2629 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
As seen in previous discussion
Can't be doing with hot weather.
Miss! me miss!
they borg'd multimap, so for a while I was using it to cursor a point on the map & read off the lat/long & OSgrid co-ordinates.
Then they removed this useful feature.
Quite interesting to try to do high-accuracy positioning with these satellite images, from both systems. Last time I looked google maps and bing were usually around 5 to 15m different from the printed OS sheet, although which was closer varied. I suspect they use different methods of 'stretching' the pictures to fit known co-ordinates - mostly GIS roads as far as I can see. And I think the underlying mapping is different. There will also be rounding errors, & an error caused by the pixel/selection resolution sampling error. They all seem to use WGS84 for the roads & transverse mercator for the images, but instead of the 'standard' 3 degree interval for central meridians, I think they generate one for each photo image. If they were really clever they would use inclined mercator along the photography track, but I suspect the images are squared up and projected before they get them.
For armchair archaeology, you need both Bong and Gurgle, and I wish one or the other would let you do a time-lapse of different source images for the same spot.
For searching I prefer iXquick & alpha to both of them. And streetmap.co.uk for reading off coordinates. But bing does have an OSGB layer which google lacks, probably inherited from multimap.
Yes to all of that
I agree USB host is required for external HD.
But I also want USB client with bulk-storage mode so I can write to it from Linux.
And what about a cli I can ssh to?
And how about it becoming a second screen or graphics tablet when plugged into gnome/kde?
And better speakers as a given.
I've just run a massive analysis on my array of super-computers, and can predict that I am 94% certain that the iPhone after that will be called the iPhone 6.
Your W7 example is hilarious. I'm surprised you didn't quote Zune! The easiest way to get positive spin in a story is to make something good, at a sensible price, and stop treating users like thieves and pirates.
If that hurts too much, then just use published file formats instead of propitiatory ones.
(Oh look, I'm answering you as though you ARE microsoft. No idea why I came to that conclusion!)
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.