Proper standards of weights and measures
All the discussion of KE needs some standardising with an appropriate El Reg approved unit of measurement.....
181 posts • joined 23 Apr 2007
All the discussion of KE needs some standardising with an appropriate El Reg approved unit of measurement.....
Harrier, MPA and numerous other Naval capabilities (hydrography was dear to my heart hence a resigned commission) where killed or hamstrung under the disastrous leadership of ex 1SL West. He happily sold his service for a peerage and a seat on the gravy train under Labour.
Not that the civvies in procurement didn't do their bit, but he encouraged and signed off on it.
As an aside - spent a evening exercising will power at a dinner that included a married couple who both worked in procurement. 1 was designing work station layouts for T45 ops room despite never having been on ore than a ferry, and the other Longbow comms (he learnt all about comms from clansman). It nearly soured my port I don't mind telling you.
Issue being irresponsible and dangerous idiots.
An incident will lead to nigh unworkable, badly written and widespread draconian law.
Which will then be ignored by irresponsible and dangerous idiots leading to only responsible owners having perfectly legitimate hobby taken away..
...and the issue will remain.
stop arsing about an bung it on fuel.
harder to avoid, easier to collect.
drive more miles pay more duty
drive a big gas guzzler pay more duty
little old dear does a once a week shop pays virtually nothing.
It seems the extension to his career he managed due to channelling funds to 3rd world dictators has worn off. Having tried screaming obscenities at working fisherman whilst claiming to be a "normal person" swigging champagne with his millionaire buddies on a floating gin palace didn't seem to work. So now he's trying hectoring on how tech he clearly has no idea about should progress.
With interpersonal skills, tact and self-awareness like this no wonder he was such a success at marriage and parenting.
wow, everyone blessed with hindsight today.
Of course we should feel uncomfortable at this, that doesn't necessarily make it a bad call. Faced with so many dead already, an active shooter willing to keep going and the potential for explosive devices at unknown locations that he may have had the capability to detonate if not dealt with instantaneously?
maybe not a perfect solution, but in the midst of the chaos an understandable one.
Plus, next one who says "come and get me"? wait till they here the trundling metallic chassis....
(and not one ROTM comment?)
Want to avoid the inevitable bad PR? Stop describing things as unlimited that aren't.
Goes for cloud storage, ISPs, or buffets.
If you offer it as such people will use it as such.
All we need to combat this new threat to your freedom and safety is a few more little teeny tiny laws that infringe liberty. What? Existing laws? no siree, we've not got any of them that we could be using... besides that would be horribly complex. Just bung us a few more laws we can use for blanketing anything we don't approve of.
If parents are willing to abdicate responsibility for their children's safety to the clutches of the ever grasping state then they lose the right to complain when it brings up their children in a manner they objectt to.
Surely if they are effectively immune from prosecution in Blighty, then they have also given up the right to legal protection here as well?
Pirates ahoy! run out the torrents and prepare to be pwned!
[pedant] and yeah I know it doesn't necessarily work that way but I can wish...[/pedant]
no company ultimately actually pays any tax.
it's customers do.
whilst not a huge percentage by any means, needing a connection of any sort will stop anyone in the forces or offshore industries from buying.
I passed the time on many deployments and subsequent offshore jobs with networked games of footy or shooting each other. Maybe a small demographic, but they tend to spend large on these items. MS just lost them.
We will not give in terrorists who hate the freedoms of western society - by slowly taking away all the freedoms of western society.
because thawing out stuff found in ice & letting them loose works so well.
..MacReady fire up the helo, and watch out for those crazy norwegians.
is there a single original thought left in media? anywhere?...
mind you, looking forward to them trying to make ain't 'alf hot mum politically correct...
govts spent a shedload of cash trying to prove that invading a foreign country was technically legal and therefore not a warcrime, even if morally dubious.
same here. you either break the law, in which case prosecute them, or they didn't. No "well it feels bad" or "i think it's eeeeeevil". I reserve particular contempt for Hodge the dodge who spirits away millions in trusts and inheritance tax evasion accounts for Stemcor that pay less than 0.01% tax and then wheels in her moral high horse, when all along she is part of the body that makes the law!
I could go on about how xbox provided entertainment in otherwise dull places that had no chance of a connection bobbing about on the high seas defending the realm (at the risk of sounding like Lewis), or how I get together twice a year with good friends for a weekends xbox fest with as many xbox's as we can cram into chosen venue that it would cripple the net connection.
But ultimately it's because i don't want to connect all the time to play a campaign or single player game. it's not necessary and it adds nothing to a system I would have already paid for a console and a game in. In fact I am worse off in not being able to borrow/lend games between friends.
I know it's a luxury. I can choose not to buy. I just find it hard to believe they're willing to hand such a big win to Sony this early in the game. That's probably how I'll deal with it.
Heard Fry described as "the type of person thick people think of as clever". The more I inevitably see of him, the more it seems apt.
left my ears in tatters.
FFS you'd think you were to forced to use it or contribute to it under pain of death, as for a source, if tt's important wikipedia? really? maybe a starting point at best. But if that's your level of research you deserve what you get or indeed pay for. There is a wealth of genuine info out there., if you are too lazy to go look and rely on the public to source it for you what do you seriously expect?
..and if that's your level of effort I'll help out. the red arrow is just down there on the right...
If you or anyone objects so strongly then you could ask for a refund?
direction of travel usually. calculated by sampling a preset duration of position previous to determine velocity
whether the pilot believes it or not, it's crap.
I set up and use all manner of positioning systems GPS, DGPS, RTK, utilising GPS and GLONASS and getting geared up with the pale pachyderm Galileo, and if mobes ruined them most would not work, not to mention the EM fields generated by kit such as say, a hulking great radar , VHF, and satcomm systems.
Receiving a worthwhile constellation to generate a position solution sounds far more likely an issue on the ground, with buildings and vehicles nearby top generate masking and multipathing.
Once our "betters" get their morality tax from google who next? Do you use an ISA? if so, why? I'm guessing because it avoids tax. Then you are immoral for hiding the governments money and must be punished.
all tax is paid by the end consumer one way or another...
Not just at the loss of a national treasure that I never tired of listening to, but at so many comments so eager to try and paint his understandable loathing of Germany or his politics as reasons to belittle this intellectual colossus.
Possibly the only man to meet first man to fly, first man in space and first man on the moon, xylophonist , composer, lunar cartographer, author, presenter, animal rights campaigner... and the first thing some people can comment on is he was not PC enough.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Because we all enjoy a healthy dose of schadenfreude since Apple kicked off the business war by litigation process.
I don't have a particular fave OS or product, but sick of hearing how I cannot buy something because Apple have patented a rectangle or the colour white or the letter i.
So yes, we're enjoying them get a kicking for once. They started it and now they're whining like a bitch when they don't get their own way. Beautiful.
I kind of feel obliged to put the other side of the coin. was on plusnet but cooper cable was never going to give more than 4meg so actually went into VM store locally. young girl sorted the package out, did a good deal (beat their online offer), then let me listen as she bollocked the engineers who reckoned street wasn't cabled, I particularly remember "if his 2 neighbours are already on it what makes you think he can't you f**kwit". install was done on the day they said and apart from 2 outages of a hour or so in the first 3 months been good for last year since.
last speed test was 48.5 on a 50meg connection.
i know that's not everyone's experience, and used to be happy with plusnet. just wanted more speed...(who doesn't?)
It makes no real difference the arguments and counter arguments on minutiae of legal bullshit. You know who really loses here?
Not Samsung, Even in Germany,
It was you and me. We pay the lawyers and the legal fees in higher prices and reduced choice.
F**k it's not even funny anymore.
It is already too late. Despite the naysayers and exxon funded "scientists" global warming is occurring and will continue to do so at variable rates.
The best evidence I have yet to see, both as part of research and in person, is the effects on corals globally. They act as a planetary scale thermometer. Extremely temperature intolerant they have evolved to a narrow and steady temperature bandwidth which we are pushing them beyond. The frequency of mass bleachings as a direct result of high temperatures is increasing and they can no longer cope. I fully expect most coral reefs to be gone in my lifetime.
Why should we care? Because ecosystems are intrinsically interlinked, and we have the merest fraction of an inkling how it all connects. Corals provide nurseries for fish, the basic source of protein most of the planet. The large fish have already gone. We have started eating smaller fish, and other species. Where do we go when they are gone?
Don't get me wrong I'm no rabid ecoloon. But I see no way out. Simply too many people. Enjoy it while you can.
you do not get to pick and choose.
The support of the moderates is the powerbase upon which the fanatics act. Your funds, your buildings, your organisations and your ideologies provide them with personnel, logistics and finances. You are culpable.
Like the pensioner in church who donates money in turn financed the catholic cover-ups, you share a degree of the blame.
All of it based on fairy tales with no evidence.
As if Great Cthulhu would lose an eye to anyone!
No such thing as gravity, just the loving pressure pushing down from his noodly appendage
(jolly roger for the pirates obviously!)
Advertised "all you can eat" and didn't want to provide that service. Simple really.
There was no small print stating drinks are mandatory or service charge will be applied. Just a big advert that someone took advantage of.
No different to any other special offer that turns out not to be to a companies advantage.
Stop whining and stop advertising services you are not willing to provide.
another step in killbots mission objectives to pass for fleshy meatsacks.
you cannot say we weren't warned.
$1.2 million crowdsourced and now she tells people that she won't put less that 3% of that towards paying musicians?
Bet she never mentioned it when trying to attract the funding?... moreover where exactly did the money all go?
Whilst I manage to grasp the fundamentals of "a hoard of lawyers can persuade a jury that it has broken some highly technical law", and I actually agree with the basis of IP, (otherwise why innovate? blah blah..), and truth be told I'm not pro or anti apple on the whole, this is just taking the p1ss now.
The law was never made to deal with these highly pedantic issues. It needs changing and fast. Whilst it may be legal etc so was a whole host of very wrong legislation which was eventually and thankfully consigned to the recycle bin of history. Sooner this joins them the better...
Apple demand anything not made by Apple be banned, burnt and buried at a crossroads as unholy.
...give it a feckin rest ffs.
Fans of either side can gloat/heckle all they want.
The crying shame is the we pay in the end. We pay for the lawyers, we pay the fines, we pay higher prices for monopolistic market shares and we pay in stifled range of tech available.
Main people who lose in these corporate wars is us.
Got to go with brown sauce... almost any, but also partial to OK sauce... or home brew "Firestarter" from my local mexican Mohujos. http://www.mohujos.co.uk/
...now for vending establishments, I have a soft spot for Capn Jaspers on the quayside in Plymouth. All manner of bacon and it's accompanying food groups the sausage and egg. Used to be perfect hangover treatment venue.
some of the replies are disappointing. With the US having to use Soyuz to get to LEO and co-operating on the ISS there was that small chance we might not carry our petty nationalistic rivalries to the stars. Idealistic I know, but we could but hope.... shame to marr such a great achievement.
I should hope planning is already underway... acronyms at the standby!
I was happy with plusnet, but headed to VM because I wasn't prepared to wait decades for the fibre upgrade to occur and let me have more than 2meg broadband.
whilst I'm aware many punters have problems, installation was a doddle, even phoned and came early, fitted no fuss and last speed test I carried out got me 47.5 on a 50meg contract...we've had 2 outages in 18 months for about a hour or two each. would love to join in the moaning against a big corp, but so far so good...
SCORPION STARE to ready status in anticipation of BENTHIC TREATY implications. How will BLUE HADES respond?
put aside the freetard arguments a moment, the pro's and con's of torrent distro for genuine data etc
the simple fact is you will not stop the combined computing power of a nations geeks. If they want to share they will and for every lock there is a key.
The only way to reduce (you will never stop) piracy is to make users want to use legal services, make it culturally and practically more enticing to use legal alternatives.
serve that crap up in a prison and see just how quick you get a riot...
How many of these acts did readers here participate in? Or even the wider UK population?
If you tried to hold any population other than the UK responsible for the sins of their fathers I suspect you would be one of the first to criticise.
You forget of course to mention that Britain lead the way in ending slavery, and the RN freed many would be slaves on the way between the african salvers and their US market. Guess that doesn't fit with the general anti imperialist kick...
anyways back to the subject...
variation on range/range - (worked for years!)
use transmitter on rocket, receivers and computation gear on ground keeping track. then radio signal to manually start ignition once achieved required height. added bonus of tracking rocket once ignited and recording max height achieved.
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