Cheaper, multilayer, SLC would be nicer for me
I'd rather have the wear levelling and redundancy applied to a more reliable underlying technology.
765 posts • joined 14 Dec 2009
I'd rather have the wear levelling and redundancy applied to a more reliable underlying technology.
> Having said that, I'm sure they would get the signature eventually, so this is only a question of timing.
Errm, if I wanted to avoid this, I'd have onboard acoustic generators to disguise my "true signature". I'd generate a new signature when required to do battle and never reveal my true acoustic signature. Meanwhile, the buggers using non acoustic imaging techniques would never lose me.
Do I need a BSA Bantam* to execute commands?
*The GPO should have invested in Gold Stars to ensure near instantaneous delivery.
Where's the "Shite bike in a pool of oil" icon when you need it?
Is this 5G really the 4G that we were looking forward to, until LTE (3.5G) was foisted on us as "4G" instead?
Personally, I'd just like better coverage. How about using tall* aerials like they do in the third world?
* 100 - 200 m.
Since this company has stopped making Land Rovers and, arguably, Jaguars, isn't it time it changed it's name? How's about:
Squ?ggle (The company formerly known as ...)
> If you were to invent a really great device that many people would benefit from, just how would you make people aware of it without some form of advertising?
You'd show it to your friends, who'd be so bowled over that they all buy one and show it to their friends...
A bit like the way that Marks and Spencer dominated the high streets of Great Britain in the 20th century without using advertising. (M&S do advertise nowadays, is it helping them now?)
Another example: I've never seen a advertisement for a "fidget spinner", but as soon as I'd seen one I went straight to a toy shop to buy one for my grandson. He was delighted, even though he wasn't aware of them until that moment.
why wouldn't you?
> I find it hard to read some of the articles written in American English, the sentences don't flow like they used to in English English.
That's probably because "Americans" seem to be highly confused about prepositions. You know, those little `"joining words" like "to", "on" and "in". They appear to know when a preposition is needed in a sentence, but then choose one at random.
If Australians call lobsters crayfish, what's their name for crayfish?
Errm, isn't there some conventional heat pumping to get the rig into the micro K range first?
Laser cooling second?
*From one if the few interesting Asimov Stories. (He's ok as long as he doesn't have to do characterisation).
So how does the magic switch in a Range Rover increase the very modest gap between the differential casing and the roa^H^H^Hrock between the ruts? Does it instantly increase the diameter of the wheels?
How can the Range Rover compete?
Whenever I find myself behind a Range Rover I marvel at how little ground clearance they have. Even if they had more ground clearance, their wheelbase is still too long. If you drive a Range River over a mound, what's to stop it getting stuck on the top? How can you beat SWB and high ground clearance? (Ok a decent winch comes in handy:).
I think that applying modern engineering to an Early English Perpendicular 80" Landrover could produce an unbeatable compact modern off road vehicle. Otherwise i guess it's time to grin and bear the cost, size and parking problems of a Unimog.
> The OS maps are not as accurate as those acquired by driving the roads... repeatedly.
Google accurate? Only in parts. That's precisely the reason why they dont show useful features like pedestrian or cycling footbridges, legal cut throughs in closed roads and all those little alleys that a pedestrian can use. Most of it's collected in Streetview and satellite images, but it's not applied to Maps.
Useful maps, are drawn clearly, roads get exaggerated widths which are easier to comprehend, colours are used to convey additional information, legends are rendered in highly legible typefaces. I'm not saying that Streetmap was perfect, clearly the interface was a lash up, but the actual map was better than Google's. Neither was a patch on the kind of maps that OS, IGN produce and many programs are able to display maps based on OSM (Openfietsmap and the like) with far more information and clarity than Google maps. I'm just someone who doesn't appreciate getting lost, I hope that someone with cartographic expertise will step in and explain better why Google maps are so weedy. Is it because people in the USA aren't exposed to the sort of maps that Europeans take for granted?
Dammit, I want tracks and paths clearly differentiated. I want to see rights of way, land boundaries, terrain.
I'm truly sorry for Kate Sutton, for everyone who helped make Strreetmap work for us and for all of us users who could have had access to better maps. To heap insult on upon their nefarious behaviour, Google still hasn't learned how to create useful maps!
Speak for yourself sunshine. When I write 10^12 I mean a billion, not one thousand million (10^9). Don't change usage. Australia is still the largest island in the world and London stops well before Croydon.
Yeah, but cool is hot innit?
Gazillions even in Réaumur? Innit?
Meanwhile, yes let's have a meanwhile, Anders Celsius is appalled that you don't make those gazillions negative!
Whatever, "we are stardust", more power to the supernovae, means more people.
Me too. Same wording as yours. I too use a partsgateway@<mydomain>.<tld'> Style address. They may be behind with their software, but they're the first company to have informed me quickly, so I'll give their IT guy a beer.
Contrast this with another company I recently contacted because their unique address was being spammed. They admitted to a breach three years ago and gave me a £30 voucher as a very late apology! Nice, but I won't be trusting them with real money in future.
I see the 3310 has a socket for an external antenna. That would be extremely useful in a home with external insulation using foil wrapped foam and steel mesh tracking. Bring it on!
> There is a reason why MS is the biggest software company in the world.
Do you mean those magic roof panels that generate electricity?
If not, what the hell is roofing silicon? Can the Mekon cross it on his flying chair?
Well, they'd overidden the rev limiter and as my upvoters (proper Land Rover drivers?) know, Champs had notoriously fragile driveshafts. They wouldn't like autobahns at high speed any more than shingle beaches.
Errm, wouldn't a drive shaft have broken before they finished the game?
that these major league criminals are being locked away with the thousands of investment bankers responsible for our wrecked econo..... Oh, wait.
Let's try again. Would the Spotify model allow me too watch Indonesian films in the UK? When is globalisation going to hit these streaming services?
Perhaps that's because you're a towrag?
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Rob in W Cumbria wrote:
> I have known people who've had to translate between Glaswegian and Cockney before now!
Ah, mystery solved? After living in the East End of London for nearly four decades, I've often wondered where all the Cockneys went. I haven't heard any Cockney, or Yiddish for that matter, in the last 20 years. Round here it's all either Estuary, Public School, Nth language or completely not English. I thought some Cockneys might have migrated to Spain, but West Cumbria is interesting. Do Cockneys, like the Dutch, long to see mountains?
I'm surprised that a journalist on an erstwhile techie website thinks we need to have the MASER acronym explained to us!
MASERs aren't new, just a little bit older than LASERs.
Back in the day we spelled it M.A.S.E.R. and I think the New York Times and Washington Post still hold with that style.
At least this was done by locals, otherwise it would've read "Webminister".
Proud to be a Limey.
It could be simpler than that. I think they just glanced at a minion's keyboard and read Alt-Tab-A.
Thanks for that thought. That's a nice way for me to save my Quad FM2 & 3s from landfill.
Somebody should start manufacturing suitably camouflaged devices.
I know that the great unwashed will think that nothing could be safer than a government email server, but I'd guess that most ElRegistas would choose a personal email server over a government one. I may not like Hilary Clinton, but she appears to be shrewd when it comes to computer security. ("If a job's worth doing, do it yourself".)
Which drug makes your eyelids as red as your lips? What's he on?
Hmm, "more years ago than I care to mention" permanent magnets were puny things. Now, today, if I can just prise this neodymium magnet off this steel table, let me show you how quickly it falls through this vertical copper pipe.
Non caveat: Try this at home with your kids.
Somewhere... I have some nice pictures that I took on a tour organised via Usenet in the 1990s. I can't remember the name of the organiser, just that it was probably done via uk.misc. What impressed me were the stacks of wheel pairs on massive axles, nicely ground and finished with red paint. The miniature trains made you think that we'd stumbled on a aliensubterranean civilisation. A long owed beer for whichever kind and industrious soul organised our free visit. I'm so glad that I saw this before it became a relic.
You are Lewis Page AICMFP!
Yoda you are and pounds five mine I claim.
Those 20 days must be some of the most useful work days of 2016. Excepting those in medical, other life preserving professions and educators. I know there are other people who've done something useful for the human race, but my thoughts are just overwhelmed by the outrageous waste of most human talent.
If all your nourishment is liquid you will still defaecate, at a lower rate, to eliminate dead cells from your intestine and bile. That would still be true even if all your food and water intake was intravenous.
Nonetheless, your suggestion might make an anal pl^H^Htampon viable for 6 days.
There is also good reason for /sbin to contain statically linked executables so that you can fix your system when the libraries have gone awol.
Local joineries and engineering workshops could churn these out by the thousand, funded by a whip 'round at local workplaces. They could take off* from the nearest road, although hundreds of small agricultural businesses seem to have their animal sheds dotted around what look suspiciously like runways.
*to land on our aircraft carriers.
Display resolution, colour fidelity, weight, comfort and power requirements are alll unsatisfactory. The only sensory input that could be satisfactory with current technology is acoustic. Touch and acceleration aren't being addressed at all with headsets.
For a first person view in a storyline or game, a better approach (which wouldn't make much money for a hardware and software manufacturer:) might be to do some serious research into lucid dreaming. Could psychologists find techniques to make lucid dreaming very easy for everyone. Could lucid dreamers be led by external cues so that a plot could be followed without having to learn it first? If so could you also cue arbitrary incidents for real time gaming? Are there any trick cyclists reading this thread who'd care to comment?
Thank you for asking the question that has been worrying me too.
The money can't have gone into a sack behind a hedge somewhere, so is the destination bank account subject to a digital stakeout? Alternatively, was this just a prank in which someone zeroed 9,000 accounts without actually stealing any money?
Well, Pizza isn't local* food either! It takes a little more effort, but it's not that hard to eat a plate of murex from the lagoon, sarde in saor, fegato, bigoli.., etc. when you're in Venice. Maybe try walking away from St Mark's square for 10 to 20 minutes?
*Venice is in Northern Italy, an entirely different country to the one where pizzas originated and spread. Sadly, due to tourism(?), real pizza is increasingly hard to find. P.S. I found this explanation just before the edit period expired: http://christinejwarren.com/the-blunt-truth-about-food-in-venice/
but if that's what New Relic does, why do I find New Relic scripts eager to run via my web browser?
> how is hardware gonna help abyssal software ?
Hmm, I think the best choice is to use fluidic logic hardware at the bottom of oceans.
Clearly BBC Radio 4 newsreaders wouldn't understand the joke.
Is it really 'brawn' in the BBC pronunciation guide?
Where's the brown coat icon?
> At least the asbestos laden water wasn't going to catch fire.
Oh, I dunno, try adding a little Chlorine trifluoride?
> is there ever going to be a sequel to The Matrix?
Errm, I knew there was one, but a quick surf shows there are two. However, I'm sure you can guess why you've never heard of them:). How come you haven't come to dread the prospect of sequels, do you long for disappointment that badly?
Note: a well thought out series is not a set of sequels in the Hollywood sense.
Let's hope that the temperature profile from the impact and explosion was sufficient to sterilise the probe. However, we've already dumped enough microbes on Mars to make it certain that we're going to find life somewhere on Mars.
I know that great care is taken to try and build the landers aseptically, but since they're not prepared to actually sterilise them*, it's inevitable that Mars is being inoculated with Terrestrial microbes. Maybe we shouldn't be dropping landers on Mars until we've thoroughly thought through the consequences? Well, we're just human, so I don't think that's going to happen.
*Okeh, it's a hard call to build a working lander that would allow you to sterilise the whole caboodle, no matter how inaccessible the interior. For example, you could use steam for 15 minutes at 121 C, dry heat for 3 hours at 160 C, a high concentration of ozone or ethylene oxide for a couple of hours, or tens of kGy of gamma radiation.
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