Re: UV blue
well what does "violet blue" mean then? Isn't violet purple?
6086 posts • joined 28 May 2010
well what does "violet blue" mean then? Isn't violet purple?
Is that just marketing for blue, like how Apple have "space gray" or does it actually act as a uv light source?
So they're saying they're country is so terrible, being forced to live there is a punishment?
One feels some of the reporters would feel more at home in the comments section :)
Will you then phone up your friend using a hard-wired pulse-based rotary dial telephone?
If there was radiation coming out of them, they wouldn't be classes as "totally safe", surely? The radiation is caught when knocking photons out of stuff.
So what? When you're designing a product you don't ask "are there people who won't want it" you ask "are there people who will". It's pretty damn obvious lots of people DO want to see/respond to notifications immediately or at least have the option to.
Getting your phone out when it's raining or you're carrying your shopping or cycling or you're in a meeting or on a date or ... is not ideal.
If you're using a diamond cutting disk in a way your wristwatch is at risk, it's not the watch I'd be most worried about!!
I'm fairly sure that's not a hard problem to solve in engineering terms?
It's a pretty interesting idea actually. 3D printing as a service, essentially - means you can get access to a far more capable printer than you could (sensibly) afford.
There's prior art for catering trucks.
Yes but the tool for typesetting your novel is not a word-processor. Surely the publisher should do that - obviously the author would indicate the intent in his version.
I'm no great lover of Word - some things regarding formatting are awful - but I'm pretty confused what makes it so bad an author would dump it, unless they're doing something avant-garde with formatting.
We have 1000+ page technical documents, 10 years old with hundreds (thousands?) of revisions going back to Word 97 (or earlier) and hundreds of images and tables and what-not. And they work fine.
For writing a book, I would have thought any modern WP is just fine.
Smoke is absolutely full of very harmful chemicals. This belief that "natural chemicals" are better than carefully processed, scientifically controlled, chemicals, is asinine. It's purely an extension of "the old ways are better". I hope you go to pick up your non-commercial, chemical-free bacon on your horse, wearing clothes you made yourself.
And commercial bacon is rubbish - you want the communist kind farmers raised for the common good.
But no, wait - I'm not advocating vegetarianism or other perversions.
I recently found a cafe near Glasgow doing a wonderful take on Eggs Benedict, using black pudding. It works amazingly well with decent BP because runny-yolked egg is a perfect complement to blood-soaked oats.
Well worth a try - and if you miss the bacon that much stick it in a sarnie and eat both!
A government prepared to commit to long-term projects!
It's OK, the aliens will create a biological weapon which removes our sense of smell and it will be decades before they realise that neither a sense of smell (or for that matter sight) is critical to life.
Presumably the author of this statement didn't want to alert the aliens to our sense of hearing, so we'll probably hear them coming when they don't try to be quiet.
Wow, that Ubuntu Phone project has them so scared they're trying to copy it.
There was a crime. Just because in this country it wouldn't be a crime, and you don't personally consider he did anything wrong, doesn't change that.
It's barbaric but legal. In fact it's barbaric that it IS legal.
Half the 'great names' of history, earlier than a certain point, would be considered perverts, racists or paedophiles today. It's not really relevant to the discussion anyway.
It sounds to me like you're just really bitter that even hipsters are cooler than you. Either that or you just term anyone you don't like as a "hipster".
This is nothing to do with hipsters.
If they're still working on it, they probably don't know themselves yet.
At least English sliced white bread is actually bread, unlike trying to buy a sliced loaf in US/Europe where it typically has a shelf life of about 4 weeks.
This is no place for elitist snobs.
Do we really have to have a flame war over hot sauce?
They hitch a ride on the camels.
The fence they built for rabbits worked so well, I can see why they'd repeat the strategy.
While I like Java, coming from a C++ background I have to say C# is just nicer IMO. On the other hand, the standard libs and de-facto standard Apache Commons are better for Java. So it's a bit of a toss-up really. Either way, C# as a language is very good indeed.
I'm amazed nobody made a joke about this yet.
That would rely on El Reg having someone who can understand this stuff :)
Actually I'm surprised trucks aren't an area they're exploring more directly. It seems like a specific scenario especially well suited to automation, with pre-planned routes predominantly on 'easy' roads.
A bit like the Stephen King novel "Christine"?
And that should've been "a FARE while", surely :)
Why not? If it tastes nice, it's good.
And I used to run Windows on a system with far less than that - so what?
Why is 100MBit useless? For most desktop duties that's just fine and as a thin-client, it's total overkill.
They're making it available, not forcing you to use it.
...so I may have missed something important, but what's so impressive about a car being able to drive slowly on snow?
Personally I love being able to multitask when the modal start-menu is on-screen in W7. Hang on, I can't. Maybe the other 95% of the screen could serve some purpose when looking for apps...
5 atmospheres would let you do more than that.
And that kind of trite, cliched, biased, ignorant response is why people like Townes are important regardless which side of the fence you're on. Maybe like me, you should try and find one of his books.
As a Christian and Scientist (the 'and' is pretty important!) I'm sad I never even knew of the man. I shall have to look him up - maybe others could recommend if there's a good biography or if he wrote an "popular science" level books as well as hard academic material?
No you're confusing religion and people. You could just as easily pick holes in "science is about understanding the universe" since so much of science is also about politics and people i.e. where grant money is available, climate change, etc.
I use it for work email and it's pretty nice, albeit minimal.
Unless he just means the Rapport security software, it seems unlikely.
Passwords? For online banking? Is it 2005 again?