822 posts • joined Sunday 29th July 2007 17:14 GMT
From the second link
"extremely precise dacs can be very unforgiving and too-controlled sounding, while other dacs can be extremely musical."
<sarcasm>Yeah, and my arse can be extremely musical too.</sarcasm>
Why wouldn't they
Anything to save a few bucks.
On a less cynical note I was glad to see that my Pixi came with a micro USB cable, a tiny mains charger, and nothing else. If I want Useless junk I can buy it later on eBay.
You could do worse than look at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kstH-8jwa80 (Dalai Lama vs the Pope by John Safran for those who've already seen it) before deciding that the Dalai Lama is left wing.
@ Chris Miller - Pseudo-hereditary aristocratic seems about right. I've long thought of the Dalai Lama as a sort of Tibetan Price Charles - well intentioned but in way over his head and sinking deeper because no one dares tell him his ideas are a mish-mash of half-thought out wishful thinking.
Well I believe there's a good one
called "How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away" but I doubt you'd be interested in that either.
The subject may be 'bollocks' but that says nothing about the quality of the film.
Someone should make a film about Elron's naval career - It would make McHales Navy look like Das Boot.
described Anonymous as a group of "mask-wearing subversive and anarchistic internet denizens"
Anonymous described Anonymous as a group of "mask-wearing subversive and anarchistic internet denizens and totally not a bunch script kiddies with no social skills and delusions of importance yeah that dude".
Yes it is
Just with extra obfuscation (and possibly self-deception).
Don't know about "Trios"
but everyone in the US Ballet Force should definitely be issued with a Pixi.
or someone who knows what Poe's law* is. I hate the joke icon but some times it's needed
*strictly Poe's corollary: if the parody is indistinguishable from the real thing then the real thing is indistinguishable from the parody.
A perfectly good pizza?
I thought w'ed established it was a Domino's.
And well and truly hoisted by it as well.
Unfortunately you're ignoring the fact that your craft and both planets are in orbit about the Sun. Doing a reverse slingshot (which is what Frumious Bandersnatch is suggesting) involves making use of the relative velocities of the interacting bodies in creative ways. In the situation you're describing the craft will always gain velocity as it approaches its destination - size notwithstanding.
Paris, because she's being known to make creative use of relative velocities.
Not only is there no replication but if one drive goes MIA it takes all your data with it. Maybe bearable for systems used purely for backup but the point of WHS is supposed to be that it's much more flexible than that.
And yes Minecraft isn't the answer. From the videos I've seen Rome is beautifully rendered in the game and I'd love to experience it first hand but I have zero interest in stabbing people in the neck. Now, I'm not asking for a renaissance version of bus simulator but this is a game with Leonardo in it - I don't recall Captain Janeway stabbing anyone when she met him on the holodeck.
If you going to go LCD
why restrict yourself to grayscale? I've been waiting for Asus to do a decent portable tablet device but without colour this ain't it.
The Buran flight
was fully automated from liftoff to touchdown - a great technological achievement at the time. The problem DARPA is trying to crack here is not autonomous control during re-entry but any sort of control at re-entry velocities. The Shuttle and Buran may have been splaceplanes but their mode of re-entry was fundamentally ballistic - bottom (heatshield) first. As far as I understand it this thing is designed to actually fly into the atmosphere the way God and Captain Kirk meant it to be.
Paris because I said 're-enty'.
the way nature intended oil to be used.
Make it compulsory that all built-in webcams have a sliding cover (or an activity light). Though please not one of those annoying mechanical shutter sounds you find on phones.
Added bonus: certain US religious figures would be saved the embarrassment of accidentally hiring a rent boy when all they need is something to "lift their luggage".
Forgot to make the obligatory "Paris because she can 'lift my luggage' any day"* joke.
*Not that she could. I'm more of a Salma Hayek kinda guy.
Built in liquid cooling
Putting that amount of power through a solid state system would indeed result in the parts getting a bit too hot for comfort, which is precisely why a chemical system was chosen. As long as the fuel is pumped through at a sufficient rate the apparatus can be kept to an acceptable temperature. That of course, as it turns out, is the easy part.
Don't you mean
Last think I heard Sun Microsystems had become Oracle Corporation or some such nonsense, clearly flagging the usual commercial problem of "managers more interested in money making schemes and business rivalries than actually meeting user needs".
I see the loony greenies have noticed an article on this fairly minor website and begun shepherding their flocks of mindless followers here to make ignorant comments about reactors exploding and people glowing in the dark.
See what I did there.
Strangely, some of us who care about the environment are prepared to discuss the facts instead of simply dismissing anything that contradicts our preconceived ideas as the product of a propaganda conspiracy*.
*note to self: must really stop pretending that it's possible to debate conspiracy theorists.
about twenty minutes of Midsomer Murders.
Only if it's identity theft
Von Erk (great supervillian name there) merely pretended he had a different name and gender. And, well, a lot of other things no doubt, but in principle it's no different from a man pretending to be a brain surgeon to get a woman into bed. Jerky but, no, not illegal.
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