636 posts • joined 24 Jun 2009
Re: It died?
It hasn't died. That's the point of the article.
However, Turn-based games have seemed to be getting scarce, "as the big game developers trip over each other to mishmash genres into huge titles like Destiny, so that everything seems have been turned into a shitty FPS."
In order to stand a chance at winning
Do we have to get the questions right?
Using positrons (being anti-electrons) as evidence for anti-matter is a bit like using photons as evidence for light.
Or The Reg comments as evidence for the existence of pedantry.
Re: Snappy title
You can't do any serious science without a bloated title - "Positron Fluxes in Space" is too short.
I agree wholeheartedly! It should be "Positron Fluxes IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAACE"
So Elison no longer IS Oracle. I never thought it'd happen.
Side note: That headline is awesome, especially considering that Larry will be one of the cats that the two will be herding.
Re: What are your predictions?
The People will vote 100% for an independent Scotland. All those who vote against are Enemies Of The People.
If the tally of the vote is 60% "No" it means that The Enemies Of The People are pervasive and have corrupted 60% of the population, so their votes should not be counted.
One of us needs more coffee for that to make sense.
It'd be better if they could aim it at Venus. I bet a nice 10 Gigatonnes of water/ice would dilute the acid in the atmosphere, and maybe do something with all that CO2, and perhaps drop the temperature a degree, or two.
Re: The region lies at the top of the comet
The top is the part with the ducky head. The bottom is the part with the squeaker.
Re: Site disturbances
We can hope.
Well, When the ESA is monitoring these things and releasing press releases, they can (and presumably will be) Eurocentric. When JAXA does them, the maps will likely be centered on Asia. The article info did come from NASA, which has an understandable US bias.
I am certain our beloved Vulture would prefer to present data from ESA, but.. they don't have the equipment for this.
An idea for an App strore
Either a full-on App store a la Amazon, or a value-added front-end like AppBrain: taking the results of these security/permissions surveys and using them to rank the apps, rather than(or in addition to) fickle popularity.
Currently, there is no benefit to the app developer to moderate their permissions, and collection of personal data is encouraged monetarily. Perhaps if the over-reaching permissions and hemorrhaging of data caused them to be at the bottom of the list, the developers might be persuaded to develop better behaving apps.
This could be a good thing
If they start putting displays on the side of the phone, this will remove, or at least mitigate, the "requirement" of ever-thinner phones. Maybe Apple will put in a real, beefy, battery to use some of the space, and actually have a decent span between charging.
PDFs are believed to be non-modifiable.
According to many managerial/HR types PDFs are not modifiable. You can change the data in a form, but the text and images of a PDF are inviolate.
When I get a new employment contract I have to resist the temptation to abuse this belief, and alter the contract (add an extra 0 to the salary, remove the clauses for termination with cause, etc.)
Just Say No
This merger seems to have absolutely nothing good for anyone, except TWC and Comcast (and whoever is on the receiving end of fat brown envelopes).
I seem to recall reading this experimental procedure before
Wasn't this process the core of the Michelson-Morely experiment?
A close second to the quality of the coffee is the cleanliness of the equipment. I have gotten positive, surprised comments from co-workers about the quality of the coffee I brew for the communal pot, simply because I take the time to scrub off the brown gunk that had accumulated in the pot and grinder.
Re: Acidity ...
If you are drinking cheap coffee, you may be getting a robusta blend (higher caffeine than arabica, grows in more places, but is bland and bitter. If you need coffee in the worst possible way, this is coffee - in the worst possible way).
A dark roast Arabica (probably a Costa Rican) should reduce the distress from overly cheap coffee.
The moka pot is also great for making cuban coffee, as it is easier to clean out the re-crystallized sugar.
I want the glass!
But I think I'll have to settle for a mug. It would be ...difficult to explain to SWMBO that I drpped ~$74 for a pint glass (and a good cause). ~$35 on a coffee mug (and good cause), she may be more forgiving of.
Re: Interesting, but....
In any proper test, you have one variable at a time. This is why many papers have the ubiquitous "more research needed" at the end; this one has "more beers needed".
There may well be another Pub Crawl to distinguish the makes of phones on one network.
Rather, there should be a box that you tick that says "Please Spam me."
Re: Two factor ...
I have soul but I'm not a soldier.
I was a soldier, but had no soul. Then I quit and got my soul back. I think the Sargent was holding it for safe keeping.
Re: Two factor ...
A token (RSA-type updating code, chipped card, a key, etc) is something you have, a bio-metric (finger print, iris/retina scan, DNA sample) is something you are.
Re: One wonders, MkIII
Sorry jake, the footnotes don't help. It's a matter of trust. Why would someone be hurt that their wife had one affair when there are prostitutes in Nevada?
Also, my taxes aren't paying the gang members to shoot at me, and they are also not paying for the bullets, training, and range time so the gangs can shoot me more efficiently.
Re: Shipment v Market share?
"the number of shipped handsets"
If one of those ships sunk would there be a lot of armless people around?
Well, the ship did sink because the captain was legless....
Re: What a Siri idiot
Can an Android device be formatted with ReiserFS?
Re: IPv6 like OSI is far more complex than necessary
So the sublimation of an engineer, without combustion, can only be accomplished after said engineer goes through a Lorentz Transformation?
Did they arrest him for Resisting Arrest? That would work nicely, no mention need be made about what the (original) arrest being resisted was about.
Re: If you want a proper coffee
Raw beans smell like lentils.
I wonder if how they'd be in a soup.
I do believe that 'flat white' is cafe au lait, which is brewed coffee & milk. A latte is 1/3 espresso combined with 2/3 steamed milk (may or may not be frothed); a cappuccino is 1/2 espresso and 1/2 steamed and frothed milk.
I personally have been experimenting with a light roast espresso, and have been quite happy so far.
It does seem hard to spin it as lay-offs if they (SpaceX) are still hiring. On the other hand, sacking 5-10% of the work force as firing under-performers does strain credulity.
I would love to jump on here and defend SpaceX, lambasting the plaintiffs with much vitriol and frothing at the mouth, but I need more information before I can develop an informed rant.
Re: As a budding old fogey
I wouldn't make a habit of it, but it is something I think I'll try once, one of these days.
Re: Bad poll
I was hoping for something a bit more in the "where should they store it" question. Something along the lines of "They can stick it up their arse!"
Re: I might have been interested until I saw who wrote the pitch
Erm.. Probably because he's The Editor, so he'd be the one hiring the writers?
Re: Computers don't need to go to the toilet?
Much like a toddler, a computer doesn't go to the toilet - it just shits itself where it is.
Re: Great attempt at explaining the unexplainable
More than Once.
Re: Never ran into paracetamol.
"You have a bad chair, you might as well lie on the floor and have your kids use your back as a judo practice target. Nothing better than getting a chair configured to fit correctly."
Odd, when my back acts up, that is how I get relief, having the (small) children jump on it and use it as a judo(-ish) practice target.
Re: An Old Favorite
Re: Curious about the dogs
As I recall, Drugs dogs do well opposed to bomb dogs because the dogs are actually addicted to the drug(s) they are sniffing for. This is why they have a short working life.
I'm guessing the cancer detection came up as part of Canis Lupis to help them ID the sick prey, and also avoid the possibly dangerous bits.
The bomb-sniffing just doesn't have the evolutionary edge that cancer has, or the motivation of needing their next fix that drug-sniffing has. All it has going for it is the "nose thing".
"Sickening and Obscene" button in Instagram
I thought all of the images on Instagram were "Sickening and Obscene", no button needed - Just a decent eye for photographic quality and a sensitive stomach. I find Instagram in general to be a perversion of photography.
Re: and this is why...
"Latin's a dead language
Dead as dead can be.
First it killed the Romans
And now it's killing me."
Well, That's AUS off the list
Is there ANY decent technological country where English is a primary/common language that isn't going down the shitter; preferably with a coffee-drinking culture? I'm looking for where to go in 5-10 years. Switzerland looks promising, but the cost of living seems a tad high.
Re: for some definition of paedophile...(@Ivan 4)
Really? I was thinking it was Claire Perry.
Having once dealt with Comcast
I can believe this. They were loathe to let me cancel my 'service' two weeks after signing up, apparently "It doesn't work, never has, and your engineers never showed up to fix it" wasn't quite a good enough reason to cancel.
Then they tried to bill me $500 for the Engineer Callout.
It is tempting to use a proper SQL language
...When do you think Oracle will implement one?
Clean, simple troll
The material is trite, but highly emotive
I give this troll 8/10 : Minus one for spelling, punctuation and grammar (too correct), and minus one for lack of swearing.
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