119 posts • joined 10 Aug 2009
Re: Single player is onanism
Re: I guess it's official
"people in positions of trust, power and influence"
So, like teachers and scoutmasters then?
Re: Keeping Windows XP alive is not good for anyone
"That's so your industry's fault for tolerating proprietary drivers. Everything should have been open, so you could drive it with whatever operating system exists in 20 years. Do you expect a PC platform to last for 20 years? That's insane."
Meanwhile, out here in the real world....
@king of foo "Sometimes you need a flood. A flood with piranha's. And an open sewer main."
Sharks, surely! (ref: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/?ref_=nv_sr_1)
"Instead, they'll use WiGi, WiFi or maybe even UWB "
or psychic powers? Superheroes shouldn't be left out! (or they go off....)
Re: ... and a fitting tribute this is.
Mr Average took home £9.75 a week in 1953. I got less than £20 a week at my first job in 1971.
Aren't Nikon cameras and lenses made in China anyway?
Oh THAT kind of Dram. Worried there for a minute!!
Two words (and an ellipsis)
Re: Central London?
"And besides... my doc does'nt let me drink ... so I'll have to raise a virtual one
Switch to OpenOffice, the odt doesn't care whether you drink or not. And it's free (as in beer)...
?Slippery when wet?
...but they're just so tasty...
Re: Don't leave me hanging
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Re: "$ur4ht4ub4h8", a play on words relating to a chapter of the Koran
I think there are 2 "R" in sporran.
This chip design is obviously based on Level 5 of that Amstrad CPC classic, "Oh Mummy"
>I also note that the car appears to move itself during the day under the canopy
Could you steal it with a judiciously applied umbrella?
"It followed me home, can I keep it?"
Re: bad things happen when solar vehicles run out of juice
>bad things happen when solar vehicles run out of juice
>Anyone seen the Vin Diesel movie Pitch Black?
>I for one don't want to get stranded in a solar power vehicle at night!
Especially not in Aberdeen (or Birmingham)...
The figures speak for themselves
1 in 292,525 chance of being killed by a shark
1,193 people died on Australia's roads in 2013
Maybe it would be better to tag cars so that they can tweet when they're about to knock you down (LOL)
That last picture...
That last picture has an erroneous caption. The Aircraft is a Sea Fury, hence flown by the Royal Navy. Tcha.
(pedantic aircraft spotter alert icon required)
hop over to...
(does 64-bit too)
Nobody's arguing about the need for sex education, I think the objections were about how sensual the ad was. To protect our children we need to make sex sound as boring as possible....
Re: A thorough gumming
Mmmmmm..... a thorough gumming......
Re: imperfect design
"I can't see a re-charging socket or a battery compartment! I mean, how can you supply energy to the baby?!"
Chocolate raisins, also exercises the output port...
Re: what resources did he use?
What! There's more than one per Continent!! Whatever next!!!
Re: Surely it needn't eat his data plan
I'm sure he would have thought of that if he hadn't been having his cognitive faculties eaten by the flu at the time...
Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...
Just press the bellpush on my Siemens cordless doorbell. Bloody thing hunts across the radiowaves so badly that all my neighbours doorbells ring before mine, so jamming the drones signal would be child's play.
Somebody's used it to jumpstart their dune buggy
There is always...
...the Aldrin Cycler (http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/moon-mars/2076326) Earth to Mars in 5 months. Sounds OK, I'll have two...
...the only one who doesn't care what shape the tabs are as long as I can tell the one I'm using from the ones I'm not.
Oh and PaleMoon is determined to avoid all this nonsense like the plague...
Surely (...don't call me...)
4 minutes in a mug is truly excessive (and the tea would be cold by then). Brew tea in a teapot (properly seasoned, of course) for 4 minutes, (retains it's heat and still burns yer tongue when you drink) and adjust the number of bags/1.7 litre to fine tune the strength. That gives enough water to dilute out the taste of the bag... (paper, yeeuch...tiggers don't like paper) and enough tea to store some for later.
Mine are all...
I have a variety of tablets (what?. I like gadgets!) and they are all PADDs. I was a Star Trek fan before I'd even heard of an iPad, and believe that the Roddenberry family should sue Apple for trademark infringement.
Obligatory ST reference
Is there not a danger of inadvertent time travel with all this slingshotting?
Re: Boom boom?
> > Boom boom
>I am guessing this is the obligatory Generation Kill reference; the bit where Q-Tip (mis)quotes the lyrics >NWA's Gangsta, Gangsta.
>Seriously; CoD and BF are full of nods, homages and downright plagiarisms of that show...
Not Basil Brush then?
Re: Tesco, stock your shelves
But my Clubcard points gives me money off the very items that I buy anyway. I only wish they would pay more attention to the stuff I buy, so that they would keep it in stock (shortie biscuits, I'm talking to you...).
Targeted advertising means I don't have to wade through all that info aimed at youf culture to be informed of new breakthroughs in comfy slippers. Hard to see a downside.
I have a stick with a nail in it. Very useful for "fishing cables from under desks"... and things...
This is useful
It explains neatly why just slapping my forehead and saying "see you people..." has made me a tad unpopular...
What! That guy with the rats? I wouldn't upset him!!
I for one welcome our ratty etc etc
I beg to differ...
"Not a single browser vendor offers ad blocking, instead relying on optional third-party plugins"
Opera used to, before it went all chromium. Ghod knows what it does now...
Re: One question...
You have to takeoff and nuke them from orbit, it's the only way to be sure...
"The advantage of phages that they co-evolve with the viruses they eat ..."
Phages don't eat viruses.
(Also note the correct use of an apostrophe...)
Re: No Alternatives?
I think if you read the original blog, Mr Stross is NOT complaining about the lack of alternatives to Word, but that his publishers won't accept any of the alternatives.
Oh and, while I use LibreOffice in preference to Word, the experience of "track changes" with documents that fly between Word and LO is an awful one that I wouldn't wish on an enemy. (Well, maybe big Bill...)
"allowing the pair to get jiggy at their next available convenience. "
Should that be "...in their next available [public] convenience"?
I'll take my coat off first, shall I?
First step to making a Mars rocket in orbit?
title. what title
Hard-light holography. What do you think Mr Rimmer?
"At least they didn't offer him the waterboarding option; with Easyet, you never know."
Aye but it's an "extra"...
Lot of interesting comments there
It seems to me that a lot of the anti-scot commentards up there have missed the point that if Scots felt like valued and equal partners in the "United" Kingdom, then we wouldn't want independence. After all, it's a big step into the unknown, and only history will tell us whether it was off a cliff or into the promised land.
Oh and I agree with the guy up there that pointed out that power for our data centres will be the least of our worries. Scottish generating capacity will give us plenty electricity with lots left over for Hadrian's electrified fence...
Re: A downside?
"So post-separation, there could be a 40% redundancies in those centres if all that English-related workload moves south of the border?"
And a corresponding shortfall in staff in an already overworked service down South.
Re: marketing over design
"... the lower unit is too big so that you can not get it under a radiator, fucking etc..."
Re: How many lives
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
Good idea. Hope you never need a transplant.
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