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OK, I think it's time we came up with a new acronym for all these improved battery technology articles. I propose:
- Yet Another Better Battery Article
- Describes Amazing Breakthroughs Beyond Assumptions
- Droning On and On
Yup, it's YABBA DABBA DOO!
Are we getting close to the day when someone says "Remember when IBM made hardware?".
You are the sunshine of my life, that's why I'll always be around...
I think my dad got burned by this one. Panicked phone call a few weeks ago because his computer was upgraded - swears he didn't consent.
This upgrade process is overly aggressive. MS should be taken to task for this one so they don't try anything as stupid as this again. Unleash the Kraken!
Hey Mike - you win the LOL of the day award. ;-)
Have a good one!
Count me as another fan of Clarks extra wide sizes. They "get it" and the shoes are very well made and durable.
Paddle on dear traveller, paddle on.
They should have called the spin-doctors.
THIS is the biggest threat the US should be concerned with. One good solar blast and it's game over.
Oh man, what scars do we both bear having recognized the incorrect file name?
A rolling head gathers no moss...
I cannot upvote your comment enough times.
USB = Universal Space Bus?
Maybe by 2037 Crystal Reports will support vertical alignment of text fields... mustn't have received enough license fees to cover the incredible expense of that feature...
Thanks needed that laugh!! :)
This makes me think of Arnold as Mr. Freeze... make it stop!!
It's obvious - you are hitting the polar bear behind you directly on the head with your vigorous backswing...
Had to look up the term hummocky:
Hummocky (Adj.) "Rocky or bumpy terrain traversed by Hummer or other suitably equipped vehicle".
I understand that there exist some previously standardized file formats that, after sufficient evaluation, testing and pilot studies may provide a suitable cross-platform industry-standard solution.
GIF and JPG files you bloody wankers!!
These guys better pull themselves up by their bootstraps else they get a good tongue-lashing!!
Love it! Still some Amiga fans out there! :-)
Think about it. What do you use to repair said sunglasses?
A sonic screwdriver...
Oh there will definitely be emissions - from VW's head orifice...
If *I* had a new VW diesel product and this came to light I would be returning the vehicle.
Lord knows what will happen to your mileage once the remediation is complete. I am guessing that in order to meet the emissions standards the MPG will suffer. And also how will the engine hold up running in a higher emissions control mode (likely hotter?) over a long period of time.
Nope, I would wash my hands of the vehicle. False advertising, lemon, whatever.. not my problem.
The lawyers are going to go totally ape on this one. Major class action territory this is... get those popcorn poppers going (after testing their emissions)...
All in all it was just a brick in the wall....
Great article - thanks for the pointer!
Looks very tasty! Nice pictures as well.
I'm currently on a Korean food kick at the moment. Lots of great recipes out there. My favourite Youtube channel at the moment: Maangchi Korean cooking a go-go
Luckily I have a local H-Mart stocking all sorts of Korean goodness.
Keep that post-pub grub bubbling!!
Great retrospective article - thanks!
We have a Wii U at home and it gets a lot of use. It is a lot of fun for all ages. The gamepad is pretty cool - wife can play her favourite game (Super Mario 3D World) on the gamepad while others use the TV to watch a particular show.
Congratulations to everyone involved on getting up there *safely*. Everything after is gravy.
Same for me. Funny. Our brains must want something.... ;-)
Bets on Apple being "encouraged" or "paid" to create this vulnerability? Something like "do this or your offshore cash stockpile becomes taxable"?
It seems so entirely obvious to be a gigantic security hole? Surely some bright spark would have realized the gaping hole being created?
(Puts down conspiracy hat, walks away...)
NASA video of full flight up to payload separation here:
Looks like a cross between a jellyfish and a large anemone.
Weird looking for sure, but cool at the same time. Definitely something new!
My 13 year old daughter and I play Smash Brothers a fair bit. I'm over 50. We mention that in our handles so other teams online know what they are up against.
It's quite funny to see some of the reactions when other 2-player teams are beaten by a *girl* and her old man... ;-)
(She plays a mean Jigglypuff, I'm a semi-decent Pikachu).
In our house we have a Wii U and an Xbox 360. The Xbox gathers dust while the Wii U gets used a lot by the wife, the kids and their friends.
I wouldn't say the prices for Wii U games are much lower than PS4/XB1 titles, but there is a lot of content/value for the money.
Great console - the gamepad gets a lot of use - especially in situations where the TV is in use for other purposes.
I suspect at least 50% of the reason for the delay is for cost reasons - the sales are down, need to cut costs to keep pumping out those dividends.
What about .bacon? There's a TLD that people will remember.
My twisted brain saw the ".bcn" reference in the article and immediately translated it to bacon.
OK, let's have some suggestions for .bacon domain names...
Surely the author is taking the p*ss out of the announcement?
I can just hear it now when someone reports a drive issue - WD's response "You're holding it wrong".
Definition: To crash land with smashing, crunching force.
Usage: Although touted as a minor technical foible, on-the-scene footage reveals a kersmunching event experience for the pilot.
NOTE: Flight data recorder footage deemed too inflammatory for public disclosure :)
"It is not clear from the response whether the officer in question was in uniform at the time or whether any police equipment was used."
Uniform or not it is highly likely some police "equipment" was put to use!
" ... unfortunately we didn’t get to recover the propulsion module because we lost pressure in our hydraulic system on descent."
I believe SpaceX may have some experience and advice in that department! :-)
Congrats to the Blue Origins team. Another step towards lowering the costs of getting into space.
OK, so between SpaceX and Blue Origin which one is Ford and which one is Chevy? ;-)
Whenever we buy a new item here in British Columbia we are now (grudgingly) charged an "Environmental Handling Fee" that varies anywhere from $0.40 to over $50.00 depending on the item.
At time of disposal these items are returned to recycling centres where they are responsibly managed. Seems to be working OK.
Link to more info for this interested: https://www.return-it.ca/electronics/recycling/
Agreed on the ad-blockers. Some sites I visit ran like crap until I blocked the ads. Major response improvement!
When will we see the first Starbuck's drive-through in spaaaaaaaace..... ?
Remember that old plumbing jingle???
.... "Router rooter!"
" And because margins for server chips aren't quite as razor-thin as they are in the PC market, ..."
I highly, highly doubt Intel's margins on PC chips are razor thin. That is where the bulk of their crazy 50%+ gross margins have come from. The chip prices rarely if ever are reduced once put on the market.
Here is a nice chart of their historical margins....
To the barge!
(rocket lands diagonally and explodes)
- "Dang it!"
To the barge!
(second rocket skews, tips over and explodes)
- "Dang it!"
The tap-to-pay system is in Canada as well. My MasterCard supports it no problem.
We have both tap-to-pay for smaller purchases (where the vendor has an updated terminal) and fall back to chip+PIN in all other cases.