375 posts • joined 23 Jun 2009
Re: Good grief
I think the equivalent of 3D-TV in the phone world was actually 3D phones.
Re: I'm obviously missing something...
For the sake of sanity, I'll assume you're serious.
A ram raid is when someone uses a vehicle to break into premises to steal something.
In this case the author has cleverly used the non-existence of said ram raids for the article in question (type-writers) to mock the squirrelling away of many of these articles instead of, for example, putting them in the bin or some other central location. (like a skip, tip, charity shop or E-bay)
I assume the word notorious was used to highlight the utter non-existence of type-writer theft or associated coverage.
I think that's pretty much killed that joke. Sorry Mr Dabbs.
Re: I still love XP..
It's possible to use Netflix in Linux, I find that it's slightly laggier and sometimes there's a touch of artefacting, but it's definitely watchable.
I use my library regularly to borrow books, but I've never been there in person. I am not certain why these papers should be limited to a physical presense when a book isn't.
That said, if I wanted to really read a physics paper, I'd probably want to be in a library where it's nice and quiet. I'd like the choice though.
Re: Potty time dilema
My winner at home is New Scientist.
Articles of every length from all lentil diet to intensive session and you might learn something (vanishingly unlikely given it's pop science all the way, but entertainingly so).
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
But seriously, Buzzfelch?
Re: "Handy" - WTF
In Malaysia and Singapore, mobile phones (cell phones to our cousins across the pond) are called handphones.
I presume it's a similar thing in Germany, only abbreviated.
It's doubly bad because it's a suffix.
Re: Volcanic plug
5km/s on Mars iirc.
I suppose it's even a little easier if you did it from the top of Olympus. I don't think Olympus is that dense, I could well be wrong though. One course on "the Solar system" 13 years ago at uni isn't a lot to go on.
Re: Oh boy.
You don't need a degree in "Quantum physics" to understand it.
I don't think any one really understands it.
I can do the maths, but that's not the same as understanding it.
QM is just _weird_
Edit: My reply used to make sense, until the mods collapsed the waveform of some previous posts and it turned out that they were dead after all.
Are home to the best named terrorist organisation in the world.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
The headlines from SE Asia often carry news of MILF attacks (and more recently talks, good news all round) and sometimes a MILF army gets a mention.
Sabah's incursion was by the troops of the Sultan of Sulu too. Scotty was too busy talking to Alex Salmond to join in.
Re: New Linux based mobile OS.
They kinda did with Meego/Maemo.
Then they gave it up for Windows phone.
Re: How many Directors
Are these bear hands the ones at the end of the bear arms that Americans have a right to?
Re: I want one
I tried to get a surface with the academic offer, it was like getting blood from a stone, eventually I gave up.
Shame really, because the RT was something I wanted, it actually feels like a nice piece of kit in the hand. I just didn't want it enough to pay the full price for it, but I might pick one up on ebay at some point.
As a tablet UI though, I prefer Android partly because I'm used to it, partly because I can hack the crap out of it :P
That's just El reg's little way.
if you can't work apple in to a headline, they don't like reporting on it.
I want one
I can see a lot of use for something that, for example, let me read a website while streaming a video at the same time, or let me chat and have a comic open on the same device.
Two years ago I couldn't see the need for a tablet (check my posting history, it's true). Then I got a nexus 7. Then a Nexus 10, now I can really see that the extra screen and the multiwindow support would be awesome for my usecase. As it stands I'm often sitting on a bus with nexus 7 in one hand watching a film/tv series/anime and my nexus 4 in the other chatting to some people.
I'd _love_ to have them both in the one device.
Ok, it's not for everyone, I can see that.I've been resisting Samsung devices (well nexus 10 aside), because I like the stock android ui too much. This however has the screen size to let me actually use it with a couple of reasonable sized applications so I can forgive the rest of the Samsung ui (which I generally hate, the app drawer and the settings screens especially. Not keen on Odin either)
Re: Next food attack:
Monty Python had a similar scenario with blancmanges.
In the final at Wimbledon no less.
Re: I can see it now...
I told her to come with me if she wanted to live...
Re: Who cares what a PC box looks like?
For a long time I have been... not a great fan of Apple, but this design is truly different.
With the heat vented upwards, I can rest my tea on top of the round base and it will be kept warm . If I invert it, I can probably keep beer cool. It's _genius_.
First controlled lunar landing in my lifetime and the comments pages are full of petty racism.
Really? They did what no one else has had the gumption or ability (or both) to do in over 40 years and people decide it's all a cheat or worthless because they're not white? Or time for some good old racial stereotyping, I mean after all it's not like the Chinese have any track record in innovation over the last six millenia is it?
I can't decide if it's just jealousy or plain bigotry. I'm normally pretty thick skinned, I've made my share of dentist time jokes, but this is a truly remarkable achievement and it's being mocked simply because it wasn't the West that did it.
I'm going to get a lot of downvotes for being a sanctimonious prick (probably true), but this event deserved more than some back handed compliments and petty racism.
What blasphemy is this?
HP or it's an abomination, also black pudding, where's that?
I much prefer HP's sauces to their computers, you can take the lid off and they're truly open sauce.
The real message here
is that sitting down at a gig where poeple aren't singing in a foreign language and pretending to be telling a story is a bad idea.
Standing or it's not worth it ta.
Mine are all whatsapp messages.
At least my Guild Wars 2 account isn't be sold now. It'd be such a shame to have it banned before I even bought it.
So many Anonymous Cowards
To see every single comment as AC, that is unusual.
I'd post AC too but I can't be bothered. The S4 is like the iphone 5S and the Nexus 5, slightly better than their predecessors, but not really enough to make the average person care.
Sure they're all nice phones, but hold them next to what they replace and you're hard pushed to find much to care about.
We're definitely in an incremental increase phase for mobile phones at the moment.
(Not commenting on the Win Phone and Blackberries because I've not used either enough to get a proper feel for them)
Re: Pedant alert
Having now seen the show, was El Reg in on it?
Baker could well be the ultimate Doctor now. He's certainly the once and future Doctor already
Re: 2kg in 4 days?
As a Malaysian by descent, let me assure you that a laksa, properly spiced, can produce that kind of weight loss in a day quite easily.
You'd be amazed at what it shakes free.
User who's added to sudoers, but I'm running this in user mode.
Re: "lacks plat techtonics"
Plus there's that old Olympus to show that there might possibly have been volcanoes on Mars, indeed might still be.
It's quite large.
Re: "Blue light of death" is boring...
As long as that's all they insert.
Heavy clouds and a lack of visibility in the British Isles until this comet expires.
We wouldn't want to be able to see an astronomical event would we? Oh no, we're British which is why my telescope sits sadly in a corner while the rain and clouds cover any and all interesting things that might happen in the skies.
Re: The Forgotten Doctor
Probably because Cushing played a human called Doctor Who, but not The Doctor, a Gallifreyan Time Lord.
He's not the same character, but is a character _based_ on the character of The Doctor.
I only learnt that reading the comments in this series of articles.
It's all in foreign.
I tried retyping the URL slowly and in caps and it's still in foreign.
I think that's the standard British translation protocol, right?
Re: it only does everything
My PS3 streams from my media server, it pulls Netflix, it plays my DVDs and blu-rays.
I hear tell it even can play games, but in the last few years I've not really had a chance to test that :p
I would have loved a PS4 if it did everything the PS3 did, but with a better UI and faster.
Sheep in Singapore?
Or did you miss that reference? I certainly don't remember sheep outside a curry in Singapore. Not common even there. Well unless you go to little India.
There was a food court near Clark Quay that did decent curry, but that was back in the 90s, don't even know if it's still there.
If you follow Singaporean social media though, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone calling the gov't nice things there. I suspect that it's probably been put together as a PR campaign by a horribly misinformed government PR machine.
Baal is a Goa'uld with the greatest bad-guy accent ever.
As I recall he did build a business empire on Earth once, or a clone of him did. What happens when you tell Google to Kree?
Re: If your not Asian, your opinion on this means nothing.
You mean Linux and Android with the Europe born OS?
Yeah, I do prefer them to Windows generally.
The advert is specifically Japanese though, it would raise eyebrows across vast swathes of Asia, especially Southern and South Eastern. Well, maybe not in the Phillipines. It'll work well in Japan and probably South Korea though. South Korea's weird about IE.
But hey, what do I know, I'm just a Brit who used to live in Beijing and happens to be ethnically Chinese. Not an American or Japanese.
Would we really want a Britter? Do we want the UK to be known for that?
Though the name did rather write itself.
Re: This is Disney
Didn't the kid in Up have parents?
I don't think we ever saw them, but I think they existed.
Re: Re MJ & Karrde
Just because they've met in canon doesn't mean they can't do it again on the screen.
This is why there's novels for all movies so far.
True about the whole Palpatine thing, but she didn't have the nicest of childhoods. I could let them get away with living by her wits in a mean city instead of coming right out and saying training as a courtesan assassin with telepathic and telekinetic powers while simultaneously being imbued with deep loyalty conditioning.
Unless they're going to abandon canon (as all Star Wars extended universe books are, by diktat of Lucas), this won't be the death of Luke.
They're the younger versions of Mara Jade and Talon Karrde to give them backstory for the films. Which would actually make sense.
Because the Snowden leaks have had such an impact on the NSA and GCHQ?
Governments don't care, they like spying.
Re: SCIENCE and RELIGION AGREE! LIFE and mankind ARE from CLAY
Then you're fully equipped to work, rest, and dare I say it even play.
I want a mars bar now. Or a Marathon/Snickers.
(Oddly I can't remember a single snickers advert, but that marathon one where all the runners appear and run over his car is still stuck in my head)
Re: Life formed in clay?
I'd guess that it might happen, but some enterprising microbe would sense some delicious organic compounds and ingest them.
Amoebae, destroyers of nacent civilisations. (And incidentally protector of Rome at various points in time).
Conclusion, amoeba speak Latin.
Re: SCIENCE and RELIGION AGREE! LIFE and mankind ARE from CLAY
I'd say from clay is more accurate than made from clay in this context.
Humans are manifestly not made from various alumina or silicates, but are largely made of water and carbon and squidgy bits (technical term).
Like a farmer may be of the land but not made from actual cow shit (whether they talk it is a per farmer decision), life may be of clay but not made of it.
Re: Occam's Razor
Attenborough is the secret mastermind of the global elite. Which is why he's spent so much of his life travelling.
It all makes sense now!
For reasons unknown to my conscious mind, I put anon on my last comment.
Still that looks very interesting, I've bookmarked it for christmas wish list perusal, thanks! :)
I would definitely like a remotely controlled house.
Re: @ Schultz (was: Total, complete & utter bullshit.)
Mainly people like to read scientific evidence, not anecdotes which are a sentence of unverfiable data.
If you actually want people to listen to you, tell us what you did, how you did it, what your results were and how many times you did it. Then you can also explain why other people might observe something different to you, or why your methodology is better than theirs.
I can blithely say whatever I want, but unless I can back it up with some data, people are free to deride me as much as they want. They probably should.
For what it's worth I've seen this effect with water in ice cube trays, but I'm not willing to say it's evidence of anything because the trays are different materials and shapes. Though the cubes themselves are approximately the same size. Then again, anecdotes do not an experimental dataset make.
Re: Haiku's well worth looking at...
Linux has been bootable from USB for a good long while now, I think Windows even manages it now.
No clue about OSX, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had that option for reinstalls.
I might try this haiku, I just got everything working on 13.10 last night so I need something to occupy me.
Re: change the world and toss off the devil.
I can only hope that my subconscious doesn't latch onto that image, or pizza will forever spell a night of terror.
Re: What a bunch...
People with badges clearly have too much time on their hands.
- Review This is why we CAN have nice things: Samsung Galaxy Alpha
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- Hate the BlackBerry Z10 and Passport? How about this dusty old flashback instead?
- Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2