2249 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009
Re: That's all we need
And driven by a bloke named Gene.
Re: @Tim Brown 1 - Microsoft points gun at own foot and pulls the trigger.
They've just moving on from the phalanges to the metatarsals.
One more step into the dark
Academics and industry said the impact could be mitigated, if the government finds a way to replace lost funding, and also provide clarity on how the movement of people and customs regulations will change in a post-Brexit world.
That's an effing big if. Anyone willing to put a quid on it all happening?
Our best effort was 'pabell posh' (Lit. posh tent). Anyone know what it is in German?
A better designed and engineered tent, I expect.
Re: In my day
I hope I'm not the only one who interpreted 'attending to the wants of nature' as tossing off a shrew.
No? Just me then. Look, if a few more of you realised that rodents don't have thumbs, maybe you'd be more sympathetic to their plight.
190 miles down
Give it a couple of hours and the Creationists will be all over this, proclaiming it as evidence for God's fountains of the deep causing the flooding of the Earth in 40 days and 40 nights. Hallelujah!
there is nothing stopping anyone else from learning how to develop software, they simply chose not to.
If you don't understand the shallowness and falsity of this claim, you are part of the problem.
There's been plenty of research on this issue. Do yourself a favour and look it up.
Thanks for that cheery thought...
Re: Tougher sanctions
Increase tariffs on furry hats and dashcams.
Re: the potential energy of manure
Pfft. Launch them into orbit and open the pod bay doors.
Hell, if you really want to maximise the gravitational potential energy of manure, send the cows into space just short of infinity away.
Re: Crap Digesters
One suggestion is to cut holes into their stomachs and collect the stuff directly
That would also decrease their risk of suffering an agonising death from clover bloat.
Re: Leader of the free world
Our "turned around" economy is #1 on that list.
Economies are like supertankers: they don't turn around in such a short space of time. Also, what's good for one group of people in the economy is not necessarily any good for a much larger group of people, so what one person might interpret as an indicator of improvement means quite the opposite to another person: Trump's recent time-limited tax cuts are an example of this, as is his unwillingness (or inability) to invest in national infrastructure at anything like the level he promised while campaigning.
Re: 30 Pieces of Silver
Apparently his annual salary is $455,000, but like with most of these high profile appointments in any country, the real money is made in the years after public office from directorships and sinecures.
Lot better than nowadays. Shakespeare was still around...
So was smallpox.
Re: Provided it does not revoke another fundamental right
as long it does not revoke my fundamental right to deliver said forgiveness using a sledgehammer.
I suspect a sledgehammer would not be much use against a massively-parallel distributed system. You'll need a pre-crime analysis of an early-stage AI so you can identify it as problematic before it causes any trouble.
Basically, you've got to hit them when they're young.
I resolved this issue by outliving most of my family. The ones left don't know their arse from their Facebook.
Like trying to smite a clay golem.
Yeah, +2 longswords are a bit thin on the ground these days.
I blame Brexit.
Re: I recall an incident
based on non-mainstream science
That's wishes and rainbows, isn't it?
In space no-one can hear you scream "Alexa!".
Re: Terribly American
Too many men have been castrated by radical feminism
Bob, you really are an utter twat.
So the case flopped.
They just couldn't keep it up.
As a member of the British Computer Society can I please just say that I really don't mind if they send me an email showing a pair of tits.
Jobs and Wozniak?
Have you solved a problem with a lie?
Is there anyone who never has?
Re: quite the contrary
When we leave the EU we will continue to have the GBP as we had before the EU even existed!
Wow, I never knew that! Thanks for clearing it up. Now I can be confident that the economy won't take a hit, that further austerity won't be imposed as a result and that the food banks can all be closed.
Oh, how I wish I'd voted for Brexit now. But I missed my chance. All I can do to make up for my mistake is to worship at the feet of Johnson and Gove instead.
It is then up to people and the media to explain the problems to the law makers etc in a succinct manner.
And in words of just one syllable. Slowly.
Re: If the FBI get this ability, the FSB also get it
How much did Putin pay you?
Far less than the bank loans Putin nodded through for Trump and Kushner, I'm sure, but the kompromat was particularly exquisite.
Re: Have you ever done that thing...
Yes, I have. Just yesterday I did that with the word 'work'.
Pigeons. Russian pigeons. Russian pigeons with umbrellas. Russian pigeons with umbrellas and a fanatical devotion to the Pope.
Re: Yet we applaud this 'always connected' world????
There clearly is no future for us as a race...
Certainly not if there are traffic lights on the racetrack.
Maybe the panels need to be shaped like an aerofoil and given the right angle of attack...
Re: Lack of moving parts
Also wouldn't the drag in even a depleted atmosphere negate the acceleration from the ionized air?
That would depend primarily on how much energy you have available to ionise and accelerate the collected air. I expect they've done the calculations, what with them being, you know, fucking rocket scientists.
Re: Hit the US?
The Chinese are deathly afraid that it will land in the US, because then they'll be forced to pay tariffs on the steel and aluminium content. And Trump will feel vindicated, taking to Twatter to announce an easy victory and the security of American jobs, fine American jobs, the best jobs, the big jobs.
Re: Been there done that
I threw myself against the latter like Christopher Pike in the Menagerie
Did you end up in a wheelchair?
Josh? He's free on Thursday afternoons. Good rates.
It's good practice for ducks.
Re: Post-It (tm)
Do the architecture police deconstruct cases along classical lines and detain suspects in rusticated retention zones?
"Trade wars are good, and easy to win"
"I believe the biggest risk we face as Americans is our own ability to discern reality from nonsense, and this is a burden we all bear."
Promise me eternal life and I will gladly agree with you. And help you smite the unbelievers, of course.
Re: Media and information
But... but... how else will Bill O'Reilly find the high-paying job he so richly deserves?
Re: BBC from the days of Yes Minister and Spitting Image - yes
The BBC of today wouldn't say boo to a goose. It's even too scared to hold the government to account for having no plans for the greatest economic and social change in decades.
That's because the government of the day -- of whatever flavour -- keeps threatening to defund it.
You have the choice of a public broadcaster which only occasionally dares speak truth to power, or a commercialised provider which will head even further downmarket in the chase for profit and sooner or later fall into the hands of a Murdoch or a Desmond, becoming little more than a mouthpiece for a billionaire.
or killing someone.
(Unless this occurs as an entirely predictable result of government economic policy, of course.)
Re: Retro fashion
Time for the fashion to return in a unisex manner?
Beekeepers of the world, unite!
How do the authorities arrest a crowd?
With kettling, tear gas and snatch squads, as I seem to recall.
At least that's easy to correct, once you actually show them your face.
Every time there's a knock at the door I curse the quirk of genetics that has given me sixty-four medium-grey pixels for a face.
Why "when"? It already is
You have to hold down the microphone button on the remote to speak to Alexa. At least that's what she tells me, and that's what she's trained me to do.
Re: Script for Leave
Doesn't your local do carry-out packs? For shame, sir. You need access to a better class of publican.
Re: Broken monitor
Who remembers the "Good old days" when you could steal the ball from someone's mouse...
Even though I've been using an optical mouse for well over a decade, I've still got a spare mouse ball in the top drawer of my desk. You never know when it might come in handy.
Re: No computer experience in 2005?
Ditto farmers in the UK. Most do now have a computer, but many still rely on their ag adviser to fill in the forms for them.
Re: Accountability is important.
The child learns, becomes an adult and is then liable for punishment at law for its adult errors. How do you propose to fine or imprison and AI entity?
Cut off its Internet connection and send it to bed without any electricity.