(yeah, I know that was the other rover).
1063 posts • joined 20 Feb 2010
(yeah, I know that was the other rover).
The terrorists want us scared and to an extent normal reporting of their activities helps that aim. The approach taken here of pointing out how little they're actually achieving and making them seem rediculous is the best way of avoiding giving them the sort of publicity they want without resorting to censorship of the news.
Don't give management ideas...
The main fridge freezer in the kitchen and a small one next to the computer in the spare bedroom with beer, coke, pork pies and other snacks in it. That second fridge is about quarter of a century old (dating back to when I was a student). Back when I originally acquired it I'd not yet even discovered JANET, never mind such fancy internet stuff as Telnet, FPT and Usenet. Somehow I don't think it has an internet connection...
Indeed, it's only 7mph off time-travel speed.
No. look at the picture it's blue and silver, not green.
It's completely unobtrusive and will last my entire life. It's called my central nervous system & brain. I get all sorts of feedback from whether I got a good nights sleep to how hard I'm having to work to do physical tasks to whether the ambient temperature is good etc. True it doesn't give me numbers to post to facebook for bragging purposes, but it does automatically translate feedback to a form I intuitively understand.
True, sometimes when it detects a serious problem I'm going to need to go and get expert active from a Dr about the details, but that is to be expected.
I'll believe there is a market for an expensive and blingy phone accessory.
But isn't much of that market going to want it to work with their expensive and blingy Vertu phone?
Perhaps their real problem with the game is that it encourages the raising of pigs for food and hence the eating of pork?
No, it's the efficiency of building automatic breeding and cooking machines that does that.
So if Cortana isn't a direct descendant of Bob, but does inherit some things does than mean that Bob's her Uncle?
The problem with putting the Windows task bar at the top (or left) of the screen is that most application which try to remember and restore their previous window position will drift by the size of the taskbar each time they are closed and re-opened. This obviously gets annoying when the title bar disapears off the top.
It is possible to write programs which remember correctly if you remember to account for it, but the obvious implementation will have this problem.
I suspect that making this problem less obvious would be part of the reason for it being at the botto by default.
Didn't rover search for files for a while?
1% of the users according to the graph Dinnerbone recently tweeted. Though the 5% that are OSX users would be a more significant factor.
I'm not so sure.
Writing it in something other than Java to start with may have been better. Converting it now might not work so well if people get bored because it freezes the feature-set for too long or breaks all the 3rd party mods.
I'd still need the car anyway, I'd not be able to do every journey by bike. So there would be no saving to make on those fixed once per year costs (I get it serviced at MOT time even though I wouldn't need it on millage alone), just fuel and saved millage.
Do you have some specific alternative in mind? Something in the bottom bracket? Part of a shaft drive? Or just a general wish for something better?
I ask because I think one of the reasons I've hardly ever ridden my bike is that it turns out I *hate* derailers, so if I was to buy an alternative my inclination would be towards hub gears - not that I've much experience of those either (my previous bike was a BMX as a kid), but vaguely recall them being much nicer from having a go on a mate's Grifter.
I'm not sure I'm too worried about punctures being a hassle, they would be anyway for me (fixing the last one involved whinging "Dad....!" about quarter of a century ago). Similarly changing rims - I can't think why I'd do that other than a crash bad enough to bend a wheel, in which case I've got bigger things to worry about than the labour cost of getting someone to rebuild the wheel.
600 is somewhat more realistic, at least thats less than my annual fuel bill for the car (I only fill the tank once a month)
Electric bike prices do seem rather high. The cost of one that's at all likely to be reliable seems closer to motorbike prices than pedal-bike prices (*), despite most of their parts being shared with pedal bike. Are batteries and motors really that expensive?
I'd quite like an electric bike to get to work on, but for the relatively short distance involved and these prices it makes more finacial sense to just carry on putting fuel in the car and forget about a bike.
* Yes I know some people spend this sort of money on pedal-bikes, but they tend to be enthisiasts wanting the lightest possible bike, whereas the electric bike seems more suited to the commuter who doesn't fancy arriving at work half-dead from strugling up hills.
Its the wierd units confusing them. To clarify things we're talking about a resolution of 2.1429 Linguine.
It looks the the Martian special forces took their mission to disarm our laser-tank a little too literally.
Perhaps someone will lend them a hand.
I'd not exactly call a TIE fighter sleek and shiny. Even less sleek for the TIE bomber.
2 Buttons? Luxury! First remote used had a single 'next channel' button.
..you mean Transport Control Protocol/ In Pipes?
I'm not sure he cares about the money. We're getting awesome stuff, which is surely of more real value than numbers on a bank balance.
So how's that going to work when the car is left at a garage for a service or is left in airport parking while going on holiday? I'd much rather leave behind a single-purpose piece of metal than a fancy watch I might want for something else.
Yes you can. Comes in jars. Obviously not 100% the same as freshly made (since they have to stabilise it so it lasts long enough to sell), but a much easier option when hung-over.
Can we leave them under the exhaust nozzles too?
Or better yet placed under the exhaust nozzles of the first stage.
As in "yellow, foamy, comes in cans" I assume, not the mashed potato stuff.
Don't want to end up with this:
Doh! I'd like a 16K screen then please - that'll sort it out :)
4320 is an integer multiple of each of 480, 720, 1080 and 2160. This makes an 8K screen the only one that you can use to display content created for all of the common lower resolutions (of the same aspect ratio) with pixel-perfect scaling.
Reducing the number of layers in the screen isn't just about device thickness. It's about reducing parallax differences between where the pen is and where the detecting layer registers it.
Also the bluetooth pairing is only for the onenote button. Its completely unrelated to the main pen technology.
...before everyone terms it of because of overuse by adverts,
No, no, no.
Boring admin type documents probably need to family.
Facebook however knows too much. That first needs to go to a close and trusted friend for sanitization. Someone who already knows everything because they were there when it happened.
Yes that does need addressing. Probably sensible to ensure that robot cars are tested to higher standards if we're going to ask more of them (and if we're not then why bother with them?). Perhaps program this into the controlling software: no recent safety check and it refuses to join the high speed road train.
With human driver who have to respond to each other then yes it is. With robot cars that can accelerate as one, brake as one and negotiate upcomming manouvers in advance then the best traffic flow comes from not wasting road space and only opening up a gap when it is needed to let another car join the group or let another group through at a junction. Saying robot cars should leave the same gaps as humans need for traffic flow reasons is like claiming a train would be better with more space between the carriages.
Of course the safe distance should get a lot lower for groups of autonomous cars. At motorway speeds recommended distances are more to do with reaction time than actual stopping distance. Since computers react faster than people that distance should come down, especially if the cars were in communication with each other and in a dedicated lane.
It sounds like human nervousness could limit this benefit though.
Productive as a passenger? Not for everyone. I don't get travel sick except under one condition: if I try to read or do other things that mostly involve not being able to spend most of the journey looking out of the window.
I'd really been hoping that self-driving cars could improve motorway congestion and travel times by having closely packed (determined by computer, not human, reaction times) groups of cars travelling at high speed (perhaps about 90mph?). Sounds like nervous passengers might break that idea :(
Similarly for the idea of getting more cars through green lights at junctions by having the entire queue start moving at the same time when the lights change, instead of the delay between each car that you get with human drivers.
This is a Dave Lister recipe. You really think anything except pre-sliced white bread is authentic?
Your Mom thought I was big enough.
Yours sincerely, Pluto.
In the range of radio frequencies we use for broadcast it isn't a huge background - the Earth actually outshines the sun in that range, so a should produce a nice big spike on any alien's spectrograph.
Put a "none of the above" option on the ballot paper. Many of those not voting will be not voting because they refuse to vote for someone they don't want.
All these worlds
are yours except
That said a proper investigation of Europa's ocean is one thing I'd definately like to see.
"a shape that angles up at one end, kind of like how some calculators angle up the display portion of the case. That fits well with the photo but I don't see why you would want that shape in a phone."
You mean like the HTC Hero? I seem to remember that doing reasonably well at the time.