202 posts • joined 26 Sep 2008
You're quite right
It is possible to live life without a smart phone. But, and it's a massive one, it's very useful for looking up information, maps, and general communications like Whatsapp, not to mention the ride tracking that I use it for as well. So for me, I'd rather be with one than without one.
And not being able to put it down in lieu of conversation? That's just self control.
An interesting idea
Although I think they use it for the food already.
I'm going to say no.
The civil liberties implications are too horrible to think of.
The language might be reasonable enough but still...
Flanshaw? You poor sod! The Sainsbury's auto-tills near where I live in College Grove are very useful for getting rid of the small change that inevitably builds up at the end of the month.
A step in the right direction, certainly.
Although one can't help but think it's like hiring Homer Simpson to be the safety officer.
Re: Been there, done that. More than once.
Bloody hell, a real Johnny fiveskin here. Never thought I'd see one here.
That's the most evil thing I've ever heard...
Re: Firefox 32.0?
Or maybe 69.whoah?
This bloke doesn't half remind me of Jack Lewis. For more info:
Completely outside the box here
But how about Phil Glenister?
The very idea of David Cameron in spandex has put me right off my lunch! I hope you're happy!
Re: Enjoying Being exploited
Regarding the obsession with efficiency- apparently, this makes me lazy.
I'm suddenly reminded
Of Mr Doovde from Fonejacker...
Re: Fabulous Idea... but...
Ah, you mean like here?
Ah, taking the lonely road...
Potentially speaking, they could run water through that thing to much the same effect? Although I can imagine o2 buildup in such a high temp environment would be a rather large problem, though not insurmountable. Also, with the right kind of catalyst, one could potentially overcome the problem of the stronger molecular bonds with water compared to methane. That said, an interesting piece of tech, with a potential to become self-sustaining if you were to bubble bio-gas through it sourced from landfills, if you had enough of it. Also, a good potential use for the apparent oodles of methane clathrate we apparently have, not to mention frakked gas.
Re: Internet Explorer 6 staggers on?
I'm a freelance web designer, when I have the time, and I flat out refuse to design for IE6. If it doesn't render standards-complaint code, it can sod off. Luckily, the vast majority of browsers actually do that these days.
A Møøse once bit my sister...
I'm with 3 myself
And I can honestly say I've never had a problem with them. Unless I'm in rural Cambridgeshire, and then they suck worse than a busted Dyson.
Re: At the danger of..
Agreed. I'm by no means blameless for ad-hominem insults, however I would rather have a cup of tea and a biscuit with Mr Fry.
Intrusive advertising really pisses me off
Hence a love of adblock and noscript, and pop-up blockers up the wazoo. However if product placement is done properly to the point you don't notice it, then nothing wrong with it. Otherwise it can go die in a fire with other intrusive methods of advertising.
Re: Pix or it didn't happen.
Well of course it didn't happen, hence the woman running down the street in the nip!
There were similar theories on Silbury Hill.
That said, I've always wanted to penetrate Brodgar's Ring.
A couple of things
I'm pretty damned sure that Orlowski is only kept around as some sort of El Reg equivalent of Jan Moir or Richard Littlejohn.
Anyway, ad hominem attacks aside, I pay for my content. Only seems fair, really. However, downloading and bittorrent for me fills a very useful hole, in that if a disc gets scratched or broken, I can get another copy. That said, there are those who blatantly abuse the system and I know of one person who has at least 3tb of movies knocking round. He doesn't know what to do with them all, the silly sod.
I strongly fail to see why I should sell out for something twice when I've already bought the rights to watch the content. Also, format shifting shouldn't be illegal either. Just my thoughts, you don't have to agree, naturally.
I have to wonder...
If anyone shouting for Clarkson to be burned at the stake actually read the entire message?
"I will visit them".
Sounds like he'll take James May with them and have him bore them to death by torqueing. Or something.
Re: Any Clues
"I like big butts and I cannot lie"
I think this sums it up quite nicely
When it comes to the attitude of the US sticking their nose in where it isn't wanted:
"Te futueo et caballum tuum".
My Nan's with them
For the life of me I can't think why. I'm still trying to figure out if they're worse than Virgin Media after foolishly allowing my housemate to switch from Sky.
Re: "I know a guy from the New York Army National Guard ..."
"Our shields can't repel failure of this magnitude!"
I don't hold most of my users in contempt. Anyone who is rude though, well frankly they deserve all the mocking they get. There's a difference between a knowledge gap and wilfull ignorance.
My life, my business.
Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.
I mean, what can you say about a bunch of people whom even the KKK brands as, and I quote... "Hatemongers". There aren't enough spoons in the world for this amount of irony.
If I remember right...
The CIA had technology that could do this from several miles away. Or so Will Smith said when he was on a press junket for Enemy of the State on the Big Breakfast back in 1998.
A fascinating read
The BBC news website, much like Eddie's, is the homepage on all my devices too. The design principles have informed my own to this day- clean, simple, and no needless crap. Content is indeed king there, and long may it continue.
Fuck religion. Up the arse. With a slowly rotating pineapple.
Hate to say this but...
Peace has always lived in the shadow of the sword.
Re: That must mean
As long as you don't end up wearing the cone of shame.
That's just brightened my day.
Although I can imagine a couple of die-hard Apple fans will say something about this, and get thoroughly downvoted as a result.
They can sod off.
Or it's a stranded Atraxi...
I know of a British chap who once got a ripe surströmming fart right up his nose. Suffice to say his stomach wasn't full for very long.
Privtard? Talk about an ad hominem attack on people who actually value their privacy. Tell me, if someone asked for your PIN, would you give it to them?
This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere.
Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.
I have a Note.
And I love it. Even my technophobe mother can tell the difference between a Note and an iPhone. I was considering an iPhone for her mainly due to ease of use.
Not any more.
Our whole universe was in a hot dense state...
Re: subtle torture
I'm getting it for my mate who will shortly be celebrating his 30th. Well, that and a Logan's Run DVD.
Blimey, you lot are hard to please.
My own variation is thus:
Fresh baked white bread. Not sliced, and none of that cotton wool crap you get in supermarkets.
Treacle cure bacon from Suffolk.
Stoke's red sauce.
Toasted sesame oil (only a little).
Fry the bacon in a little of the oil, until slightly crispy on the rind. Fry the egg in about half an inch of oil. The flavour of the two are really nutty and bloody gorgeous. Let the bacon rest a minute on a warm plate, and lightly toast one side of each piece of bread, on the inside, of course. Combine the lot with Stoke's red sauce.
Breakfast of champions, and a fantastic hangover cure to boot.
Re: The point of going to Mars?
I see what you mean. It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere...
Re: and now imagine the text read
I once knew a man with that kind of passion. Shame about his epic level hypocrisy, not to mention his following of a paleolithic belief system.
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