Re: I know when I've had enough!
I like a man with literary pretensions
2992 posts • joined 8 Oct 2006
I like a man with literary pretensions
"...allowing electric cars to drive in bus lanes.... California allows electric cars...car pool lanes,..."
Given how ordinary all cars look now, surely this would require all electric cars to have a BFO "E" stencilled on the bonnet in flourescent paint, so that the camera operators would know they are entitled?
It must be Friday. I was getting worried for a bit.
I've actually enjoyed this week. Siemens S7 programming. Training Ladder, statement list, real-time interrupts. Accumulators, register indirect addressing, binary. Made me think I was back in 1974.
Just wait till the boss discovers he booked me on the wrong course!
I think that Dell rubbishing the idea of innovation is of a piece with Boeing giving up on innovation and all the other death-of-the-west retrenchment in businesses run by accountants and engineers . We desperately need innovation and R&D.
But I too have my doubts that HP will make a success of this. Their track record in recent decades is not encouraging.
My view is that
* Snowden was, by simple definition, a traitor
* The world is better off for what he revealled
So he was a Traitor working for a corrupt regime. He decided he could not keep the secrets secret. That makes him a good man, but does not stop the unfortunate side effect of being traitorious toward a regime that neither he nor I respect.
FFS can't they make content I actually want to watch?
I find the BBC this morning was fascinated by the name. Just because someone dreamed up a name, it doesn't make it any more real.
I am interested in the science, but this populist crap is a dilution of it. Why didn't they name it "Norman"?
are there any?
A friend recenctly described the spat between Gove and May as "A battle of wits between unarmed combatants"
Quiant, indeed. I am getting the same effect.
Ah well, it will be a thousand years before it gets to PE10 anyway.
Yes, this is just hype.
The idea of a remote display, even a HUD, for an aiming camera is not something new, or something made possible by gurgle gloss.
Someone is just creating clickbait.
I wonder if the Ubuntu phone OS or Sailfish could also be ported to it?
Watch out. I said something similar and was roundly condemned for having my own views!
Is the glass metalised to reduce radio frequency interferrence?
And yes, it is pug-ugly and needs to go away.
I want one, even if it doesn't do anything.
I understand what you are saying, but they are a really good way to confuse the salesdroids at PCwhirled, who will try and sell you a laptop with 768 pixels and a phone with 1200 all at the same time. It's worth doing, if only to see the existential angst on thier little faces.
I have no idea what I would do with it, but It is quite something.
I just tried to use the live chat thing on the Dell web site to ask them about the Ubuntu tablet, and it appears that for those of us in the UK live chat is only for businesses, not home users.
They don't want to talk to me? Fine. I'll go back to not talking to them.
Is this the thing that used to be palm? or something to do with Nokia and Intel? I can't remember any of these things any more.
I want it to make toast. And possibly love.
so? no-one has survived a wolf attack long enough to record it? </pTerry>
I'm with the wolves. Good luck lads
But how does the falling curtain at the ceremony work? Where did it go?
Elon Musk for world president, I say!
Not seen that. does it produce code that runs on Templar buildings?
or, as you say, shipped.
They are trying to give them away at Schiphol with the associated tablet and a case in a special promotion. Not seen one move yet.
Nah. It will be like a Diskworld device and have a demon that says "Bingley-Bing"
I just checked the form, and after asking for my name and email address (which seems reasonable) they then say "If your request concerns more than one URL, please provide an explanation for each URL.".
I have to list everything about me? I thought they had a search engine!
Yes, for a blissful few hours I had.
I think we should all go shopping wearing Masks. Pick one of:
* Jeremy Clarkson
* Jar jar Binks
* Richard III
* The Pope
Most seamen refer to the washbasin in the cabin as the 'night heads'
Surely anyone having an affair has a 30quid 'burner' from tescos?
In this domestic regime it would have to collect the snow, too.
Another app for google glass. Remind me of people's names when I am looking at them. (Additionally, their wife, children, job title.....)
Subtitles for people, for when I go abroad.
This is something that google glass ought to make possible.
Some method of identifying myself to a computer (door, car, checkin desk) just by being there, instead of having to type the name of my first girlfriend and her telephone number.
An end to passwords, please.
Replacing all those arpanet email protocols with something secure and traceable, so that spam, phishing, 419, fraud, and cyber bullying could be easily traced and contain enough evidence to prosecute.
You remember all that guff about hoe Gecko's feet work?
Put it to work on a little wall creeper that paints just the flat surface it is on, ignoring skirting boards and architraves.
I always fancied one of those robot mowers -but they don't collect the clippings so they get traipsed into the house. A robot. Mower that deals with the clippings please.
What happened to that idea of solar film on windows?
A standard battery pack for battery drills, saws, etc. so I don't have to buy the whole scmozle again when a battery fails. Sell the tool, charger, battery separately.
The EU intervened for phone chargers. Now do it for tools.
Why is my landline number different from my mobile number?
Why can't I have one number - and one contract - that will ring my house phone, mobile, and car dashboard etc. all at the same time, letting me answer with whatever is handy?
On my car I have one key that opens every door, and even includes a thing to remote lock/unlock by wireless. On some cars that could open the boot or start the engine.
My house needs 5 separate lumps of metal, and can't open the door for me when my hands are full.
I know who I am. I could wear a posh thing round my neck, that combined with CCTV would let the house recognise me and open doors for me with out doing anything except walk towards it.
Some non-19thCentury way of interfacing with computers. Either Voice or direct neural will do.
Nice. Been reading the BOFH?
Is this what we have come to?
If we are too frightened to take risks, we will go into a spiral of decline. I am immensely saddened by this.
For heaven's sake, we have drawings for the Skylon and for the Bristol Ascender ready to go. Let's take a few risks!
Dual Sim, micro SD. Very tempting. When will the Dual Sim version surface? and will it be 4G?
I have never understood why bilingual road signs stop at Offa's Dyke and the Seven Bridge. Do they suppose that Welsh speakers never visit England?
I bought something from that branch of PC whirled once. It just goes to show how crushingly boring Poole/Bournemouth are on a wet January monday. There is a maplin nearby, for those who want a serious dose of people being patronising, rude, and wrong in one sentence.
my thoughts perrzakerly. have you been reading my mind with your alien space ray?
But that was a sensible answer from a salesdroid, and probably even true.
How did he get in?