245 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011
Re: Weird smut, please.
Finally we'll get to see the real Queef sisters in action!
Ice Road Hookers?
Mr.Garrison - "Eric did you just say the F word?"
Cartman - "Jew?"
unfortunately that pub got turned into apartments. (let's see if a google streetview link works)
It blew over too quickly by the looks of things.
Will it be at The Winchester?
It's funny how "Bitcoin" rhymes with "Ponzi" isn't it?
Re: I've always had an Apple on the dashboard
I do like a furby orange to be fair.
I've always had an Apple on the dashboard
It's quite handy when you're in a traffic jam and a bit peckish, you just pick it up and eat it.
The one I have in the car at the moment has gone a bit brown looking so I may replace it soon.
In Bonnie Tyler we trust.
All that money
And you still can't buy class.
Keep your sodding BitCoin
I'm happy with my Trillion Dollar Bill, thank you very much!
Are you sure they meant Manchester and not Barrow?
In the words of Adam Hills...
Stop being a dick.
I would totally agree with you here. I bought 3 CD albums this year and 4 Vinyl albums: Manic Street Preacher's "Rewind The Film" and Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" and "High Hopes", Rage Against The Machines eponymous album were all on vinyl.
The sound, to me, is much warmer - that is the only way I can describe it. The sound of old vinyl and new vinyl both have that slightly audiable rumbling or hum in the background which makes it more real I suppose. Turn it up loud enough and close your eyes you could imagine being in the recording studio when the album was made.
By rights, I am part of the generation that is downloading MP3's and listening to it on iPods. But in all honesty this is done for portability. I can stick the iPod on in the car or listen to the CD. Vinyl, as you say, is more of an occasion. And I'm sure we've all been there on a Saturday/Sunday evening with a 4 pack of your own poison listening to various vinyl records.
For as long as they will make them I will continue to buy vinyl albums where and when I see fit. And if, one day, they stop making them I will continue to collect vinyl from all ages, long before I was even a twinkle in my grandmother's eye.
Use the photo from the article and compare it to the BlackBerry Bold 9780 for example, it's like Typo have just bought a load of BlackBerry's and hacked the keyboard off them.
Well they're not going to say "Oh yeah we did rip BlackBerry off. We're very sorry and we will change the product now".
They are mashed with salt so they would be very secure.
Re: It's not phone calls, it's data
I used to work for a company based in the UK that sold "Travel SIM Cards" to the USA. The idea being that if you're an American and you wanted to travel Europe or other places you'd stick this SIM card in and use it.
It wasn't uncommon for a user to have a $80,000 phone bill at the end of their 2 week holiday. The primary cause was the data. To use this company's plan it would cost you $2.05/MB. I'm not even making it up.
The best thing though is that they justify the cost by saying they do a lot of work in Malawi. They do some good work, but I don't think it justifies robbing the people using their service. If you'd like more information on the company (I don't think I should type their name outright), just Google "International Cell Phones and World Phones" and they will be in the top two.
I bought an Alcatel OneTouch phone from Carphone Warehouse for £50 last year as my current phone was broken. It ran Android 2.2 and it had a very fuzzy screen. BUT the battery would last 3 to 4 days, and that was a smartphone.
Every little helps
For the hackers, obviously.
Re: Antennagate affects everyone, not just apple
Yeah but while other phones may lose 2 or 3 bars of service (if that), the iPhone lost everything.
Re: Good to remember whenever you hear that "Apple can do no wrong" blah blah
"Balanced and fair reporting."
This isn't the BBC that you're looking for.
I remember Steve Jobs first saying that signal loss from holding mobile phones were a common issue and that it affected all handsets. The next day, one of BlackBerry's CEO's (think it was Lazaridis) said that BlackBerry phones didn't suffer from this - and he was right. A friend at the time had a new iPhone and I had a new BlackBerry Curve, and we tried holding them differently etc and my BlackBerry never really lost signal. My friends iPhone however, lost all of his signal.
All I want to know is...
Can I turn this off and will it make it's way in to Iceweasel?
I'm going to start an exchange for bottlecaps. Bottlecaps are the new currency, anyone who's played Fallout will know it's a sound investment!
I always thought you had to buy YouView from TalkTalk or BT to be able to use it properly. I didn't think you could just walk in to Curry's and plug it in at home without being on BT or TalkTalk. So Piro's comment makes sense.
As you don't want the game anymore, can I have the source code?
I want to make a game to pay homage to the great American rockband "The Byrds".
I'd like to call it - Flappy Byrds.
Re: In the UK?!
"I'm sorry, I wouldn't buy such a device designed in the UK. I wouldn't buy a device coming from someone who grew up in a country where people think it's healthy to have more surveillance cameras than people. This doesn't seem like a place where even the most basic privacy protection could come from."
So you'd sooner buy products from the USA and China then?
Still a better browser than Internet Explorer
Re: Linux support
Every time they put an update about Opera on Facebook I would tackle them about the lack of a new version of Opera for Linux, and I too got the "We haven't forgotten we will get it out to you". How long has it been now? Must be at least 12 months, it's scandelous really.
I've made the switch elsewhere, I'm using Iceweasel (can anyone smell my Debian?) and it's alright. It doesn't slow down on specific sites like Opera 12 would on Linux. But I miss Opera, I really really do. But if the company don't give a toss about my operating system, then no matter how much I love the browser, I can't use it.
Didn't you know?
North Korea invented OSX, Kim Jong-il said so.
I mean, we can believe him can't we?
Re: Poor girl
The government can force parents to keep their kids in school instead of going on holiday but she can't do that?
The government can force parents to pay their taxes but she can't persuade them to turn net filtering on?
Who the hell voted for this woman!?
Re: Bad reporting?
I remember their advert for explaining digital TV made by the BBC that was narrated by Jack Dee and Richard Wilson, back in the late 1990's/early 2000's.
"It's transmitted over the air in 1's and 0's and can pass through buildings without loss of reception".
Poor reporting is endemic within the BBC.
@SDoradus - "so was Woz: his role clearly was not at an end with LISA"
It's been a few years since I read iWoz, Steve's autobiography. But I remember him talking about LISA and that, to him, it was awful. The machine wasn't expandable like the Apple II, and that a lot of people had an input but not many had a good idea. This lead to him "leaving" Apple after the LISA to set up a company to make the universal remote control that he invented.
I'm glad the Reg have come out to defend Dr.Kildall. Anyone interested in computing who is my age (26) have grown up being told it was all Microsoft who invented the desktop operating system etc, and that there were no alternatives.
"Eventually, years later Microsoft managed to come up with a new operating system called Windows, that copied everything the Mac did, only badly." - No they didn't. Gates and Jobs were at the same tech demo at Xerox where they had unveiled a new GUI. And that is well documented.
It's all well and good praising Jobs for the Macintosh, but there's no mention of the Apple Lisa - the machine that brought Steve Wozniack' s role at Apple to an end because the machine was designed by committee. The Apple Lisa had a GUI, and was the first to offer such a thing, not the Mac.
There is nothing worse than articles written by fanboi's that are based on opinion and love rather than fact. I thought Mr.Fry was an intelligent man, but I don't know where he's gotten his "facts" from. Thankfully though he's not an elf on QI, so that information may still be plausible.
Re: Time for The Register to weigh in methinks.
Computer people of the world unite!!!
Joking aside, something has to be done. I was that pissed off with what I read yesterday I paid £50 to TNMOC (and Gift Aid of course) to become a member. Bletchley won't get a single penny of my money ever again until they stop what they are doing.
Re: You know he's on the way...
The role would suit him. You can imagine him there, tweed jacket, smoking pipe, and his 30 year old Macintosh hooked up to the Enigma machine which was graciously rescuded from the German's by the Yanks.
Re: Time for The Register to weigh in methinks.
I'd +10 this if I could.
That BlackBerry Z10 looks all the more appealing to security conscience Android users now, doesn't it?
Re: Buy an overpriced blackberry that compatible with at best 80% of Android apps.
You've got it wrong.
Buy a BlackBerry that will allow you to customise your apps permissions so they don't read your text messages.
If you've got an Android phone, and you've installed Facebook, check the permissions. You'll have given it permisison to read all of your SMS messages.
BlackBerry doesn't do that. So you're paying for security.
Re: It's all part of the plan. To sell the area off.
"If that's the case, why do they call it a "trust"?"
It's a "trust" because you can trust them to make a profit by selling the family silver.
You can also trust them to walk away relatively unscathed while it all falls assunder.
I did mean Tony Carroll. Mr.Sale unfortunately died before I had even heard of Bletchley Park.
"I'm sad to report they already have the gift shop in place, with the usual detritus of "Keep calm and carry on" miscellany and seemingly little of true relevance to the site."
I'm sad to confirm this, but don't forget they have big rubbers saying "For big mistakes".
I had the pleasure of having a tour with Tony, and I'm stunned that he's been sacked for effectively giving an overall picture of World War 2 code breaking. Collossus is integral to the story of Bletchley, regardless whether it is part of Bletchley or part of the Museum.
It broke my heart to see that man in tears being told not to come back. The problem is that, as with everything, people get a bit of money when they've had nothing and trample on the people who helped them when they had nothing. I remember when those huts were rotting and they were trying to raise money to refurbish them. Now they have lottery funding, it's all change. I'm disgusted.
I'm planning another trip to Bletchley, but I'm damn sure it won't be to see the Park but to go to the Museum. And any money I may have donated will be going to them, not to the charlatans at Bletchley.
Re: In the words of Arnold J. Rimmer
Turns out it was just a smegging garbage pod...
In the words of Arnold J. Rimmer
It's clearly run under super user conditions. If anyone was to get hold of his arm, the security consequences are unthinkable.
Shouldn't they be fixing their website before they start blocking other websites?
Re: Bit close, maybe.
What about "Haribo Hammer"?
Phew, they've only trademarked Candy.
I can finally release my game Kandy Krush without fear of prosecution!
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