46 posts • joined 27 Sep 2010
Canavero added: "The greatest technical hurdle to [a head transplant] is, of course, the reconnection of the donor’s and recipient's spinal cords."
Well no shit, Sherlock. We got the hang of separating heads from bodies some millennia ago.
Prepare to be assimilated.
Peter Capaldi's character, Malcolm Tucker, from The Thick Of It would make a great Hartnellesque doctor.
Re: Loveflim disks by post is the killer
I loved Love Film initially, but then over a six month period, it seemed every other disc they sent me was filthy and / or scratched. I watched little bits of so many things that in the end I gave up on them and decided to wait for iptv. Now Netflix is here, even though the range isn't great, I simply never, ever run into quality issues, and that's on a positively medieval Internet connection,
Beat me to it
As soon as I read that, I headed straight over to joke about 4G coverage...
Works if you Yoda-ise it too.
Yoda would be a great advocate for nuclear power. He's both green and glowy.
Re: Time will tell
Oh dear. They're made from prawns? Guess vegetarians will need to stick with wind power then.
Re: "average prices ranging between $19.27 and $20.69"
Any given average would be of multiple stock sales across a trading day, so if sales took place on more than one trading day, there would be multiple averages.
Plus, some big stocks can be traded in other national markets creating further duplication (although no idea whether FB is)
Not working as intended - search function deeply flawed
Searched for "Knob"
No results returned.
Expected results included articles and pictures about Tony Blair.
Please go back to the drawing board.
Re: PC Gaming a Niche activity?
Or "more" significant...
Oh if only I remembered that reg posts can't be edited for typos.
Re: PC Gaming a Niche activity?
In fairness, citing the lack of comments on one nameless forum as an example isn't exactly scientific.
I'm not going to pretend that PC outstrips the consoles in popularity, but I think it is ore significant than you are giving it credit for.
Re: Engraved handle on a kitchen knife...
I have some of the knives for sushi making.
(No, I didn't get them engraved)
They are absolutely amazing. Did the apple test the day I got them - dropping an apple from 12 inches onto an outstretched blade. It went straight through. Needless to say, it was my best toy since I got rid of my lego.
Keep the battery
It'll serve as a good UPS
You got there ahead of me.
Game is currently unplayable
Lag on the servers reaching 70000ms. Stood in the middle of a room full of players who can't go anywhere.
Voice should have been Emma Clarke
Would have been much better with Emma Clarke instead of Mr Generic. Emma was the voice behind all the London Underground announcements before being sacked by them after a newspaper misquoted her (they said that she found travelling on the underground unpleasant at rush hour, heaven forbid!)
Caps based on package, not line speed
Just pick a different package from your current ISP or change ISP.
I am unlimited already (on a 1.5mb line) which next year will be fibred, increasing the speed significantly. Line speed is completely irrelevant to that equation.
Russian Mars probe heads into space WITHOUT ENGINES
"It'll be planting a Chinese flag on Venus before you know it."
Or even a Russian one?
New keyboard, please.
Similar has been done on tanks before.
My granddad was in tanks in North Africa during the war. As he was in at the start, he had Matildas, which were fine for seeing off the Italians, but less than useless when it came to sterner German engineering, especially in view of the bigger guns employed why Hitler's bully buys.
The brilliant British solution was to remove his gun turret altogether and replace it with an arc light. The idea was that he could focus it in on German armour at night, blinding them for long enough for another tank to get close enough to dent the Bosch armour.
Needless to say, they were grateful when they got their next upgrade.
Sadly, he is dead now, but I used to love taking him around the Bovington tank museum.
They may have said that, but...
I suspect that Fitch have seen such promises before and have a weather eye to the likelihood of delivery of rash promises made by a company which likens itself to a burning oil platform.
However, as a loyal Nokia (N8-00) user, I would be delighted to see (viable, stable, usable, appealing) Win 7 Nokia devices before year end. Even more delighted to beta them.
In another 6 months, Nokia shares might be an interesting pick for the contrarian (and brave) investor.
But, but, but...
Surely that would mean that since they allegedly were / might have been the source of the worm attacks on Iran's nuclear programme, they are therefore at war with Iran.
Own petard, hoist upon?
Icon says it all
Seems like Nokia are only now realising what everybody else knew all along.
Returning via the suez canal?
Certainly hope their giant solar collector doubles as a death ray to see off those Somali pirates.
Shares many traits with his amusing namesake.
Should be focusing on things he's already promised
Such as Elite 4.
I've only been waiting 17 years...
Is it just me
Or is the whole burial at sea thing highly suspect?
Those who might have paid but were stopped by the police were presumably in the process of leaving the shop with their goods.
Whilst I only have my own (rather inefficient) experience to draw on, I've generally not got around to shredding the receipts before I leave the shop.
On whether the guys locked up in "the bay" were the guilty ones. From what I understand, that may be far from a certainty.
Polishing the turd
As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly
Anybody remember the 1993/4 classic by Bullfrog?
Seems to be marching ever closer.
Well I for one am reassured to learn that Tokyo Electric Power Co have opened a twitter account today.
I can think of absolutely no better way that they could be spending their time right now...
On the up side, finally an IT angle...
Why use this in a court of law?
It would be far more effective to employ the SAS, and for once we would see some benefits of doing so, plus it would serve as a disincentive to others.
Isn't there also a version of Windows that's also about 9 years old?
Substitute Windows XP for TiVo and ask the question again.
What if every version of Windows XP stopped working (everything became read only) tomorrow?
OK, maybe it isn't the best of analogies after all.
I love Top Gear. I love the humour and that it can get away with being politically incorrect, but I was very uncomfortable with the Mexico comments.
Jokes about Germany invading Poland or lorry drivers murdering prostitutes benefited from being clearly intended to be humour and from containing a small grain of truth.
Mexico on the other hand came across as abuse rather than humour (my interpretation, perhaps) and as wholly untrue.
Maybe they were just trying too hard to be funny. Perhaps the format is getting stale, after all.
I was also curious as to what the car was actually like - let's face it, there's enough batshit crazy startups out there that manage to build highly entertaining (in one way or another) cars that there's no good reason why this should be any different.
It's either broken, or something very wrong has happened in my area.
I put in my postcode. It recognised it, added the city and county of its own accord and then gave me the comforting message:
"Sorry, we couldn't find a policing area that matched your search"
Oh well, that's a few hundred off my council tax bill, then. Just need to invest in a baseball bat and a crossbow.
On a related note, I thought they were supposed to be doing less of this sort of thing, not more - what with it being a recession and all that...
Virgin also deserve the award for the worst non-provider
I've had a 6 year running battle with them to stop them from sending me unsolicited mail. I'm on the mailing preference service, the post office's list and I'm registered with Virgin themselves as somebody who doesn't want to receive their junk mail, but still it comes.
The irony is that their service isn't even available in my area.
Wonder how many were free
I love the kindle. Bought the 3 myself.
But with so many free books being downloaded willy nilly and each free download treated as a sale, is this truly a useful figure?
It would be interesting to see which group had the greater turnover - paperback or e-book.
My guess is that e-book has a little way to go yet.
Surely it's time...
King Of Vapourware? Nah.
Sorry, but that's got to be Elite 4... 16 years and *still* counting...
Where's the bayonet?
Surely they don't imagine that there's no circumstance under which hand to hand combat might be required?
Where is Tie Fighter?
Likewise Master Of Orion 2?
Well here's mine:
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Now that's my kind of cross-selling.
They're actually trying to polish the turd
If anything can kill off 3D TV, this is it.
"Why is this not held in as much esteme as a Spitfire and funded accordingly?"
Because it didn't keep the Germans out of Dover.
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