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280 posts • joined 21 Sep 2011
I always smile when there is a Pratchett reference in an article. Igors stitching.. Thanks!
I think the uptake will be minimal, as for most people Blueray is good enough. The enthusiasts will buy, as will the keep up with the Joneses types. I received a Blueray player for Christmas, just finally hooked it up 3 weeks ago, and have still not watched a full disk other than to test it. There is so much stuff available online to watch, and the newer stuff looks good enough to me, that haven't felt a need to buy any Bluerays. I think a lot of other people probably think the same way. This isn't like the jump from tape to DVD, or from SD to HD.
Just being pedantic, but she is an Air Force captain. Lower rank than a naval captain, which is what the Star Trek ranks are based on
Re: Article Error: Missing Context
Re: muh freedoms
Good ol' syncronicity.. just started watching http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Warriors_of_the_Deep last night . McConnell is a turtle, not a fish, therefore Sea Devil works!
Re: And I thought that in space nobody could hear...
The best you can get in space....
wmc and xbmc
I used the heck out of wmc for several years, but when my cable company started encrypting regular cable, I dropped cable and went fta. WMC does a fine job with recording fta, but since I moved I only can get one station, so I have it only recording news. XBMC is much nicer than WMC for viewing local media, but most media consumption is just using the browser in the HTPC now. I wonder when they are going to turn off the EPG feed? That will truly put the nails in the coffin.
I don't know what they charge, or how many minutes they get, but I only pay $10 a month for my prepaid service that's 400 minutes, texts, and 300mb of data a month. Additional texts, minutes, mb are 2 cents each. I did have to buy the phone on ebay though.
Surprised they are still around
I started in IT on a Burroughs B3500 mainframe, and then onto a UNISYS 1100/60 before I got out of the mainframe world. Didn't even know they were still around.
Expensive, if you don't already own a Nexus 6, the only phone it works with. They will sell you one for $650, or maybe you could get one on Ebay for $500.
The budget food must've been more than the Paltrow household could bear. They filed for divorce Monday.
Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook (stolen from reddit)
That is impressive mileage, but for $41k US, you'd have to drive it forever to pay back the cost premium. Now that I moved to a place only a mile from work, I hardly drive at all. I'd guess I went from 12k miles/year to maybe 5k.
Upvoted for the use of "suppurating nads". Though it should have been suppurating 'nads.
Re: Incremental Improvement
You were damned fortunate. Market rate on Ebay for that CPU is around $200.
The issue with intel is that the computers out there are good enough for most. Barring any breakdown, most people can keep on keeping on with what they have.
Leave it to The Doctor to make a pithy comment like that.
What is the actual hold up?
What is the actual hold up? I didn't think you needed approval for a weather balloon launch. Is it because a small semi-autonomous model plane may fly? Does it fall under some sort of drone-type regulation?
Technically, speakers can be used as microphones, so with a little programming magic in a wireless speaker, it could certainly be done. GOOGLE!
The whole idea of a watch with a Lux Interior makes me Cramp.
Any time I see OCP, I think the evil corporation in Robocop.
Just got done watching the unaired Dr Who, Shada, which was written by him. Fun, even though it was an uncompleted mess. He is missed.
CFLs are way better than the used to be, and at least for me, cost way less than LED bulbs for equivalent or better light output. The only issue I have with CFLs, is that they take a while to warm up when cold.
By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings!
I liked the camera mounted on the engine view. They had a dollar under the engine to burn. I am guessing it burned many dollars getting to that point.
Re: As an American
Yep, and our trains don't have dedicated tracks. We run on freight lines and the freight trains have precedence over passenger. As far as 70mph in a car, I won't go any faster as I am a cheap bastard, but most on the freeways go 75-80, with the speed limit being 65-70.
As an American
As an American, I'm surprised. Our rail is generally considered to be behind most of the world. I took a 3 hour intrastate train to Chicago a few months ago, and the free WiFi was fine. Ran a speed test and I was getting 12 down and 3 up. Most of it was rural, and at 70-90 mph.
Hope you get decent service sooner.
Re: glad i managed to watch
Yep, I can tell I am old. The Spit still is one of the prettiest aircraft ever flown.
Thanks for reminding me..
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss acknowledged the likeness during the commentary feature on the show's DVD box set, noting the decision to use the model was motivated by budget and not by politics. "George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It's not a choice, it's not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around," they said in the commentary.
Suede-Denim Secret Police
"Now it is 1984, Knock, Knock at your front door. It's the Suede-Denim Secret Police, They have come for your uncool Niece!"
Re: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.
First solo, all we did was cut a small piece of cloth off the shirt worn while soloing.
Also, shouldn't they say passenger, singular? 150 is a 2 seater.
Aldi is small in comparison to normal grocers, but has expanded their selection a lot from the old days. I have been shopping there for 30 years, and in the old days they didn't even have barcode scanners. The employees had to memorize the prices of everything they sold. Once they got the scanners 10-15 years ago, they started carrying a much bigger selection.
Re: Doesn't work that way...
I was laid off at the end of May. I had a job with a 10 percent raise in 5 weeks. At about the 10 week point my old job called me and offered me my old job back... without a raise. I got 1 week severance for each year I was there, 12 weeks pay, plus I had a bunch of vacation they had to pay me for. It actually worked out well for me. The two times I was laid off ended up being positive things, though they certainly didn't seem so at the time.
All I wanted was a PEPSSI, just one PEPSSI, and she wouldn't give it to me! Just a PEPSSI!
Looks like I need to go the Cyanogen route as well. My HTC is stuck on 4.1 as well. I am a cheap bastard and do prepaid, so I buy cheap, older phones from ebay.
Kudos for one of the best article titles. TOR Pedo..
Re: The Internet of Veal Fattening Pens
Soylent green are dry little crackers. If that's what is going on, it should be more like letting the grain dry in the fields so you don't have to waste as much energy drying in production. Crank the heat up in the pens to jerky-ize the protein. That way the protein pays and not Soylent Corp.
Re: Is anyone going to pass judgement on an adult
I just turned 53, and rode to work that day on my skateboard. It's only a mile though.
Re: @Elmer @Sporkinum: When I was in the Airforce
It's kind of a chili/spicy soup with tripe as the meaty ingredient. The tripe was awful, but the broth is good. Mexicans consider it the equivalent of Jewish penicillin, aka chicken soup, for a treatment for colds and flu.
When I was in the Airforce
When I was in the USAF and stationed in Texas, they served menudo in the chow hall. I was not a fan. My impression of British food was set by watching the Goodies and ecky-thump as a kid, and reading Asterix comics making fun of the English putting mint sauce on everything. I'm sure neither are true. ;)
Back in the 80's
Used to read Dobbs, Byte, and Computer Shopper back in the mid-80's. I remember the first Shoppers I got were printed on yellow newsprint and had non glossy covers.
Already have it..
The prepaid phone company I use has been doing this at least since last summer when I signed up for their service. I have no idea how well it works, but they charge 35 cents a minute additional to use it.
Access to Real-Time InCall Translation
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Re: Beers in Colorado
Can't do any better than Coors. Colorado's finest! ;)
That joke being said, now it makes sense why he flew into Denver and not Albuquerque.
put the bite on
With Nest products, we’re invited into the home, like a (vampire).
Yes, the CFLs have to warm up. But I pay 30p per bulb for 825 lumen 13 watt CFLs through a promotion from the power company. They sell LED bulbs too, but cost £5 for 830 lumen 11 watt LED. They claim 10,000 hour life on the CFLs vs 25,000 on the LEDs.
LED Bulb price
I think the cost of the LED bulbs is what kills it. That, and the low output of the more common bulbs. I can get CFLs cheap, that use about the same amount of power. Why should I spend a lot more for LED?
Re: Enclosure insulation
Regards heat, or lack of. Temp goes down to about 20km altitude, then it goes up again.
That google guy set a new parachute altitude record from Roswell NM. Hopefully you can get the LOHAN as high as he went. BTW, nothing really cool to see in Roswell, or at least there wasn't when I was in the area 25 years ago. Close to Alamogordo is Carslbad Caverns, which is great, and up the road from Roswell, around the sleepy town of Portales is where the original Clovis Man was found.
I just moved to a new town/job 3 months ago. One of the benefits is that I can ride a skateboard to work. 1 mile and about 7-8 minutes. Can't do it when wet though, so I'll need to fit one of my bikes with fenders. Old job was 18 miles with 15 of that on a busy highway. I save a ton of money on gas, and get a nice short workout now.