669 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
Re: Thumb drive
It's nice to know I'm not alone in thinking that. "Memory stick" is a much better and more descriptive name.
Nope, you could take a bath in pH 2 acid and be ok (rubbing in the eyes not recommended).
For example, lemons and vinegar are about that acidic, and my chips never seem to end up as a pool of sludge...
Here comes the science bit
Well, the maths bit, anyway.
Taking an average pee as about a pint (the approx frequency of toilet visits is once per pint, following the breaking of the seal), which we approximate as 0.5 litres.
Taking the volume of drinking water as 38,000,000 US Gallons (as the volume was reported by a Merkin agency), this equates to 143,850,000 litres.
Dividing one by the other gives us 0.0035 parts per million, or just over 3 parts per billion. Now, I suspect that 3 parts per billion of anthrax spores would actually be safe to drink, so emptying the whole lot seems a smidgeon OTT.
Re: Wrong place.
You need to think about where you'd look last, then look there first. It'll save you hours of frustration.
Good luck, fella!
I can't see much wrong with making money from gullible idiots.
Also, he could sell it to concerned hill-walkers and antenna engineers. It would surely redirect any lightning strike around the sensitive area and therefore stop your testicles behaving like two eggs in a microwave.
Re: Sounds smart to me
"They're kind of obliged, really. If the appeal costs less than $119M, they owe it to their shareholders to do so."
Not really. If they assess the chance of winning at 100% then they should spend up to $119m. If they assess the change as just 10% then spending $11.9m would be the rational thing to do.
Oh, dear, I just used the word 'rational' about these ego-driven lawsuits. *sidles off in shame*
Raiders of the Lost Cart
Excavation in the desert? Check.
Relic of previous era? Check.
Relic has potential for great evil (those f*cking pits)? Check.
Shut your eyes, Marion. Don't look at it, no matter what happens!
Duh. duh, duh-duh, duh-duh-duh. Etc.
You underestimate the power of marketing over common sense!
As has been mentioned on El Reg before, time and effort would be much better spent improving video compression to handle movement better.
Re: Remember to wear knickers
That would make the VIP arrivals at the Oscars a must-see. Mmm, Mila Kunis. [Judy Dench, not so much]
Given the way the world seems to be going, it will probably 'malfunction' and drop the asteroid on the Kremlin.
Yahoo has turned it's once-decent email system into a raging clusterf*ck. Massive steps backwards in useability, a large number of accounts suffering vanishing mails, and now this pathetic state of affairs.
Have they come to the conclusion that email just doesn't pay?
Re: Yeah, right
Be an easy sell to Obama, though. You know, the chap with the cornerless office.
Re: It's just a 4k screen
iZombies, like normal zombies, are in serious need of some brains.
Exactly. Plus, there's less teabagging.
Mr Article Writer: stop projecting your own views on to the rest of us, thank you very much.
One of the most irritating things about my Blackberry (it's not a short list), was that unlike every other manufacturer on the planet they put the USB symbol on the bottom of the plug, and the Blackberry symbol on the top.
I forgot about this 'feature' regularly, due to using several chargers, most of which were generic and sensibly labelled. P1ssed me off each and every time I inspected the plug, selected the 'right' orientation, and tried/failed to insert.
So simple to avoid and, to me, it utterly typified the company's decline. I no longer have a Blackberry.
As I understand it, your stereotypical fanboi places a great deal of emphasis on design and aesthetics.
Why, then, would he (or she) want to purchase that plug-ugly thing. It looks like a GCSE metalwork project; Grade C; borderline pass.
If you just want a hover board, then a boring old finite improbability drive would do. But why would you want a hover board when you can use it to break the ice at parties by making all the molecules in the hostess's undergarments leap simultaneously one foot to the left?
"the one that everyone saw coming except the markets" - Lucky thing. You must have retired on all the profit you made.
"Just how stupid does this person think we are?" - I'm sure he's just revised that opinion down.
Re: Just to be pedantic
Ah. Deadly venom is neither a poison, nor poisonous. Got it.
Also, learn to spell poisonous. As a Grammar Nazi, you're in the 'Allo 'Allo! league.
Big Mistake, Andrew
The picture was one thing, but after this article there's NO WAY you're getting a Christmas card from her now.
No constitution? Is that even constitutional?
Shame there's no way to get it into orbit.
Re: How would anybody know the difference?
Burn the heretic! Burn him in Fahrenheit!
"As soon as the first Marc Jacobs/Gucci Smart Watch comes out this will be the next fashion accessory every women wants."
You are aware the 1950's are over, aren't you? Will the killer app be one to tell her when the casserole is ready, or the one to tell her to put her husband's pipe and slippers by his comfy chair?
+1. Mechanical watches have been doing that for over a century.
Also, I'm sure there's a joke about computers, wrists and vigorous activity in there somewhere.
Re: "it has 15 faces (12 bevels, obverse, reverse, outer edge)"
Let's keep is simple and agree that it's topologically identical to a sphere :)
Re: "it has 15 faces (12 bevels, obverse, reverse, outer edge)"
Fair enough, but simplified to a dodecadonal prism then 14 is right. If you're going to be nerdy about it then you've missed quite a few radiused sections out (those corners aren't razor sharp) not to mention a boat-load of facets in the image.
I still maintain that the 15 in the article is correct under no reasonable interpretation.
"it has 15 faces (12 bevels, obverse, reverse, outer edge)"
Huh? Don't the twelve bevels make up the outer edge? So 14.
Re: Almost daily ...
Imagine the irony if you were to get run over by a bus tomorrow.
I assume this coin is enough to order a pint of mild and a packet of woodbines, let me put shilling or two on the dogs, buy my own body-weight in fish and chips, and still leave me enough change for the bus fare home.
Kids today don't know they're born.
"machines make our efforts in this field look puny"
5.55 seconds is still amazing - but even that could have been a fluke where everything fell into place. Truly amazing is Feliks Zemdegs averaging 6.54 seconds over 5 runs.
Having to rely on set algorithms and muscle-memory also means that "puny humans" have to do far more moves per second than the robot. Watch the first 10 seconds of this.
If I had a penny for each time I'd accidentally shifted to a Modern app from the desktop, I'd have....uh...a couple of quid.
I'd sell a couple of toes to stop the corner activation.
"Bugger the jetpack"
You should wait for it to cool down first, or it'll be barbequed sausage for dinner.
Ah, the certaintly and expertise of the anonymous poster!
Yeah, you don't know who I am either, but then I'm not pretending to be a climatologist...
Doesn't look especially flat.
F*cking horrible, yes, but not especially flat. A flattish worm?
Putin's actions in Ukraine could well see a sharp reversal in US military spending. It's just the thing the hawks have been waiting for.
So, the LEMV may be resuscitated yet. I can't see it making it as a commercial offering without a military option.- too "different" to shift units to a world of conservative buyers without the USA guaranteeing spares and support for the next 30 years.
Re: Finally save
Or that an iPhone makes you cool.
"he name itself is hard to pronounce for Anglophones - most English-speakers say "Hu-Wah-Way" but even that isn't quite correct."
You tease, you. So how do you say it?
Aaaaargghhh, my eeeeeeears!!
Wish they'd spent some of that cash on a decent soundtrack for the video.
Re: Reliant Robin?
They were awesome for pulling wheelies though, with the seat right over the back wheel!
The icon shows the AC's face after a nadger/gear stick collision
Dolphin + Jet Pack is your friend, and has good privacy features too.
Or so I've been told.
I still can't believe they have a range of Dyson Ball cleaners, when Dyson Sphere would have guaranteed a sale to me at least!
Re: The thing that's wrong with passwords
99% of people (and I'd guess 80% of El Reg readers) favour short, easily remembered passwords because speed and usability trumps online security in their minds, every time. Ok, they might get ripped off, but their perception of that risk means it going to keep happening whether you or anyone else likes it or not. And when they get ripped off, YOU pay, despite your 15-character passwords, through higher insurance costs, or bank charges, or interest rates, or access to credit, or the price of goods.
So you're actually right in one respect: the thing that's wrong with passwords is the people who use them. But a heightened awareness and use of security in a tiny minority is never going to fix that; FIDO just might.
But you're still a smug git.
I foresee a problem
If you try and throw this phone away, there's a good chance it will come straight back.
Should sell well in Australia though.
Why are there two cats on each of the circuit boards / pieces of paper?
"I haz printed electronics" is soooo 2007.
If you must...
...then please buy them each an Android tablet. They'll learn just as much (and probably more, as the more open device provides more opportunities for exploration and understanding) and you'll still have a couple of billion dollars to improve the rest of the education system.
A no-brainer in my world.
Suck on my Big Chocolate Salted Candy Balls.
"Enterprise (SAS and nearline SAS) at 1.44"
Good to see the number 1.44 making a reappearance in the disk world.
*wipes nostalgic tear from eye*
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