66 posts • joined Wednesday 29th July 2009 08:01 GMT
Re: It's not that hard to see the problem
Just think how bad the sales numbers would be without the replacement PC sales arising from organisations finally beginning to move from WinXP... This long-deferred investment (akin to the pre Y2K splurge) must be propping up sales, but I bet most organisations are looking to install Win7 and avoid Win8/8.1
power to print Oracle's annual maintenance renewal invoices and water to seal the gum on the envelops?
Recent Reg News...
Didn't you recently point out Apple being granted a patent for this tech? Would be a brave, lawyered-to-the-hilt company that would be involved in making this for anyone else, unless they've already licenced the tech.
Who'll be the first to send pictures of their finery to iPad toting girls, hoping that they will use their fingers to pull off the 2D pic?
Just about big enough for his ego
You missed your own link to the previous Gates investment: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/07/12/gates_buys_piece_of_pineapple/
Hope Larry retires soon and doesn't bother anyone, but no doubt he'll downsize the island's population, in his typical acquisition mode.
WTF? SATA II?
I mean, it's not cutting edge now, is it?
Fucking - Twatt
See step 39 for orientation.
How could this dim irresponsible being have polluted our gene-pool with 3 offspring which have a 50% chance of being as dim. That's a 1:1.5 fan-out of dimness (on average).
Must be kind of cool to have a mum that can slowmo click her fingers and take a whole 10 seconds to do so. Will there still be the clicking sound at the end?
I say one thing....
Remember MSX? It was a supposedly good idea, borne from a common platform and implemented by numerous suppliers. Did it last long - I don't recall that it did, partly because the ones that the electrical store stocked were usually the wrong make or model, or just plain out of date.
"Just the ticket" for getting into the next pub and doing a pschyco Begsbie on the guy downstairs, because you want to start a fight. (Maybe you need to have seen Trainspotting).
Never seen a table-top disco...
but have witnessed loads of girls that will dance on a bar.
If it wasn't for the dumb-ass ATM users that queue ahead of me.......
(this would probably slow them down even more than a 1-finger typist on downers) but I recall 10+ years ago that the keypad for entry to an office I worked at had the digits re-order on every use, so the key that used to be 1 would become 0,2-9 / 2 would become 0,1,3-9 / etc. Then you actually had to see what the values were at the time the keypad was used (only illuminated on scanning of id card).
Surely, the storageless model is the solo (handy for going solo)?
As for the possibilities of storing your resignation letter on it and telling your boss to stick it up their arse, that seems interesting......
It looks like the tv designers used AutoCAD, and the remote 'designers' blocked out their 'design' by colouring in cells in an Excel spreadsheet (I doubt it was crayons and graph paper, but who knows).
How can such a good-looking tv have such a minging remote?
You, sir, have a rather peculiar sensibility, that I cannot bring myself to concur with (*)
VMS, DEC machine code, Assembler, JCL and Ultrix were my best friends back in the day.
* : Downside was seeing a VAX (I recall it being an 11/750) swapping out its VMS Swapper, thereby requiring a hard restart.
Scripting to rename my user process to a preferred (not currently chosen) Process ID was also standard practice. Being a Marillion fan, "Warm wet ()()()" was first choice.
How is this meant to be deployed?
If it is necessary to energise "a cylinder of air just a millimetre long, situated at the place to be scanned, and turns it into a gas laser aimed back at the scanner", how do you place the cylinder beside the point to be scanned? And move it to the next point? And are there issues with ensuring that it is aligned in a manner that aims it "back at the scanner"?
Thiefa, Mafia & Cattarh?
Blatter wouldn't know a ball that crossed the goalline if it was one of his own.
Not even 12.5%, due to tax loopholes
It has been suggested that atleast one large multinational is paying very little tax in Ireland, due to adopting complex company/tax structures and Irish tax loopholes:
Apple's have always been over-priced
Go back a further 5 years and you could have had an Apricot Portable for much less. I used one (albeit it was my father's). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apricot_Computers
The type of tat that is soon to be transformed into shiny foil/plastic inflatable balloons in some East Asian sweatshop, ready for inflation and the relief of obscene amounts of parents' cash to satisfy the whiny desires of young visitors - well, until they let them float of into the path of a passing aircraft. Ashcloud permitting (of course).
What happens when the consumer wishes to return an item included in a purchase of several items (either different items, or a reduced quantity)? Is the delivery cost refunded in full, pro-rated, or something else?
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