32 posts • joined 12 Oct 2012
Computers don't need to go to the toilet?
Then why does mine frequently stop abruptly and produce a dump?
To paraphrase the RAF...
...and add a somewhat literal translation:
per ardua ad domus publicus
Re: You say "unsymmetrical", I say "asymmetrical"...
I fear I may have been misunderstood. Presumably, if there is unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine, there is also symmetrical dimethylhydrazine (or simply dimethylhydrazine, one supposes). I'm guessing these two have very different chemical properties, particularly when it comes to relieving oneself of tiresome relations.
However, why is it called "unsymmetrical" and not "asymmetrical"? Or is there a technical/chemical difference hidden in this unusual nomenclature?
You say "unsymmetrical", I say "asymmetrical"...
...or do these technically mean different things?
A lovely story, somewhat marred by the use of the phrase "reach out". Please stop this forthwith.
Lord help us if the wolves get hold of frikkin' lasers.
> "software algorithms so that the vehicles can drive safely and relatively anonymously"
I think you mean "autonomously" - this is Google we're talking about after all.
That porthole would lend itself perfectly to a circular telephone dial.
I would love to see this trying to negotiate Swindon's Magic Roundabout.
Am I the only one that first read that as the "Pokemon Institute"?
The cost of updating a human will be close to zero, so if we do this often enough maybe they'll get rid of those damned self-serve checkout machines...
Strange choice of name: I would have assumed this was an Android product given Google's Play Store, etc...
Oh how sweet - they've recreated the Flash "loading, please wait" splash screens of yesteryear.
> it could be because the observations were made in the afternoons
Typical academics, sleeping off last night's booze.
Re: GPO snoops
Don't admit there may be any written word inside or they'll be charging you double for a letter instead of a parcel...
I see the old adage of waiting for the .1 release still holds true...
More importantly, could this be used to coordinate an inter-shark laser array?
Re: Automated till hell ...
Absolutely - I make use of the services of a trained operative every time.
The stupid thing is, where it might actually be handy for buying a single item that shouldn't need to leave my clutches, I'm still forced to place it in the bagging area to be shouted at.
It's not that big of a deal...
...you're just driving it wrong.
Re: Best way to get rid of them
I once put the handset next to the radio which was broadcasting The Archers. They thought they were having a genuine conversation for a little while, but sounded mighty confused by the time they hung up...
Some of these terminals run Windows, which is undoubtedly the root cause.
It looks to me like the physical motion of the device would be as much part of the security as the sideways insertion, Presumably if you tried to stick a device on the front it would just get pushed off by the spinny thing sticking out. Either that or the machine would fail to load the card and the transaction wouldn't happen.
One thing I've wondered is about the law on displaying number plates. I would imagine it is only a requirement to display them on the public highway, and since these car parks are private, presumably one could quite legitimately remove/cover the plate on entering the car park if so inclined? Mind you, they've probably already thought of that and written it into the small print on the car park notice...
Re: I'm going
Anyone know where I can get my meter cabinet lead-lined?
Why not use a helicopter?
Is it too far, or just cheating?
If I remember rightly from my degree, Kelvin doesn't have one. So 2.7K, not 2.7°K.
I for one...
...welcome our unbalanced spear-flinging aerial overlords.
Probably not top sellers: until now, I thought our household was the only one which owned a +4. I was never able to trade games with anyone :-(
'implement strategy in its totality'
Ditto. Had no probs for years, but similarly for past few months have terrible trouble with "network busy" messages when trying to make or receive calls...
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