55 posts • joined 29 May 2009
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. :)
Looks to me like their 1337 skillz may be somewhat out of date, if the "copyright 2005" at the bottom of the page is anything to go by...
Maybe it's Obelix' gravitational field?
Apparently it was someone's "pet" they'd trained to box.
Have they talked to Adobe? Seems to me that most "activity" running on a page is Flash animations. Don't know if there's already some kind of "visibility" detection in Flash to allow it to "take a break" when no-ones looking?
As Farsi (IIRC) is read right-to-left, surely it'd be more like Ozni or perhaps Ozzi?
Funny enough Ozni is also of Hebrew origins... Bingo! Another conspiracy is born. :)
Ah, that makes more sense now - and sounds much more useful.
Thanks for that.
Think I'm missing something
So the device absorbs a laser beam by using another laser to convert it to heat?
Pretty sure I could absorb a laser beam and convert it to heat using say, a house brick?
Are you sure?
Glad I left Australia
Trouble is I came to the UK...
Because he doesn't get everyone to "black up" to make himself feel better, perhaps?
They're not mocking his physical characteristics, They're mocking his mental problems. So much more acceptable nowadays...
"mini fusion reactor"
re: That capsule...
Reminded me of something else.
"Get your money for nothing and your chicks for free..."
Re: Social Engineering
So what you're saying is that Microsoft make stupid software, but Apple have stupid users?
The hide button is your friend - click it and choose to hide Mafia Wars posts: <meerkat annoyingness="high" />
That would be "Squirrel"...
I for one welcome our new chicken overlords...
Where's Magnum PI when you need him?
Thought the image was a fake soon as I saw it, just from the shadows under her breasts. Wouldn't have thought x-ray backscatter could create shadows in that way.
My wife was looking for a digital camera in one Dixons and trying to get some info on the various models. She left PDQ when the PFY "assisting" her asked "what's a pixel?".
Alice? WTF is Alice?
I'd be interested to know why the video is horizontally flipped. Are they behind the looking glass?
Perhaps the webcam does the opposite in the real world?
IIRC it's both 100% alive and 100% dead until you open the case. Of course I could be anywhere up to 100% wrong on that...
*** OUT OF CHEESE ERROR ***
RE: assault and battery (groan)
Should have used copper tops. Maybe it was a glitch in the Matrix...
Nice article as usual, Lewis; just one thing - is it possible to have footnotes on the actual page they're referenced from?
By the time I read them, my (rather terrible) memory means the context gets a bit hazy :)
It's nearly beer o'clock...
I've seen a few - how people can talk on the phone for what seems like for ever escapes me...
Megaphone for what some people think they're using; HELLO! I'M ON THE TRAIN, etc
"I'm only telling the truth. You have got a very big nose..."
I don't exactly mask my signature - just change it every time I use it - no one's noticed yet.
Could be a form of mutating encryption, maybe...
Unless she's an Amazon...
... has WAY too much time on his hands.
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