1548 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
It's a great way of getting the "work doesn't pay" message across
Re: I can't keep up
I was shaving my ass like baboons before it was cool.
Re: Nobel prize incoming
Bacon is a superfood, but let's keep it quiet. As soon as the Graun set get hold of this, prices will rocket.
Re: What do you want from the NHS
This is not about mistrusting the healthcare professionals. It's mistrusting the management wonks - either now or in a few governments' time who will flog this off to the highest bidder.
Sooner or later they will fuck the nation over massively with this. They will.
Re: "Start the slurping and we'll do the "code of conduct" later."
And this is exactly why I've opted out. Not that I'd trust these bastarts with a code of practice either.
[dons tinfoil hat]
My career, mediocre as it is, is another that began in the 80s with a Spectrum. As such I never knew Sir Clive but his protrayal seemed a wee bit OTT.
Granted our industry is filled with ... highly-strung people but OTT all the same.
"Australia fared best in 28th"
I would suggest that 27 countries fared better.
Re: So does this ban smart-watches?
Whether we need a law or not, we'll probably get one. Blair started banning things that were already banned and the current lot continue to do so.
Somehting to do with being seen to do someting.
I look forward to them telling the story of how the Americans cracked the Enigma code.
Re: De gustibus…
They make you look like a great, shining bell.
One side-effect is we'll have to go back to calling them "sweets".
Worthy of the Northern Territory News. Colleague from Darwin is delighted to hear of more southerly Aussies being so dumb.
Re: washable keyboard?
I can think of quite a few people who could use a washable keyboard.
Stop sniggering at the back!
Re: Online toilet paper lovers?
Anything that doesn't feel like tracing paper/sandpaper and your finger doesn't go through will do for me.
Re: The first hurdle....
Indeed. I'm in my 40s and halfway through a degree now - despite having worked on the internet since the 90s.
Re: Excellent timing
"What this old thing? Just £5 on Well Known Auction Site (tm)"
So having provided a cyberpunk dystopia, Google are moving on to more optimistic sci-fi.
Re: Taking the tea,
12 mugs of tea sounds reasonable to me. If I spent, say a Saturday at home I'll easily get through 7 or 8 pints mugs of tea before "caffeine lasites" (sometimes aka pub o'clock).
Re: Earl Grey - VOTE NOW
A qualified +1 there - for mug size only.
Clipper was my tea of choice till I overcame my "cultural" aversion to Yorkshire Tea about 18 months ago.
As long as you avoid the cheaper supermarket varieties I reckon how you make a cuppa has more bearing than the choice of tea. Though FWIW my vote's for Yorkshire Tea.
@Ledswinger "Friday afternoon journalism" - was Re: Wrong Art - Chuck's 9th Dan too.
I'm all for Friday afternoon journalism. In fact I'd like it all week long.
So ... is this just some honourary title cos he's the President, or something genuine like Kim Jung Il's golf prowess?
I realise that being "seen to be green" is kinda the point for a lot of people but I wish manufacturers would make them look like normal cars.
Re: In this country we use privatised electricity companies
I don't mind the odd outage as electricity's so cheap ... oh.
Re: O Canada
They had that big ruckus at Canary Wharf - aka One Canada Square. Will that do you, eh?
I'm getting more Luddite as the grey hairs multiply, but what problem does the internet-connected lightbulb solve?
Re: Call Quality?
I can't speak for the Nexus 5 but 4 was awful till it got Jellybean. Since then it's very good.
Re: Undecided as yet
I have a Nexus 4 with native Jellybean (Kitkat can't be far off) and there's no branding or GUI nonsense. There is a lot of Google stuff that I don't use and don't want.
In my experience native Android is a huge improvement over the crap-stuffed HTC I had before but I'd like a bit more chance to remove a lot of the Googly bits (though I can't be arsed to do much about it).
Nexus 5 looks good to me but I'll stick with what I have unless it takes a tumble into a pint.
I'm interested, but ...
I'm interested, but Feb 2014 seems a very optimisic date for delivery.
[cautious thumbs up icon]
Yes he can (and did)
Just look at the countless programmes showing the Doctor and humans in space. I watched the documentary "Nightmare of Eden" over the weekend. Lots on insterstellar travel goings on - not to mention some of the most comical aliens you'll ever see. This sort of evidence is irrefutable.
There are 50 years worth of similar documentaries.
Re: The future!
I'd welcome them in my own city*. Taxi home for bus prices with no prams/drunks/tinny R&B and no need to make smalltalk with a driver. Yes please!**
* assuming they don't end up reeking of piss
** again, assuming they don't end up reeking of piss - it's worth repeating
Freely-Expressed LOHAN Tinted Trim In Pen
That's the best I've seen so far. Slap a few Reg stickers on and I reckon you have a winner.
Re: I want one
Dave126 in turn, you have taken me back to the last time I bought my nephew Lego for Christmas.
"Thousands! Of! Yahoo! Mail! Users!
... they're doing better than I'd thought, then.
So an improvement on Yodel, then.
One day ...
In the meantime, we'll always have the monkey boy dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RINizGmhrYo
So long Ballmer. You were tremendous fun. [raises imaginary beer]
Just open the cages
Let these fools take their own chances. It's a dog* eat dog** world.
** sartorially-challenged onesie bastard
Re: Mary had a little lamb, and it was always gruntin'...
I shall add poetry to the very long of things not to attempt on a Monday.
Roses are red
Voilets are blue
I'm often blunt
Gove is <redacted>
By Grudd that looks a good deal
Yes. The unlock pattern for my phone becomes very obvious if I've eaten crisps.
Re: We need more documentaries like this
No need for anonymous cowering, there. At least 90% of the people in this industry have worked with (or are) folks like that.
Auntie: happy birthday Dr Who! We've got you this
Dr Who: [unwraps] oh, overkill. You shouldn't have. No, really you shouldn't have.
"He is constantly in our faces about giving money to charity"
Churlish much? I've not heard Bob say much about charity since Live8. Hardly "constantly in our faces".
If someone offers you a trip to space, you take it.
Re: So how does this compare...
As the number of Chinese wot can't speak Chinese (~400m) is greater than the total number of USians (~300m), therefore it is greater than the number of USians wot can't English talk proper.
We (I) need an anti-joke chicken icon
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?