Re: a photo of a mamod steam engine-COOL!!!!
Hands up all of those who only clicked on the article because of the picture...
87 posts • joined 25 Mar 2010
Hands up all of those who only clicked on the article because of the picture...
" it would appear Apple are the only one pricing their products at a realistic level. "
Err, no they just have a huge profit margin compared to the small profit margin of other manufacturers.
Do not put anything in this Cloud thing unless you want the whole world to see/listen to it. It might be the latest thing which some will have you believe will lead to a cure for cancer or create world peace, but it's just a load of over hyped insecure nonsense.
P.S. Thanks for all the nude pics.
Are you sure that Pluto isn't just going through The Change now that it's 13 billion years old? Next it will refuse to come out of it's orbit and will be surrounding itself in black clouds.
"The *really* amusing thing is that the campaigns for Foxconn to raise the wages of its Chinese workers may actually have had an effect. But not the one the rich westerners pushing for those pay rises might have had in mind."
You do realise that one of the reasons why the wages have gone up is that China is running out of people from farming/poor regions to do the work, so the Chinese aren't losing jobs it's just that there aren't enough people who can or want to do jobs like this any more.
Google Music often have good deals on older albums with many being available for £2 or less, although it's usually pretty mainstream stuff.
Just walk away (from Intel) Renee.
But don't forget that bus services in London weren't privatized, as we couldn't have the government having to deal with the chaos that they created on their doorstep.
"The Water industry (to take an example) had a pending programme of major infrastructure renewal that HMG Just couldn't fund in a million years. Privatisation put that risk onto the new owners."
Who then got their customers to fund the infrastructure improvements.
"Can you go into PC-World (shudder) and buy a PC without Windows?"
Why would anyone who wants a PC without Windows want to go to PC World in the first place? It's a piece of piss to buy a PC without an OS these days, just because the big boys don't sell them it doesn't mean that there aren't loads of places that do like Ebuyer, CCL, Novatech, Scan etc.
For that kind of money he could have bought his girlfriend a very nice engagement ring...... oh, right.
Although it's not that well known in the wider computing world, Cray engineers discovered that a vinyl cushion will increase CPU frequency by at least 5%.
My parents bought me one of the Native American figures in the mid 70s, but I never realised that it was one of the first models that they released.
I've always had a fascination with the special conversion Landy's ever since I got my hands on LR catalogue in the 80's that featured some of them. I especially like the fire engine conversions and was looking at a webpage of pictures of them a few weeks ago which included a 6 wheel version!
"Adverts. The ability to fast forward through them."
Indeed. I missed the last few minutes of a show which I was watching live on E4 so I had to use the 4OD app and I had to watch about twenty adverts all in one go just to watch the last few minutes of the show.
Am I the only one who thought that this article was going to be about the record company?
I do find it unbelievable that the BBC has to pay £10 million a year to Sky just so they can broadcast their output on satellite TV
"Then the money will start rolling in, just ask Google."
At least until those piano playing cats remove their art from their video service
The Great Train Robbers "hacked" some train signals over fifty years ago so it's nothing new.
"Google Concrete Crusher."
Wow, those Mount View boys are really diversifying these days aren't they?
"whilst with the conservatives we have Ian Livingston (former MD at BT) being given a peerage and a position as unelected trade minister in government."
To accept peerage turn to page 38 to reject peerage turn to page 109.
(Yes, I know)
If you want to connect an old turntable to a PC you can buy DJ mixers which have a USB output such as the Numark M101 USB Mixer which at £80 is much cheaper than the Pro-Ject Phono Box USB V that you mentioned.
"I can't imagine why anyone thought putting it on a channel half the country don't get was a clever idea!"
HBO did an exclusive deal with Sky a few years ago, so they are the ones to blame.
Can I be the first to welcome our huge mutant falcon overlords.
"But Chappie isn’t a sermon "
Is that a first for a Neil Blomkamp film?
But which class of ship do the telephone sanitizers travel in?
"Whatever damage the species Homo Sapiens may inflict on the planet we will never be able to create as hostile and dangerous an environment as space or the other planets in the solar system."
Exactly! It never ceases to amaze me how supposedly intelligent people come up this idea that it would be easier to live in a space station or another planet compared to living on earth. Even a climate change/nuclear war ravaged earth would be easier and cheaper to live on than a space station or another planet.
" human passion for things that go boom and blow other humans into bite sized chunks"
Which was the exact reason why the NASA budget was "4.41% of the total government spend" in 1966. We choose to go to the Moon, not because it's easy, but because we want to get there before those damn Ruskies.
Yeah, when he mentioned the invasion of Iraq and ISIS in the same sentence I did wonder if he realised that the two things were connected? (Answer: probably not)
You obviously don't remember some of the ties and shirts that the OU lecturers used to wear back in the day!
What do you mean? That episode with "comedian" Alan Davies was filled with hardcore science!
"customers being on vacation"
Is that a business equivalent of "the dog ate my homework"?
I was wondering if NorahJonesHadSexWithATeddyBear.com is taken?
Let's hope that P.E.T.R don't get to hear about this!
Well as there is now only one Wachowski "brother" that rumour is partially true.
Yeah, Lockheed must be really regretting taking on that blank cheque government contract.
"But what does it mean for me as a Win7 user? From what I can tell at the moment, if I upgrade to Win10 then I get a shiny new OS for free, but for only one year. When that year is up, I will have to pay regularly to keep it going."
Errr no, it quite clearly says "The upgrade will only be free in the first 12 months after release and will last for the "supported lifetime of the device."
"The problem with that for the time being is that apps on Windows Phone don't necessarily appear on Windows proper and vice-versa."
Yeah, I bought one of those £60 Tesco Windows Connect tablets over Christmas and one of the most annoying aspects of using Windows 8.1 on a tablet is when you find a useful app for Windows Phone 8 only to find out that it won't work on Windows tablets. One advantage that Android has over Windows is that generally Android apps will work on both tablets and phones.
I've still got my Speedtouch "frog" modem which Pipex gave me about ten years ago when I first joined them. For some reason I've kept it "just in case" even though I don't know that it would still work with modern OS's. I've never changed ISP in those ten years either as though the company has been taken over by Tisacali and Talk Talk, I've had a good stable connection for most of that time, in fact I can't even remember the last time I had a serious line fault.
Why is it whenever there is a debate about music sales on this site we get numerous comments about DRM riddled downloads as if it's still 2007? Perhaps those who make these comments can point out to us who still sells music downloads with DRM?
"made a loss of £24.7m on revenues of £3.5m" Wow that is quite impressive, especially for a company that has been going for seven years!
Yep, Tesco have been selling Windows 8 7" tablets for £60 for the past few days and they only have 1GB of memory, but at that price it's still a bargain.
"This week the BBC launched a "gamification" app for children" This is the problem I have with the BBC, as there doesn't seem to be anyone working there asking whether or not some of the things that they do fit within it's remit. It seems to not be a case of "should we be doing this?", but more like "hey we've got a shitload of licence fee payers cash to spend let's do something "cool" with it!".
Yeah, if it wasn't for BBC3 you'd never be able to see repeats of Top Gear
I've seen a list of those celebrity pseudonyms and can exclusively reveal that they are as follows...
Natalie Portman - Gertie Fengstein
Brad Pitt - Johnny Suede
Daniel Craig - Quentin McArthur-Park
Sarah Michelle Gellar - Amber Pointy
"New drivers are bad enough, if we remove these filters then there will be more accidents"
So how many accidents are the result of a drivers inability to reverse around a corner or do a three point turn? Most accidents are caused by driving too fast for the conditions and/or poor judgment not by the ability to reverse.
"Oh, and the Valenta wasn't that reliable in the beginning, and wouldn't meet today's emission standards"
But it did sound really cool, especially when pulling away from a station!
Microsoft also paid for an entire episode of the US TV show Suburgatory which heavily featured the Surface Tablet. Ironically the show was just as successful as the tablet, so I guess it was a match made in heaven.
Are you confusing her with Shakira?
It's a good job that you didn't type bing as that would have destroyed the interweb.