365 posts • joined 31 Aug 2007
Re: Idiot's Solution
"I cannot understand why people bother with hybrids."
That much is clear. I suggest you write to those idiots at BMW and point out the error of their ways. Maybe they'll make you head of engineering.
Bikal is a big lake in Russia.
Lock and load
My Nissan Leaf can lock its charging plug, and the other end is locked to the charging post until I release it by swiping my card to end the charging session.
I ate a 3D printed ice cream the other day.
It was amazing, the operator held the ice cream cone under the print head and then moved it in small circles whilst lowering it as each layer formed. The whole process took just a few seconds.
I've set up my studio with the subject, background, lighting and camera in such a way that I have achieved a really useful effect.
Now I want to "patent" that set-up so nobody else could use similar equipment in that particular arrangement.
...no one can hear you scream "Allahu Akbar!"
I say zap it with the frikkin' laser and see if it flinches.
It's quite inner resting how the arresting officer misspelt that word. Perhaps it was due to years of hearing it mispronounced.
Is there no information on the model of revulva used in the alleged assault?
Re: "Best" is just not a word
No words from Mr Cook about of the release date of the Mac Pro then?
All the best!
Speak for yourself
"And a screen that you can actually read without glasses…"
I can read an iPhone's screen without glasses.
Now if I could only drive a car without glasses or watch TV or focus on a cinema screen or see the number on a bus in time to signal its driver...
Re: Pfff. Slightly chilly at best.
Yeah, but with the wind chill it'll feel more like -95°C
Yes, a "solution looking for a problem"
I remember reading those same words about lasers. I didn't think I'd ever own a laser device and now I probably have more than I realise.
Why call it a "skin tattoo" when it is nothing like a skin tattoo?
I think a more accurate name would be an "iridescent submersible combine harvester flan".
It appears my Mac Pro with its Dual 3GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon chips and 4GB of RAM is too old for Mavericks (or Mountain Cat for that matter). I'll have to save up for one of those MacDyson upright cylinder things.
Re: Damage-limitation ensues.
Quite so and have the on-board computer manage the flow of electricity.
"Captain, that was a direct hit on our starboard capacitor, we're down to 75%. I've compensated but we canna take another hit like that."
"Switch all power to front capacitors. Scotty, I need that fuel cell back on line in 5 minutes or we'll be on the hard shoulder."
Re: New Mac Pro
It's just you.
But whatever people think of the new Mac Pro and Apple's reasons for abandoning the old cereal box shape, what's the betting that its release will prompt a new trend in wacky designs from other manufacturers?
You people make me sick!
Listen! St Ive said:
"...the interface is designed to be unobtrusive and deferential..."
And he's a designer (and a knight) - so stop moaning.
If you're feeling nauseated it's probably because you're still hungover from too much boozing the night before or maybe it's your subconscious objecting to the crappy portait you've set as a background image.
"...by leaping into the void from a breathtaking 39,000m. Stepping from his foam launch platform, Babbage took the plunge into the history books..."
Or was he pushed?
Ahh, the "warmth" of analogue.
“I’m not saying you can’t be real with digital. But with film, for me, there was such a familiarity and comfort to it, a real warmth. We wanted to avoid coldness and any unnatural sense of perfection."
So can't they shoot it in digital and then apply a "warmth" distortion filter?
"I find your lack of grain disturbing."
Mine's the one with the rose-tinted specs in the pocket.
The video has an obvious crossfade at about 1:20 so all that messing about with the plastic bag was a waste of time.
I never knew that my "liquid metal" SIM card extractor was supposed to be tougher than titanium. As a quick experiment I've just dug it out of my drawer, stuffed it in a plastic bag full of scrap metal bits and given the bag a good shake. Now I can't find it! Does any one remember what it looked like?
Re: BBC PR = news
"Actor has new role. Gosh whatever next..."
I agree that isn't news... but then you've got the headline the way wrong round, it should be - "Role has new actor."
Now that is news!
We had chopper bikes way back in the 70s.
Re: Featured image.
Neither, this isn't a 700 type phone. It was made by "Face Standard", which I believe was an Italian manufacturer.
Re: No correlation betwixt one and t'other
"No 999 is slow - deliberately.
Only the first two are actually required (hence 9 for an outside line on most PBX systems).
The third provides time for the network to connect you and an operator to be on the line..."
I don't know where you heard that but it isn't true. My city has an area code "998", which would lead to a lot of false alarms with that system.
Phone, Face Time and Message blocking.
And about bloody time too!
What's the point of having a "smart phone" if dumb people can use it to bombard you with sales calls?
Great, maybe now they'll stop with the adverts.
I sometimes have to access my BT e-mail through a web browser and suffer all of those annoying animated adverts flickering away in my peripheral vision while I'm trying to read. I pay for this e-mail so why bombard me with adverts?
Re: Ball mark?
I can see a small mysterious bright object on the red clay. It's probably a shred of plastic material, likely benign.
From the video:
"...allowed people to, get access to, CAD material that would allow people to print their own 3D gun."
Yeah, but imagine if people could print their own 2D gun, now that would be scary. Or a maybe a 4D gun that could shoot at you from another dimension.
Just turn the whole escapade into a compelling new drama series (or maybe an hilarious comedy) that can be sold for mi££ions by the company's commercial arm - BBC Worldwide.
Re: Benedict Cumberpatch may be good, but ......
Standby lights... roll cameras... cue music... cue Cumberpatch... Action!
We won't even be allowed to play snakes on a plane.
"...Given the tight financial strictures of the US government this is unlikely"
Just find a military application for this thing and watch the $$$ come rolling in.
File? What file? I don't remember saving any files!
I owned a Sinclair QL and its Microdrives were a real let down. The QL was very late in delivery and had a "dongle" attached to fix the issues that made it so late.
For me, saving files to a Microdrive was a fingers-crossed affair and I would always verify that the file had been saved and then save it again to a second cartridge... or even a third.
...kindly enlighten me as to the difference between "unlimited" and "truly unlimited"???
I'm guessing that "truly unlimited" will be almost the same as "unlimited" but be subject to slightly fewer limits.
Naked chick strutting about on rooftop garden!
Re: Holodecks appeared briefly in...
The animated series of Star Trek featured a holodeck in an episode called "The Practical Joker". This was aired in September 1974. The holodeck was then called the "Recreation Deck".
The concept of a holodeck was suggested to Gene Rodenberry by the holographer Gene Dolgoff in 1973. Mr Dologoff spent a lot of time in his lab mucking about with lasers and convinced Gene Rodenberry that interactive holograms would be a commonplace technology in the future.
"...have Apple pulled a blinder here ?"
They also took the opportunity to fire Scott Forstall.
That's no moon!
Can't be long now can it?
Most of the devices currently in and around my telly are very similar to items in and around my computer:- Hi-res display, UI, hard disc, CD/DVD, blu-ray, graphics card, tuner, media player, wifi, sound card, speakers, web cam, etc.
Shirley it can't be long before some manufacturer puts all these items together into a multi-media centre (with a fully weaned UI) designed for the lounges of coach potatoes such as myself.
There's obviously no technical reason why this couldn't be done. I don't understand the manufacturers' apparent reluctance to create such a device.
Maybe it just needs someone to take the first step - Apple Television anyone?
Re: Oh, I don't know
Attractive? She's probably a bit of a dog.
I heard you the first time.
Life on Mars?
"The new bright bits are smaller, there's [sic] more of them and they are located inside the hole that Curiosity dug, rather than laying on the surface.
What would they be laying on the surface? Eggs? Each other?
Now that's what I call falling...
Re: Bah humbug - simulated picture
"...have you ever looked out of the window of a plane as you pass over the airport parking lot on a bright sunny day?"
At night a person's pupils will have dilated up to 25 times the size they are on a sunny day. The retina will undergo a physical change to make it many thousand times more sensitive to light. This takes about 20 minutes to happen and is why the cabin lights are dimmed before a plane lands at night - to give passengers' eyes time to adjust in case of emergency. Returning from night vision takes about 5 minutes.
Pilots need to be able to see, especially while they're landing.
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