Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
Someone is sending cat pictures to another galaxy
2943 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Someone is sending cat pictures to another galaxy
How not to do it?
IRTA 'dark staff hunt' and thought they were weeding out the sith infiltrators, or lizard people...
>Where does it say in the bible/quo'ran etc that paying taxes is a moral duty?
"Render unto Ceaser that which is Ceaser's"
USAnian priorities baffle me.
A gun in every hand is good, but catching sight of a pair of tits will cause the downfall of civilisation?
Sounds like the taliban to me.
in 2011 I didn't spend a thousand quid on an ultrabook with no bundled optical drive & 768 vertical pixels. In 2012 that was what they wanted me to buy, & I didn't buy it then either.
Yet tablets doubled in processing power, pixel resolution, & dropped in price.
I used to pay for Opera versions on the PC. Then they stopped wanting my money. So that was lost income.
Will there be one really special one that controls all the others?
oh, sorry, wrong one
Sold, perhaps, if you were determined enough.
Marketed? no. It was a dirty secret, not offered with any enthusiasm.
I shall file this to show the TV licencing hitmen
That dockable ubuntu phone/pc might be a better bet
Never thought I'd hear that - or agree with it. Apart from insisting on splitting my contact names into imaginary first & surnames, it's pretty solid.
1920 by 1080 is a telly, not a monitor.
Playing fast-and-loose with the definition of temperature with a few hundred potassium atoms balanced on individual laser beams is one thing. Making new and novel stable materials is a whole different bunch of subatomic phenomena.
I vote for 'A for Andomeda'
I really admired the Babylon 5 thing. They managed to have a beginning, a middle, and an end, rather like a novel, and still spawn stand-alone stories. OK, the silly-alien-hairstyle method of speciation must be something they came to regret very quickly, but the characters under those nightmare prostehtics were complex and layerd, and that was unusual in the land of goodies and badies.
I really thought all that pseudo-religious crap about the guardians and the destiny of Sisko was uneccessary.
ST was supposed to be Science Fiction, not magic.
>the bulk of businesses just don't need 10x the bandwidth
>and aren't willing to pay 3x the cost
It has been a long time since hardware purchases have been anything other than a distress purchase!
I want one now!
I could stand still with my arms folded across my chest and undermine windows phone. It's automatic.
Look lads, that's what a recession is. When food and petrol start to cost a bigger chunk of a shrinking budget, people cut down on fripperies. Like computer games.
The recommendations do make an amusing parlour game - "what made them think I wanted that?"
The worst offender I know is spex4less. I have bought spectacles from them in the past, and may well do so again. Their prices, quality, and customer service are first-class. I've had them telephone me to confirm a prescription because it was so far different from the one I gave them the year before. Brilliant. But they do have the habit of trying to sell me another pair every day after I have bought one. They bombard with emails.
I want to continue to shop with a reliable, trustworthy, and cheap supplier. I don't want the drifts of emails that clog up my inbox. Telling them this does not change things.
This is what spam filters are for. I take them out of the blacklist when I place an order, and put them back after I have recieved it. They are clever enough not to send direct marketing while an order is open, so it works nicely.
Wogan built a career on it: 'Mulligan's Tyre', indeed.
His high water was Kenny Rogers:
"You picked a fine time to leave me Lou Seal,
with four hundred kids and a cop in the field"
Bar: where you find all the people who can explain beats and time signatures
Since we have so many pedants around, I am surprised tnat no-one has pointed out that Duck Tape is a brand of duct tape. In the Uk we call it 'Gaffer' tape, after the head electrician in theatres, renowned for using it to solve all problems!
Oh, Merry Christmas, you grinch...
That's an end to company email whilst in China, then. More opportunity to break $MEGACORP rules by using gmail.
The thumb has evolved to get the highest possible ballroom hold marks from Craig Revell-Horwood.
(Guess what Mrs H has been doing on saturday evenings?)
They see no problem in potential engineers facing a lifetime's debt for their education.
When it comes to not-adding-up there is something olympic class about this mob.
And two opera houses that have a different production every night...
about 11 seconds
My old dad would have told them to cut the prices before cutting the orders
Move along please, nothing to see here
la sous-position de la semaine
That's everything I was going to say, and said better!
>How many different kinds of morons do you have on offer?
I reckon there is roughly one per IP address, all different.
Bored, were they? Nothing to do?
You are NASA - build a bloody spaceship, instead of sitting round the campfire with stoners and hippies! There are blokes in Bristol drawing spaceships, why aren't you?
SPACESHIP! MARS! ARK! STARSHIP! Come on lads, back to work.
It's not rock... oh, it probably is. But that's what you are paid for!
The teardown looks interesting. Lots of straightforward components and connectors, nothing state-of-the-art, simple box construction. Low cost high volume = happy happy. Probably pretty reliable too.
Comet died because people were not buying things from them.
There may be a hundred reasons for that but in the end it was the oldest retail truth in the world. The Customer is always Right.
...but not quickly enough
I should bluddy hope so at that price!
Tempting. Very tempting. Still needs
* better screen resolution
* somewhere to stick a sim, for connectivity
* different OS
But we are getting there.
As to linux, Mint 13 includes the KDE touch screen stuff, perhaps they have a driver? But thanks so much for testing it with Linux.
you have been spying on me with your Auton space rays!
I worked on a ship where we implimented a personell locator/lone worker system using the motorola UHFs and some badge responders. about 120 compartments wired up to a dedicated machine which displayed where everyone was, and linked into the Man Overboard and General alarms too - most devices had a panic button.
Whole package, hardware, transponders, cabling, and a terminal running some embedded software (OS9, I thihk) - around 20K UKP in the 1990s. We already had the UHFs with lone worker buttons, that was another 12K but was part of the comms package - I could make half-duplex phone calls home from mine.
1980s, I worked in a laboratory where we wore 'lone worker' pendants that called for help if we stopped moving or went horizontal, or pulled the lanyard off.. Around 1.5K total price, for 5 people in 6 spaces.
I can't decide which side I loathe.
Of course they do.
So do I
I'm not going to get mine.
They aren't going to get theirs.
Carry on, world.
...What am I going to run it on?
and you have a problem with that?