417 posts • joined 23 Feb 2009
Re: Why would you want to own a meter?
I wouldn't particularly. I was making the point that this would be the only way you might get one that could check tariffs and put you on the best deal and by extension, that Cameron was talking guff.
Re: "no incumbent supplier is going to be offering devices which minimise customer revenue"
That's what I thought too. Then I wondered if he had plans to remove the legal impediments to electricity meters becoming some sort of consumer appliance. We'll maybe be able to just order a new meter from Amazon and get a suitably qualified local tradesperson to install it and the electricity supplier will just have to suck it. Then I realised he was just being an unthinking, garbage spouting, typical politician.
Re: Actually spring starts on the 1st March, according to the met office.
Calendar dates are arbitrary. Equinoxes and solstices are not.
Re: Actually spring starts on the 1st March, according to the met office.
That's because they like to analyse and organise their data in nice monthly chunks. The truth is that, as it begins in ten days time, it's nearly spring.
The Power Of Nightmares
That is all.
I wish I had Genuine People Personalities.
Did anything happen here?
I find that the atom feed links always open the desktop site, regardless of whether I'm using a PC or a phone. El Reg's feeds are the only ones I use which do this. It's pretty exasperating, particularly as it's a tech site.
Re: trapped in our walled ecosystem
That's serendipitous. I suspect the artist was going more for the idea of Hermes the messenger.
If only we could bring some moral fibre to the cabinet.
One trick pony
"The firm has a long established design pedigree and was responsible for the iconic Raleigh Chopper bike, as well as other famous designs like the Reliant Robin."
Ladies and gentleman, I give you....the triangle.
Re: Speak for yourself...
It's us for allowing politicians to give our data away. If we're going to let them pass it on to a third party they should at least do it, for our benefit, at a price that does more than cover administration costs. It's generally a good idea to look beyond the headline. Particularly of one of Andrew's articles.
Re: The Biggest Fail is the usual one...
You say fail but they knew exactly what they were doing - see post from James Boag
Would I be allowed to drive on the roads?
Or just around the walled garden?
Re: In Korean spam, they are ... always young and pretty.
Pretty much like most western advertising then. Though I'd be more convinced if young, pretty Korean women were used to shift baths with doors.Good article.
Seems like a pretty nifty kite.
Re: If it can play Chess and / or cards, then even better.
We already have machines which can do those things. If you're hoping for a general purpose robot then I think you'll be disappointed. Robots will be specialised for handling particular tasks - just like the human workers who create them.
Re: There's a moral to this story but I'm not sure what it is
I think the lesson for all of us in the computer industry, whether specialising in hardware or software, is that those who live by obsolescence die by obsolescence. Less painful than swords I suppose.
Re: they really do think we're stupid
Of course, or how could they not realise, as their use of this 'nudge' approach has been public knowledge for some time now, that we're aware of their attempts to manipulate us and always resist where their desires are not in harmony with our own. This sort of thing is why the only reason I vote now is out of respect for all of those people who lost their lives to ensure that I could. With the contempt in which the electorate is held by politicians (neatly illustrated by this article) of all sides I'm well aware of the fact that voting is otherwise pointless.
Oh, how many more times?
Seems like bulls go for wide faced women too.
Re: sociopaths. Or sugar daddies
There's a difference?
Nurse! The screens!
OK, I'm going.
Re: serious freezers
Well, first I'd point out the icon in my original post. Then, if you still thought I was serious, I'd play along and ask if you'd ever heard of taxidermy? Have a good day.
Re: fish museum - @Captain Hogwash
Ah, so more of a fishing museum then. Not quite what I was looking for but thanks for the information.
Re: Stephen Fry seems a natural fit to champion this cause.
So somebody on Twitter send him a tweet.
Re: fish museum
Where is this fish museum? It sounds like the sort of thing I'd like to visit.
Re: King Kong's dangling cluster cut loose
Re: Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
I've just read about this on Wikipedia. Obviously one should err on the side of caution but, in this case, I suspect the article to be more accurate than your assertion that "the Government gave citizens syphilis". It's still an example of shockingly unethical behaviour by scientists but the case you are trying to argue about Snowden's credibility is not helped by undermining your own.
Re: sudo criminals
They're the worst kind. They can really do some damage with those elevated privileges.
Re: "do no evil"
Spelling mistake. Correct version is do know evil.
"... which sounds like the sort of plastic pop Justin Bieber would make if he'd spent his teenage years being passed around the dark rooms of Berlin fetish clubs."
Re: Isn't bingo the preserve of the blue rinse brigade?
As I understand it, that hasn't been true since the 1980s.
Re: Back in the real world
Quite! Software engineering on a mobile device? You're 'avin' a giraffe.
Re: Much ado about nothing
And then one day something breaks beyond repair and needs to be replaced and only connected ones are made and sold. It might be a long way off but that's a plausible scenario in the future. If it comes to that I hope I'm long gone already.
Re: Of course I am omitting the much smaller third class
Also the fourth: Google refuseniks. Yes, we're out there.
Now I get it
Re: >> Mr Dabbs, do I spot a little bit of green eyed monster?!
What TRT said above and Amorous Cowherder said below. Also you can choose whether or not to start playing, how long you play for, when and for how long to take a break etc. Your only choice about life is to stop or continue 'playing'. If you choose to stop then you don't get to start again later. The only computer game I play these days is El Reg commentard.
You've hit the nail on the head. I want to pay cash and keep privacy. I'm sure plenty of others do to.
Yes, I care. I'm really looking forward to jumping ship from Android to either Sailfish, Ubuntu or Tizen.
Re: "You can now tap into a rich and vibrant Android ecosystem and minimise your exposure to Google"
Someone please explain how. As I understand it you still need a Google ID to get into the Play store.
Re: There's A Hint In The Name
@DasBub Way to miss the point, dude.
The current crop of tracker androids are too easy to switch off. Clearly this is about the next wave which will be not be bound by Asimov's laws.
Re: "sticks and tape and coat hangars"
Wow! How big are his coats?
Re: pick a pipe of pickled pepper
A pipe? I've never heard this before. When I were a lad it was a peck of pickled pepper that Peter Piper picked. Google appears to agree.
Is badgers upping their game what ended the cull?
LG. Like Google?
No, even worse apparently.
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