* Posts by Amazed

5 posts • joined 9 Jan 2010

‘Artificial Intelligence’ was 2016's fake news


Dont worry

There is no need to get all worked up about the future of AI. True verifiable artificial intelligence will be with us next year, as has been forecast every year since about 1963.

LOHAN ideas..


Re Heater connection wires

The lowest possible tech solution is to use two paper clips superglued to the motor with bare wires threaded through them. The disconnection force is minimal and there will be no trailing wires, The extra weight on the rocket will also be minimal.

The idea also has the advantage that it will be easy to test using a variety of paper clips as found in almost any office as no construction work is necessary.

Primark pulls 'disgraceful' padded bikini for kiddies


Who pays?

Just one small point, It is not seven y/o kids who buy padded bikini tops but the bloody stupid parents, unless of course they just hand over four pounds pocket money and send their daughters off shopping by themselves.

Is Mandy right to cut science funding?


What strengths are these

Hello anonymous coward

Manufacturing...on its way out due to lack of investment in R&D and unable to compete with the big boys

Industry....name a few non financial British industries and apply the above comment

Banking....having to be bailed out by the government.

What is about the British that it seems a matter of pride to claim that they cannot understand what all this science stuff is about.

Dadaist user manuals - a call for submissions


We dont need no steenking proofreader

The problem really is that the manual was probably written by the CEO who also answers the phone, operates the injection moulding machine and puts out the garbage. To imply that his grasp of english is less than perfect would cause a severe loss of face, something to be avoided at all costs. I encountered this on a recent visit to China where my offers to correct any english language were met with an almost universal stony silence.

Really though I think the problem here is not the translation but users who really needs a manual to tell them how to use a USB memory device. If this is the case they (probably) would have difficulty if it was written by a native english speaking 'expert'.


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