954 posts • joined 1 Mar 2007
Re: Interesting list.
Depends on one's personal hygiene.
Re: This topic
The Telegraph wasn't shy of printing a picture or two...
... and they're still waiting for someone to light the barbecue.
(runs away and hides from my Brazilian girlfriend who's good at lighting barbecues).
Re: Marketing fail... err, translation fail
It comes from ουρά rather than ούρα - so it's the tail eating serpent of many ancient mythologies rather than the piss drinker you are suggesting.
for the sub-heading
"Are we not calling them ISIS anymore?"
According to that bastion of truth, Wikipedia, since they were formed in 2004 they've been called all sorts of things...
Early 2004 Jamāʻat al-Tawḥīd wa-al-Jihād, "The Organization of Monotheism and Jihad" (JTJ)
Oct. 2004 Tanẓīm Qāʻidat al-Jihād fī Bilād al-Rāfidayn, "The Organization of Jihad's Base in the Country of the Two Rivers" and described by the West as "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" (AQI)
Jan. 2006 "Mujahideen Shura Council"
Oct. 2006 Dawlat al-ʻIraq al-Islāmīyah, "Islamic State of Iraq" (ISI)
Apr. 2013 "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant", also known as "Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham" (ISIL/ISIS)
June 2014 "Islamic State" (IS)
The last name change to piss of the US who had decided to settle on calling them ISIL in May 2014 (that reason's probably not strictly true!)
If nothing else, at least they're keeping their stationers in work reprinting letter-heads for them at regular intervals!
Is there a Punch and Judy show?
Re: bad poetry, bureacratic nonsense....
Have an upvote for beating me by seconds to a Hitchhiker's Guide reference!
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
seems to have learned everything he knows about poetry from the Vogons.
Couldn't they just....
show it in a different colour?
"Some of its users were a bit thick" ----------------------------------------------------->
Just so long as it doesn't take 12 hours to deliver my beer!
Is it just me...
or does everyone have The Dam Busters March playing in their head when they read this article?
Re: Decision Inverter
I think you mean an exclusive OR gate.
"So, the IBM board may be able to catch a fly for its dinner."
obviously has applications as a debugger then.
Re: So chatbots wired to lie dectectors make more effective HR droids.
"This looks like a very bad day for HR droids."
It would seem these aren't the droids the US government is looking for.
If a link is there on a search engine...
but there's nobody there to search for it,
does it really exist?
Probably put there so that when you send the phone in for repairs they can tell whether you've been mistreating the battery.
Re: Public referendum necessary
I think an 'L' accidentally slipped into your title there.
Re: We've got 3D printers and scanners at work
Actually we print body parts all the time...
But purely for medical purposes.
We've got 3D printers and scanners at work
When they arrived, the first rule from the boss was...
No printing of our own body parts.
"word in Spanish (where it means person with a missing limb) and a Japanese had to cover her ears since it also means lady part to them."
Can't wait until a Spanish speaking country gets to host the Paralympic Games!
comes ready-built with the story!
Re: Hmm can you....
You'd just end up with a lit-up skirt - the drones carry the lighting, not the camera.
Re: more of Katarina please!
Now we've had pliers can we have a 20 interesting facts about screws BuzzGasm article please.
Not only IKEA... to add an IT angle
there appears to be an Apple Store on I've got a screw loose street too - how apposite!
Re: RE traditionally separates would be swapped out over time
Fortunately not, although the amp I replaced it with is about the same age as him.
"traditionally separates would be swapped out over time"
I can't be very traditional then - original turntable and speakers still going strong after 31 years, original CD player still fine after 27 years. Things have got added, but the only thing swapped out was an amp that went bad.
Re: This new stuff looks boring
I thought the number of knobs and flashing lights on hi-fi equipment was inversely proportional to the audio quality.
The famous porn brand BaDoink
Never heard of them before this article. Obviously their advertising department hasn't been trying hard enough!
Will it leave their subjects dimm-witted?
"children's bare bottoms may be considered to be pornography"
does that include those advertising nappies?
"I'd like to see an entire phone case made out of it so that I can see the phone hardware inside."
Surely the case should be made from stainless steel. A Sapphire and Steel iPhone - that might be enough to convert me!
"I suspect guerilla marketing"
If it's true about the new glass technology, it's not gorilla marketing, that's for sure!
Re: No Sympathy
"IIRC 20 years ago Windows wasn't even an OS, it was a GUI that ran on top of DOS."
Not every Windows of that era. Windows NT 3.1 is just coming up to its 21st birthday - that wasn't just a GUI on top of DOS.
Do the perks include such things as bacon sarnie testing and those post-pub grub deathmatches?
That could be the clincher!
Re: Nice - boots...
Maybe he found them in the 9th Doctor's wardrobe.
" I've met very few women who don't own up to having a "plastic orifice simulator". "
Although most of the women I know own up to having a plastic orifice...
... but then their most important accessory is a bicycle pump!
An earlier version attached to an etch-a-sketch...
... But all the users complained - when they got a bit vigorous with it, the picture disappeared.
Re: oh ... ISIS!!!!
Now I hear there's an Iraqi counter-revolutionary group... ISN'TISN'T
Re: WTF? "Sun level" @ AC
Have you never seen Buzzfeed?
I clicked on the link to the report...
... and they wanted to charge me £2500.
Now, that's an in-app purchase and some!
Re: What Mister Musk needs... @Richard Taylor 2
Oatmeal cookies might be a good compromise...
Re: What Mister Musk needs...
"A batter with about the same energy density..."
I thought he was going to be feeding cars with Yorkshire pudding!
You can actually see for yourself, here.
I wish they'd put some pop-up tool-tips on those cryptic icons underneath each wish. They think I'm going to click on something if I don't know what it does?
I used to get sexual satisfaction spraying myself from the garden hose, but now the water's stopped coming out....
It's just been getting too kinky!
Re: Reminds of something I read in the newspaper years ago
"a person having consensual sex with an animal would be free to do so, which cannot be allowed. He was asked how you could tell if an animal is consenting?"
Remember folks, neigh always means neigh.
Re: I disagree @r 11
Ignoring voice commands from the wife?
That's a proper man's phone!
What could the bank have done?
The kids didn't interfere with the standard hardware or software to gain access. The didn't steal passwords in any underhand manner. All they did was follow instructions from a publicly available manual, quite possibly from the ATM manufacturer's website (e.g. Triton ATM have them on their site for their machines).
Really all they could say is 'mea culpa' as they didn't take prwcautions to change the password from the default.
Did they use an Atari Portfolio?
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Is that a 64-bit ARM Warrior in your pocket? No, it's MIPS64
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers
- Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why