1238 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
People Eat Tasty Animals
ah Kitten Kong. How I'd wish he'd turn up and swat all those PoX Factor wannbes, just like he did to Michael Aspel.
Is the answer 'Steve Jobs'?
The one thing you must remember about Yogi Berra...
...is that he is smarter than the average Berra.
"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE THRUTH"
well, it is a New Shiny Thing and there is a certain demographic that likes New Shiny Thing. There's also the 'fact' that 4S means 'for Steve', who died for all our sins and is the greatest contributor to the gaming industry, EVAH.
A walled garden within the walled garden.
There was that story about the snake that killed a cat that wandered into its garden. Lead to a huge outcry from the Cat Enthralled screaming how dare a snake attack a defenceless kitty.
Let me get this straight....
this is a possible cure for Parkinsons???
The move to roman numerals (version 10 will be released as version X) and the requirement that every customer purchase a yearly Customer Care Package which does nothing except entitle the buyer to purchase the next major upgrade at a slightly lower price than buying it new; even though when you look at the numbers it turns out you would have saved a boatload of money by not purchasing the CCP and buying the next upgrade as new anyway.
This is just a true indication that so called 'Gaming Executives' have no awareness of the people in the industry. Hardly surprising given that the 'Executives' in any business these days are nothing more than accountants. Be thankful that they were not asked to list the top most influential games of all time, the top two replies would have been 'Excel' and 'Sage Accounts'.
Also worth a mention...
The Ericsson variant of the Psion Series 3, the MC218
Every mobile I've owned upto now have been Ericsson (plus Sony in later years). I refuse to buy Sony kit because of their extremely poor after-sales. My next phone will also be an SE. After that, who knows. I can definitely say it won't be a Sony.
I think you need to rename this article...
...Boffins Break El Reg's Understanding Of The Laws Of Thermodynamics.
On the plus side...
...finally searches for C++ will work in Google. At long bloody last.
That's what I meant- I listed the series higpoints that the programs seem to go downhill from; well not downhill from- but they never hit that same high note again. Still, Lineham/Matthews mediocre is 100 times better than the usual trash paraded as comedy these days.
or worse, the zombie corpse of The Simpsons.
On the plus side, I can now buy the complete box set, I held off after I heard about the possiblity of a 5th series.
Though now they are talking about a one-off special so I might hold off until that.
I do think that "Work Outing" was when the show jumped the shark TBH. A bit like Speed 3 in Father Ted and the episode with Manny in the piano on Black Books.
Though I did love Street Countdown.
Okay, now on my sixth copy- 2 more since the apology.
and another copy at 15:52. El Reg must really want me to have these email addresses.
Better late than never...
My copy has just arrived... (14:10pm)
But septics don't understand the decimal system...
...as evidenced by "Verizon doesn't know dollars from cents":
There is nothing unique about what groupon delivers. Anyone buying this stock will only prove the old adage 'a fool and his money are easily parted'.
Besides which, if they waited around long enough, I'm sure they'll get an email offering them the same product with 60% off...
I thought Gozilla defeated him in an epic battle fought in downtown Tokyo...
Viz will be suing him for copyright shortly...
if you want to be politically correct, please use the term 'septics' instead.
add that and JQuery Mobile and the majority of App development requests I get can be handled with a bit of web development.
The way I see it...
Apple never invented computers, smart phones or mp3 players. What they did was they simplified them so people, who where not technically competent, could understand and use them and believe themselves to be on par with the technically competent people who did not use Apple products.
The downside of this is that the average Apple user is unable to innovate mainly because they remain technically incompetent. And it's for this reason that they would slavishly buy anything Apple would have to offer rather than coming up with something better. It also explains that why, when they seen non-Apple companies making better products, they start chanting the mantra 'don't try- Apple have already perfected it'.
they should put that money into updating their GNSS kit. The System 500 that the surveyor is using is over 10 years old and practically obsolete now (it cannot handle the GLONASS constellation or SV32).
Bye bye SE then...
I've always liked Ericsson products and hated Sony Products. I've never had a non Ericsson phone but I'll be dropping SE like a hot snot if it becomes a Sony only concern.
So scumbags being scumbags again...
I really hope a load of the Apple Faithful give them a really hard time.
On the plus side...
...his death is a boon for tech journalists who had set aside thousands of column inches which were to be devoted to the iPhone 5.
Ding dong the Steve is dead...
While his death wasn't entirely unexpected, it was still a shock when I caught this on the news this morning.
Where's the Steve with a halo icon when you need it?
'a looser of the first order'???
then sure the correct antidote would be to set him up with a tightener of the first order.
It's being paid for...
...by allowing them to loan on my money to other parties and making a nice chunk of interest out of it. Also I'm sure my money (and others) appears in some line in their yearly reports, indicating some form of success in their business and encouraging others to invest.
And I allow the banks to do this with my money for free. So if the bank wants to make it easier for me to transact my money with them; don't be taking the piss and try charging me for it. After all, a house safe is free, available 24 hours and a lot safer (pardon the pun).
I had this exact conversation with my bank manager 25 years ago and have not been charged any transaction charges since.
It's 'not an option'...
...because according to Adobe, crashing your machine is a requirement.
Here's a video of the Major of Villinus running over luxury cars in an armoured vehicle:
Will that do?
Great to see that he turned up at the ceremony to accept his award.
A cytokine inhibitor would be very useful if a H5N1 flu variant did break out (like Spanish Flu) as most of the victims of it died to Cytokine Storm (a fatal immune reaction).
And they don't like you leaving...
I had no end of issues trying to wrest away, a domain a friend of mine had registered with them. He called me in because they made the whole process so complex that it needed someone with IT savvy to unravel it all.
'Generally, Facebook does not lie'
...I'm currently reading a book called 'Beer is proof that god loves us'
they are not particularly popular here in Ireland either.
to be fair, I've had a few BSODs on my Mac running Snow Leopard. The only difference was that the Mac version didn't come with any text- Just a light blue screen.
When satire imitates truth.
"We even did some statistics on the amount of use the statistics system got too. Zero per cent. No one looked at it - like we said they wouldn't."
Yep- that's so bloody true. In my case, I was able to unplug and decommission all the hardware involved and it was over a year before anyone noticed.
History repeating itself...
Another handset manufacturer realizing short-term fad popularity does not convert into a long-term business proposition.
Anyone remember the Motorola RAZR??? The iPhone will be next.
I name this...
...The Emperors New IPO.
Care to elaborate?
"freedoms and rights of creators of content to be rewarded fairly."
I wonder if he would like to give us his definition of what 'rewarded fairly' actually means.
Is 'isolated server' the new 'rogue reporter'???
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