369 posts • joined Friday 29th June 2007 22:44 GMT
Why use the phone naming convention ?
If, as I understand it, Honeycomb is just for tablets, then why give it a name in the Android Phone sequence ? They should maybe have started a new 'tablets' sequence, with initial letter aligned with Android phones perhaps. Hazelnut.
Watermark all your photos before posting them online - then at least you'll have a copyright case.
"aren't we all p[a]edos now" - well since she appears to be sexually mature, technically, no.
Not only but also
Lost in the mists of time is OS/2, which gave Windows a run for its money at the time (as well as the Taskbar) thereby demonstrating that a little competition can improve the end result, even if the other competitors fall by the wayside.
Yes, I did run OS/2 Warp for a while and found it much better than Win 3.11.
"As the reviewer notes, there isn't a viewfinder, but it's not particularly common in cameras of this class " - well my old (2003) Olympus D390 2.0 Mpixel camera has one !
How else can you frame your shot and steady the camera at the same time ?
"I reckon you'd send a standard golf ball into orbit." - well with 'g' on the moon being 1/6 that on Earth, you would require to get it to 1/6 Earth orbital velocity, around 1 km/sec (depending on the orbit) - can you hit a ball that fast ?
Never heard of them
Who are all these so-called conspiracy theorists anyhow, are you sure they exist - I've never met anyone who didn't believe there were manned moon landings anyhow.
AND the TV coverage at the time was presented by (Sir!) Patrick Moore and James Burke, and you can't get much better than that.
Sumer is icumen in ...
"has gotten worse" ?
In any case, isn't a neutron star just one hell of a lot of neutrons with, I imagine a few protons in there somewhere, so that could conceivably be considered to be a "nucleus" since it's held together by the strong force ...
False to the character ?
I don't think the book's Dr. Lecter/Lektor would ever have used the naff phrase, "a nice Chianti" (correct me if it's in the book !) ... but I guess the scriptwriter didn't want to appear too elitist .
Punctuation misquote ?
I would have thought that since the first sentence was what "the punk" would have been asking himself ('direct speech'), it should itself be in quotation marks , i.e.
""Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"
(also added the comma !)
Cumberland jam ..
Appeal ! and keep on appealing. Write to your MP. Then write to the Daily Mail if all else fails ...
FR, at least when I joined it, seemed to be better-controlled and moderated than the current likes of Facebook.
From that point of view, the higher quality of information was worth a premium over the freebie free-for-all ad-supported sites.
I think you'll find
that I already suggested a big sheet of Blutack for the China satellite scrap event ...
They should try it the other way round - make non-admin tasks a hassle under an admin account.
Then people might use a non-privileged account for everyday stuff. (Ok, sysadmins ...!)
But it's hard to change people's mindset - I still come across developers brought up on Windows, when using Linux, logged in to 'root' for their normal work.
Confusion over names ?
Wonder if Sky has any issues with the name, given that most satellite users have a 'Sky box' ?
Sack the Infection Control manager ...
'nuff said ...
Not just Mars probes
"... corporate air that's been heated to a temperate 72 degrees ..." - unless you don't like working in a sauna ...
World's first ?
Maybe the world's first commercially available such telly, but didn't IBM demonstrate a large super-high-def screen back in around 2000 ? I remember the spin saying you could read the newsprint in the paper being read by a man in the picture ...
Maybe that was just a graphics monitor.
"Guarantee that the code is free from those errors" ?
Hmm, Mr Turing had something relevant to say on that ...
I read somewhere that if dollops of ammonia (NH3) gas were lobbed into the Antarctic air, that would kill off the CFCs ... don't know if one balloon-worth would be enough though ...
"giving the standard "we don't comment on rumors or speculation" line" - since it's the only 'line' anyone could sensibly give, unless they actually had something to say.
If they selectively commented on certain "rumors", that would allow pundits to draw conclusions on them, and the rest that they didn't comment on.
Made to last ...
"The American taxpayer was told three months for each rover" - but obviously there were few "made in P.R.O.C" components so it lasted better than most current consumer goods ...
PS to Mike: It's spelt "hear hear" !