1329 posts • joined Friday 11th September 2009 14:49 GMT
anyone left who still wants to use it. I'm in the process of deleting my account I've had since 2005. I can't live with the pain it causes in my eyes.
It was my last social media presence too. I'm probably going to stop using the internet.
You cannot grow burgers in a test tube.
For that you need a petri dish. Test tubes are for growing sausages.
Researchers here tend to buy a floating license or two for their group to cover the occasional use it gets put to. They buy it just to have it on hand. I can see this practise stopping and them switching to something else. This is a bad move by Adobe.
On the other hand, the college where I used to work would be laughing as they can stop paying for umpteen hundred licenses during the summer closure and just carry on one or two for the teaching staff to skill up on. But does their model allow you to automatically begin and end the subscription, or is it going to be a logistical nightmare in that scenario?
I wonder what OS their NLE system runs on?
Oddly similar to one...
I just finished building for 3D biological reconstruction. But I used a Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 mobo, Antec P193 case, OCZ 1000W PSU and a Gigabyte GVN680OC-2GB GTX680. CPU was the same, and a Kuhler 620 was installed (it slightly didn't allow the case to close, but a bit of case bending around the washers eased that).
SSD cache'd main drive, Caviar blacks raided to give a good blend of speed and resilience, and Robert is a male relative. Blistering.
Oh, and around £1700 the lot.
are a bunch of tossers. They sent me a letter last week because I'd accidentally ticked the box for returning supporting documents by recorded post, even though in a later phone call to clarify, it turned out there WERE no supporting documents required. Bad design of form. That box should come with a checklist at the end of the form and the system should be able to recognise that there were no special documents included with the application. Next the letter claimed they were exceptionally busy from 9-1 weekdays and saturdays so try to call outside those times, and that they run a 24/7 service. Odd, I thought, 24/7? Still that's what it says. Phoned the number... "...only open during office hours 9-5 weekdays and saturdays. Please leave a number and we will call you back as soon as an agent is available."
Some strange new use of the phrase 24/7 service that I was previously unaware of...
"At the third stroke..."
I used one a few times...
but never had one of my own, but I'm not getting all dewy eyed over the memory of picking up a new game on a cassette from Mr Micro and rushing home with it, the trepidation and impatience of watching the loading screen... glory days,
I actually preferred the infinite cache. I use an iPod and it's off the net most of the time, yet the location services always worked fine. Now, since upgrading the iOS, the location features are virtually useless.
Re: Come on London!
Isn't there a guy who tried to be in the photo twice? Once on the roof of St Pauls... the other somewhere in Bloomsbury.
Re: Toyotas - @TRT
No, mine's a Gen 2 same as yours. The way I drove my Metro, I got consistently better than the book mpg, and my Prius is quite a high mileage - with town driving which I do mostly, it's returning an average of about 48. On the motorway I can get 60-70 by hyper-mileing, same as you!
Re: Toyotas - @TRT
It works out about the same for me. I swapped my old Rover metro auto for a Prius when it died. The VED covers 75% of the loan repayments, the fuel cost is the same per mile as the Rover, it drives pretty much the same. The congestion charge discount, I've just lost thanks to bl**dy Boris. It's hardly worth investing the extra cost of the car for just two years. The servicing is more expensive, as it requires pretty specialised tools for many jobs and I used to do the servicing on the Rover myself... but the fact I've not had to dip into my spares and repairs fund yet is good - the Rover was always in need of a new exhaust or a new radiator pipe or whatever.
Anyway, I tried out the key trick, and it clamps my key on READY regardless of whether it's been moving, put in gear or anything.
Ha! Have you seen the roll-over tip for that post-icon?!
They wanted to start a flame-grilled war.
Re: Human IT interface problem
He's right about the brakes, though. I hired a Peugeot a couple of years ago, and it was a total bitch to drive, the brake was that twitchy.
Re: Toyotas - @TRT
I shall try that tonight...
You know the best thing about owning a Prius? The drinks holder is just the right size for my wheatgrass and acanthus smoothie.
Re: Give it a name
The Big Bopper.
Re: I've thought this for years.
Any self-respecting universe wouldn't be seen dead in Grimsby high street.
Re: @ Change an input and “you get a different end of the universe.
Step through that door and the anomaly will be corrected...
Re: Vacuum state of the universe
Is that anything to do with a Dyson sphere?
Re: You can't bake a universe without breaking Higgs
Unicorns? A source of cheap filler for burgers...
Re: When bubbles collide!
I've heard that weeping angles are very dangerous.
It might *start* the alternate universe. Irony, eh?! In an attempt to understand the soap bubble, we invent the pin.
It seems to me...
that attaching micro-cams to your toys is the big new thing in the world of modelling. I was at a model railway show at the weekend, and they had a driver's eye view from one of the trams, with a mock-up of the driver's controls so that people could have a go. Half the layouts had train cams, whereas a couple of years ago there were only one or two. I can see the appeal even more for aviation modelling. You can even get controllers with built in LCD screens now. This seems a case where intention is the culprit rather than the technology. Why not insist that all of these hobbyist cameras transmit unencrypted/scrambled?
And a few days later...
this happens. Coincidence? I think not.
Re: Toyotas - @Khaptain
The keyfob *IS* locked into the dash whilst the car is in ACC, II or READY mode. There are sprung teeth which hold the fob in.
The parking mechanical bit does not engage if the car is in motion, the computer takes care of that, and it's a weird arsed 11-toothed gear that engages a 10-toothed hole or something like that.
But this is by design to prevent the car tearing itself to pieces. The vehicle HAS been designed to offer various emergency stop at speed scenarios. It's a seriously over-engineered piece of kit, and the various "acceleration" issues are either faked or idiotic drivers.
It's about time...
they had a strip or two torn off them.
Paris, because she knows about Brazilians.
Re: Patent? prior art?
It's been a part of the Prius sat-nav since, ooh, about 2003. Inclinometers and gyroscopes which form part of the anti-skid system, augmented further by the high precision axle rotation sensors which the hybrid drive requires (you have to manually calibrate the nav system every now and again to allow for tyre wear which is best done on a long, straight motorway), and a position sensor on the steering shaft, which is part of the electrically-power-assisted steering.
Still that's all expensive stuff and even then brings the accuracy down to only a metre at best.
Three-legged mosquitoes, yeah.
EULA is the cry of the Martian invaders as they finally conquer humanity and drain their very lifeblood to feed themselves.
Given how often the facial recognition technology in e.g. Picasa asks me to create a new person when it's spotted a particular configuration of tree branches or light switches or 3-pin socket or shadow on the wall...
Mind you, it wouldn't be too bad for Dr Who, as we all hide behind the sofa when that's on anyway.
Re: The government are VERY worried about zombies...
Unfortunately getting them to pay up has been a problem. There's some sort of issue with all the IRS auditors getting eaten. So maybe they're doing their part after all.
Obvious troll. If the IRS auditors paid a visit to a zombie, that zombie would go hungry. No spicy brains, no beating heart, no guts, no spine...
Not a camera...
A finger swipe on the remote, because he (or she) who rules the remote, rules the world (of what you watch on TV).
Down the road from Silicon Roundabout...
there's a café that puts out its waste sacks on the pavement every evening. The bags are labelled "Imperial Waste Disposal". Every time I see them I think "They're destined for the trash compactor."
The government are VERY worried about zombies...
because they haven't, as yet, determined their tax status.
Ah. You have a point. But isn't that the same problem that HS2 faces? You can shave 30 minutes of your trip down from the north, but lose it again in the cab on the Euston Road.
He'd barred his cell mate anyway.
I like the positioning of this story...
right next to an item about Bring Your Own Device being a Pain In The Arse.
Of course, they *could* install a lot of very fat fibres alongside the rail-line if they ever get round to building it.
Re: So much for infallibility
Papal infallibility is restricted to a rather specific set of circumstances. Outside of those, he's free to FAIL as excellently as the rest of us.
Every day tea
(1) Mug with either some obscure IT reference on it, or stolen from Garfunkel's. Unwashed to allow the patina to build.
(2) Tetley Extra Strong, 1 bag.
(3) Try and grab some boiling water from the work's kettle before it's stolen.
(4) Try and grab some 1% (orange top) milk which is mine before it all gets stolen even though it is f***ing close to water which should put anybody off stealing it in the first place.
(5) Squeeze the bag and drink strong and hot.
(1) Warmed pot.
(2) One heaped teaspoon per cup with one for the pot of a ceylon/assam leaf blend.
(3) Pour boiling water from a great height into the pot to froth the tea.
(4) Show the pot the pictures.
(5) Cold milk into fine china cups, about 5% by volume.
(6) Pour tea through strainer.
Best tea in the world
(1) Throw a scoop of tea leaves into the stoker's pot with water drawn off from the cylinder cock drain valve. Stir with a spanner.
(2) Leave on the hotplate next to the firebox for about six miles.
(3) Tie a rope onto the handle and spin furiously around out of the cab between stations to centrifuge down the leaves.
(4) Pour the supernatant into two enamel mugs, each with a generous splash of unpasteurized milk. Use a coal hammer to knock a lump off the sugarloaf kept wrapped in brown parcel paper and drop in mug.
(5) Hand one mug to the driver and enjoy, ignoring the oil slick on the top, as that's what gives it the flavour.
Does this mean we need to build more...
Space Hardened Information Technology to put into orbit?
Re: I wonder...
Hell, who's for a CGI remake of Crown Court? Yeah. That'll rock the Law & Order boat.
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