198 posts • joined Wednesday 23rd December 2009 00:03 GMT
Re: Drive sizes?
"To test this I set up a RAID 1 array with two WD Red 3TB disks"
Re: Couple of minutes
More like a fraction of a second. Sun fuses some 640 million metric tons of hydrogen per second. Comet Ison has a mass estimate of 3.2 billion metric tons at the top end. Even if all of that mass was methane ice (which it isn't) methane is only a quarter hydrogen by mass. At most, we're looking at one second of reaction mass, likely much less.
A few years ago
110, to be precise. Marsh's error was realised in 1903. Didn't stop the USPS from issuing a Brontosaurus stamp in the 80's.
Gumby physics fail
Distance from Paris to Lenoir, NC is 4150 miles. Round trip at the speed of light is only 45 ms. Full trip around the equator only takes 134 ms.
Re: "Massive" 300MB update?
"For what it is, it is rather curious that the download would be so large." Then what do you make of Win 8.1 needing 3.4 GB to add a crippled Start button?
Unwarranted Apple dig
Sony CD rootkit predated the iPhone by a couple of years.
"Massive" 300MB update?
Or almost 1/10th the size of the Windows 8.1update package! Anyone know what that is in Reg units?
Re: Why would anyone want one?
Because you can actually buy one? Shades of Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 sold out within hours of going on sale. Towards the end it listed "ships in 3-4 weeks" (which is more like a pre-sale than actually being on sale) and now is sold out and probably will stay that way for a month or more. I like my Nexus 4, but I'm under no illusion that Google isn't playing the game just as much as Apple is.
Around here you'd be better off asking "what's that short story..."
Fixed it for you
Their plans have already been changed by secret court order, the existence of which may not be revealed or even alluded to under any circumstances.
Not really any point posting as an AC, is there?
Re: These guys are old.
Correction: the prize CAN be awarded posthumously, as long as the Nobel committee announces the award before it becomes aware of the death. Happened in 2011 for the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Poikilothermic not cold-blooded
I seriously doubt this particular frog at this particular moment was cold-blooded.
Re: Direct Flights
Took me longer to post this comment than it did to find a direct flight from Frankfurt to Rio.
Does this apply to NASA?
Re: AC on Unclear power
Sun = fusion
N-plant = fission
There's a difference.
Re: play videos stored on your device
Windowed and transcoded on the fly, yipee. Google calls it a beta feature, and reviews of it are not so hot right now.
You missed the point
"Sorry, but the point of this is a cheap way to replicate whats on a device to a TV screen.". Except that it doesn't. Can't, in fact. It streams Google and Netflix content to your TV via the Internet. Period.
So sorry but please RTFA
16 Gb. Somewhat less useful than 16 GB.
Re: Only one Matrix movie
Have to slightly disagree. While it was released straight to DVD, The Animatrix is worth seeing. And what are these "prequels" you speak of?
Re: Er, Fail Comment Fail
If the only way to test your equipment is to press the big red button ...
... I'll just wait to catch the next flight, thank you.
Don't understand your Huffington Post wheeze, Currents let's you pick which feeds you want to follow (including El Reg and Groklaw). Settings > Background Sync > Disable or > Only if Charging. Sorted.
Guess no D-Notice here. Despite massive flooding in one of our major cities, Snowden story is on front page of :
Amazingly, even our right-wing paper The National Post has fairly balanced coverage.
"The Espionage Act arguably is a political offence." Direct quote from the author of their latest article, albeit used to poke at Obama.
Canada, Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.
Re: Being a proud Aussie
Surely you mean Uranus.
What a complete Berk.
Re: I'm reminded of this
Yeah ... except that's not mud.
Re: Good man.
Prime Minister of Canada.
One can always hope...
Re: Must ask
Just strike a match to cover the smell...
What is this TOR you speak of. Oh, wait, I can find out for myself, just have to click on one of the several TOR ads being served up to me here on this page.
And no I can't Adblock/NoScript. I'm at work, so that means I'm using IE6.
Re: On course for UK - Oz in 30 minutes
A quick look at the Apollo 11 launch profile shows it hit 2 km/s (~Mach 6) at about 2 minutes post-launch. So no pancake.
Shades of Monty Python
Anyone else immediately think of the King of Swamp Castle?
"...So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up."
Includes free gift
For sale, one bespoke USB cable. Bidding starts at $3000. Winning bidder also receives one set of Google Glass as a gift, absolutely free of charge.
A handgun is the perfect tool in this case, just make sure you use hollow point to minimize overpenetration. I guarantee a single round to center mass of the operator will bring down the drone.
IIRC it was neutrino-like particles that were used to visually reconstruct a view of any event anywhere. Originally the inventor thought it would allow researchers to peer back to any moment in time, but it turned out that signal-to-noise issues limited the time range to a few days. You could specify any viewing location, however.
Keeping the subject in frame must have been tricky, given all the wobbling and weaving our little dreidel called Earth does as it hurtles across time and space.
Dave 126 / three small bushes
Better first ask Mr E.V. Lambert of Homeleigh, The Burrows, Oswestry about how well that worked out for him.
Re: Aircraft + fire just about the worst
Spacecraft + fire the worst, then?
Re: Linux is a kernel not an OS
Quick fact-check at Linux.org:
"What is Linux? Linux is an operating system..."
Re: TEN years ago?
Rain Man won Best Picture in 1988, Dances with Wolves in 1990, Braveheart a few years later. So yeah, twenty to twenty-five years is about right.
Re: Intentional errors
Are also: Sandy Island.
Re: Coat icon
Bloody hell, here I was thinking my use of "Get's Coat" was verging on shouty re:intentional sarcasm. Almost went with "Love It/Thumbs Up", but that REALLY would have gone over the downvoters' heads. Guess I'll have to settle for "Joke Alert" or "Troll" next time?
Re: Wants A and B
Might I recommend Windows 8?
Re: Which came first?
According to Apple-history.com, USB came first (iMac Aug/98 for USB vs. Power Mac G3 Jan/99 for Firewire).
Re: MAUD / Tube Alloys
Thanks for that. Never knew the story of how we ended up with a reactor at Chalk River producing a large chunk of the world supply of medical isotopes.
If by a "barrel" they mean ~120 litre barrel, then $18M is probably close to bulk price. Buying a 500 mL bottle straight from friends that make the stuff costs me $10.
Once you cut it with Aunt Jemima and sell it on the street...
Re: Helicopters are complex..
Because the Pelicano is to an RC helicopter as the Blackhawk is to a Pelicano or two.
Intrepid Magnum 44 RC: 6 kg
Pelicano: ~120 kg (max takeoff wt 200kg less 52 l fuel and 30kg payload)
Blackhawk: 4800 kg
Oh, and apparently Indra doesn't so much make the Pelicano as modify a CybAero APID 60. Which is an unmanned helicopter capable of, you guessed it, autonomous takeoff and landing. Keep sucking at that teat, AC.
Re: Working as intended?
My response to the horribleness of iTunes on Windows: never buy another Apple product. My (under warranty) classic iPod died a slow horrible death from the constant onslaught of errors during syncing. Soon followed to the grave by the no-longer-under-warranty replacement.
Bought a Sansa Clip+ and never looked back.
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