Wasn't that more about camel toes?
1626 posts • joined 25 Jul 2008
Re: Top Gear did something similar
Clarkson telling someone they're sacked, given how his tenure ended...?
Re: Magic Roundabout
There's also a smaller one in the spaghetti network of Heathrow (near T4, between it and T5 iirc), which I though particularly cruel given the amount of people in hire cars that would need to tackle it.
Not to mention the National Express et al coaches, which was how I encountered it the last couple of times...
Re: Top Gear did something similar
And look how that all played out in the end...
Plus a few cop cars (or Google cars maybe) to trash and a robot in short-shorts?
Pret a porter?
Meanwhile, the handset doesn't have handheld controllers yet, unlike its rival Vive.
Handset? I think you've been wearing it wrong...
Security was a priority
Of course it is, or else they'd lose their existing cushie business of selling your personal information to anyone and everyone who wants it that happens to have a suitably large suitcase full of cash...
Just look up all the stories about their dealings with various parking companies, dodgy insurance dealers and other less shining examples of members of the motor trade.
Follow the money?
So how much of this is either greed to get the cash from all the now-required testing and suchlike (with its mentioned fees), and of course to try and prevent existing smokers actually quitting and so losing all that lovely tax revenue from the money they're burning?
All it'll do of course is drive things underground...
Re: I think a paid service would only work
Isn't that more or less what YouView is, or at least was supposed to be? And look how well that one is doing after a few years on the market.
Wholeheartedly agree on the iPlayer front, I have exactly the same gripe when I'm abroad on a business trip and either have to have remembered to download stuff first, or to use my VPN.
Not to mention their current push to sell all of their shows on download or DVD just after they've aired them. Who was it that funded the production of these shows again?
Re: In the interest of the environment
It wouldn't be big enough, even at SPB scales...
Reached their ACME?
"Upon the approval to proceed from NASA and JAXA, the NRCSDs are commanded one by one, allowing the dispenser doors to open and the large internal spring to be released, deploying the CubeSats."
Is it just me that thinks that sounds wonderfully Wile E Coyote? Especially combined with the tape measure antenna on one of the university cubes.
Anyway top marks all round to the boffins, especially the junior ones from the elementary school.
Worked that night too (although not for quite that much money...) along with a colleague, plus the missus came in too and brought a TV and bottle of bubbly.
Was there to support all the European customers in case things went tits-up, and the company had set up a fairly nice system to help us do the support (we're the European arm of a global company, the db was worldwide).
So comes the time, and of course we only had problems with the "millennium bug" on one system. And yes, of course it's the one you guessed, the support database went gaga. But as there was absolutely no issue from any of the customers, we just savoured the irony along with the champagne, the extra pay and the coverage on TV.
Re: Estonian ID cards tell you who is snooping
Hmm, just think of the recursive fun you could have look at your own records of viewing your own records. Especially if you automate it with a little scripting... :-)
Re: "faster charging and greater energy storage"
What's life without a little bit of risk?
Maybe just replace the LEDs with a BOFH style cattle prod (lengthways of course)? Step near it when you shouldn't be crossing and get a zap?
Also fit a variant across the road too, so muppet drivers who jump the red lights (especially at crossings) get a similar jolt? Could be tricky to deal with the insulating properties of car tyres I guess, so maybe a higher voltage or a set of stinger spikes too?
Re: The whalesong is deafening where I work...
Personally I'd just love the channels to have discrete, unobtrusive and above all static brand logos in the corner (if they must have them at all).
Several of the channels these days seem to think that having animated logos that look like they're doing aerobics plus all sorts of other "information" in scrolling or bouncing tiny fonts that aren't readable unless you're sat 3 inches from a HD TV are a good thing.
When I'm trying to watch a TV show, the last thing I want is some animated antics in the corner of the screen continually distracting you on the edge of your peripheral vision.
Re: No giant robots?
Or failing that giant radioactive lizards, moths and similar mutants...?
Re: Anyone seen the rabbit hole?
Ah so that's the misunderstanding.
They obviously heard that the plane should take off and head to the clouds, and thought they were talking about its software instead...
Re: Reality TV Stars
I just wish it wasn't a reality I had to live in on a day to day basis...
There are a few radio stations over here at the moment who are currently playing a track from him as roughly every 5th song at the moment and going on non-stop about it.
Seems somewhat hypocritical when I can't recall them playing any of his songs at all for several years now prior to yesterday's sad news.
No denying his influence or talent, I just wish it didn't need his death to get his music actually played. Or maybe I just need to retune my radio again and clean out some of the presets.
Re: Seems to be a mass die-off of celebrities at the moment
Personally I'm starting to wonder if 2016 has been ghost-written by George R R Martin?
One of those buildings that are large enough to have the risk of clouds forming inside them if their climate isn't properly controlled, iirc.
Also saw it in my younger days (between the Apollo and Shuttle eras sadly), as you say a most impressive place.
Re: Horizontal integration
Since when does that ever stop us?
Indeed, I too was wondering quite what was wrong with the Apollo test, as I presume the moon is close enough to a vacuum to be a valid testbed.
Re: "War on Smut"
Hopefully some politico will soon issue a War On Common Sense. We need more of it and that seems like a surefire way.
Unfortunately you'd have to find it first, which may well be the tricky part...
Re: Home state of Oregon??
Indeed, although to be fair the manufacturing/R&D mothership is in Oregon (Portland).
At least it better be, as that's where I'm going in a couple of weeks time to visit it...
Doing the time warp?
Job queues in Intel’s home state of Oregon are to swell in 2015 with Chipzilla steering thousands of workers to the chopping block.
...Windows 10 is not expected to drive larger volumes of purchases of standard desktops and notebooks until 2016.
I'm fairly sure last time I looked at a calendar we were actually in 2016 at the moment, indeed almost 1/3 of the way through it? Or are these redundancies so hard-hitting that they're being backdated?
Given the fairly large amount of apparently stray dogs around last time I was out that way, I think they've already caught wind of the plan and deployed their counter measures...
Or possibly Bruce, depending on the marsupial in question?
Re: Laser Guided
Of course, now it becomes clear. All these years we've had the relationship between the evil genius in his volcano lair and the white Persian he's stroking entirely backwards...
Should have known who really ruled that crater.
Re: The idiom demands...
And an equal number of dogs for the cats to rain down with...
I guess you'd also maybe need to throw a few dogs in (out?) as well, as "It's raining cats and more cats" doesn't quite have the same ring to it...
Re: 8.5kW and 0-60 in 10 seconds?
They'll probably say it's so light as it gets lift from all the hydrogen...
Re: Why the PHB should only be given *minimal* access to any system.
Or better still:
Which keys should I press to enable the CockUp feature?
Which keys should I press to enable the CockUp feature?
Probably the infamous "any" key?
The screen rotation one is an oldie but a goodie, and is still usable on a surprising number of semi-innocent victims and new intake.
Quick, someone send for Hans Zarkov!
He was formerly at NASA, but has also been seen playing music on the roof...
Re: Anyone feel a pulp scifi novel coming on?
We're running out of Illudium Phosdex?
That may explain all the hipster beards around lately...
Re: Air gapped ?
If there's a gap between the submarine and the water, then something has gone very wrong I would have said...
At which point no doubt you'll get motorists so fixated on avoiding the original rock in the road that they plough straight into the hall of fame slab...
Re: Of course I haven't looked for any photos
In the Beeb article there is an older pic of the stone, and it had a street lamp just behind it. Oddly said lamp doesn't seem to currently be in place, but that strikes me as a sensible thing to have close to it, to both illuminate it and also to give less visually aware motorists something a bit bigger and taller to spot and avoid perhaps?
Re: Launch Kardassian's arse
I'm not sure they've developed a big enough rocket yet for that payload...
Non-interested parties are directed to Instagram, where Kim Kardashian should be posting plenty of snaps of her arse as ample alternative entertainment.
I would have thought such people would have wanted to avoid those moonshots too?
Fingers crossed this one too can be saved.
Re: The lesson from this story is don't ask the public
Or to quote the late great George Carlin:
“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”
That said, Boaty McBoatface is inspired genius.
Re: WaitWhat? Affordability challenges?
That maybe explains it. Someone somewhere misread "in service for 40 years" as "in service in 40 years"...?
Re: Let's hear it for the Swordfish.
More likely the only plane capable of launching will be made of paper, or in extremes Lester may finally get that call back from the FAA, but perhaps not quite the one he was expecting or hoping for....
Amazon vs Big Dog
Hmm, if Amazon take them over and then use the Big Dog as an alternative delivery method when they realise quite how stupid the whole drone idea was, that could be really "interesting" (and not something I'd wish to be anywhere near).
Still I guess it'd be a role reversal from the delivery (post)man getting bitten by the dog.
Add a brush, duster, batteries and a few spare wheels so they can give Spirit and Opportunity a helping hand and quick service too whilst they're at it.