Will thieves, ruffians and other ne'er-do-wells be able to defeat these locks with a simple metal bar? Nothing will replace squatting in your hovel with a good sharp axe.
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Re: Lynch's Dune was good, lots of people agree
"Where did you get that from? It's not mentioned in the film at any point. See my comment directly above yours for the reasoning behind their short lifespan."
Dave has one theory, you have another. All we know from the film is that the replicants were genetically engineered and given a shortened lifespan. Since the genetic engineering is a fictional technology, it's open to the new film makers to decide that the lifespan limitation can be reversed on an individual basis. Does that 'spoil' the original film? Possibly, but it would take more than just contradicting what Roy Batty was shown to have "accepted". We'll just have to wait and see.
1500 km from Hawaii and several hundred kilometres into space so line of sight. Did widespread but minor damage though that was in 1962. Might be a bit more serious if it were to happen today.
Re: If MS AV is the best...
"Initially, the two companies will offer a complimentary trial and the option of special pricing for the Norton Internet Security 2006 suite to users who are downloading the latest version of Adobe Reader"
Oh, happy days.
These days they just try to sneak McAfee onto your machine.
Re: Tunnel != Hyperloop
It could be a part of a roundabout face-saving. Most of the problem with the hyperloop idea could be solved by using a tunnel rather than an above ground tube. If Musk could fine a way to do for tunnelling what he's currently doing for the space launch industry an underground hyperloop might be feasible. Well, really just an underground vacuum maglev system of the sort I've been reading about for the last forty years. But if he could make it work, even as an airport city centre shuttle it would be an impressive achievement.
They did originally order a combat vehicle
but there was a mix up and that went to someone called "TheDoctor718437".
We should be safe
until someone tries this with an octopus.
you're ruining the business model.
You're taking the piss
Siri says it's a type of skirt used worn by ballerinas.
Cortana says she needs to update her addition module.
Google says it's four and would you be interested in some great deals on two by four.
a modest home in the suburbs will set you back the better part of a million dollars becoming a multi-millionaire doesn't make you a fat cat - it just means you were moderately successful and invested wisely (or were raking it in and blew most of it on cocaine, booze and hookers).
not stupid. There's a difference, you know.
"why the hell can't they just get on with it "
Because the 'eye' in your dick isn't a real eye and you probably wouldn't want it to be.
The real world Tony Stark
just became president.
What was that about reality being a bitch?
you don't have a personal saline drip for use when reading On Call?
Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov
Re: The front cover of the year
Now that, that is terrifying.
Spoken like a true fascist.
But he's a rich celebrity who can say that he's built a business for himself.
He can say it but like a sizable chunk of the things he says it's not going to be true
Surely it's a megastructure not just a boring old structure.
I was a bit disappointed
that El Reg couldn't manage a Hal reference but the Kipper loving one's post upthread more than made up for that.
In that case I suggest
I suggest shipping a large supply of baked beans to Braemar.
Re: Conspiracy? Two references to speeding bullets during the webcast.
All you conspiracy theory deniers will be laughing on the other sides of your faces when the Giant! Space! Frogs! Attack!
old Henry's ghost just got tech savvy. Who'd have thought it. Trump's victory is certainly flushing 'em out.
Re: Don't Just Blame Users
If your bank is using your date of birth or address as a security question it's doing it wrong and you probably should find a new bank. My bank at least allows me to choose my own question but that's not either since it ridiculously easy to create a question the answer to which even you can't remember.
Re: How the hell does a star change its rotation?
Tidal interaction with a companion in a highly eccentric orbit?
They wanted to hash the passwords really
but they knew they should salt them first and they couldn't figure out how to get those little paper packets to the users.
because Trump uses hotels in order to avoid soiling his own nest.
Re: Science-Fiction getting more real every day
Is the steak also spherical?
Since, as you,* it's the cow that's actually spherical the steak can be a nice clean slab due to the absence of all that pesky anatomy.
*help, I think I'm trapped in a bad SF story.
You know how cop cars pile into each other in old comedy movies? That's how the Moon was built, say boffins
You must have been hallucinating
There was never such a thing on TV. Next you'll be saying you saw something about sentient trees that can grow to full size overnight. Which is exactly as insane as it sounds.
Has the Serious Crime Squad
changed it's name to the Silly Crime Squad yet?
Many years ago when I used to watch the German detective show Derrick I was always amused whenever the title character identified himself as working for the "Kriminalpolize".
Re: Love a good pr0n investigation
http://www.urbandictionary.com/an. . . err, forget it.
Re: "How many Stormtroopers does it take to...
Stormtroopers, nah. You need nukes for that. Lotsa nukes.
hasn't it been official since November 8?
Let me fix that for you
Uber's reflexive resistance to regulation makes sense, given
Silicon Valley's assumption that rules apply only to everyone else that it's Uber.
I also went looking. Learnt a lot about liberty ships but nothing about why their gun barrel might be so special. (Also discovered that NASA has a secret space navy but I'm calling citation needed on that one.)
As noted above
it's an old and reliable launch system. A clue to why it's not more widely used can perhaps be had by watching the video and comparing the size of the rocket to the size of the aircraft that's carrying it.
I'm sure I detected something approaching a syllogism in Trump's dialogue.
that goldfish do in fact have a decent memory. Now a certain politician I won't name because I have apparently used up my quota. . . Suffice it to say that the value you want is in the order of 5 Tr.
the correct terminology around here is 'todger'.
El Reg's standards are slipping.
You can buy a train for $4000?
I wouldn't trust a car that cost that little.
In any case how is this different from the glory days of MS Flight Simulator? I'm pretty sure there was a lot more than $4000 worth of add ons for that.
At least when
Cheney was running the US, Dubya had the good sense to go off reading children stories about animals. Now Pence has to run the country while convincing Trump that he's really the one doing it, all the while stopping regularly to duck the orange one's curve-balls. Add to that the fact that the Republican party chose Cheney but Trump chose Pence and you've got one mega-omnishambles coming up.
Why not use conventional capacitors? It not like we're talking about large amounts of energy or long cycle times.
Trump will fix that.
If he gets off on fire that much
why didn't he just rent a Michael Bay movie?
Re: syntactical question
No one says N-A-S-A. On the other hand as far as I know ESA is always pronounced E-S-A. That's enough to justify using/not using the definite article. Of course, that probably means that we should write 'Nasa' but i imagine the agency - like my spellchecker - objects. (They can't do much about the pronunciation, though).
Re: Put an x86 processor in the dock?
"license the dataset"
Isn't that a bit like fencing the sea.
Re: Cortana Steller Voice recognition?
I find Google's voice recognition perform exceptionally well in noisy environments. I've had it recognise simple commands in situations where the traffic noise was so bad I couldn't make out my phone's reply.
If you're in the US
They'll decide you're speaking Arabic which remember they don't understand and send the Trump Troopers around "just in case".
They're looking at the wrong limb
Just harness people's love of battering the buttons at on-demand pedestrian crossings.. Hit the button 20 times or you don't get to cross. Hit it 50 times and you actually get to cross 5 seconds sooner.