150 posts • joined 7 Nov 2012
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 ?
Re: @LDS (was: Yes, Word is the worst word processor....)
Ah yes, Sharepoint. The software equivalent of treacle.
Re: No mention of big data
Yes, but it's mostly empty spce.
Re: It's 'He'
Damn, you beat me to it - another old timer! Can't see New York yet.
Re: A planet?
it's He, but not under spindizzy drive yet.
Re: My approach
Have an upvote - a man after my own heart.
Ahhh B&Q. Sometimes they have no humans on tills so I just wheel my trolley to customer services, dump it and walk out.
Re: Am I unusual?
I was wondering whether to try GTA V as I liked sandbox games like Saints Row 3 and 4 so much. Having watched some playthroughs of GTA V on Youtube, I'm not impressed. The game looks great but the tasks look boring and the general atmosphere is just like having a 9-5 job.
There are better games around like the Saints Row series (except the first one) and Tomb Raider. I'll give this one a miss.
Very good but a bit obscure.
Re: Pay more for a plasticky inferior product?
Your helicoptor is full of eels.
Re: Fairly predictable.
And that, Grasshopper, is the final lesson........
Silly DARPA Man
"there cannot be an exponential that doesn't end" - sorry, but exponentials never end - it's in their nature. Obviously not a maths man.
Re: Come to Korea...
Re: What a bunch of intolerant wankers!
I agree, have an upvote. I usually chose a villa in France with internet so I can get tourist info, read up on historical sites where info in English was a bit thin (and get the other sides version of conflicts), travel stuff and world news. Email is for family - work can go and screw itself.
Try reading the article. There was no mobile signal most of the time.
Re: WTF is the problem?
You are - try reading the not very long article.
Re: But will I be able to use it?
And if like me you have astigmatism (and presbyopia but that's old age) you are screwed with this type of display. I suppose the software could distort the image to match my prescription...
Excuse me, I need to pop round to the patent office.
Typical CSC -
The rest of the world make the money and the States piss it against the wall.
Re: Roses are green?
God is REAL - unless explicitly defined as INTEGER.
Re: The other killer feature keeping Windows alive is old, proprietary software.
@R E A Harvey
Most of them still need a PC with a parallel port - a proper one too, not a USB->LPT1 simulator!
Re: Anyone responsible for Lotus Notes...
Notes has always been a pile of shite as far as users are concerned. Ray Ozzie had as much feel for a user interface as Sinofsky.
Sorry, but according to the latest advertising blurb I got from Staples, a 3TB NAS is a 'cloud'. Bloody marketing crap.
Re: It's a Garage 56 Car
Downvote for using 'garage' as a verb. Similar feelings about the use of 'pit' as a verb.
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