1532 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
This is why we have a secret* ballot
I can vote for whichever crank I want without my friends down the pub knowing about it. Though the chances of any party convincing me not to draw a willie on the ballot are pretty minimal.
* it's not really secret
I'm going to write mine as untidily as possible
...then cover it with jam
I didn't think I was a nerd for doing that, but...
...if the cap fits...
Another "me too" but it is dashed useful. And having a Demon account means I can do it without running my own domain. Actually I s'pose having a Demon account in 2011 is quite nerdy. Well I can live with that.
Re: Why bother.
I saw them at the cinema. They were great films but a bit bleedin long. I'm fooked if I'm giving up another 9 hours of my life to watch them again, whatever the format.
Re: @Are you new here?
Graham in answer to your (to paraphrase) "do you know who I am?", you're one of the commentards for whom I don't have extensive records. As are all the others.
...because I can only upvote that once without creating a load of sockpuppet accounts, which I can be arsed to do (not even on a Friday).
Are you new here?
Get ye back to Channel Register if it's IT stories you're after. It's Friday afternoon and it's beer garden weather (or at least it is in the glorious* English* midlands*).
* sarcasm? you decide!
Regardless of what you think the reasons for not supporting IE9 are, the facts are XP doesn't support it. If that's important to your business you need to upgrade.
I upgraded because the XP box I was using wasn't up to the demands I had of it. Eclipse was slow then upgrading to [recent] MS Office was the final nail in its coffin.
Once I'd turned off Win7's more obnoxious graphics I actually like it. It's a tiny bit crashy but much better than XP. Updates are handled automatically and it does get out of the way and let me get on with my job (and commenting on these fora).
How about the Asus Eee Pad Slider?
How about the Lenovo ThinkPad T[whatevernumberthey'reuptothesedays]?
£200 is cheap for a computer!
I agree that people have more pressing concerns than updating their computers these days but laptops still fail. The solution for your average end user (i.e. not Reg readers) is buy a new one.
I fancy Asus to make a real go of this - to be Android's iKiller. It'll need to be as good and much cheaper. It can and will be done - and I'll still want a keyboard ;o)
Wasn't the first time and it sure won't be the last
Newscorp weren't the first media company to spaff silly money over a social network and I doubt they'll be the last. New social networks are popping up at a crazy rate (connect.me, dabble.in, maybe others this month - AFAIK - alone) ready to part fools and their money.
Bubble 2.0 is under way, folks!
It's aimed at a different market
We're not all hardcore gamers though. Those are the sorts of games I like* :something I can pick up for 20 minutes, dick about with, then go and do something else.
* a shame as I own a PS3 that does nothing more than regular iPlayer and the very occassional Tetris.
I expect that Zune's back in the list of trademarks to be reused. Somewhere below Clippy* and MS Bob*.
* may not have been trademarked. Meh.
You wouldn't steal a car...
I would if I could download it.
Use whichever's appropriate
Am I missing someting here?
If it can't wait, phone; if it can, email.
If it's some new instruction and you need to have no excuses from that feckless techie who never does his job, email and keep the read-receipts.
Coming up after the break: Sinclair pulls plug on QL, C5 also at risk.
It's a perfectly cromulent term. You just need to embiggen your word repository.
They should buy new shiny.
Damnit! Where's my coffee?
Vulture I vs Vulture 1
If that's their game, it's the spaceplane equivalent of Basil Fawlty's "it's a semi-tone higher!"
Hopefully one with better wheels than the trolleys I'm used to down Sainsbury's.
Private Finnance Initiative.
Dull facts aside, I prefer yours.
Wahoo! (was yeehaw)
Sorry for the "me too" but I have to express my delight at the thought of never mistakenly clicking on Expert Sexchange ever again. Bye bye you utter scumbags!
Vulture 2? As in the successor to Vulture 1? So where does the Playmonaut sit?
For any purpose not related to the proceedings
We're talking Angry Birds here aren't we?
That'll be fun
...when it makes it out to the provinces. Speaking for myself: if I'm lost it's usually somewhere where I don't want to pull out an Android, lest it get nicked.
"Target them with ads for anti-depressants?"
God that's depressingly likely. (+1)
Having just made a sarky "progress" remark at fancy new digital billboards, this genuinely does strike me as a step forward. Good luck with this, Germans!
A whole new advertising paradigm! That I can ignore.
Mr Knocked One Up In A Few Hours's site would've performed even worse on launch day. Bedroom coders knocking things up are not the same as creating scaleable web apps.*
* I'll concede that this wasn't a scaleable web app either after the launch day fiasco but you know what I mean...
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