1450 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
Reg readers know it comes from Colombia, most folks won't.
There was a fad for companies having .uk.co addresses a while ago. I doubt it was a good idea as people would assume a typo and go to their .co.uk equivalent - probably a competitor
Windows for Warships
Glad I live inland. Coastal types - I hope it's not your house that goes up when a worm gets into the missiles' firing systems.
iTunes - faugh
Meanwhile I have been playing with it the HTC Desire last week. After years of having to use iTunes* to keeping an iPod up-to-date, the simple "connect to PC, drag files back and forth, disconnect" routine is a joy. So simple!
* on Windows - apparently it's better on Mac but I don't care enough to pay out an entire holiday's worth of money to find out
One or both of Alice Roberts's "The Incredible Human Journey" and Spencer Wells' "The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey" support the spread from Asia.
They're excellent books and well worth a few evenings of anyone's time.
Thor Heyerdahl's idea that the Pacific islands were populated from South America has been pretty thoroughly discredited (though take nothing away from the magnifience of his journey).
That the islanders travelled (largely) from West to East is an even more impressive feat of navigation.
Carry on Steve
I found that interview most entertaining. It's just a question of not taking him too seriously.
They do leave
Since the privacy hoo-ha people have been leaving (see past Reg stories about "delete Facebook account" rising in the Goolge search rankings). I've got various social networking accounts that have lapsed but I deleted Facebook.
I'm tempted to re-register to see how much of my info Facebook "remembers" but fear that reattaching the "hosepipe of shite" (it's how I've come to imagine the FB news feed) might mean I don't delete it again.
iPlayer + PS3
iPlayer is pretty much the only thing I use my PS3 for. It was handy on the laptop but telly on demand on the actual telly is superb. C4 and ITV need to catch up (in my case I'm not that arsed about ITV, mind, unless the darts is on).
I'm actually disappointed I deleted mine
Shame. I'd have loved to have watched this shitstorm from up close. Ah well I'll get over it.
Idleness and pie-scoffing
2 of my favourite activities!
So the difference is?
So the difference is Apple make pretty phones that may or may not do what you need a phone to do?
Roll on the day they decide they can't offer a "seamless" phonecall experience and drop the ability to make and receive calls, showing you iObsessed masses as the credulous fools you are!
Why not spend ~$500 on books?
I thought about getting a Kindle, then realised I could just spend all that money on books. Sure they take up rather a lot of space in my house but they're a lot easier on the eye and don't need recharging all the time.
$7bn well spent
I reckon the $7bn went into making graphite substitute that's unbreakable while still being writeable-withable.
If you imagine a bit of normal mechanical pencil breaking off and drifting into something vital in the near-zero-gravity, then it's money well spent. Probably.
These should be our Olympic mascots.
Even if this never has any practical application it is beautiful. Nanoaeroboffins I salute you.
Do that and watch the number of dog attacks rocket as the "inaudible" sound drives them mental.
They do round my way. Well actually it's the Match of the Day theme tune; either way it's a huge assault on the senses
Just issue every driver with a Best of Motorhead CD and oblige them to play it at full blast with the windows open.
As a bonus side-effect hybrid drivers will have some excitement to make up for their pitifully underperforming cars.
Yet another Scouse sense-of-humour fail
The most overrated band in history if you ask me.
Go ahead, vote me down if you like, just remember that disagreeing != trolling.
Down with that sort of thing
I saw this coming. With the rise of "become a fan to see [something]" pages, the page punting malware wasn't so far away. So long Facebook, hello free time spend more wisely.
How to permanently delete your Facebook account
Following these steps deletes, rather than deactivates your account. Which is nice.
"'Following: 0 Followers: 0' dat is wat i saw 5mins ago::::i jumpd up nd i realise twitter is fixin' a problem dats y....!!"
Generally I'd blame the user rather than the platform but the 140 character limit really does encourage semi-literate nonsense like this.