210 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
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). "
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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.
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?
Thought you Brits had already solved this design problem
Just need to include a live chicken.
And clearly I'm not from the civil service.
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..."
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