Re: Called while you were out...
But actually in Chile.
6487 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Having had a glut of blackcurrants ( to keep on topic) this year I've knocked up several litres of Blackcurrant/Navy Rum and demerara - think Sloe Gin with added thunder and talking ravens! Should work out a lot cheaper when Cornwall starts smuggling full time next year!
I remember (mid 60s?) when a geology prof friend of my Dads came round with a new toy. It was a gravimeter. It could tell the difference in gravity between a seat chair and the floor! I recently saw a set of scales that could do the same and it wasn't that expensive. I wonder if your digital balance would argue with the weights and not be wrong.
In the late 60s or early 70s my Dad woke me in the early hours and I noticed my curtains were glowing green! After being cajoled into some warm gear we popped outside to see a bright green comet that lit the whole countryside up, I'm in a dark sky area now but if its near the horizon these bloody security lights the farms have may be a problem - good way to find you have cataracts these days when you cant get to the opticians!
I used it on some 300,000 products with 20 odd parameters and 30,000 customers with long sales histories. It worked pretty well for that. ISTR it did multiple of ten transactions a second against a vb web frontend, about 3 times what SQL Server could manage on the same data/indexing etc. I dont recall any bugs but it was left running over a weekend, as was the SQLserver which had about four times the ram and a supposedly faster processor. Anything alkaline would have been useless for the job in hand.
Human exceptionalism aside there is, as far as I know, no reason to suspect our solar system is extra galactic
One problem I have with things like this is it seems to assume that anything outside a norm is not of here. I wonder whether there are other mechanisms that could be as validly applied to the Nyx - perhaps they were thrown inwards by a mass anomaly in one of the galaxies arms - just because the universe is 'uniform' now does now mean it always was and perhaps these are bits that haven't been normalised yet.
Whatever , its fun to keep looking even if there's a bloody comet in the way and lots of sparkly satellites.
There's a chap up the road from me I went to see about some welding. In his bench there was a triode the size of a bucket - he reckoned it would do a MW in the FM range. If I could afford a packet of fags I reckon that would work out cheaper using a steam generator than the same range on DAB.
It would have an English translation because there might be English speaking people in Germany. Its also something that should be a piece of piss to implement for someone experienced in app design which almost by definition is international. But if you think about it how many phrases do you need to translate - the permissions are asked through the OS (android always seems to be asking me to give an app permissions) and after that you just leave it running. An XML file of data about where to send the data and you're pretty much ready to go in another country.
Note the above is not MBA proof and assumes the implementer actually wants the app to work in their country which I have serious doubts about
So the GPS will only be of any use over the UK - streetmap.co.uk would be a lot cheaper. If you cant check the timing on the other satellites accurately you aint gonna get close compared to Galileo, I could be wrong but I cant see a use for an atomic clock for web relay/distribution so I doubt there is anything in them that can get you within a couple of meters on a good day so even for military use its not going to be much better than good inertial.
I spent 3 years roaring drunk and having a great time at uni. I returned a couple of years after graduating to discover the head of security having a retirement do in the main uni bar (now closed) and, having been active in putting on lots of gigs and events we'd rubbed each other up a lot but had fun, went to wish him a happy retirement. He said 'I wish you buggers were back, the kids today are a nightmare - they work till 9pm and then get drunk and fight, they just dont know how to enjoy themselves'
Not saying beer is the answer to everything but if you choose your questions carefully...
Where I live in the west country I lose about 4 or 5 tons of hazelnuts to greys every year. The old boys tell me it wasn't a problem till the greys arrived. Alas modern farming means they're not considered a local food source any more and no-one bothers to cull them and I have no chance on my own.
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