1022 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
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.
The post is required, and must contain lettuce.
Re: Henry Ford
Interestingly enough that's also what Eugene Pinklewhicker said when demonstrating his steam powered trousers. Unfortunately, for every Ford there's a thousand Pinklewhickers.
Re: Rigorous Logic vs. Methane Spirals from Uranus
*Too cranky - shouldn't (have) bothered reading.
Re: It is time for people to stop moaning about climate change and look at ways to live with it!
Yes, but who's going to pay.
Hint: this is what wars are fought over.
still you can't deny
that over geological time scales glaciers approach light speed
try doing a Google image search on 'burnt Ferrari'.
I want that on my resume.
@I ain't Spartacus
I'm not convinced that a new could war would be a prerequisite for a US/China space race. I suspect that somewhere deep in the Chinese psyche it rankles that they lost the technology race with the West when that Italian guy stole all their secrets and now they are once more a super-power what better way to use all those iPhone manufacturing profits than with a mission to Mars. I'm no economist so I have no idea whether either country could afford it but since it's the Americans who are buying the iPhones I suspect they'd have the worst of it.
And here's me thinking
that it was a tiny black and white screen for watching porn.
Coming soon to the Register
The fun new quiz - tech toy or sex toy.
The thing is
In a democratic society you're free to "call for" pretty much anything without fear of sanction by the state. Threatening people on the other hand has always being a different matter.
Not sure if you're simply joking
but this is standard science stuff. The model is constructed using the theory to be tested. If the predictions of the model check out, score one for the theory. If not, more interesting science stuff.
Auteur Michael Bay
Surely you jest.
Please tell me you jest.
For the real geek
buy five and build a newton's cradle.
you're a full desk kind of person. This is intended for the empty desk kind of person.
Re: Harvard need to reassess their admission policies?
Or simpler. Don't send a threat to an organisation using internet access provided by that organisation.
I suspect the chinese might find
"Darling fascist bully boy, give me some more money, you bastard. May the seed of your loins be fruitful in the belly of your woman" somewhat less than useful.
Re: What's te problem?
Dodos? You mean they all went on to be clubbed to death by hungry sailors?
You need it to store those Noxious Ancient Souls when you run out of space in volcanoes.
That's one helluva funky
And the Eadon memorial award goes to. . .
As I read it
only 3D Systems have the technology to print the parts and they've made it clear (or at least as clear as possible in managerese) that they won't be making it available to third parties. If you want to know about the availability of designs then, you're right, Motorola is the company to ask. Let's hope a lot of people do.
Re: build your own!
If this were any other piece of tech I'd probably agree with you. However "flying car" and "fail" go together like "foolish investor" and "money" don't. (e.g. see Moller)
Re: Older couple? WHAT? Nooooo!
I wouldn't want to be around when they find out about the 20 minute lag.
Re: 501 days of fun..
+1 for the shit reference.
Re: How stupid are they?
While they're at it they might as well get rid of those pointless "receiving stolen goods" laws as well.
The word "ceepie-geepie"
gives me the heebie jeebies. Please stop using it.
Well, that was fairly pointless
The video that is, not the actual research. "This stuff here - it's as stretchy AS RUBBER. Oh and it does some other stuff which we won't show you or attempt to explain in any way." Conclusion: Stanford uni PR unit is run by a bunch of balloon fetishists.
It's good that forest loss has been reduced to less than one percent per year.
It's not good that forest loss is almost one percent per year.
Re: Cell phone yakking != good driving...distracted humans
Any self drive system that ever dumps control back to the human would clearly be unfit for purpose and would never pass legal muster. (On the road when we're dealing in response times measured in, not seconds, but milliseconds there's simply no time to hand over control.) Clearly automated driving is a much harder problem than automated flying but the evidence is that has been solved or will be solved in the near future. (By 'solved' I mean 'demonstrably as safe as a good human driver'.)
But at least the zombies will be fun
There will be zombies, won't there?
I'll get my coat. I'm off to do a bit more work on my Jane Austen versus the Daleks script.
A sensible decision perhaps
but nonetheless a dangerous one. Deciding that copying entire books is now fair use because it's in the public good looks like legal sleight of hand. If anyone is to be given an exemption from existing copyright restrictions which is, in reality, what this decisions does, that should be decided by the lawmakers not the courts.
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