600 posts • joined Friday 24th April 2009 12:54 GMT
Re: All aboard the hype train. First stop WDC...
Troll icon is happy with his work...Hooked an AC easy peasy!
Re: All aboard the hype train. First stop WDC...
He is visionary, he uses his vision to look at old braun designs!
Re: University weeks...
@deshepherd. Our works canteen does that, and when it becomes unpalatable it then becomes <homogenised bland food product> curry. I go home for my lunch and dine like a prince!
Re: University weeks...
Chicken? That's like...meat...Shame on you... I bet you weren't even a pallid gaunt spotty mess and had energy and stuff.
Re: University weeks...
@Jack, Nelson Mandela is quite a popular name for Student Union Buildings, so it could be Sheffield, or not....I am being vague, ey up ecky thump....
Consisted of 6 days of Pasta, tinned tomatoes and baked spuds, followed by one day of beer. Of course, that was in the good ol' days when the LEA would happily pay for both fees and a grant, so I ended up out of university without any debt at all, and an appreciation of how to make a little money go a long way.
£1 a day was a luxury back then. 56lb bag of spuds, enough for 2 months worth, was £4. Tomatoes were 15p a tin at safeway and would do your main meal. Pasta was about 10p a portion. 50p would feed you for the day and allow you to save a fiver to simply waste on beer at the Neslon Mandela student union building* on a friday night. The weekend was spend sleeping. I don't ever recall buying meat and I don't understand the whole Pot Noodle reference as they were too expensive for me to afford.
*yep...it was called that.
For sale: Google Glass charger. $1500. Includes free pair of Google glasses as a gift*
(worked when I sold London 2012 tickets i didn't want that happened to have accompanying merchandise with them).
I recall that when I went to university, I got in to the course I wanted but my friend didn't (same course). When I turned up there were at least 10 students who had got onto the course through clearing. The course was a CAD/CAE course and these clearing students were arts and humanities dropouts who had no interest in either computers or engineering/design. They were there to avoid getting a job and not because they had a vocation. I was lucky and got a relevant and well paid job after university (it did take a while to secure). Degrees are now so devalued that I sometimes interview people with degrees who are astoundingly stupid and seemingly incapable. It does seem that the degree is now just a certificate of attendance.
Maybe, but I tend to think of ketchup as an "American replacement saliva" as their kids don't appear to be able to swallow anything without smothering it in sweet red sauce. I actually quite like Blair's Megadeath on my bacon, but thought that may ruffle a few feathers.
Beer, to quench my thirst afterwards.
I fear I am fading... If only I had switched to *government approved meat replacement product* I could have lived a fuller taxpaying life! Curse you, Piggies, for being so tasty and tempting with brown sauce (not red - blech!)
They still managed to break it!
They have managed to update their IOS version to prevent hackers using it as an attack vector by simply stopping it working altogether! Clever Google!
*Peoples Democratic Republic
That sounds like the most open government type possible, Surely a simple national vote will allow the people to change what haircuts make it to the top 10, like an "x-factor" for hair, if you will. They could use their smartphones or vote via their interactive plasma TV's. I suspect that we have only heard what the Daily Mail wants us to hear! All this Nuclear talk is a smokescreen to prevent Simon Cowell from going to NK and taking over.
Kim Jong Un doesn't appear to sport one of the mandated haircuts. Socialism appears to only be for the masses in NK.
Re: How the Kessel Run was run
I always thought that the official explanation was that the Millenium Falcon was the only ship fast enough to navigate a 12 parsec route due to it passing by black holes, and it is clever people trying to point out that speed and distance measurements are incompatible. It is a bit like a snowmobile driver being able to take a shortcut across a lake where a skier cannot. The snowmobile pilot could make that run in 200 yards, where the skier may have to ski around the lake and take 400 yards. The timing of the runs is not relevant as the increase in speed itself causes a change in the possible route. Simple and not at all confusing.
Also, the warp drives in Sci-Fi do not allow the spacecraft to fly faster than light, they allow the space they are in to be warped to the point that relativisticly, the craft appears to be travelling faster than light. As any fule kno, one cannot travel faster than light so how does the millenium falcon "make point 5 past light speed"? it does it by bending time and space so that it can just use its normal engines.
How warped space would look is another issue.
I have an iPhone and a second hand Audi :(
Re: Wot no butter...?
No. the fat from the bacon and a suitable amount of sauce would be all the lubrication your throat needs. Butter is for people who auto-spread any piece of bread without thinking. I like the muffin twist in this episode, as I have been bettering the bland McOffering for several years with suitable inclusion of a quality cheese, better sausagemeat/bacon and the delicious inclusion of a slice of crispy black pudding (SuperTimuffins). Maybe there is another breakfast competition in the offing, but in the mean time it may be wiser to let the beast sleep.
I spent many an hour playing that in Prestatyn. For a run-down miserable holiday camp they had a great arcade. The holidays of my youth were not the same without a little bank bag full of Florins to feed the machines with! I completed 1942 and got the maximum possible score on Air Inferno but always ended up on PacLand for some reason I am yet to fathom.
So am I racist?
I am 100% white male...Am I racist and sexist? I only ask in case I am offending somebody.
Re: When the Euro officials wrote the laws
That street in belgium/luxembourg is amazing. One side is just petrol stations, but none on the other side (that was 25 years ago mind...
Re: Good idea, poorly executed
Whhooooahhhh... Ben Rose!
The only 2 options for not using ALAC are Piracy or apathy? I don't think that washes somehow....
Compatibility, size, availability of purchase or even how long ago it was converted should all be factors.
I am sure there are plenty of people who get a crappy rip off a torrent and then upload it to play, but I have lots of crappy rips I did years ago myself which wouldn't benefit from now being converted to any lossless format. Even if they did, I wouldn't use ALAC (I am not sure if you knew this, but it isn't as widely supported as many other formats) and you appear to be cutting your nose off to spite your face if you are forcing yourself to pay an additional monthly fee rather than convert your tracks to suitable format.
I don't get it...
Why would anyone want to link a dictionary app to twitter?
I was in Looe for the '99. Also cloudy, but I did see the shadow roll in off the sea, which was mightily impressive. The birds started to sing and light level change was proper spooky.
Does the CFO have no record of this debt?
Re: It is truly amazing...
Apple don't let me do all the things I want, and I am constantly finding out new things I cannot do. If you think it does everything you need it to then feel free to spend a fortune on a limited device.
I think they were worried...
That they would just hear a faint echo that sounded like "How's about that then...How's about that then....Jangle Jangle Jewellery Jewellery" and they panicked.
I get regular calls
Each time they call they state that I got my box from sky. I get my boxes second hand due to sky not being able to offer them for any reasonable cost.
Ironically, I may actually need a warranty, but I certainly aint getting from these ne'er do wells. I would rather buy a new box every 2 years than spend twice as much on warranty.
Re: .. or maybe the customers won't play? ** Plus one to that
It took me over a week of constant scouring of various sites to get a new one for £60 and I was lucky... I wanted a bigger one but £/TB was higher so 2TB it is for now.
Re: Poor choice of materials?
Anodising does harden aluminium... but it is still soft relative to a number of other materials. It is a compromise of strength, weight, hardness and finish, but it's a jack of all trades and master of none. I think it looks nicer than plastic, but realisically they need to use titanium for a phone.
Re: Oh Noes Another Church ??
Sign me up!
Comestibles - Chapter 1: Verses 1 to 3
And lo, on the seventh day, God said "Consume ye not the unruminate cloven devil as when unprepared it is unclean, but save ye-selves by serving it sliced thinly and crisply smoked atop leavened sliced white bread product, and achieve one-ness with Me by slathering it with copious amounts of heavenly brown sauce"
And on that day, non-believers took to the streets with their Ketchup and Mayonnaise and with their bagels and other manner of unholy pretenders and they were struck down by the true believers!
And it came to pass that the land was separated by those chosen for their wisdom and the other of which we should not speak.
All deities appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to other deities, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Re: WFT El Reg?!?
Actually...A toastie is formed by toasting a sandwich once constructed to brown it and cook the filling. The precision engineer is a sandwich made with toasted bread. It isn't a toastie as it was constructed after all parts were cooked. No cafe press was employed, no autocutting of the bread by hot plates. No a sandwich with toasted bread is not a "toastie".
PS...Vote for the Precision Engineer!
Re: If I'd known cheese was allowed
I didn't think it was. Cheese is an ingredient, rather than a condiment. A bacon sarnie with cheese tends to be classed as either a bacon and cheese sarnie, or a bacon melt. If we were all allowed to make sarnies using bacon as an ingredient, my entry would have been substantially better than the already tasty one submitted.
Re: note to users
our IT department has an address we are supposed to send spam to. I suspect it is the digital equivalent of a waste paper basket. Still, our corporate spam filter appears to keep much of the crap out.
Re: The Preantepenultimate Deep Field"...?
Was this an actual study?
or did they just open their email and count the same spams that everybody else gets?
I like getting the tax rebate emails to my spam email address (which has such an offensive name I would never ever give it to the government)
I can see it.
It is a personal cloud because it isn't your main store (it is designed to back up your files) and it is accessible from anywhere. That does kind of match the definition of cloud storage to some. Sure it isn't itself robustly backed up or strung across several servers with guaranteed uptime, but you can put your stuff on it, and then get it from anywhere so that is cloudy enough. It also has the benefits of you knowing exactly where all your stuff actually is. So what if they use the catchy cloud word. Apple have a time machine, but nobody has suggested they are no Doc Brown...
I run a similar set up with my home server and it is handy, but this may be handier still.
Re: I do love the newspapers in the UK
Exactly...it's what Piers Morgan, Kelvin Mckenzie et al all started and which has eagerly been taken up by a new breed of editor, pandering to the LCD's of this society (Lowest Common Denominators). If I had the opportunity to get those two in a room, then the newspapers may actually have some reporting to do!
Careful with your evolution mumbo jumbo.
Certain folks still think that we all literally used to be monkeys and just grew up to be people...Though some of us are apparently closer relatives than others.
Survival of the fittest has long since gone. It is now survival of the 15 kid family on benefits....(Shakes his rolled up daily mail at the immigrants!)
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- Things that cost the same as coffee with Tim Cook - and are WAY more fun