Re: Re:It's time to start hoarding gold while you still can
Indeed. Gold has its own food additive E-number (as a colourant): E175.
58 posts • joined 1 Jul 2010
Indeed. Gold has its own food additive E-number (as a colourant): E175.
And that means that on the rare occasions I do choose to print such an email, it now takes up an additional piece of paper because of the footnote telling me not to waste paper.
Does your bank offer the midata download? That's a .CSV of the last 12 months' transactions, intended to facilitate account comparison by uploading the resultant file to comparison websites (e.g. gocompare.com), but obviously available for other purposes.
When it was launched in March, Barclays, HSBC (including First Direct), Lloyds, RBS (including NatWest) and Santander offered it. Possibly others have followed suit.
But the metre is based on being one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the north pole of an utterly insignificant little blue green planet orbitting a small unregarded yellow sun, far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy. Not much better, really.
Because the Swedish government has no power to offer such a guarantee to Ecuador or anyone else. An extradition request (should one be forthcoming, and should JA reach Sweden) would be dealt with by the independent legal system on its merits - the law (rightly) makes no provision for the Executive to meddle in individual cases.
Putting aside the poorly timed decision (from a PR point of view) to turf people off old contracts, the costs of mobile comms have consistently fallen, and it would be reasonable to expect them to continue to fall (notably cost per GB of data - it's not that long since prices were quoted per MB). To promise that the prices won't rise is therefore an easy promise to make, and pretty meaningless.
With three rather than four main players, there will tend to be less competition and prices will be higher than they would otherwise have been, even while they continue their downward trend.
My communication arrived 1205 on Thursday.
The Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 contains many provisions not related to terrorism, including the ones used in connection with Iceland.
If Brown had acted under the similar powers when they were in the Emergency Laws (Re-enactments and Repeals) Act 1964 then perhaps Iceland (which was reneging on its agreed responsibilities for its banks) wouldn't have had such a PR coup.
Have you looked at a map or a globe recently? Estonia is between about 22° and 28° East. Indeed, in sunny Suffolk in the UK I'm also in the eastern hemisphere, along with the large majority of Europe.
Surely named a little while ago (2 July 2013, to be precise) as Kerberos and Styx - image and caption both therefore out of date.
Personally I find the Windows key useful for a variety of shortcuts: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/keyboard-shortcuts#keyboard-shortcuts=windows-7
But I doubt anyone who will use Cortana is using any of those shortcuts (and vice versa) so your suggestion is sound.
Originally scheduled for November (Thanksgiving in the US) but a variety of reports suggest it will now be 2 October instead (e.g. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fox-moves-ridley-scotts-martian-801733).
The Mars bar I have in hand, bought yesterday, weighs 51g and has 230 calories. Very tasty it will be too.
Yes, there are smaller ones around - in part driven by the Poundland phenomenon.
"The world is divided into 24 time zones"
No, I count 40 of them. One might expect more than 24 if some are separated by less than an hour.
Yes, it means exactly that - students had to register themselves this time, but didn't previously (at least not in the early 90s at any rate).
When I was at uni, I was on the electoral roll at home and at university, through no action of my own (the 'home' registration because my father completed the household information; the 'university' registration because the university/college did; in neither case was it discussed with me in advance).
I never voted twice, but presumably could have with pretty minimal chances of being caught, and it seems likely that some students did exactly that.
Concise Oxford Dictionary:
"2. to deny (a statement or accusation)".
The COD goes on to point out that "traditionalists object to the second use, but it is now widely accepted in standard English".
This is the same RBS who helpfully tell us:
"We've thoroughly tested the One account website to make sure you can view it with the following browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0 for PCs and 5.0 for Macs
Netscape Navigator Version 7 for PCs and Macs."
They then go on to provide a (broken) link to download the latest version of Netscape Navigator for those who haven't yet reached v7.
Very helpful. You also need a 28.8k modem to access online banking, apparently.
From the article:
"The official NEDC consumption figure for the A3 is 176.6mpg but as with all plug-in hybrids that figure depends entirely on how much driving you do using just the electrical charge harvested from the mains. Charge the thing every day and never drive more than 30 miles between charges and you’ll never use a drop of unleaded."
The figures quoted were for a car "being driven with gusto along hilly, switchback A and B roads in the wilds of Northumberland", in two of the cases not in a mode intended to promote economy.
Remarkably, I get Gmail at number 19 when searching for 'free webmail'.
Agreed: by the time you've eliminated those which require the elaborate sign-up dance, and the elaborate login dance, and the give-us-your-money dance, and those which are broken because the host doesn't know how to maintain the system, and those where the connection is so slow as to be useless, and those which require me to receive a verification text message on my data-only tablet, and those that are time-limited, what's left is far more often a hindrance than a help.
In the temperate southern hemisphere, spring 2015 is about a year from now.
If you've heard nothing, maybe it's because you haven't been listening in the right places.
Try http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/ or http://rosetta.esa.int/ or https://www.facebook.com/RosettaMission or https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta, plus various tech/astronomy websites, etc. etc.
Even the Mail Online, once past the populist dross, gives reasonable coverage: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2721752/The-face-Rosettas-comet-Eerily-human-features-spotted-67P-icy-rock-hurtles-deep-space.html
The weird thing is my brain substituted 'month' for 'week' automatically, and I couldn't understand the original problem until I read AC's reply.
But not on Sundays, so they have a Monday opening time (6am round here).
I read it to mean that 63% of primary TVs (living room) are watching via satellite (whether that be Sky or Freesat) or cable. Seems high to me, but it at least makes sense in principle. Most secondary TVs (bedrooms, kitchens, etc.) are then still using Freeview, which is where the wording of the article perhaps becomes loose.
The data shows the increase (or decrease) in extreme rainfall events. Ofcom couldn't care less about how often it rains or the total rainfall, but extremely heavy rain is what it is apparently interested in.
The data show that the heaviest rainfall rates (the 0.01% of top rainfall rates) have generally got heavier, and therefore more likely to interfere with communications (among other problems).
If a bit of rock is found on the surface of the ice in Antarctica (or at any rate in an intelligently chosen subset of such locations), it is a meteorite, pretty much guaranteed. And rocks show on ice very well. And not many people about. And in places the ability to survey large areas with relative ease.
Taken together, they make it an ideal hunting ground. Compare temperate zones where there are rocks everywhere, lots of forest and private land, etc.
Still no page-turning buttons on these new Kindles. Why? Sure, the touch-screen interface is great for navigation, etc., but I spend very little time navigating, and most of the time reading. The page-turn buttons on my Kindle Keyboard get pressed thousands of times a week. Surely the cost of including real page-turn buttons in addition to the touchscreen would be tiny. The focus should be on making the reading experience perfect. That "horribly intrusive" flash to refresh the screen bothers me not one jot - but having to stick my thumb in front of the text every page seems a lot more intrusive and is definitely a retrograde step.
...but Norway is in the Single Market (except for agriculture and fisheries).
The 0.73 might raise a few eyebrows.
...the site does say to "Enter your full postcode". It should deal more elegantly with those who fail to follow instructions and enter "N1" and the like, but garbage in, garbage out, and all that.
What a surprise - the 13 exchanges around me are all described as "Not currently in rollout plans".
I thought I'd look for interest at the quotes being offered for me.
One refused to quote because I'm too old (at 38)
One refused to quote because I do too many miles per year (25,000)
One refused to quote because I use the car to drive to business meetings.
One refused to quote because parking sensors have been fitted to the car.
Not quite ready for the mainstream yet?
I don't think there is any requirement for a shock to be nasty, just surprising, though they often go together.
Chambers: 1 a strong emotional disturbance, especially a feeling of extreme surprise, outrage or disgust.
Concise OED: 1. a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience
Agree with all of that, but actually I spent 95% of the time on my Kindle reading books (who'd have guessed it?) and much prefer the handily placed buttons for page advance than moving a finger over the screen and back every page. Each to their own, but retaining the page advance buttons on the touch versions would have seemed to have kept the best of both worlds.
I was under the impression that XP SP3 extended support ends in 2014, not 2012:
But the time mid-way between sunrise and sunset or when the sun is at its highest in the sky isn't fixed, either, but varies considerably (more than 30 minutes) during the course of the year.
My new car has a wonderful analogue radio rather than the DAB one I had in my previous car. The FM quality is similar or worse than DAB, and the MW & LW quality much worse. And the choice of stations is reduced.
Changing the tax law costs virtually nothing - from the perspective of the Treasury, the ROI on such a move is vast.
£130m here, £130m there, pretty soon you're talking serious money.
I don't buy the "because someone's been profligate with public money in one area (many areas) we can therefore ignore everything else" argument. Improving procurement procedures so that we get what we need (not more and not less) for the right price is _much_ more difficult than changing the tax law.
As a play.com customer I find it hard to justify such a loophole.
I refer you to my comment about aerials not being up to the job. I get an uninterrupted signal between the A14 and Diss; can't comment about further north.
Well, not quite, but I thought I'd try to introduce a little balance.
I have DAB in the car and the range of stations available to me in rural Suffolk is vastly superior to FM - I can actually find things I want to listen to. Possibly the bit rate is poor but I'm afraid I can't tell: it sounds the same as FM most of the time and better the rest.
I have driven 120,000 miles in the car and have had barely a handful of signal dropouts on national stations. And listening to Test Match Special on Five Live Sports Extra is pleasant and practical - compare with the same programme on Radio 4 long wave where the quality in the car is hideous and I used to get deafened every time I went under a high voltage cable.
Are too many DAB radios being sold with aerials that aren't up to the job?
This doesn't make sense unless the real conspiracy theory is why El Reg has been keeping from us the fact that time travel has been perfected.
In my admittedly limited experience, I find the glasses uncomfortable to wear over my prescription glasses, find the outcome fuzzy even if occasionally impressive, and am generally underwhelmed.
Last time I went to the cinema I had pre-purchased 2D tickets for a film with a 3D option - the showing of the 2D version was full so it was 3D or nothing for latecomers.
"a disc of glass no bigger than the screen of a basic mobile phone". I don't quite understand - surely you mean with a diameter of about one fifth of a linguine?
Agreed - I've always seen it as a car.
"Tweaks"? Surely some mistake. What they meant was "price increases".
I'm on a £7.50/mo plan with Orange which gives me 1Gb a month, which is more than adequate for my occasional use. Is this now available as "Microscopic" or would I have to pay 33% more for "Small" to get less?
"Symantec reports that junk mail volumes that reached a high of 230 billion spam messages per day in July 2010, 90 per cent of all email traffic, are down to 39.2 billion messages per day, 72.9 per cent of all email."
So in July 2010, total email was 230 / 0.9 = 256 billion
Now, total email is 39.2 / 0.729 = 54 billion.
Email volumes have not dropped by 80%. Shurely some mishtake.
Most of us have the screen facing slightly up, so the back will be facing partly downwards.
And even worse, what really grates with me is the "We're proud only to accept Visa". Really? Proud to inconvenience customers?
From the SARTRE website: "A scheme will be developed whereby a lead vehicle with a professional driver will take responsibility for a platoon."
"For every kilowatt of power you put in it produces 43.5 kilowatts of cooling capacity".
What does this mean? I'm pretty sure they haven't produced a power source with greater than 100% efficiency, or else they'd be jumping up and down a bit more.