13 posts • joined Saturday 16th January 2010 18:14 GMT
But it seems by the time the moderator allows the comments to be displayed, other comments may have appeared higher in the list. Bah.
You bugger ;)
Beaten me to it :)
Now granted I'm no NASA scientist, nor am I a robot building genius, so there may well be a reason behind this... but surely if a layer of dust coving the solar cells is such an issue, can a wiperblade/wiperbrush not be employed to give them a quick swish from time to time? Sure, they will use a tiny bit of power, but will they use less than the loss due to the dust? Can't see how they need to be especially heavy and/or complex. Or am I missing something?
Consider me un-awesomed
TBH, I would have been much more impressed with a decent iPhone app instead of the god-awful buggy, unstable, unintuitive POS that is currently available. About the only thing it is good for is synching profile photos to my contact list.
Why do people continue to whinge about 'rip off Britain'?
£2.99 extra? Boo hoo.
Show me a country other than Somalia perhaps that DOESN'T charge extrortionate duty and VAT of some description on goods or services from overseas.
Sounds useful to me!
That some women cannot take the pill due to medical issues etc, and that some couples might find this method useful as part of their (non) family planning.
Also, it hasn't been unknown for the odd and thankfully rare bunny boiler to 'forget' to take her pill in order to get pregnant to secure a relationship. So maybe there are some paranoid guys out there that would take it just for that!
Dazzle camo warships
I might be wrong, but I thought that the reason warships were painted with dazzle patterns was to disrupt the Uboat captains ability to detect it's bearing, by making it difficult to tell apart the bow and stern and their relative angles toward or away from him?
Agreed though, that ground vehicles would likely be too slow, and critically, would be likely following a known bearing, that of the road/track they are running on.
You can guarantee...
That if the gunner or his mate doesn't have to carry a spare barrel and/or spares kit now, he'll be given another belt instead ;)
Flash storage FTW
Broadly speaking, I would agree with the author. Yes, flash is more resilient than HDDs, but it would be foolish to duplicate data via your backup system of choice simply becausethe storage might be more resilient. Loss of the physical device is still the most likely total loss scenario I can imagine, although I would happily back up my data to a flash based twin drive RAID array anyday (just in case..)
Agree with the commentards
Yeah, not sure what the authors issue is and tbh. Well below the standard of journalism normally reserved for El Reg... that said...
Woz used to be someone interesting to hear about, but that stopped a long time ago...
No more Woz for me, thanks.
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