Re: How are you going to see to land it?!
Of course there will be cameras in the nose - computers don't have eyes.
1469 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
Of course there will be cameras in the nose - computers don't have eyes.
Taking a 500m curve at mach 5 may be Superman's idea of a fun ride but it ain't mine
But as the article indicates he's put his misbegotten youth behind him and is a Queenslander now. What next - blaming Queensland for Fosters!
but I'm beginning to think that 'Zero' stands for the number in stock at any reliable outlet.
The Pi has a special feature to deal with that - it doesn't run Flash.
Edit: Seems I can't add an icon after posting so please imagine the joke alert.
His share of his his father's business when he took it over was around $100 m give or take a factor of two. He's now worth 4.5 billion according to Forbes but a figure as low as 2 billion is plausible. Which means, if I crunched the numbers correctly, he could just as well invested the money and spent his life on the golf course. (Does Trump place golf - it's probably a bit too genteel for his image.) Or he could have just let his underlings run the company and take all the credit. (What was I saying about his image?)
The guy knows exactly what he is doing. He'll say whatever he thinks will play in order to get what he wants (and he's very good at that) but like a dog chasing a car. . .
Just use cash.
I want desperately to hang onto the belief that all those orgasms are real.
but I wouldn't be terribly frightened of a killer robot shooting at me with all the power of a dim lightbulb.
I was searching for 'porn' in Office.
Doesn't Trump present himself not just as a prominent businessman but as a business leader. Didn't he have a TV show in which he purported to teach people how business is done. Trump is already a part of the problem and will continue even if he doesn't become POTUS.
Or at least it was in Charles Stoss' Acellerando. I forget the precise details but it involved dropping part of the sail and using the reflected the light for deceleration. Of course if you're just going to Mars you'd probably want to send the reflector ahead and you'd still have to solve the problem of making the system work at a distance of more than a few hundred km.
A few years ago I would have said the same but climbing to the top of the radio tower in the last Tomb raider scared the shite out of me.
That rats eat the seeds and/or seedlings of the native trees has been known for some time. Nature can be surprising sometimes.
I spent a non-negligible amount of time try to work out why you'd want SSL on an internal bus. Maybe it's time to move to FLA (four letter acronyms).
I'm sure it will be more stable when the missile launch tubes are installed.
Don't worry you aren't missing much - you have to be ridiculously high for it to be remotely convincing and it doesn't come with the phone number of your local drug dealer. But I second your motion for a Google flight sim - even the rather dodgy Google 3D buildings put the Microsoft autogen scenery to shame.
In the future I'll stick to the astrophysics articles.
I think I saw that in a video once.
That sphere doesn't look especially spherical. Are the gravity waves particular intense at the Vulture South eyrie.
1. The energy doesn't run out it just gets spread progressively thinner (at least for light in a vacuum and gravity waves that's were your model falls short).
2. The same analogy applies to light and yet we manage to see distant galaxies.
3. It helps to have a very energetic source and a very sensitive detector.
For really high temperatures you need a jam-based pastry.
you missed the section about pronoun dropping.
Is probably the same as to "do you intend to keep the same phone for the next 12 years".
Well if they projected it on the white wall they used for the filming. . .
you mean 'U' for 'unwatchable'? Sarcastic bastard the BBFC.
I think they're onto something. Hard to work up the youth (read: young men) into a righteous (and sometimes murderous) when they're all sitting around with a silly smile on their face.
have been conspiring to destroy the US public education system since forever.
I'm seeing his name pronounced by Rowan Atkinson.
Mind, if we call you Kate, just to keep it clear.
Dammit, I've waited 45 years to get even with you pommies.
We hear these stories again and again because in any regulated system a culture develops of doing the the absolute minimum needed to comply with the regulations. No that might be acceptable in the exciting field of, say, stationery (sorry, David Brent) but when it comes to my money I want a proactive regulator that's prepared to continually enforce good and just not just "good enough" (which never is) practices. Of course in the current cultural/political climate I'm dreaming.
Thanks I was trying to find that to cite as a reply to all those blaming Bin Laden for not been allowed in the cockpit anyone. Short summary for those who don't know the story: Captain allows son and daughter to sit in the pilots' seats. Son somehow manages to disable the autopilot. Everybody* dies. One of the more truly horrific aviation stories.
*73 people according to the supposedly unreliable Wikipedia.
"most of wikipedia is 'adapted' (i.e. pinched) from other people's sites/work and reworded"
Er, that's how information works. Always and thankfully still.
The much touted benefits of putting home appliances on the internet are really just edge cases or illusory. Turn the heating cooling on before I get home? Maybe if you work irregular hours and are desperate to save electricity and your memory's good enough. The rest of us will just a timer. Let my fridge reorder for me. Show me a working system that's not a pain to use. Let my washing machine reorder detergent at exorbitant prices. Not bloody likely. Of course maybe that's just me being a control freak but I remain unconvinced that consumer IoT systems make life easier for the user. In which case they stay in their little niche.
I hope that light is real. If not who will pull us out of the shit when Intel screws up again like they did with 64-bit transition?
If she's going to 'do' Déjeuner sur l’herbe she's going to need some male assistant and they woon't even need to get their kit off. I wonder if there's a sign up list.
Is that the one with Vin Diesel?
No wait I think that was Dragon 9 2.0: Fuller and Thrustier.
Boko Haram is basically just a criminal gang and criminals have a habit of stealing things.
From there to everyone in the third world is corrupt is a big leap.
"....a sysadmin wants either to do it for real or to go and play a game where you shoot people and blow things up."
But I hear Daesh are very interested and Lewis Hamilton is thinking of throwing in a few quid.
the Shuttle was huge. All that mass hoisted to orbit just to bring back seven astronauts. (The contents of the cargo bay were almost invariably on a one way trip.) That was the tragedy of the Space Shuttle system - wonderful tech made horribly inefficient because the USAF thought they might like to snatch satellites from orbit.. Much better to provide a low-g landing system for just the cargo that needs it and dump the rest of the mass.
"Shall we keep it as the FAR side of the moon then?"
But then El Reg would be compelled to illustrate the article with a Gary Larsen cartoon and nobody wants that do they?
The parallel with cars doesn't hold up. A self driving car needs to be 100% autonomous. There's simply no time for a driver to take over when another vehicle does something random and unexpected 10 metres ahead. Not that it would do much good - absent Lewis Hamilton at the wheel a human's not going to do better than a computer. Now, the same applies in the air. If the system haWhere a pilot has an advantage is in those situations (Gimli glider etc) where they can draw on experience to pull something original out of the hat. But those situations are by definition rare. And it conceivable that the same thing could be done remotely. Indeed in the Qantas engine fire incident it was the pilot plus a large team on the ground that was responsible for the successful outcome. (Someone above mentioned airlines not wanting to pay for bandwidth which may be true for day to day operations but in an emergency different rules apply.)
If efficiency is what you want it's hard to beat steel wheels on rails. But as most people are probably not to keen on having a railway in their home it would be useful to have robots that can handle the environments we have built for ourselves.
If Google had just paid itself standard rates for all the views of the Big Dog, Cheetah, etc videos it wouldn't have needed to get that $32m from DARPA.
Yeah, I can't stand these sort of capers.