141 posts • joined 8 Dec 2007
"Graphene is relatively simple – a sheet of graphite atoms"
"Graphite atoms" you say? Is that a new element?
Bank with Bitcoin: Make 25% profit in one evening
Then lose it all forever, without any trace of previous existence of said riches, the next day.
Re: Moving South
Maybe they used a time frame like that one because "0.96 cm per year" doesn't sound that impressive.
A IT guy asked a friend to recommend an attorney to defend him against a charge of bestiality.
"I know a great trial lawyer," the fellow said, "but he's expensive and doesn't know how to pick a jury. I know another lawyer," he continued, "who' s not a great trial lawyer, but he's cheap and really knows how to pick a jury."
The IT guy settled on the cheap attorney, but immediately had second thoughts when the key witness began his testimony. "I saw that man mount his sheep from behind," he said, "and when he was finished, I saw the sheep turn around and lick his pecker."
The accused IT guy was devastated and had all but given up hope of acquittal, when a juror in overalls whispered to the fellow next to him, "You know, a good sheep will do that."
Re: Vauxhall and Marantz?
I'm still the proud owner of a Denon champagne coloured CD player.
Not only does it sound great, it stands out awesomely on the hi-fi rack.
Re: Méthode Champenoise
Blanc de blancs is not a region or method, it means the wine is made only from varieties of white grapes (as opposed to the usual stuff where pinot noir, a black wine grape, is used).
Eadon will get heavily downvoted for beeing Eadon.
Re: Trusting ANYTHING plugging into a USB port....
my own phone does connect immediately as a media device, without any prompt, giving access to anything stored on the internal storage and any memory card.
I had the same problem...
Bought a Phillips RC that wasn't good enough (limited set of supported devices out of the box and not enough memory for new commands). Then I bought a Logitech, but operation was weird, it was based not on devices but on activities (switch -on or off- everything you need for TV or music or watching DVDs, not very friendly if you're watching TV and decide to watch a DVD or want to put on some music while the TV is muted...)
Finally a friend recommended I buy a cheap One-for-all command. Got the 6-in-1 for 30€ and it controls all 6 different brand devices I have without a hitch, and even lets me program 3 combo modes (that I defined as TV+DVD+Amp, CD+Radio+Amp and STB+TV).
Won't replace it for a while!
Re: Excuse me?
About the laptop analogy... let's try another one: whether I'm employed or not, I still have to use the loo. Then, from your point of view, I should be taxed for using it, right? So, what's your take on this now?
Have you even tried using the Archos?
It's got a RK3066 (dual core Cortex A9) that is barely able to support that resolution, it only works fine when you lower it to 1024x768.
And don't even think about running any of those flashy games out there, they'll just about crawl on you...
Re: Privacy? Free speech? Opinion? Bloody mindedness?
Not that I agree with most of this, but most countries have some kind of restrictions on any of those. In the UK you can not be a police officer and a fascist, if you want a visa to visit the US of A you must state you're not a communist, in France you can not say you hate Jews... What is considered private or allowed in the spirit free speech varies wildly depending on where you are. Opinions on such matters differ, like in so many other liberties (drinking age, voting age, consensual sex age, expressing one’s sexual orientation – when not conforming to the norm –, etc.).
It's the world we live in, deal with it! (i.e., try to change it if you don't agree with what's going on, but accept that others may think differently)
Re: Same article
This kind of thing happens from time to time. I think the problem is that Reg hacks don't read the Reg...
Re: 2GB ram
It hasn't 2 GB RAM. What it has is a 2GB memory card included in the box.
Re: Making a stand.... or just thick ?
"crap legal advice"? No, no, he must have the top law professor from a prestigious university advising him... He'll be out in no time, guaranteed!
RE: Don't think we really needed the footnote... *
You're beeing way too polite with the author on this one... ;)
Thank you nanny, for taking so much good care of me
I feel all safe and confy now...
"Super perv powder"
Well, well, when searching Google for "super perv powder", it only knows this one article on El Reg.
So... what else can you tell us about it?
As they say...
"An idiot and his job are soon parted"
RE: Who the fuck is Justin Bieber?
You clearly don't have teen or pre-teen daughters....
RE: "2.1Mp front-facing camera, able to capture up to four people in a frame"
That's going to make wedding photo shoots a strenuously long job (depending on the couple's social skills, anyway)...
Re: Is it just me...
Yeah, sure, and that's why the pic's caption is "Orangutan at Chester Zoo"...
"a test for human empathy"
So it's not a CAPTCHA, it's a CAPTPHA: "Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Psycopaths and (other) Humans Apart"
What's the point?
What's the point of having wireless charging if the phone must be clipped to anything? Might as weel be clipped to a wired charging station...
Re: Very annoying
Well then, read again... point 2 is for video, and there's no shutter sound when filming, is there?
It shall be called "Ununtrium"
Or maybe it should be "Hyakujūsanium", for it's japanese origin?
Yes, yes, very fine blue arse...
But what about it's face?
If that's not the reason they did it, they surely are happy about it now (and bonus points for getting reporters to say stuff like "...it works extremely well - almost as well as the simulation...", so that much more people know now how great their new cameraphones are).
"Bobby-trapped" web page?
Like in "watched over by the Scotland Yard"?
Re: RE:Sammy knows it'll get an appeal in Texas.
I'd like to see how all that spending would be funded without those "typical banksters" and their "profession"...
In their defence, I have to say that “Simply put, Motosmart makes life easier, you don’t have to worry about complicated settings and hard-to-follow instructions. Just turn this smartphone on and get instant access to the people and things in your life that matter most.”
Re: Verbal Contracts
As Samuel Goldwin once said, "a verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."
I've often applied tourniquets to PL/SQL developers who can't read the f%$#%$g specs, but it's the first time I've heard it called first aid...
My first thought ...
.. was that you'd missed the NSFW tag
"Five Quarters Of The Orange" by Joanne Harris
As for the icon, beer is kind of orange... or have I already had one too many?
Re: Science fiction? Or reapplication of old news?
I guess it's the "achieve" part that's new, vis-à-vis just theorizing about it.
Brazilian lingo is portuguese, not spanish, so it's currency's (the "real" ) plural is "reais" and not "reales".
A bit off-topic, but...
"The idea at the ESA is to stick satellite measurements of the earth's surface - garnered from 20 years of readings accurate to within a centimetre - into the cloud, allowing more scientists to analyse the data."
They could use this data andt tell the nepalese how tall the Everest is, couldn't they?
( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/29/everest_appeal/ )
Did it root *any* Android phone?
Wow! It's better than z4root, I would love to see that part of it on the market as an isolated app.
You can polish a meteorite up real nice,
...but it’ll never be anything other than a meteorite!
Thank you very much ElReg for including a link to the site
I clicked on the link and now I'm a criminal in the (twisted) eyes os SOCA!
Well, I'll mail you my attorney's fees...
Or beeing on the 13th floor... most of them go from 12 to 14!
You would say that, wouldn't you....
Hell of an acronym!
When the demonstration programme is over and the star production, it should be named “High Energy Laser 2 Units”
The keyword is "square"
So 10 sq. km is not 6,2 sq.miles, but a bit less than 4 sq. miles... (couldn't find the time to convert to nanoWales, sorry 'bout that).
Carbon fibre is so last tuesday for bike frames
Titanium frames are the thing to have now!
But will Airbus or Boeing make an airframe from Ti, or maybe just the rivets?
At least it doesn't crack like c-fibre....
It's a coefficient, it has no unit. Scientifically.
Nintendo (or iPhone) ahead of Lamborghini?
Yeah sure, I'd like a 3DS better than a Gallardo...