424 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009
"So worried were the Beeb by its viewers’ potential inability to process more than one televisual event they re-broadcast the pilot."
I was always under the impression the BBC had been deluged by requests to repeat it as so many people had missed it.
"Then the BBC ended the Doctor’s run in 1996"
Nope, they ended it in 1989 - 1996 was the "movie" that they hoped would result in a new series.
I can't wait for Jeremy Clarkson to test drive one on Top Gear!
Most informative comment
The "most informative" comment I ever saw was on a non-trivial piece of Perl. Most of the code was undecipherable in the first place, but the most complex part was blessed with a single comment (the only one in the whole script) that simply read:
# This is a skanky hack!
Did their chair throwing abilities get tested?
"unwanted first-edition Surface RT"
That will be all of them, then.
How many did they actually make then? Did it reach as far as double figures?
Blimey, I didn't think an intelligent Republican actually existed! Good for him (though I suspect he accidentally joined the wrong party).
Well, at least the popcorn sellers should do well out of all this!
Re: Not Surprised
Ah, I see what you did there - upvoted - pretty good as the DAB article was the one I'd just read prior to this.
I just wonder...
...if the OS will be stuck at 4.2 forever or if it will actually get updates to 4.3, 4.4 etc.
...if they can be found at 42km above the earth then the boffins would definitely be right.
How sad, my heart bleeds...
All I want is for VirtualBox to get out of their clutches before they have their magical "screw it up" effect on that as well.
Raspberry Pi **badwagon**
BADwagon? Was that deliberate?
Microsoft should take their comedy show to the fringe! Gave me a few laughs anyway!
Java and Flash
The sooner both of them are completely replaced in the browser by HTML 5, the better.
Lovely chap. Met him at a Dr Who event in Holt, Norfolk back in 2006 where the streets swarmed with daleks (along with a couple of dubious cybermen whose costumes were held together mainly by duct tape). I've got photos of him sitting next to Little Nellie and signing autographs for a queue of youngsters.
...read this: http://www.wikihow.com/Use-There,-Their-and-They%27re
I already do
So far, I've only ever come across one advert on FB that I was remotely interested in. I mark all the rest as spam (or some other inappropriate option from those available).
So, a bunch of criminals have the job of (supposedly) moving another bunch of criminals around. Good job we don't have a bunch of criminals for a government who could get up to no good.
And if that doesn't get off the ground...
...then we just need to wait until around the middle of the next century when the daleks will conveniently chuck rocks at us from space.
Off with the cloudy birds.
Andreessen is obviously living happily in cloud cuckoo land. The rest of us have more sense than that.
I assembled a few Atom kits for a local computer shop in the early 80s. Not too hard apart from attaching the keyboard to the PCB. You had to get around 120+ stiff, springy wires protruding from the keyboard into the corresponding 120+ holes in the PCB... simultaneously - it was a real bugger (to put it mildly).
Re: whats it doing now
You forgot the sarcasm tags...
Re: offer says it expires on August 29th
I'm not wholly unexpecting for one to fall out of my Cornflakes packet one morning...
Epson "fave printer vendor"
Hmm, unfortunately, they've not been my "fave" for donkeys.
My first printer was the Epson FX-80 connected to my Commodore PET. It lasted about 18 months and then blew some internal component which a local company managed to fix at hefty expense. In the late 80s I bought an early HP Deskjet - that lasted ages without fault and was passed onto another family member where it did stirling service for several more years. I'd replaced the HP with an Epson 700 Photo (if memory serves) colour inkjet which suffered from the usual ink nozzles drying up problem and died 2 weeks before the year's warranty was up. Epson replaced it with a refurbished 700 which lasted a while but still couldn't clean its ink nozzles if I didn't use it for a few weeks. At least with the HPs they are part of the (bloody expensive) ink cartridges. I vowed never to have another Epson printer again. Currently happy with an el-cheapo Dell-badged laser!
Re: Thanks El Reg
Maybe so, but have you heard of Quatermass?
Title too long...
You could have just stopped at "UK gov still failing" but most people realise that anyway...
Re: I really hope...
After being made redundant for the 4th time in my life in 2005 I decided life was trying to tell me something about working for other people. So, I went self-employed and now often have more work than I can handle!
Well, for a start, anything by Commodore from the Vic-20 onwards! They designed the VIC and VIC-II chips themselves. Initially, of course, they bought MOS Technology where Chuck Peddle had designed the 6502 from which all CBM's 8-bit CPUs (like the 6509 and 6510 descended).
Ah, the old "Blue Building of Death" syndrome...
Re: easy to change suppliers?
Clue: see the "uk.gov" bit in the title....
I blame Snow White...
You were lucky
I saw the other side of them and it wasn't a pretty sight (or site!). They are going to have to give us more than 2 years of a good track record before I would ever think of using them again.
Not only that, but this site is (supposedly) being run directly from a C64!
Someone tried it with a 1987 Mac: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-tqKj7aNtc
Two words that strike fear into me are "Theresa May"
--- shudder ---
Yes, it is
Follow the Reddit link on the original article and they admit it:
Re: you forgot!
Pic here for those who don't know it:
Case design was based on the ealier 700/B series:
Change the law and apply it retrospectively?
At least that could never happen here, could it?
It will only be a "decent file manager" when it manages to stop occasionally crashing for no apparent reason (as it has done since Windows 95) and they give us the option to turn off the stupid "jump down the screen 2 seconds later*" that they added in Windows 7. Classic Shell can sometimes fix the latter but often only after you call up the CS settings and OK them again.
* this is what I mean: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/windows-explorer-expands-folders-inappropriately/50a81b05-da98-4d55-821d-55ffbbd0e998
And it will need the wireless connection and voice processing to contact Ikea and ask where there missing parts are.
Re: Was I the only one...?
Re: two doors between a kitchen and toilet
Hasn't been a requirement in the UK since at least the early 1980s. See item 4.10 here:
Re: Reason for an older couple?
I nominate David Cameron and Nick Clegg... or aren't they old enough yet?
You beat me to it - though I was going to say the first 3 words...
Damn you, you young whippersnappers! So that's why trying to entice sweet young things back with my "do you want to come and play at my abacus and difference engine" is no longer the draw it was in times past! Hrmph!
Re: Considering the mess we've made of this planet...
Yes, we've got to keep trying until we manage not to fuck one up!
It's a bit like alien spaceships always landing in the USA. Oh wait, it was real life and not Hollywood this time around.