11 posts • joined Wednesday 13th July 2011 01:07 GMT
Re: No programming required
"I know that my first year in university was a real eye-opener, even though I considered myself a pretty good programmer before."
Oh Yes. Indeed.
Lectures though - not so much.
Just use a CRT its not an anachronism
Actually the Cathode Ray Tube is Victorian, dating from 1897.
The HellSchrieber mechinism ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellschreiber ) is a simple dot matrix generation and display system.
They should just get on and do it.
USB-IF can huff and puff and threaten to pull the vendor id, but if hundreds of products around just ignore them and use it, no other manufacturer in its right mind would accept that VID, and so it would de-facto remain free.
I'm going to really miss it
......he said. "We're now going to solve ignorance with the internet."
I'm really going to really miss it,
- its entertaining
- its great for business
- it make politics and religion really soar.
We are going to be so screwed when its gone.
Pixel Qi Display
I love my Samsung N145/150 netbooks - got about 20 for work use, a couple for the kids at home.
Run for ever.
Weigh nothing. (well theres no bloody metal in there for sure)
Runs Matlab, LOffice, etc.
Don't really care when the missus stands on it and smashes the display.
Don't care if a dirt bag flogs it when I'm travelling, or I fill it with beach sand, or drop it in the sea.
Get a pixel Qi display. Costs a couple of hundred $, but you can read the screen in full sunlight, and the battery life is even longer. Piece of p**s to change screens in my Samsung N150's
And Windows 7 Home - brilliant.
Natural Mercury levels
When I was gold prospecting, mercury was an indicator for the systems we wanted. One farmers paddocks were around 1% mercury by weight in the topsoil samples.
He offered us a couple of sheep for the freezer. We politely declined.
I know quite a number of clean, natural streams with undrinkable arsenic levels.
Naturally occurring levels in pristine evvironments can well beyond what you want to be exposed to.
Of course being covered with linen it would be low carbon, and you could get juicy hi-tech subsidies _and_ agriculture subsidies when you base it in Ireland.
(Disclaimer: I'm from NZ, and we plan to get rich on the ludicrously thick sheepskin coats the passengers will have to wear)
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