43 posts • joined Wednesday 9th November 2011 14:13 GMT
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: 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.
Re: Though Prism was bad enough
Are any of those situations a life threatening emergency? Please enlighten us.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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: 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!
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.
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.
- iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job