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Re: Wrong Simile
>>have you considered that they might be thinking they are heroes of the minority,
That still sounds like something you could say of terrorists.
I dislike Anon but regardless of that I think the only long term legacy they might leave is INCREASED security and DECREASED privacy, because they perfectly embody what everyone is worried about in an ungoverned internet.
Re: More native code
Well the gmail and Kindle apps work just great so it's bad coding not bad tools.
Re: Lucky Bill Ray
WP7 FB functionality is very good but it's not a complete replacement... if you simply want to browse FB it doesn't (appear to) let you.
Re: Lucky Bill Ray
Why bother rooting to save a few hundred Kb, you could just not use it?
I just use the proper version of the site on my tablet anyway.
Re: worlds hottest chilli currently for sale in oz
If you watch Man V Food, they often use pure Capsaicin (the stuff which makes chilli hot) which is rated at 16,000,000. I just don't get why anyone would want to do that.
I thought post-pub food was something you could manage when half or fully cut. e.g. bacon sandwich. Reg's dishes seem like proper cooking to me, I'd just go to the dirty takeaway rather than risk dropping it all on the floor or burning myself and/or the house!
Can they make other pork objects, like swords?
How does this kind of tool/tweak affect the times you want to use a metro app? Do they simply launch in Metro mode?
Does that specifically mean the old version, or Windows Phone also?
the biggest roadblock to nuclear is the oil industry
they just want to make money. If they can make money from nuclear they are happy - they sure don't want us to run out of oil and find themselves without an income source!
Re: The Usual Silliness
Radiation even in hospitals IS dangerous. It's also dangerous in power generation - but in both cases it's handled very carefully so the benefits massively outweigh the risks.
Claiming 'nuclear is safe' is wrong. Nuclear is only safe when you are absolutely committed to remembering how dangerous it is at all times.
Re: "Fed up of having to pick up the remote controls...?"
Flipping 200 channels to see if anything you like is on is a big pain compared to something which well tell you the channels showing something you like or are likely to like.
Re: Prior art
On that logic you couldn't patent an automatic gearbox because a person can achieve the same thing using a manual control.
I like to use my brain, and they just wont let me..
Damn these labour-saving devices. Much better to use your valuable brain paging through 200 channels in the TV guide.
This is clearly a mode you can turn on/off, akin to AI 'DJs' on spotify etc which pick you music to listen to based on what you like.
However a system which notices a show you like is on another channel and tells you about it WOULD be handy. I expect such a system in real life would not just change channels with no warning.
Dr Who without the Daleks who be like Star Trek without Klingons
Exactly. If they lose all the old baddies everyone would be complaining about that too. I think they've kept a good mix of oldies - Daleks and Cybermen are just good inventions** - and new creations... the Angels are probably the best new ones although the Ood are cool too.
**although they've done their best to screw them up making them friendly and emotional
Re: Is this right?
I don't see a problem with making people who host a website responsible for what is posted on it. Of course you can't stop filth getting posted, so the rules should make you responsible either for moderating the content, or for reacting once you know about such content.
e.g. if we started a discussion about how great sex with under-age people was, and El Reg didn't do something about it then they should get in trouble.
What are you on about?
1)People getting sloshed at a dinner party don't then run amok at closing time, or ruin the town centre for those wanting a nice dinner or a pint out.
2)It's the home-bought booze which is the whole target of this idea in the first place, so people are if anything going to see the pub seem cheaper in comparison since pubs charge massively over the minimum prices already.
I never got how this was supposed to work - do Tesco simply add £2 on the cost of a £2.50 bottle of wine and take the extra? Or are they forced to give the money to charity/government/manufacturers? Do ALL booze prices go up or only those that fall under the legal threshold... if the latter then this would surely just destroy companies who create budget booze since people would just buy more expensive variants which are no longer more expensive.
If they really want to be radical, ration alcohol sales :) They do this in Dubai actually, it's a rather weird experience buying booze there.
Re: WOW so a guy does something good for Science....
Well done to Inman for accomplishing this. But I wish you'd go back to writing funny comics rather than bitter rants, especially now Hyperbole is on indefinite hiatus.
It's a neat thing to do BUT what makes a song is the author's performance... especially with modern music anyway. Not just obvious things like the tone of their voice, but how they set up the effects on electric guitars. Every artist has a distinctive sound - even from a few bars without singing you can normally tell who the artist is.
Re: Mobile phone.. heating food.. you've not really thought that through, have you?
Put your balls in a microwave for 'only' 26 seconds then and let us know how you get on.
Re: Yet another....
Come on guys, it's about time we stopped blindly upvoting any 'rounded corners' joke.
Re: 100 Million
No, that was why they invented it :(
Very good, I hoped someone else would see that connection.
What happened to rebrander?
Re: Black holes
Aliens. It has to be aliens.
Hardly a proof
An interesting experiment but it's so simple that it didn't need to BE done, the results are so obvious. It's disingenious to evolutionary scientists to claim this proves any aspect of evolutionary theory - it's on a par with Christians claiming proof of intelligent design by cherry-picking some aspect of darwinism and building an argument around it (and I write that as a christian).
Re: J.H. Christ!
So it's fine not to bother making something user-friendly because the user can figure it out if they try hard enough?
I bet you're using Linux.
In my experiences, all the consultations were if anything over-eager to point out that it is NOT guaranteed to correct or even improve your vision. I'm sure this is a legal requirement but if anything it made me more worried :)
Re: I would love to have LASIK
But the chances of one eye going wrong is independent of the other... so even if the first goes well, the second is as likely to go wrong.
SOME practitioners DO do it that way, however that means undergoing two procedures and therefore two sets of recovery time, as well as twice as much surgeon time.
Re: LASIK night-vision loss
More modern lasers are better and apparently this is now not the common side-effect it was in the early days. Halos and so on are widely discussed, but the treatment I had (Ultralase's top one) specifically is supposed to avoid this due to additional accuracies in the laser.
Re: The funniest thing...
"When Nokia first announced that they were switching to WP7, all the WP7 fans declared that WP7 would be the market leader within a few months"
I've never seen even the most ardent WP fan make any claim that WP is going to be a market leader, ever. I think you made that entire claim up simply so you can attempt to look clever by rebuking it.
Re: "defamatory and actionable content”
Only idiots though - look hard enough and you'll find a horror story from someone who cut their arm off opening a letter for crying out loud :)
I visited them but ended up going to Ultralase also in Newcastle. £850 would be super-cheap these days!
Re: I would love to have LASIK
3% are not quite happy with it does not mean 3% have ruined eyesight. OE showed me charts which told me the exact statistical chance each of my eyes had of achieving different levels of sight (both good and bad) based on my initial prescription.
I didn't go with them but they have the data and by spreading lies you're potentially putting people off who think you know what you're talking about. All the 3 places I visited were open that sometimes things can go wrong BUT this is on a per-eye basis, and none of them could recollect ANYONE having sight 'ruined'.
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