Re: If she happens to be an anarchist too
Part of me thinks yes, and part of me thinks no.
106 posts • joined 27 May 2011
Part of me thinks yes, and part of me thinks no.
then it is a bit hypocritical to get the authorities involved and take the case to court. You know: those same authorities you want to overthrow and replace with a free-for-all vacuum.
Seriously though, when I was doing work experience, I met a guy who spent half of every working day taking numbers from a dozen spreadsheets from different engineering departments and manually entering them into one master spreadsheet. He had been manually repeating exactly the same process for years.
...would be 5 F-35 competing against 30 or 40 A-10C, accounting for the cost of purchasing and maintaining those numbers of aircraft.
Reported on the BBC today: the UK is reducing the F-35 B orders from 36 per carrier (72) to the two carriers "sharing 12" (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34077719). I'd hate to be going to the Falklands in 1982 with 12 jets. Two Harriers were lost in a mid-air collision in that conflict. That would be 1/6th of your F-35 jets wiped out.
Thanks for that guys! I always feel my education is enhanced with every visit to this site. Even if it's completely unrelated to my profession.
Finally, a name to apply to that irritating, overused-by-marketing genre.
Loved the rest of the story, however!
It will run a text version of Crysis:
You are flying through the alien caverns
Your nanosuit is configured to maximum speed
You see a button.
What wouldst thou do?
I saw a documentary once where they burned a policeman with farm animals in this big wicker statue to appease the gods. The presenter had three nipples and all; it was really weird.....
Such a cool word. I hope it's on their job titles!
Started listening to the Jurassic Park film score after reading this....
With the drought they're having, there will be no need for robotic lawnmowers.
and a few retinas for bonus points....
"The current model is ground-mounted, but Lockheed says its goal is to develop a version that can be mounted on vehicles"
When can we expect the shark mounted model?
Surely if you ignore them, they'll go away, right?
"This will include anything a "reasonable person" would consider to be sexual, "so this could be a picture of someone who is engaged in sexual behaviour or posing in a sexually provocative way"
This is so open to abuse. As an extreme example, if you were to upload a picture of a woman without her "headscarf", there are a number of ethnic minorities that would consider that sexual.
I'm sure that this can be dealt with using existing laws, no?
A 747-400 with GE engines gives 2.76 kNorris of thrust. So this rocket's thrust is equal to ~41 kNorris. I don't think that a 747 thrust would make a good Register standard unit as there are too many variations and configurations of the aircraft. This might lead to confusion.
I wonder what you would do with 12.619 kiloJubs in low earth orbit?
He crashed out and left his drones behind.
So long as they are our cute fluffy pets, or "companions". Tough luck for cows, pigs and chickens.
When you hold the book in your hands to read a story, the opposite book is upside down, facing out. So the final insult to this entire literary disaster is that when you read “Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer,” it appears that you are so fucking dumb, you’re reading “Barbie: I Can Be an Actress” upside down.
I'm so jealous. Thanks for this great article!
"Moreover, XP's decline has flattened: cheapskates, ignoramuses and the brave clearly feel little incentive to move to another version of Windows."
Add into that people who spent £50k+ on a scientific/engineering/electronic/mechanical instrument where Windows XP was the only option from numerous vendors whose corporate structures saw it as "industry standard". Perhaps you should add "The locked in" into this category....
Wow, 185.0642 pieces of Linguine, or 2.8104 Double Decker busses weighing in at 15.5 kJubs
But only 0.1874 times the length of a Brontosaurus according to the Register's automated online standards conversion calculator, which puts a single Brontosaurus at 15 Double Decker busses (just under 140 Metres). I know that the Brontosaurus is a misclasification of Dinosaur, but the Wikipedia redirect puts this species (Apatosaurus) as averaging 23 Metres in Length. Could there be a reference I'm missing here, or is there a fundemental problem with the Register SI measurement system. Such a glaring error would surely throw the commentard community into chaos!
I've spoken quite a bit to a couple of relatives who are professors of mental health at a university. They both say that bipolar disorders and depressions are impossible to treat without drugs. The chemical inbalances are insurmountable by any amount of support and motivation for the sufferer. This will be the 10% of cases you're talking about.
The bottom line is that society really needs to remove the stigma attached to mental health disorders.
"Only 39 individuals were on the Registered Sex Offenders' list, said the NCA."
A CRB only shows that you haven't been caught. We're sleepwalking into a witch hunt of guilty unless proven innocent.
I hope that their move up to Media City in Salford will start to give them a more balanced perspective in this regard...
Alien icon because I just feel like one today...
What we need is another standard. I guess 1 more standard is better than 100 more...
A fool and his drone are soon parted...
We all make mistaykes, but I just like to highlight the ones that end up being unintentionally funny with the Grammar Nazi icon....
"WD has _bought_ out a Thunderbolted My Passport Pro external drive with power delivered over the speedy data cable."
So they acquired some other company that were doing this and re-branded their technology? Or is that a typo?
To put that figure into perspective, there are nearly six times as many people living on Easter Island (or Rapa Nui, if you prefer) than were actively testing the Windows 8 version of Firefox.
"Entrants also need to be careful that the logo is one that can be pronounced in other European languages, not just in English."
Probably why they didn't choose a Glaswegian:
"Jimmy in Flight", or JIF for short...
I used to love it in the early days, when they put religious programming under the "Factual" category!
See the icon -------------------------->
BBC2 and BBC4 “spread too little money over too much,” and one of the two spectrum-hogging channels could go.
BBC4 is one of the best channels that came out on freeview. Especially when you compare it to the trash that's on BBC3...
Fact is, it should be an all or nothing implementation. Who will hold you at knife-point and decide whether to steal your phone, or not, based on whether it can be remotely bricked? They might realise it's not worth stealing a NZ$24 phone, but a shiney touchy black mirror; they'll take it and flog it for whatever it's worth. Make them all lock-down-able ; or else don't bother at all.
YOU MEAN THE VALUE OF BITCOIN CAN FALL?
You think it's bad with the number of cars taking up road space with only 1 person in them... Wait until the fleets of empty driverless cars being sent to free parking take over!
Personally, I'd have nominated Eadon for his enthusiasm alone...
Is it just me, or do those crocodile clips look like heavy duty jump leads?
Don't know about you guys, but I'm still hopelessly stuck in the caves level in Dear Esther. Now that's a hardcore game...
"You don't want to be left with all the cards at the end of the game."
Interesting that this article doesn't bring up the thorny issue of advertising. I never took out a Sky subscription after sharing one in a student flat. You're paying extortionate fees for advert-riddled television. Many parents will only put BBC children's TV on for their kids, because they're all too aware of the power that adverts wield over young impressionable kids. Whatever the BBC decides to do; please, for goodness sake, don't introduce adverts and kill the golden goose.
Thanks for that. I was just pointing out that the coulomb would make a better base unit than the ampere. It's interesting that they're striving to define the kilogram by counting standard isotope silicone atoms much in the same way counting electrons could give a better definition of the coulomb...
I always thought it odd that the Ampere is a base SI unit. It's considered a flow rate of one coulomb per second. Surely, the coulomb should be considered the base unit here?
Any explanation would be greatly appreciated...
Christmas shopping in town? See the icon... Fighting your way through crowds of people trying to find presents based on what's on offer in meatspace. I also increasingly find that staff in shops know bugger all about what they're selling. I bought all my stuff online with zero hastle.
Agreed. There is a definite distinction between "Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!" and directly threatening individuals with rape and murder because you do not agree with their views.
Working out how much this will cost in electricity per hour, and factoring the cost of the hardware is easy enough. Unfortunately, the value of bitcoin is so volatile, and the algorithms to mine new coins gets increasingly difficult (though I believe the latter is reactionary to the evolution of technology, and the number of people employed in mining, so it's not possible to predict). Therefore, there's no way of estimating, or guaranteeing when, or indeed if you'll ever get your money back.
I could see bitcoin mining installed in place of electrical heating (radiators, swimming pools, etc), then you could argue that the energy is being put to better use than heating a resistive element....
A great article. I can only dream as I was at the beginning of IT becoming an MS word subject. There are 2 points you make that I would argue with however:
"pointless subject like French"
Modern languages are considered one of the hardest humanities subjects to learn, and are probably one of the more useful "soft" skills to someone pursuing an unrelated career. The few British employees that speak fluent foreign languages as a side skill are generally well respected for this in companies, especially those dealing with international trade. Modern languages are probably the only formal training kids get in grammar these days as my English was entirely dominated by poetry and Shakespeare.
"The current ICT syllabus is designed on the basis of inclusiveness, dumbed down so that any child can learn it and so that ICT can be taught by someone with no qualification in the subject."
All school subjects seem to teach to mediocrity, and I've been taught many other subjects by teachers that hadn't studied that subject past gcse, but they were bright people and could pick up what they needed to know to teach. I feel that kids are streamed into abilites to late, and should be allowed to specialise into subjects that interest them more at an earlier age. I think they should bring back the 11+ system to bring back vocational schools and subjects. There may even be an argument for permanently. The amount of teaching time I had wasted on disruptive kids because the lessons were too easy/hard/not interesting to a 14 year old was pretty shocking.
Again, other than that, thanks for a great article!
There was one terrible puzzle in Alone in the Dark which I can't believe was left in. Spoiler alert...
You have to remove the wedge from some beer barrels in the cellar to uncover a secret passage to the caves under the mansion. If you go into this passage from the cellar, you get eaten by a zombie worm. However, when escaping the caves at the very end of the game, you have to do it through this passageway. If you didn't clear the barrels half way through the game, you get stuck on the final "run" out of the mansion and have to play half the game again to put it right.
That aside, what an epic game. Tres bien fait!