2010 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
Locals bearing flaming torches and pitchforks
Ah! The bane of every mad scientist!
Re: Tom Melly
Any relation to Roger Melly?
Re: anti-piracy ads
I've never understood the rationale behind putting anti-piracy ads on legitimate content.
If someone has bought legitimate licensed content, then that is precisely the audience that doesn't need to be inconvenienced with two minutes of nonsense like "You wouldn't download a car would you?".
Re: DRM Doesn't work
As has been demonstrated by big content providers time and time again.
I'm still sore about the BBC's DRM on their iplayer content. No time shifted viewing of the Royal Institute Christmas Lectures for me! :(
Eric Schmidt has demanded tough rules on civilians flying surveillance drones
This is a kite.
I just need to know
Your name, DOB, mothers maiden name, the first line of your address and postcode, and your password, for "Data Protection".
Hang on. You called me. How do I know you are who you say you are?
Re: why is it illegal?
ThePirateBay is sometimes the only way to recover media for something that you've legitimately bought.
My old copy of Starcraft and Brood Wars still entitles me to play the game, even though the CD's that the game came on died a death a long time ago.
If only there was another way of accessing their website...
Maybe something like a series of four octets that would allow you to access the site no matter what the DNS name was.
Edit: I should have read JDX's post.
A sanitised input? What's that?
At least El Reg sanitises its commentards'";GO;DROP TABLE Students;GO;
It's only fair.
There are copies of kindle books in other dead languages
Surrey Integrated Reporting Enterprise Network
You've got to have a good acronym!
Otherwise, what would all those marketing committees do?
Re: Should simply say
The Looking for Group tool was the death knell of the social aspect of the game.
Before that, you got to know people. Some you'd avoid like the plague because they were ninja looting scum, and others you would bend over backwards to run a dungeon with because they were so damn good. People got reputations.
Now all you have to do is click a button and you end up in a team of people that don't try because they've not had to put any effort into getting a group together.
Re: The first photo from Mars
It's clearly a bunny rabbit.
Re: Super Sonic
You needed a light touch with Super Sonic. He's a rapier, not a broadsword.
Not enough Tails love
My favourite character of the game. With his two tails helicopter move, he saved Sonic's behind more than once.
Re: Wouldn't it be reasonable to have some sort of security?
Security from the start. It applies to engineers as well as developers!
So, essentially what you're saying is
Now is a good time to buy?
They are very blurry
How fast were they doing it?
Avoid the rush hour, avoid higher rates.
What a great way to screw over the majority of people that have to work for a living.
I wonder what they will make of this.
I for one welcome the arrival of multi-lingual articles.
Is that a weapon in your cyber toolkit?
Or are you just pleased to see me?
(I'll show myself out)
Is that still going?
Re: What about satellites?
Nor the ability to collimate the beam.
Which is important if you want to fire a laser through several kilometers of atmosphere.
Re: Pulse is Infrare, So Silver Paint Probable Won't Make A Difference
I doubt very much that a $5 tin of silver paint would be an effective countermeasure to a $32m frickin laser.
I would have thought that would have been the first scenario that the R&D boys tested.
"Our goal is to make it as easy to build an application as it is to build a website"
And as soon as you do that, every idiot that can string compilable code together is going to publish an app.
I'd hate to see app stores turned into the modern equivalent of GeoCities.
Re: Missing Windows 8 User
Looks like Eadon is collecting downvotes again.
Either that or he's trying to be funny.
I love the look of that Elan machine! How did I miss that first time around?
I'd worry about it's evil twin Nale coming to get it though.
It's only an illegal cartel if they are fixing prices for customers.
When it comes to fixing wages to defraud the worker, apparently it's all legal and above board.
1 law for them and 1 law for us it would seem.
Is this an actual physical effect or a mathematical one?
The intersection of a pair of scissors can travel faster than light, but seeing as it's just a geometric point along two lines, it's not an actual thing, and therefore can travel as fast as it likes.
Is this "information transfer" something similar? As nothing physical is actually being transmitted between Alice and Bob.
Re: Linux support techs
What good would they do in a windows environment?
That should be a While(True) loop.
Goto? You should be shot.
If you could actually buy a copy of Galaga, then you'd be a filthy little pirate for running mame.
But since you can't actually buy a copy of Galaga, you can't exactly be depriving the original artist of any income can you?
Dungeon Keeper is ripe for a make over. No one has come close to doing that game justice yet.
No degree here
I've got 99 problems,
But having a degree ain't one.
Kid vandalises shop window.
Gets let off with a caution.
Commit the same crime digitally, and it's up to 25 years in the big house?
Somethings not right here.
They are getting rid of men, just because they are men?
Isn't that the very definition of discrimination based solely on a persons sex?
Re: TIE Fighter?
Who in their right mind would fly a TIE fighter?
Those things are death traps!
I really liked LucasArts
Loom was quite possibly one of the best adventure/puzzle games of all time.
Bitcoin offers criminals an untraceable way to launder their ill-gotten gains
Unlike the HSBC. Who were able to completely trace everyone that had laundered money through their bank.
Re: "If we did leave the solar system, where should we go?"
More importantly, "How are we getting there?"
And even more importantly, will we have any booze left when we get there?
I produced some dire websites at the start of my career too
And like Zuckerberg, sometimes I still do.
Landings and takeoffs are controlled from within the theatre of operations
I would have thought that a maneuver like a landing or a take off would be ripe for automation.
Is there a technical reason why the pilot has to do it manually?
Re: blah blah benefit cheats blah blah
Hell, they could double the amounts that benefits pays and it would still be a drop in the ocean.
A bag contains fifteen marbles.
Unless you live at Mountain View.
In which case, you've probably lost a few.
Time to start chanting the browser prayer.
Please don't break my website!
Please don't break my website!
Please don't break my website!
Where have all my divs gone?
As I understand it, dark matter still interacts gravitationally with light.
Another problem with archiving.
Those tapes have a limited shelf life.
What I'd like to see is the digital equivalent of a stone tablet. A storage medium that can be viable for millennia.
Virtually no data is needed for ever
But I don't want to throw it away! You never know when something might come in useful!
Guaranteed as soon as I throw away that credit card receipt from 1985 I'll need it for something!
- JLaw, Kate Upton exposed in celeb nude pics hack
- Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search
- GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search