225 posts • joined Thursday 5th April 2012 09:21 GMT
Re: what resources did he use?
Do not meddle in the affairs of climate scientists, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
Re: Context is everything....
leaders from all other the world coming together in a way they normally would never do and create connections and learn about each other during the memorial of a man now remembered as a great facilitator and bringer-together of people? why would it have been so much better if they all just sat on their arses and stared blankly ahead until it was time to go home and continue the status quo?
How many of the local dignitaries did you see taking selfies?
The Cape Argus said today: "It was meant to be the ultimate send-off, fit for a global icon, but the official memorial of Nelson Mandela was reduced to a damp squib with unruly crowds, bad planning and a political embarrassment."
I would venture that unruly crowds do not excuse Heads of State acting like 12 year old girls.
Ah well, nice to know the kind of behaviour I can expect to get away with at Arlington on Memorial day or the Cenotaph on Armistice day.
Re: Context is everything....
as others have already mentioned this was NOT a funeral but a memorial to celebrate Mandela and if you care to look at other pictures and videos there was much celebration, dancing and rejoicing going on.
If you watched the footage, as you claimed, you'd have heard Cyril Ramaposa asking the crowd to be a bit more circumspect - "let's not embarrass ourselves, behave". Indeed, Bishop Tutu berated the crowd on their rowdiness , saying “You must show the world that we are disciplined. I want to hear a pin drop.”
Pity the overseas guests didn't set an example for the crowds to follow.
The whole memorial lasted over four hours and included some "breaks" between the speeches - how do we know that this shot was no taken during one of these?
Is it unreasonable to expect someone chosen to represent you and your nation to be able to act with dignity and decorum (no burping) for four hours without the need for "breaks"?
Like a Broken Clock ...
Just goes to show; if you use the line “I believe we will be greeted as liberators” often enough, eventually you'll be correct.
Driverless cars - a sensible option when a good proportion of the working age population will be too senile to drive to work.
I'm surprised ...
nobody has commented on the lack of wireless charging.
Personally, I find this feature so useful that I wouldn't consider a new phone without this capability.
Re: creep, creep, creep
> Took all of 30 seconds to bypass the stupid block
For the benefit of any readers not familiar with the subtleties of 'reverse-polish-computerspeak', a translation of the original comment into plain English:
The authorities were extremely clever and resourceful, and the security measures they have deployed have me completely flummoxed. The highly effective block has solved the problem of video streaming in one fell swoop and the Government need not worry about this issue ever again. Well done, Dave & Co!
Re: Kerbal Space Program
> a Madonna-inspired cult.
Hmmm ... that gives new meaning to the slogan 'Mün or bust'.
Corporate Image Monopoly
> Apple CEO Tim Cook cited the AIDS charity work Apple was contributing towards as emblematic of the company's desire to be a "force for good in world."
Your company is associated with a glitzy charity auction. Collect 100 'force for good' points.
Your company is associated with St. Bono. Go to Jail. Go directly to Jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.
Or even worser yet
Prosecution? No chance ... the State would rather use the courts to provide a legal gloss to their attempt to cut benefits to the disabled victims of careless drivers.
Re: All references to unicorns are just for the hype
Apart from the fact it has 2 horns instead of 1, which are curved while everyone knows they are straight, it has no helices on either of them. Not only that but they face the wrong way.
Yay for the internet ... it never disappoints. Where else could you be lectured on the natural history of unicorns by a person who obviously has first-hand knowledge of the subject?
And the thing about space, the colour of space, your basic space colour, is black.
Space is grey in the same way that a dwarf is red.
(And space does have a colour - cosmic latte.)
Re: Am I misunderstanding?
> The Apple iBananaPhone. You know you want it.
The real question is, which model - B1 or B2?
Re: @Steve Davies 3 - Removal?
and as a bonus there should be some physical discomforter feed back mechanism that activates when lying is detected.
I'd like to see a feedback mechanism that regulates the amount of nasal cartilage growth hormone in the bloodstream.
these sea-going laboratories are part of the babelfish captive breeding programme.
It's nice to see the A-Team back in th ...
What? Rupert Murdoch? Oh, OK.
This does not bode well for the Mercedes Benz initiative to write automotive apps for Google Glass.
Re: I saw all the fanbois outside the oxford shop today
Luckily, my iDevices don't loose 90% of their value when I open the box since most people actually WANT an iDevice VS settle for an Android device.
Well now ... I've just sold both an iPad mini and a Nexus 7 in the past week. The Apple sold for 85% of it's original price while (surprisingly) the Android went for 70% of the original cost. Clearly, there's perceived value in Android devices.
Well, sir, there's nothin' on earth like a genuine bona-fide electrified six-car monorail!
Re: Still won't upgrade; even for free
Run a virtual instance of Tiger on Mavericks - Oracle VirtualBox is free.
Re: @Peter Ford (was:Great!)
A real wineslob would be debating whether the end of the world was sufficient reason to try a bottle of that port they laid down in the 80's ...
How to be Topp at Apple
Every boy kno how to run around the school quad with arms extended, shouting Take that, Jerry ... ack, ack, ack, ack. However, as the noble boy grow into manhood (hem, hem) he should learn to control this urge. Otherwise a gurl may sell her story to the taploids and sa soppy stuff like - Nigel was a wwii pilot in a past life. Chizz.
Typical whining Pom ... you seem to have forgotten that dossing on a sofa in London is part of the rich cultural heritage of Australia.
Re: If you're on Facebook, you're a whore
In Zuckerberg's on words, your a 'dumb fuck' if you trust him with your personal details.
Solar systems ain't easy
I'm surprised there aren't more stray planets floating around. I know whenever I tried to program a solar system (c.f. A.K. Dewdney's Computer Recreations) the planets would promptly whizz off into deep space.
Then Hawick is the place for you! They just love GTA V tourists.
Re: I haven't put up with Apple's OS's for decades, Obama.
> If anything they abuse emergency services and are a disproportunate drain on the system.
Spurious malpractice litigation is, by orders of magnitude, a bigger abuse of the system than 'the poorest' draining the emergency services.
Stable Door standardisation ...
The committee's time would be better spent promoting the adoption of wireless charging by manufacturers.
I ripped my CD and LP collection which I started the early 70's, but I barely listen to it - my tastes have changed. No doubt, part of the reason is I'm no longer a teenager. However, in this post Napster world, I think that the ease with which one can be exposed to new music is more of a contributing factor in evolving musical tastes.
Re: A neat application of RJ Jones "The other way around principle."
A synthesis would have to have an awfully poor yield indeed to justify building the product molecules one-by-one in some sort of cryo workbench.
Nano bots (or midichloridians) on the other hand ...
Re: Nipples are "like snowflakes",
... I get to see 'em once a year, if I'm lucky.
I suspect they'll announce the MBP and MBA are to be merged into a single product line.
Wait a few months ...
... pick up a nice refurbished model from the Apple Store for a significant saving.
Re: Apple users in a nutshell
"How do I know what to download if I don't know what everyone else is doing?"
Just see what ElReg commentators are currently whinging about, and download that.
No provision was made for the Playmobil guy.
Re: "to build an exact replica of the Titanic"
> an exact replica
That's also the aim of the Australian Tautology Party of Australia as well, too.
Court house, perhaps?
Re: Moons gravity to slow down?
> Nope still does not make sense to me.
Time to get hold of Kerbal Space Program ...
Re: Another Hint for Chris Miller - Hint for Herr Habel
Don't use the word 'Latinate' unless you capitalise it.
Re: Your element interests me
> I would like to subscribe to your periodical.
A few more like you, and you'll have the nucleus of a group.
In an interview with The Guardian, he said: "I'm obsessed with things that are distinctly analogue. We have a letterpress in our office. There's an absolute wonderful imperfection that you get when you do a letterpress, and that is the beauty of it."
Talk about preaching to the converted!
The Grauniad's was using letterpress years before analog typographical errors were a hip.
An API is in beta, and function is broken after an update.
Reason #1 : somewhere a subroutine has been renamed, the parameters passed to a subroutine have been rearranged, or something of that ilk - and the changes have not been reflected in the broken function. The error will likely be corrected in a future beta release.
Reason #2 : the API has been intentionally 'crippled' to screw with paying customers and to adhere with an unwritten company policy of Evil that rivals the plot of Da Vinci Code.
Which do you think more likely?
Re: "Not sure how that earned be a downvote."
Downvoted for using the word 'simples' while at the same time criticising faddish behaviour.
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