984 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010
Re: Muphry strikes again
@ Dave Harris
Maybe he's from Yorkshire, and speaks T'Queen's English?
On reflection, this looks stupid when written down, yet seemed quite witty in my head.
Re: It never ceases to amaze me
"Lefties"? I'm on the left of the political spectrum, but I don't expect school to be the primary source of discipline for my children. What are you on about?
*a lack of sufficient income prohibits me from becoming a true Champagne Socialist.
Hee hee, "BJ's". Look, it says "BJ's". BJ's!
OK, I'm done.
Re: What's wrong with buying British?
You'll never get a senior management role in the public sector, with that attitude.
Ditching your staff, then having them rehired (on worse conditions) by an inefficient private sector organisation, with one eye on its bottom line, and no eyes on your needs, is the way to go. OK, so services get worse, but at least you'll have a nice fat kickback to enjoy, and your PA can keep you insulated from the goings on in the real world.
If this is going to eliminate the trafficking of child sex-workers,
won't this require sex-droids that mimic human children? And if so, won't that fall foul of the law?
Or is it all an elaborate honeytrap?
I could imagine
phone (in the Xperia Play mould) that could be plugged into a docking station to connect to a TV and proper controllers, to become a games console, in much the same way as the Atrix can become a laptop.
I can't imagine wanting one, but I suppose it would be one less thing to get nicked, if someone broke in to your house whilst you're away.
but wouldn't the "sliding scale" model of charging mean that there was no financial incentive to supply connections to hard to reach areas, thus widening the digital divide?
You should watch The X-Files,
and get yourself up to speed on how the US government has been covering up alien invasion attempts, too. Busy bees, the CIA.
Re: Yeah, ooh aah, that's how it starts...
I wouldn't recommend that anyone watch The Entire History of You, on the grounds that it was cack-handed tosh.
So, this is a lot like the DVD I already own,
but HD shows up the flaws in the filmstock, makes the visual effects look a bit ropey? Blu-ray players sound like a great investment.
I uploaded my details to facebook,
told it I was young, free, single, and looking for a relationship, then made it all public. Now, people have read my profile and assume that I am young, free, single, and looking for a relationship. It's not fair!
read all the quotes in a wheezy, James Earl Jones voice?
Not even married,
and she's already nagging him, and has even progressed to assault with a deadly weapon?
I'm sure they'll be very happy together. Her and his life insurance, that is.
Class it as a motorbike,
or one of those 3-wheel scooters that you can ride on a car license, then subject it to £0 road tax (it doesn't emit anything, other than that sense of smugness that all cyclists give off*), and a requirement for insurance.
Result? Govt. boosts its green credentials. No one's going to buy one at that price but, on the off chance someone does, there'll be some comeback on the insurance if they manage to knock someone over.
Alternatively: Government gets over its silly objection to the import of a pushbike. No one's going to buy one at that price.
"he's remorseful for any of the harm caused to the stars"
He kept their names in the paper - will they be paying him for this service?
There's far too much common-sense thinking, in this forum.
You people will get nowhere in either politics or business, with this approach.
Re: Peripheral?? Definitely!
Bluetooth earpiece, linked to a tablet in your hand/man-bag, running Siri-style voice recognition for calls and text (and possibly more). Would work brilliantly, but you'd feel like a right berk when using it.
Trust me baby,
this is five inches...
Alt: Never mind the quality, feel the width...
Couldn't they have given it a wipe
for the photos?
Rounded corners, man - Apple can't lose! While they're at it, they can sue the makers of my dining table.
What's a discussion on browsers,
without someone pointing out that Opera is the only good browser, and all others eventually copy its features?
Nothing, that's what. So, here, you can thank me later:
Opera is the only good browser, and all others eventually copy its features.
Car design is long dead,
and this appears to have been largely an exercise in kicking its corpse. Humbug.
Why, yes - it's been designed to match its occupants.
Well, there was I,
searching for some quality, hardcore smut, but to no avail. And then it occured to me - what's the one name you associate with quality grumble? Hefner? Flint? Ben Dover? Don't be silly, it's the Pope! Tap-tap-tap on the keyboard, checking out the XXX domain (glad they put that up, or I'd never have known where to find my jazz)... Moments later, I'd been converted to Islam.
What a day.
It fell down the stairs, honest.
Last summer's riots were coordinated with Twitter and BBM. The police could move to either with minimal financial outlay. Why, just thinking about this makes me feel safer.
Apple? China? This is pure troll-bait!
"We'll keep refining it, it's plainly not working yet."
Enough about Android, what about the iPad?
consumers will happily pay more for their entertainment media, happy in the knowledge that this will help swell the government coffers, letting you pay off that massive deficit that we all caused.
There's simply no way that people will switch to illegal downloads, and HMV will be saved!
There's something very off-putting about visiting the Sex Change shop. Not that going on the Game is much of an improvement.
Sounds about right.
Shows the inherent danger with touchscreen interfaces, too - when my LG Cookie packed up, there was no way to get anything off the damn thing, which is why I now make a point of buying phones with keyboards (and making regular backups, obviously).
Still, I'm slightly upset that law enforcement don't really have that cable that they use on CSI - you know, the one that fits any phone and gives instant access to everything on it? You'll be telling me that they can't really enhance 2 pixels of CCTV footage into a high-res picture of someone's face, next.
I prefer Britian's Got Telnet.
I have to come out in their defence.
There's both a Game and a Gamestation, in the town where I work (heaven knows why), and I've found the staff in both the be very helpful. There's also a new branch of Gamestation, near where I live, and likewise, it's always been a pleasant experience.
Then again, I don't game much, anymore, and what I do buy is invariably pre-owned, so I'm probably not the sort of consumer that they can base a business around.
So long, Game.
In my limited experience*,
kids don't really need a dumbed down interface. My 5 year old can find and double-click the Firefox icon on my Vista desktop, without it needing to be anymore Fisher-Price than it already is. Not to mention, piss about with the widgets.
I think I'd rather he learnt on a "proper computer" now, lest he find them all terribly confusing when he grows up**.
*Alt: "Speaking as a parent (so feel free to ignore me)"
**Alt: "becomes an Apple customer" (sorry, couldn't resist)
Re: Football, eh?
Nothing like a game of 5-a-side. Mrs Palm's girls have been on fine form, this season.
Back in the day,
most magazines used to print a key to their % scores, so there wasn't any whining about so many games getting 80%+. El Reg ought to put out something like that, if only for the mobile phone reviews.
Like we need any more of Bill Nighy on telly.
That was my first thought, too.
Fingers crossed that the organisations spoofed do sue the hell out of them.
Given that NHD Direct is already a massive waste
of time and money, 111 looks to be nothing more than something to wave about when the government shuts down more Walk-in Centres and A&Es.
Shame this wasn't out when my better half was in the market for a new phone.
Her Xperia Mini Pro is more phone than she really needs. Still, kudos to Nokia for continuing to make this sort of thing.
Re: On the positive side...
You're right. What kind of society is this, where we don't seek to punish children for the heinous crime of being born to poor parents?
Anyone claiming that state benefits are "overly generous" should be forced to live on them for a year. Preferably on some shitty sink estate.
Re: Re: Reverting to Form (@KevinR)
I know what you mean, but the technology discussed here has the potential to allow people to connect in different ways, in addition to just tossing oneself off.
Let people make of it what they will. We've had our right hands and imaginations since forever, and society hasn't completely collapsed, yet.
Nothing for the guys?
What's your hand for, then?
Good for them.
Leaving Google and Facebook to fight over the social networking crown, whilst carving out a useful niche for themselves.
Has the news of the relaunch of Space:1999
been timed to garner public support for this project?
should be made illegal on grown-ups. All women, regardless of body shape, look ridiculous wearing them.
Cool designs, though.
It looks like any modern Jag/BMW.
ie. fugly. Shame, really, as gull wing doors are awesome. Make it look like Matt Tracker's Thunderhawk , and I will start saving, just so I can drive around with the doors open (flight, optional).
Your whole post reads as one big euphemism. "Bread oven" I understand, "turkey soup" I don't want to think about.
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