36 posts • joined 8 Dec 2009
Re: Productivity... or not
Bush said many daft things but not that: http://www.snopes.com/quotes/bush.asp
Can I charge my wii with my wee?
I like the sound of this
(I'm a big fan.)
I love them cracking up at the end of the video.
Re: I'm not worried...
My pot is calling the kettle black.
101 tiny buttons
... for each piece of equipment (tv blue ray, hard disk rec) even tho they are all from the same manufacturer.
And yet no simple way to enter text!
Re: To be named....
Re: Time for some damping
Another approach would be rate limiting trading. This could be regulated at exchange level to so many txns per minute or whatever.
Re: Perhaps - a few pixels to the left
"Everything is mixed up in one humungous clump". Right on- it amazes me how few people seem to realise this. Oh the wasted cumalitive decades people have spent re-massaging layouts due to trivial content changes.
Are you suggesting that NSA/GCHQ trawling is not real or that Facebook don't cooperate or both?
If these things are actually happening then its not paranoia at all - its rational fear for the future.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchangeable_image_file_format "Privacy and security" section.
Facebook may strip off the EXIF settings but that doesnt mean they necessarily throw them away. I would not be at all surprised if they were kept in their database. The NSA would certainly appreciate that.
Re: I don't need no stinkin' title!
Maybe to an elephant the arm is like a trunk which is normally on the front of the animal. So from the elephant's perspective it may seem as if she is paying attention to that bucket because the large scale body language inicates she is facing it. The fact that she is standing facing forward may not be especially relevant.
Sod airships- will it get rid of my damp problem and give me free electricity?
Love the typo
"Blogging in March, Lunch said he welcomed the SFO investigation"
Re: What a lot of rubbish.
I made an ashtray with embedded threepenny bits. Luckily did not include any of my mum's jewelry.
Re: Privacy at last?
I also have a dumb phone and frequently leave it turned off. I have a very unexciting life but I still dont want it monitored and GPS tracked. Does that make me tinfoil hat brigade? So far I have not taken the app candy.
Re: Seems Adobe believes their own propaganda though...
+1 for Linus icon
"obligatory XKCD reference" is a meme
Re: How efficient is the mechanism?
A pully system could allow even a child to raise a great big bag of rocks, pulling a long rope hand over hand (against a safety ratchet) which would still be faster than winding up a torch. It might be better if the mechanical stuff was all made locally and the only thing they has to buy was the efficient LED/dynamo component.
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Re: Dumb TV
I chose mine for combination of size, HD, LED backlighting and thickness (for wall hanging) and ended up with a Samsung smart TV in the Jan sales.
For the detractors- I got the WiFi dongle to and I have to say iPlayer app works surprisingly well even in HD. I have an ordinary broadband connection (in Devon miles from any city). Frankly, I was a bit gobsmacked as I was expecting it to be fairly crap. I only use it occasionally, however, as I dont have unlimited bandwidth so watch mostly from a hard disk recorder.
Re: Modern day psychometric testing
It's photos on CVs by the back door.
I have facilitated your workshop. Pray I don't facilitate it any further!
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Here lies Little Bobby Tables?
I think you'll find that's a fowl environment
oblig XKCD post
No- I'm somebody else!
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You mean Bof!
More subtle than Meh!
Not just high street.
If you wanted to set up a UK based website specialising in Irish folk music you would not be able to compete either.
3D or not 3D again
Its a good job deer and rabbits don't have eyes on the sides of their heads then, or they would always be bumping into trees.
Seriously, stereo vision is a latecomer in evolutionary terms. One eyed people manage fine without it and they don' t think they see the world in 2D.
3D or not 3D
To clarify, stereopsis gives depth relative to your point of focus, which could be centimeters from the end of your nose or or many meters away. Its great for picking out an object camoflaged against its background, which is why predators have forward facing eyes.
I think I've just discovered a coment too!
The wonderful Firefox "CustomizeGoogle" plugin goes some way towards addressing these conserns. It can anonymise google cookies and suppress sending cookies to google analytics.
It also gives you the ability to permanently filter out annoying sites from your search results with a single click. Brilliant.