783 posts • joined 3 Jul 2010
Jokes are funnier without spelling mistakes
For instance, in yours you consistently spell "Apple" I-N-T-E-L. Better fix that next time.
Some houses on Shetland have a postcode all to themselves
He's going to be out of luck if he tries claiming it was his neighbour using his connection/
Game over, BitCoin seller.
I want to live in your universe
You know, the one where iPhones cost less than $250.
... but by the 13th century, people in the West believed it was flat again. Until a theory is definitively proven or disproven, it will go in and out of vogue.
A note on the extras
It wasn't mentioned in the review, but the extras in this box (including the commentaries) are the same as those in the original DVD extended edition sets. All this box set does is upgrade the movies to full HD and 6.1 sound.
That said, the upgrade is very much worth it if you have an AV rig that can handle it.
You missed one
Well, two actually - Chaos and its sequel, Lords of Chaos. LoC was if anything even better than Laser Squad: you were able to choose the units for your side on the fly and also use a variety of powerful direct attacks and board changing effects, but the more units you had, the less power you had left to use combat spells.
Is it Vladimir Poutine?
Unrelated part of the business?
Since when was Samsung's department that designs mobile phones unrelated to the department that designs mobile phone components?
"The science of dianetics"
I can only presume you meant to type "the bullshit fabricated to sucker in morons and people with severe self-esteem issues of dianetics"? Easy mistake to make, the keys are right next to each other.
Well, no, Hardcastle, it couldn't
Because "educationally subnormal" is two words, not three. Anyone who isn't educationally subnormal knows that, and so would never use "ESN" as an acronym to describe people who are.
I picked up my first Android phone a couple of months ago. It's neat, I like it - but as a novice smartphone user it's not easy for me to get the most out of the OS. An iPhone may in fact have been the better choice for me in that respect. Also, if I pick up a tablet it's likely to be an iPad as I would be using it for magazine subscriptions and boardgaming, and some of the things I want just aren't available for Android devices. So I'm far from an Android fanboy as you suggest.
However, I am not going to pay over the odds simply because a given device is a fashion accessory. Nor, given a choice, would I buy a product from a company whose public face has said that "iPod users would rather be mugged than have people not know they have an iPod" - yes, that is a genuine quote - and that when their handheld device didn't work properly when held naturally, blamed the design of the human hand. All big companies are arrogant, but Apple's arrogance is consummate.
Apple fans don't read Android threads for a reason
Ask a fundamentalist Christian if he's ever read a given book on philosophy, theology, ethics or morality, and nine times out of ten he will reply "I don't need to read that, the Bible tells me everything I need to know". Ask an Apple fanboi if he's ever looked at the specs, software, style or cost of a non-Apple phone, and nine times out of ten he will reply "I don't need to read that, I have my iPhone and I'm happy".
The blind faithful rarely have interest in anything but the object of their faith.
"the iphone 4 is the best smartphone ive used to date."
Fanboi to English translation: "The iPhone 4 is the most recent Apple smartphone."
The co-conspirators of Guy Fawkes?
That would be Robert Catesby, Thomas and Robert Wintour, Robert Keyes, John Grant, Francis Tresham, Robert and Thomas Winter, John and Christopher Wright, Thomas Percy, Sir Ambrose Rookwood, Sir Everard Digby and Thomas Bates. I can also spell "conspirators" and "Fawkes".
Anonymous protesters don't wear the Guy Fawkes mask because the Gunpowder Plotters were anonymous. They wear it because the character V in "V For Vendetta" wore it, and the most important thing about V is that it didn't matter who he was.
Discworld is not on the list...
... because Discworld novels actually have resale value - second hand bookshops know they can pass them through as fast as they come in, so offer more than the usual tuppence-ha'penny a book.
On the other hand, I see almost as many Harry Potter novels in charity shops as I do Twilight. People tend to lose their love of Harry Potter when they discover there are books not written by JK Rowling.
Farewell Sarah ...
... and all say "Hi!" to Jude the Obscurer.
(PS: Where do I forward marriage proposals to Sarah Bee?)
Yes? And? So?
Hey, you know what else? BR27 GRD is probably on the road too, like many other inoffensive combinations of letters and numbers.
BA57 ARD almost certainly is *not* on the road, though.
I'm afraid not
Many years ago, my mother saw a car with registration PEN 48S and asked who had PEN 1S. She was informed that this plate was not available. A humourless bunch, the DVLA.
Bilgepipe, many fanbois routinely buy out their contracts when a new iTeration is released and sell on their old handset to cover the cost. This does happen with other handsets too, but more commonly with iPhones because the Apple sticker (Applestika?) on the back represents about 40% of the handset's price and it doesn't depreciate.
Who replaces their phone every year?
That would be Apple fanbois, I believe.
However, I have not downvoted your post because your point about comparative advancement speeds is fair and valid, if not 100% accurate - some advances are available in two generations of smartphones before the iPhone catches up.
Credits, huh? That means a lot
Elvis also got a writing credit on a lot of his songs, but he never wrote a song in his life. It was done to get him (well, Colonel Tom) a bigger share of the money.
Also, whether she was involved in the writing or not, I'd be loath to describe her repetitive garbage as "songs".
The IT angle? That would be the auto-tuning software.
I don't think so
If they have your telephone number then they can get your home address easily, of course, and I'm sure there's a way to query a telephone number to get the active IP on that line.
Can anyone provide an exemplar of someone being called by these scammers who does not have any kind of internet connection?
Time is money
If you take a scammer all the way through his spiel before you let him know you're wise to him, then you have reduced the number of people who can be scammed by one. For the expense of 10 or 15 minutes of your time, you have caused the scammer to lose anywhere from the £50 "premium service" scam fee up to the thousands that can be pillaged from someone's bank account. If all of us reading did it just three or four times, they would lose millions.
So yes, I do consider wasting their time to be a profitable use of mine.
The voltage toggle switch...
... is recessed because it would only be operated BY a tool.
Didn't some fired sysadmin recently face criminal charges for refusing to turn over passwords to company machinery?
My own tale of woe:
"I turned on my PC and it went bang, now it won't turn on."
"OK ... you pushed the button on the front and it went bang?"
"No, the switch on the back."
"The rocker switch with 0 and 1 on it?"
"No, the sliding switch..."
For those familiar only with modern power supplies, that would be the switch toggling the PSU between running at 115V and 230V. "Bang", indeed.
There's an app for that!
Rational people can't explain anything to morons, AC
.xxx is a bad idea for the adult industry because if they were forced to use it, any and all ISPs could instantly block all porn sites from their customers. They are upset with it for precisely the same reason Jews and homosexuals were upset when the Nazis forced them to wear yellow stars and pink triangles.
"If Apple were evil, the product owners would complain"
Yes, and Scientology can't possibly be evil because Scientologists don't complain about it constantly. It's all people who have never been part of the brainwashing cult and have no intention ever to be part of it, plus a few ex-Scientologists, who are giving the magical and revolutionary Church of L Ron Hubbard a bad name.
He wouldn't get a penny
Because Android at least already has wireless syncing built in. The market for the iPhone app only exists because iOS is a shabby piece of crap.
A most impressive feat
Using two mobiles simultaneously AND sticking two fingers up at everyone at the same time? A man who is capable of that is perfectly capable of controlling a car without using his hands.
A quote so famous...
... you may even have heard of it before cutting and pasting it from the BBC website, who mentioned it yesterday in the day's most popular news article.
... a cock is a phallus whenever it's long enough to dangle, hard or soft. You're propagating a phallusy.
It's not a good analogy, though, as Cnut ordered the tide to go out as a demonstration to his lords that there were limits to man's power. The Tories have no such delusions of realism.
"No more Viagra spam"
You have plans to dip your wang in acid and fill the holes with saline solution, then?
You forgot to add...
"Posted from my iPhone"
Got an e-mail about this the other day
Was told that the PSN was back online and that users were receiving 45 days free credit as an apology for the outage.
Funny thing is, I don't own a PlayStation and never have, nor have I ever looked at, requested information on or (God forbid) had an account on PSN.
The even funnier thing, though, is that in the source code all the links and headers appeared to be legit - none of the usual "www.sony.com that turns out to be www.sony.returns.com" tricks. I didn't click on them anyway, of course, but either scammers are getting incredibly clever or Sony don't know who their own customers are.
Hi, Affordable Graham!
You seem to have got it back to front. This person isn't saying that BDSMers often abuse kids. He's saying that child molesters often enjoy BDSM as well. It's like how when you say that murders are often committed with guns, it is not the same as saying gun owners are all murderers.
"Why shouldn't he just go get a job?"
Because sometimes the job just isn't there. Employers pass you over for the jobs you're not qualified for because they can find someone who is; they pass you over for the jobs you're overqualified for because "you'll only move onto something better as soon as it appears". After a while your skills get out of date and you can't even get the jobs you're trained for any more. Eventually, employers start passing you over because you've been unemployed for a long time and so there *must* be something wrong with you, or you'd have found a job by now.
Unemployment is a trap, and it can be very hard to escape. Every time I see some clueless fuckwit holding forth that "unemployed people could get jobs if they really wanted" I feel an overpowering urge to pick up a shotgun and create a vacancy, because these people are the same kind of people who *do* think "I won't employ him, he's been unemployed so he must be lazy".
Try reading the post, moron. The poster works. Their friend who is lodging with them is on benefits.
No, actually it doesn't
Preparing for the worst does not mean that the worst is going to happen. It just means that if it does, you're covered and hence do not have to come to El Reg forums to pule and whine about your terrible experiences.
You're right, you don't need a new TV
If you can't tell the difference between 1080p and 625 lines analogue, then you're either blind or partially sighted.
So your mother had bad luck with TVs; that's a shame, but one piece of anecdotal evidence does not mean all modern TVs are crap and unreliable. My own mother picked up her HD TV about the same time yours did, and it's worked perfectly since the day she got it. Guess that means all HD TVs are good, right?
As for your "pointless blanket insults", it was good of you to check that I have a 3D TV before calling me a gadget freak with too much money. Oh, wait, you didn't - you just jerked the knee.
Now as it happens, I actually do have a 3D TV. I saved for it for half a year and I bought the best TV I could afford. I also paid for a 5-year extended warranty on it. Know why I planned this way? Because I don't "buy into the merry-go-round" - I intend to get full value for my money and use that TV for five years, if not more.
"Copy of the iPhone 4"
Or as non-fanbois like to describe it: a different phone with bigger screen, more memory, faster processor, and greater room for customisation.
No, they want the prototypes
How will Apple be able to sue Samsung because their next-gen phones copy the look and feel of the iPhone 5, if they don't know what Samsung's copies look like before they design it?
I doubt it
You really don't want to be waving placards for hours when you have arthritis or the rheumatizz.
Clearly some people have not read the article
The same doofus predicted the Rapture would happen in 1994. People still believed him this time, and in numbers just as great.
... but Spam is also a registered trademark, and the name is also an abbreviation of what it is: "SPiced hAM".
And also ...
... Apple introduced the term produced by putting the word "app" next to "le", and most Apple users accepted it as a term for the company!
If you start getting spam to an e-mail address that you've only used with one company, you should be splatting that company as well. Either their security sucks, putting your personal data at risk, or they've sold your addy to spammers.
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