53 posts • joined Friday 30th November 2007 16:05 GMT
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 ».
That is all I can say.
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.
'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
Fisher Price Apptivity Case - http://www.firebox.com/product/4664/Fisher-Price-Apptivity-Case
In policing circles, she is know as Imelda Marcos, just like Jacqui Smith was know as the Princess of Darkness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wonder if Essex CC is going to get a slice of that plate to its c tax payers?
Earlier, a few years ago ECC bought "ECC 1" for £7 000 for its executive car, in return to sell F1 and 1F, two of the oldest plates in Britain.
I get my coat,
Have the Sverige Polisen asked...
I will get my coat, yes the one for the 1,62m (5'4") person
Becta is slowly changing.....
IMHO, from the sound of it. Becta is changing from being just a marketing department of Microsoft into something different.
The reason why I say this is because in the past (a few years ago, after Acorn computers such as the A300 and the A3000when I was at high school), Becta only allowed MS Windows and Office, if a school wanted to use say StarOffice, they would get a good mouthful from Becta.
We all know how Google is...
Cameron has rightly complained about the NHS mega IT project, but he is wrong on Google. Google is well known for it privacy, i.e. none, such as keeping records of your searches for in the UK, for 2 <b>years</b>. I don’t trust it to keep safe that one has a mental disability, privately.
Plus, should it be a concern about the links between Google and the Tories. Why Google, why not the hundreds of other companies? Plus, any thought on the NHS using the American VistA system, it is free (public domain) and it keeps the records of every US veteran.
Firewire? Never heard it!
Sorry, but Firewire is a bit of dead as a dodo. I have very rarely come across it, the only places I have seen it is on a Apple laptop and on a car stereo. I even had to look it up in a book to find out what it was.
Where is Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Joulupukki? It depends
If you are Danish or American, Santa lives on the North Pole, which is Greenlandic/Danish terriaryIf you are Danish or American. Santa lives on the North Pole, which is Danish (Greenlandic) territory.
If you are Canadian, Santa also lives on the North Pole (Canada), which is Canadian (Northwest Territories) territory. Although strangely, his post office is in Montreal QC
If you are British or Finnish, Father Christmas/Joulupukki lives in Rovaniemi, Finland (Lapland), which is Finnish territory.
If you are Dutch or Belgian, Sinterklaas or Sint-Nicolaas is from the Basque Country in Spain, arriving by steam ship.
So they want Sarah's law?
This is a classic example why there shouldn't be a Sarah's or indeed a Megan's law.
It is well known that innocent people get hurt by publishing untrue information, remember the vigilantes to the News of the Screws publishing paedophile information only for half of the info to be wrong.
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