279 posts • joined Sunday 25th February 2007 21:38 GMT
Surely it came 'Straight Outta Compton' ?
The Australian Job?
Hang on a minute lads, I've got a great idea...
Good Idea, However...
Nice idea for things which are already fairly self-contained, such as a battery or camera.
However, how would it work in terms of making things like memory (one obvious candidate) swappable? What's the side-effect of changing all of those pins you'd normally get on a memory chip, into something that would work on 4/5 pins (from what I can see in the image).
Genuinely interested in technology terms, but not sure I'd buy one. For the same reason I don't particularly want to fiddle around with my car or laptop.
Half Time Oranges
[Apple] holds a $147bn cash reserve. Microsoft struggled into second place, with its war chest amounting to about $77bn - just under half of Apple's total.
77 > (147/2)
Riding through the desert on a horse with no name
"Vodafone.de said that police have identified a unnamed suspect and carried out a search."
Identifying someone without a name deserves bonus points, surely?
Re: What about the Cook Islands?
Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker were waaayyy ahead of you :-)
Re: postcode search
Try asking ShittyLink when they somehow ended up with just the first part of my postcode as the entire delivery address, and never thought to call/email to question it.
"We couldn't find your address."
You don't say?
Re: g e Of coure it isn't
A very particular set of skills; skills you have acquired over a very long career?
I have a glass prism as well. I can categorically state that this is in no way related.
'making a reference to' != 'confined to'
Reminds me of the time I turned up for my BSM driving lesson in all my leather gear. How we laughed.
Re: I'll tell you why it was bad.
That's one of the best game reviews I've ever read. Bravo.
Re: Gee Thanks Google
I think your RTFA task has been killed.
"the irritatingly literal EU, which continues to demand that phones work across networks"
Yeah, what a ridiculous assertion that is.
@Test Man Re: RyanAir
"Yeah I'm pretty sure that instead of charging wildly excessive prices if you use a credit or debit card, they now simply call it some "admin fee" or something else now, so EVERYONE pays."
That was my point. Instead of being 'pretty sure', I'm certain from the last two times I booked with them that the price they quoted me up front was the same as the one I ended up paying with my debit card (I tried changing it to credit card out of interest to see how much it increased by, and it was a couple of quid).
Of course they're going to continue charging the same overall amount, but no admin fees were added on at the last minute like before - they were incorporated into the base price as they should be. Makes it easier to compare them through SkyScanner et al.
I feel I need to re-add that I'm far from being their biggest fan; just making sure things are accurate. They now quote prices in the same manner as EasyJet, Monarch, etc.
I fly a lot and RyanAir are normally quite high on my hate-list, but recently they've got better and the up-front price was actually the same one I paid with my debit card. Credit card marginal fee was something like a couple of quid.
Clearly they're just moving the numbers around, but if the up-front price is correct then I can live with that.
Please tell me the "unique link to the company's website" was more complicated than:
Re: weird pet shop
"Looking at the photo, isn't it weird that at both sides of the desk the personnel is crouching down or leaning over?"
I thought that too. It took a while to actually work out what's going on.
Ain't like no pet shop I ever saw! Can't see that many pets for starters.
Re: nit picking?
"150% ...no no no"
There's 'beyond reasonable doubt' and there's pushing it well beyond!
"The Chocolate Factory’s obsessive bid to map every corner of the planet has now taken it up Mount Everest – or at least base camp for climbers – as well as Argentina’s Mt. Aconcagua, Kenya's Kilimanjaro and Russia’s Mt. Elbrus."
You forgot to mention Snowdon. Base camp of course being Pete's Eats in Llanberis.
Re: Money's got to come from somewhere
"If there's neither TV licence or general taxation then you get something like Spanish TV."
If you're referring to the ads:
Advertising breaks during a film is one thing and is fair enough, even if they do put them literally halfway through sentences. Having a 15 minute break about 5 minutes from the end of the film is just cruel!
If you're referring to the quality:
p.s. I do love their idea of scheduling though. You get kids films showing at about 22:00 on a school night and decidedly non-kids films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre on a Sunday afternoon!
Re: Seen it happen on a 64GB card
"My colleagues just went dead after 3 months"
I hope you didn't just leave them slumped at their desks?
'Like a stripper with palms hovering over its body'
Great, now I have to wait 4 hours before I can do anything about that mental image. Luckily I pass a strip club on the way home.
What Are We Waiting For?
So, let's just put the atmosphere back on it, build a massive hose to put a load of water there and then go and live there.
What's the big deal?
You ruined my non-pub lunch with that headline!
What Type of Bees?
Are they the type of bees that make milk?
More like this please
Given the frequency at which the cars Yandexview cars drive around, that's been going on for some time as well.
Re: Screw everything.. but the screen
He can never go back.
You can almost make out car tax discs.
I feel like I'm in one of those films where they say things like "zoom 1000x" and "enhance".
Re: ...terms mere mortals can get their heads round...
How about 10 x 863 million student meals? Any easier?
Re: I did mention Gilbraltar once,
Quit yo' Gib-er Jabber!
"Right now we're looking at the very tiny possibility that it could hit the Earth in 2080, but I suspect that will go away and we'll know we're safe from this asteroid for a long time."
I like that optimism!
"IOS 6.X HACK ALLOWS PERSONAL DATA EXPORT, FREE CALLS"
I just tried this on my phone and called some saucy chat lines, all for free. Thanks for the tip-off! This is doubly-awesome since I'm calling from abroad.
Re: Fake Profiles
"You noticed the sockets?"
Are those 110V pins darlin' or are you just ... erm .... no forget that.
Re: Las Carreteras
'tis true. I'd say literally every single car has parking-related damage of some description.
Although narrow streets densely packed with cars have certainly improved my parallel parking skills (without using the bumpers)
Re: So you're still driving on the wrong side of the road?
Here's the generic formula for you:
2 metres to the left/right* = killing pedestrians/colliding with oncoming traffic*
* Delete as applicable
"Register reader Ray revs radio-controlled Raspberry Pi race rover"
That's some nice alliteration, good work!
Good article, particularly the point about paid-for versus free services.
On one of the free ones, I've seen a few fake profiles. i.e. Person with a supermodel-looking photo requests a chat out of the blue. It'd be nice if this really happened, but when your instinct tells you something's not right it's generally correct. Suspicions can be confirmed by dropping the profile picture in question into Google images and finding it appears on several hundred other sites with completely different names.
Besides that though, I've struck up some pretty decent conversations so far. I've only been trying it for a few weeks so far out of interest, so let's see!
"Am I supposed to pity the poor white anglo-saxon protestants?"
Protesters surely? Let's not bring religion into this.
Was this drilling followed by it breathing in through its robot teeth and saying "looks like I'll have to rip the 'ole lot out mate, it's gonna cost yer" and then going for a robot brew?
Gravity and time are the key. Standard tea is fine (except budget own-brand pish).
1. Pour the boiling water from higher up so it all bubble up nicely.
2. Swish it three times with the spoon
3. Leave it for three minutes
4. Put milk in if you want. I do.
Also, if we're getting technical we should really discuss Pantone numbers!
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