70 posts • joined 18 Jan 2012
This story appeared in Ars Technica two days ago I expect rather quicker cutting and pasting er... I mean reporting from The Register.
Re: "the square root of negative yo momma."
The square root of minus one has been trademarked by Apple.
Re: Nice article
All squids are at the very least damp.
Perhaps you meant damp squib.
Re: The proof, of course, will be in the pudding.
Which comes from a time when alcohol was "proved" (i.e. tested) to ensure it wasn't watered down.
Perhaps the journos have been at the electric soup?
Or perhaps standards of literacy ain't wot they used to be ...
The proof, of course, will be in the pudding.
Of course it won't because this is nonsense.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Proof in this sense means test.
Re: Why not follow the lead of that other chocolate factory?
Unfortunately Cadbury was sold out to the Krap Corporation by its disgusting senior management.
Re: One suggestion
No. Just No...
Bought one... Still got it...
I bought a Scrumpi kit. £60 for a kit was a very large sum at the time.
Power supply not included. You had to program in binery since both data and address buses were shown by LEDs and data set by switches. I wore out the right hand “Step” switch.
It eventually ended up in college in a Differential Pulse Polarography rig.
It had a very expensive 12 bit A/D converter and an 8 bit D/A (output to a chart recorder).
I interfaced a bought-in board so that I could record/read data from a cassette recorder. I sent off to have a 32x8 PROM programmed which was used to boot from. I expanded the memory with SRAM on a bit of veroboard. I think to 1.5k.
The whole lot was self-funded from my grant (remember those!) as none of my lecturers knew WTF I was on about.
Still got the whole thing somewhere. Must find it and see if it still works…
The new Doctor
Well why not a woman?
Why not Bonnie Langford as Dr Who?
LIKE A FAT SWEATY CHIMP
It's the Brits wot dun it...
It's all our fault.
That visit to London and then Coldplay depressed him so much that he just gave up.
Will we ever live it down...
It can be quite amusing to see what people have registered.
E.g. someone has registered PooReview.com.
Yes, but only because there isn't a worse word available.
A deficiency in the English language ...
Re: Faggots, AKA "Savoury ducks" offensive?
"Bum a fag"
Or Burn a flag...
Hack: A writer of articles; a harmless drudge.
But surely Germany...
But surely Germany is spying on American — and everyone else for that matter.
Or are they the only country in the world that is'nt?
Re: 2.8 million square foot?
2.8 million square feet with rounded corners...
meters -> metres
What's the problem?
Nothing has been censored. Nothing has changed.
The last time I visited my ISP's site (TalkTalk) I was asked if I wanted to activate a "child-friendly" filter. I ticked "no".
What is the problem exactly?
Re: Could be 65mm
None of the original was in 65mm. Although 2001 was...
Re: It might be cheaper 'today'
"Eventually, these conglomerates will run out of cheap places to 'make stuff'."
Eventually the greedy, rich first-world consumers will run out of cheap places to make the shiny shit they are addicted to.
There fixed it for you ...
Re: Tom Lehrer? : Shakespeare
Richard III surely...
Hooker in Dudley...
When I suggested you do this story in the comments of the "Hooker in Dudley..." article I thought that I was being ironic —oh well...
Buying cheap chargers from eBay is stupid — as is buying official istuff.
Best to stick to known brands. I got a Belkin charger from ebuyer which cost three times as much as an eBay cheapie but still much less than igear. It is beautifully constructed.
Enormous blue cock
One has been erected in Trafalgar Square — another story for you ...
Re: One up the spout!
Igniting a bullet is impossible. Firing a round is possible but very dangerous no matter where you position yourself relative to the barrel.
Isn't getting a metal pipe from the hardware shop more effective than printing a plastics (and plastic) barrel?
Which is more dangerous a disintegrating plastics or metal barrel?
I wonder what the UK figures are. We can't be that stupid — surely ...
Sir Jony must have been delighted to see what the watches mentioned looked like. They seemed to have been designed by the geeks who did the hardware and the software. The trick for Apple is to design something that looks stylish enough. Nice screen, thin hardware etc. Functionality and battery life are low on the Hipster list of priorities.
Every time I imagine someone (Stephen Fry) wearing an iWatch I see someone looking like a tosser. Is there any way of wearing one of these things without embarrassment?
I want comments as usual...
Apple version of Google Glass
It's the ieye ...
I'm more afraid of a Dreamliner-style self-sustaining fire. Deforming a liquid fuel tank in a shunt is usually not a problem. Deforming a lithium battery pack is more worrying. A liquid fuel tank can be penetrated by debris without incinerating the driver. With lithium batteries — well I'd want a Bond-style ejector seat.
Lithium batteries in a shunt? Hmm ...
Make toast days beforehand so it can dry out.
Add slices of cheese and nuke in microwave until it boils.
Eat immediately — even a few seconds spoils the taste.
Re: New controllers needed
"Kick in the balls..."
That's entertainment. That's entertainment...
It could still be useful if we could fill it with "top politicians and civil servants" and seal the massive blast-proof doors...
Surely only heavy metal tossers have "axes"?
Re: Guess I'm the exception....
Great! I'm in the UK. Where do I pay my $50?
Plug it in — cheaper...
This type of funeral only happens a handful of times a century. Government IT cockups on the other hand...
Re: Wot no SGI?
I remember the O2 had the cheapest looking and most flimsy CD drive of any computer that I've ever come across.
Re: I find it interesting...
It is named after Ponce in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which in turn was named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, the first governor of Puerto Rico and European discoverer of Florida.
Still does not explain why you would want to end up with a ship named USS Ponce!
Re: if you are on the wrong side of them, i would expect it pays to be very cautious
No, Samuel Johnson said it in 1775.
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."
He was not condemning patriotism but politicians who wrap themselves in the flag at the drop of a hat.
Luckily such people are rare in the USA.
Re: Not regulating
I think that like the OED the Swedish dictionary describes the language and does not define it. The French Academy is more prescriptive — though not to the extent of banning every interloper and going back to Latin.
This is a very useful service.
It is rebroadcasting all the content including ads to extra viewers. Exactly how is ITV losing out?
Re: I wonder if you can hack the cable...
Why bother? Just get a Raspberry Pi — it's cheaper...
The Librarian — he say...
I think someone called him a monkey — so he won't be doing you any favours now...
It's either 'alternating' or 'alternative'.
Alternate is incorrect.
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