175 posts • joined Friday 12th June 2009 14:14 GMT
Re: My excuse...
I know nothing of macs.
I don't even know what my pin code is, my fingers follow a pattern that I can perform while very drunk and without my glasses. Online banking is a pain in the arse, because they jumble the numbers on the site.
Pattern recognition good idea, but if you watch the person put in the numbers I'm sure you could deduce which straight line or box of numbers they were picking from.
Re: Did he say Bing?
What is Bing? I'll have to google that.
I knew about the Drop bear story before an Aussie friend of mine stated telling me about it.
After quietly listening to the story while drinking my beer. I said.
"I've heard of the Drop Bear before, evidently it is the number one killer of Australian cowboys, you see the saddle is way up high on the kangaroos back and that makes them an easier target".
Nose full of Guiness.
Re: Correlation != Causation
but the number of sea pirates is increasing, and a good thing it is. Didn't I read on "el reg" that there is no need to panic, because the temperature rise will only be by 1.7 degrees by 2050.
Somalia is the cure to global warming.
I use siri reminders all the time, also to find out what the weather is going to be. Searching is pretty naff. Calendar appointments are tricky to get working. just need "Siri turn the wifi on/off", or "Siri turn the data on/off"
not possible on non jailbroken devices.
And what protection from radiation does that provide?
But this is Space Station 2.0, a MIR + SpaceLab mash up.
But but but.. it's always been the case. Most of the games come out from September to December, with a few that ran over schedule released in Jan / Feb. Nothing has changed since gaming began with Atari and the home computers that followed.
I have bought guitar tab and chord books before that were obviously wrong. They can be a good starting point for a song, but you need to change it to suit your own style and voice and correct the wrong chords / voiceings.
Playing the exact recording version of a song is very boring and not a lot of bands are faithful to their original recordings.
I'm currently playing The Smiths covers with a country feel to them. Makes people laugh and sing along in silly voices.
Beer because the ultimate stage fright relaxant.
Re: Sack the marketing guy ...
not static nor dynamic, no synergies at all.. They might just succeed, at what ever they are doing.
An now it is Beer'o'clock have a merry drinking season..
SFR in France have sim based authentication to wifi, it tries to off load the 3g data onto wifi that you are automatically logged into. However the surfing speed of this shared wifi is slower than 3g.
There are apps that will remember your login credentials for free wifi and automatically log you on. I use it extensivly while stood at the bus stop outside macdonalds.
Re: Surely a mistake
Do you mean slate like portable input devices that can be activated by either touch, a stylus or by voice command?
Or perhaps does that open automatically as you open them (with or without the swoosh noise).
Or perhaps you were referring to the flat screen computer terminals that double as both display and input device.
Replicator, One Guinness Cold.
Re: C++ put me off programming
I don't mind writing in C++ it can be elegant. But I never want to have to look at someone else's code again, especially if they are some sort of macro freak that macros the entire project into a single line, which expands to a page of macros which expands.. ALT+F4,
Re: Hovering over China?
Except it's a LEO, that kind of orbit is outside of what has been observed, the average orbit that has been followed is around 42 degrees inclination, which means it passes over the middle east quite often. but can also see to the poles at a shallow angle. My guess it's a got a nice camera on it, didn't the US military give away two mirrors for satellites a while back, think they found a better way to take pictures?
Re: Religion in 140 chars or less
How about 70.
Don't do bad,
Love everyone, not that way.
Well I know of something that won't go down well.
DateTime fileDate = DateTime.Now;
Assert.IsTrue(fileDate.CompareTo(new DateTime(2012, 12, 21)) <= 0 && fileDate.CompareTo(DateTime.MinValue) > 0);
I've been using the upper limit of DateTime unit tests as 2012-12-21 for years now. Guess I will have to pick a new doomsday date..
Although that seems a little far off, how about the time of Roys death?
Thursday at 3pm ?
Well that f**ks up gmail.
Good move google, I can't access Google docs from work. How exactly am I supposed to get my timesheet each month?
I ditched Blackberry ( after 5 phones )
Because of the days of outage last year, if you don't have a connection to the BB servers and a contract with them payed by your phone provider then you can't surf the web, or pick up mail.
I have an Iphone 5 now because RIM's service is just terrible.
In the event of a natural disaster,
The FCC want's a reliable communication service that reroutes around broken nodes and doesn't depend on one single node. So that In the event of a nuclear war, generals can get access to high quality p*rn **.
How exactly are they going to implement a hurricane, earthquake and volcano proof radio mast, that usually sits on top of buildings that are not as secure. And of course there will be the problem of power, how long do they expect a small UPS to stay alive?
** joke by Three Dead Trolls.
Re: This brings me happy memories
I was told, as a young PFY, fleshy's can be found anywhere, computers are expensive and the data on them even more.
Our halon system went off due to a fault, we opened a few windows and doors and evacuated the building until the fire brigade came by and checked it out to be safe. I was working on a big industrial chemical plant at the time, they were relived that the escaping gas was inert. The day the OTHER siren went off now that was a different story all together.
orange is too expensive
For the people who use facebook regularly to pay the contracts. Can't see this working, and I doubt that many people will like the idea of FT (orange) knowing all about thier friends either.
To me it seems doomed to failure.
Re: So either
Isn't it obvious,
they foud an ice crystal.
Re: "all sorts of emergency personnel who need to be tracked with an accuracy in centimetres"
"PC123 you have been in the toilet for 20 minutes, I'm sending an emergency medical response team to your location.... "
As my GF doesn't post photos and hardly ever updates her status, seems that I am on my own and the GF is ficticious. <insert geek joke here>. but she does exist, really she does just check facebook.com/us .. er right ok.
Re: Zut alors!
Torrents are illegal in France, has been for a number of years.
@RS People waving you in.
In the Latin quarter, they have people trying to wave you in.
There are really nice restaurants here, but you don't go into the tourist traps, and NEVER EVER go to McDonalds on the champs. It's disgusting even by McDonalds standards.
If you're coming to Paris for a weekend look on the site La Fourchette for deals on good food, check out the ratings and prices.
I've been living here for 12 years now, I made the same mistakes as all the tourists and suffered the food poisoning on more than one occasion.
Re: Danger to people?
With any flight, you are exposed to more radiation than you are at ground level.. just this time it comes with pretty lights.
UK is in the wrong place to have a space port.
you need extensive western downrange airspace to be able to get into orbit.
Do they expect these fictional spaceplanes to fly out into the atlantic then turn around and fly against the spin of the earth?
If they flew west from the UK, I'm sure Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark would have objections.
Speed of Sheep in a Vacuum?
Very well done,
Re: Interesting Background Reading
Everything is turned off, so that the heater can warm the functioning electronics.
After all this time, has it got a frosting of particles picked up from its passage out of the system?
Every afternoon this week, I've typed
"Facebook Share Price" into google, and it's bought a smile to my face.
it's the little things that count.
and now Beer time.
Re: can't believe,...
I never saw the trailer, but I still put it on for a giggle, and as I'm going to that part of the world later in the year, I will be vetting my hire limo for it's ability to be stable while airborne.
Overheard in the Lift one day.
"Why do we employ IT they don't bring in profits when they just cost money?"
This is sadly the way business is, unless it's a problem and you can fix it they don't want to know.
From IT Crowd:
Roy: "Define hit it off?"
Moss: "Did you continue the conversation after you fixed her problem?"
Roy: "No, and she rested a cup on my back!"
Secure Push EMAIL that works
Robust Handsets (excluding touch versions)
OS 6+ (too flakey and too slow)
No support, No technical information for building apps.
Shitty touch screen phones
Dump the custom OS, write the Email applications for android and add BBM.
Re: target market
Impossible to charge in Paris, if your building does have a garage, and they are way out of my price range. The chances that you have electric sockets down there is next to nill. Public parking at 45 euros a night, sort of invalidates that Idea, so target market can't be Paris / London.
Re: Blair Witch for me
I recently sat through this again with someone who had never seen it.
Before it started, I warned her that it in the end it was a "Feel Good Movie". However she was disapointed that there was no Chopping up of the snivelling b*tch with a blunt butter knife.
Digital downloads sound really really crap, I buy CD's and then Convert them to a format that I can stand listening to.