"all of whom get to see adds "
Which subtracts from the user experience, but presumably multiplies revenue. Divisive, eh?
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Which subtracts from the user experience, but presumably multiplies revenue. Divisive, eh?
My understanding of FT is that the businesses don't charge the tax, it is collected at the tills. So no-one in the supply chain would need to, or be able to, defraud. No tax is collected at any part of the supply side.
I'd be interested in hearing Mr Worstall's view of the Fair Tax proposal that is currently waiting in bothhouses of the US congress for some action to be taken. It seems to me to be very straightforward, simple but with the danger of being regressive. What do you think?
No, they are delivering garlic (at least in the French part...)
It is also possible to have the Swiss Post Office open your mail, scan it and email it to you, meaning only packets and letters with stuff in them need be delivered. All covered by the famous Swiss secrecy laws.
Just think, now you can convert monetary amounts into ml/pints/Churchills of blood, and value volumes in the same way...
Episode one of the rather good Ham Radio show TX Factor (http://www.txfilms.co.uk/txfactor/txfactor.shtml) contained a segment about Poldhu, well worth a watch if you are interested.
Is it an AE-35 unit?
How long would a line made of all those baked beans make? Enquiring minds wish to know!
Except you'd pretty much have to stop using any sort of power for anything other than making renewable energy generating plant. Which means there wouldn't be any money for building that plant, nor any food to feed the people building that plant, nor and heat for them in the winter or light in the dark.
Reducing energy use is a real goal, particularly as nearly all raw energy eventually ends up as heat. But it is a separate issue to where the energy comes from.
Would fit in with El Reg's penchant for alliteration.
The author dismisses dSLRs as being too cheap, but then asks how can someone learn to move from a point 'n' shoot (or phone camera) to a "proper" camera. The answer is obvious: through the cheap dSLR. Yes, they all have full Auto mode and more Scene presets than you probably need, but they also all have the 'classic' PASM (Programme, Aperture priority, Shutter priority and Manual) modes, user-controllable ISO, off body flash - in fact, everything that we old farts were desperate to automate back in the day. The only reason most dSLR users don't get better photographs is because they don't learn to use the tool they have. And there are plenty of upgrade paths available from the "bargain basement" plastic dSLRs available in Currys.
the event will be to announce a new Mac Mini, or even a new design of iMac - neither of which have really changed for several years.
He claims to be a fan, and yet he does not seem to have watched any of the episodes, otherwise he wouldn't contradict the canon (and himself) so much. He also seems to think that the show is *about* the Doctor, rather than simply utilising the vehicle of the character to tell stories. Watch the classic series: the only time we have any exposition about the character of the Doctor and his past is during the "X Doctors" specials, perhaps at regeneration time, and when it was absolutely necessary for the story. Now it seems that every damn episode is about whether the Doctor is a good man or not. That isn't what the show is about.
At least Russel T. knew that much.
Why would NASA need to help them find an "old film reader"? If the photographs were on 35mm, surely it would be trivial to scan them. All current film labs (yes, people still use 35mm!) will scan your film at the same time as processing and printing it.
Cloud cover reduced following the eruption of efefeofeoifjoeifjoeifoeifoeifjoeifoeifjoeifjoeifj (or something like that...) with an attendant drop in air temperatures of about 3°C, IIRC.
Keep the aeroplanes out of the sky for as long as possible. In fact, ban any air travel between two points that can physically be reached by train, which should simultaneously improve the climate, and remove such carbuncles as Easyjet and Ryanair.
"spell the end of the ICE". Err, right. Not everyone lives in cities, you know. And some people even live near to power stations, which is simply where your pollution (in fact, a great deal more - given the inherently wasteful nature of electric generation and motive power) gets pushed.
I've an idea: re-build Battersea Power Station for the exclusive use of electric vehicles. Then London would see EXACTLY the consequences of all this "free, clean" electricity.
in the event of a crash?
I'd have thought "more tiresome" would be a better phrase.
And what happens when the Galaxy S6 comes out?
Yes, I was just coming to post the same.
One of the Monty Python albums (I think it was Another...) did the same thing - two completely different Side Ones. For some reason I didn't catch the "other" groove until the third time of playing - imagine my surprise!
"Why would you want to shout at your watch?"
Because apparently people can't interact with a screen smaller than an A5 sheet of paper....
More seriously, the screen of any iTimeKeeper would be very small, and supporting the touch interface with voice commands could be very useful. It might even remove the need for a touchscreen at all, making the iTK more robust and cheaper.
Seems more likely than the Apple TV.
I could go for a Carry On... inspired MMORPG. Perhaps it could also crowdsource a solution to the problems of the NHS, thus delivering a double whammy?
is roughly 149 million km. Not 1.49 billion.
Couldn't it be ported back to a Series 5mx-alike? Surely Motorola (the current owner of the erstwhile PDA maker) would accept a few shekels to licence the the hinge design from the 5 - after all, again they aren't using it.
Yamaha 01x? That's what I have :)
If you are interested, there is an active Facebook (I know, I know) group supporting the 01x and associated hardware, and we are currently talking to a developer about the possibility of getting an updated mLAN driver written for OSX and Windows.
Sadly, some of us are running legacy hardware that has been abandoned by the manufacturer, and the device drivers are not compatible with the later versions of OSX. I personally don't let that machine touch the internet now.
But will it offer you a jar of Anacondas?
That my GPS signal will have to be broadcast to different satellites, for them to bounce to each other? Will I have to replace my squariel with a round dish then?
I can't imagine why the fact that she was once a man has any bearing on either the appointment or her work, past or present. That snippet, far from having no IT angle, doesn't even have a human interest angle.
... he is _presenting_ himself as one in the Torygraph article, and because he is associated with a programme that contains facts, non-technical readers will assume that he is correct. To my mind, the article here is justified because (a) Fry has got simple facts wrong, and he really should (and the Telegraph also should) do some basic checking before he publishes anything that claims to be remotely factual, and (b) Fry uses the word "cracked" to describe a man whom he has probably never met, clearly knows nothing concrete about, and who is dead and therefore cannot defend himself. Fry's use of the word "cracked" is itself a mystery, since there is nothing in the context of the article to explain what he even means by the word (although I concede that some sloppy editing by the 'graph may be to blame for that).
The fact that Fry has previously shown himself to be ignorant on technical matters does not help. As an aside, when he was "explaining" GPS on QI, he was clearly off-script - he spent the entire time during that speech looking at the panellists, rather than consulting his cards or reading the Autocue. It's interesting to watch the programme and spot the difference between the scripted and the unscripted stuff.
I'm on Orange in Switzerland, and they have a tie-in with the streaming TV service Zattoo. I can watch wherever I am, and the data for the TV does not come out of the amount I have paid for - it is, to all intents and purposes, entirely free.
You are correct Sir. I had originally thought that Snidely was the alter-ego of the Hooded Claw (in fact that was Sylvester Sneekly, her lawyer). In my defence, I don't recall ever having seen Dudley Do-Right. Either way, Snidely Whiplash had NOTHING to do with cartoon racing, let alone Wacky Races.
Dang, if only there was some way I could fact check these things from my computer before posting.....
I imagine you are thinking of Dick Dastardly - Snidely Whiplash was Penelope Pitstop's nemesis in her spin-off cartoon, hell-bent on killing her for the inheritance. Although Penelope was in Wacky Racers, the antagonist there was the aforementioned Dastardly, hell-bent on cheating his way to victory.
And "Format" next to "Eject" for USB devices....
"Here, have my slide rule"
Which, in effect, the calculator was. 3dp accuracy, RPN, everything in exponent form. About as accurate (probably as fast) as a 24" slide rule, but a little more pocketable.
Wasn't from a washing machine, but from a torpedo motor manufacturer http://www.sinclairc5.com/facts/motor.htm
Just because the thing was assembled by Hoover, didn't mean they used the same components.
Cut Aeroplane Tether
I was just coming to post that the machine found a niche market as the ordering system for InterFlora. I remember going into a florist in Lincolnshire in the mid '90s and being surprised to see one in the back room, still functioning.
Score one for Apple then, because iOS 6 reportedly supports AVCRP 1.4
I've used a fair few mouses (or meece, take your pick) over the years, and have decided that the best setup for me is an Apple Magic Trackpad, and a large Wacom tablet. The only thing that comes close, ergonomically, is a trackball. There's something much more intuitive about moving your hand over a surface, with or without a pen in it.
That was my thought. IF Apple are planning a smart TV, I doubt they would call it an "iTV", partly because they already have a product called "Apple TV", partly because at least two broadcasters (UK and somewhere in East Europe) are called ITV.
IF they are planning a wrist-mounted iOS device, my guess is that it would be called iTime
How many of them have even used a modern pay phone?
Only in 1971. Nowadays 4d is worth 20p (at least according to the Daily Fail's inflation calculator)
On a broader note, I wish the BBC et al would stop doing the conversions from old LSD values to "New Pence" as if it was a direct numerical conversion. A shilling in the '60s bought you a damn sight more than 5p does now. Oddly enough, when it comes to pounds sterling they always make an inflation-adjusted conversion, but not with coinage.
Most communication on the Internet is shit anyway.
As opposed to, say, a lucrative Shanghai campus in Bolsover.
I remember a few years back the story being that IE was a free product (back when Microsoft never gave anything away) in order to avoid paying anything to NCSA, since the licence fee was negotiated on a "percentage of profit" basis. Can anyone confirm/deny this?
I'm sure I read on The Register somewhere that the majority of European bioethanol fuel was made by fermenting crop waste (stalks of maize, for example) and off-cut wood, rather than from 'virgin' crops.
Must have been mistaken.
Can you not split the titanium rod, and then use the two sliders as the electrical contacts?