1556 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
@Bill Smith 1 Re: Daft question
Perhaps you're not the target market for the Pi. The extra stuff you describe is the sort of gubbins a lot of IT pros and tinkerers have lying around.
Re: Daft question
You buy (or already own) the SD card. The OS is free.
Not so good for my living room
Given that my PS3 lives under the telly, a toploader would be a bugger. Or it would if I used the PS3 for anything other than iPlayer.
You may also remember the Tories attacking it when Labour tried to bring it in. And during the election.
They're all fearful, greedy, self-serving shitebags and none of them deserve our support.
Re: Why is the windows user icon a tramp?
Because Windows drives
people me to drink?
While we're scraping the barrel of old technology, why not Telegraph Pi?
Re: Valuable stuff?
I suspect a new bubble. In SPAAAACE!*
* if overusing "in SPAAAACE" is good enough for El Reg it's good enough for me.
I'm no astroboffin but my understanding is our orbit is very slowly moving away from the Sun. We'd need a lot of space gold to alter that trend.
As a mere admirer of explosions - certainly no boffin - thermite gets a huge thumbs up from me*
* for what it's worth.
Re: Door stickers are bad
It's not that unusual. My next-door neighbours are also [my number] + 1 and [my number] - 1
The Online Privacy Foundation go datamining. Satire is dead.
Re: "the anglepoise iMac"
Thank you. Now I understand.
Formerly Confused of Englandshire.
Is that the same as scotch breath? I sometimes develop that.
Re: Apricot trees?
It was Glenrothes, yes.
I worked for an Apricot reseller in the 90s. Nice PCs, some very nice servers. Couldn't compete with Dell, though. Shame.
Re: Was Chrome, as an OS still born?
"Go on then give me some links as I've been after such a device for a while"
Re: could cut vehicle thefts also
It'd be trivial to get it to talk to the 4sp API as well. And you just know some bastard is going to do it!
If you want to save lives I'm sure there are better ways to spend the money (i.e. something that saves 2 lives per €5m is twice as good and so on).
Bug my arse
Re: small for bedroom, large for living room?
I agree with your mum. It's enough.
Who on earth would want link their Twitter account linked in to LinkedIn? I'd be just as likely to put a link to my Reg comments on my CV.
Shame for marketroids, not an issue for real people.
Re: Just what we need
I'd be inclined to piss on the floor if the bog started playing adverts. Then I'd find another pub.
Re: Justified plumbingcide
Without wanting to turn this into another "Americans and guns" borefest, it could easily lead to shot urinals.
Won't somebody think of the khazis?
Re: Punters will want to told one simple thing
Yup. It's just a really bad idea. I can't see anyone forking out a laptop's worth of money for nothing even close to the functionality. Even a smartphone's more use offline.
Not the same.
CRT = yer basic bogpaper
LCD = fancy bogpaper with Aloe Vera
If you want to pay all that extra money for a moistened arsehole, that's up to you. I'm fine with it as long as my finger doesn't got through.
I'll stick with my CRT til it breaks, thanks. Yeah take that Panasonic!
"We shouldn't have sent them abroad - please can we have them back"
[slow hand clap]
"Springtime for Ballmer and Redmondy"
It's only Thursday but have a (pretend) beer on me!
"dancing with a girl"
After their Lucky Charms more like.
Don't fuck with leprechauns!
Re: Lego has come a long way...
Re: "it feels good to have produced my quota of pedantry so early in the day"
... such as pointing out the ugly "from" in my last comment.
"it feels good to have produced my quota of pedantry so early in the day"
+1 But don't let this stop you from producing more.
Re: I really, really love the galaxy note
My boss does - though he's a giant of a man and it's to scale. On everyone else I agree it's laughable.
It has to not suck on the desktop
MS do make decent hardware (even in my most penguinphile days I was never without an MS mouse) and a proof-of-concept for how they think a Windows 8 PC should be is a good idea.
However, this is no damned use for millions of developers and business users. It's imperative that Windows 8 doesn't suck on the desktop and I've seen no sign of this.
"always limited to sane inputs"
You've clearly not read much marketing material
"Assuming the book ever gets written"
Hopefully this plum shot himself in his writing arm.
I'll swap you my jelly for your macaroni
Re: Council in cahoots?
If she can convince council officials to make a complete arse of themselves to raise £21k for charity, she's clearly a genius.
"Is that how they do these? I thought they were prepared more centrally and just shipped out and served."
Possibly in cities. Possibly not somewhere as rural as Argyll.
Re: Oh wow
Their efforts to portray themselves as the victim are hilarious.
Re: For those who need reminding...
How about we change it to "weather where you are != global climate" then?
Re: "at about 20:00AM this morning"
"Australian time, understandable confusion for them, they are on the other side of the world."
... and upside down
@Ben Tasker (was Re: Sexist joke alert)
You are Richmond and I claim my £5
Thanks for not providing that particular sample shot. Seriously.
Re: Samsung too
Oh piss. That's not good news at all. I'll stick with my HTC Desire for now.
Re: Very tempted
He said he was 5'11" (aka 1.83m - or more correctly 13.1 linguine).
Re: Did the Lego cost more than the Pi?
I'd guess at £7-£8 new.
Re: for those "nanny's" who want everything "non-plastic" & child friendly
Raspberry Pi Pie.
As long as you've a second cupbaord for all the power bricks ...
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