Re: Obviously religious
Rock of ages, cleft for me.
327 posts • joined 27 Oct 2009
Rock of ages, cleft for me.
If we're off the Earth, there is a decent chance that we would have learned how to travel really, really fast. In which case, time dilation might become significant and need to be corrected for; and we're back to leap seconds, and perhaps even leap years or decades, depending on how fast we are going!
There was a decent export trade to France, where horse meat apparently is appreciated.
Btw, horse is slang for heroin, so there's your potential Mexican connection.
For sheilas you should watch The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Is the windows version stuxnet actually infected at the time.
If I recall correctly, there was a very large number of infections reported, e.g., in South Asia, and only when the PLC wrangling came to light that people put 2x2 together.
Maybe someone has the time to go back to reports at the time, 2007-2010, and see if anyone reported on the so version, as versus just reporting a generic windows machine.
in which case the pot should be shielding your spoon from the field.
They should startup a .lolcats TLD, and be the only registered domain in it.
Good points made.
Furthermore, bean counting alone isn't the only consideration. I'm willing to wager that the capex for the latest Xeon manufacturing is much greater than that for the 8086 (if we manufactured it today), but who would want a thousand 8086's beavering away compared to a single Xeon, even if the Xeon is more expensive?
Like, "Britannia rue the waves"?
Perhaps not at Baidu, but at whichever device is injecting the js. Set up a positive feedback to ouroboros the bad guys.
just make sure Adobe writes the AI code.
We can model regulation/litigation/fines efforts along the lines of those used against those responsible for asbestos or industrial pollution.
Did you know that you use scotch tape on the perineum as an essential diagnostic tool for pinworms?
(Icon: a worm + two klingons captured on the tape)
Even if it meant shipping LOHAN all the way back again.
It'd be amusing to see which bureaucracy is slower, USA or Spain.
Not to mention variants like nitwitter.com.
That was the name they should have adopted in the first place.
I have a robot web crawler gather the news from all over the place, and try to summarize the trawl.
This is all for chuckles anyway, because I never look at the results.
I'm down at the pub having a good time. You humans out there, care to join me for a brew?
Let me give it a try, at the risk of making it extrawurst:
What a bunch of moronga, (i)diots!
A weckewerk of shoddy programming.
That is hollering, plain and simple.
Come to think of it, hollering brings to mind Hollerith, a nice fit with IBM etc..
can be chiseled onto a bunch of rocks.
The rest of it, just be glad our descendants do not see them. Otherwise, they'd be that much more ashamed of us.
Somebody has a sense of humour.
Having a little experience floating out on the high seas, I've done my share of tossing my cookies, head in the head, etc. when the conditions got rough.
One of my jobs as a deckhand was to swab the vomit trails off the sides of the boat after trips carrying lubbers out for a joy cruise.
Dramamine is your friend.
Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, with many biochemical functions in the body, and correspondingly many medical uses; not the least is the mechanism of action of Viagra and its ilk (Paris would know).
I suspect Mr. Hamill will gladly suffer the grim, bleak, bad times and cries of failure and peak Hamill, if he could only manage the measly shipment of 49.4 million, profitable units of anything.
I know that I would.
If it is, then it can't be a burning platform.
If it is not, all bets are off.
Having not seen the film yet, nor read any of the papers, I do have a question:
Do they deal with the ferocious radiation generated by the black hole, that would fry a human (and, I suspect, most electronics) in no time?
Mr. Foo and Mr. Dabbs must be wallowing in cash.
Those "pieces" at Masterpieces go for hundreds of pounds a piece.
For that kind of money, I would not only expect them to tell time, have a NTP receiver, but also to play Angry Birds!
Does that also mean taking off the rosy glasses, overcoming the greed for potential big bucks down the road, and simply telling Apple to take a hike in the first place?
If the terms and conditions were so awful right from the start, it takes an idiot to sign on the line.
But, is there anyone else beside me who is sick of the anthropomorphic, cutesy characterizations of these marvelously designed machines?
The "plucky" this or that, all lonesome on a far distant planet is too much. What is it plucking? Some smelly Martian rose? And, pretending that they tweet clever little messages is going much too far.
Yes, we want to encourage our kids to go into a STEM career, but a smart kid who is considering it is going to get turned off by all the false-cutesy stuff.
</rant, I feel so much better now, thanks for bearing with me>
@Neal B: the Mac OSX is built with a separate UI built on top of a customized version of UNIX (Darwin), with a middle layer of Apple-specific 'services' providing those features not directly available in UNIX.
I suspect that the vast majority of Mac users have no inkling of this.
ESA has that picture at 0.5 m per pixel.
I hope that the lander can handle /avoid the 'cliff' edges.
Also, what if the harpoons do not reach 'bedrock', and only embed themselves in a soft pile of comet dust? Then there's nothing to tug against to pull the lander in.
"the X-37Bs with their wings and resulting "cross range" capability"
Wings are only relevant in the atmosphere. Unless the spacecraft periodically dips into the atmosphere (say, ca. 100 mile altitude or lower), its wings are irrelevant for orbital changes. But, lots of propellant is needed for lowering the orbit and then raising it again.
"Cross range" (change in inclination) when in orbit is at also at the expense of lots of propellants.
My guess is that the major job done by the wings is to allow the spacecraft to land conveniently at specific military bases, away from prying eyes, unlike, e.g., having to send ships out to sea to retrieve a capsule, or having the payload go splat at some deserty place.
Note that the latest design of the classical space capsule does incorporate some aerodynamic lift, giving it a bit of range and cross-range flexibility.
as long as one feels above the fray.
Back in the usenet days, there were separate (obviously) discussion groups for Pakistani cricket fans and Indian cricket fans,
As you might expect, once in a while someone on the one side would post something inflammatory on the other side's forum, and all hell breaks loose (including making reciprocal attacks on the other forum). My Pakistani and Indian friends always found it to be highly amusing wading through the resulting comments.
(granted, Zune did have an unusually short life of just months)
I don't know how many units of Surface they have manufactured, but it looks like they sold maybe 1 million plus in total; maybe they are trying to avoid landfilling whatever is left in inventory, to avoid a near billion $ write-down yet again?
Redmond, start your copiers!
It's getting too easy to make fun of Microsoft.
a favourite since the Triassic.
ULA (read Lockheed and Boeing) has been at the government pig trough long enough.
Hopefully, with the injection of both Musk and Bezos into the mix, there will be competition going forward.
We can now realistically dream of $100/kg space access!
(any way of turning that icon upside down?)
The Atlas rocket that Boeing is hoping to use to loft their capsule depends on, you guessed it, Russian rocket engines.
The US sure dug a hole for itself, solely because holes can be purchased cheaply. Bean-counters should be banished to some remote island to count beans, and leave the rest of us alone.
32.990362,-106.975121 Spaceport coords.
*The US of A, where beer is served ice-cold.
But, then, if it is daytime, just walk outside into the desert, and the beer will warm up in a hurry.
The Fire is now only $0.99 with 2 year ATT contract in the US:
and it's $449 off-contract (my opinion is that it is still way too expensive for what it does: they should pay me to use the phone, after all, it's main job is to persuade me to buy at Amazon).
O2 will need to match these prices if it hope to sell very many Fire's.
* The ubiquitous mesquite bush in the desert
I suspect that my workplace is not unique, in raising what is considered capital equipment cost thresholds, from $500 back when, to $5000 these days.
A PC (and many other tangible items) used to be capital equipment, but not nowadays.
but watch out if you ever get to 16 tonnes, at which point you will another day older and another day deeper in debt.
Joking aside, you can jam stuff into the springs in the battery holder, so that they cannot compress even when put under launch loads.
Also, can you manage to do a drop test, or a wind tunnel run? With all that weight, and the slender body and canard/wings, I would guess that it would fly very fast: vertically.
Some are well thought out, cutting down on the baroque riff raff the regular page throws at you.
On the other hand, I've encountered quite a few that are plain awful.
Some, such as ons**pe, take forever to load. No excuse for being so incompetent.
Others disable pinch to zoom. Really? You've lost my pair of eyeballs, because I can't see what you have to show me!
Mobile device screens are small to begin with, don't assume that everyone has 20/10 vision.
"The Nokia Technologies R&D division saw net sales of €147m ($198m) in the second quarter, a 1.4 per cent year-on-year increase, while its operating profit was up 6.7 per cent, to €96m ($129m)".
Really? An R&D division that not only not a money loser, but actually turns in a profit that is around one-third?!
<King Midas icon, everything he touches turns to gold>
I have nought to contribute, except some mischief:
Wouldn't it be so much more clever if the Motto also generates a witty acronym?
Correlation != causation
Obligatory XKCD reference: http://xkcd.com/552/
Watson and Siri have announced their engagement.
So that means that "visible light enters the material, is absorbed and converted to heat, and (some/much of it) escapes again as IR light"
What would be neat would be a material that can remove the heat entirely by conduction, thus minimizing IR emission.
If not, and the canards deflect in parallel, then in your current setup, you can still tie the two sides together to alleviate the torque loads. Maybe it's as simple as connecting them using a rod with both ends threaded, threading the ends into your existing "A" lock nuts on either side. In he same vein, you could perhaps tie the pushrods together as well.
If your control circuitry is fancy enough to use asymmetric (independent) canard movements, then please ignore the above.
Starting the hogs on their preservative-infused journey to a sarnie: