192 posts • joined Monday 29th June 2009 14:33 GMT
Nice to see Mr Thomas getting back into the greater public eye. I remember the Comedy Product.. and watching him at stupid o'clock in the morning at the Reading festival. More power to this man's elbow.
It's already decided
Warren Ellis said it was going to be him yesterday..
You don't seee any parrots do you? It must work..
'run like a separate company'
oh, like Openreach are a separate company then.
impliment copy protection on ALL THE THINGS now
<mines the one with the handheld version from ten years time in the pocket
Re: Error in title
I came accross the term in Accelerando and it took me far to long to figure out... it sound Germanic and my brain just parsed as a collective noun I'd not heard of prior..
Mine's the one with the lobster in the pocket.
it's just a socialy 'acceptable' lever to allow them to deploy the hardware for the DPI so they can look at the things you do. it's a long road and these are just the first steps. good intentions etc..
and they'll probably use the chinese kit too.
/dails cynicsm down a couple of notches..
a bunch of VC cash because space is sexy and the internet is all mined out. Where's the ROI?
Re: Four words
and the Ian Gibson artwork is still wonderful. along with the Sam Spade stuf.. absolutely my fave bits. shading past Simon Bisley, but only just.
i once got asked to do that as part of the winding up of a department is was working for prior to the server building function being outsourced to some people in Denmark. it didn't go well for them.
to be replaced by 'Shotgun,Shotgun'
badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger etc..
initialy read that as Get Gash...and that's a whole 'nutha App .
mine's the one set to vibrate in the pocket
"HAVE YOU RECEIVED AN UNWANTED TEXT AS SPAM? YOU COULD WIN A MAHOOSIVE PAYOUT FROM THE ICO! JUST REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE AND WE'LL CONTACT YOU..." texts to happen.
mine's the one with the PAYG numbered mobe with a history from before the dished it out in the pocket..
How to improve a song:
Hello Bacon, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again..
Just killed a man,
put my bacon 'gainst his head,
pulled the trigger,
now he's dead.
Your turn. Insert Bacon to improve. Go.
. reminds me of vultures-gone-by
Paging Mark Thomas..
Same malarky as the Royal Ordnance and Hechler/Kock Transhippment-Two-Step, made much easier by the fact that you don't have a physical product. Arms Dealers gone virtual.
<<< well it's early, and i've only had one coffee..
Re: Learn something before speaking
another place for people to learn before spouting....
exhaustive and depthy explanations and long years of experience distilled nicely.. warning: Requires Thinking
apparently put a similar embargo on Disney and his works.. ie., they shal not pass..
playing Warmachine these days..istr lots of old GW staffers doing the rules (?) and a certain Mike McVey doing the figures, well some of them ;) think 40k steampunk with cards for prompts etc. not perfect but as darn sight better than 5th ed...
this bit's required apparently.
I've never been to jupiter.. uranus, now..
i must have missed the IT angle
yet more mission creep into the realms of the daily fail..
got one of these
nice toy. used it for about a week when i got it with the xperia. it's in a box somewhere. it should have a speaker/mike combo built in, that would make it useful. yes the bt headset's an option but then you just look ike a tw@. i don't need the 'social connectivity' apps... and the battery life is abysmal, i barely got it off the charger before it would fail.. the connector's a bit odd too, seemed prone to not contacting fully..
but i can see the applications for iut, the runnig thing as sited above seems like a good use.
might dig it out again and have a mess around.. but only when i'm bored enough.
Charles Stross. excellent writer of many and varied styles. I know he's mentioned above but very worth the re-mention here. The Laundry books are lovely and there's a new one due shortly ( Apocalypse Codex) .. Halting State and Rule 34 are near-ish future stories with lots of good ideas tested to distruction.. the hard/mundane SF is clever and has lots of good world-building and doesn't patronise.
aside from that, and in the same mental company: Pratchet (yeh, i know discworld ain't sf.. but anyone with a brain will enjoy the City Watch stories..) Banks's Culture and other SF, Hamilton is a bit brain-on-the-shelf plot-wise.. but lovely graphics, William Gibson, Neil Stephenson, The Gap series by Stephen Donaldson ( not for the faint-of-mind, some adult topics.) ,
Steven Errikson's Malazan stuff.. again, couched in Fantasy terms.. but hella good and some clearly cyber-punky things via 'magic' and the best characterisation and word-smithery of the lot. and there's lots of it too.. :)
get em while theiy're young
tried and tested.. se Roman Catholic Church for examples.
charles stross in drag and i claim my 5 clams..
there was a sitcom in which some long term spacers used some fruit flies they happenned to have as a component for another experiment and fermented them to make alcohol.. hijinks ensued etc..
always wondered how viable that would be..
again. there's nothing much out there that cares enough to look at us or that has sent anything vaguely like a signal in any noticable wavelength in any of these hypothetical signal shells from these theoretical planets. ..
also, 'space is big, really really big..'
still, quite cool and it only took six years and a bugdet of some sort..
sorry, can't help the trollage, i know they probably contribute to the planet's over all quality of life .. but i can't help but feel they're all quite good at mostly contirbuting to their own quality of life first.. ..
there's threads all over the place (afterdawn being the earliest one i remember reading) that tell the tale.. this is just LaBeeb (and el Reg by proxy) jumping on the bandwagon and recylcling the intarwebs again.
apparently announce they're cutting 400-summat journalist jobs? the average IQ of the BBc 'news' rooms should increase slightly..
Re: They could go the whole hog but HR beware....
but where would all the pretty-do-nowts go? i like having them in one department where i can avoid all of them at once..
fondleslab firmware fail.
I purchased one of their 1000et android tablets. checked the site, there was an upgrade to 2.2 *without flash*. And they've done nothing to improve it since. No replies to support site requests or email.
i've looked for clone firmware updates.. like the ZT180 and there's nothing either.. and i've no idea how to sort that side of things myself.. wouldn't know where to begin.
-1NPS and quite unhappy with their support. or rather the lack of it.
used to be watchable. these days it's like watching through a seive. blocky as fuuuuuck. even the sky single def channels are terrible. was watching he rugby league over the weekend and it's impossible to make out the advert hordings on the sidelines.... and all so they can force you the hd premium priced content for what used be about right.
and it's worse for old Auntie or any of the other channels.. try watching standard def Channel 5 or the BBC2 in the day-time .. truly awful quality. and not just the program content ( before you go there).
admittedly, this is through a virmin media HD box into an LG 42 inch telly.. it ought to be ok but it's just pants.
anyone thought to look at what packaging they're ordering and in what sizes? if you're that desperate to know, look peripherally and you might find the shape in the negative space.. which is what this article is about.. and it's not rocket science to partner up with a tv-panel producer and fit the front with a nice simple cap touch fascia and a tiny interface box bonded to the main display and io ports. the pcb in an apple-tv is tiny and would fit inside any tv frame.. runs ios5-and-a-bit and sychs with all your other apple devices. If i was an apple-based-lifeform i'd be craving one also.. but i'm not.
now as to price, half your imortal soul? that'll do nicely..
They sure were selling a lot of papers to a lot of people.. That would imply some complicity.. I can't believe the people purchasing the chip-rags hadn't figured there had to be some underhand shenanigans fueling the daily dirt.. nobody cared then.. I'd be surprised if the people buying them now care either.