2018 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009
A pint of Budweiser is like making love to a beautiful woman on the deck of Festival Pier.
Both fucking close to water.
There's a spike in the GPS system...
Somehow it seems familiar, the idea of...
a couple of guys heading out into the New Mexico desert in an RV to do something slightly dodgy and dangerous which involves chemicals and film cameras.
Re: Perhaps some novelty but...
Only if they were using DHCP configured DNS and not a DNS configured in the OS or in, say, a security conscious browser, or an IP address hard coded into an update or software delivery application.
As ane fule no...
the moon is blue. Except for the bits that are made of green cheese. And sometimes it's red, blood red. If that happens when it is rising, then it's a bad moon. It's also silvery.
Well I have to say that ...
I have seen less attractive sculptures on display at the Royal Academy before.
Re: At last
Or what Miley Cyrus does between selfies.
I suppose the core software is Kernel White.
Dendrifugion Routine (Autonomous Guidance)
Part of the
Flight Library (Autonomous Guidance) System
Soft Landing (Autonomous Guidance)
Ballocket Launch (Autonomous Guidance)
Re: Spammy carp...
Red dogs give you spam...
Re: Thank you all for clearing up the history of clunge
There's also a Scottish word, I believe, "clundy" (with a hardish 'd' almost a 't' sound) meaning a dark, disreputable place, a hole, alley-way or drain opening. As used in the song "Wor Geordie". It's not a great phonetic leap from clundy to clunge.
The BBC did often make up rude sounding words for sitcoms so as to be as realistic as the situation part of the show without offending, e.g Porridge's "Naff 'Orf", "Nerk" and "Scrote". Channel 4 did the same with "Feck", though I believe that was already used in parts of Eire.
"There's another kind of vagina?!"
The kind that allegedly visits a palace in Westminster in order to represent the will of the people.
Re: I mostly agree with this article
The new version is dreadful. Can't even get the ethernet hardware addresses so I can add them to our vLAN.
Re: It always comes down to people
I've never really understood just how the Daleks managed to construct that city on Skaro to begin with.
Re: or we wait until the batteries go flat or catch fire
It looks like you're trying to take over the universe. Would you like some help with that?
Re: Metalwork Teacher
My maths textbook at school had a practice question in the statistics section. It involved machines producing screws and sampling for quality control. One of the questions was guaranteed to result in an entire class of 14 year olds dissolving into ROFLs for the rest of the period. "What is the chance of getting a good screw?"
Re: What I would like to know is....
I found a flanged thing a bit like a ratchet screwdriver in the back of the fruit drawer the other day. It's not been cleaned out in years, so...
Re: How will this work?
My Oyster card has been read by a bus reader from about two feet away. The woman in front of me got a free ride because it read my ticket instead of hers. I won't say exactly how I know it was my ticket that got read... suffice it to say that the one she presented couldn't have generated that code on the bus ticket machine display.
Bloke down the tube station ticket office the other night...
bought 300 Oyster cards, apparently as he runs tours and dishes them out to his punters as part of the service. Seems he was there for hours as the system only allows you to buy them one at a time. Can't imagine how that's going to work in an Oysterless future.
Why does it have to be solid state?
I know they generally stopped using M-G sets donkey's years ago (when donkey's were used as generators), but could a modern design meet the efficiency requirement?
Re: I object
Don't dis' The Hooker, y'all. Bitch.
an Internet giant fails to produce Enterprise software.
Re: I think...
Has anyone mentioned TTIP yet?
Re: I think...
Dysons are all made in Malaysia now.
There's a limit of £390 on personal import of other goods, £135 on postal import. So if you buy a MacBook overseas, you are supposed to declare it and pay the duty.
that you have to compare the US ticket price with the UK ex VAT price, rather than the amount punters have to shell out. In the US & Canada, you pay the ticket price plus regional and federal sales taxes, in the UK our ticket price generally includes VAT.
Then you have to convert to dollars at the prevailing exchange rate to make a useful comparison.
I wonder how UK manufactured goods compare? Do we have any consumer tech exports?
No-one has so far pointed out...
that these unencrypted public WiFi hotspots are both Godsend and menace. You see, all a nasty person has to do is set up a hotspot with the same SSID as one of these free public services, and any passing Joe's device is going to connect and spaff all manner of data into the waiting caches of the bad person.
So that's a mechanical replacement?
Yep. Looks and moves just like the real thing.
Cool hand, Luke.
Dayna Mellanby's auto-aiming gun thingy? That was cool.
Re: Please let this not be true...
I believe Captain Jack had the hand of a hero lost in a sword fight in a jar (jar) he kept on his desk.
There was a place in Watford...
that used to recycle/scrap cash machines. They had thousands of them just sitting around on pallets outside the back of a warehouse, just a chainlink fence between them and a public footpath. Anyone could (and frequently did) climb over and have away with genuine faceplates, readers, screens, software etc. It was like that for the best part of 20 years, despite many attempts to get the local constabulary to have a word with the company about it. Don't know what happened to make them change their ways.
Re: I'm firmly...
Ha, maybe, maybe.
I tried regular sessions of Exalted and Dungeon World, but real world commitments kept creeping in. Oh for the blank calendar of teenagehood.
Ha ha! But you can't argue they were spot on with gaffer tape.
Re: I'm firmly...
What a superb idea! Yes, forget chess in the park as a way to while away the hours waiting for God. A wrinkly veteran in the corner of the care home loudly proclaims "20, 20, 18! For 27. The mercenary ducks as he sees you swing, his coif flapping up from the sudden move. Your bastard sword sings as it cleaves the air, a single pure note, before neatly slipping into the gap between coif and hauberk. You barely feel the blade slow before it comes through the other side. A look of surprise crosses the fighter's face, his trademark war cry cut short by the severing of his windpipe and an explosion of red through his mail. He falls to his knees, then forwards as his life-force oozes into the mud and straw of the outpost floor."
Huge pile of manuals, a stock of modules, but... no players. Mainly because I'm 45 and have a job. I find I've now outgrown it.
Make your own.
A substantial lesson to be learned is...
don't take a phone with you when you're out and about up to shenanigans. Don't drive your own car (odometer, GPS/mapping, traffic cameras). Don't take a taxi (credit cards, in cab cameras). Don't use a mass transit system (CCTV, "Oyster cards", credit cards).
In fact... just don't. Be a good little citizen instead.
Re: But what about the doodle?
The doodles appear over the space of two different dates anyway. Here, I've a microscope and a razor here if you want to split hairs.
The IT angle is that you can use Google Streetview to assess the veracity of the story and get an idea of the location etc.
Well, you could rinse your eyeball with balti sauce.
On another note, we're convinced that the amyloid beta is simply a marker left by degenerating cell bodies and the real culprit is what's known as a histone protein, H1. The simple explanation: DNA wraps around a histone core like cotton round a cotton reel and is secured by a linker histone, H1. All perfectly normal. Histone H1 is known to have antimicrobial effects and is released in response to infection. Mitochondria are extremely similar to bacteria - it's thought that they are, in fact, ancient symbiotic bacteria now essential to most if not all complex cellular life. H1 in the intracellular space can, by an as yet unknown mechanism, end up getting into the cytoplasm and disrupting and killing mitochondria. Neurones are especially susceptible to mitochondrial dysfunction - the neurones undergo apoptosis (programmed cell death) and burst, spreading more H1 as well as other proteins which cause the amyloid beta plaques. Glial cells are known to be stimulated by H1, so they reproduce and fill in the gap, soaking up the debris from the burst neurone, much as they do when fulfilling their immune response role. Nano-particles of nickel and aluminium (and other magnetic metals) of just the right size act as replacement histone cores and can bend and wrap DNA, but they also cause deformation and kinking and prevent H1 from linking properly, leaving free H1. So cell death leads to a cascade failure of neurones. Not a pretty site, and utterly devastating. Any neuronal death can start the cascade failure. It cascades until the glial cells manage to cut off the damage. So you'd ask if any head trauma or alcoholism is associated with increased incidence of Alzheimer's in later life? Well, it does.
Anyway, it's all still work in progress, I've only highlighted stuff which is freely published. There is a substance we're working on purifying which can block the uptake of H1, but for the sake of the £100K we need to pay the chemists to further purify the mixture of substances formed by the shotgun approach to making a designer molecule... the university wouldn't stump up the cash, everyone else is fixated on amyloid, there's no wriggle room in any budgets... it's only a generous private donation from a wealthy foreigner that's going to allow us another round of purification and testing. And then there's the unknown uptake mechanism - a paper on that will be out within two years.
Anyway. Where were we? Ah yes - curry.
Re: Looking at this
Yup. Windows 8(bit).
It is fugly, I don't think anyone would disagree with that! And why use an icon when a word does just as well and they include the word anyway?
Good luck, anyway.
Defectus non est optio
Reaching for the heavens in style.
Pervenientes usque pro stilo cælos in
Re: To sum it up
Does it talk?