822 posts • joined Sunday 29th July 2007 17:14 GMT
Re: Go home Bohmians!
No, it's a property of the model. And the kicker is that in something like a hundred years nobody has been able to demonstrate that there is any more to reality than the model describes. Or to put it another way, the hidden variables that "common sense" demands have become increasing conspicuous by their absence.
Re: Looks like an iPad
I too like the fact that it isn't just a minimalist black slab*. On the other hand I support the right of everyone to manufacture or own black slabs if that's what turns them on.
*Not that there's anything wrong with black slabs per se. They have their place which is in the opening sequence of Kubrick films.
Why do I have the strange feeling someone dug this up
from under Stonehenge?
Re: @ Fitz
Protip: If you ever find yourself wondering how your opponents can be so stupid it's probably not your opponents who are stupid.
Re: "Hmm... Another indication of which OS is preferred by The Best and the Brightest™"
"You actually believe Apple gave ANYTHING away for free?"
Yeah, and that was Jeff Goldblum's personal Mac in Independence Day.
Dunning Kruger has nothing to do with skill
Well very little. It's the tendency of the less competent to overate their abilities (or conversely the more competent to underrate them) but competency isn't the same thing as skill. A lack of skill can frequently be remedied by training and practice, incompetence almost never.
"May this year"
Dammit, I was looking forward to finding out how the Googleplane did against a salvo of Starstreaks. At this stage it's about the only thing that's likely to make the Olympics interesting to me.
You may call them "vampire stars"
I call them "Robin Hood stars" - robbing from the (mass) rich and giving to the (mass) poor. Well not so much of the latter but anything that strikes a blow against the bloated fat-cats* of the star world is fine by me.
*Can I get one for Tom Cruise, please.
Re: Proprietary Technology
That and a script knocked up in about twenty minutes in Mumbai - you don't expect a "social media entrepreneur" to sit front of a PC clicking buttons do you.
If you're going to have separate ID numbers for multiple devices it probably time to give up the expectation taht they be something that the end users has to deal with more than once. Either move to a DNS like system or issue numbers to persons not devices.
Since the idiots
who think wireless can replace fibre have yet to show up here I think your annoyance is a little premature. As for the "mind numbingly obvious "stats"" , well statistics tend to be like that - they tell you what you already know but with numbers.
He writes a competent but unexciting article, some sub drops in a piece of el Reg's trademark sarcasm*, and suddenly he's guilty of sloppy reporting.
*I suspect he Register's in-house style guide is just 20 pages of examples of how to do sarcasm.
Dammit! I was going to do the Douglas Adams reference
Missed it by this much - Don Adams will have to do instead.
My memory's a little hazy
but didn't the whole affair start with NASA announcing an "important" (as in hint, hint, we've found life on Mars) only to follow it up with this piece of mostly speculation. In the circumstances the media can be forgiven for trying to make the best out of the very little they were given.
Stockbroking, investment banking, telecommunication and seafood investments
Pick the odd one out.
Telecommunications - all the others inevitably end up on the nose.
I've never seen an actual little green man in SF. (And I've seen and watched a lot.) Now Rutans on the other hand. (Even if what they did was less floating and more been dragged along by an invisible string.)
Exactly. Point of article:If you're a producer you rely on your suppliers - if the product they supply is not fungible you have a problem. So the Amazon thing is exactly not a relevant example.
Re: @Big Dumb Guy 555 -- -What???? ...But the US didn't
According to the episode of QI I watched last night the US has the solid support* of Palau on the Cuba thing so it's not like it's an international pariah or anything. . .
*At least until the aid money runs out and the way things are going it'll probably run out soon. Twenty years ago the US thought it had won the Cold War. Twenty years on it's becoming clear that it was just that the USSR lost it first.
Re: i must have missed the IT angle
Interred Trove - theres always an IT angle.
Re: Surely any coin
Well obviously, since their were no Christians around at the time they used BCE instead.
I hate to say it but this story crosses the line from good fun and harmless innuendo into outright sexism. It's the 21st century folks, the mere presence of women anywhere, no matter how attractive, should neither be a surprise nor cause of schoolboy sniggers.
Might work with the end sequence of 2001. Otherwise, I can't see much use for it.
Re: Meanwhile on Branson's island..
The thing about islands is that the bigger they get the less islandy they become. I mean I live on an island but since it's an entire continent you'd never know.
Dammit, I see where this is going. Ellison's ego won't be satisfied until he buys a
Well I changed my name to
Malcolm Peter Brian Telescope Adrian Umbrela Stand Jasper Wednesday (pops mouth twice) Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable (whinnying) Arthur Norman Michael (blows squeaker) Featherstone Smith (whistle) Northgot Edwards Harris (fires pistol, then 'whoop') Mason (chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff) Frampton Jones Fruitbat (squeaker) Gilbert (sings) 'We'll keep a welcome in the' (three shots) Williams If I Could Walk That Way Jenkin (squeaker) Tiger-drawers Pratt Thompson (sings) 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' Darcy Carter (horn) Pussycat (sings) 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' Barton Mainwaring (hoot, 'whoop') Smith.
But I misspelled 'umbrella' so I should be right.
Girls like babies and Men like Trek
You're forgetting all that slash fiction I'm afraid.
the penis pump under the bench but whatever gets you off.
ICT - Ill-advised Carlisle Transport. Don't worry I'll stop now - I blame DARPA anyway.
Definitely IT - Ill-advised Transport.
Much as I hate that expression
there are times when it's appropriate.
How the hell do you defend against SPACE NAZIS
with that. For SPACE NAZIS you need SPACE SPITFIRES.
with the first post insert Skynet joke here.
"Earth's Milky Way"
I didn't realise preparations for the Galactic Empire were so far advanced.
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