Out by over £2500
Has nobody heard of duplex printing?
Each report should only take 300 sheets of paper, halving the overall paper costs.
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Current directors are Andrews, Smith and Levy.
Unless you ask Levy, in which case he's still claiming he's the only one left, as he keeps typing to remove Andrews and Smith from the record still and refuses to acknowledge them.
The current directors that owe money statement refers only to Levy
The former directors referenced in this instance are Martin (potentially illegally added as a director in the first place) and Mrsic-Flogel.
From the BBC:
"Prince Philip, 97, was unhurt in the crash on the A149, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after a collision with a Kia."
Of course, itzman posting to spread inaccurate information is just what I'd expect of a servant of the lizard overlords.
If there were lizard people living amongst us, we'd have noticed by now as they'd leave clues.
They'd live to a ripe old age, at least 97 years old.
And they'd appear to be bulletproof, for example walking unscathed after a car accident, say rolling a Freelander..
Mine's the one with David Icke's books in the pocket.
yeah about Mexico paying for the wall - indirectly, it's already started.
Unfortunately, despite Trump now trying to claim that he meant the payments would come from indirect means, one of his 2016 campaign points stated that Mexico would pay for the wall directly.
Why are you blaming Trump for Obama's decision to pull the plug on the Shuttle Program ?
The decision to end the Shuttle programme was taken by George W Bush in 2004, not Obama. To extend the working life of the orbiters would have required dismantling and rebuilding from the ground up and re certifying, and this was prohibitively expensive. The plan was that the Shuttle would be used to complete construction of the ISS and then would be retired.
Obama actually extended the life of the Shuttle programme and authorised two additional missions.
Bigger diameter platters mean more distance for the head to travel across the disk surface, which in turn translates to longer seek times. You've also got the problem of vibration and noise being potentially greater for a larger platter size, so physically bigger drives have tended to spin more slowly, meaning a lower data transfer rate. You could try and mitigate the transfer speed problems by packing more sectors per revolution, but again your seek times go down as you wait for the necessary information to be underneath the head.
The last time I recall a company trying the strategy of larger, cheaper drives was Quantum, with their Bigfoot range in the '90s, however I don't recall them being particularly successful.
In my early days as a PFY I was summoned to a director’s office by a frantic secretary. The Director had been on a trip to Hong Kong and couldn't get any audio on his laptop, neither for work purposes or for listening to music or watching films. He'd spent ages trying to fix it, but with no success, and it was still broken now he was back in the country.
A quick check confirmed that no sound was coming from the speakers. However, this was the mid 90's, the laptop was a Toshiba, and had a thumb wheel volume control. One quick twiddle later, and the laptop worked perfectly again.
Cue one embarrassed Director, and one smug IT support guy.
... to be rendered unfit for human consumption!!!!
That's over twice the amount of bottled water consumed across the UK on a daily basis.*
How can that be considered a political win in any way at all, unless you don't care about the enviro.....
Oh, as you were.
* - https://www.statista.com/statistics/283762/bottled-water-consumption-volume-in-the-united-kingdom-uk/ - annual consumption of UK bottled water, then converted to US gallons.
Yup. Usually clear bags holding about 4 pints (I'd guess).
My wifes aunt works for a "welcome wagon" - when someone new moves into the area they get a visit from the wagon, which generally involves being told about the vicinity, given a load of vouchers for local businesses etc. One of the things they also get given is a plastic jug for milk. Slip one of the milk bags in, snip off the corner and away you go.
If a company says "we're going to photograph the coloured shells. They were out for shipping by Royal Mail today, but were sent back to the depot. We're paying extra to have them delivered Saturday, and will post photo's ASAP", and almost a year later hasn't done so, how is that the backers fault?
If a company says "We're on track to deliver by the 12th of May", 7 months after saying "we'll have them out for October", and hasn't done so, how is that the backers fault?
If a company can't show a single image of a working machine, 2 years after a working prototype was ready to go into production, how is that the backers fault?
The actions of RCL over the past 2 years have been a complete embarrassment, ranging from pulling (one of) the release date(s) to redesign the hardware after a bunch of kids discovered a button problem just before launch, through to being asked for the dimensions of the unit, and when one backer produced an image with their best guess based just on the size of the USB port, RCL told them they were exactly right (and by the way, could they borrow that image for their own use?)
Other than several renderings of the final product, RCL have shown noting beyond the original prototype, some 3D printed offerings of questionable quality, and a bag of buttons (not even chocolate ones).
The statement was true at the time it was issued. Less than an hour after receiving that message, RCL miraculously and entirely coincidentally announced they would start shipping this coming week. SCL then declared they would wait to see what happens regarding this before moving to oust the directors.
So Andrews was right at the time and if RCL again fail to follow up on their promise, he presumably will be again.
The point is that when the Vega+ was launched on IGG, it was already prototyped and tested. The money was simply tonight the device into mass production. All of the risks associated with backing "an idea" should have been mitigated.
RCL took over half a million quid for something that was ready to manufacture and have so far produced nothing but restaurant bills and legal fees.
Did they actually ship them (Vega+) yet?
Very much not - retro-computers.co.uk
Just for clarification however - the team behind this C64 were involved in the original Vega (which did ship). They left RCL almost 18 months ago after falling out with the current management over the Vega+, including (amongst other things) whether they should be taking any salary until the product shipped. They believed they shouldn't, the current RCL lot disagreed and appear to have since wasted the entire IndieGoGo fund (half a million quid of investors money) on doing anything but delivering a finished product.
The URL I posted above makes for very interesting reading!
I'm getting a strong sense from the article that the car kept going despite the likely instant death of the driver and the ripping off of the entire roof.
I'm not actually sure how a "regular" car would cope any differently.
My 2011 car has standard cruise control. If I wasn't paying attention and ended up instantaneously losing a few KG of body weight, along with the instant conversion of my car to a cabriolet, I don't know whether my car would necessarily stop either.
Disabling my CC requires me to operate either the brake or the clutch, or manually disengaging it via the controls. I'm pretty sure that the CC software only has a limited set of programmed scenarios that will cause it to turn off.
The car failing to stop is the least of the issues here - the fact that some guy got behind the wheel, set the cruise control for almost 15% over the maximum speed limit on the road, and then sat back and only made contact with the steering wheel for, on average, 1 second for every minute and a half that the vehicle was moving, just goes to prove that some people are too stupid to be trusted with technology in some cases.
I'll probably never be able to afford a Tesla, but if I could, and it came fitted with "autopilot", or whatever they've renamed it to now, I still have enough common sense to know that it's not the equivalent of a digital taxi driver. It's a driver assistance only, and still requires input and concentration from the person behind the wheel.
Other than the background at the top of the article, those screenshots look to be from the Atari VCS version of the game - which is far, far removed from the arcade version.
Also, a quick google would suggest that the current human score for Ms PacMan was 933,580, set back in 2006 - http://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=1386
So basically, what the article is really saying (errors withstanding), is that after a lot of hard work, Microsoft have produced something AI-ish that can set a slightly higher score on a dodgy home-conversion of Ms PacMan, when compared to a human playing the genuine arcade version over 10 years ago.
Doesn't quite have the same ring to it though.
Someone, somewhere has a job in the Japanese space industry with an interesting name (astro-biologist or something). Their parents are extremely proud, their friends think it must be a cool job, their kids all excitedly tell their mates that they have a parent that does "space stuff" but in reality, they've had to go to work and wank a mouse.
Thank you, a much better explanation than I would have written, and well deserving of a thumb up.
I must, however, query one of your statements:
however the air rifle is incorrectly named as the barrel of an air rifle isn't rifled
My current (ageing) air rifle (Air Arms TX200, FWIW) certainly does have a rifled barrel. As does my previous rifle (Weihrauch HW 77K), and several owned by my father (including rifles from Anschütz, BSA, Gamo and Parker-Hale).
In fact, I don't think I've ever seen an air rifle without a rifled barrel.
A pellet gun would probably suffice to destroy a satellite if it could be aimed precisely enough.
In the vacuum of space? I think not!
(a "pellet gun", aka an air rifle or air pistol, usually relies on a a spring to rapidly compress the air in a chamber behind the pellet. That in turn pushes the pellet out under pressure. The principle isn't really much beyond a pea shooter or blowpipe. No air means no force pushing the pellet).
The whole Vega Plus saga could be described as "odd", and this seems par for the course.
Apparently, RCL keep changing the Indiegogo owner name back to Paul Andrews as well, despite him repeatedly telling them (Indiegogo) that he's not responsible for it anymore. They change it back, then RCL change it back again. RCL seem to be utterly inept, and considering the amount of bullshit they're spreading, would be better setting up a new campaign to produce fertiliser.
I'm not a backer, and gratefully so in this instance.
You're rapidly becoming the new EasyGroup (who in the past have tried suing curry restaurants, pizza places and gyms)
I've a Sam Coupe core on my FPGA board, and it works very well. The majority of the cores for mine are open source, so there's a reasonable chance that it could be converted.*
* -There are other factors that may affect a conversion - memory type seems to be a regular issue (SDRAM vs DRAM), but also the design language used by the various FPGA's on the market (VHDL vs Verilog).
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