502 posts • joined Monday 27th August 2007 15:52 GMT
Wouldn't it be more efficient to attach the gear system directly to a dynamo and then harvest the electricity quickly using a capacitor? i.e., effectively wind-up but driven by weight? In this way you could spend 10 minutes lifting the weight a few times but then have electricity for a few hours.
I thought Apple had invented the iThing, good point!
Did Apple pay off HP?
Crispy Chilli Beef
So are you saying that I couldn't have CCB & spring rolls on my way to Mars?
Screw the radiation, there's the deal breaker.
Re: CAD has it covered
I've found the icon you needed =====>
"preferential treatments to its own services"
Next it will be Tesco's for giving preferential shelf space TO THEIR OWN FRIKKIN' BEANS
Just make it foldable already
and stop pissing about.
BBC News 24 Reporter: "Hello victim of space debris, how do you feel having watched your house and entire family being oblitafried?"
At least on a train...
....you can change seats.
On my 1h commute I sometimes used to move up to 3 times to get away from the fucktards.
MBP 13" 2009, liking it MUCH better than Mountain Goat.
My issue, when running the battery lasts ages. Brill! But when I close the lid and come back to it the battery only has <30min left. Not so much hibernating as midnight feasting.
"too fast for missile"
Military laser tech seems to be developing quickly, this plane might be redundant before it gets off the ground.
Re: tension sheet
If Apple can patent "a thing that might do a thing made out of a future like thing" then I'm pretty sure you can patent your neuronal timepiece.
Sound a bit like a neural-lace/terminal combo mind, but I suspect Iain didn't patent it yet.
Three Note 3 Fails
1. "outie" camera (just why?!)
2. FM radio AWOL
3. Note no longer has note widget that allows you to TAKE FUKIN' NOTES!
Re: Mote car analogies please
the old R is right next to Mr.T, an easy slip.
Today I myself had a similar "episode", I was going for "buffer" and got "bugger"
Re: "next gen"
This time round the new consoles have left me yawning, same old same old, just more polygons. I had thought I was going to skip this generation....., but what's reawakened my interest in killing people, driving, killing people whilst driving, is the possibility of doing it in virtuality! The O.Rift looks really cool, and this augmented reality take on it looks equally so. We might finally get that sci-fi HUD vision going (the one google glass seems like it's failing to deliver).
I think the killer app would be a real world AG game..., get fit and kill people at the same time, what could be more fun?!
Prawn takes horsey
Holly could have taken them all!
"tighter than a duck’s bum in a downpour"
The implicit tightness is already implied, what with ducks liking swimming.....
...anyway, I love my Note, but can only just hold it comfortably to make calls. The idea of going any bigger I think will meet with usability difficulties.
The phone does look really nice. What would be REALLY great is if it folded in the middle! (2014 maybe? and then all the idiots with Dom Jolly phones [me] will look like, er, idiots!).
lasers, landmines, frag rounds etc.
My earlier comment was a bit vague. I guess I was trying to highlight the lunacy that it's okay to kill people with one type of weapon, but not another. Either way you are dead, so what's the difference?!
Somebody down-voted me for my Syria comment. The point I was trying to make is, why is it okay to exterminate the population by shelling but not with sarin gas? That is, the UN/USA only got interested when Sarin gas was used (yes, I know it is "banned", and therefore he must have his hand slapped...., but we didn't slap his hand for the ongoing genocide).
Even more "amusing" is the fact that Saddam had no WMDs and the USA thought he had stockpiles, whereas the West thought Bashar didn't have any, and was in fact sitting on.... a massive stockpile!
"Fragmenting ammunition is illegal for use in war under international law."
Apparently so are:
anti personnel mines (this one I understand as they maim after hostilities have finished)
It's okay to slaughter thousands of people in (e.g., Syria), but use sarin gas to do it then you've crossed a red line. WTF?
iPhone is not the new cigarette case then....
It's okay, I'm not dead, I had my iPhone in my top pocket! It stopped the...
Re: I wish the US D.O.T. was this smart!
that'll be those dead straight roads with the 55Mph speed limit...., I could barely keep awake.
Since seeing Maggie Philbin wearing a VR headset in Tomorrow's World I have been waiting.....
The PS4/Xbone have barley got my attention this time round, but then I saw the OR on Click and realised that Tomorrow's World's tomorrow had finally arrived!
In fact, what REALLY got my attention wasn't the OR headset but the inverted dustbin-lid for "walking" in whilst wearing the OR. I think the dustbin-lid will be the game-changer (no joking).*
I would love to play BF4 using the OR-dustbin-lid set-up, I might actually manage to stay alive for more than 20 seconds (especially if the teens have to use the same set-up).
*NASA are already using it for walking around Mars! Cool!!
i can cook
as shown on CBeebies.
There is no hope!
Re: Does anyone else think the iPhone isn't that pretty any more?
why not make the whole front face of the phone a screen?
keep it the same size, even keep the physical home button.
"No forward-facing stereo speakers"
useful on a telly, no doubt.
useful if you are a youf sitting at the back of a bus watching whatever on YouTube.
Of no other use.
"very careful to preserve/maintain the user experience"
Well iOS4 killed my iPhone3G
and Mountain Lion killed my MBP
so no, you are talking rubbish.
– the new black
Re: Forget Cold War defence models - our model should be Israel
but wouldn't the Americans step up if Israel got nuked?
does Coke Cola have to carry a banner on its cans saying:
"other carbonated cola flavoured drinks are available"
perhaps the EU trade commission should act now before I am unable to decide for myself.
Re: Nicely written Alistair...
Disagree, as he failed to understand DNA's line about digital watches.
DNA wasn't saying digital watches are a bad idea (as interpreted by the article author) he was saying that we are currently in the stone age as we thought they were a good idea, when in reality they were a very primitive tech concept, that is, in the future our smart watches would be infinitely better (e.g., IMB's terminal). DNA wasn't saying he thought digital watches per se were a bad idea.
lure of the "update" button
we always think we are gonna get something better, often not the case, yet I can never resists.
Some "update" examples:
iPhone3G: iOS3 to iOS4, painful.
Mac Book Pro 2009: Snow L. to Mountain L., more like Mountain Goat.
iTunes: slower with each update.
Galaxy Note: 4.0 to 4.1.2, let me see.... lost screen transitions, wallpaper not aligned when numeric lock implemented, lost the standard clock, lost the old accuweather app and replaced with "new improved version", and biggest of all, lost the ability to MAKE A NOTE WIDGET ON THE GALAXY NOTE, of course, I did gain many wondrous things, like "multiscreen" (utter bollox), a single S Note (utter bollox), and so on...
Yet I can never resist the next update...
Screw head alignment
My eyes, it huts my eyes.
Isn't it usual in the UK that...
...when you get struck off you then open a private medical practice?
Grit on a tiled floor.
Put my phone down to do up my shoes, struggled to cleanly pick phone up, the noise as my phone moved across the tiles made me shudder.
Oh yes, the tiled floor (same one) is also good for the drop test, tried it twice to be sure (darn it).
You are at a crossroads, there is a lamp here and a bearded pirate.
Still got mine.
Likes for lolly
I have paid a click farm to give me 1000 up-votes for this post, a bargain at 0.005 USD per up-vote. These up-voted will of course promote millions (if not billions) of other up-votes from gullible ElReg easily swayed commentards.
I look forward to my paid for popularity, should be starting any time now....
Re: In the UK
I believe along the lines of your comment that facial recognition has already been banned in the UK (EU?). This is a shame as this seemed about the most useful possible feature for Glass..... you look at somebody and their name & FB profile (relationship status, etc) pops up. Apparently this is not allowed (I seem to recall!).
regarding: "screen floating about 3m away", I would be very interested in the physics of this neat trick. Anyone care to explain?!
"stand up and point out to the trolls "
NEVER feed the trolls.
Books were divine, made Barry Trotter look like a pile of Phantom Menace.
The first film was pretty decent effort (although why they couldn't just stick to the books I don't know).
These books had everything to make 3 spell-binding movies.
What the hell is Hollywood doing?!
"might be made of something like indium tin oxide"
"might be made of something like fairy dust"
i.e., we haven't built a working prototype, but we'd like a patent anyway on some sketchy drawings.
no, not this rubbish game (it was), but El Reg's new "Mountain Lion" non-colour scheme!
Without red & green I am unable to distinguish the up and down-vote buttons.
I fear many of my fellow commentards will be similarly afflicted and might down-vote me by mistake (sob).
ICON: would be a sad face... if I could.
"how the hell can there be Independence Day 2"
This time the aliens are running OSX.
Re: Terminal 5
Having the T-800 going through the airport scanner would surely by a good scene in the movie.....
"er, just one more time please sir.."
Looks like a computer game! As everything is in sharp focus!
SD tennis looks more "real" to me...., or perhaps it's just my myopic eyes.
Also, the article author said: "that HDTV programme you are watching with 1080 lines is interlaced".
Surely not the case if it says: 1080p
Re: It's official!!!!
I wish the OED WAS the "industry" standards. It is MY standard, but it's not the industry standard, certainly not where I work, where dumbed down* American english is used.
*no latin, that is, "i.e"
*no big word where small ones will do instead
*no common abbreviations (except where we make up brand new ones)
*random capitalisation of Important Words
And worst of all, sentences that start with a logical argument but then automobile pileup into a train-crash.
I am disappointed that the OED is breaking it's own rules.
Ethical Tax Practices
CEO: I don't feel we've payed enough tax to support this faltering economy, lets add a few mill, no, no wait, that's mean and greedy of me, make that 10 mill extra on top of the tax bill.
USB stick, no?
Just put a chip in us all now and have done with it.
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system
- Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job