243 posts • joined 9 Nov 2009
Lunch, with weights and measures approved portions. Good shout.
I thought I was on sticker duty :P
Re: Bit much
The same Australia that classes BB guns as firearms, won't let you do your own plumbing, and makes you chop cars in half before you import them if they are deemed to be too fast.
I'm sure they will be just fine with high powered rockets bolted onto remote controlled space planes.
Last time I paid to dock it was only 4 credits, however that was in the mid 90's and I hear intergalactic inflation has been increasing constantly
Re: Practical Questions
The mugs are dye-sub so they are pretty much everything proof, short of sand-blasting the glaze off.
They mocked me for daring to dream of a world where circles printed onto cylinders looked circular from certain angles, mocked me.
But who's laughing now!!!!!
In true mad scientist fashion I have some rather sad looking prototypes hanging around the office waiting to die.
So when are we going to get a Register branded distributed computing project running to crunch all these massive data sets. It will of course need a suitable acronym, may I suggest: Trans-World Arithmetic Tabulation System
My thoughts too. The low voltage DC nature would make ultra-caps a good candidate (with just a medium sized electrolytic for low impedance decoupling) That should give the batteries plenty of time to recover.
I think an estimate of total pints drunk is also in order.
The vinyl stayed on, I don't care if the wings fall off and the rocket motor explodes so long as the vinyl stays stuck.
for when 3 significant figures just isn't enough.
"excellent cycling endurance"
Unless that's expressed in the form Ax10^B cycles, where B is a very large number I'm not interested. I've had quite enough of these "solid state" technologies that manage to succumb to wear.
Does this mean I've passed my latin GCSE? Because I never did any coursework.
I made that wallpaper! (along with some more I couldn't spot in the trailer)
Oscar nominations in writing to the AMPAS please.
My initial thought was that Google was rapidly turning into Apple. Then I read:
"A material metaphor is the unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion. "
and knew I'd got it completely wrong.
Apple's HIG actually make sense.
Yes a stein
Mines the witbier
Since google went full retard with G+ I haven't left a single youtube comment, or reviewed a single android app (2 activities I was previously quite fond of) I can only assume I'm not the only one.
I don't even know if I have a Google+ account, I just assumed it all got rolled into my omni-account and was visible for the world to see.
de ebrietate, ingenium
I stuck in "from inebriation, ingenuity" and got back "of beer, talent"
both are fine by me
I'm guessing this belongs to that broad category of exploits known as "exploits that were considered features until someone else found out about them"
Re: Is one of the experiments...
In the high vacuum of space kinder surprise exist simultaneously as a foodstuff and a toy, however in earths thick atmosphere the wave function collapses in such a fashion as to appear to an observer to become first a foodstuff (this state is meta-stable and last until next school break) and then a toy.
America banned them out of fear this property could be exploited to make undetectable weaponised candy which would be distributed to children by radical Islamic dentists.
1 year in jail for what essentially amounts to publishing photos without a model release form. Oh how reasonable and well thought out this law sounds.
Combine this with a nebulous definition of pornography and the potential for "collateral damage" is huge. Re-post some bikini pics of a friend-of-a-friend you font on facebook? Your nicked son. Girl friend eating a cadburys flake in the traditional manner, better be careful, if she leaves you your fucked.
Re: Suspect Much ?
VM's DNS servers have been in the process of falling over for several years now, I'm calling coincidence with regards to the BT outage.
Re: I knew that had got expensive... but not THAT expensive!
40p for 1/4 W resistors.
and only ever 2 in stock.
They used to be worth keeping around for when you really needed a dozen fast recovery diodes at 4.30 on a Saturday afternoon, nowadays you've got more chance of getting them airlifted over from the popes private stash (which would probably still be cheaper)
Re: Slow evolution?
I thought the British micro scene in the 80's had a fetish for ULA's (rather than ASIC's) which were essentially a basic write-once FPGA.
I did once think to try building a CMY(K) head for a 3D printer. Use white filament for the base colour and then mix in the rest to suit.
Like most of my big ideas it never got any further than a sketch.
I thought they were a publisher.
They certainly appeared at the start of most of my Amiga games :P
Cool heads prevail?
Much as I tend to despair of the US justice system "public intoxication" seems far more reasonable than the laundry list of sexual offences he would probably get landed with over here.
But any project that started selling DLC before they even had an alpha release ready is not something I'm prepared to back, at any point, for any sum of money.
I supposed I'd better go dust off the old A500's and hope the disks still read.
Implications for LOHAN?
Files system: $100,000
Aesthetics & Ergonomics: $100,000,000
Is it any wonder their is a shortage of decent STEM workers when society values their efforts several orders of magnitude lower than the lads drawing pretty pictures.
(I am aware I work for a print firm and spend most of my time drawing pretty pictures)
Re: Should have started sunday afternoon
Surely after such an ordeal, other people should be buying you a pint, in which case your not technically breaking the rules.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Should have started sunday afternoon
So you could launch yourselves down the pub at 5pm for a well earned pint.
They should make one that will melt sugar so we can make michelin star quality sugar baskets to stick next to our ice-land frozen cheesecakes and haribo.
In my experience
A significant fraction of them are broken, they also seem to have a fetish for weird interactive PDF's that don't play particularly well with either browsers or in acrobat.
I think what they were trying to say is "the commoditization of products essential to daily life is good."
How this got framed as a treatise on the evils of posh bread, only god knows. I think hiring a few good copy writers would do their cause the world of good.
Was in tesco the other day (which is by no means cheap) but noticed dried chickpeas were circa £1.50 / kg whereas tinned were along the lines of 60p / tin wet, I'm guessing the dry ones were pushing an order of magnitude cheaper.
I shan't mention the traditional breakfast pork pie I had this morning, which was in no way delicious.
Maybe they took the RFC seriously?
Nothing like a busty Welsh songstress to brighten up a technical article about the inner working of the UK phone network, for illustrative purposes of course.
Slighty more pedantic pidgin japanese:
kore wa tanuki no kintama desu (drop the trailing u off the desu when speaking)
"This is (the) tanuki('s) testicles"
Shouldn't that be tanuki no kintama, as the tanuki is regarded in Japanese folklore as having exceptionally large balls, and said large balls being considered lucky.
To be delivered in person to our registered address please.
But seriously, the whole thing was a great laugh and Lester is the nicest bloke you could care to meet (in the pub)
Ive allready delegated the task to our master wrapper. I should probably inform him at some point.
I think the fact that 2 people took the time to mod parent down is the most damming piece of social commentary I've seen this year.
Another excuse to jack up the passport tax?
I'm sure UK gov will jump at the opportunity. A measly £150 should cover the "cost" of these new fangled ID papers, we must also consider that technology becomes obsolete so quickly nowadays, so a 1 year expiry date is by no means unreasonable.
For the typographically inclined types
or slightly more reasonably
4048 sheets of A4
The British courts seem to have taken the rather unique view that a photographic reproduction of a public domain work, even if it should by all accounts constitute a "slavish technical reproduction" confers the status of derivative work on the new image, with full blown copyright protection. This is essentially the reason why you don't see high resolution digital copies of paintings held by British museums.
Wikipedia /media decided that this was a non-issue for them as consider themselves subject to US rather than UK law, but seeing as we live in a nation that will happily extradite people for posting hyperlinks (to the US no less) I can see some naive bloggers finding themselves on the wrong side of the bench in the civil courts.
Re: London's a pain in the arse to get to...
I regularly host a regional commentators ball, several nights a week in fact. Sadly the attendance is very poor and I often end up being the only Reg reader there.
This is great news.
Mucking about in space isn't going to get cheap until we move away from this "everything must be triple checked and triple redundant" paradigm. A bit more of a suck it and see attitude to space travel will do wonders for the human race.
The main reason Chris Hadfield is so well known is due to his habit of fucking about on the ISS, during which time he solved at least one long standing scientific problem by putting shit in a bag and shaking the hell out of it.
- JLaw, Kate Upton exposed in celeb nude pics hack
- Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search
- GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait