739 posts • joined 8 Jan 2013
Re: Look again at that dot...
Well, if the last two years are anything to go by, you won't be disappointed.
Look again at that dot...
It has hosted the Bluedot festival for the last two years and is doing so again this year. This event combines music and science and is tailor-made for a tune-loving-nerd such as myself. Professor David Nutt's presentation in the inaugural year was a personal highlight. I've yet to miss it.
Staying on site for the weekend also solves your transport issues.
... in the sky.
Not having it!
Evolution is just a theory, after all.
Re: So is Alexa now the.....
Sinead O' Sarah Connor?
Re: have their cake and heat it!
Bravo Paul, bravo sir!
Walt Disney does it...
Naw he disney.
Re: rate of change of puns with respect to time
Yes, people can be quite resistant to that.
Super Cali's futuristic robo-cars in focus – even though watchdogs say they're something quite atrocious
Re: never mind the content, brilliant headline!
Yes, I haven't even read the article yet but came straight here to see if anyone had offered congratulations on such a wonderfully creative demonstration of headlinery goodness.
I wasn't disappointed.
Bravo folks, bravo.
Re: What have you fixed with sticky tape?
I used to fix tape with tape.
More specifically, back in the mists of time when home taping was killing music, I was an enthusiastic home taper.
Some of these cassettes became quite precious.
Occasionally such a cassette would suffer from snapped tape.
A little scalpel blade and a few well-placed millimetres of (possibly the same frosted type of) Scotch tape could resurrect them with only a split second of distorted wobble to belie the repair job.
Ahh, nostalgia. Even after all these years it still aint what it used to be.
Re: Sub heading should read
Well, he has to earn a crust somehow.
Re: "scalpel-fodder" ?
Yes, you need a laser to make a scalpel that tiny.
Re: If I was in any way religious...
spent their time waiting to be rescued praising God
But not praising the actual rescuers?
What exactly is the IT angle in this story?
Not this kiech again - it's bootnotes.
Re: Well, at least he has good taste in music
Plans that either come to nought....
That is a huge difference in perceived quality.
Hopefully this sees production and helps lead to overall improvements in VR/AR.
Re: you do notice the difference.
Dae ye, aye?
From the article:
.. a resting place that sounds more pleasant than it probably is..
Re: Best traps
It might not surprise you (given my posting name) that I've never lived in a house with a mouse problem. Or a rat problem.
I never had a mouse problem or a rat problem until I got my cat. He was already about a year and a half old and has a habit of catching various creatures and bringing them home, usually (although by no means always) in pretty rude health. Everything from mice, voles and shrews, through frogs and newts, to rats and birds, but mostly mice.
Last summer he was sometimes bringing in three or four critters a night. This makes for some "hilarious" late night escapades, trying to catch and release the wee beasties.
I live in the city centre, about half a mile from the nearest water course and had no idea there was so much wildlife outside my back door.
Re: It's 90 miles closer to Donegal than it is to Britain
Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Scotland (the nearest permanently inhabited place is North Uist) is still part of Britain.
Perhaps it's the scale that has me fooled but, if you zoom out until you're POV is from the top of the crater, the abseiling gear appears to be anchored by two sleeping bag sized sacks of soil.
Re: as too are plans for a lander on Europa
This was the mission I was most excited about. (2010's "ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE" notwithstanding.)
Now it looks like I'll be long gone before anything lands there. SAD! (aherm)
Re: Dyson sphere in my pocket.
Or you're just REALLY pleased to see me...
Re: 'seeded' from the same extrasolar source
Upvoted purely for "yumans" - brought a nostalgic smile to my face.
Apart from the addition of a controller, are there any improvements to the Gear VR?
RE: memories of hibs gone bad (1st para)
Yeah, they were relegated a few seasons ago but appear to be on their way back.
Re: Even email delivery costs money
Yes. I have grudgingly paid £2.50 to TicketBastard on more than one occasion for the "privilege" of printing out my own ticket.
Come the revolution, first order of business:
Ticket prices will be all-inclusive by law.
If a gig is advertised at twenty squids, then all you should pay is twenty squids, including standard delivery.
Excellent footage and a sight to behold. Cheers.
Re: difficulty pulling it off
I see what you did there.
Now that you've gone..
All that's left is a band of gold,
All that's left of the dreams I ho-old....
Re: ....considered a P or NP problem?
P or NP?
Aaaaarrrgggghhhh.......... </runs screaming from the room>
Cheers for the head's up...
I'd never heard of Blisk but am downloading now for a nosey.
Re: Atari is better because it has MIDI
Ah, that takes me back. I got a 1200 in 1993 and started mucking around with OctaMED and 8-bit samples. Pretty soon I wanted MIDI but it was too late/expensive to switch to Atari by then.
So.... I started acquiring more and more Amiga audio and MIDI accessories as my music hobby refused to die. Still have loads of this, now redundant, Amiga audio gear, gathering dust.
Alas, for the last decade or so, I have pursued this hobby without having to switch on an Amiga.
Nonetheless, I still own two A1200s, an Amiga1 and a Pegasos1 (PPC Amiga clone).
One day, when I have time, etc, etc........
Re: I've scored 3 times in 10 months; so who's laughing now!
Scored three times...... in ten months, you say?
Bravo.... or something.... I guess?
(Paris because..... she knows the score.... or something.... I guess.)
Re: It's just too far away to visit...
I see people saying about terraforming the bloody thing. Quite how you do that with a DEAD planet with no molten core and no magnetosphere.
Terraforming is not dependent upon either of those things.
A magnetoshpere only becomes relevant once you have the desired atmosphere as it would slow the depletion of it.
However, even without a magnetosphere, atmospheric depletion would be so slow that it would make little difference and if you have the capability to generate an atmosphere, you should be able to top any losses up.
Not that terraforming is likely for the foreseeable either way.
Re: Is there a story here?
Would a competent human in the Lexus have seen the van jumping the red and been able to take action to avoid the collision?
Perhaps, although my own experience suggests not. I was recently involved in a similar type of collision - drove through the junction and noticed too late someone flying through the red light.
The other car hit me square on the driver-side door and knocked me unconscious before I had a chance to even attempt evasive action. The damage to the car I was driving was a bit worse than that pictured (other chap was going faster than the allowed 30mph) but close enough that I imagine the circumstances were also relatively similar.
Having said all of that, I can't really claim to be a competent human.
Re: What size?
If you can gain access to such a rare machine, formatting the USB sticks in a non-web-facing Amiga/Pegasos is pretty safe.
... to a fantastic mission.
I saw Matt Taylor give a talk on Rosetta at the Blue Dot festival.
Truly inspiring work by a truly inspiring human being (and, of course, the rest of the team).
Cyber pints all round.
Re: Tolkein Ring Network
As someone who grew up nearby, I can confirm that "Ruggie" is teeming with spooky buggers.
Re: it will definitely be the fault of "they English"
Well, I'm guessing "they English" are responsible for your spectacularly witty repartee so, if that's anything to go by, perhaps they're onto something.
The usual media response, sadly lacking this time, to such unfortunate / unforseen / unusual events is to invoke the SNPBaaad meme - el-reg really will have to try better
They sort of did - last paragraph:
"Whatever the reason for the ostrich rampage, we presume it'll be Westminster's fault."
Other than the computer itself, Stack Overflow is probably my most used development aid.
If they pull this off with a similar level of accomplishment it'll be good news all round.
A bit of a shock reading this.
Re: Oddly he was using Samsung VR device
Nothing odd about that. Carmack was (and still is, I think) heavily involved with GearVR development.
Same auto-generated password for 10,000+ bot accounts, perhaps?
Re: too much Buckie the day they chose the Unicorn
Upvoted for the beauty of that phrase.