1548 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
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
You know more about tides than other people
Well done, have a cookie.
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.
I'm assuming the count is cached, but the comments themselves aren't. Does it really affect your Reg-reading joy much?
There's a mechanism for forgetting?
I mean other than drinking to excess.
My favourite is in there - Gazza chipping my all-time favourite player, Colin Hendry in Euro 96.
Weakest Link HD
Another round of surgery for Anne Robinson, then
Wet donkey jacket
If it's something generic you want, try "you could hang a wet donkey jacket on them".
I'm no better than anyone else...
...but being "smart enough not to make such a stupid decision" counts for something.
Shame on us commentards for having opinions on new pretty-but-useless technology. Reg, you should close these fora immediately!
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).
No inverted commas needed; Seabrook's tomato sauce crisps are the best ever.
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.
I guess doctors can have gambling problems the same as the rest of us proles. It's sad.
Another entry in the "slebs I don't give a rat's ass about but aren't worth getting angry over either" file.
Sack Chris Moyles
Losing Moyles and his equally unfunny cronies would free up enough money to save 6Music. It's the only music station worth bothering with.
$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.
Sorry mate, I deleted mine.
Where they came from
The family of Muslims that live next door to me come from Birmingham.
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.
I thought this was going to be a story about whisky. Imagine my disappointment!
It's like saying Jupiter's bigger than an elephant. There are better comparisons but the statement is correct.
My 2p: I reckon it's a typo and shame on us all for our pedantry!
"About half the women I know have had one done."
Is that know for real or half your female Facebook friends?
All that's missing is a "kthxbai".
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.
Is anyone (else) of a certain age looking at that keyboard and thinking "Spectrum"?
I've been idly wondering about a keyboard for the PS3 and the nostalgia factor could make this the one.
Could be worse
This car has failed to stop because brakes.dll was not found.
@ the poster above: Yes it's childish. Are you new here?
No doubt they're doing something quirky, like Haiku OS :)
"Do you realise you were doing 50mph in a 30mph zone?"
"Oops, sorry officer, my speedo's a beta."
Get it right, bitch
@Facebook - get this right or I'm off. Bitch.
I bet the Tories' single, solitary Scottish MP is livid after missing out on the Scottish Secretary position.
There's a Firefox add-on too
You can also get an add-on to use it in Firefox's search bar. Which is nice.
...clicked the link in the article
(confession time: I typed Scroogle.com, too)
"'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.
It's only a game
It's only a game
I'm gonna build my own Flash
...with blackjack and hookers
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