246 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011
Funny to hear him still underestimating his opponents and attributing their success to "magic."
Samsung and android kicked your ass because you didn't (and still don't) think they would be able to just on their own abilities and initiative.
I think anyone who really knows anything about radio system engineering will tell you this just isn't worth spending any time effort or money on.
That's it for me
I bought into a closed system that's turned out to be insecure because of sloppiness. My 4 will remain on iOS 6 and my next phone will be an android.
That is a tremendous amount of neutrinos. Thank you for confirming - what I only worked out for myself - about them being spin or angular momentum carriers.
@DAM: Maybe its time to STFU. Then again maybe not.
Nobody mentioned Japan
Where PTT has been popular for years. Text messaging is not so useful for them but a short voice message does perfectly well.
Re: Cyprus based?
So at least someone will get to enjoy the photos your mum sent me
Bell Labs - A company with a serious history in technological innovation behind it.
Lucent - A company named after what they did with all the investors money.
There are a great many self-important idiots on these comments pages
Your country doesn't need you
I seem to recall from my yoof - narbis use makes you crap at learning and I suspect not very good at working either. My yoof coincided with the early eighties and my inability to learn soon morphed into an inability to get into any of the few jobs there were for uneducated yoof back then. So I gave it up and got educated.
Anyway the point of all this is, if your country has failed you - no job prospects, having to live with your parents etc - you may as well fail your country, and get high.
That is tremendous
Nothing to do with me
helping in turn to predict the behaviour of solar winds and geomagnetic storms, which will feed into climate models
What? I thought only carbon dioxide emissions could affect the climate.
Re: so over it.
We do quite a lot of that here. I'm hoping he's finally going to get the message and retire.
This merely betrays the intellectual prowess of the Staffordshire plod force.
Re: 'announced plans to put Brits' driving records online.'
In your dreams, haggis boy
Re: Re. magnets
Ferromagnetic materials saturate at around the 2T range. To go stronger you need electromagnetic coils probably superconducting ones.
Or indeed learn to use the apostrophe.
Re: Dear Google
What makes you think that's your hard-drive?
Like, er, hello
Why is anybody listening to this dude?
Dead As Betamax
And just another reason never to buy another BMW again.
I've seen Lewis on the TV
And he looks quite normal. Can I be downvoted now please?
Re: This is business
Okay it may cost perhaps 50 million to develop the processor and a similar amount for the remaining hardware. But the lower power design means you can pack more of them in the same space (chip, board, box, rack, centre) so it becomes cheaper to operate. With the economies of scale they have it just works out better value for them.
Why else would they do it?
This is business
That's why I come to the comments section - endless uninformed comment.
The limiting factor with microprocessors is energy. It costs money to house, power and cool a server centre. Google have worked out they can build a better server centre more cost effectively if they move to an ARM-based server processor architecture. Yes they have the cash and organizational ability to do it. No they probably won't add any special sauce to the design - they are better off with a general purpose machine that they can put their clever software on.
Re: This is not unreasonable
I always thought the real reason for the ban was because mobile phones are not licensed for airborne use. The cellular system breaks down when mobiles are used high up, because each can communicate with far more cell basestations than a ground-based mobile can. This causes a lot of interference and effects large numbers of users over a large area.
I'm sure someone will downvote me for suggesting this.
Surely one of the most stupid people alive. Generally regarded as having "two brains" by those in Whitehall.
Re: All lies
That's the same reason we ran them out of ours :-)
Because all of the projects that ever go wrong/late/over-budget are govt ones, right chaps?
Re: Guilt by Coincidence
The police are literally above the law.
That's great guys but what we really want you to look for are habitable planets with a measurable quantity of martini in the atmosphere. Gin or vodka is fine. Thanks chaps.
Yeah - we like kind of did some brain analysis stuff, then convinced ourselves that our commonly held preconceptions were real. You know, like in the '60's.
To be fair it may take them a while to work out what has actually happened - according to hearsay the hastily assembled banking behemoth has a wide variety of legacy systems and a dispersed and cheaply procured IT operation.
Re: Microsoft announce more FAIL
We're going to have six. Ha-har!
Cold birth, hot death
Alas poor comet ISON
You flew too close to our Sun.
It was a nice try son,
Roll out the interplanetary Dyson.
Full ubuntu runs slow on some older graphics chips, xubuntu is a much better bet and has a more traditional Gnome-based UI.
Buy a replacement battery for the laptop if necessary. Fill its memory slots. Slap a new hard drive in there if you have to.
Should run well for the forseeable.
Is this similar to the French Minitel?
This appears to be little more than a product announcement.
My mum got bitten by a garden spider. That is all.
Super smashing great
Re: Kerbal Space Program
I would do but it sounds a bit too much like a Madonna-inspired cult.
Loose Paperclip causes power drain
You seem to be exploring an extraterrestrial body. Would you like some help with that?
Oh Em Geezus
There is another Newcastle - and it is in Australia?
I'm going, and that's all there is to it.
I fully expect lots of downvotes
I can thoroughly recommend spending one of your working days reading up on how to build a W-88 or other thermonuclear device on Wikipedia.
Re: Lots of it about
It still bothers me that its around in big hard lumps. How does a stream of particles become big hard Chelyabinsk-style lumps?
Re: Never send a computer guy to do a material scientists job
Its sapphire-coated glass. The bulk strength comes from the glass, the surface hardness from the sapphire. Like you find on expensive watches, and it says in the article.
I have to say - pessimistic though it sounds - that the best advice I would give to my younger self is to forget about engineering as a career and emigrate. This applies even more so in the modern age.
Re: That's not the only thing that doesn't make any sense
Thanks for all the downvotes and your own invaluable contribution.
That's not the only thing that doesn't make any sense
Like for example, if the solar system is supposed to have coalesced from a cloud of gas and dust, why are the supposed left-overs actually coming in the form of large rocky chunks?
Re: What if...
Holy freakin' thank you. I have learned a lot and now have renewed faith in the actual science of cosmology.
Also I should read more and watch TV less.
Re: What if...
Wasn't it Feynman who pointed out that an anti-particle behaves exactly like its twin, but traveling the opposite direction through time?
Why is it being called "ISON" and not "Ison"? Or even "iSon"
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