191 posts • joined Thursday 16th June 2011 11:23 GMT
Re: What are you doing tonight Emanuel Loertscher?
If DAB is the answer
It must have been a fucking stupid question
Re: Quote "XP is like 13 years old. Get with the 21st Century."
However, unlike Wrongdows 8.x, a modern car isn't sold with the steering wheel on the roof or the gearshift in the trunk, requiring a trip to the custom workshop to get it sorted.
Re: I've never understood the need for on-screen logos
1) doesn't compute: A watermark/ID could be buried unobtrusively in the datastream or in the image. it doesn't have to be distracting.
2) TV execs can READ?
But, but, but
a) Actually unscrew things?
b) Blow the living shit out of (in)convenient bits of scenery?
Well it's a case of
Bing goes for Bimbo
Re: Went and ordered one
You may think you have discovered a gold mine
Beware of the shaft
Me too, me too
Me too, me too
Wonder just how big his payoff will be
640k should be enough for anybody
Re: But does it blend?
Shoudnt that be iSplode?
Re: If I was making a press release like this
Nah. I'd have released it on May 3rd. Then I could sign off with "May the fourth be with you"
Re: Ask one back
Messrs Kruger & Dunning will bear you out.
Actually, unlike your comment, it's not a knee jerk reaction; it's a conisdered opinion after giving Win8 something of a try.
I do not like it at all. Possibly with Classic Shell but, there again, why should I tonk around making it usable? I didn't have to run around customising my new car whan I bought it, just to make it possible to drive, so why should I be expected to do that with what is suposed to be a finished and polished OS?
Lets see: Windows 8. No thanks. Definitely no, thanks. No, no, no, no.
Price: no thanks
Knee deep in bullshit
Had Beaver Tail in Canada, once.
Bought it from a street stall. Jolly nice too, it was.
Only one 'merican SciFi programme was anywhere near good
and that was Third Rock - and I bet even that had some sizeable input from a brit or two
You can't polish a turd
Only roll it in glitter
I did want to try to fix the switch but it was a tricky slide arrangement with some sort of chip or transistor block or chip incorporated - outside my skills and the repair shop quoted more than I could stomach. Fortunately I was offered a second hand Dyson upright for a ridiculously cheap sum."
You do realise that Dyson do fixed price servicing including parts? Had our DC07 almost rebuilt a few years back: New motor, beater bar clutch, belt, cyclone, post motor filter, etc., for about sixty quid.
Yes, and Pot
A Crack Pot
If it wasn't stone dead before
It sure is now.
Facebook reassures adland: We've got s**tloads of users
Facebook reassures adland: We've got s**tloads of Lusers
There: Fixed it for them
You can bet your sweet biddy
It will be PI55ING down
Re: The My Satis application
Shouldn't that be "Shitter and Faecebook posts"?
Re: Quick and dirty survey created
Or it never happened
IN Dalek Farm, how can you tell the Dalek artificial inseminator?
He's the one shouting "Eggs-sperminate!"
Now, Faecial recognition is another thing entirely.
Can I contribute?
My face; my copyright
You want to take pics of me for commercial purposes? £500 per picture or frame.
That's per picture or frame. I bet you are running video feeds at, say, 10-25 frames per second
I'd just like to say
Re: Is it just me...
Certainly is the wrong command. Should be "Open Faecebook".
Alternatively "Enable Shitter".
Which makes me think about customising commands so other people won't override what you want by imitating you. Maybe
"Phasers to Stun" = power on
"Lookit the norks on that!" = take photo
""Windows 8" = Shutdown
You get the idea. Any more offerings?
"The new Ford Fiesta is more economical, more spacious" etc.
Which is about as far as the analogy goes. The new Ford Fiesta comes with a round steering wheel, not a square one. The steering wheel is mounted in front of the driver, not attached to the parcel shelf. You do not have to prod the bottom left corner of the windshield to make the instruments appear and you don't have to go to Halfords for an accessory package to change everything back to how the old Fiesta was made
Any of these laptops would be a delight with an operating system UI that wasn't the result of an intellectually challenged marketing droids wet dream.
@Dan Price Re: No @b166er: if occupancy = 0, I'd hope the ignition would be disallowed anyway!
Actually, remote start is available on some care - the VW Passat is a case in point: http://my.vw.com/2012-passat/security/keyless-access
Useful for getting the car warm before venturing into the cold oneself
I always thought
If you were of the opinion that content on a smart TV is useful, you are probably too stupid to use one anyway.
Wot, no ISC 3621
Arguably the first (certainly ONE of the first) colour desktop computers.
8088 based, with 16k (32k on the posh model) PROM, 32k RAM and 4k workspace
CP/M operating system and a BASIC interpreter.
8 colour display
Graphics plotting on a 128H x128Vgrid (I laugh at your 1080p scans!)
51k + 51k capacity 5 1/4" FDD
And a nasty propensity for one of the PSU capacitors to wee electrolyte across a 100V track that was routed between its pins. Always made a very satisfying KZZZRRRTT!
Had one of the nicest keyboard actions I have ever used.
Re: and que the eletists that know it all....
Cue the French elitists to from a queue in front of the microphone, to say "Que?"
Amazon and Facebook OSs?
About as appealing as DIY testicular surgery with nothing more than a rusty hole punch and a soldering iron
Re: Lies, dam lies ...
Yes, someone El Reg commentard did suggest that if anyone thinks content on a smart TV is important, they are probably too stupid to use one.
Having seen the offerings, I do somewhat agree.
Pass the salt!
Needs to be housewife proof
"Bring me the thingy! you know, the THINGY.
No, its the one on top of the other thingy by the box thing under the worktop., NO, THE THINGY!!!
Oh God, I'll get it myself.
Look, THIS is the DUSTER I wanted. Why don't you LISTEN!!!!"
Re: The ability-
..................screen of death
How advertising is paid for.
You sai it., pal. If you think the TV licence is unfair, it is as nothing compared to commercial, ad funded TV. We ALL pay for this, EVEN IF WE DONT HAVE A TV!
If I recall correctly, the UK TV advertising revenue for a year, divided by the number of households is about £165 per household. Irrespective of TV ownership
I still dont get targetted advertising.
OK, I do a bit of scooting around on the interwebs, find the widget I want and order it. Why should I then be interedted in any more widgets? Hullo, I have one, I know where I bought it, I know who sold it to me and I know how to find them. Now just piss off.
The same goes for being bombarded with catalogues from some idiot who thinks that, because I bought a widget from their catalogue/site/whatever, I will have an urge to buy more of what he sells. Hullo: Piss off.
As for James Bond ditching martinis to drink near frozen gnats urine; good luck to him. He's just ditched another vestige of the style that created him and taken a step towards becoming a mere yob. Can you imagine the degree to which the characters image would have failed, had it been started in the very first place as a larger swilling pugilist?
Should have added their genitalia were to be ripped off and Tabasco sauce rubbed onto the bleeding stump.
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