Sharks are so yesterday, but I would pay good money to watch an Eagle take down an Army of Drones, Last Starfighter style, with a Death Blossom.
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No, the devs were contracted from the sub continent, the remaining 490K went in consultancy fees to the TNT (cheers for that on, Dabbsy)
If you own a lovingly maintained original model, that's kinda cool. If you stump up six figures for the replica, you're just a douche
Ah, so this is why the Chancellor wants to skim £400 million / year from contractors? To fight ISIS on Twtter? F. F. S.
"why is it, a 3 year old can pick up a ipad etc and just run with it, if its so hard to use?"
A 3 year old can fire a gun - but they can't shoot straight, reload or defend their playpen with it.
Also, a 3 year old mind is a lot more plastic than a 73, 53 or even a 33 year old mind.
Besides which, the typical use-case of a 3 yo with an ipad is probably a lot less complex than a Tomy toy for the same age range. For example:
Smear jam across the screen (Slide to unlock).
Jammy fingerprint upper left screen (Click Youtube)
Spittle / Jammy fingerprint right hand side (PewDiePew / Cbeebies / Whatever channel)
Bang screen repeatedly with ball of fist (Play video)
If you want to change settings, do anything substantial, it's a lot less easy.
Perhaps his elevated heart rate was because he just twigged that his wallet was suddenly 400 sheets lighter for fuck all gain.
I am in awe that dozens of flaws are being found every month in a runtime that is nearly twenty years old. There must have been so much duff code in there I'm surprised the original release had the ability to print Hello World
A teacher once told me that all driver induced accidents could be reduced to zero by removing the airbag, seat belts and every other safety feature, and mounting a large spike on the steering wheel.
I bet the NSA cares even less for your prior art than Apple does....
Number two, obviously...
... circa 15 years ago, that installing and using a desktop linux distro was as painless as this experience. All MS need to do now is stuff up the ethernet drivers and I'll be able to fully reminisce about trying to use SuSE on an AMD K5 with a cheap network card.
Now all you need is a new case and PSU. And a sticker on the front that says "Triggers Broom"
Singling out an individual service station for being crap is akin to singling out an individual electron for supplying power to your telly.
Then he's a wizard, not a scientist.
DWP employees do not ask terminally ill claimants when they are going to die. They just assume they are fit for work.
Politicians want adult voters' literacy to be only enough to be able to read the instruction manuals to operate the assembly lines that produce the robots that will eventually replace their jobs
... upon reading this, will take their shiny shiny with them in the swimming pool, to see how accurate the depth sensor actually is.
I started with a 500+, upon which I spent £200 upgrading from 1mb to 2mb of Chip RAM, then got a 1200. Probably spent as much on that thing as I have on all my PC's since. Upgraded it with a 420mb hard drive (for £300!) that required cutting the RF shield with tin snips, and an external 2x/2x CDR. Then came a 68030+68882 accelerator card, courtesy of Phase 5, with 4mb of EDO Ram. Then came a tower PC case with AT PSU, rewired and heavily modified by moi in the college workshops to mount the A1200 motherboard, with an adapter from Power Computing allowing me to use PC keyboards and mouse, along with a sparkly new 6x/2x/2x CDRW. Followed that with a 4 gig HD for another £500, and a 68060 accelerator. A few months later, I had a 68060 50mhz + PowerPC 603e 240mhz, 16 mb of EDO Ram, a 4mb Permedia 2 gfx card and a 19" "truly" flat CRT monitor (I forget the brand, it was still running serviceably until just a couple of years ago at a rellies house - it was spectacular), running at 1280 * 1024, which must've weighed 30kgs.
When I told my mate how much I'd spent he absolutely pissed himself. "Can it play Quake?" he managed to utter between guffaws. It did - and played it faster and at a higher resolution than his early-adopter Pentium with 3DFX, which stopped him laughing cold.
On a serious note, all my uni assignments were prepared using Wordworth (better and faster than MS Word, at the time) and I used Public Domain SPICE to simulate electronic networks - my mate couldn't get PD SPICE tools to run on his PC, couldn't afford the cost of buying them, and unusually, didn't know anyone hawking a hooky copy, so he had to use his allotted 60 minutes of computing lab time a week efficiently. I just didn't bother - my Amiga was faster and had a better monitor than anything the Uni had. I even invested in Storm C++ to learn programming so I had a half-decent IDE. I forget the publisher.
Alas, the Accelerator managed to blow a fuse (or a resistor, or a capacitor) just short of starting my final year at Uni. Phase 5 had gone out of business and I couldn't find anyone willing to attempt a repair on exotic, unknown microelectronics, so I broke her for spares and with a heavy heart, built my furst PC - an AMD K5 with NVidia TNT gfx. One of the saddest days of my life, I still miss her now. My current Ivy Bridge i7 with 16gb, SSD and 6gig 970 might blow it out of the water computationally, but it still is not as responsive and fast-loading as my old Amiga. Sigh..... raise a pint for the old girl...
More upvotes please. A blind wife with a frozen shoulder, an autistic son, a guide dog that's allergic to trees, a cat with a propensity for random violence if I take too long getting his tea ready, a neighbour whose kid needs a lift to cubs or taekwondo every other night, being on stand by to go out looking for a senile father-in-law who insists he can walk to Bridlington (from Nottingham), and awaiting an autism diagnosis for myself, all mean I barely ever get to stray from the confines of the Midlands. Jeez, even if you did a lecture in my local pub it'd be touch and go whether I'd be able to turn up, but I'd certainly make sure dad-in-law was lightly dosed for the night, at the very least.
Or a cheesy italian salad at Carluccio's
Have you looked in the bin, to see if there are any, erm, testing kits that your missus has recently used?
Hands up everyone who thought this article was going to be about the Daily Mail
They need your address because they need to deliver the groceries to your home.
They need your name because they need to know who to ask for when they deliver.
They need your credit card because they need paying before dispatching your groceries.
You are vaguely aware of how internet shopping works, aren't you?
Disclaimer - I have never, and unlikely to ever, use the t'interwebs to order groceries.
It looks absolutely shit.
You can just turn off the block in the user portal without having to talk to a CSR. That's what I
Utility companies? This scheme would make perfect business sense for them...
We need a Tidal eqv. to TL;DR - Maybe TS;DL - Too Shit, Didn't Listen?
Is it just me, or are Ford's attempts to make their cars look like Aston Martin's only slightly better than Wesley Snipes attempts to make his Beetle look like a Rolls Royce?
"Landfill should be seen as temporary storage and not final resting place.
Councils could sell the potential future value of piles of stuff for money today which would pay towards its collection and storage today."
I thought when they were full the councils just dropped a few inches of topsoil on them then sold them to builders as "potentially lucrative greenfield opportunities".
The robot could be controlled by Amazon Mechanical Turk. You could actually be being operated on by several dozen housewives in Iowa making a few dollars performing Surgical Human Interface Tasks between episodes of Oprah.
.. then all those who signed it, their families, their employees, their business contacts and everyone they went to school with, are going to be placed on a very special watch list. The existence of which will be forever denied.
My neighbours father drives a Lexus and regularly parks across two parking places. I wouldn't mind if it were down the supermarket, but in this case he parks straddling the line that seperates my neighbours drive from mine. He knows I think he's a wanker, but he still does it whenever he visits and I'm out.
Maybe it was an Atomic transaction. Did you buy anything else or did you order it in Isolation? The packaging should be be Durable at least, and customer service at the El Reg grotto is nothing if not Consistent.
Short walks on the beach.
Why do you think IDS's Universal Credits system was a £700m write-off?
"Money isn't everything, despite what TW seems to want to think."
But in virtually every column, TW states that doing more of what you want - if you want Facebitch and gain more time to spend doing Facebitch, one his favourite examples - then you're better off. So why do you state that TW thinks money is everything?
Maybe we need an Alanis Morisette icon. To be doubly ironic.
Nah, the average punter aint that clever / stupid*
* Delete as applicable.
... who the fuck wants to use SharePoint or office 365 as a document management system?
@Stretch, are you a bus or taxi driver? This is the wrong forum, I think you were looking for the Daily Mail
... maybe they orchestrated the attacks to prop up boxing day sales of the Wii U.
“The ability to test driverless cars at scale, when married to the UK’s unique strengths in transport technologies and urban planning...." - WTF... Seriously?
He's got a transport problem, he's too broke too eat......
...is the local Domino's hiring?
Now be honest - if there ever was an inmate that all the other cons would avoid whilst he was picking up the soap.....
Icon is Kim after six hours of prison food
My (very) old core i3 laptop (Win 7, 64 bit) - with a duff battery - lasts for nearly three hours using Firefox, and well under two using Chrome.
If I let my son stay up all evening watching Minecraft videos or playing Roblox (browser based game) on my i7 desktop PC (Win 8 Pro, 64 bit), the fans max out (and the bedroom turns into a sauna) using Chrome but remains relatively cool'n'quiet using Firefox.
Two different machines, two different configs, two different OS's two different browsers. The only component causing trouble is Chrome.
Any survey that says either EE, Vodafone, Three or o2 are #1 at anything can't be trusted
Near where I live the verges are full of these already. The local tramps must be steeped in cat-repulsion knowledge.
I'd go with "You've paid hundreds over the odds for a bit of bling. Don't quibble over a few quid now, you tight bastard" - but it doesn't quite fit on the button.