75 posts • joined Thursday 10th May 2007 13:29 GMT
Re: Just how many do you need to register?
Which suggests you're not selling. Idiots have money too.
Foo.com, .org, .net and .local.thing is usually enough, IME.
" The FAA will require airlines that operate the 787 to install containment and venting systems for the main and auxiliary system batteries, and to replace the batteries and their chargers with modified components."
... I guess nobody read the "replace the batteries and their chargers with modified components" bit, huh?
That's fix the problem *and* box the subsystem in case it's a tricksy little blighter than has other problems.
Re: The reason for an older couple....
They'll need to send up a thermos of tea and a nice tartan blanket.
As the author ought to know, close stuff is done by computer vision and lidar and such goodies.
Even if the maps were perfect and the GPS nanometer-good, you need to check the groundtruth before driving over it. Silly Bill Ray.
This accuracy is great for lanes, mind.
Except that they say they'll offer heavily-redacted material from the file to the press, as proof of seriousness.
Sly. Nobody will know if they've got more or not. Panic and lulz will ensue.
Working there is pain and suffering? Wow, way to sell the company. I think he got away lightly!
Re: I'm not sure...
If they give you a block, that's like a plain brown wrapper... no need to censor or comment on the content. But I think the de-blocking will be done by minimum-wage monkeys in the print shop, just like the stapling and cutting used to be.
Paper makes it good for tchotchkes and presentations, less useful for stuff with material properties, but most 3dp larger than jewelery (which Shapeways has nailed) *is* tchotchkes.
Dunning, yea, Kruger thereand
These threads are an endless mine of the exact same "zomg deth" comments every. single. time.
They *have* thought of it. Whatever it was. Betcha. Citation needed, especially from any Captain Uber von Driverhoffen van der Stig types. You're still fleshy meatsacks.
Re: The car...
Much as I'd love that, you'll never get everyone attentive and skillful at all times. The fleshy meatsack is more prone to blunder than kit is.
Bring on the day human-driven cars are a rarity, says I.
Re: Authoritative is as authoritative does....
I'm sure it's absolutely boffo on the subjects of mires and peat. Global climate? Less so. Doesn't even fit the interglacial timings.
No surprise to see it waved around on El Reg, mind.
Re: What in the name of ...
Ah, the old "more heat is good" canard. Bless.
Re: Scary stories from the Chocolate Factory
The testing miles have been attended: an engineer in the seat, ready to take over if there was a problem. Do pay attention, old chap.
Embrace the JohnnyCab. Embrace the "report this cab as pukey" button on your JohnnyCab app, so it can drive itself to the depot for a scrub down while it recharges. Embrace the future!
Uber will be all over this. Betcha.
It's not (all) OSM data. OSM knows that Luton isn't in Devon.
Some of the problem looks like tagging issues (to use OSM jargon: landuse=industrial and landuse=park render differently, and there are cockups like that throughout). Some appears to be simply wrong data. Some smells to me that they've got a tag like "highway=imported" that is set not to render until it's been cleared by a checker, and that didn't happen before release.
Beta in live, Steve would be sad. Or wiki, but there's already one of those... ;)
Re: A straw poll to those who DO watch porn
I discovered such a filter on Giffgaff, and asked for it to be removed. Even though the process was perfectly straightforward, I still felt like I was being asked to confess my mucky habits (the Whitehouse lobby would love it).
Like all such filters, it was deeply stupid, and blocked things like DeviantArt and fitness sites. As well as pr0n.
Does Trapwire actually work?
Does Trapwire actually work, or is it another bloated sales-pitch like the awesome powers of HBGary? El Reg, please investigate!
Users are there to learn, not to manage file space. It's weird to give users quotas that are (generally) smaller than their ipod. A looser approach to file space allows innovative activities (those first HD videos, for example) even if it can take a bit more work.
4XAA works okay
Any of those common 4x AA - to - USB portable power packs has enough grunt to work my Pi on the ground. Fancy batteries would be lighter, of course!
ifixit have been calling Apple out on this for ages: stuff glued together that can't be easily repaired or stripped down is bad design. From a corporate POV it sucks that we can't replace batteries or fix cracked screens; from a longterm POV it sucks that the parts can't be separated pre-landfill.
EPEAT isn't silly at all, and Apple are presumably using their cool capital to bull round it.
Shiny landfill-bait is bad industrial design.
Re: I'm missing something as well...
Probably because it's a damn sight easier. Clinicians don't need to jump through a bunch of IT hoops (bureaucratic and techie); they need an It Just Works solution, and as we see repeatedly, if you don't give 'em one, they work around the secure-but-cumbersome system in place with a convenient-but-insecure kludge.
Re: Right then...
Not really: we're not trying to hide, just to leave no trail for use by malicious fishing expeditions (imagine the RIAA getting into this? or the Met thinking you're a bit too brown and bomby for their liking? or Orlovski and Page hunting hippies?).
3D printing is currently being used by -ahem- artisan sex toy houses to produce very creative bits of kit in small production runs. Design onscreen, fab off a mould, fill with elastomer glurp and ta-da. Expect custom scan-and-fab kits once a nice detailed 3D scanner is available (mmm, kinect hax)...
But identity can be ever so relevant - location for disease clusters, age and sex for patterns, relationships for genetics, treatment history for complications. Good data is rich and revealing and that sort of quality is opt-in stuff.
If you just take the names out, it's pretty easy to re-nonymise too: how many poorly old grannies are there in my street, well, Mrs Miggins must be [GUID].
My .02, if the anonymous summary data is so useful, open-source it, make it available to us taxpayers to do surprising and incredible things with.
The unit of thrust must surely be the Grunt.
Half-life's pretty short: the iodine threat is in weeks, not months. The great majority of the radioiodine from Fukushima has decayed by now, and the prevailing wind would have to wrap it around the globe.
Even if it worked (LOL), they'd still do nothing when presented with a priest fiddling kiddies.
He makes a good point
One thing missing from the big socials is the ability to present different profiles. Same core identity, but Fred Bloggs to your family, SkiFreddo to your winter-sports community peeps (booze party pics to share!), and RandomActivist to the political stuff you don't want scaring your boss, mum or ski mates.
Profiles aren't hard to do: have a default and then have the option (in G+, for example) of an alternative set of info items, including pic and visible emails.
Good is good
Nice to see that they've addressed the enterprise complaint of insecure droidery with that Good kit. Just don't let my consultants see them, or we'll have to buy a bunch for them to wave x-rays at punters with..!
I hope it works for black people...
It'd be a hell of an embarrassment (hello, HP webcam face detection!) if it didn't work on dark fingers.
... they swap the core out for refuelling. A bollixed core is less of a big deal than you might think.
It'll be good for Devon too. Connectivity down here is a bag of old lady pants.
Vint (you know, for years I thought that name couldn't be a person, it had to be an org) is wise when he talks about crowded mobilespace. Which would you rather do on New Year: text your Mum twenty times getting the failwhale, or text her once and let the machine do the drudgery of finding a gap in the traffic?
Comics. That's why colour would be great.
That and porn, obviously.
Cirby, so could any hospital staffer, by that measure. I'm not feeling the pain.
What is confusing me is how a CERN-grade boffin gets sucked into fundie nonsense of any variety. It's such obvious tosh. Makes me suspect that he was being groomed by dimwit Al Q goons who thought he could give them a Dan Brown Bomb.
Postcodes ARE public
Postcodes ARE public, it's just the database that isn't. There's nothing to stop you getting all your mates to tell you their postcodes and addresses and drawing up a whole new database.
It's already being done, at www.freethepostcode.org, a spinoff of openstreetmap.
...and Demon used to be the good guys.
They missed a trick
Should have included at least a digi compass. *Then* it would be a proper AR toy and teh sexy would start to flow.
Hm, thinking of sexy, I can use this for pr0n and nobody will know? Score!
Yawn, same old same old
Hey coward, your points are bogus. 1: Same way you do with the radio on; 2: Not me, so don't judge me on someone else, jeez, you may as well hate all black people 'cos Mugabe's a wanker; 3: Ditton. 4: Ditto 5: The middle is the safest place, just like for motorbikes, it stops drumb drivers making stupid illegal overtakes; and for a special bonus there's no such thing as road tax you ill-educated buffoon.
Seriously, everyone should share the roads nicely.
Equally seriously, I know too many dead people made that way by boy-racer cretins who think that driving like Martin suggests is big and clever.
So quit with the tired old repetition and behave like a grown-up.
What's on the stick?
John G Imrie asks "what exactly were they trying to share?" -- in my experience, it's really boring stuff like next month's staff rotas for their little department, staff assessments that they can't concentrate on in a busy office, and CBT packages to take home and learn.
La vie quotidien est la vie quotidien.
As for Autorun, bane of the world, look at it from a user perspective: Shove thing in, thing does stuff. Why they hell should a human have to intervene? They've already done the shoving. Give 'em a browse window and they'll click the wrong thing. No autorun = worse user experience.
Great - this will mean higher-rez terrain data for Openstreetmap once the coders get their hands on it. Most OSM terrain stuff is SRTM right now and the detail and voids are occasionally vexing. Congrats to NASA and the Japanese for a useful, free, primary resource. :)
Maybe it was the biggest cyber-attack in the BNP's petty little history? Woo, frightening, just like the party itself.
Austin, hosting companies routinely have terms that say they won't host you if you post a variety of unsavoury material, including hate-speech and racism. That's their choice - they're a private company, they make the rules, and not everyone wants to say "absolutely free speech for all". Most ISPs choose to have terms that are vague and woolly and broader than the legal minimum, so that they can yank odious stuff that catches their eye.
One man's intrusive...
...is another man's subtle. Anything moving is too damn intrusive for me. The good ads - like Google's ones and some of the ones on el Reg - are hard to block anyway because they're just bits of text.
If it was that easy, it'd be done already.
I say yay - and stick one of these gadgets onna stick in a town square. Sorted.
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