Cheers El Reg. There are several Gregs on here, and I didn't realise the handles weren't unique when I signed up. Off now to get my handle changed.
649 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
He wasn't just comparing on cost, he was comparing on capabilities with reference to cost. You smug goit.
So that's 4 (4?) revisions of the iPhone, and it still can't do as much as the phone I bought that came out before it. Like Jon, I would love to upgrade my massive brick mini-laptop phone thingy, but there's just nothing out there that compares with it for sheer capability.
Fairly aware that you can re-charge batteries, thanks. But £27k for something that does 120miles tops at a stretch? Get lost. I occasionally make ruddy long car journeys and I'm not stopping every hundred miles for a few hours while my car gets its breath back.
And you can bleat "but it's for the city" as much as you like. I don't buy one car for my city journeys and another for long haul - I buy a car, and then use it however the hell I like. EVs are going to have to greatly increase their range before the ordinary punter buys them.
"These proposals will still allow the storing of people's DNA for 12 years or six years for minor offences - that's assuming they are arrested but not charged."
So they've only been arrested, not charged, yet there's still a difference in the time the DNA is kept for depending on the severity of the crime you didn't commit? If that isn't "guilty until proven innocent," what is?
You're going to have to have at least a 300 mile range to interest me. What if I want to go to the festivals I like that always seem to be held in bloody Devon? My Polo will get me there on a full tank and probably be up for getting me part of the way back again. This would hardly even make it to Birmingham.
"The whole purpose of Scientology knowledge application and procedure is to increase an individual’s understanding and awareness of himself as a spiritual being and to rehabilitate his native abilities and potential."
You, sir, owe me a new keyboard.
As for the article, I can absolutely see Wiki's point on this. While they are often derided on this site, I've found Wikipedia to often be a useful stop-off for basic or introductory knowledge on a given topic. I don't take it as gospel, but on the other hand it's not 100% bullshit either. If Wiki are to maintain as high a standard as possible, they have to remove bias caused by dedicated interest groups - especially dangerous money-hungry cults masquerading as religions.
"This is a rather sad reflection on the once-"cutting-edge" technology that is Java"
You kidding me? You're kidding me, right?
If a language was cutting-edge ten years ago, it's going to be pretty difficult for it to still be cutting-edge. Most "cutting-edge" developments turn out to be bullshit, and die a quiet death about a year after their hype, whereas Java is mainstream now. Your comment seems to imply that it's fallen on its arse. The various Java-based enterprise systems I use on a daily basis would tend to disagree.
If you pay to have a GPS device installed in your car, and you have access to the data, and you can turn it off at will, I can't see a problem with that. Being able to find your car if it's nicked is always nice. It's the compulsory tracking by a 3rd party I'd be worried about.
"Even so, it's not immediately clear exactly how a permanent Earth-orbit facility would help in the process of plugging together largely prefabricated modules or components."
C'mon, this is spacefaring 101. If you build ships in space you can make them BIGGER. If you're going to go on a manned mission to Mars, you're going to need a much bigger spacecraft. Try building that on the ground. Unlike the new POS Star Trek film implies, it's not easy.
Build it in parts at various locations, ship them into space. If you lose one on the way, you don't lose the whole ship. Then you build the sucker in zero gravity, where you could stick a rocket on a brick and call it a spaceship, and you're off. Duh.
Are you kidding me? I swear by HTC devices. My MDA, though it had a bug-ridden MS OS, was utterly invincible, and the Athena that replaced it has proven to be just as indestructible. I've dropped it down (concrete) stairs, I've sat on it, I've stood on it, and it just refuses to die. I love it. :-)
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