Certainly an interesting start, and I'm sure there are niche use cases. Perhaps surgery where the surgeon could perhaps zoom in on a camera feed, or move around 3D scans, etc, without having to touch anything?
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Re: Smurf characters
As far as my wife's concerned, yes, that's what happened.
Private perusal of pornography is perfectly permissible
Although "Private perusal of pornography is perfectly permissible" doesn't *quite* fit, I've now got "I am the very model of a modern Major General" going round in my head. I'm sure with a couple of tweaks a workable verse could be got out of it.
For anyone who is confused by this, a smidge is therefore 900 micrograpefruits, or 1.9 milliwalnuts http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html
Surely a pin on a stick is all you need for a reasonably controlled descent?
"Opinions were canvassed through direct email to people whose Oyster cards showed they used the area, [...] Only 30 per cent of respondents were motorists while 79 per cent were tube users."
You don't say? Seems like this survey was incomplete. In fact, I would say it was only semi-conducted.
Maybe that's why they called the fire department and not an ambulance?
And don't forget Neonicotinoid pesticides...
Break vs. brake
"...you will be able to stop in time regardless of how quickly the car in front breaks."
...and if that's my Alfa, it often breaks suddenly and without warning.
I find this fascinating. What if someone (a member of the public) gained entrance and forcibly removed him? Presumably Assange could then be arrested - or would that be considered invalid? And what about the "kidnapper"? Since he's back outside the embassy, would Ecauador have to charge him and request extradition from the UK? Would he be liable for any charge in the UK?
Where does this £10m cost supposedly come from?
Actually, aside from being aged 75+, there are a couple of other exemptions/discounts for the blind and people in residential care https://www.gov.uk/free-discount-tv-licence.
The thing that I don't understand now, is that you can watch iPlayer or live streaming without a licence. Not *legally*, but it just asks you if you have one and you say "yeah, sure, whatever". I wonder if any research has been done into the number of people watching like this without a licence? Wouldn't it help the revenues to have to login to the site with a valid TV licence code? (Obviously various controls to limit abuse, etc, etc).
I think we need Stephen Fry to explain it, that's what.
They're obviously worried enough about Li-ion batteries to wear safety glasses when talking to the camera.
Erm, shouldn't fuses stop this sort of thing happening?
Stop being so bloody
It's not dead, it's pining for the Earth.
As only an occasional film watcher, the thing I like about Blinkbox is that it is non-subscription. Much like the Blockbuster store. Hope they keep it that way.
Good word, "admonished". I must start using that.
Ooh, I'm going to have to dig out my DVD now! Also I am not an Animal and Mongrels, if memory serves.
Re: Why not
...with buttered feet.
"Ping" an email? Grrr...
Have you deliberately timed this to coincide with our Lindsay's West End debut? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/24/london-laughs-at-lindsay-lohan-s-west-end-debut.html
Please tell me you are going to arrange a meeting of the two namesakes!
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Re: That confirms what I thought.....
I think you all mean "Briton". Britton = Fern Britton
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...