470 posts • joined Thursday 29th April 2010 08:18 GMT
"suffix du jour"
Never mind stanene I like "suffix du jour". Quick get onto the Oxford English Dictionary
Why is it?
Why is it that it is always El Reg that gets the tasty bits?
Re: Compensating for something?
I remember some years ago an architect I worked with designed a 12000m2 office with pitched roofs shaped like tits and in the center court a conference suite shaped like bollocks and penis.
He was not amused when I told him that I thought he had some form of fetish.
Seems all architects are the same.
If you want to keep living like this than the only way is nuclear.
As they used to say "there aint no such thing as a free lunch".
Otherwise it is back to the cave or a good old bout of genocide to fix it.
Re: That slight "ding" in the door
And if the "ding" ruptures the cell the word would be BANG.
At lest is was the last time I got an electrical short.
But he looked pretty healthy when he was kite surfing off Hayling Island in the record kite surfing attempt few weeks ago. That's Hayling Island UK not anywhere else.
When he said health reasons that probably "health of my bank account" reasons. Sill if you can do it why not?
Re: Just maybe
You might support anti-fracking if you could believe it was based on cogent argument not NIMBY.
Wow. What a lot of hot air this generated.
I was thinking about this subject this morning and it is no surprise I came to the conclusion "the only way is nuclear".
Other sources have some use but PV is limited in capacity, and weather supported ie wave and wind are unreliable with highly testing technology.
Do not ever think that tidal power is renewable, it is not. The earth rotates and generates tides. When the ride rises it takes energy from the earth and when it fall the tide pushes the energy back. If we take energy from the tide it is not returned to the earth and THE EARTH WILL SLOW DOWN. OK, so the earth is slowing anyway but do we need to make it worse?
Thorium = Brilliant
Re: Dumb, really?
Sorry this is too hard to resist:
You mean that 15% of the US population is too old, dumb or poor. Hum, only 15% eh?
Re: What BT are really doing
Well what BT might also be doing is breaching the Data Protection Act. Your data, the fact that you are a late payer, is being distributed to anyone on the same router plus anyone who can see the screen.
It this legal. I think not.
Re: Happy days
I loved Myst and all the following games in the series (yes all) but Uru was a game too far. If you thought Myst was cryptic, ha, easy compared to Uru the obscure. I had to go to cheat mode to even get in and as for the purpose for the end game. Wow!
Re: 3 million times
There is always a question of what century NASA is in; they are supposed to be using SI units but here we see (Dr) Fahrenheit again.
Re: Is MD53
Alternatively 3.55 exp33.
Philips are soooo smart.
Breakeven is 7.4m passengers a year. Lets see now at 24 people per pod that's 30800 trips per year or 35 per minute and they are going every 30 seconds so you actually need 13 tubes. Did someone drop an order of magnitude somewhere?
I hope he is better with SpaceX; it could be whats wrong with Tesla. And it probably accounts for my PayPal bill.
Re: A pipeline?
Whats in a pipeline?
"where snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night would stay these capsules from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"
Fit for Shakespeare.
Re: New iPhone?
The Jesus phone now comes complete with the fingerprint of the dead hand of Jobs.
And that is considering conventional compression. If the compression was to a power series the message could be quite short, certainly no longer than this comment, and it could also be transmitted by quantum entangled photons. So the message transmission is not the issue, it is the coding and decoding that would take the time, but it would never be as long as the student calculate.
Droidenfreude? I should have thought Schadenfreude was more appropriate. Anyway I really enjoy the thought of Microsoft getting bitten by someone else.
Now who can take a bite out of Apple? Perhaps Dr Who could help.
To me the TV version of the "Pit" was superior to the film which lost out particularly because it was over lit and the colour production removed the malevolent air of the piece. It was a fabulous creation of the time and I do not think that any recreation could scare the audience half as well as the original.
Re: Once you get to top speed
The answer to that is: SLOWLY.
I am still wondering how they get to 200,000km/h with a jet only doing 90,000km/h. Superman might be involved.
Aaargh! Now you tell me!
Last night I looked up and thought "My word the moon looks big tonight". Just to think I could have been in the cellar cr*pp*ng my pants If I had known.
Happy daze. Must get some more Tramadol.
Re: They Understand Their Market
And. They can go on a virtual drive to their virtual golf courses to do virtual business.
Cat out of bag?
It is not as if this news is not expected. Any self respecting terrorist (is that an oxymoron) would know that there are listeners so that if you use a communication channel the conversation has to be protected. You just need to be sufficiently oblique to be unintelligible to automatic searches.
I remember a train journey where to preserve state secrets our discussions was littered with biblical references: "when Moses came down the mountain" = "when the boss came to the office", sort of thing. We received some strange looks when we got off the train. Thought we were Mormons.
Yeh! Gyros are good. I met them in Germany from an expat Cypriot running a takeaway. Magic. Fresh pitta: make them yourself: see Paul Hollywood.
Anyway all of this is a million miles from the ultimate cheesie:
Bread: thick cut wholemeal toasted crisp.
Cheese: cover with Stilton crumbled over (must be Stilton nothing else will do).
Melt under a very hot grill.
You can if you like add sliced tomato and basil and/ or chilli flakes (the chillies must be British to).
Re: Lucas Electric Vehicles,1980s called, your sodium-sulphur battery experience is needed
Sulphur dioxide, if I remember my chemistry is not so much toxic i.e. poisonous but as it dissolves in water (rather badly as I recall) to form sulphurous and sulphuric acid it is an extreme irritant and not good for your health.
Re: Lucas Electric Vehicles,1980s called, your sodium-sulphur battery experience is needed
Put out a sodium sulphur fire!! I mean you are not going to put water on it are you?
The same sort of issue was at the back of my mind when I read the words lithium sulphur. All I could hear was the word BANG. Just mix a bit of carbon and ammonium nitrate in there and you will have a fine battery.
That is the problem with high energy density batteries: they are quite close to being a bomb.
I should have thought this was relativly simple
Google and other search engines crawl the web and they know what the content is. All they have to do is to point the enforcement agencies to the location of the filth for action to be taken and then to ensure that anyone searching for these site cannot find them using the search engine.
Job not done but 90% is better than we have at the moment.
On the other hand...
,,Amazon are proposing to become a publisher. Will that alter their stance?
Re: Vint says:-
Why blame anyone except yourselves?
Look, we have exactly the same problem understanding ancient English, even Shakespeare is a foreign country to most people.
Just do a save as plain text and sod the formatting.
Re: Gesture me THIS
Does anyone see the elephant in the room. If this actually works and at a distance you will be able to probe what the people next door are doing! And so on.
My God. What happened to privacy?
Just how dangerous is this technology?
Being serious now: Ewan McGreggor
I don't think he would be interested and he is too good; but with his balance of humor and intensity, hell I should like to see him do it.
Oooh No. He is just to stupid. Anyway he is older than me, so that's another reason.
Re: Beppe Grillo
You don't believe that it would get rid of him for even a short while, do you?
Guaranteed to get it wrong.
Com'on you know you love him.
Water water everywhere but ne'r a drop to drink.
I seems a bit obvious but water in Germany is not like the UK. Nor is the brewing industry. Aside from the big boys every town has it's own brewery or two and there are many pub brewers (this long before the advent of micro-breweries in the UK).
Sorry. The water. The flat part of Germany and most of Holland is on a sand bed. In many places water is taken from this top layer of sand and this is why you will find "Wassershutsgebeit" (water protection area) all over the place. There are severe penalties for spilling polluting materials in these zones. In places the sand lays over brown coal and carbon dioxide from the slow oxidation of this dissolves in the water making it acidic. This in turn dissolves other minerals into the water; so bad in places it will eat though copper pipe. In general the water quality is poor and tastes so bad that most people drink bottled water.
However fracking takes place at great depth so I do not see how fracking chemicals could get into the normal water supplies taken from shallow wells. There might be very small quantities of methane but in comparison to what is already in the water is this a problem?
There might be more of a problem with deeper wells but is this realistic. Wells are cut into porous deposits which will pass water. Shale is compressed clay (or the other way round?) and aside from any cracking in it does not easily pass water.; it is not the natural place you would put a water well. If the fracking increases the porosity of the shale does this matter? There should be no wells in the vicinity so I think the answer is no.
The question is whether there a problem with fracking, whilst there might be some local issues (there are always exceptions) there should be sufficient distance between the fracking and the water wells to safeguard supplies. The rest is hysteria.
Sorry for being serious for once.
Re: Learn to reprezzent, yo!
Yeh! Yeh! But! I see they mention local clouds of alcohol and water. So there must be a party going on somewhere. I thought it was nice and quiet here but we have just been told that the hoodlums and drunks are round the corner and coming our way.
Now where are my dark glasses.
Re: Collateral Damage
We already have "war without end" undertaken by human(oid) bots. The killing is indiscriminate and collateral damage is intentional as a means to cause terror. The only difference between this and autonomous mechanical killing machines is who's hand is on the trigger. We call ourselves civilized and there is no doubt we should stop remote attacks, but how can we with a knife at our throats?
Comparing these stones to earth material I would comment that the degree of rounding indicated many tens of thousands of impacts such as might be encountered on a shoreline with wave action. I don't think a trip down a short steam would be enough. Of course the water could be aggressive; on the other hand one has to consider that Martian gravity is a lot less than earth and the wear rate would correspond.
AMD need to take care, they could finish up with an ultra religious faction somewhere in there. Homeland Security will be watching.
Never mind shutting down the network. I just want my meter to run backwards.
Tidal forces are not generated by the moon, or the sun come to that, but by the Earth. If the earth did not rotate there would be no tide.
The idea of taking energy from the tide is to take energy from the earth's rotation. Let me ask you do you fancy living on Earth with a 30hr day or even longer? It would be baking the day and freezing at night no matter where you tried to live.
Tidal power is total crap and never never ever renewable.
Re: Gap in the market..
That's so esoteric. You must be getting it right. No joke!
Re: Nordic spruce
Isn't it good Norwegian Wood?
Also "the second Criegee intermediate: namely CH3CHOO". Hum, can you see it? Looks like choo-choo to me.
Perhaps there is a wood fired steam engine behind all this
"In just a few tens of millions of years, the gas will be used up" . I cannot understand why journos don't get that 6bn light years away is 6bn years ago. The words "has been used up" and WFT is going on now come to mind.
Re: Awesome pictures
The guy who designed the muon equipment must have had a bad night after watching "Event Horizon".