Re: So, they invented...
Either that or they have a working tractor beam.
259 posts • joined 3 May 2007
Either that or they have a working tractor beam.
at least there should be some good ale, no?
"if your living room’s funky lighting suddenly flips from red to blue and the Sonos starts playing Justin Bieber on a loop it’s hardly life-changing."
All the other useful information and discussion aside, it's hard to take the author seriously after reading this phrase. Hardly life-changing? Bieber on a loop? Good Grief!
(On a more serious note, "Bieber on a loop" may become my new expostulation.)
I would have preferred its being called the Wearable Technology Fair, simply for the acronym.
Clearly the time-space continuum would love the chance to see the timelines of the Doctor and Captain Jack intersect in some bizarre fashion, no?
This is my new favourite phrase.
Don't make me mad. You wouldn't like me when I get mad. I may unleash the nematode!
as Wallonia flexes her trade muscles (mussels?) and nearly blocks the EU / Canada trade deal.
The Belgians are on the move, world! Prepare for an upgrade to global beer and chocolate standards!
One also assumes the beast had the power of 97 horses. (tip of the had to Flanders and Swann)
"What actually happened was that two monkeys were trained to use neural implants to move a cursor across a computer display to trigger circles as they turned green. It was an easy matter to trick the poor hairy buggers to spell out a line of Shakespeare, gain some valuable public relations and have a laugh in the process."
Hmm. Sounds like someone involved had read The Müller-Fokker Effect by John Sladek.
One of the main characters loses his technical writing job to a dog who's been trained to tell if the shape on a display is a circle or an ellipse (yes, I know a circle is an ellipse) in order to write manuals for whatever kit is being manualed. (It probably wouldn't matter anyway, since nobody ever RTFM, eh?)
the first message decoded will be, "Watson — Come here — I want to see you."
"He added: 'The Treasury needs to tell the VOA think again.'”
Why the superfluous "again" in that sentence?
"Think about it carefully, then comment wisely."
I want that as an option in my Magic 8-ball.
the intrepid crew of the Jupiter 2 were likely headed, no? Wagon Train to the Stars indeed!
"From now on, all Dyson Sphere workers must be ionized."
I was going to ask what the charge would be, but so far it's all positive. Well done, sir!
Scotch eggs, my friends, Scotch eggs.
Thank you - I wasn't noticing the double star on the right either.
Brings up both Heinlein (Double Star) and Peter Pan / James T. Kirk ("first star on the right ....")
and we liked it!
"After looking at the complete landscape for mobile development with Java, the decision has been made to wind down development of RoboVM," he says, carefully using the passive tense.
Surely it's either passive voice or past tense you meant here.
The subject line says it all.
Even this bizarre site knows better:
Seriously, I'm the first to posit this is described in le petit prince?
Clearly the Earth isn't flat. We all know that it's hollow with openings at the poles. Admiral Byrd was inside - it's an historical fact!
Rocket science IS easy - it's rocket engineering that's difficult.
"We found the hydrated salts only when the seasonal features were widest, which suggests that either the dark streaks themselves or a process that forms them is the source of the hydration," said Lujendra Ojha of the Georgia Institute of Technology, lead author of a report.
Aha! Dry Canals! Can Tars Tarkas be far behind?
Zeno was right.
"The information is not stored in the interior of the black hole as one might expect, but in its boundary – the event horizon," Prof Hawking said. "The idea is the super translations are a hologram of the ingoing particles, thus they contain all the information that would otherwise be lost."
See - It never gets all the way there. Half-measures and all that.
I would suggest a scoff of flaws.
Don't forget the leprosy-spreading spitting armadillos!
I used to do the radio music with a programmable HP calculator. We set a program running, placed the calculator on the turntable (yes, we actually had a turntable) and let it spin at 33 1/3 rpm while listening to the radio. As I recall, we even made a few recordings of the "calculator music" which seem not to have survived the passing decades.
Do you mean GMT or is it really BST? Just lining my Nest with pedantic goodness.
This fellow seems to think it's something biological instead:
Of course, this site seems to think there are ways to make people transparent, so one has to wonder.
AC? I should think DC would be safer. Connecting those items to the mains seems foolish at best.
Oh, _that_ AC. Carry on (as it were).
has anyone fed the trolls here lately?
"More! More! I'm still not satisfied!"
"The computing world's fabric is undergoing one of its periodic periods of re-alignment. Yes, around cloud, but more specifically around types of cloud."
Make mine cumulonimbus, please.
When I was a lad we called that the aether.
"Apple's patent for 'magical effects produced from a shiny metal something'."
Don't forget, that patent only applies if the shiny metal something has rounded corners.
the robot butler is as close to pints-as-a-service as I could find in your infographic.
Surely there's an update to come soon, perhaps even complete with playmonauts.
Ah, but Keith Laumer would want his Bolo royalties.
would my hat's aluminium foil lining have to be to prevent gamma radiation mucking with my brain?
when they decided to switch away from OS/2. It's quite unlikely that there would have been a boot from USB option there.
"However, it appears a chemical reaction provoked by fertilisers may be the explanation, rather than a chilling suicide-bombing Day of the Triffids scenario."
Rather it becomes clear why we use SALTED water to cook artichokes.
Please see Title.
hope there will be a fogger attachment available to emit "steam" as play gets more intense.
I learned it from this blog post:
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."
And the very sharp knife was wielded by an Italian, a Dr. Filostrato, as I recall.
or even James Blish. There are many parallels to "A Case on Conscience" from 1958.
A spectacular novel, by the way, as is the entire four book trilogy (hmm, no wonder Adams kept going, four had already been done).
I say balderdash!
I remember reading a Superman comic back in the 1960s that explained that the human retina would retain an image for about 1/24 of a second. (Superman was scanning a film by passing it in front of his eyes at the appropriate rate.)
If you want to call Superman a liar, you're either more foolish or more courageous than I!
I'll get my coat - it's the one without a pocket full of Kryptonite.
What, me drop a great heavy lump of coal on my foot?
You must be out of your ...
You are wrong.
I hope you feel better now.
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