645 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
Re: Basic questions for DARPA projects
You'd have canned the whole CERN thing too, wouldn't you.
I've ordered a 5C
My room is full of brightly coloured plastic things, you see.
Anyway, must dash, Nurse is on her way.
Re: Congrats for the title
Amazing alliteration always appeals, actually.
Re: Hydrogen, on the other hand, is cheap.
Good point, and looking at the design, I fail to see where a spark or other ignition source is going to come from.
On the other hand, a single burning balloon is likely to lead to a cascade failure followed by some unplanned skydiving.
What is this "gray"?
colorcolour you're looking for is Space Grey.
Tch. Damn colonials!
Re: Tell me why I don't like Moon days
You're both right.
It's so bad, it's good :)
Re: Shareprice in freefall
"Lets wait until the price settles before we start with the snarky remarks shall we?"
That would be no fun at all!! Nothing cheers me up on a morning like a dose of fanboi angst.
Re: Impossible to forge?
A lot of people here with only a vague understanding of how the product actually works are confidently stating it's crap and unworkable. They might be right, BUT...
Say what you like about investment bankers, but they hire some very smart people and I find it unbelievable that £15m has been spaffed on a technology that could be as trivially circumvented as has been suggested.
Re: iPad Mini 2
Love my N7. Only niggle is a little back-light bleed and screen burn, but this is only noticeable in very low ambient light and a dark-ish image.
Assuming a year of QA improvements have addressed the bleed, I'm very tempted to upgrade at xmas.
Seems pretty switched on to me
has even said that there is an inherent risk that every government is corrupt
Sherlock there is thinking "No shit".
Re: Not a NZ Citizen = not an MP
Not sure why it's a fail. He hasn't claimed to be running for office, just founding a party.
I wish him luck. It's a much more grown up approach to changing the system than those eejits at Anonymous have ever managed.
The lack of Milla Jovovich in my real life is probably the most important and most depressing difference.
Thank you Lou Ottens
You and a boat-load of WH Smitths C15's made owning a ZX Spectrum affordable for a twelve-year-old.
Have a pint.
Must have typed popbitch rather than theregister. Silly me.
Still beats a helmet in your crack though.
Re: Naming convention?
Well, someone's done it now.
Re: Missing a laser
Upvote for provoking a misty-eyed reminiscence. All that joy in just 16kb...
"he can always call on the Great British talents of Sir Clive Sinclair"
My favourite thing about Clive is that he's married to an ex-lap dancer 35 years younger than he is. And why not; after all, you can't take it with you :)
Re: Eh, it's not a real tea-tasting unless you have.....
The tea wasn't that good.
You're an audiophile too, aren't you.
They'll get used to it
Given the, erm, peculiar social skills, superiority complex, and all-round megalomania of elite wikifiddlers, it's no wonder they feel threatened by a WYSIWIG interface which will open up the wiki to more people. Sort of like uber-hackers getting all pissy about being lumped in with script kiddies.
They'll just have to fall back on extensive knowledge of wiki's byzantine rules and policies, and misuse their admin privileges to maintain their 'status'.
Re: Meanwhile, Mr. Assange™ Says...
Julian's going to end up looking like a less-affluent version of Howard Hughes in a couple of decades.
You sound in dire need of a smart phone to give you more interesting things to do :)
Re: Never any danger
Bingo. Have an upvote and a pint.
Re: Robotic Skin?
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. I saw stretchy circuits glued to an arm. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Re: @Wolfgang Schäuble
Indeed. It's times like these that you realise just how misguided CND are.
Oo, oo, I know!!
Is it a part of the business famed for its simian boogying?
...torches can be like pencils or tape-measures...
Pencils and torches i can understand: both are cylindrical and will roll quite happily under the washing machine or workbench or whatever.
But tape measures? I must go through 4 or 5 a year. It might explain what the tooth fairy gets up to in the daytime, though.
Outstanding. Easily the most linkbaitiest linkbait I've seen in a long time.
Trebles all round!
Re: This guy has done loads of stuff.
Welcome to the real world. It's a dark, depressing and utterly cynical place.
And with that nihilistic thought, to the pub...
Re: Feel sorry for the saps
It must do(1). Wherever I go(2) there are people telling me how Opera did everything years before everything else.
1) I have no idea whether Opera can do this
2) Which is quite clearly nowhere exciting
@ Great Bu
Rather, if there is a god, it is a cruel and sadistic one.
<--- my face after clicking link. Nearly saw my pain au raisin for the second time this morning.
Speak your brains
Surely "spEak You're bRanes ", no?
"that are getting sc***ed"
That's not even especially fucking rude, for fucking fuck's sake! What the fuck is this? Fucking Kindergarten?
Re: I look forward to payin £20 per disk for this sort of technolgy
"Does anybody still copy music tracks to CD's or DVD's?"
Yep, and pictures too.
Admittedly I'm a paranoid SOB who wants a hard (well, physical) copy of his data in case the internet breaks at the same time as my laptop. Or, more likely, my backups on the cloud are lost/deleted/corrupted/seized-by-the-feds, and I only find this out when I'm trying to restore everything after my laptop gets nicked/burnt/dropped/hit-with-an-EMP.
"The UK is arguably the most tech-savvy nation on the planet."
Re: To be fair...
Do not take up politics, far too many facts and reasonable analysis there.
It's all about the blame. Gov 1 : G4S 0.
Re: MICROSOFT FAIL FAIL.
@ 1st AC
I think you missed the double 'fail'.
You are not not a moron.
Re: Nothing that will convince a kid that's never worn glasses or a band to wear one.
Forget that, just partner with Ray-Ban and tint them brown.
Changing from glasses to sunglasses makes them instantly cool. FACT.
My. Brain. Hurts.
I vaguely, in a hand-wavy kind of way, knew that information in a frame that didn't change from the previous one could be 'compressed'. Meaning it didn't have to be transmitted again, just the location of the unchanged pixel. And thus digital television worked!
However, it appears my understanding was like thinking quantum mechanics is all about rolling dice...
Fascinating article. Cheers John.
You could. But it would cost one hundred beeeeelion dollars.
Concrete vs Cement
Amusingly, given the context of the article, you make concrete by adding chips to the cement. (Chips of gravel, that is.)
Wha' ... huh? Platters you say? .... Zzzzz...
Break it up!!
Standard Oil 2.0
I jest, but then again I will be highly amused should Apple get a kicking in court.
"anyone can get their balls out and whack them off among the sheep"
Re: I think he holds both patent and prior art ...
Now wait a minute, that's really not fair: you missed out "salad-dodging".
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