Cats and dogs ...
Sly nod there to Bill Murray. Thanks!
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Sly nod there to Bill Murray. Thanks!
Nope. They fed our addiction to tea. We fed their addiction to opium. Called free trade.
And how dare they - a creaking, 5,000-year old civilisation - refuse to embrace materialistic Western-style war-mongering capitalism and Christianity. Fools!
Absurd to think that the lady was familiar with even the tiniest fraction of emails which went through her (2 or more) email addresses which during her tenure ran into the many tens of thousands.
Either that or how did she ever get any work done?
I'd be surprised if she even knew what was on the thumb drive, never mind how it got there.
A different issue but I would be more concerned that 4 million Americans qualify for Top Secret security clearance, and what precisely they are all doing. Now that is scary.
... loves right angles and only right angles.
Does anyone know why when joining 2 pipes a few inches apart it needs a whole series of components of different lengths going through one 90 degree turn after another with a commensurate number and quantity of washers, nuts, waterproofing tape (whatever that thin white stuff is called) and of course an exponential increase in the risk of leaks?
Come to think of it the automotive industry solved this problem more than 100 years ago with rubber tubing and spring steel clips*. Does a cistern which is never going to carry boiling hot water travelling at 100 mph need something more durable?
*Not forgetting Ellerman's Oil for those who stick their head under the bonnet occasionally.
Is that or is that not called the bleeding obvious?
Analysts get paid for this, and journalists get paid for repeating such tripe?
So share prices do not tend towards infinity? Bugger!
MS misread the memo and thought it was a tax shelter
.. by Marc Reisner : Required reading for everyone on the planet
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!