Why bother trying to select the ONE you'd most like to be with. After all, they're ALL going to try and f*ck us eventually....
128 posts • joined 20 May 2010
Let's just face it. It's about time that Putin just came out...
Re: "in practice this one is no big deal."
"it says that proper risk assessment, design and test practices have not been followed. Can't imagine how that happened..."
... sounds like the aircraft was designed and built using Agile...
You could actually get the TV to make something resembling music* by rapidly switching between Fast and Slow mode - Fast mode being where the video output was switched off.
* well, sound anyway.
No wonder it's spinning ... it can't see a damn thing through all that text that's up on screen.
Re: if they allow conscientious objection, I wouldn't object
... but you'd have to be conscientous about it.
Spotted a mistake...
'The free content ad network said...'
'The content free ad network said...'
Re: How long till....
If they do, and then a fully-formed DEC can be spat out of that ... I'll be one of the happiest men alive...
Is it just me ...
... or is that first desktop screenshot somewhat reminicent of early 1980's GUIs ???
Looks f-ing awful.
Re: Stay Puft Kim, Stay Puft
Go watch Ghostbusters...
Re: No offline? Screw you guys, I’ll play with myself instead.
Given that I was able to play it last night with no issues whilst also pulling down some Linux ISOs from Usenet, and downloading from Steam (so my broadband was pretty maxed) I'd say that it only connects when it needs to update the Galaxy status (ie: when Hyperspacing to a new system or when trading in a station). Rest of the time ... no problems.
I'd be more than happy to donate the rest of the outstanding amount if, and only if, they made the cast of Assange by actually dipping the man himself in boiling Bronze.
So glad I dropped 1&1 last year for my hosting requirements.
I got so sick and tired of their hard sell tactics for their 'value added' services (like their website builder). Eventually jumped ship when after a particularly obnoxious sales drone called from the USA to try to sell me the services yet again, whom I politely informed that I was not interested. Anyhow, I then found on my next invoice a charge for 12 months pre-payment for the website builder. Took me a further 2 months to get all the charges reversed and them to eventually transfer my domains and close my accounts.
Now with Vidahost and have never been more satisfied with a hosting provider. (And I'm paying less for three years domain registration and hosting with them than I was paying 1&1 per quarter).
Re: Obligatory XKCD reference
Damn ... I now /really/ hope we find whales on there. :)
Because this is The Register. If you want serious, non-sensational journalism I suggest you check out The Sun, The People or The Mirror.
You sure that's not just some close-up of a random intern's tie-dyed t-shirt?
What? You only ride at 70 MPH?
Of course ... it's an article by Jasper. He doesn't do news....
"You could drag a body wrapped in an awkwardly rolled carpet across the foyer inside a minute," I say. "I know that for a fact!"
Re: I'm not convinced
If you look at the images, the screw holes referred to are internal - for pcb mounting I would guess, so this makes it entirely plausible [note that they may not even be screw holes, but simple locating posts instead...
Re: It can't be any worse than...
or can it?
Daikatana : The Movie ????
Re: A tabloid journalist for El Reg with Fluency in English eh
... and of course, the more accurate description for todays Daily Mail would be 'vindictive, bile-filled hate rag'.
Where's the 'B' Ark when you need it?
Nuke 'em from orbit ....
.... it's the only way to be sure.
Made my Friday that has.
Stop that it's silly
Re: They Were Tired
No, that just happens when you join the army...
Re: “US sales tax”
Joseph of Cupertino is recognised variously as the patron saint of air travellers, pilots, astronauts, people with a mental handicap, test takers, and poor students.
Re: The arrogance
You certainly shouldn't. Base them on the Grauniad instead. A much better class of sensationalist claptrap.
Re: The arrogance
AceRimmer wrote: You'll also notice that what you quoted is a quote from the original article, not a quote from the scientist.
Aww, c'mon, this is the Reg. Never let logic and fact get in the way of a good sensationalist whinge...
but just how many Bothans will die to get them?
Marks & Spencer Extra Strong teabags for me. Steeped in boiling water for between 1min30 and 2mins with a splash of skimmed milk.
I wonder what sort of knock-on effect granting this patent would have for the likes of Steam for example - especially in light of the current German court case pending regarding the resale of digital copies of games on the Steam platform...?
"Betelgeuse's outer arc will crash into it in just five thousand years and the red star itself will follow, around 12,500 years later"
... so not worth staying up late to watch then ...
“Apple’s continual improvement is thanks to both the iPhone 5 and older models attracting various customer groups," said Parlato, "from repeat Apple buyers, first time smartphone buyers and those coming from other smartphone brands”.
... so pretty much every group that bought a smartphone then?
My money is on them revealing mobile apps for Facebook that actually work...
Re: Whatever the product, this will not entice me
"That's no pub. It's a wine bar"
(with apologies to the late Alec Guiness)
Whether or not it works better than Siri is irrelevant. Until voice activation can work with 100% accuracy 100% of the time for 100% of its users it will remain nothing more than a curiosity and a toy ... on any device or platform.
It's obvious ...
Until someone actually went out and bought a Surface tablet they didn't have to worry. Now that they've actually *sold* one they're taking a much firmer line ...
"answering one researcher's query with the less-than-scientific term "bullshit.""
... so it passed the Turing test then
Re: Annual remake?
Sure that shouldn't be iMax?
From reading the review, it seems that there are many more negative points being raised than positive ones, so how on earth is this worth an 80% score?
From the review I'd have expected no more than 65%
Re: Would it be entered...
You owe me a new keyboard. Where do I send the invoice?
Re: Magic Beans you say
Yep ... definitely am. Why, do you want a toke?
Re: iFail using LOOSER
@Self-evidently: *ahem* G.W.Bush *cough*
... people in glass houses and all that ...
Jim Booth wrote: "Is the US Patent Office ran by people who decide simply by rolling one of those yes no balls?"
Well, they're certainly rolling (and smoking by the looks of it) something ...
... can I have some?
And we pay our license fee because?
Fucking hell BBC ... get a grip!
Maybe they should leave well alone.
Whilst I find it a very capable tool, it's purpose is, and has always been, to create small blocks of code that perform a single, simple function - not to develop a huge, full-on application consisting of thousands of lines of code. Surely we have much better languages already to achieve this, and as BlueGreen stated above, all this will do is further bloat the language and lead to more abuse of what it's original intended use.
... if you're going to go all that way to design a custom aircraft to act as a first stage lifter, why not just go the whole hog and design an orbital vehicle along similar lines...???
... or as many collisions seen in precicely 24 hours of traffic around L'Arc de Triomphe.