407 posts • joined 9 May 2007
Re: Erm, like, who cares???
> By facebooking them, I have a permanent, searchable record of our interactions
How permanent is your facebook page?
You really should have finished fiddling with it before you replaced the regular media centre.
Re: Do you find...
Would you eat a frog? Me neither, nor the cat.
Even better idea
Insist on cruise control being installed in every car then the car in front will be much less likely to randomly change speed.
Round tables are TM King Arthur. The patent expired a while ago.
As Stephen Fry might say
Porcelain.. Culture... ooooooooh
Intel et al in Eire
Tell you what why don't you put your corporation tax rates up to the EU average and close some of those tax loopholes? No need for fines.
Re: Door stickers are bad
Unusual street you have there. I would have though that next door was 46. We're all odd down our little track and the even numbers are missing.
Re: Having fun
Stairs are more fun??? You need to get out more. Try a restaurant.
Reminds me of the Visa commercial
*) Providing leaks to make Julian famous - almost free
*) Arranging parties and groupies - £1000's
*) Bail for Julian - £200,000
*) Gettng Julian to hide in Equador forever - priceless
Re: No photos in the canteen
I like those lolies. It's the only thing on there I'd eat without being drunk.
Lady GooGoo and Dustbin Beaver
If they can't recognize the value of free advertising and brand awareness they deserve to be removed from the site. Simon Growl is still in there.
What the difference between "gift" and "give"?
Really, I would like to know what you think the difference is.
Now I can ignore any channel that isn't three digits starting with 1.
Re: It wouldn't matter..
An not forgetting MythTV that has a web interface so you can type in the numbers. And if you're really hard you can edit the MySQL database by hand (with a chisel).
Re: It wouldn't matter..
My Sony Bravia lets me swap channels around so I now have BBC One HD at channel 1 etc
So the building must contain something you can steal
Presumably credit card details not encrypted.
No complaints from me
Because I prefer to have the biggest media producer to be non-commercial. I don't want to have a bigger version of Sky thanks. Yes, I am middle class, so are most people.
"If I’m ever in the neighbourhood I’ll stop in for a drink."
Please do, preferably late on a Friday night. Also please announce who you are and what you tried to do/
I am so confused
I though you had to be 18 to own a credit card. That advert is clearly aimed at five year olds.
Just leave Barbie alone OK
I can usually tell the temperature in a photo
just by looking at it. Clues like the amount of clothing being worn, sunshine, flowers, snow, rain, barbecues, the list is endless. If it's indoors, it's probably 18-20°C.
I'm offended by the architecture
Good grief! If the world just had more curtains this sort of thing would not happen.
Re: The main safety function is a distance-to-the-car-head warning.
I would be more worried about a lorry behind me than in front. Their tyres are made of harder rubber so you will be able to stop faster than they can.
Re: Isn't the point of an indicator light...
Agreed. Please can someone mandate separate orange indicators front and back. Some front indicators are invisible due to being made of an orange bulb with a clear plastic lens. In bright sunshine the amount of light bounced back from the reflector swamps out the lamp.
Same goes for rear-light clusters where the massive braking lamp power makes the tiny segment of orange cleverly hidden in the middle invisible.
It's redundant, you just need to say spins.
I just registered TM on iSlab
Just in case Apple decide to not settle.
White text on a black background
I've really missed that since moving from X10 to CDE! It's great for desktop use in an indoor environment with controlled lighting. On a phone that you use outside (if you're a normal human) it's a bit of a disaster. Still I guess you're not meant to use this phone, just be seen with it.
that 17" display is not shielded. It also looks like a glossy one too - even worse with reflections.
Why do people buy second class shares?
Serious question and I probably own a few via pension funds. It just seems like buying non-voting shares is like buying hope.
1970 called, it wants it's CLI back
Nice though it is to be able to type the command names in once you know them you will need either menus or toolbars for starters. Either that or a big book for new users to read, or maybe an Ubuntu training course.
I do like CLI for often used programs but I also like being able to start a program the first time and just use it.
As for the interface appearing/disappearing - horrible, same goes for menus changing on context (I don't mind greying out).
All about the bandwidth
So the IPTV world thinks HD means DVD quality!
Don't underestimate the bandwidth you can achieve by bringing back a BluRay disc from Block Buster - 30 to 40 GByte/trip is something like 100TX ethernet and once it's home will play from start to finish.
MyCorporation - bloody stupid name
They even sound like a domain selling business so serve them right.
I have five fingers and a thumb on each hand you insensitive clods! (Icon inaccurate too)
Not just a browsing machine
I've got a MythTV frontend bolted on the back of my Telly. The only connectors are ethernet, HDMI, power and USB-remote. This could replace it and be powered from one of the TV's own USB ports. I feel a project coming on.
Could we lose the Guy Fawkes icon?
The man was trying to restore a catholic monarch FFS.
Quite like a thump
You can tell from the sound that nothing is broken or disconnected.
Missed the point
The complaints about rubberneckers are aimed at the drivers on the other (unblocked) carriageway who cause a traffic jam just by slowing down to look at the scene on the blocked carriageway. The traffic jams around accidents are about the same size on the unblocked carriageway as the blocked one.
About as likely as you finding a spell checker
Shame it's in Quicktime format
The compression artefacts really spoil the quality of these recordings. I hope there are lossless versions stored somewhere.
Expect a lot less if you actually want to use this between rooms. Since not many people have homes more than 10m in any direction it would be better to specify the number of stud walls it can go through. Or brick for you old-fashioned types. People with rocks in their walls know the drill (pun intended)
Sky is satellite, Freeview is not
Sky only have one satellite to worry about. BBConeHD on Freeview comes via your local transmitter from one HD encoder in the Beeb, BBConeSD comes from an SD encoder in your local Beeb area. Broadcasting local SD content on the HD channel would require the HD content be fed from Beeb central to each local area and an HD encoder in each local Beeb area to mix in the SD content when required.
Given that local Beeb content is bollocks it's not worth the cost of duplicating the HD encoders. ITV do area based HD but there are just two areas for the UK (London and the poor) so less hardware required.
This will work but only if you can flip the whole picture horizontally. Displayed normally you will have to diverge your eyes or have a screen narrower than the distance between your eyes, easy enough if you are a chameleon or an elephant.
If you cross your eyes you will see 3d with the depth reversed and it will hurt your brain even more than Brucie's jokes.
"some of the best pit barbequee in the city"
Is it just me or there something really unappetising about that phrase?
So does it take off
or does the middle part open up like a giant lens aperture to reveal a giant underground lair?
I wondered why Dabs had stopped being any good
Missed the news that BT bought it in 2006. Explains a lot.
Here's hoping you keep your job for the next five years. If you don't like it you can always quit and let someone else have it, maybe that would be fairer.
P.S. It sounds like you have a two hour commute in each direction, maybe you should move home/employer. 1.5 hours each way is my limit. above that and I stay away some nights.
As eny ful kno
If you want to keep a secret don't tell anyone.
And don't carve it into a brick. This is more likely a typo and since bricks were expensive it was used elsewhere.
And anyway the Mayans have had their doomsday haven't they? Or are there some left somewhere?
That could offend
Maybe you should offer a version that corrects the post.
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great