447 posts • joined 1 Apr 2010
Some pirates back then were (and are now) wenches.
Re: No caps menus
.WHO .WOULD .WANT .AN .ALL .CAPS .MENU?
Re: Not just people
even traffic lights
At least you don't have a bathtub in reception.
Re: So it's OK to copy a series of photographs...
No, just 'quote' every other pixel. Or compress slightly more
I'll have a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range
Re: Robot interviews
No, they are referred to as 'droids'
Re: "Joan Clarke was rather plain,"
Make up your own mind about Keira:
Most of them are like the Vasa, which sailed 1300m on her maiden voyage and sank.
They don't even have the dignity of getting as far as the Titanic
Icon - most government 'flagships'
cavemen in SPAAAAACE
So back to our troglodyte origins?
Seriously it does seen a good idea to stay in a cave as long as it is safe (see icon)
surely it is all over by now.
Elvis abiit ad aedificationem
icon - its a cloak
Re: Well there is flaw right there....
Yes, but what about using one-way screws? They are common enough around here and, as long as they are counter sunk and used with some Locktite or similar adhesive, are truly hard to remove. You are reduced to drilling them out. That might get the attention of security staff
No, I can only smell the "powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity" (to quote Tennessee Williams)
The moment governments shout 'Terrorist' or 'Paedo' I smell bullshit.
Re: But in the past mechanical Typewriters divulged their secrets to the spys
Yes, better stick to clay tablets or roman tabula rasa (waxed board).
Erase the first with a hammer and the second with heat
obvious name for a SU crossover
"malicious Java applet"
My experience is that most of them are malicious
The one with the funny symbols?
I haven't seen anyone use APL in decades; surely a scripting language with vector algebra (maybe python with Numpy or similar) would be easier
Anyone out there: Do you use APL
What about the AIR quality
My main problem with flights is the recycled air that everyone has coughed and sneezed in; I have known colleagues who had to sit around a guy with the flu for 8hrs and then (guess what!) they all contracted it.
My wife occasionally blacks out on long haul flights with the low oxygen levels (or maybe it is aerotoxic syndrome).
"top-secret Ryanair flight from Stansted to a five-year waterboarding holiday at Guantanamo"
Which is the cruel and unusual punishment - the Ryanair flight of stay it Gitmo?
Merchant of Venice
'Shylock, we would have moneys"
- very aptly named
plural should be Linuces (like 'dux') or 'Linuxes'
Memo to self
Must avoid Nyan Cat videos... at least on Mplayer2
Azure is a bona-fide word for blue and it has a hard 'z' as in adze. If they wanted the soft sound the should have put an 's' or two.
It is close to #007FFF
Compression heats gas up BUT after it has been compressed the higher density gas can cool off much faster (because the radiation mechanisms are more efficient) so the net effect is to cool it.
"We never meant to upset you."
I had the impression that this was exactly what they were trying to do
I like the email address. It suggests a good place for journalists to work
'hiding themselves' - a bit rich from an Anonymous Coward
That is a noun!
Mark Cuban must have a lot of trouble getting paid then
Re: Silly question...
Both are affected by gravity but
- neutrinos hardly interact and go 'straight out'
-light will interact with any matter in and around the supernova and will take some time to get out. How long depends on a lot of detailed understanding that we might not have got right.
for example photon diffusion time (getting absorbed, re-emitted in random walk style ) from the sun's core to its surface is estimated to be about 170,000 years, despite its radius being about 2.3 light seconds.
Re: Mogpiss Monday Blues
But the elephant would have more problems getting over the garden wall!
The only person who comes out of this with any personal dignity and self respect is Ms Fisher
Mark comes out as a complete Hurd
So Quattro Pro was just a gateway drug, now you are hooked on the hard stuff
excel as a database
Just say No.
Maybe that should be "Just say Nooooooo!"
If you want to take statistics on your database you can use a statistics package like Sofa - which connects to databases.
Re: Dear [NAME], Look the Self-time, http://goo.gl/
Not only click the link, but download and install
Look the Self-time
What the hell does that mean?
Re: Has to be said..
Re: Light sprinkle of sanity
rotten cake = 'bolo podre' = tapioca pudding ??
I have never heard of it with icing.
What about Prof Hawking? Will his account get emptied?
Voice recognition (as opposed to speech) is really hard -particularly down a crappy noisy narrowband phone line with background noises. Sometimes I struggle to recognise close relatives on the phone.
How it would recognise one speech synthesizer from another I cannot see.
strong general relativistic effects for quantum cloning
Just waiting to hear that the NSA is building a black hole to decrypt everything
- what could possibly go wrong?
Re: The Naor and Reingold
I thought that Reingold was assisted by Niebelungen
Icon -closest I could get to a dwarf was a troll
I really like your FOAD button for facebook -so will you be my friend?
Re: Oh, THAT kind of pond scum.
Hmm. I think we really ought to test your ground-up politicians idea
Still sounds to me what you would do to cattle after rustling them - with a red hot iron in a fire...
(memories of old cowboy films)
Hmm sounds like what should be done with people suggesting it!
-icon: get that fire going.
the personal accommodations and amenities you can't find at commercial airports
I would like the 'accommodations and amenities' that Mr Snowden would find at the end of his flight
add -ly also is very valuable in Scrabble
To quote that wise sage Harry Nilsson
Duit On Mon Dei
We all know how well the Marxian bit worked for economies
Re: Athlon XP 2400 PC
Would probably work fine as a firewall or file server for the house
@I ain't Spartacus
well the Dark Matter should be about 75% of the mass of the universe.
I suspect that the rest is floppy drives and reel-to-reel tape decks
- +Analysis Microsoft: We're making ONE TRUE WINDOWS to rule us all
- Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'
- Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES July 24
- Pics It's Google HQ - the British one: Reg man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices
- White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!