40 posts • joined 11 Nov 2009
Re: Black space craft? Whatever could go wrong
"You know space, right. It's defining colour is, well, black. And this new Vantablack, right, how it's, well, black, right?" -- Holly
"Is it 'cause I's black?" -- Vantablack.
And just for the fanboyism engendered by the title: "Percy Percy Percy Percy Percy Percy!"
Re: Forgot all about that movie
It's worth checking out for Jolie-as-prototype-Honor-Harrington alone,but also the great riffs on the long British military tradition of flying aircraft carriers.
Spectrum is Green.
Re: Interesting idea
Superheavy Transuranic Elements cannot be used where there is life.
Selecting Agents Ducky and Patsy.
Re: Are you sure you want to do that?
"All these planets are yours - Except Mars.
Attempt no landings there"
Wow, I'm impressed
Seriously. 50+ posts and not a single aspertame rant.
+1 to El Reg commenters.
We actually had an MP (Former MP?) here in NZ 'musing out loud' about Coca Cola putting something in the drinks to make them so addictive.
It was Sue Kedgley, a well known campaigner against the food and beverage industry, but still.
The missing reference.
A page and a half of comments from literate tech-types and no one's commented on the obvious fact that Sita wants to orchestrate a Rendezvous with Rama.
Probably in his Garden, wherein he shall be Revealed.
Apologies to Sir Arthur, and to Gentry Lee.
As opposed to a 'scan to evernote' app?
Like the recent moleskin pad/app combination, for instance.
Or, for that matter those cheap pads that copy as JPG straight to your SD card.
Re: Kiwis can remember
There would be a lot of people who could see the current NZ administration doing so gleefully, given the dim view of our honourable parliamentarians that they hold.
You might very well do that,
But I couldn't possibly comment.
Re: File managers?
Heh. I actually paid for WIndows Commander before the rename.
The UI's a little dated looking now, but I still love it in terms of functionality.
Re: Well there goes Tattooine
Not if the two suns form in place, with the rest of the system forming around them.
The way I read it, it was the inward migration of the large mass object that swept the system.
Similarly, any bodies outside the sweep of the long elipse as the Jovian migrated inward shouldn't have been too badly affected. Too cold, in all likelihood, to be habitable, of course.
Someone's not updating their stock database in the SQL, are they?
That sounds like the time (ahem, theoretical possibility) someone forgot to add the WHERE clause to an UPDATE statement.
Re: It applies not just in the UK
You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment.
I wonder if any sufficiently sensitive cameras recorded the trail well enough to get a measure of what was ablating from the rock.
Or is it just the Ni2/O2 mix of the plasma shield?
Re: Re: WTH?
Ah. My bad, then. I thought it was just written in the 'modern' style where teachers aren't allowed to correct for spelling of grammar in case they stifle the little chav's creativity.
Proper Uses for PDFs
And you seem to be using PDFs properly. That kind of "human-readable" use is what they're good for. I used to use them similarly in the digital printing industry.
What they're _Not_ useful for is transmitting information that you might like to be _machine_ readable, like maps that you might want to import into a GIS or mash-up with other data.
And other places.
Don't forget Parliament.
Speaker Smiley got Gareth'd about that during Question Time the other week.
@Shane - the way it's written, the ISPs, like TC, sit on their hands until they get an official complaint from the rights holder (MPAA or studio) about a specific IP address (and, presumably, time)
They assume the Rights Holder is correct in all particulars and pass on the complaint to the user.
Unless Torvalds starts being a dick, you're not going to attract a complaint for Lunix distros or TED videos.
I'm pretty sure that there an out along the lines of there being a 'reasonable expectation that this is the legitimate price'.
'Free' product, especially major purchases, wouldn't meet that expectation, particularly if the site weren't making some big song and dance about the 'bargins'.
And in the Darkness, bind them.
If it wasn't for you meddling elves, and your stupid Hobbits!
Re: Chief Sub
Despite the face that they've posted equal reports about the various denials from LulSec?
Official Government Denial
Given that this is an Official Government Denial, does that mean the denied events actually happened?
"Look, the Government's denying it - it must be True!"
A whole new industry to jump on the 'piracy is theft' bandwagon.
They are the Robot Pirates?
Made from metal from their heads to their privates?
Shaking it like a sword with a dead guy on it.
Yay for mod_rewrite
First Three Books only.
Dune was Dune,
"Children of Dune" was Dune Messiah in part 1 and Children of Dune in 2 & 3, with an unaccounted for ageing of the children for added hawtness.
God Emperor wasn't touched. Thankfully.
Re: First rule of a cyberpunk
You're quoting from the original 'Johnny Mnemonic' the inspiration for a movie with the same name starring a pre-matrix Keanu Reeves.
"If they think you're crude, go technical; If they think you're technical, go crude. I'm a very technical boy."
And other stuff gets swept under the carpet.
One imagines a sort of conveyor in the floor and walls that takes what one administration sweeps under the rug, and positions it ready to fall out of the woodwork under the next administration.
A Graduate Swap?
This is exactly what happens here.
NZ Varsity Grads leave the country, often to the UK, to avoid paying their student loans.
Or at least earn at three times the rate and pay it off sooner.
That doesn't start until next year in New Zealand, right?
It's already being tracked.
"It's what we do."
::EvilGoogle Logo::/::SaintGoogle Logo: YMMV.
Re: Forget Mars get your ass to Europa
"All these worlds are yours - except Europa.
Attempt no landings there."
I can't believe no-one's bothered:
"Don't you think she looks tired?"
To quote that other bastion of English bastardy...
The BOFH is _Probably_ Dead, Long Live the BOFH!
eBooks done more or less right?
Baen Webscriptions and CD Libraries.
re: 1337 Tr4pz0r's
I have much loathing for this comment. An entire Kingdom of Loathing, in fact.
A new euphimism
"So I says to her 'Get your coat, you've pulled', and we end up at her's."
"Ah, Master, your Kwok-fu was strong."
Pete makes films till the money runs out.
(or even after, according to rumours about Kong)
Bad Taste, Braindead (in the rebel colonies, 'Dead Alive'), Meet the Feebles, The Frighteners were Pete's Pre-Rings masterpieces.
'The One with the Sheep'? I think you are thinking of 2007's "Black Sheep"? That was Jonathan King, not Pete. On the other hand, there was a big Weta involvement, so, close enough, I suppose.
And stop their war of nerves with Earth?
Are you the man who can stop them, a man whom fate has made indestructible?
Flames because they're Scarlet. And Black, of course.
Long time coming
What gets me is how long it's taken to come to the appropriate legal attention. These placeholder billboards have been around Wellington for years.
- DINO-SLAYER asteroid SAUR-O-CIDE was terrible bad luck, say boffins
- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- Russia: There is a SPACECRAFT full of LIZARDS in orbit above Earth and WE control it