The Playmonaut would've got em airborne (spaceborne?)
1567 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
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.
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.
Oh righto. Cheers.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It'd have been a goner if it wasn't for that brave, brave Playmonut
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.
So having watched SCO jizz their company up the wall, Larry's decided that's the way he wants to go?
Ah. Not too impressive a flight (plummet?), then. Still it was fun following it on Twitter. I'm not registering though, I've no desire to become one of you twats
Seriously. I like Sabbath but no way do I want Ozzy in my house.
OK I know that wasn't billg but I bet whoever it was that did say it didn't earn a public bollocking the next morning.
It'd just take you back to the really shitty part of the 70s (i.e. most of it).
All that money and you have to settle for a Zune!
Personally I draw the line at my status updates, photos, etc. leaking out.
The fact that I'm discoverable is something I can live with. In fact it's one of the key advantages of Facebook. If you (not you personally, Letters to the Editor, I just loathe the word "one") don't like the discoverability you really should stick to email.
I'm expecting opposition from the shops by the departure gates.
Bottle of water sir? That'll be an arm and a leg. It's for your own safety, sir.
There's an old Win98 box in the office that he'd be welcome to.
As you're launching from Spain, I'm assuming that's not a joke.
¡Buen viaje Paris!
By preference I use linux but I use Windows 7 for work. It's not perfect but, after working out how to turn off the worst excesses of the GUI, I rather it. It's stable, so far, and gets out of the way of my doing my job. Nice one MS
Which is read by DEVELOPERS and other IT PROFESSIONALS who might have A BIT MORE INTEREST in the matter than your average CONSUMER.
I'm off for a lie down after all that MORONIC CAPITALISATION
I used to use them for dialup internet back in the day, and hosted a few of my early sites with them. Their support was good (you'd usually talk to the same person each time - try that one BT!) and they had some good ideas like FreeNetName (remember them?).
Small wonder crowds are shrinking
Has anyone ever tried publishing them as nicknames:
Gooners vs Bin-dippers, Sat 3pm
Citeh vs Spuds Sun 1pm
Putting the "n" in "cuts" (nicked off the News Quiz and repeated endlessly).
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.
I agree it's not the most practical of shapes but it is pretty. I've got a PS3 though, so won't bother buying one.
Given most Catholic outpourings start as gibberish, I'd be interested to see what Babelfish made of them. Not interested enough to wait for it to load, of course...
It was Flanders though, so a heretical Wossnametarian baptism (from a Catholic POV).
ACAB - or at least enough of them are that the few decent ones haven't got a fucking chance.
...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.
Do you mean a tax on printers?
Making "friendly fire" ever more deadly.
Why are Voda so hellbent on shooting themselves in the foot?
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!
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.
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.
Is hooting and wailing in the press about lying execs really going to do wonders for that share price?
I'm no IT exec, maybe it is...
Every Windows problem is a great reason to use any flavour of linux....