679 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
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).
Fair play on the circle. An awful lot of thought went into the design, and the execution was pretty damned slick too.
I'm amazed this has gone wrong so quickly
There were dip switches you could use to set the time added at each check point. Our local arcade owner was a gold-plated c**t who set it so it was virtually impossible to finish and hence the games played per hour was higher.
It was still a busy machine despite the evil difficulty level.
Re: Don't worry.
About as much chance as Canute had, I'd say.
It's called a 'crate'.
That bit at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark? Actually a giant kindergarten.
Pfff. Slightly chilly at best.
My wife can made our living room much colder than that with a single stare if (ok, when) I forget an anniversary. Then I get to stay there and sleep on the sofa. Brrrrr. Parky.
Re: But the real prize goes to ...
Presumably best friends with Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr and Miss Anne Uumellmahaye.
Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...
Trebuchet firing a net made from wire, with perimeter weighted with something heavy and with small cross-section. Would need some sort of guide to impart spin as it was launched.
Also, the whole assembly would need mounting on a turntable.
Or, alternatively, use this new pulse weapon. This actually looks perfect for the task in hand, assuming a little more range could be squeezed out.
As I was just about to renew my mortgage.
Now, do I tell the wife?
Would nun porn be ok?
Can't think of a more appropriate place to watch it.
Or does the reformation mean that's even worse then normal porn?
Amazon are having a fire sale. Kindle File HD only £99!
Well, duh. Always going to happen with all those Dyson spheres being built.
Obvioulsy not a jeweler
"300 22 and a half carat VVS1 diamonds - the clearest ones know [sic] to humanity"
1. VVS1 - very very small internal inclusions. Internally flawless (IF) and flawless (F) are both better grades.
2. A half carat VVS1 of a reasonable colour (D to G say) would set you back a grand plus. I suspect that there are 22 and a half carats in total.
So very, very close to immortality
If Mr Orange had been standing 1 meter to the right he would have become an INTERNET LEGEND, and not just a character in another amusing video.
Isn't nature amazing?
That is all.
I almost shat myself when it appeared on TR1. I'd never seen anything like it before.
Could be a lot worse
Anyone who has ever worked at a meat processing factory would testify to that.
Then again, Amazon are a juicy target, and it has never been hard to get the hand-wringing, grauniad-reading, polenta-munching residents of Islington riled up. Even odds that our intrepid journalist is from the same set, the poor lamb.
Re: Compensating for something?
I think not. Unlike men, women rarely boast that it's REALLY BIG.
See also Profanisaurus: wizard's sleeve
Re: I'm thinking of the attachments for hoover hoses.
Whatever floats your boat...
Re: Right now I can see only specialist application
Not convinced about there being one in every garage, but I could see self-service machines in supermarkets or DIY stores.
Re: Yes, a "solution looking for a problem"
Outside of disk drives, where are all these lasers? Pointers don't count. Neither do sharks with lasers of the "frikkin" variety.