1533 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
Tha's got for't get satnav
I was holding out for a stressed sounding Welsh voice doing the directions in the style of rally pace notes. Yoda is a good enough second prize to consider trading in my sense of direction for satnav.
Has anyone ever tried publishing them as nicknames:
Gooners vs Bin-dippers, Sat 3pm
Citeh vs Spuds Sun 1pm
...up to a point. It's true most consumers don't give a monkey's about the source; nor, I think, do some manufacturers.
Manufacturers do appreciate an OS that works and they can adapt to different devices. With this latest missive, MS want a greater say in which OS goes on which class of hardware. When they're competing against the comparitively free (as in "and easy") Android, this is daft.
Making "friendly fire" ever more deadly.
BT: Bunch of Twunts
They really are laughably incompetant. I look forward to the day that mobile internet's good enough to sack them entirely.
PS if the Reg style guide doesn't already ban "information superhighway" with the exception of "prang on the information superhighway" I think it should. 10/10 for that one!
Some good, some bad
BNFL is a strange one, given the broad Tory support for the next generation nuclear power stations. Presumably the British taxpayers will pay the French to do it.
Something about the Competition Commission in a merger makes me smile.
I can't argue with the P45s heading to the Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products and Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee. Presumably they'll dilute their giros with water and spin it out indefinitely. OK it's not nice to laugh at people losing their jobs but we shouldn't have been paying these charlatans in the first place.
And well done for keeping the BBC World Service. Given how far these bastards are up Murdoch's arse, this is a pleasant surprise.
It'll be difficult to callibrate as drviers sit in different positions depending on how knackered they are.
Rotation, Dictionaries and Roald Amundsen
Thinking on how I read "proper" books in bed, the lack of auto-rotation sounds like a bonus to me.
The addition of tranlsation dictionaries suddenly makes this whole e-reader idea a lot more interesting.
Finally no "Roald Amundsen is a wanker"? I feel let down.
I'm no Ubuntu fan but they're right on this score. Those users who give a rat's hindquarters that their packages are completely "free as in speech" have Debian and other distros. Meanwhile the rest of us that don't think that MP3, binary drivers or whatever are ideological monstrosities can get on with our lives.
I want 2 partitions
I've always used 2 partitions and would continue to do so were I to use Ubuntu. It might be fine for most of you but some users' hardware causes the upgrade to fail. This happens with every version.
Of course I'd make a backup before upgrading but having /home on a separate partition means I can reinstall without having to restore. Much less dicking about.
I bet more women have been pulled in F458s though.
Don't ask me, I drive a Fiesta
(iv) Sentence case
THE LACK OF CAPS LOCK SHOUTING WAS A BIT DISAPPOINTING, TOO. FUNNY ALL THE SAME, THOUGH!
WELL DONE TESLA, ANOTHER OWN GOAL!
Always first with the dubious features :o)
That's your choice
It's also mine.
If Moz wants to offer another search engine that's fine with me. I'll choose not to use it.
If it all gets a bit too much, get off at the Bartons Arms for a lovely pint and some peace and quiet. You could even grab a bloody good Thai meal.
Damn I'm hungry.
That last line saved you from a (gasp) downvote.
Yes kids in saggy kecks look stupid but some people need to learn it's none of their 'kin business.
"Needs more coal"
Which has often been my standard reply to a ticket for any of our older production servers.
That has made my afternoon. Tonight I will raise a glass of Mr Shepherd's ale to the memory of Mr Babbage!
Rather like the retired railway staff that keep the non-Analytical steam engines going. I'm sure there'd be plenty of geriatroboffins who'd love a go at building one of these.
Windows for Warships
Glad I live pretty much as inland as you can get in the UK
By jingo we should build it!
And insist that everyone who wants to program the beast should wear a stovepipe hat and grow appropriately fearsome Victorian facial hair.
Holiday in Antarctica
It's a holiday in Antarctica, where there's nothing but the snow
A holiday in Antarctica, it's the place you want to gooooooo
"And you base this assertion on what evidence exactly?"
I didn't assert that but I agree. I base my agreement on years of badly written apps, stack overflows, Slammer and other comedic security gaffes.
That's beautiful. They should make it.