972 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
Re: EU Political Correctness / Communism / Fascism
An Eadon comment is automatically ironic. It has nothing to do with his intention. Does he actually have intentions. In fact, I'm beginning to suspect Eadon is amfm release version. It's a pity though, that the coders have substituted breadth with (superficial ) coherence.
Re: Or worse?
I don't disagree with you but isn't the problem more fundamental than that? Analysts get paid to say stuff. They'll still get paid if said stuff is inane or obvious or misleading. They only only don't get paid if they don't say anything at all.
Re: tiny ?
That's what I thought. Some (unfortunate) men are not that well equipped.
"extremely slow (19-15hz), massively parallel, "analogue", self-repairing and self-adapting, poor compartmentalisation, with pattern detection bias and high error ratio"
Sounds like the US Army. (OK , any army.) May be you should contact the Call of Duty and ask them how they did it.
Who needs an exciting name
When they're "extremely large".
'Emasculating'. I don't think it means what you think it means.
Oh, and while you're here, please stop the fuck trying to get me to sign into my Google account whenever I do a quick search for movie quotes I'm pretending to know by heart.
regards - FJB
Must be wrong
That path goes nowhere near Edwards AFB - crazy Russian politician.
But they said "Apollo" and Project Apollo didn't go anywhere near the moon - crazy American.
I thought you meant the vapour trails
then I remembered I came here to do a CMP joke.
Re: Why revel in things someone else has decided are waste of time?
Because from a third person point we learn much more from failures than successes. Sure if you want to make an Oscar-winner by all means study Oscar-winners. But if you're not in the business you watch good movies and discuss bad ones.
Re: Looks like a Nexus 7 clone...
I'll certainly be considering it. I've been umming and aahing over a Nexus but I'm on a budget and the AU$200 plus price keeps putting me off. Basically all I need is decent battery life, reasonable build quality, and the ability to run a browser. If I can get that for $30 less than a Nexus I'm interested. On the other hand, there's the poorish screen and the HP liability . . .
Re: John Sheridan, eh?
Most of the savings come by adopting Minbari technology but when you see the UI you'll be longing for the return of the ribbon.
That episode?I remember all of them and to be fair most were down to flash vulns.
International pretend to be a space traveller day
is next Thursday.
Now to hook this up to one of those pee-controlled urinal games
and the circle will be complete.
Now, that's peak civilisation.
Entrepreneur tastes just like chicken
I think The Bongster is starting to tell porkies!
I have of course believed everything he has written up till now.
You're an oddball. They're batshit insane.
Re: Sign of the times?
I was going to demand Klingon but a true warrior. . . . No, I don't have the strength to go on.
Since we're restricted to the classics
surely that should be "Doug and Dinsdale".
They were all called Kevin, just to keep it clear.
I'm happy to wait two days
for the puns.
It's the G'Tall tripwire
and since we triggered it four years ago they'll be here any day now to put the animals back in the zoo.
Are you trying to get them to multiply
or will you supply condoms?
Re: Tomorrows El Reg Headline.... Today
Anyone can create a streaming video service. It takes a Google to make money out of it.
Lots of flashing lights
Now that was a computer.
A lot of people are going to be disappointed by optronics.
I see your Whoooooosh
and raise a Poe.
And I thought they were just going to use
Re: It's not all good though
Have you considered a stimulus package.
the US doesn't have to prove anything to the Norks and they don't want China cutting off the supply of ipads.
"sexual health and wellness"
FFS, you work for a company that makes sex toys, albeit upmarket ones. It's 2013 and you feel the need to medicalise your product to make it respectable.
It's a piece of vibrating plastic not an MRI scanner.
I suppose I could make a comment about US puritanism. . .
Re: NorrisSpeed USB
The Hilton is indeed a unit of speed - unfortunately it only applies in one direction.
Re: Each paragraph of your post is untrue.
That which is asserted without evidence . . .
in the experiment is simply asking the subjects to judge the gait they found most feminine. I can judge that Minnie Mouse is more feminine than Mickey* but that doesn't mean I want to fuck her.
*Try explaining that - there's a thesis in there somewhere.
Stop the presses
Anonymous person on the internet comes to "conclusion".
You're in the right area
It's like one of those Japanese combining robots. Never underestimate the power of a few hormone fueled teenagers in a group. The lampposts didn't stand a chance
CorelDraw is a vector illustration/page layout tool and a powerful one at that. No image editing program can be expected to do what it does. You probably don't need it. Most people don't need it any more than they need, say, a CAD program but that hardly justifies the bizarre hate its getting here.
+1 for "Astrotheiving'
Minus 10% for misspelling 'thieving' but you'll have to owe that to me.
I see you're new here. Actually, I see you really are new here, so for your information the Register's unofficial motto is something like "Supplying the internet with its daily dose of good old British double entendre since the 1990s".
I'm not convinced by the official line
The El Reg line that is. If the mission requirements were for a satellite platform for quick testing of arbitrary instrument packages a basic disposable system designed to sit under a fairing would have been faster and cheaper to design and indeed to operate. Not to mention that it would have drawn a lot less attention to itself. As for keeping the returning vehicle out of the hands of opposition that's a matter of giving the platform sufficient delta V capability. Wings aren't going to to help you much if you're on a ballistic course for central China. Alternatively a few kilograms of strategically placed high explosive should do the job.
No, in the end, a spaceplane has one USP- the ability to bring arbitrary objects safely to earth from orbit. Now I'm not saying the USAF are about to go pinching Chinese satellites any time soon but I don't doubt that they would liketo have the capability to do so. And that scares me quite a bit, to be honest.
zombies? The way things are I've started to expect zombies every time I go around the corner for a carton of milk.
Zombies are a little overdone is what I'm saying.
It's David Irving thinks Wikipedia has defamed him
he should try suing for libel.
Re: Speaking of perspective,
from the about page of Apologetics* Press:
The entire material Universe was specially created by this almighty God in 6 days of approximately 24-hours each, as revealed in Genesis 1 and Exodus 20:11.
Well, that's the big bang disproved then.
*The name was a giveaway but the I'm a bit of a masochist.
Re: Go on....credit Stellarium for the pic!
"If I want to look at Venus and Saturn from an Earth-centric perspective, I need only go outside of an evening".
Lucky you. Around here it's all tower blocks. (Oh, for the key to the roof.) Of course for the view from space it's Orbiter all the way for me. Nothing like a good docking, now and then.
Re: What's in it for the AIs?
Let's hope sorting out it's own space program doesn't involve realising project Orion.
Re: Not exactly a shock
"This ability would need to spontaneously appear in a large number of the species for it to thrive through procreation."
In 1860 that argument might have some plausibility. After Mendel it's just silly.
is that when it comes to spaceflight, mass is everything. Energy can come from solar or nuclear (there are no clouds or neighbours in space or indeed on Mars) but fuel (specifically reaction mass) is the real cost since every kilogram you bring with you has to be subtracted from your payload. Certainly the process would be technically complex and possibly dangerous, but what about spaceflight isn't. And yes, producing enough fuel for a return journey is likely to to take time but given the journey time to Mars it likely you'll want to stay there a few months anyway. Especially if the alternative is to stay there forever.
but I couldn't find an acronym for Vegemite.
Acronym failure. I don't think they're even trying anymore. I mean it took me about 30 seconds to come up with High Assurance Military Electronic Global Guardian System and I'm definitely not DARPA certified.
how would you fit a Chinese submarine in a swimming pool?
Icon, because if it wasn't the Chinese it must've being the aliens wot got 'im.
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