316 posts • joined 25 Feb 2007
Re: Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
"so upset by this Barbie episode"
"populated by the Barby types"
"the doll is not meant to educate"
Perhaps it should have done so?
"And there are regular reports of small businesses just like this one being crucified by reviews on Tripdvisor to the point that the risk going out of business."
Sure, there'll always be people who complain. But reading how management deal with negative comments is a good indicator of the quality of service you're likely to receive.
"... ever to leave a Samsung assembly plant" ?
Fakes on a Plane
Well, the airline pretty much has to act on such reports, but who would report that in the first place? Surely the real 'Al-Quida' would be a little more covert in the naming of their hotspots?
Re: @Robin Get the butter
@AceRimmer I've tried before but I get a 404 response.
Coincidentally, from where I'm sitting I can see my signed Chris Barrie picture, in Ace Rimmer get-up. Might be time to dig out the DVDs...
Re: Get the butter
The 90s called, they want their metaphor back.
Unless you do actually sit and eat popcorn while refreshing comments pages, in which case I apologise.
"Incidently why bother with torrents when there are programs like Get iPlayer Automator about?"
In my case, it's because I also get things which are A) not on iPlayer or B) not even from the UK or C) not in English.
Re: looks like no more Who for me...
"Its to much of a pain to torrent from Europe"
I'm also in Europe and unless you're trying to torrent it straight after it's been broadcasted, then I'm not sure I understand why it's a pain. At the time of writing there are over 3000 seeds of various file sizes and even the download-limit-friendly 200MB one would probably take no more than 15-20 minutes to download. Hypothetically. If I was to try it. Whilst making some lunch.
You can even watch it on iPlayer with a proxy, Chrome plugin etc. but I prefer Chromecasting the local file.
"Privacy available for everyone, who can afford to pay for it."
Or just about anyone who can be bothered:
1. Locate the image in Street View.
2. Click "Report a problem" in the bottom-right of the image window.
3. Complete the form and click "Submit".
I realise we're supposed to be anti-Google round here, but it does seem pretty straightforward.
Re: me thinks its time for a jolly jap
"me thinks its time for a jolly jap"
You daft racist.
Is there a transcript of this conversation available?
Re: Disingenuous (sp?) "security bod"
> Stop being rational and reasonable, dammit!
Yeah, why let facts get in the way of a good bitching session? :-D
> Damn-it now I have to spend this evening digging around the attic for my Escher figurines.....
Be careful on the never-ending, sideways stairs when you go up there.
Re: And the obvious error in that sentence is ...
"No they carry stuff around AND behave like ursines"
It's true, I've seen plenty of such material involving people ursinating.
Re: Just checked. Phew
> You are Jeremy Clarkson and I claim my five pounds...
Oops, I didn't notice that when I wrote it! I was mentally-blinded by the image of Russell Brand and his tinkie-winkie or whatever he calls it.
I'm very sorry ... *dramatic pause, look to camera* ... for what I did.
Your fiver is in the post.
Re: Just checked. Phew
Gotta check the bloggy-woggy
Re: UK implementation of C&P ..
> As a shopkeeper explained ... "No sign, no pay".
Did you not continue the discussion with your fluent Spanish and find out more?
Re: "zippy performance, something the original BBC Micro was not famous for"
"You would not expect a favourable comparison between a Model T and a Mondeo."
Or between a Mondeo and other modern cars.
Funny, I was only watching the Numberphile video of this the other day.
A good channel to subscribe to, if that's your bag! Brady has several good channels on other subjects too, mostly from Nottingham Uni.
Back with another one of those rock-rockin' heats?
(Think it's time to go home)
Re: Swyddfa neu Office
"Even in France which is known to be somewhat pedantic over this subject, Office is known as Office, not Bureau."
Was just about to chip in with this. As another example, Windows 7 in Spain isn't "Ventanas Siete" despite me thinking it's funny to say so to my Spanish colleagues who have that look upon their faces of "will this guy ever get fed up of that lame joke?"
non-English IT conversations generally go:
"blablabla Windows blablabla Office blablabla"
"So if another "Carrington Event" hits we could have raining pigeons"
European Robin != Pigeon
I should know.
Well done guys
I've lived in Spain for five years and I've yet to encounter anywhere that doesn't have a bar. Maybe I need to explore more!
Re: "hearty big up to reader Robin"
"Thank you Robin"
You're welcome! I couldn't let this story pass.
"dust density dramatically increases toward its surface."
You don't say?
"This kind of Dark Pricing is everywhere. Whether one is buying flight tickets, furniture, power, insurance, or whatever, it's here to stay."
I fly a lot and I have to say that those budget companies have pretty much got their act together. I'm usually the last to defend RyanAir for example, but even their up-front price matches the one you eventually pay if you don't add any baggage or whatever and pay by debit card. Credit card charges add on a couple of quid maybe. I'd go so far as to say the EasyJet site is actually a decent 'shopping' experience now.
Generally agree with your point though. Car hire is particularly bad, with the final price being sometimes double the 'quote' up front.
Re: Well done El Reg
"Yep, it is a bit of a jaunt from the middle of Germany to Vulture Central... Otherwise I'd pop by.
Same here from southern Spain.
p.s. How about a map of where Reg readers are? I reckon we'd get global coverage.
Re: "The UK recorded music industry grew 1.9 per cent last year"
I'd suggest you get your sarcasm detector retuned, Anonymous.
(That was a joke - there aren't really sarcasm detectors)
Number Crunch Saga
"Eddie Pacey is a 35-year veteran of the credit industry, spending more than 20 years running the credit function in IT distribution. He is now managing director at channel consultancy EP Credit Management."
Twenty years to execute one function call? There's probably some hefty data in there, but that right there is a candidate for optimisation.
Re: Loved it but
I can still remember the 9-year old me, trying out all the keywords in the BBC Basic manual that came with the machine and then hacking around with other games with the result that they no longer worked. And thus my career was established.
Re: Careto is not Mask
If only there had been a way to double check its definition when the article was written, like spending three seconds on spanishdict.com for example?
Si o no Ono?
> The Register asked Yahoo! about the sacking. It told us: "We aren’t commenting beyond the 8-K."
The 8K ought to be enough for anyone.
I only came here because it said E Cup in the sub-heading. I'm a little disappointed to say the least.
A Clash of Personalities
If he goes there will be trouble, if he stays it will be double.
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?
Where do you want to go today?
Out the door, sharpish.
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.
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