680 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
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.
Earl Grey - VOTE NOW
I love the stuff; others hate it. Truly the Marmite of teas.
Commentards are invited to express their feelings for the perfumed brew using the voting buttons. I genuinely have no idea what the result will be...
Phil caaan't caa-aatch, Phil caaan't caa-aaatch.
Who's to say they're NOT mining away.
But I think the real reason is it's like those spades sold during the gold rush referred to in the article. You're guaranteed a profit from selling spades/rigs; when mining you're subject to the vagaries of a volatile market, one where a total collapse in value is still a real risk.
These companies' PR people must live in a dingy, unconnected cellar (lit with scented candles, natch). Is this is a surprise to anyone?
The Ryanair / O'Leary Twitter Q&A is perhaps the only time I've seen one of these things work in the firm's favour. Presumably because Ryanair troll their customers 24/7 anyway.
Surely this level of incompetence deserves a jail term, not just a fine. (I suspect payment of any fine will be a long time coming as their business collapses in short order.)
Re: A much needed accessory
"or will they charge extra"
HAHAHAHAHAHA. What do you think?
That's Olympic gold medal winning snark :)
Have a pint.
Stolen from the film, no? The roach was fitted with a camera and slipped into the President's briefing room. And was then squashed bwah-hah-hah.
Milla Jovovich. Mmm....
"rather terrible advert"
Ah, British understatement.
I cringed so hard my nadgers tried to crawl back up inside me.
Ditch the aluminium
There's got to a market for a Sapphire and Steel iPhone.
[young people: google it]
Worst infographic EVER
They're meant to assist understanding the data, not obfuscate it. A key would be have been helpful too.
Sometimes an old fashioned bar chart it just what the doctor ordered...
As long as its just drool that your keyboard's dripping with.
Re: What about my mp3s?
No. Nor will you have to tether your PC it to the ground to stop it floating away.
Longer log ins
Why do I have to re-enter my credentials every day? Disqus, vanilla and several others do not require this.
If you insist I re-enter my password intermittently, please can it be weekly, or at worst every 72 hours?
Imagine dropping one of those buggers in a busy pub. 30 fiddly little parts scattered across the floor.
Train platform droppage: also bad.
Re: 30% seems high to me
Well I've got a DAB in my Ford - didn't ask for one, just came with it. Also a DAB in the kitchen. So on that sample 30% is ludicrously low.
Good job polling companies question enough people to render our anecdotes worthless, isn't it.
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.
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