It'd be interesting to see if yoga still brings benefits with not gravity to exercise against. Creativity with springs \ elastic may be called for.
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It'd be interesting to see if yoga still brings benefits with not gravity to exercise against. Creativity with springs \ elastic may be called for.
free Wi-fi should be available on 100 per cent of trains by 2020
Getting wifi on a train is a piece of cake, there's plenty of power on a train and it's a small area after all, two access points per carriage will cover it nicely.
Oh? You want to get data from the train to the rest of the world? Now that is an expensive problem. There's loads of expensive solutions of course: The track is a great place to lay fibre along side (ish) and you could then put up towers with radio transmitters - (frequency and power chosen to cover the gap between poles nicely at a good future proof data rate) then have receivers on the train. You wouldn't even be the first to do it - it's been done on Moscow metro apparently. Now imagine the expense of doing that for an entire national network. Now times it by five because railway companies can make *anything* expensive. Now consider how sodding expensive tickets are at the minute and you'll see why that won't be happening. There are people (Italians IRCC) trying to make the cheaper by using existing towers (for GSM-R) and using WiFi custom antennae to make the signal directional along the line and high gain, that's cheaper and I'd be interested to see how it turns out.
The only solution I've seen that looks affordable suffers from not really offering people what they want: a caching server on the train and an app you have to run on your phone \ laptop to receive the content they provide. Some news and entertainment, railway related info (delays, connections etc) and the option of selling people films or music from a server on the train. Even coupled with the single 4G connection which goes up and down like Cameron on a pig farm that's not much use for those wishing to work \ read the register \ rad Reddit.
Still, good for marketing. When can I buy a 64-bit DAC?
I hope you're running your 64-bit DAC at 96k samples a second? So as that the bats get the full benefit of the high frequency reproduction.
Indeed. A strong argument I have heard against human drivers for HS2 is there is nothing they could do if they saw an obstacle. By the time you see a cow at 300 kpm on rails (not very grippy), with a train (heavy) full of people (also heavy), that cow has been demoted to beef. All over the windscreen. Which is why it's better not to have anyone there to traumatise.
Metro's are easy to make driverless, high speed lines are easy to make driverless. Mainline stuff (in the UK at least) is slightly harder because of the number of different people allowed to play on there - freight companies are allergic to spending money for example.
As a cyclist, pedestrian, driver of cars and quite often vans, you missed one:
Sodding pedestrians. Especially around the uni (where I am an older PhD student). They're fecking mental I tell you. The A38 is NOT a country lane and the cars on it are doing a good solid 40mph whatever the signs say (unless it's rush hour, then they aspire to 4), so don't just womble across without looking and headphones in. How any of them survive to graduation beats me.
Come in two flavours: Low Pressure, which look orange and are a very narrow spectrum indeed. These are actually very efficient, much like LEDs, expect unlikely LEDs they're not available (because it can't be done at that frequency?) coated with a phosphor that re-emits on a broader, almost white spectrum. These give the classic street light look, which is almost black and white - your eyes can't make out colours with this little information and, very positively, your body isn't tricked into thinking it's day time because there is no blue in there spectrum.
High Pressure sodium is more expensive and similar to other arc lamps - a bluish white. Also pretty efficient in terms of lumens / watt.
As a cyclist in Birmingham, all I really want is for the council to fix the sodding pot holes: serving round them puts me in the way of things and they're easily big enough to have me off my bike
...and it is true that yiddish words really convey their meaning with there sound. How could schlep being anything but a long and arduous journey?
Have an upvote for the sentiment.
Ideally I'd like to give you another for a) reminding me of that track and b) reminding me that it wasn't just the prodigy on it.
Normally I'd agree hole heartily, but with a day of nothing but pointless meetings, not one of which involves the demon drink(s) I think possibly some actual work has it's attractions.
I rather assumed with WPF there would be designer types playing with expression blend whilst I smashed code out in visaul studio. The new person, for it is a dull but simple job if both sides have designed to the same spec (as if that ever happens), makes the bindings happy so it all joins up.
Never bloody happened to me though. Always see programmers designing interfaces, including myself, with variable results at best.
Not witnessed either but the following horror stories from fellow techs:
Mind you I've also seen the inverse: and you're salesman of the year, here have a £25k bonus (to fairly low paid sales droid), but that was a call out the name, follow spot them to stage job.
The inverse has happened as well: there's been a couple of cases in tate modern of exhibits being taken away by the cleaners!
Ghent has a fantastic reputation in the very small specific area that interests me (Ontologies for Railways, since you didn't ask) and, having been there, is a really nice vibrant young city, much nicer than Brussels for a start. I don't know about the undergraduate side but all the academics and post grads speak embarrassingly flawless English, along side Flemish and French.
I used to do IT for a UK based landscaping firm and learnt the term there - they were occasionally asked to build such things to block noise (possibly from roads, I forget).
Research Fellows and other early career researchers are often on fairly short contracts, often as little as 4 months. That means that for those already jumping through the visa hoops have to reapply every for 4 months (some rationalities can't have working visas longer than their contracts) with the stress and above all else cost that entails. That they continue to put up with this never ceases to amaze me - if I was in the shoes of my Chinese colleges I'd have left long ago. If the same applied to EU researchers I can't help but assume a proportion of them would leave and that would hit my research group very hard.
This would seem sensible: when the regulations were draw up they represented a clear choice: we will emit more C02 in exchange for less NOX; it's a trade off, one or the other if you reduce NOX you make the engine less efficient and thus more fuel and carbon is needed. One could put forward a convincing argument that because VW cheated they did the global environment a favour, they merely made the local environment in built up area's a lot worse.
Also re:bus emissions, I (just, last week) saw a bus that claimed to be euro compliant.
Discusses the process he went through before coming public with the details, including telling drop box and running successfully the software with permissions disabled for four months attempting to use every feature.
Sean Cannery was acting?
I can't hear Basildon Bond without thinking of the Brass eye episode around cake....
I do research in an admittedly less vital area (data integration for railways) and we too are loosing money and people quite rapidly. Given that one of the people forced to leave research and work in industry (on a European funded project that can't easily be cut) was my girl friend I find this is quite annoying.
The question is: how much do I like Ghent? it seems a nice city and the uni there has a strong line in this area....
It's a cream. To make your hifi sound better. Worse still I can find no evidence it is a spoof Someone has reinvented snake oil sales for the 21st century.
rather to roger the tax payer for as much money as possible and still deliver "something"
Indeed, there is an argument that whilst the grim north still has buses on rails (class 142) then digging more admittedly useful but very expensive tunnels can't be too high a priority!
Simply you can have more trains on the same tracks. Which in a country where building railway lines is near impossible (because there is always someone's house in the way) is pretty much essential. Cross rail for example will have to be ATO in the tunnels just in order as to achieve 20 trains per hour, though for reasons of us implementing such things at a geological pace,it will revert to conventional signalling above ground.
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Not with adblock it isn't.
Can I now feel slightly less guilty about adblocking a site I like?
Could be Germans, but I use that phrase as a test all the time simply because "Test 123" gets old very quickly - it's not exactly the hardest to guess phrase in the language. I'd always assumed I was spelling it wrong - I've never studied German.
Extracts the flavor better though. Some on the tannins stay put in the leaves until it's properly hot. 86 degree half arsed efforts are ok for not-really-tea, but proper English Breakfast needs boiling water.
The farnell group, who can be used more or less inter-chanagably at least from within UK universities includes:
Who sometimes still manage to compete with each other on price! None the less they have same back end systems. I'm not sure quite to what extent they'll technically the same company - it's complex I know that.
Tourists will be bringing FTSE 250 companies home as a souvenir if this goes on much longer!
As the Sir Terry (RIP) said:
"They only adopted trail by lawyer because they discovered it was worth than trail by ordeal"....
Quite a few years back indeed, I commend your memory. Still good episode. Though I'd at least have used hes_lieing.pptx for the detector....
No need; SNAFU is the perfect tool for that job.
Situation Normal; All Fucked Up
You're all missing the real point: some one has created a twitter account dedicated to graduates of PPE, wearing PPE. This is possibly the most amuse thing I've heard since someone said BoJo was in charge of the foreign office....
Only the ones too stubborn to heed good advice.
Got an IgNoble in neuroscience in 2012, too.
That I did not know, but very well deserved none the less.
Some one put a dead salmon in an fMRI scanner and showed it lots of pictures, then ran some statistical tools and found trends in the data, too prove that the statistical tools could come up with false positives.
I believe it's an open secret in the neuro imaging community that a) you need to be careful with the tools b) not everyone is. It's just another tool. You can make scary pictures with a microscope too....
God yes. I've worked in both and the public sector far from has a monopoly on pissing money up against a wall.
Ironically it's our unsackable, senile, old boys who provide the sanity the UK's political system....
It would be nice if they were picked by someone who knew that though wouldn't it?
Padding is actually a field in the time table definition or rather public arrival time and arrival time are two different fields, to allow for this.
Whilst we're talking about Birmingham New Street and improbable time tables the cross city line, between fiveways and new street can't actually meet it's timetable with the rolling stock it's got. For reasons I forget it was easier to leave it this way and let it make up the time later in the journey than it was to change it.
The only way to fix that is focusing the penalty system on throughput of people in relative comfort (read: having a seat), but that would require someone actually admitting that that is a problem. Not going to happen, I think..
There's plenty of people within the rail industry who care about such things, the problem is that change happens that a pace that makes geology look positively frantic.
Indeed, one hopes the chances of getting killed by British police called to a fake emergency are still nil
Unless you have a sun tan and a beard or are, say, an electrician, from Brazil.
Though I must certainly concur that taking out mumsnet was indeed a service.
On a website which must be maintained for at least 5 years after the project completes is a funding condition for a lot of work we do. It tends, realistically to stay up for longer than that because a) people get attached to there projects or the inverse happens and b) people move to entirely different fields and forget there projects exist. This means that you get to learn exactly how long a website can go without maintenance (years. many many years. IT will notice when someone finds a hole in and starts exploiting it, then the search the for guilty will commence, only to find they left years ago...)
I quite concur with your point 4: I too had to do a selection of pointless modules aimed at improving employability, which failed so to do.
But as @Jon Massey also said above, I'm not convinced we do need millions of computer scientists. Some, yes. Many software engineers and a whole panoply of "IT types" in various guises, very few of which actually need to be computer scientists.
Of course technologies go out of date rapidly, however, I would suggest that a *good* course would teach skills that can be applied regardless of the technology employed.
Which is more than can be said for the home secretary. I'm not sure I agree with her conclusions - they seem to broad and easily abused - but at the very least she is thinking about it.
She was as less use than a Braille sundial.
I got back a very long reply, but forwarded from home office, without her reading it. The letter I sent was in good time before the vote beseeching her to vote against and she apparently didn't read most of it - decided it was about this and forwarded a standard response. She abstained and didn't even take the trouble to lie about her reasons for so doing.
The absence almost complete of American's is enough to cause some head scratching as well. Are they all really super keen to pay tax?
Upvoted for being informative...
Part of their concern is sounding too much like Chechen's.
...Which apart from the practical difficulties might cause Russia to invade. again.
Over this side of the pond were an entire party to resign en masse and be replaced by honest candidates and get in (none of these things are going to happen) then it STILL wouldn't make any difference because the civil service here can be mighty obstinate when they don't get their way and thus we'd still be governed by the same people.