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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.
Rw: Car for sale
Perhaps if all El Reg decided to take a drive at the same time we could crack warp drive. Fitting, because quoting processors speeds is pure technobabble.
Actually it's around $80M for LCROSS component of the Mission - something like half the cost of an F22. This is really space exploration on the cheap and you're complaining about the view. So they changed the target when they got a better view. Armstrong was doing that all the way down. You have that problem when you're exploring. It's why it's worth doing.
Re: @Kurt 5
Sorry, there will be no popcorn. - Mythbusters
re: Too many accounts
"What is needed is clearly a centralized sign on, which would be beneficial in it's convenience as well. However, that requires that everyone agrees upon and implements a single sign on standard. "
Which exists. It's called (not surprisingly) OpenID.
Not something you'd want to use on a banking site but certainly better than using a common "less secure" password.
Here in Australia
we avoid these embarrassing mistranslation problems by going straight for the, er, bollocks -
Where have you been? It seems every one of el Reg's numerous articles on electric cars is accompanied by at least one comment pointing out that hydrogen is better - followed by a slew of replies explaining why it ain't so.
There's no point in rehashing those arguments yet again so I'll just point out there's a reason for the dearth of hydrogen car articles here. Something to do with an actual death of hydrogen-powered cars.
Hydrogen fans, face it. Hydrogen was a good idea about twenty years ago.Now with battery technology forging ahead and no viable solution to hydrogen's storage and efficiency problems in sight, the hydrogen car is deader than a very dead thing.
re: Sexist language
You make it sound like spacecraft are operated by a bunch of bureaucrats. OK, maybe at NASA but this ain't NASA. I think the term you want is "crewed".
It's pretty damn obvious
that if the distributors of digital media are to make any headway against Apple they're going to have to swallow their pride and get together to produce an open digital media management system.
Maybe they could talk to Palm. (their cat and mouse game with Apple's a joke.)
I have to say, , ,
I'm disappointed that "knock down ginger" is a children's game and not some weird fetish that I hadn't heard of. Because, thanks to teh internets I'm running out of weird fetishes I haven't heard of.
they aren't like tiny submarines
Not really interesting then.
I mean, a bunch of spheres is hardly going to justify a remake of Fantastic Voyage starring Natalie Portman/Kiera Knightly in a CGI phallic symbol.
Since the lenses
are all of 75mm apart you're not going to be getting any sort of noticeable stereo effect unless the subject is quite close - within reaching distance, in fact - which means it's only really useful for one thing (see icon).
The Twitter nonsense
aside, he has a point.
The Holocaust was made possible by the mass media, primarily radio. The Rwandan genocide was orchestrated via radio. It's in the nature of that medium to foster demagoguery. Now maybe it's in the nature of the internet to foster inanity but if a million people watching videos of dogs on skateboards are a million people not roaming the streets with machetes, I'll take that as some sort of progress
I'd like to crossbreed
the Space Navigator with the Kensington trackball. I've tried a few 3D input devices but as good as they are in theory, in practice their usabilty is limited by the fact that they're the 3D equivalent of a trackpoint. Now a 3D trackball - that would be seriously useful.
Re: Being lazy here
Yes you probably are, but any excuse for a bit of evangelisation .
Orbiter (orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/) has a lot of ISS stuff (www.orbithangar.com/search_quick.php?text=iss&submit.x=0&submit.y=0) but afaik it's all external views only. I do remember a program that provided a 3D virtual tour but given its 1990 style graphics it didn't make much of an impression on me and I've long forgotten its name. It was, however, free so look and no doubt ye shall find.
"life which would be interesting
on more than just an intellectual level."
You mean interesting on a Kirk level.
Yes, I think you need water for that.
@ Chris W
Sorry mate, it's you bloody poms who are responsible for polluting the airwaves with Rolf bloody Harris nonsense. "Rolf Harris paints the Queen". Yea, in British Paints* washable summer lilac. Strewth, at least that would be marginally entertaining.
*Ironically an Australian company, that Harris used to shill for.
Actually not a bad deal
Bookshops typically take a cut of somewhere between 30% and 40% on stock delivered to their door so another 20% to 30% for physical production and distribution isn't exactly extortionate. And it frees the band from the gip of the labels to boot.
Re: The Problem
"once you learn to drive, there is little conscious thought involved. "
As an Australian I certainly hope you aren't. Because I don't want to be on the same continent. let alone the same road as you.
And before you all start, yes I'd rather take my chances with the the auto-eroticists.
Ingenious system of articulation
That'll be a hinge, then.
Oh, and I like it the way a one-person electric scooter is inflated to the size of a Hummer. It'll do wonders for urban congestion, that.
Suddenly the Segway is starting to look like a not bad idea after all.
Have to agree
with Martin et al. The story might read like a plot of a bad porn film but rape doesn't magically become "rape" just because the perpetrator is female.
No, no, no
Hasn't this this been discussed to death here?
The are sound architectural reasons for separating data storage and working memory (security concerns as mentioned by the AC above being just one of them).
In any case, if non-volatility were so important, every motherboard manufacturer would just stick a bloody great capacitor next to the memory slots and be done with it. As it is we have suspend to ram for when the machine is only going to be idle a short time and suspend to disk for longer periods of inactivity.
Still, I see at least someone at El Reg gets it, given the article's URL.
Surely it's obvious
Nvidia have to swallow their pride and cut a deal with Via. The glory days when Nvidia defined the cutting edge of consumer silicon tech are long gone. Now, if you are not integrated you will surely die. Which would be a pity since while monopolies are bad but duopolies ain't much better.
Yeah, sure Ted*
* for the uninitiated, a catchphrase from an old Australian sitcom used when a certain blowhard Ted Bullpit** went into one of his inevitable rants.
The show was not noted for its subtlety.
I've already said how ugly this car is
in a comment on the previous article,
this car is ugly!
I look forward to the Register chronicling it's progress since I really think I'll need to say it again sometime soon.