Re: The new man
And the parting on the left
Is now a parting on the right
1618 posts • joined 8 Oct 2009
And the parting on the left
Is now a parting on the right
Either you need to build a pair of rather conspicuously high masts (350 meter both sides, which tends to, ehm, stick out a bit) or violate the laws of physics.
"The Sun's daily output" IS an El Reg standard unit.
2 Bulgarian Airbags, yes?
You already carrying mobile phone which happily provides all this information and much much more.
Not all phones are smartphones, and not all smartphones blab your location data to the world's biggest advertising platform anyway.
With access protection through a personal PIN number.
That's gotta be a good story (involving pneumatic drills no doubt!)
Mmmmmno. Just a few cans of some soft drink or other; concrete setting is slowed tremendously by adding sugar. It bought them enough time to get the stuff out before it wasn't out-gettable.
Or obtain a Siemens/Gigaset base station to be put outside. With the current state of DECT, compatibility is a non-issue.
I'm less sure of wolves being able to overhaul a ride-on mower, but maybe they're more ept mechanically tnan I give them credit for.
All 4 computers are no longer able to connect to the Internet.
"The internet is unable to connect to our four glorious computers anymore."
("Fog in Channel, continent isolated")
Overall, my experience of OS/390 is that it is a rock solid basis for a system. I remember a power outage that took out all the DASD. OS/390 sat there bleeping that it couldn't access disks, but otherwise stayed up and restarted itself once the DASD were IML'd back online.
I'm reminded of a situation where some cable-laying monkey had removed an entire single row of floor tiles behind one of those washing machine-like disk drives. So, after a vigorous bit of seeking, the legs underneath the drive inevitably started diverging from the vertical, and the drive decided to take a plunge into the chasm.
After undoing this mishap (I'm unaware if the cable monkey was made part of the solution) and spinning the drive back up, VMS merely reported "Drive improperly dismounted".
Now who gets the award for idiocy:
SCOG. They went from repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot to machinegunning their knees with gay abandon after there was nothing substantial left in the pedal department. Only lack of funds to obtain ammo withheld them from operating their groin-pointing Gatling
hydrogen fuel cells
There's also the option of building various hydrocarbons (for which we already have the distribution infrastructure) out of carbon dioxide, hydrogen and energy.
I want a flying shark,
The guys who built Orville the CatCopter are working on one (sorry, I don't have pics available)
Glad to hear you find your parent's basement so safe and comfortable.
It's Jake. He's built his own jetliner, which he's flying himself everywhere he needs to go.
I found that the snag with a Teasmade is that part of the process involves having a small jug of milk sitting next to it.
This is the only worthwhile application for those soft-drink-can sized peltier refrigerators.
Ever since encountering a Teasmade (or Teasmaid ?) and a cheap pair of binoculars with a transistor radio built in, I have been less than convinced of the convenience of combi-products and similar technology.
Well, a lot of combined products indeed do their best to combine the worst aspects of their constituent parts, but not so the Teasmade. It allows one to be woken gently by the chirping sounds of its gears, not unlike bird twitter, some time before it's set to start brewing tea. This is so you can fully enjoy the auditory and olfactory aspects of that process, and allow yourself more time to change from sleeping mode to ready-to-ingest-tea mode.
“We must have the only recording studio with a compressed air supply,”
At Robodock in Amsterdam, several years back, there was a "band" which consisted of IIRC two dozen or so instruments, powered by compressed air. These were wind instruments as well as pneumatically driven strings and percussion. The ensemble was controlled by something akin a music box, using a slow-turning lathe. Sound-wise, it gave Einstuerzende Neubauten a run for their money.
Compressorhead's drummer was at Robodock too, although I didn't see him in action.
Icon is for the Large Hot Pipe Organ, also present.
Should be HP Ink.
Any designs up on Thingiverse yet?
Motorcycles don't steer by leaning
There's a negation missing in that statement.
How easy and effective steering by leaning is depends on the bike geometry and the tyre size. Superbikes tend to be at the "needs extreme input" end of the scale, on a light offroad it's peanuts.
and you're not going to be looking at any more ads on Facebook.
No need to die for that; just install Adblock
I think the safest way to surf the net is an unpatched, unprotected
Windows 3.x OS/2 machine.
Ran one, unprotected, well past its expiry date; never had a problem.
Had one, together with the 5MX mentioned in the article. Sending mails while on the move, back in 1998.
So, has El Reg's Standards Soviet already determined the explosive force of a decomposing whale, and expressed it in Pepcons and/or Mythbusters Cement Mixer Trucks?
and drawn the outline of Australia in the dirt (second pic)
And, erm, "robot" derives from "robotnik", the Polish word for "worker"...
Is there a convention for numbering the resulting parts?
"It appears Philae is dangling from 67P-LXVII"
Have you tried turning it off and on again Alan?
"The engineers who came to install it and switched it on, told me not to switch it off until after the war."
When you're installing Gnome, you only get what you deserve.
And he's playing this card because he, a white, middle-aged male, is feeling unjustly harrassed?
It may be a problem in the Linux communities, but it's not the problem he is confronted with.
Just stop writing bloated, buggy, boundary-violating code and maybe you won't have as many adversaries.
Better yet, stop writing code. Period.
With the split of eBay/Paypal we are well into the downward swing of the cycle.
And another one: the company that used to be referred to as "a large lightbulb manufacturer in the south of the Netherlands" is going to be two not all that large manufacturers, neither of which makes lightbulbs (or even its current equivalent: LED bulbs) anymore.
Make one call
to India. And another one. And another one. And another one. And another one.
and everything IT is good and done.
Not been using their "Enterprise" services much, have you?
In the short term it should create jobs rather than make staff redundant.
This split is expected to create -55k jobs.
I've had someone, who apparently had never used a keyboard before, ask why the key arrangement wasn't simply "ABCDEetc".
I think a knowledge of short cut keys is on the decline but may be replaced with voice commands.
So we'll see, for instance, a lot of files, macros, command aliases etcetera, called [redacted expletive].
You missed out 110 and - my favourite - 134.5 baud.
We've got a PDP8/f that's got its serial interface modified for 110 baud, by having a different crystal fitted, for use with an ASR33.
And if you have ever looked under the hood of an ASR33, you'll know why it can't do any speed but 110: its serialiser/deserialiser is a contactor disc driven by a synchronous motor.
Typically asynch terminals would do either hardware (X-on/X-off) or software (Control-S, Control-Q) flow controls.
Err, Xon/Xoff (Ctrl-S/Ctrl-Q) is software flow control. Hardware flow control requires at least RTS/CTS or DSR/DTR to be wired as well as Tx/Rx and Gnd,
So the tab key is a couple of right-facing arrows
On my Cherry 3000, the tab key has left- and right-pointing arrows as well as the word "Tab". Backspace and shift also bear text as well as the somewhat appropriate arrows.
I'm not sure about the Model M, but those are only used by True Aficionados who know what each key means (even though they've probably remapped it), why it's called that and its keyscan code. Mere punters don't use them, especially since they don't have flag and menu keys, so explanatory text (which they won't read anyway) is irrelevant..
"I've drunk a lot of free coffee and gained a (totally undeserved) reputation as a clever chap from showing people CTRL-A, CTRL-C
click in the other windowAlt-TAB, CTRL-V."
Which will get the "Hewlett" name,
and which the "Packard" name?
The new parts will have to fight over the names "Hopeless" and "Panic"
With room for the charger, the external battery packs and a straightedge
 so you can multiple or longer phone calls
 to check if you bent it back just right
Don't use Googles services.
And don't use online shops, newspapers, whatevers that use Google services. Because even if you don't use Google directly, there's a gazillion websites that use stuff provided by Google. And that is also collecting user data, but in a way much less directly visible to the average burger, in- and outside Ham-.
Meanwhile you sneak off for the real wedding the next day,
living in the past.
An album by Jethro Tull
On the whole I agree with you, but using the word "real" for pre-1900 music spoiled your upvote. There's a lot of "unreal"music I can appreciate that 's not X-FactorMTVTop40 junk.
Single Malt Transfer Protocol.
The problem is that people have heard about these underground beer aquifers and misunderstood. This is why so many pubs connect the large plastic pipes they find underground directly to their lager pumps. Not realising that these pipes link to the outlet of their urinals. Fortunately no one has yet noticed...
Once every two weeks or so I see a beer tanker from a large brewery replenishing the cisterns of a conference centre near where I work. The pipe joint is under a manhole cover; there are three more in close proximity, but none of them is marked 'beer' or 'not beer', and anyway, he could just use one of the others to get rid of the beer, it won't make any difference. But then, why bother driving out from the brewery in the first place? Don't they have sewers?
Glass of locally-brewed and bottled stuff, instead.
And indeed, Belgium is not known for brewing light beers.
Evidently, England already existed as a fully-formed entity in the dust cloud out of which the solar system would form.
 rain and all
 but possibly excluding Scotland
The very minimum I want a thermostat to do is drop the house temp a couple of degrees at night and when I'm out for more than an hour or two. And it appears I'm not the only one to operate them this way.
The first can be achieved by the humble clock thermostat, as developed at least as far back as 1960, although it's rather inflexible regarding what it considers 'night'.
W.r.t. the second requirement, with a simple thermostat it's a matter of twisting the dial a bit when you leave and when you return, but the less human intervention you want, the smarter the thermostat needs to be to detect absence/presence. And thermostat vendors appear to have decided that remote access is a feature that conveys smarts.
 on the condition that it does not require the house to be actively cooled to do so, as that option is unavailable.
 I have one from that year.
Google is helping survival of the dumbest.
Google is helping survival of
the dumbest. its income.
Dead people don't click on ads much.
An ever increasing rate
At some point it will stop decelerating, ultimately when its speed reaches zero (which will happen when its height reaches zero), but also at some point earlier when drag and gravitational pull reach equilibrium. So the increase of deceleration will have stopped before that and turned into a decrease of rate of deceleration, and ditto the rate of increase of increase.