1548 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
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.
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.
Sorry you got ripped off but...
...buying a laptop in the street, or down the pub for that matter, is fncking stupid. Don't do it.
Windows for Warships
Glad I live pretty much as inland as you can get in the UK
In my case he has a point
It was only the linuxy Android that made me take an interest in smartphones. Otherwise I'd just have got another, smaller dumbphone.
Clearly I've been wasting my time...
...chasing upvotes on the Reg Fora
A timely set of reviews
Just as I was looking for an el cheapo laser printer.
I don't ask why, I just admire its magnificence.
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
"Probably just me"
Nope. £200 buys a lot of books, even shiny new hardbacks. And you can put them on shelves and make yourself look clever. The book ain't broke and I've no plans to fix it.
..."is a wanker". That made this review worthwhile for me. Nice one!
"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.
"when he or she glances down to check it"
Surely "when SHE glances down..."
That's beautiful. They should make it.
They can indeed mix them for you. Keeping a straight face while doing so may be asking too much
I'm actually going to watch the Commonwealth Games
The comedy potential is increasing daily.
I guess I'm not cool then
Own a Ford car? Check
Own a non-fruity phone? Check
Think Heston Blumenthal's an arse? Check
So I'm not cool. I can live with that.
All I can say is...
About bleedin time.
How arrogant do you have to be to think you can behave like this* and keep a very public job?
* well, get caught behaving like this.
I couldn't imagine a worse job
I fear our alien ambassador will spend far too much time dealing with slack-jawed Americans claiming to have had their botties probed by E.T.
Great time to be partnering a cricket spot-betting concern. Well done Voda!
Lucky basts. Try getting a contract for less than 24 months in the UK. It'll be PAYG for me when this on expires
Nice to see some technology advances that don't have me reaching for a tinfoil hat. Congratulations to the metallo-osseo-bofiins.
Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors
I'm going to end up thinking that these cuts are going too far, but...
Why do we have an Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors in a country with no conscription? Or did I just fall for some premature April Fools gag?
Muphry strikes again
"have not received a single phone call"
Not a single phone call? I doubt that. They're just not counting the ones that are taking the piss.
It's the handsets
They're late to market but the Windows name will encourage some, deter very few (informed groups like us Reg commentards excepted) and be a matter of complete indifference to the majority.
If there's a pretty enough handset, Windows Phone will be a success.
For once RMS seems not to be foaming at the mouth. Good luck in sticking to that, RMS!
At least it's not "spokeswonk".
Presumably the central locking works if you do it in the old-fashioned way (key in the lock, rather than the plipper).
It's Keith Flint from the Prodigy
People give information about current Interpol investigations over Facebook?
I'm no Jobs fan...
... but boo fucking hoo, student lady.
"Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade." a cracker from His Infernal Majesty
I'm still never buying another iPod though
Presumably it's also a four legged biped.
Presumably these are still in Beta?
"not a laughing matter"
Don't get me wrong, I'm sorry for those who suffer for Tourette's but it's bloody funny.
That's made my (previously crappy) day
chrome (small c)
The word chrome refers to the browser UI (i.e. everything that's not the page you're browsing).
Just in case you're still struggling, the "i.e." I used does not refer to Internet Explorer.
"I blame Gordon Brown"
Impressive Brown-loathery there, Titus.
The word "often" suggested to me that Labour were disingenuous, while the SNP et al weren't.
That wouldn't be popular
Dropping KDE would be a terrible idea. Just look at Slackware dropping GNOME. It's years since Patrick Volkerding did that and the moaning resumes with every new point release.
Were Shuttleworth to drop KDE he'd be giving plenty of ammunition to Ubuntu's detractors and inviting crap reviews. He's too much of a pragmatist to do that.
(I don't use Ubuntu BTW)
It's more that we don't want to listen to some inconsiderate arsewit bellowing every tedious detail of their dull, dull, dull lives into a phone.
More in-flight twattery
As if screaming kids and drunken Brits aren't enough; now we'll have to sit through high volume bores bellowing into their phones.
I ignored the link in the email and looked for the changes from their home page.
Let's be careful out there.
It does have and Add/Remove Programs entry
From the article: "It does add an entry to add/remove programs."
However, the first 2 reasons you give would be enough for me to decline this spyware.
You owe me
1 monitor and 1 keyboard.
Cow burps aren't as bad as thought
The figures for meat production and greenhouse gasses are being challenged, resulting in this interesting (and ballsy) climbdown from no less than George Monbiot this week.
Won't somebody think of the children?
So donors bat one off at home and bring it in themselves?
Public transport filled with men carrying jars of their own jizz. Won't somebody think of the children?
Doesn't the test of a real Scotsman involve the choice of undergarments when they wear skirts?
+3 internets for that. Great stuff!
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