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I wish I could buy that phone
because I'm getting heartily sick of black slabs. These days, it's either a black slab, or a black slab with a little bump, or a black slab with a metal frame. I know the point of minimalism is that it's never supposed to go out of fashion but, in this case, I wish it would.
Well Lewis did say they were zombie mice
and according to the "documentaries" I've watched reproducing is what zombies do best.
Hand grenade, due to it being an effective, if messy way, of stopping zombies reproducing.
It's not exactly as if anyone here is disputing the quality of the engineering that went into this thing - It's a beautiful piece of work whatever it does. But, since it's not unknown for engineers, or their PR teams to claim to have achieved something they merely aimed for so, I think some degree of skepticism is healthy here. Save your scorn for people holding forth on the finer points of string theory.
What is an iPope. Obviously not an app for arresting the Pope since that would have a somewhat larger target audience.
Answers fron a Pentax DSLR owner
1. That's about it.. There's a focus indicator should you need it though Pentax DSLRs tend to have pretty good viewfinders and you can always buy third party screens with microprism/split prism focusing aids.
2. Pentax M lenses stop down to meter and stop down to shoot on modern cameras so you don't get fully auto exposure but you don't need to bother fiddling with the aperture ring that's only for screw-mount lenses if you want to be really old school.
Or you could buy a Canon and sell me the 85mm lens (I already have the pancake!). Seriously, old Pentax glass fetches a good price these days since it's both high quality and very usable. Your lenses have probably doubled or tripled their value in the last few years.
Don't actually believe it.
I mean if it were any other god-botherer, yes, but Nile is a certified grade A sex-phobic nutter who in the words of one of his followers thinks "genitals are rude" and no doubt a little bit "scary" too.
BTW, El Reg, the pandering to the religious right thing is over. The agenda for the next three years is pandering to anyone who has ever owned an Akubra. (No, don't get too excited down the back. That's a type of hat not a Bulgarian airbag accessory.)
An "unmanned" jetpack
would you put the three (count 'em*) vertical stabilisers? So, stability, stability and stability - pretty useful in something as inherently unstable as a helicopter.
*You can't actually in the article photograph but they're there.
I see what you did there
You included a deliberate mistake just to smoke out the true fanbois.
Well, I won't play your game by pointing out Scotty wasn't the captain of the Jenolan. I'm a Doctor Who fan I tell ya.
I wonder too
how many times you've fiddle your expenses/cheated on your partner/knocked down little old ladies in the street for their pension money. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not saying you did any of those things - I don't have any evidence. I'm just wondering, you know . . .
My favourite film that doesn't exist. Though if it did I'd really hope that it didn't feature the the talented miss Lohan.
Not So Quick
The Catholic Church has over many years shown an institutional tolerance of child abuse in its ranks that goes far beyond mere bad judgement. Time and time again the response of the hierarchy to the discovery of a paedophile priest was to move him to a new area where his crimes were unknown thus materially facilitating his continuing criminal behaviour. In my book that's 'institutional child abuse' as Christoph put it. Will Catholics be angered by the charge. I damn well hope so. Any Catholic who isn't angry and demanding an account from their leaders stands accused of utter hypocrisy.
As for walking away from the Catholic Church. Yes you can. There's even a formal procedure for it. http://www.smh.com.au/world/losing-my-religion-20100723-10oq6.html
Give a damn?
The British people just tossed out a government largely because of this sort of high-handed illiberal arrogance. (It obviously wasn't because of any love for the Tories.) If Kevin Rudd doesn't want to go the same way as Gordon Brown he'd be well advised to bin this nonsense immediately.
I think I need to be convinced
that Lewis PR is not an excuse for Lewis Page to wander around with a clipboard doing a bit of 'social networking' - It'd make as much sense as any alternative.
Joke alert because it is - either way you look at it.
I don't think it's that easy
If by space you mean low Earth orbit you'll still have a cloud of radioactive material raining down on the planet. On the other hand, if you launch from a safe distance you're faced with the problem of getting what is unavoidably a massive vehicle to that point using chemical propulsion. That's not a trivial thing to do with current tech (and budgets). There are a variety of nuclear space propulsion technologies that are promising and potentially realisable in the medium term but the Orion drive isn't one of them.
I was hoping the IT angle would be that the perps were using the latest iPhone app iKnotMagick (works even better on an iSlate - those knots can be tricky) but instead all we get is some lame social networking reference. Must try harder el Reg.
Multiple atmospheric nuclear explosions
per launch. I'm broadly pro-nuclear but I'm not crazy. Project Orion was cool, perhaps, in a mad scientist sort of way but not safe, clean or indeed in any way cheap.
+1 from me
But to be far I always thought that the C of E was pretty queasy about that sort of thing - not really the done thing in polite society and all that. No, for the S&M deal you really have to go Catholic. A lifetime of guilt and fear really adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the sexual experience.
It's been done
with Section 31 in DS9. Not to mention that the original series had a pretty distrustful attitude to government in general in that just about every second episode seemed to be a utopian libertarian parable.
In general I think the principle should be: "Star Trek has already done that". Which pretty much is the problem.
(Oh, and there was Insurrection but I try to forget that.)
Did you actually read the article?
The police are using a law intended to prevent the secret recording of private conversations to prevent the entirely legal practice of recording in public places. Read the linked article if you are in doubt. The charges aren't holding up in court. (Or to be precise, according to the court, secret recording in public falls under the law - overt recording is entirely legal.)
Finally a use
For that muck in a red can.
OK, another use - I seem to remember Mythbusters demonstrating that it's quite useful for cleaning chrome. I've heard that people drink it as well but that just has to be myth.
Sorry, that won't work
It seems that NASA failed to equip the rovers with a main deflector array. And as you know, everything involves reconfiguring the main deflector array.
I'll get my coat - the red and white one specifically designed to hide the middle-age spread.
Consider yourself flamed
I was going to make a joke about the low pixel count but alas. Suffice it to say, your "crap phone" is probably shall we say "crap" at photographing "some of the darkest near-Earth asteroids and comets". You might want to research concepts such as "sensitivity" and "noise".
Btw does having studied physics at uni (albeit many years ago) make me a pseudo-boffin or ar wannabe.
Not sure I buy that argument.
I make a cup of brewed coffee with approximately one cup of boiling water. I use the same for a cup of instant but that doesn't take into account the water and energy used in the processing - unless freeze drying has somehow become a carbon-neutral process. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I'm inclined to think that the relatively small differences in the figures can be put down to differences in reporting methodologies. Or perhaps the difference is merely due to economies of scale derived from the popularity of instant coffee in which case we'd have an argument for switching to brewed. Maybe someone who has read the article can enlighten me about the source of the figures?
"possessing hoax devices"
That'd be the over sized dildo in his pocket. Or just about anything that the cop thought might be something that it wasn't in fact. If I'm carrying a box and you think there might be a bomb inside does that make it a "hoax device"?
Yes, I remember the story
where the Doctor defeated the Cybermen with nothing more than an iphone app and a "borrowed" wifi connection.
Sounds like psychohistory
and about as plausible. At least Asimov didn't pretend he was doing anything other than writing entertaining fiction.
re: Russell T Davies
"So it's not just me who thought that every episode he wrote was absolute shite then?"
It's probably just you. His early stuff was brilliant but when he ran out of ideas it was downhill faster than a dalek on a waterslide.
That was it?
Somewhere a little Michael Bay is crying.