I heard a rumour that Apple are going to skip the 6s and 7 and go straight for the iPhone 8. They plan to release about a dozen different versions that are all fundamentally incompatible with each other. Then withdraw support for all but a few within 18 months. Now that's what I call customer service!
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Indeed a lovely shot - he's even managed to leave the propellor a little blurred.
Created by Google as a low-cost method for increasing the number of people using the internet without feeding the Redmond monster.
Re: the real problem with the Gimp
Work has been in progress for a number of years! But anyway 8 bits is plenty for most purposes.
Or, if you're really handy, a custom C++ program to do the job
I think this now explains two of the world great mysteries:
1) what happened to the dinosaurs
2) where do Nandos source their not particularly appetising low-cost protein content
It tastes just like chicken
Interesting angle on the molecular link to evolution. Seems to support the theory of evolution through natural selection. Except of course its a load of bunkum - the world and all of the earthly creatures were created in just five days about six thousand years ago.
There is another interpretation. The media need to sell a story and the best election story would be something like "Election too close to call - say pollsters".
And does the media ever properly explain how polls are conducted and what statistical methods are used? They don't usually even state the size of the sample.
The Scots independence referendum polls were accurate to the eventual result right up until 2 or 3 weeks before the vote, then suddenly they were declaring it undecided. And look at the outcome of that.
Even worse, the parties fight their campaigns according to what the polls are saying. Look at how that worked out for Milliblub.
"ceased to exist"
Made me chuckle and for that Jennifer wins the Friday pint
Re: Why not simply look for proportions of elements
That would be an icy moon fart. Nice!
Perhaps his further police career would be somewhat curtailed by the general knowledge of his - ahem - acting career.
Anyway at least these guys are being disciplined for their misdeeds. May put off others from doing the same.
Re: Again, $100m's are wasted
In order to be trusted in taking risks with other peoples money (the shareholder capital), the directors need to be paid an amount that gives the impression they are of sufficient calibre.
In this case the gamble didn't pay off.
At last! Endless chat and kitteh pix.
Re: impressive effort
I hope they spent rather more on it than you did
QUOTE: In a nutshell, the tick list for successful candidates combines a logical and mathematical mind with an ability to solve problems and a good understanding of business needs. “They may not be coders, but the sorts of people who can translate user requirements in a way that a customer understands and a developer can work with,”
In other words, we need engineers.
Re: Door to Hell
There are also places in the world where coal seams are alight and can't be extinguished.
Lost of bugs, usually
RTL is the design source code. We haven't been using schematics to design logic circuits for years now. Instead we use a hardware description language at the register-transfer level.
Re: My little runaway
True, they may not all be runaways. Some of them may be delinquents from bad neighbourhoods.
Re: No natural disasters in Norway then?
My Sony Z3 has an FM receiver function and yes it needs the headphones lead as an aerial. BUT if it was DAB it would need two leads for diversity receive AND would still suffer from the dreaded bubbling mud.
Dead As Betamax.
Hmm smells fishy to me
I often perform the Philadelphia experiment in my kitchen. Favourite is between two digestives.
Fabulous! New observations may enable us to throw out some old theories about solar system formation. My guess? The asteroid belt is the remains of a rocky planet that was smashed up early in the story.
To all you lot who say that voice recognition isn't secure enough. This is just one of many options available under Android. You pick whichever suits you best. Better to have a weak protection that you use than a strong one that you don't use because of the relative inconvenience.
Pay a bit more and get a 16:10 panel with IPS then hang on to it.
You guys suck. Twice!
In fact they are named after the Ferengi daimons of Star Trek the Next Generation.
I thank you.
Re: too little too late
Mate is good and so is Cinnamon. But Xfce is better and crucially allows you to place the panel on the side of the screen, which to me is essential on a letterbox laptop.
This is clearly something that doesn't move but should. Therefore squirt on some WD40.
Well its kind of like a big expensive power-hungry doughnut. We pump in money here - and - er - ah yes you see that faint glow? That's fusion right there! Cool isn't it?
I saw you coming
Raytheon wins £x10^8
I know its exciting and all, but really in practical terms there's no point in sending any human beyond low Earth orbit. Send robots instead. As long as they don't come back what could possibly go wrong?
From his reported comments it seems like the man in charge was being supplied with an air-laughing gas mixture.
Also the roads in Somerset are atrocious.
Re: Not a Bad Idea
I used to believe in that TAG Heuer cachet. But the one I bought literally fell apart after a decade of light use.
Seems like they believe the myth that the only thing we struggle with is converting cleverness into profit.
I read somewhere there's very little nitrogen on Mars.
A confidential arbitration process
Regardless of how crap Raytheon were. The civil servants still managed to screw up the contract and left the public exposed to excess costs. Then they hold the legal proceedings in secret to try to hide their failures.
Re: Decommissioned nukes
According to my extensive reading on the subject, Tritium is not used in the majority of nuclear weapons. The relatively short half-life is problematic for long-term storage and maintenance. Instead your typical thermonuclear device uses lithium isotopes. And also expanded polystyrene, strangely.
Fascinating if somewhat scary subject to read about, if you have a spare day and don't mind spending it on Wikipedia. The history of the test programmes is also fascinating.
A linux lappy running the Bash shell?
I want one in black
Re: UV blue
Whereas if you photograph a violet flower or other pure violet colour source using a digital camera you get a blue.
Ja it seems some of our theories may not be fully correct ja
Tsunami of the idiots
The Beeb has a long and proud history of science-based programming and it is sad to see that rich heritage getting trashed for the sake of mere entertainment in cases like this.
Nice to know its not only YouView users who are stuck with a crap box.
Re: Paying Back Bond Interest Is Cheaper Than The USA's Foreign-Made Profits Tax
Clearly they are waiting for another one of these tax holidays so they can repatriate the money without paying the tax. It is weak government that allows this sort of thing to happen.
Re: Paying Back Bond Interest Is Cheaper Than The USA's Foreign-Made Profits Tax
What you are referring to is a tax that the corporations are legally and morally obliged to pay. This is no more a barrier than any other part of our legal or financial system.
It seems you have been bamboozled into believing the situation is more complex and ambiguous than it really is.
How the BBC News Technology reported this
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31294745 And I quote:
The glitch is a result of the "photoelectric effect" phenomenon.
Albert Einstein won a Nobel Prize for his discovery that if a light hits a component and it generates a charge, it causes that component to reset.
I am guessing Rory is away skiing so they got an arts or history intern to write the article?
This reminds me - must get pulseaudio running on my Pi
Like many things in our wonderful modern world, the financials are out of touch with real world economics. I'm sure Tim Worstall would agree?
Or maybe it simply doesn't work and they don't want investors to cash-out just yet?