2886 posts • joined 3 Mar 2008
Re: Vanity Names !
"After all meeeelions of Chavs and Chavettes on the streets"
I see you are using the last refuge of cowards and bullies.
All your usual insults are not useable in comments sections?
Anyway, the cost of personal plates takes them out of the realms of the poor and in to those of the fairly well off. Ever looked at prices?
"Actually, I'm waiting for the "Sky Fairy" theory to rear it's head and explain everything including dinosaurs.... again."
Now now, no need to be like that.
I'm waiting for the 'science can't tell you everything, there are somethings even science can't explain' (would you like a copy of the book now or buy it later when I'm on the book tour - a signed copy, even)
FB outdoes Google?
So, Google put together some floating storage shipping containers which, presumably, they can ferry about here and there - but FaceBook can get their stuff delivered to your door and then Terry and Bob* come round and put it up for you.
*or any other enterprising flatpack realisation consultants
"I find IKEA is a worthwhile place to look around but only if you can stand the forced routing around their stores without going on a killing rampage "
Most stores have shortcuts - some are marked on the maps, some are not.
It's finding that the add-on part to something is elsewhere in the towering racks that gets me.
(the excuse to scoff hotdogs in pairs is a bonus)
Re: Am i being a numpty
"To play it back in the home doesn't require anything too exotic"
Sansa Clip handles FLAC rather well
Re: Golden ear set again
"Given the syncopated constipated noise flogged as music these days "
Woo hoo, someone's getting old.
Luuuverly Dubstep - wub wub wub with bitcrushers to play with.
Or QotSA where recording clarity is paramount to get the distortion just right.
Re: CAPS LOCK MUSIC
" I often end end up using CAT6 cable for speakers, its copper and works pretty well!"
Nooooo, a true audiophile, such as myself, uses 0.5 twin flex.
( I wonder how separate plastic hosepipes filled with water would sound)
Re: “high resolution” albums
" you're not going to get any kind of decent quality unless you use £1600 Ethernet cables"
Ah, yes -- I'm on a FB group (yeah, yeah, fetch the pitchforks and garlic) where such things are regularly posted when found.
Who wouldn't want a short phono to phono cable for £300?
And don't forget the thousands to be spent of a power supply.
(We need a 'mug' icon)
Secondary Waste Disposal Consultants
I have a vision of future news reports about some city somewhere not getting satellite coverage for navigation as a bunch of blokes in the equivalent of a half-dead Transit pickup (white - it has to be white) have buggered off with some 'scrap'.
I've done it for you - whether I agree or not is a seperate matter, just wanted to help out.
But, as there are things like thousands of dogs and cats registered on Facebook, shirley you could adopt a similar approach and be yet another AC. (being a cat or dog is optional)
Re: Subject START ....... More tittilation is clearly the way to go...with Sin and Vice
"Methinks El Reg, LOHAN SPB has Treasures beyond Measures. "
LOHAN is just the start, she can take you to the edge of Heaven but no further.
Following the huge airborne womb launch, in the coming years we will need some sort of phallic device to burst through the boundary and in to the void.
Re: Gotta' love Maplin
"The reason I like Maplin is that it reminds me of my garden shed"
I've never tripped over half a bag of solid readymix in Maplins
Re: In case you missed the adverts
"after a 30+ year hiatus as a result of copyright issues."
Ah, the Hotblack Desiato strategy.
Standard Commentard input.
And I'd like to say at this point something about W8.1 . . .
'ANOTHER Bitcoin bleed brouhaha' hahaha hahaha etc.
Shed-an-freud is wonderful
(nope can't spell it)
Re: Would it be wrong to hope
Douglas Adams had that sussed a while back -- they will be on the first spaceship.
Re: Bye, chaps
At this rate the Bitcoins won't bring them back again.
And PLEASE take that fake peoples champion with you, please.
(And Please leave Hawkins behnd)
It's a start
Next they need to tackle the sunglasses/trainers spam.
An addition to the drop-down menu -- "report this fucker as a serial spammer".
There are mods on some groups that are good at putting blocks on spammers but some groups don't give toss (and people go elsewhere).
Re: Why not just replace the last-end compression?
" (remember, JPEGs loose information by design)"
AAAAAAARRRRRGHHHH! No they don't.
How can compressing anything loosen it up?
(someone will call 'Grammar Godwin' on this)
Re: Alternative solution -- Tax the porn and the publicity
"BTW are you sure you're not Ed Milliband? A tax seems to be his solution to every problem."
Oh, you were doing so well until the standard Kipperism arrived.
Re: Is this like certain other things?
"Is this like the tests where the rats were tested for certain sweeteners where a human would have had to drink something like 300 gallons of diet soda a day to get cancer from them? Like I'm going to look at that light bulb too...."
Well, I heard you can die from smoking cannabis . . .
Re: As we are talking about anecdots...
"- She turned it on and got completely lost how to use it. The book about using Windows 8, she bought with the laptop was no big help, apparently.
- She asked some PC support guy to help her. He updated to Windows 8.1 and took some 200 euros for his efforts. 8.1 didn't help, however. She was still lost.
- She took the whole thing and gave it away to a friend as a gift. She told me, her Windows 8 experience was so frustrating that she really wanted to smash that laptop with an axe. Unfortunately that laptop was relatively expensive, so she didn't do it."
Well, there's a surprise -- a user who gets something new, doesn't like the 'newness', expects it to work exactly like the old one and 'doesn't like it'.
Took me very little time to get used to 8.
There seem to be many people who don't like 8 because that's what they are supposed to do. Can't be liking 8 down the pub, oh no.
Go for it Zuck!
Well, why not?
Do I hear protests from those who have sucked on the teat of Google?
Do I hear moans from the hordes of Google+ users?
Is it the Twittersphere that is grumbling?
I actually have more faith in Zuckerberg than the appalling shit showman called Branson.
At least Zuck isn't trying to flogg off an expensive fairground ride as 'going in to space' -- the idea of chucking things up there to give people web access is far better than the continuous adverts from Branson.
It gets a thumbs up as at least he might be looking at doing a Gates -- hated for his product loved by others for his charity.
So, now what's the dodgy bugger up to?
Are they really going to drop the lot, in one go?
Or will they be listening to companies who have yet to get round to changing?
Had a call from a friend about the pop-up.
I told him not to panic yet -- it's not as if the shops won't be discounting like mad to flog new kit.
"Surely, Sir, you could not be suggesting that an officer of the law deposited those images on your server?"
" At least keep it on our shores and use some cheap eastern EU labour. That way we get some money back from taxation.2
But that's not the model used for businesses.
No tax to pay, preferential land deals etc.etc.
"Cutting corners at the MoJ. I am sure it will all be effectively project managed, no data will leak out and nothing will ever go wrong."
Nothing to worry about - they'll achieve savings by bunging it on the cheapest cloud that happens to be passing.
Re: So that bit in all the MoJ bid docs...
"..that says "all systems administration staff must be British citizens and have the requisite level security clearance" was just there as a joke then?"
Nah, true to form if there's a 'need' seen (like having loads of dosh, no matter the security risk) then any staff will get fast-tracked.
Precedence is back in the days of the Empire -- take Indian people who have been trained as Civil Servants, ship them over to Uganda to run the office, give them all UK passports for thier services, run away and abandon them to the butcher.
Excuse at last!
"Me? shouting at passers by?
No, just a poor recepton"
"Millennium hand and shrimp"
How about Gridlinked?
(Neal Asher reference)
Re: Welcome to the cloud
You make it sound like there's something wrong with taking up an offer of free storage. Why?
It's not us punters that make the rules, just because we don't go for the full-fat version don't blame us for any shortcomings by the providers.
Value for money
This represents far better value for money than the poxy Virgin quickie-ship (which may never end up as a commercial venture - just yet another wet dream from Branson).
The only drawback I can see is if it becomes part of the plastic island.
George Foreman - hero!
I didn't realise until now that George Foreman is one of the saviours of the human race.
The article clearly states 'fried' -- With George as our saviour we can grill all we like.
(but I bet mopping up the bacon juice with doorteps of bread might negate things a bit)
Re: 20g of "processed meat"
" deer can't be farmed in the same way as cows, pigs or sheep - no putting into lorries and trips to abattoirs for Bambi's mum."
Erm, there are deer farms.
Not on hillsides, either.
Re: The worm has turned
The Bench-- I remember that.
It was engineeering staff as well, I was a wanderer for about seven years while the company was in turmoil after '92. I didn't mind it too much as I was getting paid for going from one team to the next but always within reach of home in London by bike.
I met an old line manager once, the standard "What the fuck are you doing here?" greetings were exchanged and it turned out he was back pretty much doing the same as before but getting three times the dosh as he was now working for an agency.
I had one manager that was on the bench -- complete wreck, not knowing if he had a job or not from one day to the next but still chained to BT.
"So they finally found a practical application to the Boids algorithm?"
It's been used for years in movies.
While the press will blame the companies, it's the humans that are the weak link
"The ZeuS variant does not exploit a vulnerability in the Salesforce.com platform itself but rather penetrates the insecure devices of corporate workers accessing Salesforce.com."
Standard stuff -- why sweat over trying to brreak in through the front door when there is always someone leaving a window open somewhere for you. 'I only had a fag in the bathroom -I was sure I shut the window'.
I really hope they don't make machines to behave like humans -- we're buggered if they do.
I got a new Hotmail account to register with FB, (No way was I going to use any 'real' ones) the last thing I needed was yet another email account - despite the constant prompts.
Punch and Judy
That's the way to do it!
I bet LOHAN knows a bit about sausages
(fnar fnar etc.)
"WhatsApp notoriously rifles through your address book, scoops up your phone numbers, and uploads them to its servers."
And there was me thinking that LinkedIn had sewn up that area
Re: Communication, Communication, Communication
"Will he be the Rupert Murdoch of communications,"
Dunno, I'll Google it.
Re: Looks like
New WonderApp -- Ex-WonderApp now reduced to villain.
And so it goes . . .
(anyone still use Habbo Hotel?)
Re: but there's no problem
"But the solution for all that is called "common sense" although crowds in the midst of revolutions are not known for it."
Hmm, 'common sense' has problems in it usually being only common to one or a very few people.
Not that common and rarely sensible.(it's a form of social bullying)
If people plan on checking over social media for pattterns then it's just as easy to introduce false trails.
Re: Why Bother?
Pray tell which currently poular cesspit you are using now.
Or is it a case of 'no, that's different'?
Re: A rule of thumb
When people post stuff about how crap certain politcal parties are but always forget to mention another one, you can be sure they are usally sock puppets for the one that never gets mentioned.
You have to troll hard* to get them to admit to being Kippers.
*using different shiny lures
Oooh, urban crazy golf -- I think I played an online version years ago.
"However, having said that, as long as you're AWARE of the price you can make a choice, and for many taking this small hit is good enough."
As is visiting El Reg which also runs adverts
(no, it's not any different - you cant pick and chose, those that do are not exactly being honest with themselves)
Re: Big meh here...
If you've learned to map read then different maps shouldn't present any problems to you.
I wouldn't use a geological O/S map to look for footpaths.
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