Totally off topic, but why have the Indian AirForce painted their Hawks a sort of dung coloured brown?
260 posts • joined 10 Sep 2010
Self driving cars and uber
This is such a joke. Massive and I mean massive changes will have to happen to our streets and roads to allow safe driverless cars. No human driver means the car will have to react to every single danger or obstacle in an ultra safe and appropriate manner.
Cue kids playing chicken and winning every time. Traffic comes to a standstill.
Re: When UBER loses the Appeal
How does this affect vehicle insurance and public liability insurance? Id assume that if I called myself a private hire driver, I'd have to upgrade my insurance.
Re: Could work for me
I've looked into 'hot country' house designs. Australia has done a lot of research into passive cooling and it is possible to have around 72F all day with passive cooling.
I can see power companies offering this to properties that are too expensive to lay power cable to.
Re: Could work for me
Sounds like your house is not designed for passive cooling...but then looking around at houses and apartments in hot countries, the majority don't pay even lip service to passive cooling. Having done some research on this, Australia seems to have the most practical experience and designs.
As for the Fiat 500, I think the designers 'knew' that Fiat wanted bigger versions down the line. So the original was designed to grow from the start. This would explain why 'fattened' versions of the 500 look so much better than any similar Mini.
Been saying that too, save a lot of money. Put the army on infrastructure duties, fixing our roads, building railways, bridges, communities. Downsize the UK, we are NOT an empire any more!
or the Cornish question!
Re: The end of Apple
Then there's the 'software is speech' argument, which could violate one of the constitution rights.
or this version?
"The microphone in the iPhone is always on. Just say "Hey Siri" from across the room and you'll see what I mean."
Doesn't work on my phone....
my good fortune....
We are moving house very soon, and before all this happened I had decided TT was bollocks, so was already to cut them off and move to someone else. Trouble is the 'most secure big name' i.e. Virgin is not wired up to our new street, so I have to look elsewhere.
Cant wait to say bye-bye.
IBM's IT dept
I have no idea if this figure is true or not, but IBM have stated they use 24 IT people to look after all their Mac machines.
Doom, Doom, Doom, I say Apple is Doomed
When I read this article and the FDA bit, I immediately thought this is a one shot suicide gun, hence the medical angle.
Re: Record profits yet Wall St says No
If you were apple, which scenario would you rather have, 90% market share, but in the pits margins and revenue....or 10% market share but tops in margins and revenue share? Answers on a postcard....
Call me one?
"Both were rejected by the civil liberties committee and dropped, only to be resurrected and fast-tracked following a terrorist attack"
Is it me or is it coincidence that this has been the case after almost every attack in the West since 9/11....
Did he plea guilty or not guilty? Did the DoJ offer him a deal to avoid a trial?
Roll on the spirit of meanness...
Another Tory "fuck you and stick this middle finger where it hurts"
Also, it's getting close to that time when I have to leave this dear place with its sick government.
Re: Serious question
Exactly, I've been a Mac user since 1998 and I'd describe myself as a power user. I also use torrents. So far I haven't come across any issues within the OS. I monitor all Internet traffic and have never seen anything constantly making access. I don't experience any slow downs. Perhaps some of the more techie guys here can show me where to look?
Back in 1995 I visited some friends up in the Pyrenees on the Spanish side. All they had for leccy, were PV cells and lead batteries. They just about managed day to day. The cost of bring mains power to their house was not cost effective. This is where I can see the advantages, almost anywhere the cost of bringing power lines is not cost effective. I don't know the numbers, but there must be a very large population who don't have mains power and to bring it in is not cost effective. It could be sold by the utility as a package of PV+battery.
Re: Not convinced
I have an old fashioned ORIS, with plexiglass cover, that's a lot softer than this glass. It does get scratched, but not that I'd really notice.
or this version?
long time ago, Mr Clarkson mocked the old Fiat Stilo by saying it looked like someone had sat on a baked potato...I see Citroen has revived this concept.
Build a space station around it
This clock has been in development for a number of years, however, its only recently that the boffins have achieved the 15 billion year accuracy. I think the geodesy application has to be the most interesting, perhaps this could be the start of earthquake predictions.
Are they all packaged in China?
What if all US sold items were freighted from China in custom designed, re-useable stackers, designed to pack the maximum number of items per shipping container. Space costs money in freight. This may not apply to small items like iPhones, watches etc. But on iMacs it could make a big difference.
have arms, most people can lift their arms above their heads and most modern digital cameras have screens that flip out so you can do a nice overhead shot.
or this version?
Buy refurbished, I'd guess almost any of the current lineup would walk all over your seven year old MacBook. You save a few pennies and basically get a new laptop. You could wait...but I don't think the upgrade will seriously trump the current generation.
thanks, you learn something everyday here.
My favourite is cmd/space for spotlight, then type first one or two letters of the app to open. I am convinced it is a 1000% improvement on using the dock, which I despised the moment it arrived and still find it an ergonomic mess. I have friends who are not power users, with maybe 20+ icons in the dock on a 13" laptop, the dock hide feature turned on and magnify turned on...drives me nuts to use their laptop.
TBH I miss the OS9 drop down box from the Apple icon, with the list of apps in there.
Re: Frack Bicycle Hub Gears and any gear change at the hub, always a really stupid idea!
You know there is already one manufacturer making a motor/battery combo that fits in the down tube and drives the BB shaft through a gear? Cannot remember their name, but I thought it looked a brilliant idea and one that could be developed further. They make the diameter suitable for most standard downtimes, but why not make a fatter downtime and fit a bigger motor/battery combo.
I read somewhere, the director has designs on a new Alien, sequel, prequel or whatever....and just last night I watched D9, again, on TV, still totally absorbing.
or this version?
Once again, I read another article that simply reinforces my almost total cynicism and disbelief in our government, politicians and law upholders.
Re: No point moving out
If we spent all those billions on leaving this earth on sorting out the problems here, it would be heaven. On a 'religious' note, if all the good books had just one extra line 'make heaven on earth' the effect would be transformative.
The main issue with modular phones is that the design will always be compromised by the modularity. Its a great idea for sure, just don't expect it to be a slim, as lightweight as the competition. I can see it appealing to a subset of users though.
or this version?
this is the baby to covet....
silly question from someone who knows zip....
I know nothing about Raspberry Pi, but do have a nice 5 bay DAS by Lian Li with enough space in the rear for a little board like this....so would it be possible to turn it into a NAS with the right components?
That $351m ad spend produced several billions in revenue, whereas the $363m spend by Samsung produced what? revenue decline? Way to go Samsung.
I have a relative (distant) who worked at a big datacenter just outside Cairo and stayed on all through the uprisings. Maybe I should get him to contribute. I don't think it will be quite as graphic or dangerous for that matter. Their employer took pretty good care of their safety, they spent most of the day and nights at the centre which had armed guards.
Re: First rule of corrections.
maybe he did that on purpose to test our spelling and to see if we are all awake
OMFG...ASTROGASMS....life may really exist out there in the vast and infinite depths of space or in other words 'get a life dear scientists'
really so f***ing what!
Re: don't understand the problem...
Don't get me wrong here, I am not looking for an argument. But Apple's implementation seems OK to me, sans a proper filing system.
Under the photos app there are 'collections' and within that are 'moments'. I have a 'moment' that includes all todays photos and email saved pics. If I am in the camera app, I tap 'collections' that takes me to the collections page.
I'm not sure how it could have been done much different really, although I am sure there are other ways. But it feels pretty intuitive.
don't understand the problem...
"Another of my relatives (older generation) was recently bought an iPad to keep her in touch on e-mail. It's confusing the heck out of her because of the way that it automatically files stuff, in particular different locations for the pictures that she takes with the iPad and pictures that are sent by e-mail and detached."
I just saved a pic from an email and it appeared in my photo gallery alongside all the other photos. That seems quite logical to me.
come on GCHQ, which is it...
just the other day Ms May announced GCHQ would be helping in the fight against pedophiles, now they are saying they have lost all contact with crimes of all colour.
So which is it?
my tenure at ITV
was constantly interrupted by falling asleep
where are all those other hard hitting docs..
you know the ones on the pedophile ring at a well known broadcaster, Rotherham, super long hours at the NHS...always so easy to point that finger and conveniently ignore the four pointing back in the other direction.
Re: And now they're doing something similar with photos
could you be more specific, links would be great.
oooops! no plaintiff = no case
According to latest court filings, the two plaintiffs in this court case, both purchased their iPods outside the specified period. Plaintiff lawyers have yet to respond.