1491 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:46 GMT
How does the defence plead...
"to the petty theft of Britains entire telephone network?"
"Not guilty, yer honnor, the vulture made me do it."
Ambivalent about this
I can't say I'm completely in favour of fossil fuels, what with potential greenhouse/climate stuff and it's limited duration. An *efficient* and *effective* renewable source would be my preferred choice, along with the elimination of world hunger, death sentence for all politicians and an Android phone that has regular updates.
That said, gas is one of the less damaging fossil fuels, there's a heck of a lot of it just waiting to be used and the spare change sure as heck could come in handy at the moment.
This is a flame?!
Where's the bad spelling? Where's the prolific use of impolite adjectives? Where are the foul insinuations about the author's parentage and behaviour of his mother.
0/10 fuking terible, must try harder, noob.
An error in the article
I noticed on 9 separate occasions that a trademark wasn't correctly identified as such.
....suggests a highly likely outcome that you are correct.
Meanwhile the geometrists are telling the government to get bent, the fluid dynamanic analysists are watching their funding dry up and the astronomers are beseeching the heavens for answers.
This is a perfect example of why gamers are awesome.
"We do, however, expect a rash of stories with headlines like “Teen dies after 48-hour non-stop gaming session” some time soon."
I'd probably die after a 48-hour *cough*gaming session*cough* as well, not to mention the wrist cramps.....
I've just had a brilliant idea!
Why don't all the electronics giant patent absolutely everything, then we we can halt the progress of human development completely. In a few decades, civilisation will be reduced to a crumbling wasteland, populated by a strange, rodent-like scavenger that kills things by spraying them with sheets of paper secreted from a bodily orifice.
Cue moral outrage in T minus 5
It's a good advancement but my concern would be the residual plastic left in the blood stream after an artifical cell breaks down. Until the process can use fully organic and swiftly biodegradable plastics, I wouldn't feel happy about it being used in a transfusion.
However, if we're going to start speculating, this plastic blood could be used in things like replacement limbs, if you had some sort of membrane that could transfer oxygen from blood cells in the central body to the limb.
Another use could be the development of organic computers as a potential power source of some description, although the complexities of it would be way beyond my understanding.
"Science - it WORKS, bitches!" - XKCD
I prefer the intimidatory feeling of the old BSOD. If I were making the changes, I'd make sure even more technical stuff filled the screen, possibly with an alarm sounding as well and a descending countdown timer.
But then, I really hate playing tech support for colleagues.
....that this is why the El Reg hacks don't have bio pages, because it would just turn into an endless war to see who could write the most inflammatory and snarky page.
Would make for great entertainment though.....
Is this a good review?
Unofrtunately, while the reviewer is not a Star Wars obsessive, a lot of the people that are going to be interested in the boxset *are* and what the review misses is that a lot of key scenes have been altered.
The one that has turned into an internet meme is the fact that now Vader pointlessly shouts "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo" before tossing Emperor Palaptine down the well, the unnecessary scene in A New Hope featuring an appalling CGI Jabba confronting Han in Mos Eisley, the removal of the "yub-nub" song from Return of the Jedi, placing Hayden Christainsen in the line up at the end of Return of the Jedi, the whole "Han shot first" thing.....the list goes on.
"I have altered the Original Trilogy. Pray I don't alter it any further." - George Lucas.
I wouldn't describe HP's foray into the ring as being the equivalent of "cannon fodder".
A more suitable metaphor might be a kamikazi pilot. The flight starts out normally enough, before taking a sharp nosedive with a gibbering madman at the helm before exploding in a spectacular fireball. The damage is fairly minimal and short lived, leaving you with bits of wreckage scattered all over the flight deck.
Inclined to agree
It does look extremely ugly but it might improve the ergonomics of the d-pad. I find it uncomfortable to use it for too long on my 3DS but fortunately the left stick is still accurate enough for platforming shennanigans like Castlevania.
Someone call Eli Roth
The scene - A poorly lit bedroom late at night. A frightened child is being tucked into bed by someone who looks far too young to be the child's mother but hey, that's hollywood casting for you.
Child: Mummy, I'm scared. Another kid went missing at school today. Are the monsters getting them?
Mummy: Don't be scared, there's no such thing as monsters.
Child: Ok mummy. Thank you for plugging in my nightlight.
Mummy: (raising a curious plastic object with a plug)....I haven't plugged it in yet....
Mummy and daughter look at each other.
AcneApp: Homeopathic Version
Instead of a whole screen of flashing colour, you now have a single pixel.
If nothing else
It serves as a really useful proof of concept. If they could up the power transfer a little more, maybe they could use NFC as a means of printing personalised train & aircraft tickets.
And this folks is why I shouldn't post while a) I'm ill b) I'm half asleep c) WITHOUT READING THE ARTICLE or d) a braindead combo of the above. -.-
I think Svantevid picked up on the connection I was trying to make.
"New Scientist notes that there appears to be too little precious metals for the hypothetical bombardment to be a complete explanation."
New Scientist went on to ask for greater amounts of precious metals be sent to their offices for comparison purposes.
Now the big question
Will these Argos Pads be at firesale price or full fat price?
I don't know why.....
But after reading your post I suddenly had a vision of that scene from The Holy Grail involving ducks, bridges and truly mind bending leaps in logic.
"So because he's a student, he must have a computer...."
Not exactly a ground-breaking story.
I'm no expert on wireless....
.....so I'd appreciate an answer from someone that is. Is it possible that random wireless interference could do the same damage as a directed hack? What are the sort of probabilities involved?
Just asking from a neutral viewpoint.
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