They have the nose of a Vulcan at the Air Museum by Bournemouth Airport. You can climb up into the cockpit and wiggle the switches. Yes, it is claustrophobic!
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Some day, all computers will be made like this. This miniaturisation thing has had its day. Long live the 2N2222!
On my 27" iMac, I am running Mac OSX, Windows XP (with IE6), Windows XP (with IE7), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 beta, Ubuntu 15 - and BDS Unix - all at the same time if need be. When you are developing web sites, you gotta have ALL the browsers.
'to enter areas too dangerous for humans'
Most of the Middle East then!
Re: Good idea
I doubt if you will find a washing machine that will last ten years - unless you spend a lot of money. Washing machines typically give 1 year per £100 spent. A 10-year Miele will cost £1000+
Also, if you are lucky enough to get five years out of a washing machine before it dies, you have to scrap it. An iMac has a decent residual value after five years.
Vulcan has had his day
It cost a fortune to keep it airworthy, the money could be better spent. Time to put the old fellow out to stud!
When it can be done without a headset, I might be interested. Until then - meh!
For quite some time, Adobe charged substantial upgrade prices for increasingly esoteric new features. Now they want to lock you into a subscription model. I was a heavy duty Photoshop user at one time and happily paid for the upgrade even though though they added little in terms of functionality. I am quite happy to stick with CS6 and don't find it deficient in any way.
Can we have a Mac version too please ;?)
The Apple logo is an apple...
Why is the Android logo a robot?
My one and only Dell computer ever was nearly thrown out of the second floor window on a number of occasions, were it not for the safety of those below. After ten service calls where everything was replaced (but the case) without it being fixed, I took it to the local dump and then built my own PC from the ground up. Now, if I had had a gun at the time...
All that we really know about aliens
is that, yes, they exist and they count on a base of 187.5. Could that possibly be the number of digits they have?
On the wrong track completely...
Everyone knows that the big bang started in a parallel universe and burst into ours, where there was nothing to start with. There are an infinite number of parallel universes of different sizes, scales and shapes. To travel great distances in our universe is just a matter of popping over to another universe that has a different scale and temporal flow, travelling a short distance and them popping back into our universe st the distant destination. No near-light speed needed, no deflectors, no cryogenic chambers, no Bussard Scramjets, no wormholes. All you need is a sidestep! We don't have these yet but something else might!
Damned if you do...
...Damned if you don't. (depending on your love/hate of Apple).
There are people who will sit in a restaurant and order a £10,000 bottle of wine. I doubt very much that it has anything to do with the taste or 'nose' of the wine. It's like Harry Enfield waving a wad and saying 'Loadsamoney'. The bottle of wine won't last very long either!
Re: Marketing/advertising have no ethic, so asking for ethical use is useless...
While you are at it, ban foundation cream, eye shadow, lipstick, hair colourants etc, etc. They are all examples of 'retouching'.
It's all a scam
Sounds to me like the Lads from Lagos have drempt up a new revenue stream. I'm not buying this!
Old is best
A spitty light sabre is obviously a relic, like a well-worn 1959 Stratocaster. Very desirable!
The G is for Graphical not Jraphical!
"Does R&B still mean rhythm & blues?"
No, Rubbish and Bass
10 x 8
Back then, I shot food and still lives on a 10 x 8 Sinar. Because of the long bellows extension and small aperture (f64), there would be up to thirty flashes from different flash and tungsten heads placed around the subject - some with a stocking over the lens to give a halo. I would have to use 10 x 8 Polaroid film to balance the lights and then take bracket shots +- 1/3 stops. The film would be sent off to the lab but a couple of sheets held back to be pushed or pulled by the lab for the final tweak. Depending on the subject, we could do one or two shots in a day like this. I always considered this approach to be 'painting with light' rather than photography.
Start at the very beginning...
Punch cards, Sinclair Basic then Z80 assembler.
On the other hand...
...it's a very long time since Jasper wrote anything new, exciting or innovative!
Daleks, Cybermen, lesbian Lizards. If you want science, look elsewhere. Loved it!
...that it is only the Apple Watch that could cause problems. Why not a Casio Calculator Watch or a Rolex with a stopwatch function? A: Because putting 'Apple' in a headline makes people sit up and pay attention. What about using a sat-nav? My TomTom has a dreadful touchscreen and even worse GUI. It can talk to me but I can't talk to it, which I could if I had an Apple Watch.
I can't wait for 16K Laser 3D and rediscovering all those great Marx Brothers films!
The Register gets more like Top Gear all the time!
"fruity fuhrer Tim Cook"
How politically incorrect can you get, Jasper?
Is this (particular) rubbish reported in The Register?
I am amazed
That these companies should have such lax security on their servers. Username "admin", Password "password" comes to mind. They should be sued for negligence! Perhaps they should employ said hackers to make their servers hack-proof?
If it is 500 light years away, what they are seeing in 500 years old. Might not be there now so there's no point in setting off.
A brilliant idea!
I can then wave my new iPhone 6 in the pub with even more self-satisfied smugness. Why not make it another £1000, then it would be even more 'exclusive'. In a recent visit to the small market town of Enniskillen, Co Femanagh, I found a shop in the high street where the cheapest watch was £4500. Now THAT is style!
Look at this and tell me that Samsung don't copy Apple...
It is impossible for the human brain to comprehend infinity and a universe that goes on forever. Our experiences always are always bounded by something. Most humans even have trouble comprehending three dimensions as we are confined to the two (and a bit) dimensions of the surface of a planet. Throughout history, various theories have been proposed and then supplanted by newer ones as we have been able to better observe and understand our surroundings. No matter how much worms evolve in the future, they will never understand how a steam engine works. I think that we are all worms.
...and the technology angle is...?
Why a MacPro might be your next Windows PC...
It is NOT expensive...
My first Mac 128 (in 1984) cost about the same price as a Mac Pro does now. A LaserWriter cost £4500, a 10Meg SCSI hard drive cost £1750. My first Philips CD burner cost £2500, the software (Topic) cost £2500 for the Mac version and £2500 for the PC version. Blank CDs were £20 each and half the writes failed.
A NuVista video card cost £2500 and the same again for a u-Matic control card.
If you scale those 1980's prices to today, you are talking serious money. Expensive as they were, these items paid for themselves over and over again and fetched a good resale price too.
Re: "Patch Tuesdays" for cars?
No, the car comes to a screeching halt and all of a sudden, the dashboard turns red.
Whether you are a scientist or a theologist there is one thing for certain - we don't know what we don't know and most likely, never will. That has always been difficult to come to terms with.
Dear Fruity CEO, I would just like to drop you a fruity message to wish you and your fruity firm all the fruity best for the fruity New Year. Jasper
I wonder how long it will be before the first Lunar Chinese Restaurant opens? Fu Yung Moon
Re: "A highly visible laser truck is going to be the first thing any enemy will want to take out."
The could be disguised as ice cream vans. Nobody would twig.
... there might be some patents in there that could be used to clobber somebody.
Swiss Army Knife
In a Swiss Army Knife, the individual tools suck. There are much better tools for opening bottles, whittling wood, taking nails out of horses' hoves. Why is it surprising that maps apps are not as good as dedicated satnavs? Why are the built-in cameras not as good as real cameras at the same price as the phone? Having said that, I have iPhone/iPad apps that are considerably better than their real world counterparts. ClearTune guitar tuner, SkySafari (as an astronomical telescope guider) and I much prefer playing Scrabble on an iPad than with a real board.
Surely, minding this rig is worse than using a mobile phone when driving?
"The Fruity Firm"
Used three times in this short piece. Go to the back of the class for lack of imagination and overuse of clichés.
I remember a time...
... when car windscreens were flat. Don't see many of those these days. On an iPhone (with a larger screen than the current model) a curved edge will make it easier to operate with one hand as your thumb will not be restricted by a sharpish edge. Makes sense to me.
Sixty years ago...
...Dan Dare didn't have all these problems. The Anastasia could go anywhere with only the cockpit canopy of a Second World War fighter bomber. Going back even further, Buck Rogers fueled his 'rocket ship' with copper wire off a reel. Worked pretty well but the smoke always rose upwards and the sparks fell downwards. Wouldn't be allowed these days on Health and Safety grounds.
I just got a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad from Amazon (£30). The iPad fits neatly inside it and it is a decent keyboard too. I really do like to have the arrow keys for editing.