As a fully licensed, practising Christian, I thought it was quite funny. Some people need to learn to take a joke. God has to have a sense of humour after all, I mean, look at what he came up with while having supreme creative power!
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Pretty sure they could just copy that and do it with this, then the $6billion sounds far more reasonable. As long as the people believe they are heading to Mars you have an interesting social experiment for the better part of a year. Even more kudos if you can fake the landing and carry on with a faux Mars environment.
I'm not sure how they could get much worse, excessive bureaucracy internally, poor rep externally. I sat at the same desk, got TUPE'd and suddenly the networking and server kit I'd been looking after for 6 years I couldn't touch anymore because I'd been aligned to "desktop" glad I took the money and ran during one of the many, many, redundancies there.
Working on helpdesk, call came in, stuff not working, found out it was power outage on top floor (apparently there was a kettle with a dodgy plug and anytime anyone boiled for a cuppa there was a chance it'd trip all the sockets on that floor).
The person ringing me was one of the most IT illiterate people I've ever met and she often had issues of a similar calibre. But yes, complaining about her PC when the power was off took the cake.
My wife is a teacher here in Blighty. She has a 6+ year old Windows XP machine with outdated and expired anti-virus and a battery that lasts about 5 minutes. It's slow (understandably) and she is paranoid about me doing anything with it to try to make it at least mostly usable. She can't take her own device (as I've got enough laptops to furnish her with at least a Win 7 replacement) and there's no sign of her getting a piece of kit fit for purpose. Doesn't help that she won't rock the boat and complain about the age/usability of the machine either. OK she's not renting it from the state but people over here are working with sub-par kit too.
This is the kind of science that truly excites me, seeing those amazing pictures of alien worlds. Then engineering that goes into these successful missions of the past year (even if things took a lot longer to get to where they were going) is a credit to the skill and determination of the people working on these projects. These guys do incredible work and should be justly recognised for their efforts.
the only person that thought it amusing that the Financial Conduct Authority shares an acronym with the Ferengi Commerce Authority, considering the banking sectors very Ferengi ways in their pursuit of profit. Sadly, when watching the new this morning, the FCA spokesperson wasn't called Liquidator Brunt.
back of a napkin maths..... these IHDs at £25 a pop, compared to the 53 million homes they want the meters in (imaging of course that they bung everyone a display unit) comes out to £1,325,000,000. Surely that amount of money could be used far more wisely in researching cleaner and more efficient tech for the production and supply of our leccy.
Emphasis on the HAD. I got an HTC HD7 two years agoas it looked a decent phone and got me away from Apple. I upgraded this month and got a Nexus 4 which is about several orders of magnitude better an experience then my old Windows phone let alone what the new one would be like. I struggle to see M$' relevance in this area now considering how late they have come to the party. They've let Android and iOS get such a significant foothold in the mobile market that they'll struggle to find traction with any demographic.
I think the Leaf is affordable if you compare it to the competition, the competition being the £80k Tesla! Still for most of us while we'd like to get a leccy car if only to stop burning through our cash at the pumps, rather than out of concern for the environment, it'll be a while before this technology is mainstream enough for us to actually afford the car.
Axl Rose is not GnR, certainly not after he has dragged the name through the mud and shown what a self-interested money grabbing spaz monkey he really is. Way to keep living that rock star lifestyle? Sue someone for IP that isn't totally yours so you can take a chunk out of one of the most successful games franchises in recent years so you don't have to do any real work....
Crap film + crap 3d conversion = crap box office performance. Avatat was shot natively in 3D and made full use of the advantages. until we get another film that tries to follow it, yeah, no one will want to pay extra for the gimmick of 3D to see a crappy film looking worse. Hollywood need to stop with all the sequels and reboots and go back to trying to make some good movies we actually want to see. This isn't showing that 3d is bad, it is showing that given the choice punters will pay less money to see a potentially wonky film.