859 posts • joined Friday 13th April 2007 07:13 GMT
Re: Clasps cap to chest.
Premonition from Back to the Future 2:
"That's like a baby's toy."
Re: Browser toolbars?
It doesn't matter what year it is, so long as there are people who can be tricked into installing crap then there will be other people putting crap out there.
But the reality of creating such a drone that can withstand people trying to knock it out of the sky as well as avoiding trees/buildings/powerlines/people etc. just seems extremely daunting.
How long would it be until someone gets hurt or killed by such a drone?
You really wouldn't want one accidentally falling out of the sky onto a fast busy road.
Yes, digital is always better than analogue
For example, you can't buy music on vinyl anymore...
Re: Nanny state.
"I wonder how long it is before this site is added to the censor list?"
If they're censoring sites with swearwords then El Reg will be on the list from the very start, as will a multitude of sites, especially ones with comment systems that don't have strict filtering in place, and such a swearword filter setting will include major ones such as YouTube, Amazon and eBay (try searching for 'fucking').
It's going to get very silly once the filters are implimented.
Somehow 'they' know what's best for us, yet 'they' mostly live in completely different ways to the people they govern.
How far will they go with this liberty stripping?
YouTube is a place where you can call someone a cunt in the comments yet draw a bit of 'rude' ASCII art and Google doesn't like it.
What am I missing here?
Re: Where do you go to throw a brick through their window when it goes sideways?
An Apple store.
I remembered I had 0.02 bitcoin, at it's current value that's about £12, I could use that to go on one of those trolley dashes at Lidl and still have change over for a pack of gum. :D
Re: It's really sad
EMP equipped wrist bracelet tags!
That would soon stop people from reoffending if they had to wear one for a week/month. They would become a social leper as they wouldn't be able to use electronic devices, and nobody would go near them for fear of not being able to use their own electronic devices.
Re: I remember playing TR 2 and enjoying it.
The early TRs were the best, back when they had real gameplay and puzzles, now they've been substituted for glitzy graphics.
Isn't that lemon juice in a bottle shaped like a lemon?
NO I'M ON A PLANE!
THEY PUT ME NEXT TO A FAT GUY!
NAH IT'S RUBBISH I CAN'T OPEN THE WINDOW FOR SOME FRESH AIR!
Re: Ghost in the movie ?
We can only hope he survived because Jar-Jar Binks broke his fall.
What about the Casio CMD 40 1ZT?
A universal remote control wrist watch with the ability to directly learn codes from other remotes. Plus you can't lose it down the back of the sofa whilst it's on your wrist.
Now that's what I call smart ;)
We don't need no stinkin' CGI R2-D2!
Well you know what they say about men with big feet.
Will you please stop changing the damn headline!!
I look at the front page and think there's a new article, but no it's just a new headline. So far it's been:
"Got your new PS4? Enjoy those BLUE SCREAMS of DEATH, warn gamers"
"PlayStation 4: Blinking BLUE LIGHT OF DEATH frags some gamers"
"Sony's new PlayStation 4: So AMAZING except for ONE little thing..."
I'm going to start taking bets on wether the article gets a new headline before Monday.
"Pulsing Blue Dick Punch of Sadness"?
They should've embedded this song into the console to play whenever it crashes.
Have designers learned nothing from sci-fi horror movies?
Appliances should have a physical off switch and not just a standby button.
Sorry not interested
But if you said there was a legitimate campaign with a real chance of getting Firefly back....
Because frankly the tv series that Joss Whedon is currently involved in (Agents of SHIELD) is wholly underwhelming.
Somewhere comfy to browse the web from
but if you can't afford such an extravagant piece of furniture there's always this:
"The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers."
Re: Clash of the titans
It's like Alien vs Predator.
Whoever wins... We lose.
Is that a Microsoft statement or a Mafia threat?
Reading between the lines it's almost like something out of a gangster film:
"It'd be a shame if something happened to those nice XP machines of yours, I can give you the protection software upgrade you need...for a monthly 'support' fee"
Not only the hoohah over the spying issues, using the cloud when you could have your own in-house datacenter means your business is reliant on two different 3rd party services, the cloud and your internet provider. It might save the business a bit of money if things go smoothly, but if they don't then you could be galloping up diarrhea drive without a saddle.
Re: copyright clowns
"There must, quite obviously, be some mysterious, secret network protocol that only the pirates know about and use, and nobody else can detect"
There is, and it's been around for decades, Sneakernet aka portable storage devices. In the early days it was cassete tapes & floppy discs, now it's harddrives & flash drives.
Sneakernet latency has always been a problem, but the bandwidth is now ludicrus :)
Since my previous posting the headine has changed from:
"Bittorrent gets the boot as Netflix and YouTube win the web"
"Netflix, YouTube video killed the BitTorrent star? Duo gobble web traffic"
which while technically correct considering Netflix & YouTube use port 80 it omits the small detail that BitTorrent can use any port but its default is 6881-6889.
Misleading headline, surely it should've read:
"BITTORRENT LOSES ITS BANDWIDTH CROWN TO NETFLIX AND YOUTUBE"
Oh and if torrent traffic goes down to 1% of all internet bandwidth I bet the copyright clowns will still complain bitterly they're losing billions to piracy and have to enforce even more draconian measures on people's internet connections...
Installer wrappers - just say no.
I hate those damn things, they try every trick in the book to make you accept and install some piece of crap toolbar or wotnot, like using double negatives etc., a favourite of theirs is hiding it under the Typical option when really you need to select the Custom option so you can untick the "Yes I want my browser hijacked by some shitty search engine toolbar".
Re: Not a chance
Exactly, economically you can't put a 3D printer up against a Chinese manufacturer with proper injection molding equipment and cheap source materials + cheap labor.
Free advertising because someone at McD had a 'thought'?
You really got suckered into this, El Reg.
Increasing difficulty of mining Bitcoin
With mining Bitcoins getting progressively more time consuming as the difficulty of finding them is logarithmic
see this difficulty chart: https://blockchain.info/charts/difficulty
it means there will (soon?) be a tipping point where it costs more money in electricity to mine them on a mass scale than it returns in Bitcoin value. That's when things could get interesting, with more people dropping out due to the unprofitability, will the big players dominate the market and achieve 33%?
Self destructing harddrives?
I recall a company called EDT were going to release a harddrive which could be destroyed by releasing its reservoir of acid onto the platters, but it's been removed from their website (hence the archive.org link) so its availability/existance can only be guessed at.
Re: Well, this is all very clever and all that, but what about bringing back...
I was clearing out my old computer equipment earlier this year and found my 6gb Bigfoot, I'd forgotten just how massive & heavy the thing was!
It's rather amazing how quickly harddrive technology has developed, I got 4 WD Green drives for a NAS and doing initial tests on them (filling up drive and reading it all back to check data integrity & read/write speed) I had them just sitting flat on the desk, they barely got warm and were as quiet as a mouse, and all 4 drives running in the NAS make less noise/heat than a few year old 500gb drive I have.
Is he trying to pitch a new Transformers film script?
Viral code that can infect and spread any system?
I think I hit a nerve.
The endless drivers vs cyclists arguments mostly revolve around the fact that too many drivers feel that they own the road (cue the ignorant 'road tax' arguments) and anyone using it with a smaller vehicle shouldn't be there, especially if they're in front of them (a lot of drivers think roads are racetracks), and whilst saying that removing cyclists from the equation will reduce deaths on the road is a fact it only highlights the need for drivers to accept that the road is for everyone legally allowed to be there, wether they pay vechicle tax or not.
"The sooner they remove cyclists from the road the sooner the death toll will fall."
Do you realise how obnoxious & arrogant you come across as?
Disposable computers that don't have disposable prices.
This is not the future I was looking for.
Upload videos of toys being beheaded.
Don't forget the ketchup.
Why would they name the iphone after a race of Star Trek baddies?
Re: Fucking hipsters
LETS KILL HIPSTERS!
£9,999 mobile phone battery
I've often seen absurd prices for widely available items on eBay. When you look at the revision history and/or sales you'll see that the seller purposely put the price stupidly high, I believe this is because the seller temporarily ran out of immediate stock and didn't want to abandon the listing so priced it too high for anyone with any sense to buy it. Then when new stock arrives they set the price back to normal, a process that's significantly easier cancelling & relisting the item.
But that doesn't explain why the £9,999 battery started out at that price...
I think M$ see it as a challenge, see how much space on an end users HD they can get away with using.
Just look at the 32gb Surface tablets which only gives the end user 16gb of storage because the other 16gb is hogged by the OS!
Re: I have a question for these morality crusaders.....
TVs come with an off button you know.