Ask a what?
Don't expect an answer on that from a hedgehog.
It can never be buggered at all.
282 posts • joined 12 Jul 2007
Don't expect an answer on that from a hedgehog.
It can never be buggered at all.
Had to upvote this, because my eyebrows crawled way up my forehead as well.
Something that normally requires something of the magnitude of black holes smacking into each other and then sets of microscopic shifts and here there's one covering half a planet?
I though El Reg was oversimplifying for clickbaity reasons but reading the abstract in Nature that's precisely what they're saying: mountain gravity waves.
Anybody here able to explain what they mean? Same term for something different?
Apple's own UCSD Pascal (which you needed the 16KB extension card for) was a bit of a dog, but then along came Borland Turbo Pascal and it was brilliant. Made some of my first money with it back then, writing some for small businesses in the early 80s.
All that money then flowed back into getting the A][ tricked out... CP/M Z80 card, 80char card, second disk controller... I think I had every singe slot full.
One of the biggest regrets was selling it all in '86 when I needed the money. :(
And who had an astonishing memory.
Among the 10s of thousands of people he met, I was fortunate to do so twice. Across 2 continents and 10 years apart. The second time (in Australia), he remembered me, where we were the first time (Silicon Valley), what we were doing (I bought him sushi lunch because his publisher agent was a useless c*nt and wouldn't get him anything, and then took him to a Fry's for gadget shopping). He remembered things I'd forgotten - name of the shop, other people there.
It was gobsmacking.
OK, this is admittedly a ridiculous nitpick, but what is that woman (a dressage rider, by all I could find and not even an eventer), doing with a thoroughbred?
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, those of you with SOs who have the horse bug, go ask them. They'll explain. At length.
(giving myself a where's the IT angle icon)
I can see the battery life criteria, but durability?
Going by the basic fact that they're horse-mounted police, I'm confused, as eventers use helmet or other mounted cameras regularly and what they drag the cameras through would surely match any durability requirement? OK, maybe Canadian winters, but I've used cameras in the Antarctic and they survive and work.
The Hurricane (always one of my personal favourites) probably throttle-to-the-firewall and the EF with its high angle of attack, every flap-n-friend extended, likely still practising slow flight at the edge of stall. :D
Reverse Polish Notation with only those two affected?
From personal experience I can tell you one professional group that is worse:
To the 'tude add the look you get of "I've seen more men naked than a 2-bit hooker, often with a syringe in my rubber-gloved hands, therefore I know what you look like without clothes and I'm not impressed. Fix this computer problem or I swear I'll use a turkey baster as the syringe".
You beat me to it.
I wonder if it'd be possible to place a target over her desk and then position yourself in an office across the hall for some crossbow shooting practise.
But, good lord, these people are educators who work with kids? Time to pull out Pink Floyd's The Wall methinks.
Why am I not surprised, going by your comment history, that you would spout that "the Nazis were left-wing" rubbish?
Just can't help thinking it may be an artificial shortage. We've been here before haven't we? With DRAM? Other storage? Anything to stop the price decline?
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, I say!
My timestamp on this article says 14 Oct 2016 at 11:39, and lo presto, at 14 Oct 2016 at 15:08 I see:
"Cisco's cloud whisperer CTO Zorawar Biri Singh blows free"
"His role was to drive “thought leadership” around Cisco’s technology roadmap, platforms and architectures. Singh would, we were told, set the foundation” for Cisco’s long-term investments.
Less than two years on, however, and Cisco is slashing heads: seven per cent of its global workforce, some 5,500 people, are getting canned in the current financial year and Singh is one of the casualties."
Clicked on comment to post just that reference to Brazil. Beer to you for thinking alike!
- intelligent machines preparing to eradicate or remove us - check!
- generation growing up with miserable immune systems (thanks to hoverparents) - check!
- preparation for fleet of space vehicles to get off-world started - check!
So, turns out *we* are the Quarians!
Silicon is number 2. Molybdenum is 54... sayeth Wiki. 2th most abundant in oceans.
Largest producers: The world's production of molybdenum was 250,000 tonnes in 2011, the largest producers being China (94,000 t), United States (64,000 t), Chile (38,000 t), Peru (18,000 t) and Mexico (12,000 t). The total reserves are estimated at 10 million tonnes, and are mostly concentrated in China (4.3 Mt), US (2.7 Mt) and Chile (1.2 Mt). By continent, 93% of world molybdenum production is about evenly shared between North America, South America (mainly in Chile), and China. Europe and the rest of Asia (mostly Armenia, Russia, Iran and Mongolia) produce the remainder.
With the never-ending "resource actions" going on, how does anybody at IBM even tell whether it's resigning, firing or laying-off anymore?! Do you get a different coloured hat when walking out the door or something?
... I liked the "quantum weather" idea from the aborted Tracy Hickman/Margaret Weis Starshield novels. Use your warp drive for a few lightyears, but then Laws change to a section of the universe where magic reigns and you have to bring out the dragons to tow your starcruiser.
Θα θέλατε να βοηθήσει με αυτό;
(or that's what Google Translate says)
"Toothless Tiger Moth"?
Why is the author dragging the name of this great classic airplane
into the same realm of this failed boondoggle?
With interchange points in the US as well, will they sue or have they also sued the NSA? Or do they know well enough that they may have a prayer in German court, but wouldn't get anywhere in the US?
Seems weird - or very smart - going after the piddly BND and not the 800lbs gorilla.
Shouldn't there have been a Joke Alert or GetMeCoat icon?
Using robots frees up humans for Testing!
So, volunteer for testing today!
Mine's the one with exploding lemons in the pocket.
... deedledeedle dum deedle die?
Looking at the financial and ideological roots of IS/Daesh in the Wahhabite state, it could fall under "loose translation".
Was looking for him on the Aussie ballot, as well, recently. No luck.
Got Pauline Hanson, though. So close...
... who will accept a few squids on Successful Project?
Reckon I'd get brilliant odds and make a mint.
"Gold, gold, gold, gold..."
Oh, is that the one they used for the game? Thought back then they would stuck to more of the old classics like
"Gold, gold, gold, gold..." and it's bawdier "Gold, gold, gold, gold..."
Great, now you made me think of Pterry leaving us too soon and I'm heading to work depressed. :(
Dare I even look where Australia ranks in that, Simon?
Sadly, very much this.
I (have to) use it for 2 things: family and sports/hobby activities.
The former I have a fairly tight rein over (you WILL do this and this and this to have a modicum of protected privacy and security or I will unfriend you - and actual dire threat when much of the family is half a world away).
The latter... clubs have apparently done away with maintaining websites or other means of updating members or other announcements. No matter how much I've tried to caution (even resigned from a secretary position when I just couldn't take it anymore) the "but it's so convenient and *everybody* uses it" just became knee-jerk. As leaving, in my chosen hobby, would be cutting off my nose to spite my face I can only throw up my hands in disgust and resignation.
Best I can do is obfuscate and hope for the effing best. :(
Please, let somebody include the line in the dataset:
"Not to be used for interstellar navigation"
What, even The Folly? Nightingale will be utterly confused.
... can it be powered by a potato?
Thing is, you may be absolutely right.
Using the missus - non-gamer, doesn't use PCs beyond web-browing, social media, Office and some minor photo-editing - as coal-miner's canary (figuratively speaking, sheesh, you guys!), VR has been a topic of fascination for her.
Even since she read and enjoyed Ready Player One. Now she wants to get on the OASIS!
I had to gently talk her down and explain to her that with the utter incompetence of Australia in getting the necessary network infrastructure in our lifetime, a PC upgrade and some fancy headset wouldn't do her any good.
Still, in some countries with less corrupt and bungling politicians and unions, this may turn out to be the proverbial Killer App.
When the movie comes out is may give this whole complex a boost.
The comments are more educational than the article. I say that without judgment on who's right. It's remarkably civil and offers insight about attitudes amongs the self-identified slavs on there.
It's actually been long-standing and, I find, quite reasonable practise that give the principal investigator and affiliated researchers exclusive right for 1-2 years.
The reason is so they can get first pick at results, get their papers out, prepare for the Nobel acceptance speech, etc.
Then the data becomes public - if it was funded by the public.
Elsevier is simply a leech that interposed itself here - and if they Wiki article can be believed with less than ethical means. To hell with them, but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
I've worked closely with scientists in the Antarctic - they are often down there for long periods of time collecting their data. If they had to make it available immediately, while they're still "stuck" down on the Ice, they would come back to others having published the all-important papers, while they froze their butts off.
But do those Androids dream of electric sheep on the weekend?
Apparently to *build* an iOS app you no longer need the Mac either.
I know that because only last night, during a weary red-eye hack session. I was trying to merge several branches that had gotten away from me (yeah, yeah...) and just trying to get them to build. When I finally succeeded, both locally, as well as on my Windows build box controlled through Bamboo, at around midnight, I noticed I didn't even have my Hackintosh VM up and running. Still need it to run the sim or deploy to the iThing, though.
Still a bit befuddled, maybe it will come to me with more caffeine.
(the icon is actually me resting my weary head on my hand)
1) How endemic is it? I mean, what percentage of males in IT commit these crimes (and yes, I consider it criminal behaviour)? A single sociopathic, misogynistic lose has a huge "force multiplier" nowadays and can reach hundreds of women anonymously. Is this the same minority of sick weirdos responsible for as many as 50% of women in IT receiving this sort of abuse?
2) Is vigilantism an answer if the police won't deal with it? >.<
But from the comments, I can tell it's not: I really, really wanted to make Jenkins work. Maybe if 2.0 had been out and really production ready. But in head to head and in demo to the powers that be (who are actually tech savvy), Bamboo won out by a large margin.
Once Bamboo was running, remote agents and all, it's done. With Jenkins (1.x) I felt the fiddling never ended.
I stopped reading at "SAP".
Why? Just, why? Years of reading tech journalism and I have yet to read about a successful SAP implementation that didn't come out 5 times over budget. Or that didn't fail outright.
I mean, people bitch about Microsoft, they moan about Oracle, but SAP just seems to take the cake.
Uhm, it says 2.6GB/sec and 2,600MB/sec. I don't see any Gb. Seems fairly clear - or was that changed after you wrote your comment?
Pity it's in Brisbane. Was actually in the process of giving him a ring until I caught that (I scrolled down before I looked in the upper right corner).
I'm fortunate enough that I'm currently working in the absolute opposite - let's call it "Buzzwords Done Right". I therefore have no idea why I feel this strange attraction, yet I do.
Us nerds are weird...
Are 2204 lbs of gold enough for a life-size statue of Steve Jobs on Infinity Loop? Holding an iThing in one hand and with the other pointing at... oh, I dunno, the main Foxconn plant?
Stupid question: Apple's own movie trailers website (apple.com/trailers) demand QuickTime. What are they proposing for that? "Only access our trailers site through QuickTime on a Mac"?
That's one approach to marketing, I guess...
Don't you want me, baby? Don't you want me? Aaaaaah!
Not by any means a telco specialist, so honest question:
Has a multi-hop microwave link from the mainland ever been considered? Line of sight should work, IIRC - say, Southern tip of VIC, King Island, northern TAS.
Even if just for backup purposes such as this.
Are there technical/financial/environmental issues why this wouldn't work?