No, that's the sleepa roundworm.
605 posts • joined 5 Apr 2012
No, that's the sleepa roundworm.
> Less than one in six 8-11s and a third of 12-15s in 2015 are able to correctly identify advertising displayed in online search results
The tragedy is that when some of these muppets turn 16, they have a say in Scotland's political future.
> Degrees have got very compartmentalised, and I think that's the problem. You can be a semiconductor engineer, say, without knowing how what you know fits in with particle physics, thus astrophysics and the Big Bang.
It has always been thus. First you learn a little about a lot of stuff, then you learn more and more about less and less until eventually you know everything about nothing.
@Psmiffy : What Ho! Another egg with a whiff of the Drones about him.
> Posting irrelevance just for the sake of getting the badge?
Here, have an upvote.
> You need upvotes too.
Upvotes are easy.
1/. Find a suitable post written by someone else.
2/. Respond with "Here, have an upvote/downvote."
3/. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect £200.
I always thought 'cybering' was the IRC equivalent of phone sex.
> Do they have people programming the car that don't know the highway code**?
Quite the opposite, max_speed := 25 ; max_speed_limit := 35 ; is fine.
Google cars are classed as Neighborhood Electric Vehicles. As the link shows, California DMV stipulates that NEVs are not permitted to drive over 25 mph, but they are they permitted to operate on a roadway with a speed limit of 35 mph.
(When did Jon and Ponch get so young. When I watched CHiPs they were old men!)
"fibre broadband network will be one of the great British success stories in history."
It'd certainly be historic if fibre broadband was to become a great British success story.
> How can they offer ownership if they don't have sovereignty?
The space-age equivalent of few smallpox infected blankets will take care of that problem.
Max Wolf ... wasn't he Professor Calculus' assistant on that Belgian mission to the moon?
> Yes, I went to university in 1987 and used VT220s connected to VAXen. My first thought when I got there was: when are we going to use some *real* computers?
I was at a South African university in the 70's. They ran a closed shop, meaning first year students weren't allowed anywhere near the mainframe. The closest we ever got to a computer was an IBM keypunch used to prep a deck of punch cards. These were submitted to the computer operator and run whenever he could be arsed. Everyone sucked up to the operator.
It was a revelation when I started work in the 80's and my boss let me take home an HP85 to tinker on in my spare time. I remember it fondly - HP Basic, assembly and creating elaborate prank programs to spring on unsuspecting co-workers.
> But, most of all, he stood up for engineers, repeatedly pointing out how essential they were to modern society.
As a dedicated Freemason, Kipling certainly drew the analogy between the engineer's place in modern society and the Masonic order.
In Torquay it would be called Fatty Owls
> Creating glaciers is possibly not the most efficient means of doing so!
No, but it adds a Slartibartfastian grandeur to the process.
Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum from the skies.
> pesky crime figures
Talking of crime figures ... if anything was ever likely to cause me to go postal, it's the Scottish Borders police's insistence on using the phrase 'crime solvency rates'.
> In spite of all the A* grades many teenagers seem relatively poorly educated by the school system.
They're certainly ill-equipped to keep their zebras safe from crocodiles.
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Be warned - Jeremy Clarkson went there and look what happened to him ...
Reminds me of the figures and toys produced by the township residents of South Africa from wire and old tin cans. Originally made as playthings for children, they have been elevated to 'folk art' and sold to tourists - rightfully so, as the items show amazing skill and artistry.
> It certainly has great promise for spinal injuries
I've often wondered why there aren't more exo-devices for people with spinal injuries that affect the upper limbs. You'd think it'd be an easier project than fitting an amputee with a whole new arm.
> How long until a company patents the 5 senses?
Thing is, what we generally lump together as touch - the skin senses - are in fact a complex array of different sensory receptors positioned at varying depths in the skin. Not the easiest thing to duplicate.
And, of course, certain groups would claim prior art ...
> Since you can't reach the drone by hand, blowing it away is a perfectly reasonable reaction instead.
Perfectly reasonable ... if you don't mind spending the next 20 years in prison. The FAA considers a drone to be a civil aircraft and - for some strange reason - it's a federal crime to shoot at an aircraft.
the evengrandmacanreaditnowPad ...
> I seem to get socks that aren't mine. With 9 toes.
In my part of the multiverse, socks don't have toes. I suppose it's the local black hole that causes the loss of digital information.
An eyewitness provided a description of the iPhone thief. Police are inquiring into the whereabouts of known Chelsea supporters and expect an arrest imminently.
Dissapointed the router's not in the shape of android mascot ...
This is just shoddy police work. Back in my day every police statement concerning drugs had to include a hugely over-inflated estimate of street value ...
Dear Mr Vulture,
The "TV Times" I bought from a newsagent last week has neither screen nor tuner. It should be illegal to be marketed like this.
It's only a 2nd rate magazine - I couldn't even watch BBC Cymru on it.
> Jones’s colleague Philip Pugh then nailed the creature as probably Bathyphysa conifera.
Barney McGrew concurred, citing an article in Nature by Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb.
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your lettuce is red, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
I see an image of the OS X finder icon guy in the rock to the right of the woman.
> I'm sorry but what the heck was the person flying the drone doing in the first place? Flying low through peoples gardens with a camera attached?
Ars Technica states that the drone had been hovering at 200 ft for around 20 seconds when it was shot down. The pertinent question is, what the heck was the shooter doing?
> You say, "...users of such infrastructure should be the people paying for such infrastructure."
> This is such a common and completely wrong opinion that I couldn't possibly let it go without a tirade: Are you NUTS!
Johannesburg is currently in the midst of this debate. The powers-that-be decided that, as Jo'burg has some of the busiest roads on the African continent, it would only be fair if the users paid an e-toll to contribute to their upkeep.
The authorities argued that as Jo'burg's roads took the lion's share of the nation's budget, users should pay a premium to use them. In effect, the users should pay for the infrastructure.The population of Johannesburg boycotted the system en mass.
One of the most compelling arguments advanced for non-payment was that while Jo'burg's roads took a lot of upkeep, the city formed the backbone of the South African economy. However much smaller towns and rural areas felt disadvantaged by the disparity in spending, they're feel a lot worse if SA's economy was to break down as a result of a lack of maintenance to SA's economic 'engine'.
What it comes down to is that even if a rural farmer (for example) never uses a main road from one month to another, he is an indirect beneficiary of the transport infrastructure that supports the nation's economy. How, then, can the farmer's intangible benefit be assessed - progressive income tax!
>all we had was an abacus and storage was dried peas lined up.
I started in AT in the 60's when pea technology was still new.
In those days the bean counters would scoff, but we'd tell them to give peas a chance.
You sound fat.
> A rule that releases the hungry lions. Yes, that would work.
But, but ... you're just playing into their hands. That's exactly what the roving bands of lion-killing dentists want.
> Care to explain how one would trade unicorns within the law?
Easy ... just don't break any laws when you're buying and selling unicorns.
> A division of Marines.
The word that immediately sprigs to mind (from the comfort of my armchair) is 'quagmire'.
Much better to provide support for the SANDF and other African troops already in-country as part of the UN stabilisation mission - coupled with funding a meaningful, African led program of social upliftment.
> Repeat at intervals until the bandits have transmogrified into an elected government.
No. Just no. No mater what Bono might say.
This is a perfect example of the half-baked Western do-goodery that has contributed to Africa's plight in the first place. While this results in a state that is accommodating to western business, it does nothing to address the underlying problems that led to banditry to begin with.
Some of Buddy Holly, the working folly
Good Golly Miss Molly and fairs
Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet
Jump back in the alley, and nashi pears
> I thought part of this great idea was that it was powdered, and the transportation cost would be kept down?
So ... Soylent isn't green.
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