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Is this how they make them thin?
24nm - 19nm = 5nm less. So it must be thinner?
I'll get me coat. Its very lightweight.
So, we could spend 10 billion on an inductive rail gun, and fire a 15g bullet into orbit, and only the cost of the electricity would have to come out of the thousand quid? am I right?
So, we spend another 10 billion on solar cells, charge up some batteries, do the launch. Cost of launch = 0?
flippancy aside, I do wonder if an induction gun might be the best approach? I like the passive radar reflector solution to proof, as well. Proof would be easier if we fired into a retrograde or anti-polar orbit, as nothing else would be going in that direction.
Good effort lads. I am reminded of John Aaron saving the launch of Apollo 12.
oh, and just incidentally, !SPACE!
Go look for a kettle not plugged into the wall, quite near something important that is.
it's usually a kettle.
I'm driving a 16 year old Alfa romeo. It is 2 litres, makes me smile, and goes from A to B in something approximating a straight line (depending on enthusiasm)
I could perhaps save a small amount of CO2 by changing it, at the expense of the huge amounts needed to molish a new car.
My 16 year old indesit washes my shirts.
I've been married to the same wonderful woman for 32 years.
My house was built in 1969, and apart from a bit of extra insulation has needed nothing doing to it since.
I don't believe I need to replace all those things just because newer ones are available.
Same with 'puters. Word 2K and 2003 were no better than W97. In fact they introduced autonumbering and style handling bugs. I've kept away from the two latest versions as though they have plague. XP is good enough, and as long as I don't use IE and have my smoothwall box on the router, I don't get any problems with it. So I see no point spending money and time on an upgrade-for-the-sake-of-it.
they had to spend half a billion dollars growing virtual vegetables?
Methinks someone is taking real milk from the virtual cow in advance of the IPO. Either that or each gratuitous greengage needs a server of its own.
if they really made 11 million profit, then it will take 90 years to get yer 1 billion IPO back.
There will have to be astronomic future growth to make this sensible. How often does that happen?
As I understand it
It's a underculture thing, 'sticking it to the man' rather than artistic appreciation.
And, to be fair, much of Hollybore's output is not significantly degraded by second rate re-photoraphy. They started it.
So, who gets fired?
Well, Gordon Brown did. Sort of. But he still has a job.
Buying land, building buildings that stand empty, and paying for 24/7 security presence at them adds a fair bit to the bill.
This has got to stop
Why havn't Google called M$ out for whatever the corp. version of defamation?
Their silence sounds like a tacit admission.
Someone needs to put a stop to this licencing-by-strongarm tactic. Come on, google - speak out!
Too little, too late, too expensive.
The review pretty much confirms my experience at a demo in an US airport.
Nice software, easy to use and nice crisp graphics.
Sluggish CPU, no memory card slot or usb host. And no USB bulk storage mode. And the pre3 magic touch means nothing if you can't get your hands on a pre3
Sad now. Wanted better.
Why the blue blistering blazes would you want to listen to MP3s at a music festival?
The walkie talkie might be good if the batteries lasted 5 days, otherwise its clutter.
To find yer tent molish a unique flag and stick it on a long pole. Paint the tent with coloured waterproofer. One red tent in a field of beige ones is easy to find.
If you leave yer bits at home, they won't get nicked.
Wellies, some sleeping gear, condoms, and perhaps coffee (though people mostly buy that now) . There are 362 days a year to play with yer ipud.
"one part telephone, one part coffee shop and 3 parts pub; shake; pour over ice... only digital and online. What could go wrong?"
Easy. it's digital and online. So no coffee, and no Beer.
forbidden by international treaty.
and that would stop who? and how?
Stick a honda generator in the boot
You can run them off red diesel.
does indeed seem broken.
I've told them via
serveral times, but they havn't responded
I use GG rather than Pan 'cos I travel a great deal & use loadsa computers. I wonder if a 4-day hiatus in Google docs would go unfixed?
All these laws are well-known. You hear radio ads for special offers that say things like 'not in rhode island' in the gabbleprint at the end. Every supermarket clip-sheet or flyer has lists of the exceptions at the bottom.
Are we to understand that Groupon had not built this in before cutting code? never mind the IPO this should be in the requirements spec.
If they were trading willy-nilly I'd be inclined to mark them 'avoid' myself. Surely not? in the domain of the landshark?
I do hope so.
should we picking on easy targets?
Yes. Like culling the runts, its for the good of the breed.
That's a tricky one.
Everyone is entitled to do that, and the history of a free press is a history of taking political positions, often merely to sell some more.
But there is a separate problem with excessive dominance caused by an advantageous position, especially when that advantage is granted by the governments being influence. I don't deny that.
But it is separate to his right to sell, rather than give away, his content. It is not separate to my decision not to fund him.
He's still entitled not to have his charged product stolen. Two wrongs etc etc.
A bit naughty
I think that old Rupe, and the rest of them, are perfectly entitled to try to charge for content. They've been open and upfront about it, and there are loads of free places to go if you don't like it. And, by not paying and not joining in, I am expressing my opinion on his worth very nicely thank you.
I think this is a bit naughty, really. I'd have canned them if I were google.
Talk of a 'free press' is disingenuous, too. Free in that context means uncensored. Free as in speech, not as in beer.
Good to see some really useful work coming out of ESA.
Now build a spaceplane, lads, on the profits. (You are going to charge a licence fee, right?)
who invented this stupid notation for sensor sizes? What on earth does "1/2.3in " mean? why use something so daft, if not to pull the wool over our eyes? I make that 11.04mm, if it means what it looks like. a 35mm film is 35mm top-to-bottom. Is this 11.04 tall, wide, diagonal, or what?
Please can the reg translate all these into mm tall? for those of us who refuse to be bamboozled by advertising?
Alan Blumlein must be doing 33 1/3rd rpm in his grave.
Look, lads, which part of "number of ears = 2" did you not understand?
Can I have my nervous breakdown now, please? I won't last much longer.
I thought it was quite clever. It got the whole 'bad drives out good' thing going without saying 'betamax'.
And the idea that the critical ecosystem is not ten thousand fart apps but support from Disney and Sony music had not occured to me (I'm not a 'content' junkie)
>People buy an iPhone because its the iPhone
Chap I know has a perfectly good HTC android. He wants his telco to replace it with an iphone. I asked what Apps he'd tried on the HTC.
"it don't do apps. You need an iphone for that".
Don't forget we are 0.5% of the population. The rest are suckers who get advertised at.
If we are desperate enough we might go asteroid mining for them.
It was called Expresso in the UK for most of the 50s & 60s, when we had coffee bars.
For some reason we reverted to the Italian spelling when it became popular again.
I'm told the french spell it with an X, but I am not fool enough to drink french coffee.
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