Science Illustrators - they're a thing
Who do you think makes all those nice pictures of dinosaurs.
1160 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
Who do you think makes all those nice pictures of dinosaurs.
Just add some more AAs - it's the El Reg way.
Can't say the same for the Brazilians. It's a jungle down there. Even the Russians can't compete.
To say that the limit of human hearing is 20khz (or whatever) is to say that the highest frequency a human can hear is 20khz. But there's only one "sound" that's completely defined by it's frequency and that's a sine wave. If you could tell the difference between a 20k sine wave and a 20k square wave (or anything else) it would be because you were hearing the higher frequency components which you can't do - your ears don't have hardware to respond to those frequencies.
keelhauling be too good for such a scurvy poltroon. He best be hanged from the yardarm for speaking so strangely.
Except then you forget to put it on the mat and come back to find it dead. I had a Logitech wireless mouse and I gave it away before the paint wore off which with Logitech is a very short time. When they make a mouse that works like a Roomba then maybe I'd be interested.
What are El Reg's contingency plans to ensure that the sacred isle of Rockall stays British?
Try submitting a paper to a scientific journal that's all data and no method and see how far you get.
I've never understood why people hate letterboxing. Maybe If I create a screen with a mechanically driven bezel that automatically adjusts to the picture's aspect ratio that will make it acceptable.
They don't need a steering wheel - they run Ardupilot.
Florey wasn't Scottish.
the Google version will show you a selection of the worlds funniest ads before you die.
Now we have a Lego version. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/10/lego_computer/ for those who missed it.)
Seriously, I wish them success. With a bit of luck there are many similar treasures waiting to be discovered.
They should just 3d print the planes in colour!
replace every 'less than' sign in my code with the 'fewer than' when I figure out what that is.
Seriously, mathematically speaking, integers are just a subset of numbers so I don't think the fewer/less distinction has that much utility.
Surely you mean
Celine Dion terrorist weapon.
You'll create a feedback loop that will generate a metastable Higg's boson and destroy the universe.
So DRM was behind the fact that you can't copy from one flash drive to another. Nothing to do with the fact that flash drives are cheap devices that don't include a cpu and that USB deliberately uses the cpu to make that cheapness possible. But that's a bring technical explanation. Conspiracy theories are more fun.
the Register's system of measurement (SR, SeR?) couldn't get any stranger it now turns out that "bloody ENORMOUS" is just slightly smaller than "big".
I miss approximately 50% of the Mandriva Control Centre features.
That's just so wrong. Doesn't anyone know the classics these days?
clearly forgot about the Swiss army knife.
as a pround Laniakean that those Persues-Piscans totally suck.
It's the only way to adequately simulate the behaviour of BMW* drivers.
*modify to taste (but BMW works for me).
"I must confess my immediate thought on reading the headline was "Eben Upton is a celebrity now?""
Well some people seem to be a big fan of his "pins".
Twitter was a pain in the arse.
The Adafruit 2.8" touchscreen uses something less than 500 mW. Admittedly at 320x240 it's not something you'd want to use for extended periods but its shows what's possible with a little ingenuity.
Surely "the point" of a Raspberry Pi is to do whatever you want with it? If it works, why not?
And extra points for doing something no one else has done, like, er, putting it in a rocket plane.
Must be a slow day in Redmond.
"The stuff in a polar orbit does not fly at the same altitude as stuff in an equatorial orbit or a LEO."
Have they assigned flight levels to the various types of orbit? Not that that would work - apart from being non-circular, orbits change and decay hence the need for station keeping. If something's in a fixed orbit it's because someone wants it to stay there.
I'd go with 30mm rotary cannon like on the A10 and the first person I'd target would be whoever came up with the stupid idea of connecting a smartphone to a HUD. On second thoughts, make that the marketing director of Navdy. (The CEO would be second, then the person who thought up the idea.)
Cheapest is usually crap because there's always a manufacturer out there willing to compromise on a critical component. Cheapest plus 10-20% is a good rule if value is what you're aiming at but as always exceptions. The trick of course is to recognise them and there's no rule for that. (Except reading el Reg comments that is.)
or 700 thousand Angstroms. Things that happen fast tend to be small.
“Inside Zynga, we recognise that our products have the potential to live for multiple years and with nurturing, refinement and investment, they can grow and scale. We are purposefully competing, and while we would like to be further along, we believe we are making the right decisions to grow our business and unlock long term shareholder value," said chief exec Don Mattrick in a statement.
I hope it was in a statement. He doesn't really talk like that.
I think I saw Arecibo on there once but I had to pass since there was no pick up option.
I suspect I might be missing some subtext here.
they're not being deliberately misleading and are quoting the efficiency at 100 cycles because that's what they've tested (rather than because, say, it drops off a cliff at 101 cycles) I'd suspect that at 1000 cycles it's still pretty good. (99% efficiency is good for any technology - 99.9% is better.) But as always with these new battery technologies it's wait and see.
but you might start by looking at the demographic stats in the country where your "perfect company" is located.
on a stick. But definitely no treat.
that Bert Rutan has/will invent(ed) a time machine.
Didn't you know, they outsource it to the El Reg headline writers. It's a nice little sideline.
Well if you wanted to be ultra-pedantic you could argue that any data on a system that is not (directly or indirectly) user-generated constitutes metadata but have an upvote anyway.
Who wants to see just the edges of a hot models?
Per ardua add alcohol.
that they were on the awning of the pizzeria next door (much more visible, easy access via the conveniently located windows, news reports are always wrong about something) so can we please restart this thread with Italian jokes instead.
the fuel air self destruct system. They do have one, don't they?
Well the paintball sentry gun in the video above appears to have a colour rejection mode so I suppose you'd just have to paint your dog blue.