Re: Clear the area
Crepitation contest. NSFW speakers
233 posts • joined 27 Aug 2008
Crepitation contest. NSFW speakers
"The agency's department of education, which inspires kids into science and technology careers, will be eliminated."
FFS, I remember as a 7 or 8 year old writing to NASA for information and them sending back a huge pack of badges, posters, info on the upcoming shuttle etc etc.
I loved it.
Today I teach Physics to our next generation.
I don't know I would have fancied knocking up something with a raspberry Pi.
On the other hand I am sure that LOHAN would have fit into the passenger seat..
Probably because Rolls Royce bought the jet engine business from Rover for what I seem to remember was the price of a meal, Rover I think got RR truck making business IIRC.
Are these the same people who estimated that there would be an incident leading to a loss of a Space Shuttle once every 100,000 flights?
That video is very cool.
So much so that I have set my classes some homework to watch the launch then nip outside to watch the flyby of the CRS 13 and the ISS,
(They could even watch the live ISS feed as it flies by the UK at the same time as they watch the it cross the sky.)
I have seen this story before, now where/when was it?
Ahh I know, it was when Sky shafted TIVO in the UK. Such a shame I still miss my MK1 TIVO. In fact I think I have a refurbished one in the loft.
I too love EdPuzzle, as did my students, but since my MS based school has banned & blocked Youtube then EdPuzzle will not work either as their videos are hosted on Youtube.
The only way around it is to copy the Youtube vid and then upload it to EdPuzzle but as that is likely to break copyright then I am unwilling to do that.
Knowing the control and opportunities that are available when using GSuite I for one would give my eye teeth to be a Google School. This is a view that is purely a view as an educationalist.
AC was indicating that the users wanting filtering were teacher/schools. For a school GSUITE is free.
Just how do you expect to access Youtube without involving Google?
Chrome will shortly allow you to force a signin and group policies etc will only allow one domain. Securely will only allow internet access from a school computer if your are logged into Chrome via a school GSuite Domain.
Of course, this is all MUCH easier if the school uses GSFE and Chromebooks to secure the access.
Then set up a GSUITE account, force signon to your GSUITE domain, and then limit the Youtube videos to those authorised by teachers/it admin etc. Plus block all but authorised extensions and apps.
Ahh Mr Haines, you are sorely missed.
That might have been the case when wars took many years to win/lose and development time of spitfires etc was relatively quick ie 1-2 years.
Now we have potential wars that could be over PDQ so you best make sure that you have everything you need to fight it at all times.
I also have one of the Xiaomi Mi boxes, nice bit of kit and much cheaper than the Roku.
I used to work for a company that amongst many things was proposing to supply CCTV camera etc to railway crossings as it had become apparent that the old ones needed updating as you could no longer tell if the barrier had been closed or not....
Some things just make you go "mmmmm"
When I ran a computer shop building pc's etc punters often wanted a printer with their new shiny. Trouble was the big boys were selling your typical domestic Epson etc for £3-£4 below my cost and I had to match. Solution? Sell them a printer cable for £10 at the same time.
"CPC was crap when it came out"
I will have you know that I wrote a program to control the Seawolf missile system on a CPC 6128 in assembler, tested it off the Welsh coast on HMS Broadsword.
Oh what fun we had. Seawolf trial worked. But an Exocet trial failed due to the missile deciding at the last second that it didn't want to come out and play and just sat there even though its little hutch had opened. It sulked for 1/2 an hour before it was decided it had calmed down.
I suspect that many will not define accelerating to 27000km/h and back again in less than half an hour as being "as smooth as silk".
"Musk said he wants the BFR to replace SpaceX's existing fleet of hardware – realistically that isn't going to happen any time soon. There just isn't that much stuff that needs to go into space to make it the company's sole launch vehicle."
You are missing the point. If the BFR is fully reusable your costs per launch are so low that you do not need to lift the full 150 tonnes possible to justify the flight as the cost per flight is below that of a Falcon 9.
As to whether a country can afford to do this on it's own, I seem to recall that the proposed budget for ITER was 35billion dollars and there was much huffing and puffing about the cost. Remember this cost is between many nations over many years.
Lets put 35billion in context it is about what the US spends on defence per MONTH.
I can thoroughly recommend this documentary on the incident.
"People will pay what they are willing to pay, it doesn't matter how it's sliced. So the presence of VAT does act to reduce what Chris (and competitors) can get away with charging for their consultancy skills."
Except that those he is providing consulting services to are almost certainly VAT registered and so can claim the VAT back from his invoice. So the fact that he is charging VAT has no bearing on his customer's ability to pay.
"That means that anybody who pays their taxes in the proper way without magical offshore accounting would find they had no additional liability. But the tax avoiders of Google, Apple, Microsoft, and every other big US tech company would find that they could continue to avoid "normal" taxes, but they'd then be liable for the withholding tax."
Here is the problem, just how do you decide when a company is "paying in the proper way" or not other than going to court?
This would be a minefield and the lawyers would be very happy.
Isn't it Apple that already does this with the battery capacity indicator, so that it appears that your phone/laptop can last as long on a full charge after a few years as it did when first bought?
Google Drive File Stream is a far better solution for users of Google Suite For Education now that "Team Drives" are available. It would be impractical to use Google Drive for PC/Mac* as the amount of syncing going on would be very cumbersome and it would be very likely that you would run out of local storage.
I really cannot see why they are not making File Stream available for everyone, it works very well.
*Besides Google Drive for PC was a huge bandwidth/CPU/Memory hog when syncing.
If he has mental health issues and is found that he killed her, then he can be held indefinitely, if not then under the laws in Denmark he goes to jail for a relatively short time by British and certainly Merkin standards.
In short, it is not in his best interests to be found to have MH issues, OTH for the authorities it would allow the possibility of life behind bars where life means life.
I cannot help wondering what my school's BOFH solution to this is (I Teach) as he insists that we use IE as it is "industry standard".
A long time ago the BBC made a documentary series "Secret War" which is well worth the effort of finding.
(Still think the "Connections" series is worth a look too)
Whilst that may be true, capitalism also cares if there is no one able to pay for the goods/services.
If your paddles were broken what you needed was.....cyclepong
I could never understand why when we were in Helmand, Afghanistan we tried to persuade the Afghans not to grow poppies (going so far as destroying crops) when the poppies were the best money earning crop that the Afghan farmers could grow.
Meanwhile back in blighty because of the shortage of Opiods in the NHS we were, at great expense, licencing some UK farmers to grow poppies....
Or use your ears.
Perhaps displaying a misspent youth I could identify the program from its opening warble, no sissy counters for me.
And can you blame them?
The problem is not with Google, Apple et al but with the laws setup by governments.
Don't forget Brainstorm.
Well if you are going to go you may as well go with a bang (or two)
Don't be daft.
In many states buying fireworks is illegal as they are too dangerous. Have they heard of the NRA?
Not much point in doing the experiment if the results are not measurable.
Can't remember which distributor it was but I remember calling them one day and being put through several levels of hell before being put into a queue.
You are number 19 in the queue please hold, your call is important to us.
You are number 18 in the queue please hold, your call is important to us.
Many minutes later.
You are number 1 in the queue please hold, your call is important to us.
Thankyou for calling X, our offices are now closed, our opening times are xxx - xxx
With the opening times plainly showing that all of the people in the queue had been holding to hear that the offices were closed.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was a premium number..
Like the box fitted to the Dreamliner you mean? That ended well.
"You’ll be sending a link to the file’s web location in Google Drive and the recipient will need a Google Account to even view them."
Not quite. Just change the sharing options to either public or anyone with link.
2.5% Transaction fees has a huge impact on low margin businesses, say PC components.
Remember the 2.5% is on the transaction cost ie inc VAT so in effect you have to allow for a 3% loss in gross margin for plastic transactions.
The Soviets launched two manned spacecraft from the same launchpad less than 24 hours apart in 1962 https://www.seeker.com/the-soviets-first-space-rendezvous-1765928597.html
So it can be done.
The F35B's range is so small the carrier will always be in view anyway.
"pretty much restricted to watching "360" movies - and they'll never get anywhere with that"
I've been led to believe that there is quite a market for 360° movies that can only be seen privately.
It does;t happen as much nowadays as teachers just do not have the time available to lend to open ended projects when they have all the marking and prep and are "encouraged" to attend after school intervention/tuition/revision sessions all the time.
What like this you mean?
I have built one and used it when teaching Science, also the version that use the kids smartphones to do the detecting. There is endless scope for STEM but it is often encouraged as you are "not following the Scheme of Work" etc.
Also the departments tend to be very territorial and although they talk about cooperation in reality they do little voluntarily. Getting the D&T department to let me use the 3D printers is more than their job is worth as I am in Science and Computing. It is all very sad.
Don't be daft our web filtering system would have a fit with 100's of kids producing HTTPS.
I agree re the use of Raspberry Pi's (the STEM GCSE looks pretty bad though) but the Raspberry Pi foundation are not helping school's by making the RaPi Zero only available singularly.
I want to fit out a lab and using Zero's would be a considerable saving but it is hardly an option when you order one at a time.
Why don't they just charge a few quid more or subcontract the manufacturing out? I will bet that there are loads of manufacturers that would love to mass produce them.
As a teacher I can see why controller assessments were phased out, there was just too much blatant cheating going on. Sadly most of it was by the teachers.
I made myself very unpopular indeed when I went to the deputy head and said I wanted none of it and would refuse to do what I was seeing going on around me. Strangely enough since then I have never taken another CA but it has made my life difficult as I am not seen as a "team player".
Don't be daft now. Homeopathic "medicines" ARE a placebo.
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