3471 posts • joined 3 Mar 2008
Re: Thicker ice is a sign of increased temps
Your theory is crap --- 2.9 litres disappear. (3.6 - 0.7)
Get it right!
"More ice means more to flood us"
But it's thinner at the top end so stuff balances out.
Not that I care -- It'd take one hell of a lot of meltwater to get up here to the edge of the last ice age.
Antartica is at the bottom of the planet so it's only natural that the ice falls down there from the Arctic.
Scientists eh? bloody hopeless!
Re: Are Ofcom a complete waste of space?
"Anon, 'cos we're not supposed to do this sort of thing, but instead pay BT to do what they should have done in the first bloody place as part of the installation."
To be honest, most phone engineers are grateful for someone to tidy up the clag that accumulated over the years.
I took it back to where the O/H feed comes in and moved that box to somewhere more easy to get at for all. Never had any issues with engineers - I were one, once, so they get a cuppa as well as not having to work in crap conditions.
Re: Caviar in spaaaace?
Think that's bad?
Wait until the open the bubbly.
This morning everything froze and I had to hit the power button.
After the lappy came back to life I wondered why Avast was being so busy before it al stopped.
(but there was yet another Ffox update so . . .)
Re: Stop calling it National Security
With cattle you can take away the battery from the shock system and they will still keep away from the fence.
Sounds a bit like Avalon - which is basically the 'sit in a circle and close your eyes' Mafia game.
(I'm a big fan of 'Family Business' - which has nearly caused fights before)
But . . .
. . . I don't want to know where I am, just where the hell I left the car.
Yup, and regularly from then to now we get told that these devices are vulnerable.
There ought to be another news category for the Reg -- 'Haven't we heard this one before . . .' , or 'we told you so . . .'
Re: Today you need a supercomputer
"Can I be the first to mention that our reality is just an @Home project running 40 years from now?"
I'm not sure about that - I'll go and ask the mice.
It's the weather
I'm sure we were told there would be a break in the cloud overnight.
Thank you, El Reg
"almost as long as an American football field"
I am constantly baffled by the use of 'football field' as a form of measurement as used on the telly.
English accents narrrating a U.S. programme and I am never sure whether it is an F.A. field or U.S. field. El Reg's accurate reporting wins again.
Nah, they closed that a few years ago.
Along with the Spread Eagle, The Goerge and many other pubs.
I shall raise a glass to thier passing
Re: "push back and take action now before it happens"
"Every place they take foothold in the Western World becomes all about "their" religious rights being trampled. What about mine and yours?"
What if I don't have a religion?
some sort of . . .
. . . focussed EMP device would do the trick.
They were in the magazines and books I read as a youngster, everyone had a ray-gun.
Some of then even have the nerve to use legs!
Time for a competition to see who can guess the KKK password?
or kKkKkKkK - the more secure version
Re: Anytime the KKK are mentioned...
Thanks, just happens to be my favourite film.
(We don' need no steenking badges!)
"Where the white women at?"
BT gives me MotoGP -- I'm happy.
I refuse to pay for the stuff I used to enjoy on telly.
Re: correction time?
Maybe they have done another 'superplane' which turned out to be run by clockwork - but didn't stop a feeding frenzy by the usual big boys toys suppliers which the U.S. was happy to oblige with.
Maybe it's just a way to bankrupt the U.S.
Re: Translation please
So, what pokes through it is a turtle's head?
Oddly enough, yes.
I doubt if anything positive will happen in dear 'ol Blighted
Especially considering the way that the Tories and UKKKIP rely on spare change from corporate tax-dodgers.
Advertising on FB - when was that?
The only Ad's I see are for Sunglasses, trainers and 'computer dating'.
And that's ony when a group I'm in is spammed.
AdBlock and Social Fixer -- why grumble when you can actually wrestle the thing in to submission without breraking in to a sweat?
But where will the 'FB is shite' people go now that Twitter is becoming passe?
Back to Hotmail chat?
In the 'reduced items' bit at my local Tesco they often have big scotch eggs with a soft yolk.
I have to admit that I like them - though I'm too tight to buy the full-priced ones.
Westboro Baptist Church
plenty to pick Dave-- where will you start?
It's hard enough trying to get a couple of grand back from a dodgy builder, sort of admire the nerve but, blimey - set a precedent and lawyers would get corpulent from people wanting to own the internet.
Blimey, there are people in Blighty that can't get that.
Come on, El Reg.
More 419 T-shirts please, mine's worn out.
Bunch of blokes bugger off and kill something then eventually bring it back.
Meanwhile, the women have sorted out the fire, got water, gathered other food, looked after the kids, made clothes etc. etc.
Growing the market
And expect Government contracts to have a clause that states there has to be insurance.
Boosts the economy and all that.
But, if it's in-sewer-ants I'm sure a variation of 'whiplash injury and new car' will be along very quick.
Re: Dunno the exact answer
"And the Fat Freddy's Cat compendium, of course."
That fount of wisdom
"Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope"
Re: The Bible
"You can't deny it shifted a load of copies though"
Though Gove tried so had to shift thousands more.
I wonder what the list would look like if it was based on books purchased rather than given away like a breakfast ceral toy.
Re: "most important book"
"It's the foundation stone of our accepted system of morals and value judgements"
Those morals and value judgements existed long, long before.
The idea that the world was total chaos before a highly edited compilation of short stories came out is a bit silly.
A flock is there to be fleeced. (or eaten by wolves)
" but even ten years ago school leavers were taking "computer driving licence" courses because the schools seemed to have failed them."
Schools were struck by the usual disease of Governement Ministers thinking IT was a 'good idea' - never knowing what the hell 'IT' was. Schools were given dosh for kit (not people) and told to get on with it. School staff not only don't usually have extra time for applying yet another 'brilliant idea' but also not the expertise.
It has never been the schools that failed them but Education wonks in Westminster ( and the hovering bluebottles of 'educational software developers' ) insistingn that throwing kit at kids will provide the next generation of whizzkids -- and now it's happening again .'Apps' is the new watchword the 'big thing' to turn 16yr olds into millionaires.
They conveniently miss out that number of successful apps v;s the number of total failures (or, for that matter, apps that are only there to pick your pocket.
Re: It's the parents not the kids
" given a speak-and-spell toy to learn to talk and read"
despite evidencce that they can hold back a child's development -- but it keeps the little shits out of your face while watching Eastenders so . .
Re: Social engineering
" "Home IT support" was always undertaken with a heavy heart knowing I would have to clean out "free fun games" "
My two girls were educated about the possible hazards of Habbo Hotel (bah, the youth of today don't know . . . etc.) We mananged to string along someone for hours who was posing as a boy wanting one of the girls to install a 'cool game'.
First educate - then you don't need to spend ages cleaning in the corners of the hard drive.
I know some parents who wouldn't let thier 16yr old take his laptop upstairs to play the usual on-line games that teenagers love and still ban their other two kids from any social media (apart from passive YouTube and the like).
When he went off to Uni I quietly asked him what it felt like to be free - he just grinned.
And there goes another one
Old Street roundabout used to be one of my ways of getting those endorphins running in the morning.
Anyone regularly cycling round it always ends up with a feeling of elation and success.
Re: Dude, I'm a comet. Do you even have a landing permit?
"The thrusters didn't fire and the harpoons didn't launch. Maybe the lander is standing tall on the tips of the extended screws."
They used the other option of gaffa tape and cable ties.
Won't get paid?
Nijel the Destroyer has said he wants to offload the NHS to the highest bidder.
Sounds as if Kelsey is doing some pre-sale markdowns.
Top Marks to Dr Taylor
This is the sort of thing that will get younger people interested.
The old cries of parents will be muted -- you can get inked, get your eardrums blasted and STILL have a great job.
CPS screws up again.
Sell tickets to people who think they have a novel idea of distributing smelly whale over the local area.
Me -- I'd love to try one of them huge Roman crossbow things.
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