It's his Canadian cousin, Couper Ma Propre Gorge Dibbler.
1309 posts • joined 25 Jul 2008
It's his Canadian cousin, Couper Ma Propre Gorge Dibbler.
And a pipe...
Given some of the stuff they put in there, he could probably get a room in the Tate Modern for it for a while too.
Wonderful stuff anyway, hope it doesn't drive him too crazy getting it finished and debugged.
Death by kitchen cupboard. At least that's what mine tried a couple of nights ago when I opened it and it rained tins down on me.
I really must tidy it up one of these days...
Oh, and for those who want to waste a bit of time, I give you:
Complete with 13 episodes from 1979-1986. Includes the first one (Egg Mobiles), in which the Prof was only a judge, not the presenter (that was Brian "Playschool" Cant, plus Charlotte Allen). Learn something new every day researching el Reg posts...
Indeed, met him a few years back and he's still on cracking form.
Alternatively I also give you Scrapheap Challenge in a similar(ish) mad engineering vein.
The second one's rocket powered trains, not quite the same but great fun and includes a home-made jet engine. First one's proper rockets though, albeit with snow globes rather than eggs. And had Bowser Munson in it, which is always a bonus.
May one ask how?
I keep seeing them around the place (like your welcome mat one also) and am intrigued...
I would say corporate dogsbody and corporate ground-zero, but I think I already have those titles (unpaid and unofficial of course)...
I can't see
Elop anybody crying over his exit from Microsoft.
You don't even need the Play Store, just download it directly from the Kodi website.
And if all else fails, the Fire stick can just be replaced by an Apple TV 2 or a Pi. Not quite as convenient a form-factor, but both are still very usable for the job (my Kodi runs nicely from a Pi mk 1, as well as on my laptop and Nexus 7).
This would be the same Amazon who are quite happy to promote and sell you a dodgy box with an XMBC/kodi install crammed full of the self-same 3rd party crapware add-ons that are used to view the pirated streaming content through their online store?
So they banhammer Kodi, whose devs and forums go out of their way to not support the piracy add-ons and to do all they can not to promote or support piracy, and yet the Amazon appstore contains loads of older XBMC-forked apps which come pre-loaded with all the piracy shit. For examples iXBMC, XBMC4U, TVMC, ZappoTV, and VidOn (at the risk of publicising them, which I have no desire to do).
So it's a nice one all-round (not!), they've managed to ban the only one who is actively anti-piracy...
Have a look at this one:
Doesn't quite hit all your targets (to do that I think you'd need a PC case), but does a fair amount of them. It's fully funded, currently in the final stages of production and is due to start shipping within a few weeks...
As the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it..."
As it turned out, Microsoft's success was limited
Have you ever thought about a career in diplomacy?
Not to mention HP, who decided it would be great for users to put another row of keys down the left hand side of the keyboard for quick access to things like calculator, print and a whole host of other stuff that we don't need keys for.
And to top it off they put the print one beside the left hand shift key, so at least 4 times out of 5 when I'm typing on the wife's HP laptop and I want something in upper case, I almost end up printing the damn document out instead (or occasionally do so, if I'm not quick enough to catch it)...
There was, but he heard about the mission and ran away...
And may you have a potent voyage!
Maybe some manager in Microsoft told his team that he wanted bigger numbers for modern apps, and they misunderstood him?
And crafted specially along the lines of MS15-057?
Nah, taken to a suitable test rig and made to watch whilst their drone is fed into the engine to show exactly what happens. And then pushed in after it, for being a gormless twat.
Or just pop your IoT shit into either of the above containers, take it to the nearest electrical recycling point and dump it there and be done with it?
Either that or along with this go out and buy a nice hefty club to fend off all your pissed-off neighbours whose wifi no longer works as it's suddenly flooded by all your noise.
Good excuse for putting in a brand new company gym, with loads of excerise bikes and such subtly connected to a few dynamos?
Amen to that - too late for a cuppa and just slightly too early for a beer (although it is a nice sunny day outside, so maybe...).
Filled that awkward Friday afternoon gap nicely :)
And of course don't have the FAA dicking them about and delaying everything...
Personally I still think it looks like a massive custard pie...
Come on, we have to reimport those two back into English usage over here too...
The joy of standards are that there are so many to choose from...
Not to mention her ankles - what would Queen Victoria think?
How about just making it user configurable and let us have the choice for how we want our own desktops? Even down to the manga wallpaper... :)
Or is too much choice deemed even worse than enforced choice for the poor guys who have to use the product?
iWatch 2.0 with USB-C / Thunderbolt port?
And of course the key question is how much are they going to sting people for the cabling etc, compared to the cost of standard USB C cabling or other competitor options like AMD's Lightning Bolt?
Indeed, or at least paint it lilac and christen the box itself "Potent Voyager".
Anyway congrats to Alex, and pints all round to the team.
are the pale bulbous eyes watching over them?
So we've gone full circle now and are back to computing accompanied to tones similar to an acoustic coupler modem or a ZX Spectrum loading a game from tape?
Somehow nostalgia ain't what it used to be...
...what looks to be a Super Shotgun, the weapon of choice for the artistic Doom player
Nah, the choice was always the chainsaw...
Especially when coupled with IDKFA
Just says it all that I can remember both codes off the top of my head after 20-something years...
I was thinking something similar - this could be the modern miltary update of the well-known but often underestimated mythological transfer rate of a car with a boot full of hard drives or similar media...
Sounds like Miss Piggy...
Would make a novel change from a toaster or set of towels I suppose.
Not sure the Bride may approve though, although would probably get the Groom's vote...
And on a Friday afternoon too, perfect to keep you going until beer o'clock on POETS day.
All is right with the world for once...
Simon uses bees to make cosmetics.
Wouldn't "bee sourced products" or suchlike be more accurate (as indeed it's how he puts it on his website)?
You make it sound like he's mashing up the bees themselves as ingredients to make his lotions and potions...
Still a worrying trend overall though, whichever way you look at it.
I just love the sponsorship tagline I randomly got at the bottom of that story. It was beautifully appropriate that a piece about a guy being collared whilst hidden inside an old TV and then outed by a robot and stun grenades was underscored by the sponsor tagline:
"Sponsored: Flash storage for dummies"
They regularly seem to be able to make these probes last far longer than envisaged.
Ah yes, they just engage the Scotty Principle.
To quote Star Trek III:
James T. Kirk: How much refit time before we can take her out again?
Montgomery Scott: Eight weeks, sir -- [Kirk opens his mouth] -- but ye don't have eight weeks, so I'll do it for ye in two.
James T. Kirk: Mr. Scott. Have you always multiplied your repair estimates by a factor of four?
Montgomery Scott: Certainly, sir. How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?
James T. Kirk: [over the intercom] Your reputation is secure, Scotty.
And then afterwards gone rollerblading, hang gliding or any number of other activities that they apparently let you do...