396 posts • joined Wednesday 29th July 2009 01:00 GMT
Let me put it in a different way - there's no 'first world' overhead applied to the stuff designed, built and bought. Or are people saying that they've cut corners, coming up with something that's held together with the proverbial duct tape instead?
I'm sure the Indian space program used its resources much more economical. No telephone sanitizers and account executives on the payroll. Or numbers were fudged. Or both.
humming 'human behavior'...
I think Maxwell Smart was on to something with the Cone of Silence...
Re: Whale Whores
is that you, big bwuddew? </cow-accent>
Re: I'm not having any issues
your just waiting fer the grammer nazis to attack yer post, arnt you?
Re: Sony likes internal PSUs
i had a Philips MSX2 (+) one, managed to order an FM-PAC, and loved to play Salamander and SD Snatcher... Had a guy put in a '+' chip in there as well, so that i could play Metal Gear 2 - Solid Snake as well...
Ooh, and a flashback to demo parties in NL...
Re: How good are throat microphones?
mmmm. oh no it's coming straight for us! mmm.
I'll get my coat ;-)
It's a small world...
I'll be brushing up on old nursery rhymes and very annoying songs - and will recite them on the top of my lungs whenever somebody within earshot starts calling...
or, if singing is no longer allowed, hum them loudly ;-)
gotta listen to the Beastie Boys again...
*hums 'three emcees and we're on the go'
Re: Really hoping that this is a good comet
A couple of days ago, someone used his Canon 7D to make 44 1-minute exposures, stacked them, and voila - ISON visible next to Regulus and Venus
This particular comet is named after the array of scopes that discovered it. The International Scientific Optical Network.
Re: Might not just be RTs
same here with a new Samsung Ativ 8 - installed 8.1, and after reboot no more video / graphics.
apparently it has to do with the Intel hd4000 driver that is being installed, PR some conflict between that and the hardware-accelerated graphics card.
after tinkering a bit, gave up, and wiped it clean / used the factory reset option.
won't touch 8.1 for a while...
Re: And the answer to the Ultimate Question...
sorry, Daedalus, you were off by one letter ;-)
uhm, check out a New Mini. Especially when just arrived on a late night flight, preferably four hours or more. Arriving at night. Raining.
at least all Chrysler-family cars have sort of the same layout, 'stalk-wise'.
BTW, to drive some even more bonkers... use your car key to lock the driver-side door. left turn or right turn?
boot notes: showoffs ;-)
<switches off his headphones>
Re: Windows 8?
i just received a Samsung lativ book 8. also win8, but quad core i7, dedicated rad eon graphics, 15inch touch screen. comes standard with 8gb, had an additional 8 installed. full HD screen. while not enough vertical pixels, it's now very easy to run several bigger VMs on it. the only bottleneck is the cheapo 5400 rpm 1TB drive...
About $1300 with the extra ram.
weird thing about these hybrid laptops - split personality; sometimes touch is easier, other times mouse.
Very funny when going back to other laptop, and catching myself touching the screen but nothing happens :-)
Re: The media always hype this stuff
Pete 2, don't agree with you.
Earlier this year there was PanStarrs, easily visible with the make eye, the tail visible with a simple 7x50 pair of binos. using my camera and a 500mm zoom lens, I was able to make OK photos of it, with little effort.
Re: Intrinsically Brighter?
Smart comment, that one ;-)
Re: Never had a BB, but
I switched a couple of months ago to a galaxy note2, after having used a bb8310, torch and 9930 bold.
There are so many things so well integrated into bb7/bb10, that it's very hard for me to like android. a lot of the times you'll hear me curse about how each app has a slightly different behavior, or how apps are trying to solve simple problems in an elegant way.
I wish them well. They were on to something, but the market decided otherwise.
Unfortunately I'stuck with the note2 for a while.
mind you, it's still very nice as a remote for my canon 7d...
so, give me the z30 with a slideout keyboard. I would be in heaven if they make that happen...
yeah, those radiation wounds start festering after a while...
@ac Re: it will probably be an expensive @ Jess
Your what is already in Europe?
If you want to be pedant-ish, show some real effort next time.
Re: The only rational way to allocate visas
But let's not bring in more telephone sanitisers, hairdressers, and advertising account executives...
Re: Off Topic, But Relevant
I think your tinfoil hat needs adjusting. They're getting to you, man...
Re: And use real stopmotion special FX, while you're at it
I mean, does anybody know what the budget was for 'Star Trekkin' ? Best use of Stop-Motion if i ever saw.
Hums 'there's klingons on the starboard bow'...
when They will decide to release information about how the Egyptians were already flying planes, and how the Mayans were visited by Beings in pressure suits. I happen to know for a fact that History Channel has the inside track on this information.
Just watch the documentaries about the Megalodon and the Mer-people...
Never mind the NSA, or Area 51; or even Obama's new member of the family: when will this information be released to the People?
On-topic: i'm sure the jewelry was made for someone high-ranking, due to the rarity of the material. Cool how they worked the material as well - am wondering how much got lost in the process.
Re: I miss my berry
I know, I was weak :-(
I miss my berry
Having been on 8310 and a 9930, i switched to a Samsung Note 2.
Yes, i like the large screen, and the battery life. I do like my DSLR Controller application, hooked up to my Canon 7D. But that's about it.
Compared to OS7, too many hidden settings, settings that should be global, rather than app specific, rinkydink calendar, email client. 4g data consumption (no longer the Blackberry BIS compression)
And most of all, i miss my physical keys.
I probably should have gone for the Q10 or something, or maybe try out the Z10. But that screen of the Note 2...
On topic: why are people bashing Blackberry for keeping market share in the emerging markets? Not everywhere is the buying power and infrastructure enough for the latest and greatest phones.
Re: Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer?
Thanks for that...
Now i will have to work for the rest of the day, aided by the sound of sombre music, played on gramophone records, and also by the chanting of laments by my coworkers.
Oh, they were talking about change requests?
But when will it do...
"This baby seal walks into a club..."
"A dyslexic walks into a bra..."
Etc. etc. etc.
Re: @COG (was: I believe ...)
>make a rue
You'll roux the day saying that...
Re: But did you damage
A bit jealous?
Am thinking about one here on the far side of the pond, ok-ish towing capability, and still comfortable enough for longer road trips ( > 4 hrs one way). Yes, mileage not too great, but something's gotta give.
Getting more and more difficult to find a car big enough for four adults, with enough head / legroom for a 6ft6-er :-(
Back on topic: the meedja here are actively marketing the S4 Active; only on AT&T, not sure if it will be released for CDMA networks (looking at you, Verizon!)
Cow Orker smash! Cow Orker misplaced cheese grater again!
Re: 25 years too late
It's pronounced 'Fronkensteen'!
I really do not get why sites have to become so 'dumbified' - everything is tablet-oriented now. Is that what these sites aim at - easy consumption of 'data' interspersed with ads? Cuz that's apparently still where the money's at.
Not happy :-(
Re: Flickr ruined
thanks for providing some examples of other sites. Will look into these :-(
I know, resistance to change is a natural thing. But, this flickr 'update' is absolutely horrendous. Won't be using this for long now... At least my pro-subscription ends some time next month.
I can't allow you to think that, Kyza
Re: If Carling made scouser astrophysicists
Are ye pickin' a fight?! Are ye pickin' a fight?!
Re: Make some Real (additive free, fresh and honest) Bread cheaper than bought
I find the whole wheat / regular flour bread result to taste sweeter than 100% regular flour. Or maybe i just mixed up my measurements this one time...
But yes - i do love my bread machine - if only for it to do my kneading. Baking is done on either a french loaf pan or just my pizza stones. On 4 cups of flour, i use 1.5 whole wheat and 2.5 regular flour.
Bis / bes
Not sure how much has changed between 7.1 and 10, but the fact that there's no more bis on bb10, doesn't bode well. Maybe it's like a placebo effective, but it seemed all a bit more secure to me.
If nothing else, the fact we're no longer getting compression on the requested data, using a bb10 will cost more per month. Having read up on cost per plan in Europe vs US, I'm shocked. Shocked!
Re: Good point, Robin!
For a moment here I was back in a 60s Batman and Robin episode, where the Penguin would have stolen water from the British Isles...
Or as part of some plot when combined with Mr. Freeze...
Re: not sure what they will call it?
Found one in a box, not properly sealed. First thought it was a St. Patrick's Day special, but upon closer inspection....
Re: This is a test of Balmer's metal now...
Mettle, you mean?
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