1054 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
El Reg tries to avoid being sexist and ends up being (mildly) sexist and racist at the same time.
I'd like to see you say that to
Cracked is actually funny.
Dammit, it's always Hal
Why don't I ever get the sexy female AI?
sounds like someone who would appreciate a bit of hot photon-on-photon action.
A website where you can make playmobil reconstructions
sounds pretty damn good. O, the joys of being fifteen again.
I don't think
I'd let him anywhere near my balloon.
Maybe Huawei could rename itself 'Kodak'
It's supposedly easily pronounceable in every language on the planet and isn't been used for much these days.
Unfortunately what it wants to do will be determined by its creators and in ways that they don't even begin to understand (cf. children). And that's reason to be afraid.
It's New Mexico
so it probably means they were really looking for $80M in cash buried in plastic barrels.
Can I get it as a nipple ring
or even a prince albert. "No officer, I swear I was just unlocking my phone".
It's the new Apple masterplan - patent everything they think Google might be going to invent.
What about it?
Some people are Mormons, others are Sufis but this study wasn't about that. By all means cling to your comforting consequence-free beliefs but the issue here is precisely that non-evidence based belief does have significant real-world consequences.
Re: So not actually making graphene then.
What I was thinking. I suppose that at four or five layers even a tiny speck is essentially a very thin sheet and has all the nice electrical properties but you're not going to be making a cat's hammock let alone a space elevator with specks.
Re: general ignorance question
Well, you're half way to aperture synthesis interferometry. Useful for increasing angular resolution of measurements. See the Square Kilometer Array for an example of the technique at radio frequencies.
Re: How can I be the first one to say that another sort of strap-on
Well since this thing is 3D it's probably the perfect way to experience having your eye poked out with the other sort.
cat videos, and photos of cupcakes on Pinterest. Probably in that order.
Something for everyone, really.
I watched the Mythbusters 'impossible' episode yesterday
It was all about squeezing shit into bags. And pigs.
It was, of course, not relevant to anything here.
FOUND ON THE MOON
to remember the mechanical calculator - the preferred business machine for most of the twentieth century. Slide rules where for science and engineering types.
Chris Morris may be a genius but when you need someone to say "God Damn These Electric Sex Pants" Matt Berry's your man.
"Java-based electoral software" is a phrase that should never have reason to exist.
Nice plan AC. Edison famously killed an elephant but I think you might usefully update that with a giraffe.
I read that as the Univesity of Woolloomooloo
and couldn't understand why the experiment didn't involve Bruce and Sheila.
Your average ambulance chaser
works on a no win - no fee basis.
Re: Newsweek? That's still around?
Back. Or so I heard, though I can't imagine it'll be for long.
Zombie Newsweek, just waiting for a spade to the head.
Shame about the headline.
Re: Managing names
1. The Skydrive case was a straightforward trademark dispute - nothing specifically to do with domain names. (Skydrive could have being at skydrive.microsoft.com - Rupert would still have been upset.)
2. Ditto. Companies need to protect their trademarks even if sometimes they do it badly.. (There's nothing ironic about competing interests - it's just how the world works.)
3. Get your own domain name - they practically give them away these days.
The domain name system is not without it's problems but it's nothing that can't be fixed.
Actually I did expect better.
I expected at least one penis pun.
(edit: thanks AC below.)
The Quebecóis captions
Are just the same loop of ooohs and aaarhs but with more accents. (And also the occasional mention of 'gros seins' but I wouldn't know about that.)
Is there a Regretsy equivalent for Kickstarter?
There should be.
So it's a combination of a fridge magnet (a magnetically attached accessory) and say any USB device. At least the Workmate is an inventive combination - it's more than "a device with feature A and also feature B".
How does it work?
Can't top that.
Nice try, but downvotes for Eadon are the definition of perfect compressibility.
Re: Today? Today where?
Don't worry. UTC - it's a boffin thing.
I know how this goes
It starts with friendly waves and ends with AAMs.
Animal husbandry = Hitler
a rap supergroup/
on why writing is inimical to true knowledge. Realises Ellison is no Socrates. Runs away.
Re: More than just a name?
As I understand it, if it can be used to identify a business it can be used as a trademark. (Three piles of cow dung anyone?) Words themselves qualify with certain provisos - no generic terms, proper names etc. If the bare word doesn't qualify you can always make a trademark by writing it a certain way for example the, in itself fairly generic word, 'ford' written in a fancy typeface placed in an oval.
To be fair
the military has a harder job than Google. Nobody is (I hope) working hard to find ways to send a convoy of Google cars over a cliff.
but it's in the killer robot business these days.
Calling the Académie Française
What is the correct French term for a 'dealer'.
Dwarf planet, asteroid
or steampunk Deathstar?
Curiously, I've been working on the theory that antigravity = antipasto. Unfortunately all my attempts to build a bacon-powered starship have been foiled by people 'from the internet' turning up and eating the engines.
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