82 posts • joined 9 Sep 2008
Is this some new word and is it up for selection for the new dictionaries out next year? I have not heard it mentioned before and now suddenly in the space of a few weeks its seems to have come to prominence.
And what to the amateur bots have to say about this?
Only in the UK
I am somewhat disappointed that this is only available to UK residents. There are non-UK Doctor Who / programming / fathers who would like to get in on this kind of education action.
PS What happened to the icon with the DALEK?
with this nonsense at flank speed.
Re: I've got
Where do you get yours from?
I'll get my heavily laden coat
Re: Obvious solution
"Women want safety, security. I can offer them nothing but danger." - Johnny English
I remember playing the first 2 versions of Myst that a friend had lent me and getting extremely frustrated and rewarded at the same time. Fond memories of phoning him up at 2 in the morning for a "clue".
Another game I found recently in the same lines is Machinarium. I personally think this is a totally underrated game and should be worth looking at.
Re: End of the Road
Having recently heard of the demise of the Tweetdeck phone app I did some investigations and the best option I have come up with is Hootsuite. Basically does what Tweetdeck did and a little more, and has a decent phone app too.
There are of course a number of other paid and free apps and a quick search for Tweetdeck alternatives will reveal these, but for now I am sticking with Hootsuite.
As a friend of mine told me "First Google Reader, now Tweetdeck, my tech world is crumbling around me"
"the Register is unique"
and awesome too.
Kepp up the good work.
Is it good or bad?
All the "Tech" sites that I follow seem to find this story very interesteing and seem to all have reports on it, but not one of them has mentioned if its a good or a bad thing (for us of course, we know its bad for the lice).
Could this be one of those things like the bacteria in our belly buttons that is actually good for the human race in general?
Enquiring minds want to know ...
Leading the way
As always, either the military or the porn industry will lead the development in these areas.
I don't really need to explain do I?
Lucky lucky bastard
Almost my perfect dream, although I would possibly not have chosen the extreme outer limits of Spain .. but the rural life, working from home, peace and quiet, awesome countryside ....
Mostly been said
It's all been mostly said already although I have possibly a few ideas.
I really like the comparisons and the 10 whatevers, because these often help me to decide which is the best product for my needs.
There are times when I want a long in-depth review but mostly a shorter review covering in the good, the bad and the ugly points are what I am after.
Benchmarks are sometimes usefull but if there is a lot of technical waffle and tables I end up skipping those in favour of how well does it work in the persons hands.
Technical specs i can get from the products webiste, don't waste your valuable time and space copying it from them.
YES for keeping the percentage rating, I like to know what the Reg guys rate things as. The star ratings would just be a different representation of the same thing but less flexible.
Photo's are good only if they show something important, if I want the glossy cover shots I will look at the products site.
"We review products as users" ... thats perfect because most of are end users of the products.
One last point, the spell-checking could be a bit better, not only on Reg Hardware but on Reg itself, there have been a couple of bad ones recently that should really have been picked up by a proof reader, or even a spell checker (unless JSUT is part of your regular spelling)
Otherwise keep up the good work, I love coming in to see whats new or to check how new goodies measure up in the hands of my favourite IT site.
We need a Flying Spaghetti Monster icon ... for all religions debates and other such exciting things, also for unexplained phenomena.
Definitily a Playmobil icon ...
What? No Redneck Rampage?
When I was getting into computers and what-not, the common games were Doom and Duke Nukem, but when I was home I much preferred Redneck Rampage (designed by Xatrix Entertainment and published by Interplay).
HUGE levels, interesting concept, awesome hill-billy music and the additional cusspack .....
good ol' days.
This is NOT the droid part you were looking for *waves hand* ...
Re: @ Arthur the cat - pish
You must be related to Hodgesaaaarrrgghh then?
(Thanks Terry Pratchett)
The 3 B rule
My colleagues and I have often noted this and seen it in action, and to an extent have played the game ourselves but only as far as was worth it to our self esteem.
We called it the 3 B rule: Bullshit Baffles Brains.
You need to walk the manager walk, be their buddy and sell whatever work you have done, blow your own trumpet. It nets you the money and the big projects but unless that truly is your nature, you will come out feeling like a bit of a phoney.
Re: They are ALL called Dave
Yes sir, you are absolutely right.
Oldest documents mistranslated: it said CELEBRATE, not CELIBATE!!
I think all of those of us who were early adopters should also get a mention ... it's easy enough to tout acclaim and accolade to the Nth follower, but what do we get? nothing ,we are just a number, a filler, a nothing .... without all of us old 10000 there would have been less.
Did anyone notice
no tasers were harmed in the making of this arrest!
Where can we vote for awards? Lester deserves a few beers for his limerick at least.
"By Christmas we'll track you in even more ways! Ha Ha Ha" - there fixed it for you
Is the obvious choice, works well in all lighting, has good action capture technology and is wide angle so you don't miss it when someone comes flying in (or out) from one side.
You know what
I have been looking for your twitter account for ages, and no-where on this site could I find it or a link to it. I shall add it to my followees forthwith, as will I add the reg FB page.
Could we please have another button for up-voting possible flames-of-the-week?
So you want
an Oompa Loompa then? Just ask Willy Wonka for one, I think he may have some spare.
You owe me for this ...
"Researchers there found their flabber gasted to its very limit"
Whatever you do ....
... don't mention the war! I did it once and I think I got away with it!
It's really something
they can sink their beaks into.
It's always great to have a post from the BOFH.
And I am sort of glad to have amanfromMars (1) posting back again .. I have missed it's ramblings of late.
Speed of irony has a maximum velocity of 2 anonymous cowards. Some idiot reader-commentards don't know what a sense of humour is and just posted silly replies.
Famous last words I am sure
Can someone please give Lewis an award for that fantastic use of the word "embulgening".
"You've managed to grab the wrong end of the stick so effectively that you're in a different tree."
Well done sir, you deserver a medal
If used differently, this could be used to allow people to get a 48 or even a 72 hour day, as some people with a certain genetic disorder have (I can't remember the name of it). This would probably allow soldiers etc to go for a few days before needing to sleep.
Not sure how this would help anyone.
Conversely if you shorten someones clock cycle you could get them into a screwy irregular sleep pattern making them tired and out of it of you happened to want to attack them.
Just saying is all.
He could not find a "Dark coloured bandana" ... it will probably be his undoing.
Did his ...
... noodly appendage come down and adjust Plato's writings?
Also got an Acer Aspire with Linpus on it, looked very pretty but no where was there an option to add new users or to create an Admin user. Reinstalled with Ubuntu, no more problems :)
you forgot to include
If you have nothing to hide ....
Nothing in this world is free
Except perhaps the taking to task those who are quite inclined to believe everylast word that proceedeth from the keyboard of the Reg Team on 01/04 of every year.
Just saying is all.
Do we also get a button that sends an electric shock to directly to the Hack in questions chair when we really don't like an article?
I would really appreciate such a thing, you can charge extra for it, doubly so if you post a video of said moments to youtube.
Yes all good and well, but what about the rest of Europe?
Absolutely NO official or even rumoured date for the rest of us. The HTC desire will probably be released here before the Nexus One.
please find a firm release date for Europe? I am sure it will do better when released here as. Nothing in the media has any kind of proper date for this and it bugs the heck out of me.
In other parts of the world
A few months / years ago you ran an article about that naked shopper in Germany ...
And in South Africa if you come off the beach and are headed to a braai (barbeque, grill etc) then you just wrap a towel over your costume and walk on it to the shop .. no shoes required.
Personally unless you are causing harm to someone, who care what you wear.
You put this exact post on another story ... serial troller are you?
For goodness sake don't let them NEAR the internet or they will be looking up stuff on Wikipedia.
Re: Re: YaVaughnie
I see your WTF and raise you an OMG!
You can dream
but you will never see that day. I fear mankinf in general has left Common Sense behind somewhere.
Why is it then ...
that it's totally acceptable for people to havea smoke break every 45 minutes or so but if I as a non smoker gets up and walks around for 5 minutes I get looks of death thrown my way?
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