So long, and thanks for all the fish. RIP.
139 posts • joined 20 May 2010
Re: Easily solved.
or just don't buy a smart TV. Buy a traditional, dumb model instead.
Honestly, folks will be telling me they want their vacuum cleaners connected to the internet next...
Re: Only to be expected (For good reasons)
"Do you really want another baldface, thieving liar in the office of the President?"
Because Trump is a shining beacon of Holy Goodness by comparison, right? RIGHT?
Re: BMW was careful not to show off too much
"Hey Apple, have you thought of cutting out the middle-men, just go straight to the NSA and ask them to give you BMW's blueprints?"
... where do you think the NSA got them from in the first place?
Same here. I suspect that if users opt for 'express' installation, then everything will get reset to whatever defaults MS deem necessary/desirable, whereas those who opt for a fully controlled install get to determine exactly what stays and what goes.
Re: Stupid Fight
King Jack wrote:
"Has anyone ever been harmed by looking at the opposite sex?"
Yes. I was in the pub the other night staring at this fantastically beautiful blonde, when her boyfriend came over and kicked the crap out of me...
Re: No cat...
I haven't got pussy galore in years *sigh*
* other countries and public holidays are available.
No, but if it's really, really hot, there's an infinite improbability of a large sperm whale appearing somewhere over Geneva.
Re: Tin foil hat alert
You're absolutely right. I'd ignore what Proffessor Hawkins says too.
Now, if Professor Hawking were to say it was safe though, I'd go ahead and believe him.
(damn, where's that pedant icon when you need it)?
I'd just be interested to know what he did between then and joining Channel 4 News...
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....
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 ...