Re: The art of discrimination
Q10: What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
A10. African or European?
Is surely ageist.
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Q10: What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
A10. African or European?
Is surely ageist.
So the child is asked what they want to be when they grow up, they think back to the grown ups they have seen.
Actually 63386 and you are 52670.
The further away the faster time flows
Sadly perhaps, you don't have to invent anything: you can just combine some things invented by others which solve a problem better (or differently) than an existing solution.
Say you had a cam which is stepped by a rotating spindle and encoded an optimal speed of winding cotton on to a bobbin (one of Granddad's patents) . Now the software (optimal speed per rev) could be encoded in a microcontroller. Both use others inventions, both are kind of obvious, it is the researched speed per rev which needed protection.
The lazy patents "solve X by a computer" without explaining how or what the advantage of this solution is.
They probably assume everybody is guilty of something, so just keep it until you are convicted.
I think the (broken) idea is,
In House services costs get bloated with tea breaks, career progression training, workers' Xmas party, pension schemes, sick pay, health & safety, etc. that these execs do not care about.
Also 'Accounts' have to deal with many suppliers of things use by the In House staff. All those extra account staff to check your 20p expenses claim was filled in correctly...
Also the (broken) idea of with no competition there is no drive to efficiency - sending things 1st class instead of second or in A4 envelopes - keeping useless staff because it is more expensive to fire them.
I worked for a global co. we had locally source cleaners who were happy and caring. Then HQ makes a deal with a Crapita type which costs the same locally, but may be cheaper in central London. We get the same actual people doing the cleaning, but now they are miserable and uncaring because their (hours and hence) pay has been cut.
Or Google Docs...
That gender neutral school experiment/document on the TV last year, initially the boys could do the logic puzzles, but the girls could not. However, after some practice the girls could do as well as the boys. The conclusion draw by the program was, the toys given to the children has a big influence on their STEM abilities. So nurture rather than nature.
When they cross dress babies and get other parents/carers to play with them, the babies dressed like girls were given doll like toys and those dressed like boys car or construction like toys.
With teenagers, peer pressure seems stronger than parent pressure, but gender stereotypes have already done their harm (in my opinion).
In the late 70's, for me, the computer class was equally mixed and given by a woman teacher. Most kids make something in metal/woodwork and sewing/cookery, I guess my school was fairly progressive, before you choose which exams to take.
of white males that give the rest of us a bad name?
However, looking at the drawings on the source link, how is this hinge different to the HP Pavilion x360, I am typing on?
If it does an existing thing better, you can (and could) always patent it.
Isn't space full of hydrogen atoms, an electron around a proton, one per cubic metre. What would be required to ionize that into H+ and e- ?
You could make the shovel more cheaply.
Make it the right size for your newly identified customers.
Make it more comfortable to use.
In asking the customers and listening to them, they become invested in the product, they know about the new "smoothy grip" before it is available, you do not have to explain it to them.
"And Agile is just an excuse for micromanagement." no it's not. It is supposed to be a process of continuously improving the development process (and product) - making it more efficient, reducing rework, allowing people at the coal face to spot and communicate improvements early, so they can be implemented early and act for the greater amount of time.
Waterfall (and Agile) can suffer from flash-in-the-pan requirements from marketing, that will not go away until it is seen implemented.
Reading the comments, it seems a lot of people seem to think you can only access one DE from your login
You miss the point
I have the experience of riding a bike, like many other people, using that experience as context makes the sentence (even badly formed) unambiguous.
You could argue that the story involved in most contexts is like loose rules.
You enter a train carriage and ask:
"Is this seat taken?" or
"Is this seat free?"
It is better to get it fixed than apportion blame and lose the source of any information.
These are low paying holiday makers, not business travellers
Not incompetent (many are as arrogant as you) but overworked and lacking funds.
So you should not be able to access the X-rays from anywhere, but print them out and post them in internal mail, really?
I really love those emails with instructions to open the (Word) attachment, so I can read a paragraph of text - in a nice font.
Many if not most switch mode power supplies SMPS convert the incoming 50Hz AC to DC then drive a small/tiny transformer with 10kHz to 1MHz AC signal.
Most PCs and laptops and 5V USB chargers could probably take AC or DC,
It should be noted the peak voltage of the 240V mains is 41% higher (339V) than the RMS.
I heard France had a DC grid, in the old days you had a DC motor drive an AC alternator.
Back in the mid 1980's, it did have a serendipitous nature, you could look over a balcony and see a band playing, but not anyway to reach the place.
In Structured Programming (without GOTOs) the idea was that each block had one entry and one exit to make the code easier to debug, etc.
An idea which came in with Java, is you write the code as if there are no errors, so as not to hide the algorithm with error handling, then catch all the errors/exceptions at the end. The garbage-collection would clean up any unreferenced resources.
The 'IF' statement causes problems, especially a sequence of if-them-else statements which hides what is going on and the switch-case statement(s) can easily become unwieldy. However the logical and && and logical or || can be a camouflaged if-then-else statement or conditional branch or goto. The and && loosely the then part and the or || the else part. The 'and' && becomes; if the left side is false, return false, if the left side is true, then return the right side. The 'or' || becomes; if the left side is true, return true, else return the right side.
I think "nobend" is missing a k at the beginning and a hyphen/space after the "b", if it isn't obvious.
The picture is to illustrate the effect of the gushing cheesy words of a particular press release partly described in the article.
Could it be that the water make a feint low frequency rumble which resonates the rib-cage?
Ever been too close to the bass bins at a concert and have the feeling your lungs vibrate?
Why does Tarzan beat his chest?
Although missing out the machinery in a hydroelectric plant, which converts the potential energy of water up hill to rotating magnets was amusing - akin to being frightened by the WiFi signal, but not the microwave oven, car alarm remote, cordless phone, etc.
Currently, the document is emailed amongst the group and then there is a merge headache at the end of the day.
With Google Docs the problem was, as I see it, your bit of the document moved up and down as someone else deleted and inserted lines above your insertion point.
The other problem with these word-processors, is (other) people spend most of their time fiddling with the font and line spacing for page layout, which is wasted when someone corrects their spelling or grammar.
Most corporate templates, I have seen/used, are more of a problem than a solution, based on thinking that the word-processor is a dumb typewriter.
Just as an eBook reader, it might replace expensive books.
I added a Bluetooth keyboard to my Nexus 7 for a similar experience to a netbook.
The film Beijing Bicycle might be worth viewing.
The computers Microsoft write for are not really called Micro, nowadays, since perhaps they are more powerful than mini-computers of yesteryear. Long time since writing BASIC for hobby microprocessor computers. I assumed microprocessor software was reduced to Microsoft.
More problematic, is that tablets and phones do not typically have windows, tending to have full screen interaction.
I assume Azure refers to the (colour of the) sky or sea; Windows implies a user-interface, despite how poor a simile that is. Azure for sky-blue would seem a good fit for something for your clouds to float in.
Dibs on Screens and Panels
These cameras are not geostationary, you take two pictures the second one from a different place from the first (at a later time).
Obviously for moving things like waves, it is not going to work.
Would it be useful to a data thief to piggy back on this tool, to show them where all the sensitive data is?
It might be a bit risky to have all your chips in one egg basket.
Conway's Game of Life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life
Apple have App
Google have apps (should that be Gadgets?)
Mozilla have Add-ins
Microsoft could have Mod
for a widget which enhances the existing product, such as an Microsoft Office template to do your tax returns
Mozilla Firefox MFs
Microsoft Mini-apps or Minis
I saw and used one (with my own phone) at Oshcamp2012 in Hebden Bridge, also a smaller sysmoBTS. The guys demonstrating it had provided a private mobile network for a festival in a desert in the USA
I dun no, it seems like the board members were from non telecommunications backgrounds.
AFAIK, Nokia should have been using the "cash cow" of Symbian to develop some replacement "problem children" into "rising stars" - which is what they did, then threw it away, followed by killing the cash cow and flushing any remaining cash on a former competitors under developed "pet project".
Beat me to it.
May be the problem with a phone it that the mobile and wi-fi are given different IP addresses and your phone would have to add a simple virtual host/router to use both interfaces simultaneously. However, my netbook has both on at the same time, not sure how it decides.
IIRC it was pseudo security
If someone was running a fake login screen with password snaffling, then pressing Ctl-Alt-Del would end the fake program, in theory .
Rolls-Royce etc. etc.
Phoney - bit bigger than a phone
Phtwo - ph one, ph two
OK, I'm off
Surely, day 0xFF - flip-flop day
to keep the recent theme
Is the 17 hours for the radio signal (18E12 metres away) to get here or for the press release to be published?
If they sent up a series of radio signal relay/booster satellites, with additional instruments, every few years, they might have a chain from the far reaches.
One could predict:
Microsoft will move into Apple like devices, meanwhile Apple will move to servers and server OS (enhancements) with their new found 64 bit ARM.
That is all.
@03:15 GMT Anonymous Coward
Polycarbonate is used for bullet proof glass, a'nt it? In 2011 Nokia were machining* the phone case out of a single piece of polycarbonate, Apple are innovating again.
* I think they meant machine finishing: mould it roughly the right shape then precise cut with machine tool.
The cleaner could push the debris down (mechanically) and be pushed up itself. Solar energy could be collected and used to lower the debris and raise the cleaner to compensate for atmospheric drag.
The more 1 bits you punch, but the un-punched 0 bits? However, most characters/numbers will have some bits punched.
Each line adds another card or 8 inches.
My Nokia 5800 played BBC iPlayer fine (with the option to download the video and just checked the server for the licence) and it could output to TV with the included AV lead.
However, it wasn't an N series, being much cheaper including free music subscription, so was not the same market as the iPhone.
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