368 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
Re: night time
"given the conclusions of the research does this mean you are a burglar or a sex worker?"
Perhaps, a sex burglar.
The Scottie Scale
"The question would be whether it's a unit of work, effort, achievement or probability..."
typo in article
Airware was founded in May 2010 or 2011 (depending upon source, and not 2001 as stated in article) by Jonathan Downey, an electrical engineering and computer science graduate from MIT, and is based in San Francisco.
THIS is why I read The Register.
Well, that and BOFH... cheers!
As pointed out in the Bootnotes, that's just the gun itself and doesn't include the battery or ammo, either of which are several orders of magnitude heavier. And according to some sources, 35lbs (15.9kg) for the gun is significantly short of reality. With ammo weighing around 70lbs (31.75kg) per thousand belted rounds and the gun capable of anywhere from 2000-6000 rounds per minute, the all-up weight of this rig will be in the neighborhood of 500lbs (227.8kg) - most definitely a non-trivial load.
While I realize at launch altitude the low air density makes this a non-issue, as you descend through ever thicker air, a small fairing over the windward side of the radio antenna would make sense, would it not?
Re: Battery clip springs...
it would seem to me* that a simple solution would be to turn the pack round so that the spring is in the front. Then it would only compress on sudden DEcelleration. A few turns of electrician's tape to keep the batteries in the pack and that should do it, yes?
* I am not a boffin, nor do I have the requisite high altitude experience. Merely making an observation based upon available information presented herein.
"..captured at extreme ultravioleNt wavelengths..."
I REALLY need to get new glasses. And possibly relax more...
Re: death penalty fir 1st time offenders
"He's nothing but a low-down, double-dealing, backstabbing, larcenous perverted worm!
Hanging's too good for him.
BURNING's too good for him.
He should be torn into little bitsy pieces and buried alive!" - Hanover Fiste
Re: Better hide
sigh. One day... ONE DAY, I will learn to swallow that sip of coffee before reading article comments. In the meantime, I shall (yet again) retrieve an emergency substitute work shirt from the credenza.
well done that woman
<respectful applause> Bravo. Standing up for principles. </respectful applause>
the universe is the next generation of computer built by the pan-dimensional beings who, in our existence, resemble white mice.
Deep Thought provided the answer. Earth was commissioned to provide the question. When that came back in somewhat nonsensical form, The Universe was commissioned to explain the question in such way that the answer makes sense.
Re: I was thinking of another type of hologram
The sock is a lie!
Or was that cake? I always get those two mixed up. Perhaps I shall have a lie down...
harpooning a giant space duck
in space, no one can hear it squeak
Because annoying little turds:
a) can only wank so much before it begins to chafe and
b) lack the skill required to steal anything useful/profitable (which is just as well, eh?)
VERY well done on the intro and exit logo animation
that, for me, was the best part
Re: Gee thanks, Space.com
"I don't know why I bother with the interwebs."
Because all those cat videos are just so darned CUTE!
or, um..., so I hear.
Black is not practical in Texas
or for those of us who are a bit flaky. er, I mean dandruffy...
Something in a light or medium grey, perhaps.
pint glass (screened/imprinted rather than etched)
echoing others who have asked for a pint glass. I know you earlier mentioned that etching was frightfully expensive. However, the imprinting technique used on the coffee mug should also work on a pint glass. I have any number of imprinted beer glasses that are completely dishwasher safe and regularly used. I would dearly love to add one or more with the LOHAN and/or SPB logos.
Ideally, you could offer in three versions: LOHAN (US), LOHAN (EU), and SPB logo on one side with Vulture on the other. Several more choices would cover combinations thereof so as to avoid the aforementioned extra fees
Re: It can't be any worse than...
yes it can. Four words to strike dread* into the hearts of all:
Duke Nukem: The Movie.
* dread because while this COULD and SHOULD be a wonderfully amusing and irreverent action movie it will, in all likelihood, be even worse than Duke Nukem Forever - the game that shouldn't have been.
dafter comment thread than usual
I heartily approve. Well done one and all.
"VM herder Tintri tries on Red Hat"
but are they scruffy-looking?
Re: My suggestions so far
+1 for CAMELTOE
if you are going to roof-rack it
then go the rest of the way and put it in a big honking gimbal. That way you can also do a bit of out-of-tunnel wind testing of your control deflections, etc.
is useful recycling. Good job and beer all round.
"Curiosity II: Nuclear Boogaloo"
Because NASA shouldn't be allowed to miss such a naming opportunity.
the Hokey Cokey really IS what it's all about...
The BOFH and this. Friday is now complete. Cheers!
your plucky grit and determination are inspiring to all us meatbags.
link to source
many false leads but, I found this - which appears to be the source document. Kinda long at 108 pages.
or, if you prefer:
Re: An Old Favorite
or "Carpe Carp" (Sieze the fish)
or go full-on Firesign Theater
Non ut illum Pumilio, da da per forcipem
still more quasi-latin
Quid infernum, ne?
(Why the hell not?)
or Kakrafoon. Either one, to pay proper homage.
smashing idea, but...
This sprinkler system idea is brilliant and I will immediately begin working on such a system for my elderly mum. The hard part for me is to get the system to distinguish between cats and my small dog* who sometimes accompanies me over there. Any thoughts on how to accomplish that? In principle, I don't mind the dog getting wet. However, then I'd have to dry him off before I return home or he'd ruin the car upholstery.
*Schnauzer/Yorkie mix, so not much larger than your average house cat.
looking for signs of methane outgassing
My wife is pretty good at that. She walks into the room, sniffs, and then shoots a menacing glance at me.
something you probably already thought of...
...but I don't recall reading in the details thus far. It hadn't previously occurred to me but as JonW pointed out, "The air's very thin up there. Relative airspeed will be low, so large control deflections will be required to control the vehicle. The force needed to move the control surfaces will be correspondingly reduced."
Of course, as you descend through ever thicker air, the opposite becomes true. The servos are sufficiently beefy to handle the extra force required, but I am wondering about the deflection. Too little up high or too much down low and you've got a serious control problem. If your receiver can switch to servo half-rate on the fly, then perhaps program that to kick in at a certain altitude. Seems to me that would be the simplest way to deal with changing requirements during descent. If your current receiver can't switch servo rates in flight, then it should be simple and relatively inexpensive to replace the receiver.
If you've already thought of and/or resolved this, then I withdraw my suggestion and will return to admiring your progress from a safe drinking distance. In any case, smashing job thus far and best of luck.
what happened to "we have no Plan B"?
A couple months ago, in several videotaped interviews, Kanojia clearly stated that if the Supreme Court decision didn't go their way, they were essentially dead. "We have no 'Plan B'" is what he said. The only "next move" I can immediately think of is to become something of a cross between Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime's video service - but that would basically be a "me, too" operation so why bother?
I was rooting for Aereo (assuming that they weren't adding any content, just DVRing and retransmitting unaltered feeds) because the service was innovative. It forced broadcasters and content providers to keep on their toes to get/retain viewers and/or subscribers. For example, my cable provider recently began offering a Hulu-like service for their subscribers. I have been told that the Aereo situation has gotten them moving to add live TV to the streaming options. That's the real difference between Aereo and all the other streaming content providers - live events and "simulcast" of scheduled programming. Even though the decision went against Aereo, there is still a chance that consumers will benefit - albeit somewhat less so than if Aereo had won.
Sad? probably. Surprising? no.
IF Aereo were rebroadcasting "closed" content such as ESPN or other cable/satellite-only content, then I would agree that they were violating copyright. Likewise, if they were adding to or subtracting from the content in any way, that would infringe the copyright. However, if neither of those conditions took place, then I agree with Aereo's assertion that they were merely a cloud-based DVR service for freely available OTA signals.
My cable company pays the broadcast networks to retransmit their signals. However, included in that price is a space allowance for cable-company-generated commercial slots. Out of boredom one evening, I put a broadcast TV and a cable-connected TV side by side on the same channel and watched for a few hours. Everything was identical except for four 30-second commercial slots where the broadcast TV showed an ad for some local business but the cable TV showed an ad for some different service offering from the cable company. Because they have that ability, I agree that they should pay to retransmit OTA broadcast stations - they are adding their own content to the signal. If Aereo were to do that then they, too, should have to pay. If they did not do that, they should be able to stream the content using their stated model.
I think the Supremes missed a great opportunity to clearly define emerging and evolving tech. However, given the average age and technological knowledge of the Court, I think this decision would have come down the same way even without all the lobbying from ABC, FOX, et.al.
good thing then that the SPB isn't located in the US
or the LOHAN project might have to be binned!
Narrator: "...known to his friends as Very Little Anything At All John. But in good faith his name is, verily, Little John."
Penfold: [indignation] "It is NOT! Verily's a GIRL'S name" [/indignation]
best. episode. ever.
DM: "Well, my guess is the varactor tripler has gone astable with the earth-loop emitter strap on the announcer's microphone." Almost peed my pants laughing at that one.
When I have sufficient time for "proper" gaming, I fire up the PC or console.
However, tablet/phone games do have their place. When I've only a short time available for playing or am away from the PC/console, I pull out the tablet and use a number of different "free-to-play-BUT..." apps. When I inevitably run into a spot that I can't get past without additional purchase, I switch to a different app. I have, to date, never purchased in-app add-ons to a mobile game.
I HAVE, on occasion, liked a few enough to buy outright - the app itself, NOT add-ons. When a developer crafts something I deem worthy of hard-earned cash, he/she/they should be appropriately compensated. Anything less makes me just another freetard and that simply won't do.
You guys are having FAR too much fun.
And, yes, bring back Cash-n-Carrion with all manner of PARIS, LOHAN, SPB, BOFH, and other acronymic delight.
Re: Don't get it?
"If G Lucas couldn't make a decent one after Empire, then why bother making any more?"
For the same reasons we have "new" versions of Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Star Trek, Godzilla, Robocop, etc, ad nauseum - because so very few movie makers have the testicular fortitude to do original material. So much easier/safer to take an existing story/character set and "reimagine" it. And then they wonder why so many of us no longer wish to shell out hard-earned cash for their (frequently shit) remakes. After not having been to a cinema for several years, I took a chance on JJ Abrams second outing with Star Trek. Once I realized it was a bad rehash of Wrath of Khan, I walked out. And sometimes, as you and others point out, it's even a bad idea for the originator to do more material in the same universe.
If producers and studios want to continue churning out crap remake/sequel after crap remake/sequel, that's their business. Just don't expect me to pay for or even be interested in watching it. There are far too many great and original stories remaining to be done.
/cranky old bastard
With apologies to Ray Parker, Jr.
"When there's something strange in your closing tag, who you gonna call?"
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