1491 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:46 GMT
Don't be too downhearted for the 6502 will actually make a comeback in the distant future, serving as the CPU of Bending units.
(It's in the episode of Futurama where Fry is looking inside cans of Slurm with an X-Ray. He shines it on Bender's head and clear as day, there's a 6502 chip in there. I always wondered about the reference.)
Re: "Those who clicked on the message will be forced to sit through................
Yes, I do have one suggestion. Make speakers a mandatory requirement for all PCs. Then the next time someone clicks on a link for high quality adult relaxation therapy, trigger a macro that cranks the PC volume to full and then disables the mute function.
Works very well in cubical office environments.
That last paragraph brought to mind the most wonderful mental image of the sands of Mars being affected like tides.
I love gadget queues!
I sell them teas and coffees and then charge them 5 quid to use the portaloo when the laxatives take effect.
Re: "Not a chance, too many businesses require Windows software."
Deep in a forgotten basement at the headquarters of a major IT company, there is endless darkness, lit by the glow of a single CRT display. A...creature...sits at a desk, typing away on a rubberised keyboard, the letters of which have long been worn away. He is not lonely, for there is always work to do. A bug fix here, a new application there. He pauses and sniffs the air. Something has changed, up there in the Daylightworld. A Great Power has become weakened, a result of one style-over-substance decision too many. He cackles. The time is ripe once again.
Across the world, people have nightmares about an endless line of 3.5 inch floppy disks and thick, snake like tentacles comprised of storage tape. At Linux conferences, very, very small groups of individuals don the sacred robe and chant the name of their master, as he rises to snatch the computers of the world from the weakened grip of Redmond.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh OS/2 Warp Armonk wgah'nagl fhtagn.
They make billions in revenue each year but they can't afford a decent editor or news team for their home page?
Re: Suggestions for a 3-way...
Another Swedish dish suggestion could be the Flying Jacob. I just like it because it has a cool name. =P
I'm no astrophysicist, so I don't know if this is actually feasible, but would it be possible to land a rover at one of the polar caps? That way we can easily discover whether water is still present on Mars and if there is microbial life, wouldn't there be traces in the water?
Re: Lifecycle cost?
My main thought is that aircraft guzzle a hell of a lot of fuel and there's a lot of them. How exactly do you generate that much biofuel to keep the world's aircraft supplied every day? I'm not saying that standard fuel is the best solution but the sheer logisitics and quantities involved with biofuel makes me skeptical.
I don't know if the Lumias are going to be enough to give Windows 8 Phone its presence but it would be really nice to have 3 active OS ecosystems to choose from instead of just Apple vs Android. Slightly tempted here - might have a look in February when it's time to renew my contract. By then, hopefully any big snafus will have been ironed out.
Come now AC, our government has a proven track record in managing important data securely and safely.
It's just a shame that it's not a good one.
Is there any chance we could have an in depth comparison of the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8? Or are there not really any major changes?
I live in hope that one day our deep sea overlords will rise up and devour all of them in a chaotic maelstrom of tentacles and insanity.
Re: You what?
How the fuck do you steal *five thousand tons* of maple syrup? You'd think someone would notice the fleet of tankers being driven by guys in balaclavas? Actually scratch that, how the fuck do you *fence* [five thousand tons of maple syrup without anyone being any the wiser?
Reality is really bad for my brain at times. X_x
True believers have been granted the vision and skills to make the perfect bacon sandwich. Heretics that use things like tomato ketchup or cheap and crappy white bread shall fry in the Devil's pan for all eternity. And they won't even get any brown sauce.
Re: New name for Metro
The problem with the name Notro is that I immediately think of "Nostromo" and people running in terror as a terrifying and unknown thing threatens to consume them without mercy.
Yeah, Notro works for Win 8.
Re: Just a question
If I had to hazard a guess, it's to do with projecting sounds and then recording the echos back from the surrounding terrain. Possibly an exercise in measuring sound propogation in a different atmosphere and environment.
Because he will have been proven to be RIGHT. On the INTERNET, no less!
I won't deny there's a certain amusement in watching Elop suffer for canning Symbian and Meego but Nokia were a really cool phone maker once upon a time and I do have fond memories of using my 9300, N95 and other exotic and inspired phone ideas. Black slabs will not save Nokia but they might make a rather stylish tombstone. =/
I do love the newspapers in the UK
"We have a right, nay, an obligation, under the freedom of the press to show everyone pictures of Prince Harry cupping his droit de seignuer. This is isn't seediness damn it, this is a MORAL IMPERATIVE for us!"
I wondered what happened to the design team behind the truly inspirational "Lisa" Olympic Logo. Another masterstroke here guys!
Re: Idiots shooting themselves in the feet
I actually have a transcript from that meeting:
"Go f*** yourself."
"No, you go f*** yourself."
The meeting was then adjourned.
I got a Blackberry 9360 on the weekend with NFC in it but not the foggiest idea how to set the bugger up.
And not one person as commented on the fact that this article is in a journal called P NAS?
Just when I thought HP couldn't get any dumber.
So just to be clear, they scrapped plans for a MeeGo tablet, they shit canned a rather wonderful WebOS tablet and they're cranking out a Windows 8 tablet think *that* will be the winner?
This is turning into a remarkably entertaining day for legal vultures on El Reg, what with all the fun goings on at the Ecuadorian embassy as well.
It's a damn sight more entertaining than the Apple/Samsung crap that's been going on.
The thing is, I wouldn't necessarily class the guy as a moron - please let me finish
He was greedy, certainly. An iPad or iPhone is not essential to survival in the same way that an internal organ is but he wanted one badly enough to go through with it.
But the main thing was that he was astonishingly naive. He thought that the majority of the money, let's say 70% of it, would be going to him. This was his first assumption. He didn't think that organ traders are there to make a big profit - it's a risky business after all, as this adventure has shown. The trader in question is going to want more than a couple of grand if he's going to be risking serious jail time or even having a dead body on his hands.
Then our naive friend forgot about kickbacks - an operation, even an illegal one, isn't just carried out by one person. There are nurses, equipment costs, bribes to ensure that critical bits of paperwork get misfiled, storing and transporting the organ. Again, all of these carry risks and the people involved are going to want a share of the profits.
The final and possibily fatal assumption our friend made was relying on the internet for accurate medical info. Yes, it is possible to survive with one kidney but suddenly losing a major organ causes a massive system shock that *will* damage everything connected to it - including that sole kidney you plan to live another 50 years on, incident free.
He was naive and he was taken advantage of and I suspect that's a buyer's remorse that's going to haunt him long after his new toy has ceased to function. =/
Re: Anyone know
Taken from "Putting Shame in Your Game" - "I might sneak around, I might be a fad but I won't show myself on no TV ad."
They're certainly one of the better gadget merchants I've bought from in the past. I would say though, that their "Estimated Shipping/Delivery" note for new products is in urgent need of being taken around the back of the shed, shot and then buried in quicklime.
Re: This is where it gets ridiculous...
There seems to be an error in the article:
"But Kare pointed to RIM's BlackBerry Torch as an example of a smartphone that had many of the features of an iPhone but which Apple doesn't see as infringing on its design."
...is missing the word "yet" at the end.
Oh for fuck's sake
Seriously people, would it actually physically kill to *READ* that document before you hit the big shiny "Upload to the world" button?! The button isn't going to magically vanish if you don't click it within ten seconds and it might save someone a hell of a lot of grief and harassment if you do.
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