There is always...
...something better to do than watch TV.
357 posts • joined 3 Apr 2008
...something better to do than watch TV.
Julia 'look how wonderful I am' Bradbury? No thanks, give me self-deprecating Michael any day.
You're absolutely right, but it never ceases to amaze me, the number of people who spout the 'if you've nothing to hide...' bollocks. I never thought I would find myself agreeing with Keith Vaz, but I do on this one.
Don't you just love it that there are still people mad enough to do something like this?
I've been using Zen for years and years and on the rare occasions I've needed support, they have been fantastic. And they call a couple of days after to make sure all is ok.
I really hate ad hominem remarks, but for you I have to make an exception. What a dick!
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Writing modifications to and hooks to allow a simple menu system. What fun it was then, C++ is very boring in comparison.
Cowon X7 - 160GB and regarded as superior fidelity to most players. I've got one and I love it.
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.
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.
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.
Jake, you are my man! These chaps have no soul.
Downvoted for the arrogance of 'fixed that for you'.
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.
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?
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'.
I've still got my kipper ties, I knew they'd come back one day...
Yes, let's just give up now, shall we? Nothing new will ever be discovered, so what's the point?
I think Cher would be a lot more fun and is surprisingly inexpensive.
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.
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.
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 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.
@AC 21/9 11:19
...no matter how big the screen is, dross will still be dross.
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?
How odd that some numbskull downvoted you.
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'.
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.
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.