44 posts • joined Thursday 10th January 2013 02:14 GMT
Re: or press and hold the power button to get five vital extra seconds.
Maybe it's like the stupid IRC trick of telling the newbie to hold the ALT key then press F4 to activate the sekrit menu?
Being a bunch of geeks here...
Shouldn't we be talking about overriding the GPS signal to guide it safely to our own destination? If the Iranians can do it with a military drone, it shouldn't be much problem to knock up a Raspberry Pi-based solution?
If it flies over the rougher areas of town...
This seems like a great variation on the crane game - shoot one down, win a mystery prize if it doesn't shatter into millions of pieces on hitting the tarmac.
Black helicopters as I reckon they'll need the armed escorts.
A leading Japanese online pr0n distributor is called...
...Soft On Demand.
But, Japanese pr0n sites seem stuck in the West's 1990's heydays. Thumbnails (usually DVD covers linking back to said SOD web site), affiliate banners, personal site interlinking, pop-ups, pop-unders, top site rankings, etc, etc, and if you finally manage to find a link to a .torrent that actually works, you end up with a yet another pixellated-fannied schoolgirl who squeaks like a dog chew toy while getting poked by an anonymous pixellated knob.
So a friend tells me anyway.
Does it come in shark size?
Fortunately, I don't think their fins can reach their sideburns to fire the frickin' laser beams,
The numbers don't add up
> It claims officials in Taiji have bribed central government to allow this export trade, which it says pulls in annual sales of over $850m
If we take a high-end wholesale price for tuna of around US$30 per kilo, that would make 28,300 tonnes of dolphin a year. A dolphin can weigh about 500 kg, and assuming it gets sold bones and all, that makes 56,600 dolphins-worth. Taiji catches up to 2,400 dolphins per year, perhaps 13% (probably more) of the nationwide catch, or about 18,500 dolphins. So either they are getting US$100 or more per kilo for tinned dolphuna, or they are Making Shit Up.
Confusing dollars and yen could be possible, of course, to give a figure of $8.5 million, but the only export I would expect would be as a mystery meat in pet food.
Hmm, I cannot really see what market he is trying to tap here, as getting drunk without beer sounds worse that getting a hangover from low-alcohol beers (yes, I do get them!) without having the buzz.
The only two places it might be of use would be in-patient alcoholics and perhaps to keep astronauts happy up in the space station.
On the other hand, if you get the beer goggles effect without the trouser issues, I can see a use if one's partner is a minger...
My current wild speculation is:
This fits in with the latest "revelation", and would match the size of these barges and suits the Google image:
A massive Google Glass-enhanced laser tag site.
Throw in some haptic feedback kit from their black projects division, and you could be a good way along to realising the Star Trek Holodeck.
Let me get this straight...
...they circumcised new-born human babies, grafted the foreskin onto a mouse, then plan to transfer the resultant hair back to an adult head?
I'd rather continue balding, thank you very much.
Ugg, grocer's apostrophe in that sample
Move the sweet chilli's *WHAT?* to the ketchup.
Only brews beer up to 3.7% ABV
Because 6.40 degrees proof ought to be enough for anybody.
Just last week I upgraded
My grotty old netbook was slowly deteriorating with mysterious pauses while various background processes (usually Windows Update check and other MS stuff) whirred away, so I went for CrunchBang Linux, a Debian-based distro with a very minimal UI. Surprisingly almost everything worked, and I've found replacements for all my usual tools - hacking up a GEdit macro or two has actually made my most common task much more efficient - and it's now chugging along faster than my XP+corporate crapware-filled high-end laptop. I suspect upgrading that to Windows 7 will be more painful than my shift to Linux.
Sounds like OLE clipboard from 1990
Back in the Windows 3 days you could cut and paste OLE-aware objects, which were shapes that had their rendering performed by external apps.
One would hope that the examiner brought this up, so it would be useful to check the file wrapper before jumping to conclusions.
Perhaps given the wording...
"Human beings evolved from less advanced life forms over millions of years, and God did not directly guide this process"
I couldn't answer that with a Yes as there is no god that could choose not to guide the process.
...whilst I have kept bats in my bollocks
And moths have been the least of my worries.
Feedly no longer needs an extension!
> the Chrome extension changes made (without asking) in March that keep Feedly active even when the browser is closed
Two weeks ago or so they went to an all-native implementation at cloud.feedly.com, so you can, as I have, delete the Chrome extension.
There's still a couple of bugs regarding messages not staying read, but on the whole I'm most satisfied, but if only they'd do SSL...
What about Tokyo Skytree?
You say "There are currently only three elevator-equipped structures in the world that top 500 meters"
The Tokyo Skytree is over 500 metres tall (634 metres to be exact) and the lifts take you up to the 350 metre high main deck in a 464.4 metre run, according to Toshiba Elevator's web site. It only takes you 50 seconds to get there, so they do run at a fair, err, nip.
Camera versus Photos icons
Did they run out of time to tart up the camera icon? You have an old black and white camera (on a gradient background), which takes pictures that you view though some sort of stark psychedelic flower petal thing.
I'm no graphics designer, but there's a lack of unity on that home screen. Abstract art mixed with ye olde cliched camera and mic. And why does the Weather icon only have its gradient from dark to light unlike all the other ones?
What it really should have is a great big Twitter bird with a muck-spreader attachment below responding to the frequency of tweets, so the garden really is fertilized by Twitter.
As a bonus, I'm sure they'd also be in the running for the Biggest Marrow competition after a couple of days.
I think we need a Godwin's Law for BitCoin
"As an online discussion on BitCoin grows longer, the probability of mentioning "fiat currency" approaches 1"
What I really want it to do...
Do an OCR of a magazine listing, compile it up, then do the tape emulator bit.
Imagine the resale value of verified names!
Given the US's privacy laws, linking Facebook profiles to real-life people will be marketing gold for Air BnB to sell on! Or even better, the tax-man can tie the rentals to a real-life person to make sure they are paying taxes, or Air BnB can sell landlords a check to make sure their tenants aren't sub-letting through Air BnB.
I see, that seems useful!
I have a chart posted on my wall, but I still have to look at a calendar to cross-check if this is the second or fourth Friday of the month.
Hmm, might indeed be a useful web service for someone to hack together...
The council text you when they come to empty your bins?
My little brain cannot cope with that concept. I'm genuinely curious why you find that valid, which implies useful.
Norks now telling foreigners to evacuate South Korea
<-- That's why! Can we panic now?
> In fact, the initial code base of Blink is identical to the current code base of WebKit.
Err, isn't that the very definition of a fork?
This is just the sort of thing Hitler would do!
Yes, it's Downfall.
I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter
Preferably the HTML version with the embedded images.
Re: Endangered Species?
And today this popped up in Google News:
Re: Pictures or it didn't happen!
Of what? A dead louse?
Re: The internet socks...
We've already had that one:
The internet fork...
Just yesterday I saw on the telly that at CES there is a diet fork that vibrates if you eat too fast, and it of course comes with the obligatory iPhone app to upload your eating habits to the cloud.
I just created this account to say this...
Android is in the smartphone, not in the rice cooker, and the only communication the cooker has with the outside world is through an NFC chip that pairs with your smartphone to download cooking program settings and upload usage information.
As for a rice cooker being simple, there's differences for white rice or brown, keeping it warm all evening, designer burnt bits, adding veggies to the pot, adding shop-bought rice-mix flavours (frozen and vacuum-sealed), etc, etc.
Indeed, one of the use cases is buying food with a QR code on the box, popping onto the scanned website to get the ideal recipie, then bonk-to-scoff.
(And yes, I do work there...)
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