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How fast can these things fly??!!
My nearest Amazon "fulfilment centre" (sounds more like a fancy name for a brothel if you asked me, but anyway...) is Swansea, a full 80 miles away as the multi-rotor-crow flies, assuming it can make it over the Brecons. Even if the pick, pack and pre-flight process is >instant<, that thing will still have to pull an average 160mph to get my Chinese-crapola to me in 30 minutes. I would not want to get in its way.
Every generation has their crop of these. I have very little time for them. Many a true word spoken in jest (vid circa 2:03) He is in the employ of the ruling elite, massaging away potential revolutionary ideas. The buffoon is made the most earnest face and voice of ideas which have gained traction recently amonst disenfranchised erstwhile capitalists, thereby eroding the credibility of such ideas for the wider populace. A most elegantly deployed weapon, (if in a somewhat inelegant guise this time round).
Slow news day / year? See 28/06/2012
Are we going to get a re-telling of this same story every year now?
Could have saved a bit of server space by just posting a link to the article published last year.
Thought there would have been new information.
Turns out there wasn't.
Just a quick question...
The maximum supply current stipulation, (26A industrial, 15A commercial grade): What supply voltage is that? Is it the standard single-live 120VRMS, the large appliance twin-live 240VRMS or some other "standard".
Oh yeah, and by the way...
Symmetricom just came back with a quote for their CSAC:
$2000 each, (MOQ of 10).
A rough calculation for the remaining parts:
machining that fugly f'ckin case: $500
That fugly f'ckin dial and hands: $100
Clock mechanics: $10
The electronics to mount CSAC and interface its 1PPS to mechanics: $10
Total BOM cost: $2620.
Down the pub with the remaining $10,000 then?
Woo-hoo, party on!
Chip Scale Atomic Clock.
I expect they're using Symmetricom's heart-of-gold for this fugly timepiece:
module size approx 40.5x35x12mm
No mention of battery life for this chronometer.
All very well to have a watch that keeps time to +/- 1 second every thousand years, but if it only runs for 15 minutes at a time...
In a syllable: MEH.
I'd buy 20 billion Mojos
Will SteamOS support XBMC, d'yreckon? Or will Valve be locking you in to their media provision ecosystem and try to make it as difficult as they can for you to run 3rd party media software. Well, I suppose we can always dual-boot, ne?
Re: Who TF is David Attenborough? @Shagbag
Spectacular piece of trollery there, old chap.
Hats off to you, indeed.
Not that I wish to encourage such stuff, but some people really should learn to
NOT FEED THE TROLL!
I'd venture there's enough troll food here to sustain your average Ringlefinch for about a year.
Fair play to the kid for speaking out... and good luck with that.
I guess the rest of us developed this kind of cynical insight on society around the same time as we learned to keep our f'ckin gobs shut cos otherwise you get shat on, big time.
...but Holmes!... Yes, Dr Watson. What is it?
It's quite perplexing. I can't find any excrement, at all!
Re: About bloody time!
I'm with you on this one dajames.
Ubiquitous electronics, such as mobile phones have become, should be like wristwatches insofar as you shouldn't have to worry about them if you get caught out in a downpour without a brolly. They should be as impervious to the elements as the human body. A quick towelling off and happy happy once more, not like my poor old 3110 which caught a fatal cold and died a week later. I have been more careful with my mobes since.
Re: Huge flaw in article
"Spook: So i'm going to spend the day out of the office destroying computer equipment? Oh well, if I get to claim expenses..."
Re: Do not want.
I'm inclined to agree.
My first thoughts were (cue 8 year old's voice) wow! cool!
But then I imagined if everyone had one...
Pub closing time would look like a mid-summer ants nest with lots of bizzare creatures wafting skywards uncontrollably, colliding, falling. Eeek.
Pierre Josef Proudhon will not be participating.
Because "Proper-tea is theft!"
Re: Point of order:
Then probably we need to formalise and release Netiquette 2.0, deprecate all that crap about plain text etc and make it a relevant and applicable standard.
An enormous pair of pliers has appeared...
Seen something similar before.
Note the camel-case
other detritus from the bottom of my tea mug
okay, bored now.
Point of order:
"proper etitquette to online behaviour" = netiquette.
This one has been with us for quite some time now, certainly longer than 5 years.
Rural UK accident rates scientific survey.
The following documentary is FACT.
There is absolutely no evidence to support it but it is a fact.
So based on the scientific study thereby conducted, if you so much as clap eyes on a farm in the UK, you >will< die one of the horrible, grizzly deaths detailed therin.
My scienceings are now concluded.
Give me my PhD immediately.
Sea Snake torpedo anyone?
"Delve special". Series 2, episode 1: A rocket for defence.
or for the more visual amongst you
"This is David Lander". Series 1, episode 5: The rocketing cost of defence.
Both as true today as they ever were. Truer, even.
Trouble with parody these days is that it's difficult make fiction more absurd than the reality it is mocking.
A firey furnace sounds quite nice to a Norwegian in winter time.
Those least assured of their own convictions are the harshest critics of others'.
Besides which, Haram implies volition. Unwillingly ingesting that which is not Halal, is not itself Haram.
Forcing someone to do so is though.
So the perpetrator of forced or unwilling ingestion will of course, burn in the eternal fire of perdition but since the fine folks intent on deploying these meaty munitions are already infidels there is little or no change to their supposed fate.
I'm a big fan of the security industrial complex, but...
I keep coming back to this:
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin, 1759, (or about tea-time).
A gentleman who, by today's standards would almost certainly be categorised as a terrorist.
Flying a kite in a thunderstorm? Why sir, that is madness!
Beer, because of the alcohol reference:
"Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy"
Benjamin Franklin, 1779.
oh my! how splendidly re-entrant.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
But now the government has been unmasked as the biggest hobgoblin of all.
Whatever are we to do?!
<headless chicken dance... ooh, ooh, Mister Peevly >
Re: Oh, THAT Hitler....
I've not watched "Bottom" in ages.
Time to break out the box set.
"...95 per cent of serious crimes involve the use of communications data."
Yeah, also 100% of serious crimes involve the use of oxygen.
I'd be intrigued to know how the remaining 5% of serious crimes involve NO use of communication data.
Not even a phonecall? Seriously? WTF?
Perhaps they organise themselves with the use of Ouija boards and scrying mirrors?
We have all seen the future.
Are these people Eloi or are they Morlock?
Phone in now on 0898 6031769*
*(pre-recorded show, phone lines now closed).
Re: A Controvertial Topic (for a change)
Perhaps I am being naíve to the point of stupidity, but why is it that everybody seems to gang up on Eadon?
This is the number one song in heaven...
Share and Enjoy
Share and Enjoy
Journey through life
With a plastic boy
Or Girl by your side
Let your pal be your guide... etc...
First against the wall, come the revolution...
Why do I find such pious self belief annoying?
I don't even know the guy, why would I hate him?
I'm sure he's just a regular person really, isn't he?
Makes my f#ckin' skin crawl though, it does, it really does.
I guess that's my problem, not his.
"Earthbound farmers are known to be at "high risk" of suicide,"...
Statistical anomaly caused by easy access to lethal chemicals and firearms, I'd venture.
If we can print and ACTUAL Liberator, then I'm interested.
You know, the groovy alien space ship from Blake's 7.
I want mine with fully functioning Zen computer and teleport bracelets too, if you please.
Mine's the one with the perspex rod 'blaster' in the gunbelt.
"Down and safe."
Re: OOPS! @Psyx
New keyboard please!
Re: I saw what you did there... All I have to say on the matter is...
All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension.
Trans-uranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life.
Medium atomic weights are available.
Gold, lead, copper, jet, diamond, radium, sapphire, silver and steel.
Sapphire and steel have been assigned.
Re: Stupid question
With this ASCII art you are really spoiling us.
We academics are above this sort of thing...
...and yet we still make mention of it.
Whilst shaking our heads and tutting (and trying >hard< to stifle a smirk).
Re: Reference position?
They measure the angle between a number of celestial bodies and the horizon and determine the offset angle between their position and the ground point of the chosen body by referencing almanac data for the chosen body against an accurate time reference then finding the intersection of the offset angles. Oh yeah, probably the easiest way to get an accurate time reference these days is from the GPS constellation, but hey ho.
Isn't it obvious what's going on?
Plumpy is a Mason.
Re: "fugly ball of meat"
Thanks (I think) for the link. Nightmares etc...
They BOTH of them look like Matt Lucas characters to me.
Please annotate such links as not suitable for minors.
Re: I stopped paying the TV License in 2008 and haven't watch TV since.
Not 100% happy though, but never have been.
As a result of giving up telly I have 50 - 60% more time, 65 - 80% more energy, 24.6% more suspision of statistics.
And I do always enjoy the (now yearly) visits from our friendly neighbourhood Gestapo agents checking to see why I'm not taking my regular dose of government approved conformance indoctrination hypnosis treatment.
I would happily (gladly, willingly) pay-per-view for a program that I really wanted to watch. However such a service isn't available from the Great Organ, (they just decide to give it away for free post broadcast... seriously..? WTF Beeb? Really didn't understand this move, at all.), but regrettably there isn't any content which I consider worthwhile anyway so it's something of a moot point.
It's all jolly good fun though, isn't it.
twopenneth of Waaah!
Here's my Waaah for what it's worth.
Soylent green should've been in the list...could've got rid of 'Apes to avoid a Heston O.D... Anyways... Waaah :'-(
Oh, and also the andromeda strain... Waaah... etc.. etc...
Many thanks, though for the hitlist. I've been re building my collection since the flood and this fine article has been superbly nourishing for such consideration although potentially deleterious to my credit rating given my newly fortified resolve to build the definitive must-see collection.
Each one of the films listed is worthy viewing.
Standard teapot not referred in standard.
Disappointed that the standard brewing receptacle is not cited as the Utah / Newell / Melitta 1.5 litre white porcelain teapot. Perhaps that's only for a virtual real-tea environment.
Re: Valid tactics
It's difficult to get inside a guy's OODA loop if it happens to be on a totally 'nother frikkin' planet.
McFilm sandwich with a side order of McSpecialeffects, McPlot and McMerchandise
Whenever you start to hear story titles alongsie the word "franchise", you can be sure that you're going to get centre-of-the-bell-curve, appeals to all the spending demographics, adequately entertaining, entirely inoffensive, but ultimately unoriginal and superficial cinema fodder.
Did you warn them about the September 11th attacks?
- World's OLDEST human DNA found in leg bone – but that's not the only boning going on...
- Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE
- OHM MY GOD! Move over graphene, here comes '100% PERFECT' stanene
- Pics Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year
- Beijing leans on Microsoft to maintain Windows XP support