Given their recent record
The new submarines will not be able to submerge, without an "optional" upgrade, and the missile tubes will be built the wrong size for the proposed armament.
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I didn't vote for Trump in the poll, but only because by 2022 it'll be far too late, the damage will have been done, either by him or Clinton. I have no faith that either will make a fit President of the USA.
Unfortunately, I could happily fill all 100 places with people who I feel the Earth would be better without, and probably a few more ship's worth besides...
Ah. You see, I extrapolated "Apple's" to "Apple has" not "Apple is", which makes it "Apple has used the bag in its stores for a few months now" - which is also correct, isn't it?
Yes, but "Apple has" is correct for both, "Apple is" would not be correct:
"Apple has reportedly been using the bag in its stores for a few months now."
"Apple has used the bag in its stores for a few months now"
the UK "has the potential to become a world leader in developing, producing and deploying autonomous vehicles".
Well yes, although as usual we are starting some way back.
"...to ensure that we can carry out the most thorough and informative inquiry possible."
That's game over then, the inquiry will take at least ten years to reach a conclusion.
I doubt that very much, it's not an integral part of British culture until it's in Shakespeare.
I know you probably wrote that tongue in cheek, but you do us a disservice, there's an awful lot of integral British culture which Shakespeare had no hand in, and quite a lot of "British" traditions, mores and values only appeared in Victorian times, although of course had then existed forever.
Totally agree, this seems to be an ongoing trend for the way government think of all the emergency services.
Fire / Ambulance / Police stations cost too much, lets close all but the bare minimum.
Ambulance / Fire personnel sit around waiting for jobs, that's not efficient, so let's get rid of them.
Hmm, I wonder why response times are going up, can't fathom it out, we've made them more efficient.
pigs being slaughtered by being “hung upside down, stabbed, and dropped into scalding-hot water.”
It's a shame they haven't a clue what they are talking about. All of the above take place after the pig is dead, and are simply processes in preparing the carcass for consumption.
Now if it was lobsters, you could argue that they are slaughtered by being tied up in rubber bands and dropped into scalding hot water, oh the horror, but somehow lobsters don't seem as emotive.
And why Microsoft would care, I can't even fathom.
Well, obviously, it's so they can improve the operation of their progress bars.
As we all know, Microsoft employ their own custom time algorithms for calculating the time left for file transfers and downloads: who hasn't seen the "time left" value oscillate between "32 seconds" and "2 days eleven hours and 51 minutes" when copying a file.
However, this is obviously not enough, and the ability to actually stretch and manipulate time to suite their algorithms is eminently more sensible to Microsoft than actually making their algorithms reflect reality.
I was going to post exactly the same thing, the inside of these devices are so electronically noisy that the chances that you can effectively isolate the particular signal associated with encryption / decryption seems remote.
Unfortunately this has been very typical of the Obama administration.
Did you actually read the article, at all? The roots of this go back way before the current administration, and have absolutely nothing to do with who is the current President.
But you seem to have a problem with Obama, so it must be personally all his fault.
I suppose you blame him for the fact I had a shit summer this year, as well.
According to Universe Today, a paper has just been accepted that outlines how a reactionless propulsion system – a system that requires no propellant to gain momentum – could generate enough thrust to power a spacecraft faster than the speed of light.
This is a nonsensical statement. Leaving aside the veracity or otherwise of the reactionless propulsion system, it doesn't matter how much power / thrust you have, you cannot accelerate anything in normal space-time faster than the speed of light.
Maybe HSBC think they'll get more new customers if the suckers don't see inside their local branch first.
You're lucky to have a local branch, ours closed in July, so our "local" branch is now 20 miles away.
Of course, HSBC is happy to believe that all the local pensioners who previously used the branch have cars or use the internet...
I don't know why you got a downvote for that, you are absolutely correct, an emergency vehicle should never force other road users to pass a red light.
That said, in the UK properly trained emergency drivers will ideally either attempt to pass the lights on the other side of the road if safe to do so, or sit in the traffic with their audible warnings switched off until the lights change, so as not to terrorise other drivers.
Unfortunately, in very busy city centres though, it just isn't practical for an emergency vehicle to courteously wait for drivers to do the right thing, as often people will insist on queueing at the lights in both lanes even though an emergency vehicle is behind them.
...and then hit the brakes, slowing to a speed that impedes progress but isn't slow enough to make overtaking easier.
It's not just traffic going the same way, the usual cause of swearing for me is that the first vehicle in opposing traffic sees you coming, and slows down and pulls over, the vehicle following then immediately tries to overtake, then sees you at last minute and screeches to a halt in the middle of the road, completely blocking the carriageway.
replicate the behaviour of humans, most of whom will readily move out of the way of emergency vehicles?
That doesn't tie in with my experience...
"replicate the behaviour of humans, most of whom never notice emergency vehicles until they are 3 feet from their windscreen" would be nearer the reality.
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