145 posts • joined 13 Feb 2012
Re: RAILWAY STATION
Agreed - and yet it's a "bus station", not a "road network station".
Ain't English wonderful?
If only Dr Beeching hadn't removed the branchline that would have made this a useful thing to me instead of a 10-mile drive.
"the origin chip work is backburnered"
Verbing weirds language.
For me, it was Elite - could still see those spinning ships as I tried to sleep...
Re: Named by whom?
Because it was already taken?
I want a robot...
....that can climb stairs.
@Timmay "It'll be in the last place they look."
Of course it will be - they won't carry on looking after they've found it, will they?
Re: Less than one second?
@Dan 55 "English (where it's at the start)."
Within the endlessly-nested folders, full of countless Access database files, the information lurked.
Don't encourage them.
"I think it will happen in the next 20 years, depending on the financing"
So...not in the next 20 years, then.
One more for the list!
The mutt's nuts: Diwgel an ki.
This is overpriced for a tablet, and I really, really, don't want a fan in my tablet. If I wanted a fan, I'd buy a laptop. No moving parts, please.
"they’re going to let the British public vote on which of the six problems should be the focus of the prize this year. "
Icon says it all, really. We could easily find £10m for each of the six projects, for less than one mile of HS2.
IIRC the whole environment - the galaxy, the names, the prices, everything - was generated procedurally, so there was no need to store a mass of data.
@Syzzleman "has the gaul"
"the irreplaceable orbital station"
Hopefully not irreplaceable, I wouldn't like to think that the ISS is humanity's last permanently-manned outpost in space.
"NASA has announced the winning design to its new line of spacesuits"
I hope they were listening carefully.
61 minutes to midnight
So that's just...22:59, then?
I'm sure they're using the money to fund innovations of their own.
If he wants a pain index, why not just stab a compass into his nads instead of killing wildlife?
Good to see Microsoft innovating again!
I wish to register a complaint.
"due to a conscious."
Due to a conscience, I hope.
Too many syllables in the first line. You have to run "said the" together to make it fit.
Chris Hunt seems to be the only entrant who can count syllables and understands stress.
The abbreviation "ADC" has already been taken...
"Is it time to "reimagine" Windows again, so that tablet and phone users get one experience, and PC Windows – if it has to do anything - simply provides a runtime for these phone and tablet apps?"
If ever there was an old case that just needed updated innards...sigh.
Jonathan Creek? And wasn't it someone's ashes?
"The satellite was apparently fired into orbit around the Earth in January 2006"
Only "apparently" fired into orbit? According to the ALOS website, it actually was fired into orbit, at 10:33 on January 24, 2006.
...first aired on Radio 4 actually.
Does this mean the end of the Dark Matter theory?
"This mission may not have been succesful" - all they did was get a rocket to launch without exploding, navigated it to the Moon, soft-landed on it and deployed a rover which moved around the surface, did analysis and took pictures. Sounds like a total failure to me...
Re: "I know absolutely nothing about the black holes..."
@Denarius: "his longevity after the ALS diagnosis has puzzled me"
Occam's razor: he doesn't have motor neurone disease, but something else with a much longer decline rate.
Re: Hang on a minute...
@Lost all faith... "it is also allows for error correction and put's "
Should have bought that Apple... ;)
Re: A lot of risk was taken for the Moon landings
@cambsukguy I think I'm right in saying that the LEM descent and ascent stages used different fuel tanks, so the fact Armstrong landed with so little remaining fuel didn't affect the take-off.
Re: Next Sussex Police?
Being convinced is a crime now?
Re: Lurch on lift off
The crew compartment of the Shuttle used to rock by something like 6 feet when they fired the engines, and it was released as it came back to vertical, so I presume it wasn't unexpected.
Re: great idea
If it's running Android, won't MS still get money from it?
Re: I just think it's a shame
RiscOS runs on Raspberry Pi, so you can have a very cheap RiscOS machine these days. It's amazingly fast as the OS is very small compared to Raspbian.
The headline gift that keeps on giving...
Re: 501 days of fun..
+1 for the Goons reference.
Re: Obviously the future.
The main reason I still wear a watch is to stop myself from feeling that something is missing if I don't wear one.
Re: From a Nexus 4 owner
Mine would happily slide off the for-all-intents-and-purposes-horizontal wooden-topped bedside table until I bought a case for it. Very slippery indeed.
Re: So, the BBC CAN still sink lower
As I remember the myth/truth, it was "The bloody thing's stuck again" when a door failed to open, and it was cut from the original broadcast despite being whistled...
Re: whatever will they do next...
If only they had given us some sort of opt-out so we didn't have to see our face next to an advert...oh, hang on, they did, clearly shown when you log in. So what was your point again? Do you think Google should provide free services from pure altruism?
Re: Just buy a beaglebone black.
...or buy an Arduino TRE when it's out, that should do you.
Re: DAB. Don't want it. Don't need it.
@JimmyPage "Anyway the only radio worth listening to is Radio 4."
Radio 4 Extra for usual listening, plus the occasional comedy on Radio 4.
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- Product round-up Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids
- Antique Code Show World of Warcraft then and now: From Orcs and Humans to Warlords of Draenor