825 posts • joined 1 Mar 2007
What they need is...
more bail-point pens
"Beneath the Maple Leaf Banner"
Is that what Canadians use instead of fig leaves?
Spacecraft expecting a response from someone...
What could possibly go wrong?
cf Star Trek 1, 4, etc.
And what ever happened to Verospeed?
* For sufficiently large values of 'pocket'.
Brings back memories of my 1970s schooldays when the standard O level French dictionary was the 'Harraps New Pocket Dictionary'.
Named, I assume, because it was so large that if you tried to cram it into your pockets, you'd be needing new ones.
Solid day of use?
If the battery's anything like that on my Android phone, not going to happen!
The statue works for me...
Everyone is just looking at it wrong.
Now that's something you don't find in Ann Summers!
... Or am I just not looking hard enough?
Re: Good name
Wow - that is old-school... archiving your porn collection on microfilm!
Presumably available from the Fapp Store.
Re: No Thanks
Surely a butter overflow!
One at at time...
"teenagers decided that having a conversation where only one person could speak at a time was not a good idea."
A system where only one teenager is allowed to speak at a time sounds like a jolly good idea to me!
a game called Flappy Bee is still for sale on Google Play.
What? People actually pay for this stuff?
In my rip-off version...
you'll have to fly through the holes at the centre of old storage media.
I'll be calling it Floppy Bird.
Re: Victim Or Perpetrator?
Will "Defcon" later be saying... "The money was just resting in my account" ?
Re: Good news
Good news, but I hope the Jade Rabbit's not just...
living on burrowed time
"Apple IIc - didn't Roy Scheider use one on a beach in the film 2010?"
You mean, Roy Scheider was the prototype for the Eee PC girl?
Re: Apple //c was not bad
Maybe it wasn't bad as an update to a ][e, but for a computer introduced in 1984 with a list price over $1000, much as I used to love the processor, wouldn't it have been a little underpowered with a 1MHz 65C02 compared to the competition?
Released a couple of years earlier, it might have been more of a success.
Just like the Terminator can analyse prospective Sarah Connors with a mere glance...
But didn't TheTerminator kill some wrong Sarah Connors and the right Sarah Connor's flatmate before tracking down the right person?
Maybe not the most optimistic comparison to make for a police force!
Re: The Oxygene of publicity...
Damn - I wanted to do that joke! Have an upvote!
Re: the only problem......
Downvoted because your parting comment wasn't compatible with my lunch!
I was in my local Currys PC World a few weeks ago looking at freezers and noticed all their terminals were still running ordinary desktop Windows XP.
Since the only Windows they'll sell is 8, is it a case of 'do as I say, not as I do?'
Autonomous mobility applique system?
It won't be a patch on a manned convoy
Planning an adventure game...
Where the aim is to get completely smashed and find a prostitute to give you one off the wrist...
The Randy Candy Hand Shandy Lager Saga.
Don't give robots a taste for beer...
... There won't be enough left to go round for the rest of us.
Re: How can a policeman tell from a small distance away?
Tape on Google glass?
That'll be the retro NHS specs look then!
Re: Says it all really
One hour rather than 90 minutes?
Then I shall be asking if the entrance fee is being reduced from £15 to £10.
Re: Send them an email
Wonder if it would be worth ccing Baroness Trumpington.
As a wartime employee there she might have some interest in how her work is being presented.
". Surprisingly enough Google Maps also asked for permission to use the microphone."
Not so surprised by that - Google Maps can do speech based searches on Android so I'd expect the iOS version to offer it too.
Re: How long...
God! If they did that they might think I *like* seeing messages about PPI compensation and send me some more!
Noticed the new permissions already...
Every couple of days my phone tells me theres an updated Facebook app to install..
Every couple of days I say no thanks.
It needs a password on the back touchpanel to release the lock to open the screen to get to the keyboard to press the key to make the panel transparent to charge the batteries.
Err.. What if the batteries are too discharged to turn it on to do all that?
Not particularly well hidden on my Sony (Android 4.1.2)
Settings -> Developer options -> USB debugging all clearly labelled and available within the menus without any tap the build number 7 times malarkey.
I wear mine a little lower...
And back to front...
Mmmmmmmmm.... Nearly at the station!
Re: Is anyone surpriesd that they are tossers?
They may be tossers for various reasons, but you don't have to post your achievements on the internet (you can play without connecting it to Facebook if you want to) and apparently you can, if you so wish, get to the end of it without paying a penny.
But, since the days of the arcade games of the late 70's, hasn't the point been to get you to spend money and try to beat your friends on the high-score table doing something that is ultimately pointless? In this aspect, I can't see King as taking a particularly moral low-ground as compared to Taito, Sega, et al.
Re: Candy IP Infringement...
Looks just like a jazzed up Bejewelled to me. Even that wasn't particularly original - I had various 'match three things with extra bonuses if you can match more' type games way back when my main PC had a 286 processor!
They're only really claiming IP on the name 'Candy' - but they're not the first to use it. According to Wikipedia, Candy Crush Saga was released on 12-April-2012. A bit of googling reveals that Popcap released something called Candy Train for the iPhone in May 2011 with some reviews calling it a 'long forgotten classic' so must have been around some time before that.
"We have trademarked the word 'CANDY' in the EU"
and lawyers have been seen in telephone boxes across the continent writing down the phone numbers of all the 'Candy's on the postcards.
"Purely to check for trademark violations" they tell me!
'When one of the top search terms in Google is "Google" '
Doesn't that break the internet?
@hollerith 1 : Cider
... But cider is made from apples.
Surely that makes it one of my '5 a day'!
"Many hospitals use iPad 2s to allow patients to rate how miserable they are."
To rate how miserable the patients are...
... or the iPads?
Only 20% below the iPad Air?
If I was buying something two generations behind the latest model, It would have to be a lot cheaper than that!
Re: Somehow I don't think so.....
"Wessex is an idea, not a place. Just saying."
*pffffffft* - the sound of all those Thomas Hardy ebook downloads disappearing.
Re: Balls to that!
"it would be quicker to use something like 06060606 because then you could use 2 fingers."
Didn't nuclear missile launch panels of that vintage have a row of thumbwheel switches rather than a keypad to enter the code?
Re: Balls to that!
I set my password to 99999999
The trick is knowing which order to type in the nines.
Only if it uses the NASA computer technology that confuses metric and imperial measurements, so your prowess is measured in cm, but reported as if they're inches.
Re: They seem to have stopped calling me
I ask them how they know my computer has a virus, and they usually tell me there's some unusual activity from my IP address.
So I ask them how they tracked down my name and phone number from that, and they usually tell me that they got it from my internet provider.
So I tell them that unless they can produce the court order they required to get my personal information from the IP provider, either they are lying or the IP company must be acting illegally, and I'm pretty sure it's not the IP company.
"How long before a fruity logo calls foul?"
Certainly there is prior art of a certain fruity firm selling uncased PCBs and leaving it up to users to make wooden cases to put them in!
Re: @Chris W: .... @Danbo
"Evil Graham - May I ask..."
Well, he wasn't expecting a kind of Spanish Inquisition.
Re: New year's resolutions @cryo
Depends where you come from. It might convert it into olde-worlde measurements for the Merkins, but for us Brits and other Europeans it defaults to 77 calories per 100grams (sadly for SI purists typing 'kJ per kg of potato' doesn't provide a handy answer!). Those answers aren't just numbers btw, they are drop-down menus to change the potato recipe and size.
Never seen a funny shaped vegetable before? Obviously That's Life never made it to the US! Over here we grew up on a diet of vegetables that looked a bit rude!
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