54 posts • joined 8 Sep 2011
Re: Internet of toilets
Sounds like a time and motion study.
To visualise such a large number of things you need to start smaller. Perhaps with otters. Say 100, on a plane?
It surely cannot be the gypsies - they would've laid a thin layer of tarmac and scarpered.
What, you mean weather forecasting?
Well, yes, I'll have £1 per dB of lightning over Slough during May, and £1.45 per cubic km of cumulonimbus over Bridlington during June.
Re: Where is the app for the iPhone
Why don't you get yourself a proper phone? You know, one that runs this app?
What? An inflexible overpriced media distribution system?
Isn't the magic number 69? Well it was for the 2 digit exponent Casio-toting people. There was a Sharp around at the time that had 3 digit exponents. Oh the numbers that beauty could factorialise :-)
Were there any mattresses there, flolloping around?
Re: Edit & Continue
"When a recompile takes 20 minutes" - that, right there, is your problem.
If a trivial, localised, code change is taking even a small fraction of that time to be compiled, deployed, and running in your target environment, you need to fix what is causing the time to be lost. Whether it is the architecture (code, deployment, or execution), the tool chain, the build system, or whatever else, do yourself a favour and fix it.
Re: Epic Pooh
The Silmarillion is perhaps the best evidence that Tolkien wasn't so much a code breaker as a code *maker*. That darned thing is a code book, and I suspect it hasn't been broken yet.
Re: Quite misleading.
So your nice open source system doesn't have one jot of binary/proprietary software/technology? You have an open source BIOS, your CPU doesn't use microcode, and your HDD/SDDs don't have any firmware whatsoever. You probably also have the full logic of all ASICs and FPGAs on your motherboard and peripherals pinned up on your wank wall, don't you?
Does your nose resent being bitten off to spite your face?
For an organisation looking at usability they sure picked a nasty font. It's one of the very few that I'd rank as worse than Comic Sans. At least Comic Sans is readable.
Exactly right - "active" cables that cost a lot. It is a huge mess.
Now, USB 3 isn't the greatest, but it is already a commodity interface. However, what is needed is a protocol over common structured cabling. Perhaps 10/40 Gbps ethernet would be a nice transport layer.
First knives and liquids, now grenades.
Next it'll be fully automatic assault rifles with bayonets. Where will this madness end?
You have to "service" a vacuum cleaner?
One might have thought that some clever soul would have come up with a design that doesn't need servicing.
Oh, yes, right you are, someone has: over 40 years ago, some clever dudes started Numatic. Change a bag, and you're cleaning again. No waiting for a "service", or a filter to dry.
Re: I really dislike dyson @skelband
Dyson's rotorless fan must be one of the noisiest devices known to man for the work it does. Much like the hand driers.
He should probably get a patent for the noise/work ratio.
Re: Anecdotal evidence, but...
Aye, any Numatic beats the pants off any Dyson.
Cheap, reliable, effective, robust, fantastic customer support. Made in the UK, too.
Re: The Nestle Kit-Kat Chocolate is far too sweet
There's no need for language like that.
Re: Come now...
When you say "Grand Canyon", are you referring to that gully in the States? It's not really "Grand" any more is it? Or maybe this new canyon is the "Super massive special bigger than all others Canyon".
"it will be sold for the low, low price of $299"
It may well be offered for that.
But will it be sold?
Just think where motion control automation like this could be used.
We could have automated tube trains, in the 21st century! With even less technology, as the lefty-righty, uppy-downy, and twisty-turvy controls would be unnecessary, and just a faster-slower one needed. Well, might need additional tech to handle plebs blocking doors and the like, but more powerful actuators might suffice.
Why not? Bob twat-dangle Crow. That's why we can't have it.
Can't help thinking at the end of the first video of the drone landing that everyone is standing around waiting for the pilot to raise the canopy or do something interesting.
Could be there a while...
Is the "au-pair year" the new unit of currency?
What about ionising radiation? You sent Rui out there, to the wall, without an ionising radiation detector, or appropriate protection?
You, sir, are a nasty piece of work.
Oh, and what about knee protectors?
To mis-quote Calvin and Hobbs...
nouning weirds language.
"... and a USB containing both"? What on earth is that? Is there any protection or antidote for it? It sounds nasty.
What is this "object oriented" coffee of which you speak?
Good programming certainly does involves coffee, with a few side orders of pizza (or curry, or horse, according to taste). And from time to time, also pointers, heap allocations, structs, and other maniacal constructs. But I am at a complete loss as to where the orientation of objects comes into this. Is this "Java" business all about homogenous objects? Or is there general acceptance of heterogenous objects? What about happy objects? Or those objects that are really unusual, or a bit queer?
I'm confused and I think I shall go back to assembler in a dark room.
This code should be engraved on a plaque on the next interstellar probe that mankind sends off to explore the universe. Any aliens seeing it will discover that we were not afraid to wrangle pointers and all that that entails so far back in our history. We will be recognised as the gnarly dudes we surely are.
Nasty, very very nasty
Those French and German silent calls are so nasty.
I received a silent call a while ago and still recall that moment when I chillingly realised there was a mute mainland European on the other end. There was a harrowing Franco-Germanic malevolence in the utter silence.
It was weeks before I could suffer a moment of sobriety after that.
'82 was a good year
As were the years before, and the years after. With the passage of time, the quality, functionality, and usability only gets better.
You wrote "off of"
Please don't use that sequence of words. It is not a good sequence and the remedial eye bleach hurts. Think of the children, the badgers, and all others who read English.
Maybe it's just a virus.
And, pray tell, what exactly is wrong with xwd? Helping X11ers dump since, well, forever!
When it can take "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." and bounce it to Chinese and back without losing the subtleties of the original prose, I'll be impressed.
Until then, I'm hanging on to my towel.
Re: The wife's primary pistol of choice ...
My ex's weapon of choice was her gob. I don't know what calibre it was, but I'm damn sure there wasn't a silencer for it.
The Ascent of Man
Surely there is a sequence to be observed:
1. a box containing miscellaneous computer stuff;
2. many boxes, one of which contains miscellaneous computer cables;
3. many boxes, one of which contains ethernet cables;
4. many boxes, one of which contains CAT6 ethernet cables;
5. many boxes, one of which contains 1-3m CAT6 ethernet cables;
6. many boxes, one of which contains red 1-3m CAT6 ethernet cables.
Once there, you only have to worry about the number of O'Reilly technical reference books you have.
Re: durham had one too
Perhaps seagull is too much like cormorant. Google "how to cook a cormorant"...
Re: Why blue LEDs?
But these enclosures will never be seen in a server room. Similarly the hugely loud fans found in equipment in server rooms would never be tolerated in a home/office environment.
Blue LEDs are seriously irritating for people with gradually worsening short sight: blue is the first colour to lose focus. And besides that, the light emitted is horribly intense.
Blue LEDs: not even once.
So what useful things can this new telephone do that my 9 year old Sendo S330i can't? I would find it difficult to live with a phone that needs charging more than once every couple of weeks. I can make and receive calls, and even send and receive short messages comprised of characters from a limited set.
Wake me up when they include an Orgasmatron.
Re: Missed the best
Agreed, the 83i is great - the best radio I have used. UI is great, sound is great, the range of sources is great. Replaced a Pure Evoke 3 that crashed and corrupted its firmware too many times.
The only issue I have is how chuffing bright the blue display and power button are.
Depending on the ratio of black hats to white hats, you'd get varying shades of grey. Possibly as many as fifty. Really might make a good film, if you like that sort of thing.
So what colour is it, and does it taste of chicken?
Worth a look too...
Re: In his defence...
There's an app for that: iPeeFreely.
The three worst films must surely be Event Horizon, The Tree of Life, and Catch 22. Utter tripe. I could have watched some pretty exciting paint dry for the long hours those bogies on the hanky of mankind took to watch.
This should be conducive to getting some bright spark to conduct conductor theft investigations.
...my paper has gone flat!
Being a cross between a phone and a tablet, might it be called a phoblet?
You mean it isn't hiding behind the hot water pipes, third washroom along, Victoria station?
You'll still be hungry, unless...
Real server admin don't eat tofu. Users do.
Restoration of balance
Balance can only be restored when your Y and O keys work properly.
- Pics Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next
- +Comment Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN
- OnePlus One cut-price Android phone on sale to all... for 1 HOUR
- MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less
- UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan