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El Reg will never be the same again, RIP Lester.
Surely you jest. Ayone who watches TV cop shows knows that car body panels easily stop machinegun bullets, while bullet-proof vests leave their wearers lying on the ground, badly bruised, from only a rifle shot...
Doesn't a single bullet impact cause the whole vehicle to explode in a spectacular fireball?
I'm still running iOS 7.1 on my iPad 3.
It still does pretty much everything I need it to do, though a number of apps refuse to install. The main problem is not being able to update Safari.
Don't get me started on modern cars and trying to adjust the temp while you drive down the road.
I tend to buy second hand cars that are around 10 years old. In my experience, no matter the age, vehicles tend to have similar controls. Until I was given the "key" to a brand new Passat in 2007. First off I had to find the hole in which to insert the cartridge which starts the car. Ok, found it. Push it in.
Message displayed: Depress clutch. Push clutch in, push the "key" in, engine starts, Great. So I try pushing the button marked (P) to release the handbrake, whilst depressing the accelerator and releasing the clutch. Car won't move. After 10 minutes messing about, I finally got it moving. I felt a bit ashamed of myself, since as far as I'm concerned, I can operate anything, especially if it has electronics in it. Eventually I figured out the parking brake is automatic, and it's actually ok once you get the hang of it, but it's over-engineered and just another bit of pointless electronics to go wrong.
Anyway, TL;DR, I agree.
You're wrong because they disagree.
I frequently get caught out by the standard keyboard arrangement of the backspace key right next to the enter key. Unfortunately it seems we're stuck wit
Even if you never watch BBC channels, you still are required to pay.
This is the stupid part. I actually pay the licence fee because I can afford it, and I may watch a couple of programmes a week. Though I spend more time listening to the radio and reading the BBC news website, neither of which I'm obliged to pay for.
You'll have to source the 1000 games though.
Probably easier than sourcing a Pi Zero.
If you read the linked article, he states that the genuine products are not made in China.
Personally I prefer to write "god" with a lower case g as I don't consider it a proper noun.
These solutions are available to anyone who's willing to pay the enormous price. There's no getting round the fact that someone's going to have to dig a big trench to put your fibre in, and that doesn't come cheap. Still, it's more cost effective than relocating a big factory or farm to a city centre.
Politics - keeping our class in power
Philosophy - why it is right that we run the country
Economics - how to ensure we get all the money
There was me thinking it referred to George Osborne's hi-vis and hard hat.
@Paul Crawford: There are hackney carriages and private hire taxis outside London, too. Read the badge on the back of the vehicle.
So when I hear a media outlet say "for more information see our facebook page" as if faecebook is one of our essential utilities and we are all expected to use it, I feel like puking
Ditto Twitter. The non-commercial BBC which makes great efforts to remove any branding from on screen products and has presenters saying things like "a popular supermarket chain" have no problem promoting these commercial social networking sites.
Drunk, in the middle of the night, under intense pressure attempting to debug someone else's code. Amazing.
Still, I'd have sent that artic round to the boss's house.
When can we expect to see Virgin Media available in rural areas then?
Much better shave, too. Though a lot easier to cut yourself with.
Gillette must have spent billions on R&D to come up with the idea of adding yet another blade to the cartridge.
Oh, the ultrasonic remote... We could change the TV channel by dropping a bunch of keys or clapping.
It's not really about the money
Really? I completely understand the need to limit the use of dodgy knock off chargers, but if that's all they cared about they wouldn't put such a huge markup on the official accessories.
The most likely culprit is the nitrates and other nasties that come from curing, smoking and/or cooking the meat. So eat your bacon raw and you'll be fine ;)
The article does state processed meat.
Surely uncured bacon would be "pork"?
Christ. Commentards insult each other all the time. If everyone clicked the "report comment" button every time they were insulted, the mods wouldn't get a moment's rest.
The revolver was a different story.
"Alcohol's not a drug, it's a drink"
Yes. It infuriates me the amount of people who don't understand how a thermostat works. Set it to the temperature you want, not as high/low as it will go. It won't work any faster.
I have certain expenses in order to live, work and generate profit. Such as having premises to operate from (a house), fueling my body with food, and getting to work by car or public transport.
If all your living expenses were tax deductible, I would imagine the personal allowance would be abolished.
People who bring portable amplified speakers to a festival so they can "entertain" everyone in a 10 metre radius of their tent with their music at 4am annoy the hell out of me. Most festivals specify "no personal sound systems". I don't want to hear repetitive psytrance all night thank you very much.
A few years ago I found the user manual for my Oric Atmos. It was the size of a paperback novel, and written in a very informal style, with a number of programs to try out.
Nowadays you get a booklet full of safety warnings in 20 languages.
What utter rubbish
Whilst the 6310i was an excellent phone in terms of reliability, features and battery life, the 8210 beat it on pocketability.
The main problem I have found with these "landfill" devices is that you will be stuck with whatever (probably already a couple of years old) version of Android it was supplied with. A few years down the line you find that less and less apps are supported, even though the hardware could run a newer version, the manufacturers are only interested in selling more cheap devices.
My dad rented the same Mitsubishi Blue Diamond set for at least 15 years before buying it off the rental company for £50. He eventually had to stop using it since it was nigh on impossible to get a VCR, DVD player and Sky box to work together to deliver a signal through a single RF connection. He would frequently ask me to sort out the mess of coax cable to "make it work", with me grumbling and insisting he should get a new one.
I believe it was still working when he got rid of it, though occasionally it would need a few smacks on top to get it to switch on.
British English vs. US English
Pirate Windows Vista? They'd be lucky.
Who are the people who pay over the odds for things?
I expect they are the same people who take out personal loans to buy a car or a piece of furniture, instead of saving up or buying second hand.
I've actually gone pay-as-you-go, and I'm not a teenager! After analyzing my usage over the past 6 months, I realised I was only using half of my bundled minutes and only a few MB of data every month. "Handsets upgrades" are procured from eBay when I break or lose the previous one.
Yeah, I was waiting for him to floor it.
He said correct; all the driver's countries drive on the left, for example Japan
So what are the "driver's countries"? Not Italy or Germany then?
c.38000 molecules of Hitler's last piss
Pretty potent by homeopathic standards!
Tom 7: Out of interest, what is the name of this "two part metal glue"? I like to have a good selection of adhesives and I seem to be lacking something designed to bond metals. The only one I can think of is "J B Weld".
Don't beaches have sand? That looks more "lakeside" to me.
C'mon, it's hardly Windows 8...
And, to be blunt, IT is a really bloody boring hobby.
I've been an IT hobbyist since childhood, and subsequently an "IT professional", and I actually find it very interesting! A lot of hobbies will seem boring to people who aren't interested in them.
I think the video embedded in the article is not the "having sex" one the ASA refers to. The "shaving" one apparently wasn't banned.
I think if you'd named one "Poppy" you would have had a chance.
In the late 90s I actually changed my preferred browser from Netscape to IE by choice because Netscape turned Navigator into "Communicator" which ran like a dog on my 486 PC. IE 3 was small and fast by comparison. I certainly wasn't tricked into using it by Microsoft.
(I'm not using IE any more, though)
Seems to be working now. Once again a fantastic article from Mr Dabbs.
Not sure if this is just happening to me. I've tried looking at articles on El Reg this weekend from several different platforms and browsers but there's just a massive void of blank with the "related articles" as a narrow bar on the left of the page. No ad blockers enabled. Help! I can't start my weekend until I've read "Something for the weekend".
A few years ago I spent quite some time tweaking my spam filter. No, that's not a euphemism. As part of this process I read a lot of spam, and still study the odd message now and again. Anyway, as I looked at the messages, I found some of them so hilarious that I would forward them to friends. Sadly I no longer receive amusing spam in English, though very recently I've started to receive a lot of Russian and Chinese spam which I can't understand. I can only hope that the content of these messages is just as ridiculous as the classic 419 messages of yesteryear.
You forgot the troll icon.
Oh, and for a blast from the past I recently installed MS Comic Chat... It had me in stitches because it's so ridiculous.