84 posts • joined 27 Jan 2012
Re: Funny thing is
I'm a Weymouth/Portland lad too, and back in the 90's my Nokia brick used to regularly connect to Orange Francais etc. when I was fishing off Portland Bill. Alas, stuck up in Bristol now to get a decent wage.
Re: What's In A Name...
Living in the U.K, the 'International Ignition Facility' could be a lot worse!
Judging by the lap times and reliability from Jerez, the best way to watch F1 from now on (Jonathon 29 etc.), regardless of how you get it, is at 2 x SPEEDED UP! Seriously, are SKY etc. going to be able to charge so much for 'The Pinnacle of Motorsport', once people realise that half a dozen other racing series are now just as fast and probably more entertaining?
I did this...
With industrial control system Eurocard PCB's (motor drives, motion controllers, I/O etc.) back in the 90's, had a nice floating backplane too, so the first pcb which went in lined up all the DIN41612 connectors on the backplane pcb to the card guides on the 19" rack. Was sweeet...
An OS function?
Is it getting to the point where a request to enable AV input devices (microphones, cameras, fingerprint readers etc.) by any application should be caught by the OS, and a confirm dialog be presented to the user followed by a system tray icon or more obvious visual indication that things are being recorded?
Shitterton (Dorset), This is getting seriously draconian!
Here he comes
class of problem....
“We're now trying to identify a class of problems for which the current quantum hardware might outperform all known classical solvers,”
When I listen to stereo music, I bolt myself in to a seismically isolated frame with head clamp and automatic ear canal aperture amplitude calibration (or AECAAC! for short). One Direction sounds FANTASTIC!
Re: Stunning photo
I can't believe no one's done it already, so...
'MY GOD, ITS FULL OF STARS!'
I had to loosen a few notches off of my accretion disk (belt) over christmas....
The very latest one turns phone INTO buoyancy aid, or so I've heard.
Jason Leonard would laugh in the face of James Bond's petty drinking efforts!
Nothing to see as the enterprise has successfully jumped back in time (cue whale song etc.)
Computer Game angle?
May I be the first to Patent: 'Splinter Cell - Cetacean Surprise!'
"tortiously interfered" - Illegal on the Galapagus Islands.
Re: 2008 wants their autocad virus back ..
Totally agree, 2D drafting packages should die rather than become the bloated 'jack of all trades, crap at all trades' shite they are now (and AutoCAD is the worst). Unfortunately, it's often the LISP drivers of AutoCAD which are the CAD package decision makers in Engineering and Design companies. In 20 years of electrical design, I have only ever used vanilla AutoCAD (without elec. design addons) or similar to produce drawings, even though the discipline maps itself to a database driven model fantastically well (see Zuken E3).
No, you're not
Yes, you are, simultaneously.
The owlspinner portable.
Re: Obama strikes again
I always hold my breath when it comes to Uranus. Deadpan icon 'cos....
That review bordered on Technopron
Re: neither plants nor animals?
More an indifferent mauve sludge
Let me be the first....
Sousa Fosters anyone??
A planet supporting intelligent life.....
has yet to be found....
Oh sorry, I've been looking through the wrong end of my telescope.
Re: Ditch Windows, save the planet?
No, Power stations both Nuclear and other tech. have fail safe monitoring/shutdown and a lot of day to day control that is implemented in pure HARDWARE (big contactors, multi channel hardware interlocks with cross monitoring etc. etc.). Even normal control system elements with software (PLC's etc.) are EXTREMELY reliable if left to do their thing (although they may have crap security on external interfaces). A power station is not a P.C peripheral, so can all those scaremongers out there stop with the 'Sellafield is run by Windows 95 on a 486DX' crap.
Re: Time of Genesis?
Hold on, was Peter Gabriel really the angel Gabriel then, flying under a not very imaginitive pseudonym?
Rather than a globally applied tax on all transactions, why not a tax lottery where companies which achieve a better than X yearly profit (plus any other metrics which may be relevant like Return on Investment ratio etc.), qualify to enter the lottery and therefore MAY have to pay a windfall tax. The proportion of the 'winning' companies profit which goes to tax, and the spread of 'winners' can be adjusted exactly like the regular lottery to achieve a target revenue. If the tax applied to a company in the previous year causes undue financial difficulties in the next, then there can be an appeals procedure.
I've had an accident.....
Whoops, the yanks just ran out of wonga, the bailiffs have seized it.
The days of logic minimisation, 'don't care' states and little rings around clusters of ones and zero's are long gone....
Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha.......... Oohh Stop!.....Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........Ha, Ha, Ha..........
Re: Actually, LibreOffice sucks too.
Well, I suppose Notepad is good enough if what you're worried about is CONTENT and not COSMETICS!
???? Whot, no......
You teleport the properties of an atom to another (e.g. spin), do you teleport the thing itself???
A track by NWA (Nephelinite's with Attitude). It's a geologist thang...
Clicking both mouse buttons simultaneously brings up a start menu wherever the pointer is, so you don't even have to move the mouse cursor before selection.
Is it really that hard to come up with a new way to do these things, or is 'double buttons clicking once' a patented UI feature or something???
Royalties to .....
Re: puerile TV
Watch it with the volume down.....
There, fixed it for you.
'And it's a *MEAL*. It' s basically a steak meal in a single device.'
If Apple ever move over here..... iPasty patent ALERT!
Furthest distance from operators origin country
My old Nokia brick used to connect to Orange France network underneath the cliffs on Portland (no... I wasn't smuggling Brandy), approx 80 miles from Cherbourg as the barrel floats. circa 2000 ish.
Re: Decisions decisions
...and Asparagus, so it smells funny (or is it artichoke?).
Re: GPIB?!?! AHHHHHHHH!!!!
Careful, it sounds suspiciously like you know what your talking about..... I used to nurse an old 486dx 33MHz with ISA GPIB card along until about 2004, when it finally gave up the ghost. Only thing that would talk to a spectrum analyser for testing EMC emissions. Looked for a USB to GPIB interface widget back after P.C failed, but don't remember finding one.
I've read at least two stories in the last couple of months on this site, about improving TCP/IP latency and bandwidth, so is this just another scheme to avoid a patent encumbered solution? Alternatively, there's CSMA/BA, just decide what traffic is bloody important and what's not.
If Subject == 'Kitten Pron" then Priority = 1
There, fixed it....
No, but we don't even have 12 destroyers, each to take 1 F35 jump jet (the standard pitiful compliment), if the carrier was sunk, assuming of course that the jets could be landed on the back of destroyers (they're slightly larger than a merlin or lynx I suspect). Fundamentally you can fly both types of F35 (STOVL may require straight through longer runway, so risk of being run over by carrier, but could do it just like harriers used to from land) + AEW + helo's + drones + transports + kites on a sunny day from cat and trap carriers. Let the yanks have the cutting edge stuff, we'll have the F18's or Rafale's and still probably beat them in a straight fight.
It's called marketing, people!
These things are going to be great for displaying relatively simple sets of data on top of curved surfaces, which may or may not move periodically. When these screens were first talked about, around 10 years ago, I worked as an industrial design engineer. The industrial machines I was working on had just had a 'sexy', curved cover revamp, and we seriously looked at the maturity of the tech. in order to put a simple HMI readout directly on the curved front cover, rather than having a permanently mounted monitor arm etc.
Repetitive strain and min. bend radius definitely an issue though where the panels are manually handled.
F1 teams could sell the same piece of car advertising space, multiple times, on a time share basis (weight of system allowing).
Possible military use??
Naval early warning aircraft for those 'this week it's vertical takeoff only' QE class aircraft carriers? Like a 'copter, but can go higher and has massively greater endurance.
If the baddies can shoot it down if its 10,000ft above the carrier, then your CAP's failed and the carrier is then not going to be a lot safer, is it?
Carbon nanotubes rolled on the legs of Cuban virgins......
Re: I think they're trying to paint
I remember a little VB script thing that ran in excel, and changed the position of the 'Yes' button when a mouseover event occured on the button, so you could never exit from a spreadsheet displaying a dirty pic. How long 'till the ISP's start doing that to opt out of filtering (obviously not the dirty pic displaying)?
Re: Something not quite right here...
It's something to do with Einstein's 'frames of reference', and is one of the major reasons why Newtonian physics breaks down at these scales. Regardless of the relative trajectories of two moving objects, the maximum differential speed that can be measured is C (speed of light). Even if the two objects are travelling in opposing directions, both at the speed of light, since the big bang (13.7 bil years), the red shift will indicate that the objects are 13.7 bil light years away from each other.
Disclaimer: I could be completely wrong about this, or in a different universe, spot on.
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