Plate Readers Abound in DC Area, With Little Regard For Privacy
...and welcome to the UK.
Engineers Create World's Lightest Material
I understand it'll be horribly expensive right now and that production prices will drop, but cheap enough for the likes of insulation?
Or are we talking space station stuff here?
UK Man Jailed For Being a Jerk On the Internet
Believe it or not, its slightly different in Scotland.
There is no "It may harm your defence if you fail to mention...". Up here, you're perfectly within your rights to, and cannot be punished for, remaining completely silent till your lawyer arrives.
Hurt Locker Lawsuits May Reach Canadians, Too
Wait; in the US, if you sue someone and lose, you don't have to pay their legal fees? Is that right?
Want Your Own Bunker Like WikiLeaks Or Pirate Bay?
I've spent numerous weeks training at Cultybraggan with the OTC, though never got to see inside the bomb shelter.
That would have made for some amazing piss-ups.
Playstation Phone "Zeus" Revealed
That game looks awesome! Did you see the open/close manoeuver? I can just imagine the *snick* as it hits full extension.
Finally, a game I can play on my N900
Mazda Claims 70 mpg For New Engine, No Hybrid Needed
Sorry to be a party pooper, but those numbers all stack up.
A US gallon is 83% of a UK gallon, so the the MPG figures are going to vary.
50 MPG (US) is roughly the same as 59 MPG (UK).
When using US gallons, its hardly surprising that you reach the US figure, rather than the UK figure.
Not everybody does things your way.
Benoit Mandelbrot Dies At 85
I listened to that TED podcast a few weeks ago, I found it really interesting, but I was driving at the time, and once getting home it had completely slipped my mind to read more in to it.
His presentation was excellent, and it didn't occur to me that he was nearly that old.
Wikileaks Donations Account Shut Down
Treason? Isn't treason an act against your own government, as apposed to someone else'? It winds me up no end that foreign governments have the power to effectively close the bank accounts of foreign companies, I think it is ridiculous, in fact, and that the big bad old U S of A should fuck off and deal with the problem at home, such as not letting this Asange fellow enter. Either the country in which he is hosted should shut him down, because they agree with America, or there shouldn't be anything done, because they don't, and are their own country and do what the fuck they want.
Puts democracy at risk, what nonsense you write
Garmin Recalls 1.25M 'Fire Risk' Satnavs
I can tell you right off that everyone in britain calls them satnavs.
As does, like, garmin themselves
Real-Time, Detailed Face Tracking On a Nokia N900
But.. A password, then face verification? Facebook et al. I'd be happy with face only, ditto with emails, but for the banking stuff it'd be great to have both. As you enter the password, the face recognition does it's business. I'd even love this on the unlocking screen (when the phone goes into keylock due to idleness). My N900 is great, but when someone says "what can it do that my phone can't?", I'm usually at a loss to demonstrate. I know its capable of lots of cool stuff, but currently its shining glory is the FM transmitter, and that's not blow-your-socks-of wow.
The World's Strongest, Most Expensive Beer Served Inside a Squirrel
Ah. It being a Scottish beer, brewed not far from me in fact, I was using the British notation - I didn't realise there were any others.
If you read on where the 'proof' system came from, you'll quickly see that the american one is, in fact, nonsense, but I suppose that that's a debate for another day.
The World's Strongest, Most Expensive Beer Served Inside a Squirrel
Of course there could. But it would have to be 62.9% alcohol.
The beer in the article, at 55% alcohol, is 96.25% proof, not the 110 quoted.
Valve Releases Updated Alien Swarm For Free With Code Base
So that those who are already downloading 2Gb at 30kb/s get it even later.
Nah I'm just trolling, there must be a lot of interest as nobody's getting a decent speed - well, a few have it completed, but its just a case of changing your settings and finding a location that's not suspended.
Anyway, good job Valve on a free open source game that might actually be half decent :O)
Jolicloud 1.0 Has an HTML5 UI
Somebody clearly hasn't RTFA
Firefox Mobile 1.1 Released
I got a new N900 yesterday. I like it.
I didn't, however, like the browser. The inability to open new taps was the killer for me, for all its rendering speed.
I used Opera Mini on my 5800, and was pleased that it did tabbed browsing, but it just wasn't that good for form filling. I get a lot of trains, and cannot always be sure of my connections before setting off, so a phone that allows me to search for onwards trains as I'm nearing a stop is what I need. Opera mini did not allow that. With all their stuff being pre-rendered, it was fast, but hitting up thetrainline.com or scotrail.co.uk was useless, as once I'd filled in a form I was unlikely to get any meaningful result.
Also, while opera mini looked good on the 5800, on the N900 it looks terrible - the border menus are ungainly and look poor.
HDBaseT Supporters Hope To Kiss HDMI Goodbye
That's what this game is all about. Normal tv replaced by HD TV replaced by 3D TV. They're shortening the upgrade time with each cycle, and people are happy to pay it. I'm currently still using a CRT with a scart cable - and while I would be upgrading in the near future, I suppose I'll have to wait until I see how this pans out.
I would at least have expected them to wait until 3D TVs have been slurped up - this connector change will disrupt the cydle and hurt sales.
On the other hand, I truly wish that this was all genuine. LAN sockets in the walls to pass my AV anywhere in the house is, in my opinion, about the perfect future situation, but something tells me that it'll not work here. And what an opportunity to drop drm - except that, with Sony on board, that'll never happen.
It'd be so easy for them to do this right and have it settled for the next 50 years, as all equipment could be made backwards compatible, but I seriously doubt this'll break the 3 year mark. Everyone's locked into HDMI with their AV receivers.
UK Gov't To Review Hundreds of Websites, Axe Many of Them
they didn't know what they wanted or needed, and it certainly wasn't our job to figure it out.
Erm, as far as I'm concerned, that's exactly your job. Its what a requirements capture is for. I feel quite offended by this attitude of yours - you're the expert. If I went to an architect and asked for a floating house, it would be his job to tell me that that's not what I really want, and to work with me on something more appropriate, rather taking the money and running away before my wife gets home.
I hope you enjoyed the coke you snorted off hooker's cracks with my tax money.
MorphOS 2.5 Released, Supports More Old Macs
This is quite clearly a sales pitch - am I the only reader left thinking, 'well so what'?
Its all well and good keeping old computers running (providing the OS is secure enough), but I for one feel that this is neither news for nerds, nor stuff that matters.
And I'm not even clicking the link to vindicate the posting, click-through-wise.
STIX Project Releases v1.0 of Its Scientific Fonts Set
Agreed - if nothing else, I was actually expecting images of the fonts - isn't that the most sensible approach?
Loading the page and being auto redirected to the download page is a terrible way for the submitter to give us a 'peek'.
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