1225 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
Toys out of the pram...
Looks like the first party has been selling at over inflated prices for years and wants to continue doing so for many years to come.
However, $299 for a point and speech interface is taking the mickey too...
"Only suspected terrorists, paedophiles or serious criminals will be investigated," said the Home Secretary.
So their out is, everyone will be a suspected terrorist, paedophile or serious criminal. Until proven otherwise.
Re: What /is/ it with the US and nudity ?
and yet the US is the biggest consumer of hentai and shißer porn outside of their respective countries (Japan and Germany).
Re: He didn't do drugs
I love the word SCOTUS, it's just one letter off of SCROTUS. Which is how I always read it.
Re: Dear Land Of Liberty...
Likewise- I haven't set foot in the US since March 2000. But since then I've had some fantastic holidays in BC. Good food, good beer, great people.
Microsoft/Nokia are currently trumpeting its App Store on TV. And what's the only App shown on the advert? The Groupon one.
Re: Massively dodgy.
I make a note of any restaurant that pop-up on Groupon, it's usually a sign that the eatery is on its last legs and should be avoided at all costs.
AdBlock turning all the blocked frames into cat pictures.
Re: Nice try...
No, that one's true.
yep, one of the deadbeat channels. Didn't Red Dwarf go there to die too???
Re: Late entry ... Just saw it three days ago: Spielberg's "War Horse".
It's better to think of it as 'The Curse Of The War Horse'. Anyone (other than the original owner) who spent any amount of time with the horse died.
Re: so bad this one is BRILLIANT
I loved Black Sheep, it's hilarious (sometimes intentionally so).
Agreed, I should hate this film but I find myself watching it every time it's on.
A Thousand Words...
Looks like this poll could be a bit premature. Critics are saying that Eddie Murphy's latest shitfest 'A Thousand Words' is the worst film ever made and looks set to sweep the Razzies this Sunday.
I think he meant "bone us"- You know, the usual way IT is treated when there's pots of cash being doled out to all the wrong people.
No, that's a perfectly valid use of the word 'repair' . Perhaps a little archaic.
That is really one screwed up origin story.
Re: I don't like it much
I found it quite easy. I downloaded it last Thursday and a day later I'd finished all levels at 3 stars each. Now the app's asking for another 99c to load in another stage.
and a 56k modem (sans power supply). And an original iPaq.
God, what a turgid piece of crap.
Re: Progress :-(
The Bluetooth Revo ran for a decent amount of time on a full charge. However, the colour 5MX ran for just under an hour on a pair of AAs (both prototype units though).
Your favourite car...
Was the village idiot called Dave??? Because I think he's working in our company now.
But that would bind them...
...Gollum's Precious (a small boutique jewellery shop) in Dun Laoghaire (a suburb of Dublin) went out of business last year.
They also need to add...
"when someone unsubscribes from you service- stop sending them further emails"
Re: Pearl Harbor Sucked...
I think the song in Team America nailed just how much it sucked.
Re: Oh, if we're looking for worst films ever
I watched The Crappening on TV a couple of weeks ago. I wish I hadn't. I put M Shyte Nyalaman in the same box of one-hit wonders which includes George Lucas and the Wackovski Brothers.
Re: A laser eye???
it's cheaper than getting an IMU, which would be the logical solution ;)
I just checked with the OS, they have a GNSS station in Inverness so you should be able to get a feed from there. However you need something a little beefier than DGPS (like MAX).
A laser eye???
Put a rotating laser on the top of the lawnmower and (at least) 3 prisms in strategic places and then triangulate of them.
Otherwise, stick a total station in 'track' mode, whack a 360 degree prism on the top of the lawnmower and have the local station continually relay the position back to the lawnmower.
Of course, neither of these solutions are any use on undulating terrain.
"your correspondent developed commercial software on a ... Psion MC400"
You have my sympathies. The OPL on the MC400 was a cut down version that didn't do justive to its former glory.
When the whole 'Kony' thing started I was thinking 'hang on- wasn't this news 10 years ago?"
ah, one of Barker and Milligan's finest moments
Re: theerty feeve meellion
I remember the old Not The Nine A Clock News sketch- 'Police today seized 10lbs of heroin estimated at £250,000. Which shows that the police pay 10 times more for drugs than the rest of us"
Indeed, a good Cox's Orange Pippin or a Braeburn for me.
Short humans? I'm reminded of the Itorloo in Raymond Z. Gallun's Seeds of the Dusk
oh no, I got a down vote. I didn't realise that Rick Santorum read The Register.
Also, does anyone else remember when 'Monogamish' was a song by the Muppets?
...El Reg linked a Dan Savage site.
Re: LOL Commiez
Re: "some familiar foes as you've never seen them before"
Cool, Pakistani Daleks....
Surely you mean"source code".
The new Facial Recognition system is no better...
Went through Heathrow last night with my family and there was a major delay at the new facial recognition system. It took ages to capture and process the pictures and when it did, it got the results wrong- It recognised my wife as my 5 year old daughter and visa versa. Now why the original images where not attached to the boarding card, I don't know. Each card was scanned and then the picture taken. What the system should have done was match the 'front' and 'back' end pictures and returned a matching percentage, rather than searching through the database of all pictures taken and trying to find a match.
Still we had a great laugh about it with the immigration officer.
His laidback, languid delivery plus his cigarette reminded me of a 70s era Dave Allen.
Looks like the daughter got a new laptop and is posting on The Reg now.
"Despite the missed target, Groupon is predicted to make a profit of between $15m and $35m in the first quarter of 2012."
Predicted probably by the same analysts who got the last prediction wrong...
So you are saying that the downside of this is a return of jobs to the UK??? Oh no!!!
Well, they did go seriously downhill right about Zooropa
The writing is on the wall...
My 10 year old daughter described someone yesterday as being 'so lame, she has a Facebook page'.
Zuck better sell those shares of his sooner rather than later...
A better idea...
Have reviewers leave contact details (verified the same way Google Business verifies real data) and make them aware that these details can be released to (authenticated) businesses that they have reviewed. Those that agree to this can have a 'Trust' icon placed next to their reviews.
No, not original. I played a game in the early 80s that pretty much used the same dynamics as Angry Birds- Only you had to hand input your direction and speed.
"paper replicas of the Guy Fawkes mask, made famous by both Anoymous hacktivists and the Occupy movement"
but no mention of Alan Moore's/David Lloyd's 'V for Vendetta'???
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