Re: White City of the Monkey God
Apart from the Gold Monkey...
686 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Apart from the Gold Monkey...
Unless it's an e-commerce app, in which case the minute fractional kickback from all the sales/bookings that go through it is worth vastly more than the pittance you could hope to make off any of your own schemes.
As for platform, people who've bought an Apple product are slightly more easily parted from their cash, but then by publishing for it, all you do is demonstrate that you are as well.
Now explain to me how overtly sexualised dancing by a woman is the message you want to get across to shift some overpriced tins of sodding cat food...
It's harder with softer mass-market white bread to do the rather delicate horizontal slicing without the structure buckling and the odd thumb coming off here and there. Though feel free to start by baking yourself a fresh cob in a traditional style then continuing where you left off...
And a 'King Rollo' comic strip where Hamlet the cat steals a slice of cake undetected by ingeniously slicing it from the bottom.
- Take a large wholemeal bread roll and carefully slice horizontally into three, favouring the middle slice as the thickest. Roughly cut a circle out from the middle of the centre slice.
- Lightly fry the middle slice in oil, both sides, then (mayhap needing a dash more oil) crack an egg into the hollow, and again fry both sides in an 'over-easy' style.
- Very lightly toast the top and bottom crusts. Spread a little butter on them and add sauce / chilli jam / Polish supermarket 'pikanty' ketchup with a pinch of salt.
- Re-assemble the three layers of the original bread roll, now including egg and sauce.
- Consume loudly.
Maybe they just have a different tonal expression for deep-fried apples in batter.
No-one's deep frying anything.
It's intended to go with three of those new-fangled rectangular pitta wraps (most UK supermarket wraps are too thin and weedy). You'll also need a garlic-y dip. Most supermarket tsatziki is too feeble, though onion and garlic is usually good.
You also need one big spud, a tomato, a small onion, and half a supermarket pork loin (about 200g of good lean pork).
Peel the spud and chop into long thin chips. Shallow fry in olive oil until browning a bit. Move to the side of the pan (yep, no need for a chip pan; surprisingly doesn't impair the result).
Slice off the tomato top and bottom and slice the rest thinly and set aside for garnish.
Slice the onion and pick out a few outer rings, about 1/3, cut them in half, and set aside for garnish. Chop the rest finely and fry with a little salt and garlic.
Slice the pork loin thinly, like you're doing sushimi. You can use the same knife as before. Add to the pan.
Add a couple of teaspoons of dried oregano, one and a half of parsley (or one, then a half of dill if you have it), one of paprika (regular/sweet, not smoked) and a third of a one of cayenne pepper (by all means meddle with these ratios - just don't skimp). Season with salt and black pepper. Stir around a lot.
With the meat cooked through, fold in the 'chips' to the mix.
To serve, lay out the pitta, long edge to the top. Add a desert-spoon sized dollop of dip and spread around the general middle area. Add some of those raw onion curls and slices of tomato, then a third of the meat and chips, in a vertically-oriented heap half-way across. Wrap up and eat.
Just beware of the odd drip from the bottom as the oil and dip mix and get too close to one end.
(In an authentic one, the meat is marinated for much longer, the chips are done separately, and there's some weird trick of twisting a circular pitta into a cone with the aid of a half-open paper bag. I have yet to master this final skill. Note the icon represents a pint of cold Mythos, recently imported by Morrisons).
Yep, infuses the oil, the better to then get those flavours deeper into the spuds.
Very few in entertainment. Does anyone seriusly play the AR games on a 3DS more than once? Surely all it would take would be some sort of detachable blackened surround to do immersive VR?
But no, another fail from Microsoft.
Just got served a 'pie' in our canteen that was a spoonfull of chicken remnants with chopped ham, then this ridiculous puffed-up flaky rugby ball dropped on top of it, that you then have to carry to a table on a tray hoping it doesn't just roll off onto the floor. Criminal indeed.
Next time you're faced with the 'I don't support murder but they should have expected it' lunacy, simply ask the agitant if they drink coffee? Because to do so offends the prophet - Joeseph Smith, of the Mormon church. According to him, God forbids the taking of narcotics and stimulants. So, how are they going to change their behaviour now knowing that they offend the prophet several times a day? Are they going to stop doing it?
Because this insidious notion that everyone else has to conform to any one religion's blasphemy laws, so as not to cause offence, is not just offensive and hypocritical in itself, but is exactly the sort of 'religious law by-the-back-door' that the white supremacist loons are railing against.
Ah, but sadly not the 'Quarter Pounder'...
Surely the ultimate test of translation speed has to be to accurately render the full meaning of the expression 'Put mayonnaise on my chips muthaf*cka I dare you' in time before they press down that pump handle and ruin your one chance at half-decent food in that little clogged land 'neath the sea.
are better as planes for diving and ascending in a smaller space, rather than the tuna, which is streamlined for speed in open water.
But most likely that for inshore operations, a shark is more easily dismissed than a fast oceanic fish like a tuna; not many tuna wander in and loiter around busy harbours.
"...Ruths remained optimistic about researchers using social media in their studies, if they tackle the problems outlined..."
"My findings [X] are entirely true for situations where [Y] is true."
(knowing full well [Y] is never going to happen in a billion years).
Rest assured the US Navy (and much of the UK armed forces) were equally amused by the commisioning of F93 HMS Beaver (1984-1999). Although there was an affinity with the new Beaver-Scout movement, it was already the tenth RN vessel to be commissioned under that name.
That's if you really want to talk about social burdens...
Yes, Maude, and when they die, they take you with them, and there's fuck-all-on-toast you can do about it.
Yep, it took me a good read down the comments before I even twigged what was going on. For a site like El Reg to compound the error in its headline is a rather embarrasing failure. Warrants 20 lashes from a multi-plug power lead and a dozen Hail Adas, at least.
NETCAMs, not WEBCAMs, OK?
NXT is a LEGO Robotics Microcontroller. A real thing that actually exists and is actually worth something.
(Well, alright, it's been superceded by EV3, but I haven't opened mine yet; there's still 34 days to go...)
Of course they're already being used extensively to invade leisure parks that ban childless adults for obviously being paedos. It must be true; you just read it right here on the internet. And to prove it, here's some pictures our reporter took earlier of two unsuspecting teenage...
Yep, you're ahead of me.
is he has his fans, and they keep buying his books, and they seem to like them getting longer each time, wrapped in the minutiae of revisiting the same settings under different circumstances over and over. For anyone who wants to dip in occasionally, or anyone new, the latest tomes come across as great turgid doorstops.
Plenty of reports of them turning nasty when the fan packs up.
Anyway, seen some special scotch eggs in supermarkets with pork and apple in the mix. Also a nice crunchy coating, which I'd guess is made from crushed corn flakes. Tasty, though sadly not in a fresh-home-made still-warm sort of way.
As for American sausages claiming to be 'all meat', I've seen the expression heavily abused as there'll be ground meat in there, but a disproportionate amount of fat added later. In traditional dried sausage-making it's added (a) as a preservative (b) for calories for trail food and (c) no other bugger wants to eat it, but for frying sausages it's a con.
I know of putting rusk or breadcrumbs into burgers to absorb the flavoursome fat, but I'd have thought it's not so vital with sausages, which have a skin to do that. And as for criticising British sausages for such practices, a lot worse seems to go on on the continent, where so many 'regional specialities' were actually developed using all sorts of produce as filler and flavour to overcome a basic poverty of meat. British sausages were known for containing too much water (why they're called 'bangers' when fried - they could explode), but no-one accepts that any more and any decent butcher will let them hang for a bit to dry and shrink slightly.
As for snacks, I hope it's already on the list, but a Pork Pita Gyros has got to be tried.
You can watch 'Pick' if you like, or get Sky1 through a cable package.
Though both largely consists of unending adverts for Ladbrokes, and, you guessed it, Sky Sports packages.
is a crying baby...
Anyway, Donner Kebab? Someone needs to try a Pork Pita Gyros, and soon - you're missing out on a treat matey. Nom Nom. Mine's the one with a SqueezyJet return ticket in the pocket...
whenever a certain patronising over-priced personal device insurance advert is broadcast?
If you can look past the lack of colour and farty sound, the Speccy version had the best translation of the original gamplay of any of the 8-bit home computer conversions. Dismissing it as 'crap' suggests someone had a quick glance at the various screenshots and thought 'that'll do'. Similarly Keith Burkhill's other Speccy masterpiece, Space Harrier, looks smudgy in a screenshot and lacks certain enemy sprites, but get it moving and the slickness is way ahead of the blocky character-based C64 translation - or the laughably vector-based Amstrad port.
Even more bizarrely, now when you click on offers or new items, it actually enters strings like "FABULOUS DISCOUNTS ON TOP TOY LINES" into the search text and just refreshes.
Also they seem to uniquely have one of those Eco-Drive recharging watches with a digital display for the date, so you don't have to dick around with a dial thing every month to set it back to the 1st. Just put a bag over your head or something so you're not recognised at the Lizzy Dook counter.
Because they have to be seen to be obtaining value-for-money, no matter what it costs to do so.
rely on you looking past the image, with your eyelines approaching parallel, not cross-eyed.
Not sure what the fuss is about other than Brian May's involvement though, as I've seen Victorian stereogram cards reproduced in several autostereogram collection books (just not the actual 'Magic Eye' ones).
I think you'll find it's already been done. Several times in fact.
Even Nigel Marven had a go in a time-travelling yacht.
The suggestion there was that it was in fact the whales' increasing size that led to the Megalodon's extinction; it allowed them to migrate to the poles, where it was too cold for the shark to follow.
It did also occur to me that the answer is then to select smaller men. That this logic escaped the author leads me to question the validity of other arguments.
How do we get from 'it's more comfy to sit a hundred miles behind your own lines and remote-pilot a plane into a combat zone than to be sat in it taking fire' to 'it's similarly much better to be sat in a car you have no control over'?
There's a similar highly suspicious tale told on tours of the Greek island of Kefalonia, about a farmer who applied for permission to fence off the end of a gully to keep his goats off the road, and - so the tale is told - everyone agreed his goats appeared much happier behind the barrier. The reason being, the fence was actually keeping people out of his weed plantation and the goats were enjoying the side-effects.
Though doubt sets in when one wonders how much weed you'd actually be able to grow with a load of goats around munching everything in sight down to the ground. But it's not in the right spirit to raise such questions...
Didn't you know? We ran out of TLAs in the mid-nineties. At least some of them are being recycled.
Or even renting a f***ton of forrin storage from some shady rep you've never met,
You buy a f***ton of new expensive unproven hardware to juggle your data and drag it around between lots of people you've never met without you really knowing where any of it is?
Does this remind anyone of the financial industry, where the trick is to invent some entirely new financial 'instrument' (as they call it) that seems perfectly robust, shift as many as you can, then run off with the cash before anyone has time to actually think about it for a bit?
Since when were the ST and Amiga locked down? Anyone could code for them and loads did. And there were loads of 3rd party books, tools and compilers to help you do it. PC gaming then took off as 3D graphics cards came of age, which was simply the one bit of the ST/Amiga you couldn't easily replace.
Anyway, you'll find that legitimate emulators such as Spectaculator are still going strong on iOS with full permission of the hardware and software copyright holders. This is merely a final lock-out of piracy-based emulation.
As what they will inevitably do with it simply by being Oracle.
But then MySQL had already poisoned the well with their FUD tactics to try and sell unwanted and unnecessary licenses, long before even Sun stepped in to the frame, never mind Oracle.
Looks like an additive type, the sort that feeds in plastic, softens it with heat at the print head, and builds up the model in layers. A fancy version of a hot-glue-gun. They mention a next iteration using 'higher temperature plastics'. There was some discussion before about printing metal parts, but the only way I know of of achieving that is with laser sintering of powder, which relies on gravity to keep the powder in a level bed.
Exactly - it's almost as if they're worried that an unencrypted list of passwords may be leaked, or that perhaps an employee might be asked to read out a user's password over the phone...
Doesn't matter how small something really is; there's a fundamental difference between a 2-D shell in 3-D space and a 3-D object. Then again, considering electron orbits, maybe it is just shells all the way down...
So we were at least partly right with the turtles...
How does a hologram encoded in two dimensions represent anything other than a 2-D surface projected into three dimensions? Holograms as we know them are merely infinitely thin projected surfaces; they're unable to encode any concept of solidity. One object hidden behind or placed inside another would cease to exist.
I supppose if you imagine everything to be at least semi-permeable to at least some form of radiation, you'd have the equivalent of nested coloured glass objects, which could be represented holographically. But still, is that enough information to represent the properties of everything intersecting a particular line of sight?
Yes, and if you read the post, I'm suggesting a single hand-held directional device in the left hand; this still leaves you free to use a mouse in the right hand as a targetting device for FPS games. It can also give you analogue directional control rather than the contorted digital input of your typical WASD settings. Perhaps you could address the actual suggestion rather than your own straw man.
Some of those mice may be responsive, but frankly, they look ridiculous.
As for playing games with a keyboard - why would anyone do that?
Two alternatives for FPSs that are infinitely more responsive and don't leave you with arthritic claws at the ends of your arms; (1) USB/Wii adaptor and a nunchuk analogue stick in the left hand. (2) PS1/2 adaptor and an ASCIIWare Grip pad in the left hand. Very surprised there's no direct USB version of either of these. Even if you run out of buttons, you can still reach over and jab a keyboard key without taking your thumb off the directional control.