49 posts • joined 9 Nov 2011
A bright flash in the bottom left of the picture. The framing means it will be obscured by the video progress bar.
Road Colours Still Wrong
They still have not fixed the road colours - blue for motorways and green for primary routes. I will continue to use Bing for route planning and Google only for street view.
Large Lawyer Collider
Large Lawyer Collider....
Re: Keep on popping those NSA piggies
"Strange the similarity between the letters NSA and NAZI...."
Equating an organisation that collects all your information with an organisation that rounded up Jews and set up death camps and slave labor factories. Right on!
Re: I'm surprised that in 2014...
"Perhaps when Britain can put a camera in orbit".
We may not have the launch vehicles but we certainly build complete satellites and cameras for many more, including Hubble.*
Re: Breathtaking pomposity
Do you really think she wrote that? This is a document written by the government and signed by the monarch. You are an ignorant racist...
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Forcing someone to use any kind of "desktop" OS on a 1024x576 screen is just being cruel.
No Combustion Involved
I know I'm being pedantic, but the line "here's another COMBUSTIBLE CETACEAN" is just wrong.
"Perhaps the chief inspector should have specified just which celebrity Ian Watkins he meant."
This is probably the dumbest comment ever in a Register article. The clue was in the previous paragraph. "The lead investigator in the case of the Lostprophets Ian Watkins". Who else would he be talking about?
It sounds like the author of this story is another anti BBC troll. It was a technical error nothing more. I watched the 3D broadcast on a Sky box and no issues with that.
Re: Wintel irrelevance == x86 irrelevance
You seem to be remarkably ignorant of the x86 world outside of Wintel. There are quite a large number of x86 systems running Linux on the desktop and in the server room, not to mention all the Apple Macs.
Re: @enerider (was: Now ask me why ...)
I've got some tinfoil hats you might like to buy...
Re: People still watch TV?
A TV is an output device for displaying moving images. As long as there is content to show on such a device then people will still watch them.
Re: "Later we had Ealing Studios’ Went the Day Well"
No, this was about "a strand of British storytelling called invasion literature", and "later" was after H.G.Wells etc.
It looks like it landed right in the middle of an MOD training area. The Playmonaut could have been mistaken for an enemy spy and shot down.
Re: Though Prism was bad enough
Are any of those situations a life threatening emergency? Please enlighten us.
Re: I bet the police will love this one...
That would require police being out on patrol keeping an eye open for offending motorists. Nowadays enforcement is left to speed cameras alone.
Re: Silly comparisons
People are comparing 'Android' and 'iOS' as found on the 'iPhone' and 'iPad', so who's actually the dork?
To add to the anecdotal 'evidence'... I have an iPhone 4 (still on iOS 5) and a Galaxy S3 (on stock 4.1.2). The iPhone has crashed at least twice in the past two years. The S3 has never crashed in the six months I've owned it.
I am still searching for the best option to backup 40,000+ (nearly 200GB) of photos.
I would happily pay to increase my Skydrive storage to 200GB, but they don't want my money (125GB maximum).
Moving From BE LLU To PlusNet FTTC?
Anyone know if there's any difficulties with moving from an LLU service to FTTC? I've heard it used to be difficult switching ISPs once you were on LLU - is that still the case?
Waste Of Space
Why is there a notification bar and a button bar wasting all that space on the screen? Surely they can combine both together?
Nintendo Also Guilty
The new Wii-U 8GB has only 3GB available for users...
Addiction Leads To Sickness
I think it was spending so much time trying to complete Dark Forces 2 that first gave me motion sickness. I have been unable to play PC FPSs since. Even playing a console FPS on the TV gives me motion sickness now.
The main problem now is with clueless users, and it sounds like you are one of those.
Mitac Mio a701
Probably the first phone to include a GPS chip (SiRFstarIII).
I'm going to buy an Panasonic LX-7 camera next month, so that should help them out a bit.
Re: No thanks
"Uptime > three years".
Are your neighbours not allowed to switch off their PCs then?
Surely if an intruder has got as far as to access the password hints in the registry then the damage is already done!!!
There's Uranium in the oceans!!! Why are they just telling us this now!
The environmental and green groups are going to be up in arms demanding we clean it all up.
The article says... "convicted for signing and anti-Putin song".
Is that signing as in an a signature, or signing as in some kind of sign language?
Re: Amazing pics, but...
Not redaction, just not wasting bandwidth by sending back high-res pics of the rover.
The TNT delivery driver managed to find my flat, but of course I was at work. I drove 20 miles to their local depot this evening to pick it up, but they could not find it. The worse thing was that four smug bastards came in and walked out with theirs while I was waiting. Apparently they have about 200 sitting in the depot, but not mine.
Wow, that's some really fucked up logic there. I suppose we should ban all open source software in case it might be used for some nefarious purpose.
Re: Easy to fix (a couple of months ago)
You seem to be short of a few factoids. Windows does have file ownership*, and you cannot delete the files of other users unless the permissions allow. Therefore you will have to do a "run as administrator" on the tool you use to delete the files, just as you would have to sudo on Linux.
So now you can really be embarrassed.
* Note to the anal, this applies to NTFS only, which of course is the standard FS for Windows installs since Windows 2K.
Re: No making-of docu?!
FFS, you can buy the four films and more extras than you can ever watch for £17.49. Available since October 2010.
There's a newer re-issue with less extras for £10.
Re: South East News Bias ? - Nahhhhhh.......
Exactly. Modern combines have GPS control and drive themselves. The person in the cab has to be kept entertained when trundling through the fields.
If sitting down all day is bad for you, what about lying down for 8 hours every night? It's got to be even worse, surely?
I just could not watch 10,000BC and 2012 after the first 5 minutes. I really did try. The same applies to Transformers 2 & 3.
Re: ISP's eh?
You're right about the cost of the hardware. You should see the size of the pipes they're using - you could fit a small child down some of them!
Ten gadgets that would get thrown in the bin without even being opened.
Safe Driving ?
Will it pick up on tailgating, talking/texting or generally not paying attention while driving? Safe driving is more than speed, cornering and braking*.
* Note to article author: It's "brake suddenly" not "break suddenly", unless of course you're driving an Alfa Romeo.
In the age of 16:9 monitors and TVs why are digital cameras still 4:3 by default?
The best thing about the LX5 is the multi-aspect sensor and you can select between 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 with a sliding switch.
American network TV shows now run to only 43 minutes, yet still have an hour slot on most Sky channels. That works out to 17 minutes of adverts, so something does not add up.
I Am God
# Give life to 1 million kittens
for i = 1 to 1000000
# Kill 1 million kittens
for i = 1 to 1000000
Anyone Remember Prestel?
I used my BBC micro to dial up Prestel. It worked a bit like Teletext as you typed in page numbers to access content. I remember downloading software and sending electronic mail. There was also a multi-user game that you could access through a gateway.
We had Commodore PETs at school on which I learned 6502 programming, although I had to writing an assembler and disassembler in BASIC first. This was the reason I asked my parents for a BBC B.
The most satisfying thing I did was disassembling and removing the copy protection on many games. One of them was encrypted on disk and decrypted itself in memory with some nasty self modifying code. Not sure if it was Elite or some other game.
Have you never heard of the danger of chip pan fires? Vegetable oil may not be flammable at room temperature, but get it hot enough and it's just as dangerous. It can also be used as a biofuel in diesel engined vehicles.
Kitten Death Ray
The kitten death ray sounds like a good project for the RSPB to fund. Stop them growing up to be garden bird killers.
So when your TV, AV receiver and blu-ray player all want to be media players, which one wins?
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?
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