55 posts • joined 18 Oct 2011
Can we now start wailing and whining about poverty in India, unwanted aid, yada yada yada?
> "... either from Apple or third-party vendors, on a device."
Third party accessories on an Apple device and flying pigs - guess what do they have in common?
... Mars needs MOMs!
Can I have one of those glow-in-the-dark wristbands for my 5 year old daughter? It looks quite age appropriate for her.
Subtitles via HDMI
I read somewhere that the current HDMI specs do not support Closed Captions/Subtitles. Any chance the new version does?
Use case: Rent movie on Google Play. Play movie on tablet (No GP support on PS3). Enable subtiles. Connect tablet to TV via HDMI 1.4 cable. Subtitles shown on the tablet screen but not on the TV screen.
Or am I connecting/holding/doing it wrong?
Never a perfect time to quit?
For Steve Ballmer the perfect time was yesterday, maybe the day before.
Icon: That's what Steve should have done long back.
> I can't help wondering what the dolphins feel like when they seem to hear the calls of long-lost friends
A sense of déjà vu?
Beer icon... well, because its almost time for that.
Re: "[A]n 'astounding' number of smartphones hit the market this year (...)"
Apart from the fact I was still in my diapers, what else happened in 1984?
The connector survived this? ----------------------------------------->
And with legible markings!?
I would have thought every would have burnt to ashes, if not vaporized.
Well, how very convenient for the investigators ;-)
> selection of colorful covers to express one's individuality
So we can express our individuality as long as the said individuality matches one of the colors that the manufacturer decides to offer us?
What a load of...
> ...reducing the need to get shot while fishing around for a tucked-away timepiece.
This line exemplifies why El Reg has become as ingrained in my life as my morning cuppa!
So does this mean no more interstellar expressway through this sector?
Re: Out of the box
Do you really think that I will throw 800 dollars (average cost for a decently spec-ed laptop) to "try out" what everyone else + dog has labelled as complete fail?
No sir, with my limited resources, I'd rather sit out this one. And if it does not get any better in the subsequent releases, then Mac OS or one of the Linux distros it will be.
Re: What about the fish?
... so Apple and Samsung are sleeping with the fishes?
" Indeed, the London cabbies fought against minicab regulation as they had the (often justified) fear that it would, er, drive customers away from licensed minicabs and into their vehicles instead."
RIP Sunil Tripathi.
Is this a part of Tim Cook's retirement planning?
Re: apple v the French
Listen very carefully, I shall say 'zis only once...
Upvoted AC@22:00 for reminding me of 'Allo 'Allo.
Re: You think that's fun...try this!
The secret to trolling - keep it short and inflammatory.
Unlike yours which was overly long and stupid.
... that the engineers looked up Google with the error message?
Re: Leave it to the Register to print a story that can at once put me off both sex and violence!!!
I take it you haven't seen Machete...
There was a demonstration of similar storage skills early into the movie, which had exactly the opposite effect than what you mentioned!
... page Fox Mulder.
Can believe no one used the alien icon yet. There, corrected that.
Re: I just hope...
> Bruce Willis is an old man now
If Bruce is too old, then perhaps Joseph Gordon-Levitt can stand in for him?
... End up paying a lot of lawyers a lot of money
That was excellent advice from Ed Colligan.
Unfortunate that Apple never paid heed to it... not for the lawyers, of course.
Re: Friday 13th
As the world+dog tries to decide if the asteroid is big enough, Bruce waits patiently at the space center.
Bruce: "Make up your minds, m*********"
Rectangle with rounded corners!
Icon: Off to find a patent lawyer
> If a friend posts a newspaper article to Facebook about a government minister who’s been caught embezzling millions, does a like mean “I like it when government ministers embezzle millions,” or does it mean “I like it when government ministers who’ve embezzled millions are exposed in newspaper articles”?
BEST. LINE. EVER!!!!
Simply because St Jobs decreed that only iThings made by Apple could have rounded corners. Not even a... well, never mind.
It does charge, I tell ya...
The only that gets charged when I shake my NFC enabled Android, is my bank account
Re: HELLO? HELLO? YES, I'M ON THE PLANE!
It is funny how irritating screaming/crying babies can be on an aeroplane unless the critter in question is your progeny.
Re: But are they any good at it?
Or a more acceptable skin color. Come on it is okay to accept your real issues.
Re: I've been wondering about this dark matter stuff
> so much of 'stuff' is symmetric in the universe - electrons - protons, upspin - downspin, wave-particle duality all the mesons, baryons, bosons and other stuff that all have counterpart particles...
You mean like Yin and Yang, good and evil, life and death, Dumb and Dumber...
Re: But what about the cat?
> Ah, but can one cat simultaneously exit two bags in two different rooms?
That, you have ask Herr Heisenberg.
Could you click that link? Pretty please?
Re: What's this "ad" stuff people keep talking about?
> The web has no ads.
> What is your post then?
No atmosphere on the Moon...
Yeah, what use is the big bang if you dont get a mushroom cloud?
Icon shows how it must look like or it did not happen.
First having to apologize for shoddy software , then having to apologize for lying... what a sorry bunch!
> or it didn't register that "The Register" was referring to "the Register of Copyrights
Reminds me of Sir Humphrey Appleby
Re: Technical Doublespeak
> Feeding aerial photos into an algorithm, its engineers used computer vision techniques to render shapes of the building.
> not really that much of a technological breakthrough...
Of course the way they said it, it sure sounds like one :)
> "... sea level rises just aren't that big a worry, over say the next century anyway"
... by which time most of the current generation would be long dead anyway. Mine's the one with the keys of the gas guzzler.
Fifth Element and Armageddon
If only Bruce Willis had been around that time, he would have stopped that planet from crashing into our rock. For documented evidence of his previous exploits, see message title.
Now don't tell me that this is *not* related to the 2012 Mayan thingy.
Re: Killer feature
@HMB: Which fix, please?
Re: It ain't the "high-growth", it's the low-pay.
... for people to start wailing about why UK continues to provide assistance to India when there are 46 million Indians wasting time on Facebook.
From trial of the century that was to decide the fate of Open Source, to the anti-climax of the century? So the verdict boils down to: "We think we know you stole, but we think its not what we thought you stole" ?
Oh well, there's probably time for a quick trip to the neighborhood cafe, before they make up their minds on this one.
- +Comment Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN
- OnePlus One cut-price Android phone on sale to all... for 1 HOUR
- MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less
- UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
- Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes