682 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
Good work that man
Have a pint.
Re: A method
There are many situations where a small hole, rather than a large one, is preferable.
For more info, check out "wizard's sleeve" in the Profanosarus.
"as previously the iPhone mobes tended to look like your average mobile phone. Now, however, they look like iPod Touches after Steve's koumpounophobia made him strip back the mechanism to a touch screen and (horror of horrors) one great big, horrible, clicky button."
Since when did iPhone mobes look like an average mobile phone? Did I miss a generation? Did the iPhone 0 have a number pad?
SI prefixes are useful
"500 billionths of a metre wide and 10nm thick"
Really? Two ways of writing the same unit in one sentence!? Is that helpful?
Went to see him give a talk in Bristol about 10 years ago. He was interviewed by Phil Jupitus (who, it transpired, was a huge, huge fan).
About an hour in, Ray reached into the bag he'd dumped by his chair and retrieved one of the original Argonauts skeletons. The 300 people in the audience all took a short intake of breath, and held it. It was geek nirvana :)
An amazingly likeable and modest man. We'll not see his like again.
He's friends with Ted Stevens and his series of tubes. I don't think I need to go on.
Re: Laudable but...
Huh? That's either far too obscure or far too clever for me.
Re: Flame in three, two...
Re: Oh Lewis!
So Lewis did some stupid things as a kid. Big whoop. I feel for you if you can't say the same.
Kids will be kids and do stupid things. I bet much, much more harm is done falling from trees or diving into shallow water than with messing around with under-the-sink chemicals or fireworks. To punish curiosity and tomfoolery using anti-terror laws is f*cking absurd - that was the point being made.
Re: Screw the iWatch
Too right. If you can't use it to attract a metallic boat and thus escape Dr Kananga's alligators, I'm not interested.
I've just been peeling onions, dammit
"select this option with the mouse"
"select an option with a number and press RETURN"
Awwww, cute. *sniff*
Look, Paris is wiping away a tear too.
Actually, 64% don't.
Re: Sounds like the author is committing the same sin
In other words: "nice work if you can get it"
Back from the brink?
Great news for Nokia, and good for everyone to have a third player in the market.. I hope their market share continues to rise.
Not joining you. Sorry.
Ironically my lunchtime steak and ale pie - complete with delicious mash and gravy - cost £5.00.
(Should have saved this post for Friday, when it really would have hurt.)
Cult of Jobs
You know, I always used to scoff at the idea that one man could be responsible for much of Apple's success. Ridiculous! [I thought] A company that size is the sum of all its employees. No single individual has that much influence!!
I could, just possibly, have been very wrong.
Your psychic powers are amazing. You knew all that was true just by reading his (or her) post!
If you do spoons too, then you are truly the successor to Uri Geller.
Re: It's about time!
I blame the immigrants. Porn has also reduced the value of my home.
(c) Daily Mail
I must live a sheltered life
"The PM wants to get skin flicks banned from wireless networks in spaces such as coffee shops, libraries and railway stations."
Is there really a problem with people cracking one off in Starbucks, or on Platform 11 at Euston Station?
So, in summary...
...what could possibly go wrong?
Re: Can we check one thing?
Bit right-wing and screamy, but the facts seem sound:
Margaret Hodge is a bit of a rent-a-gob. Pops up left, right and centre with media friendly quotes but no real solutions to the "problems" she's highlighting. She's a politician, in other words.
Re: Slippery rings
Without a picture, that makes almost no sense at all (to me). But it sound very convincing!
15 million gigabytes
15 petabytes sounds a lot cooler :)
Re: Eric, fixed that for you:
Yes. We got that implication. First sentence of article:
hypocrite honcho at Google Eric Schmidt
See what they did there?
Re: Betteridge's Law says 'No'
I don't think any country should ban the swastika (even if you put aside its use in Hinduism and Buddhism).
If people want to identify themselves as racist, antisemitic, cro-magnon morons, that's entirely up to them.
Re: Smartphones are for yesterday's cool kids.
I've never seen 'intriguing' used as a synonym for 'moronic' before. Still, I dare say they'll not be as bad as those miniscule bluetooth earpieces which make you look like a sherry-swilling tramp (merkin-speak: hobo).
Re: Sorry Kobo, I would like a Kindle version please
Calibre (with the Kindle plugin) is your friend.
Even if you haven't got a non-Kindle reader I'd highly recommend it. Who knows what future DRM debacle will render your lovely ebook collection unreadable otherwise.
Re: Could he have survived the flight?
The wheels are also very heavy (unless it was the nose gear they contain brakes powerful enough to slow down several hundred tonnes of aircraft - that ain't light), and are still spinning on retraction.
Given the take-off speed of a long-haul jet is around 200 mph, that's going to be a very messy - and mercifully short - meeting of man and rubber.
That is all.
Re: We need a relay
Surely the easiest way is just to move the orbit of the Earth (or Mars, if you're lazy) so it's perpendicular to the current orbital plane. Blackouts will still occur, but much less often.
While we're at it, we could re-spin the Earth putting the North Pole closer to Alaska, and thus moving blighty to warmer climes. It's been snowing all f*cking day. In f*cking April, for f*cking f*cks sake!
Waste of time and money
Water going down a plughole = Stars around a black hole. Ta-da!
I'm still waiting for my Nobel.
Google vs Microsoft
I don't mind Google sharing the browser market*, or the email client market*, or the productivity suite market* with Microsoft. Competition is a great thing for the end user. It was a lack of competition that resulted in the execrable IE6, or Windows ME.
What I really would mind was Google displacing MS at the top of the heap. That "do no evil" plaque is already looking tarnished, and a market dominance in areas other than ads would hasten its demise, I'm sure.
* Yes, I am aware that other products exist, but you know what I mean.
Oh dear. Here we go again.
Remember those anti-terror laws? The ones intended for terrorist? You know, the ones your local council used to check you were putting your bins out on time? Yes, those ones.
When you hear a politician say "Oh, don't worry. Maybe the language could have been a little clearer, but I promise this won't be abused" you can safely assume that either:
a) they are stupid
b) they think you are stupid
c) they are lying through their teeth
d) any combination of the above
Because as sure a shit stinks a blogger is going to end up in a court sometime soon.
Re: What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow ...
Re: Silent Running
FWIW, I always found Silent Running a bit mawkish. I do like the fact that the robots were so small they to use amputees to operate them, though.
Plan 9 From Outer Space. A masterpiece of futurology.
Re: Zoolander comes true!
Downvoted for making me look at that tw*t, and thus disrupting the harmony of my morning coffee.
The US constitution enshrines the right to arm bears.
I find this is heavily dependent on the type of tea bag. Basically the posher the tea bag the more time it takes.
Tetley can be made in under a minute with a bit of judicious stirring and squeezing (what was consensus on squeezing the bag?!?), whereas Whole Earth Organic Earl Grey takes a good 5 minutes for a proper flavour to develop.
Complex business, eh.
Heh! Judging by the downvotes sprinkled on the good wishes, there's a lot of butt-hurt iFans out there.
Shame. I'll miss the troll-bait :)
Still, It's been a blast. Have fun at the WSJ.
Bestest Game Evar!
I suspect the 'best' coin-ops were the popular ones when you were 12-16 years old, however old you are.
(unless you're under 20, in which case you can just f*ck off back to your console)
Galaxians? Pfff. We don't need your steenking Galaxians.
Galaga, though, is a whole other story.
The definitive list will never be agreed on, but here are my faves from the era:
Bubble Bobble (I mean, come on! 100 levels, hidden portals, easter eggs galore)
Wonder Boy (I can still hum the music)
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