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Comment: Nope.. Hand or Forehead .. (Score 2) 118

by labnet (#49532283) Attached to: Swallowing Your Password

I know you young kids don't read the bible anymore, so let me quote something from Revelation for you.

"Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666."

Comment: No its EU english (Score 1) 626

-not my original work-
The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German (which was the other possibility). As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English."

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be> replaced with "f." This will make words like fotograf 20 per cent shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, alwil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the fourth yer peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no> mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Comment: Re:Nice - If you can do it (Score 1) 47

This system uses the principal of echo cancellation to work.
Typical transmit levels are +20dbm and receive levels are -80dBm. That's 100dB of echo cancellation. That's damn hard to achieve. The issue they will have is real world echo cancellation where you reflections change from moving nearby objects. Eg a metal bladed ceiling fan in a room that causes a significant reflection of the transmitted signal to modulate at dozens of Hz meaning you will have to recharacterise your echo cancellation every few milliseconds.

Comment: Re:Tickets Are All About Revenue (Score 2) 760

Gosh, try Australia, where we have : fixed speed cameras, mobile speed cameras, hand held radar, point to point average speed cameras. There's not much speeding going on in Oz, because ultimately the demerit point system is of more consequence than the monetary value of the fine.

Comment: Re:Nauseated. (Score 1) 164

by labnet (#49192645) Attached to: Developers Race To Develop VR Headsets That Won't Make Users Nauseous

Reminds me of the Myth-busters episode where Tory, Jamie, Kari wouldn't hurl on the spinning motion sickness chair; but Adam and Grant would. It seemed ginger & motion sickness tablets worked really well for those of us susceptible to motion sickness. Maybe some people will just need to resort to medication.

Comment: Re: food pyramid vs calories (Score 5, Informative) 180

by labnet (#49027857) Attached to: US Gov't To Withdraw Food Warnings About Dietary Cholesterol

calorific intake is too simplistic. Gut bacteria greatly effects HOW the food we eat is metabolised. Some of the energy is consumed by bacteria, and some shoots out the backside. There was a recent case of a normal weight woman getting a fecal transplant from an obese donor, and now this woman has become obese but not changed her diet and lifestyle.

A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no brain. -- Lazarus Long, "Time Enough For Love"