669 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
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".
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"
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...
"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.
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.
Re: The problem is how many electrons in an Ampere.
"roughly pi giga seconds in a year"
Tsk. No. About 10 x pi megaseconds, unless your definition of roughly is very different to mine. Back to school, young man.
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 :)
Good work that man
Have a pint.
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.
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: Flame in three, two...
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.
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