1216 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
Re: Does anyone want to believe (online reviews)
There's a number of factors I take into account when reading an online review:
1. How many reviews has the author written?
2. What type of username does the author use.
3. Is the author American?
So if you have a low number or this is the only review; have a username of xxxdsfskfjdsh123; and/or are an entitled American who does not know how to behave in a civilised society, then I'm going to ignore the review.
hmmmm, off to do the same thing the the OSi data set...
Re: Personally if i was spreading a virus
I heard that the sequels have been cancelled because the first film did so poorly...
Re: But is it kosher ?
Honey doesn't come from a bees arse.
Re: Should have called it iPhone5TDS
The Onion hit it on the head:
Friday night telly!!!
Same night that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D debuts on C4 too...
Re: Old who
They are doing it stateside- one series per Doctor
Re: The science behind Doctor Who?
As stupid as it was, I loved spitfires in space.
Re: Never realized the Reg was so butt hurt.
Also, if your company appoints an accountant to the board- run before you are nickle and dimed to death
Re: Affordability my arse
I was expecting "cheap looking" and I wasn't disappointed
Also in the news...
Hedge Funds who hoped to make a killing by short-selling Nokia have been heavily hit. Figures are indicating that they've probably lost in the region of $640m with Discovery Capital Management LLC being the biggest casualty.
I want to know why these devices need to know the time in the first place??? Okay, I am aware that my oven can be set to come on at a particular time but I've never used that function and don't know anyone that does. My slow cooker has a better idea- you can tell it to come on x number of hours and minutes from now- no need for it to know the time AND be changed twice a year then the clocks go back/forwards.
Re: Just for the hell of it...
...today being National Potato Day and all that. There has to be a connection
fork in hell...
Re: English Electric Lightning ????
I heard it was a Vulcan...
Re: Bugger Guinness
or even better- Oul Dubh
Re: good things come to those who wait
@Loyal Commenter- yep, I live in Dublin- you might want to read my previous post regarding craft beer in Ireland.
But Guinness hasn't been an Irish company for many years (some would say that it was never an Irish company in the first place). And now they are owned by Diageo, they've no claim to Irishness.
Re: good things come to those who wait
Even here in Ireland (the home of Guinness*) there are much better stouts and porters. Try O'Hara's Leann Follain, Dungarvan's Blackrock stout, Trouble Brewing's Dark Arts, 8 Degrees Knockmealdown Porter. And Hooker Brewery are releasing their Napoleon Stout nationwide.
*Guinness marketing hype. Everyone in the industry knows that they are a UK company.
instead of the nice payout she was expecting, she's now the poster child for "don't buy counterfeit goods". Along with the electric chinese gentleman.
Re: Does anyone know
once, while stateside, a nice cop let me sit in the back of his black and white and order. For some unknown reason you can only order at drive-thru's after a certain time.
Why can't the bigger artists (read- those with control over their music) start their own service? Pay "fairer" rates to encourage others to sign up with them and generally take control of the whole situation. Instead of just whinging about something someone else did.
This will wind up the "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear" brigade
Re: Clearly a Radiohead fan
That'll teach him to try and trump Cmdr Hadfield's Space Oddity...
I'm guessing they've finally heard the rumours about the iWatch and want to be seen as the "market influencers" and "market predictors". The problem with this is no one ever really calls them on it when they are wrong.
Maybe El Reg should add the disclaimer "and remember, these people also predicted the 5m rise of the smart watch" to any future PR from them.
The strange thing is a Dutch Oven and a slow cooker are essentially the same thing.
My wife needed a new printer. So I got her one for her birthday. Was not well received...
Surely a decent POS system should alert when stock on shelf gets low- "60 boxes of cornflakes sold in last half hour- Send ZittoTron to check volume on shelf"
The MacBooks are now just as crap to connecting to wifi as their iDevice stable-mates...
Re: An explanation?
"I don't think Charlie Chaplin was a big fan of Adolf Hitler:"
Though the reverse was true.
Tip to future whistleblowers...
Go to Ecuador first, THEN blow the whistle.
Same thing happened to me. I signed up for a course looking forward to lots of programming only to find I was also required to do Business Studies (yawn) and ancient database techniques. And correcting the guy who was teaching us DBase.
Re: I'm sure there were two girls on my degree course
There was one on mine. She was a muslim girl and she got pulled from the course when her parents "found out" that she had been talking to non-muslim boys.
Re: The scary thing...
Is anyone really surprised? There was a reason why there's an ex-CIA and an ex-DARPA on the board of Facebook.
I first heard it...
...in the little remembered film The Morons From Outer Space
As a serious sci-fi geek as a kid I knew I must have read something of his. So a quick check of the library turns up the 4 Dying Earth books (with Cugel). I still remember the execution scene where the condemned man is put into a box which then slowly shrinks.
F*cking SpongeBob gone!!! The missus is going to be over the moon when I tell her.
The stupid thing is...
Nintendo can quite easily make walkthroughs themselves and market them as 'official' on their YouTube channel and take the revenue without having to piss off their customer base. They also have the advantage of being able to show where the hidden stuff/Easter eggs are.
I was sure Pakistan would have gone for the Indian IRNASS system...
Seems an obvious use for it.
I think she's just CGI
Re: SAP - the sooner RIP the better
A company that we deal with used to turn around our orders within 5 working days. Now it takes them a minimum of 6 weeks. When we rang to ask why the big delays now, their reply was "We got SAP installed..."
Get a research team to find out where the best place is in the US for vocal cord transplants. And then move there.
Welcome home Commander.
This guy is personally responsible for getting people interested in space again. A hero. And the inspiration for my next 'tache come this Movember.
The best thing about the whole operation was you could watch it all live (I did) on the NASA stream. It was strangely compelling- jobs that we would take for granted (like unscrewing bolts) took on a completely different difficulty.
Re: cool software bro
The thumbwheel on the P910 was great- you could also move it back and forward and click.
They missed "Impatient Bastard"
I'll usually order a CD online and then fire up bitTorrent and download it. I know I could probably use a service like iTunes for more instant gratification, but I do prefer having a physical backup of my property.
Re: What about Chris Morris!!
Oh look, Richmond's still alive.
Re: That well
"What's the 2 metres of liquid in the bottom then? Please enlighten me."
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