1562 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
Why not spend the 1.5bn on more security and passport controls gates? And perhaps bringing the departure gates closer to the people in T5 so we don't have to trapse through 3km of bloody shops to get to our planes...?
Imagine if the autopilot was designed by MS. The BSOD would take on a more literal meaning.
God these BSOD jokes never get old...oh wait. They do.
Re: So Britain is building a couple VTOL carriers who's new planes are not yet ready?
Strictly speaking we still have (most) of them; we didn't sell them all the US, so the rest are sitting in warehouses in 'storage' config.
We can still break them out in an emergency...the snag being that emergencies require a response *now", and it takes considerably longer than that to break out a harrier from storage...
Witness story on El Reg from a few months ago. UK/US military/naval exercises based on GPS-jammed warfare. So this tactics has been anticipated by our military bods for quite a while.
Should military action be taken, I suspect the NK's will need more than GPS jamming...
Never mind seperation of video...what about the audio? two sets of headphones required? Duplicated audio outputs round the back?
How do you configure the remote? And how do you decide who's "in control"?
Oh wait...the MAN controls the remote. Always. Scratch that last question...
What - no apple stats in the data?
There's root canal and there's ROOT CANAL.
Theoretically, root canal should be pain free if proper numbed, but try telling your brain that when the guy is hacking into your jaw/skull with a long, sharp pile-driver implement and scooping out the pure nerve content.
And he's doing it three times too for a big molar. mmmmmm, lovely...I can still smell the burning enamel and the taste of blood & metal...
Two pics in one
..as demonstrated in a *production* Range Rover last year, with it's TV/GPS viewing angle screen. It even impressed Clarkson on Top Gear (though it could be claimed he is easily amused).
The one in the Rangie wasn't quite 55" though...
Actually I think AC has got it - If you moved it right (ie to the middle), it would sit under your right arm when typing (or mine at least). So yeah - makes sense afterall to offset it, to avoid accident movements/presses when typing.
Re: Dolphins copied sharks
Dolphins are not ideally suited for the purpose of swimming underwater.
Evolution has made them very good at surviving there, but being reliant on surfacing every minute to breathe does put a damper on your range of abilities. That and being warm blooded in a cold environment does make you less energy efficent as they need to maintain temperature against the gradient.
Mind you, their brains have proven the great equaliser. While not magical, is certainly revolutionary compared to the primative neural network of the shark.
Proview rep 1: "If Apple call and want the name, it's worth 100 mill, ok?"
Proview rep 2: "They didn't. But some two bit operation call IPAD wants it. They can only afford 35k"
Rep 1: "F* it - we're almost bankrupt; just accept. That'll keep the wolf from the door for a few more days yet"
..forward a few weeks...
Rep 2: "IPAD *is" Apple!"
Rep 1: "The bastards! Sue! Sue!"
All in all...it sounds like Proview are pissed they got outmaneuvered, rather than for any commerical damages they may have suffered.
Gotta agree with Pilotii - the sbb one works a treat.
As a former UK'er, i can testify that public transport is seen as a service here, not an expensive luxury with which to gouge the often captive public as it is back home.
News at 11: A big hot thing warms up things close to it. How warm they get depends on hot the big thing is, and how close the small things are.
Coming up next: Are we dumbing down science?
Copper-haired? Is that the PC term for Ginger?
Apple making TV's eh? Well, well...
It will make a change from the soup, kettles, chairs, walkmans, sweets, sponges, clothes etc they make in China.
Copyright infringement FTW!
Jeez, talk about the most boring canned statement ever.
Why not something like "We don't know what the f* we're doing. Maybe blonde here can help us".
Re: I hate to say it but.....
On thar Interwebs there were photos of "supposedly" S3 prototypes...one that caught my eye was one that had a nearly edge-to-edge screen, and iphone-ish profile, including the metal band. It looks bloody good, so there's no lack of design skills in S.
The official roundy corners version was a bit of a let-down though. Maybe it'll look/feel better in the real.
Note vs S3? Hmmm
Now it gets tricky.
1280x720 vs 1280x800
4.8 vs 5.3 (re: physical size)
2100mwh vs 2500mwh
Quad core (latest gen) vs dual core (last gen)
64gb vs 16gb
I think the clincher will be (unlocked) price, if the HTC one X is anything to go by. I recon the S3 will command a price premuim, and my gut says the Note will still have the edge when it comes to battery life.
Ultimately this is all good stuff...for once I am considering a phone without an i at the beginning.
A million times more powerful than our sun?
Re: Biting satire, probably
That would imply you knew the difference between a positive number and a negative number, and which numbers are bigger than others.
Therefore you are either:
- not an MP
- the finance minister
Re: Is the Lightning 2 as good as Lightning
I get the same stories from my father in law. Full tanks + afterburners = swim in the sea 6 minutes later. Awesome.
Or how they used to clear ice off the runways using the engine from a meteor, like a massive hair dryer. Which, if you focused on one spot too long, used to lift the tarmac right off.
Is it just me, or does anyone else get the nagging sensation that perhaps, you really don't want to get any more details on this case.
Perhaps there are some things we just don't need to know.
(Where's the 'see no evil' icon?)
Re: wrong way round
Groan...and here come the "volunteer" cliches...
Surprised nobody has mentioned Soylent Green or death camps yet. Maybe the daily mailers are too busy being close-minded on other forums.
You do realise that Optimal population planning doesn't require such draconial and unethical measures?
"The internet after all has flourished precisely because it has been shaped by its users, not by governments," he said.
MP in common sense statement shock.
In other news: Lucifer complains his legions are not equipped for such icy conditions.
Re: Well done!
On the other hand, one is humbled by the old techs...we've got it so easy these days, what with being 'abstracted' further and further away from the metal. The days of burnt fingers, chewed tape and the smell of ozone are mostly behind us now.
I'm a dumbass, but surely giving the opportunity to "buy more storage" from within that app will fix this gripe.
Having said that...FFS Apple...really? And how far do you take this new stance? If I use the FT app to setup a paid subscription, you'll ban that? How deep into the 'safari site' do you need to go to be no longer under Appstore in-app buying rules? 1 page? 2 pages? 10?
Re: SnapGuide: How to obtain a good trade in price when upgrading to Android
Perhaps more focus on the Android attributes might justify your upgrade stance?
As techies, we need better reasons than "I have money"...Afterall a Galaxy Fit is less than £100, and I wouldn't consider that a phone which shows android in its best light (i should know - I have one).
Lol - since when are iPads upgrades to laptops? Oh wait - I see what you did there...
Seriously though - right now there's an IS guy who's either:
- taking up heavy drinking. And crying.
- too busy doing his CV and looking for a rapid exit to worry about the security nightmare he now has.
Whatever happened to the innovative stuff like rainwater collection (on a grand scale), domestic level cleaning & recycling, metering, industrial size "dew condensors" for farms etc etc.
A lot lower technology and energy requirements. You can then keep the desalinators for "emergency use", which would be rare. Afterall, collecting just 50% more of our rainwater would solve most of the drought issues.
...The presentation looked like it was lifted directly from Apple announcements from 3 years ago.
The screens...the powerpoints (only stopping to replace black with blue)...the theatrics...he should have just gone the whole hog and gone with a black (or their case blue) turtleneck and be done with it, and give up an pretense they were doing something new.
They're not called customers. They're called prisoners.
Re: What kind of...
...and are we still using tanks in 2025? I thought they were becoming increasingly irrelevant even today.
Note to self: try to remember it's just a game, not reality. Poetic licence is allowed.
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