Re: Lingua Franca
Vous connaissez les vieillards en Indochine?
659 posts • joined 14 Dec 2009
Vous connaissez les vieillards en Indochine?
Are you sure that it wasn't the other way 'round? Maybe Linkedin was hoping that Apple would divert our attention?
What happened to Skype after Microsoft bought it? I don't need to know or care, because I moved to WhatsApp. So, what's the up and coming rival to Linkedin? Xing maybe?
Then the online world could have been a much nicer place.
AIUI you could:
set a Cygnus spacecraft afire - a bit archaic.
set a Cygnus spacecraft on fire
set fire to a Cygnus spacecraft.
However, if they have "set a fire inside a Cygnus spacecraft" that seems to mean either that they have taken a fire and moved it into the spacecraft, or that they have put the ingredients for a fire in place - ready to be lit later. Disclaimer: other verbs describing the starting of fires are available).
Did an AI write this phrase?
When is Apple going to move out of the '90s and give us a decent sized monitor? 27" is just pathetic.
System Vile or not, you'd 'nohup' them to keep them running when you logged out
Whether 2.5 tons free falls or parachutes gently onto my house, I still don't expect to have an abode after the event.
Is this just an attempt to re-employ the Waze team? In southern England, outside of London, it doesn't have enough users to make it useful. (I.e it's unaware of road closures and delays nowadays.) I went back to using TomTom when the userbase started shrinking. (I would probably just use Google maps if I hadn't bought TomTom years ago.) Without frequent and timely feedback, Waze is doomed. How's it doing in the rest of the world?
@AC who says "THERE IS NO SLAVERY IN THE USA"
But, I hear, Chain Gangs are still OK.
Does that mean that Braintree residents won't need to pay any Council Tax for a year or two?
My "analogue" old school hairdryer does it continuously and probably cost less than a fiver. (Too long ago to be precise). The only hairs it has ever singed have been free floating ones that found their way to the intake.
> you would be arrested on terrorism charges.
Thankfully, Italy isn't americanized* to that extent yet.
Aren't colleagues with verbal diarrhoea enough of a challenge? Why add 'bots to the flood? Wouldn't 'bot moderators that weed out valueless communications be more productive?
Is that an internationally recognised boat class?
I'm not surprised if he had no food on board. Once he encountered some moderate waves he'd be in the hydrological equivalent of a Vomit Comet.
So what does that say about the U.S. of A? Even more backward?
Get behind the Great Wall Mr. Brittin. We probably won't miss you.
> 'thermionic' valves on silicon.
Errm, aren't they called "FETs"? (Field Effect Transistors). I can't see the relevance here.
Now that sparked my interest a little more than the Summarit lenses. Apple please take note!
Steady now, there may be a "police thingstable" monitoring this conversation.
> Philips actually sold of their badges
Is your furnace in Port Talbot perchance? Nest may not be your biggest problem. TTFN.
It may not make a good lube for fans, but it surely makes a two-stroke motorbike or scooter run well and smell good.
(Ah, Castrol R! - from the non-PC world that calls it Rape Seed Oil.)
Back in the late '50s and early 60s a threepenny bit would always buy you a Mars bar. However, you could track inflation by weighing the Mars bar!
I have no idea how much a Mars bar costs nowadays, because I've developed a liking for chocolate.
From the article:
> the Pi's greater demand for juice when it boots causes a voltage drop big enough to force the mini computer to reboot.
I'm amazed that such a small steam engine can produce enough power to run a minicomputer as well as a microcomputer. Is the minicomputer lurking in his dad's attic?
Full marks to Yorkshire Post. You don't have to toggle temporary permissions for dozens of scripts on the web page in order to watch the video. Just allow yorkshirepost.co.uk!
I wish my local rag would do the same, I've given up trying to work out which combination of third party scripts needs enabling in order to watch their videos.
X-ray lithography has been renamed EUV. (Is this to avoid scaring the uneducated, like renaming NMR to MRI?)
There is another great white hope: multi electron beam lithoghraphy.
All Hail the Proxomitron! We need you!
Andrew File System, 'nuff said?
Disrespect CMU, heard of Hubris?
I hope that this team are paying tribute to J Walkden Fisher by knocking off his signature. (Eagle Comic afficionados, owners of "Britain's Wonderful Fighting Forces" and collectors of vintage motoring magazines should recognise that logo instantly.)
Celestial Barman, please pass a beer to that (cutaway) artist.
Ruddles has been badge engineering since Watneys bought it. Now if you could get a pint of Green Jack's "Baltic Trader" for 7 quid in America, I'd be impressed.
This is not off topic, Green Jack has probably brought the GDP of Lowestoft close to that of Bangladesh. Did this exploit do more to harm the Bangladesh economy than our recent ban on Alphonso mangoes?
I don't know either. It's all Greek to me.
Trevor, I'm sorry that you're upset but that was just a small personal tragedy. There is a global human tragedy being perpetrated by 'marketing'. It has very little to do with exchanging goods and instead concentrates on deceit and manipulation. Anyone who has worked in production or development will have been sickened by what 'marketing' did to their honest toil. The whole human race is in peril from marketing. Let's imagine how H G Wells would have written "The Shape of Things to Come"* if he'd started writing today.
*the book of course, not the film.
The link says it's 58% who prefer. That means that there are a lot of people who don't. The problem is that no one seems to know how much the sea of adverts that we swim in costs us. What proportion of the cost of goods and services makes up the price that we pay? If people know, what would the proportion who prefer ads be then? I'm happy to pay for apps that I use. When I want to buy a new good or service, I ask friends what they're using and why and read reviews - by people whose opinion I respect. Thus I give no credence to Guardian reviews of bicycles*, pay some attention to road.cc, read Cycling Weekly attentively and talk to cycling friends.
* because they are just thinly disguised, bland, advertisements.
Beers all round to the people hacking blocker code, from one of the thousands who'd happily pay to read El Reg.
Why do we spiral around limits? Just because current technology advances very slowly each year is not a reason to continue to have low aspirations. When companies only invest in small annual incremental improvements, we will never achieve great leaps. Compare the way the computer industry works with the way the aeroplane industry were able to leap from subsonic to Mach 3 aeroplanes back in the 60s. Turbojet planes don't go significantly faster today, because they concentrated on getting near the theoretical limits from the outset. So why not do that with communications? Forget about about Marketing's imperative to have something different next year. Instead concentrate on the theoretical limit now. The only time we've vaguely approached this in computer engineering is when RISC CPUs were introduced. The pity is that the conservatives stuck with Silicon instead of completing the rout by introducing RISC on Gallium Arsenide AND pushing straight to the limit* of lithographic ICs.
* As usual, we're just spiralling 'round it instead of trying to go straight there.
Although your arithmentic is out by a factor of 100, I'd like to see you walk a few days after 1,500 times your RDA of vitamin A or D, let alone 150,000 x RDA!
As it happens the article is talking about rehydration and Vitamins B and C. I suspect that you could achieve the same effect by drinking a litre or more of carbonated fruit juice before walking to the clinic. (The carbonic acid will open the pyloric sphincter allowing the juice to rapidly enter the small intestine where it will be absorbed. That's how sparkling wine gets you drunk so quickly.) By the time you've got to the clinic, you'll be rehydrated and your brain will be working sufficiently to realise that this is just a shortcut to your bank account.
Personally, I like the greasy breakfast cure. Alcoholics prefer the hair of a dog.
Mind you, full marks for including the conjunction in the next sentence!
Alistair, why haven't you joined the cargo cult? The thigh pockets of cargo trousers will keep iphone plusses, big samsungs, etc. well away from your nadgers. In fact, most of mine will quite happily handle a Nexus 9 tablet or a gottle of gear. What's not to like?
> Everyone wants ZFS inside Linux
Well no, surely any sane person wants ZFS inside a systemd-free Linux.
Despite people being frightened about exhaust temperatures, they should be as safe as a hydrogen* powered fuel cell and produce no more heat, at the surface, than the battery in your 'phone today.
Unless you're the sort of person who cuts the labels out of clothes, to save weight, I've found that a modest solar panel and an external battery will keep iphone GPS going day after day in most places (not if you're caving:).
*petrol is truly frightening in comparison, but we've found ways to cope with that too.
> senators that have their staff print all their emails so that they can read it, and then have their secretary dictate a response
If the secretaries can dictate the response, why do the senators need to read the email?
@Mycho. Thank you. Thank you very much for introducing me to that video. That was a marvellous use of 11 minutes!
Have a beer, I'd suggest a gueuze, but there's a lot of other choices in Brussel/Bruxelles
Is that what Peter Parry* did with his NiFe cell milk float!? I always wondered if he'd get some use out of it.
* famous on Usenet:uk.d-i-y.
Well, it looks as if it has better ground clearance, all it needs is chunky tyres!
So you were that guy in the '60s who didn't want a matchbox radio or a digital amplifier!
What is the Murdoch connection?
RTFA and you'll see it notes that this is just a revival of a 7 year old product. (Actually, I think that the SATABoy and SATABeast were announced more like 10 years ago.)
With MAID, it might be great for low energy home* storage of uncompressed images, audio and por^H^H^Hvideo. I don't think I'd like the electricity bill with a NetApp in the house.
* repurposed after 3 years in a Data Centre:)
Should a tech hack think that there was no Internet in the 1970s?
Oh and it's "points" not "point", it's just normal counting just like in English: "zero points, one point, two points, three points,...., N points".
Why? I thought that real pilots use FlightGear (at home) and was wondering whether the pilot who posted this video was a real airliner pilot. (The 737 is available in FlightGear)
? "Toyota Corolla" (Auris to you Europeans)
Wot? What is this Europe that you speak of? Autotrader is full of Corollas, but I've never heard of an Auris. However, I see that Autotrader is also full of Aurises. I conclude that an Auris is not a Corolla. Disclosure: I'm in the UK, which has been part of Europe since time immoral.