115 posts • joined 5 Jul 2011
Re: re: That's bollocks, it really is.
"What's the compelling use case for a smart watch then?"
What's the compelling case for a smartphone?
What's the compelling case for a watch?
If the smartwatch means no more ringtone and an easy glance to check notifications, that's a really useful thing for me. Of course it's not compelling, but very little is compelling in anything.
Re: 1.6 litre!
"PS: No such thing. Only aggressive dog owners. Any dog can be trained to be aggressive.. I speak as someone who has owned Boxers, half-rottweilers and half-Staffies. None of whom were aggressive - although the Miniture Dachshund was.."
OK. So the security industry and the police should ditch their dobs and rotties and replace them with miniature dachsunds.
Seriously, some breeds have been selectively bred for aggressive working roles and have an aggressive appearance which, like the other items on the list, act as a crutch to sad insecure little men. So nit-picking isn't going anywhere. You know what he meant.
Re: Someone has to tell you...
"But then you seem like a proper snob, looking down at 'chavs' for liking things they 'shouldn't' like."
Yep, that just about sums it up, thanks for the compliment.
And the mass produced chemical conveniently produced and packaged lager industry is so far removed from homebrew that your comment completely defeats itself. Nonsense R U.
Re: Someone has to tell you...
Definition of pilsner can be simplified to over-hopped lager.
So like lager but slightly less abhorrent.
Lager being the drink that suits the breweries more than the consumer because it is cheap and easy to make, store, transport and dispense. So marketing teams convinced chavs that there are such things as "premium lagers" (meaning generic lager with marketing and costing more) and it's really good business.... such is life.
So the moron ritual of people cheering on and praising other people who do idiot things with alcohol is dying out? I hope so.
And people who vomit, piss themselves, pass out and make a twat of themselves and have to hibernate for 2 days to recover. "yeah it was a great night". Weird UK approach to alcohol which I hope is also heading for the bin.
I was lucky in 1991 as a competition prize I won a flight in G-BOAE for a Bay of Biscay flight to 60,000 and Mach2.
The takeoff in a lightly loaded (reduced fuel, no baggage) Concorde is stuck in my memory and was more amazing and exciting than I had even anticipated. Just mind-blowing.
Re: He didn't have specific intent to photograph the property
That's proven by the fact that Meredith had time to retrieve his shotgun and shoot it down after he saw it.
How do we know he had to go and retrieve his shotgun? He is an American yokel FFS. And anyway, had he seen the drone flying in the general area he could have got the gun ready and waited for it to come within range.
However, having shot trap down the line before, even with a long choked down barrel and heavy shot, 80 metres is a bit of a stretch.
Re: Can't switch?
No you misunderstand.
These users have purchased apps, and those apps remain purchased in Apple's store so when they get a new device they just re-download them. They may have a big investment in those.
If they go to another eco system then those purchases are lost.
And if they have their family and friends regularly using iMessage and Facetime, FindMyFriends etc, changing means they drop out of that circle.
Re: The masters of enforced obsolescence...
I've been using the same Poundland cable for years.
A message comes up and says this is not a genuine device and may not work as expected.
But it still works.
More likely the regular updates are because of the cat and mouse battles with the jailbreak artists.
When I was fourteen I really wanted a girlfriend. Instead I got an Amateur Radio licence which meant I had no chance of getting a girlfriend.
Now after many years of marriage and two children I can see myself playing with a BB-8 droid, though as my children are both teenagers I can't use them as the excuse for getting one. But I will.
Having sat through the film wondering how I could make a thing that rolled like a BB-8m thanks for the information!
Edit: OMG they are £130 !!!
Re: Unreservedly, unabashedly euphorically optimistic
The first stage doesn't achieve orbit and so doesn't have the same heating problems of re-entry that an orbiting craft would. In fact it has completely reversed direction from the launched orbit, so there is none of the orbital energy left. it then slows its reentry by burning the rockets again.
I would think that lower atmosphere airflow cooling is the biggest difference between flight and static test.
Re: AC for obvious reasons but...
Coders and developers don't usually do on call do they? Seems like a good way to make sure you get reliable code.
Except I was doing on call some years ago, and the devs were contactable as a last resort. One in particular used to write deliberate bombs into the code and then remind me that he was available if needed and to not hesitate to call, because he was on £120 remuneration if called out, and was not pleased that I figured out how to work round his "bug".
Re: Common sense
Make your start point and finish point a mile or so away from home. Use the travelling to the start point as a warm up and travelling home from it as a warm down. Don't record the warm up / warm down.
A few years ago I bought a new bike, it was stolen the same night. Quite a lot of it was happening, people were being followed home from the shop.
Re: "Vacated their mind bowels" - a lovely phrase
Which strongly suggests that Donald Trump thinks there is some kind of master-switch that can turn off parts of the internet, presumably based somewhere in Washington.
I think there is such a switch. In popular media it's a big red button and it requires two people with a key each to access. Used for retaliating to attacks of 99 rot luftballons.
Re: The Problem Seems To Be Both Simple And Predictable.
">Apparently Microsoft didn't have the brains to realize that there would be a meaningful number of people who would take advantage of the "unlimited" offer in ways that never occurred to them."
Of course they realised. That's not what this is about.
They pulled the free storage and are now offering it back as long as you agree to them having access to your "profile, contacts and email addresses".
Re: Disingenuous little f*ckers
It's not a problem you don't have to bend over.
Just agree to give them the permission to view contact list and email addresses, but just don't keep any contact list or email addresses anywhere they can get at them. So, remove any Outlook, and don't use an MS email service.
Re: Wasn't there a court case once about this kind of tech?
In early radio much receiving gear was home made and a favourite kids project was to wrap wire round a pickle jar to build a long wave receiver that didn't need power. It could only drive audio through an earpiece though, and loudspeaker would need a powered amplifier circuit.
I think just about all the stories about people harvesting useful power from RF belong in the urban myth category.