229 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
Re: ACTA @Matt Bryant
Matt, you might want to have a look at that Wikipedia link you posted re:ACTA. "Effective: Not in force", as per your source.
To be in force ACTA needs to be ratified by at least six signatories. So far only Japan has ratified.
Re: Should have used Budweiser
I could be wrong but "Budweiser" in Europe should be real beer from Czech (Budweiser Budvar), not so much in North America. The "beer" here under that name ("Bud" over there) is brewed from barley and rice. Rice.
Re: Not crap
All of the ash trees on my street are dying due to the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer from Asia, likely via wood pallets. Many of the ash trees were planted to replace elm trees, which were wiped out here by Dutch Elm disease introduced from, well, you figure it out. Ironically, if you (Lester) look out your window you won't see any Elm trees either. Elms in Britain were largely wiped out when a now more virulent strain of the fungus was reimported to Britain from North America in a shipment of infected elm wood.
Not a problem. Easy to get a Lego replacement Stateside.
Re: Vista user
I have a laptop with Vista. Why still Vista? It works, and having seen what Windows 8 is like, why pay for a downgrade?
Problem? What do you mean, problem? That's how most companies are organized. R&D/manufacturing in one facility and sales/customer service/management in another.
Re: Downvote explained ...
I too have just added a downvote. Not because i disagree entirely with your original post, just want to help you smash your previous personal record. No "thank you" required.
Nah, only 33 will have their info leaked.
The three things the Internet is good for
Porn, ill-formed supposition, poor grammar, and making obtuse references to old comedy sketches. No wait, the FOUR things the Internet is good for are ...
Re: Google voice recognition needs improving
1440 seconds, as per Google voice recognition.
Admittedly, I did say "36 minutes", not just "36". Math requires units.
Here on El Reg, that would be 3.4% of the maximum velocity of a sheep in space.
Not to be confused with maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum. Which The Register has done on their converter page.
Re: Dead reckoning
Don't forget the stars. SR-71 was upgraded to celestial navigation, possible even during daylight hours at that elevation.
Re: SR-71 and Boeing
The air museum is independent of Boeing and have lots of cool stuff from many different manufacturers. They don't have an (intact) SR-71, but rather an M-12. Er, the M-12. And a Darkstar prototype!
And for you Brits there's a Harrier, in case you want to see a part of your own aviation history. (cough).
Re: Ah, encryption and hashing
The irony here is that apparently you may not know the difference between embolism and stroke or aneurysm. An embolus is a piece of material (clot, tumour, air, amneotic fluid, metal fragment, anything really) that travels somewhere in the body then gets stuck. Usually bad (clot to the lungs or brain or retina) but sometimes good (glue injected into a bleeding vessel, coil into a cerebral aneurysm). Not associated with high blood pressure.
I think you were looking for "stroke" (of the hemorrhagic variety) or maybe "blew an aneurysm".
Pure carbs 775 g at 4 Cal/g
Apples, carrots roughly 100 Cal each
Eggs 70 each
Onions 40 each
Tins of beans/lentils 225 Cal/cup, maybe 6 cups there
Oh dear, I count maybe 6000 Cal in total.
Re: Gary Ham
Strangely enough, I remember names better after I've had one or two of your icons!
Re: Lets clone it. @MrDamage
Let me know if you plan on pursuing this approach. I can provide you with a recipe for some nice curried lentils and beans.
Comment caused much chuckling , nearly made me slap thigh and ride the wa...
Re: Never seen that airlock before
Wrong search phrase. If you check the article you will realize the correct search is for "SHAX BUBBLER" not "shax airlock".
Which, uhmm, returns your comment above as the first result and also a query as to whether you meant to search for "SHARK BUBBLES" instead.
Missed the point
The article is written by a Brit on a British website commenting on the British populace being sold out by their elected leaders for a fraction of a fraction of the value of what is being sold.
Facebook/WhatsApp is the setup, the HSCIC scheme is the punchline.
Yes, they did just patent the ON/OFF button
"The location of the sensors may be placed at strategic locations."
"In one embodiment, a proximity sensor or touch sensor may be placed near a feedback indicator such as a sleep indicator. When a user approaches and/or touches, the sleep indicator or area around the sleep indicator, the electronic device may initiate a sleep or wake function. For example, if the electronic device is already in sleep, the user action may cause the computer to wake (or vice versa). "
Candy® Crush® Saga® by King®
Re: I just wish I could remove the ****ing Facebook app
What FB app? Not a part of vanilla Android.
Blame your manufacturer or your provider for that app, not Google.
Billion-dollar IP firm
But they can't get stuff to scan squarely, guess someone else holds the patent on that. The court filing including patent numbers is here:
Re: Hang on a minute...
No no no, this is not a patent for boring old predictive text, silly. This patent is for predictive character strings on a portable electronic device with a touchscreen, using gestures!
Totally not the same thing.
Re: Two patents by noon
Re: could be shrinking
Bumblebees are solitary. Honeybees are not. Bumblebees use size to gain an edge. Honeybees use numbers. One dead bumblebee is the end of the genetic line, equivalent to killing the Queen bee. One dead small worker bee is but a minor energy cost to the hive to replace. Solitary bees are very different from colony-forming ones.
Re: Nah, Andrew had it right
By definition an incline is neither horizontal nor vertical. And what if the jetpack is opposing the downward motion of the elephant? Otherwise, I agree with you 110%.
Nah, Andrew had it right
By definition, kleptomania is an uncontrollable urge to steal for reasons other than personal gain. So someone with a sweet tooth stealing from a sweets shop does not fit the definition.
Re: Note to travelers
Surgical masks are useless for this task. They only reduce droplet exposure. For particulate matter you need an N95 mask at a minimum (some of which look like surgical masks), and a P100 if you are dealing with truly nasty stuff (e.g. asbestos). P100 are full respirators, and ironically the cheap ones at Home Depot are made in China.
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.
With a seat right next to Apple
I take it you haven't heard about the "new" iPhone 5c?
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.
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