I've been writing interfaces like this for 30 years. How can this be possibly patentable?
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Hawker Typhoon for me - would love to see one of those flying, even though they are/were big noisy bastards (apparently). However, a Mosquito flying near me would legitimately make me blub if I saw one. I once worked with a baker who was an engineer on them. You would not believe the stories about fixing up a mostly wooden plane to go back to war!
I had assumed this sort of thing has been happening for years.
I hope there is a serious expansion of the type of roads they test. While it is certain that autonomous vehicles will be seen first in city/town environments, there are a lots of rural roads in the Western world, let alone elsewhere. Where I am in the Dorset/Somerset area just getting from one town to another involves travelling on roads that are (sparsely) signed at the national speed limit - 60mph in a car - but driving at that speed would be suicide. Not to mention that road markings, cat's-eyes, etc. are in many cases in poor repair, and in others simply non-existent.
Scares the shit out of some city types when I give them lifts. For them it is inconceivable that the nearest train station is a 30 minute drive and the lines point north/south, not directly at London.
I think "Done owt wrong" means "Done something wrong" in Northern English vernacular - "N'owt" means nothing.
Not speaking from personal knowledge - I'm a Midlander brought up in the South so could very well be wrong. Just remembering back to my Uni days when I shared a house with a couple of Northish types.
I believe it is branded as SAP S/4 HANA, not "S for", although it is pronounced the same way.
This follows the major SAP re-engineering nomenclature: S/2 (before my time), S/3 (what most people are using today for SAP ERP, although also called many other things) and S/4 (SAP ERP on in-memory).
Of course, as the article notes, the marketing bods at SAP have great fun changing version names all of the time - I could well be out of date myself. I just develop on it and sometimes an upgrade gives us new toys to play with.
Have you ever met anyone who is not on the autistic spectrum? This kind for file keeping is beyond almost everyone, as well as not taking in to account sync errors and branch versions created on a whim.
Technically you are correct. In the real world it aint gonna happen because humans tend to have human foibles.
Pretty sure I read about this happening to a guy in China some years ago - in Private Eye's "Funny Old World" section (so may not be true).
However, the circumstances were a bit different. He was a cook and had got massively drunk with his "buddies". After he passed out they thought it would be a jolly jape to stick a spare live eel up his fundament. Unfortunately this eel was bigger than the one in NZ and had teeth. Neither eel nor human survived.
Ah well... I guess the release is a bit far off (Oct?) and for some reason people want to call the Notes "Phablets".
It seems to me that the Note is about as big as you can get and still put it in your pocket so, to me, they are phones - although maybe I have big pockets. I'm saving all my pennies for the Note II.
Tried the iPhone but too limited for me (and pisspoor at making/receiving calls in my rural setting).
Not just Apple - surely everyone's been doing this for ages. I had a mid range Nokia die due to excessive baby slobber (she liked playing with it as it cycled through ringtones and vibration settings) and after returning it I was told "No refund, failure due to water damage". I was even sent a picture of the main board with water detectors highlighted. Said baby is now gone 7 so this must have been 6.5 years ago.
Never thought I'd say it but I'd take one of these today if I had the cash. Not bothered by the "green" credentials, just interested in the acceleration, handling, decent amount of meatspace and low-low-low cost per mile. I'm guessing that maintenance is going to be significantly easier/cheaper as well with moving parts being 10 times less than in the petrol version.
My commute is a 30 mile roundtrip through twisty Somerset roads so I would really enjoy the ride and not spare the electrons.
I'm pretty sure that Jupiter's gravity may have something to do with why it gets hit by stuff fairly often. I think I read something like "The solar system can be considered to contain the Sun, Jupiter and miscellaneous space debris" somewhere.
Having said that I'm also pretty sure I read that we are due a big strike any day now (in geologic terms) and there's pretty much nothing we could do abount it but kiss our backsides goodbye.
Some of your criticisms of SAP are true. The documentation is often non-existent (in English anyway), the support can be terrible and many consultants couldn't find their arse with an altlas. If you started the implementation is 2007 you are only at the early stages. You probably have about another 2 years of pain to endure before you get to the level you were already at before you started implementing SAP.
After all the pain, stress, misery you will finally get an integrated system which has some really neat features. SAP certainly isn't perfect but as the experience of using it, configuring it and developing it grows you will eventually see some real benefits. Assuming you company is still in business by then.
I can't view the review on my iPhone!
Apple really needs to add Flash support to truly offer the full web to mobile peeps. Great product though - I only bought because I came in to some money at the right time. New tariffs finally make it sellable.
On another note, I thought I'd try my arm at getting a 3G iPhone on Friday but there were 7 male 40 somethings in front of me and the O2 shop (in a sleepy Somerset market town) only had 5 to dish out. No great loss. I can wait and round here 3G really doesn't mean much but my wife wants my old one.
My ultra cheap Sony Ericsson K310i managed to survive the drowning and repeated pummeling of a full washing machine programme including a 1500 rpm spin cycle. No obvious damage except the silver plastic coating is worn at the corners and on the button edges. I let it dry out a bit before I plugged it back into the mains though.
As I understand it the SR-71 (Blackbird) leaked fuel like a sive from takeoff because there were no sealing compounds that could withstand the heat generated by air friction on the fuselage. They had to do a quick run to heat everything up, expand the airframe and plug the gaps (and then refuel because there wasn't much left in the tanks). Since it did just over Mach 3 when cruising, what are the implications of cruising at Mach 5? Do adequate sealing compounds exist now?
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