really, how different is it from me making my own bows and fletching my own arrows?
1292 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
Agreed totally. In fact the "hobbyist" nature of building your own 3d printer reminds me of the same thing happening with people building their own plotters in the 80s.
Re: State-run CCTV
"In Communist China, TV watches you."
Dabbsie AND BOFH on the same day!!! A great start to the Paddy's weekend.
I wouldn't be surprised if the porn industry haven't been pouring large amounts of dosh into the R&D...
Re: What is so compelling?
"As far as I can see this is just another Android Phone."
In the same way that the iPhone 5 is just another iOS phone.
I gathered up as many groupon addresses as I could (especially personal ones) and then just bounced any email coming from a groupon address to that list.
"Associated Press, British Pathé, Getty Images, ITN, the Press Association and Thomson Reuters."
Where's the BBC??? Or the other side of the fence I guess...
Re: Wot no Matrix?
Well, apart from the excellent Animatrix...
Re: Have to agree with most of these, though Zardoz does look very daft.
I loved Moon, it had the faint touch of Solyaris about it...
Re: I want....
I want one that I can stick on the back of my hand...
Welcome to Stob...
You're new here aren't you?
Motorola screwed Psion, Google screws Motorola...
Re: What about gay porn? Women aren't being used there.. What about..
Governments worldwide banned common sense years ago. They found it got in the way of policy making, which, in turn, would have a detrimental effect on creating new and amusing taxes.
Somebody actually took the trouble to upvote this commment...
Paid well I hope. It was one of the most hilarious articles I've read all week.
Re: Anything that means cheaper venison
I'll quite happily take part in the cull and then gut/clean my kill; that should be enough to shut any vegetarian up...
Re: Ah - the passage of time
I always thought it was a great pity that The Empire Strikes Back wasn't more available and that The Return of the Jedi was in raster not vector.
Re: I spent ages playing Tempest...
Another vote for Tempest here. A fantastic game.
For abstract- how about I-Robot, also by Atari.
Re: Windows 8 - It should go away.
Maybe it will go away if we ignore it some more...
Re: I seem to recall...
"On the other hand, though, why *SHOULD* bicyclists be exempt from paying for road maintenance."
I do pay for road maintenance- out of my taxes. You don't think the vehicle tax covers all the costs do you?
by your logic (nearly) every living thing on the planet pollutes by producing CO2*. The only way to stop it is to remove oxygen from the atmosphere. This sounds like a start of idiot politicians wanting to introduce an "Air Tax"
*maybe we can give plants a tax break for reversing the process...
Re: more Tesco digital stuff
I wouldn't even buy my groceries from Tesco's so there's no way I'm touching them for digital products.
Missing the obvious:
"Where they would have been released straight to DVD, the opportunities for doing that have really declined."
No, the rapid access to market these days is to make it available on a OnDemand service, like LoveFilm or Netflix. The fact that he's doing this via Xbox Live would indicate that he already understands this but he has limited his audience to just Xbox owners.
I pony well my droogie.
Today's Groupon Offer...
CEO, 50% off.
...driver [sic] them very crazy indeed.
a half decent alternative to RFID tags in the right circumstances. Especially as they can be used without having to add any extra hardware to the smartphone
Liewise. And zero after-sales support once they have you signed on too. It's a case of "we have your money now, screw you!"
Re: You're all missing the point
Did anyone check the island for dormant, hollowed out volcanos?
>I reckon it is belligerents and love the fact they have the balls to say 'f**k you Apple come after us if you dare.
"Then they are stupid and they will die."
Conspiracy time: It's collusion between Apple and Samsung's legal departments, designed to keep them in lucrative business.
Well, they are Sony and Ericsson is just a spec in the rear-view mirror now. If it was still SE it might have been a little different.
I just pitched something similar to a Client who was looking for a Virtual Loyalty Card system. It is/was a WiFi/QR code based solution. Now I'm worried that if I roll it out, Apple are going to sue me.
Mobile Payments? Facebook?
Well, I can't see any way this might go wrong...
And I find the consolidated platforms tend to fail to deliver all of the functionality of each OS/UI. They are like the programming world's equivalent of "No child left behind"...
Re: re. " ... junky dory ..."
Is 'Junky Dory" a fish on smack?
It's best to target each UI
People know how to use the UI on their chosen phone and resent having to learn "a new way". Also you have to code for differences between platforms- a good example would be a lack of a menu button on iDevices means you need to display a constant tabbar whereas the screen real-estate can be reclaimed by Android because there is no need to display the extra items until the button is pressed.
As the old saying goes: Horses for courses...
"PUT IT IN THE CURRY!"
Re: Won't somebody think of the developers?
Yeah- it kinda kills the iDevice developers mantra of 'I don't have to develop for multiple screen sizes"
Even though that went out the window with the Retina display.
Re: The crucial difference..
I remember when we just called "Cloud Service" the internet.
I think that would get them solidly into "prior art" territory
Thanks for the front page image. Now if you could just embed a video into this article, of Michael Aspel being crushed by a giant paw...
Re: White's right.
Bugger- now I'm going to have that Supertramp song stuck in my head all day...
he's bloody well right,
he's got the bloody right to say..."
Re: He's quite right
as an addition to this- Get to know the people you buy from. You will find that they are passionate and knowledgeable about their products and are quite willing to give you a deal on price.
My butcher (who recently had a sign up saying 'Only Fools Eat Horses') always rounds his prices down to the nearest pound and is known to chuck in a couple of extra sausages "for the dog".
It's a pity they didn't spend some of their money on a decent tax accountant. He would have got the £49,000 they did declare down to about a tenner.
Re: ooohh 200million clubcard vouchers stolen !
yep, murdered by a plastic spoon...
...the guy who completely missed the internet in his semi-autobiography also missed SmartPhones. Yeah, I'd call that 'innovative'
Went scuba diving on the wrecks...
Re: Some hints for beer
SD has both the Stones Brewery (Arrogant Bastard) and the Firehouse. Both great purveyors of beer. Good beer is making traction stateside but you do need to know where to look.
A bit like Ireland. Shameless plug: if any of you are coming over for St Patricks (or even The Gathering) and you need a guide to pubs and restaurants selling Irish Craft Beer, there's an App for that; BeoirFinder (available for both iOS and Android).
It must be Friday...
...all the great Reg articles come out on Friday.
One question though- Where's Simon these days???