612 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
Re: HDMI not compulsory
"How many parents in the 80s bought Timmy an 8 bit micro thinking they were helping with his education only to end up with an expert in Jetset Willy?"
My parents, for one. Mugs :)
"The underground is about the last place I'd bring out my phone"
Really? You're in a minority. I'd estimate I see 70% of people fiddling with either a phone or a tablet on my morning commute (not at the same time - but over the course of the trip). Higher than that amongst the smug gits with a seat.
"very limited, US-only test"
I've heard that sort of thing before. Funny how elastic those limits can be.
Still, at least the "blink" tag is dead.
From the article:
Apple’s iPad Air is 7.5mm thick, weighs 478g
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2...is 1.3cm thick and weighs 2lb
Surface 2 is 676g and 8.89mm thick.
Sheesh. As you clearly don't know: 10mm = 1cm and 454g = 1lb. Pick one of each and stick to it. Also, put the weight and thickness in the same order. You know, to help the reader.
"Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson battles bullfighting"
Surely "Buxom Baywatch Babe Battles Barbaric Bullfighting" would have been the way to go.
Re: "Look at me!!!!! I'm an attention whore!!!!"
Yep. O'Leary is a dick and travelling Ryanair is a miserable and frustrating experience. Yet they're arguably the most successful airline in the world over the last 20 years, and they keep on growing. And growing. And growing.
Would you mess with the formula?
Re: So.... 11 years from now...
Pff. Proper jet packs or I'm going back to bed.
I agree - NOT funny
Not because it's "offensive", but because it's what's know in the business as "shit"
WTF is wrong with our politicians?!
These plants... that are indispensable to ensure security of supply during peak hours... are being replaced by volatile and non-schedulable renewable energy installations that are heavily subsidized.
I repeat: What the FUCK is wrong with our politicians?!
Re: what's a sq acre?
Either an acre which is bounded by four sides of just under 70 yards each, or an acre which is not hip, daddy-o.
I applaud this approach
Shame it took 15* years to get to the point where falling market share whittled away MS's arrogance to the point they saw the benefit of bounty programmes like this.
* 15 years takes you to the mid 90's, when the increasingly connected world pushed security flaws right up the list of "things to worry about"
Re: Sport? In Australia?
As a long-suffering brit, I'd like to add the following to your astute comment:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Lovin' it :)
Re: Turning up for work
"but the jobs in banking do require a lot of work, brain power, knowledge, and integrity"
And you were doing so well...
Come on, NYPD, Apple haven't used the stripy logo in - *clickety clickety* - 15 years!
I just went "squee", meaning my life is officially worthless.
Then again: Squee!!!!!
Re: Basic questions for DARPA projects
You'd have canned the whole CERN thing too, wouldn't you.
I've ordered a 5C
My room is full of brightly coloured plastic things, you see.
Anyway, must dash, Nurse is on her way.
Re: Congrats for the title
Amazing alliteration always appeals, actually.
Re: Hydrogen, on the other hand, is cheap.
Good point, and looking at the design, I fail to see where a spark or other ignition source is going to come from.
On the other hand, a single burning balloon is likely to lead to a cascade failure followed by some unplanned skydiving.
What is this "gray"?
colorcolour you're looking for is Space Grey.
Tch. Damn colonials!
Re: Tell me why I don't like Moon days
You're both right.
It's so bad, it's good :)
Re: Shareprice in freefall
"Lets wait until the price settles before we start with the snarky remarks shall we?"
That would be no fun at all!! Nothing cheers me up on a morning like a dose of fanboi angst.
Re: Impossible to forge?
A lot of people here with only a vague understanding of how the product actually works are confidently stating it's crap and unworkable. They might be right, BUT...
Say what you like about investment bankers, but they hire some very smart people and I find it unbelievable that £15m has been spaffed on a technology that could be as trivially circumvented as has been suggested.
Re: iPad Mini 2
Love my N7. Only niggle is a little back-light bleed and screen burn, but this is only noticeable in very low ambient light and a dark-ish image.
Assuming a year of QA improvements have addressed the bleed, I'm very tempted to upgrade at xmas.
Seems pretty switched on to me
has even said that there is an inherent risk that every government is corrupt
Sherlock there is thinking "No shit".
Re: Not a NZ Citizen = not an MP
Not sure why it's a fail. He hasn't claimed to be running for office, just founding a party.
I wish him luck. It's a much more grown up approach to changing the system than those eejits at Anonymous have ever managed.
The lack of Milla Jovovich in my real life is probably the most important and most depressing difference.
Thank you Lou Ottens
You and a boat-load of WH Smitths C15's made owning a ZX Spectrum affordable for a twelve-year-old.
Have a pint.
Must have typed popbitch rather than theregister. Silly me.
Still beats a helmet in your crack though.
Re: Naming convention?
Well, someone's done it now.
Re: Missing a laser
Upvote for provoking a misty-eyed reminiscence. All that joy in just 16kb...
"he can always call on the Great British talents of Sir Clive Sinclair"
My favourite thing about Clive is that he's married to an ex-lap dancer 35 years younger than he is. And why not; after all, you can't take it with you :)
Re: Eh, it's not a real tea-tasting unless you have.....
The tea wasn't that good.
You're an audiophile too, aren't you.
They'll get used to it
Given the, erm, peculiar social skills, superiority complex, and all-round megalomania of elite wikifiddlers, it's no wonder they feel threatened by a WYSIWIG interface which will open up the wiki to more people. Sort of like uber-hackers getting all pissy about being lumped in with script kiddies.
They'll just have to fall back on extensive knowledge of wiki's byzantine rules and policies, and misuse their admin privileges to maintain their 'status'.
Re: Meanwhile, Mr. Assange™ Says...
Julian's going to end up looking like a less-affluent version of Howard Hughes in a couple of decades.
You sound in dire need of a smart phone to give you more interesting things to do :)
Re: Never any danger
Bingo. Have an upvote and a pint.
Re: Robotic Skin?
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. I saw stretchy circuits glued to an arm. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Re: @Wolfgang Schäuble
Indeed. It's times like these that you realise just how misguided CND are.
Oo, oo, I know!!
Is it a part of the business famed for its simian boogying?
...torches can be like pencils or tape-measures...
Pencils and torches i can understand: both are cylindrical and will roll quite happily under the washing machine or workbench or whatever.
But tape measures? I must go through 4 or 5 a year. It might explain what the tooth fairy gets up to in the daytime, though.
Outstanding. Easily the most linkbaitiest linkbait I've seen in a long time.
Trebles all round!
Re: This guy has done loads of stuff.
Welcome to the real world. It's a dark, depressing and utterly cynical place.
And with that nihilistic thought, to the pub...
- Analysis Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
- Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
- Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
- OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs
- Episode 4 BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*