1534 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
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.
If you're going to call anyone a retard, learn to spell "Too".
Was it really split into student/non-student or people with/without polling cards that happened to split that way?
Students want to vote? Then they can register the same as real people can.
Nice idea but...
It'll take a Large UK Govt IT Project to implement it and we all know how well they turn out.
Speaking as a developer it'd be a wet dream to write such a system. Speaking as a taxpayer the project would be a shambles to rival the one in Hackney, etc. last night.
Govt IT Project
That would require a UK Government IT project (i.e. a hugely expensive clusterfuck waiting to happen).
Maybe that's ok for a consumer web application. Those of us writing web applications for the public sector know that schools/local authorities/govt departments just refuse to upgrade.
Take a stand and you'll have my admiration but I'll not be throwing away business. I'll just grit my teeth and keep charging for all those hours of extra testing and CSS-writing.
No more brown
I agree. No more brown may be the killer app for a lot of users (Ubuntards?).
And yes I know you can change it.
Asteroids all the way down?
But where did the asteroids' water come from. Or is it asteroids all the way down?
"Naturally talented in the trouser department"
People who are "naturally talented in the trouser department" (cracking turn of phrase there, Reg) aren't copper material at all. They don't have that need to order people around.