1548 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
Is this a good time to wish you a merry December principal gifting period?
And Packard, um, Bellers
According to a mate who used to do Helldesk for Freeserve.
US patent office
"Hopefully even the US patent office will be bright enough to tell Steve's boys to go laminate themselves..."
@Papal plotting priests please ponder
Dodi Fayed was like the Spectrum. Much better, arrived a bit later but sadly prone to crashing at the worst possible time?
My concern is not being wiped out. I'm clear that NFC transactions are only good for small amounts. Even that small amount is going to be a motivation for some wee shite.
So nicking my phone isn't going to clear me out but is going to be a massive ballache.
Like a lot of Reg readers I'm sceptical of every new "paradigm shifting" technolodgy "revolution" that comes along but I'm positively Luddite about this one.Who benefits other than thieves and the banks (as we spunk our accounts into the red with even less idea of what we're spending)?
DO NOT WANT!
I'm not in the least surprised.
From a purely selfish point of view, my perv-scanned photos are only of interest to the chubby-chasing community. It's the beautfiul people I feel sorry for.
Overrated band (hi), meet overrated music store (hi).
Tap and Pay
Like that spotty wee bastard at the train station hasn't already got enough motivation to want to nick my phone.
Not the same
Google Wave (Gwave?) tried to co-opt the Gmail userbase into a new product. This is a new feature in an already popular product.
Me? I'll use it if it's good, wish I could block it if not.
Reinventring Usenet worked for LiveJournal, until Facebook came along.
The Ig-Nobel prize academy will take note!
Too right . That's our decision to go with CentOS justified. It works very well at the barginous price of free.
The Sky at Night
The Sky at Night covered Hartley rather well, too. It's available on iPlayer.
@Who's more evil?
Now i am become Google the destroyer of privacy
At least you won't be able to do this with a Kinnect:
It's an oldie that never gets old!
Apple have won this market
In terms of design, I've not really seen anything to challenge Apple's fondle-slab. I suspect they've won this market, rather like they have with MP3 players; the often technically superior losing out to the beautifully designed iPod.
It is an email client, kinda
For a lot of people FB has replaced email. And indeed I tend not to email people who are on FB as a message/wall post generally earns me a quicker reply.
Normally I'm a huge fan of the O'Reilly stable but for CSS I always Google W3Schools.
Note I've nothing to do with them, other than they're the first result I look for when searching "nowrap css equivalent" for the umpteenth time.
A Govt IT good news story? That makes a change. What a world we live in!
It's fun to read
They got there by following a coastal route from the Arabian peninsula, via India and South East Asia. Sea levels were much lower tens of thousands of years ago, meaning Oz wasn't so isolated as now (it was joined to New Guinea for one thing. Rising sea levels have also obliterated the archeological record of early modern humans lving on Aisan beaches (in many places those beaches are now 100km out to sea). Genetic studies are quite clear on how Aboriginies are related to the rest of humanity.
Try reading about it. These are all good.
Out of Eden by Stephen Oppenheimer
Deep Ancestry by Spencer Wells
The Incredible Human Journey by (TV's) Alice Roberts
They can rack off
The "axe" found was one of dozens normally found hanging from prehistoric hats.
Next you'll be telling us the Romans invented the spork
I've just gone back to my old T303 after my HTC bricked. It's effin tiny and Droppy Shapes Game whizzes on anything I've found in Android Marketplace. It might even stay bricked.
Google won the search engine war because it was lean, mean and focussed. OK they've got no responsibility whatsoever towards Scroogle but IMO it's a sign that they're getting fat, just like all the other new contenders do eventually.
So who's lining up to take the crown? Bing? Someone else? A rejuvenated Altavista?
For £1500 (and looking like a more money than sense tosser) you can. Personally I'd rather spend £1500 on crisps and beer.
That's the sound of the nail being hit on the head. I've got a Acer Aspire One and it gets twice the use of my "grown up" laptop. It has a decent keybord and the screen size is fine, even for lightweight photo editing. It's not the fastest but I really object to lugging those extra kg around these days.
At last, a comment that's made this semantic circle jerk worth reading (the comments that is, keep the "Zuckerberg makes a cock of himself" stories coming, Reg).
Re: Claim your name
Wasn't that about having a "snappy" URL like www.facebook.com/code.monkey* rather than www.facebook.com/?user=gobbledigook
* if there is one it's not me
Stay well clear
Zuckerberg and the 499 other select few will make a ton of money out of this. The rest of us should stay well clear. People who are still sore about missing the boat on Microsoft, Google, etc. will chuck money at it and regret doing so until Facebook is as relevant as Friends Reunited.
The Playmonaut would've got em airborne (spaceborne?)
Don't dick about with the keyboard. Still an early attempt and good to see some "quality" brands introducing these ARM devices. Maybe they'll be mature enough by the time my Aspire One is showing it's age.
@John Mangan, Gordon 10
Oh righto. Cheers.
A wicked case of the bends?
"Rather, you'll get a wicked case of the bends, which occurs when nitrogen bubbles enter the bloodstream. It can prove lethal to ocean divers who surface too quickly."
I'm not sure where this nitrogen's going to come from in a vacuum. I accept that you maybe don't die quite so pyrotechnically as Hollywood suggests but surely it'd be more akin to drowning than the bends?
Nitpicking aside, a good article. I read the lot and haven't even watched New Battlestar Galactica.
It's about Office
Until there's a full fat cloudy Excel and Office Windows will continue to dominate.
It's been the year of desktop Linux for every one of at least the last 10 years. Much as I love the penguin, I'm in the minority. Mobile devices are taking over in the consumer market but business still needs (or thinks it needs) spreadsheets and bloody Powerpoint presentations.
Good for you. I read the BBC's news site but find it a little light on analysis, heavy on parrotting whatever press release they've just been handed. Auntie's been poor since losing the pissing contest with Blair over reporting the cockamamie reasons for invading Iraq.
For important stuff I want to read a second view. With a backbone.
@greedy grasping billionare
Did you honestly expect Murdoch to give it away for free? TBH other newspapers should get their inky fingers out and follow suit or he and the bloggers will be the only game in town. Then we'll really be screwed.
Encouraging for the Dirty Digger
I don't read any of his papers, but if the Graun did similar I'd probably sign up for £2 a week.
What's a Paul Carrack?
Actually don't bother yourselves. I'm a telly hating not-the-target-demographic anyway.
That Flash animation. Why? I know the Amiga's something of a retro platform but that doesn't mean they should fill their site with 90s web clutter.
It's so bad it's actually compelling. I may return there tonight and mouseover it some more.
For a lot of marketards, that demographic* would be the only one they give a rat's jacksy about.
* no that does not include me.
If you want to have an affair
Use a dumbphone. Although the phone companies' marketards would have you believe you'll never pull with one.
Complete follocks. I hope that sums up my view on Hlaska.
"displaying contempt towards a public servant"
If they ever introduce that law in Blighty I'll turn myself in. And you can throw away the key.
On a serious note, "anonymous" emails aren't big or clever and I'm not that sorry this tool's getting banged up.
Superb, Lewis. Have a beer.
My thoughts exactly
It'd have been a goner if it wasn't for that brave, brave Playmonut
Won't somebody think of the playmonaut?
Crossing em for you, brave plastic wee man
Thanks for the metric system and all. It whizzes on pounds and ounces from a great height.
Now it's time to let go before the French "kilo" becomes as anachronistic as the comedy weights and measures it replaced.
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