588 posts • joined Friday 27th July 2007 10:14 GMT
Brewing a self inflicted shitstorm?
Microsoft have nothing to worry about, their own research showed that people don't want backward compatibility, hence why its not included.
Of course if MS are just restricting backward compatibility to sell more games and there are enough non to tech savvy folks out there who do want it, enough to try this 'fix' ... then MS have a shit storm on their hands...
Question is, is it deservedly so?
Bit stupid to include an auto brick key sequence though...
Re: pre-mixed pellets
I'd suspect it's more likely to be a reel of wire, like the kind most continuous welding machines already use... and a bottle of argon (or co2 mix?) like welding machines already use will be cheap.. And who needs expensive pressurisation etc? when you can just overflow the box with argon dribble feed, much like current welders do..
Sounds like this can all be achieved with a welding machine fitted to a cnc mill..
Re: Post Install Permission Denial
They are keeping it quiet because it allows you to diable adverts on many apps by turning off internet access... I'm sure they will eventually fix it by creating a core google ad serving app in the device OS so the front end app can get adverts locally.
Re: Am I reading this corectly?
Yes*, a copy of the "original" weapon used in Ep.IV (the Greedo slayer) But it is an "original" long-shot prop from Ep.V. Many "original" versions exist as many were used for filming in each film.
*The clue was in the words.
Evil Empire uses Photoshop - haven't we heard that before?
Why, yes we have.
The perspective in the camera image is identical to the overall image, meaning the phone and hand were added on top of the portrait image, also no reflection of hand & phone in the shiny eyes.
I'm surprised no one has tripped over that yet; out of 4 capable of delivering to the ISS only 2 are capable of getting stuff back, and only 1 is man rated.
Yes, and if they are not performing due diligence? is that not what this case was about? they were not TOLD they were expected to find it for themselves.. perhaps they want it writ large on the wall, or read and press the agree button to enter the store... its all stupid.
"she said the plaintiffs had failed to show that they'd read, seen or heard anything about the company's data policies before they bought their iPhones."
Because all apple stores have it writ large on the wall. (not sealed in the box, only available after purchase)..
Nothing to see here...
non-story, rumour and hear say.
All risks still exist, even if this is officially declared, there is nothing to stop them recanting once he steps outside, or over a border.
Re: Lithium Metal...
Thanks, actually I've seem rechargeable lithium cells being made from pastes and conductive (metalised) plastic sheets, all sealed up in a vac-pack outer. But yes, I can understand how a single use disposable lithium battery could use a simple metal foil.
Does the FDA consider a hair cut a medical procedure?
In my opinion a medical procedure is something done to living tissue of the body NOT something done to an extract/secretion. If the dna kit is acting on a swab sample there is nothing 'medical' about it. likewise testing a stool sample is not 'medical' but instead a biochemistry procedure. However an allergy test that you apply to your skin is medical, as is any cream ointment or tincture that is likewise applied to tissue (that includes
water sold as treatment homoeopathy).
Of course this is only my opinion, and not that of the FDA.
Kerbal Space Program
As always it seems Jebediah Kerman was happy to launch even if SpaceX mission control weren't...
If you are curious about space and want to learn about orbital mechanics give KSP a go it's great fun and very educational.
Which batteries contain lithium in its native metal form? I've only ever seen it as a grey paste compound.. I think there is some exaggeration going on here... the kind that says if you have H2O, you can make a Hydrogen bomb...
Also I would not like to be the one holding that "shotgun" I think that might be one of the deadliest places to be, based on the number of parts it disintegrated into... hardly reusable...
I have no doubt that there are some items that are dangerous in airports, I'd start by looking at the cleaning cart in the toilets rather than the duty free shop. but I don't want to live in a world where you can't take your laptop/phone on a plane at all..
Just seems like too many cameras to me.. Why not use fewer cameras with wider angle lenses?
Surely a dodecahedral arrangement of 12 would be good? afterall Google manage fine with about 8 for Street View. I cant fathom why you'd want 36 unless they have a bulk load of cheap ones in which case why is it still $500...
I liked the video...
I think microsoft should stick to making videos.
Is the video still available? it seems to be showing as private :(
Re: Why couldn't they make...
Have you seen the i8?
infrastructure that scales
Infrastructure that scales.
I whole-heartedly support this action.
and about time too.
Google defines Forever as 8 years.
I wonder how that compares...
Re: UK Post Office
Doesn't the UK post office fall under banking regulation compliance?
Re: So Cheyney had a heart after all.
Yeah, but it was broken.
I for one welcome our monkey cyborg overlords....
Now where did the welcome icon go :(
Am I the only one who finds the hexacopter footage slightly disappointing?
Don't get me wrong I love it, but It seems like they are just turning up and shooting what they can.. which is still good, but could be much better. I feel they are not making the most of GPS waypoints. They (someone at spacex) should know exactly where the Grasshopper will be, so the hexacopter could be preprogrammed with a GPS sequence (using manual waypoint advance for timings if preferred) It would be superb to fly around the hovering grass hopper, and even drop down to the pad with it. (I'm not sure the hexacopter could match grasshoppers climb rate though...)
I do agree with Elon when he says: always look for what you can do better.
So who has control a of a zombie army of BT home hubs?
I've been asking the router question for years, seems I'm now getting answers..
It's all just Pi in the sky...
the Fifth Estate
Perhaps "An Inconvenient Truth" would have been a better title...
(yes, I know)
Is something every man of a certain age should be doing, but usually in the privacy of your own home...
None of us really want those 10 stone testicles...
he's far too young to drink.
On earth maybe. but who makes the law in space?
Re: in the cabinet behind
That looks like Bloodhounds Steering wheel..
Some serious one-off bits of kit are being 3d printed, I think its a bit more than just a toy, when you spend 100k on a metal laser sinter printer. Yes the plastic rip-raps et al. are mainly for the hell of it.
but they are not all toys, not anymore.
"are suspected to"
I find this very disturbing. I'm glad easydns have made it public, I shall be speaking to my MP about this.
The police are behaving as if they are the judge, jury, and executioner. This is unacceptable.
Once proved in a court of law, then a court order should be issued.
even then.. there are a thousand proxy browsers they won't care.
Still surprised Motorola are not making the Nexus for Google.
tbh I preferred the previous Samsung Nexus. the LG version does not seem as responsive, I don't like the glass back seems bulkier and you can't put it down without it sliding off, and the battery is poor, my Samsung nexus would last 36 hours the LG sometimes only manages 18 hours.. (My usage has not changed.) and without a removable battery, that is very poor.
I'm tempted to swap back..(if the wife will go with it...) and If google cant be arsed to make decent nexus's I may end up considering a non-nexus like the htc one.. but I really hate the operator OS modifications with slow/poor updates.
Re: Safety features performed well
Need camera phones to have square sensors and auto rotate the captured image..
It's not the only car to catch fire.
This is not the first Accident of this type .
This is not a problem that is specific to battery cars. There is only so much you can design for. Accidents will always happen. In this case there was more time for a safe stop and evacuation.
Stored Energy has the potential to be released. Whether it is oil or battery based energy is dangerous.
So here are some figures on US vehicle fires. I make that over 500 fires per day.
So not a mobile phone charger (5v1A) like Pi and Beagle then.. just another item for the cons list.
Public version is now up here.
The video from the SpaceX launch is not published yet, but I'll link you in here.
Sounds like the Grasshopper landing test achieved some goals, the engine was reignited twice, but did also suffer a flame out. no vid of soft landing test... not sure if there will be either.. but would be good to see some data maybe a graph or two...
Do you really think I would be that f****** stupid after 30 years in politics?”
But he is fucking stupid enough to take the pics in the first place.... and have them on his devices..
If you really need* the pics use a camera without connectivity and securely stash your memcard.
*presumably he's concerned that in a few years he'll forget what it looked like...
If they don't get my phone number am i bothered? not really... but there is a concern that knowing which phone is at my house each night is a privacy issue..
Assuming they use 4TB SMR drives: 4 x 345,600 = 1,382,400TB
Assuming Raid @ ~75% = 1.0 EB Total usable space.
So the 744 racks number starts to make sense...
So what is the scale?
If each 1km grid square is a 20x20 block are we saying it's 50:1?
That's not bad, but I'd love a 10:1 or even 5:1!
I've not even looked at the multiplayer yet.
It's too early.
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