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Re: What's training?
Because I'm under the impression that it's easier to get recruitment types to push your CV to potential employers when you have certifications on it.
Could be wrong, of course.
In 15 years making video games, I've had one (1) single day of training, which was basically sitting down with one of the company directors and fixing a few bugs.
I would love to be able to point at certificates and qualifications I've picked up along the way, but instead it all comes down to being able to pass programming tests in job interviews and show a list of games on a CV. :-/
This is daft
I can still see when I wink. It's when I blink that I miss things.
Therefore it would make sense to take a picture every time I blink, allowing me to check everything remained in order at my convenience.
Why does anyone even bother with facebook any more?
Because the author was using "iPhone" as shorthand for "mobile phone at the expensive end of the spectrum where design is considered a significant factor in peoples' purchasing decisions".
Take a step back and try to stop taking everything so literally. Language is able to convey more subtlety than that if you allow it.
Yeah, that's put me off getting one.
Bug Me Not
Just use something like bugmenot.com for all those sites that want you to have a password, but where you coudn't give two shits.
touch sensitive frames
Maybe they could have touch sensitivity on the frames, so the zoom control would be a slide of the finger forwards along the arm and zoom out would be a slide the other way.
Re: 10 seconds???
Especially as the police recommend you maintain at least a two second gap between yourself and the car in front.
"Only a fool breaks the two second rule."
I can say that really fast now.
Re: They have been killed off.
I've also got an NC10, which I use for game dev on my commute. Visual Studio's just usable on the 1024x600 screen. It has the best keyboard ever too. I just wish the trains had more tables.
The Iron Lady
May she rust in peace.
Re: dupe files are where the moneyz are
Or he could just look at his bandwidth meter.
Re: BBC for the headlines
Set up the email account in an internet cafe in a town you never visit. Actually, pay a random teenager to go into the internet cafe and set the account up for you. Have them also link the email to your new Register account and respond to the confirmation email while they're in there. Have them give you the Register account username/password. Pay them in alcohol that you bought in another town that you otherwise never visit. Wear a different disguise in each town and put on a silly voice when negotiating with the teenager. Make sure you pay them enough alcohol that they won't remember any of the Register or email account details. Never ever log into the email account.
Remember to use cash to pay for the alcohol and train tickets and don't get the cash out all at once, but just by withdrawing an extra tenner each time you use a cash machine for the preceeding few months. Launder the cash via two independent beuraux de change, converting it into a foreign curreny and back to ensure you end up with notes that don't bear your finger prints.
Simply repeat most of the above process each time you wish to post a new comment on the Register.
I'm sure Monty Python did a better version of these kinds of rules back in the 70s.
"As the Universe has expanded, this light today has been stretched out to microwave wavelengths, equivalent to a temperature of just 2.7 degrees above absolute zero."
Is the map showing us temperature variations in the early universe, which have now been scaled uniformly by the universe's expansion or is it showing us that the early universe had a uniform temperature, but has expanded unevenly?
Re: We Found Life!
Only because they were used to fill in all the canals.
Re: A4WP was late
It doesn't sound much more dangerous than heated seats, to be honest.
It would be neat if we had the technology to nudge it into a collision with Mars. OK, it's not going to help much from a terraforming perspective, but it would mean one less 50km diameter object flying through the inner solar system at 35km/s.
I always thought it would end because...
...nobody bothered using it.
Re: Cloud cover....
Closest approach to the sun is in November and apparently it might remain visible until January. If that's so it ought to give even us in the UK a chance to see it.
Of course nobody knows if it will just get burnt up by the sun yet, so closest approach might be final approach too.
That's great. Now your future bosses will know you're one of the easy ones to make redundant if they ever need to have a cull.
Not Good Enough
I like the idea of a HUD for me noggin, but this first attempt at commercialising the idea doesn't look like it will deliver. From what I've seen, it's just moving the display from something such as a mobile phone to a screen in front of your eye. It will become interesting when the technology is there to do proper AR, eg. have the displayed graphics track and label things in the real world.
Just sticking an email in front of me is neat, but not the future I'm still waiting for.
If you were a bad guy i a film
I'm not suggesting anyone should actually do this, but if you were a bad egg in a film and you'd taken a bunch of hostages, you'd definitely shoot one early on. That way you know the audience will take you seriously and find the whole thing more suspenseful and gripping.
So if it was a film about hacking then the naughty nerd would be better off treating his hacked secrets as a group of hostages, rather than a single hostage. He could still release a massive torrent, but it would contain many encrypted chunks and the nerd could release the encryption keys to one of them to prove he wasn't mucking about.
And then a light aircraft would fly into a cooling tower and Sandra Bullock would realise that you just had to click on the pi symbol to get into any website in the wurld!
"Not that 24 satellites are necessary, that just ensures that one turns up every hour and a half. "
This doesn't sound right. The ISS has an orbital period of around 90 minutes and these are presumably a bit lower than that, so each individual satellite should be flying over your battlefield every 90 minutes (or less), meaning with 24 of them you'll have one going over every three or four minutes.
Re: I admit
Maybe people will just begin to get over the idea of people having made embarrassing statements in their past.
Previously, we sometimes made embarrassing mistakes or said things that were a bit stupid and generally this wasn't recorded. That meant that if someone unearthed one of these past indescretions, it stood out as unusal and made an impact. In future, when anyone can go back and look at everything a person did or said, it might just become so normal that nobody gives a crap any more.
Re: @Anon 16:48 - Cherry picking 1998
I think the difference is that the UK is an island and the US is a continent. Warm air coming over the UK has usuall travelled over the Atlantic first, so has had the chance to pick up more water and then drop it all over the country. In the US, warm air that's picked up water from the Pacific has already ditched it's moisture on the Sierra Nevada before reaching the nasty dry bits in the middle.
...don't lose your head.
Re: 1.2 billion light years was the upper limit for the size of a structure
It depends on your compiler.
One of the best, but least hyped things about hard drives as you don't need them to float around like balloons, so you can use slightly thicker metal.
Re: I don't understand this
Isn't the point that they're releasing recordings that hadn't been released during the initial fifty year period? OK, they're the same songs, but this one has a bit where Bob cleared his throat and that one had a bit where a spider farted in the corner of the recording studio, etc.
Re: Micro gravitation changes?
"Does such a close encounter have any gravitational affect on the asteroids orbital path?
Might it now be on a collision course with us in another 5,000 years?"
Lucily, launching the probe from Earth on a one way mission means the Chinese have also adjusted the orbit of the Earth and it's possible they've done so in such a way that they have prevented a future collision.
Any more detail?
I have one of these TVs and it would be nice to know ia little bit more about this vulnerability. Is it just a flaw in the web browser. for example?
At the moment it's a bit like being told somebody's found a security hole in my PC. Well, that sounds bad, but it doesn't help me much, does it? :)
'"We know of no other compound that matches the radar data, neuron readings, thermal signature, and reflectivity of the substance other than ice." In the careful language NASA always uses...'
Are you sure?
Maybe they should work on redirecting a few asteroids and comets into Mars first. Just to warm it up a bit and wet it more.
Yeah, where has this stupid term come from? It just sounds ridiculous and childish.
I wish it would shit off, to be honest.
Make your mind up
"...the peak temperature was only 220 Kelvin (minus 53°C or 63°F)."
Why do they keep screwing around with this shit?
I can just about cope with things like that changing, but it'd help if there seemed to be any need for it at all.
Re: "We think it would have been better if they had kept ours."
They were supposed to keep the Google maps app and not supply turn by turn navigation for now.
Re: Gravitational fogging
It doesn't work like that. The further away galaxies are, the faster they are moving away from us due to the accelerating expansion of the universe. This means that the further away they are, the more the light from them is shifted towards the red end of the spectrum and eventually beyond the visible spectrum entirely. So if the universe had been doing this for long enough, you could look far enough away/back that you wouldn't see anything at all.
It would just be black.
Re: iOS 6 Maps - Cloud Based Satellite Imagery
One of the UK's major cities?
Come on. :)