1211 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
Err- America tried to be naughty and Iceland Bjorked them...
Re: Missing the point
>Rule 34 by Charles Stross where he has come up with VR system for the police, "CopSpace"...
"My god, it's full of stairs..."
Re: Ghost In The Shell...
:) we need to photoshop some mirrored eyeballs into Alistairs profile pic...
Ghost In The Shell...
Dabbsie as Bateau? I'm slightly terrified by this concept.
Agreed- I always thought that the Trust was in place to stop exactly this kind of thing from happening.
Re: Google Docs...
Believe me, there's nothing important there. If Google wants it they are welcome to it.
PrimoPDF or Foxit Editor both allowed output from Word for ages.
I'm finding Google Docs more than capable for the odd use I have. And it comes with collaboration built in. And is platform agnostic.
"Doctor- Cybermen have inflitrated the TARDIS..."
"I DON'T BELIEVE IT!"
Re: I love that prop.
In fairness it was meant to be a discarded policebox in a junk-yard- this was years before the 'chameleon circuit malfunction' story came up.
...when the odd snake turns the tables on one of the little furry feckers, all hell breaks loose...
In fairness, their motion controller gimmick was pretty awesome. However, the article is spot on, since my daughters got an iPod (the eldest) and a Android Tab (the youngest) I don't think the Wii has been switched on once.
In other news- anyone notice how all the kids are playing MineCraft these days??? Take that, Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters, Panfu, Bin Weevils and all the rest.
Forgot "Sounds like 'knee'"="No"
I just hope they've fixed the issues with the OS going deaf for several seconds; and then processing all the multiple screen-taps. iOS6 has been one miserable experience.
Re: Pound sign
possibly right- I also seem to vaguely remember some hack by sticking a locale or charset command into autoexec.bat.
I made a couple of quid by writing an old GWBasic program which sent a command to the printer telling it to print a pound sign whenever a dollar sign was received.
Re: I'm sorry...
And yet a quick google turns this up:
Can say anything about the ranking because it's been there 3 years. However it would appear that while the warning was put up in February, people were continuing to use (and get scammed) as late as June (from the few sites I looked at).
There's 'trust' and there's 'diligence'.
...but I find it hard to feel any sympathy for the victims. The only thing that TicketBastard does right is give a 'legitimate' source for tickets (I never thought I'd be arguing for TicketBastard).
Re: The guy went a bit overboard
I seem to remember that Angel Dust is the preferred tipple of your average America carney.
"They had the nutter subdued, with no deaths & minimal damage."
He started masturbating AFTER the shots were fired. What part of that indicates that he was 'subdued'?
they could be 6/7 for all we know.
Re: ...the septics are fond of prosecuting you...
'yank' comes from the dutch 'Jankees'; a common name/nickname for the settlers.
if you are doing requests- can you do Ashton Tate next (same rags to riches to rags story)
Re: She said "graph"
yes, graphy, graphy, graph, graph.
If they say it often enough, it must mean something, right?
Remember who is asking for this (and making lots of money)- It's lawyers versus lawyers. Both sides employ them so they might as well get some use out of them. And I'm sure both sides have some form of war chest to cover the costs of the 40 ongoing cases, and it's a fraction of their profit.
...no replacement for quote marks in arabic.
Re: Burns night
and high on haggis.
I miss haggis.
Re: Don't have a Tv Licence... Love Netflix
I thought you needed to have a license as long as you owned equipment that was capable of receiving a TV signal (TV, DVR etc). As long as you are playing Netflix on a PC, or phone, or tablet, you should be okay.
Re: Hang on...
should really read RIGHT to the end before commenting.
Oh, and Alistair- you're a bastard. I've got that song stuck in my head now.
Did Dabbsie just reference Haysi Fantayzee???
Re: I've watched it carefully
An excellent film, worthy of a rewatch.
Also the reason why I kept giggling at my Spanish teacher when she was teaching me the word for 'neither'.
Re: He makes Chilli Jam !
Chilli jame shouldn't be too hard to make. Like most jams it will be fruit (in this case chilli), sugar and pectin. I'd roast and skin the chilli's first just to get an added depth to the flavour. And don't forget to leave in the seeds; Only wussies deseed their chillis.
A whole article about a restaurant in Aberdeen, which serves haggis, and not a mention of the fact that it's Burns' Night tonight.
Re: I'm impressed
"Let them tax cake!"
They can relaunch a turd as many times as they want, it's still not going to smell of roses.
Reminds me of the say "You can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter". Maybe that's what they are doing.
Why this video works...
Americans love an easy dance craze (usually so they can do something at weddings). Gangnam Style's simple dance moves can be easily copied (see also The Electric Side, All the Single Ladies, and the Chicken Dance- otherwise known as the Birdie Song to us over here).
I think it was reported he made $2 million out of it.
...the idiots on Wall Street got their figures wrong again. That's not news that's a quarterly reinstatement of the facts.
Headline should read "Mystic Meg gets it wrong. Again!"
Re: Bye bye...
It's kinda karma- malls put the high street shops out of business and now the internet is doing the same to them.
Re: There has to be a joke in there somewhere...
dammit "there" not "their"
Didn't we get the option to edit our posts within a certain timeframe?
There has to be a joke in their somewhere...
...about us lot of commentards being the "golden shower"
Anyone for one of those yellow rubber bracelets?
I'm thinking of creating a range of LiveWrong bracelets with the caption "Don't compete; Cheat."
I'm sorry Bwarry...
...I do not understand 'Weckomend a westauwant"
Welcome back Dabbsie...
You have been missed.
Actually electrowetting sounds like a great method for curing bed-wetting.
Ofcom spun off a job it should have been doing itself, and that spin-off gets to demand money from companies already signed up to Ofcom?
Talk about scam and crony-ism.
Re: ABC denialists!
but that that just plays into the denialists' denialists hands (you know- those that deny the deniers)
"a quarter that of The Sun"
hmmmm, the campaign to add 'Page 3' to the list of El Reg categories starts here.
I found the CD section (okay it was tucked in the back) but could not find the CD I wanted. Nor were there any assistants to ask (they only seem to staff the cash desks there). So I pulled out my phone and ordered it from play.com instead.
Re: But... what about...
Isn't a moron a person from that cult that Mitt Romney belongs to? The ones that get to have multiple wives and magic underpants?
Re: Another day, another "Let's bash BT" article
"So if I shoot someone with a gun, then someone else does it shortly after then I should get done for murder and the other person gets a lesser punishment?"
Of course. The second crime is obviously one of diminished responsibility as they were only following your lead in the first place.
Re: And how much will BT be fined?
A great fine would be £5,000 and underneath in the small print "Price shown does not include £2,000,000 handling charge"
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