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230 posts • joined 12 Jun 2008
Do they still sell the solid fuel Jetex engines? Made my pal's Airfix Lanchester model car fly.
'fly' or 'hurtle'?
"The BlackBerry KEYone (left) and Motion (right) share the same design language"
If that's the case one of them must be speaking it with a very thick accent.
Re: Battery Material Source
Lithium makes up only about 10-15% of the average lithium polymer battery by weight, and it's pretty much all recycle-able.
It will have two huge ball tyres and pivot in the middle to get into hard to reach parking places. And there will be a special version for pet owners.
In my mind this is flickering between satire and plausibility like one of those duck/rabbit pictures.
...voice-activated servants are going to shake things up, by removing the need for advanced literacy...
What could possibly go wrong?
Re: Jelly babies
No more Moffat, the new showrunner is Chris 'Broadchurch' Chibnall (hence the casting, I should imagine)
She is (will be) a Time Lady, not a Lord.
Better tell the current First Lord of the Treasury.
Re: The good old days
I'm with you to a point, but it was a time-honoured tradition to announce every new Doctor/companion with an excruciatingly posed press photo taken next to the bollards outside the old TVC reception.
"...handy for the Botanic Gardens at lunchtime but impossible to park."
The building that they're occupying has its own underground car park (for sufficiently high-status individuals, no doubt) and is literally 15 seconds walk from the train station.
It's around the corner from MS Research and rumour has it that a certain fruit-logoed company is going to be locating itself in the under-construction building across the road (they're currently renting an anonymous office next to the Botanics gate). I'd envisage a circulation of talent around this triangle.
Oh, and Google are building 45 minutes away at the other end of the Kings Cross line as well.
If Pat Gyger is at the front door counting the people in is he the official Gyger Counter?
Nah, that's the Gyger that works in Human Resources. Easy to mix them up.
The assets are the workforce and you cannot easily move them.
This may, considering the number of non-UK national engineers currently working at ARM, ultimately depend on political decisions taken about the free-movement of labour and just how welcome people feel. I mean, where would you rather spend a wet Tuesday in February - The Fens or Sophia-Antipolis?
Re: Not paid in, but...
"One of the authors being a New York Times best seller many times over"
Somewhere in the Library of Babel there's a shelf reserved for all of the masterpieces that disappeared into bad sectors.
Re: Fast Typing is a MUST.
the soles of you shoes would melt.
Another problem that can be fixed by a simple re-boot.
Re: Doesn't really matter
Yep, mine now sits tethered to an amp providing music streaming, at which it's just about usable. Anything much else, loading another app or even swiping the home screen, is painful.
I really don't know which of its background tasks are important enough to sabotage basic UI functions.
Isn't this exactly Google's plan?
Isn't the forthcoming Android 'N', with snappable windows and a test version of an overlapping window manager supposed to be the stepping stone to Android 'O' where Android and Chrome OS merge? I'd imagine that that'll look very much like Remix OS.
On each of the three occasions that I've donned an Occulus I've felt as sick as a dog after five minutes, so the bathroom might be a better bet than the living room.
Is it a sequel to Primer?
I downloaded the 64-bit version and let it upgrade upon which it installed the 64-bit executables into C:\Program Files (x86). This kicked off my OCD. Luckily a fresh install seems to put them in the right place.
A couple of questions spring to mind
-Will it be possible for him to start dead on the gun?
-Will he need to be debited a fraction of a second on account of frame dragging?
(Edit: thanks for doing the maths Egghead)
Providing a common kernel and Chrome browser application would have pretty much the same effect as merging the OSs - they've been doing some work towards this with Chrome Custom Tabs and the like already.
If they produce a desktop style launcher and overlapping window manager for Android then that could be their consumer laptop OS of choice, benefiting from the brand transfer from phones and tablets. ChromeOS could march on in the education sector as 'Google Schoolbook' or something similar.
It's also statistically unlikely that anyone'll win the lottery this week.
Re: Awesome :-)
Relax - it's got the lowest tailpipe emissions of any 1000mph car on the market.
Re: You don't realise how important Skype is until ....
I think it goes to show that the area of the Venn diagram containing techies that have managed to reproduce is still surprisingly small.
Video calling would have been a godsend when my kids were pre-schoolers. Sadly yet another thing for which I seem to have been born a decade or so too early.
Re: SD Storage question
Depends on the app but some of them may not be moving their cache out of main memory - some music streaming apps, for example, may not shift previously downloaded songs without manual intervention. Try clearing the cache in the system and app settings and re-starting everything. Failing that find out which apps are the main memory hogs in settings, delete and re-install from the store.
Re: That's quite a bit of work
He should do. He sounds fairly down to earth...
Women's BREAST MILK is the new 'liquid GOLD' of the internet
So men's breast milk should command an even greater premium then.
It's changed already
Windows 10 technical preview build 10074 installed smoothly
Build 10130, currently on the fast update loop, changes the menu and 'Metro' interfaces quite significantly from the one illustrated and is much more 8.1-like. Whether or not it's representative of the final release is anyone's guess though.
Re: The only reason the Shuttle was retired was to award Boein alone new contracts.
...and try to build a new one with LCD screens instead of old CRTs...
IIRC Apollo instruments were only electro-mechanical and Nixies. There must probably have been tubes in the cameras though.
You're right about Boeing though.
Must get confusing when they need to buy real gas (LPG or CNG)…
Especially as the 'L' in 'LPG' stands for 'Liquified'.
Allison Pearson complaining about the cliched language structure Pratchett used, missing the whole point that he was writing about a bunch of old heroes so would have been parodying fantasy prose...
To be fair the junction in the Venn diagram of Interesting Times and I Don't Know How She Does It readers is probably fairly slim.
It's still an experiment in progress but F-91Ws seem to be costing me approximately £11 per decade to run. Being the Bic Cristal/Honda Super Cub of watches I'd imagine that they'll still be rolling off productions lines 20 or 30 years hence in very similar form.
Re: Left handed version?
Since Samsung have gone to the trouble of tooling up for a very much non-standard curved screen why didn't they go the whole hog and just drop the physical Home button? Then lefties could just invert the device when not using it for making calls.
Or am I missing something here?
Re: TV Licensing
So long as broadcast requires any cooperation with the people from TV licensing (who keep insisting on placing offensive adverts on BBC Radio 4)
An easy way to avoid exposure to these offensive adverts is to stop listening to a service that you're not paying for.
#! was the distro keeping my 12 year old ThinkPad T41 going. Non-PAE and slow it may be but it's got the best keyboard I've ever used and a case like a trilobite. I'll have to give it viking funeral.
“In terms of whether we approached Microsoft, or Microsoft approached us, I don’t think it was either, I think it was a conversation in a bar,”
Let's see, The Flying Pig on Hills Road is handy for MS Research and, given the story, appropriately named.
It worked so well for the Alien movies.
Re: The parental burden
she decided it was dark enough that she could get some sleep instead.
My dad snored audibly throughout the final two-thirds of Star Wars in 1978. Twenty years later I found myself in a similar position for The Phantom Menace. I stayed awake, but it was a close run thing.
The parental burden
One of the duties of a parent is having to sit through 'must see' movies on a Saturday afternoon, the worst of which in my case being, by a considerable length of chalk, Pokémon: The Movie 2000. I would honestly rather undergo dentistry than have to sit through the final hour of that for a second time.
G-Force wasn't much better but was mitigated by being presented in 3-d (so you could at least nod off behind the dark glasses without too many people noticing).
Re: As much as it pains me to say this...
'Cortana' sounds less shit than 'OK, Google'.
I've been experimenting on my Nexus and it seems to me that it only listens for a series of four hard vowel sounds, so a chimp-like "oh ay ooh ooh" seems to work and you can even get away with "Ewah WooWoo" sometimes.
No doubt locksmiths will be bidding for bol.locks. It'll be memorable.
It would be easier to influence this if there was a link.
This is probably one of those rare occasions that you have to contact your MEP, though good luck if you find yourself trying to persuade a Kipper that the EU isn't attempting to steal our plucky British spectrum.
Re: Wake me up...
I have exactly the same problem and am bemused that the Outlook OWA doesn't have a default mobile-friendly format.
Try appending '/?layout=twide' (or '/?layout=tnarrow' if you're on a phone) to the end of your OWA URL. I've got it as a bookmark.*
PITA, but it works.
*May be dependent on running Exchange 2013
Re: Updated my Nexus 4
Then I remembered to clear the cache and it was fine after that.
Thank you for reminding me of that, my N4 now is now zipping along like before. I seem to be getting about 25-30% more out of the battery as well, which more than makes up for the few new annoyances that have arrived with Lollipop (what happened to silent mode? It seems that vibrate only is the best I can get now).
Seconded, I end up using it pretty much every day.
KeePass is worth a shout these days too.
Re: Canal+ is perhaps watching
Canal+ has been created around porn and footie