21 posts • joined Friday 26th November 2010 12:33 GMT
Re: I'm wondering ...
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sub-arean I think you mean :)
Long liv the Stainless Steel Rat
He was, as the blurb on the back of the paperbacks said, 'The Monty Python of the spaceways' - his writing always had humour , dark though it may have been, and his prose was some of the most absorbing I have ever had the pleasure to read.
I hope someone options a few more of his works - Slippery Jim, Jason dinAlt and Bill (with two Ls) deserve some screen time...
Rest in peace, Harry - if I could write it in Esperanto, I would
in the words of Harry Hill:
strange emails from O2
I wonder if the strange email from email@example.com is related to this change?
Anyone else get an email containing '6565' at around 1pm?
In so many ways
What part of jet powered are you missing :)
Sounds like a mish-mash of everyone's upgrade strategy. The only bit I didn't see was the 18month subscription upgrade with version 3, 3S, 4, 4S where it all looks the same on the outside, but some whizzy bits on the inside get changed, and you may notice a difference
Disclaimer - happy owner of iPhone 3, 3GS and 4S
Mine's the one with a 4S in the pocket
No real problems here. Started downloading at 7:30 pm or so, 668Mb in 50 minutes.
The only problem was with iTunes backing up my 3GS - kept on getting an error. I had to create a new account and use that to back and restore. Finished by 11pm
It's been said before, but a good thing is worth saying twice
One more thing...
Rest in peace, Steve
Condolences to family and friends. We lost a visionary.
(P.S. El Reg - can we have the St. Jobs icon back in memoriam?)
@stu 4 re: Helium weirdness
It has to be cooled to below just liquid, and there are specific requirements for it to work.
Google says below 2.17kelvin for He4 and 0.002491 K for He3 - so the chances of finding it in an open container are quite slim...
Always beer first...
Icon for obvious reasons
Definitely need more of Slippery Jim DiGriz
I am surprised that no-one has tried to do a Stainless Steel Rat film yet - it's not like there weren't enough stories to choose from
Or if you want to go even sillier, Bill, The Galactic Hero....
Reminds me of school
I remember a physics experiment at school where you had to map the electric field around a sphere by measuring the deflection of a small flame. The reason that it stick in my memory is that the sphere used was a plastic ball covered in a metallic paint, and despite the strong exhortations to not measure too closely, at least one person would destroy the ball each time the experiment was run...
That's got to be a few years ago now, though
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