Re: In space...
Err... Sgt. Pinback to Bomb #20. What the heck are you on about out there? Over.
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" realistically how many people who have WhatsApp will not have Facebook or vice versa?"
Err... there's one here. I won't have any truck with FB at all. I have What's App? as it's kind of handy for sending pictures (my MMS service is next to useless and costs 40p a go).
So yet another thing that's going to be ruined.
*puts it into the locked drawer with Flickr, Blogger, etc*
BBC3 has the odd gem here and there, but to find it you have to dig through piles of crap. I did like Some Girls. Hate Live at the Electric, Ja'mie, Sun Sex and Gullible Attention Seeking Idiots, Sexy (some strange new definition of the word) Beasts etc.
And just WTF is it with Total Wipeout? Why bother with all the water troughs and swinging punch bags? Just film their arrival at the airport in Argentina. What a spectacle it would make, them running the gauntlet as soon as they've presented their British passports. Anyone that actually makes it through customs deserves an automatic place in the final.
I also like Charlie Booker's Weekly Wipe.
And presumably the AI's infatuation with Twombly takes a dark turn for the worse when it leaps from his iPad onto the internet, there to crack the firewalls of a DARPA research lab and take up residence in the disembodied pig brain/computer interface control centre of a near indestructible robotic killing machine that in a fit of jealous rage goes on a rampage of downtown AnyCity US seeking out and annihilating any potential love rival, only to be smashed to pieces itself by a speeding subway train with the end credits rolling just after we see a red, digital eyed foetus in an artificial womb located int the adjoining DARPA research lab? No? Am I misunderstanding the 70s moustache? This isn't a post-Woodstock, neo-computer age sci-fi romp warning us of the superiority of machines, their fallibility when presented with the human condition, their lack of moral limitations and the indomitable threat that all computer intelligence harbours? Ah.
arises as a result of an engineering solution to a problem, it appeals to certain classes of users for one reason or another, then we get copycat PC clones coming in. It's been seen before.
It's also not the first time that demand has outstripped supply and resulted in slippage on estimated delivery dates.
Yeah, I figured that's what you meant, because that quote is so well known and doesn't work if you get it wrong.
But I've been making self-powered DNA inspired controls for years. £30 gets you a black button, labelled in black on a black background with a small black light that lights up black to let you know you've pressed it.
FFS, I started it at school back in 1980 on PET 4032 & 2001s. We all did "computer studies", even the thickie sets. Input>Process>Output, Jacquard looms, ferrite cores, paper tape, punched card, transistors, binary, Boolean logic, ICs, flow charting,, LOGO, BASIC, FORTRAN...
And then Microsoft came along a few years later with Windows and Office, and "Computer Studies" became more about using Word than actually HOW the machines worked and HOW you go about writing programs.
of complaints before as when the central IT department bought into the whole Outlook as part of Office 365, mail in the cloud, thing.
I didn't realise so many users were using web access for their email until I was deluged with requests to connect their Outlook 2010 clients with the server.
Well, as soon as they've worked out that the tax disc, MOT and insurance are now going to be tied into the number plate, there will be false plates left right and centre anyway. VIN burned into the EMS? A bit like mac address vs IP? Constantly transmitted via RFID-like technology to the inductor loops installed at almost every traffic light in the country? Compared to the data from an ANPR camera at key locations? Many traffic light installations are already networked back to a control centre like SCOOT. An extra board in the roadside box... yeah, could be done. Turn the vehicle off at a red traffic light... if they bother to stop, that is. Eventually they will draw up at the lights.
Actually, they weren't that bad... I just got upset because I read the whole series of books back in the 80s/90s and the films are not a patch on those. But the films do stand up reasonably well in their own right - well, the first one, anyway. Did they make sequels? I seem to recall seeing a second one.
so it can form the basis of a display in the National Museum of National Museums and UK Heritage Centres, which will house the UK's extensive collection of battlefield reports and tell the story of those brave individuals who have struggled against seemingly unsurmountable odds in order to preserve the treasures of UK heritage. Sections include the Canals and Waterways gallery, Beeching Hall...
The Romulans got warp technology off the Klingons? And then didn't use it? Have you a source, as I thought Klingon and Federation (including Vulcan) warp technology was based on channelling a matter/anti-matter reaction through the extra-dimensional matrix of a dilithium crystal, whereas Romulan warp drive was based on using a quantum singularity to achieve a similar space-time curve distortion.
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