75 posts • joined Tuesday 8th August 2006 08:49 GMT
Universial Scientific Measures
Good to see that we are still using Wales as the size of things as it is clearly a convenient measure. But how many times will 12.8 megatonnes of carbon fit into Wembley stadium, and how many Routemaster buses will create such an amount. Inquisitive minds demand to know
Shamlessly stolen from The Now Show
Showing national distaste for the BNP is getting us now where, no body likes them and they don't care and all that.
What we need to do is all join the BNP, vote Sir Trevor McDonald in as leader and change their name to something silly like Badgers, Not Potatoes.
That'd shut them up
I hear SkyNet calling
Linking this to the "Scientists ponder rules and ethics of robo helpers" story - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/20/royal_academy_of_engineering_autonomous_systems_report_09/ - once our new metallic friends work out that we have a ray gun that will render them inoperable, isn't it just possible they will see us as a threat, and develop human-destroying machines to protect themselves.
Sounds a worryingly familiar scenario
20 seconds to comply
Wasn't this the basis for the plot of Robocop?
Guaranteed this will be moved to become a trendy wine bar fill of bowler hatted blokes in Barnsley.
Never mind Jenny Agutter, where will they get a car that can go from London to the Moors faster than the original MG?
Remember the Alamo...
To be fair
If you have to use Arcserve, you're already very unlucky. It being version 13 probably won't make your life any worse
Mine's the one with the DLT drive parts in the pockets.
Points of View
Why oh why oh why must the BBC continually change my computer background. Surly they have more important things to do, like send a load of Z Listers half way round the world to climb a hill or something
The lady doth protest too much, methinks
Not only are these available on Google Earth
... but any would be terrorists could get the information for an Ordnance Survey Map and a London A to Z, and could do for the past 30 years or so.
For the love of God, will someone please think of our children, and children's children.
That is all.
This reminds me of
The old urban myth of the US Battleship and the lighthouse - http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/l/lighthouseandaircraftcarrier.htm
Nice to see that Entente Cordial is still holding strong
I recall being told a story about how some Scottish students came up with the idea of an "online bookshop" back in the days of Netscape and dial-up 'tinternet.
They built a front end, and asked various governing bodies to help with funding. They were told it would be against competition law and would be unfair to physical bookshops.
Then some American's registered the domain Amazon.com....
Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them
High speed wireless data services
That sounds like just what I would want
Unfortunately, prefixing it with BT means I won't
Mines the one with orange hair on it....
I for one
would like to welcome our new, tentacle clad overlords.
I'm not afraid of Bill Ray
Mobe? I thought we'd banished that word. I suppose you wrote that article on your lappy....
Mines the one with the Nelly the Elephant logo on the lapels
Have the local bobbies questioned Naomi Campbell?
"That in this day and age a phone can be released to market that actually just doesn't work is amazing"
We've had outages in our Birmingham, Abingdon and Glasgow offices today. Has someone at the National Grid run out of 50p's?
Presumerbly this story is linked with this - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/10/graphics_card_wireless_hacking/
If your laptop's running that hot
Your fan's broken
In a quote from the boffins...
They said, "There have been speculations that the Universe is not in its most stable configuration, and that perturbations caused by the LHC could tip it into a more stable state, called a vacuum bubble, in which we could not exist, unless one of the magnets goes titsup, in which case you can wave Mont Blanc goodbye"
What they need is some catchy music for the live stream of the initial launch and dock. I wonder if Brian May and Eddie Van Halen are available - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjijteu0gcQ
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