545 posts • joined Friday 10th February 2012 12:07 GMT
Re: Whilst I fully support "MOP" as a unit of mobile data use...
Oh, no, no, no.
The mop (it's lower case) is defined as "the data required to transmit the 11th minute of Debbie Does Dallas encoded in the MPEG-4 Part 14 format (2nd edition), at a definition of 640x480"
"Tipsters exposed after South Africa's national police force hacked"
There are so many things wrong with that I don't know where to begin.
"face palm" doesn't even come close.
There's only one way to measure data usage
Data usage should be in terms of Minutes of Porn (1 mop = xx Mb*).
"He used about 12 kilomops, whereas his normal monthly usage was a few hundred milimops" etc, etc.
* Let's assume SD - because HD on a phone screen is a waste of bandwidth. Hopefully more technical commentards can help with the actual conversion rate...
And that may be why the iWatch sweeps all the other contenders aside. One thing for sure, it'll be a whole lot better looking that the fugly mothers in the article.
Re: Same Sex Marrage
Really? Whenever there's a gay scandal*, odds on it's a Tory MP.
*Why being gay is viewed as a 'scandal' in this day and age is a whole other topic.
My thoughts exactly.
You missed a bit:
"Sorry wrong department, I'll just transfer you over"
*click* ... *dial tone* ... *scream*
NOW it makes sense...
"a maximum of five people rattling about in 2,000 square feet of office space"
"my client purchased a cheap office in an East End dump that ... has transformed into a million-pound property"
Why didn't he sell years ago, then? What a moron.
"at least one day a week is enlivened by the sight of lingerie models padding around the site, usually in their lingerie."
Ah. I see.
Are you sure? Several million cores, maybe.
K had 705,000 cores, 10 Petaflops, and commissioned in 2011. Several years of chip development later (the new monster is due in 2020) I can't see it needing ~1,400 times that number of cores for just 100 times the floppage(TM).
Five and a half hours!?
I'd have done it in 10 minutes with a roll of duct tape.
UI - whatever.
But thanks for using an image with Chu Chu Rocket highlighted. Brought back some memories and has left me 69p lighter in the wallet department. Cheap at thrice the price :)
Re: A method
There are many situations where a small hole, rather than a large one, is preferable.
For more info, check out "wizard's sleeve" in the Profanosarus.
"as previously the iPhone mobes tended to look like your average mobile phone. Now, however, they look like iPod Touches after Steve's koumpounophobia made him strip back the mechanism to a touch screen and (horror of horrors) one great big, horrible, clicky button."
Since when did iPhone mobes look like an average mobile phone? Did I miss a generation? Did the iPhone 0 have a number pad?
SI prefixes are useful
"500 billionths of a metre wide and 10nm thick"
Really? Two ways of writing the same unit in one sentence!? Is that helpful?
Went to see him give a talk in Bristol about 10 years ago. He was interviewed by Phil Jupitus (who, it transpired, was a huge, huge fan).
About an hour in, Ray reached into the bag he'd dumped by his chair and retrieved one of the original Argonauts skeletons. The 300 people in the audience all took a short intake of breath, and held it. It was geek nirvana :)
An amazingly likeable and modest man. We'll not see his like again.
Even more interestingly, there's another species which runs on a 13-year cycle, so they'll only meet the 17-year bugs every 221 years.
Insects are cool.
He's friends with Ted Stevens and his series of tubes. I don't think I need to go on.
Re: Laudable but...
Huh? That's either far too obscure or far too clever for me.
Re: Oh Lewis!
So Lewis did some stupid things as a kid. Big whoop. I feel for you if you can't say the same.
Kids will be kids and do stupid things. I bet much, much more harm is done falling from trees or diving into shallow water than with messing around with under-the-sink chemicals or fireworks. To punish curiosity and tomfoolery using anti-terror laws is f*cking absurd - that was the point being made.
Re: Screw the iWatch
Too right. If you can't use it to attract a metallic boat and thus escape Dr Kananga's alligators, I'm not interested.
I've just been peeling onions, dammit
"select this option with the mouse"
"select an option with a number and press RETURN"
Awwww, cute. *sniff*
Look, Paris is wiping away a tear too.
Actually, 64% don't.
Re: Sounds like the author is committing the same sin
In other words: "nice work if you can get it"
Back from the brink?
Great news for Nokia, and good for everyone to have a third player in the market.. I hope their market share continues to rise.
Not joining you. Sorry.
Ironically my lunchtime steak and ale pie - complete with delicious mash and gravy - cost £5.00.
(Should have saved this post for Friday, when it really would have hurt.)
Cult of Jobs
You know, I always used to scoff at the idea that one man could be responsible for much of Apple's success. Ridiculous! [I thought] A company that size is the sum of all its employees. No single individual has that much influence!!
I could, just possibly, have been very wrong.
Re: It's about time!
I blame the immigrants. Porn has also reduced the value of my home.
(c) Daily Mail
I must live a sheltered life
"The PM wants to get skin flicks banned from wireless networks in spaces such as coffee shops, libraries and railway stations."
Is there really a problem with people cracking one off in Starbucks, or on Platform 11 at Euston Station?
So, in summary...
...what could possibly go wrong?
Re: Can we check one thing?
Bit right-wing and screamy, but the facts seem sound:
Margaret Hodge is a bit of a rent-a-gob. Pops up left, right and centre with media friendly quotes but no real solutions to the "problems" she's highlighting. She's a politician, in other words.
Re: Slippery rings
Without a picture, that makes almost no sense at all (to me). But it sound very convincing!
15 million gigabytes
15 petabytes sounds a lot cooler :)
Re: Eric, fixed that for you:
Yes. We got that implication. First sentence of article:
hypocrite honcho at Google Eric Schmidt
See what they did there?
Re: Betteridge's Law says 'No'
I don't think any country should ban the swastika (even if you put aside its use in Hinduism and Buddhism).
If people want to identify themselves as racist, antisemitic, cro-magnon morons, that's entirely up to them.
Re: Smartphones are for yesterday's cool kids.
I've never seen 'intriguing' used as a synonym for 'moronic' before. Still, I dare say they'll not be as bad as those miniscule bluetooth earpieces which make you look like a sherry-swilling tramp (merkin-speak: hobo).
Re: Sorry Kobo, I would like a Kindle version please
Calibre (with the Kindle plugin) is your friend.
Even if you haven't got a non-Kindle reader I'd highly recommend it. Who knows what future DRM debacle will render your lovely ebook collection unreadable otherwise.
Re: Could he have survived the flight?
The wheels are also very heavy (unless it was the nose gear they contain brakes powerful enough to slow down several hundred tonnes of aircraft - that ain't light), and are still spinning on retraction.
Given the take-off speed of a long-haul jet is around 200 mph, that's going to be a very messy - and mercifully short - meeting of man and rubber.
That is all.
Re: We need a relay
Surely the easiest way is just to move the orbit of the Earth (or Mars, if you're lazy) so it's perpendicular to the current orbital plane. Blackouts will still occur, but much less often.
While we're at it, we could re-spin the Earth putting the North Pole closer to Alaska, and thus moving blighty to warmer climes. It's been snowing all f*cking day. In f*cking April, for f*cking f*cks sake!
Google vs Microsoft
I don't mind Google sharing the browser market*, or the email client market*, or the productivity suite market* with Microsoft. Competition is a great thing for the end user. It was a lack of competition that resulted in the execrable IE6, or Windows ME.
What I really would mind was Google displacing MS at the top of the heap. That "do no evil" plaque is already looking tarnished, and a market dominance in areas other than ads would hasten its demise, I'm sure.
* Yes, I am aware that other products exist, but you know what I mean.
@ Loyal Commenter
"I am pretty damn sure that my local council hasn't been using anti-terror laws to check if I have been putting my bins out on time" and "hyperbolic rhetoric"