am pretty sure lead free solder is responsible for YOLO" and thought: "If there's a known cause, we're halfway to a solution; but how does lead-free solder lead to moronic frat-rats?" Then I re-read, and the world returned to it's previous state.
"Cry me a river. Just go and buy a copy of Windows 7 from Amazon and stop your whining."
...And pay Microsoft twice for the privilege of loosing support for some of your peripherals.
Man, what a bargain, it'd be cheap at half the price!
Re: Why Go Live?
Wait.. There are carrots to this mess? All that I am seeing are "a stick, another stick and the promise of two more sticks". - Credit to Simon Travaglia
Re: No big deal
Yes, because this will lower the price of consumer electronics...
Or will they keep the price around what it currently is, and just tally the ad revenue as "bonus money". Why would they lower their prices when they can instead raise their profits, wile still being "competitive" on price @ the store?
I say "HELL NO!" to this sort of crap. I get "If the service (or product) is free (or severely discounted), you are not the customer, you are the product." I refuse to pay for the "privilege" of being a product.
Re: Probing, but not necessarily with any success
Good point. Actually, that it is returning the SQL string as a search result means that the site is escaping the SQL, so the DB sees it as a sting of characters, and not SQL. This is a good thing (-ish, it still means that a large portion of the search entries are SQL injection attempts, which is not a good thing to advertise.)
Although, it may be beneficial to the aspiring black-hat to hit up the healthcare.gov auto-complete to get an into to SQL injection.
Re: All wrong
"That is not dead which can eternal lie, yet with stranger eons, even death may die."
They will work, when the stars are right.
Here's a break-down on brewed beverages(I am not certain about the contents of the beans/leaves, this is a listing of the resultant brews):
Coffee, Brewed, Drip: 80-150mg per 8oz
Coffee, espresso: ~80mg per shot
Tea, black, hot: 40-60mg per 8oz
Tea, green, hot: 30-45mg per 8oz
Mate (prepared like a tea): ~100mg per 8oz
There are also the Dimethylxanthine components that enhance the effects of caffiene: Theophylline in coffee/tea, and Theobromine in mate and chocolate
Re: There's no such thing as too much coffee.
Caffeine tables (Vivrin and the like) are usually 100mg of caffeine per tablit, this is roughly approximate to 1 cup of coffee (minus the theophylline that is related chemical, and enhances caffeine's effects).
Brewed coffee is between 80mg of caffeine and 140mg per 8-oz cup.
+1 for Mate
Although, I am one of those who drink it like a tea. I also recommend it for my wife when she is needing chocolate, as it has quite a high concentration of theobromine, and settles her chocolate cravings rapidly.
It is also easier to brew a single serving than it is for coffee (and I say that as an owner of 3 french presses, one espresso machine, 1 drip-brew pot, 1 moka pot, and a percolator). Of course that could be because I roast, grind, and then brew my coffee, and just brew the mate.
But Mate lacks the theophylline to be found in tea and coffee, and that is what makes me relatively chipper. There is also the fact that I just LIKE coffee.
Energy drinks are just not worth considering,
This being the US under discussion, there is one flaw: The carriers use different frequencies. I remember in the 3G days, you could not move a phone across different carriers(at least not the big ones) because of the different technologies.
I suppose 4G has mitigated some of that, but how many of the handset "exclusives" are down to the fact that the phone was only built to handle the one carrier. Remember that PAYG phones are very uncommon here, and "SIM-Free" is practically unheard of.
Re: Black Friday ain't a cause to smile
What does Black Friday have to do with how retail employees spend the preceding Thursday?
I agree that shops being open on T-Day (US) is not a good thing, but that has little to do with the comment above.
And where the heck is the edit button? I have not seen it yet. and the "Make it better" link just allows me to withdraw the comment, not edit it.
Unless El Reg is saying something about the quality of my posts.....
There is a very simple explanation for that. Government employees are "Managers". The payscale is set such that from GS-1 to ~GS-8 is entry-level office work/management in training. ~GS-8 thru GS-15 Is Management, with pay based on position and seniority. There is no way of evaluating a GS employee for technical merit, and they cannot (by law) pay a technical person what they are worth. So, they pay the contract companies for the product or service, and the companies pay the technical people a technical pay rate.
From most reports, they don't exist in the government either (Site launched using HTTP, switched to HTTPS after a few hours; limited/no background checks on the people
perusing working with the Personal Information of users; Anybody who understands what measures are needed to remain in compliance with the bill, or even a firm understanding of the regulations of the bill).
The Next Rick-Roll?
whatsyoursound.com should be a redirect to 'The Fox Song' by Ylvis (could also sell the children's book)
It seems we have a disconnect on the meaning of the term "sexual assault."
I believe that Jedit has the definition more correct, focusing on the term 'assault'. What Chris W is referring to assault would be more correctly 'battery'.
Assault (in non-sexual terms) can be as minor as using overly harsh words (Deliberate understatement: overly harsh in this case being an intentional act by one person that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent harmful or offensive contact.). After physical contact is made, the offence may become battery (an intentional unpermitted act causing harmful or offensive contact with the "person" of another.).
So, an up-skirt photo would be sexual assault.
There are alternatives to shelling out the same money again. I believe MSDN allows one to stay current with the MS releases, in fact, I do believe that VS 2010 Came with an MSDN subscription to maintain currency.
There is also DreamSpark, which offed the various Dev Tools gratis, if you are attending/affiliated with an institute of higher learning (.edu e-mail address)
Re: This is Disney
Mulan has both parents, and a grandmother living (and even more ancestors kicking around, even if they aren't exactly alive).
Re: Someone get SciFi Channel on the phone!
"Put some robot parts in it: Platynator!"
Nah, Disney has already done the Platyborg.
Re: "fake tunes"
Except that the article did state that when he forst ran the test, the meat-space users flagged it as fake, so the system locked him out. When he added even the slightest bit of an attempt(-ish) at musicality, the users reviewed him poorly, but did not flag his "music" as much; thus reducing the variable of "user feedback" from the test of automated checking.
Re: One detail wrong...
There are two sides to that story:
..Possibly 3, but Bob seems to be afraid to speak up.
Re: Nothing to do with
Not to mention that ethylene glycol is usually rendered black-light active, and UV-A LEDs are not expensive.. could make your liquid-cooled PC quite visually stimulating.
Re: I suppose..
Oooh.. an Apple/Blackberry crumble does sound lovely. Especially if topped w/ vanilla Ice Cream.
I'm gonna have to make one tonight/tomorrow..
Re: "helplessly watching a child die"
"That child is dying because it, and everyone else in its country, is living in poverty. The only cure for that poverty is self-sufficiency. The only way to become self-sufficient is through education. Provide education, by any means possible, and save the children."
And of course a child (or adult even) who has died from Malaria stands to learn a lot and become a productive, educated member of society.
To paraphrase a post above: teaching a man to fish is all well and good, but it does no-one any good if he starves to death trying to learn to tie a fly.
Keep 'em alive long enough to learn, give them the tools they need to learn how to use the tools we use to watch cat videos, those are the priorities.
I am guessing that you have tried to argue that sharp knives are safer, because you know where they will go, use less pressure, etc.?
Although, don't try the argument that sharp knives are better because you won't feel it as much if you do cut yourself. That one does not fly.
Re: If there is 100% participation
Re: So what
The only way you are not Facebook's product is if you are not a Facebook member, and no-one you know is either.
If there is 100% participation
I wonder how many actual owners there will be? I propose starting a pool.
I put 5 quid on 12.
Except those 12 will all be members of a certain group (lets call them the Illuminaughty)
Re: 80 MPH
I think it's 70. It is hard to read tho.
Re: Dear Moran
Except that she was cited for five over. Cops almost never pull someone for less than 10 over; the fines just isn't worth the hassle.
But, it's the end of the month, and the cop had to make quota; he added the Google Glass charge to make the stop worth his time.
Re: Bit weird...and by no means out of the woods
And that is why I only took back 3/4 of the bad things I've said about them.
Wow. Good Job Cisco.
I hereby take back 3/4 of the bad things I've said about them.
Re: Seems like poor security...
Great, now I need to change my password! I haven't had to do that since SpaceBalls told everyone the combination to my luggage.
May have to give it a go on my Kubuntu (virtual) box, especially after KDE has gone wonky and I don't have time to figure out what happened.
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