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If it speaks with her voice, I'm sold.
A real start trek talking computer? How could I resist?
When I were a lad there was a scifi story about using flying boats to get to orbit, slowly spiralling up from the earth's surface with a succession of different engines.
It took a school scienc teacher a few seconds to dismiss the idea in terms of amount of fuel. It takes a rocket 9 seconds to climb the gravity well. The 2 days of the flying boat, acquiring the same amount of potential energy would represent impossible amounts of fuel. This seems the same.
it's not the editing, its the editors
I think the huge number of good looking pages suggests the problem is not the editing.
I think that the nasty way that a few self-appointed people run roughshod over other's work is far more off-putting. I'm not going back, for a start.
when did a Core i5 become slow?
When they put windoze on it?
Yes, another mee-too clone with nothing unique about it
Yet another nasty screen!
More than one pound per vertical pixel?
It's very clever to get an extra 1" onto the lid, but still with lower resolution than I was using in 2004?
115 to 131 MeV
That's a pretty big hole to keep searching in!
I pay for the NHS. Can I get that pricing?
We've heard all this before. Was it WP6? I really don't care enough to remember.
Like Linux, it would be perfectly possible for them to come up with a Kernel that can run on anything from a writswatch to a supercomputer. But they won't.
Like Linux they could then install different types of user experience on top of that, for different types of Appliance. But they won't.
They won't because they can't break the legacy link, unless they are going to give us all a free XP VM to run legacy programmes.
I would be more sympathetic to the 'cost of retraining' aguement ir there was any evidence at all that they have trained anyone on MS stuff.
Word documents laid out with spaces, "databases" kept in Excel, using memory sticks to copy files between machines in the same building.
Need I go on?
1mm a year?
We are all doomed!
It's queer thing
When the penny [post was invented, govt. departments had to deal with letters from people. When the telephone came along they started answering the phone. I don't recall anyone agonising over the costs then.
Now the internet has come along, and they'e responded. So why the costs analysis? It's something they need to have, like a roof.
so paying 100 quid for something you can get for nowt is bad, but paying 84 quid is good?
If penetrating a web site implies penetrating the trusted certification setup, then something is wrong. You wouldn't surely run the public-facing web server on the same iron as the authentication service? or, indeed, have any connection whatsoever?
Yes. Remove all references to Chanel perfume from the web.
No-one will die, it doesn't matter.
Chanel survived 120 years before the invention of the web, so they must have other methods of reaching their gullible halfwit^W^W public
I just had to google them myself.
I am dissapointed. I had hoped they would turn out to be Lizard people from the Alpha quadrant.
It turned out they are rich tosspots. Mr Bond has called Tosspots tosspots, so all power to him, but apart from that /Yawn/.
> HP... ultrabooks out in time for the Christmas
Time to find out what they learned from pricing the TouchPud the same as the iPud.
I thought that said 'Stobb' for a minute
Does he take sugar?
Bit of a blinder, that. Asking disabled people what they /want/? We might be in the 21st Century after all!
'ang on a minute.
Businesses started using computers to control accounts and purchasing and stock level between the 1960s and 1980s. Is Dorrel saying that of all that money spent on NHS IT over decades and decades none of it went to the simplest, longest established, best understood use of computers?
And wasn't he in charge of it?
This is not a comment.
I really don't dare to comment for fear of being so abusive I get arrested
>Then again, a saving of roughly £2 a year was never
>going to be a major selling point anyway
I don't know. Given the propaganda that has demonised standby mode, and the apparent innumeracy of the public it could be a major advertisable feature!
At least 4:
This year's prom concerts/ Choral Evensong / Beethoven / Handel etc.
Mark Kermode's film reviews/In Our Time/ 100 objects/Pienaar/Jodcast/Poetry Please etc.
Bellowhead/Spiers-Boden/Demon Barbers/Tull/Fairport/Carthy/Steeleye/Anahata etc.
Big Band/Swing/Jazz/Bepop/Glen Miller/Art Tatum etc.
and perhaps Manuals/IEC standards/Drawings/Customer config files for work.
And I change them in my sansa clip+ because you have to take the battery out of the phone to get to the slot & that looses date & time.
Having (at least) a slot is on my buying list for a phon
>Intel's first strained silicon processor was the "Prescott" Pentium 4 of 2004.
That's the effect of poor code name choice for you!
One of the by-pass sheds (I really could not be bothered to notice which) was advertising Android tablets on the idiot box last night, ending with a splash for anti-virus (brand similarly forgotten) to run on Android.
My first thought was 'Yuk, exploiting the gullible again'
I would have thought that said analysts only needed to read the comments at el reg, engadget, etc. to come up with such a statement of the bleeding obvious
I had a lot of time for B5.
It was written like a novel, with a start, a whole bunch of middles, and an end.
The spaceships were variously feasible or deeply cool, and sometimes both.
I just think they must have regretted the silly hairdos & cloak clad oddities by the end.
I think that making ISPs own up to traffic shaping or throttling in a way that makes competitive comparison easy would be a really good idea.
But I can't see them doing it and I can't see FailCom making them do it.
I recall going to Mullard conferences in London where they talked about CD design choices. 44.1KHz was the Lowest figure they wanted to use. The original engineers wanted something like 100KHz, but the marketing guys put on two constraints:
* The disk had to fit into a machine that would go in a DIN car radio cutout
* The disk had to hold a one hour duration
Given that they were going to be pressed on modified record presses, and the properties of the then laser heads, which determined the bit rate in the plastic, they had to squeeze down to 44.1KHz
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