86 posts • joined 29 May 2009
Operators blocking ads
and replacing them with their own?
Re: I feel I should make some comment...
Missed it by a gnat's todger...
I've seen a few owner reviews where they've had pretty terrible customer service when their new Kumquat went wrong (mostly electrical, if I recall correctly). Weeks at the stealer, with the problem still there when they finally get it back, that sort of thing.
I was quite interested in it until I saw those; put me right off.
Can anyone corroborate/refute this?
Another interesting looking vehicle is the soon-to-be released Honda HR-V "sub-compact crossover". Specs/price seem a little too good to be true, maybe?
@Cameron Colley Re: Objectively disgusting, obvs. Subjectively...
Nah, no cause. I'm obviously rubbish at trolling, only the one downvote.
Was just trying (and failing) to posit it from a different angle, but you're correct; the child porn means I chose the wrong subject for my experiment.
Sincere apologies if I have caused any offense on my part.
Objectively disgusting, obvs. Subjectively...
Better or worse behaviour than drawing an insulting cartoon of someone's prophet?
I expect some of those that voted Labour were actually voting for their local Labour MP. Some MPs can be quite decent people (for pollies), despite their party.
Re: Who are we?
Huawei the lads?
"reached out to us"
Re: Must be my eyes
Pretty useless frame for comparison, bunch of people one side, a wall the other. The ceiling tiles look a bit sharper under VP9 according to my eyes.
Doctor Who or Futurama?
Re: Not really a knockoff....
Unfortunately, my even older Ironman required a CRT monitor for the interface, so had to be consigned to the Drawer Of Ancient Technology eventually. Sort of dabbled with writing code for it while it lived, though; still have the SDK (or whatever Timex called it) around somewhere.
Managed to crash it within about 3 seconds of starting it.
"General Protection Fault in UTOPIA.DLL" or something...
Yep, love my Aeropress. No crema though. Apparently you can get a metal mesh to replace the paper disc that allows crema, but that'd add faff too.
Should that be "reverse the neutrality of the polariton flow"?
Re: THAT !
The hero pic used at the top of the article has been my desktop background since it was released in 2012.
I like your thinking. :)
Re: Does this article...
Just replace www in the url with an m and... presto! stupid ginormous image be gone!
100,000 signatures won't necessarily force a debate; it just means they might think about possibly having a debate, if they have time.
Well, technically, as your sphincters relax...
Re: I no what it is
As any fule kno...
Re: Don't Panic!
If it's breadth of time you're after, I rather enjoyed Deep Time by David Darling some time (SWIDT?) ago.
Probably not as accurate as it used to be, but still interesting I think.
I guess that why it's termed Artificial Intelligence rather than Artificial Sapience?
Agree with you about human/machine hybridization. I suspect that'll be the way of it. More of an evolution than a revolution.
Re: I sense a Bowie listening session coming up
Or Lemon Jelly...
"Zero G and I feel fine"
Re: Apple school of marketing?
"Dirt or debris, you're coming with me."
Apple school of marketing?
Clearly a "homage" to the original RoboCop, Shirley?
I remember my dad relating how he had to return an e-type Jag once after a drunken purchase.
Long before the www and online shopping, though.
Presumably before drunk driving laws too... :(
Re: So basiclly,
Pretty sure I read somewhere that was true; UK has greater incidence of obesity per capita than US but, as usual, Yanks tend to take it to extremes. ;)
All that money...
and you don't even get a slice of lemon?
Re: GEET Engine?
Thanks for that link - hilarious!
"exchanged more messages than usual"
I expect they'd be mostly about what the other person looked like then.
Re: If everyone has their own number ...
Only if you look at the single digits.
I've been carting a liquid metal usb stick around in my pocket for years. It's not so much scratched as developed a kind of patina. I've been annoyed with Apple for a long time now for stitching up the liquid metal contract; I would defo love another higher capacity usb stick made with it, damn good stuff.
My old TF101 has a rather large space in its keyboard between the battery packs with a metal weight to stop it tipping over. Easily replaced with something a bit more "energetic".
Not asking for much
Bring back the Microsoft Trackball Explorer. My ancient one is now on its last legs and I don't know what I'm gonna do without it.
Always found IR remote control quite handy on my RX3715.
Re: How about VPN use, is that down?
Talking about old school, have you seen the capacity of USB sticks recently?
Don't think marko is a username... WiFi SSID, Shirly?
They've been using this to create short video loops on the Bing home page.
Yes, I'm one of the few people who use Bing (well, every now and then anyway, for specific purposes).
...being ignored by state and federal police “despite multiple entreaties by rights holders”
I expect the usual has happened, the various MAFIAA type organizations have come wading in too strong, demanding this and that, thereby pissing off the national and local plod, who then feel there's no need to be hasty about an "issue" that's not actually risking anyone's life or limb.
Where's the Europa-shattering kaboom?
Shooting up Europa? Won't that annoy the monoliths?
Re: Proper El Reg unit of data - Over-The-Pond conversions
So the North American "Bell" would be the equivalent of 1 UK "TalkTalk", then?
Re: Short Sharp Shock (In meat space)
There is no dark side of the moon really - as a matter of fact, it's all dark...
That's today's playlist sorted then.
Re: So, given that my cards are in my wallet
According to the tfl website, that's exactly what you'll have to do:
"If you keep your contactless payment card and Oyster card together (for instance in a wallet) and touch them on the yellow card reader together, the reader will normally reject them both. This is because we can't be sure which card you want to use. If you have more than one contactless card (Oyster card, payment card or building pass), please choose the card that you intend to pay with, and touch it on its own on the yellow card reader."
While not exactly what you'd call a tourist destination, I have to say it's very pretty when you drive past it at night with all the mining infrastructure lit up like a Christmas tree.
Re: Homo informaticus?
Could be. I spend most of the time I'm awake in front of a computer screen of some sort. I find that it's when I try to use the "correct" posture that my back, shoulders and neck start to ache. A sort of semi-slouch, leaning slightly to each side alternately, seems to be my most comfortable position.
Would be nice to think I'm evolving into something, but I suspect it's more likely I've crippled myself from a life of sedentary jobs and dedicated laziness when it comes to exercise.
Bloody rubbish iOS - can't even crash properly. Where's the proper BSOD, huh?
Self checkout machines
Always feel like smashing those things. Every time I've tried to use one in Sainsburys or B&Q, they've gone wrong. EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Sorry. I feel better now. :)