Re: Boss Euphemisms
Yeah, but sometimes it comes in handy.
481 posts • joined 6 Jul 2009
Yeah, but sometimes it comes in handy.
I find it amazing that it's closest approach it's less than one second away from Pluto. That's after a 9.5 year journey.
Why not just go and pick the parcel up yourself? Maybe they could make the warehouse look a bit more presentable for members of the public and while you're there they could let you have a look round to see if there's anything else you fancy. They could provide a few staff that are able to take payment for these additional items. Hey, if they found people frequently bought a few things they could provide little trollies that customers could fill as they wandered around. A bit of parking outside would be neat too.
I think this might have a future.
How about those old people, eh?
I can only get 12Mbps where I live, but it's £7.50 per month including line rental, so it's hard to grumble.
I've been uploading RAW format photos to Flickr for years.
"We were unable to get through to the company's American offices, possibly because staff there are not allowed to even pick up the phone, for fear of accidentally confirming something."
It's also possible that you were calling well before anyone was at work.
It was probably one of those large screen, rear projection TVs. They looked a bit like Punch and Judy stands and were popular in the US around the turn of the millennium.
In the video games industry we have a metric called TTC that's applicable to any game with user generated content, but especially sensitive where that content is shared. It's used in discussion of how long it will take from a product going live to it being vandalised in a certain way.
TTC = Time To Cock
Would this be defeated by the pirates randomly adding, say, 0 to 3 frames to the end of each scene?
Oh yeah? Which one?
@Voland's right hand said "So what's next?"
How about not referring to people as 'fat beef'?
"There's one place we didn't look."
This sounds like SPeed. Don't let the bus drop below 50mph or it'll explode!
Meanwhile, if you accidentally leave your phone on the bus, will it stay unlocked due to the movement of the vehicle?
They wouldn't be exempt, but you get more chance to defend yourself from nuclear weapons that are coming from another planet. You don't have to build interceptors so much as just fire your own nukes at them and destroy them in space, for example.
Of course, you might have a nuclear war on Mars itself, but then Earth's ok, etc.
The Infinity availability checker just changed it;s estimate for when I can have it from December 2014 to March 2016. :-/
Maybe it should be a cluster of astroboffins.
I remember finding the data file that specified how the vehicles worked and mucking about with that in some hex editor or other. Making 900mph, indestructible taxis was fun.
That strikes me as an unnaturally slow speed to move your hand when interacting with a computer. Just typing this message I can see my hands move around the keyboard much quicker than that.
Must register .cola. Just think Coca Cola, Panda and Pepsi will all want to buy names on there and I'll be rich!
This just reminds me of some idiots I briefly lived with in 2000. They'd just realised you could buy domain names and were speculatively buying absolute shit like letsallgoshoppingtogether.co.uk in the misguided belief that someone would buy it off them later for vast sums.
Store the batteries in hyperspace and they can be as big as you like. It's not rocket science.
I wonder if a better strategy than spinning up the maximum number of instances would be to run them with much lower load, perhaps gradually increasing it over time. That way you may be more likely to slip under the radar and get more out of it before anyone notices.
That'll work well when everyone needs to go to work at the same time.
I suppose there's some amount of risk that the computer will go, "It's him" and the police officer will have a quick look and agree and then go and bother that person, whereas in the past they may have put more thought into whether the picture really matched. In other words, the computer identification may be treated as more reliable than it ought to, just on the grounds of it coming from a computer.
It's a bit of a stretch, though. I'd have thought that the advantage of a computer being able to present, say, a dozen potential matches quickly and let the police officer review those would be a good thing.
It turns out that they don't give a shit if they're called out on it later. They just say it's because "warning lights are flashing over the global economy." Apparently that means they're not responsible for the state of the country's finances, unlike the other lot who were in power when the global economy went tits up who were obviously responsible because reasons.
Have a go with Unity. It does feel a bit like overkill, but it also makes all the compatability stuff very easy. They've also been adding a lot more 2D specific features over the last year, so you'll probably find a weekend is enough to get everything set up, work through a few tutorials and have a playable 2D game running. One that you can export as a PC executable or for the web or to iPhone or Android, etc.
It might feel like overkill, but a day or two with it will let you know whether it's going to make game development on the PC fun for you again.
That's the money they're raising now, to be able to start looking into the planning of the mission.
They're going to need more like £500 million to complete the mission.
I'm not sure your comment makes sense. Services like 4OD manage to include advertising without having to have the concept of channels.
This bit from the tech specs concerned me...
Maximum altitude = 4500m
Maximum ascent speed = 5m/s
Maximum descent speed = 4m/s
Maximum battery life = approximately 18 minutes.
So if you start on the beach, send it up to 4500m and then tell it to come back the battery will run out when it gets to about 3800m altitude it'll be stuck up there!
Can you actually think of a finished city, besides maybe Detroit?
That depends on the current exchange rate. I think it's about 1.2 AUSWM to the GBF at the moment.
It's Melinda. Phil and Melinda Gates.
When people make flippant remarks about how it's already the future and we don't yet have flying cars, send them this photo.
Trouble is that although the new versions of iOS bring new features they also bring more bugs. So the longer you use an iPhone the more you realise you're better off avoiding the updates and keeping the functionality you like.
When I test drove a 500 a few years back I cut my hand on the gear level. So it's nice that this comes with a different one.
Trillions, but your point is good.
It really is a fantastic book.
But they need to squidge these down smaller and make them work as cameras too. Did they not also stick them to the side of their noggin where they could squirt signals straight into the optic nerve?
Thunder? Don't you mean drizzle?
Is it only blue tooth?
Does it have onboard storage?
How big is it?
How is it powered?
Why just reprint press releases?
Yeah, new policy: don't tell customers you can see their passwords.
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 2
The silver one, wired, with two large thumb buttons on the side.
You should have been able to get about 1,000 times that for fifty quid, mate.
Old Trafford capacity = 75,731
iPad dimensions = 242.8mm x 189.7mm
Solar radiation reaching upper atmosphere = ~1.35W/m^2
Adjusting for weather conditions and average angle of incidence during football matches played throughout the season, etc.
If they don't ban iPads the losing team's supporters would require approximately 14 seconds to vaporise the referee at the end of the first half.
Sounds like you could lose an arm if you're hanging it out of the window on a sunny day.
Not having a spare wheel is getting more and more common, especially in cars a bit smaller than the Golf. Mine comes with a tube of crap to squirt into the wheel and breakdown assisstance. When I got a flat tyre, I realised the tube of crap said it was guaranteed to get the car 100 metres. The guy who turned up from the AA used a bigger tube of crap and told me I could drive home on it (3 miles), but that I should then call out a roving tyre replacement company to replace the tyre.
So I was an hour late home one evening and had to get up an hour early the next morning. That's a trade off against changing to a spare wheel (15 minutes for an amateur?) and then still having to get the tyre replaced on the proper wheel.
Not sure it's much different in the end.
Yeah, raspbmc seems to work pretty well for me. Small device, silent, copes with all the media I've tried to use it for so far. Damn it, it even works with my regular TV remote control, which I found kind of astonishing when I first realised.
I downvoted this comment because you kept using the term, 'the google', which just seemed ridiculous.
You're forgetting 6 Pakistani and 5 Indian devices detonated in 1998.