Did no-one suggest 'HMS Queeny McQueenface'?
3087 posts • joined 18 Apr 2007
Did no-one suggest 'HMS Queeny McQueenface'?
>> Ye Gods! When lightly loaded they'd give sports cars a hard time!
Try a normal tractor unit in a straight line, some time. 600BHP or more, in a three tonne tractor... they can shift.
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Tax the robots?
Please turn out the lights?
I fear my supply of BAT will remain forever zero...
I'll get some popcorn. And perhaps some marshmallows; could be a long wait.
Lester would have had such great fun with this one.
Of which, I note that Playmobil now sell a glider with pilot... lacks the fun rocket engine, though.
Well of course. I also wouldn't want to work for a company who employed people with such a poor grasp of grammar.
"To which Golf Clubs do you belong? ..."
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Governments have customers? I thought I was their employer. That's the way the money flows, so I must be, right?
"I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that"?
That perhaps got something a little wrong?
Well, Star Trek vintage, anyway.
I'm not sure the replacement of a space and two letters with a dash is a sufficient shortening to make up for the slightly nauseous feeling immediately engendered by the new phrase.
USB drive full of secret data goes in to cage full of monkeys.
Wait (long enough).
USB drive comes out containing complete works of Shakespeare...
you'd need a bloody quick shark.
Aye, but there's a neural network in there and surely that has to count for something.
(Except in the premium brands, of course.)
Couch potatoes. Obviously.
If I'm in a vehicle for any length of time - plane, train, or car - and I'm not driving... I go to sleep. I seem to have no control over this reflex.
I don't have any issue if I'm behind the wheel, but if I'm not in charge then it's as if I'm hypnotised. I'd hate for that to happen on the driver's side of the car, with a robot telling me 'wake up and take control, meatsack... oh. Oh well.'
are hardly unfindable in the presented illustrations.
And a Government that fell because things they wanted privacy for were exposed... I can see the voters point of view.
I suspect that what many want is privacy for themselves and transparency for those who set themselves up in public office.
Cheer up, Geoff, you're not along in your unsmart delight... I'm so twentieth century I'm still watching terrestrial channels over the air. In real time, often.
3D pops up every twenty or thirty years. Give a while and it'll be back, just as crap as the last times, all the way back to 1840...
Ah, possibly not. I also - some years back - ended up in a rental Vauxhall with the same situation. I eventually discovered that the solution was to flick the *same* way to turn it off. However, as it also had the three-flashes trick it took a while to hold it long enough to trigger the 'on' as opposed to the 3-flash, with further off-pushes actually turning it on again.
As I recall, the wipers did something similar: a single push for intermittent, second push for on third for fast - can't recall how that turned off, but I recall it was much more sensible a year later.
@Dave 126 - remember the Nissan Arna? Alfa engine, Nissan body... it was not a wonderful mix.
Er, these are patients who no longer need to be in hospital, but who cannot yet look after themselves again.
I'm not convinced that random b&b is the place for them, mind, but I've wondered before why the NHS and, say, Premier Inns can't do a deal at forty quid a night...
Is this software saying photograph a trinket, and then requiring a further view of that trinket to identify you? Or showing you a number of random trinkets and saying which one is yours?
Neither seems spectacularly helpful: the first requires you to have the trinket to hand for all future login attempts (ok for a tattoo I suppose) while the second doesn't seem to offer great numbers of choices.
Or am I just confused? It's early...
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You need the proper BBC tool UNI/515, mate: nice solid thing made on a carved wooden frame with a power connector in the middle.
Hello, many worlds interpretation, surely?
A hardware reset took the program counter to a defined memory location and started executing code there (or from a vector there). This read directly from memory - usually prom or eprom, or more recently on-board flash.
Thence (for a desktop system, as opposed to an embedded system) one ran a minimum code to the hardware to read the first sector of the first track of the disc; that contained enough code to load the rest of the OS.
Why has this basic operation suddenly become no longer sufficient? Hiding a separate co-processor just to boot the thing is no different in concept from a tiny eeprom bolted on to the side (or even internally) but without the option of the user/end manufacturer reprogramming it.
Could have been worse - wasn't Herschell's first proposal to call it 'George'?
You do, but you have a tiny working space for other software with most of the tiny storage on most chromebooks; 16GB flash /4GB ram is a practical minimum and even then you're probably better off patching the bios and installing linux as a single OS.
But that is *not* a task for the casual user.
Which is, rather interestingly, exactly why the national language in the general area of the USA isn't Choctaw, or Navajo, or...
This is more about protecting commercial revenues, setting a precedent for that (paid aerial drone photographs), than any real safety issue.
It's good to see how many people who actually fly are chipping in and making sensible comments here.
Oh, wait: I'm guessing the AC who started this thread isn't a pilot.
Every time something like this comes up, we get the same arguments... nothing happened so there was no issue, plod being plod, just let people do what they want, little thing like that couldn't hurt a nasty great steam engine, or a plane, blah, blah, blah...
Those rules are there for a reason. Safety - of the pilot in command, of other airspace users, and people and objects on the ground. In this case, there was no *direct* safety issue - but so what? It takes a moment's inattention in *any* aircraft to get into trouble; sometimes that trouble is painful, crippling, or fatal. It matters not one whit that "it's only a little thing, a couple of kilos or so"; trust me; meeting one of them mid-air will ruin your whole day. So will one falling on your head, or coming through your window.
Sure, most of the rules are just common sense: keep your distance from people and things. Drive on the right if you're following a feature like a road or railway. Maintain your altitude. Keep a good lookout for other stuff in your airspace. Turn right to avoid a collision. Doesn't mean that's a reason to scorn them...
Non-commercial pilots from model planes through foot-launched to GA stuff are exempted from the majority of the provisions of the ANO, but as soon as you decide to operate commercially, then the appropriate considerations apply. Airspace in general, and UK airspace in particular, is complex and busy. A glance at an air map will show you that; on the south-east UK map, somewhat under half the surface is class G. The rest of it - you can't fly there without making the appropriate arrangements. Do you know where they are? If not, why not?
My friend: if you're going to be sharing airspace with me, I want to be bloody certain that you both know and follow the rules. Because flying is fun, but also highly risky.
I'm not sure that's the right way round. He accessed a system to which he was unauthorised by using a password he shouldn't have had. As I read it he was jailed because of the access, not the method he used to get that access; his defence was that because the original user of the password had access then there was no issue with him using the password.
Which is clearly a ludicrous argument; having the password does not imply that you are authorised to get access - a particular person is authorised and given the password to permit the access. Not the same thing at all.
Back of the envelope calculation suggests that the amount of energy used in fuel by domestic vehicles alone is approximately the same as the National Grid currently generates.
Surely a long term installation would include its own meter. How else will HMG be able to charge the higher VAT rate and fuel duty? Because one thing you can be damn sure of: they're not going to give up the £28 billion a year they currently get from petrol and diesel sales (pushing 60p/litre, according to an article in the Guardian).
More of a plugh, really.
Well, what would be the point of inventing them otherwise? Sheesh...
It would certainly be interesting to see how *any* of the current crop of (semi) autonomous cars could handle the roads in, say, Sicily: a combination of locals either overtaking on blind corners or moving at 20mph, and roads in the mountains which are narrow, twisty, and suffer from frequent surface slippage makes for fun driving even for we mere meatsacks.
Until an automatic can make it on its own and in one piece along, say, the old Targa Floria and back, in daylight and in the dark, I'm not getting in one.
Just wanted to see that again.
Though it will of course be cloudy in the UK that night.
but I'd sign up for trials on that one - I've been crying out for a non-invasive continuous blood sugar measurement for years, and this comes pretty close.
I wonder how long it lasts?
The scientists used industrial magic to calculate the velocities of something that can't be seen; deducing thereby that the stuff that can't be seen clumped together into something else that can't be seen, which promptly collapsed into a third thing that can't be seen?
Truly we live in an age of wonder.
Desert planet, check.
Water shortage, check.
Religious society, check.
Paging Paul Atriedes. Paul Atriedes to the red planet phone, please.
my old clock radio with the red 7-seg leds on the front is getting a bit tired. Probably a good idea to get a spare while I still can.
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