63 posts • joined 30 Nov 2007
Re: Qi (pronounced chee)
The word is from Mandarin for air 气, and the spelling is from pinyin (qì).
Sorry, this sounds a little like the always on telescreen in 1984 or the permanently on kitchen radio that exists in the DPRK (North Korea).
How does it work for bacon-haters?
As some one who absolutely hates the stuff, how does that work? Having to work in a police station, where our canteen frequently makes bacon baguettes and all-day breakfasts, which I find gagging I try to avoid which it is difficult.
No, I am not a vegetarian I eat a lot of ham and chouriço in my sandwiches, and eat a thick slice for Christmas dinner.
Explosion - because I cause a fire here.
Re: Consider your Country List
Agree on the advertorial business, I personally don't mind advertorials in on-line news, provided that it is clear that it is an advertorial, even if it is a black bar above the text stating that this a paid article.
Re: Courier companies
Ironically, DPD is owned by La Poste (French post office)!
There is one big leguacy with the QL...
It was the QL that a certain Swedish-speaking Finn from Helsinki was inspire to better an operating system.
Tux, you get my drift.
Why the military
One thing that puzzles me, is why military personal are only ones allowed to unlock their phones earlier then a year?
Anyone could easily move away from the America to some other place.
Re: Milton wrote about a vision of Hell....
Milton Keynes is technically a city unitary authority, eg the same status as Peterborough.
I will get my coat, now.
Agree, we don't say Sir Paul Hewson (Bono), Sir Rudolph Giuliani, Sir Henry Kissinger , Sir Alan Greenspan or even for El Reg readers to shudder Sir Bill Gates, as none of have Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch so why should we call them knighthood prefix.
Re: 'My fucking screen is blank!'
You know that Manna, sorry no Watson has a profanity filter. It had one after when it read the "urban dictionary", and ended up speaking worse then a fishwife!
Techology and Faith
Despite the anti-religious nature of some of El Reg's readers, I see this a good thing in helping the gain access to text that they would have difficulty in getting by say large print texts etc. Although I think a e-reader (e.g. a Kindle) would probably be better then a tablet, as it is much simpler to use then a tablet. I for example have use a Kindle to read a Bible in meeting for worship.
And his climate-change denial-ism.He seem to think that fossil fuels can live forever.
Sorry old chap, but the Flying Pig is going to be knocked down soon, plus when the new place by the station (it is already licensed) that would probably be the local. They would also probably go for the Devonshire Arms or the Great Northern. However, if they fancy a proper local there is always the Cambridge Blue.
Beer - well I used to be in the licensing trade in Cambridge.
RIP Gerry Anderson
I probably like many others think that Gerry was one of Britain's great television sci-fi creators, and is amazing that such a programme like Thunderbirds don't date and bring joy to those who could be his grandchildren.
A plaque outside Slough Trading Estate, perhaps?
GO - because Thunderbirds are!
AssangeTM & Icke
Is it me, or am I thinking AssageTM is turning into a 21st century version of David Icke?
Alien - Next thing he would say, is that Kate's new baby is just a way in keep the lizards in power.
What about Long Wave?
As someone who prefers listening to Radio 4 by Long Wave, as the signal is much better how would that is affected?
Megaphone - Because someone needs to shout about this.
Considering we do a lot of defence work with our fellow European partners, one thing I would say is « Niquer ta reum ».
Re: so, how much coffee is a "cup"?
That isn't a cup of coffee, that is the gateway to Satan's main juice which is a latte.
It is either espresso or filter, why make a coffee that just taste of hot water.
Re: You think the wax statue is creepy...?
You have just made my nightmare here.
Sent from my Droid.
That is all I can say.
Re: Haaa how nice
Ah, a little cuddly Andy to sleep with.
Tux, because he is a better fanboi dream.
Re: So, after Nokia sells off Vertu...
Err no, Vertu uses S60 not WP7 as its OS.
Tell that to a certain Mark Weisbort of The Guardian. He sometimes writes articles that are so pro-Argentine that he writes directly from president herself.
As someone who can't stand the stuff, I just think "whatever". If it was a salmiak shortage...
I wouldn't look at "Bootleg" in a different way again.
'Don't worry,' Zuckerberg says, 'we won't assimilate them'
Sounds like the Borg. Is Facebook replacing Microsoft as the Borg company? I could imagine Zuckerberg with his Picard headset (à la Gates)
Teminator - Well it is the nearest to the Borg.
Well Samsung does financial services... http://www.samsunglife.com/company_en/submain.html
Nightfox - one proposed name for the Finnish markka was the omena (apple). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_markka
Brave New World?
How long before we start getting "feelies"?
Fisher Price Apptivity Case - http://www.firebox.com/product/4664/Fisher-Price-Apptivity-Case
You forgot Great Britain.
In policing circles, she is know as Imelda Marcos, just like Jacqui Smith was know as the Princess of Darkness.
His head is here
Ironically, he has a status here in Vilnius. Done straight after the Soviet occupation in 1991.
Unfortunately (for them) being in Monaco means that they still have to pay French income tax due to a treaty. Hence why Jonny Halliday tried change his citizenship to be Belgian, so he could live in Monaco.
Err, they do!
Renova does black bog roll.
If you subscribe to El Reg's twitter feed, the vulture is the picture.
Was he influenced by his wife, the Twittering #SallyBercow?
No, Walmart (Asda) bought the British stores of Netto from Dansk Supermaked A/S (part of Mærsk-Moller), not Aldi.
Both Aldi and Lidl are planning to expend the number of stores, due to the recent growth of discount sector helped by the recession.
My coat please, the one with a copy of the Grocer in the pocket.
@ Christopher Martin
4 litres is roughly 8 1/2 pints (US) and 10 litres is roughly 21 pints (US)
You say that we are unique in this TV tax, but Sweden with SR/SVT , Finland with YLE, and the Czech Republic with ČR/ČT have a licence together with no adverts. Many countries in Europe have a public broadcaster that is funded by a TV licence (although many have a small amount of advertising on the box or on the web) like France, Germany and Switzerland.
Compared with other public broadcasters, the Beeb is a fine example with many places often you find BBC shows in their schedules, and it is one of the few broadcasters that breaks the American hegemony in worldwide broadcasting, so back off.
@Nick, Aldi in the US?
Nick, according to the web, Aldi has over 1400 stores in 29 states in the US, and has been operating since 1976.
Sorry, my mistake, it is provisional, not provincial. Crap spellchecker.
I know what you are talking about, what I meant was that because there is a single ID card, fakes like those on websites like http://www.fluxcard.com/ or http://www.photo-id.co.uk/ don't really exist in say France or Germany.
Am I the only one who wants a ID card?
I know I would be hunted down by people here, but I my be one of the few El Reg readers who WANTS an ID card. The only thing I would agree on, is the abandonment of the back database and for Britain to join Schengen to allow passport free travel in Europe.
The amount of times I have been ask to produce a passport or my driving licence so I can buy half of wheat beer in my local bar (I am 24, but I look around seventeen-years-old), or closing a bank account, where they would the paper licence as well the plastic card. In my humble opinion, the amount of fake ID use by kids to buy alcohol is astonishing, helped by the lack of awareness of the Pass cards and high cost of passports/driving licences (my provincial licence cost me £42, and I don't have a car). Not surprisingly, fake ID is practicality unheard of in many European countries, due to a standard card.
I will get my coat, together with all my papers (passport, driving licence, police ID card, and BII membership card) in the pockets.
Why spy a postman?
Here some to think about, why does a man who distribute stun guns, spy on a postman from a Parisian suburb?
To those who needed to know, M. Besancenot was supported in the 2007 presidential elections by the director Ken Roach.
Je prends mon mantel, avec une copie du Canard Enchaîne dans le poche.
One small question...
where is the promised (and much needed) Outlook copy for OOo 3.0?
I say much needed as it is a popular (as in it is widely available), plus the need to help businesses cut their MS tentacles.
Of this, one possible solution is to make it from LGPL to bog standard GPL and merge it with Evoulation. However, we all that Sun likes to keep it fingers near it.
Mine is the one with reason on its shoulder.
Russia hasn't invaded Finland, as it shows the Moscow Armistice border, bar the port of Porkkala that Finalnd got back in 1956.
Mine is the one with the Suomen Passi in one pocket
Looks like Stordanmark has more then that
It seem to also have Slovenia as well as Deutschschweiz, together with making Vorarlburg and Tyrol an independent state.
Plus, where is Kosovo (if your country recognised it) & Palestinian Territories?
It will get me coat, one with a proper map of Europe.
Still not for the next generation of HDTV
The next generation of HDTV is UHDTV which is around 4360p, not this 2000p crap.
I will get my coat, the one with the time machine remote in the pocket.
I think it to encourage the use of the new “standard” that Microsoft has done, called HD Photo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_Photo), formally known as Windows Media Photo. It is designed to replace JPEG for photos, aiming for a crisper, sharper picture.
Not surprising, currently it can only be seen by programs that exists only on XP SP2 and Vista. Mine with the fake Microsoft ID card and swipe card.
Hopefully it would mean better news on Engagdet
If this happens, hopefully it will get rid of the arse-licking that Engadget (a tech blog owned by AOL) seem to have on Apple.
It just tell me something I already know, ...
... that cloud computing isn't the bee's knees that everyone says it is.
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