1004 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 14:00 GMT
Re: iPhone and iPad?
@ Andy Prough
Audio CDs were not commercially released until 1982 in Germany, and not until March, 1983 in most of the rest of the European market and in North America. The first CD to sell 1 million copies was Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits in 1985. It took until 1988 before the majority of American retail music was finally being produced on CD.
I worked on the Philips' announcement to the UK trade in the summer of 79. June, IIRC.
And as you say, they were widely available during the 80s so my point still stands.
iPhone and iPad?
Who buys an iPhone and iPad for a two year old? I didn't even get Lego until I was six.
And why no CDs? CDs are are 70s development.
"Now if I want to know, say, the capital of Nigeria,"
If I want to know the capital of Nigeria I just check my spam folder.
Re: Enough is enough
Why would you cancel an order for the most technically advanced and awesome device on the planet at the moment?
What makes your friend think I was seriously ordering one? I'm not a multi squillionaire, I'm a Reg reader.
Nice to have some choices
Option1: "the most secure in the world."
Option 2: "ship with Windows 8"
Re: Not that daft
When you put it like that the Graun suddenly seems far more shrewd...
I'd like to think the spooks will use a data centre full of Crays to crack the solitary encrypted file on the laptop only to find it's contains nothing more than the goatse.cx image and an mp3 of someone blowing a raspberry.
Not that daft
You have to wonder why the Brazilian was being used as a data mule
I very much doubt he was a data mule. A canary in a coal mine, maybe, but not a mule.
Lots of people getting a sweat on about the RSPCA
No Google, screw you
I stopped using you years ago. As I've said here before, I take measures to block you wherever possible. Your loss, not mine.
Sheryl Sandberg faced a backlash on her free-content network
Content-free network, shurely.
They must have some good shit on Obama
Just a thought.
Here – with the help of Photoshop for a bit of cut-and-paste – are Dickenson's volume buttons:
Prior art: Teletext remote control buttons
Re: Sounds a lot like the Transit Tubes...
in "Logan's Run"
Re: New iPhone?
The new one will be improved perfection
Improved perception, maybe.
I thought the current one was perfection.
Shurely shome mishtake
I live in a western democracy
Voting is an illusion. The bastards always win.
Was Re: Too little, too late.
Completely OT but I can't help noticing comment replies are now offset to the right by about 80 pixels.
When did this happen, El Reg, and is it a nested offset?
Edit: Not nested. Hmmm.
Re: Spoon holder...
My wife has a spoon holder. A nasty cheap plastic affair.
I have a spoon holder. It's made of hand.
Re: Multiple view points
trashy or Murdoch
You can't have the latter without the former.
"The next generation of network was the railway"
More Reg journos should recount their holidays from a tech perspective.
Re: Sharepoint isn't the only thing they use
Forest Dwellers of Borneo
Probably the best band I ever heard.
Re: Nearly Zero.
payout rates are scarcely distinguishable from what piracy pays: i.e. "zero".
Given the choice between zero and near zero I know which choice I'd make.
Do these people stay indoors when the radiation of the sun is out?
If they have any sense, yes. If not then suitable precautions need to be taken.
You should see the people that fix the roads around here. They dress like someone cleaning up Fukushima despite 30+ shade temperatures.
Does every piece of kit get the same treatment?
Is Cisco vetted for foreign government backdoors, for example? After all, we know the US has massive form.
Britain did have a successful rocket programme for launching the Prospero satellite but it was cancelled.. If you have 25 minutes to spare this is well worth watching. No captured German scientists involved, unlike the US and USSR efforts.
Re: A pedantic ex-BBC VT engineer points out...
I didn't say they were perfect, I was just pointing out they are there. Anyone that hasn't seen Quatermass will be able to see what it was like. And FWIW I've just been watching the first episode of The Pit again and it's none too shabby at all.
Re: A pedantic ex-BBC VT engineer points out...
But despite that many episodes of Quatermass still exist. Lots of them now reside at archive.org.
How many tweets...
...does a priest need to make to gain forgiveness for fucking a choirboy?
To Rothenberg, however, the idea of a browser that knows how to block cookies from selective sources is not only abhorrent, but it could mean the destruction of an entire segment of the global economy.
There's already at least one browser that knows how to block cookies from selective sources. It's called Mozilla Firefox. It's not a default state and the user has to select this option manually but the option is there.
...is more often than not something like this.
Re: Looks a
Allegedly Boeing have the repair techniques ready and waiting.
Yes, tried and tested techniques exist.
Except for Buddhists.
"Let The Register know. We guarantee your anonymity"
Are you still sure about that?
Re: Merlin engine?
My original comment was meant to be humorous but if you want to get serious then this imposter engine will only earn the name Merlin when it has changed the course of a world war and subsequent history.
4th July 1776
The world's longest running corporate tax evasion scam begins.
Re: Obsession with 'market share'
Heck I bet Ferrari and Rolls Royce dont have much market share either but you dont see such owners stressing whether they ought to have bought a Ford!
You don't see Ferrari and Rolls Royce choosing to fit Ford engines either.
An idea for the new name
Worth a read. Did Pink Floyd get it wrong?
Many of the blokes in IT are enormous tits. It doesn't help.
Coat's First Law Of Optical Media
Any new and larger optical drive will only have enough capacity to back up the hard drive space you had five years ago.
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