1126 posts • joined 12 Apr 2007
Are the mug-logos dish-washer proof?
Is the T-shirt logo tumble-dryer proof?
Re: Looking good
Will the XXXL T-shirts also use the "stretched" logo, so that it appears circular when worn by their fuller-figured owners?
Too Late Now
But I'm betting that David Slater now wishes he hadn't told the story about how the macaque took the photo. If he'd kept quiet about it, the copyright would now be his.
Of course, this decision also means that a load of fine photographs of animals in the wild, triggered via movement detection, will now also suddenly be Public Domain.
So, I guess we won't be seeing so many of those in the pages of the National Geographic in future.
Actually, Kate should record all her own concerts and sell CDs / DVDs / memory sticks / download codes of the concert to the audience as they exit.
You bet there WILL be an "Emergency Vehicle Coming Through! Move Over!" message in this new V2V protocol. And, you bet, it WILL be misused by politicos-in-a-hurry, and hackers in general.
That should be "rippled sand" surely? Or was it actually in motion?
Aiding and Abetting?
> Evidence was also tendered to the effect that the answers to Bravo's query included suggestions about swamps and reservoirs being fine places to hide a roommate.
Sounds as if Siri (or its human keepers) should also be arrested for aiding and abetting in this crime.
Re: Other Similarity
> I think by "Tridge on the other end" they mean looking over the shoulder of Linus at Tridge in the Skype window.
Ah, yes, I guess that would explain the similarity.
Linus in Spain and Tridge in Australia also appear to employ the same interior designer and/or decorator.
I came here to say that. (Well, your first comment, at least. After that it started getting a little misogynistic.)
However, to be accurate, the target for Mr Cook - in order of priority to correct the mismatch with the US figures - should be "less asians, more blacks, more hispanics, more whites."
Re: Turmeric's not a root ...
Learnings: Reg commentards approximately equally appreciate punning to pedantry. Who knew?
Re: Turmeric's not a root ...
Yeah, and "rhizome" is derived from the Greek "rhiza" which is a "root."
So, the root which is not a root is also a root.
Re: In spaaace ...
I was thinking somewhat along those lines too: "Colei canis in aere" or "The dog's bollocks in the air".
But "Colei canis in vacuo" could work too.
That transparent display, set spinning at a fairly high speed on a turntable, could make an effective real-3D display technology.
(Although you might get a whack on the nose if you lean in too far.)
"Mr MKBHD writes that he is "pumped" for the release of the iPhone 6, which we're hoping means he will be more ambitious in his choice of weaponry for the next video."
I immediately misread that as hoping he wasn't getting too enthusiastic* about the prospect of getting one.
I think this sort of thing is more what The Reg was suggesting.
Re: The next step...
Maybe the house hasn't been blurred by Google at all. Maybe it's just the crowds of ghosts of Iraqi children floating outside the house that gives that impression. I think they should probably try driving the Street View car by another time when Blair is not at home to be sure.
Re: But, but, but...
He can keep his blurry house, but I'm very interested in having the BMW 7-Series that transforms into a Ferrari 599 GTB as the StreetView car goes by.
Pruniaux would probably be the marketing genius behind the innovative TAG-Heuer advertising based on the magic formula of a sports- or film-star portrait next to or holding a watch in an intriguing fashion.
Reading notes for the sarcasm-blind:
- for "genius" read "idiot";
- for "innovative" read "clichéd";
- for "magic" read "trite";
- for "intriguing" read "awkward".
Fuck All on Rockall
I'm thinking the Register's Special Projects Bureau should start an emergeny sandwich delivery service via GPS-steered paper aeroplanes launched from helium balloon, or similar.
Or just provide the guy with a seagull trap and/or fishing rod.
OK, so, Bigfoot is a human/wolf/dog/deer/horse/bear crossbreed. That could happen. It gets really cold up there.
Re: 60 days of learning the harmonica
> Rockall is surely the best place to send trainee harmonica players?
Thank you, hplasm, for taking the trouble to strip the sarcasm from my original message, for the benefit of our American cousins.
60 days of learning the harmonica
Such a shame there's no live audio stream available.
Re: Why did it take them so long to start
My preferred conspiracy theory is that a Stuxnet2 virus accidentally escaped into the wild
Here's another conspiracy theory to put out there: What if the downing of MH370 was a demonstation of capability by Chinese betting syndicates wanting match-fixing compliance from various teams taking part in the World Cup? As in: "Give us the result we want or you won't be arriving home from Brazil."
Re: What about those black-box locator pings?
The pings detected were of the wrong frequency. And with a frequency offset that makes it likely it was coming from the detection equipment itself (possibly echoing off the seafloor)
An interesting theory were it not for the fact that the towed pinger locator carries a passive listening device for detecting pingers. (My emphasis.)
If the detection equipment was not generating the false pings then who or what was?
(And thanks for the downvotes.)
What about those black-box locator pings?
Did we ever find out who or what produced those alledged black-box locator pings heard in the previous search area? (If they were faked, then the faker must presumably know something about what really happened to MH370.)
Cute, but ...
Why does the navigation on these 3D things always have to be so shitty? One slightest touch of a direction key or mouse and you're suddenly outside the underside of the object, upside-down and pointing in the wrong direction. And it's gonna take a good 10 minutes of work to get a normal-ish view back again.
Re: Is there a season for drones?
So commercial Drones not allowed for delivery..
That's Hedwig stuffed then,
Hedwig is an owl, not a bee!
Re: His facebook page is still up...
Re: It is what it is ...
Two (vaguely) relevant jokes:
Q. How can you tell when a politician is lying?
A. His lips move.
Q. What's the difference between a computer salesman and a car salesman?
A. The car salesman knows when he is lying.
Some Contradiction, Surely?
In the title: "'AirDog' UAV follows you everywhere you go". In the article body: "It's impressive stuff, capable of 10-20 minutes of flight". (My emphases.)
Well, I guess the title is true, for a certain value of "everywhere".
Missed Subheader Opportunity
Spam fills grave site ... ?
But I'm told he's currently very good at being uninformed uniformed. Or: I'm informed he's in-form uninformed uniformed
Surviving the cold, vacuum and radiation of (near) space is one thing. Surviving a dishwasher cycle (or two) at 70degC is quite another.
I bought (and wear) a t-shirt to get the message over for this sort of thing.
The next-door neighbour was one of the worst offenders, and so, over some months, I pursuaded her to swap her old Windows PC for a shiney new Mac and was then able to claim complete ignorance of MacOS and point her at Apple Support instead. It's worked rather well. (Not sure Apple Support would agree though.)
Re: Sandwich board-bearers: they missed a trick
> If they carried logo-tattooed scantilty clad models on their shoulders, the organisers would have a queue of volunteers to choose from.
Why? Because having the back of your neck between a scantilty clad model's legs is somehow the same as having your penis there? Nah. It isn't. Carrying people on your shoulders leads to backache. And backache is bad. Trust me on this.
So I guess i'll be waiting to cross when i have a green light - it's a better solution than cracking down on running-red-lighters, right?
So, I assume you're also waiting for the police to remove all the bad drivers from the road, rather than wear a safety belt?
Down with this sort of thing
The human race will die out ... with a whimper, rather than a bang.
Re: Just nuke it from orbit
This can help too ...
Re: Can we define that is standard units
One Earth is 24,570 Waleses (by area) so this plasma cloud would be 859,954 Waleses.
HTH. HAND, boyo.
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