My Welsh brain read that second word as 'quim', which is quite different!
348 posts • joined 25 Feb 2007
My Welsh brain read that second word as 'quim', which is quite different!
Fast forward to 2015. I was stopped at Manchester airport security area because I had some cheddar cheese in my cabin baggage, which I was taking back for the folks in Spain. You couldn't make it up.
> Yes but uploaded it where?
Just to the Facebook of my mate who I was en-route to visit.
Indeed. I recently took a flight with my newly acquired iPhone 6 and to alleviate the boredom, decided to make a little film of the various stages of the flight to test the capabilities. I took videos of take-off and landing (including some fancy slo-mo effects), snapped stills from the window at cruising altitude, added a dramatic soundtrack (if I 'd had any offline music on the new phone) and spliced them all together in the iMovie app, then uploaded it. I was impressed at how smoothly it all went.
Something doesn't square up in this story .....
And you'll get to the bottom of it, even if those fat cats up at City Hall take your badge?
Having burnt his backside on a camp fire while protecting the farmer’s daughter, the tramp is unable to sit down and has to eat standing up
Thanks for the spoiler warning!
> Then there's the cases of the speed limit signs on the motorways in Italy which carry a small-print subtitle of (something like) "In caso di nebbia"
Yep, here in Spain there's a 'no entry' sign at one end of a street, below which it says "Only Saturdays". It's intended to deal with the congestion caused by the weekend market stalls.
I think there's signs like you describe near Sierra Nevada too.
> Scary fact - Clippy porn, sorry, "erotica", actually exists
And tetris too, it seems.
I'm looking forward to the next book, about the saucy antics of Schmeve Ballmer and his magic chair.
Yeah I just watched the trailer after reading this, and thought it looked alright.
Cat's accent wasn't too bad either, I thought.
> Gotta better term for the uninformed, uneducated users who could care less?
Personally, I couldn't care less.
... the UI?
... the "250 of 30 days remaining" trial period?
> So hop on the the Amazon site for France, not problems with getting a Wii but as soon as you put in a UK shipping address - NO Can't deliver to that address.
Weird, I did exactly that to get a DS and it worked fine. Maybe they thought I was buying a Citroen and didn't realise til it was too late?
Yep, just like 4G dramatically improved network performance compared to 3G.
This seems like the HS2 of the communications world.
> If it enables people to stay up a bit longer, then that's still a positive
They're going to have Viagra dispensers in them too? Will wonders never cease?
I've always used kat.ph, since I first discovered it on that domain. Seems to always redirect to the domaine-du-jour.
> Now data-fancier Randal Olson Randal Olson has created a machine learning system
So good they named him twice?
"When a girl is 19 and she applies lipstick it's kind of nice, there is something in her eyes, but when she is 35 there is not that same feeling any more."
You are Eric Cantona and I claim my £5.
In the interests of balance, I prefer black pudding but I agree that it does vary considerably. The Spanish stuff from Burgos with rice in it, is delicious.
> the "anti-piracy" (you wouldn't steal a car...etc) message on DVDs,
We've probably all seen this several times before, but another go can't hurt :-)
I was wondering that too, so looked at the alt tag.
"Pretty woman looks miffed."
Accurate, but unhelpful.
While we're on the subject of File Explorer... Hopefully they're doing this with the Spartan thing, but I've wished for ages that they'd ditch the 'xyz Explorer' nomenclature.
I've lost count of the number of times I've been standing behind somebody at their desk and asked them to open explorer while we're doing some file-related task.
"No, Windows Explorer."
So IE gets opened anyway.
I'm a developer as well, so I hate to think how often the frontline support guys have to deal with this.
While they're at it, they can ditch the "My xyz" as well. It's led to some lazy naming in coding, and the change in metaphor from clicking on "My Computer" and being told something about "your computer" is strange.
"why do application developers seem to think that it's alright to build their own outer frames for windows and ignore the operating system's configuration?"
Seconded. Like the Windows Media Player from (I think) Windows 95. Fancy looking window frame, but then the rectangular frame came back when you need the menus, and looked terrible.
Also, on Mac Yosemite the functionality of the green button only does 'full screen' (i.e. no menu bar). What's supposed to happen is if you hold ALT while you click it, the functionality changes to 'expand to fit content' like old pre-Mavericks OS X.
Looks like someone else has had a bit too much 'hokey cokey'.
> We've been using Dart in anger
I had to work on an old VB6 application the other day. That made me pretty angry.
I'd rather keep my drinking habits out of the hands of big advertisers, thank you very much.
Either that's some great double-sarcasm, or you need to drink less. Or more.
640GB ought to be enough for anyone
> I can currently download cat videos at 20 times the speed I could possibly upload them
You're lucky that the web isn't obsessed with dogs. They're about five times the size of cats .. imagine how long those would take you to upload!
@GitMeMyShootinIrons Same setup as you here; Samsung 40" with Chromecast in trap 1, console in trap 2. There's nothing within normal use cases that I can't do, which my Smart-TV owning friends can. And the cost of both of them was under 400€ (£315).
Can we all start using "TAS-TV" please? :-)
Nice! It's been reverted now though.
Another +1 for Spain here.
Although my Vodafone Spain bills are easily higher than my Three UK ones, the coverage is much better. I get 4G in a lot of places now too, down on the Costa del Golf.
My only complaint, besides the cost, would be that the monthly data caps don't reflect the speeds. The highest mobile one has a 6 gig cap which could easily be munched through with 4G speeds. The MiFi tariffs aren't much better, 10 gig is the highest. There's no such thing as unlimited, as far as I've seen. (If anyone knows, let me know as my contract is due up in January!)
"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" ?
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?
@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...
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.
"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.
"me thinks its time for a jolly jap"
You daft racist.
Is there a transcript of this conversation available?
> 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.
"No they carry stuff around AND behave like ursines"
It's true, I've seen plenty of such material involving people ursinating.
> 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.
Gotta check the bloggy-woggy
> As a shopkeeper explained ... "No sign, no pay".
Did you not continue the discussion with your fluent Spanish and find out more?
"You would not expect a favourable comparison between a Model T and a Mondeo."
Or between a Mondeo and other modern cars.