Its juvenile i know but...
... i couldnt stop laughing at the guys name. Hammerschlag translates to Hammer Blow in German. So Dr Hammerblow studying Hammerheads. Sometimes reality is far funnier then fiction...
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... i couldnt stop laughing at the guys name. Hammerschlag translates to Hammer Blow in German. So Dr Hammerblow studying Hammerheads. Sometimes reality is far funnier then fiction...
It says that "Informing web visitors that the information will be transmitted is not adequate.". Therefore sticking it in the T&C's is not good enough. You need to have people specifically state they are happy with the transfer before it can happen.
God i love living in germany now! The only western democracy who are increasing peoples privacy rather then doing all they can to take it away!
I dont think a 25% hit rate is actually that bad. OK its probably annoying for the person who is actually innocent, and a big waste of time, but SOMETHING has to make the customs folks think you've swallowed drugs (or shoved them where the sun dont shine).
I would be willing to bet that the majority of those other 75% had drugs or residue of drugs on them or in their bags, or something similar.
& only 200 X-rays done over a year? Out of how many people coming to Australia? An X-ray machines complete with a couple of radiographers seems excessive to save a bit of time on only 200 X-rays!
Would have been interesting to hear AFACT and the movie industries response to the ruling. Might give us some idea whether the High Court will be forced to get involved.
Also if your going to include a statement from such a biased front as the Pirate Party, you really ought to include a statement from someone on the other side of the fence. Balance is what we come to El reg for, balance and the facts. If i wanted to read highly biased articles only stating one sides case (even if i happen to agree with that side as in this case), i can go to the Daily Fail, the Guardian or one of the other Murdoch gutter press... I expect a bit better from The Register.
The statement says "that the ISS does indeed lose altitude due to skimming the Earth's outer atmosphere, rather than as a result of gravity."
If there was no atmosphere, there would be nothing to slow down the ISS and so it would NOT lose ALTITUDE. Gravity alone (without atmospheric intereference) would maintain the ISS in its orbit and therefore as stated would NOT cause the ISS to lose ALTITUDE.
The statement is correct as written.
... Think how much healthier those people who dont drink and who are physically active and eating a balanced and healthy diet can be when they take up drinking moderately! & considering how expensive a pint is getting these days, all that extra drinking will be helping the economy!
So come on all you selfish, non-optimally-healthy, not-helping-the-economy non-drinkers - do your part for the country and your health!!! See you down the pub!!! ;)
... pig-ignorant politicians (is there another sort?) have a lot of sway and power to affect the lives of people by the decisions they make in parliament.
Need i remind you of George Dubya? He wasnt a scientist, a web developer, a technologist or an engineer, but i think its fair to say he had a bit of an effect on the world... im sure the Iraqi people would agree with that...
A cornish pasty is defined as being a pasty filled with Beef, Onion, sliced (or diced) Potato and Swede (rutabaga). There are plenty of other pasty varieties available (steak and ale being my personal fav), just like you can get all sorts of different pies. But a Cornish Pasty is specifically the one filled with the ingredients listed above.
Beef, Onion, Potato and Swede Pasty doesnt quite have the same ring ot it that Cornish Pasty does, does it?
Would someone please stop the world, I'd like to get off...
& i can remember reading somwhere that there are actually rules which meant that kids were not supposed to be allowed accounts on Facebook (not that that stops them naturally!). So what Facebook are doing is not "protecting the children" (as technically there shouldnt be any children on there! ). But imposing their f%&ked up moral code on the rest of us...
Facebook really needs to enter the real world...
Any word on what SP1 fixes? Are there any major flaws which are fixed, features which are added (apart from the Hyper V stuff for Server)?
Ill probably still wait another week to install and keep an eye out to see if we suddenly get a rash of "Program X has been crippled by SP1" type scenarios or some such. But so far i havent seen anyone too upset...
Honestly, how Bernie or anyone in F1 could be thinking of going to Bahrain now is beyond me! F1 should be a showcase for fun and excitement, and it seems to me to be a complete insult to hold such an event when people have been murdered during peaceful protests.
I think Mark Webber was exactly spot on when he said the people have more important things to worry about.
And Bernie is washng his hands of the decision making - hes already said it will be completely the Crown Prince's decision. Hmmm, thats going to be a really unbiased decision - loss of face for having to cancel the event versus acting on the peoples legitimate complaints... i really wonder which way that decisions going to go... *rolleyes*
Anonymous or West Boro?
He did all that, but unfortunately they forgot it all 3 seconds later. So in the end he went with the magnets...
"positive feedback from stakeholders ...". They obviously dont include customers in that comment. Ive had nothing but headache after headache anytime ive had to deal with the Home Office on immigration issues, not to mention blowing over £1000 on various visas (not all of them granted).
Its got to the point that i will never even bother trying to find work in the UK again, its just not worth the hassle. There are plenty of other countries in the world (especially on the european continent) where Engineering professionals are welcomed for their skills, and im happy to head to those countries now. So long england ill never grace your shores in a working capacity again...
... How well does it play Crysis?
... But you have to give them credit for admitting the breach and actually telling customers it happened. If it had been in the UK, they wouldnt have admitted a thing until the press had somehow found out about it (and they would probably still have denied it for a few months first!)...
A quick straw poll around the office (ok thats only 4 people) but no one can think of a really good reason for a camera on the back of something this big. I mean your hardly going to whip this out for some quick fire photography like you can with a phone camera, and with only 4MP with no optics, the quality is not going to be anything to write home about...
Ideas anyone? Is it just because the Ipad had one that everyones copying it even if its next to useless?
I dont know about you but that looks like the sort of thing i used to doodle in the margins of my class books during Mr Pratt's abysmal English lessons. Is it just slightly possible that all this is in fact, is some school boys book where he was supposed to be practicing writing his letters but was in fact fantasising about Mrs Miggins, and her lovely daughters?
If you had read the press release you would have seen that the box set comes with the online download so No, it is not asking fans to pay twice, the cost of the digital download is included in the box set. Which means that your actually only paying approx 24 pound for the vinyls, physical CD and a big book of Radiohead art. Personally thats a price im willing to pay...
Oh and im not quite sure how you can class 320k MP3's as crappy. If you can tell the difference between 320k mp3 and wav you either own a €100,000 audio setup or your talking bollocks...
... why on earth would you go to the press with this story? Are you that desperate for publicity that you really want to me known throughout the world and interwebs as the guy who got battered by a flying dildo?
Honestly i will never understand people...
Am i the only one who immediately thought of the old game Worms with its Incredible Exploding Sheep?
And Tom Clancy described using airliners to crash into the White house as part of a terrorist attack in one of his books prior to 9/11. So we should ban all books just to be safe! And im sure i saw a terrorist using a bomb in a movie at some point - so BAN ALL MOVIES too. And television is just like movies, it shows real terrorist attacks on the news - BAN TV...
yadda, yadda, need i go on.
As someone already mentioned cinema takings are really only a question of how good the marketing of a movie is. The perfect example of this is Shawshank Redemption, a movie that lists in almost everyone i knows top 10. However, it was a major flop in the cinemas and even didnt get a cinema release in some places, would that mean its a bad film? Of course not.
Also taking your suggestion of using cinema revenue over production cost as a measure of the greatness of a film - then The Blair Witch Project would be the greatest film of all time. Which i dont think any of us think would be true. (i hope not anyway!)
Everyone will have a different idea about what is a good movie and what isnt. I personally cant stand chick flicks, but that doesnt mean theyre necessarily bad movies. Just that i dont want to watch them. If theyre well shot, then theyre probably still good films, just not something i would watch. The Razzies try and find those films which quite frankly ARE bad, and which the Razzie folk believe no one could possibly like (at least without large quantities of hallucinogenic substances).
Good luck to em, i say! :)
You have no idea about F1 quite obviously, so please leave.
Lotus are quite well funded and have the backing of 3 billionaires (firstly among them Air Asia X founder Tony Fernandes and Air Asia X is going from strength to strength so his money is not at risk).
The fight with Lotus is actually a fight with Proton who own Lotus Cars, however Team Lotus have the rights to the Formula 1 Team Lotus as bought from Mr Chapman grandson of the founder of Team Lotus F1. The legal wrangling is because whilst Team Lotus and Proton had a deal for them to race under the Lotus name, when the new chairman of Proton group came to power he cancelled the deal (illegally) and tried to sue Lotus for using the name. This is in the courts now and everyone involved in the case sees quite a big kicking in the ass for Proton. Expect 2 cars carrying the Lotus name for the next few years - 1 Team Lotus and 1 Lotus sponsored Renault.
As for there cars being uncompetitive, they didnt exist 4 months before the start of a season, of course they were going to be uncompetitive in that first season. However over the course of the season they made up over 10sec per lap in time difference between them and the fastest cars on the grid. With a full year to prepare this years car, and the experience of last year, i expect team Lotus to be firmly midfield fighting the Force India's, William's and Toro Rosso's.
So please dont comment about something you have absolutely no idea about, it just shows your ignorance!
So El Reg praised Dell a bit - big deal! I certainly think Dell deserve a bit of praise for once - they did get an F1 team off a piece of paper and on to the track in 3 months! If that doesnt deserve a bit of praise then i dont know what does!
Although in my head, it was more a long the lines of "You have got to be f&*ing kidding me!"
4000 years ago i dont think they had supermarkets, sachets of baking yeast, or bottled water... And possibly not sugar (not being a tropical zone) or lemons.
No doubt though they had plenty of patience though... Still i dont think they quite followed your recipe...
And i bet there wine tasted much better then your swill above!
Whats the point of having a twitter account and youtube feed for a nation whos populace cant view it?
So messing with those streams means that the only people who are going to see it in NK are the top brass, so in effect its kind of tweaking the nose of those brass for trying to send out bad propoganda.
Or as i suspect is more likely the case, the low level lackeys in charge of those accounts will not report that the accounts where ever compromised to their bosses in order to avoid being on the receiving end of a 10 gun salute to the head...
What a waste of time from the cops. They would be guaranteed to get a court order within a day or two to get the license plate and then they would be on their way.
But to try and demand that Google breach privacy laws and hand over data, just to save the cops a day or two (which no doubt they have wasted anyway in trying to force Google's hand and going to the media with their whinging), is an utter disgrace.
For once, and i dont think ive ever said this before, but Go Google... The law is the law, its about time the police learned that it applies to them too!
Fail icon because thats what the police have done this time!
In order to get a working mass driver/rail gun orbital launch facility you need to have an ejection velocity of ~20km/s.
Current studies suggest that ~3km/s is the maximum ejection velocity you can achieve due to power losses and heat (hence why i suspect that the navy are keeping there gun at Mach 7.5 and just upping the payload being launched).
So whilst i would love this sort of tech to be used at the moment its nowhere near getting us into space. I suppose the best current solution using this tech would be to use the rail gun launch as the first stage in a multistage rocket. However, firing a highly explosive rocket from a highly electric, high heat rail gun seems like it could be a slightly dangerous (explosive/suicidal) operation...
If you launch something with a trajectory on Earth, even at hypersonic speeds, gravity still provides a 9.8m/s^2 downwards acceleration (downwards being towards the centre of the Earth naturally). Hence you will get a standard parabolic arc, as you do with any weapon.
Bullets fired from a gun follow the same path (only at much slower velocity), so your right that the object will APPEAR to have a very flat trajectory, but will indeed be following a parabola back towards the Earth... It might just take around 100 miles to do it...
Only problem i see is if your trying to hit something thats behind a mountain...
Isnt that anything coming out of the social sciences? Or is that Trick cyclists?
Or are Sewage scientists the only ones that we can officially call Crap Boffins?
Enquiring minds want to know...
Would you really trust a judge to make a better decision based on any technical evidence?
Considering that most judges are well into their 60's (if not older) and have never done anything outside of the law, their knowledge of tech is stuck in the dark ages. Their knowledge of modern technology is usually limited to programming their VCR's ("Whats a DVD?").
I'll still take 12 good men and true any day. At least theres a chance that you might get one person with some technical knowledge... (small admittedly but its better then nothing!).
And how much will you be charged for that call, just for the benefit of easy remembering... By the way in this age of ubiquitous internet coverage - who really needs to remember phone numbers? Is it so hard to look up the company's phone number on their website? And at least with the current system you know up front whether your going to be charged for an international call...
Galaxy 15 is drifting out of its assigned orbit, this is correct, but it moves at only about 0.85deg/ year, and it is drifting towards one of the 2 equilibrium points on the geosynchronous orbit. It will not swing all the way around the earth, and even if it did, this would take a hell of a long time (only 420 years by my rough back of the envelope calculation).
Changing satellite location in geosynch/geostat orbit without getting in the way of other satellites takes a significant amount of effort (most likely moving either towards earth or out beyond the geosynch orbit and then moving back the other way when you get to your new location). And i dont know the details but i doubt any comms sat carries enough fuel to do that sort of maneuver and then still have enough propellant left for station keeping at the new location, to justify all the expense.
A new take on the old 419er? Only instead of targeting an individuals greed, theyre targeting a persons extreme stupidity.
Seems like its already off to a successful start...
Qatar is tiny (less then 2 million people). Its largest city is about 500,000. Its 6th largest city is 10,000 people. I can see how a 40,000 seat stadium will benefit a town of 10,000, cant you?
Joke icon, because well thats FIFA...
I would love to see Israel qualifying! It would be amazing to see if they would be allowed to enter the country at all! (considering theyre not allowed to at the moment! Hell your not even supposed to transit through Qatar if you have an Israeli entry stamp in your passport...
Will FIFA get the chance to show that its more powerful then the UN by forcing Qatar to let Israelis in (at least for the duration of the world cup!) - i hope we get to see... If for nothing else but the fireworks! :P
Its true what you say, when there are provisions within a company to allow some sort of bonus for making the company significant profits on new inventions. But many companies dont have these provisions and so inventors rights are the only way to guarantee some reward for bringing brilliant ideas to the table.
I see the inventors rights laws as often the only way a person can get something back from the company that they put into, because inventions are almost never part of a persons work. The majority of peoples work revolves around using the same tools to do the same thing or perhaps instigating an evolutionary step in the development of something to improve efficiency or the like. These sorts of things dont deserve a reward (and indeed would never be patentable). there our bread and butter, so to speak. But when a person does come up with an idea that is revolutionary (and patentable), that will save time, money, resources, etc. they deserve to be rewarded for it.
Or maybe ive just personally been screwed by too many companies to not want my share back when i bring something massive to the table...
... im off to clean my computer, stat!
A republican priest in a church whose supreme leader is also the head of a monarchy... Am i the only one that finds the irony delicious?
As was mentioned in the passing in the article, this would be incredibly efficient for baggage handling, and would seriously speed up that side of the flight equation (so maybe we wouldnt have to check in at least 45mins beforehand to ensure your luggage makes it to your flight!). And as baggage has to be submitted at a check in desk. this is clearly doable.
But as has been mentioned above, many airlines are going to print from home tickets, so the addition of RFIDs to those definitely negates the purpose of the scheme - getting people through check in before they even get to the airport. Also as mentioned above, if an RFID is used to track what someone is doing in the airport - this will have zero affect on stopping someone planning to do something illegal. They'll just leave there ticket (or remove the RFID surreptitiously) and leave it in another area of the airport.
So in conclusion, for passengers this is next to useless. For baggage, this could be a massive improvement!
And would anyone notice?
Is that they have a habit of not firing in low pressure environments. Its extremely difficult to get them to ignite every time in the vacuum of space or even at the very top of the atmosphere as you need from a 2nd or 3rd stage.
Thats why the Ariane 5 went with a LH2/LOx mainstage, although as it was described to me by one of the Ariane 5's designers - their LH2/LOx stage is really theyre second stage - they just light it on the ground!
Actually, there are big improvements that can be made on the launch capability of the US rockets. The best proof of this is that Arianespace (the launch company who officially launch the European Ariane 5 series rockets) dominates the commercial sector of Space. 90% of commercial geostaionary satellites are launched by Ariane 5 rockets, and the percentage for smaller LEO satellites is well over 50% as well.
They have done this by upgrading there tech consistently. Ariane 1,2, and 3 were actually based on the old tech that most american launches are still based on, Ariane 4 was a redevelopment of Ariane 3 which is the level of the current american launch capability. Ariane 5 however, was a redesign from the base up and has proven to be the most complete launcher out there.
Theres a lot that can be done, but requiring political will to initiate a change is always going to lead to failure...
I suspect you meant Keyser Söze... Its a Hungarian name you know, nothing to do with King Sochai...
Sorry just being pedantic...
European banks are much better for transfers, its only UK banks i have a problem with. This last trip, it was HUGELY cheaper to withdraw a large number of pounds from my deutsche bank account in cash (commision fee and with a minimal exchange rate fee(~1%)), bring that to the UK and deposit in my UK bank account then for me to either send it electronically (min £12 fee plus 3% exchange rate fee - all but £1.50 of which was the UK bank fee) or to bring euros and deposit that in my uk account (min £4 fee plus 3% exchange rate fee). Transfer between euro accounts on the continent is almost always fee free.
This country really needs to brings its banks into line, its a completely unjustified rip-off the fees that the banks charge...
Actually i dont see too many problems with the prove the money is not the proceeds of crime thing (except im not a big fan of the guilty unless proven innocent vibe).
If your trying to bring €500k into the country and you can show you own a large business with profits in that range it probably wouldnt be a big problem (although knowing the UK gov, they'd probably find some way to tax you 40% for bringing the cash into the country). If you work at McDonalds and are caught with the €500k i would have a very hard time believing that the money was yours. Same if you worked in a job earning €50k a year i would be quite suspicious if your carrying around 10 times your yearly salary, however if it was Richard Branson was carrying around €500k i would simply consider him a pretentious beardy git, but certainly not suspicious!
And of course you can prove that the £10 in your wallet is yours. You have a job, and payslips, etc. What do you think the tax office are asking you to prove at tax return time?