142 posts • joined Tuesday 10th April 2007 14:11 GMT
"... close the knowledge gap."
That's a phrase which causes me to invoke the "one channel up" hand TV control gesture. It's such a fine piece of management-speak that we should salute it appropriately.
Aren't most CVs full of cobblers?
Re: Can someone do the same thing to the "Ask Toolbar" Please!!!!!?????
That's how I feel about all bundleware. Yes that includes Chrome and certain AV vendors (you know who you are).
If you download a program you shouldn't have to pay attention to the install process on the off-chance that you install some 3rd party thing you didn't actually want.
Well in the classical world...
... a small penis was considered to be a sign of intelligence and good breeding. Only those bestial barbarians were well hung.
Not sure where I am going with this other than to point out that eh... penis attractiveness does change dependent on cultural sensitivities. Or something.
Have a "thumbs up"!
Re: Daily Mail
No, we're not all right wing loons but that also doesn't mean we think animals rights extremist have carte blanche to do as they will in the name of the animals.
Re: Recently made unemployed.
To be fair you can get good net access at your local library ...
Of course that's assuming they haven't all closed "because no one is using them".
The search for your alternative results is almost as good as the one the in the article. El Reg missed a trick there.
Right so... Zardoz?
I know SF author Gary Gibson says its reputation needs rehabilitated but... Zardoz... over Silent Running...
More egregiously... No STALKER?
And you have Close Encounters on there... Whut?
I thought this was a hardcore list?
Other than that it's not a bad list.
I'd also chip in Strange Days.
If you like Gattaca then check out Code 46. It's great.
Also if you haven't seen it yet Robot and Frank is *brilliant*. Funny, moving AND thought provoking. Seriously this film packs a lot in on zero budget and a short running time.
"This contrasts with the public, which consistently calls for stiffer penalties for digital rights infringement when it's asked."
This particular line really struck me.
The public doesn't know what it wants.
Ask someone who the pirate is and they will tell you it's someone else ... then turn back to their torrent site and download MP3s because... After all they only do it occasionally so where's the harm in that?
This attitude - which is perfectly normal - effectively undermines your statement. The vast majority of people are incapable of seeing the wider picture.
Is widespread copyright infringement an issue? Without a doubt yes especially if you are a small time (yet popular) writer/musician or whatever.
Although the entertainment industry has upped it's game it is STILL lagging behind what the consumer wants. Why is my selection on Netflix different to the US subscriber? Why is it that we still see geographically staggered film distribution? It's all facepalming stuff. Remove those barriers, do the job properly and people will pirate less.
The problem isn't sticks it's carrots. Like it or not.
Weirdly I'd forgotten how good looking Carrie Fisher was back in the day... I just looked up some pics for research purposes!
Well BE had become really flaky lately if you wanted to watch anything BBC related so this is the kick I need to leave.
Like a couple of other people have mentioned - I have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to all things Murdoch.
Whoa wait a minute. Didn't the Daleks need these power strips at first!
I agree with everyone here (including those pointing out that it's coming with a shutter).
Putt aside 1984 for a moment it does also remind me of the TV service Stand on Zanzibar...
... no, not a good thing. Count me out.
Re: Let them bear flintlocks
I see you've had a sense of humour failure.
Let them bear flintlocks
I'm pretty sure that's what they had when the constitution was written!
Reg is a bit late to the party. This has been reported widely for the last few days.
House of Cards?
Isn't this just a "remake" of the original Richardson House of Cards?
Oh yes ... it is.
So I couldn't possibly comment.
It was very interesting reading about Word but ...
I actually use Scrivener. Admittedly I wouldn't roll this out around the company but I find I can do just anything I ever wanted to do with it.
I know it's a bit of a left field suggestion for some people now that I've switched I'm very happy. And it's comparatively cheap.
As for the whole Office suite question.
In my company we're being more-or-less forced to upgrade from Office 2003 now because of document compatibility issues with clients. It's frustrating - especially as the staff do not have the technical expertise to understand what is going on.
There's no way we would roll out an Open Office solution to the people here. They just wouldn't cope. I've never found a satisfactory way to rejig a flavour of OO so that it 'looked and behaved" like MS Office - if anyone has a suggestion I'd be pleased to hear it.
Yep. And it's deeply annoying.
Re: I'm sorry...
Unlike, the UK, ... where there are excellent networks of intercity bus routes, there are very few or none, within France.
I can't speak for France but this idea that the UK has excellent bus links is hilarious. Well done you!
Re: Wikitravel and WikiVoyage
So wait a minute I can now look at this:
There's a lot of duplication among all 3 sites!
I don't have a telly.
I have a pc. I watch everything on my nice big monitor. Yes it is only a 22" one but I've never seen the need for a 46" mega screen in my tiny living room.
From a personal viewpoint I'd be happy if we just had inexpensive large monitors.
I haven't needed or used an actual TV in years. And I also thought the emerging paradigm was that people were very likely to stop watching broadcast telly in the near future too.
Maybe I would have more sympathy if commercial content hadn't moved in the direction of less content and more advert breaks or if there was a minimum quality level for adverts (I think some adverts are actually really interesting or amusing to watch).
Re: Piss off
I never get Flame of the Week.
Andrew: you suck.
I thought everybody went to Torrentz and just clicked through from there...
Spiceworks is great!
We use it here in the office and it is a real boon to us: both at the community level and the actual functionality.
Yes I have a few complaints but on the whole we are very happy with SW.
(nuke? how else are we doing to bring back the dinosaurs!)
Re: It's an 11" Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain
That's interesting. Why would you not use a DSLR?
I thought CCDs were used primarily because they were cheap.
Wouldn't it make more sense to reduce the amount of crap packaging companies stick on things? Less waste on things means less being thrown away.
Geohacking Is NOT the solution.
For crying out loud. Read the literature.
Bit surprised at the choice of the Quatermass Experiment. It's fine but not as great or as eerie as Quatermass and the Pit. I believe it's the only TV show to cause the houses of parliament to take a break.
The Hammer remake is good too.
By far my favourite Quatermass story.
I've not used Chrome, stock android or Firefox on my phone since I started using Dolphin. It's great and I recommend it.
And yet LRT doesn't really compete with First inside the City Limits.
Or Edinburgh: £1.40 single, £3ish daysaver (use as much as you like day ticket).
Of course everything is dug up at the moment, which hampers the great service we used to have somewhat...
Hello London! Welcome to the 21st century experience we've been enjoying in Edinburgh for the last decade at least.
Route planning? Check.
Good Apps for major phone platforms? Check.
Bus stops with Unique IDs and QR codes that link you to the relevant stop details (so that if you have a smartphone you can still see what's happening? Check.
Smart Cards? Check.
Still able to pay in cash if you must? Check.
*Well accurate til the sodding tramworks started.
Sauce from a jar?
All true believers know that the only way to show reverence to his noodly goodness is to gather and cook the ingredients yourself.
I drawn the line at making your own pasta - that's for monks.
Isn't this starting to look like a constant stream of bad PR... possibly being put out by Apple themselves? Just saying.
I wonder if this is the same sort of system we've had in Edinburgh for the last decade.
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