648 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
Re: Apple school of marketing?
You have 20 seconds to comply ... I am now authorised to use extreme suction.
A couple more generations and I won't need a laptop AND a carving knife.
Convergence, eh! Amazing. I just wish they'd add a bottle opener and corkscrew.
Re: It really doesn't matter
+1 for the last sentence, although I'd add "arrogant and self-important".
That 'impressive' picture of the spiders 'getting together' is like something from Indiana Jones.
I no longer have my feet on the floor. The picture is me in my spider-proof suit --->
Re: Hardness of aluminium
Yes they are. Virtually all aluminium is alloyed before use. Apart from its density, it's not a very useful construction material otherwise. [Edit: darn, beaten to it!]
"should certainly bolster sales in time for the new school term"
Really? A MacBook pro to help little Philippa/Tarquin pass their GCSEs?
My, my, how times have changed. I was happy with a Casio fx82 [goes all misty-eyed]. Kids today, don't know they're born, etc, etc...
A spy lies. More at eleven. --->
Re: Mork Calling Orson
Also, horoscopes don't work, and you can walk under ladders as long as you keep half an eye on the window cleaner's bucket.
Re: Whither Nexus 8
You appear to be living the same life as me.
Where indeed is the next iteration of the Nexus 7/8? Fed up with charging my Mk1 every night.
Why no, I don't.
I fail to see why anyone reading an IT site would have any knowledge of an intensely irritating app which was omnipresent on the Windows desktop for the best part of decade.
[It looks like you're having a bad day. Would you like help?]
Anyone stupid enough to invest in King should get out right now. One game and a valuation of $7bn - what could possibly go wrong...
No but if you stress-test it, it has a crisis.
Re: Stealth Baloon
Must have the radar cross-section of a pigeon. Doubt any of them even knew it was there.
Re: 80 bhp?
Someone needs to look up the term "low ratio" ...
Re: I for one
Small hands, huh? Poor Mrs 10.
I love my Galaxy Note. Fits my hand perfectly :)
Re: If I had a semi-transaprent display
My brain had a little wobble when I read: "If I had a semi".
I need to get out more :(
To be fair, most people who can count to 20 without taking off their socks would consider it growth.
Re: Ericsson has the patents on this one.
So I stick the same thing in a golf bag or a sousaphone case and it's $$$$ and a private carribean island?
<Mr Burns>Excellent!</Mr Burns>
Troll 'cos, you know, patents.
Re: Define "drone"
What, may I ask, is wrong with "robocopter" and "robojet"? Is this or is this not the 21st Century? Hmm?
When I were a lad we had to make do with scratching ones and zeros on the wall. We upgraded from a 16k wall to a 32k wall by moving to a larger house. Deleting old files took ages as we had to wait for the plaster to dry before we could write new ones.
Kids today don't know they're born, etc.
Re: SBS shows far more sex than the more timid commercial broadcasters
Hedges. They're everywhere, and for some reason often they often sport a two-year-old, damp copy of Razzle.
[Yeah, I know it's not true anymore. But leave me with my rose-tinted spectacles for a while, will you.]
20m max altitude?
If that video is meant to be from the quadcopter in question, then I call bullsh1t. Some of those shots are from waaaaay higher than that - 100m plus to my eyes.
EDIT: the dome is 91m tall. Nuff sed.
Re: With apologies to Ray Parker, Jr.
That's deep in the uncanny valley of humour.
So bad it's not funny, but not quite bad enough to be funny for the badness itself.
After all, what could possibly go wrong -->
Good name for Apple to acquire
After all, your average fanboi Beats furiously over every new iThing...
Re: "My heart would be a fireball...!"
Er. That's quite uncanny. Good spot, that man.
This is a plot by a joint NSA/GCHQ task force to move people onto less secure solutions with nice backdoors.
That's why I only use paper to encrypt my sensitive data using a one-time pad which I hide in a pet's body cavity.
Re: Never mind all that...
The big problems arrive at Peak Trough (or is that Trough Peak?).
Re: Thumb drive
It's nice to know I'm not alone in thinking that. "Memory stick" is a much better and more descriptive name.
Nope, you could take a bath in pH 2 acid and be ok (rubbing in the eyes not recommended).
For example, lemons and vinegar are about that acidic, and my chips never seem to end up as a pool of sludge...
Here comes the science bit
Well, the maths bit, anyway.
Taking an average pee as about a pint (the approx frequency of toilet visits is once per pint, following the breaking of the seal), which we approximate as 0.5 litres.
Taking the volume of drinking water as 38,000,000 US Gallons (as the volume was reported by a Merkin agency), this equates to 143,850,000 litres.
Dividing one by the other gives us 0.0035 parts per million, or just over 3 parts per billion. Now, I suspect that 3 parts per billion of anthrax spores would actually be safe to drink, so emptying the whole lot seems a smidgeon OTT.
Re: Wrong place.
You need to think about where you'd look last, then look there first. It'll save you hours of frustration.
Good luck, fella!
I can't see much wrong with making money from gullible idiots.
Also, he could sell it to concerned hill-walkers and antenna engineers. It would surely redirect any lightning strike around the sensitive area and therefore stop your testicles behaving like two eggs in a microwave.
Re: Sounds smart to me
"They're kind of obliged, really. If the appeal costs less than $119M, they owe it to their shareholders to do so."
Not really. If they assess the chance of winning at 100% then they should spend up to $119m. If they assess the change as just 10% then spending $11.9m would be the rational thing to do.
Oh, dear, I just used the word 'rational' about these ego-driven lawsuits. *sidles off in shame*
Raiders of the Lost Cart
Excavation in the desert? Check.
Relic of previous era? Check.
Relic has potential for great evil (those f*cking pits)? Check.
Shut your eyes, Marion. Don't look at it, no matter what happens!
Duh. duh, duh-duh, duh-duh-duh. Etc.
You underestimate the power of marketing over common sense!
As has been mentioned on El Reg before, time and effort would be much better spent improving video compression to handle movement better.
Re: Remember to wear knickers
That would make the VIP arrivals at the Oscars a must-see. Mmm, Mila Kunis. [Judy Dench, not so much]
Given the way the world seems to be going, it will probably 'malfunction' and drop the asteroid on the Kremlin.
Yahoo has turned it's once-decent email system into a raging clusterf*ck. Massive steps backwards in useability, a large number of accounts suffering vanishing mails, and now this pathetic state of affairs.
Have they come to the conclusion that email just doesn't pay?
Re: Yeah, right
Be an easy sell to Obama, though. You know, the chap with the cornerless office.
Re: It's just a 4k screen
iZombies, like normal zombies, are in serious need of some brains.
Exactly. Plus, there's less teabagging.
Mr Article Writer: stop projecting your own views on to the rest of us, thank you very much.
One of the most irritating things about my Blackberry (it's not a short list), was that unlike every other manufacturer on the planet they put the USB symbol on the bottom of the plug, and the Blackberry symbol on the top.
I forgot about this 'feature' regularly, due to using several chargers, most of which were generic and sensibly labelled. P1ssed me off each and every time I inspected the plug, selected the 'right' orientation, and tried/failed to insert.
So simple to avoid and, to me, it utterly typified the company's decline. I no longer have a Blackberry.
As I understand it, your stereotypical fanboi places a great deal of emphasis on design and aesthetics.
Why, then, would he (or she) want to purchase that plug-ugly thing. It looks like a GCSE metalwork project; Grade C; borderline pass.
If you just want a hover board, then a boring old finite improbability drive would do. But why would you want a hover board when you can use it to break the ice at parties by making all the molecules in the hostess's undergarments leap simultaneously one foot to the left?
"the one that everyone saw coming except the markets" - Lucky thing. You must have retired on all the profit you made.
"Just how stupid does this person think we are?" - I'm sure he's just revised that opinion down.
Re: Just to be pedantic
Ah. Deadly venom is neither a poison, nor poisonous. Got it.
Also, learn to spell poisonous. As a Grammar Nazi, you're in the 'Allo 'Allo! league.
Big Mistake, Andrew
The picture was one thing, but after this article there's NO WAY you're getting a Christmas card from her now.
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