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Re: general ignorance question
Well, you're half way to aperture synthesis interferometry. Useful for increasing angular resolution of measurements. See the Square Kilometer Array for an example of the technique at radio frequencies.
Re: How can I be the first one to say that another sort of strap-on
Well since this thing is 3D it's probably the perfect way to experience having your eye poked out with the other sort.
cat videos, and photos of cupcakes on Pinterest. Probably in that order.
Something for everyone, really.
I watched the Mythbusters 'impossible' episode yesterday
It was all about squeezing shit into bags. And pigs.
It was, of course, not relevant to anything here.
FOUND ON THE MOON
to remember the mechanical calculator - the preferred business machine for most of the twentieth century. Slide rules where for science and engineering types.
Chris Morris may be a genius but when you need someone to say "God Damn These Electric Sex Pants" Matt Berry's your man.
"Java-based electoral software" is a phrase that should never have reason to exist.
Nice plan AC. Edison famously killed an elephant but I think you might usefully update that with a giraffe.
I read that as the Univesity of Woolloomooloo
and couldn't understand why the experiment didn't involve Bruce and Sheila.
Your average ambulance chaser
works on a no win - no fee basis.
Re: Newsweek? That's still around?
Back. Or so I heard, though I can't imagine it'll be for long.
Zombie Newsweek, just waiting for a spade to the head.
Shame about the headline.
Re: Managing names
1. The Skydrive case was a straightforward trademark dispute - nothing specifically to do with domain names. (Skydrive could have being at skydrive.microsoft.com - Rupert would still have been upset.)
2. Ditto. Companies need to protect their trademarks even if sometimes they do it badly.. (There's nothing ironic about competing interests - it's just how the world works.)
3. Get your own domain name - they practically give them away these days.
The domain name system is not without it's problems but it's nothing that can't be fixed.
Actually I did expect better.
I expected at least one penis pun.
(edit: thanks AC below.)
The Quebecóis captions
Are just the same loop of ooohs and aaarhs but with more accents. (And also the occasional mention of 'gros seins' but I wouldn't know about that.)
Is there a Regretsy equivalent for Kickstarter?
There should be.
So it's a combination of a fridge magnet (a magnetically attached accessory) and say any USB device. At least the Workmate is an inventive combination - it's more than "a device with feature A and also feature B".
How does it work?
Can't top that.
Nice try, but downvotes for Eadon are the definition of perfect compressibility.
Re: Today? Today where?
Don't worry. UTC - it's a boffin thing.
I know how this goes
It starts with friendly waves and ends with AAMs.
Animal husbandry = Hitler
a rap supergroup/
on why writing is inimical to true knowledge. Realises Ellison is no Socrates. Runs away.
Re: More than just a name?
As I understand it, if it can be used to identify a business it can be used as a trademark. (Three piles of cow dung anyone?) Words themselves qualify with certain provisos - no generic terms, proper names etc. If the bare word doesn't qualify you can always make a trademark by writing it a certain way for example the, in itself fairly generic word, 'ford' written in a fancy typeface placed in an oval.
To be fair
the military has a harder job than Google. Nobody is (I hope) working hard to find ways to send a convoy of Google cars over a cliff.
but it's in the killer robot business these days.
Calling the Académie Française
What is the correct French term for a 'dealer'.
Dwarf planet, asteroid
or steampunk Deathstar?
Curiously, I've been working on the theory that antigravity = antipasto. Unfortunately all my attempts to build a bacon-powered starship have been foiled by people 'from the internet' turning up and eating the engines.
The post is required, and must contain lettuce.
Re: Henry Ford
Interestingly enough that's also what Eugene Pinklewhicker said when demonstrating his steam powered trousers. Unfortunately, for every Ford there's a thousand Pinklewhickers.
Re: Rigorous Logic vs. Methane Spirals from Uranus
*Too cranky - shouldn't (have) bothered reading.
Re: It is time for people to stop moaning about climate change and look at ways to live with it!
Yes, but who's going to pay.
Hint: this is what wars are fought over.
still you can't deny
that over geological time scales glaciers approach light speed
try doing a Google image search on 'burnt Ferrari'.
I want that on my resume.
@I ain't Spartacus
I'm not convinced that a new could war would be a prerequisite for a US/China space race. I suspect that somewhere deep in the Chinese psyche it rankles that they lost the technology race with the West when that Italian guy stole all their secrets and now they are once more a super-power what better way to use all those iPhone manufacturing profits than with a mission to Mars. I'm no economist so I have no idea whether either country could afford it but since it's the Americans who are buying the iPhones I suspect they'd have the worst of it.
And here's me thinking
that it was a tiny black and white screen for watching porn.
Coming soon to the Register
The fun new quiz - tech toy or sex toy.
The thing is
In a democratic society you're free to "call for" pretty much anything without fear of sanction by the state. Threatening people on the other hand has always being a different matter.
Not sure if you're simply joking
but this is standard science stuff. The model is constructed using the theory to be tested. If the predictions of the model check out, score one for the theory. If not, more interesting science stuff.
Auteur Michael Bay
Surely you jest.
Please tell me you jest.
For the real geek
buy five and build a newton's cradle.