One of these for the imaging team --->
82 posts • joined 28 Jul 2014
'That's here. That's home. That's us': It's 30 years since Voyager 1 looked back and squinted at a 'Pale Blue Dot'
15 years on, Euroboffins finally work out what it took to send the Huygens Titan probe into such a spin
World's richest bloke battles Oz catastro-fire with incredible AU$1m donation (aka load of cheap greenwashing)
Re: Not exactly a reasonable comparison
"As an example, my mum bought a house in the 1990 worth £15k. Now it's 10x that. She gets no extra cash out of it, and had no say- or interest- in how house prices change."
If this was you mum's second house she would have to pay capital gains tax if she sold it on the £135,000 profit. Same rules don't apply to first homes tho cos we all need a roof over our heads so can't realise the gains unless you make yourself homeless.
Planets may lurk in harshest environments. Not that Novell NetWare server you can't unplug – black holes
So how well did you block fake news, Google? Facebook? Web goliaths turn in self-assessment homework to Europe
Re: Why not reduce prisoner numbers?
It would definitely be better to remove short sentences and have these dealt with in the community. Unfortunately Grayling was let loose on the Justice department and decimated the probation service for the bargain price of £500 million. One (and possibly only) good thing BoJo has done is keep him out of the cabinet.
"An additional £2.5bn is being spent on increasing prison capacity by an extra 10,000 places and to "create modern, efficient jails that rehabilitate offenders, reduce reoffending..."
I wonder how much of the £250,000 per cell goes on building the prisons with all the enhanced security requirements and how much is spent on training and courses to help with rehabilitation. I doubt there will be much change left over once the new tenants start moving in.
"The only way I’ve managed to kill one is full immersion in water and even then it limped on for a month before dying."
I left s Sagem MYX2 in a pocket and put it through the washing machine. Left it to dry for about a day and it carried on working fine. I think it was still powered on after the wash had finished.
Lights, camera, camera, camera, action: iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip biz in new iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip shocker
My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)
If at first you don't succeed, Fold? Nope. Samsung redesigns bendy screen for fresh launch in September
Re: Yes, but...
I couldn't even remember my password and had to reset it so not one I had used elsewhere, I tried all those. And not possible this was cred stuffing as I have a unique email for their site, advantages of having a domain.
Also my 1 pizza slice I didn't know I had is still there, for what it's worth.
Re: BT is changing - the redundancies and reorganisation are necessary
And I voted against it for a number of reasons.
I have gotten more information about the new pay structure from the union than from BT. All they seem to have been able to say is that there will be 5 pay bands from frontline grunts to the CEO making them absolutely huge. I also have no idea which pay band I will fit into so voting for it is blindly voting for whats an unknown, kind of like voting for Brexit with no plan. I also disagree that managers should be deciding how payrises should be shared out amongst their team, this is ripe for unconscious bias and reducing trust between workers and managers.
Meizu ditched hole-free phone because it was 'just the marketing team messing about', not because no one really gave a toss
Official science: Massive asteroids are so difficult to destroy, Bruce Willis wouldn't stand a chance
A once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity: NASA bids emotional farewell to its cocky, hardworking RC science car on Mars
FYI NASA just lobbed its Parker probe around the Sun in closest flyby yet: A nerve-racking 15M miles from the surface
Re: Ending in 2140?
Miners are rewarded for each block they validate with a reward in bitcoins plus the transaction fees for the transactions recorded in the block.
The number of bitcoins awarded per mined blocked is on a decreasing scale, halving every 210,000 blocks. This will next happen in 2020. Eventually it will reach zero in about 2040 as part of the original design of the currentcy, at this point miners will only receive transaction fees for validating the blocks.
1900 was not a leap year as it is divisible by 100 but not 400
In the Gregorian calendar three criteria must be taken into account to identify leap years:
The year can be evenly divided by 4;
If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless;
The year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.