2854 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
Re: The state of his marriage
There's no such thing as a single entendre.
whatever works best, I reckon.
The state of his marriage
>Maybe you should get an iPhone.
Maybe he should give her one.
>Surely there is no excuse for GPS not getting your position to within 1m these days?
It's still very dodgy in city canyons.
I'm sure you are right, but I had far less experience of Ka on ships - the sputniks we used were equipped for C, and if the rain was heavy enough we would lose either signal or symbol lock.
Like I say, my Sky (?Ku?) box doesn't like wet weather
Satellite internet makes sense when the US population is so sparsely scattered. In Europe population densities are higher and terrestrial solutions more practical as well as actually faster.
Not to mention the weather. I used to work on ships and our C-band internet feeds were often interrupted by rain at one end or the other. (My domestic Sky TV sometimes goes off in heavy rain).
And Europe has more aesthetic control over building use: the planning laws would go do-lally over so many dishes, whereas in the US people have large back yards to lose them in.
Oh, and it is expensive.
Sod the eBook
Is Emma Watson going to do the film?
Meh. You've seen one, you've seen them all.
Mammalian structures are remarkably consistent.
Would it be illegal to pay to go in?
I'm wondering what the Entrance Hall would look like
Surely M$ of all people should be able to employ people in Brazil and the UK and Portugal and Kenya without them dragging their sack of bodily fluids to Redmond?
or if it doesn't work for them, why are they trying to flog it to the rest of us?
> Apps that take advantage of hardware-specific features
> – such as phone dialing and SMS, GPS positioning, or
> sensors – aren't much use with BlueStacks, either.
Is that mostly 'cos the host hasn't got the hardware, rather than a Bluestacks issue?
Re: Win8 Most undesirble Chrimbo Present competition winner 2012. win8FAIL
Well, I think the greedy little sods should get a stocking with a wallnut, a satsuma, A Beano annual and a new toothbrush. And think themselves lucky it wasn't full of Coal.
The narrower the subject matter, the easier it is to pass the test. Limiting case: it is very hard to decide if a human or a machine is solving 3+3.
But it is depressing that our Turing candidate is being assessed on it's Genocidal abilities, rather than - say - playwriting or portraiture
That's even better than my Godzilla-based joke!
Re: @KJ re downvoting
2 up, 3 down.
Well done lads. I knew you couldn't resist.
@Vic Re recruitmenr reptiles
When I was last jobhunting 80% of agencies only wanted CVs in .doc.
They were the same 80% who sent my details to every damned job that didn't match what I was looking for.
@KJ re downvoting
I've given up trying to understand the mad downvoters.
All I know is they consistently rob me of my ambition to have 10x as many up as downvotes!
Why don't we think about what we need to teach, and how, and then think about the hardware required once we know what it is for?
And would this not have happened if the culprits had installed Windows 7? or AmigaOS? or OS/2?
Anyone remember Byte Magazine? Loads of articles about data gloves in the 1980s.
touchscreen CRT monitors in use in factories back in the 1990s
Indeed. Baker Perkins was using them in 1985. 20 inch. summat like 2100x1500
Why is anyone surprised by this?
Had you told me there was no such linkage I would have been very doubtful and demanded serious evidence.
- That was about T-muddle, but same idea, different hat.
You can't trust 'phone companies.
Make yer own
Re: What, no AAs?
I have a 4-cell caddy I got free with an external hard drive, and it is fantastic for topping up phones. And at £0.00 it was a bargain.
I was quite happy to put the double size battery and big cover on the back of my Motorola Timeport, back in the 90s.
I think that phone manufacturers are all chasing the one market. I'd have thought that, like the big-button market for older users there was a case for a big-battery market for people like me away from base for days.
I agree that the fact that so many of these external devices exist show the phone makers are being a bit too mee-too in following each other down one road. Lets have some divergence for a change.
Re: 'The thinnest, slickest, fastest iPhone yet.'
Comparing a product with its own earlier versions is very thin gruel indeed.
What matters is to compare a 2012 iPhart with a 2012 Androne.
Too Late; Don't Care. Lost interest in her now.
@Velv: The Swiss have saying about Trains
True. Two illustrations.
I was standing on the platform at Hardbrukke, on a frosty, foggy morning. The train was 45 seconds late and a chap started to have a panic attack. "Where is the train?"
I was in Chur, and as people were getting off they were being given leaflets. The train had been 1 minute late 3 days running, and this was the explanation.
I've got a pocket watch based on the design which I bought at an SBB ticket office. They do guard the design very carefully, and I expect them to win this one. And so they should.
Is it time for this again?
It's a million to one, I tell you!
Re: Fox would not have been caught out like this ....
I have a mental picture of people walking through the door at Fox and their phones exploding in thier pockets.
This is going the rounds at the moment:
I find it hard to imagine that it is the scandal some have suggested, just the fall-out from an allocation policy set firmly in the early years of networking.
But it might raise a few bob, like selling off the spectrum. I shall be signing the petition that suggests it:
This makes all those 700 quid laptops with x768 screens look even more of a ripoff.
And an SD slot too. I can feel my wallet twitching.
Re: Yac Yac Yac
I still have a Yac number for fax-to-pdf.
But for web sites that insisit on a telephone number I normally go to the 'contact us' page and cut-and-paste their head office phone number.
OK Mr Downvoter
Either you have concrete knowledge that $MEGACORP spent money training me in XP and Office, or certain proof that I am not at all puzzled.
Do let us know.
I'm very puzzled by this idea of expenditure on re-training. If $MEGACORP spent ten times as much as it spent training me on XP & Office it would cost them precisely nothing.
an invitation to an orgy or something
well, they are musicians
@Law Re: I need to lie down somewhere...
I've read Gaiman.
I'd not heard of Palmer till this article.
I expect elReg knows its audience
What the blue blistering blazes is the business demand for a tablet?
I don't mean touch screens like warehousemen or doctors or van drivers, we have those gadgets already. Why the black japanese fire-baked enamel does a sales herbert or a management dwonk need a tablet?
They've already got a flaptop, and a crackberry and a deskweight, and probably an eyePhone. What on earth do they need to do that they can't do with that lot and can do only with a tablet?
I do like the British
This is magnificent, and completely pointless.
Carry on, lads!
Are we talking a ZenPhone here?
"existence is found in the silence", so a phone would be rather unecessary
Re: over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...
Just the one?
Are a million one-cymbal monkeys louder than one one-cymbal monkey?
and (c) had performance clauses in those contracts
Re: For the love of God, cOjones
so tou are saying tat getting yer cojones trapped when you shut yer cajones would be bad?
Re: Not this "pin everything to the taskbar" argument again
Yes, I not only like the Quick Launch, I have several of them.
And Yes, Put the task bar up the right hand side, and stretch it a bit, it makes lots of use of the widescreen layout, and lets me see a bit more of each document or spreadsheet.
@MJI Re: New York to San Francisco
"Proper not flying anymore airliner"
Going back to the original topic, one of the ideas for HOTOL was a rocket-assisted take-off trolley, not unlike the catapault spoken of. Clever chaps.
Look at the bottom of http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bs9EbQ6pdRQC&pg=PA149&lpg=PA149&dq=hotol+rocket+launch+trolley&source=bl&ots=v__JleYP5n&sig=3Mv2HHneRDJ5k2WuE0TmL_DoE5s&hl=en#v=onepage&q=hotol%20rocket%20launch%20trolley
@ charles9 12:32 Re: My thoughts
The Swiss do quite well at running trains THROUGH mountains. OK, the present Gotthard was built before TGVs, but so what? With a known clear and safe run you could go faster through a tunnel. They are planning 250Km/h for the new Gotthard: http://www.alptransit.ch/en/project.html
The Channel Tunnel is quite long, although the Sei-kan is a mile or so more. I imagine that the USA can do 4 times the distance if it chose.
Biggest problem I see with tunnelling right through the Rockies are the fault lines. It's not very stable. You'd not want to re-align the tunnel every 10 years, and you might, just might, make california come loose and fall off.
You'd probably want to use tunneling to reduce the grades, rather than eliminate them altogether.
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