As opposed to the Spanish, where it means "very"/"well", as in frijoles refritos...
(I am the very model of a boring etymologist)
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First I've heard of this Helium thing, so thought about it for a bit and then looked up the docs...
My first impression is that this couldn't be using a proof-of-work algorithm, which, as you say (or at least I think you're saying), is just an invitation to throw more power (leccy) at calculating the crypto currency.
Turns out, they use a "proof of coverage" algorithm. So I think that your complaint isn't valid in this case.
PS, as per TFA, the final lines suggest that it may not be a great idea to advertise the location of your 5g micro-cell due to nutters. If there's a complaint to be levelled at the scheme, it's that the above proof-of-coverage algorithm would help such nutters track down cell locations.
Crazy world we live in, eh?
I think that the short life of dimmable LED bulbs is to do with heat build up. As in, the light fittings themselves aren't really suitable for bulbs of that kind. CFL might suck, but they seem to be a better match for the kind of light fittings that people want to use with dimmer switches. Mood lighting.
Some first posts are good. Some are by people who blundered into the wrong forum by mistake.
Some gulls(*) wander by mistake / into the mess that scalpels make.
(* which I am using to mean "trickster", "fraud", "troll", etc. So Humpty Dumpty of me. Respondents can figure out their own role in this conceit)
Accept no substitutes!
This oil was gathered from genuine snakes. Rubbernecking is not a crime! Even technologically augmented, slomo-enabled, contour-mapping, automatically-collating, market-finding and fractional-distillated rubbernecking is not a crime!
In fact, it is a constitutionally-protected activity. My right to record as I wish and relay my observations (in whatever way I wish to package them) is INVIOLATE!
I bring you the white Bronco. I bring you ... FREEDOM!
stories that have apparently been going around are worrying, I would be more worried if the appropriate paperwork wasn't filed in, um, a reasonable timescale. So, uh, if you could all file these TPS reports by tomorrow morning, that would be, um, great.
(what's the worst that could happen, right?)
but then, I'd probably, logically, have to propose a hyphenless rendering of "hyphen-less"
You know it makes sense.
(You want to know how deep the rabbit hole goes? Well, you might want to take these Class C drugs. They come in red and blue ... but also purple!)
perhaps Reg-reading shed boffins can discuss how they could improve Reardon's design
Forget magnets and the Hall Effect. Use capacitance instead. Dig up Léon Theremin and ask him. Or just look him up in Wikipedia. Less grave-robby and probably more instructive.
Practically* speaking, wear RFID earrings and tape the emitter wand part to your forearms.
(*anything involving duct tape counts as "practical")
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