Where's Harold Holt?
1108 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
Where's Harold Holt?
Anyone claiming to be able to make quantitative predictions about technology 20 years into the future is talking through their arse.
that the problem with quantum computers - you get the right answer(s) along with the all the wrong ones, hence the need for a secondary non-quantum computer to sort it all out.
once they find a flexible screen to put on it.
Mine's the one with the early eighties compilation CD in the pocket.
Wouldn't a "manned" robot be a sexbot?
is a colour Palm Pilot. We're just arguing about size.
Everyone else forgets about Windows Mobile as well.
I'm sure they'll come with a large black blanket like a nineteenth century view camera.
most buyers won't pay the equivalent of $600.
Maybe they could try $99 in six month's time.
Wake me up when someone makes a PADD.
So you're suggesting that the Iranian Government uses Gmail and Google Docs to do it's secret business. Seriously, even if they did, the CIA, NSA, whatever must have a dozen more effective and less clumsy (meaning you will never find out about them) methods to snatch the information.
And yes, the Iranian Government certainly does monitor it's own networks. But here's the thing: the Iranian opposition movement contains some very smart people and there are a lot of them. The Ayatollahs' boys aren't fully in control and they know it. This is just the sort of stunt they are likley to try.
The Iranian Government, perhaps.
That'll be 20 thousand cubic kilometers (ATW). Not that any of the cleanup workers cared after they'd got through the first few litres. Most successful disaster cover-up in Soviet history that was.
Can't have a repeat of the time that brewer's yeast escaped and turned Lake Baikal into 20 million cubic kilometers of alcohol.
I think you've you forgotten something.
is Slatedroid. Porting Debian to tablets is an official sport over there.
jumping up and down like an idiot in front of a herd of mammoths in the hope that they will all pile over a cliff is a pretty sexy line of work - on a par with being James Bond I'd think.
It saves confusion.
If I've gone to the trouble of constructing a query to specify the results I'm looking for, I don't want the search engine second guessing me.
Not in Australia.
of an episode of Lois and Clark where some shyster acquired super powers and began advertising his services by means of crappy commercial on late night TV.
As Supes had to point out to him, that's not how it's done.
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How about: we are take our customers safety seriously and purely as a precautionary measure have initiated a review of the security of our products.
Protecting your legal arse doesn't actually require sounding like a couldn't-care-less jerk.
Invented so geeks could have somewhere to use GPS.
"the more adventurous games". I haven't played a decent game of Tetris since everything went touchscreen.
they've tried and failed to introduce colour and sound every decade for the last fifty years.
but I'm still trying to work out how to label microSD cards.
Why not just have a phone/netbook combo that syncs wirelessly and shares a 3g connection. For extra points you could have some sort of remote view into the phone for people who really want to run phone apps on a larger screen. Of course, as pointed out upthread, that makes it pretty much a Foleo. But then the main problem with the Foleo was that it was overpriced and before its time.
Ultimately though, the problem's software not hardware. No amount of messing about with docking arrangements will solve the problem that people now have multiple devices with their data spread across them and no straightforward and non-proprietry method of syncing it all up.
the Foleo was better designed.
I mean, phone sticking out the back - elegant and functional?
joined Greenpeace. He's now called Vin Photo-Voltaic.
I mean a toss up, which shiny little sticks gets their owners off the most.
but I once attended a talk where the presenter discussed with a straight face "entry and exit training for porn performers". Luckily I was at the back because I certainly couldn't keep a straight face.
is a nice find. Case closed!
It was probably on Wikipedia along with the list of inherently funny words (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_words) but I suspect they were both deleted probably due to el Reg calling Wikipedia silly.
If you look at that list every manufacturer you've ever heard of (with the single exception of Archos) is compliant. The rest are mostly obscure Chinese companies that make tablets and ... tablets. Good luck suing them.
The arguments about license laundering are equally silly: if Google reimplements the functionality of GPL'd code then their code is, unless you can prove direct copying, different code - no licence issues arise. So again - good luck with your lawsuit. You'll be needing it.
a Microsoft OS running on x86 well, yes there's that. Otherwise - not a chance. If a PC is a personal computer then then they've only just started. Wait for the implanted PC -that's personal by ten. On the other hand (the one not holding the fondle slab) if by PC, he means something with a screen, a keyboard and some sort of pointing device, well, until the aforesaid implants come along they ain't going to be disappearing. So, yes, the IBM PC is dead, long live the PC!
But why does el Reg need tags for masturbation AND wanking?
"No". In my time patent applications could be rejected as "not novel" though not, as I recall, by us lowly examiners. This is not novel. It says "let's take an existing technology for impact protection and apply it in an area where, so far, it hasn't been applied". You might as well try patenting bumpers for boats. Of course, if Bezos and Heart had actually discovered some way of overcoming the technical difficulties of transferring the technology to the new context they'd have a basis for a claim, but my admittedly cursory, reading of the application reveals nothing of the sort. It's just <stoner voice> "hey, let's put airbags on phones"</stoner voice>.
do radio frequency communications? I think NASA may have prior art.
you can use "The Australian National Public Toilet Map". Or more correctly the "Dunny Diviner"*. www.toiletmap.gov.au . Not very mobile-friendly but it does work. For the UK there's: www.looseeker.co.uk. Again, strangely, apparently without a mobile version. I'm not a great fan of the everything as an app paradigm but this could be an exception. At least for the fact that you could have GPeeS integration.
*OK, I just made that up.
that in your eagerness to chant the mantra you've missed the rather obvious point that a RAID array makes a perfectly decent backup target.
at one time at least, some awesome toy boats.
a few nanometres above one of the rings* and you can read all the Jovian porn.
*yes it does.
but it looks like it needs to be said again: Einstein's involvement in the Manhattan Project began and ended with his signing of a letter to Roosevelt urging the US to build the bomb before Germany did.
Relativity != nuclear physics.
it appears that Arsebook has returned from the grave.
you don't get as much sex as you did back then.
Damn those socialist Lehman Brothers!
but I've always thought that adding material in the plane of the stresses increases mass efficiency, which is why plate girders are typically aligned vertically not horizontally.