295 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011
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?
Farming vs local mammal species
We have the same problem here but in our case its dairy farmers trying to exterminate badgers.
Save the badger.
Re: The Culture...
They would never be so indiscreet
Re: Tolkien's in the top 5??
I think it was the hippie generation who rediscovered Tolkien. Boring old fart. Come to think of it, its the same bunch that are now running things. Hence lots of films that are only watchable if you turn your brains to mush before entering the cinema. Yes this is all making sense now.
I think you've missed this rather in-vogue language. Any real fans out there willing to translate? Perhaps something along the lines of "teats of the Khalisi"
That is tremendous
"integrated digital care"
I think someone needs to pull their finger out
The developing world
Of course it is in India's interest to debunk the MMGW hypothesis. They have a lot of coal to burn and a very large number of people to lift out of poverty.
I am a skeptic and a leftie, so, go India!
Apparently Iguana tastes a bit like chicken.
Anyway I think we need to know his BMI. Anyone seen the film and can contribute estimates of height and weight?
I salute your sir
For inventing this little money-making scheme. Someone will buy it. Lets have a beer and consider some more means of making money out of idiots.
There! I've coined a new phrase for the teenies.
We have it here too.
Re: Pride goeth before a fall
They used to make nice kit. Nowadays its Sammy who make the nice kit.
Re: Question regarding the Big Bang
"It is really a no-brainer once you think about it."
I see what you did there :-)
Re: Would this sort of frequency be described as 'random and light'?
No point panicking the populace until we are numerous enough and technologically advanced enough to put up a decent fight.
Ok so start with a large cloud of matter rotating around a gravitational body such as a planet. After a while it tends to settle into a broad disc under the effects of its mutual gravity. Gradually the disc starts to form rings with distinct gaps between them, with small moonlets orbiting at both edges of each ring (what we see here). Eventually the moonlets gather up all of the ring material. What we are left with is a system of moons around the planet.
The Saturn system just has a lot of stuff that hasn't settled into moons yet.
Seems obvious to me?
Re: Instant classic
Not to mention ways that make sense in the context of at least some anticipation of future business needs.
Something he probably didn't control for
The rise to dominance of a right-wing media and the decline of reasoned debate.
At least its not going to get any slower
YouView isn't bad but unfortunately the box manufacture was farmed out to Lord stingy-arse Alan Michael Sugar so you can guess what the hardware quality is like.
That sign is clearly blasphemous.
Re: That's awesome, exciting and awesome (yes, I said awesome twice).
It may well be awesome but tremendous it is not.
I don't know anything about how the Gatso actually works. But clearly there are other methods of measuring an objects speed other than Doppler. Ping it every 10ms and see how far it has traveled in that time, for example.
Re: Hang Five?
Five lost to frostbite. Cheap wetsuit, see.
Re: Extending the methodology
You should ask your mum. She knows this sort of thing.
That is tremendous
Should point out that it is only yellow on the surface. Inside all of that hot fog is an extremely hot core. No need to start worrying until it starts to collapse again.
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.
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