"As a dude who has been in charge of finding workplace (and .edu) bandwidth wasters"
Oooh, literally a traffic warden, your job sounds amazing.
31 posts • joined 1 Jun 2011
You seem confused.
If something is red, that means it doesn't absorb red light, that's why it's red - it's reflecting those frequencies back at you and therefore not making use of them.
It absorbs the other frequencies, precisely the ones you don't think it does in fact, blues, greens etc, and uses them to drive its energy cycle because they ARE the ones available a few feet down.
I think I speak for everyone when I say "SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU DULL BASTARD".
I don't post much on here but even I am getting irritated by reading comments and constantly seeing you railroading ANY story into an anti-MS 'witty' comment. You're not even a very good troll as you lack either mad wind-up skills or unhinged capitalisation, it's just repetitive bollocks. I genuinely wonder what happened to you that left you so angry at MS that you spend your days telling the world what a prize cock you are?
PS I've got a Surface, it's quite good for a very lightweight mobile MS Office thing with decent battery, not perfect but does what I need when I can't be arsed carting a laptop around.
Credit creation, very basically!
You may "have" money in the bank, but unless you actually go to the bank, withdraw it and stuff it under your mattress, the bank will be doing other things with a proportion of it (keeping some as reserve for the proportion of people who withdraw some or all of their money).
Say you put £100 in the bank... They will lend out a proportion of it, call it 90%, so someone else now has £90, but you still have your £100 'in the bank'. The 2nd person spends their £90, the shop puts it in the bank and the bank then lends out £81 of it, and you get a series:
£100 + 0.9*100 + 0.9^2*100 + 0.9^3*100 ........... = £1000.
So £100 is now £1000, hinging around everybody not realising this, especially not at the same time, and definitely not if they find out the £100 they put in the bank went to a high risk and there's a chance they won't get it back, cue Northern Rock run.
tl;dr - it's all lies.
I've got a One X and have had since launch pretty much. Although there isn't much in it, I'd say it's better than my friends' SIIIs. Specs wise it's pretty much the same (gives away a bit here, gains a bit there). It doesn't feel as cheap as the Samsung though. Overall it's a good flagship phone and an improvement on the constant stupid name assembly line they had going last year.
HTCs problem isn't with the quality of the phones, they just don't have the 'coolness' that Samsung have bought through massive advertising and in fines to Apple (how better to tell everyone about a phones features than to constantly rant about them in the news and courts :facepalm:).
The tensile strength would be utterly insane at any speed that would keep an atmosphere in I imagine...
centripetal accel = v^2/r if memory serves, and earth orbital radius is 150 x10^9, so to get 10m/s^2 at that distance you'd need a v of root 150 x10^10, about 1224744m/s, or half the target gravity would only need root 75 x10^10, still a rather weighty number. Any less and the weather would be inclement and brief I would imagine.
So there probably isn't a velocity that would keep air in without coming apart, regardless of r and any material we could invent. I could have a go at working out more but it's friday night (see icon)
I've not read the Bigger Than Worlds essay but will have a look, thanks!
Since I'm at home with manflu and nothing better to do I managed to get on a few times over last few hours and order some stuff, although F5 no longer has any paint on.
I got a mobo, a monitor, and a few other £100+ items each time for a quid. Paid for them all separately, did all the verified by visa stuff and got confirmation emails.
Since then, I've had a series of emails saying each item is out of stock, meaning I have a grand total of fuck all for my two hours of refreshing. Did anyone actually get anything apart from a crushing feeling of how empty one's own life is?
To do what now?
If you mean "precise tolerances" as a few microns, then yes maybe. But for stuff in the same range as injection moulded plastic, then no. It's just a bit of posh GRP using aramid instead of glass - they're not laying up a monocoque! Mould + cloth + resin + cheap labour = kevlar (ish)
And according to Motorola's site, it's made with "KEVLAR® fibre" so I'm guessing it is 'real'.
Don't be obtuse, you take the free option and suffer adverts, how is this different/worse to Spotify?
Some people pay to get rid of the adverts and get extra features on Spotify AND Grooveshark, with the added bonus of supporting a model for the industry that may actually work, and some people don't... Just because you're one of the ones that don't, there's no need to boast.
You don't work for grooveshark do you?
I must live in a very strange place, because I keep hearing how well the iphone is doing but I'd estimate that easily more than half my student chums have Blackberries (i'm a semi-mature student). They are all over the place; sat in lectures and there's just rows of them on the desks, while iphones are rare, to say the least. The kids do love the BBs apparently.
Everybody's BBMing each other all the time, "It's only a fiver a month!" they cry, "You can send short messages comprised of text on this service!!",
It's like the 90s again except worse, because this time you can only send these messages to other Blackberries.
If you buy cheap Sennheisers off the internet there's a hefty chance they're fakes... For those that have been disappointed.
I can't see many people being interested in several hundred quid in ears tbh, I would've been more interesed in what you could get for less than £50. In ears are verging on disposable the way I get through pairs.
How does he manage to say these things? Really? Has he no shame at all, even if he is a Murdoch?
Anyway, the cynic in me would say that this is a desperate measure to stop the BSkyB deal unfolding, by dumping a publication that has no chance of being profitable for the foreseeable future.
But I am deeply cynical.
Most remiss of me not to mention Private Eye! However, they're not a newspaper so I'll use that as a fairly bombproof excuse.
El Reg of course have not shied from reporting it either, as have several other sources, but of the as-was Fleet St papers, most have treated it like a scab. They acknowledge its presence but refuse to pick at it in case it turns into a bloody mess that gets on them too.
This won't happen hopefully, one of the conditions of the Concorde Agreement is that it must be free to air in major regions, purely because the team money comes in large from sponsorship and if you slash the audience then the sponsors will bail.
I refuse to give Murdoch money.
You obviously don't know how modern engine control units work then. The injectors don't open when the throttle isn't pressed and the revs are above idle, it's only the fact the engine is connected to a moving car that keeps the engine turning.
When you dip the clutch as soon as the revs reach about 1000rpm it has to start fuelling the engine again to stop it stalling, so you're actually using more fuel if you coast.
Re the oiling, the big ends and mains need about a bar to float safely, it isn't just about having oil in the right place, it needs to be at pressure.
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