327 posts • joined Friday 23rd March 2012 21:51 GMT
Thanks Greg. Yes, I meant "Ads" not "Adds". :P
"Add to that the Ads they add". Oops!
Re: This will be useful...
Dilbert is just a photo of reality with a cat drawn over the top to protect privacy.
Re: "as grating as high grade sandpaper."
Try it on your teeth!
To make it better, some systems tend to be redundant at routing. Though not always, it can sometimes be just to give a little display on the phone to the customer assistant you called, that says "brand X customer" (for multi branded call centers) and "problem X, Y and Z" (for multi trained/optioned centers). But this is a waste, as they will probably ask you those questions anyhow.
Adds adds and sales through a store. If you have choice, you'll not take the adds they will/can add to Metro. While only a possibility, and not a guarantee of direction, their practice with Xbox Dash is the example they seem to be aiming for. I'm not sure if their shareholder talks, big wig talks or marketing surveys suggest they could get away with giving a customer choice and keeping the income piling in. But sadly, they may shoot themselves in the foot then.
Depends on why they died. If it's due to starvation, there is sadly little time left to "grow" anything. Look at history and sieges for an example of what happens in these situations. We would hope to choose to wait it out (if I could hold out), but there is a high possibility others would not have the desire, or strength, to withstand the urges. :O
The experiment in Edinburgh, is it isolated? Look at "contamination" of Australia with various wildlife as an example. On Mars, larger animals will not survive, so we are stuck to mainly bacteria etc. Not sure their rate of dispersion, but kick up a sand storm and it could be unlimited (Mars gets GLOBAL sandstorms).
The biggest obstacle to contamination of Mars is sending something that can survive. But if we do, what pray tell, what is there to prevent it spreading at an unrestricted speed?
I have the same here with some calling the hour glass a "little iron". I understand their frustration too, as suppose to some here who would shout them down.
Personally I like the ability to have both options? Why? Because I'm not too proud to admit people are different. Some prefer images, some prefer text. Some are bind or visually impaired and require one or the other.
Being dyslexic myself, I prefer a (non-autohide) menu bar for ease of understanding, and simple (but configurable) icons (not ribbons!) because a ribbon hides menus, and my word/icon memory is so poor I forget what/where things are.
This is also with years of, basic user, experience with Windows 3.1, 95, XP and 7. WIndows 8 hides so much information, replaces some with text, some with icons, with now where or why, and it's rather confusing. :(
I can use software that is 100% text, or 100% icon gui. I can use software that uses both and is customizable. If the software hides menus, but does not use context sensitive pop ups (try doing that in a word document!), then it's shooting it's self in the foot.
The "tube" can be part of the design. Just as a keyboard/cover is with the iPads/RT tablets?
Plus... you can feed the chickens insects? I'm all for eating safe and new foods. But is eating insects the most efficient and reasonable course available?
I have some fresh water shrimp. They are probably too small to eat though!
Re: Silly money grabbing Adobe.
Is paint shop pro still an option? Use to be, but that was around 2 decades ago. :P
Meh, seems to be an actual difference. One you can re use 10 years down the line if you have an emergency. One you are better put getting a pint and just calling it a loss.
Re: goodbye Adobe
They are looking to corner the market of those who forget to remove their subscription when it's no longer needed. Who needs to work when you can take the interest and income from the "forgotten" accounts. ;)
Is the distribution "identical"? Are elements spread throughout the dust cloud evenly? (Think gravity etc)
Once a planetoids forms, are elements free to escape (hydrogen etc) or do they "rain" in with further impacts (iron rich asteroids etc)?
I would think there are many factors involved that would change the distribution of the compositions. :)
Was about my 4th click on the site.... what? No, I don't try to bypass sites, I am just curious. And it's rather obvious that's where the joke site is leading (to poor website design and passwords sent on blogs/facebook messages :P ).
Re: So glad these are still live!
Wow, they went to real trouble... even the pw files, in plain text. :D
Re: Thank you for not mentioning "The Watch"
Yeah, sadly such comedy does not seem to necessarily translate to or match the ideas of Hollywood. :(
Only, if only!
*Sees the gaming hardware monitors sweat*
... ah, still, great office.
I would think leaving out the props for autorotation (if big enough?) would be best safety practice. but then again, perhaps a craft this small could carry an airplane parachute? They are going to be needed, or at least some safety measure is needed. Helis usually have autorotation of some sort, planes have wings. We don't get many, even trained, pilots flying totally unrecoverable aircraft, do we? So it's something that needs to be in the design from the get go.
Re: Just made a Corel user out of me
But at what price Don Jefe? It works offline, and does Corel too? But which one costs less?
... dead to me now. I would consider getting their software if I ever had the pennies for it (made the mistake of getting the Corel home additions over the Adobe ones years ago). But not for a cloud service.
So I'll stick to Gimp and Inkscape and Blender for now. Sorry...
Wish to explain why?
Re: Steganography is no use
The "key" is optional (else "password"). Likewise with it being "invisible" too. It's the most the process and software can do. You can always scale it down or apply it with a logo and other meta data. However the "invisible" data is harder to remove, so provides better traceability for instances where the other data has been scrubbed.
Re: Excuse me
How does the Reg feel about their IP being protected, professionals being protected and commoners, hobbyists and startups not having this protection?
Re: "Have you ever uploaded a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Flickr?"
Raid is not for backup. Backups are for backups. Raid can help with drive failure to some extent though.
However, you think Flickr backup your photos? That other more copyright protected options are not available? Wait one second while I go find somewhere less conspicuous and laugh my socks off...
Re: A similar argument applies to Time Travel - if it were possible, they'd already have visited.
When you get the joke, you'll go "Aaaaah!"
Re: Stupid question C 18
PS, that is "nothing can move faster than [c]", as "the speed of light" is not necessarily "the speed light is traveling at". :P
Re: Stupid question C 18
Information is near enough the same thing. Everything in the universe is made of information and matter (or information and energy depending how you squint). "Nothing" can move faster than light in this universe (so far as we can tell with all our observations and calculations).
This should not be a problem though. It's only humans that are concerned with the speed of travel or progress, photons, protons and information can take as long as it wants. ;)
So monkeys learn by imitation and observation? Colour me blue... I mean shocked.
Yeah, I have a large book on astronomy, and it still ends up putting "forgetting" Venus in one of it's orbital illustrations (making us the 2nd rock from the sun).
So, mistakes happen everywhere, it's knowing how to spot them, cross check and avoid repeating them.
Re: Could it be because foraging is more dangerous?
Also it's a task many orders more complex? Brooding can be taught through imitation. Foraging is risking, and if you can learn the first, you can learn foraging. But if you can't learn foraging, you might not get the chance to backtrack career wise to the brood. Cleaning also lets you get near the "outside" without having the venture far. So small steps and in at the shallow end.
So while they are required to "hit the ground running" they are not thrown in at the deep end to drown... so this sounds a little less than the current business strategy? ;)
Send a fine to the routers for duplicating the bits?
Shhhh. You'll put 90% of the market out of jobs once they realize all these scams... ahem, projects.
Re: Streaming video,...
"worrying problems later". I think the worry is now, with the person presenting this idea as an actual thing, and not a film plot. At least behind a camera is safer than giving them a rocket.
Re: At first
You mean it's not a Dreamcast controller with an adapter on the cable?
"For your 700 quid you also get a pressure-sensitive Wacom stylus"
That just possibly killed Wacoms entry level digital display and pen, which last time I checked started at £800. Still not going to break the market for their high end screens, but for a whole "pc" that I can use a Wacom on (and HD screen at that), £700 seems reasonable. :)
Re: Compelling reasons for a smart watch?
Replying is easy. You can track finger "presses" or gestures from the wrist band and normal resistance or vibration tracking. Quite a few prototypes already do. That way, you either use your palm as the keypad (or a suitable surface) and remember the keypad layout, or you use gestures and remember the gestures (sign language based?).
Will they use such tech though? No. :(
I think many others do the same in their sci-fi in intimation.
Wait. When did we have a blow out of nuclear reactors? Did I sleep through something this morning?
Wow. This is a wonderful find. I would love to imagine a Kerbal Space Program type "rescue" mission to reactivate the rovers. But I think that would be a long way off, as until we get regular trips to Mars, there will be little ability to recover these.
"This has no security at all, he found"
Can it be called a hack then? I agree it's wrong to hack. But I am more concerned about the lack of security. As I can do little to prevent people from stealing or causing trouble, but I can do my best to protect myself (and hopefully others) from such things. So the priority should really be in upping the security of the connection, then possibly blocking mobile/radio transmission from the cabin (not to mention airport).
I don't believe you need a full moon. Just a moon in the sky. The moon is tidally locked last time I checked.
In fact, a full moon might make it worse. Static build up cannot help the transmission. Although I don't know if it caused any trouble for the last lot to go there, it might lower your throughput on the modem.
Re: Every single time
I do not believe he was referring to the downloads, just the site. Although both do happen.
Problem is there are problems for both sides. Nothing is truly hidden or untraceable. Nothing is truly fool proof or unbreakable. DRM and blocks on content copying will be broken. The hiding places will be sought out.
Seems the only way to win, is not to
play watch any media?
Re: Pirate Bay is one hydra of many
As far as I know JDX the lack of "information" or "knowledge" ceased the day the internet was made. In the past you could hide information, change it, make it secret or try to suppress it. Now, not so much.
This applies both to the distribution of media and the distribution of the knowledge on how to get said media.
I'm not saying I agree with the ill wind, I'm just saying I perceive there is a wind and little we can do to try and stop it. Much better to hoist a sail and use it for gain. So if a free and available distribution of media is a fact, then learn to use it as part of your business model?
If I ever get to be a "content creator" (read: Make something media related to sell), then I'll have to work in the same set of rules as everyone else. But by no means do I need to bang my head against a wall. I'll just try to work around it. Make "piracy" work for the media creators. Such things as "modding" or "user based content" is this exact thing. It opens up the creative works to the customers, then charges (or supplies a service) off the back of those new needs. As suppose to trying to charge for the content, you charge for the ability to create it.
Basically, if you no longer have the ability to enforce copyright, embrace the explosion of content, by selling pencils! :)
Re: It all ends up wetter
Closed cycle. You can recycle or leave to evaporation the water produced. Ice caps melting is less a closed cycle. Or should that be "a larger closed cycle"?
I guess most water is left as vapor or dumped into rivers for efficiency and space. But there is little reason it could not be cycled through a radiator (and at least some of the energy from that reclaimed).
One example is a tomato farm next to a powerplant. They take the carbon dioxide and warm water for the plants. :)
Re: By "carbon"...
Oh, I realize this. Just found it funny how "to get rid of carbon we are making carbon" seemed to come out of the article, until the prefixes "gas" and "solid" are related to the current result and the preferred goal.
Though as said, the part of me that sticks to the laws of thermodynamics considers that this setup would be impossible for things such as coal. Carbon in and carbon out would equal no net gain. :P
Re: Charging it?
Interestingly, some PC motherboards now have device charging over USB. But I think it's device specific and down to the drivers (only seen it for Ipod/phone connectivity). Could be a handy feature to look out for.