651 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
"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.
No constitution? Is that even constitutional?
Shame there's no way to get it into orbit.
Re: How would anybody know the difference?
Burn the heretic! Burn him in Fahrenheit!
"As soon as the first Marc Jacobs/Gucci Smart Watch comes out this will be the next fashion accessory every women wants."
You are aware the 1950's are over, aren't you? Will the killer app be one to tell her when the casserole is ready, or the one to tell her to put her husband's pipe and slippers by his comfy chair?
+1. Mechanical watches have been doing that for over a century.
Also, I'm sure there's a joke about computers, wrists and vigorous activity in there somewhere.
Re: "it has 15 faces (12 bevels, obverse, reverse, outer edge)"
Let's keep is simple and agree that it's topologically identical to a sphere :)
Re: "it has 15 faces (12 bevels, obverse, reverse, outer edge)"
Fair enough, but simplified to a dodecadonal prism then 14 is right. If you're going to be nerdy about it then you've missed quite a few radiused sections out (those corners aren't razor sharp) not to mention a boat-load of facets in the image.
I still maintain that the 15 in the article is correct under no reasonable interpretation.
"it has 15 faces (12 bevels, obverse, reverse, outer edge)"
Huh? Don't the twelve bevels make up the outer edge? So 14.
Re: Almost daily ...
Imagine the irony if you were to get run over by a bus tomorrow.
I assume this coin is enough to order a pint of mild and a packet of woodbines, let me put shilling or two on the dogs, buy my own body-weight in fish and chips, and still leave me enough change for the bus fare home.
Kids today don't know they're born.
"machines make our efforts in this field look puny"
5.55 seconds is still amazing - but even that could have been a fluke where everything fell into place. Truly amazing is Feliks Zemdegs averaging 6.54 seconds over 5 runs.
Having to rely on set algorithms and muscle-memory also means that "puny humans" have to do far more moves per second than the robot. Watch the first 10 seconds of this.
If I had a penny for each time I'd accidentally shifted to a Modern app from the desktop, I'd have....uh...a couple of quid.
I'd sell a couple of toes to stop the corner activation.
"Bugger the jetpack"
You should wait for it to cool down first, or it'll be barbequed sausage for dinner.
Ah, the certaintly and expertise of the anonymous poster!
Yeah, you don't know who I am either, but then I'm not pretending to be a climatologist...
Doesn't look especially flat.
F*cking horrible, yes, but not especially flat. A flattish worm?
Putin's actions in Ukraine could well see a sharp reversal in US military spending. It's just the thing the hawks have been waiting for.
So, the LEMV may be resuscitated yet. I can't see it making it as a commercial offering without a military option.- too "different" to shift units to a world of conservative buyers without the USA guaranteeing spares and support for the next 30 years.
Re: Finally save
Or that an iPhone makes you cool.
"he name itself is hard to pronounce for Anglophones - most English-speakers say "Hu-Wah-Way" but even that isn't quite correct."
You tease, you. So how do you say it?
Aaaaargghhh, my eeeeeeears!!
Wish they'd spent some of that cash on a decent soundtrack for the video.
Re: Reliant Robin?
They were awesome for pulling wheelies though, with the seat right over the back wheel!
The icon shows the AC's face after a nadger/gear stick collision
Dolphin + Jet Pack is your friend, and has good privacy features too.
Or so I've been told.
I still can't believe they have a range of Dyson Ball cleaners, when Dyson Sphere would have guaranteed a sale to me at least!
Re: The thing that's wrong with passwords
99% of people (and I'd guess 80% of El Reg readers) favour short, easily remembered passwords because speed and usability trumps online security in their minds, every time. Ok, they might get ripped off, but their perception of that risk means it going to keep happening whether you or anyone else likes it or not. And when they get ripped off, YOU pay, despite your 15-character passwords, through higher insurance costs, or bank charges, or interest rates, or access to credit, or the price of goods.
So you're actually right in one respect: the thing that's wrong with passwords is the people who use them. But a heightened awareness and use of security in a tiny minority is never going to fix that; FIDO just might.
But you're still a smug git.
I foresee a problem
If you try and throw this phone away, there's a good chance it will come straight back.
Should sell well in Australia though.
Why are there two cats on each of the circuit boards / pieces of paper?
"I haz printed electronics" is soooo 2007.
If you must...
...then please buy them each an Android tablet. They'll learn just as much (and probably more, as the more open device provides more opportunities for exploration and understanding) and you'll still have a couple of billion dollars to improve the rest of the education system.
A no-brainer in my world.
Suck on my Big Chocolate Salted Candy Balls.
"Enterprise (SAS and nearline SAS) at 1.44"
Good to see the number 1.44 making a reappearance in the disk world.
*wipes nostalgic tear from eye*
No. That team was taken to Antarctica, locked in a vault, which was then sealed in concrete, which was then dropped down a borehole into a subterranean sea. The borehole was then explosively collapsed and the whole Plateau sealed under six metres of superglue filled with landmines and anthrax spores.
Re: Rubber like parts.
If not, there's a lot of Avatar fanbois/girls out there would love something in blue.
You're either a programmer or hardware engineer. And you clearly have a boss with pointy hair.
Re: They are doing good so far
Stop this common sense nonsense forthwith.
The only way forward is for content makers to have a separate, exclusive contract with one streaming supplier, this ensuring that the customer must have subscriptions to all services or miss out on a heap of stuff.
Netflix, Lovefilm, and HBO Management
Re: sapphire glass scratches ?
"Rather have watch with plastic glass that can be restored using Brasso or T Cut."
And you want a Casio because it has "more functions" than a Patek Philippe. Each to their own, I suppose...
[and you can buy high-end watches which are 50 year's old which still have glass/sapphire which is almost perfect. do you go rock-climbing with your watch or something?]
I'm pretty sure fetuses don't smile. I'm also pretty sure that every model sent out is smiling.
In fact a cynic might suggest that they knocked up five models to cover the broad ethnic groups, and simply choose the closest to the picture they get. Four shades of brown should cover any issue of skin tone, and bob's your uncle! Let's start making money off these saps...
Congrats. Must have been challenging to crowbar a rant about green taxes/subsidies into an article about payment systems.
I bet you feel all warm and special now.
Re: Caskeid – pronounced "cascade"
Some pretentious kuntt(TM), that's for sure.
Assuming you're not trying to be a smart-arse:
1. Immunisations are not 100% effective
2. There are some people who can't be immunised (often related to other serious health issues which are not improved by a dose of measles)
3. Children often have infant siblings who are there at pick-up/drop-off and who are too young to be immunised and are also very vulnerable
4. It sends a very clear message of the expectations of society
And, no, homeopathy-lovers, I am not a "shill" for "big pharma"', nor am I interested in your pathetic anecdote or discredited study.
Ignorant, selfish, fools who are fucking up herd immunity for the rest of us, as well as putting their own children at risk. Universities, schools and nurseries should exclude anyone without the recommended vaccinations (unless there's a genuine medical reason for it).
Re: Fewer than 0.01% of apps will be a financial success
But how to achieve that? Any entity with responsibilities for rejecting apps on the basis of "being either flotsam or jetsam" would be the target of a bazillion lawsuits in very short order.
Paris doesn't know how to fix it either.
Re: Think I still prefer my vaio pro
£950? Not with an i7 it's not.
The flow battery sounds like the sort of gizmo our animated hero would knock up in his shed.
$7.8 BEEELION, surely.
I said HOW MUCH!!!!
[yeah, I know costs will fall, and will be a lot lower on a Ford or Toyota, but that's seriously overpriced).
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