Amazon are having a fire sale. Kindle File HD only £99!
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Amazon are having a fire sale. Kindle File HD only £99!
Well, duh. Always going to happen with all those Dyson spheres being built.
"300 22 and a half carat VVS1 diamonds - the clearest ones know [sic] to humanity"
1. VVS1 - very very small internal inclusions. Internally flawless (IF) and flawless (F) are both better grades.
2. A half carat VVS1 of a reasonable colour (D to G say) would set you back a grand plus. I suspect that there are 22 and a half carats in total.
If Mr Orange had been standing 1 meter to the right he would have become an INTERNET LEGEND, and not just a character in another amusing video.
That is all.
I almost shat myself when it appeared on TR1. I'd never seen anything like it before.
Anyone who has ever worked at a meat processing factory would testify to that.
Then again, Amazon are a juicy target, and it has never been hard to get the hand-wringing, grauniad-reading, polenta-munching residents of Islington riled up. Even odds that our intrepid journalist is from the same set, the poor lamb.
I think not. Unlike men, women rarely boast that it's REALLY BIG.
See also Profanisaurus: wizard's sleeve
Whatever floats your boat...
Not convinced about there being one in every garage, but I could see self-service machines in supermarkets or DIY stores.
Outside of disk drives, where are all these lasers? Pointers don't count. Neither do sharks with lasers of the "frikkin" variety.
I love the stuff; others hate it. Truly the Marmite of teas.
Commentards are invited to express their feelings for the perfumed brew using the voting buttons. I genuinely have no idea what the result will be...
Phil caaan't caa-aatch, Phil caaan't caa-aaatch.
Who's to say they're NOT mining away.
But I think the real reason is it's like those spades sold during the gold rush referred to in the article. You're guaranteed a profit from selling spades/rigs; when mining you're subject to the vagaries of a volatile market, one where a total collapse in value is still a real risk.
These companies' PR people must live in a dingy, unconnected cellar (lit with scented candles, natch). Is this is a surprise to anyone?
The Ryanair / O'Leary Twitter Q&A is perhaps the only time I've seen one of these things work in the firm's favour. Presumably because Ryanair troll their customers 24/7 anyway.
Surely this level of incompetence deserves a jail term, not just a fine. (I suspect payment of any fine will be a long time coming as their business collapses in short order.)
"or will they charge extra"
HAHAHAHAHAHA. What do you think?
That's Olympic gold medal winning snark :)
Have a pint.
Stolen from the film, no? The roach was fitted with a camera and slipped into the President's briefing room. And was then squashed bwah-hah-hah.
Milla Jovovich. Mmm....
Ah, British understatement.
I cringed so hard my nadgers tried to crawl back up inside me.
There's got to a market for a Sapphire and Steel iPhone.
[young people: google it]
They're meant to assist understanding the data, not obfuscate it. A key would be have been helpful too.
Sometimes an old fashioned bar chart it just what the doctor ordered...
As long as its just drool that your keyboard's dripping with.
No. Nor will you have to tether your PC it to the ground to stop it floating away.
Why do I have to re-enter my credentials every day? Disqus, vanilla and several others do not require this.
If you insist I re-enter my password intermittently, please can it be weekly, or at worst every 72 hours?
Imagine dropping one of those buggers in a busy pub. 30 fiddly little parts scattered across the floor.
Train platform droppage: also bad.
Well I've got a DAB in my Ford - didn't ask for one, just came with it. Also a DAB in the kitchen. So on that sample 30% is ludicrously low.
Good job polling companies question enough people to render our anecdotes worthless, isn't it.
"How many parents in the 80s bought Timmy an 8 bit micro thinking they were helping with his education only to end up with an expert in Jetset Willy?"
My parents, for one. Mugs :)
Really? You're in a minority. I'd estimate I see 70% of people fiddling with either a phone or a tablet on my morning commute (not at the same time - but over the course of the trip). Higher than that amongst the smug gits with a seat.
I've heard that sort of thing before. Funny how elastic those limits can be.
Still, at least the "blink" tag is dead.
From the article:
Apple’s iPad Air is 7.5mm thick, weighs 478g
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2...is 1.3cm thick and weighs 2lb
Surface 2 is 676g and 8.89mm thick.
Sheesh. As you clearly don't know: 10mm = 1cm and 454g = 1lb. Pick one of each and stick to it. Also, put the weight and thickness in the same order. You know, to help the reader.
Surely "Buxom Baywatch Babe Battles Barbaric Bullfighting" would have been the way to go.
Yep. O'Leary is a dick and travelling Ryanair is a miserable and frustrating experience. Yet they're arguably the most successful airline in the world over the last 20 years, and they keep on growing. And growing. And growing.
Would you mess with the formula?
Pff. Proper jet packs or I'm going back to bed.
Not because it's "offensive", but because it's what's know in the business as "shit"
These plants... that are indispensable to ensure security of supply during peak hours... are being replaced by volatile and non-schedulable renewable energy installations that are heavily subsidized.
I repeat: What the FUCK is wrong with our politicians?!
Either an acre which is bounded by four sides of just under 70 yards each, or an acre which is not hip, daddy-o.
Shame it took 15* years to get to the point where falling market share whittled away MS's arrogance to the point they saw the benefit of bounty programmes like this.
* 15 years takes you to the mid 90's, when the increasingly connected world pushed security flaws right up the list of "things to worry about"
As a long-suffering brit, I'd like to add the following to your astute comment:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Lovin' it :)
"but the jobs in banking do require a lot of work, brain power, knowledge, and integrity"
And you were doing so well...
Come on, NYPD, Apple haven't used the stripy logo in - *clickety clickety* - 15 years!
I just went "squee", meaning my life is officially worthless.
Then again: Squee!!!!!
You'd have canned the whole CERN thing too, wouldn't you.
My room is full of brightly coloured plastic things, you see.
Anyway, must dash, Nurse is on her way.
Amazing alliteration always appeals, actually.
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.
colorcolour you're looking for is Space Grey.
Tch. Damn colonials!