65 posts • joined Monday 21st November 2011 16:37 GMT
Re: Tin ears
Why would you want to hear McCartney let off a wet one mid way thru Hey Jude?
Music is to be enjoyed. So long as you are enjoying it how you actually listen to it is meaningless.
Re: Plenty of jobs
Actually that sounds about right for an El Reg reporter.
He'll be in big trouble if he does.
Re: The welsh lobby
@badvok 'It is hard for some to realise that programming that appears to focus on the London area is actually relevant to upwards of 15% of the population of the entire UK.'
And of no relevance to the remaining 85% of the population - but it's still forced fed to us on National TV and Radio.
Partially it's because the 'indestructable' CDs are vulnerable to the chemicals in paper. There was a spate of CD singles in the late 80's - early 90's that were released in cardboard slip cases, but the discs ended up coroded and pitted within months.
Re: The thing that amazes me about electric cars...
'I'm a clean air campaigner. I work in the City and breathe the pollution in central London, it's horrible.'
And by working in the 'City' you contribute to the pollution, so that buggers your clean air credentials.
Can anyone give a decent rational as to why the 'City' exists in this day and age? Is there any job or function within it that can't be done elsewhere?
Re: SF is not just about "big ideas", it only looks that way...
Given that by the time they reach the place, that mining ship owner is living in a totalitarian dictatorship, one lead by people who space anyone who dare offer dissent, then I think I might go along with the Adama cultural revolution as well.
(Plus on the planet there is always the hope of running into the more intelligent and technologically advanced Golgafrinchans.)
Re: I wear glasses already
Surprised they didn't patent having an handle on the front to assist when taking them on and off.
But they didn't kick it off did they?
They applied for a non-software, but IT related, trademark for a word\name that they had been trading under for 16 years (without objection). Then they get ambushed by an hysterical statement from a monolithic organisation who have made little effort to secure their own rights to the mark in the past (despite being lead by an IP lawyer!)
But the PSF will get a free pass as they not Apple, Google, Microsoft or Games Workshop.
Spots the Space Marine, may I introduce you to Python the Server.
Re: The Church is definitely not a business.
Papal Knight or Paypal Knight?
Re: I'll probably get flamed for this but ...
I can find a couple of flaws in the above...
1) It's an English term, the Nazi's were actually quite keen on people using German so probably never registered it as such.
2) 'A long time ago...' so precidence for it's use already set prior to the Chaplin lookalike. (Plus it came into common usage late in WW1 not WW2)
Damn, I've used the word Nazi ,which LucasFilm did try and claim a trademark for (and not TSR as some people believe.)
Re: the tin foil hat wearer in me is deeply troubled
@Mike Brown: Think of the negatives as the truth of revolutionaries get revealed. The revolutionaries you write about were openly contemptuous of the masses who put their necks on the line, and always had a fast horse\car available in case things turned sour.
Try using the old tactic of shouting out buzzwords and slogans to rouse the (ignorant no more) masses, while your enforcers stamp down on any dissenting voices. It just wont work nowadays; the people formally on the podium are now just faces in the crowd. In this new world everyone has access to the facts (and not just those supplied by the opposing factions) and a voice of their own.
True - but thats not a fault of Companies House but of HMRC, who moves so slowly they make glaciers look like Usain Bolt.
Plus CH can't look into Directors unless somebody complains about them and initiates proceeding, which normally should be creditors of the company i.e. HMRC.
The problem is that they, along with their over expensive computer systems, are not fit for purpose.
Re: In 2010 the company appointed Lady Gaga as its creative director
You've never heard of printing photos on bacon and other meat products?
All this presumes...
That the bands involved were going with the written\published lyrics and not forgetting them and\or making their own variants up in the studio (or just having fun and doing some leg pulling)
Not convinced that we've lost our original hero. I think there's some doppelganging at work.
I always thought there was something a bit dodgy about 'Mr Yellow'. Would our stylish all-action hero really wear something so gaudy? Did you check him for a goatee before sending him up?
How else can you explain things going so disastrously wrong if not an inside job?
I'm betting the saboteur is having a chuckle at us from his undersea volcanic lair, off the Isle of Wight, where our heroic space cadet is being held captive after imbibing a laced cocktail.
Re: What happened to Steve Jackson?
Wrong Steve Jackson - your getting confused with the American one, publisher or Illuminati and Munchkin, and beneficiary of a nice 'donation' from the Feds.
The British one was a founder of Games Workshop and moved onto computer games.
Re: There aren't any
Been at least a couples of programs on BBC about it. One is an Horizon type of program with loads of wizzy graphics and jumping all over the place, the other is more of an investigative program where you actually get the persons involved explain their line of thoughts and mistakes - just like Horizon use to be like.
Re: frogsaustralia.net.au? really?
It's Australia. Thats site probably counts as an H&S one, along with tinydeadlyspiders.net.au and dropbears.net.au
'we don't have enough food to feed the world's 6 billion now.'
Yes we do, we just have a distribution\politician problem.
Has there been any recent famine where politics have not been a prime cause or a block in resolving it?
Re: Shock horror!!
Home grown tommies taste delicious because the average home gardener uses 3 times the level of fertiliser than farmed foods. Farmers are very precise in the amount of fertiliser they use (normally following Defra defined ratios) unlike home growers with their bags of growmore, tomorite, human urine, horse manure liquer, etc.
Re: Own name on address
So you never get any mail then?
That's certainly one way of stopping spammers.
Re: Hawking for Sky are we?
Actually 'raw' OXO cubes used to be lovely before they changed the formula a decade or two back. They use to become nice and goo-y in the mouth, now its just seems to be powdered rat shit.
When I see the word Clovis mentioned, I start humming the New World Symphony and want to push a bike up a hill.
'but if I named the principal character ‘Patty Horror’ and the school ‘Bogfarts’, JK - Rowling, not the guy from Jamiroquai - would sue my arse off'
And she'd lose as you safe under parody laws.
'...and I’d deserve it.'
yes, you deserve it, but she'd still lose.
Re: Radiashun \o/
Wearing just a pair of 50" rim solar flares, Pantsman seeks to eradicate the world of skinnie jeans, trackies, and muffin tops!
Just to allow the iPhone sanitisers a route to safety?
Re: I don't Tweet, but... why is Twitter *keeping* a history?
Probably because if they didn't comply with the various data retention acts, and the requirement to hold onto any none transient data associated with a person, their whole operation would be shut down.
This deleted data will\must still exist on backups, which could be the actual source of these recovered tweets, and possibly not from the active system itself.
a bunch of middle age keyboard warriors on their opinion on 'yoof' going to give an accurate profile?
Why didn't they ask the incoming generation directly?
They want it at a fair price, and without BT\Fujitsu sticking their snouts too far into the trough as is standard practise.
Re: Wait, what?
But it's not fair dealing as the image in question has nothing to do with the news report.
Re: Napoleon and his metric system conquered Europe,
'OTOH, if you want your kids to value logic and maths, you might start by giving them a proper system of units.'
Exactly, we need to switch to a base2 system ASAP, none of this count on fingers malarky.
How do you know who the good coders are if no one ever has the chance to code?
How do you prioritise resources when you don't know where to concentrate them?
Re: MRI + metal tattoos
Why do people keep quoting a non-science program like 'Mythbusters' as 'proof'?
Most of the time they don't even attempt to go into any details of the physics involved and a lot of the 'simulations' are nothing like the actual situations they are trying to prove\debunk. You always get the impression that they have decide the result in advance, and are fitting the tests to match.
It's an entertainment program, thats all.
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