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The move to Manc-world is another failure to execute. In case you hadn't noticed they've actually moved to central London.
I demand a glistening green and purple brain icon
Obviously there is a large shield between the brain and the sensors - we need to get rid of that first. Once the brain is exposed we can float some dry ice around there with some green and purple lighting should look good.
Presumably they couldn't get research funding unless they used WiFi in the title.
Pretty soon they are going to work out a way to reanimate the Rolling Stones
So has it been proven yet that they have any health benefit at all when present in your diet?
I thought this was still a matter of scientific conjecture and nevertheless widespread belief.
Re: As always there is *good* GM and *bad* GM
Another way to experience proprietary lock-in is to buy a BMW motorcycle.
Re: Intel has no problem...
They are not claiming a billion they are claiming the difference between that and what the 50.5 million Intel shares were worth. Something like $150 million. Still not to be sniffed at.
Re: Why not useful?
Very happy with my ubuntubook - which will soon become an xubuntubook. It used to be a windaz XP laptop from 2006 but its more useable now.
Re: I begin to see a pattern
Er hello. Since when is an ultrabook small or cheap? And have you seen the bloatware they come loaded with.
Since this is ask-a-stoopid-question-Friday
The gravitational force generated by a spherical (or any shaped) body is maximum at its surface, right? So when we have a neutron-star accreting material from a companion, as the mass builds to that necessary to form a black hole. The black hole will actually form at some point on the _surface_ of the neutron-star, right?
And I also liked The Forever War.
Re: Conformity in other things, too
Depressing but not that surprising really.
How can you trust them
The Govt seem to be hell-bent on making money out of us. I'm willing to bet they sell donated blood products and probably transplant organs too.
So, has this galaxy got a supermassive black hole at its centre? And does it have a dark-matter halo. We need to know.
Legacy != a good thing
I hope I never have to buy another Windaz box.
Funny if it wasn't so farcical
Really just goes to show how clueless our privately-educated ruling class are.
Re: Upsetting luvvies...
Someone (I forget who) said he was a stupid persons idea of a clever person. I think that sums it up perfectly. But I have absolutely nothing against him and as far as I remember he is a capable comic actor.
Re: Is there a physicist in the house?
Yes that's right. Angular resolution is fundamentally limited by the ratio of aperture to wavelength, as any O-level qualified physicist will recall the diffraction law. Signal gathering ability (or gain) is a function of the actual collecting area.
Re: "sulfide atoms?" Yes, something of a non-sequitur there.
Should he refer to the sulfide ions? Maybe the editor changed ions to atoms.
Save some monsters for me, please. Downvote expected.
Excellent observations and well done chaps.
Re: Once again...
Due diligence. Buyer beware and all that.
No point complaining after the even it just makes it obvious what a lazy dupe you are. Shame as HP used to be a good company.
Whoa. This is an excellent factiod to throw at pro-homeopathists
Is nobody going to mention the obviously missing data buffers? Data is never sent raw, it gets bundled up into packets, encoded, buffered, framed, stored, forwarded, decoded, possibly re-transmitted, possibly re-routed, decoded again, debundled ...
The nicotine molecule-like pesticides are in the frame for that
Re: Dark matter
Yuh-huh. A bit like a flat-Earth theory. When will we know better? Possibly not in our lifetime.
It was the Plutonians, I tell you, getting their retaliation in early
Re: GPS technicalities
I disagree, sir. The secret code version is about ten times more accurate, or at least has the potential to be. They used to boast about being able to put a cruise missile through a window. Also, its not difficult to jam at all.
You are probably right about them not bothering with selective availability any more.
But WTF I get three downvotes for an ordnary post like that?
Re: GPS technicalities
Don't forget to mention that GPS is an American military system and that they can and do program the satellites to deliberately degrade system accuracy. There is also two parts to it - the open code signal that is often quoted as having 10 metres accuracy, and the secret code signal that is more accurate but not generally available to all users.
I think the Register hack was told to write a description of Differential-GPS in the footnote, but he bottled it.
Yes before the last update the N7 used to last a long time in standby using almost no power. Now it runs down quite fast, so I hope they've fixed this. Although it does boot and shutdown with pleasant rapidity.
Re: I'm waiting for Lewis Price to weigh in...
I think you're right. It does have all the hallmarks of a BAe Systems project:
Seems cheap to begin with but somehow the costs escalate beyond all belief. Original schedule expanded to the point where working spacecraft only enter service once having become obsolete. Exhaust-port shooting abilities severely hampered by poor design specification - was originally designed for blasting swamp rats. Promised hyperdrive capability never actually delivered. Inability to be adapted for other missions despite initial promises, except at extreme cost and schedule overruns.
I know how he feels
Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
No but there is extensive anecdotal evidence of crimes being observed by CCTV where the responsible authorities refuse to review or release the recorded material in support of the victims of said crime.
I thought it was interesting and certainly a novel idea. Didn't get past the first freebie track tho
Re: Here's what I want to see
BBC4 == The BBC History Channel. Sworn to serve the interests of "culture" and specifically to exclude all forms of Science.
No Legs in it
That's why they are so successful. Anyone could develop their own processor core - lets call it LEG - to compete with them. But there is no money in it. Its far easier, quicker, cheaper, less risky just to license an ARM.
<<< getting up every ten minutes to pee is far more preferable to having to sit through the moronic dross that passes for entertainment these days. And that's why I drink.
Poorly written press release, regurgitated
So this is a new microprocessor architecture, is it?
Thanks for the interesting article. But once again you have failed to provide a caption for the picture.
Just a reminder
The people complaining weren't offended - they were people who thought that other people might be offended, and that something must be done to redress the potential offense. Sort of a defense, if you will. Pass me the strong drugs, please.
So Autonomy are writing printer drivers now?
Image caption is required
Please El Reg you MUST provide a caption that makes clear what the image is. Artist impression? Radio telescope image? Whatever, just tell us please.
No, its called engineering
You build the equipment to be as reliable as necessary under the expected conditions.
Yeah well I had an idea for a world-wide-web back in the early '90's. But I soon realized that it would only turn out to be a bad thing, what with it being an ideal means to distribute filth. So I quickly canned the idea.
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