Lucy of course,
My granny was called Lucy and she would have loved a Venus mission named after her.
Oh, and - Science
214 posts • joined 10 Aug 2009
My granny was called Lucy and she would have loved a Venus mission named after her.
Oh, and - Science
OOh another poll!!
B. Stupidly optimistic
You've got windows! Bastard!!
"...the wooden bath, this one crafted from yacht-varnished oak,..."
It's got tons of caffeine as well!! Brilliant! And colourings!!
What's "gairdahhz"? Surely you mean "girrdurrz".
@TheVogon "That's hardly starvation level when you look at incomes globally."
But we're not looking at incomes globally. If you feel that the problems don't start until people are scouring rubbish tips for food, then you are part of the problem.
Ooh, I see I got some thumbs down from people who think swearing IS big and clever. Well, well.
See, now that was much more creative and entertaining AND got your point across better than actually using the words you've substituted.
My granny was right, swearing isn't big and it isn't clever...
...before Firefox ditches Gecko for webkit everywhere and plunges the world into a browser monoculture. We're doomed, doomed I tell you!!!!
What, Microsoft have a browser?.....
"Don't publish the announcement."
So does that mean it's both true and not-true in a quantum superposition and we won't find out till we read the paper, at which point we destroy what we're observing? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick? Does it even have two ends?
The public accepted Windows 95 because what they saw on screen finally bore some relationship to where their programs actually were. If you were coming from AmigaDOS or Atari's GEM, windows 3.1 was a pile of pants.
The public didn't accept Windows 8 because Microsoft hid all the programs again.
People like to know where things are.
NOTE: People in this case are usually IT savvy, either professional or enthusiasts. The great unwashed couldn't care less about any of that stuff as long as they've got somebody from the first category to badger into doing hard stuff for them...
Who says I'm holding it wrong?
"Is that a BEKO or a Samsung fridge freezer being delivered?"
It's in Space, It's obviously a Smeg.
"...It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere..."
Everybody knows that mechanoids are sort of roundish and spout fire, at least they were before the Daleks exterminated them. Those are obviously replicators and they should be exterminated (where are the Daleks when you actually need them...) before they evolve into humanform and start replacing people... Wait they are suspiciously subservient to that fleshy human ordering them about, I think we might be too lat
@john sturdy (edited to say "you sod, you edited your original post - now I look stupid!!")
"I'd be more impressed with an arm that extends from inside the charging point, grabs a charging lead that it spots lying around, and plugs itself in that way."
If it was a USB lead, the tentacle would have to be capable of turning the plug over the requisite 3 times to find the right way up...
@ David Robinson 1
In this context, a smidgeon is obviously defined as "up to that mark ont' ruler where I caught it wi' me saw; the one not quite halfway between 3/10th and 4/10th of an inch on this here ruler in me pocket"
My dad measured things like that as well...
I concur with your subtly stated conclusion that perhaps the article should have mentioned OS X only somewhere near the top so uninterested parties could have stopped reading/started sarky comments efficiently.
I find it useful to direct drivers using pubs as a reference point. The street I live in is the one further down than the road with the similar name with a pub on the corner. They all know where the pubs are...
I QUITE LIKE SPAM...
(Do I have to say "bloody vikings!"?)
"it doesn't nag or try to trick you into upgrading to a paid version like most of the other "free" ones,"
Ooh, Avast just popped up a nag screen as I read that comment... spooky
It is, of course the GN A callsign painted on the side which is unique to the Flight Lieutenant. As seen here http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1146229/
"Use a quality OS that doesn't need that silly three letter thing to to know what type of file something is."
What, like AmigaOS?
There'll be details in the PDF linked to the article....wait a minute...
In the NHS all Lab coats and nurses uniforms have the names on them. For the ladies it's on the chestal area. You spend your day trying to remember names and eventually being forced to try and read what on their left... well I'm sure you get the picture...
Why the obsession with using smartphones as remotes? If I use my phone for stuff like that there's a good chance the battery will run out before I run out of waketime. I suppose I could always go and get the phone off the charger, and while I'm up anyway, I can turn the light on/off digitally (using a digit...)
"handle the verbal abuse they will get in the Commons"
I think you'll find that Scots are perfectly capable of handling verbal abuse...
@ J J Carter
"FPTP flattered the YeSNP last week. They got about 35% of those eligble to vote, same as in the indyref. So yes about a third of Scots are malcontents who think Braveheart is a documentary, but that'll never be enough to swing it for secession."
I think I see why Scots might be discontented...
malcontents implies that they might not have anything to be discontented about...
That's no moon.....
@ Camilla Smythe
That is all...
"The armadillo probably needs an improved stealth field and a minigun."
Like this http://www.cdandlp.com/en/emerson-lake-and-palmer/tarkus/lp/r115483994/
I won't be upgrading my coverdisk copy of Delphi 7 anytime soon then. Thank goodness for Lazarus.
The main aim is not to give you the wrong (ie someone else's) result. So the basic data would be (as I said above) to enough to uniquely identify an individual.
The secondary consideration is to use any details supplied by the clinician to inform the result (in the case of a tissue biopsy, the clinician might tell us "wobbly lump on bottom" and we'd have to give consideration to the observed changes based on that. If in addition they tell us "has a habit of lying face down on a sunbed for hours" then we would take that into consideration when the result is interpreted.
Something to bear in mind is that with the current systems where I work, the images are stored on one server, referenced by a unique identifier (Lab number) and the patient data and the results, including the interpretation are stored on the Lab system on a server under our control. So in my world, the patient information would not be "cloudy" even though the raw image data might be. Insurance companies would then have to breach the firewalls to grab patient identifying information and data. Or the evil government of your choice could sell it to them, I suppose.
As a NHS Biomedical Scientist, I can state that we need as much (or little) data as is necessary to uniquely identify the patient. Currently where I work, the minimum would be a 10-digit number which includes the date of birth, but we actually like the Patient's name as well (because patients are people, not numbers). As the NHS has yet to standardize on a patient identifier across the UK, we would probably want the actual date of birth and current address as well, especially if the stored info is to be shared across regional borders. If you are using this stuff for diagnostic purposes, we would probably like some clinical details as well so that we can decide what to test for and interpret the results to your GP/Consultant when we get them.
Why? Just how little (or how much) do you think is important?
When my son did a photography course at college some years back (2007), he needed a 35mm film camera with manual controls. My old Practika was too automated so we hunted for a Pentax K1000 (gold standard apparently) That's when we discovered that a Vivitar v3800N was A) a Pentax clone and B) only £60 new. Another £10 added a Pentax 50mm lens, and there you go.
These are still availabe on ebay bytheway
Mine too, at least it would if my stupid smartphone bluetooth app would pop up the passcode box so that I could pair the phone to the car.
(feel free to go off-topic to help...)
"Why would anyone put up with a constant wedgie from a T-shirt, just to avoid a wee bit of wrinkling?"
Old person alert!!!
I don't wear a watch, how am I going to start my car?
"like giving a loaded gun to a child …"
Just a normal day in the USA then...
Automated stalking!! The future is here!!! Where's my flying car!!!!
The update frequency was probably fine when the road didn't change for 100 years or so and the main difference was that Little Effingham had been wiped out by the plague (making it a good fixer-upper opportunity)
Absolutely fine if it works for you and you have all the outlets to hand. I like shopping in our local Tesco. It's in walking distance, I know the staff and the fruit and veg come from round here.
Lidl is just a nasty shopping experience in comparison. Their stuff might be cheap, but I have to drive there, negotiate TOH's wheelchair through a cramped shop full of bargain hunters and pack my bags at the speed of light. But of course YMMV
Nice choice of icon there Joey.
I don't actually mind ads per se, I consume internet content that has to be paid for some way, and ads seem as good a way as any (better than taking money directly from my bank account).
BUT I hate flashing or moving ads, I am told by her indoors that I have Attention Deficit Disorder and flashing ads are just too damn eyecatching, I get distracted easily. Leave the ads as static, (and probably breastless - what can I say - millions of years of evolution) and I'll leave them displayed.
Oh, and I'm not too worried about the tracking thing as I believe that THEY are tracking me anyway, and if I make it too hard for them, then they'll just bag me up...
"...who on earth still has a telly handy that will work on then?..."
It has to plug into the telly so you can fight with your mum over whether she gets to watch Corrie or you get to play Elite...
...got a bad feeling about this...
"Wearable used as court evidence, can of worms opened"
...and the movement required duly logged...
There's an awful lot of talk here about hardware's capabilities (not that that's not important, I'm currently multitasking 5 programs on my desktop), but not a lot's been said about the ergonomics.
Where I work, we have to do periodic VDU risk assessments and the safety officer shakes her head sadly at those people risking embolisms, bad backs and RSI when we're using our desktops on a proper desktop. I shudder to think how she would react to the sight of folk peering at a 6inch screen and attempting to do proper work using a squishy bluetooth keyboard, and as for slouching about with a laptop on your lap...
My feeling is that if your tied to a desk in your daily work, get a proper desktop PC. You (and your lower back) know it makes sense...
Can I get one that sounds like Majel Barrett?