The Last One. Again.
211 posts • joined 20 Mar 2008
They say there are no atheists in a foxhole: I'll bet there are about as many Musk fanboiz on the space station
Sounds pretty sane to me, and the bit about foreign public utilities behaving more efficiently abroad is really interesting. Perhaps every nation should run some *other* nation's utilities, like an economic secret santa...
Austerity does work, for what it's really intended to do, which is to demolish the welfare state and employment rights. It's just that you thought it was about "balancing the budget", which indeed doesn't need to be done.
Charge them extra for the snakes - good for keeping away pedants
Re: Crap apps in app stores
"I tells" you, please
Just did a count-up of how many apps I'm using in Windows 8.1 and it's *zero*. Lots of luck in reducing that Microsoft.
If the whole thing is wired to the mains then perhaps a relay could be added to electrocute unwelcome callers?
May I be the first to use and copyright the name "The God Cluster" for this phenomenon, ready for when the tabloids latch onto it
If we nuke it from orbit it's very likely we'll miss and hit Belgium. Better a selective campaign from 1000 feet that carefully avoids Camden Town...
The Olympus microscope has a lovely smile though
Take this Lollipop
Google beat you all to the punch by releasing Lollipop a full six months before April Fools' Day
Re: too soon
I assume you meant "tink"
Photo #1: "Damn it! This is Pentax fit and I *told* them I have a Nikon-fit mouth"
Re: It is techno-Luddism
Seconded. Who wants to wait a day and spend a fortune developing rolls of film that only have one worthwhile pic on them, again? Just take your digital SLR (or probably buy an old Sony Alpha as cheap as a film camera), set its P mode to Black & White, then like Novatone says, think about your composition as if you only have three tries.
Re: nice article....
Carver Mead is the analogue man and he's still alive, but getting on a bit so I'm not sure how active he is in chip design any more. He also did original work on "collective electrodynamics" which has some bearing on the topic of this article.
All the smartphone companies are losing it - I just had the famous Lollipop problem with a Nexus 7 2012, and Apple had a similar debacle a few years back. The complexity of the hardware is running ahead of ability of QR to keep up and breaking the previously friendly remote update model. Only real solution is to provide equally friendly roll-back to stable version (on Android it's a techies-only image download and manual install).
None of them want to do it, because secretly they don't mind these bork-fests, which scare people into buying next gen hardware and thus prevent Windows XP-style log-jams.
The only reason we have all the digital gadgets we do is the benign scaling behaviours of CMOS and lithographic fab techniques. Until something equally benign found for graphene, silicene, quantum dots or whatever they won't happen - and it's never certain such methods will exist.
Walking out of the cinema is the acid test: I've only walked three times in the last 30 years, from "Absolute Beginners", "City of Lost Children" and "Romance and Cigarettes". All from directors I'd loved who crossed a line into the twee...
This has inspired me to launch my unicorn milking machine Kickstart, and I've got The CornedBeef on board!
So El Reg finally got a KKK subeditor - no big surprise
Or indeed about any firm that opts not to spend a decade writing its own proprietary operating system (or for that matter any citizen who fails to build their own subway or sewage system). Let's all "disrupt" those smelly old common goods!
Re: Sub-Ed still on holiday?
Pattern, plattern, platter? Try "platen" or "platten"? A little known hazard of 3D printing is its damaging effect on verbal skills: "Tech isn't where we'd hoped, but if you want it now, it's waiting for you."
It's clearly a secure box to store all your old redundant Rolexes in
I'm saving the headline to this article as a test piece for my natural language parsing code efforts: it defeated me so how can a poor computer cope?
Re: AH HA!!!!
And one of the Hoo Haas has a most unsightly hydrocele too. The show is a urologists nightmare...
I think this a ruse to get us all to stump up for a new pin-head
Indeed it has. I've been doing it for a couple of years. You used to go to the Friends pulldown and untick "Show in Newsfeed": more recently you do it from top right corner arrow. So why is this news?
Can we blame Steven Fry? Please?
This "xxxx anomaly" trope is now likely to enter the language I'm afraid: the Krakatoa Vulcanism Anomaly, the Hiroshima U235 Anomaly and the Sept 11th Trade Center Anomaly.
Re: Saw similar problem on a pair of compact binoculars
Trichlorethylene worked a treat when my Wacom Bamboo stylus went the sticky way. It smells delightful, gives you cancer and destroys the ozone layer. I bought mine in Italy where it's still permitted...
More like cat v sabretooth tiger I fear
Re: Digital Sex
That's it then, no more boring analog sex for me!
No mystery here, £500 is the new sweet spot, and both HP and Lenovo offer nice kit at that point.
Sex 'n Drugs 'n
It's official folks, search is the new rock 'n roll
Billa Bong is on the right track here - rewards are far more effective than punishments. This chap needs instead to base his device on those electric probes they use to harvest bull semen for artificial insemination. Worn conveniently out-of-sight up the jacksy, it would cause you to ejaculate every time you scored a point in the office power struggle.
Re: Who at Microsoft is making up the names... and why do they still have a job?
No Country for Old Windows XP Users
Foot, meet bullet
A bit like Starbucks announcing that it has added cyanide antidote to all its coffee...
I like it I want try it. Oh, morning nurse <gulp> thanks
Actually we Arapahoe do have a word for pliers, but we call them "pincers"
HTML is certainly a disease, but from what I've seen of web developers I seriously doubt that it's transmitted by real-world sexual contact,
This is a new one, clutching at pine needles. It used to be straws.
I think it's sweet that Apple should be supporting "outsider art". I do too, I have a teacup with "Lobsters" written on it and with a tiny severed human head inside, made by a highly creative inmate of our local loony bin. Of course the Jobs statue doesn't quite reach that standard....
Re: I wonder if it was deliberate?
Of course it could be that these trading firms don't have enough real money to redeem all the Bitcoins that have been "mined". Nah, that couldn't be it, because that would make Bitcoin a Ponzi scheme...
Couldn't agree more. Patents have no place in science, including software. Trolls are the vilest and most naked kind of parasitic rentier.
Like almost every other media person Steven Fry has bought into the Jobsian religion, which tells him that he is a "creative" and hence superior to ordinary PC-using schmucks
If you ever get bored with bitcoin mining, I've invented a unicorn milking machine and am looking for kickstart finance...
My favourite memory of the QL was that when our review machine arrived some of the key caps had fallen off in the box, making it a bit like a game of Scrabble.
Land of the free and home of the mental
To handle the trolling problem they could change it to a "NoDerivs" Creative Commons licence.