64 posts • joined Thursday 18th November 2010 20:33 GMT
Next time just let the comet turn up without any hype.
Calling every other comet the "Comet of the Century" seems to be a guaranteed kiss of death.
How many commentards will be questioning how a first world country with a debt mountain and a portion of citizens who cannot afford basic healthcare can justify splurging $671 million on a mission to further human knowledge of another planet.
Cue the down votes.
Many moons ago there was a spell where, at least once a month, I used to fly BMI Baby from a southern UK airport to Glasgow (and back) for work. Invariably on the way out the check-in person would leaf through my well stamped and stickered double-booklet non-EU passport to the extent that I once told one of them "Scotland doesn't require visas yet". Funnily enough on the way back the check-in person rarely bothered with more than a cursory glance.
" Small town east of Reading"
For a moment there I thought it was going to be Slough. Close call.
As we all know: Every time there is a one in a million chance of something happening then it will happen. The corollary of this is - if it's not got a one in a million chance then it will not happen.
Re: Region locking
I would take anything that Currys tech support says with a large sackful of salt. I place more trust in Clove (http://www.clove.co.uk) and on their Note 3 page they say:
"...For example; If you travel to the USA, be it for business or pleasure, you can use your UK / EU issued SIM card and 'roam' on the US networks, but you can not substitute your EU SIM for a US SIM card in this mobile device."
This for me is a deal breaker so will be sticking with my Note (v1) for the foreseeable future. Will explore installing Cyanogen or another ROM even if that means losing some/all of the stylus functionality.
Re: The Producers...
> Springtime for GMail and Microsoft, winter for Yahoo and ...?
RE: BSOD? Does Apple have any original ideas anymore?
I think you will find that Apple owns the patent on BSODs and it is Windows that has been infringing all these years.
Either that, or: It is a cool new feature that the fanbois can't get enough off.
Re: Editorial suggestion
> And how about occasionally checking an article for typo's?
El Reg channeling the Grauniad?
Don't seem to be hearing the "only a few journalists at one paper" line anymore
He is described as an "ex-Sun journalist" and there does not seem to be any mention of a prior career at the NOTW.
Re: He may down play his actions
>> Overpaid people who tell everyone how good they are without actually being any good at anything are so much better, don't you think?
Only applies to the people at the very top. The ordinary supervisor is just another (expendable) minion.
Re: so does that mean
>> If I can find one I plan to get a 64GB GSM Note 3, so far only seen 32GB
Why limit yourself to 64 gigs? If the Note 3 is anything like the original Note, you can add your own micro SDHC/SDXC card.
Re: Why Worry? Changei.....
I could understand that.
Either amanfrommars has overdosed on the frog pills OR you, sir, are an imposter. If I were a betting man I know where my money would be.
Re: What the scanner does do well
>> With just a pass code lock, you can identify that an authorised phone user made a call. With this you can demonstrate exactly who it was. Loss of any semi-plausible deniability.
Never used an i-anything, but does that mean you don't have an "Emergency call" option? i.e. the ability to manually enter a number and make a call without unlocking the phone and accessing the contact list
Is there some sort of rule that obliges scammers to make spelling or grammatical errors? (click on the picture to expand -> second and third bits of legalese)
Re: Nice business you've got here, guv
Surely "Mail" must be a code word for something?
Re: What I told them.
> Opening and fostering the discussion means that you are intellectually and morally incapable of contributing to the conversation.
If only I could up-vote this more than once.
This will have to do ====>
Re: "most trusted services in the world if they actually desire to do so."
>> "Who needs the Taliban, when you've got roundabouts."
You mean Milton Keynes is a hub of world terror? It now all makes sense!
Re: 1984 on Steroids
A new status symbol? If you're not worth spying on then you are a nobody?
Page 2 - top-most picture
What is the symbol in the yellow triangle near the top of the frame? And what does it mean?
Re: Something for the conspiracy theorists..?
If you zoom in real close you suddenly jump "through" the building?
Re: Well, that was quick.
and for a bonus point - was that BT's web-blocker / firewall message?
Obligatory Daily Fail angle
It will drive down house prices!!
El Reg, I'm worried about you
Time was when I could read stories like this here days before they appeared anywhere else. This is the second deja vu story this week.
Dr Evil is that you?
Three million dollars?
What is the world coming to?
A page full of people posting links to you tube videos and not even one attempt at a Rick Roll?!?!
Out of cash?
Evidently the budget didn't stretch to sharks with the obligatory frikin lasers on their heads.
And even as we speak
A noise abatement notice is being stuck onto a Martian wall.
Stop the doublethink
Many of those who would normally be most vocally castigating the police and the courts for not dealing more swiftly and more severely with rape suspects are strangely silent on the topic in this case or even worse are supporting Assange.
You cannot have it both ways.
You cannot be critical of right wing American politicians talking about "legitimate rape" and simultaneously claim that what Assange did was "not really rape".
You cannot claim to support a free press and yet not be critical Ecuador's recent record on the topic.
"rose from 21,582 in 2009 to 31,210, the last year for which numbers are available." is the year classified information?
Re: This time it's me...
But will reversing the charge prevent you from putting that 2K into your ISA later in the year?
Re: Well if people think Elop is preparing Nokia for sale
> What's the betting Google outbid MS
Elop has been adept enough in driving the Nokia share price down. I'm sure he'll be able to find reason to reject any offer from anyone but MS.
No point in spending all this effort to meekly hand the prize to their rivals.
What about the <insert spy agency of choice> grade long lenses used by the tabloids' favourite paparazzi?
RE: 'God particle'
And the depressing thing is some eedjit somewhere is going to either:
a) Use it as proof of "my imaginary friend is more powerful than your imaginary friend" OR
b) Demand with extreme menace that it be named after his particular brand of imaginary friend.
ddim i'w ofni, dim byd i'w guddio
(Thanks to Google Translate)
With all this talk of biometric passports
How do I as an ordinary citizen verify that the biometric details on a new passport really are mine?
Big Brother - because there is no Kafka icon.
If the man of the year is to be a dead man then it should be the Tunisian fruit seller whose self-immolation kicked off the Arab Spring.
RE: Also Mexico - how about liberalizing your gun laws
How about getting to the root of the problem and the US solving its drugs problem?
Where is the flying pigs / hell freezing over icon when you want one?
I propose a new unit of measurement
A "Reg": a unit to measure the amount of personal data exposed through human error.
Not sure why, but of all the sites I thought El reg would be the least likely to fall victim to something like this. I didn't get the original mail but got the apology. Not particularly fussed as I get a fair bit of spam anyway and my mail provider seems to do a reasonably good job of filtering it out.
Kudos to you for putting your hands up fairly quick
A little dissapointed
Would normally expect El Reg to carry a report on Dennis Ritchie but.....I suppose being a geek God but not the centre of a fondleslab oriented cult reduces his significane?
Apologies for going off topic.
Re: CyanogenMod on a Blade / San Francisco
Been running nightly builds upgrading every week or so for a some time and screen locking while charging is just a memory from the dim and distant past.
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