1056 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
I really can't tell you
how terrified I would be at the sight of the word idiot painted on a chimmney.
Built the aqueducts
then privatised them. That was Romans wasn't it? My British history's a bit vague.
Probably not a good idea to get your material from out of copyright books.
Bacon, tomato and onion? OK I get that CCS is probably carbon capture something but BTO genuinely has me flummoxed.
On the other hand
there's those of us who have been waiting for the Arduino Leonardo (the real one, not a clone) since something like September so it pretty much balances out. Of course sales numbers are meaningless here. For example, no one really knows what percentage of Atmegas end up as de facto Arduinos. These aren't commercial projects folks. They aren't competing projects. I wish people (who should know better) would stop talking as if they were.
I can't help feeling
that this is the aerial equivalent of "lets build a monorail".
"No flashing LED indicators"
And you call this a geek treat. Admittedly, on past form, the entire series should be renamed "treats for people who really like Apple products"*.
*I'll spare you the f-word.
Re: Oh look...
So its not pointless - just crap design.
Re: @ blofse
If there is rigid online censorship in Australia I have yet to come up against it. The reality is that there have been persistent failed attempts at online censorship. Failed, because no one supports them except a few unrepresentative lobby groups which unfortunately have the main political parties running scared.
Only if it were fitted with a speaker.
Re: Ill make this quick. Title "how to stop viruses"
Re: You get a point for missing...
Darts must really confuse you then.
there are several. I suppose that, in some obscure way, it balances out all the fart apps.
Re: Well bugger me sideways
According to that logic I should be able to fly a 747, drive a Formula One car, and pilot the Space Shuttle.
Re: Google's magic wand waving
Yeah, but he had a lousy sense of timing.
It's all in the timing.
Re: any other accelerator built by humanity
You should see the one Slartibartfast used to cut out the crinkly bits in the fjords.
"Customisable pop-ups that appear outside the browser"
Who the hell thought this was a good idea?
Or to put it another way
would you trust a coder who thought that bothering to use the static keyword was "splitting hairs". like programming the law is about getting the rules right at the start so everyone can follow them without getting any nasty surprises.
Re: Ye Gods, how many ways can a hair be split
You may call it splitting hairs. I call it the precise application of the law. It's what judges are paid to do. And in the end it protects us all.
Re: If only they could make a decent website
That's just tradition. Baen covers are notorious for their crappiness so the website has a lot to live down to.
Is it just me
or has El Reg's double entendre department taken a turn towards the kinky?
Any security system that relies on users acting like machines rather than humans is inherently flawed.
Wot no jokes
about RIM helping to finger it's own customers.
How soon we forget.
that was taxi drivers.
Re: And still no built in GPS
A camera adds nothing to the function of a navigation device while a GPS device adds to the function of a camera. It's why some of use carry GPS data loggers around with us when we're ou taking photos.
Re: Great News
Edison's problem was not that DC is inefficient but that given the absence of DC transformers he had no way to distribute it at high voltage.
Call me a philistine
but I prefer Faboy Slim's up tempo three minute twenty-two remix
I liked the singing
Pity there was some bloke wanking his organ all over it.
Nothing to see here?
Just River Song being overly dramatic again. Jeez, why can't she learn to use email?
I'm even older than that and I still can't remember when Tracey Ullman was funny.
Re: Mass of everything
The clue's in the name. Since WIMPS interact with ordinary matter only weakly you can't weigh them. (They'd pass right through any scale). Indeed so far we can't measure them in any way. Ergo they can't affect any measurements of mass. The only way we know of their existence is through their contribution to gravitational effects at very large scales. As to why their gravitational effect is not apparent at smaller scales - well you have to remember that that matter in the universe is near to non-existent. O.K. maybe not non-existent, but on average the universe approximates a pretty good vacuum. Assuming dark matter is not clumpy like ordinary matter (i.e. that WIMPS don't strongly interact with anything including themselves) space with WIMPS in it is effectively just space but very slightly less tenuous. It's net effect on anything on a human scale is going to be zero.
Of course, anything that anyone says about dark matter is ,of necessity, highly speculative but the basic idea is actually pretty straightforward.
"The smile detector is a neat feature, making that hanging off a cliff-face, or free-falling skydive shot that bit easier to achieve."
Is there a sheer terror detector setting that I can use?
Billions of years into the future
They promised me a matrioshka brain and all I got was a lousy 16 bits.
Do I at least get a hologram for company?
Re: Read the ANDs and ORs
So basically it's a law to ban ODFO.
What have you got
against footcare implements.
live in Iran.
I will be awaiting the rise of the machines - with a large bucket of water.
Re: Self-righteous hypocrisy
Are you seriously suggesting that protestants never feel that they're entitled to tell others what to do? Have you been paying any attention to what is happening in the US lately. Rick Santorum may be Catholic but I can assure you that his brand of self-righteous arrogance comes straight out of the fundamentalist protestant playbook.
Now I don't want to get into a Catholic versus protestant debate (the differences are far smaller than the similarities to my mind) but it strikes me that your comment is a good example of something I've frequently observed. When someone, religious or not (and these days, it seems, more often they are not), criticises atheists for lacking understanding of religion what they are really saying is "your criticisms don't apply to my experience of religion" as if the fact that there are some nice CoE vicars somehow cancels out the existence of the Taliban.
The thing is, critics of religion generally have taken the time to acquire at least a passing knowledge of the full range of religious practices. They're arguing from facts not personal experience. Questioning their "understanding of religion and their critical faculties" on the basis of unexamined anecdotal evidence is the rhetorical equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and chanting "I can't hear you".
As for the tired "critics of religion are like religious fanatics" canard - XKCD
It's like this. So many Father Ted Jokes. So little time.
would be more interesting. Does the resolution go down to individual house level?
Hey everybody, I've got a spy phone
Do they make one that fit's in a shoe? You can't afford to be too conspicuous in the spy game.
(Yes, I know - it's really targeted at the Ms rather than the Bonds but someone had to do the Maxwell Smart joke.)
Worked in telemarketing
Let her off. She's obviously working towards going straight.
Re: Couldn't they have given it a wipe
Shouldn't demo units have a porn blocker installed?
And what exactly
is the "understanding" of an anonymous person worth? If you have evidence, present it. Otherwise keep your slurs to yourself.
Burn After Reading
Just looked it up. How could you not like a film in which Brad Pitt gets shot point blank in the face?
but I have been known to reference the gentleman in question int terms of the Slakan vloskan.
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