352 posts • joined 3 Apr 2008
Re: It surely has a nuclear battery.. despite their lies.
I really hate ad hominem remarks, but for you I have to make an exception. What a dick!
Re: Cameron talking crap again
I take your point, but he does have a point, too. The average El Reg reader is most likely not the average person, almost definitely better educated and with a more inquiring attitude to what is going on in the world.
*Most* comments on El Reg show a better grasp of rhetoric than in, say, the Daily Mail. And no, I don't have a link to a survey showing this either, but suggest, if you don't believe it, you make the comparison for yourself!
Don't agree. We're paying for the crap the Beeb churn out, and they're nothing like as good - or unbiased - as they used to be.
Re: Phoenix50 the Microsoft Troll
With the advent of fora like this, little people can throw their weight around with impunity, whereas in the real world, they would get their heads kicked in. Not sure if that's progress or not.
Absolutely spot on. I remember reading, most likely in New Scientist, that we are about 3000 calories a week disadvantaged against people in the 50s just because they did so much more physical work.
Re: Totally unremarkable
It depends on what you want, really, doesn't it? There are an awful lot of very samey German cars around that sort of price, I agree, and they are probably 'better' technically. I have had Mercedes and I've had Jags, and I think Jags are just, well, nicer places to be.
By the way, it's 'Maserati'.
@DocJD Re: This is just a proof of concept.
I think he knew that, or some of it, but was just aiming for a cheap laugh.
Excellent and informative reply, thank you for posting.
Been there, done that
Writing modifications to and hooks to allow a simple menu system. What fun it was then, C++ is very boring in comparison.
Re: So, for people like me that still get good use out of theirs
Cowon X7 - 160GB and regarded as superior fidelity to most players. I've got one and I love it.
Re: Fairhead also defended criminal penalties for non-payers - and over 70 sent to jail.
I wonder who the curmudgeonly, low-life dipshit was that down voted you?
Some woman from the TVLA wrote to me when I explained that the principle of common law in this country was innocent until proven guilty. She said that she understood that was the case, but experience had shown that most people who said they didn't have a licence were liars, so they had to check. I replied saying that I thought her tax declarations were most likely dishonest and I wanted to come to her house to check her books, and I never heard from them again. Bastards.
Exactly! No matter how good the sound, the programmes are complete shit.
Re: Well I am not happy with Cook.
Too bloody true. I worked for a well-known American company and some daft woman from HR called me up and said that she was not happy with the diversity of my team. I asked her who she wanted me to get rid of, and she said I wasn't being helpful. We live in an unreal world.
Re: Sadly, US not the only one...
And, sadly, you are correct. Culture, manners, style and taste have all declined catastrophically in the last forty years. It's all 'me...me...me' and everything, but everything has to be somebody's fault.
End of rant.
I presume you're talking about yourself, Mr Coward?
"Those sensors don't come out easy" - I think "easily" would be a better choice.
Although communism is a very fine idea, which would be wonderful if people were altruistic, one has to despair of the state that is at war with its own people...mind you, getting like that here now.
Re: @James Hughes 1 (was: At last)
Jake, you are my man! These chaps have no soul.
Downvoted for the arrogance of 'fixed that for you'.
Re: a pox on their houses
Totally agree. I tried it on SBS 2011 and even their support people couldn't get it to work. Shame, it used to be brilliant. Time Machine is how backup should work, at least for domestic users.
Re: One small fermionic decay for a boson
As a one-time particle physicist myself, I could not agree with you more, this is fantastic stuff. I wonder who the scumbag mouth-breather was that voted you down?
Re: No sympathy.
If you've nothing to hide....
Gussie Fink-Nottle, after whom you no doubt have taken your nom de plume, was a nice character. I suggest you change your online name to 'Spode'.
Re: The future's bright then...1970s
I've still got my kipper ties, I knew they'd come back one day...
Re: Briet - Wheeler PANHANDLER ALLERT ! ! !
Yes, let's just give up now, shall we? Nothing new will ever be discovered, so what's the point?
Is there a vegetarian option?
I think Cher would be a lot more fun and is surprisingly inexpensive.
Re: Anti-game crusaders in 5, 4, 3......
I know you're just trying to be clever, but, for christ's sake, try to get your facts straight.
Nicely!!! It's an adverb you need there.
Re: Breaking News!!
To be honest, though I am absolutely still going with the 'Americans are stupid' theme, he does have a point. We seem to be following rather quickly in the 'science is for nerds' stakes.
I think that says it all "how easily we forget". They introduced more legislation to restrict personal freedom than any peacetime government, ever. All politicians are to be distrusted, but Labour more than any of them. Sadly, there is no-one at all worthy of our votes any more.
Stop it! People want emotion, not fact. There is, of course, an appeal procedure. I was wrongly told I owed around £20k and they eventually backed down and apologised.
Re: So are they going to outlaw the screaming kids on the plane?
Having chosen not to have children myself, I have always thought there should be some sort of licence for parenting. It might even put an end to the f*ckwits who consider taking their little darlings to the pub and then ignoring them as a suitable alternative to babysitting.
For the benefit of our American readers, that is Norwood in South London, not Norwood, Mass.
Re: Worse and worse news
re AC 27/9@20:41
Uh, grow up. That is all.
Too true. I've got a 920, nice phone, it just works, you can make phone calls, send texts, browse the web, do your email and take great photos. I expect you can do other stuff, but that really is all I want.
Re: more staff lay offs
@AC 21/9 11:19
There is always something better to do than watch TV...
...no matter how big the screen is, dross will still be dross.
Re: Even more confused
Your bad what? I could be wrong, but I think 'bad' is an adjective and needs to modify a noun.
@Otto is a bear
Well, it's a matter of taste, isn't it? I drink a LOT of champagne and I would beg to differ.
I think I'll stick to my Rolex, thank you very much.
How does that work in German?
@AC 07:18 GMT
How odd that some numbskull downvoted you.
Re: My heart bleeds
I doubt you're bright enough to see the irony that you are also condemning yourself. By the way, the plural of 'human' is 'humans', no apostrophe required.
as Bambi's mum said, 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all'.
Re: The sheeple...
Ironically, I think those who use the word 'sheeple' have been led down a path...it was not very funny when it first appeared, and it really, really is rather hackneyed now.
Re: Avatar was a good film
Seriously? Have you ever seen another film? The graphics were good, that was it. Bland, US drivel. I still haven't forgiven my friend Roy for the hour I wasted - I couldn't bear any more - watching this bilge.
When I'm dictator of the world, people who use the word 'simples', presumably because they think they're being 'cool and edgy' will be summarily executed. It wasn't funny when it first appeared, after several years of hackneyed repetition, it hasn't improved.
Re: Really. £198M ?
Too bloody true. There is ALWAYS something better to do than watch TV.
Re: How about......
R3 died when they joined the 'Top 100' craze.
Re: I am not a terrorist
Not only do I find such incredible complacency disturbing, but as I'm here, I will suggest you brush up on your use of English.
As others have pointed out before, there is no verb 'to of'.
'Me on the other hand am worried' - good grief, and so you should be.
Do we have to ape every moronic expression that comes from across the Atlantic?
You need an adverb here, not an adjective. It's not big and it's not clever...
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