"smart TV. Ironic, isn't it?”
Not what you meant, James, but "smart" + "tv" is supreme irony.
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Not what you meant, James, but "smart" + "tv" is supreme irony.
Guilty as charged!
(Oh dear. Satire is lost on some people)
"I do not agree with what you say but I would defend to the death your right to say it."
Actually no I wouldn't.
The search goes on, somewhat closer to home, with decidedly mixed results.
For every New Horizons team there are a million Next Door Neighbours who have difficulty using cutlery.
When is Branson going to start selling trips there?
Hell, forget about the bearded one. Let's club together and do it ourselves.
Anyone have my good mate Elon's phone number?
Seriously though, New Horizons team - bloody brilliant! Nobels all round.
In the UK, until 1973, what was the first thing a girl lost when she got married?
I would explain but then I'd have to send you a huge bill.
I am happily listening to my iPod and my mobile phone rings. How do I know?
"Microsoft has stopped entering other rings, temporarily."
Nobody noticed the Shakespearean metaphor.
Kids today ...
Manufacturing it themselves?
They should outsource the job to Apple - let's face it, productions and logistics is the reason why TC is Top Cat at Apple - or Panasonic or LG or...
This kind of project needs high-level skills in about 10 different areas. Not just design but materials, productions, Q/A, Q/C, logistics etc etc
And throwing money at a problem sometimes helps but more usually does not. Bye bye another billion or two.
I didn't even get started on after sales and service.
Amen to that (as they say in Nashville).
So if a supertanker (hopefully) out at sea turns round only by means of a six-point turn, what is it if it is not a six-point turn?
There's a little place near where my Dad used to live in Dorset named Oxbridge.
Yes you guessed - why not set up a little shop there as the HQ of a global educational institute. Millions more people will be able to say they are Oxbridge grads.
And hands off you greedy bastards. I thought of it first!
I have a Jolla. Liked the ideas but the honeymoon was brief.
Overall I like the OS but I wish it did what it does better.
It stays in the drawer.
And I am still waiting for the frigging tablet!!
Why? Is that how much he had on him?
Cheese and BEETROOT not tomato.
The cheese should be solid blocks of cheddar/mousetrap.
Beetroot chopped in clumps from a whole one but the sliced variety from a jar or a tin is ok but only because it's better than no beetroot. The vinegar may even help to avoid serious indigestion from swallowing the cheese after the merest hint of an introduction to the effects of mastication. :)
And the longer the cheese has been (unwrapped) in the fridge - measured in months - the better. By today's standards some months past the Sell-by Date. Sheesh when I were a wee lad there was no such thing as sell-by dates. Today's yoof need them? Really? (Shakes head in mock sympathy)
Last time I saw a youngster on the street who was trying to look like David Beckham (and was doing a reasonably good job) I just felt like going over and smacking him in the mouth.
Do I need to see a psychiatrist?
..as El Reg's only remaining user of OS/2 I .. Hello? ... Hello? ... Where's everybody gone?
(Actually I lied. I switched to OS/X because I thought it was the latest version)
Thanks for the passing reference to him.
Every organisation needs a guy like him, with unsurpassed expertise and the balls to use it.
Does anyone remember the story from the golden age of science fiction wherein the planet was being vacated at the rate of thousands of rockets a time, and the narrator was praying that he was not on one of the tiny percentage which would explode?
I guess this will never change.
Has he thought of having his legs amputated to reduce the risk?
On second thoughts I do not mind standing near him in the bus queue when there's a thunderstorm. But not too near.
I had to Google this, not having gone beyond O-Level.
The second and third results were this very page. Way to go El Reg!
By the way Monsieur Google spells it without the "c"
I automatically started to consider answers to these questions (you all did - go on, admit it) then stopped half way because the next thought was if all that had been set out in black and white : "Who the fuck is this person? Nobody I recognise."
Please say Autumn.
The Fall is a British band of not inconsiderable merit, to the point where taking their name in vain is distracting.
Or religious types may say it is something to do with those 2 chavs in the Garden of Eden.
Well done, son
The fact is Pinky and Perky was one of the more entertaining bits of Brit TV at the time. Do try to remember what life was like in the early '60's. Perry Bloody Como on the TV - and in the charts. The Black and White Minstrels on Saturday prime time TV. And if-you-don't-feel-like-hanging-yourself-yet-you-soon-will Sing Something Simple on Sunday evening radio.
No Kojak or Man From U.N.C.L.E. No Avengers, if memory serves.
Christ! How did we get through it all!
Because at the time we lapped it up,
Now don't get me started on '50's TV and radio.
And your starter for 10 : Which actor did P and P begin performing with, who spoke on screen with an atrocious Italian accent.
Here's a clue : He later redeemed himself by playing a 'tec on Z Cars. On the other hand he had an awful lot to redeem himself for, because he also did TV ads for Special K.
Resolves one problem. Odin was the name of the OS/2 components and feature which enabled IBM to call OS/2 a better DOS than DOS and a better Windows than Windows.
Must be no more OS/2 guys left at IBM.
IBM used to protect its IP with ferocity.
Must have been aired extensively elsewhere but having access through the back door, or even the front door, would allow tracking of aircraft gone AWOL and preventing them from crashing into the Indian Ocean (or wherever).
Heaven forbid, but I for one would feel comforted knowing that our front line combatants are able to stay awake for more than 12 hours.
Maybe it's time to automate the frigging carriers!
... a million times to all those involved in this project. Bloody brilliant!
P.S. Does anyone know how to pronounce "Tombaugh". I mean, how would HE have pronounced it?
And thanks (not!) for the reminder for Izal toilet tissue which needless to say handled very well as tracing paper but not (along with Jeyes) for its intended use.
Those who remember the gruesome nature of the article will readily understand how it might have sustained a Four Yorkshireman sketch all of its own. "Kleenex?? - Luxury!"
Would think that testing after they return would be a lot more intensive and of course longer term. The Article mentions the twin, which is a brilliant idea, but it would be nice to know more.
Yeah, right. In my experience this is more likely to be lose-lose.
Rather like the Beatles in the time leading to the break-up, none of the participants will bust a gut over a shared product when he wants to do one exclusively his own.
I predict FAIL from Day One.
Will be interesting to see whether Amazon is prepared to do so.
If they help out they may prefer to do it on the quiet.
Huh? My parents were from the first half of the 20th Century. Can someone please explain WTF this guy is talking about.
Haven't they heard of mirrors? Or would that not have avoided this particular problem.
And if not why not.
There is nothing MS can do to make me happier than to ensure 100 per cent compatibility between docx under Windows and docx under OS/X. Right now it may be 99.9 but that other 0.1 per cent is deadly to the point where I care absolutely nothing for anything else.
Otherwise, a handy little summary - thanks.
but so slow the 60 days will expire before the d/l completes
I have been trying on and off for four hours and nothing happens.
I do not see why anyone should be wary of AI. Look at the World. Human "intelligence" is a bloody sight scarier.
Commentary on El Reg about Sonic Youth.
And knowledgeable commentary at that.
Thanks and - - kin' A!
Incidentally works very well as a phone
There is a direct correlation between global warming and longevity, if your sample comprises news headlines.
I do not mind if someone pays me a LOT of money to establish this on a scientific basis.
Hell - pay me and I'll establish whatever you want!
Any confectioner - or, come to think of it, housewife back when I were a wee laddie - could make attractive, edible - nay, tasty - shapes using one of those conical squirty things with a nozzle.
On the other hand, if I can get supplies from the chemical factory piped directly to a 3D printer at my home, and then "print" the same pre-packed junk which goes into my supermarket basket every week, I shall buy one.
It wouldn't surprise me if Tyson is working on the same thing with ground chicken.
I am, and there must be many others here who are, sickened at the sight of that overfed monstrosity of a humanoid when the vast majority of his countrymen are undernourished and, at this time of year, freezing.
I can just imagine MES's response to that. But he is, for good reason. 99% of today's bands could select six different sounds - riffs, chord progressions, snatches of melody, what have you - from any one of a large portion of The Fall's output and make at least 6 different tracks out of them. Not because today's bands are any good: because The Fall's output is endlessly and monumentally inventive.
Alternatively just listen to Sparta FC or What About Us or a bunch of others and get your rocks off.
Good review - thanks
...it is in their interests to show as little profit as possible.
Agree with first poster.
You do know the tax rates in PRC, don't you?
Plus a chunk of overhead will be going to .. cough cough .. friendly suppliers, who may be the boss's brother-in-law.
Any different in the Wild West?
I was thinking the same thing. I have to hand it to LT for riding the bronco for so many years and bringing it to such a level of usage and respect. I would not call all Linux developers prima donnas but some of them give the impression of being a rowdy bunch. That's an observation, fellas, not a criticism, and it may be a good thing as part of the bazaar, but every good CEO - especially those who are self-appointed - plans for his own succession.
Easy. Time moving, but sideways.
Too bloody right! I love my vinyl but for example I have an early Dire Straits LP on which the groove is not properly centred. The music does not benefit from what sounds like a doppler effect as the needle veers half an inch this way and that each time the record goes round.
And on Jon Lord's Gemini Suite (original issue) I have never been able to get rid of what sounds like the second violins having a nice fry-up in the middle of the orchestra.