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Back in 1981, two major events occurred in the UK. An awkward, troublesome, difficult-to-get-on-with contender captured the heart of an inexperienced young virgin: and in the same year, Prince Charles married Lady Di in the last major royal wedding to hit the UK. The frankly irritating yet inevitably famous (given the position …

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Dodi Fayed was like the Spectrum. Much better, arrived a bit later but sadly prone to crashing at the worst possible time?

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Coffee/keyboard

rofls

< this

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Coffee/keyboard

QOTD!

Sir, I nominate you for Quote of the Day (if not year)!

<- At least, that is, when you buy me a new keyboard...

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A :-)

You win, none of the other comments even came close.

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Coffee/keyboard

*Prostrates self*

...I am not worthy...

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OMG

I just laughed so hard I nearly wet myself...

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Anonymous Coward

cobblers

my 3yr old daughter can do better...

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No connection at all

Are you suggesting that prince William lives in a walled garden and has no little use in the real world?

You couldn't possibly be suggesting that he is a financial burden on those who use him and that he will cease to be attractive or amusing in a few years' time?

Have you found out prince William's views on flash yet or would that be akin to asking an iPad the same question?

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Of course he'll cease to be attractive or amusing......

..... He'll be married.

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I like Charles ...

... but William reminds me of Tim-Nice-But-Dim; his bride a female version of.

Oh, and Jobs can keep his filthy tablet to himself.

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iPad

Swappable battery in an iPad? why?

I think anyone who wants to use a touch screen computer for more than 7 or so hours in a day needs to get a life or just plug it into the mains since it's unlikely they are on the move.

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wear

In a couple of years, when your ipad's battery is knackered and wont last more than 10 minutes, come back and ask the same question.

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WTF?

How do you know how long the iPads battery will last? Are you Doctor Who or something? Get back under your bridge.

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It's a Lithium based battery pack

and those fade with heavy use and frequent recharging.

Hence, the iPad's batteries will last for a while before dropping almost logarithmically.

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"dropping almost logarithmically"

What on earth does this mean? The use of inappropriate mathematical terms in is increasing exponentially.

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title

Those pesky scientists and engineers with their facts. Le gasp.

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Re: WTF?

"How do you know how long the iPads battery will last?"

As long as it needs to until the consumer can be tempted by another shiny Apple gadget with a non-replaceable battery. It's the same with all Apple consumer electronics products.

Sent from my iHole.

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Just geting my coat

"Just as many ZX81 aficionados would ultimately wind up working in the miserable and soul-destroying IT industry". Nuf said.

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AAARRRGHH ROYALS!!

I am cancelling my subscription.

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You can't

You can't cancel your subscription, it comes straight out of your taxes.

Oh hang on, you mean your subscription to El Reg...

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Re: Aaarrrghh

Would that be one of the platinum ones? Are they transferable?

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Marmaduke LaHussy

"Get more from this author"

Yay!

"Sorry, nothing found. Try removing the author filter"

Boo. :(

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Virgin?

When the ZX81 came out, I bloody would hope that I was a virgin.

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Re : Virgin

Married with Kids when it came out. I bought and played with the '81; and, yes, in the IT industry.

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Please.

Can El Reg be a royal wedding free zone? I was already sick of it yesterday. Not even emigrating seems to be an option.

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Unhappy

"Not even emigrating seems to be an option."

Too right. Local TV news is just like watching a version of The Fast Show that's had "Chris Waddle" edited out and replaced with either "Prince William" or "Kate Middleton"........

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Options?

You do know the TV as one of the following:

1) On/Off button

2) Video input socket for DVD player/games console

You can select one of these options and avoid the whole royal wedding debacle!

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Best article, evah!

Although, I agree with the above that it could easily be overdone. Sorry royal correspondent, it was a great and interesting read, but please don't come back until Harry gets hitched.

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Admittedly

If want the kind of Royal entertainment described in the article is will be down to Harry to provide!

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The ...

.... Royal Family. The Daily Fascist (If you come from England you will know the paper I'm on about) love these buggers, along with the USA. I honestly can't see the attraction. The number of times I have had to walk past Buck Palace to get to work, because the Victoria line is down. Thinking I bet them buggers don't have to get up at 5am just to spend 2 hours commuting to some crappy office.

I can't understand the attraction of them, never have & never will...... I think I'm just bitter, twisted & to be honest a bit jealous.... I'm getting worse the closer to retirement age I get.

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The...

.... iPad. The Daily Fascist (If you come from England you will know the paper I'm on about) love these buggers, along with the USA. I honestly can't see the attraction. The number of times I have had to walk past the Apple store to get to work, because the Victoria line is down. Thinking I bet them buggers don't have to get up at 5am just to spend 2 hours commuting to some crappy office.

I can't understand the attraction of them, never have & never will...... I think I'm just bitter, twisted & to be honest a bit jealous.... I'm getting worse the closer to retirement age I get.

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Day off

Fuck it.

The only thing we all want to know is if we all get the wedding day off work as a public holiday.

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@Dances With Sheep

Maybe, and if you're a contractor you get to lose a days pay as well.

(personally I think the French had the right idea about what to do with Royals).

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confused ?

How can the french be right about anything ? they are french

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Hmmm...

Does this mean that Prince Charles has problems with his RAM pack wobbling?

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Problems?

Nah, Charlie has problems with interfacing with the RealWorld(tm).

I would ask, though, where does all this place Harry?

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Not quite

I think he just wanted to be Camilla's RAM pack. Or something like that.

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What is Harry?

He's whatever you keep as a backup in case the iPad crashes.

(Cue clever followups from non-fanbois making heavy use of the phrase "real computer".)

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To keep the metaphor rolling...

...There would have to be intense speculation that it came from a different manufacturer despite official denials that it really was made by Apple.

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Jobs Horns

Long Live The Republic!

I suspect that just as he had no truck with Charles II and his fawning minions Cromwell would have had little time for the current incumbents of Buck House or the iPad.

They are the Devil's work I tell thee and must be driven from the land.

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Hold on!

Cromwell went mental and turned the country into a dictatorship!!!

He appointed his son to run the country when he popped his clogs, when Sonny-Boy couldn't hack it, the royals sneaked back and started partying again!

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Charles the who?

Charles II came to the throne after Cromwell's death, so Cromwell had no opportunity to have any truck with his fawning minions. (If you're a rabid Jacobite, which I rather doubt from the tone of your post, you may claim he became Charles II as soon as Charles I was executed. But as he and any fawning minions were in France or Holland, the question of truck did not arise.)

You may be thinking of Charles I, but Cromwell was a fairly unimportant MP before the Civil War when his fawning minions were around. In any case, I don't think it was the fawning that was the problem. It was more the way in which some of the minions contrived to make it possible for Charles I to rule without Parliament.

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Who cares?

who cares if someone that you dont know gets married?!

Only thing im concerned about is:

How much of our money is going to be used to fund their wedding? (more tax ?)

Do we get a public holiday for it? (more free time)

lastly, who really gives a f**k ?

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Actually I have issue with...

"Prince Charles married Lady Di in the last major royal wedding to hit the UK."

You forget Price Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Yes it was a big deal back in the day and definitely major.

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Last royal wedding?

I note that the Beeb has also used this line several times. What about Randy Andy and Fergie. I thought that was a fairly major bash and it was 5 years (1986) after Chas & Di (1981). I will accept that most of the others since then have been a lot lower key.

As someone on twitter said earlier - Kate Middleton = QILF

(Just waiting for the helicopter with the angry groom - you DON'T say to him "You and who's army?)

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Wouldn't it be...

PILF?

She's not a queen yet, but I think she'll a Princess when she marries Bill.

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QIWILF?

Queen-in-waiting-you-know-the-rest?

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Pilfering

Is this how "pilfering" is defined?

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jumping to conclusions

"An awkward, troublesome, difficult-to-get-on-with contender captured the heart of an inexperienced young virgin"

I initially assumed Charles was the inexperienced young virgin

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