458 posts • joined Friday 10th February 2012 12:07 GMT
Why no go the whole hog and move back to barter.
I'll swap you three cabbages and a spoon for a pint of milk and a pair of socks.
Give the vendor's time to fix it?!?
Given how infrequently Android users update their OS (often never - look at the number of devices still on Froyo or Gingerbread) is this really going to happen?
I think there are going to be a helluva lot of vulnerable phones out there, meaning standing next to a stranger on a train with an NFC enabled phone will be a risky proposition.
Re: "...is small and compact..."
Paris ... head.
Re: Ahoy There
www.talklikeapirate.com - all will become clear.
This is a troll
Why don't people just add an SD card at a fraction of the cost, like I do with my Android phone?
If this let's me phaser Wesley Crusher I'll buy one at any price. Phasers not-in-any-way set for stun.
[Yes I know Mr Wheaton is a lovely chap in real life. But on TNG: *pew* *pew* *pew*]
Not quite the same, but...
There's a Restaurant in Central London which calls itself a "Polish-Mexican Bistro". It's ideal if you've had a few drinks, but not quite enough to find a kebab an attractive option.
Citroen, obviously, not Citreon. The latter sounds like a lemon-based ointment. "Ooo, me farmers are giving me some gip, I'll just rub in some of this Citreon cream."
Try and spell Peugeot and Citroen without looking them up, I dare you.
"French cars are not exactly known for their long term reliability"
Peugeot are by far the best of the big three frog car manufacturers, to be fair. Even Citreon have made great strides, but I'd rather have a rusty Daewoo than a Renault.
What's the IT angle?
Although the article was completely IT free, the headline means I don't give a shit (blue or otherwise).
It's truly magnificent, but he looks like he should be sipping brandy in the drawing room of a London club during the 1880's, rather than partaking in rocketery.
Re: It's brilliant because it's true.
Pff. Everyone who isn't unhealthily pious and over-protective of their phone brand enjoys a good flame war.
The more unreasonable the better :)
Re: Not really building a computer, is it?
I assume you'd only count it as "really building a computer" if you had to go and mine the ore, drill the oil, smelt the aluminium, etc, etc, etc. My beard's longer than your beard, nah-nah-nah-nah.
It makes computers more accessible to non-experts, and educates on what all the various bits are actually for. So I think, even if it's a 'silicon airfix model', it's worth doing.
Re: Of course it is not
"You do not have to work here. The exit can be found on the other side of the minefield."
Without knowing how likely you were to buy one before the announcement, that doesn't mean a lot.
50%, or 0.5%?
Oooo-kay. I think you need a dried frog pill.
Kindle reader and 802.11n
I find it's crucial to have such a fast connection to download a one meg ebook (and that's a big Tom Clancy jobbie). Saves me 0.2 seconds every time, and at a book a week that's almost 10 seconds a year! Now I just have to think about what to do with all that extra free time.
Re: Build quality
At that (unlikely) temperature, I think refrigeration would be the last thing you'd need. So I wouldn't worry about the plug.
Re: They just don't
Bollocks. The Opportunity Rover is still puttering around Mars after almost 9 years. Initial mission plan was for 90 days.
NASA engineers are still amongst the finest on the planet, and have my utmost admiration.
Burn the heretics!!
Don't forget that the heathens over there pour it on bacon, so they get fuck all sympathy from me.
Is that the sound....
....of a million pennies dropping all at once?
"What do you mean it's not my music?"
Set up a kidnapping: four and a half years
Sing rude words in a church: two and a half years
Just doesn't seem....right.
And grounds for overturning the Apple patent verdict if ever I saw one.
Re: Had the C64 version...
"And it talked"
Ahem. The Spectrum version talked too. Kind of. If you heard a chap say "he slimed me" with a mouth full of porridge and hula-hoops in another room, you'd get the idea. Still, clever stuff from a single sound channel which could emit only beeps.
Halcyon days, rose spectacles, etc, etc. Man, I miss Trans Am.
Re: Anders Breivik
"Life in a Norwegian prison doesn't seem to look like punishment to me!"
Looks a damn sight more comfortable than an airbed in an Ecuarorian embassy.
*fap* *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap*
squee, woo-hoo, etc, etc, etc
Re: What about upload speeds
But P2P users are all pirates, no?
(c) The Music and Film Industry, or what's left of it after home taping killed music. Ahem.
Re: Yeah, because 4th on the planet would just be a failure, wouldn't it.
Well somebody got out of the wrong side of bed today, didn't they, Mr. Grumpychops.
The Angry Bird Facilitation Company
There's even an orange angry bird now to use as their logo.
Re: I wonder...
They use a combination of Tarot cards, tea leaves, and a level 3 summoning grid.
Re: fear not
"All empires rise then dominate for a few years before........
They crash and burn!"
So Linus Torvalds is really Luke Skywalker? No that can't be right, after all the emperor is already dead.
That is uncannily like the El Reg logo. Cool.
Re: Rapist get their lives ruined all over the world..
1. "Very recently". Bollocks, that's thirty years ago. The BBC was still showing the Black and White Minstrel Show until 1978, which gives you an idea of how things have moved on.
2. Reporters Without Borders think Sweden has the 12th most free press in the world. Ecuador is 104th, just below Chad. That's the 2011 list, which does qualify as "very recently". Nice bedfelllows Julian has picked.
Re: Rapist get their lives ruined all over the world..
Yep, you blow away the smoke, hyperbole, and wingnut theories, and that's what you're left with: a bail-jumping [alledged] sex offender. It's f*cking Sweden, for chrisskes, one of the most socially responsible, democratic and liberal countries in the world.
It's not like he's being extradited to an oppressive regime which crushes dissent on a regular basis. Like, oooh, Ecuador, for example...
or .forwardslash, just to mess with some brains.
How times change
If, back in 2002, you told someone that Nokia and Blackberry would be dying (and dying hard) within 10 years, and that Apple and Google would be driving the phone market, you'd have been laughed out of the pub.
Fickle, this IT malarky.