804 posts • joined 18 Feb 2010
The article also forgot to mention that the Chillblast has the option to have no OS, saving £41.66.
If I chose to do that I could up the memory to 16GB for only £58 more than the original price. How well it runs Ubuntu would good to know as well.
Re: Still using the term "Fanbois"..... really?
In 1902 a company called Fanbois & Sons started to sell gold plated mop-buckets. These differed from the usual oval design in that they where rectangular with rounded corners. Another innovation was that instead of the standard universally interchangeable mop-head they used a propriety threaded mop-head. It was an immediate success, those who bought Fanbois had to keep buying their mop-heads from them.
Everybody else just kept using their standard mops and the others became jokingly referred to as Fanbois.
Just thought I'd give you the background.
Low lying fog
tl;dr Azure can't be seen when there's a break in the clouds.
In my experience* New Yorkers are so dumb they couldn't tie their own laces. When their apartment catches fire they will run up to one of these booths and start yelling at it, "Fire! Fire! Fire!" whilst waving their hands around in a suspicious manner. Then someone will shoot them**.
*Two tours of Europe with NYC musicians.
**Another Darwin award!
Reindeer flavoured stock cubes. For all your festive stews. Yum!
(Pedant disclaimer: Cubes because they come stacked in packs of three)
Were the boffins using this simulator or did they fool children into thinking that it was just a game?
Yes I know it is a radio telescope but let me use an optical one as an example to clarify my question.
With a small telescope I could see the whole of the moon and record an image of it.
With a big telescope I would see only small amounts of the moon but by moving it I could stitch together a picture of the whole thing.
So is the image of the planetary disc in the article recorded in one go or made up lots of small images?
I completely fail to understand how they get this image. Is it composed pixel-like by scanning tiny areas of the planetary disk. Considering the distance I don't know how you could aim with such accuracy.
But have a beer and consider me amazed.
The iPlayer test
Rather than talk about speeds why not use the ability to watch the BBC's iPlayer as a standard. In my house this is just about possible, most of the time.
Also why do the iPlayer devs think that everyone has a fast connection? There is no option to watch a programme in a smaller window. I would even prefer to watch a show in black and white rather than not at all.
In Scotland a new build house has to be pressure tested to ascertain if it is too leaky. You have to pay the Council £500 for this test. My neighbour's was found to be too airtight even though it has trickle vents on the windows and extractors fans in the kitchen and both bathrooms. So to get the house certified he has now got to replace the bathroom fans with continuously running fans.They cost £98 each! (They run continuously at 6 l/s and then increase to 15 l/s when the light is switched on)
So all the warm air from the air-source heat pump and underfloor heating will now be sucked out and wasted.
Don't they realise that people will just open the window if it feels stuffy?
Why bother specifying a massive amount of insulation in the walls etc. What a waste of energy!
The simple remedy to your problem is to give away your TV. I did it years ago when the adverts became too annoying. The top two culprits were for cars and shampoo.
Car adverts usually say, "This amazing family car can go really fast so you can wipe-out your entire family".
Shampoo ads., "This 5 cent product has <made-up_chemical_name> in it and is yours for 5 dollars".
Then just run AdBlockPlus in your browser and you're good to go :)
I took pictures of a neighbours house across the bay by attaching my Pentax SLR film camera to a 10 inch aperture reflecting telescope. Being by default F5, I got good results at 1/250 sec. I scanned the negs. and stitched two shots together to create a pleasing image of their property. I framed it and gave it to them as a present. One of them (the woman) said "Oh! you could have done that with a helicopter".
I replied, "But I don't have a ****ing helicopter!"
A classic facepalm moment.
Maybe things have changed but my memory of intercom type door locks was that they could be opened with a hefty kick to the door. The weak part was the attachment to the door frame.
Only this titanium stein can contain the awesome power of Helium-3 beer!
Re: Granny friendly?
Dear Mrs. Elderly Relative, you have won a cruise in the Caribbean! Just send us your bank details so that we can sort out the administration fee.
Yours truly, Bertrum Shoppingcart
>>NO ONE close to me no smokes,
You shot all your friends?
Where can I buy a decent answering machine that records to SD card?
That would be the easiest way to transfer the recording for editing.
Most devices seem to just have a memo function that stops after three minutes.
Bad mapspace reception?
They're building it wrong!
That last person who said that to me got pulled to the floor and hammered. Blood was spilled. but it was not mine. Emma, go sue those sad bastards!
Is this going to be a fair and honest appraisal of a user's health or just flattery?
User: Siri, is my ass fat?
Siri: (does quick calculation....Height = 5ft, Width = 4 ft.) Oh no, you have the fairest ass in the land.
Mines the one with no candy in the pocket.
Re: I'd gladly pay for the BBC...
When they recently repeated the "I Claudius" series I missed quite a few of them, When I tried to buy a box set of DVDs from the BBC they were not available.
Do I have to search for a torrent?
> and no sensible replacement for Outlook
You must be joking! When I last had the misfortune to use Outlook I regularly clicked the "Archive" button but when I needed to restore some emails found that it had archived nothing. POS
Re: What's the point?
How to speak australians. A course for Indian citizens wishing to migrate. Very much NSFW!
Re: Robots hive mind for the win.
>IE alien robots
They won't last long if they're running Windows, even the aliens in Independence Day got a virus and they ran Zghortsnix 9000
If I set up a camera and a dove flew down, pressing the shutter at the exact moment that Tony Blair was struck by lightning, I would gladly forsake the copyright.
Now I can has solar powered jetpack.
Disaster in Essex, many dead.
The only person saved was the one wearing a woolly jumper, all the lycra and shell suited people were left to die.
How about a BT parody portal?
I might be able to get revenge for all these "A special BT offer just for you" letters that the bastards keep sending me.
BTW. Dear BT, I don't watch sport, I don't have a TV and I do remember Phorm.
My father taught me to never swerve for dogs because doing so you are likely to kill yourself or someone else in another vehicle.
A tourist here recently swerved for a rabbit and put his whole family in hospital.
P.S. The only dog that I've hit survived the impact.
Paris wouldn't swerve for a dog ----------->
So I can go to a foreign city, walk into a bar and find all the
characters, loonies folk from my local bar are already there.
Maybe I'm missing something :(
I've been forgotten
He should hire Max Mosely as his internet spokesman.
Oh wait! No one can find his email address* anymore.
*apart from the NSA obviously :)
Re: So GCHQ is breaking the law
>is one to assume that be condonation
It be the nation of condos
Co-op, I'm looking at you.
I wanted to open a co-op account for my elderly mother but she did not appear on any database as she had been a housewife since her marriage. All the utility bills had been in my father's name. They wanted all sorts of original documents before proceeding. Later I asked for the documents back and was told "We don't know where they are". Most likely they are in a landfill somewhere just waiting for an identity thief to find them.
Why is it that the big name brands put a "Sell by" date of ten years into the future?
I don't know the internal resistance of these batteries but that does seem a bit optimistic.
Any battery boffins out there?
A pal just bought a second hand iphone for £100, saying lamely "because they were £300 new". It was three years old.
The truth is that the phone is obsolete, a brand new £100 Android does more and has a bigger screen.
I don't care if my Moto G has no re-sale value because was not expensive to start with. I'll just go and spend another £100 in a couple of years time and give the old one away.
Stone me to my soul...
It's just like a jelly roll....
Or something like that!
Re: Don't do it like that @Tiny iota
It was more to do with the owner of the Iphone who is a bit of a knob-head. Plus that fact that he's on Vodaphone.
Don't do it like that
Both my local pubs have zero phone signal. I've been winding-up the Voda users by making calls over wifi with O2's TuGo app. I especially like it when someone’s expensive iThing is out-done by my cheapo Moto G.
The TuGo app is buggy but hopefully will improve.
P.S. Yes I know that I'm an ********
>It is Windows XP,
is it any version of Windows?
Just say no
This company upgraded.....to Ubuntu!
I like the last sentence:
As Sang-Hoon Kim, President and CEO of Bukwang Pharmaceutical, explained: “At first, we just wanted to save money. But we never expected the free publicity that would result, nor did we expect to launch a profitable new business. For all our success so far, however, it still feels like we are at the beginning of our open source journey.”
High speed insanity
If you were to eavesdrop in my local using the favourite snack (pork scratchings) you'd go mad.
I never did understand why any Windows program could write a whole load of crap into the registry.
Remember those AOL CDs that came in the post every week? If you were daft enough to install one a search of the registry revealed AOL in a zillion places, even after uninstalling it!
I got annoyed with the inevitable slow-down of my PC and moved to Linux after XP.
As mentioned above, MS's collusion with Hollywood and DRM was their downfall. I want to be the admin of my own machine.
Hogwarts magic spell
Does GCHQ have a motto? If not, then I suggest; Imperium C Imperium V
Somebody can probably better, my brain has only had one cup of tea so far.
Temporarily allow all this page
MS's own site won't render at all in Firefox 31.0 so I don't see their plan working very well.
That was my first car, it had eight seats FFS. Looked like a slug!
It annoys me that they want to look for past life instead of existing organisms. It's a well known fact that all sorts of life forms hide under rocks. Flip over a suitable rock, scoop up some dirt and place it into some water*. gently heat and perhaps add some sugar. Surely something will grow.
OK I only did "O" level physics and biology but I cannot be far wrong.
*In a sealed container to stop it sublimating away.
Re: why are they bothered?
>While I do enjoy the comment (and have used a similar line myself) this really is a bit more serious. It's not >just about spying on Senators but about removing information the Senators are using to investigate CIA >activities. And then lying to them about it.
This post will "self destruct" in 10 seconds!
Picture this, a spacious newly built double garage with a superbly smooth screeded floor. There are two steps up into the house and the garage is totally empty. In theory any item dropped would be easily found in seconds. But wait, there is one brick missing where some pipes go under the house.
From the top of the step ladder I watch as the screw I drop hits the bottom step, goes horizontal and vanishes forever through the only possible exit.
I think that light fitting still only has one screw holding it up :(
You must be joking
"and plans to spend £75m building a new digital-TV multiplex full of Scottish content."
We already get Gaelic TV although no-one here speaks it.
BBC Radio Scotland is full of tossers who blether on about uninteresting crap.
All the TV heads that I know just watch Sky so I can see this to be a total waste of money.
As for the internet, I'm with Scotnet who's service is exemplary although it rides on BT wholesale. No blocked sites so far. Up here in the Northern Isles I get a 8128 kbps connection but the nearest towns over the water are supposed to getting 80 Mbps soon. I doubt that will ever reach here.
If Scotland goes independent then Orkney and Shetland will too. Slap a 200 mile claim to the surrounding sea and all the oil that President For Life Salmond has promised the Scots. Then you may see the Scottish army invading us poor defenceless islanders*. Having said that we could just buy an army with all that oil money :)
*Shortly after the re-naming of the Salmond Airport, Salmond Road Bridge and Salmond University etc.
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