240 posts • joined Monday 6th February 2012 09:57 GMT
We applied a bell to our boy after he provided us with 3 blue tits over one weekend. He was awkward for about a week and then he adapted his hunting technique to overcome and eliminate the bell movement. He was back to catching them, complete with bell, by the end of that week.
All we had done was make him an even better hunter.
The only thing the collar did do was make his occasional fights with neighbouring cats more risky for him - he came back one day without it.
It appears that the quick release function must have proved its worth during a fracas, as I found it three doors down, hanging out of the neighbour's catflap :)
Re: Makes no difference,
My two are also fanatical moth hunters - my girl follows me upstairs to the office and waits for the light to be turned on during warm nights. She then spends 2-3 hours perched under the window just waiting for them to fly in.
Her brother is a far more ambitious killer (specializing in blue tits at the moment :( ) but he's no above insectoid prey. He also seems to have much better eyesight for spotting the landed moths. While she can't see them against a white wall unless they are flying, he can snuff them out without bother.
To which all of the above I would say " Fuck off, I'm trying to play a game here".
All of the above sounds suspiciously like the 'recommendations' for crap that Amazon wants to push at me because someone else bought it one time and they happen to be a reviewer for another item I bought.
Steam can show me a game based on the fact it's just been released - this is advertising.
Trying to pimp me a new joystick because it can see I'm already using a Cyborg 3d via my usb port is called SNOOPING .
Re: "The geography that did not perform well was Europe"
If this is how he's corrupting English with the shareholders, god knows what the Apple Marketing to German/French/Spanish dictionary comes out with. Perhaps they are employing the same company that produced our Arabic Olympic signs?
Re: £52.6m on marketing costs
Hey Mr Apostrophe, how the hell did you get over there?
Re: £52.6m on marketing costs
And 'I bet The Occupier' didn't even have the decency to come around and collect it either!
Re: I'm surprised that they're still going.
We checked our current price versus the new bundle packages they pushed out last month last night, and found that we are paying £10 over the odds. A swift call and a bit of haggling/coercing (the sales guy didn't haven't a current pricelist compared to the internet deal) and we're saving £120 a year.
On the other hand
VM have rolled out my 100mbit doubling (manages around 75-80 during peak and 90ish off so that's pretty impressive) and they've even decided to give me 120mbit completely gratis. If you are in the area where competition is available, they do have a few cards up their sleeve t keep you.
Windowlene? Yes it would make the games a bit shorter but the victor would have a tale to tell!
Re: Who wants to bet
Great minds Barry, great minds; less than 60 seconds seperate our enlightening posts about The Way Things Are.
Just in time to avoid that Samsung climbdown in the UK
Yes, the Lord doth smile down upon the Appleites, for no sooner has the court of law deigned that they shall provide a retraction of claims that Samsung copied them on their website, then they reveal a brand spanking new ownership of a different url that would work just as good.
What are the chances that suddenly apple.co.uk will become the new home of Apple UK on the internet, and the site which Judge Birss ordered to carry the notice will be isolated, thus eliminating all the traffic to it and significantly lessening the impact of aforementioned court order?
+1 for the Solwise PIGGY parts here - bought two a few weeks back and I get approximately 300mbit up and down. Cheaper that the Devolos as well, and the software handles firmware upgrades.
The quality of students today
It's just as well the grants got knocked on the head, else this would be public money on the walkabout instead of those parents whose offspring register at the bottom end of the intelligence scale.
Re: Open networks
Or indeed, more exciting than taking one off. Am I right lads, ay, ay, ay?!
Don't forget that the IT infrastructure is useless without the relevant electricity supply to run it all. All the Wi-Fi hotspots and 4G coverage in the world will be for nought if the power goes out!
Re: CD-R/DVD-R Still have a place...
A machine in the office, not the specific machine of the user who is not present. If no machine can be accessed then you're out of luck. But then again...
How exactly is a CD appearing on someone's desk with a postit note any more secure than the files appearing on the local drive/server after an authorised logon from a user with credentials? Are you really going to pop that disc in your drive?
Haven't you heard? A shaved one is MUCH better!
Re: CD-R/DVD-R Still have a place...
Er... why not just copy the files to a PC in the office and he can get them whenever he wants, and she can leave with the USB stick...
Further to this point, should we even be putting data onto mediums such as CD any more except for backup? The use case of the girl wandering into the office with a bunch of 'files' could have been solved far more eloquently if she had utilised the correct format for this transfer of data. A USB stick would have much greater breadth of compatibility with devices (many tablets have USB ports, phones have adapters, all desktops/laptops/tanktops have USB) and it is re-usable. It sounds whoever supplied her with the files runs an office ill-equipped for modern (and I mean the last 15 years) use.
If it' was the IT manager's colleague, then she is bone-idle enough to not notice that not a single CD drive exists on any of the machines that presumably she has seen every working day and has no excuse.
If she was the author's colleague.... well, you know what they say about assumptions...
What, no assburgers?!
Seems to have forgotten to play the FOTM defence!
Performs exactly the way a real human would
<----What, it took one look at the opposition, conceded and went out for a swift one of these?
Re: Hmmmm. This gives me an idea...
That was one of the best Sopranos episodes ever!
Re: The anti-appleists just get wrapped up in the hype as the fanbois...
How far ahead is 'future-proof' to an Apple fanboi?
Is that 'future' as in 'future purchases you are obliged to make because the current product doesn't fulfill even the most basic of requirements?" or 'future' as in the next thing the salesman points to on the accessories stand?
A future proof product should be one that is at least capable of performing the intended duties NOW without any further purchases. Ergo you are not meant to network this product... WTF?!
Viral marketing campaign in motion
I'm waiting for it to be revealed that lil Martha is in fact the product of the twisted minds of Saatchi & Saatchi, designed to inflate the sales of those delightful plastic meal trays...
You owe me a new one!
More Red Tape alert!
What we'll get next is a check box next to every clause in a contract agreement online, so rather than scrolling to the bottom accepting all of the above but not necessarily confirming that all is understood, we'll end up having to tick each individual clause.
Re: Mostly OK
"someone who didn't understand the problem or had English as their second language."
So that would be Virmin Media's technical support team then!
Re: Was looking forward to it but the hype has put me off...
The consoles (and unfortunately I believe PC) have controller-friendly aim assist, for those whose dexterity befits a couch-dweller. Naturally this abomination wasn't available on PC only MP1 and 2, and will be swiftly disabled as soon as I get playing next Friday!
I preferred X-Wing Vs TIE Fighter - all the joy of X-Wing and TIE Fighter, but with a friend to fly in formation and inspect freighters with. I remember firing up XVTED when I was a nipper and constructing massive battles to play. Given that it only allowed 64 ships in the map at once, some were so large that they would always play randomly depnding on which ships died first. Plus the Balance of Power introduced the Super Star Destroyer...
All aboard the good ship Facebook. Full steam ahead!
First Zuckerberg, now Sandberg. Next up: ICEBERG!!!!
Buttholed by El Reg...
I'm not the only one who misread that sub-header, am I?
Re: "She had a Facebook account on which she has 6 million friends,"
And there in lies the rub - 6 million friends is a hell of a lot of advertising clout on FB. The potential damage this kid could have done to the advertisers would probably be trumped up to around $6 billion easily. So maybe it's not even the fact that Bieber's beau was affected that got him the year long stetch, but rather all those poor businesses that are paying to use Ms Gomez as a posterchild.
Re: He may be a conniving little douche...
Of course I use 'similar' in the modern social respect of 'being somewhat alike' and not the mathematic 'exactly the same' sense.
He may be a conniving little douche...
But FB's security is patently inadequate. Setting up an email address that is SIMILAR allowed him to request a reset? Do they have myopic monkeys handling customer services?
Re: Pretty Dumb
Talking of pretty dumb, I would have thought Bug Dumb Guy 555 would be all over this like a big dumb thing.
So the new plan is to charge on a per game basis to different operators. Not so much 'hoarding and warehousing' as 'wearing and whorehousing' then?
By the way, it had a thumbs up icon for my post because I perceive this as a GOOD thing for all potential iPad purchasers. Of course it has got to sting a little for those who recently bought one...
Ok let's have another stab at it then - "This course of deploying new hardware processes in an older model of a currently available product rather than the flagship model is one which had previously never occured while the company operated with Steve Jobs as CEO, and thus I suggest that the change at the top of the company's organisational sctructure has allowed this action to take place where previously such activity may have been rejected out of hand by the overwhelming power of Mr Jobs's Reality Distortion Field ".
Yes they give a crap because they are failing within a MONTH of sale. Desktop drives and datacentre drives have very different workloads.