94 posts • joined 9 Jun 2010
Re: Rockstar to announce next GTA sequel
TWOC*6 Road Wars Edition.
Set in Slough / Bracknell / Reading / wherever
Narrated by Lee Boardman.
Now that would be some game....
Re: Enter the metric pole?
Not just imperial but international:
Flight Levels - in thousands of feet so FL360 = 360,000'
Aircraft, ships - nautical miles per hour (1 nautical mile = 1 minute of longitude at the equator), this is an excellent example of a natural unit of measurement.
Wind speeds are still measured in knots.
My farthings worth.
Acid/UDMH? Pah. Chlorine Trifluoride and MMH. That'll incinerate any Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, the glass and most of the bar.
This is from Clark's excellent and entertaining book 'Ignition' available out there on the interwebs.
The A4 (V2) also used LOX and hydrazine hydrate as did the Komet.
Mines is the one with the slurped data in the pocket.
Re: Dream? Nightmare more like.
Glow in the dark audio as in '50s Mullard 5/20 (Maplin Millenium with E34L / E83CC and E86F) + a pair Roth Oli RA3 + bog standard B&Q 15A mains cable blows Sonos Sub away... seems to work fine with Virgin V+ box and Samsung TV. And it costs less than this Sonos 5h1te.
The Maplin Millenium valve amp schematics are still out there...
True hifi has as little 'processing' between source and speakers preferably using vacuum state audio :)
Paris as she was always fond of a 7' hot tube.
Only 8? I had 47 from a previously up to date W7 X64 Samsung laptop, mostly cr4ploads of Office 2013 stuff. 438Mb in all. Thank gawd for WSUS.... :(
That which brings the highest happiness...
That is all.
Couldn't the Memotech do RS485, how many are still being used as lighting desks...
Jeezus look at all that LS / TTL decode logic, 74154 and all these latches, counters and w.h.y. It's been a very long time.... had me reaching for the manuals, um, Google as i'd forgotten what a 74166 and what not did! Excellent.
No zombies shuffling around then wanting your braaaains?
Oblivion is probably where this Tom Cruise vehicle will end up. After a spell on Sky Turkeys, erm, Premiere and then bargain basement DVD's in your local Asda, Tesco, Walmart or w.h.y
Mines is the one with the Razzie in the pocket.
Didn't the A4/V2 run on T-Stoff (hydrogen peroxide) and C-Stoff (hydrazine hydrate / methanol / water)? The Germans certainly had hydrazine. Hydrazine is still in use as a propellant.
John D. Clark's book 'Ignition' is a terrific read and is quite amusing at times... and freely available.
Nuke as Nork rockets probably use HTP and hydrazine
Adobe X1 struggles with this but it's a fascinating read - if you're fed up with Iain Banks or Sector General then give this a try. It's a blast from the pioneering days of rocketry. Literally.
Wot, no Roger Corman?
Attack of The Crab Monsters.
Battle Beyond The Stars.
That is all.
This is all going to end in tears...
Just wait until the mission creep sets in and everyone and their dogs can gain access to your personal motoring data under crime, terrorism or kiddie protection legislation. Reminding you that your MOT / tax is due is fine, as is letting you know there's something wrong with your engine or you've got a nail in your tyre is fine. AutoPhorm, location tracking, letting SonyBMG know you've been playing Susan Boyle content leeched of l33torrentz and driver profiling is not.
SC2K came with half decent scenarios too - the fiendisly difficult Flint was a right pig to achieve without resorting to cheating. ISTR was achievable by issuing some bonds, putting schools and colleges everywhere and raising taxes on low tech industries.
WATER who managed to get enough.... putting pumps around lakeshores and suchlike never seemed to get any more!
Power was always hydro / fusion. Putting schools and colleges everywhere ensured hitech. High taxes and high spends always worked quite well in hitech... maybe the authors were closet socialists?
Plymouth Arcos rock... make sure you put a police station by them.
You could also get rid of roads altogether and have nothing but trains ISTR.
Still have this old gem and play it to this day.
Thunderbirds Are No Go
Please, spare us. Unless the scripts have been written by Brian Clemens and it's been done by Sylvia Anderson. No Frakes, please.
'Old' B&W on 625 lines is still 576i and gigabits per pixel I've still got an old KB CVC VALVE tv set that works fine off my old VM Pace box. It's easy on the eye to watch.
Of course the DNA database is anonymous, we all believe what HMG says is above reproach. Until it's monetised and flogged off to the highest bidders by some cash strapped government... leaving poor Joe Publick mystified why he can't get life insurance or anything else as he / she's got the p53 or BRCA1 gene...
Didn't the BBC touch on this a few years ago with a series the name of which escapes me?
BBQ Turkey Meatballs in Apple 013 contender.
I stick to old computer names when doing PDC's in dental IT: Usually from this lot:
LLANDRU - Star Trek
COLOSSUS - Bletchley Park and, of course, The Forbin Project
GUARDIAN (The Forbin Project)
ZEN (Blake's 7)
QUEEG (Red Dwarf)
GEORGE - The (Original) Avengers, Steed & Co
TENCH889 (A Maze of Death)
BATCOMPUTER (original Batman)
KITT (Knight Rider)
So much better than PDC01...
Looks like she'll lose her heart to a starship trooper after all!
Mines is the coat with the old '70s hits in it....
Sci - fi for Tom Cruise. That'll be Ai! Pedrito! then.
The Jedi of Waverley Place
The Suite Life On The Death Star
My Babysitter's a Jedi Knight
Re: Please won't somebody think of the minions?
From Villainsource.com, natch
The Horn Cafe A90 behemoth has been a lifesaver for us dental IT contractors when coming from the wastelands around Aberdeen, when I'm doing dental IT in the many practices scattered around there! An excellent mention.
Re: Prior Art
Didn't Wil E. Coyote have an Acme 'Indestructo' steel ball in the 1950's?
Mines is the ones with the Chuck Jones cartoons in the pocket.
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These was a Dragon 32 in a machine shop just up the road from here that had an S-50 bus hanging off it... used to do all sorts of process control shehanigans using it's built in BASIC plus a smattering of machine code.
Those were the days... the 6809 made it into craploads of industrial control stuff plus quite a few pinball machines there must still be a few still chugging away!
Mines is the one with the Babani 6809 book in the pocket.
Bernard Matthews R.I.P
Is it only me that thinks these have "TURKEYS" written all over them?
Mines is the one with squashed tomato in the pocket.
Couldn't you get the dinosaurs to bugger off on big spaceships in SimEarth after you'd achieved nanotech?
Beer, as the Vogons are coming...
Help Ma Boab!
Dundee outfit (and rather conservative) DC Thomson is of course the company that also brings you such delights as the Sunday Post, People's Friend, The Scots Magazine and The Friendship Book of Frances Gay. So all this nostalgia stuff is old hat for them. At one time they published "The Bimbo" magazine, strangely enough not a celebrity obsessed mag on who's had new Bulgarian funbags or who's been seen with whom this week. Crivvens!
Penguin as the brewers of Tactical Nuclear Penguin are just up the A90 from here (and you'd need a few to wade through the Peoples Friend)
Knife, meet David Braben for this atrocious space sim..
That is all.
Pot, meet Kettle
Isn't this a bit rich from the company that trialled Phorm without its subscribers' knowledge and from the other one that uses Son of Phorm for it's so-called 'award winning' parental control software that allegedly tracks everywhere you go?
Must try harder
Got this off Technet first thing this morning and installed it on a mediocre by today's standards Tosh laptop. 7 hours later - have just restored Windows 7. What a steaming pile of total carp.
I've got easier access to my network shares with my Nexus S.
No surprises here
To avoid passport loss, ID theft, fraud, terrorism, etc it's only a matter of time until these devices are implanted into a body cavity, and once the refugees, non-EU immigrants and such like the are dealt with the citizens of the UK will be next.
Looks like that ID card database wasn't partitioned with a chainsaw after all...
Next time you're in Birmingham try the Wellington - a few pints of Coastal Erosion Dark at 8% should have the desired sliding under the table effect., there'll be a few dotted around the southwest that also sell this stuff.
Failing that Fraserburgh outfit Brewdog sell Tactical Nuclear Penguin in all of its 32% liver pickling goodness.
Sounds like fun but does anything in it go at mach 7.5 like that Orbiter Delta Glider effort (with the scramjets on at full blast)?
ISTR there wasn't much in FSX, apart from that Shuttle add on.
Train sims are positively exciting compared to that shipsim on Steam in which you can sail the Titanic. Trainz or trainsim 2011 makes a refreshing change from Portal 2 or (my favourite) Team Fortress 2.
Mines is the anorak with the Ian Allan book in the pocket.
... but it's interlaced so it's 312i? So not quite HD, but is as near as dammit VGA with infinite shades of grey on a b/w set. It all seemed alright at the time with a properly set up set it was well watchable.
Mines is the one with the dual standard valve TV in the pocket.
There is plenty reason for doubt - the Germans are raking in our 15% extra cash. Our German electricity suppliers (RWE, E-ON) are charging us 15% more than their German electricity (RWE, E-ON) suppliers and I suspect the same applies to our Spanish & French electricity suppliers. Apart from Scottish & Southern all our electricity utilities and nuclear power stations (belong to EDF - Electiricitie de France) do not belong to the UK people any more.
Looks like a good 'un. Unfortunately I'll have to slobber for another 6 months or so for one as that's how long I've got to go on my Nexus S - for which ICS is arriving soon... allegedly :/
Paris, as she probably uses Dildroid.
Sorting the perps out would be all in a day's work for Steven Seagal, after all he did precisely this in Under Siege 2.
Mines is the one with the O'Reilly Big Book of Satellite Hacks in the pocket.
Flash Gordon? Excellent 1980 Brit camp rockfest.
For those of us who remember that 'Camp Rock' isn't (c) Disney.
I don't know if the BBC2 Arena strand 'Hawkwind - Do Not Panic' counts...
If it's anything like that crossover abomination 'Back to Earth' it'll be definately slated in September 2012. Hopefully Naylor or whoever wrote the script didn't listen to the RD fanboi wailing dervishes this time.
Fail as there's no Grant as far as I can see.
Now We're Stealing It Back..
NTK - So that's where they went.
Mines is the one with the tatty Elite teeshirt in the pocket.
Got your ears on?
1-9 for a copy, surely?
In my student days I used my (not very) portable CB to get lifts up & down the UK.
Mines is the one with the Harvard walkie talkie and lantern batteries in the pocket.
There is plenty more British pylon goodness here at Flash Bristow's site - go and look you know it makes sense if you can distinguish your L8's from your PL16's:
Then go join the PAS.
XP Builds - !!
Anyone that has the misfortune to do an XP build nowadays can easily expect to wait all day for updates to go through.... starting with an XPSP3 + OIffice 2003SP2 base build can easily download and install 800Mb+++ extra (even WSUS doesn't really help) and on the slower PCs XP tends to run on you're backwarding and forwarding for hours watching all these updates install. Slooooowly. These days I just sling the old tech and get the client nice shiny new W7 stuff, job done in a fraction of the time even after 300mb of post sp1 update stuff.
<Insert Conspiracy Thoery Here>
The database doesn't happen to be down for scheduled maintenance by the NSA / FBI / MI5 or the Saudi government does it? For the purposes of terrorist / rioter / insurgent / protester detection (delete where appropriate).
Mine's is the grubby one with the G-men hat on top.
50 years ago there was the C-Stellerator (US) and Project Zeta (UK) fusion projects, both of which were promising electricity too cheap to meter in the late '50s. Whatever happened to these?
TheZetaStellerator 2.0 will probably also go the same way for this discussion to be repeated in 50 years time.
Wouldn't it be better for the boffinry to concentrate their efforts on the JET tokomak rather than fragmenting / forking?
Wasn't it the BBC that tried driving an electric 'mini' from London to Edinburgh and it took *four* days istr? A four horse + coach team could do it faster than that over a hundred years ago. Or one of the fledgling trains of that time as the East Coast Main Line opened in 1871.. The main problem was battery charge time and the frankly pathetic distances these things could go between charges.
It would be easier - and faster! - using an electric train and then getting an electric car / hybrid / bike / rickshaw or whatever at the station. Not very practical if you carry a stock of IT server spares in the boot but it keeps the treehuggers happy.
Nuke as fission is going to be around for a few years yet.
What about -
REM Check for heartbeat
IF NOT EXIST HEARTBEAT ==0 GOTO ALIVE
REM No heartbeat
REM carbon based life functions in here