182 posts • joined 29 May 2008
Reality Distortion Field+
“If you edit your name to comply with our policies in the future … we can re-review your profile”
Now it not only changes the way the company perceives reality, but attempts to *actually* change the reality itself.
Re: what we need is
What we need is that Apple use its mighty legal muscles for a good cause, for once, and counter sue these arseholes into oblivion.
Didn't know Enlightenment desktop manager was still alive. I can take a look at Bodhi for his fact alone... I loved that manager, running over slackware, in the college network
Re: What an arse
If only, mr. Code Monkey, if only...
But in my experience there is a minority of atheist than can be as annoying and fanatic as the very well known minority of annoying and fanatic god-botherers.
I think the down votes in your post exemplify this...
The BOFH was outBOFH'd by an outsider a couple of years ago... that episode and the subsequent, swift revenge are probably my favorite articles ever.
Of course, the PFY still has too much to learn before he can attempt something so bold, although it's unlikely that he lives until the time he gets enough experience
As professor Jones famously said...
"I wrote them down (...) so that I wouldn't HAVE to remember" I agree completely with him
Oh, and yes, I knew where on the Internet I could find the quote, so I checked it because I didn't remember it verbatim.
Beer because... that's another great way to damage my memory
I recently found an old Reader's Digest magazine from 1981, that included an article about the "newest guest in space": The Columbia.
It is saddening, in today's context, reading about all the hope these birds brought back in the day: frequent flights, cheap sending of goods to orbit... it *was* the future. And now, 30 years later we have taken several steps backwards.
Here's hoping that Musk, Chang-Diaz, Allen, and the rest of private investors succeed. I don't want to think that the best days of space exploration and discovery are already in the past.
Ballmer was the first thing I thought...
... until I read the bootnote.
In that case I think Británica could be an interesting name for her (no offense intended)
Congrats to the proud family... ¡Salud!
Right on the money
I really love my Wii, but with this drought I've found myself playing more and more GC games I didn't have the chance to try when they first came out, and revisiting old (N64, SNES...) games via virtual console.
Not the ideal scenario, perhaps, but it gives a way to keep the Wii alive until (if?) new games arrive.
Hopefully Nintendo has used all the time and truckloads of money it got from the Wii to really polish the Wii2... In the meantime, I'll be playing MarioRPG and Metal Gear Solid
Re: Not bad
You can get the best of the two worlds: Largely Inebriated Newspage Dares Sending Airplanes Yonder.
Previous PARIS coverage gives plenty of support for that affirmation!
To be fair...
"rehashes of tired old franchises" sounds very much like EA's marketing strategy...
Jedi is too cliché
The religion of choice in this case should be, of course, Cthulhu Cultist!
Tombstone as, in strange eons, even El Reg may die...
"crimes against the treasured memories of the 1970s and 80s"
Is there any way to turn that into a real law? maybe spamming your local representative/congressman/etc until he or she feeds up and processes the idea...
So many incoming atrocities would stop before they arrive to theaters and so many people would end up, and rightly so, in jail (I'm looking at you, Michale Bay)
... one can dream, right?
No Master Sword?
Link will have something to say about this oversight.
... or maybe not...
the king's voice... I can't get it out of my head!
re: Californian conditions
It's off topic , but it makes almost throw up in anger every time a page tries to look smart and changes UI or language display based on location, even though I clearly indicated I want the default homepage. Google is probably one of the biggest offenders, but by no means the only one.
Given that I use a vpn that connects to servers in France and Germany, seemly at random, this is a big annoyance.
FAIL-that's what that behavior is.
What's the deal with the RANDOM CAPITALIZATION?
There are at least 5 ARTICLES with weird CAPITALIZATION in their titles, in the RSS Feed. I don't know about the fellow readers, but I find it FREAKING ANNOYING (and harder to write, mind you)
Are you transferring your super secret technology to Iran? teh horror... TEH HORROR!!!1oneone
On a more serious note, it's nice to see how this experiment sparked, or at least feed, this sense of discovery around the world. In particular, love the Oz idea (Codename KYLIE? that's genius!)
Let's see how Vulture II fares against its worldwide competitors...
Annnnd we have a winner!
I don't see anything taking the Rusty Dodo award from this poor thing's hands... which is a shame, because it doesn't look half bad
Not bad, but to be frank I hoped the patron saint for VULTURE II to be that unnamed EEE PC girl.
a banana bomb delivered by a careful jetpack flyby
...oh, the joys of overkill
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.
I think he and the other bloke, Rui, are bieng paid in Brandy and Rioja... not sure if that's a good or bad thing, though
So, who coined the phrase...
"Reality Distortion Field", referring to Apple?
I honestly thought it was an El Reg creation, but it seems it's even bigger than that...
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
Had never heard of the site before this stunt, but now they probably won a new customer.
If I can get my hands on Duke Nukem 3D, that is...
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*
it all is nicely explained here:
@Ms Bee Re: Some
I think you forgot this, so I'll put it here for adnim:
"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)
A sweat donor?
Now, that's one mental image I could live without...
Thank you, ma'am
Thanks for putting an end to that nonsense
Never thought the PC patrol would find us here at El Reg...
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
I salute you
From Loch Ness Stig to the Shetland welcome to the brave Mooners, I salute brave defenders o' the Islands you for letting Google knew what you think about them :)
so he's not dead...
He's in New Zealand since February!
Yay! I'll drink for that
v--- Here is the torch
I'll get the pitchforks. The rest of the lynching mob should be here any minute now. Get ready to be soaked in boiling tar
Do you have any idea of how many daemons roam the Linux systems?
Probably the Exorcist Association is planing an all-out assault against Ubuntu and its unholy brethren
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.
- JLaw, Kate Upton exposed in celeb nude pics hack
- Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search
- GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait