Re: there's plenty of people willing to see ads
What do I win?
733 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
What do I win?
iWall. 8ft high by 12ft wide.
I wish politicians and journalists would apply the same rigour before opening their mouths.
No. Go for a nice walk instead, and meet a pretty girl. Or boy, if you like your toast buttered that way.
That's all well and good if you can afford it, and actually want the product. If I want to watch I'm a Celebrity and Corrie - paid for in full by the advertising - why should I have to fund the BBC?
The situation whereby a house on the breadline pays the same, mandatory fee as a millionaire, under threat of inprisonment, seems incontrovertibly unfair.
Add into that the adsurdity that watching catch-up TV does NOT require a license (just a PC or set-top box, which many poor households do not view as a priority) and the whole current system disappears up it's own arse.
Haven't you seen what fanbois and fangurlz look like. CGA would have been better.
Translation: "Our internal procedures are either appallingly bad or nonexistent"
Browser is ok. Some sites are atrocious, Grauniad, but ...
That's not the browser.
Maybe, but the £400 a seat difference is three-quarters of f*ck all compared to the total cost of running 300 boxes in an enterprise. Staffing, software, 24/7 support, servers, bandwidth, peripherals, etc. Over three years it's pennies per seat, per day. Rounding error, in other words.
If you have a half-way compelling reason that Macs offer an advantage over PCs for your particular business, then the cost difference is so small as to be an irrelevance.
9H? I remember using a 6H in Tech Drawing (like you need to do that any more) and finding it next to useless. Unless you pressed hard enough to rip the paper the line was practically invisible. I assume a 9H is one step from using a long, thin diamond.
I think you have to make a leap and trust something to hold everything.
Pick a password safe (carefully) and lock it with the one complicated password you make the effort to commit to memory. Then write down that password on an anonymous and otherwise blank piece of paper and leave it in that decorative tea-pot your mother has. Just in case :)
Escape velocity? The celestial wandering squid would have to be prised off with [ten] crowbars, at least until she gets to within springing distance of Earth.
Paris because, you know, suckers.
Why was tracking down the wreck a big deal? Just follow the trail of giant, glowing, 13-tentacled octopuses.
That's what radiation does, at least according to my local Green Party representative.
Well bugger. I don't even have a decent excuse. I'll share a mildly amusing venn diagram as a penance.
You appear to be a member of the Green Party and reader of the Daily Mail. That's a veeeeeeery small intersection on the pie chart.
Way too minging. I do not wish to look like a cast member from a 70s SF show.
These are rechargeable, aren't they? So comparing to a standard Duracell seems a little misguided.
I'd happily take a battery with 25% of the storage capacity of a Duracell if it would recharge in 5 minutes. Monster savings, both financial and environmental, to be had.
[Also, the fact that this made it into a publication as hefty as Nature gives me a lot of hope this will actually deliver something in the future.]
Now that's a joke which will be understood by a vanishingly small section of society. +1
It doesn't leave a vacuum behind!
It will only continue to escape if there's a pressure differential. So leaking helium is either replaced by air or (maybe more likely) outgassing from internal components. That would leave a denser, more frictiony gas which may still cause problems as the whole set up is dependent on working in a low friction environmnet.
And 'frictiony' is so a word.
Man's best friend :)
Go together like the reason behind the invasion of iraq and dihydrogen monoxide.
Picture shows where most politicians would be when I'm elected Dictator for Life on a manifesto of Bloody Obvious Common Sense.
Only if you view apple.com as a pr0n site.
Which, to be fair, doesn't seem to be a very rare opinion amongst iFans.
Quite surprised by how upset I am, to be honest. He will be missed.
The twitter sign-off was both moving and immensely stylish.
The Jawbone is obviously a piece of shit because:
a) It does not include the letter 'i'
b) It is not sufficiently shiny
c) It is not absurdly expensive
The LG offering looks good; the pebble looks like crap. The reverse is true for battery life.
I'm holding off until someone can deliver something that meets both criteria.
This. A hundred times this. Soap operas, game shows and reality shows should not be funded by a mandatory licence.
The BBC is now a hugely inefficiant, tentacled monstrosity which massively distorts the market. There's a place for the BBC delivering genuine, quality, non-commercial services. Most people would be happy with that, I think, especially as the licence fee would plummet.
EDIT for the AC: Farm it out to the private sector and bung a couple of ads at the start.
Huh? Is it sausage flavoured or something?
A strange tightening of my loins has occured. I clearly need help.
And Barry Scott and his Cillit Bang (and the stain has gone!)
What was it advertising again?
If you're fed semi-digested fishy vomit from a very young age, a keen sense of taste is not a survival trait.
[and yay for the penguin icon!]
They're hidden by drinkers vomiting up shitty, tasteless beer.
Your story made me sad. Here's my tale of woe:
In the mid 90s I was offered a full-size, working Scramble cabinet for £10. I said "no thanks". Still kicking myself.
Maybe not, looks like you've already got the jitters.
I'm not afraid of curry. It's delicious. That first twinge in the bowels though, some time the next day, makes my knees turn to rubber.
20 minutes of weeping later I have a backside like the Japanese flag, and I'm promising myself "next time I'm having a Korma". For some reason I never remember that ... wait ... hang on a minute ... damn you Turmeric!!
How do they justify charging [almost] double the cost of a Netflix account? To my admittedly simple mind it feels wrong to charge more for a tune than a movie.
None of those products are ball-like, or even round. Sphere 3D my arse (which is actually more true - curse you, Christmas!).
You know TalkTalk is homegrown too, right?
The captions on the first page would have been much funnier the other way around.
Heh. He hates that :)
Boards are US$999-US$1,499.
Anyone dumb enough to pay that for a plank, a motor and a battery deserves a face plant. Preferably recorded for posterity on youtube.
It looks a bit different and so you're flouncing off into the sunset? Get a grip.
HEAD CRASH!!! Run for the hills!
Ick. I really don't want to see every pore and blemish. Soft focus exists for a reason, you know.
I have no idea what that means. Can anyone enlighten me? Should I care?
The calculation requires knowledge of 'g' which varies depending on your position in space (or your location on Earth). How do you get 'g' without knowing a great deal more than the planck constant?
"nothing to show for it"
He's not picking up soap in a US penitentiary. Also, I suspect he'll be looking a serving a dime or more (I watched all of The Sopranos, you know. Boom, bad-a-bing, etc, etc). The US authorities will want serious payback after being embarressed like this. Just look at poor Bradley/Chelsea Manning :(
Icon is Kim after 6 months of prison food.
Are you sure about that? Seems improbably high to me.
For context, the Z80 ran at 3Mhz in the mid-70s (or thereabouts). That's less than an order of magnitude more after 25 years of unbelievably rapid development. The Z80 chip was smaller than a postage stamp, as opposed to a wheezing hulk taking up a large room.
500Hz, on the other hand, I could well believe...