131 posts • joined 11 Jul 2007
Was one of the downloads avaiable over Ceefax for the Beeb. Took the best part of an hour to download, one screen (page) at a time. Very addictive to play, even on a green screen where most of the colours looked the same...
IIRC Mac also wrote one of the appendices to "Everest the hard way", explaining the logistics planning program he'd written for siege climbing. Reams of printout from which got lugged to basecamp.
@ Dom Jefe
Can't afford your $20k/hr, but "Tits and babies beat fact and science every single time" gets you a beer
Re: Not forgetting... @Handel
Just in case you go looking - don't bother searching on HP Lovecraft
Re: Massive Scholastic Overkill
"Edible lingerie ... might have a market"
might be the killer app more like
Looks like CalTech let Sheldon take a sabbatical in R&D.
Returning to their old tricks
When you refer to Virgin Media and poor standards, I take it you mean "the company formally known as NTL", whose band bacame so toxic it had to be dumped. Seems like their PHBs just took a few years' sabbatical
Re: Big Trak - WiFi / RC
Might set your juices flowing
I suggest they give him the bonus of the banker who replied "not interested"
And maybe a similar amount to the press droid who was interested, even though off duty?
Re: Just wondering
Don't forget that bears find rabbit fur very effective, according to the old joke.
And now, thanks to John Lewis, we know that the rabbit gets its revenge by planting an alarm clock in the bear's hibernation den...
Re: Someone get SciFi Channel on the phone!
Still working to pay off the fine?
Re: nice business oportunity
and if it turns out to be a popular venture...
We're gonna need to get a bigger boat
A Swedish co-conspirator
So the Merkins might end up asking the Swedes for a hacking / secrecy related extradition to be considered?
Could be interesting. Time to get popcorn and pull up a chair methinks...
"why on earth did an airport have a highway-adjoining access road without a manned gate"
They built it to be ready for flying cars.
Beat that, Bono
Sits back and waits
For the first hissy fit from some wannabe that gets refused a celeb account.
"Don't you know who I am?"
Need a popcorn icon
Go on, Redneck, give it your best shot....
Re: Overpopulation - @ Phil O'Sophical
I think there are probably quite a few politicians who would be happy with a policy that reduces the number of _opposition_ voters.
Or offer your copy of Farenheit 451 and a box of Swan Vestas?
Re: Julian Assange lookalike flash mob at the Equadorian Embassy, anyone?
Given time to get the riot vans rolling, a simple Operation Kettle (TM the met) should do quite nicely
Or June 4th if the bits were sourced from "genuine UK stock" chinese fleabay merchants
Oh the irony...
If its a "red board" Pi (made in China for local sale).
Re: You can buy food in M&S for under £20 ?
Dine in for two - ten pounds. Occasionally gets a mention on the telly box
Gregorian or Julian calendar?
Back to good old sails then. Explains why the obsolete propulsion method mentioned in the original article was steam. And my choice of icon.
I agree with your steering concerns. No keel or lee boards possible in near-vacuum.
Re: Since "ogooglebar" is in fact found by conducting a Google search for "ogooglebar" ...
I think it may be closer to the definition of recursion. As in
Recursion: See recursion
Nah. extra coating, like the scrimnet on a squaddy's helmet. Coz you can't be tooo careful can you?
Re: Delete *... @AC
if only you checked the code cliff@ebay wrote before it went live...
Re: Automated Coffee Table Railway
Excellent idea, but I'd be careful about controlling the train from the pub in case the fat controller decides on random alcohol testing
Starting to look at reading the solar panels' output and varying the immersion heater to use free juice when the sun shines rather than 3kW when the water wants it. Then there's play / pause on the dishwasher so the magic cupboard works while I do (at the moment most likely using an xBee linked solenoid to poke the buttons directly). Oh, and switching on the charger for the laptop batteries through the day for evening browsing...
"we're still deconvoluting the spectrograph information"
Deconvoluting. My new favourite word, ever.
Does that mean interpreting? Or did I misinterpret?
Or simplifying? Or did I over simplify?
re Chinese ones
Maybe just the original supplier who lost out when production got repatriated to Sony in Wales
That would nark former doctor who Sylvester McCoy. IIRC he used to appear as "the real McCoy" in a mock freakshow thingy before he got the tradis gig
more of a "spot the birdy" than "watch the birdy" photo then.
Tux? This is not the bird you're looking for
Good job nobody had tried to stack them then, would've made quite a din when they tumbled
Kitty in a tree?
Isn't that a job for the fire department?
OK, I'm going
Re: How far?
So I don't need to get the holiday brochures then (and Scott Broukell can give the estate agentsa miss too).
Beers all round to those who found it never the less
just call me picky
but how far away is it? doesn't appear to be mentioned in the article or links, and it kind of makes a difference between "oh, that's nice to know" and "book me a flight, I'm there"
Re: No it doesn't
Some extra points from my last TPS response that really rub salt in:
- The TPS response had a "noreply@TPS" address
- They don't give any case reference number
- The muppet included comments along the lines of "you haven't given us enough to go on, do contact us again to discuss this further"
Call me a peasant, but...
"distillers manage to add flavour (and often a colossal price premium) to their products by such means as leaving them in variously-prepared wooden barrels for a few years"
I prefer to serve my voddy after a long infusion of sloes. I'll be trying elderberries this year due to the (non cimate change related) poor potential harvest on my normal picking grounds
Re: Light Sabre
Sorry, light crochet hook is more likely
Beat me to the joke, so here's some boring stuff
Only one of the suppliers has a lead time based on "Jam tomorrow, never today" (raspberry of course). The other supplier is quoting three weeks and shipping after three days (personal experience based on an order placed last week which shipped yesterday). No names given coz I don't want downvotes from their employees ;)
Tandy and Maplin are also advertising "in stock" and "late September" respectively, and CPC appear to be selling them OTC like hot pies
Oh, and peeps on eBay are still punting activation codes. For the souvenir hunters, methinks
Assange calls for help from … Quakers?
I though trying to get his oats was what caused the trouble he's in now
740 suns a year?
That's a publishing rate faster than NewsCorp. How do they manage to maintain journalistic integrity?
You, Mr AC, are Archibald Tuttle and I claim my five pounds
Re: About a million to one......
You can kill them with anagrams of the homeworld? Let's hope they don't say HEART to us.
That's a pretty scary piece of crane driving too - launching the pod like a paper plane
What just happened there?
I thought I'd have a look at my fave techie website to see if they'd picked up on today's Rasberry Pi video but it seems like I've stumbled into a film buff blog spiced with subtle references to "I'm sorry I haven't a clue".
Ah, its Friday. Carry on.
PS Eben just called your website simple. In a good way. As in loading / rendering.
"I bet the glue blobs have rounded corners though"
They'd be glue prisms if they had sharp corners or edges
Re: Mind blowing
Nazca was a long long time ago
Them bidding wars is dangerous
And to think I nearly got into a bidding war for a RasPi activation code last weekend.