Well, at least it didn't go like the icon >>>>
And watching the 4.5 hours of webcast was mostly interesting :)
117 posts • joined 27 Sep 2012
That's my point: why are we, glorified monkeys, so backward that all we can think of (and provide money for) is ways to kill other glorified monkeys?
When are we going to be advanced enough to do science and scientific applications just for the benefit of humanity (and other species), rather than for advantages in killing others?
If I could, I would leave, so mine's the one with a Hitchhiker's Guide in the pocket...
People are already upset at the level of control exercised by the EU, they're unlikely to be any more supportive of government by Big Business
i.e. business as usual?
People who don't understand that this is exactly what we have in this capitalist "democracy" shouldn't be allowed to vote...
I'm vaping at work, and even in aeroplanes, without any complaints whatsoever! No colleagues ever complained, and no smoke alarms have been set off. Actually, on the point of smoke alarms, it's weird that they would go off, as it would mean you can't boil a kettle under one of them either: also steam, just like what I exhale!
I vape for the nicotine, not to generate any clouds... With decent kit, it gives enough of a throat hit to satisfy me, and I need the nicotine (yes, I'm addicted to it, and so what, that's my choice!)
...the permission details needed by the app are simply mad!
- Find accounts on the device
- Read your own contact card
- Read your contacts
Location (this I can understand!)
- Approximate location (network-based)
- Precise location (GPS and network-based)
- Send SMS messages
- Read call log
- Modify or delete the contents of your SD card
- Read the contents of your SD card
Wi-Fi connection information
- View Wi-Fi connections
Bluetooth connection information
- Access Bluetooth settings
Device ID & call information
- Read phone status and identity
- Prevent phone from sleeping
- Install shortcuts
- Control vibration
- View network connections
- Full network access
- Uninstall shortcuts
- Change network connectivity
- Pair with Bluetooth devices
Updates to HERE WeGo may automatically add additional capabilities within each group.
UK's EU reps keen to protect Brit mobile player rather than act for consumers.
So, normal corporate operation then. Corporates will always do everything in their own interest, never in the interest of the consumer!
Not saying you're wrong, but if you don't like it, start a revolution against capitalism...
And thank you for a wonderful extra present on my birthday!
It was actually just more than a year ago that I posted a comment to say a successful landing would be a perfect present, as their next attempt would have been on the 8th of Aprilf, and now it happened! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/11/spacex_launches_dscovr_satellite_into_deep_space_after_4_day_and_ten_year_wait/)
Lifting one to the geniuses at SpaceX!
Uhm... what about the following links?
And Elon tweeted a link as well:
Elon Musk's last tweet: "Target altitude of 40,600 km achieved. Thanks @SES_Satellites for riding on Falcon 9! Looking forward to future missions." (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/705910704792973313)
Bit of a mistake there! Satellite deployed at 602 km altitude... Still a bit to go before it reached geostationary orbit!
Or am I not understanding?
...is my opinion of the article! Not so good, Vulture central!
At least now we have, for the first time ever, a first stage that successfully boosted a delivery to it's intended orbit, and got it back in one piece, able to analyse exactly what happens to the engines! And if it becomes obvious from that analysis that the engines are not really reusable right now, we at least get to learn how to build them better to make them properly reusable...
Nobody has ever done that before, so it's hats off to SpaceX!
> As voted for by YOU!
Sorry, not by me... Not because I don't want to vote, but as an expat I'm not allowed to, even though they get to spend my tax money! Bloody bastards! Revoking my right to vote for the candidate that I feel will do the best with the money I give them (willingly, as I could easily start dodging tax like most of the rich and famous!)
> And people say democracy in the UK is not broken?
Who says that? Obviously it's broken! Biggest problem with this second world island is that the citizens want the rights of a democracy (i.e, freedom of whatever they stand for, etc) but forget that democracy actually has plights as well: for it to work, everybody HAS to vote! Not voting is telling the government that you agree with their viewpoint, whatever it may be, as you don't seem to have an opinion, and are thus happy to have all decisions made for you!
The only problem with the plight to vote is that the current ballot system rejects spoiled ballots as being not counted/cast votes. If these were properly counted, and happened to win the majority, it could be a big message to all candidates that the people in the constituency reject all of them, and thus the election should immediately be voided, and redone, until an actual candidate wins more votes than the spoiled ballots.
And then, as a counter balance, the system needs the possibility to recall this elected individual when it (as I don't want to say he or she, as IMNSHO politicians are barely human) reneges on the promises that got it elected in the first place. This recall would need a quarter of the constituents to agree that promises have been broken, and that would be enough to cause a new election in said constituency.
Hmmm... need more wine to solve the rest of the democratic process...
If you think this is all bullshit, mine is the coat with the non-British passport in the pocket...
So do I want to work with a phone, with a 8-core Snapdragon processor, 5.7 inch screen (internal) and 32GB storage, and the ability to remote desktop to use 32-bit applications, and maybe I can use it to make calls as well (provided I first unplug all cables or risk being bound or strangled!)...
...or, do I want to use my 64-bit, 8-core i7, with a 17 inch screen (internal), 32GB RAM and 2TB storage, be able to work even where there is no proper signal, and I don't have to unplug it to make a call?
Might not fit in a coat pocket, but my backpack is also just a big pocket, and it even has extra space for cables, power supply, some books, and even my lunch!
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