972 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
Volvos in Space
My new band name.
the SPB secret testing bunker again?
Re: At last
I suspect the explanation for the Big Dumb One involves some form of (possibly alien) brain parasite. Though more traditional types of zombiefication can't be ruled out.
Not just van Vogt
That murmuring you can hear is a thousand golden age SF writers whispering "I told you so" from beyond the grave".
While I understand the reason for it swastika avoidance does irritate me. Blood Rayne, for example ,used a three-armed pseudo-swastika. If was as if in the game's weird alternative reality Hitler was Manx.
Re: Cold War
The Russians never got Scotty into space so there's that.
Re: Who are we protecting here?
Education and awareness perhaps that sex is actually a mutually enjoyable activity to be conducted with a partner as well as, a fantasy object? FTFY.
Or do you propose to outlaw fantasy?
Well according to Google
Pornhub features "Free porn sex videos & pussy movies" so maybe yes.
That's what I got from it as well
Any sort of gene manipulation can be viewed as a process of encoding data. What they've done here is to make the write process more user friendly.
Re: Doubt it
Dammit, we need a zombie icon!
Let's not forget my favourite.
"First generation Atom netbooks"
Luxury! In my day we had to make do with Celerons.
Mutant space spiders/trout/whatever - what's not to like.
<- I think that's a Fantastic Four comic in the pocket.
Re: Space Chickens
Not just space chickens. Rubber Chickens from Beyonf the Stratosphere. Where's Ed Wood when you need him.
Re: A ways to go? More like several continents away
WUWT? It's still in the laboratory. There's no reason to make it small until you need to make it small. That would just be making life difficult for yourself.
I'd forgotten about the iTelegraph.
I really can't tell you
how terrified I would be at the sight of the word idiot painted on a chimmney.
Built the aqueducts
then privatised them. That was Romans wasn't it? My British history's a bit vague.
Probably not a good idea to get your material from out of copyright books.
Bacon, tomato and onion? OK I get that CCS is probably carbon capture something but BTO genuinely has me flummoxed.
On the other hand
there's those of us who have been waiting for the Arduino Leonardo (the real one, not a clone) since something like September so it pretty much balances out. Of course sales numbers are meaningless here. For example, no one really knows what percentage of Atmegas end up as de facto Arduinos. These aren't commercial projects folks. They aren't competing projects. I wish people (who should know better) would stop talking as if they were.
I can't help feeling
that this is the aerial equivalent of "lets build a monorail".
"No flashing LED indicators"
And you call this a geek treat. Admittedly, on past form, the entire series should be renamed "treats for people who really like Apple products"*.
*I'll spare you the f-word.
Re: Oh look...
So its not pointless - just crap design.
Re: @ blofse
If there is rigid online censorship in Australia I have yet to come up against it. The reality is that there have been persistent failed attempts at online censorship. Failed, because no one supports them except a few unrepresentative lobby groups which unfortunately have the main political parties running scared.
Only if it were fitted with a speaker.
Re: Ill make this quick. Title "how to stop viruses"
Re: You get a point for missing...
Darts must really confuse you then.
there are several. I suppose that, in some obscure way, it balances out all the fart apps.
Re: Well bugger me sideways
According to that logic I should be able to fly a 747, drive a Formula One car, and pilot the Space Shuttle.
Re: Google's magic wand waving
Yeah, but he had a lousy sense of timing.
It's all in the timing.
Re: any other accelerator built by humanity
You should see the one Slartibartfast used to cut out the crinkly bits in the fjords.
"Customisable pop-ups that appear outside the browser"
Who the hell thought this was a good idea?
Or to put it another way
would you trust a coder who thought that bothering to use the static keyword was "splitting hairs". like programming the law is about getting the rules right at the start so everyone can follow them without getting any nasty surprises.
Re: Ye Gods, how many ways can a hair be split
You may call it splitting hairs. I call it the precise application of the law. It's what judges are paid to do. And in the end it protects us all.
Re: If only they could make a decent website
That's just tradition. Baen covers are notorious for their crappiness so the website has a lot to live down to.
Is it just me
or has El Reg's double entendre department taken a turn towards the kinky?
Any security system that relies on users acting like machines rather than humans is inherently flawed.
Wot no jokes
about RIM helping to finger it's own customers.
How soon we forget.
that was taxi drivers.
Re: And still no built in GPS
A camera adds nothing to the function of a navigation device while a GPS device adds to the function of a camera. It's why some of use carry GPS data loggers around with us when we're ou taking photos.
Re: Great News
Edison's problem was not that DC is inefficient but that given the absence of DC transformers he had no way to distribute it at high voltage.
Call me a philistine
but I prefer Faboy Slim's up tempo three minute twenty-two remix
I liked the singing
Pity there was some bloke wanking his organ all over it.
Nothing to see here?
Just River Song being overly dramatic again. Jeez, why can't she learn to use email?
I'm even older than that and I still can't remember when Tracey Ullman was funny.
Re: Mass of everything
The clue's in the name. Since WIMPS interact with ordinary matter only weakly you can't weigh them. (They'd pass right through any scale). Indeed so far we can't measure them in any way. Ergo they can't affect any measurements of mass. The only way we know of their existence is through their contribution to gravitational effects at very large scales. As to why their gravitational effect is not apparent at smaller scales - well you have to remember that that matter in the universe is near to non-existent. O.K. maybe not non-existent, but on average the universe approximates a pretty good vacuum. Assuming dark matter is not clumpy like ordinary matter (i.e. that WIMPS don't strongly interact with anything including themselves) space with WIMPS in it is effectively just space but very slightly less tenuous. It's net effect on anything on a human scale is going to be zero.
Of course, anything that anyone says about dark matter is ,of necessity, highly speculative but the basic idea is actually pretty straightforward.
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