Re: Probably the software was bought by Hollywood....
Puppy: Son of Dog
212 posts • joined 13 Feb 2008
Puppy: Son of Dog
This reminded me of a British portable reactor project in the '50s:
But how does it smell?
On the face of it, you could just get a keyboard case for your phone if you were hell-bent on typing a lot on a small screen device. Maybe if the keyboard is really good and the battery life is as advertised it will find a new niche.
I'd like to think we are only making a token effort with F-35s and didn't bother with catapults not because of incompetence or being poor but because the carriers are actually for the production version of the X-47B or sea-going BAE Taranis, which aren't in the shops yet. But no doubt we will find we need a completely different type of carrier for those.
Perhaps the Head of Testing had recently moved from Volkswagen...
If it's RBS then probably right at the middle of it...
If memory serves correctly, at one point Saddam did challenge George Dubya to a duel!
Achieving such a tolerance is an amazing feat of engineering; however not requiring incredible precision to produce an effective product is probably more useful.
I think in the video screengrab you can just make out the Blame Deflector automatically deploying.
hopefully we'll able to pick up a cheap Theta S which has just been made obsolete by the Theta T or S2 etc.
"nothing that a pump, a good wash and a bit of care can't handle."
That's what she said!
You sound like a troublemaker...
I hope it changes to darlek-voice and starts yelling "WE DEMAND MORE POWER!"
We will tell them (as long as we get boldly going before something bad happens to the Earth).
I know better than to post lay speculation where experts hang out, so I googled it and answerd my own question with "No". I dare say a lot of you already knew that, but for everyone else, a very detailed answer why, which frankly went way over my head can be found here:
But surely electric heaters are the one exception, because their only function is to generate heat. Rather than using 3KW to unprofitably heat up nichrome wire you may as well be running an ASIC that outputs the same amount of heat. The electricity costs you exactly the same either way, but if you are given the hardware for free + 25% of the bitcoins you are better off than having to pay for the heater yourself and not receiving 25% of the bitcoins.
It is true that electricity is an expensive form of heating, but many people do not have the option of gas, and for them I do not see that this is an entirely stupid idea.
Not bricks, I'm pretty certain it is cardboard honeycomb packing material like this:
I guess they were put there by the finders to stabilise & protect it.
"He is intelligent but not experienced. His pattern indicates 2-dimensional thinking"
A useful article - I wondered why my 4 dimmable LEDs couldnt be dimmed below a certain point. I will replace one with an incandescent to increase the load for the dimmer switch.
Dimmable LEDs look odd because their colour temperature remains the same as they dim, where as the colour temperature of incandescent bulbs gets lower (warmer) when they dim. Maybe the cleverer app-controlled RGB LEDs can compensate for this.
You put a case with a cover on it, and the edge screen shows uptates that you would otherwise have to open the cover for. (Admittedly, there will be an area in the middle obscured by the hasp, but the information can probably be configured not to be displayed in that area).
...but the exact opposite could be the case, with Righteousvision(TM) installing a Smartburka(TM) on every female whoreish enough not to already be wearing one. That would be an ironic piece of malware to pick up from a "gentlemens'" website!
X-files had 9 series to explore every conceivable monster-of-the-week and a couple of make-it-up-as-they-kept-on-getting-recommisioned conspiracies. I was a huge fan for the first 5 series, but ultimately a disgruntled one by the 9th. I'd rather see a reboot of Dark Skies, with it's secret history of the latter half of the 20th century, which was axed with much unrealised potential.
Surely not!? If TV has taught me anything, at this point you get recruited by a secret government agency staffed entirely by beautiful teens & 20somethings plus a grizzled older boss, and your now ethical hacking will now require lots of exciting fieldwork with sportscars, night vision goggles, laser tripwires and parachute jumps.
We've had the Science Officer technobabble; now we need the simplistic analogy!
If there had been an indigenous population up there on that cold dry grey rock looking down at our warm wet blue one, they would have come to us.
Analysts - what do they know? My own uninformed guess at an area with an opportunity for major growth is super-premium smartwatches: Super-premium phone handsets like Vertu's have so far remained a very niche market. High-end chronometers on the other hand have much more uptake - common even, if a £1000+ watch can be described as such. The sort of people who flaunt such timepieces are not likely to consign them to the sock drawer in favour of a mere Apple, Samsung, Motorola or LG, even if the smart functionality is of value to them. But there is an opportunity for a smartwatch that is elegant & opulent, is not technically or aesthetically compromised in any way by having to meet a mass-market price-point, has some 21st century functionality and reliability and is less derisibly nouveau riche than a Swarovski-encrusted platinum-plated phone.
2 days of power for a watch was once OK, but they could be recharged in less than a minute with a bit of knob-twiddling. These smart watches look big enough to house a fairly substantial spring.
An LCD matrix or eink would surely extend the battery life. Or maybe a Swiss watchmaker will take some time out from making tasteless footballer bling and go completely steampunk with a micro-mechanical display!
Islamic State is better because ISIS is not an anagram of "camel ass titi".
Comedy dinosaur Les Dawson would have fashioned a mother-in-law joke from this! But the dinosaurs died out, and mothers-in-law evolved into yo mamas.
...but nobody mentioned it.
There's a crack for that.
Monochromatic troubadour Jack White must have a spare bob or two, and, apparently, his own Tesla coil. Fundrasers should perhaps call him next?
Wont somebody think of the effect this will have on the butterfly attempting to flap its wings on the other side of the world?
Step 1: make millions of little screens
Step 3: Profit!
Sounds like a slightly less fun version of http://littleprinter.com/
Is this actually the result of a brainstorming session to think of a way of using excess stock of obsolete tiny screens?
But if it takes off and after years of development I suppose in some sci-fi-inspired future it may be commonplace for people to carry about wireless full-colour touch-sensetive screen gadgets for communication & time-wasting purposes.
I saw a Mini with LED screens all over it in London last year. Here it is:
Rather like the recent "Peak Beard" article, these cars are eyecatching when unique but when every chump in a traffic jam is lit up like a council house at Christmas the car that stands out will be the the one that isn't trying to stand out.
Perhaps they dont realise that some people (i.e. evil-doers) can be sarcastic without overtly flagging it in the manner of "I think the NSA are guardians of liberty... NOT!"
Central locking for your house
Phones & tablets with full-size standard ports & slots (easily accomadated in the extra thickness already agreed for a decent battery)
Desk phones that don't require a forgettable training a course to use despite having a millionth of the functionality of a smartphone requiring no training
A standard size or range of sizes for digital camera batteries
DAB radios that aren't f*****g ugly
Cars with scratch and dent-resistant self-coloured plastic bodywork
Ability to have a dark background in Outlook
Unless you have a phone branded "Smallcock" with a logo in the shape of a small cock pointing at your mouth.
she shot herself in the foot!
taking a photo at a school play <click>
used to be on childrens tv <click>
dog collar <click>
gold shell suit <click>
Guide a reactionary Middle Englander through a town centre full of imigrants on benefits, gay weddings, modern art, skateboarders, yoghurt bars, young people not looking where they are going while texting, young people playing loud music in Vauxhall Corsas, young people loitering in the park, young people wearing hoodies, young people pushing prams and so on, without their blood pressure rising to head-exploding levels. Collect beta-blockers and Franklin Mint china power-ups.
A vanished plane is the kind of story I look to The Register for to inform me about the arcane details of air traffic control transponders, black boxes, space & submarine monitoring capabilities etc.
How does one infer from the transmission that the satellite picked up that the search corridor is an arc stretching both north and south (geometry pedants you know what I mean) from the last known position?
Why is there a need to have the functionality to allow an identification beacon on a civil aircraft be switched off in flight?
Given that there is one known received transmission, can its timestamp be used to identify likely blips in backround static that other radio-frequency sensitive systems on the planet might have recorded, to enable even approximate triangulation?
Would a 777 crashing into the sea make a noise that could be recorded by submarine listening arrays like SOSUS? If so would the owner of the array consider it to be revealing too much information about their capabilities to mention it?
How about helium-hot air, using the engine exhaust?
The notion of an iCar reminds me of early 2000s' Japanese hipster omnibranding exercise WiLL:
Perusing the WiLL portfolio, perhaps we can also look forward to an iDrink and iSmell; perhaps even holidays in iBiza...
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