98 posts • joined Wednesday 25th June 2008 23:05 GMT
It could be one person with 200 million accounts.
'Meter' too, although a spell checker wouldn't spot the error.
used a system similar to the maglev launch platform except using rockets to power the sled. Gerry Anderson and AC Clarke between them seem to have invented the future.
Someone having a crafty cigarette in the toilet. Again.
Once again I ask the question 'how do you pay (or show proof of a valid purchase or season ticket) when your phone battery inconveniently dies?'
That piece of plastic may be 'old fashioned' but it never runs out of juice.
Re: Twelve Doctors?
You can't blame McGann for that.
I want one!
I have Airdroid and PRemoteDroid why wouldn't I want one of these?
Re: Bye bye...
I sympathise. I can never find anything I like in the local stores but.....
After a quick web search I found 11 collar styles*. If a shop were to stock 1 of each in the most popular sizes (14.5" to 20", a dozen in all) they'd need to find room for 132 shirts. God help you if you don't want a white one. Or short sleeves.
Just what do you suggest the general department stores do? It's easy to say "come up with a new models, new services and new ideas" but apart from 'stock more grandad shirts' what?
* point, narrow, saint tropez, spread, button-down, round, pin, tab, wing-tip, mandarin, nehru. There may be more.
Re: I don't get this.....
"senior Tory from the Thatcher years"
Well that does narrow the field down a lot but how does one jump to a certain name from that list?
I don't get this.....
"His name was incorrectly linked to a child abuse case after a botched BBC2 Newsnight programme - which didn't name the peer - reported that a "senior Tory from the Thatcher years" had been accused of child abuse by north Wales care home victim Steve Messham."
So the BBC didn't name him and Mr. Messham was given the incorrect name by the POLICE. Are the police being investigated over this matter? Why have the BBC been pilloried for 'outing' this man. (No names, no prosecution. Oh wait...)
Isn't this SKY?
Re: Something I wonder ..
"Why it's more difficult sourcing a toy gun than a real one."
I must use that line in a conversation. I'll even add my own question mark.
Media people, please, TRIFECTA does not mean 3.
In horse racing terminology, a trifecta is a parimutuel bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order.
If you want to sound clever What about:
a triplet of predictions?
a trinity of market forecasts?
a trilogy of analysts estimates?
a triptych of media speculations?
Hell, you could just write about 'three wild guesses'.
What was that about a new mobile telephone?
I tried it
and it works. All I seem to be able to do though is send a name and phone number. I think I'll stick to Bluetooth for interminably long transfer times.
never had a camera on him either.
What is it with these people?
Used it once
My local Oddbins (Liverpool) have these 'magic' readers. It took the salesperson 3 bonks to get the card read. It wasn't significantly faster than keying in a PIN. It would be a lot quicker with a stolen card I suppose.
I think it's a good idea!
I've only ever had one cup of coffee from a franchise. Two in the morning at a motorway service station (which in my opinion is the best time to visit one.)
I spent a few moments looking at the confusing array of names but couldn't work out what the hell was what.
Me: Err, could you do me a large ordinary coffee?
Helpful lady behind counter: How about an Americano?
Me: What's that?
HLBC: Black coffee.
Me: Umm, I wanted a white coffee.
HLBC: Would you like me to put some milk in it for you?
Me: Oh ta! Thanks very much.
And she didn't charge me extra for the milk.
Phlegmatic British working woman 1, Media-type focus-group fancy naming scheme 0.
Can't figure Goldfinger
Can someone explain to me why Goldfinger is always rated so highly in these polls?
I've watched it several time and I can't see the attraction.
Bond is rubbish in it. He gets captured while doing some simple spying and spends the rest of the film impotent (well apart from the scene in the hay).
The day is saved by Pussy Galore and the US military. Even the atomic bomb is defused by someone else.
Please, why? It must be more than the DB5 and a woman painted gold.
Re: "lol is this your new profile pic?"
Re: There aren't any
Horizon: They don't want to scare off the casual viewer. When was the last time you saw a diagram or graph on it? Much easier (on the eye) to spend 10 minutes watching people on a beach throwing a ball to each other while 'explaining' the difficulties of shooting a space probe from one planet to another.
Re: Fair enough ..
TalkTalk customers are not charged to call the helpdesk.
Customer Services 0870 444 1820
(FREE from your
Cut'n'pasted from their help pages.
Nothing to moan about here.
Re: Oh no it isn't.
You mean you can PROVE that Time Lords don't exist?
Oh no it isn't.
There there, dear. You just sit down and drink your lime cordial while the people who do like the thrilling adventures of the fictitious Time Lord enjoy the 11 hours of new material they get a year.
My mind is going............
I stopped reading a book on quantum physics to watch this. Now I'm worried that my data might be everywhere in the universe except where I expect to find it.
Totally agree with Fred Flintstone: why does 'everyone' have to produce a video when a series of pictures would be more digestible?
THANK YOU! I DID NOT KNOW THAT.
Re: You didn't like it...
Well I wouldn't have commented on it if I hadn't watched all of it. I know what commentards would say.
I also watched the one John Simm and Jim Broadbent were in. (Exile. Thanks Google.) That one was even worse! It took the 'art' of coincidence to a new level. E.G. Simm is looking through many boxes of his old cassette tapes and finds a party mix from twenty-odd years ago. As he listens to it the music cuts out and is replaced by voices that DISCLOSES IMPORTANT PLOT INFORMATION. He peels the label from the cassette and underneath is a second label that DISCLOSES IMPORTANT PLOT INFORMATION.
I, however, must be wrong about these dramas. They got glowing reviews in the grown-up newspapers. Maybe because both had characters suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Must be the sympathy vote.
Re: TV Drama
The Shadow Line?
Was that the one in which a bomb exploded, powerful enough to blow the windows out of a clock shop, and both people in the shop stood up, brushed the dust off themselves and left? The one where there was a fight and one person was hanging from a light fitting while another person tried to kill them? (2 core cable, you know, those ones held up by two tiny brass screws.) The one where the villains smuggled heroin into the country by hiding it in the stalks of cut flowers? The one with the 'so-scary-he's almost-comedic' hit-man? The one where EVERY copper was bent and all the villains were scared of the missing crime lord's camp son?
I didn't like it. Too far fetched.
"The flaw exists on multiple platforms: builds for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and Windows Phone are vulnerable."
Re: Five-a-day (OT)
"being paid to make up numbers sounds like a cushy job - 42 16 12 3."
I'm sure someone beat you to those.
Would someone please translate this into English for me?
"that where capital funding is required to progress the workstreams, business cases would be developed to support investment decisions".
It could have been worse
I found this much funnier than The Reg's own 'standard measurement' video. And it was mercifully shorter too.
What's that for then?
'...Active Shutter 3D screen certainly pulls scads of detail from dimensionalised BDs....'
What does this mean? The screen pulls fish from the image? It shows the Savannah College of Art and Design when playing stereoscopic discs? It shows a lot of detail? Or none at all?
Buy a thesaurus and use it. On second thoughts, don't. The results might be discombobulating.
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