42 posts • joined 23 Jul 2009
Nobody at Amazon understands English.
If anyone at Amazon had reading comprehension skills better than a five year old, they would have understood that Orwell was saying that paperbacks were such a great idea that he was surprised the hardback publishers didn't try to get them banned.
One of the reasons I closed my FaeceBook account was that although they very strictly forbid pictures of earwax, they were quite happy for some trolls calling themselves MarihuanaMakesYouViolent, or something equally stupid, to use a picture of the aftermath of a terrorist bomb, complete with detached limbs, shocked people standing in deep blood, guts all over the place, as part of an awful joke.
They wouldn't take it down.
I never, ever, look at FaceBarf. Babies bottoms? I've washed one, hundreds of times. They aren't sexy.
Mine of Information
That was the name of a computer bookshop in St Albans.
Don't forget the Welsh!
I believe they are in Patagonia, but have no idea why.
Have they actually changed the strict rule they had for leaders? That kept me from volunteering a couple of years back.
We've got the Parliament we deserve, we choose it after all
At no point did I put an X in a box that said blue and yellow Tories ganging up to destroy the country.
Has a long record of not understanding technology.
Time for some new clichés
Every news item your pissed old hacks churn out about eBay uses the same cliché about "tat". Please try to put as much effort into your writing as I put into selling quality items on there. Lazy sods.
...isn't he in Dorset?
Re: "I could care less for the button itself"
I could not care less means I care as little as it is possible to care, which clearly is NOT AT ALL.
Every article you write that mentions eBay calls it a "tat bazaar". The items I sell are in first class condition, not "tat".
Perhaps this is a "lazy hack news dump"?
I would expect...
I would expect this to be as unusable as the stupid unseaworthy barge Jobs designed, the good ship Venus.
It's binary. A thing either is, or is not, unique. Apart from that, agree...
The other one you forgot.
Nascom. The one you had to build from a kit. I started with a Nascom 1, put it in a big rack frame, and extended, and extended. Upgraded to a Nascom 2, extended some more. I'd go on, but nobody these days knows why a Pluto card was amazing...
Even an OND in Nautical Science is enough...
Even an OND in Nautical Science is enough for me to be able to see what is wrong with this. The bows with their vertical sides will offer almost no resistance to any pitching motion, so in any sort of choppy weather the silly thing is going to pitch like crazy. The deck has no sheer, so the bows are going to dig in when that pitching starts, resulting in tons of water on deck. The decks have no camber, so the water will not flow off as quickly as you might wish. It will probably still be there when the next wave arrives. There's about 10,000 horsepower of engines, so any attempt to do the 60 knots it's supposedly capable of will most likely cause a very good impression of a submarine.
Still, if you like things that look like that and are a billionaire who thinks alternative medicine will save you...
But you can...
You can remove the Facebook app's login info, and set it never to update, and use Google+ instead.
If you can't remove the app...
Remove the account information so it can't log on.
The main use of swearing...
... is to enable inadequate stand-up comedians to fill twenty minutes with five minutes' worth of material.
I don't drink beer out of the bottle. Ι know how to operate a glass.
The Conservatives fought against the inception of the NHS as hard as they could, as it was going to take away the rights of doctors to get rich.
Not a frying pan
Any fule kno that is not a frying pan. They look like this http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?q=frying+pan
Whereas, the magnifying glass looks like this http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?q=magnifying+glass
Why should I get out more, when I have all this Lego to play with?
You forgot to initialise ANGER.
I hate wowsers.
If Dog had meant us to be naked, we would be born that way.
...just try posting anything that might possibly be interpreted as not completely worshipful about Ataturk and see what happens.
Trowbridge support was good.
This is a stupid move. Like several above, I have nothing but praise for the techies in Trowbridge, but am unable to understand a word the people on another continent say. "May I speak to your supervisor, please?" repeated until they gave in, proved to be the only way to get anything useful from them. The supervisor has a Wiltshire accent, and fixes things in seconds.
Another alternative would have been the Securicor Datatrak unit, that worked off ground based radio signals. When I was one of the people working on it, there was some concern that this new-fangled GPS thing was much more accurate, and would corner the market. A quick Google search appears to show that they cleverly gave up that technology and adopted GPS instead.
The real reason bail was refused...
...according to some news site or other I carelessly forgot the name of,
"Gemma Lindfield, appearing for the Swedish authorities, successfully opposed bail being granted because there was a risk he would fail to surrender – and also for his own protection, she said. She outlined five reasons why there was a risk: his "nomadic" lifestyle, reports that he intended to seek asylum in Switzerland, access to money from donors, his network of international contacts and his Australian nationality."
All crimmoes, those Australians.
Now the beefening of virty cloud firewalls can begin
Copper-Conk Cassidy from Dangermouse, I believe...
Differs from Jug Ears, as it won't talk to trees.
I prefer better English
"It is early days but..." says the editor.
Shurely (© Private Eye), she should say "These are early days..." or perhaps "This is an early day..."?
Another old one
What's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine?
You only have to punch the rhythm into a drum machine once.
It's called sleep.
Exactly. Netbooks need something better...
My Asus 1000 eeePC chugged along OK with its original Xandros, and was better when I enabled the hidden full desktop instead of easy mode.
But now it has eeeBuntu Netbook Remix on it, and it has become the machine I always needed. I can take it to Greece and use it in cafes and hotels for Skype, internet and backing up my various digital devices (sound recordings, photos, videos, etc). I can edit sound files and blog them. Google Chrome runs like a dream on it.
I just wish the hardware had come with software this good in the first place. I'm not a fanboi, just really pleased with the way my netbook now works.
Some of us sell high quality things on eBay. Stop calling it "tat", you lazy HACK.
Works better too...
That hardware windowing using display lists never gives corrupted windows like Windows does...
Wish I still had my amigas...
...that he could flash his camera at exactly the time the webcam took a picture.
Nothing to do with me...
I just want to point out that this Doctor Dark energy is nothing to do with my website at www.doctor-dark.co.uk so I get a gratuitous link plug...
I grabbed the page, cut out the Captcha picture, which says "Google acquires reCaptcha", saved it in OneNote, and asked OneNote to read the text from it.
"Goog2eAçqufrsreCAfTCRA" was what it saw. Took me about a minute. I would imagine most hacky types could do better easily.
Not very effective, is it?
Just a rubbish remake of Kurosawa's excellent "Hidden Fortress". Quite good to watch when there's nothing else on, though...
Gosh, fascist dictatorships are nasty.
We must make sure we don't get one here. Oh, hang on...
- Review Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3
- Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?
- Microsoft refuses to confirm 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip
- Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
- Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please