Lyrical is such a strange name; why can't he just call it Willy, Peter, or Johnson like everyone else?
or even "Little Elon"... although the thought of waxing it brings a tear to the eye and a whole new meaning to pulling one off!
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I'm about to make a trip from the UK to Germany and back but I've grown something that nearly passes for a beard since I last went through an airport... I've been wondering how the automated bio-metric immigration machine will cope or if it will punt me off to deal with a real person? For that matter I also sometimes wear glasses (don't remember if they ask you to take them off for those machines?)
icon is a picture of me with a beard... never going to get that beer can through airport security though!
We were there a couple of years back when the Canadian Lanc was over on tour. We'd gone out for the day and were at the Dogdyke steam ~& diesel pumping station nearby when there was that very familiar sound in the distance - got some great photos as they came overhead, circled round for a couple of minutes and then came in to land - incredible.
The thing about the Hawks is that they are *relatively* cheap aircraft so it does seem that the T2 would be a sensible replacement.
The Typhoons would be more expensive, unless they roll out some of those spare ones (doesn't make them cheaper but at least they're already paid for...)
How effective do they reckon the reds are as a recruiting tool? Is it worth the cost of running them at all?
(Don't get me wrong, I think they're very impressive and have enjoyed watching them on several occasions)
So what counts as a desktop versus a tablet?
Are they analysing user agents for web requests, or something to do with screen resolutions?
Does a 12" tablet count as a tablet but a 12" eeepc (remember them?) as a desktop?
Lies, damn lies, statistics and report headlines!
(mine's the one with the latest election polling figures in the pocket... no, for our parish council referendum - Don't be silly, we don't have a president!)
... and let's see if you get assailed by the critical masses as I did for posting the same link in an article a couple of years ago!
The main issue I face with the CorrectHorseBatteryStaple approach is that most of the things I have passwords for insist on mixing upper and lower case letters with numbers and possibly symbols, but maybe not, and minimum and maximum lengths... so never mind reusing a password across different sites, I can't even reuse my password construction rules across sites!
But they've only been researching how liquid will run out of a vessel when it is on its side, not how easy it is to tip one over when full?
Next seven years spent determining the ease with which a full pint can be knocked out of
1/. tall, thin glass
2/. conical glass
3/. bulging glass
6/. dimpled pint jug
7/. stemmed, fluted, 'call that a pint?!?' glass
(mine's the one with the dimpled pint in the pocket)
That's the third time this week that I've seen reference to that bloody toaster from Red Dwarf! Admittedly one was my own comment on another story and the second was someone else's comment on yet another story... I think the toasters are coming for us!
(or maybe, just maybe, there are enough technoprats inhabiting these reaches that we all have common memories/nightmares about that bloody toaster?)
Except that it was reported before they even got to the comet that the mission was Rosetta, and Philae was an added extra - if it woke up it was a bonus, if it made contact with the comet, that was a bonus, if it stuck, a bonus, if it did any of the science another bonus.
Okay, so the harpoons didn't launch and the cold-gas thruster didn't work either. After 10 years in space and ending up in a non-optimal location and attitude they STILL managed to do a whole bunch of bonus science thanks to the stuff that DID work on the lander.
If that's a failure, then I look forward to them continuing to similarly fail so spectacularly on future probe missions!
I didn't - all the ones I got in change during my trip last month were ratty bits of barely-legible paper that appeared to have been in regular use as a makeshift beer-mat for a leaky pint of Tennants!
<edit> quick check of t'webs suggests it was a pilot run last year by Clydesdale ahead of full release now, with RBS and BOS in November 2016 and 2015 respectively, which explains why they weren't more prevalant </edit>
It would be good if there was some sort of 'implementation' requirement where the current owners of a patent have to demonstrate the mechanism of the patent working (and not just identical to, or even just, a thing they bought from the previous patent owner(s) ) before they are allowed to sue for the infringement.
and it's still my main phone now. Works well and does everything I need (not actually saying 'why did they bring out another phone when I don't need it' - just don't see the need to upgrade personally whilst this one still works).
Intrigued by the battery on the new one though - mine is 3200mAh (12.16 Wh @ 3.8V) and that was 3-4 years ago so either their battery tech isn't advancing as quickly as might be hoped or they've opted for a smaller battery to cram more (stuff?) into pretty much the same form factor.
Also, is that silvery back case actually metal, or just chromed plastic? That's the one thing that started to mark quite quickly on my Note 3, and the thinner parts around the edge buttons are starting to split.
Um, no, it isn't. Half litre of tea at 95°C, add small dash of milk at 4°C temperature of the mixture is now 94.5°C. Repeat until all the milk is added and the mixture is now at about 75°C. (all depending on initial starting temps and relative volumes)
Or quantity of milk at 4°C, add a splash of tea at 95°C, temperature of mixture is now 5°C. repeat until all tea added, mixture is now at 80°C. In the second instance the hottest the milk ever gets is the 75°C. In the first instance some of it gets up to 95°C and denatures more and tastes 'funny' - like using UHT milk in your tea tastes 'funny' vs. the pasteurised stuff.
(Icon with a dash of irony, added at any stage of the reading you like!)
"Hmmm... they must have been Thai, because Chinese, Japanese, Singaporean, and Korean all drink their tea "black." "
Or, as I suspect the OP was talking about Birmingham, United Kingdom, it was probably 'Asian' meaning of Indian / Pakistani / Bangladeshi origins, or thereabouts.
You never allow milk and tea (bag) to contact and you certainly never use something that has held coffee to make tea!
I sincerely hope the individual concerned has been roundly chastised, trained in the correct procedure, taken outside, flogged and returned to the kitchen until such time as they can present you with a proper cuppa.
I'd say nuke them from orbit, but they'll never learn if you do that for a first offence - even one as severe as this!
Just about my first thought when it started was "Oh <deity>! Not another video with excessively stirring orchestral overload!". Don't get me wrong - I think the actual science and engineering bit is incredible and a time-lapse video of Jupiter and moons in orbit is amazing, but just maybe tone down the "heavenly hosts" anthems?
Either I've just missed the article, or El Reg is suffering from the loss of Lester's keen eye and wit, but I'd like to raise a glass on his behalf to SpaceX's continued attempts to make reusable rocket stage landings a boring event with the successful launch (and 1st stage return) of the latest Falcon 9 / Dragon combination to the ISS.
and for me - Pot, pre-warmed and left to brew for 3+ minutes, preferably loose leaf by the teaspoon per person. Milk first so it doesn't denature with heat - you know roughly how much you put in normally! Scone, rhymes with 'gone', then jam then clotted cream.
In fact, due to my heritage tendancies, a slice of butter between jam and cream for extra tasty goodness - and be glad I didn't try to batter and deep-fry that bad boy too!
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