The god of engineering IS a blood god!
793 posts • joined 17 Jul 2008
It's quiet... too quiet!
Where are the Democrats yelling "LOCK HIM UP!" ?
NowTV is a subset of Sky's channels, the article seems to suggest all Sky channels will be streamable.
More info here:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38756577
Sky about to LOSE TV subscribers!
They've had a falling out with Discovery over fees, and may stop showing any of Discovery's channels (including Eurosport) from Wednesday 1st Feb.
ONLY Sky is affected by this, Virgin & BT viewers will still be able to watch.
Maybe if Sky only used the "Sports Pack" subs to pay for football, instead of blowing the whole wad on it...
Full story here:- http://uk.businessinsider.com/discovery-in-extraordinary-row-with-sky-2017-1
Re: let's just stop using facebook
To do that, I'd have to have started using it. Upvoted anyway.
I don't follow EU politics.
Is Le Pen the most Trump-ety French politician?
Not the LAUNCH pads, the LANDING pads. There is a difference!
Re: What does it say on the landing pad?
As others have said, the drone ships are named for vessels in Iain M Banks' "Culture" novels ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Culture )
So far, SpaceX have used "Just Read the Instructions" and "Of Course I Still Love You"
My favourite goes as follows:-
Scammer:- "Scam scam scam scam scam?"
Me (Best 1930's BBC accent):- "I'm terribly sorry old chap, but I'm afraid I don't speak a word of English. Good day to you!" <Hangs up>
Re: old military wisdom has it ...
"And since the only battle an F35 is likely to fight is the struggle to leave the ground - where the only clouds it is likeliest to see are composed of big data instead of big amounts of water vapor ... well ..."
I'm sure I read somewhere that the F35 doesn't do well with big amounts of water vapor either.
Re: My bet for root cause - power saving
That was my first thought, too.
Maybe requests like that are why the lottery draws are now not on TV, but livestreamed on the interweb instead?
Re: My fav useless item of the show.
Actually, I have the competitor the BBC mention, the AyeGear J25 (made in Scotland!).
I bought it solely for airport use, as it makes going through security simple.
Theater Security Agent - "Put all your metal in the tray"
I take off gilet and put it in the tray, no fishing phone out of pocket A, change out of pocket B, etc.
Re: If it is a list drone...
Actually, he might have more luck checking the windows of local pawn shops.
You say "administration", I say "Legion of Doom". 'Murica just elected Lex Luthor to the White House!
Re: GTX and GTS
I think you meant SkyDrive (now OneDrive), not Skype.
"an amalgamation of Google and Facebook"
So... Apple, then?
It happens in SciFi too...
At the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, held in London's Excel, one of the 10,000 attendees was there by telepresence drone.
An American who attends the event every year (it hops at least 500 miles or an International border every year), fell ill at the last minute, so he cashed in his airline tickets, cancelled the hotel room, and rented one of these "Ipad on a Segway" devices for the weekend.
Apparently the only problem he had at the event was being unable to summon a lift without aid.
Re: IPA needed to remain competitive
You forgot your <sarcasm>...</sarcasm> tags.
Re: Shame " epic scientific smackdowns " link down
Works for me...
Re: Reality can be as sad as fiction.
Thought that was going to lead here:-
Re: But Why?
As a surfactant, maybe?
Re: Better idea
@allthecoolshortnamesweretaken - Exactly why I thought of that!
Instead of streaming movies to passengers, use the bandwidth to stream a planes "black box" data to the airline & manufacturer.
Re: Ad walls ...
Don't forget to tell them why, when they come cap in hand for next year's subs!
Re: Keep your guard up, people.
Throw some Ghostery & Privacy Badger into the mix as well!
OFGUM actually doing something?
Surely this is the final sign of the apocalypse?
Re: This is a genuine question to all software devlopers...
Re: What a nightmare...
"Underpaid / badly trained staff clicked on poison link?"
More like OVERpaid / Completely untrained PHB clicked on poisoned link.
Won't someone think of the grownups for a change?
We had a similar situation. Luckily, I noticed before any kit was installed, and was believed when I pointed out how dumb this was to my PHB.
Re: Bait and switch
All will become clear when he takes the Presidential Oath from the Grand Kleagle of the KKK
Re: No overland
With this, I wonder if you'd save time going the long way round?
ie. Sydney to Honolulu to San Francisco supersonic, subsonic to New York, supersonic to London.
Looks like the NSA/GCHQ sniffer install had a TITSUP.
Planetary Protection Programme
According to this month's Sky at Night, space probes are not permitted into areas where life is most likely to be found, because fears of contamination by Earth extremophile organisms.
Re: How can any decent voter
Not voting, is NOT voting NO!
I know. All this is local to me.
My late father spent his entire working life (40+ years) at BAe Chester (or De Havilland, then Hawker Siddley, as it was previously known), except for 2yrs National Service with the RAF in Germany.
The RAF prefer to replace avionics modules at operational airfields & truck faulty parts to places like RAF Sealand for repair. (Disclaimer: A guy two desks over from me used to work there)
I doubt there will be any such animal. RAF Sealand no longer has a runway, and is used to repair avionics that have been removed from aircraft. Any aircraft shipped there will arrive by truck.
Being only 17 miles from Liverpool, RAF Sealand is hardly "in a remote corner of North East Wales".
In fact, with the Welsh border at it's Southern edge, RAF Sealand is actually in England (just)!
As can be seen on Google Earth( http://tinyurl.com/RAFSealand ), the remaining Western half of the site has now been bulldozed, and access roads are now under construction.
Re: I'm feeling like Alex in "A Clockwork Orange"
I rather suspect that the only thing an artist can do if their tune is used by a politician they don't like, is to VERY publicly endorse the other one.
Smart meters have only ONE purpose
The "streamlining" of meter reader numbers.
Re: Why not copy Switzerland?
The problem with that is that BT cheaped out and used aluminium instead of copper for a while
Re: One of the best
Re: Well then.
What are the odds that US ITAR laws mean we have to send them back for maintainance every other week?
Didn't someone create a replica Spectrum as a bluetooth keyboard a while back?
Found it:- https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Recreated-Sinclair-ZX-Spectrum/dp/B00SXCJYYA
Re: Ah pagers....
That's what you get for buying a pager from a guy in a pub!
Re: Openreach want you to know that deep down
"think they can get the government to pay for it."
AND get all that copper weighed in!
*Checks to see if the Tw*tter handle "Not Applicable" is available*
"have claimed the Antikythera mechanism was of extraterrestrial origin"
Giorgio Tsoukalous is incorrect. The mechanism is not "Alien", it's obviously Atlantean!