After all that elaborate sellotaping
You'd have hoped for it to go purrfectly.
340 posts • joined 6 Feb 2012
You'd have hoped for it to go purrfectly.
To stay on the right side of a faint grey line!
Footballers are a particular bug-bear of mine, specifically their apparent immunity to criticism for performance compared to team managers. I don't understand a process whereby a player can be bought for X million, tied into a 3/4/5 year contract and perhaps not play more than 40% of the time (and perform poorly) but still be paid in full, slathered with sponsorship endorsements and generally worshipped, but a manager can be in a job for 9 games and get the sack within 2 months because the 11 players on the pitch were crap. The players still get to stay on though.
What's a suitable IT analogy? Buying windows 8 and installing it on a Dell PC but realising that you can't figure out how to make it playback your UEFA Champions Leage Highlights DVD. You throw it out.
Then you buy another PC from HP, install Windows 8 on it and get the same result.
Then you try installing it on a Compaq. Same again.
And then you tell your mates that all PCs are shit because they can't play DVDs...
JimC, the generation BEFORE the boomers had been involved in a rather awkward little situation called World War II. I think it's a little harsh to suggest that they start coughing up taxes to pay for all the work they should have been doing instead of fighting off the Nazis invasion of Europe...
A university weekend LAN in Essex, with an attendance in only double figures, was more than enough to keep the 'dry roasted peanut' odour in the atmosphere. Not only do people smell after sitting at their pc for up to (let's be generous here) 8 hours, but working machines also smell.
PCs are not hermetically sealed boxes - dust gets sucked in, dislodged, blown around, PC components get hot, things start to smell - dead skin, hair, food, general heated stuff.
On top of that, consider the environments that these machines could have come from. No one runs their gaming PC in an airtight chamber, and not everyone has good habits. Even if only 5% of attendees are smokers, their PCs will still stink the place out as they heat up. Smokers make for foul PCs.
Maybe you ought to rein your neck in and get your own prejudices in check before having a hissy fit, huh?
Never mind the skills on show, just imagine the smell...
He'd say something along the lines of "One born every minute".
Knowing the Jobsian bandwagon, Starck's design would be replaced by one slightly smaller which casts 10% more in 6 month's time anyway.
Ahh Mr Reynolds, so nice of you to join us.
...We remember a Man who thought nothing of his own freedom and instead sacrificed himself for the greater good of all mankind.
A man who looked inside, broke down barriers others thought insurmountable and revealed to all the true glory that we had all yearned for but never dared dream to experience.
Raise a glass to him.
Thank you Jesu...
WAIT WHAT?! SCARLETT'S JUBS?!? 10 YEARS?! <faints>
AAhhh the resident EA representative awakens.
HOW'S THINGS, EA? WILL ORIGIN BE IN MY LOUNGE ANYTIME SOON?
I agree, it almost seems that she doesn't want to make any decisions. Could it be because the onlyrational one is going to cost a US company a whole lot of wonga?
If Chisu was feeling like scoring a massive PR hit, she could re-imburse daddy for the trouble?
Blizzard do to same thing for the T&Cs for their various online-only games. And this was PRE-Activision!
I've just remembered that, while at university in 2001, I once took my housemate's Zip drive and 5 disks as payment instead of cash for a month's rent (I think).
I never found a use for it.
Jason, I hate to admonish you for your choice of 'entertainment' (ahem), but - those aren't pores, they're herpes scars!
Speak as one for yourself only then, you Limey :p
I agree. Doctor's are clearly already at breaking point due to all the female patients having tests for anything and everything (thoroughly researched and evidence-based appointments only of course), and the threat of men actually making use of their services as well is a real problem.
I know that cancer research has a particular month of focus for each of the major cancers, but I'd never really noticed the men-only prostate and testicular cancers as receiving their fair share of public interest. A cursory glance at the telly clarifies why - Children in Need steals the thunder by taking place in November every year.
Why? the public prefer to give their money to kids rather than arseholes
Unless I can't count, for a business to only make 2.2 pence on every pound of turnover is pretty rubbish, right?
Just need a talking Trans-Am to go with it!
Oh, and pics or it didn't happen...
She can't have been the first to misinterpret "La petite mort"?
Stick the Special Brew and leave predicting the future to someone else. Or wait for Apple's version of the future 6 months after it's happened.
Asus Transformers. Problem solved.
Just some Apple employees going the extra mile to support their 'shortage of stock' rumours. Enforced scarcity = enhanced desirability after all!
You barsteward! What has been seen cannot be unseen, and the icon is now tainted forever! :(
Still not sold as advertised, so should be able to return it for refund or replacement, right?
The little sprat was on BBC this morning, stating that he hoped to monetize the system by charging people to link to the stories that were summarilisationified.
I suspect this will see him in big trouble - you can't go charging for other people's content without licencing, right?
Yep, he's my boss's boss.
Oh and this adventure will not include a third apology in any form. It'll be a fucking huge fine and maybe some clink time for Cook if it has to go around again. When will you fanbois learn that Apple's Reality Distortion Field doesn't work outside the walled garden?
I disagree, we haven't even HAD the apology that counts - i.e. the web page.
Only once they've actually published it and they've proven that they are going to heed the court's instruction CORRECTLY can we decide if it 'all worked in their favour'.
No, all the things the Germans judged on had already been decided by the UK court, so everything they spouted was completely wrong and should be ignored.
It doesn't have rounded corners...
The biggest thing to happen to iPad since the iPad (mini).
That they get a second bite of the Apple.
Now can they swallow their pride soon enough to get the new apology uploaded to their site in time?
Just nipping out to buy 5 more phones...
I love UK Power Networks :)
<Meanwhile, in AC's twisted little world>
"Allo, Une Une Deux, vhat iz your emergency monsieur?"
"Hi buddy, this is Chuck E Cheeze, head of Legal at Monstro Corporation in the US OF A. One of our depots in Je Ne Sais Q'oui-ville has been burgled by a load of your fellow garlic munchers and Uncle Sam insists you get off your little Frog behind and investigate ."
"Votre taxe ne paie pas pour les services de police, investgate vous-même! Bonne journée! "
I'm sure they will cope; they seem to put looking after number 1 ahead of looking after number 10 at least.
On a related note, Hitman: Absolution in 21 days!
Got mine last night, using the amusingly titled (and fictional) "Uncle Bubba's SupaDupa PC Emporium" as the vendor, where of course I had purchased the MONSTRO 9000 model.
£15 later and it's installed on my spare SSD, and terrifying me by downloading pictures I had forgotten I had uploaded to a Skydrive equivalent in 2007...
Buy your copy today!
Oh my god, Eeyore as C3PO and Piglet as R2-D2. I am seeing light at the end of this tunnel.
I thought it was Tom Cruise? :)
That I blew up more than one of those things in X-Wing...
But can it play Crysis?
Downvoting an AC? Better get etc etc...
Not to be confused with Damaged Parcel Delivered or Drop it, Hide it, Lose it.