396 posts • joined Monday 31st August 2009 13:12 GMT
I wonder how improved the gorilla glass is
"I attacked it with my car keys with gusto but inflicted no visible damage."
Next time try dropping it from, oh, about four feet off the ground. That's what cracked mine up.
To be fair though, the phone still works great - just doesn't look so pretty any more.
Dude, he said "peek". Not "Trend Map definitively and absolutely reflects all things American."
Similar to how your post only offers a "peek" into your psyche. Happily, it's not definitive.
Re: For $2.49
I feel similarly. For music I pay $0.99 for a song that I listen to over and over again. $2.99 for a television episode I'm only going to watch once just feels like a lot. $30 for 1 season of 1 tv show could actually buy me a month of cable TV for probably about 50 channels (though to be fair, it wouldn't include HBO).
Still, it just doesn't add up.
Re: Aloe Vera for that?
Also, Ms. Bee quite frequently let comments of this sort through, just so that the poster could be flamed into oblivion by we commentards.
Ahh, the good ol' days.
Re: Call me sceptical if you will, but...
'In America, saying "sorry" is all that is required' ??
Spend some time over here; I'm pretty sure you'll find that in America, settling out of court is all that is required.
Re: @NoOnions (was: White gloves?)
"poor young bastards" indeed. Googling confirms that, if you're in the band anyway, you get to take off your gloves (as they would interfere with your performance, I'm guessing). Apparently typing on a keyboard is not considered harder than pressing a few valves on a trumpet.
Never mind that a uniform should allow one to have a clean look. Gloves and short sleeves just looks silly.
Ahh - but will you actually discover you have an increased risk of something? Even if your results say so, many of the studies relied on report correlation, not causation. How can you be certain it's not just statistical noise that flagged gene X for disease Y? (google "GWAS usefuleness" for more on this). Or maybe you carry a gene that cancels out the risk caused by X, but the study that identifies that has yet to be conducted.
So criticisms are not just about keeping the paranoid person with the alleged Alzheimer's risk from offing themself at 60. We still know so little about ourselves, your report could very well include misleading information.
Re: this is why I use a *proper* email program...
"but at least can refer to already received mail on a local client."
This is exactly how I use my work gmail. They do provide imap access.
Re: Christ on a bike...
Probably less about his opinion and more about his denigrating people/areas without broadband.
Really doesn't have any meaning in the traditional sense (i.e., radioactive decay). The stability of a molecule is going to vary greatly depending on environmental conditions. In sub-zero conditions, some studies have indicated DNA's "half-life" could be well over 100,000 years.
Re: Not necessarily
The article says "initial codebase", not 'initial release'.
What about flags?
Not as likely to be identical, what with the wind and ocean spray and all. Could be one of those Neil Armstrong flags I guess.
To be honest though, if you zoom in on the one craft, I think photoshop cloning is the preferable answer to the alternative: that the front of the hovercraft really *is* dissolving into the ocean.
Why'd they build in North Carolina
I thought the point of data centers in North Carolina was the cheap, coal-fueled leccy?
Oort cloud confirmed?
I was surprised to read this in the article, but googling, could not find any articles saying how this was confirmed? Anyone have any pointers? Or this still in the category of hypothetical (albeit highly likely).
Not sure where you got this from. True, if a woman (in the US) uses "girlfriend" - it can mean close, female friend. But if a guy uses it, it means the same as the British sense.
Re: Letter to the Hebrews
Paul can write a letter and, because he's a popular guy, someone may translate it for another audience. Fast forward a couple thousand years and the original may no longer be around, only the translated copy. That doesn't mean he's not responsible for the translated version.
Re: Up his white stripey butt
Another reason to stay inside: you minimize the risk of running into some pontificating, self-aggrandizing prick - like, say, Jack White.
24 seems conservative
"burning up a month or two later when the mission has been accomplished."
While no doubt, the 'powers that be' think our "missions" will last a month or two, I'm pretty sure they usually run considerably longer than that.
Re: So why isn't the Mayan civilisation still around?
A bit of pedantry: the Mayan decline actually began several hundred years before Columbus was born, and its cause remains the subject of debate.
Alternately, there are many people of Mayan heritage still living today.
Re: A rather unfortunate shape
snicker. Hate to admit it, but it did make me think of Black Adder's puritanical aunt, and a turnip.
Re: Seems overcomplicated
"when the top of the slinky is released what tells [the bottom] that it should start moving?"
For that matter, what "tells" the top that it should start moving? Gravity right? I don't understand why gravity can't tell the top and bottom to start moving at the same time @_@
Hence, my upvotes of the tension/contraction theories promulgated elsewhere.
Honestly though, I would be amazed to learn that anyone in Congress actually appreciated that point. I'm pretty sure you'd lose most of them at "DNS".
Re: I'm not sure that I see the point of this experiment...
This experiment confirms that spiders are nasties that are not to be messed with.
Human in space: motion sickness, muscle atrophy, cardiovascular deconditioning
Spider in space: not one f*ck given
Re: Oh, dear
He and his wife also opened a restaurant in Shelbyville, Kentucky. It was charmingly referred to "The Colonel's Lady". Well, until KFC sued them. Then the name was changed a bit.
It was pretty good food back in the day (and still beats the pants off KFC today).
KFC at Christmas is a (modern) Japanese tradition.
Not Burger King. Not McDonald's. Just KFC.
Seeing as how they are some of the longest-lived people on the planet, KFC once a year probably doesn't kill.
Re: Look at it this way...
Erm... nuking the moon is not the same as blowing up the moon. As other posts point out, the Earth has been nuked several times, to relatively* little effect.
Not saying I approve of nuking anything, terrestrial or otherwise, mind you.
*cf volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc...
There's an "official" Thanksgiving story? News to me. Most I recall is making a turkey out of a tracing of my hand.
However, I can concede that I may have slept through that portion of history class.
However, I must dispute that "newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it." From October 31st until the Friday after Thanksgiving, all American media is solely devoted to coverage of upcoming "Black Friday" sales.
(On said Friday, coverage switches from Black Friday sales to Black Friday carnage.)
"sound-to-meaning mappings... was fundamentally distinct in mutts and humans"
Just because texture is noticed over shape?? I have a suspicion that if humans picked up most objects with their mouth, we'd suddenly start paying more attention to texture as well.
Also makes me wonder, how did they measure (and control for) the distinction between each object's taste ;)
Tolkien vs Lewis
Tolkien's books may not be allegorical, but he was an affirmed Catholic. Hell, he was raised by a priest after the death of his mother.
Re: Interesting this one...
"Are you married?", "Yes", "Oh, we hope your wife will join us for dinner, then?", "Actually, he is my husband...". This is just unnecessary.
Wait, are you saying you're not interested in inviting his husband?! :p
To be honest, unless you are hosting some Victorian era dinner (where it's crucial that we not be seated next to our own sex! What a faux pas!) then I still don't see how it would matter.
Tourists better look out
If this works, in a couple months you're going to be visiting an island full of hungry hawks.
Flying robots? Ladakh?
Definitely sounds like an Indian rendering of Laputa to me.
Re: Is this legal?
The debate on whether we should continue the "electoral college' comes up every election year. Pretty much boils down to congress would have to take action to get rid of it. And "action" is to congress what kryptonite is to Superman, so there ya go: the US will always have the electoral college.
Re: Some of us build our own routers ...
Isn't the point of the hullabaloo about Chinese kit that it's not trustworthy? You don't have to do a lot of searching to find plenty of articles about techs backdooring their corp networks for the day they get fired and want revenge. How does DIY network gear alleviate the common goal of 'trustworthy' gear??
To your point
I thought it an odd request too. I would actually be more insulted to receive an apology from someone completely unconnected to whatever the apology is for. The word "disingenuous" instantly springs to mind.
Re: Obama's school transcripts
Millions in cover up? How does that work? I envision the call for such a request as something like:
Person A: "Hello, this is Harvard"
Person B: "Hi. I'd like a copy of the academic transcript for Barack Obama."
Person A: "Are you Barack Obama?"
Person B: "Erm, no actually."
That requires millions of dollars to cover up??
Re: Aurora Question
I don't know - but regardless it makes me wish I lived further north!
Re: But to the locals...
Of course. Why else would the rover have to drive so slow?
Re: Please Note Especially to Remember and Never Ever Forget for They Always Will and Do ....
Tom, the "1" got added when El Reg made some change to their username policy. I used to be plain, ordinary peyton once.
Re: salt rain?
In an interview, the crops stated that they weren't as concerned about a little salt as they were about getting less sunlight.
Seriously though, I've not seen any mention of whether this could effect plant/phytoplankton growth.
I particularly liked the reference to the "peculiar nature of the US legislative system"
Most euphemistic rendering of "completely fucked" I've seen in a while.
Re: Dangerous suggestion
I second the mayo!
Though in the interest of full disclosure, I like lettuce and tomato on it too. Oh, and I'm not British, so I probably shouldn't be weighing in on this topic at all :p
Though I'm puzzled by comments suggesting a bacon butty shouldn't have butter. Isn't that what makes it a "buttie"?
Upgrade to audio quality?
Hmmm.... tell me more.
Re: "no Emacs"
What it tells me is that they don't even want ruby developers. They want RubyMine developers (but hey - I bet some ruby experience wouldn't hurt!). Preferably RubyMine running on a sleek Macbook Air. And with a latte at hand.
While I am tired of postings for "ninja" devs, I was immediately turned off by this place. Wtf does my preferred editor have to do with my programing skills?
Re: Am I the only one bothered
Well, I was going by him being an english speaker - wasn't thinking to apply towards all languages. Countries are typically "she" - just like ships. I've never heard fatherland or motherland used outside of literature. Though, I feel I've only seen fatherland used when translating from other languages, like German.
Al's post makes sense, though I'd think when paraphrasing a quote you're allowed to paraphrase the quote.