126 posts • joined 9 Sep 2011
Re: It's simple
I think we can all see who's "braindead and clueless" here...
Avoiding Trees And Things
Branch Avoidance Positional System
Tree Avoidance Survival Kit
Not very racy, I know.
There's a great dissection of the email here :
Re: Wonder when is the next transit of Earth?
Next one is 10th November 2084
There will be no new jobs because it will cost them money.
Instead, they'll just automate the removal process.
Then we'll have people deleting anything they don't like.
First observed surely.
Orange - it's the same as Ms Lohan's natural colour
and will be easier to find when it finally comes back down to earth, especially if the GPS fails.
Jabba did not appear in the original cinema release in 1977. The "fat bloke" scene was filmed with the intention of adding a stop motion Jabba but was ultimately cut.
It did feature in some later releases with a CGI Jabba, but you can do your own homework.
You had to explain the meaning of exoplanet?
Turing is rightly recognised for his work.
It's a pity Tommy Flowers never got the same reognition.
Well, they would say that...
Re: Chest of Gems
Most kids have no concept of the cost of things.
Ask my 7 year-old niece what she'd like for her birthday. She'll probably say a pony, or some crayons.
@Winkypop re: anonymous coward
"..says an anonymous coward..."
Whereas, of course, Winkypop is your real name...
Re: Weak Security
"It makes no difference if my front door has a simple lock or a more convoluted affair, but regardless anyone getting into my home and stealing my belongings is a thief."
I hope that is of some comfort to you when the insurance doesn't pay out, because in their view, although he's a thief, you're an idiot.
"My impression is that two taps can fill faster than the overflow drain can empty."
Yes. Mine does that. I've flooded my bathroom on more than one occasion.
My first phone was a Philips, my second a Nokia, my third a Sony Ericsson. My fourth and current phone is an Apple, but my fifth one won't be.
Other than that, I've always bought from the same manufacturer as last time.
Re: similies (sic)
Assuming that you meant similes, they aren't incorrect similes.
They are incorrect metaphors.
Re: You can if you pretend it is a different job...
Exactly what is happening to me. Getting made redundant because my skills "won't be suitable for supporting the new application", even though it's just a rebadged clone of the original app. Same database, same languages, almost identical data model.
Apparently some cowboys in India are going to do my job now...
beat me to it!
"As a point of fact, the only one of those acoustic couplers I've ever actually seen, was 300 baud. Wackypedia claims the practical limit was 1200 baud"
As my father in 1983/4 had an acoustic coupler with a switch to choose between 800 and 1200 baud, I'd say you haven't looked very far.
Re: No it doesn't
Yeah, I had a cold call from BT yesterday, even though I'm on TPS.
Sounds like trout a la creme to me...
Terry Farrell - Dutch?
...like James T Kirk, she's from Iowa...
America's trade commission
is biased towards American companies?
No shit, Sherlock.
I would love you to summon the intelligence to use apostrophes correctly, stupid.
Nagware just antagonises customers
Will these media distributors please stop suggesting I'm a potential thief every time I buy a legitimate DVD?
It's no wonder people get pirate copies - at least they don't get insulted before they watch the movie on those.
re "Only morons resort to physical violence"
That's up there with
"War! What is is good for?"
Well, ridding Europe of a genocidal megalomaniac about 70 years ago for starters.
Re: Was the vulture logo created by a jiffics artist on jiff paper?
Here in the UK we also pronounce it 'kicks'
"eventually a fine will be issued"
No it won't. These are not fines.
A speculative invoice will be issued, which will be ignored.
Re: Noone made you upgrade.
I didn't. Lots of people did and were caught unawares by this pile of crap.
Doesn't alter the fact that apple should at least allow them to revert to the last known good OS.
If Apple actually gave a shit...
...they'd let us revert to iOS 5.1.1. until this cr-app is sorted out.
That might work if it wasn't for the fact that my postie seems to change every couple of months. Royal Mail don't seem to rotate them, rather than letting them have dedicated routes.
Anyway, I expect a lockbox code would end up on a post-it for everyone at the sorting office to make a note of.
It isn't about some crap video
That's just a pretext for behaving as they have wanted to for some time...
if it ain't broke
don't waste money fixing it...
Re: "The appeal of iOS is that it's locked-down: everything is secure"
That's precisely what doesn't appeal to me (and why my next phone is not going to be another iPhone)
Re: Public domain
"You can connect to a torrent swarm without uploading or downloading any data"
Yes, but to prove those IP addresses are infringing copyright you would either need to download the file and look at it (woe betide you if it was somebody else's copyrighted material in there), or be a seeder of the file (then you've implicitly given permission for it to be downloaded and there is no infringement).
Otherwise, the file could be full of any old crap. It could even be copyrighted material that the downloader already has permission to download.
re : "The helicopter was under direct threat of being shot down by people with an RPG launcher"
Except it wasn't.
It was a camera with a telephoto lens.
Re: In Memory of Me
Just what I was thinking, it's only the film where it's made from people...
"RBS's software glitch"?
As far as I know, the glitch occurred in a piece of wetware.
Re: AS GREEDY AS APPLE
I'd already decided on the basis of Apple's "walled garden" control-freakery that my next phone would not be one of theirs.
All they're doing now is helping to reinforce that.
I think $5000 is the exact minimum "criminal damage"amount required to be able to ask for an extradition order...
"What idiots are you buying your water from?"
Er, the only one I'm allowed to, as the pivatised water companies in the UK have local monopolies. They don't operate in a competitive market.
We can't change supplier.
We don't have any choice.
Re: West Antarctica?
It's the mass of land between 0 and 180 longitude.
or the Royal Mail could do what they used to do - get up early and deliver when people are still in...
Re: 'An interesting dictionairy'?
I would have used 'dictionary', myself.
Re: This was no
Judging from how buggy their iPhone app is (e.g. tap comments, get upcoming events), it wouldn't surprise me if it was just another bug in their cr-app.
On the other hand, with their track record...
- Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM
- China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE
- Review Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
- Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it
- That 8TB Seagate MONSTER? It's HERE... (You'll have to squint, 'cos there are no specs)