38 posts • joined 28 Jul 2014
Re: Remember the mystery goo container
I've been trying to do docking in orbit, and damn that is hard. So many spacecraft fragments floating around :-(
I think the point he was making is that weight depends on gravity which varies with the size of the planet you are on, or is zero in space. Mass is however constant wherever you happen to be.
They've already used all the technology they found at area 51, it's time to move on to area 52.
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.
Re: Local Optician
That said, they're not Internet connected, so perfectly safe.
Yes but did they lock down the USB ports?
Re: CBeebies on Sky too
We had this too, pressed a few buttons and had Peppa pig on for a bit, plus a shed load of adverts.
"Three years ago the BBC's web presences did more or less the same thing. The corporation declined to say what caused it beyond an "internal system failure"."
Actually there was a rather long and in depth blog post about it
"Ofcom identified serious failings with BT's ownership of Openreach, a subsidiary that runs Britain's entire broadband infrastructure."
Where did VM and KC go?
Re: That last picture
I assume the cable was secured by plugging both ends into the same switch.
Re: Only cracking I have done is
Reminds me of when we got about half a dozen desktops back to head office for a RAM upgrade at a place I used to work. Spent about 30 seconds trying to open the padlocks with a pair of pliers which only got as far some minor dents in the lock. Then turned the pliers on the loops on the case the locks went through, it was lick putting a hot knife through butter.
Helium is less dense than air so the heads can be closer to the platter allowing greater data density.
22 players, 1 ref and a team manager "discussing" a finer point of a tackle/goal or whatever.
Re: Safe for personnel?
They really ought to use inert gas mixtures in US gas chambers, they're quick, totally painless and kill without any sense of suffocation or fighting for breath.
Micheal Portillo did a BBc documentary on this a few years ago. When he asked US people if they preffered the gas method most didn't as it no longer seemed like a punishment.
What made the panel so odd, was that I found myself agreeing with Jacob Rees Mogg on the unBritishness of ID cards. At that point I thought it was time for the first gin of the evening.
I had this strange feeling too, was very unsettling.
They didn't need any papers when they came over here as the Carribena was part of the British empire .Much like you don't need any papers to move between England/Scotland/Wales nowadays.
There seems to be 2 types of commentard in here
Person A wants a cheap no nonse phone that make calls and send/receive texts and maybe a quick game of snake, and there's a nice selection pf phones for them
Person B has money and wants all the blls and whistles, theres a phone for them as well.
Person A is a grumpy old git and can't understand why person B wants to spend so much money on a phone.
Person B is too busy down the pub with his mates to care what person A thinks, plus he has friends that he can call on his phone.
Let the down votes begin.
Good point about the red blood cells. They are about 3 times bigger than a sperm cell and they definatly have DNA. Icon cos she throw more "data" around than any tech firm.
Not even close to DNA, which packs about 3 billion base pairs* into every cell in your body. 2 bits per base is 6 Gigabits or 0.75 Gigabytes. About 20,000 of these will be over 14TB which using blood cells would be about 2,000,000 cubic micro metres or 0.002 cubic millimetres. So not even close to a drop of blood yet.
Dacia make basic cars, I don't know if you can get them that side of the pond tho
Re: I.T just works..
I bloody hope not, that's me out of a job
Re: Official info?
It looks like the hub =! link, there are seperate apps in the play store for them and I haven't received any notification about my harmony ultimate being dscontinued. I might try diconnecting my internet tonight anbd see if it still works, just to see if it will.
It looks like a lot of people on here have bad experiences with logitech but mine is the opposite. I've got a keyboard and mouse still going after about 10 years and a harmony 525 which is still supported (yes I can still download remote codes) after more than 10 years.
Still shit for Link users though.
the ICO has "warned the Conservative Party to get it right next time".
That'll be we got away with it this time so lets push it a bit further next time then
Re: Meanwhile in a crack den beneath NSA headquarters...
You heard me son, Santa Claus is a person in interest and terrorist.
And anyone who mentions him is on the list too, that should just about cover the whole population.
Re: password specifications..
Would it not be possible to hash each character in your password, add a slat to it as well to make it a bit harder to brute force if the DB bacame compromised.
Re: Snake Oil
To copy from JFK
"We Do These Things Not Because They Are Easy But Because They Are Hard"
Here's to the ones pushing at the boundaries -->
Re: "The fission process turns two forms of hydrogen"
AFAIK from my A level days, each atom has a unified atomic mass that is slightly different from what would be expected from just adding up the number of protons and neutrons. Carbon 12 is used as the yard stick for measuring this and Hydrogen has a mass of approximatly 1.0078. If 12 Hydrogen atoms were combined there would be an excess of mass of 0.0936 which is turned into energy using E=MC^2. i.e. small mass change = HUGE energy, that's the easy part the tricky bit is controlling the fusion so you don't get all the energy at once, see icon -->
Re: What can you spend the tokens on?
Blockchain.info show how many coins were traded for each block, looks like about 50k per 10 minutes of ~$200million
Re: Helium is tricksy stuff if I recall correctly.
So, How Long does it take for the helium to bleed out?
Slightly longer than the warranty lasts
Re: Who stuffed the headline then?
I read it as 20 metre lab-created blood-thirsty freaks on a city.
Was relieved to find out it was 20 million mosquitos
Re: Bitcoin is bound to collapse in value prior to this date
And that happens to currencies every day. None of them are backed by Gold any more.
And why would a currency backed by gold be any more valuable and stable? Gold itself has little intrinsic value as you can't eat it, wear it or make many useful things with it such as car or plane parts. It's value is only linked to it's shinyness and like all currencys it's only value is that which is collectivly assigned to it. In this sense BitCoins value is based on the same collective imagination as all other fiat currencies with the exception that the collective is currently much smaller. The future of BitCoin and other virtual currencies is in the size of the collective that believes in them.
Re: (Illustration not to scale)
(Kuiper belt, other stars not included)
Re: Impressive but ...
i wouldn't want to be the guy swapping all the cards for the read/write of them.
Re: Common sense required
Lawyers are coming?
Re: I'd argue...
"that "politician" is the most recession proof job."
Recession proof yes, but not election proof, except in a 'safe' seat
Re: Well meaning...
It's not always the cyclists fault, I've been knocked off my bike more than once by a vehicle over taking and then turning left, fortunately I wasn't hit by the articulated lorry that did this to me.
Surely you mean ESA.
My PS3 already does this. I still can't see the point of the XBONE
The real problem
Was that they were launching this mission and nobody was paying attention. One quick "emergency" later and they have everyones attention.