1999 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
Re: Thinking, Thinking...
Strangely enough, there seems to be no end of money from the military when it looks like scientists are close to blowing things up in new and interesting ways.
Re: VirginMedia have two policies@Crisp
All that pornography doesn't download itself you know!
Re: VirginMedia have two policies
OH COME ON!
The only reason I bought the frigging XXL 100 Unlimited package is because VM said that they wouldn't gimp my connection!
Re: "...the watchdog believes punters will expect "moderate restrictions"..."
I believe that unlimited should mean unlimited. And I also believe that the ASA should pull their thumbs out of their arses and start earning their salaries.
Yeah! That'll get me back into stores!
Not prices, customer service, or even a clean and pleasant place to shop.
A gimmicky little badge! That's what will have me racing to the shops with my wallet in hand!
Re: "Name and shame" campaign
It's funny how they can get away with that for convicted paedophiles.
But not with muggers, burglars, thieves, rapists, murderers, drink drivers, or politicians.
I'd much rather know where those guys live so that I could stay away from them.
Re: You're all wrong.
The pound is a unit of thumping.
Elon Musk owns his own spaceship
Yes... I am jealous much.
Register dot co dot uk - exists merely to be nasty.
I think Mr Fry is confusing El Reg with 4Chan.
Re: re: We build a BattleStar
Or they might have some Tylium we can borrow.
Re: The solution
We build a BattleStar?
You're right about the damp (and the inevitable mould that comes along with it).
I live in a flat converted from an old pre-war house designed to be heated by two fireplaces. But someone, for some unknown reason, decided to cap the chimney. So now I'm trying to heat my home with a gas fire. Which, because of the price of bottled gas, I can only afford to run in one room at a time.
Now this creates a massive temperature gradient across the whole flat. The gas heater with no real exhaust on it creates a fair bit of water vapour as a by product of burning the gas. Which in turn travels to the colder rooms in the house, condenses on the wallpaper, which starts it peeling, providing a great home for mould.
I guess that it's back to using Google then.
Just like isoHunt, but bigger.
Product placement, jiggling imagery, spamvertising, cold calling and high-pressure sales
Is the perfect way to advertise to me that your product can't stand on it's own two feet.
Re: Oh, think of the fun you could have with a packet of self-adhesive QR codes.
They are quite cheap and easy to print yourself...
So I've heard...
Re: WP8 has zero security holes so far
To be fair, neither Apple nor Google have had a great deal of experience in having to keep their operating systems secure.
I'm sure they'll get it right eventually though.
And the best headline of the week award goes to...
Re: Told ya so
What if I had *two* dyson sphere computers?
Re: There is a simple explanation
Not to mention changing the bloody file format every sodding version.
Gerald Ratner couldn't have done a better job.
If you don't know who Ratner is, ask your parents.
What happened to the good old days?
When you could just pop the lithium battery out, short a couple of pins on the mother board and Bob's your mothers brother.
Re: Advanced Boffinry
When it becomes rocket science. (Or brain surgery, take your pick)
It shouldn't be "No internet? No help from the government"
It should be "No Internet? More help from the government"!
The people without digital access to government services are obviously the people that need the most help.
I'm upvoting you for upvoting him for downvoting him. And I've downvoted him, and upvoted him.
It could have been worse...
She could have been caught with a case of crabs!
I'm going... Mines the one with a jar of tadpoles in the pocket.
Re: Come on....
Yeah, who needs a Grand Unified Theory of physics anyway?
I wrote a website with a mechanism that did something similar over ten years ago
I didn't patent it because I thought it was bloody obvious.
How does this affect people with adblock installed?
Am I going to notice a difference?
We'd be just as doomed
If we didn't spot an incoming hunk of rock.
This isn't a case of leaving your front door unlocked, this is more a case of leaving a firearm outside a gun cabinet where anyone could get hold of it.
Re: "Goddess of Door Hinges"
Re: Using a default username and password isn't hacking
I'm sorry, but people that don't secure their systems from this level of attack are part of the problem.
Because when your system is compromised, it starts whacking my web servers and then it becomes my problem.
You aren't leaving the front door to your house unlocked, your leaving your Low Orbit Ion Cannon unlocked outside the school gates with the engine running.
Using a default username and password isn't hacking
It's using the system as intended.
After all, if people didn't want to share their devices, they would have changed the default password when they installed it.
So how long until that black hole eats its companion?
That's going to be a big x-ray event.
I can understand why people were duped
After all, airport security has those machines that can see through clothes.
I do worry about the kind of person that thinks a free app will do the same job though.
I'm dissapointed El Reg commentards.
24 posts and no mention of how Cambridge Engineers give good head.
I'm a Simcity fan.
I've already got Simcity 4.
Post around 8:20
Is this the equivalent of a news anchor reading the directions off the auto-cue?
Ah, the perils of Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V.
Why didn't she just grab another controller and join him?
You know what they say, if you can't beat them... play co-op.
What kind of dexterity go these things have?
Could one of these robots be programmed to harvest certain objects? Maybe anything about the size of a wallet or a credit card? Could one one yank a slip of paper say, out of someone's hand?
These robots could be the next weapon in the fight against street litter.
Do you get the freaky border around the edges when you load games?
Geiger Counter, Green Screen, FM Radio
Looks like I've got all the makings of a Pip-Boy here!
Re:RTS games also suffered through the "lets do it in 3D" era.
Did you see what they did to Simon the Sorcerer 3? They took a great 2D adventure and turned it into a blocky 3D nightmare. For no other reason than the studio wouldn't support the game unless it was in 3D.
I'm so glad I didn't buy Colonial Marines.
AvP II has been out for over a decade now, and it's perfect for a remake. It is the best way to immerse yourself in a world of deadly xenomorphs for now.
Re: @Crisp: These were great
Jamie Jones, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Have an upvote on me.
Paralysed an ant! :D
I love the fusible plug idea!
A low tech solution to a high tech problem :D Genius.
First it was deciphering messed up words, then it was jigsaw puzzles.
I'm waiting for the day where a website needs a drop of blood and a soft tissue sample to verify me as human.
Adverts are not a service or a product.
They are an annoyance and an intrusion.
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