The extraterrestrial sample size is very small. If each and every asteroid and comet had a different H20/HDO mix it would be no surprise that our mixed planetary water was an agglomeration.
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Hah haw hoe
Sometimes its just nice to see someone else's project going up the Swanny for a change.
This is good
If it carries on the open source community will put together a reliable and secure replacement for Outlook and Exchange, then world+dog will finally be able to ditch the Redmond monster.
Please don't feed the troll
Thanks for that I had a well needed chuckle. Thumbs up and a Friday pint for you.
Re: You'll have had your Scots Dal
You'll have had your Scots Dal
If you are feelng experimental try replacing the eggs with freshly cooked porridge oats.
It's a complex issue
The whole climate change and man-made global warming issue must be like any large thing. Its big and scary but there are lots of sides to it, lots of angles. Some see it as a threat to their existence, others want to worship it as some kind of vengeful natural spirit. Some see it as an opportunity to eek out a living or something to pin their own political agenda to. Some want to address it as a series of technical or organisational problems that may be solvable.
Re: What's so great about Blade Runner?
Epic themes such as life, death, god, love, servitude, retirement, animal bothering. Spectacular visuals and an immense soundtrack. Not one, not two, but three replicant hotties.
Retire me now
The original book was one thing and the film quite different. It was stylish and original (at least as far as a sci-fi/noir crossover can be). But quite different to the source material, somewhat over-rated and flawed in many ways. As a part-time OCD-er I loath its inconsistencies but still love it as a film.
Regardless of this, any modern day sequel is pre-destined to be utter sheeite and I fail to see any reason to expect otherwise in this case.
Agree with you. Was using xubuntu until recently on the 14.10 ubuntu base and its better for sure. Thinking of ditching Mint 17 Mate now.
I went from xubuntu which features XFCE to Mint after replacing the old laptop. There are significant losses in going from the 14.10 base ubuntu back to 14.04 including the loss of suspend. Light locker is also sadly missed. MATE is my preferred desktop on Mint - and its easy to switch - mainly because Cinnamon would not let you have the menu bar down one side, which is essential on a letterbox laptop screen. Will try the upgrade to 17.1 but really want the 14.10 base to arrive.
Re: Surely there were more appropriate films to use?
Lewis clearly you are a very, very bad man, so have a Friday pint on me. Cheers!
If they can make a robot actually throw a ball they have already beaten the girls. Sorry girls. Have a beer?
Its a clever invention to be sure
But not going to shake up the world of mobile comms. This is always going to be dominated by the fundamental constraints of handset battery life, radio frequency allocation, and basestation costs.
Remember seeing a documentary about the Russian moon programme some years ago. They went for a design of rocket motor with some kind of very powerful but not-reliable-enough turbo pump system. It always blew up and they never got to the moon. Amazed that anyone bought the left-overs second hand?
- sigh -
Why do so many modern films have no-name directors?
Agreed but I would merely refine the assertion: You don't get what you don't pay for.
The Russkies never made it to the moon because their efforts were based on this unreliable rocket engine.
So they smashed LADEE into the backside of the moon? Seems so wrong.
It is effectively Friday for me so beers all round
Slower clock speed does not always mean less data processing or throughput. That's why we have benchmarks. Of course it must increase the profit margin ...
Re: It has been speculated
He's suggested there may be a middle ground between warmists and deniers! Burn him!!
They built it under orders and are testing in preparation to start the controlled de-orbit of our most highly celestial overlords ... I for one etc.
That is all. Friday pints all round!
Has anyone ever heard of a case where an economist has admitted making a mistake? Even a really trivial one that didn't have negative consequences for millions of ordinary working people??
Arrgh that be a roight shambles that be, arrggghhh.
Save a whole lot of money and abolish all the beauracracy. Return it to what is was always meant to be, a national health service for all, free at the point of use, paid for through taxation. Abolish all the pointless levels of management, the accounting, the trusts, the profit centres, the management comitees, the accountants, the accountants (double entry, y'see, arrghhh). Pass me that rum there would you boy - me wooden legs playing up again. Arrrggghhhh.
Re: Nail on the head.
Have a downvote for your obvious strawman tactic.
I read somewhere that Hollywood films are often shown to a trial audience or two before general release. Comments and feedback are taken from the popcorn-munchers and often as a result the film may be re-edited, partially re-shot or even re-written.
You do wonder why we all expect more from this sort of thing, when in reality its creative drive originates in the spreadsheets of a vertically-integrated entertainment business.
All very good just don't add any extra weight to the helmet. Carrying extra weight up top can exacerbate any neck injury.
And sorry all you lycra-clad freaks out there, but you are already disqualified from having an "Intel inside" sticker.
It does sound rather like a sanitising product. I could be very rude about Irish ladies but I won't go there.
Re: What is the orbital period of 67P, and can Rosetta's batteries recharge from zero?
Sorry chap not thermonuclear power sources. That would be a bit much! Try radioisotope thermoelectric power source. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator
Using a laser and opto-electronic detector to pick up vibrations from a reflective surface and convert the resulting signal into something you could listen to is pretty basic and could easily be done with no need for any fancy processing. Just some analog electronics.
This is a lot of very complex image processing and I for one am glad that the article did not try to reproduce any of the formulae involved!
Re: How useful is this really!?
Company has to return profits to shareholders at the same or higher rate they can earn putting it in the banks. And the banks found many ways of breeding money that didn't involve investing in anything real that actually grew. And that's where we are today.
Similar to recruitment agencies who will offload their most inept candidates first - thereby pulling the same trick on the understaffed companies who pay them for their services.
You clever buggers
Its all very nice looking but
Where the hell has it stuck all of my documents now?
The El Reg neuroscience desk
Not only is the post vacant but the comments section glistening green brain icon is still missing.
It is the responsibility of the buyer (HP) to check that what they are buying (Autonomy) is worth what they are paying for it. They failed. Now the shareholders have agreed not to hold them responsible.
Truly amazing now that we know the universe is teeming with planetary systems of all sizes, composition and relative positions. There must be other forms of life out there.
Re: Arthur C Clarke strikes again?
I do - and in fact its a body-centred cubic structure. Same as Silicon. Rather like two interspaced cubic lattices.
Re: Call me a science fangrrl if you will
humans are the most amazing monkeys _yet_
Corrected that for you
I am guessing you got a downvote because of what you said.
Sargeant! Where is that software we ordered eight years ago?
It er - it fell down the stairs, sir.
I note with interest that Triumph Motorcycles was reborn during this period
But for a journalist to complain about junkets .... the vulture does like to take a bit of a nibble from the hand that feeds it, eh?
Do Abraham's initials really stand for Jar-Jar?
Re: Niven has this one covered
If this idiotic ditty is what passes for political theory then its no surprise we are all of us in such deep doodo, with clowns and morons like Cameron and Milliband as leaders.
Regular monolithic chips have vias and in reality these are through silicon vias too - they would be pretty useless otherwise.
Only the TSV your article refers to are intended to mean the sort of vias you would need to make a stack-of-chips work. Through Chip Via would have been a more accurate term, but that's not your fault.
A bladder full of hot air.
Deploy the cricket bat
So can someone explain the name of the team/franchise for us UK citizens?
Are their roots in a barbershop union? Or bus conductors perhaps? More to the point, is Ballmy missing his old chum from Windoze days, good ol' Clippy?