504 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Re: That well
With any luck you've hit a whisky spring.
The rest of us, comfortably off camera and not being officers of the law in charge of the prisoner are allowed to look at the boobs and think "Ahhhh BOOBS, yay!"
At least it made profit...
And I love my HTC One.
I'd never heard of the guy until this week, and this is the second time this week I've read about him from two different news sites on two different topics, the other was about google glass.
The only thing I can say about him with any great certainty is -
He has the most egg-like head I've ever seen, it's almost like he's out of coneheads.
It may not lways have been the case, I think at one point he had hair, but now his head is marvellously ovaliform.
Re: The blog
"To be fair, every bike off the road is an accident prevented"
Let's consider taking either cars of the road or bikes as separate scenarios.
1. Taking the bikes off the roads, I would expect more cars on the road, more congestion, more accidents between cars.
2. Taking cars off the road, I would expect far far fewer fatal accidents, fewer serious accidents, the same or fewer minor accidents, far less congestion.
In any case, when I drive I am not stuck in traffic I AM traffic.
When I cycle I am not risking my life, the dangerous drivers are risking my life, and I'm pretty much never traffic, either being it or stuck in it.
The point of view of The First Dave is askew somewhat.
Re: Blackberry Z10 (Black)
Now look here, the article is about "Honest" marketing and sales.
Don't you try to twist things so that those good good people in those benevolent professions appear to be some malevolent, evil, dishonest, manipulative, deceptive, lying, bunch of scum.
We all know that they protect the consumer and aren't trying their hardest to put a spin on something so that their ripoff seems a better deal than the other guys ripoff.
I've never known a group of people less interested in extracting as much money as possible whilst trying to appear friendly and then twisting the knife in your back as sales and marketing people,
They really are the salt of the earth.
So we'll hear none of your maths and facts thankyou very much.
I think they've done a better job than the Iranian efforts, at least they've made a reasonable attempt at resizing the craft and modifying the wake so it's not as bleedin obvious.
Is there some kind of awards for govt propaganda photoshop fails? If not then there should be.
Re: Compulsory Tax
I cycle to work and don't own a car, apparently VED is grossly injust according to the majority car drivers in the office, because I don't pay it.
Re: phone with a cigarette lighter in
That is possibly the most awesome thing I have seen today at least, and what a name!
I'm not sure I can see anyone actually buying it, but still, absolutely brilliant, almost makes me want to take up smoking again, but not quite.
You can say what you like.
But when you do then you look a bit daft, taking the effort to read the article and post a comment implies at least a little shit was given.
Re: @AC 12:49
I'm not sure on the phones, but at least on my galaxy Tab 2 the SD card is formatted as FAT, so no symlinks, this makes the whole apps on SD a little more awkward.
If you start looking at the detail of the article you'll see that there are four low power cores, so you can read a couple of emails and browse the web, switching between these apps without having to wait so much, then there's four faster more power hungry cores which will kick in when you start to do some more hefty work.
It's about power consumption, flexibility and possibility.
Just because you can't think of how to apply things doesn't mean that it's pointless, maybe it's pointless to you, it's probably pointless to a lot of people who buy one, but as the previous poster says, it's progress, and progress is a good thing.
After all why would there ever need to be more than 5 computers in the whole world?
Skype is clearly an enemy to the internet, the company I work for has actually blocked this article with their proxy filter because of the keyword "skype"
There's some irony about somewhere...
another service or product our revenue in an unauthorised manner"
I have read all the comments and come to the conclusion that Zardoz is wrong and Silent Running is right.
I wasted a good 20 minutes coming to a conclusion that I already knew.
Re: sequel to Highlander
There can be only one.
Re: @Silverburn (Wot, no Avatar?)
We were discussing Avatar the other day, and the technology behind it, most specifically how the "synch" is happening between the host and the controller.
Ultimately we determined that it must be akin to SMS, but with some serious bandwidth.
Or alternatively, tripe.
Re: Silent Running
I read the list, I too immediately thought what about Silent Running? It always seems to be missed out on lists of this nature.
It's the only sci-fi film I've known that can make people cry.
I'm almost normal then
Fantastic, at this point in time I hit the most popular results excepting two, I prefer the full fat to the semi-skimmed (although in the canteen they don't offer up the proper stuff, instead they give a choice of slightly watered down or water with some kind of white colouring in it) variety of cow juice, and I take 1 sugar but my parents blame my grandmother for that because she used to make tea that would be stewed for about 20 minutes to an hour.
Good to know I'm not a total deviant when it comes to the nectar of the gods.
Just change your phones name
Not that big of a deal.
Leave me alone.
The servers don't judge me.
I am confused.
Possibly not as confused as you seem to be, but still confused.
it's a canteen?
Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics.
You would probably be in the 40% if you were American, which is still a large proportion, and also remember it's dollars, not pounds, exchange rate isn't as good as it once was, but it's not parity yet.
The headline sensationalises the statistics a bit, there's not much difference between the two platforms by the look of things.
It story also looks to contradict itself, in the first paragraph claiming -
"iPhone users pay more than $100 a month, according to a survey in the US by Consumer Intelligence Research. Meanwhile, a shade over half of polled Android users spent less"
and then in the last paragraph -
"54 per cent fall into the greater-than-$100-a-month category."
Maybe I'm interpretting it incorrectly, but those two statments look to be contradictory.
I'm surprised how many people are so willing to accept this Closed ecosystem, the Walled Garden as I have heard it termed.
Peronally I blame Apple, and to a slighly lesser extent Microsoft, oh and Sony too.
I remember when you bought hardware and you had to either boot off a floppy, or install the OS yourself to a 10Mb hard disk, you might have been supplied with an OS, but you could pick which one you wanted.
A lot of people here expect that when you buy a computer that you have to use the OS which is supplied at the time and that if it bricks when you try a different OS then it's your fault, my mind screams WTF?
What happened to standards, interoperability and choice for the consumer, what has happened with the Samsung product seems to me to be a mistake and a bug in the firmware yet there are a lot of people who seem to think that you shouldn't be able to run a different OS on the laptop and should you attempt to do so then it's acceptable for the motherboard to be damaged.
The OS won't be overwriting the firmware, just trying to call it's functions, it shouldn't be possible to brick it like that, the firmware should balk at self harm.
Re: The Apple what?
Given your prolific activity on this particular forum Philip one might suggest that you yourself are "sufficiently motivated/obsessed/crazy"
Maybe you want to tone it down a little to avoid the Fanboi label?
I'm a little surprised that Apple won the rusty dodo award, although maybe people are getting sick of the marketing hype and the lack of interoperability of Apple products, or perhaps everything else was just mediocre and nobody was compelled to suggest a particular product that was bad enough for a consensus to be formed, there probably hasn't been enough time for the Surface tablets to reach that stage, give it a year.
why the downvotes?
I was saying that the lawyers would win more in the event of a retrial, not either of the companies which have to pay the lawyers, by the hour (or minute) I expect.
It's in the lawyers interests to go for a retrial to make the job last longer, win, lose or draw they're still going to get paid, why else would Apple lawyers be arguing for a retrial?
The house ALWAYS wins
But not as much as they could have done if they'd managed to get a retrial.
So it's a foregone conclusion then?
Re: Tablet computer has slot for SD card
No, that's why there's a big bold Comment
Is it hard to do that?
Could you not do that just by writing some bad code?
I did a lot of silly things at uni, got in trouble for some. My point is that uni is a place to learn things, sometimes learning things involves making mistakes. I might have got expelled for doing similar things because I didn't think it was that big a deal, and I didn't know it was illegal to run a port scanner and I wouldn't have had enough funds to lawyer up and I know lecturers and admins would easily have intimidated me into signing an NDA.
As far as I can tell he was a bit silly and the other lot over-reacted probably as a result of embarassment, shame everybody couldn't learn from what happened.
Re: Engineers often simply lack understanding of emotional situations
Back before I got a respectable job I did a stint in Sales and each day I could feel a part of my soul shrivel and die, I managed to escape to a programming job before I reached the baby eating stage.
Others I worked with were genuinely evil, comparable in empathy to either cockroaches or starving wolves, or some evil genetic hybrid, in fact they possibly were some kind of evil genetic hybrid.
Re: You can say what you like.
Yes, but I don't think you'll have much problem saying "what you like"
Quality over quantity
I like to think that the readership of el Reg is of a different quality of readership than that of the Sun or the Mirror and that the readership can pour scorn on the technical ineptitude of those alternative readerships.
I also like to think that people are inherently good, old dogs CAN learn new tricks and that Bacon sandwiches are absolutely vital to a healthy diet.
Don't change el Reg
Isn't that a unit of measurement for tights or something like that?
Re: This way to protectionism...
Now Tom, I've said this before, protectionism is okay, so long as none of the other countries are doing it.
"second only to Silicon Valley and New York"
did you mean third?
Will a lot of these patents be obvious though?
Basically the same stuff as exists but made with graphene rather than traditional materials.
You know, the same way that everything in the real world gets a digital patent à la the infamous shopping cart patent.
I hope not, ad I hope it does revolutionise the world and make it a better place like the invention of glass.
Do we owe someone royalties for glass? Hopefully they've forgotten by now.
Re: What I'd like to know
I think she actually stopped for fuel twice and was driving for 2 days, this made me laugh so much, her intended journey was 38 miles, surely after about an hour (more likely earlier) you'd be wondering why you haven't reached your destination, let alone the language changes, sleeping through the night, filling up with petrol, she didn't even think she wasn't in Belgium until she got to Croatia,
Asolutely hilarious story.
I'll have to check all of my cameras ability to add metadata and configure it with my identity if possible. Not that much of it goes out onto the interwebs, I don't trust cloudy things, I can't think why.
the argument also works if the kilogram is the same weight, it's just the weight of everything else which is changing.
Although that does make it somewhat useless for it's intended purpose.
Let me get this straight
Charitable institutions which are/were set up to lobby on behalf of the citizenship regarding privacy affairs are being funded by companies who are profitted by redefining privacy.
I can't see how that's anything other than a conflict of interest right there, and that's before you even get to the cy-près thing.
Forget the microwave
Just use gas to do all the cooking, although I'd stick with an electric kettle because I can't wait 20 minutes to get a cup of tea.
As for lighting, what about gravity power -
It's a shame it's not as funny when you read the context -
"the place where Microsoft, whose headquarters are in Redmond, develops software for Apple hardware. It's possible the thief has got hold of some unreleased Microsoft apps with his or her Apple devices. The office also houses Microsoft Exchange hosting servers, a less tempting target for a light-fingered thief."
So they got into a place which left them a choice of tablets, probably all of them were Apple, or the alternative was some probably rack mounted servers. It's an easy choice for a thief.
Is this still going on?
I thought it would have been thrown out or settled by now for being so obviously frivolous and slightly deranged
Re: "there are no women on teh interwebs!"
This is simply not true, there are women on teh interwebs, I've even met some IRL.
However it is probably psychologically for the best to believe the statement to be true because whilst there may be women on the internet they're most likely not on the same part of the internet that you're on.
Consider chatting away to someone pretending to be female in a game, is it better to picture them as a bloke, or get carried away and then have a "crying game" moment later on?
I prefer to think the internet is still void of double X chromosome individuals despite evidence to the contrary.
Re: a defence
He's not a robot, he just soliloquises like one.
That sort of distance
That's a hell of a task, to aim a probe that can travel anywhere fast enough to reach the destination in a human lifetime, navigate the vastness of space on it's own, after all once you get past a certain distance it's not like you can tell it to change direction at short notice.
Then you need to get it to decelerate to a reasonable speed in order to actually be of any use.
Maybe if data teleportation can be used in order to perform instant communication with the probe, but I don't think we can make things work that way yet.
I wish I was smart enough to be able to contemplate working on that sort of project.
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