Siesting and sofing
Come on, we have to reimport those two back into English usage over here too...
1332 posts • joined 25 Jul 2008
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...
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...
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...
Personally I found that having read the book before hand just made the film appear even more shite, and got it turned off and something better put on after about 10 minutes or so...
Alright, one for Lester to consider and throw open to the commentards. How about we dream (if that's the right word) up the ultimate in fantasy "so bad they're terrible" movies? With categories like:
Supporting cast (human or otherwise)
Plot points/cliches/twists that must be included
Soundtrack (with extra points for cheesy but in-theme songs to include)
With extra credit for taking source material (books, real life events etc) that were good, respected and/or well known and then screwing them up by relocating them elsewhere or somehow similarly feeding them through a mincer...
No, that's the definition of "Experienced".
The definition of "Expert" is someone who has learned from watching other people making all the mistakes.
Sounds very much like the "document management" system that our HR hive foisted on we humble minions a couple of years back. That said we kinda got our own back, as it seems that the HR drones are the only ones who know how to work the damn thing (they were the only ones in the office long enough to seemingly be worth training on it, the rest of us being too busy actually working and earning the company income) and can find anything. So if we lesser beings want something we now always just ring or email them and ask them to get it for us (and if it's something actually useful we of course then store it locally for easy re-use, thus defeating the whole point of the original system).
It's always fun to hear their wailing and gnashing of teeth when they moan about having to do it, even when we point out to them that it's the most time-efficient way of tackling the damn system by a factor of about 10x. But of course actually getting a system that works (and can intuitively be worked without similar rune-chanting to the article one) seems to be beyond them.
He's probably running to catch the Clapham Omnibus...
I shall await the legal papers, and defend my dessert-based monicker until at least lunchtime, or I get bored or something good comes on the TV ;)
But in the meantime, have an upvote too...
Unfortunately it's going the other way - Lync is (or was) going to become Skype for Business...
True, but given the fees and salaries that are also involved, you do have to wonder in the end who comes out the winner in the end (unfortunately it isn't people like us).
Since when does that matter to a lawyer on the make?
And who're you calling a coward?
For their next trick, they're probably going to be targetting purveyors of large open metal building waste disposal units and those who sell playground rope-based toys enjoyed mainly by young girls, not to mention anyone caught selling shell-shaped prawn cocktail flavoured snacks.
Well they could always rename it Onepe to match OneDrive, or perhaps even something different like, oh I dunno, Lync? ;)
And the end line that "...calls to Skype ... were not returned" raised a much needed chuckle here at the end of a post-bank holiday catchup day.
Just remember, these are the people who may end up choosing your nursing home later on...
It would be interesting to know if doing so would actually allow a pass, given some of the weird and wonderful outpourings that can come from there (albeit more usually with Japanese or German original text, but sometimes French too).
So at what point do the answers stop being valid and start being just plagarised?
Or can you just write on your paper "See Wikipedia for details"? (although I admit there's a risk of not getting an actual correct answer in that case).
I must admit I'm struggling to think of any make/model of brand new car today which doesn't have at least a drivers air bag of some sort as standard.
Can anybody shed light on such a vehicle on-sale in Europe today? Apparently they're only recommended in Europe (link) but are mandatory in the USA
Which direction is the 1 Direction anyway? Does anybody know? Does anybody care?
With that lot and music, definitely backwards...
That would be a regeneration too far...
Ah, what those of us who spend more time in France than we would like would call Lardons?
Anyway good luck with the challenge, the pudding sounds quite enticing :)
Bacon 3/5 of a Sainsbury's Basics cooking bacon pack – 69p
One would have to ask what other sort of bacon there is aside from cooking bacon, at least if you're not Lady Gaga looking for a new outfit?
Anyway best of luck one and all!
Well I did say it may be sailing too close to one ;)
In a similar style you also have French dish of Tartiflette, except it's with Reblochon cheese rather than egg to hold everything together, and that one does include bacon (well lardons anyway). Always goes down a treat with a pint or few when I'm down in Grenoble (it's a Savoie regional dish).
I think I'd find myself wanting some chopped pork product in there somewhere too (or just serve it with a few slices of decent bacon), or is that perhaps sailing too close to a pastry-less quiche?
But certainly looks delicious to me, might just have to knock one up in the next few days to fill me up.
And if you open up your network connections list, you can even see where you connect to it...
The next one is going to be called "Of Course I Still Love You", so looks like they're fairly confident of many loving returns after a firey departure...
Well the landing barge is named "Just Read The Instructions" and the next one is to be named "Of Course I Still Love You".
Both in honour of Iain M Banks of course, but it does show that someone there has a sense of humour (and good taste in reading material).
Plus if I remember correctly the Falcon rockets were named after the Millenium Falcon, and the Dragons after Puff the Magic Dragon. The latter would certainly count as humorous.
Unfortunately yes it's the second one. Or else Dabbsy probably has most of the el Reg readership (and indeed most of the tech world) as former colleagues.
The aquarium reference also made me smile, we have a meeting room in our Dresden office which the locals have christened with that name (with good reason). Who says Germans don't have a sense of humour...
Doing so causes constant ubiquitous app crashing including the system platform. Rebooting sends affected devices into a "coma" state.
If you hadn't mentioned iPhone up-front I could almost think you are talking about Android's Lollipop