... being "cut" with a wrench.
It's a pair of side-cutters...
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Bigotry exists on both sides if you ask me. Yes there are bigots and racists in the leave camp. But to tar just over half the population that way...seriously?
At no point did I suggest that all Leave voters were either racists or bigots.
However you cannot deny that a significant portion of the country voted to Leave based purely on the Immigration issue, and the completely false premise that "we can control our own borders now" as I heard quoted on the radio this morning.
All ours spend their lives sitting on their fat arses in an expensive car, looking out for minor traffic offences
No, those are Traffic officers.
The local bobby is the one sitting in the police station filling out forms in triplicate for a domestic violence offence, whilst wishing he could be doing something else, like be a traffic officer.
There must be a reason for building it - some application that needs this architecture - otherwise ... title?
This outlook on life really annoys me. If everyone had this attitude, there would never be any innovation, no new discoveries, no experimentation.
I hope you will choose not to take advantage of this or any other technical innovation, in fact, I think you should stop using your mobile phone, laptop, PC or whatever it is you use to post on here, and go back to rubbing two sticks together for warmth.
It does look like the driver was a pillock though - he was moving quickly enough to create a bow wave that could cause water to enter and damage the engines of the other people's cars. Some 4x4 drivers have been know to do the same on flooded roads.
Far from being a pillock, it sounds like he knew what he was doing.
To drive through deep water you are taught that you should create a bow wave, as it causes a lower area of water immediately behind the wave, and thus less chance of water damage in the engine compartment, in particular it keeps the water away from the cooling fan, so less likely to spray it everywhere.
In the case of the Tesla, there probably isn't a fan on the front, but the principle is sound.
Well well, you learn something every day.
I'd never heard the term garnished in it's secondary usage, I though it meant to decorate or embellish, so the first sentence confused me.
However, I now know that garnish can mean
"serve notice on (a third party) for the purpose of legally seizing money belonging to a debtor or defendant."
Sometimes, you really wish that researchers could be punished by having to pay back all their grant money.
This is such a "No shit, Sherlock" result. I suggest that most mammals have sufficient reasoning power to work out that one thing leads to another, and that a box which makes a noise might be of interest. Any animal will be curious about a silly human waving something around - after all, instinct tells them it may contain food!
You could repeat the same experiment with new-born babies, and would probably see similar results, but I doubt anyone would try to extrapolate from that that the infants have a deep understanding of physics.
“We are binaries people, and for devices and machines this is the only language they speak, they speak binary,” he continued.
“Who is the consumer?” he asked. “The consumer will not be a human being, it will not be you or me. It will be devices or machines and this is what is called continuous update, this is where the world goes to.”
WTF does that even mean?
“We are focusing on providing a very powerful pipe for binaries. We want to make software liquid.”
Ah, what you need is a blender. It transforms nearly anything into a liquid eventually.
I can't believe I'm about to type these words, but:
"to be fair to 123-reg"
the domain renewal price rises are a consequence of Nominet's (and ultimately ICANN's) policies, and all registrars have had to increase their pricing by quite a large hike.
What is slightly disingenuous is that a lot of registrars seem to be keeping the price down for initial purchase, but stinging you for renewals.
Bootnote: For those unfamiliar with DNS, the domain name system is the infrastructure that converts "www.theregister.co.uk" into the relevant IP address, so you don't need to memorise the 12-digit numbers to get to a website.
Yeah, thanks for that.
At least you didn't mention "Telephone Directory", as nobody knows what one of those is nowadays...
Steljes, which specialised in flat panel projectors and interactive whiteboards
Ah, I'm glad you said that.
When I first read "audio and visual specialist" I thought they might be one of those ridiculous Hi-Fi places that try to sell you a hand-crafted, gold-plated, unicorn-piss embalmed CAT-6 cable for £500 to improve the sound of your digital audio device.
Well I don't know where you live, but round here, odd-job men certainly don't take card payments, and nor do market stalls, car-boot sales, the local chip shop, the thing at the petrol station that I use to pump my tyres up, and a number of the local shops will only accept card payments for goods over £10.00.
Define "a lot"? You can get them online for around £35 or so
Note I said "proper".
A professional Pulse-Oximeter as used by the medical profession is likely to be £150 - £200 or more.
Anything cheaper is likely to be inaccurate, or unable to compensate for patient movement or circulatory variations.
The "oxygen bit" at it's most basic measures the "redness" of the blood in the capillaries - which can be correlated to the oxygen saturation. In practice, it's a bit more involved than that though...
I have a serious beef with forms that automatically reset especially when the Captcha isn't satisfied. Government payment sites I'm looking at you, but many corporate sites also suffer from this...
Unfortunately this is one of those things mandated as best practice for security, so you are likely to see it become more and more common, as more sites fall under the limitations of PCI-DSS and other security restrictions.
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