174 posts • joined 7 Nov 2012
Re: 'Well said' to that.
Grace Hopper ended up as a Rear-Admiral so I presume the US Navy do the same as the Royal Navy and give officers a honorary promotion on retirement. Can any left-pondian confirm this?
DAM @Re: Not a perfect solution, but...
And some ice if you want to get away with it.
Re: Even if we do go there...
No Problem, Bruce Willis has some lightweight drilling kit and a highly trained team of actors.
Caldy - Affluent?
Describing Caldy as affluent is like saying the Pope is interested in religon. Seriously rich would be more accurate.
Re: "Beverly Hills 90210" was the best show ever!
How come Derbyshire uses DE as it's Code?
It's Mass Effect
I think the modern usage of side-boob came from the descriptions of the sex scenes in Mass Effect. Also seen as 'Alien side-boob'.
Americano is black piss. Make your coffee properly by infusion. Adding boiling water to a greasy expresso does not produce something that tastes of anything.
Where to chop.
Let's see - US Public Service revenues down, Global Services (i.e. everywhere else) doing well - Yep, job cuts in Europe. 'Specially in the UK where it's easier to get rid of people. My old company never changes.
Re: Bing Bong!
There's a guy there named Winston Smith. Have a word with him and he'll get any references removed. He may go a little bit too far though.
Win 9 on Subscription
If Microsoft have a real death wish they will make Win 9 subscription-only.
Try inserting the word 'thought' between 'researchers' and 'originally'.
The UK three-pin models that I have are A1299 and A1399.
I bet Dyson will at some point improve it..
If he does, it will make a sound similar to a VC-10 taking off. Just so the punter 'knows it's working'.
@Stuart Van O
There is one country where landfills don't work - Holland. Guess who pushed through the EU regs on reducing landfill use.
Re: come on, tell us what os so wrong with bash?
>Mind you, I spent a lot of years using DCL and that probably spoiled me for good.
Did you ever work out what the /TIFY modifier did?
Hope you remembered to set EA. You lifted the DEPOSIT, hitting it just snapped the key off.
Re: "create a BASIC interpreter "
>It's probably worth mentioning that Gates and Allen developed their port using stolen time on a PDP11.
Actually, it was a DECsystem-10.
Re: I'm still trying
The other way to keep documents from going pear-shaped is to turn off "Automatically generate new styles". That feature destroys document formatting.
Re: NSA fail either way
Nah, they just issued themselves a National Security Letter. Perfect get-out!
Re: Sleeveface at the MOMA?
It's got to be Blind Failth - that should ruffle a few feathers.
One of the reasons I stopped shopping at Tescos. They really are the worst offenders for this. Even the staff didn't know where stuff was.
Re: Argh! If you are going to do a review - DO THE RESEARCH FIRST!
Nice rant but countered by the 'would of seen' in para 2 - Yuk!
In english next time please.
Re: I thought it looked a bit small through my scope
You've got very big pockets.
Re: So what is going on?
See the pilot forums on www.pprune.com. When asked if you could land a B777 on an unpaved runway, the usual answer from B777 pilots was 'once'.
There are also some good explanantions of the arcs from the satellite pings. They are a time of flight for the pings and are measured from a geostationary satellite. So the arcs just show the distance of the last ping received. The gap in the middle is the overlap from the adjacent satellite - the ping was not received by that one - hence the gap.
Long Range Foundation?
Someone at NASA has been reading "Time For The Stars". Look out for a proposed trip to nearby stars and the formation of the LRF.
Re: Is El Reg running out of e-ink?
That bloody animated image means that I miss the first paragraphs of some stories where it appears on the right bar. Had to block the web address for the dancing Balmer one.
Agree about the date too. What wrong with detail? This is a tech site!
Re: Larson-Green's """Promotion"""
Don't forget all the wonderful work she did on the Office ribbon.
Re: This is rather sad
If you know a bit of astronomy you'll also know that most of the major stars have Arabic names. All catalogued by Muslim scholars when most of Europe was throwing rocks at Romans.
Re: Something else we need to know
It's worse - Atos.
Re: In the 70's
I thought that instruction was in the Cray-1 rather than the CDC.
Keep your asteroid but stay away from Mars.
Re: Interesting, but
Re: Microsoft change CPUs???
Not a relevant comment. NT on Alpha worked fine - we used to run a massive SAP system on that platform. They did get cold feet and pull the OS variant which more or less killed the hardware platform as far as we were concerned. NT was quite hardware agnostic for a while.
Re: RPN FTW!
Still have mine, bought in 1978 on a journey to the States. Never got a UK charger for it but just used AA cells in it which have worked fine over the years. Had to strip and clean the keyboard about 10 years ago but it still works fine. Also have a HP16C which does multiple bases and machine code arithmatic. Great calculators.
Of course, the fault with the HP33E was that you could enter quite complex programs in it which disappeared when it was switched off. The HP33C came out one year after I bought mine.
You really don't know what 'Taking the piss' means, do you?
Re: 200 out of 650,000
They were probably logging everyone on a booze 'n fags run over to Calais. Vital to the economy don't ya know!
Grow a beard and try travelling alone by car - works every time. Complete lack of imagination.
Oh, do they fit wirelesses in BMW these days? They certainly are moving up market.
Re: pick a pipe of pickled pepper
Easy - four pecks to the bushel. Wonder what my car's fuel consumption is in chains/peck?
Re: I don't understand
Maybe something to do with the fucking great piece of lead that it's stored in.
Re: East Texas?
Why not just give it back to Mexico? Should be fun.
Like the Lamb reference in the sub-head. Who's the Genesis fan?
Re: Obviously nothing to do with
Agreed. I've lived in within 2 miles of this area for 23 years and didn't even know there were houses down there! As you say, I suspect living next to an industrial estate has more of an effect on the house prices than anything else. Oh, and the area floods like buggery at frequent intervals.
Re: Ask the Russians
They used to get some from the Russians with the proviso that it was used for non-military applications. Of course, the yanks ignored this and used the stuff in military spy satellites. That agreement was ended by the Russians in 2009.
Probably 10 base 2 Ethernet - 10Mbits, flaky connectors and difficult to debug.
Re: Ch Ch Ch Changes
... and it's slow as treacle these days.
Re: Firing guns in space
No gun needs an oxygen supply - the oxygen is provided by the propellant. The only time oxygen is required is for a match to light the fuse on a cannon (the fuse has its own oxygen too). Chemistry - not physics.
Re: Could it be..
Oh, that's where Tolkein got the name of his elder gods from. You learn something every day.
Re: Will they block themselves?
Yep, CPR Call Blocker. You can specify what to block, witheld numbers, international, skpe, etc and specific numbers. If someone calls and you don't like them, just press the button on the unit and it adds the number to the block list. Maplins do them for about £40.
p.s. You need Caller ID enabled.
Re: Who is the NHS contracting to store this info ?
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