34 posts • joined Wednesday 18th January 2012 19:50 GMT
Surely only heavy metal tossers have "axes"?
Re: Guess I'm the exception....
Great! I'm in the UK. Where do I pay my $50?
Plug it in — cheaper...
This type of funeral only happens a handful of times a century. Government IT cockups on the other hand...
Re: I find it interesting...
It is named after Ponce in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which in turn was named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, the first governor of Puerto Rico and European discoverer of Florida.
Still does not explain why you would want to end up with a ship named USS Ponce!
Re: if you are on the wrong side of them, i would expect it pays to be very cautious
No, Samuel Johnson said it in 1775.
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."
He was not condemning patriotism but politicians who wrap themselves in the flag at the drop of a hat.
Luckily such people are rare in the USA.
Re: Not regulating
I think that like the OED the Swedish dictionary describes the language and does not define it. The French Academy is more prescriptive — though not to the extent of banning every interloper and going back to Latin.
Re: I wonder if you can hack the cable...
Why bother? Just get a Raspberry Pi — it's cheaper...
The Librarian — he say...
I think someone called him a monkey — so he won't be doing you any favours now...
It's either 'alternating' or 'alternative'.
Alternate is incorrect.
The och aye pad.
Or the new och aye the noo pad...
Re: It's made from
I already know how to spell sulphur.
Re: Made in Britain...
It depends who has the rights. I assume ITV are leading. The could have chosen UK based company...
Made in Britain...
The original was but apparently this series has to be off-shored to New Zealand. Why?
Hire a Brit
If they hire a Brit (by mistake) then the whole world will be baffled by a tide of irony and innuendo.
The press release is so poorly written that it must be from an alien source — or an American Star Wars nerd. Maybe dialogue meister Lucas wrote it himself...
Re: Yet More Places to run this?
No, right first time there are about a million...
And don't forget my childhood favourite SUPERCAR.
Fire one... Fire two...........
Re: Good fonts
"Strictly, TNR is a clone of the original Times Roman, made by Microsoft for Windows."
Coat - mine's the one with the tin of Cow Gum in the pocket ...
Times New Roman is an excellent classic typeface - designed in England for The Times. Ubiquity and association with Microsoft have not done it any favours though. A lot of people seem to think that it is some horrible Microsoft invention and not a "proper" font. It is often used to produce ugly, barely readable work by the typographically illiterate - though this includes almost everybody these days. Now if I can just work out how to type an em dash on the Nexus 7 ...
Leave it underground
Since the world's hydrocarbon reserves are a finite resource, our national interest would be best served by buying other peoples resources, until they run out. Then we can use our own. Although this sort of 'national interest' argument always makes me uneasy. It also involves long-term thinking on a scale that would be impossible for any UK politician - or citizen for that matter.
RIP Sir Patrick
You will be missed...
... "they want to move the rover a meter or so"
Gas meters ?
Define your units...
Before inflating insert wireless pressure sensor into balloon - suppository-style.
Like this one http://www.electrochemsolutions.com/pdf/PS2.pdf
(although this one is not suitable because I can't be bothered to do the research)
Then just monitor pressure?
Been following this technology - excellent progress.
However if you think you have privacy problems now wait until the world is swarming with fly-sized flying cameras.
On a lighter note - why do Americans pronounce "solder" as "soder"?
I listened to a documentary on Radio 4 a few days ago and the Met bod said that a Power7 had already been ordered.
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