Re: Not likely
Given it was reported the other day that they'd registered "Dark Milk" as a trademark, you could get it both ways (ooer missus).
1676 posts • joined 25 Jul 2008
If it's the super-cooled stuff, then you've got more pressing things to worry about than your voice pitch, like your lungs and trachea freezing (even aside from any matter/anti-matter reactions between the anti-proton and normal ones).
Back in my PhD days people always used to wonder why I'd never tried inhaling the liquid Helium we used to work with, at least until I pointed out the temperatures involved.
Concerning the meetings and promises made by sales to be kept by engineers, especially in front of customers
Personally I find the best cure is to silently stand up, walk over to the sales droid and then without a word place a screwdriver on the desk in front of them, and then silently return to your seat.
Normally it passes the message quite succinctly and without causing a major fuss, at least until afterwards when you can let rip in private and tell them to keep the promises they made.
It never does in these kind of things to differentiate between those who are making the promises and those who will have to deliver them.
From personal experience (almost exclusively being part of the latter group) addressing such questions to members of the former group can be a severely career limiting move. It's less asking stupid questions than asking awkward ones...
They'll ask you to remove them unless you're wearing them in your passport photograph.
If you are, then forget the machines and just go to the manned desk as the machine won't stand a hope in hell of recognizing you most of the time (take it from me as a frequent flyer and glasses wearer who had them on his passport photo for the last 10 years until a recent passport renewal).
I just had this in reverse. My old passport photo had me wearing glasses, and the damn automated gates almost never let me through (I think my average was about once in 6-8 attempts or so, and usually only after several seconds of pondering on it's part).
Just renewed and deliberately got my photos done sans specs. And so far (about 5-6 attempts) they've let me through every single time, usually after only a second or two deliberation.
Given I wear specs all the time, I guess my career as an evil criminal mastermind and world supervillain isn't going to be hampered by face recognition ;-)
Oh I dunno, depends what's causing the steamy windows (to quote Tina Turner)...
Have you tried reversing the polarity of the flow?
Well it used to work in all those 80's and 90's documentaries on the subject...
Nah, it's an egg from the Iron Chicken.
And the instruments are failing as the Clangers misunderstood and are nicking them to try and play them...
There's a Grindr joke in there too somewhere, although likewise I haven't had enough coffee yet to do it justice...
Brings back lovely memories of a visit to Tattershall Castle a while back. Up on the roof looking around when there's sounds of Merlin's all around, as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight show up presumably doing their practice for a show (or maybe even HMQ's birthday bash).
Nothing like being at almost eye level with a whole load of Spitfires and Mosquito's etc to really make an enjoyable day (although the missus wasn't so pleased that I refused to come down and stop watching them until they'd finished - a good half-hour or so).
(Tattershall Castle is a mile or so from RAF Coningsby, home base of the BBMF)
Indeed - visited Portsmouth Historic Dockyard a couple of weeks back and it was sad to see the Illustrious (decommissioned so sadly no longer HMS) in quite such a state as she currently is. On her way to the breakers yard soon, but she's currently a real mess now that they've stripped her of anything that is re-usable.
(Yes I know she was an aircraft carrier not a battleship or a destroyer, although there were a couple of the latter tied up there too just to make the contrast between the new and shiny and the old and stripped-down even worse).
What, and miss the chance to be known as the Red Lesters? ;-)
That might be taking the red part a bit too far, but would make an interesting display...
If they can fire up the 3d printer and make some clones, how about LOHAN?
Then they can be the Haines Memorial Flight (down the Dog and Duck if wet, having a jar or six).
Douglas Adams' visionary writing is coming true - the Golgafrinchans walk amongst us and are now called Crapita...
They're obviously using the famous Microsoft minute here, as seen on the progress bar whenever you download something via Windows. As anyone who has done so knows, a Microsoft minute can last anywhere between a few seconds and several days.
I think they must be working on v3 here - the one that doesn't turn a random machine off, but is told to turn a specific one off and then proceeds to turn off an entirely different one by mistake. With enough AI though to ensure that the one that actually goes off is in the middle of doing something important or hosting something mission-critical.
Then again they pay us peanuts, so it's feasible as to who or what got employed...
They're probably too busy reading Iain M Banks for ideas on what to call things...
The problem is if you look at exactly what "10nm" means for each of the companies, you get a rather different answer. Unfortunately the old and simple definition based on actual dimensions no longer applies, so some of the comparisons are not quite what they appear.
I refer you to the article below plus the links from it...
Just for laughs he should have used the speech to announce he's changing his name by deed poll to Boaty McBoatface...
The new Paint will be a Universal Windows App, so will run on almost anything with Windows.
So it can paint my house?
If you don't know then cherish your ignorance and don't let anyone tell you...
But who's going to change the bulb?
AKA Murphy's KISS
Normally a response like "I'd love to, but if I do then you won't give her the job" will suffice to drop the hint.
Microsoft offers a fix for this; if you change your network to “private” or “enterprise”, it should start working again.
Wouldn't almost everyone have one or other of those set anyway in the kind of scenario where you'd be dealing with shared drives and NAS's? How many of those do you generally find on a public network?
I think you mean Honey I Shrunk the Audience!, but aside from that entirely agree as well.
Disney have replicated it a few times, there's also a Bugs Life one and a Muppets one at the various parks. The latter is particularly fun, but works on the same principle of 3D plus environmental stuff too.
The best one though was undoubtedly Soarin'. Same idea again, but with wind and scent effects coupled with wonderful images of flying around various locations and the unusual "seating" position of being basically in a hang-glider mock-up.
Or sub-contract a part of the manufacture to Samsung so a few occasionally randomly catch fire or explode.
Was going to say Pixar had prior art here myself. Even more so given the tagline of related stories at the bottom even had a nice Wall-E picture in it...
Given how badly Edge works here with a lot of our websites and applications (due to its streamlined lack of support for various bits that they need to run properly) and how much we still have to rely on IE11, I'd certainly second that in the corporate environment.
Of course I guess the websites and such should also be looked at, but we all know how that story goes in the corporate world.
So it's sand all the way down?
Makes a change from turtles I suppose...
It'll be severely challenged by my entry - I propose to enter the absurd concept of art by installing an idea for the post-modern world.
Or to put it another way, just by leaving a completely empty display there full of even more hot air than currently exists around the topic. Meanwhile I'll be down the pub with a few pints of real workmanship...
And then there are the assholes who sell $43 martinis.
True, but only sustainable if there are people hip* enough to actually buy them for that price...
PT Barnum was a visionary in that respect.
* aka dumb and/or pretentious as translated for those of us in the real world
Microsoft's article says, advising that no action other than a restart will be required to do the deed.
Oh I'm sure a few people will see some action as needed, such as a few beers to celebrate?
Given how the current McLaren is running, and how it keeps throwing bits of engine and such out (OK I know that's technically Renault rather than McLaren) it could arguably be convergent technology between the two...
I'm sure there are some days when Alonso and Button must wonder if they've ended up with a pram by mistake.
And in this day and age he'll probably be eligible for the Turner Prize or something for doing so, quite by accident. Or at least Arts Council funding to do it.
Just don't try and nail your tool-racking or screw any shelves to the wall...
But at least you shouldn't find a long-disused hedge trimmer or lawnmower in there.
This sounds horribly familiar from a few years back during one of the downturns, when our paid overtime got cancelled and replaced with TOIL.
Unfortunately even though it was a financial downturn, we still had plenty of work to actually do. And the management got rather upset when I asked them to increase the 300 hour TOIL limit as I'd max'd out, especially when I pointed out we hadn't got any time to take any of it, and that if I just took it all alongside my normal holiday and bank holiday entitlement, I'd come back in February (this was said in September).
Worked out quite nicely, with a couple of months worth of hours getting paid off conveniently close to Christmas...
Ah yes, the kind of user who could fail an IQ test...
I think my machine must be infected too - it's insisting there's 3 more hours until beer o'clock. That can't be right, can it?
By at least six degrees...
Sounds like the old Archimedes that used to sit in the lab when I was a student (going back 20 or so years ago) which worked fine in winter, but in summer required a periodically refilled beaker of liquid nitrogen to be sat in front of its air intake for it to operate for more than about 10 minutes before giving up with heatstroke.
@Doctor Syntax - not "re-emerging".
These days it'd have to be "rebooted" or "reimagined", and probably starring Dwayne Johnson.
Had just the same, both settings and wireless hotspot tiles vanished. Both easily put back though, but seems an oddity.
Liking the new flexibility with the notification shade though. I used to have 5 or 6 that I wanted there and all the rest I can do without, so now being able to turn some off and fully rearrange the others it's working very nicely.
Have to say that Win10 does seem to eat battery faster than Win8.1 used to. That said my Lumia 640LTE will still go 2-3 days at least before needing more juice, so it's not a desperate issue.
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