1865 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
anythign that gives us a good heads up on how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world gets my vote
but please, we also need a guide on how to acquire and appropiately modify a '73 Ford XB Falcon Coupe
this country is going to the bloody dogs!
the use of bloody in that context is surely just a coloquial thing. it's a very english turn of phrase
such as "only s'posed to blow the bloody doors off!"
and honestly, what kid these days would think bloody is a swear word anyway?
it'd probably seem very quaint and old-fashioned
like someone saying "where the gosh-darned heck were you?"
we're going to end up having to speak like Ned Flanders or face being slapped with an ASBO
what are the missing steps?
this advert aired during the Gadget Show on monday, and as far as i can tell, the steps that were removed were possibly typing in your Apple Store password, and then going through the loading screens and starting a race, and even the very start of the race of Cro Magnon Rally
re: PS3 DLC coming too
but that was said 6 months ago
plenty of time to M$ to throw more fistfulls of money at RockStar to get them to drop plans of PS3 DLC
i suspect what is likely is that the xbox will get the DLC exclusively for a few months and then it'll be available for PS3 and PC
i don't care - as someone who is buying a DS this xmas just to play the GTA game on it, if i have to i'll get a 2nd hand xbox from ebay so i can play the DLC
does anyone install individual codecs anymore?
surely everyone these days only uses either VLC to watch video or installs Perian to get all the codecs in one go, no?
if you listen very carefully, you can hear Webster desperately trying to think of something smug to type
@Matt Bryant - G4 Cube
I think you picked a bad example. lots of people have upgraded the graphics card in the G4 Cubes. I've done it myself, it was easy and even fun too (if you're into that kinda thing). Google is your friend here, there's a pelethora of walkthroughs on how to upgrade most of the G4 Cube - including the processor itself.
sorry, but as an attempt at flaming/trolling or just continuing the discussion, you've very much picked the wrong mac model as your example. FAIL
you should have produced the graphs in Apple's Numbers app - they've have been far more shiny and snappier
happy VM user here too
i'm also pretty pleased with VM's broadband
recently i've had a lot of trouble with lack of connection, phoned them up and they sent me a new modem because i was still using the old grey modem i originally got when ntl first made broadband available.
i do find that data transfer from the west coast of america is a lot worse these days than it was last year though - is that just too much traffic on the internet in general? or just on VM's network?
i like it a lot
i'm trying to find a reason for needing a mono laser printer instead of a colour inkjet, and i can't yet
but when i do, i think i'll be getting this one
like everyone else, i found the report most interesting, and an insight into the american voting process that i had no idea existed, very interesting
somehow, i doubt you'd find anyone here in the UK with anywhere near the same enthusiasm and excitement for the task
that's no grapefruit....
...i find your lack of marmite disturbing...
...i felt a disturbance in the force, as if a million rice crispies suddenly snap-crackle-n-pop'd in terror and then were instantly silenced....
...crunchie nut cornflakes and a cuppa tea are no match for a good slice of toast in your hand, kid
the irony is lost on me
i'm wondering where the irony is - the two cases are not the same
in the first one, the guy left ibm and presumably broke a clause in his contract that says he has to have x-months of garden leave before begining employment elsewhere
the ipod guy has announced he is stepping down, and apple have effectively given him an 18-month notice period. if he starts working for another company at xmas, then apple have a right to sue him
once again the Reg is spinning an anti-apple angle on a story when one doesn't exist
re: new ferrari
i disagree - i thnk the new ones with the black edged screen, looks better'n the old ones
i want one
can we see a playmobile re-enactment of the bods at C4 re-creating the El-Reg playmobile re-enactments of the scenes are T5 ?
do the cameras-instead-of-mirrors remove blind spots?
also, i assume they've inverted the image the camera see's appropiately?
yes, but what about the comic?
so was it named after the fantastically brilliant kids comic OiNK from the 80s? and am i the only one who remembers it fondly?
i was clearing out a cupboard only a fortnight ago and discovered that i've still got virtually every issue and the annuals in a ring binder. I should get around to scanning them in and creating a tribute website or something
i thought it was decided that the 3rd part would be the video game:
all the cast are on board for it and everything and it's due out next year isn't it?
so is the film going to be the 4th part?
and isn't it a bit late? surely if there is going to be a film, you'd aim to release it next year for the 25th anniversary, but if they're only writing the script now, there's no chance it'll be out until 2010 at least earliest is there?
so long and thanks for all the fish
i'd feel an awful more confortable about the whole if the document telling us Don't Panic hadn't been written by the people running the HLC and who would be held responcible if there's anyone left alive on Thursday to complain
shouldn't that have been done by an independant party?
i'm sure Frankenstein said much the same as that document does, while in the village pub the night before the big thunderstorm, but they still ended up coming for him with the pitchforks
we're doomed! man was not meant to meadle with the ways of the gods!! doomed i tells you!!!
in order to avoid the dark patch at the rear so that it's the perfect solution for lurkers, stalkers and perverts, is it not possible to split the light coming into the front? can't you do something with prisms or mirrors to split the light into two streams? one passing straight through and the other being passed around to the rear?
barcode tattoos are the way forward
wasn't there that track by the Orb that samples some northerner ranting on all these "facts" pointing towards the end of the world as predicted in the Book of Revelation. and he mentions the line about Wormwood covering the land and how apparently the Russian for wormwood is Chernobyl.
and there's a bit about how standard barcodes are broken down into 3 sections of 6 lines (or divided by 6 lines, or by a line that means 6 or something) and how the US military is tattoo'ing it's troops with barcodes on the right hand and there's the line about the number of the beast shall be marked upon the forehead or the right plam of all men.....
it's the end times, i tell you, the end times....
it will be interesting to see if we see the same level of bitching and moaning about the lack of bluetooth support on Android as we did about the iPhone
i suspect we won't because you El Reg readers are a fickle bunch
can they apply it to glass? or at least plastic?
then you could fill a glass of water and it'd be repelled from the sides
so in theory, you'd not have to bother washing it ever?
to be honest, there's only one piece of homebrew that i'm interested in, so i'm not overly keen to jailbreak my iphone
but also, if the rumours of another firmware update in the next couple of weeks are true, then i think i'll wait until after they've cracked that. and i'd rather wait for QuickPwn too instead of all the restoring malarky of the PwnageTool
the thing about the sales declining over the past few weeks is that it is august and world+dog are going on holiday to sit on a beach in the sun by the sea
i'm sure everyone would rather risk a cheap paperback to the terrors of sand and salt water than an expensive brick of electronics
PLUS in bright sunny conditions, paperbacks are much easier to read through sunglasses than the Kindle screen
but the main problem is the cost i think - the Kindle is expensive and the cost of the books to load on it are not a great deal less than that of a paperback. for it to be a success then it'll be necessary to very heavily tax paperbacks to make e-books the obviously cheaper alternative
re: Stupid move
Oh i dunno - our friends across the pond are so unused to having to download movies in order to watch them without having to wait months for a cinema release that they may not realise they're online
conversely, does anyone in the uk remember how to covertly capture a movie on video inside a cinema since it's been so long since there's been the need to?
and anyway, this is Bond, and it's coming out at Thanksgiving - i don't think the p2p viewers are going to impact the box office takings too much. for a non-franchise film it might do, but not something like Bond.
(that said, i hope it does make a massive impact on the box office sales so that the studios might wake-up and realise that in this day and age it only makes sense to do a worldwide simultaneous release - THAT's something else that contributed to the Dark Knight's success)
how does a web crawler work?
i thought web crawlers worked by following links from one page to another and cataloging everything they see?
so for you to be able to use a web crawler to harvest all the usernames on the idisk, you'd need to have a page that lists every single idisk public folder? does such an index exist?
or do webcrawlers work differently and somehow can find the pages by themselves?
idea is not dead, just delayed
we live in a democracy apparently - so if we could just convince Mr Clarkson to run for parliment, then we'd all be able to vote him in and he'd become Prime Minister that way
if that doesn't work, there's always the good old-fashioned method of a civil revolution - we haven't had one of those in nearly 400 hundred year, must be time for another ruck, no?
as well as the consolidation of several functions into the single ps3 device being a reason for this device, also from what i hear the user interface is fantastic and beats any other pvr solution around
re: Don't Get It
so in this case - instead of spending 30quid for a pvr with just 250gb - spend 99 quid at dabs.co.uk and get an external 1TB usb drive and use that as external storage on the back of the ps3 to record the tv too
who's more the fool, the fanatic that buys the phone or the fanatic that comments on this forum
i'm sorry, but some of you anti-Jesusphone are more zealtous than us mac-fanatics are. all it requires is for one slightly vindictive piece of El Reg reporting and away you go, off on your high-horses. you're more mindless and like driven-sheep than the iPhone users you so despise, repeating what your El Reg overlords have told you.
i do feel a bit of pity for this guy though - you're all having a go at him, but he wasn't the only one
apparently the developer said that 5 other people in the States bought it, as did one in germany and one in france
the guys now up 5,600 dollars!
i think what annoys everyone most about this, even if they won't admit it, is that they didn't think of it first
...about the colourscheme - a couple of seconds clicking on the Brainstorm button on the Colorware site brings up a vast pelethora of even more hiddeous options
that said, for 75quid, it's almost tempting, as much for the scratch protection coating as anything else
c'mon! drink a can of Dr Pepper - what's the worse that can happen with an exploding nuclear reactor in space?
i am worried that El Reg are on a cheapo dial-up if it's really taking you guys that long to download the small iTunes update
it came down in only a few minutes on my connection at home
i find it very surreal that it's possible to condemn a rapist to death, and then get worried about if he's going to be in pain at the point when we dies
i'm sure his victims are equally concerned for his wellfare
if you're going to have a death sentence, then do it properly - no point trying to kill people humainly!
colleague of mine has an HTC phone running windows mobile (6 i think?)
and he discovered what our exchange server settings were and so plugged them in and was most pleased with himself that the push tech was working
until the end of the day when he'd drained his battery - he now just updates every hour
so, i'm a little confused about how these so-called industry expert analysists can be so surprised that having your phone constantly polling for new data is such a drain on battery life when it's the same situation on other phones
methinks that El Reg is typically forgetting to be non-biased in its reporting once again
Re: religion next?
oh i dunno - i'm so obsessed with GTA that i border on the fanatical line. i'm already getting excited about the Chinatown Wars and will be buying a DS for the sole purpose of playing that game.
if there was a Church of GTA, i'd be their most ferverent worshiper.
but even so, i'm not likely to go out and try and steal a cab - in the cab, there's FAR too many cops wandering the streets that you're bound the get at least 1 star
that's the difference between the game and reality - there's more cops and they're quicker to bust you in the game - if they want to stop these kids from acting out these kinds of crimes, put their money where their mouths are and get more coppers on the streets!!!
I'm loving the return to the flip cover - that's something that's been sorely missing in recent year. best phone i ever had was the old Z7 - not because of the features, although the menu system was cool, and not even because i replaced the silver case with an all-black matt one off ebay and the leds on teh screen with blue ones - but because it was great being able to flip it open with your little finger while you brought the phone up to your ear, and making a bedee beddee noise like from StarTrek :)