65 posts • joined Wednesday 16th March 2011 10:40 GMT
What a brilliant idea ....
Truly a 'lightbulb' moment !
"A quadcopter is on the same rough speed and size scale as a wildfowl, and rather less vulnerable if anything: most can keep flying having lost a rotor disc"
You sure ?
The quadcopters i fly get distinctly 'out of shape' if the props aren't balanced let alone lose a whole rotor !
A hexcopter might just cope might cope without one rotor ?
If he hasn't got it right so far ...
smacks of fiddling with the deckchairs on the Titanic whilst the violinist was playing ....
Tin foil hats all round then !
Re: hah hah hah
I thought the term 'Glasshole' had already be coined for users of these
5" screens ?
Will no one think of the kids eyesight ?
Another reason for them to go blind in their bedrooms
Why stop there..
"They aren’t defending just the United States, but both of the Americas,"
They could call it the "World Series" and be done it
Re: View the video
On the face of it thats excessive force to take down a 73 year old - surely
Odd that -
" but when he opened his case to show staff the offending article, he was seized by bodyguards."
But vid shows him being taken down in the street
So Miss Rosberg what was it that first attracted you to the multi billionare,Segey ?
What are the Finns doing with all that data ....
I think hear/read somewhere that Angry Birds was mainly a data collection app but with quite an addictive game as a front end - or was that just 'tin foil hat' wearers chat ?
down in the weeds ?
Is that where the CEO shoudl be ?
"an effort to bring a more coherent look and identity to Yahoo’s pages. For an intense 80 minutes, Mayer does most of the talking, getting deep into the weeds about the size of navigation buttons, background colors, and spacing between columns. Working through a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich and a cup of pretzels from the cafeteria"
from the vogue article
Stupid Fashon victims
Going back a years or two when my sons where involved in kids football (uk), there were one or two teams from the rougher side of town who had a a couple of players who insisted they wear their shorts like this during the game - why the Ref didn't have a word I don't know - but since it only really affectted the other teams mobility we didn't really have problem with it ! - Did look damm silly though - Stupid Fashon victims !
"A while ago, I went for an interview at a comapny where the IT director quite proudly showed me their auto dialler."
And use of an auto dialer also removes the legal requirment to check the 'random' number against the TPS database
Bonkers un-joined up thinking we get from the the politicians
Re: They missed an obvious distracting task to measure...
"f I hold a cigarette while driving, then I know it's there, it's of no consequence to the traffic and I can ignore it."
Not when the lit end comes off the ciggie and falls in your lap, you wont !
Not sure if that stil happens with the modern fag, but did when I still smoked some 30 years ago
But apart for that, fully agree with your comments regarding excessive and pointless signage generating 'brain noise'
on the side lines ...
Lets hope he is sidelined too!
But can't see being any job which counts as being 'sidelined' paying 1/4 of a million a year
On the other hand this is the BBC we are talking about
none really ...
Nor any comment either,
but just couldn't resist the chance to post the old line - too good a chance to miss really
Paris - Because shes also known to receive swollen goods
I'll get my coat .....
Often no discouragement from staff is required
"leading to staff discouraging travelers from using e-Gates."
Often no discouragement from staff is required
Its often the case that users i.e. Me choose not to to use the E-Gates, due to the delays caused by the system
A quick look a the 2 queues will indicate the quicker option even when the manned queue is many times the length of the e-gate queues
In addition to the long recognition time - the inter user gap seems to be inordinately long for a computer based system
Horizon of 35+ years ago
Wasn't this the very same question posed by the BBC tv program "Horizon" ( when it used to a science based program) some 35 + years ago on the rise of the microprocessor , that was going to see us all sitting in deck chairs twiddling our thumbs too while the micros took over all the admin functions etc, but it didn't happen. in fact more clerical jobs were created (only later to be destroyed by the bankers, rather than the micro)
Aren't pilots 'drivers' too - the only reason they are still sitting up front is to install confidence in the passengers if it all goes tits up - so in a similar manner they are machine minders
I imagine the same will happen with lorries and trucks - the driver will 'mind' the truck rather than drive it and only be called into play when the **** is about to hit the fan
The only fly in the ointment is ....
"The user can configure their route on a PC before downloading it to the stick via Bluetooth."
tf the use is compos mentis enough to achieve that, then they probably don't need the stick !
" But Verizon and Ericsson reckon mobile users will forgo the convenience of being able to control playback for the increased network efficiency made possible by Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service."
Surely the major benefit of using 'multicast' accrue to the operator rather that the end user
"And the answer(s) to -4^(1/4) is +/-sqrt(2)i"
So you get links to SQuiRTing movies - whos suprised ?
an uncertainty of a microsecond.
" I find it cool that the computer which does my video recordings knows the time with an uncertainty of a microsecond. "
Unfortunately its not something the UK broadcasters ( ITV,BBC) care a jot about and will start & finish program minutes off of scheduled times. to suit themselves and or trying to get the upper hand over the other channel
Whos idea was to put all those holes in the case anyway ?
Thats one hell of prize - I'm sure demand will be er, massive
Its clearly not not about the winning - It must be about the taking part !
U sane ?
Oh so thats why we haven't seen the "say bye bye to buffering " ads lately
At least Richard doesn't have to rely on VM for his net connection on his island - but what about our island ?
Everyone uses PNG now don't they ?
If its taken GIF this long to make the OED - how long will that take for PNG make it into the OED ?
Data Migration - I'm sure they must have head of it ???
Any why are they paying for space to save records which they won't access ( well can't afford to access)
"probably because he has already sold his company to Facebook for $715 million. "
Its bound to take the edge off, and might induce a laissez-faire attitude in the best of us
more usable ?
" (at one time I even had a customer coming in to ask "how to get rid of that weird black background...."
MS possibly didn't think that thru - if anything the black background makes it more usable not less
"he telco had a hand in its interface design"
Thats odd since it looks just like the 'other' implementation of YouView to me
Unless stamping your logo on something counts as "interface design" nowadays
Kamikaze Wood Pigeons
Its wood Pigeons for us in Berkshire (uk) - we get 3 or 4 strikes a week , the evidence is left on the window as an often perfectly silhouette of the birds outstretched wings. killed quite a few too, one literally exploding on impact due to a very full crop ( I kid you not)
I'm sure I read about some special anti bird strike class just recently ?
Big picture windows and short garden backing onto woodland , giving a refection that looks like more woods - seems to the problem here
But if my TV could guess ....
" but if my TV could guess what I might want to watch and lay it out on a plate for me then that is cool, "
I though that is/was the basic premise of the TiVo box
but if you can read the Bluetooth signal coming off it .....
I'd be quite surprised, i thought it hopped about all over the place
stick with the morse code I say
scratch programming ?
Is that where you buy the 'punch' cards from the local newsagent ?
No tip ?
Good for him
Restaurant staff should be paid properly for the job, owners shouldn't expect diners to be 'shamed' into leaving a tip - no matter how many billions in the bank
Horrible american practice, that we in Europe need less of not more
"Nevada is the first state to devise licensing procedures for autonomous vehicles,"
Can't help thinking this is the sort of thing that should be set nationally - not on a state by state basis
Sounds like we trod a VERY similar path
Whilst I originally started with an SC/MP project from Elector magazine
I too moved on to a Nascom 1 ( although mine was a home build based on the circuit diagram of a mates official unit, on a large wire wrap board) - I think its safe to admit that now !
Also added a home brew disk controller based on the old 1771 chip IIRC
Even more of a coincidence, I too ported Sargon to it from the 'paperback', that was a lot of lines of assembler to wade through - worked though ! - was well chuffed at the time
I thought the Netherlands was only an hour ahead of us, but it seems April 1st has come early for them