and be damned.
1173 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
and be damned.
No, it's a property of the model. And the kicker is that in something like a hundred years nobody has been able to demonstrate that there is any more to reality than the model describes. Or to put it another way, the hidden variables that "common sense" demands have become increasing conspicuous by their absence.
I too like the fact that it isn't just a minimalist black slab*. On the other hand I support the right of everyone to manufacture or own black slabs if that's what turns them on.
*Not that there's anything wrong with black slabs per se. They have their place which is in the opening sequence of Kubrick films.
from under Stonehenge?
then went on to determine that men look at porn.
Protip: If you ever find yourself wondering how your opponents can be so stupid it's probably not your opponents who are stupid.
Nah, It's just big Dumb Guy in a tutu.
"You actually believe Apple gave ANYTHING away for free?"
Yeah, and that was Jeff Goldblum's personal Mac in Independence Day.
Well very little. It's the tendency of the less competent to overate their abilities (or conversely the more competent to underrate them) but competency isn't the same thing as skill. A lack of skill can frequently be remedied by training and practice, incompetence almost never.
Dammit, I was looking forward to finding out how the Googleplane did against a salvo of Starstreaks. At this stage it's about the only thing that's likely to make the Olympics interesting to me.
I call them "Robin Hood stars" - robbing from the (mass) rich and giving to the (mass) poor. Well not so much of the latter but anything that strikes a blow against the bloated fat-cats* of the star world is fine by me.
*Can I get one for Tom Cruise, please.
el Reg doesn't allow commentators to change the font size - then you really could have gotten your point across.
That and a script knocked up in about twenty minutes in Mumbai - you don't expect a "social media entrepreneur" to sit front of a PC clicking buttons do you.
that's the pig. (Actually more like a retarded dodo.)
If you're going to have separate ID numbers for multiple devices it probably time to give up the expectation taht they be something that the end users has to deal with more than once. Either move to a DNS like system or issue numbers to persons not devices.
who think wireless can replace fibre have yet to show up here I think your annoyance is a little premature. As for the "mind numbingly obvious "stats"" , well statistics tend to be like that - they tell you what you already know but with numbers.
He writes a competent but unexciting article, some sub drops in a piece of el Reg's trademark sarcasm*, and suddenly he's guilty of sloppy reporting.
*I suspect he Register's in-house style guide is just 20 pages of examples of how to do sarcasm.
Missed it by this much - Don Adams will have to do instead.
so I suspect the relevant units are furlongs per fortnight, Olympic swimming pools, donkeys, and the size of Portugal.
I know I felt like crashing (my head into something hard) after watching Armageddon just once.
She was probably an early Mavica model.
Seriously ! I had the idea that adultery was illegal - when I was all of five. When are you going to grow up?
but didn't the whole affair start with NASA announcing an "important" (as in hint, hint, we've found life on Mars) only to follow it up with this piece of mostly speculation. In the circumstances the media can be forgiven for trying to make the best out of the very little they were given.
with only one nipple piercing.
Pick the odd one out.
Telecommunications - all the others inevitably end up on the nose.
I've never seen an actual little green man in SF. (And I've seen and watched a lot.) Now Rutans on the other hand. (Even if what they did was less floating and more been dragged along by an invisible string.)
Exactly. Point of article:If you're a producer you rely on your suppliers - if the product they supply is not fungible you have a problem. So the Amazon thing is exactly not a relevant example.
According to the episode of QI I watched last night the US has the solid support* of Palau on the Cuba thing so it's not like it's an international pariah or anything. . .
*At least until the aid money runs out and the way things are going it'll probably run out soon. Twenty years ago the US thought it had won the Cold War. Twenty years on it's becoming clear that it was just that the USSR lost it first.
Interred Trove - theres always an IT angle.
Well obviously, since their were no Christians around at the time they used BCE instead.
Beware the Intel fanbois - they may not be many but they are keen.
I hate to say it but this story crosses the line from good fun and harmless innuendo into outright sexism. It's the 21st century folks, the mere presence of women anywhere, no matter how attractive, should neither be a surprise nor cause of schoolboy sniggers.
Might work with the end sequence of 2001. Otherwise, I can't see much use for it.
The thing about islands is that the bigger they get the less islandy they become. I mean I live on an island but since it's an entire continent you'd never know.
Dammit, I see where this is going. Ellison's ego won't be satisfied until he buys a
Malcolm Peter Brian Telescope Adrian Umbrela Stand Jasper Wednesday (pops mouth twice) Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable (whinnying) Arthur Norman Michael (blows squeaker) Featherstone Smith (whistle) Northgot Edwards Harris (fires pistol, then 'whoop') Mason (chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff) Frampton Jones Fruitbat (squeaker) Gilbert (sings) 'We'll keep a welcome in the' (three shots) Williams If I Could Walk That Way Jenkin (squeaker) Tiger-drawers Pratt Thompson (sings) 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' Darcy Carter (horn) Pussycat (sings) 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' Barton Mainwaring (hoot, 'whoop') Smith.
But I misspelled 'umbrella' so I should be right.
Unfortunately this Voyager's fate involves a rather ugly bunch of Klingons.
You're forgetting all that slash fiction I'm afraid.
It's transformer alter-ego is Batman not Lisa Simpson giving a blowjob. That has to be worth a few k.
As I well now. I still have a slightly melted 8x1x3 as a souvenir of my attempt to produce a working gun out of Lego and firecrackers*.
*It was a long time ago.
Yhe Internet? I thought by the twenty-second century they had replaced the Internet with a big mainframe with blinkenlights on an asteroid somewhere in deep space. It's progress, Jim, but not as we know it.
ICT - Ill-advised Carlisle Transport. Don't worry I'll stop now - I blame DARPA anyway.
Definitely IT - Ill-advised Transport.
Too bad the Pythons have already made The Final Rip Off . A replica comfy chair for $30,000 would really be the ultimate ripoff.
there are times when it's appropriate.
Geri Halliwell never made anything sexy. Some things should never be spoken of even in jest.
with that. For SPACE NAZIS you need SPACE SPITFIRES.
with the first post insert Skynet joke here.
I didn't realise preparations for the Galactic Empire were so far advanced.