2080 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
For an extra 5 billion, I could fuck it up in ways that no one has ever thought of before.
Re: Er . . .put the civil servant buyers on a bonus system
You've not seen Yes Minister have you?
I'd be willing to bet another £10 billion
That there are a lot of people that have made a lot of money out of this failure.
Re: She's a bigger act than you think...
I wonder how she got the job?
Small children are always in a hurry
That's because when you're 5, everything is awesome! You'd be in a hurry too if the entire world was full of really cool stuff you'd never seen before.
Re: Why the hell is ActiveX even allowed
HTML 5 is the future.
I'm guessing that this was totally legal too
Given GCHQ's definition of legal.
We will still have to work in the future?
How crap is that?
It's Dean Vernon!
So basically, Pig Latin for the French?
Re: Just don't try this at home....
I've heard that you can get "warming" lubricants that have a dash of capsaicin in them...
So I've heard anyway...
Re: Help me Obi Cam Kanobi you're my only hope
If they can erect a massive firewall to protect us from porn...
...Then why can't they construct one to keep out spammers and malware writers?
That patent is so vague!
Patent 5,959,633 sounds like half the stuff I build!
Sir Bob Geldof to go into space
Any word on if he's coming back again?
Re: I could see banning offensive words,
Why is Jaffa Cake offensive?!?
Did the Goa'uld put in a complaint?
Yet more words that are kept secret from us and would cause a search on Bing to get flagged up.
Those are our words! (probably, I don't know what they are) Just because some elements of the criminal underworld have co-opted them doesn't make everyone that uses them a criminal.
How much heat are these chips putting out? I'm thinking that this manufacturing process packs transistors denser, which would translate to the same amount of heat being generated in a smaller space.
Human life is already cheap.
Don't believe me? You can get a longer sentence for theft or destruction of property than for murder.
"any other form of electronic marketing message"
Here's hoping that includes automated dialers.
Tesla would be proud!
Wireless energy transmission, yeah, he thought of that.
This looks like an ok solution for large objects
But what about all those nut and bolt sized chunks of metal whizzing around?
I'd have thought it would be easier to dodge a large object coming your way than it would be to avoid a shotgun pellet like smattering of metal.
No! She went of her own accord!
Re: Testing! Or as I call it, "The other half of the job" @Crisp
Everyone cocks something up at some point or another. Even me.
Testing! Or as I call it, "The other half of the job"
Test, then test, and test some more.
Test it isolation.
Test it from end to end.
Test it with loads of data.
Test it with no data.
Test it with wrong data.
Sorry for getting testy, but why bother writing code if you're not going to make sure it works?
ENIAC was the size of a house.
It was a massive machine that you had to book time on. It was a specialised piece of equipment that cost a fortune and wasn't practical for everyone to own. As time went on and techniques were refined and new technology became available you could eventually fit ENIAC's function into something the size of a wrist watch.
This almost looks like history repeating itself. Give it a few more years and we'll be able to get a quantum processor on a PCI card.
Just who does that headmaster think he is?
I'm surprised he didn't get done for wasting police time.
Wow! What a logo!
I'm going to start using their search engine this very second!
Search results? Why would I be interested in how well the thing actually works?
"As much as we know that anything's dead, this looks dead"
Then leave it alone!
Never poke or make fun of dead things. People that do that are usually the first to die in horror movies.
All of this makes me wonder
How many people have been wrongly convicted of tampering?
After all, who's going to take the word of a criminal over that of "expert evidence"?
Re: opposite of Hooray
Dammit Adrian! I'm a Coder not a Baker!
Great article though :)
Re: Horseless carriages
"You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck...I have no time for such nonsense." -- Napoleon
A flustered Commons spokeswoman insisted...
Damn! If she backpedals any faster she's going to start travelling through time!
In a shocking twist of events
The Digital Playground 2005 film Pirates is still surprisingly watchable.
Ah! Risky Sex!
Trouble is, when seeking the thrill of being caught; there's always the possibility of being caught.
The BPI declined to comment
That in itself speaks volumes.
They'll quite happily engage in secret talks with service providers, yet wont talk to the press about their schemes to keep us all on a piracy database.
A human body with "long fingers"
Are they sure it's not Slenderman?
Re: Kerbal Space Program
Get the Mech Jeb addon. It makes fine tuning a transfer orbit so easy.
Re: And we still have the NSA and the TSA and the Dept of Homeland Security today.
Beating the terrorists at their own game by taking away american freedoms first!
Re: HE WAS A SYSADMIN
Please tell me that the NSA doesn't let sysadmins work alone? At one installation I worked at, being caught at a terminal on your own was grounds for immediate dismissal.
Re: Or behind a firing squad.
Or worse, in front of a firing squad!
Cue sounds of "I wish I'd thought of that!"
If I had a pound for every bugger that's phoned me asking me about my PPI claim.
Re: I personally consider pot no more dangerous than alcohol.
I brewed enough alcohol last year to kill a full grown man.
That's legal, yet growing plants is not. Go figure.
How do we know some Martian hasn't hotwired it?
The next step is two-way conversation directly between the two brains.
This is both slightly disturbing and freaking awesome at the same time.
I wonder what happens to "Me" when I hook my brain up to someone else's.
You can't really run an X-COM operation without it!
This would be a scathing post about self-discipline
But here I am wasting time on El Reg.
Re: People with a lot of money don't need a 55' window on the world.
They have actual windows that big.
Re: "hardcore analogue-lovers"
Just try typing that phrase into a search engine.
Damn you Google autocomplete!
Re: Moon landing
It would take less Delta V to park it in orbit, and require a less massive ship for the astronauts to go and visit it.
(I am not an astrophysicist. Much of my knowledge of orbital mechanics has been cribbed from Kerbal Space Program.)
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