77 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: No neutrinos? (Frogmelon)
I recently graduated with a degree in Astrophysics and I've been wondering what to do with my life. Now I know, a PhD in the theory of and a career searching for Dark Lead. Time to get started on that funding proposal....
Re: Reality Vs. 3 billion.
"all it takes is for someone to release an app to automate it, and their reputation will be in ruins"
They're already doing th<NO CARRIER>
Re: Dear Gmail. STFU & GTFO.
You tell them Shadow Systems. In fact, if I were you I'd ask for a full refund.
Is that the same Emulex that used to make really crap print servers about 15 years ago?
Re: I always assumed that...
That's not chaff, it's David Icke's next blog entry.
Re: I always assumed that...
'No one would think of Newbury as "Costal"'
I'm surprised you haven't taken a ribbing for that one.
Re: Boot on the other foot
No idea about globally, but it's probably right for Spain. In my own entirely unscientific experience based on my friends I'd say Android devices outnumber iphones by around 10 to 1.
Re: Serious question...
Interesting how you remember the magnetic field orientation. When I did O level physics they taught us Maxwell's Corkscrew Rule. Of course that's not very helpful if you don't drink wine ;-)
(PS nearly 30 years later (and absolutely no need to use it) and I still remember it - sign of a good mnemonic!)
We don't have to live in it now. If the climate changes such that it is no longer suitable for Homo sapiens then we will become extinct and some other species will take our place. The Earth will go on.
Re: @AC 09:02
Or just maybe he made the duff trades himself and used the old "it wasn't me" line. I bet if the "kid" had made 50k worth of winning trades he would have kept quiet and pocketed the dosh ;-)
Not quite as good as GPS
Very accurate service - for me it just returns: document.write("Spain");
The only problem with going to Canada is the risk that if your destination airport is closed for any reason you may well be diverted to the US, and have to endure US immigration anyway. Wasn't one of those online gambling company owners who was arrested in the US was on a direct flight to somewhere further south? I seem to recall his flight was diverted to Miami because of "bad weather" or "mechanical problems".
Re: I always assumed that...
Your UK vote isn't anonymous. The ballot paper has a serial number which matches the counterfoil in the book the paper is ripped out of. Your electoral roll number is written on the counterfoil.
Re: I always assumed that...
Doesn't help. You can't be sure that what is printed on your receipt matches the vote recorded in the system.
Of course, there is a tiny possibility that its non-appearance in Google could be something to do with its robots.txt file:
I'm no fan of Google, but in this case they might not be at fault.
"In other news, the lost Russian Mars probe is still lost. And now back to our main story..."
.birmingham, .paris, .london
Alabama, Texas and Ontario* (obviously!)
* There's probably a London somewhere in the US, but I can't think of one off the top of my head so I'll head north...
Loving all the northerners getting uppity
What would you do with a new bank anyway? London's got all your money ;-)
Two birds, one stone
If they'd got a bit closer with the chopper they could have turned it into minced beef in situ.
Just another "me too"
I've been getting spams to pixmania@mydomain which include my real name ever since I opted out from all their genuine mailing lists sometime last year. I emailed customer support at the time giving them the option of admitting they had sold my details or had them stolen. They gave me a canned reply about internet security, and I haven't bought anything from them since.
I'm glad you brought up the wise words of Leviticus. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev.24:10-16) Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
(Many sources, here's the first one I found: http://dmcr35.blogspot.com/2008/05/this-was-forwarded-to-me-by-my-friend.html)
What's the fucking point?
No really, what /is/ the point of e-invoicing? Your invoice gets sent and is received by your customer immediately. So what, you still have to wait 30 days (or 90 days if your customer is a really big bastard corporation) for payment.
Denver cops have been reading BOFH...
...and aren't taking any chances!
The BBC story about this quoted her as saying that her boyfriend gave her "The Ashes" as a nickname, but neither of them could remember why.
I've never seen such a great big pile of steaming, contrived bullshit!
No mention of the search for the Higg's Boson in this article, nor any explanation for the change in focus.
I reckon an HB turned up the first day they switched on the LHC and said in a bad brummie accent "You aint seen me, roit?"
Where's the Fast Show icon?
OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE IT WILL THE WORLD EVER BE THE SAME?
amanfrommars has a blog!
Check out this article for more info on what Sportradar do: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11789671. Could this whole case be driven by certain interested parties who don't want betting fraud discovered?
Only if they spell separate correctly.
Cue 300 comments mentioning...
...placement of the vibrate module
An adult UK passport is valid for 10 years. The other info you require is in the article..
How the fuck do you get one of those through the scanner? Let alone inside a bag small enough to be used as hand luggage?
At this rate, in about 5 years they will implement a video call centre...
Wrong way round?
Doesn't the dope usually go inside the Rizla?
They don't have no steenking plans, they're making it up as they go along :-)
But of course, once it's finished they could produce a "Haines" manual based on the photos they take as they're building it...
Fixed the quote...
"Some sleazy crawlers simply aggregate user data en masse and then sell it, which we view as a threat to our own sleazy business model"
Slightly less cryptically, it's ubuntu with a load of extra multimedia stuff added so all the mp3/video/dvd functionality is there right from the word go. And the default colour scheme is a lovely green rather than shitty brown ;-)
Main reason I started using it was that I was given a Tosh netbook by work that included Windows 7 Starter Edition, and I found a nice web page with step by step instructions for replacing that pile of shit with linux mint and making the wireless, bluetooth and 3G all work :-)
You then end up with a convicted thug who knows who you are and where you live, has lots of friends in the police and whose behaviour is no longer constrained by the fact he might lose his job as a police officer.
The words "frying pan" and "fire" spring to mind...
I can see their point...
After all the trouble I had I wanted to launch my washing machine at Comet. With hindsight I should have gone to the Planet Zanussi...
Mindless regurgitation of press releases
Research paid for by company which provides currency exchange services shows that businesses lose money by not using currency exchange services.
No IT + no Paris + no humour + no BOFH + no tits = no point! ;-)
MP not voting
Maybe he received exactly the same number of letters in support of the bill as he did against it, and felt that the only way to enact the will of his constituents with a clear conscience was to abstain.
However, back in the real world, he's probably just a useless, lazy twunt.
You mention the possibility of a further flight if the already prepared Atlantis isn't required for an STS-134 rescue. But then they would need to prepare one of the others for launch in case STS-135 went wrong. Which in turn could then go up again as STS-136, and so on.
Oh, hang on, maybe that's NASA's master plan to keep the Shuttle going for a few more years ;-)
I believe that at the time that episode was first shown the big public debate was the replacement of crappy old Polaris nukes with shiny new Trident ones. Thanks a fucking bunch for making me feel my age!
Stop the press!
There's actually a Page 3 Stunna(TM) called Vikki Blows? I know the Sun has never been subtle, but FFS that is ridiculous!
Took me ages...
...to spot the dolphins!
I only knew of him through his articles on El Reg, but I really liked his take on the telecoms industry and enjoyed his style of writing. RIP Guy
Slight logical error...
...if she's attractive, by definition she can not be a nuisance ;-)
"Banks need proof of ID when you open an account, right? Banks give people free stuff when they open an account, right? Sooooo... banks could give people free ID cards when they open accounts!"
I have no idea what Meg Hillier looks like so when I read this who popped into my head but that chirpy little ginger chipmunk Hazel Blears. Thanks, Reg!
...is when you finally get it together with the woman in Project Management it immediately becomes a very insecure password ;-)