41 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009
Re: Water depth
News this morning was saying 3-5km deep
As a myopic, I couldn't get it to fit with my glasses on, nor could I see the display with them off.
We don't normally refer to "The NASA".
Jacob & Co
Purveyors of the world's tackiest watches. Could get a decent Patek Phillipe, Jaeger le Coutre, etc. for the prices that J&Co charge.
I don't get it
These are phones disguised to look like car remotes. Why would a prisoner need a car remote?
They are held in memory
What's wrong with lossless compression, like LZW? Memory is cheap and data buses are fast these days.
Re: 'this is simply unacceptable'
What is this Xerox device if not a printer combined with a high quality scanner?
Re: Pay more taxes?
In the UK at least, dividends are distributed after taxation so your argument doesn't stand up.
Range Safety Officer
Was the RSO asleep?
I went up there in 2003 and got a fantastic panorama pic of the London skyline by sticking my camera in the window and getting it to take a picture every minute. The gherkin was under construction at the time.
Windows for Warships?
Re: People saying prices haven't increased?
But you also have a crap phone
Got this for £189.99 from Halfords (currently showing out of stock) *plus* Garmin will give you £30 cashback making it a bargain for £159.99
Looks like they've stolen the front from a Mitsubishi Lancer
Surely there are solar panels on both sides of those surfaces? Surely...
It doesn't seem to be beyond the wit of golf buggy manufacturers to make electric buggies that last for 4 hours+ rounds of golf. Are these ones weighed down by heavy weapons?
Is it a 4GB drive?
I followed the instructions to create a bootable Lion USB drive, but slightly more than 4GB is required which necessitates an 8GB drive.
I understood this drive also allows you to upgrade Leopard->Lion without buying Snow Leopard, which may explain the price discrepancy.
ailerons and elevators
Are you expecting the flight control tests that you conduct at sea level to translate to performance in the upper atmosphere, or are you planning some kind of reaction control system at high altitude?
Bigger than the ICON?
This looks a fair bit bigger than its predecessor the ICON (my third Jawbone headset). Is it just an illusion or does the motion-sensitive gubbins take up the extra space?
If your VAT quarter ended in February, you have until 7th April to file your return (and send your payment) if you're doing it online.
Not so good if you like to push these things to the wire.
"This Week" managed to roll out Katherine Hamnett (fashion designer) as their nuclear 'expert'.
Assigning the last 4 digits of the serial number as the PIN
LOL, just LOL.
After all the standard advice of not writing down PINs, these companies make it easier by using PINs that are already written down. And on the token itself!
I used to laugh because my great gran had the password to her money box etched into the top surface, but now it's SOP? LOL.
will also offer a cover with built in keyboard
I'm pretty sure I've been using tablets with a cover with a built-in keyboard for at least 10 years now. What's clever is that the folding mechanism is designed so that the keys and the screen are on the 'inside' and hence protected from damage.
A trilogy in four parts
Five parts, surely? Six if you count the recent one by Eoin Colfer
no local file browser
iOS as used in the iPhone and iPad offers no browser of local files. I suspect that OS X may start going the same way with Lion. For most (non techie) people the file browser and hierarchical folder structure is irrelevant. I'm not sure I concur, but I do increasingly find myself storing everything in a single directory and searching for it rather than navigating to it.
Ethernet between buildings
Ethernet over copper between buildings is a big no-no due to the two earths not necessarily being the same. You should have done it properly with some optical transceivers and a length of optical fibre across the field, suitably armoured of course.
Race to infinity?
Surely a race to infinity is one where the end will never get any nearer, and is thus ultimately pointless?
one kikkar to 20 shekels?
So that 3600 shekels to 20, or 180:1 fuel:oxidizer? Doesn't sound like stochiometric to me.
Blizzard and Activision are now the same company.
@steward: that'll be why it's called the Red Crescent in Muslim countries
Why can't they have something visible?
Wouldn't it be more appropriate to have a vial that releases some sort of ink over either the inside or outside of the helmet?
I can see more of an application for this for motorbike and motor racing helmets, which are a lot more expensive and for which the edict is also "if you drop it, replace it".
If you think that NI funds the NHS then I'm afraid you're a fool. It all goes into a big HM Treasury pot. Did you know that road tax doesn't fund the roads?
And don't forget that contractors pay both employer's and employee's NI.
Pretty sure they use something iPhone-based with equivalent functionality to this in the Apple Store in Regent Street. But it's not as ugly. And why do we need swipe and signature in the chip 'n' PIN world?
When I bought stuff from Morgan the big boxshifters that sell cheap kit, like Dell, hadn't really established themselves. Your best bet for a cheap PC was an end-of-line HP or Compaq. Now you can buy a desktop for £200, and a mini-notebook for the same.
Bought my first PC from there, an AST 286 10MHz.
The team's website says that the burners produce 3 MW of heat, i.e. around 4,000 bhp. Since the car's "power at wheels" is shown as 360 bhp, that's an overall thermal efficiency of about 9%.
Thermal efficiency of an internal combustion engine is about 40%.
I'm with Google on this one...
Their use of the From: and Sender: headers is as originally envisaged in RFC-822. If Microsoft choose to screw that all up by displaying 'on behalf of' then it's hardly Google's fault.
Can Apple do a Kindle?
I bought this. Should Paramount get all legal on the author's ass resulting in Apple's pulling of the app, can they 'do a Kindle' and remove it from my iPhone?
Could it be perpetual motion? In the UK you'd struggle to find 6% of the population that know what it means, let alone want it.
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