As long as they upgrade the Ball to a Sphere.
328 posts • joined 4 Jun 2008
Re: Hipsters Nipple
Total Inability To Support Upended Pint.
3 ó (that should be an Atari st bomb symbol but close enough) 14%
Thick, golden and heavy, you'll find the reason for the name of this barley wine when you get into the taxi at the end of the night.
"But then the disc's rotation speed has to be super-constant and the read:write head movement super-precise so that the positioning, depth and timing of head laser firing can match the nanocrystal sizing and layering."
Why spin the disc? Have a flat square that the head can move across, or better, have the head mounted so the read/write point is scanned by adjusting the optics, rather then move the disc or the head. Or am I missing something?
Re: So for 20 hours . . .
Do you have the one about Nelson, or Doctor Y and the Thing?
I have only really terrible recordings ogf those...
Re: So for 20 hours . . .
If you remember that gag from I'm sorry i'll read that again then you're probably older :)
Re: Coming soon to github
"I see you are using git merge, would you like me to smash it all together and hope for the best?"
CRC is for checking that noise hasn't changed the signal, it's not intended as security.
Like double entry bookkeeping, it is intended to prevent errors, not someone adding a fraudulent transaction...
Re: Tortuga bound
"Just box it in at the bow with 2 reasonably sized vessels and it'll have to slow down or stop for safety reasons"
A big containership or bulk carrier can take an hour or so to slow down*... don't park too close in front.
An hours warning for the ship's owners to know that something is deliberately slowing the ship. Given that pirates will probably be closish to shore, that's probably enough time to scramble a couple of planes loaded with parachute and gun toting security personnel.
*I learned this from Ship Simulator, may not be accurate :)
The thing about lasers is they go straight, well, refraction diffraction etc aside.
This makes it quite easy to trace them back to the origin, indeed, that's the basis of laser guided missiles after all... So location and punishment in one device is certainly possible.
Hopefully all phones are phosgene free, it's a registered chemical weapon...
Re: Surprisingly, perhaps, I can't ever recall a piece of software that was a waste of time.
I still have the CD for that, I once spent a few days trying to convert it to run on win 95. That was a waste of time too.
Surely gloating is an irish lightbulb?
Do you need a license for applejack in the US? In northern europe, it's normally made using an eisbock method instead of distilling, so no license is needed...
Re: Nova GSi?
Depends on whether you're a whelk or not.
Re: What job will last forever
Accountants were automated out of a job years ago, but they are really good a lobbying the government to keep the tax and accounting rules changing often enough to ensure that the people who write the automation are always several steps behind and so need a trained lobbist to make sure it's doing it's job...
Re: Rotary dials
The contact list is stored in a little black box next to the phone that looks a lot like an iphone with a simulation of a card index running on it..
Duvel glasses are designed so you get about 5-6 cm of head. The tradition was that you had to finish the beer before the head was gone. Before they added a head keeper to the glass, this was about 15 minutes. Now it's about 40 which is much easier for an 8.5% beer.
Astro-boffinry world rocked to its very core: Shock as Andromeda found to be not much bigger than Milky Way
No, we will, don't worry.
Re: He didn't do it
not true, if done in public it may be a crime if anyone finds it offensive. almost certainly if done near a school
Why does it not have a latch that closes as soon as the door is opened, you know, like pretty much every normal outside door?
As long as they don't change Buckfast.
Re: "Cannot be traced back to the source"
Not necessarily. Some stuff comes from OUTSIDE the Earth, you know, as in extraterrestrial stuff. Meteorites, for example, don't come from Earth, so Mother Earth isn't everything's mother like you think.
So you're saying mother earth is getting stoned with some extraterrestrial rock?
Re: Cue My Marilyn Monrobot
The neighbours' Aibo digging holes.
dd-wrt builds from yesterday already have the patch. :)
Re: Silly Valley
Orac? I want Masaq'.
Re: Metric please
How long is a pieces of string?
one metric stringlength.
Really? I thought they must have been pissed when they came up with HS2...
What's the probablility of being fired after being caught drunk the first time?
Re: Is this even possible?
Thern gets eaten by a gru
Former Swedish National Football captain's head on a plate, Cartoon villain holding knife and fork.
Re: Cats are neither a solid nor a liquid.
Can a cat be poured into two separate containers at the same time?
"Quantum superpositions of distinct coherent states in a single-mode harmonic oscillator, known as "cat states", have been an elegant demonstration of Schrodinger's famous cat paradox. Here, we realize a two-mode cat state of electromagnetic fields in two microwave cavities bridged by a superconducting artificial atom, which can also be viewed as an entangled pair of single-cavity cat states. We present full quantum state tomography of this complex cat state over a Hilbert space exceeding 100 dimensions via quantum non-demolition measurements of the joint photon number parity. The ability to manipulate such multi-cavity quantum states paves the way for logical operations between redundantly encoded qubits for fault-tolerant quantum computation and communication. "
Re: Where Do I Find These Lawyers
Bottom of a pond.
Re: All this talk
The opening chapters of Surface Detail (Iain M Banks) contain a pretty good description of a virtual afterlife provided by amazon...
Re: Lightbulb moment?
Surely it just lights up. So potentially, heat-haze.
Re: I'm touched by the weirdness of this request...
+1 For Discworld Noir - Hell of a lot better entertainment vs frustration compared to the other Discworld games.
Never! unless there is a point in a point and click where you literally have to try everything with everything else until some ridiculous pun emerges, it's not a point and click.
Also, the 3d interface was annoying. Ask me about how Grim Fandango was the beginning of the end.
Seagulls with baguettes.
More likely it would photograph your household items so that Amazon could say: "We noticed that you have these items, would you like to buy more of them, exactly the same?"
We noticed your Roomba just broke one of these, would you like to buy another?
Re: "as much value as a truckload of dead rats in a tampon factory"
As no-one else seems to have noticed, I'll point out that it's actually a quote from the very aptly named film, "Top Secret"
Nick: Listen to me, Hillary. I'm not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist, only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island, who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground.
Hillary: I know. It all sounds like some bad movie.
[Long pause. Both look at camera]
Yes, I can understand.
Re: Instant space travel
Re: Honor Australia's Greatest Hero.
That's not a Knifey McKnifeface, it's a spoon.
Re: Winter upgrade boosted 'inverse femtobarns'
metric or imperial fucktons?
Where the hell do you order bombs from? amazon.bom? eBomb? Bombino's? Pretty sure they'd get either shut down or subpoena'd for the client list.
'Pass the savings on to the customer' => 'Pass the savings into the hollow volcano fund'
The growing pains of Han Solo
Use a Kwak glass. Unspillable due to the large wooden stand/handle employed to keep a tall round bottomed vessel upright. Much like a barstool is used by the drinker.