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231 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
Will really miss PTerry. He did a web chat on a forum I was a member of once just before he announced his embuggerance kindly spending an hour or so answering questions.
Anyway, El Reg. when did Brits start donating dollars to research?
Re: an inspiration to procrastinators everywhere!
Me too. Was a great evening,
Met Mr Gainman after the stage show in Edinburgh a couple of years ago, and he stayed in the pub till the very last minute!
There was also the stage play, with Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern, Susan Sheridan and Mark Wing-Davey that toured in 2012/2013, directed (and playing drums) by Dirk Maggs who was the guy behind the last three radio productions.
Was well worth a night out to see it, and it had a different voice of the book every time as well.
Could be worse
At least you get to jack the car up at the back. Seen too many front jack guys get run over by their own drivers to want to take that gig thank you very much!
Same way Sky does, you can connect up to 3 (?) devices per account and only switch them every month (I think, this is based on why a friend uses another friends Sky account to watch F1 in his own home)
I used to have a big ceramic mug that held about a pint as my container of choice until it cracked. Bigger the better please El Reg!
The Nationwide ATM I use has a touch screen, but the keypad is where they normally are, so even if it was one of these, I'd still be keying in my PIN on the pad below.
I won't enjoy it
Robot 1 to robot 2:
"Can you direct this guest to room 42?
"I won't enjoy it. Brain the size of a planet and all they ask me to do is show people their rooms. Don't like robots. Hate them. Look at that door. Ghastly isn't it. Life, don't talk to me about life.
etc. etc. etc....
Re: Unclear motives
I, know a company tried to trademark "Northern Soul", which was successfully contested and was refused, so there is a sort of precedent for this kind of stuff.
I hope that either Charlie Hebdo sells copies on Fleabay for a sensible price, or it's made available as a download (preferably with translations, my French is terrible!)
And +1 for printing the covers. The press needs to stick together on this one, journalism is not an act of war.
Re: Grass always greener
You're right, I'm not. But I remember being sat on a plane in Borneo with a bunch of people from Perth and was feeling a little jealous about how quickly they got there.
Perth > Sarawak = 3,674 km, London > Sarawak 11,558 km, so yes, there is a bit of a difference.
Grass always greener
Miss about living in the UK - easy access to Europe.
I'd love the easy access to SE Asia you get from Australia.
Oh, well, off to Bali in a couple of years time and apart from taking over a day will cost an arm and a leg.
Beer icon because, well, there will be a lot of it drunk with friends.
I've seen Playbook's at £40 - I have one and as a media player and for light internet use it's superb, excellent speakers and sound, The apps are pretty crap (although I do have a decent RDP client running on it) but it's more than paid for itself in the time spent watching stuff whilst travelling.
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
Re: @ Ol'Peculier
Very good point, very well made. Just have to wait to get 4G in Masham next...
Take a look at EE's coverage map, zoom in to just west of the North Yorkshire coast and you'll see a place called Wold Newton covered by 4G. Place has got a population of about 300, Wonder if one of them is a EE director?
Bucking the trend...
I work for a company that has purely traded online for ten years, we opened our first high street shop last month.
Yes, exactly the opposite of what everybody else is doing, but it's working for us.
Re: A missed opportunity
Interesting, I had to return a tripod to Amazon (which came packed diagonally in a huge box) and didn't have to pay anything to the newsagent I dropped it off at.
I also see that one of the drop locker services is now letting you put stuff into their system for collection by a courier too.
I used to have an office in a managed block, so the rent covered everything apart from phone/broadband.
If I was feeling particuarly playful when a salesman called I'd keep going until I'd end it with "but we don't get gas/leccy/water bills. But you still say you can save me money? Please do carry on...
need to make that publically available. Could maybe set up a leaderboard to see how other people get on!
Re: BRIAN COX....
If you were lucky to get to the Douglas Adams Virtual 60th party a couple of years ago, you'd have seen Jon Cuylshaw mocking him (Cox was meant to be there) by saying he was off on a BBC jolly pointing at stars and stuff.
Would have been nice to have seen him actually prove his stuff.
Re: Back in a time where...
Still have two or three Clipper manuals somewhere in the loft. Happy memories compiling (AKA extended tea breaks...)
Nott a new problem
This happened to me last October. Was in a UK airport trying to find the email with my inbound flight reservation and EE said I'd used all of it up. Same thing around April, and for two weeks of that period I'd been on the other side of the world.
I knew there was no way I could have used that data, and they eventually admitted there had been a cock-up and reset my months usage to 0kb
Pretty crap, however you look at it.
I can be somewhere where they don't speak English in an hour too.
It's called Lancashire.
(can we have a "War of the Roses" icon?)
Canon 1D's support twin cards, writing RAW to one card and JPG to the other (while since I've used one, so might support RAW to both). Just wish my 5D MkII did the same...
No they don't - before a shoot they format the cards in the camera and carry on from there.
I'm not sure about this. My council was asked how many houses had licences to keep lions and the like, but if I do a search on whatdotheyknow.com - which is where most FOI requests are created - I don't get any results.
Mind you, I trust my local council as far as I could throw the Clown Hall...
If you are wanting rid of said bathtub, I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands (although, apparently, it's insanely heavy)
They might be around for 25 a go - but you'll need a telescope to see the stage from your seat...
Is this for every night I wonder? Am off on Saturday so be interesting to see what happens.
Re: Think motorsport
Don't know, they still are used at NASCAR and I think golf. Was just FOM being greedy.
I went to the F1 in Malaysia this year, and the screen opposite the stand was next to useless.
Imagine being able to see the world feed whilst the cars are out of view, or see the pit stops if you aren't opposite the start/finish line? Combine that with the radio broadcast already available and it's a different, erm, ball gaim.
Going to be good
Have it on very good authority this is going to be a very good book - the guy knows his DNA, Looking forward to it.
Re: Of course there is a sad story behind it all
I'm off - they've got a beer garden
Anybody noticed that jquery is being loaded from Googles CDN?
Most Android users will have worked out how to easily get content onto their gadget before leaving for the flight.
Anyway, United is a terrible airline. Got an "upgrade" last year and honestly can't say what the difference was between that and cattle class.
"Just look at cash point machines, for instance. Queues of people standing around waiting to have their fingerprints read, their retinas scanned, bits of skin scraped from the nape of the neck and undergoing instant (or nearly instant – a good six or seven seconds in tedious reality) genetic analysis, then having to answer trick questions about members of their family they didn't even remember they had, and about their recorded preferences for tablecloth colours. And that was just to get a bit of spare cash for the weekend."
Why doesn't NCR fork off a Linux derivative and write their own embedded system stuff on top of that?
= more profit in the long term as they don't need to include a Windows XP licence in with the cost of the machine
Beer as they dispense tokens to purchase it...
Not always, what about streaming directly onto a phone, MiFi dongle or cellular connected tablet?
I know that Sky allows up to three devices, but they (AFAIK) aren't transferrable
This will be interesting, how will they manage iPlayer only households with multiple devices - I've got 6 devices in my house that can access iPlayer, so I'd need passwords for each one. So what's stopping me saying I've got 7 and give one away to a mate in the pub?
I've managed 52.78 on EE in the centre of London, but just 38.52 in York which you would think would be less congested (although it was a Friday night with the students and LibDem lot out and about)
Would be nice if they actually connected the rest of the country to 4G.
Re: Psion 3
Agreed, got the t-shirt...
I had a Psion 3 when I went to America in 1995 - the Yanks were amazed by it!
You could also put your phone over the speaker and dial a number from the phone book using DTMF - which seemed quite cool at the time.
“I’ll bet a lot of metal drummers might be jealous of what I can do now,” Barnes explains, presumably referring to the musical genre rather than rival cyborg musicians.
I've played them. They're rubbish.
Re: No escape for us
Ethiad do too, and I think you can hook certain devices into the screen and speakers.
I'm sure I remember reading that Zuck said that email was "dying" and the main way of communication would be via social networks.
Only if I don't have to get out of the bath...
(wondered if anybody would get the refereence)
“One is never alone with a rubber duck.”
Without video I was going to call bullsh... Oh wait...