Well they all just seem to race past me - guess a lowly Toyota is not worth tailgating
702 posts • joined 16 Oct 2009
Re: Competing with Apple for poseur idiots
Well YMMV but we have consistently spent a reasonable amount of money on expensive laptops over the last 10 years based on their reported robustness. And I have to say that a few hundred quid here or there is pretty much irrelevant when compared to the loss/embarrassment of having a machine fail at the wrong time. At least for someone who relies on a reliable machine.
Whip. Having worked for uk gov and subsequently as an (it) contractor in East Africa the 504 went and got everywhere.
On a by note, a well selling novel that had as an important character, a Sikh taxi driver in Nairobi had us all in stitches (in Nairobi)
That video is brilliant, if it was April 1st I might have asked hard questions :-)
And you would have preferred what sort of death for yourself? Tosser
Seymour Cray - a REAL programmer (as well as much more) - cue boot - http://www.boo.net/~jasonp/progrmrs
Don't worry commentards
I'm sure it is worse on Apple devices, don't consider the day ruined yet
Re: I have a book list for Tim & Sir Jony
Future perfect or pluperfect
Re: Good reason not to deal with Apple
I have sense of humour - your approach to business seems pretty funny. Why don't you just say I don't work with Apple devices because.... This way all it takes is a little inter customer chat for it to be known that X knows sh*t - is his/her knowledge of other things any better. And there goes your rep.
"Triumph" - I have one, a sensibly engineered mid life crisis with great vroom
<You don't think I might be just a teensy weensy bit paranoid, do you?>
Yes. But it seems reasonable paranoia
Ok, no cat but does a labradoodle help?
Re: VW's fines and costs...
The UK government obviously didn't get this message, before it commissioned two new diesel powered aircraft carriers...
But the UK government gets very little anyway.... that's why they don't have the wherewithal to power conventional catapults (amongst other things) - and all the consequences for aircraft choice and costs. I'm just curious, were the civil servants simply stupid or are they expecting payoffs at a later stage. I know what the answer is for politicians.
Mobile phones are the greatest poverty-reducing tech EVER
Nope but they do enable poverty reduction
Re: Am I the only one
As you might regret in other worlds, be careful to distinguish areas from monkeys
Re: Diesel A3
What is common about the theme is companies like Audi ripping people off for faults that should not occur. 4 years old and £1000 - sheesh
Just goes to show how useless a 'code' is. It needs to be law and the police need to start going to jail for this. Telcos must sign off any searches by witnessing the warrant.
Colour me naive but surely most of those photos are not. They are rendered 'impressions'. Or are my eyes really so bad?
Re: brings to mind
You shouldn't do. I think it refers to the fact that the Rats, at the first hint of a water based incident run like mad. They don't stop to help fix the problem (if indeed it is - which in this case I grant you may well be true)
Re: So far...
Having said all that, it was good... for a TV movie. Worth a watch, especially as it's free on iPlayer. *If* you're old enough.
Ahh old enough to realise you always press the 'I am aged 16 or over' button :-)
Re: Self policing
And specifically how it is using this, and update this information in clear language that is understandable by a large number of the great unwashed.
I set my Mum up with hers, and she's barely asked a question on how to use it.
As did I. I did a little customisation, but a large bright screen, dirt cheap, OK battery life and very easy to use for an 80 year old who just need to make calls (originally - large screen makes it easy for clumsy fingers). She is even using it for small amounts of web browsing - which has amazed the family, children and grandchildren alike.
After a telephone failure I left her my iPhone (5) (and reverted to the trusty Nokia 6310i (see other legends for the week). ). While I'm hanging on to my iPhone, she needs little that it offers and the Nokia/MSFT offering gives her all for much much less than a 6s whose only advantage for her would have been the lightning connector (symmetry has a lot going for it - but a bright pink spot on the USB cable and some practice has mainly solved that problem) and the larger screen.
In other words, if you have a luggage lock with a keyhole for the authorities to use (saving them from smashing open your padlock), people can now print their own keys to open your bags.
In other words, if you have a luggage lock with a keyhole for the authorities to use (saving them from smashing open your padlock before they steal your possessions, delaying discovery until pyou get home), people can now print their own keys to open your bags.
Re: Whoa there!
May I commend the last Tom Wrigglesworth account of technical support for his Dad - still available on iPlayer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hwbrr#play -
Re: In other news
You new here Aimee? At El Reg the glass is ALWAYS half empty.
Ahh you forgot the qualifier - 'but urgently awaiting the refill'
Re: Some good points but...
Ahh but us old Hipsters (the genuine(tm) article) still revere the 6310i. Truly cool retro-tech
Re: Mythical but not for all
I fondly remember Mario 64 (in fact our N64 is still connected to the TV and I played a few rounds last weekend). At the time it arrived we had three children aged about 4,6 and 8. I became a hero when I finished the final Bowser - they still remember it. Within a very short time they had far outstripped me on their ability to play (I like to think it was nothing to do with reactions and everything to do with their dedication to that and other games - even when they were time limited by their Mum and I)
Re: Why not inductive charging?
What's more if you get into the habit you can find the bloody thing.
I agree. This use of the word 'execution' is frequently abused. But then the meeedja will have us understand that words change there meanings all the time.
Re: WWII historical treason @ Voland's RH
Tut tut tut tut - bringing evidence into the fight - you should be ashamed of yourself :-)
Re: How would they have hurt anyone in the UK ?
These people don't enjoy any support in the UK communities where they are based and which was so critical to the IRA's campaigns, despite the best efforts of parts of the gutter press to tacitly paint Muslims as the new Commies.
Rubbish - as polls on issues such as 911 and Charlie Hebdo will demonstrate. There is a substantial, but not overwhelming support for these characters in 'communities' and mosques within the UK. Outside of Ireland, 'community' support for the IRA was minimal. It was there, but with a large Irish immigrant population (if you call yourself an immigrant 3-4-5 generations later) there would always be some people who might support their objectives and even their methods.
Re: How would they have hurt anyone in the UK ?
Harold Wilson, for all his faults, wasn't stupid.
The Open University is a testament to that.
Re: Used to identify potential criminals?
Doesn't really help if bodice plus ex user are inside the croc either.
Re: At least I don't think WHSmith is the ICO...
One of those mysterious shops that just appear one day and are gone when you try to return the items (with apologies to Pt)
Re: Good to see this
it's the alerts you don't get that you really need to know about.
cue the viral Velociraptor
Re: Say What?!?
I take it that will be a reference to the 'History Today' site?
Re: Corrupting America?
Very good pisstake of other videos (mentioning no US teen in school in particular)- and a Vonnegut putdown as well "-)
David Brin, the only person I know to write a book containing a masturbating dolphin...
His Uplift War series though is excellent.
I would suggest you look at both Old Harry's game (there is a very evil dolphin (goes by the name of Chuckles) who appears in the first series I think, and who has a crush on Sharon Davies - I know not a book, but, and Carl Hiassen's Native Tongue - where the dolphin gets up to much much much
In a standoff between a dolphin with a webcam and a shark with a frikkin great laser I know who I would bet on
I agree with the general tone of the article - worth a visit and good grub. You also get a years worth of visits if you can sign a tax refund form. What is interesting though is their account of how they moved from 'all energy generated onsite' to a mix (even if they generate the majority of their bulk energy - not timed) of grid and self generated.
One disappointment is a display on one of the turbines with various celebs (including that man of science, Noel Edmonds - see previous reg and other articles) providing their soundbites in support.
Oh gawd, I hope the Missus doesn't check my Ashley Maddison account
Re: If this were Mao's China...
Well that is the Reg banned from China then
Re: More 3D printing bollocks makes this news?
But to be fair, given the situation he was in, 3D printing the stethoscope was the only way he was probable;y likely to experiment and get a decent design - that of course can be mass manufactured.
She had set it to 'anyone' so as to allow her to exchange (something) with someone else. And forgotten/didn't know any better to turn it off.
I am sure he'll find a proper internship somewhere more interesting.
Hounds are not what they used to be - I blame too many video games in the kennels.
'An essential tool for all biz', says Countryside Alliance
Rubbish it's mobile we need. When you attach the GPS collar to the fox, you need a good 3G signal to track Reynard. Businesses - pahhhhh
Re: Not too long ago
While your point about beer as an alternative to contaminated water is true, I really don't think that was the only reason people drank it
Re: Bloody Jurno luxuries....
Nah real men (the advanced type) smelted the lead for their presses (run with Mammoth power if you were in the right part of the world)