23 posts • joined 13 Aug 2007
It's been a while since I had anything to do with this stuff, but I seem to remember that Americans don't do 3 phase - not at the domestic end of the distribution network anyway.
So to answer your question, it's 'cos they have to!
Just about to fire up the Twat-O-Tron (tm)
Twammers..... Twammers!.....TWAMMERS!!!! for fcuk sake.
I think I need to go for a little lie down.
a voice of reason - who will undoubtedly be shouted down by a lot of net-neutrality, utopian, 'the world-owes-me-everything-i-can-get-my-hands-on-for-free' shit.
You, young man are not old enough to remember the GPO. If you were, you would be very careful what you wish for...........
according to the Appeal Court, for a process to be patent-eligible it has to produce concrete!
Cool. That should bugger-up the likes of Amazon for a while.
I call shenanigans!!
Am I the only one who thinks David S works for Google?
@ Not convinced...
Jim, you beat me to it. Exactly what I was going to say, except I would have used more !"£$% words.
Paris, because she's !"£$%d
"Time to move to another planet...who's with me?"
Ron L Hubbard, I suspect!
/Mine's the space suit coloured one......
Bi g uns!
If you are in any doubt about the destructive potential of a .22, you should remember that the SA80, M60 and AK-74 (as opposed to AK-47. No, it wasn't a typo) are all 5.56mm (new way of saying .22 in old money)
He may not have had an automatic assault rifle, but an idiot (American or otherwise) can still do a lot of damage with one.
Bigger is not always better when it comes to ballistic energy!
Paris, 'cos she'd need a huuugge nailgun!
@ Jim Moores
Most popular compiled language?
Hate to be picky Jim, but Java isn't a compiled language. Source code gets 'compiled' into bytecode, which is then interpreted on a virtual machine (the clue is in the name). If it were a true compiled language there would be no need for JVM as the resultant machine code would executed directly by the hardware.
Won't pointing to opendns.com (or similar) for your dns requests solve this? I don't know enough about the ins and outs to be sure though.
"Some snotty nosed graduate who did Monroe as his thesis?"
Now that's my sort of degree course. Where do I sign up?
Lawyers 'R' us
"......if piracy is suspected, the businesses will have to provide evidence that they are operating legally."
Where did these people get their Law Qualifications, the Tallahassee Corresponance School of Nearly Education!? Perhaps someone needs to remind them that in the UK, NOBODY is required to prove their innocence. It is up to others to prove their guilt.
P.S. Nothing against Tallahassee. I've never been there but I'm sure it's a lovely place.
@That Would Be Good/AC
Totally off subject, but......
Isn't "A willing foe and sea room" for Fridays? I thought Thursdays was "A bloody war or a sickly season", though it's been a while, so I could be wrong.
True story, honest guv.
This reminds me of a story I heard years ago. A surgeon was performing an appendectomy on a young lady and was surprised to find she had dyed her pubic hair green and tatooed "Keep Off The Grass" above it.
She woke to find written above said decoration - "Sorry, I had to mow the lawn!"
Ahh, those were the days......
Time for a regeneration?
"With Lily and someone younger and edgier in the lead role it could open up the show to a new, trendier crowd."
Well that's Dr. Who ruined forever then. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.
Call me paranoid, but.......
Is this in anyway linked to yesterdays story on the beeb that the USAF has grounded its entire F-15 fleet following a prang on a 'training mission'. Looks like those pesky s'kiddies have done for the USAF already!
Using stuff it's not intended for
Have the people who make these decisions - I'm looking at you Ken and your cronies - ever even heard of Ultra Vires? In their rush to hug trees (and won't somebody think of the children!!) are they really prepared to throw away Magna Carta and all the good bits in it, along with every other constitutional right that followed from it?
Hmmm.... I think I've just answered my own question there
(For the benefit of our Colonial Cousins - yes we do have a constitution in the UK and yes it is written down; It's just not written in one document. So there.)
Re: Just about everyone
"Anyone with any sense uses FireFox these days,"
Well that counts me out then - I've been using Opera since version 2. I was one of those who even used to pay for it! - and yes, it was worth it.
I've never had any promlems with spam/virii/malware/u-name-it and it's had the "Adblock + scriptblock + flashblock" ability since about 1999, I think.
Oh, and it's never crashed - more than can be said for Firefox.
complete idiots like this guy don't get to decide who gets the limited amount of cash that's handed out for these things. If his sort of mentality was prevalent we would all still be drawing pictures of animals on cave walls with sticks of charcoal. Admittedly they would be very well researched and minutely detailed pictures, but we'ed have done bugger all else!
"So is it still ok to laugh at people's religious views, tell them they are wasting thier life, ....."
Only if you accept their right to do the same to you.
Bin there, done that
Although I can't remember who made them. I saw wind up (general purpose) battery chargers several years ago. They might have been less efficient (don't know, never actually had one), but they were definitely around 3 or 4 years ago and as several people have already said, more useful if you can plug it into lots of gadgets