49 posts • joined 27 Aug 2009
we just need some Beckman drives
That's The Way I'd do it
@ AC - Well played sir. Sand bucket hats all round.
Re: Forgot the obvious
Nice work - 3 now on order for my BiPac
MZ601 xoom (UK 3G) turned out NOT to be a GED, much to the frustration of those who bought one. US spec are GED but all the various rest-of-word models = fail. Not something they made public until it had been on sale for 2-3 months, which is why I'm now off Moto for life.
Quite why Moto fragmented the radio specs to the point where a universal rollout was impossible? Who knows. 601 doesn't currently appear on the ICS roadmap either, which is pretty poor.
Beer. You owe me one as the bottle I was drinking has inexplicably been ejected through my nostrils. Bumon Cherie Blair's neck indeed. Well played sir!
Re: rather insulting headline
Would you prefer "Big Easy Babylon"? No? How about five-oh? No? Pigs? Thought not. I suspect it's news to you that El Reg headlines are intended to amuse, provoke and entertain.
A pig's brother.
N1 owner in mild disappointment moment
But what the hell, it works and isn't the size of my xoom.
Re-route main power to the deflector array, etc etc.
Until I glanced across at my epipens and..... no, still funny
see that .co.uk bit?
It's not a badly spelled anagram.
Hopefully it ships with a functioning charger. Now on my third for the original Xoom, which in all other respects is a great pice of kit. I would agree that this size appears to about optimum for 90% of my tablet usage; 10" is just a little too large for comfortable use while commuting.
Guessing you've not been an end user at Barclays in the last 5 years. The pain of dealing with these centres while working in the office in Poole that used to house the IT support team..... not good.
Singapore and Estonia rather than India. Both bloody awful, overly scripted service andzero understanding of the systems they are servicing.
and how long
Before the word "proportional" enters the Merkin lexicon?
Recent experience suggests that it's become the idiot magnet of choice. Sadly, ham foundation freqs are going the same way.
Drove past the store this morning
and I can guarantee not one of the people in that queue had the faintest idea what they were buying. I predict 100 BNIB Sony Fondleslabs on ebay by nightfall.
Sent from my Xoom and yes, I paid full price. Nice BT keyboard an mouse as a "sorry for the pricepoint" though
that's another contract I've bid for heading straight down the toilet.
re: Prius Art
Well at least two of us got the joke there. The downvoters.... not so much.
That would contain about, ooh, lemme see, errr.... a pint?
Sorry. Been wanting to use the pedant icon for ages.
My NexusOne is currently awaiting collection after UPS failed/forgot to collect it yesterday. To be fair to HTC, they warned me it would take 20 working days to be assessed and were happy to agree that it was suffering from the well documented on/off switch fault without demanding that I do soft, hard and semi-flacid resets while spinning widdershins.
Where I may have gone wrong is in buying a Wildfire as my backup phone while the All Powerful NexusOne is away on its holidays. Still, at least it's not an SE X10. They really ARE woeful
:sigh: Perhaps I should have tugged on the Jobsian Weiner after all. No, no, no! What am I talking about! I shall man-up and suffer the indignity of a less than premium smartphone experience, safe in the knowledge that I, and millions like me, are all in-duh-viduals.
Pint? I suspect I'll be needing one.....
Sorry, don't usually rely on LULZ and OMGs but W and indeed TF are these people thinking?
Oh hang on, got it; they weren't thinking. Still, it's the supremely ironic to have toy security staff confiscating toy guns.
Well as it's Friday, I'm off to buy myself some hi-viz and a PMR so I too can inflict randomness on total strangers.
Bullet-crack backtrack attack-smack
Oh I have to disagree. That's an 11 out of 10 if ever I saw one.
Bullet-crack backtrack attack-smack
Oh I have to disagree. That's an 11 out of 10 if ever I saw one.
yup, that's a title
I suspect Ms Davies had just that reaction in mind. Assuming she has one, against all the available evidence.
I for one welcome the warm touch of a latex glove the next time I upset some toss-witted wearer of the hi-viz.
@ Steve X
Yarrr, think I'll invent that and maybe call it skype
Pirates, cos they're all about stealing other people's stuff.
I'm going to invent that
and call it Skype.
Hey, I might just invent that. I'll call it Skype. Should catch on.
Paris because you don't have a Cheryl Cole icon.
Another rural non-starter
Voda offer femtocell. Relucatantly, as they are the only network offering coverage in my locality (and that's marginal) I make enquiries. "Yes sir, you only need 1Meg broadband and......"
Right. I wish. About a 3rd of that on a good day.
Would love them to sort the local cell but with three cows and a tractor passing through on a good day, it's not going to happen. Sadly neither is a broadband upgrade any time soon.
I see the same reluctance to challenge issues in another UK bank IT Project, only that reluctance is very much a domestic issue. Anyone who dares suggest that the current approach or design is in any way lacking is given one chance to kow-tow and shown the door if they dare do it again.
We, the remaining wet robots, just hunker down and take the pain and humiliation in exchange for our £££. Utterly soul destroying.
I for one
welcome our magnet-waving overlords.
So where do I sign?No, really, I want in on this one. My utter lack of knowledge of the subject, combined with some paranoia and a ruthless determination to make money should make me a shoe-in.
but you would.
I’d hoped people on this forum might recognise a bit of “Friday” when they saw it. In future I’d appreciate being referred to as “fat tosser” rather than “big man”. It’s much more accurate.
On a serious note, the reduction in resources as a trigger for change strikes me as being how this will play out. The human race has a poor track record for changing without some degree of compulsion and a worse one for ignoring difficult decisions. I’d venture that for every great moment in history inspired by altruism and philanthropy, there will be a dozen driven by force.
All the alternatives to oil presently being developed rely on consumption of finite resources; we’re simply swapping one shortage for another. It’s going to take greater minds than yours or mine to crack this one. In the meantime, lower consumptions buys us time but doesn’t solve the problem.
Yes I do have a large 4x4 but then I split my time between project management contract work and forestry work with a sideline in agricultural fencing. I also have a smallholding where we produce much of our own meat, fruit, eggs and veg, bartering with others in the village for things we don’t produce ourselves. I tow a 3500kg trailer for moving animals, timber, feed etc.
Trouble is, when I drive to a town I get labelled by the car I’m in by people who might have smaller cars. I’d prepare to bet the majority of their houses are a mass of processed foods and the latest must-have gadgets and they wouldn’t know a composting system if it came and kicked them in the backside
I suspect we're
due a horde of "that's all very well but we have finite resources" posts any moment now.
Yes, we have finite resources, but what good is a great big puddle of oil if you don't do something with it? The greatest driver for change will be clear, empirical evidence of a resource running out, not guesstimates and harbingers of doom.
I also forecast a brief squall of "won't somebody think of the children". Rest assured I do, as I aim the bonnet of my car at them.
So I'll keep driving my 240bhp 4x4 ta. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Maybe the football fans out there
would care to consider the oft-heard phrase "up the Arsenal"
Someone alleges a crime so plod casts about for cameras for evidence. For some reason they ignore every mobile phone (most of which can take pics and video) and opt for the camera that I suspect might just have been pointing at them. Suspicious? Moi?
Strange that when people offer their cctv footage to police as evidence of their car or house being vandalised, the police rarely seem to interested in viewing it or taking it seriously. And by strange I obviously mean "bloody predictable".
Badgers? Well it's black 'n' white sarge, yer actual prima facie evidence 'n' stuff.
her twitter is out for all to see?
Pass the hard hat, this needs further investigation.
Coat? Flourescent yellow in this instance.
I for one am a huge fan of bare beaver.
All these comments
And not one mention of the popular front of Judea?
Jihadi? They're all very naughty boys. The grenade? From Antioch obviously.
James Dyson must be pondering
whether it was such a smart move to pass up the opportunity to register iSuck. Surely Jobs has registered that one by now?
Huh-huh-huh..... suck jobs. </beavis>
Linux, because it's a Ping win.
@diesels warm up more quickly?
Really? Want to go and check that little factoid? Thermal efficiency in diesels is greater.
Mine's the one
with the Land Rover keys in the pocket.
All very well if you have sewers in your part of the world ......
And to all you who bought a netbook
for web browsing and found that the unholy alliance dictated you have XP, we'd just like to wish you all the best and a gret big f*** you. No really, we love you guys. Look, stop bothering us for spare change or we'll call the cops.
So what about
the poor saps who have been brought in to fix some of this mess, with bonuses paid once they deliver. They get fragged to satisfy the mawkish cry for revenge from people who know eff-all about banking?
Bravo. Really, well done.
Is the opposite of denyalist (sic) a nihilist? Oh I think it is.....
You'd be prepared to do take a drive through the area in question then?
Your original account and handler were hacked/replaced
Nice weather for dying
A gun that only works when the weather is nice? That'll be the SA80 then.
If ever there was a need for a Paris comment
"Lightning Gun #
By Anonymous Coward Posted Wednesday 26th August 2009 16:55 GMT
Too hard to control the path of the discharge"
Intentional or not, you owe me a new keyboard.
Paris, because random discharge is a way of life.
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