It's not like this sort of thing is rocket sci-oh hold on.
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It's not like this sort of thing is rocket sci-oh hold on.
Eurofighter might be a European project but it has never had anything to do with the EU. It exists purely because Britain comprehensively trashed its aerospace industry in the 1960s and doesn't have the capacity or expertise to build planes independently any more.
The Swedes are looking for export markets for their latest Saab fighter. It's hellishly less expensive than either the Typhoon or the F35 and available right now. BAe is even one of the subcontractors.
Meanwhile, is anyone going to place any bets on which MoD project is going to go massively tits up next? I'm plumping on the aircraft carriers on the grounds that BAe has never put anything into the water on schedule or on budget.
Will be very hard.
Neither Samsung or Motorola are especially highly-valued brand names. In Samsung's case this is a little unfair as they've been knocking out top-notch stuff for some time now. But trying to sell a product more expensive than Apple without the brand cachet is going to be a tricky job even if it is a more powerful tablet. The best way they could achieve it, is to do a Lexus and come up with an entirely new brand which espouses luxury and an unrivalled experience. It'd be a Samsung or Motorola underneath, but those names wouldn't appear anywhere on it.
And I was hoping the EU was investigating Hollywood studios for their crapulent movies.
Namely the stuff that gets baked into the corner of a rice pudding dish.
I saw the photo and immediately thought tempura the buggers and serve them with a wedge of lime.
It was only cracked when they read the PostIt note stuck on the corner of his monitor.
It should of course be genericosity.
The nomination was so fawning I assumed it was Tom Watson, surely the greasiest of the greasers; but that's not possible as he's still an MP (there is no justice in the world).
So I assume it can only be Jacqui Smith. Think about it - an ex Home Secretary in love with all sorts of expensive high tech oppressive micromanagement of peoples' lives. She was hoping His Steveness would tell her how to have people queuing round the block for identity cards. Perhaps by calling them iD cards?
Yes, but what's that in brontosauri*? (the standard unit of comparison for small boys)
* yes, yes, I know it's an apatosaurus.
The problem with getting the Olympic Swimming Pool recognised as an official unit is that you still don't have a reference pool cast from platinum alloy. As soon as you can get yourself one of those everyone will be able to bring their pools to the Register and have them measured properly.
I think you'll find the Daily Telegraph's comment boards are the next one over.
That all these proposals for flashing lights, drivers proceeding on their own judgement or allowing turning on red don't do anything for pedestrian safety.
That car has been comprehensively spanked with the ugly stick. The front 'face' looks like it was inspired by KISS make-up.
I wish iDisk played nice with our corporate firewall. For reasons that no one is entirely sure of, sometimes iDisk just doesn't work.
But Dropbox does. And it's faster.
I've had the occasional freebie or webstore credit from Apple for when things have either been made free or there's been a price drop. My subscription only just renewed so I will be a bit irked if they don't either give me something over the free version or some money back.
Please don't say there is a button for emoticons.
I'd rather have an @ button that doesn't require a shift (and RIM if you're reading, not having a dedicated @ on the Blackberry sucks too)
...but don't you have to be a trained radiographer to deliver doses of X-rays?
It's been a long time since just anyone was allowed to zap people with radiation - pretty much since they stopped X-raying peoples' feet for correct shoe sizes.
Just turn it off and on again.
I hope David Attenborough is on stand-by
'Now, the space station raises its docking aperture signifying that it is receptive to Kepler's advances...'
Currently scheduled as:
April 19th STS-134 with Endeavour
June 28th STS-135 with Atlantis
and then it's all over.
In the sense that Vladimir Putin always seems to be in charge, I guess that's true.
...you managed to cram an IT angle into the story.
You can't beat someone to death with antipasto - a pasty on the other hand, wielded correctly is a lethal weapon.
Does Brontomerus have cellulite?
As for the fossil hunters who smash up these sites - may I suggest a hammer to the testicles?
I read that hoping Blunkett had finally been put away.
'You also cannot undercut the App Store pricing on your own site. Which makes sense given that Apple are taking care of the bandwidth and hosting issues for you with the App Store itself.'
Actually after the initial purchase there is absolutely no need for you to touch Apple's servers when downloading other content. The hosting cost of the app should have been absorbed in the initial purchase cost.
Apple are making the likes of RyanAir and thetrainline.com with their 'booking charges' and 'credit card fees' look reasonable.
You're right, that sucks.
Why not Spacesmash or Stargasm?
Helping develop the economy of yet another backward nation I see.
Anyone prepared to bet on the length of time (to the nearest minute) between the service being turned on and an iPhone being shoved down its user's throat?
Of elephants lounging in inner tubes going 'wheeeeeeeee!' as they sail down-river.
Time is measured in Mississippis.
Which means the Orange River was discharging 609 elephants per Mississippi.
This sort of banter is clearly what they need to revive viewing figures for 'Daybreak'.
Sir Clive never advanced space science so they can't name a ship after him.
On the other hand Wallace and Gromit flew to the Moon.
It will give every man worried about their attractiveness to women a full head of hair and a lovely hairy back.
The Salk Institute will probably become richer and better known through this discovery than it was for developing the cure for polio.
'is that it supports real-time multitasking with symmetric multiprocessing.'
The sound you hear is Cupertino laughing. If this is RIM's strategy they are doomed to irrelevance. Selling products is about telling people how great life is when you own it - what you can do - not how it is done. Apple is where it is today by making the technology almost entirely invisible to the user.
And let's not think for one minute that RIM have a tablet - they've demoed a tablet, but that's a long way from getting millions of them out into the marketplace. They're late to a game whose schedule is being dictated by Apple and Google, each of which can bury RIM in money. If they delay launching the tablet it much longer RIM will forgotten in the hype for iPad 2 and the first practical Android. Try to wait out that media cycle and their tablet will be old hat before it even hits the market.
David Blunkett told me that biometrics were infallible. My universe is broken.
I reckon they're like the Infinite Improbability Drive and work best when provided with a *really* hot cup of tea.
In 2007, David Blunkett registered he had a financial interest in a Texan company called Entrust which was bidding for work on the British card:
Blinky also seems to be having memory problems:
'Blunkett seeks 'end to ID cards'
'Former Home Secretary David Blunkett says the government should scrap plans to introduce ID cards for all in favour of mandatory biometric passports.'
But look on the bright side, Shagger Blunkett was being spied on by News International at the same time he was being paid to write his column for 'The Sun'. Apparently he's outraged by the intrusion on his privacy.
Personally I feel sorry for the dog.
TiVo's business has been to either charge a monthly fee, or charge a much larger one-off 'lifetime'* fee for the same information.
* of the device, not you.
What I learned from this article:
The questions got harder and the computer failed to answer them.
What I didn't learn:
What any of these questions and answers actually were.
Sounds like boarding school.
Britain is about to get its first 'free school' backed by the "Everyday Champions' Church in Nottinghamshire which teaches creationism. Because Michael Gove thinks parents always know best, his legislation allows these schools to ignore the national curriculum.
At least the Russians can blame the poor state of education on the complete collapse of the communist economy. We're going to raise a new generation of idiots by deliberate policy.
There are also some frankly terrifying statistics about belief in creationism and refusal to accept evolution as fact amongst UK medical students from Islamic backgrounds.
It's a little known fact but the televisual car crash that is 'Live from Studio Five' is classified as part of Five's news broadcasting. For anyone who's missed it, or has blindingly fast reactions with a remote; it makes 'The One Show' look like 'Newsnight'.
All Channel Five's money has gone on a brand new series of 'Hitler's Gardens' which will be followed by an entire season of Steven Seagal movies - forever.
What? of Greek yogurt?
But my thought was that a phone with the build quality of the top end Nokias running Mobile 7 would actually be pretty damn sweet.
That's a good question made more complex by the problem that no one can agree on the number of characters in the Voynich alphabet, whether some are distinct characters, whether they are accented or ligands. Using the most commonly agreed number of characters, then the entropy comes in lower than most languages and certainly lower than any European languages. The text is very repetitive. If it is plaintext of prose then the only known language that comes close is Polynesian.
So those naked women gambolling across the vellum might just be beautiful sun-kissed, long-limbed, raven-haired, bronzed...[going for a lie down now]
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