162 posts • joined Thursday 29th May 2008 14:15 GMT
Two dragonflies with one stone
"There is no such thing as dragonfly chow. As juveniles they need to hunt live prey and in fact undergraduate students... "
When I read that I thought they had found a way to curb the number of unemployed grads in the next years and at the same time keep your horrible Paleozoic monsters alive...
You put a playmobil figure, in a paper plane, at the edge of space and got it back ... I don't know why, but I find that idea at the same time ridiculous and utterly amazing. It surely put a silly smile in my face today.
Hopefully Vulture II will overcome the insulation issues and give us footage of the wild ride our Playmonauta enjoyed.
RE: He's dead, Jim.
That's not necessarily true. In this context, "viva" would be better translated as "hail" or any other salutation formula.
You can say "VIVA..." just anything, alive or not: a place (¡Viva España!), a date (¡Viva el 15 de setiembre!), an event (¡Viva la Revolución!) a sports team, a person, etc, etc.
RE: And the IT angle is?
>>"Presumably the opportunity to put the word "cock" in a headline..."
You said it as if it is a bad thing to do...
I for one welcome our cock-pulling poultry-saving overlords (or ladies)
The Mayans had it right!
If the news that Duke Nukem Forever is being actually launched are not a certain sign that the End is Nigh(tm), it don't know what they are...
In any case, I'm getting ready to chew bubblegum and kick ass, at least for the short time we have left
I don't think we have the technology to get more than *one* dimension out of the characters present the second trilogy, let alone 3...
But when all is said and done, Lucas will be a little bit richer, I guess that's all that matters
Re: Food for thought
You don't browse /b/ by accident... in the very unlikely event you reached that place without knowing beforehand, you would be getting the hell out of there shocked, scared and probably mentally scarred 5 seconds later.
If you go there, you know what you're looking for.
You could try the well known Scroogle Scraper (http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm) which is just an anonimized Google query.
Ixquick (http://ixquick.com/) it's another pretty decent option. Their results aren't half bad for most queries.
No "evil Google" icon and no hope of getting one, but the Big Brother will work...
Re: whats more intresting
The previous intelligent species survived the massive extinction in their cities in Antarctic and deep under the Pacific Ocean... And they are still there, waiting for the right time to take back the Earth.
Mine's the one with the Necro...*Tekeli-li* *Tekeli-li*
"My phone was unaffected. Therefore the problem clearly does not exist"
that's some nice, scientific train of thought there...
I think the problem is the awful oil by-products that are sold as "coffee" over there...
I have always known that coffee doesn't have any real effect (at least on me) but it doesn't stop me from drinking a nice freshly brewed cup whenever I have the time (maybe 2, 3 a day). Why? because the coffee you can get over here, in a certain Latin American country, is absolutely delicious.
There are different brands, with different roasts and ground process, and trying them is not too far from comparing different wines or beers.
Instant coffee, on the other hand, is an insult and its creators should be processed as criminals against humanity
Re: Thethered machine...
Probably the idea of this machine is help searching for the Dead Sea Scrolls... they only have 5 years left to finish the project and as far as I know they are way behind schedule...
Glass because... that's no beer, it's Tang!
Well, at least including it in Mozilla's search bar bypasses that issue, but still...
As far as I know both the Mondeo and a BMW 3 (for example) can use the same roads, run on the same fuel, transport the same number of passengers and basically perform the same task (with a difference of luxury and speed)
can the iPad navigate the same web pages as the netbook? connect with the same (ubiquitous) portable devices? work on the same files?
Thinking about it, what *can* it do? besides making my wallet $500 lighter, of course...
Here's your lunch, troll
A computer-guided shell, shot out of a BFG that sounds like a comic character's weapon... and you´re still asking the angle? It's only missing a Paris reference!
Enjoy your meal!
It is here:
Just the results: no sidebars, no top bars, no ads, no automatic suggestions and no F*CKING LOCAL VERSIONS (I hate them. I tried to enter google.com, not google.we-are-watching-and-guessing-where-you-are)
Where's the IT angle?
Oh, I see... it was on a web page, also the LHC
So, where's the Paris angle?
... "Large hardon", that should cover it...
I declare this the most complete article in the history of El Reg
here's the catch...
It wouldn't kill a fellow intelligent being, but have no problems with those beings -barely bigger than a seal- who misunderstood their place in the food chain.
I'm replying to a comment... shouldn't this field be auto filled?
Why, in the unholy name of Cthulu, would I want to run a search for content from my social circle?
If I wanted information from them, I'd ask them directly! The idea behind a web search is getting information I can not get *otherwise* FFS...
Big Brother because... HE knows...
It is not just PSN
It's interesting that everybody is focusing on the PSN outtage when the problem is much worse than that. I saw it live on a friend's PS3, which wasn't connected to Internet in any way... at 6 pm here (exactly midnight GMT) it threw up the infamous 8001050F error an locked us out of RE5. It also borked the trophies for all games, reseted the system date to 12/31 1999 and turned Marvel vs Capcom and Bionic Commando from full versions to demo (Not sure, but the error may have also killed my friend's cat and pissed on the fridge)
As speculated, the error might be in the way the PS3 handles leap years... and if that is the case, I sincerely hope someone will be losing his job at Sony *today* This is just embarrassing
Yeah, this is a title
I've spent the last 6 weeks thinking the BOFH was dead. Today I finally see with joy that the BOFH is alive and well... only to discover the BOFH is dead! my mind boggles...
In any case I raise my beer in honor to the departed, and I propose a toast for the self appointed new BOFH... may he be as ruthless and entertaining as the last one (and may he visit El Reg every 15 days and not every 6 weeks...)
In other news...
... people comment on an article without even reading the title
The whole point of the article is that the google bar keeps spying on the user even when it is *disabled* as in "the disable button doesn't work and is giving the user a false sense of security"
Everybody knows the toolbars are spyware, but if you disable it you'd expect it to stay DISABLED
Of course! they were using the boss as a mean for their end: getting booze for free.
No doubt once the boss stops being useful, he will meet the BOfH's old friends: shovel, floor carpet and compost bin (hopefully, in that order)
To title or not to title...
This shower of fine poetry has inspired me... so here is my try
even without BofH this is
a happy Friday
...and one for the contest:
Windows Home Server
like a possum on the lines
it will burn and die
a job well done
Interesting how he doesn't lose his "enlightened" smile even when he is cuffed by the cops... If it was such a mighty good magic stick polish, I guess I can give the idea a try...
Paris because... 12 comments and nobody mentioned her? I'm disappointed!
There are lots and lots of angels, archangels, princes, thrones, seraphs, demons and Bible characters.
How kick ass would be the names "Nebuchadnezzar I" or "Zacharael IV" for a planet?
I failed at reading comprehension... When I read the first note about this I thought the picture was a joke created by photoshopdisasters, just like the ones regularly posted at worth1000.com.
Now it results it is a *real* ad? My mind boggles...
I hereby give up all hope in the future of mankind.
Terminator because Judgment Day is the best that can happen to us right now.
We can see the "problem", it is pretty clear in the article. It is just that we couldn't care less about it and it is funnier to laugh at the morons that feel they will die if they can't get their fix of Web2.0 dope than trying to understand that stupid gibberish...
After all, who the hell thinks that being unable to use facebook is a real PROBLEM?
Same side of the pond as you (just a few blocks south of the border) and same problem over here... I just can't figure out what completes that verse.
Hope some British Lady or Gentleman can help us here...
Are you sure his nickname isn't "Captain Obvious"?
In any case, he did find the constitutive elements of web 2.0: "pointless babble, spam and self promotion"... It is not badger paws as reported before.
"... Windows ME!!"
Never have been so close to actually spit my coffee over the keyboard!
Great job as usual, Simon.
Will the Boss meet a sudden and gruesome death before the BOfH pays the 10 quid?
Will the BOfH punish the PFY for making him lose a bet?
Will we be forced to wait a whole month in order to know the answers to these questions?
... Don't miss the next Bastard Operator from Hell in (hopefully) less than 30 days!
Thumbs up to the eagle-eyed El Reg Editors!
This shocking news didn't feature in any other costa rican newspaper, radio or TV news station... I never though I found it here of all places.
By the way, Diario Extra could be considered the costa rican version of the Daily Mail, just with less topless women and more ridiculous notes (just in case you were wondering the quality of the source)
Flames because Diario Extra shouldn't be used for anything other than lighting bonfires or wrapping groceries..
I had proposed Futilius, but count another vote for Pointlessium over here!
They could be using all those funds in more useful research, such as the creation of a Suicide Booth, or discovering what drug is using AmanfromMars...
T I T L E
"a Wikiobsessed shadow site"
That's El Reg, surely?
In any case, I'm all for the exposure of the Wikicult craziness... you should create a subsection for this kind os stories, just like the Playmobile Perversions, or the Street View mashup...
And, can we get an evil Wikipedia / Wikideathstar icon?
*point at Alze*
In other topics. When I read the title I thought the note was going to be about a drunken Google employee... Was I the only one?
Let me be the n-th person to say...
You got me for a moment with the sat nav story... I should not read the RSS feed before the first coffee in the morning.
Sat navs failures, tasers, PMS, overwheight Americans... That's what Odds and Sods is made of!
Glad to hear that
Grand Theft Auto (the franchise, not just GTAIV) is overrated and has always been. The only noteworthy point about these games is how Rockstar has used the work of anti-games people such as Jack Thomson for their own benefit as free publicity.