131 posts • joined Friday 16th July 2010 08:56 GMT
"Near-live TV clips of Premier League"
I have images of recreations of match moments using stopmation and Subbuteo.
PS. I have to say that I had no idea the Sun was also known as Currant Bun until reading this; I thought there was some satirical periodical a la Daily Mash/Onion I was unaware of. Actually, it could also be the Sun is a satirical newspaper and I never realised.
Re: El Reg posters?
I don't care about hipsters either way.
Re: El Reg posters?
Re: El Reg posters?
"You and I obviously aren't reading the same Reg forums. Any positive mention of the hipster cult results in mass downvotings; any negative mention gets upvoted."
Re: Cube has it
new = knew. FS.
Cube has it
for the power and that was released well over a decade ago. The only reason you new it was there was because of a marking on the case. Take that away, and you wouldn't know about it. It glowed when you touched it, or it was sleeping.
Not a fan of Apple, but not a fan of FUD either.
Re: fined £375 each time
My first thought too. I actually searched to see. Turns out that my net income for the 2011, 2012 year was better that Twitter UK.
Re: fined £375 each time
If you think about it, £750 is quite a big dent in, ahem, '£16,500' profit.
Re: Finger print readers
Colon map of my cul-de-sac.
Better settled in..
..Thunderdome. Put Tim Cook and Kwon Oh Hyun in.
What happens when you plug this into a Linux box, if you have one handy?
What I really want to know is: How easy to transfer music to it, and get photographs off it.
I have searched for this, but the info is a little mishmash.
If a website gets through the "white list", (or indeed, what is classed as porn, there are going to be boundary oints like some Flickr images could be), will the public purveyor of web access be held accountable in those cases?
We are moving in a society where you are guilty should they need to find you guilty of something.
Does that mean that anyone who provides free access/has unsecured wifi will be liable if they don't apply filtering or are also caught above?
Is this leading up to a government mandated router in all homes?
Bunch of fscktards. The lot of em.
Re: What about shielding?
I should have clarified. Im curious - if small flecks of paint and other assorted microscopic debris can mark the Space Shuttle windows in orbit, a tiny piece of matter hitting the craft at combined speed potentially in excess of 400k mph then what kind of damage would that ensue?
What about shielding?
Genuine question to those who have better understanding than me.
Lets assume that, because of the length of time in space is reduced considerably and conventional radiation shielding being suitable, what about shielding against physical space debris. Indeed, is this a problem?
Making the assumption that the max speed would be approx 350,000 mph, what is the problem of physical matter, indeed if much at all? I mean we are talking about 0.05c here at max speeds. Granted odds are in favour due to smaller timeframe but then I am making assumptions just how dirty this part of the solar system is. Or am I making issues out of small odds of becoming a very pretty but brief star in the night sky?
"Gartner state that Gartner predictions will predict an increase in new predictions."
Google groups, Google places...
...,Google Flash mobs..
'...neither Amazon or EA had responded to El Reg's requests...' I am sure is correct.
'...neither Amazon nor EA had responded to...' is incorrect.
'...neither Amazon nor EA responded to...' is correct.
Re: No, no, the hoax is a hoax
"Yo Dawg. I'm creating a hoax about my hoax being created as a hoax so my hoax about he hoax being a hoax...."
Neural interface would possibly suffer from a major problem.
Picture it. Men are, apparently, thinking about sex every seven seconds. So all that lovely prose written to bosses, clients, parents, friends, lovers (oh, wait), wife, husband, gas board, HMRC ad infinitum will be interspersed with pr0n.
...nd so she moved, in a lithe, almost lazy manner, toward me, lips parted... ^h^h^h^h^h. *
*Or whatever encoding method that will be adopted for a neural interface. As long as it isn't EBCDIC.
Will you please give Katie Saucey's Dog ....
...a job on this tech rag, as she keeps being referred to in headlines; would make a great indicator as to what the world does actually care about.
Reckon there is a market for Dog Biscuits called 'Patents'
Does this count as prior art, btw?
who is this 'dog' you keep mentioning?
Not Colin from Dunny-on-the-wold is it?
Would be nice if...
...Google also warned you that any country's court ordered mandate had required access to your Gmail logs, also.
Re: Self signed certs are the way forward
You are quite right!
I find my self typing know instead of no sometimes, too. I also used whomever instead of whoever. English fail.
Re: Self signed certs are the way forward
"* Every person who becomes home secretary seems to be turned into a crazed maniac that would put the head of the Stasi to shame. Either there's something in the water in Marsham Street, or [every day] they get told that the next 9/11 * 1000000 is imminent."
They become Home Secretary, Generally, because of links to whomever is PM at the time. Not because they are qualified (Whatever that would mean in the case of HS). Surround them with people who work in an environment of suspicion and intrigue and who are masters at manipulation and what you have, effectively, is a manipulated HS towing the MI5 line.
I tell you, the inCivil Servants who are the liaisons to the HS must be a seriously shady bunch. Like a cross between Humphrey and Caligula.
Re: Wonder how that compares to what UI/OS you use?
Attention seeking. :)
Wonder how that compares to what UI/OS you use?
**** Warning: this is a joke. If you get riled by any of this then you are getting what you deserve! ****
Linux with KDE: Like a kid in a sweetstore and just as hyper. "Give me the SHINY!"
Linux with Gnome 2 and clones: Critical parents.
Linux with Gnome 3: Trick cyclists
Linux with XFCE: Enigmatic
Apple OS X: Narcissistic
Windows Vista: Masochist
Windows XP: Miss Havisham complex.
Windows 8: Past caring/given up on life.
Windows 7: Happy in their own little world and will NEVER read the news in case something disturbs them.
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Spring tension & gravity
I, too, agree with earlier posts putting a lot of this down to spring tension and gravity.
IANAS so some of my reasoning may be faulty, please point it out.
So an object has potential energy whilst being supported preventing it from falling. When you release the bottom of the slinky, the allowable mass that falls is down to the gravity acting on the mass that pulls against the spring tension. So when it stops, you effectively have the energy of the falling portion of the slinky to transfer that energy into the spring, (storing it in the spring) so the bottom position is still because the force of gravity vs the spring tension (and the spring tension only exists, don't forget, because one end of the spring is fixed by being held). Once you let go of the top, that potential energy is released as kinetic(?) energy, pulling the spring together. At the same time, the entire mass is now being drawn down by gravity, which hasn't changed, obviously, so the spring doesn't move from it's lowest position because gravity dictated it's position in relation to the spring tension initially, and now that spring tension is allowed to act by releasing the top, the bottom is effectively being pulled down, whilst the tension pulls it up which is a released of the previously stored energy.
Phew. Sorry about the badly worded paragraph.
However, with this in mind, I can see the flaw. I would expect the rings to collapse all evenly at a constant rate. So maybe this is why they are paid for it, whereas I work in IT.
I saw 'RIM Jobs'
and immediately had an image of Steve Jobs in a suit, albeit wearing a poloneck.
Whilst typing in 'RIM Jobs' into the title, i also realised....well it doens't matter. Ahem.
Go on....credit Stellarium for the pic!
You know it makes sense. :)
For the rest of you who can't make it, have a crap South East facing way (me included), you could use Stellarium!
Agree with you over the screens. I had a dell with a 1900 plus res screen back in 2002!
However disagree with you over Linux.. For many people, yes, Linux isn't an option. It still is the only option for 'many' people. Whereas there are sites to go and find out if this works or that works, they only build up after something is in use for a while. Since most new lapbooks aren't tested with Linux, people don't tend to buy them new then go straight to linux. Those that do, do so out of necessity. So with that in mind, it would be useful for a common distro to be test installed on a lapbook to see how it fares.
I would find that more than bloody useful.
Tagging and am I asking too much?
Like some of the other readers here, I have been reading the Reg for many years - actually since 2000, so whereas I am not so arrogant to say that I can discern all the other readership,based on comments made and articles chosen to publish , I think that there is a fair proportion that have a lot of similar requirements as myself.
As a result I would expect to rely on the Reg for reviews that I can pretty much count on, but I don't for the majority of the time because they seem to come across more like a consumer review (which you said in the article - I never thought of erg hardware as that kind of site before but it now makes sense) from a 'tech' section of a sunday paper. The reviews I like are the ones where you KNOW that the reviewer has used the item and finds it amazing or hated it completely. When that happens then they write about it in depth and chances are, I will too.
So If I wan't a review on something to help make a decision I rely on a combination of Cnet reviews, Amazon reviews and google searches for the other part I will come to.
There are several things that I want to know from a computer regview (see what I did there?).
Drive performance - At the moment this is the biggest singular issue for performance bottlenecks on non-ssd
Screen on a laptop.
And for me - WILL IT RUN (CRYSIS^H^H^H^H^H^H) LINUX?
Weight is not really a focus. If it is a 15 inch gaming laptop, I know it isn't going to be light. If it is a 11.6 screen, a pound here or there is going to make not one change to my decision. But Linux is *very* important. I also understand there are so many flavours etc and not all will work the same. The fact manufacturers don't seem to really help much is a right PITA, whereas a significant proportion of your readership will find that invaluable.
Now obviously there can be a lot of playing around to get everything working and the time to do that isn't necessarily cost effective, but trying to install a base version of Mint, or even Ubuntu and say what doesn't work would be a real winner for me.
In my case I would like to see basics like multi-monitor support, wifi, networking, what hardware keys do or do not work out of the box. That way it gives me somewhere to start researching to see if these problems are solvable within a reasonable timeframe before purchasing the kit.
Plus Tagging - I know there was a review on a mouse recently, (in the last year), that you really rated. i couldn't remember it. I searched on Mouse, Mouse reviews, tried the reg hardware category for peripherals and couldn't find it anywhere. If you could categorise things with, I dunno, tagging things like; Review, Mouse, Brand, model etc - would make finding things a lot simpler and not picking up any review that just mentions a mouse.
Thanks for the chance to ask about all this...
Shame it doesn't work completely on Chromebook..:(
ARM version anyway.
Fantastic app though!
Re: I'm sure it was his own idea....
genuinely intrigued What have you found with it so far?
Dammit! You are so right...
Braben is Dooomed, Doomed I tell you. Why, I have wasted my life dreaming of an Elite Multiplayer Mecca, and here it was, under my very nose! It is the new Star Wars horror all over again...*sob*
im guessing you are far younger than my 39 years...
Eve online, like Warcraft, are essentially definitive MMORPGs. The backdrop-space, piracy and/or trading may have been influenced and coded by those who once played Elite but it is NOT Elite. The fact you said this says, to me, you were not around for it first time and, therefore, most likely haven't played it.
I became rather excited when I read that headline. Multi player Elite, I have been banging on about this for ages. Indeed , I have mentioned this in a previous post!
I really hope this works out....Cobra mk III, military laser, fuel scoop and a sleepless nights.
Did no one else spot that when...
..he was trying to get to Ecuador, there just so happened to be a Volcano that was suddenly active again?
Talk about preparing the Lair...