576 posts • joined 20 Mar 2008
Re: Obligatory HHGTTG reference
Not really, we can leave Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein to be eaten by the enormous mutant star goat.
Re: So does this ban smart-watches?
> So computers stuffed up your nose will also be okay. :)
But do people (Golgafrinchans) want computers that can be fitted nasally?
Or indeed the rest of the IEC 60320 standard.
(And C13 is the socket, C14 is the plug. </pedant>)
Re: I can't help but think
> the more they hasten the inevitable backlash and, quite possibly, revolution.
When the revolution comes, just make sure you've got your scuba gear...
Re: £200,000 for the machine
Using my 2D printer as a guide, more like £200,000 for the machine, £800,000 for the refills.
Add mumsnet to the list of proscribed organisations.
Now no firewall required.
Re: No need for a back door
Right. The front door is wide open.
> they're going to have to find a better name than 'iTunes'
They have it, named after the destination for all payments through the system, iCahn.
Re: punch drunk
The square root of 2 times.
Re: Time will tell
> (I'd only observe that most things with a meteoric rise usually end in a meteoric fall.)
I've never seen a rising meteor, only falling ones.
What happens if a big enough one falls ----->
> why the US and the desert-island-filled-with-monsters US wannabe are all for it
And Canada, or at least Stephen Harper.
All your schemes are available for download until February 7, 2014, after which
all your scheme are belong to us.
For great justice.
Re: almost but not quite entirely unlike the right question
Go stick your head in a pig.
Re: Maybe they should buy Stardock?
> Can we have proper 'Classic' Back? You know the one that makes the desktop look like XP Classic not the Telly-Tubby Mk1 which is the normal XP interface.
That'll be the Windows 2000 interface, then. And nothing wrong with it, it works, the start menu doesn't take up enormous screen real estate, and yes, you can even modify it so your desktop picture is "Bliss" (more like Bleah).
Looks like the red Teletubby if you squint hard enough ----->
Re: Don't keep your money under your matress - it's not safe.
> Keep your money under OUR cloud-based mattres, much safer...
The mattresses are called banks. And they're really safe.
Re: The good news is
@pete22 never made any allusion to whether or not he condoned what goes on, he merely used a reference from Mike Judge's movie Office Space as to what (allegedly) goes on in the shower stalls in max-security prisons. (The stereotype is also of some big tattooed guy named Bubba. - Whether or not there is any truth to this or whether it's purely apocryphal, is something I don't intend on finding out.)
Now off to take a baseball bat to an old HP LaserJet 4...
Re: Refused to recognise the law
Elf-imposed silence? What happened, Thranduil cut your tongue?
It was a pathetic attempt at advertising, therefore doesn't count as content.
"The photo was quickly yanked from the free content ad network,"
Every time this is mentioned, someone in the comments points out the correction... this should read: "The photo was quickly yanked from the content-free ad network,"
As long as you don't speak Finnish, "perkeleen vittupää" doesn't sound terribly rude.
"The devil's c**t hole" on the other hand...
Re: let me be the first to say ...
And what's wrong with having a shrine to Cthulhu that, due to the nature of the shrine's contents, also doubles as a home gym?
From Arielle Schlesinger to El Reg via 4chan.
This is the cancer that is killing /b/.
Re: Man pages
I offer the finger next to that (no not the thumb).
Re: GET AWAY FROM MICROSOFT...
> Watch your caps key, mate! Especially when you use it to type the name of a prominent software vendor located in Redmond.
For a moment, I thought he was back too, but the last line wasn't of the trademark EPIC...FAIL format.
Re: Not good enough, Mrs Kroes.
Daily Maily Neelie?
Re: to process pseudonymised data …
> What happens if that "processing of pseudonymised data" were to include deanonymisation?
It does. That's the problem.
He didn't say how many months (usually measured in multiples of twelve).
Re: No shortage of countries they can head to
> Asia might be a better bet.
Last I checked, Iran is in Asia.
Re: Did anyone else think "shackles" upon seeing the piccie?
I wonder if you can drill holes through it and add spikes.
Re: My watch charges at 93M miles!
My Citizen Eco has been running for 10 years now, though I have to say, the slide rule bezel is looking distinctly worn.
Re: Sadly Trevor
@Ian 55: "Once you're one of them, you're no longer considered a US Person, simple."
Once you're one of them, you're considered an unperson, doubleplussimple.
Crystal Castles... is that the one where you're a teddy bear?
Re: @ Frallan To little to late
@Turtle - downvoted by accident sorry, cordless mouse battery death.
This post took some time to untangle, but is worth doing. To summarise:
"A world in which 'democracy' depends on huge corporations [tl;dr] is neither an acceptable world, or acceptable kind of 'democracy'."
Re: Remember hotmail?
Anyone remember Hotmail before Microsoft gobbled them up?
(Icon because that's how old it's making me feel.)
Re: Or maybe ...
> Imitation beemers constitute a severe fire risk ...
Ironically enough, this is actually true...
Re: Might work...
Warning! That triangle has rounded corners.
But is that patent on rounded corners only valid on right-angled rounded corners?
This could have severe implications to the Vienna Convention 1968.
Apple is now the preferred choice of US consumers shopping for desktop PCs
Since when did Apple make PCs?
Re: Citizen: TG11412S
Comrade 1311 Coward, A.
Thinkpol discovered your crimethink.
You are the dead. You will be sent to Room 101 then joycamp.
> I think they are slightly uncooler than bluetooth earpieces. Both cause me to want to take them off the wearer and stomp on them.
By "stomp on them", are you referring to the devices or the wearers?
Re: Oi careful !!
At least it wasn't a cue in a game of intergalactic bar billiards.
(Ok ok I'll stop with the HHGG references. I promise. With all the sincerity of Mr Prosser.)
Re: Intellectual Labor. Kinda.
Not nearly as laboured as American laws.
Re: In Leo?
"In the gamma quadrant"
In Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
> Maybe they already have...
Then HOW OLD are Ford and Zaphod???
Re: Coming soon
That's not plausible:
(1) it's spelled correctly, and
(2) it should be $1,000,000 (ONE MILLION US DOLLARS) - note the ALL CAPS for the dollar amount.
Actually, dolphins are smarter than humans, their intelligence is exceeded only by little white mice.
"So long, and thanks for all the fish."
Because penguins eat fish too. ---->
Except we had to put up with Adric.