The new 160 gigapixel camera makes the new Galaxy S∞ rather unwieldy, and suitable as a backup space heater.
1098 posts • joined 26 Sep 2008
All be it in slightly different and much nicer circumstances. I worked for a 2 man operation, writing a variety of code for a handful of products. It came to pass that one of the 2 decided that enough was enough and that he really wanted to retire, the other person followed suit, left me with two options, buy the company or pack my bags and move on. I seriously examined the first option but I realized that the guys in charge knew the market and they had decided it was time to get out, left me with option number two. I was given a fairly good redundancy package, on the condition that they could call me in for any serious issues with the remaining supported customers and I went my merry way. Over the next couple of years I got the call twice, both times they remunerated me plus generous expenses and as there was no clash with what I was doing with the then employer there were no problems. This was a good arrangement, brought about by discussion between those concerned, not imposed by one with resistance from the other. In those circumstances I'd be seriously tempted to wreak as much havoc as I could legally get away with.
Bring on the denouement!
Age is a bugger
15 years ago the TV in the living room was a 21" CRT that fulfilled our needs. We could watch it comfortably from our normal sitting positions and the sound was of an acceptable quality. Fast forward a few years, 32" CRT with a reinforced TV stand (over 60 kg of TV) to enable me to read subtitles on those foreign films with questionable content that I like to watch, purely art you understand. Fast forward again 52" Flat Screen plasma, to try and keep the amount of black screen content to a minimum and avoid zooming on letterbox widescreen TV, we finally relent and buy a large format flat screen. Immediately notice we can actually read the subtitles again as opposed to guessing what the text actually says. Fast forward to today, same TV but now have to wear glasses to even read the damn subtitles... getting old sucks. *author repudiates any correlation between the state of their eyesight and the content of the art films.
What you think Wagon Wheels were like 30 years ago, with an extra layer.
Kid at the training centre I worked at in Scotland was christened Elvis, he was fortunate in one respect, he had a very high forehead which meant he was dubbed Tefal by his contemporaries and escaped any jibing about his name. Clip of Tefal ad for those too young to remember.
Typical Apple, inflated price for less than average hardware.
You pay peanuts and you get dumb fucks...
WHen under that sort of BS pressure they should have renamed it .dik
Looks the biz
Carbs, meat, and eggs, exactly what's needed to combat the post pub hunger.
One of the predominant methods in these here parts is still the paper cheque (check), not sure as to its security, but I am sure that the USAians card/banking habits could probably do with a shake up. I've been here 14 years and I've never had my signature checked on any of my cards. Giving your credit/debit card to someone else for a purchase was fairly commonplace although now it seems that is sort of being limited to immediate family. I could call my bank and speak to a human who will transfer cash from one account to another, not necessarily a target account held by me, I saw my sister in law do this and was flabbergasted. As to the new C&P I have cards from two major banks and a couple of local banks and I've yet to see anything about it in my mail.
Left hand I'd like to introduce you to Right hand, you may be surprised by how much you have in common.
There's also a proposed link to the Shiva crater off the west coast of India, the timing of which event seems to suggest it may have been a trigger for the Deccan Traps (brilliant name) to go boom much more aggressively.
Samsung Plasma here
Otherwise known as living room auxiliary heater.
How about neither
Not a first adopter (unless I'm particularly flush that month, first SSD was purchased 7 years ago) but quite happy with one step down tech. The constant angst I see some of my friends and colleagues going through over tech purchases is not for me, if I have the cash I get it otherwise I wait, usually I have to wait.
Better in 10
I have noticed in the last month that I've been getting progressively fewer sync errors with Onedrive on my W10 machines to the point I haven't had one now for about 2 weeks. The multiple copies of documents with computer names incorporated into the filename also seem to have disappeared.
Pay yer effing taxes
Re: Pure water can exist only between zero and 10 degrees centigrade???
Never mind tea, you can't cook potatoes on Everest, boiling point at the summit is about 70C, means most post pub neckfillers are screwed. Just as well there are no pubs there I suppose.
Re: GOT can feck off
Thomas Covenant is probably the most annoying lead character in any book(s) I've ever read. I found myself totally unable to empathise with him in any way whatsoever, how I got through those tomes I don't know, they are also one of the few series that I have never felt even the slightest inclination to reread.
Dating myself somewhat...
On reading the headline immediately pictured Margaret Rutherford. God I'm old.
Proud to say
I never even noticed.
Don't peel the tatties, just wash em, then mash 'em skins and all.
I said siliCON dearie, siliCON... not CONE!
Re: pronounced “Iron Brew”?
Aye mair like Eyerun Baroo.
I still remember the
first playthrough after buying this when it was released in '79. Stunned, all I could do was go back to the record deck and put side 1 on again. Over the years, I've probably played this album more than any other of theirs, I'm going to have to see this.
Re: How big a portion do you need ?
I see this problem everyday in our school cafeteria, you have a 13 stone chap sitting next to a 8 stone chap/chappess with their school lunch, which has been 'scientifically' put together to contain the correct amount of nutrition and calories for who??? The 13 stoner sits and looks at the mouthful he has on his plate with a faint air of disappointment.
Not likely, 1% chance of robotization, bugger I can't get a break.
Given it's a vehicle
More a tailgate than a backdoor.
I'm definitely in the minority
I couldn't stand Jon Pertwee, the foppish clothes, the ridiculous car, and worst of all being stuck on Earth, 70s UK FFS I was living it I didn't need to see it on TV as a SF drama. Colin Baker was next worse and Tom Baker by far and away the best, with Troughton coming in second. Not keen on Capaldi, but I think a lot of that is to do with the irritating assistant. Next Doctor, Sanjeev Kohli as his Still Game character.
TD at Coventry Cathedral
Completely changed my teenage musical tastes and purchases. Watched it on the TV and the following day bought Ricochet. Glad to see TD can mess up Dr Dre's eponymous cans.
Re: Do these fines
I've often stated on these forums how a few sentences of penal servitude dished out to CEOs and CFOs of misbehaving corporations may have a beneficial effect on corporate behaviour. Unfortunately it always seems to be fines, perhaps the gummints concerned are too eager to get their hands on some cash rather than some justice.
Do these fines
come anywhere near what the profits these companies made from their shenanigans? If they don't then the accountants will just do their bean counting and come to the conclusion that it's a risk worth taking.
Equivalent of 'Man Bites Dog".
I know what I like
and that ain't anything like something I like very much.
Would be more of a case
If the PRS was compensating all of its members,
I wonder how much the predicted shortage of He will affect the price and availability of He filled drives. Admittedly the amounts involved on a per drive basis is very small but for the industry overall it must have some impact.
I foresee a shuttering in the near future.
getting fined for that ain't worth it. Always a faint whiff (OK overwhelming stench) of shitness surrounding his work.
Seems they are trying every excuse, health concerns, secondhand vaping concerns, gateway concerns, etc. etc. Anyone thinking of the children yet? None of which appear to hold any water. Seems that they should be looking at tax and duty and make this an income stream. The marijuana industry in the US I'm sure is looking hard at the technology and I wonder how long it will be before 'clean' THC enriched vaping materials start appearing here. As a former smoker I wish ecigs had been around when I quit, would have made things a lot less difficult and definitely less calorific, no smoking always results in weight gain. I can't go to my local club as they still allow smoking there (private clubs get to vote on this in this locale), not because I think I might restart but I just can't stand the smoky atmosphere, vaping would make that possible and a whole lot healthier for the staff who work there.
Is expensive (about £65k a year) and the UK already is the leading turnkey in Western Europe (148 per 100k of population), we should be looking at alternative means by which the infringers can be punished. The market they are operating in needs also to be examined, if there is such a demand for pirate material then that would tend to suggest that the legitimate suppliers are not delivering the goods in terms of cost or timeliness.
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We're losing market what are we going to do?
I know launch more expensive phones!
Not too long ago
inhabitants of any large city would have been only too happy to have this. One of the reasons beer was a drunk by all was that compared to water it had minimal dangers.
Not noticed anything untoward
Been running it on 3 desktops and 2 laptops, haven't seen anything to be alarmed about. No failed updates and systems seem to be pretty robust. On the downside I have one machine which resolutely refuses to upgrade, claims that the cpu is not supported, bollocks, and no trick or fudge seems to shift it. No big deal as my wife is probably happier on 7.
Re: Most shocking!
Presumably a High School Diploma, but to be honest from what I've seen it probably could be replaced with an attendance certificate.
FDA Warning Letter
Not their first time according to the letter. Seems they did something similar a couple of years ago, fines should now be imposed, on the Kardashian bint too. The stuff that gets advertised in the US as having some kind of pharmaceutical property is just mind boggling, the purveyors seem to make their cash from the mindless masses and get out of Dodge before the behemoth that is the FDA wakes up.
PR Mess Up
Control issues being displayed by The Empire of the Mouse, wonder when they'll despatch the Death Star to Newbury.
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a couple of voices suddenly cried out in protest and were suddenly nominetted." © The Mouse.
There are people who would vote for this twonk on this basis. Hopefully not enough of them to make any impact.
Ikabai Sital T shirts before the week is out.