419 posts • joined Friday 10th August 2007 19:00 GMT
As an American...
I was impressed when I first saw BT tower from the streets of London. I have seen many comms towers in the US, but nothing as practical looking as this multi-use structure. I'm surprised we don't see more comms equipment on large buildings in the US. There are some, but I feel there is a missed opportunity for some architectural aesthetic value. I think BT tower would fit in with any of our major cities.
a plausible case
...and perhaps shooting at race cars would make them drive faster, but it would also cause equipment failures adding cost & time to the race.
Re: Looks like...
Biological cyber warfare?
This is new?
I thought this was already generally accepted to be the case. Is it only news because there is a new pixelated image of it?
As an American...
...what is this Scart cable you speak of? I hace seen the connection on one of my big TV's, but never seen the actual cable in my country. Why was there a need to make yet ANOTHER video connection? Is it any better than the alternatives?
While we may have to wait a long time for exascale computing, its nice to know the network will be ready.
Re: But it takes 2!
It has the deuterium & lithium, but no anti-matter.
we probably couldn't get enough solar power to control anti-matter.
I don't even use TPB...
...but I love hearing that the site is still running around, seemingly unstoppable. Will it ever end? It all seems like one big distraction for politics & law.
Re: Astonishing and nice!
When can we expect this to be scaled down to a size appropriate for an F1 car, so race it around the Large Hadron Collider? I want to see Wipeout races in my lifetime.
According to El Reg, "...T5 and M5 chips run at 3.6GHz."
Is that really a better performer than the zEC12 chip, a 5.5 GHz hexa-core processor?
Beating Power7 is great, but I saw a marketing claim that Larry was about to announce the fastest processor in the world. Am I to understand this was marketing BS as usual?
I'm sure it has been said already, but it is quite depressing to know that the U.S. spent more on the bank bailout than the entire history of NASA's budget. Too bad there isn't enough money in space for NASA to have it's own lobbyists. Too bad our gov is more interested in profit than pure research in general.
Just because it can be done...
...doesn't mean it should.
That must be it
Surely these people are downloading illegally out of simple ignorance. Who could possibly deal with piracy on their conscience? Right
"the best aspects of DirectX 11"
But you don't need DirectX 11 to play Bioshock Infinite. PS3 doesn't use it. Aside from it being the more commonly accepted proprietary standard, What is the best aspect of DirectX 11?
Re: Calm down, it's just a willy...
Don't they have penis festivals/parades in Japan?
Welcome to Florida, my home.
About those prices...
Remember how nice it was to buy storage before the great flood of 2012? Those were the days.
Re: Cinnamon is all very well
includes the alternative MATE and Cinnamon desktops...on the DVD I assume. there doesn't seem to be a live image using MATE. Mint and CentOS have been good enough for me depending on application. For desktops & portables Mint does seem to just work with more WiFi adapters. I'm still glad to see more features added to Fedora, but why can they keep up to date on drivers?
It may not be a mass market, but I would call it powerful, easy-to-use software broadly accessible to consumers. I use it in my own office daily, and can't think of a reason to go back to Microsoft.
Is it hostile?
Perhaps it is natural for space exploration to appear as terrifying as possible. If we keep this up we may never find life that would get along with us, not that we would find any on Phobos anyway. What would you think if you saw these bouncing/floating towards you?
A hop in the right direction
Who knew those old sci-fi movies would accurately predict that this would actually be a landing option? It always seemed ludicrous to me. At least we aren't stuck with all computers looking the way they did 50+ years ago
I resent that stereotype, as a red-headed stepchild who was NOT beaten into adolescence. I understand it is common, but that doesn't make it any more tasteful that using the same standard for people of African-American descent.
Am I the only one around who is actually happy with Android on tablets?
I have one of those 11-inch Alienware machines. I got it free when a friend dropped it and broke the HDD. I just had to buy a new drive, and now it runs Mint. Sad the Core2 Duo only goes 1.8 GHz. The thing still loves the 3D games I run on it. 4GB DDR3 & Nvidia graphics probably matters more than the CPU anyway. This box you have here probably isn't portable for long when under a load, but it still looks nice and so does the price.
Are we supposed to be shocked that Apple would demonstrate planned obsolescence in an iMac?
This means republican business owners can STFU about the skills gap myth. They don't want to pay people what they're worth. THAT is why there is a lack of highly technical workers currently employed. There was one engineer who brought up this point to Obama several months ago. Obama asked for his resume so he could show it whenever another CEO like Otellini complained that they just couldn't find qualified people to work. This man is still unemployed last I heard. I personally know a few people who had nice positions in NASA. Now they are doing things like lawn maintenance & consulting.
Maybe the big news is that their under-clocked G3 is still living up to expectations. I would like to see them try (just as an experiment) a dual processor board with a rad/space rated cpu as a backup along side a more modern clocked compatible architecture. If it survives the journey, they'd get a bonus without risking the entire mission on a piece of silicon. How hard can that be? (please don't remind me how that question taunts Murphy's law)
This makes me so happy
The Japs seem quite determined to make their mechanized future a reality. I love seeing them tackle all the engineering feats needed to make this happen.
even a little enhanced mental abilities would be useful for avoiding the dystopian Idiocracy future
That is why there should be numbers in the title. It works for software distribution. Soon as a new version of my favorite linux distro is out, it is readily available in torrent form. The plans will most likely be less than 700MB making it easy to redistribute continuous changes.
Why not just torrent the plans?
Oh, that's right. Torrents are only for evil pirates.
...13.3 billion years to reach Earth
Is that taking into account the assumed rate of expansion in the universe?
Nothing new here
Permeable pavers & permeable concrete in general have been around for years. Why is this being celebrated as a significant achievement today? Did they just find someone else's IP as usual?
So, it is a rock then
"an elongated, irregularly shaped object ... with ridges and perhaps craters." Would we expect something different?
Re: "...1.6 kilometer girth ..."
You can't ignore its girth
Aloha as hello or farewell?
Re: Just the ticket
sharpened fruit? That's not really giving the Kalashnikov much credit.
Re: quite a nice breakthrough, if it, eh, breaks through
The biofuel may be sustainable, but does it burn cleaner than traditional jet fuel? If it pollutes the air more than what they already have, what good is it?
Re: We are
something more useful like a dyson ball vacuum cleaner?
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