26 publicly visible posts • joined 31 Aug 2007
I use the weather forcast for entertainment purposes.
If you check the forcast for 5 days in the morning then again in the afternoon it has often totally changed. How can they get it that wrong.
The only thing that they seem to predict with any real accuracy is snow.
So if you crash your car because you were looking at the screen to see how safe you were driving will that be OK?
What a load of tosh, driving too close or with bald tyres means driving at half the speed limit and slowly round corners is dangerous.
There should be a chimp icon as this idea came from one.
I can understand a patent for a touch screen but how can you patent data entry on it? Surely this is no different to patenting the entry of a password on a QWERTY keyboard. Don't tell me they have that one already.
I think I am going to look at patenting the use of toilet paper for uses outside of the obvious.Mind you perhaps I should patent the use of USPTO patents as toilet paper, I think that may prove more lucrative at the moment.
Just because you have never heard of Ambulo doen't mean you don't do it (latin for walking by the way). Fancy words don't make a programmer.
I don't have a degree, I certain don't eny those with one. I do envy missing the student lifestyle though.
Eduction tends to remove inovation, rather than do a task in a way you have been taught why not find a better way of doing it?
You may sense Degree Envy, I sense degree snobery.
I have seen lots of code, Degree written code usually works but is generally slower and fatter.
In my experience it is people with degrees that want to employ people with degrees. It is like a little club.
A degree just means you could remember stuff when you had to answer questions on a paper, whether they were real world problems is another thing.
I have worked in a uni and out of one. Have seen, worked with and interviewed folks with and without degrees and as far as techy subjects are concerned the people who are worth having didn't need the degree as they were obviously smart and switched on people in the first place.
A degree may teach you something but in the 3 years a degree takes you can get a shed load of usefull experience and learn what you need not what someone else thinks you may need.
Low energy bulbs do not work well when cold as well as being full of mercury vapour.
LEDs were a possible alternative but LEDs are manufactured using gallium arsenide and with ROHS 2 they want to ban that.
Filament bulbs are to be got rid off.
Candles cause pollution.
We are only left with the sun and moon.
Its about time the world was run by Engineers but sadly any Engineer who would make a good leader or similar would never be caught dead in such a position as the two are mutually exclusive. So sadly we are all doomed to be run by idiots.
Speed makes an accident worse but personally I think tail gating is way worse. 50mph on a motorway is safe but not 15 foot behind the car in front. From what I recall don't most accidents happen on slow roads not fast roads?
Isn't the most dangerouse part of a motorway the hard shoulder?
Speeding is easy to prove, easy to catch, brings revenue and makes solved crime rates soar. A camera is cheaper than an officer, can't phone in sick. Sadly the car owner is an easy target for everything even taxes.