Re: There is the theory of the moebius...
Where time becomes a loop...
Where time where time becomes a loop...
154 posts • joined 7 Jul 2009
Where time becomes a loop...
Where time where time becomes a loop...
A bit of googling, and a memory echo back to biology classes reveals that the amino acid L-Tryptophan is used in the biosynthesis of protein, and as we all know, turkey, pigs-in-blankets and whisky* all have a lot of protein in them!
*yeah, well, you know? It was Christmas after all!
Trevor, that is a quite brilliant article, at once revealing and humanising, which is quite a feat in an article essentially about non-human interaction. We've clashed on these pages before, particularly around that ol' "spinning rust" thing, but let's let bygones be bygones and I wish you well on your adventures with this technology - will you be attempting to use telepresence at other events too? Further follow-ups on this would be very interesting!
This must be the first time in Register history that a computing analogy has been used to explain an automotive issue :-)
Fond memories of Mr Haines. Perhaps we should have a new Playmobil icon in his memory?
My thoughts and condolences are with his family, and his friends all over the world.
Naughty naughty. Don't let those Minds hear you calling them AIs ;-)
I'm pretty sure that on the Horizon documentary broadcast just before MTP's launch there was a moment when Yuri said something like "My name is Yuri Malenchenko and I am Russian cosmonaut, that's all there is to say" and then gave a brilliant grin as if to acknowledge his own taciturnity, although I could have dreamt that last bit...
I'm not sure I agree with this sentiment - I've used Storage Foundation for many a year and with many a complex multi-LUN-concatenated-volume-in-a-failover-cluster horrors and never experienced a problem with it. I used to marvel at the technology when initiating test failovers and watching the LUNs disappear from one node and magically re-appear, in the right order, on the second.
If you don't value your LinkedIn account particularly, as a lot of people probably don't, then the use of "linkedin" as a password isn't all that bad - after all, you're unlikely to be using that password elsewhere, and that is where the real problem lies.
Sunday Morning, I'm waking up.
Can't even focus on my coffee cup.
Don't even know who's bed I'm in,
Where do I start, where do I begin...
Ahhh, the ASCII art in that screenshot - reminds me of the 1990s. Now get off my lawn!
You've probably seen this, but in case others haven't, here's the oblig xkcd...
Err, you might need to edit that again ;-)
I have checked and triple chequed my posting to insure that there are know typos in my response, I think I'm cleer.
And just think people, this utterly brilliant advancement in rocket science and possibly in our next phase of discovery has been funded by people using a certain payment service to buy random items of stuff - we can probably all claim to have contributed to this incredible achievement and I for one am incredibly glad of this.
No, you're just a twat.
I guess the problem with this is that one sells in the short-term, not the long-term, so isn't that more important than the long-term performance?
Domain joined machines don't actually get the "Download Windows Update" app(lication). Yeah, I know the other avenues mentioned in the article are still available, but the situation isn't as dire as immediately presented...
(I know it's not an MS site, but it's as good as)
As someone who has just read Neal Stephenson's frankly excellent "Seveneves" novel, I can only assume that this event somehow presages the imminent destruction of the moon and the extermination of all life on earth. This is not a good thing.
Me too :)
If you are going to insist on bunging a bloody great picture at the top of each article, at least put the bit of the picture that the article is talking about there! I spent a lot of time wondering where this plume was, and wasn't until I saw the much smaller picture at the bottom of the article that I realised that the bit I was looking at in the main picture was probably the polar (dry) ice cap.
This is great, for the simple reason that it allows one to justify _any_ other expense.
"Yes, love, I did just spend £5,000 on a new bicycle, but look! I could have spent even more on some stupid cables - this bike has loads of cables on it - it's good value!"
Are also XKCD/806 compliant, which is nice.
Brilliant comment! :)
Quite prescient too - 2001 is being re-released this month in cinemas. Yey!
Thank you sir, for giving me the opportunity to post a link to an excellent XKCD :-)
Somehow I had always had the impression that comets were just amorphous blobs, almost sponge-like, but these pictures really show just how interesting they can be. How did those "mountains" form? Where have they been?
Science - it rocks!
Pedant's corner, I know, but it's actually spelled "Dictionary"; I'm sure there's a book you can use to look up the correct spellings of things, but I can't remember what it's called.
God, that website makes me want to vomit diamond cutting-wire harvested crystals.
They have finally reached the point where they are a parody of themselves. It's incredible.
There's something odd going on here - on that support page, they infer that the packet capturing interface is innocent and secure and what-have-you. They then link to a developer page that has the following text in the iOS section:
"iOS Packet Tracing
iOS does not support packet tracing directly. However, if you're developing for iOS you can take a packet trace of your app in a number of different ways:
If the problem you're trying to debug occurs on Wi-Fi, you can put your iOS device on a test Wi-Fi network. See Wi-Fi Capture for details.
If your app uses HTTP, you can configure your iOS device to use a debugging HTTP proxy (such as Charles HTTP Proxy).
In iOS 5 and later you can use the remote virtual interface facility."
Which makes no mention of this innocent, secure feature.
Are they trying to retcon something here? Or am I just being paranoid?
Does anyone know why it will take 9 months for the full data download to occur? It can't be the distance (the report says that the light RTT will be about 8 hours at that distance). Is it bandwidth-related? Or can't they get enough time on the Deep Space Network?
For a long time I thought she was singing "honestly, I want to see if it breaks" which struck me as an odd marketing message. Bit of a wishful thinking mondegreen methinks.
I totally agree with you - my colleagues are a threat to any unlocked phone in the vicinity. It is lots of fun though ;-)
And I think you're right about that statistic, I'm sure I caught the guy in the keynote say something along the lines of "if you're one of the 12-15% percent of people who enforce security then..." so the stat might be even worse than that!
The article isn't very clear here, but after watching the keynote, here is what I think happens:
The phone doesn't "auto-unlock" in the sense of becoming active, but it suppress any PIN-code or pattern-unlock requirements that may otherwise be enabled on the phone, allowing the user to just to slide to unlock (in the same way that you can if there are no security settings enforced)
Oh I was there when it was still cool and now it's just a commercial borefest and blah blah blah blah blah
That is a great question, and one I'd like to know the answer to, too.
The clearest answer I can find is this:
Which seems to say that it's not these ancient galaxies that we are observing in UV, but closer, younger ones. But this doesn't either answer your question into why we see this UV at all, unless - like you say - the radiation was originally in the form of X-rays or gamma radiation, nor explain why this is being discussed with relation to the HDF image (which by definition is of old, far away galaxies).
Can any astro-boffins help?
Let's just call this a day. Hopefully you have satisfied your need demonstrate how much better you are than others through the medium of internet posts.
I'm quite proud to have elicited such a response. Proud, but also a little bit scared. Trevor, old bean, you seem slightly upset by this whole thing - opinions, buddy - that's all they are - opinions on a website. The fact that a euphemism has been in place for ages doesn't mean I can't criticise its use does it?
Also, thanks for giving me the phrase - but it's probably not much of a sacrifice - after all, you seem to have another 49,997+ words to keep you company. I'm really impressed by that, by the way.
Yours, the ferro-magnetic princess.
If ever I start a band I will steal this for the name - once I have wiped off the flecks of spittle, of course.
Seriously, why all the keyboard rage? All I was after is a modicum of accuracy. I have no affiliation to mechanical nor to solid-state drives - they each have their uses.
Please, for the love of god, stop with this "spinning rust" bullshit. It's not rust. I know you're trying to look knowledgeable and all, but a man of your otherwise demonstrable intelligence doesn't need to.
Sorry for the rant,but that geek.com website has an awful layout. Why, in this age of relatively low-res widescreen laptop and desktop screens would they take up nearly 1/4 of the available horizontal space with those borders? I don't really care how many people have shared the story!
Now I'm off to chase those kids of my lawn.
Oh, hi Eadon!
I'd like to propose an amendment to Godwin's Law - all IT discussions will eventually end up with a motoring analogy. :-)
Perhaps issued in a rush (and understandably so!), this article is not of the usual quality found here - full of typos and Citrix is mentioned twice as being in trouble when the linked article says only one of the nine products are affected. The affected product needs sorting, sure, but it's not as bad as the article makes out...
It just works!
Seriously though, I like the part about "your data is still available at your home or your office" - that's very generous of them, but it worries me that people may start to think of local access as being a feature of "The Cloud".
How on earth does this idiotic post garner 8 upvotes? Are people so quick to hate that they'll agree with any old nonsense?
I think you mean no "u" :-)
Much as I hate to belittle a frankly excellent series of articles, was that a link to a... a Wikipedia article I saw??? That must have hurt :-)
I hope this is OK, but I'm reposting "thesykes" fantastic comment on the original story. I think this is one of the best comments ever made on this forum and probably as equally appropriate here:
To me, there are two trains of thought that exist in management.
Train A goes something like: We employ 1,000 IT staff and, because of this, all our systems run smoothly.
Train B, however, goes: All our systems run smoothly, why do we need 1,000 IT staff?
Unfortunately, it's standing room only on Train B, whereas Train A has been cancelled due to lack of demand and a bus replacement service is now in operation.
So much of the debate on this, including the article upon which we are commenting on takes the form:
Journo: "Hmm, some new science has appeared which contradicts my inviolable belief that something is/isn't happening to our climate" [delete as appropriate]. "I must immediately discover some other science that I can put all my faith in, so that I can be reassured that my position is safe".
This abuse of the scientific method in order to back up or deny a fervently held, almost religious, belief saddens me.