634 posts • joined 10 Feb 2012
Now I get it!!
The reason we've never seen aliens is that, instead of building interstellar craft utilising esoteric drive technology, they're all chillin' on the beach with an ice cold alien beer.
Fair play, alien dudes, fair play.
Re: Good article
Lost? Pfff. Those are years of enlightenment.
They're suppressing the data!
If you speed up the changes in the magnetic flux, then play it backwards, you get rickrolled. The pandimensional overlords of the universe are a bit behind the times, joke-wise, but you'd be a fool to point that out.
Yes, but they seem to have caught the 'mummy knows best' mentality from the last lot.
A few brave souls have stuck to their principles (David Davis) and have been labelled 'courageous' i.e. 'you're on your own, sunshine' by the party leaders.
At least ID cards have stayed dead.
Surely an intriguing name for any girl, especially one with an unusually shaped piece of their anatomy...
The first person (apart from me)...
...to mention Horses, Batteries, or Staples should get a special "obvious post of the day" badge.
Way out of this
You know, if Samsung and HTC diverted some resources into properly manning the US Patent Office, and manning it clueful people, they'd be quids-in over the long term.
Re: This is a handy service for all sections of the community to use!
1. "Gimp", not "Slave"
2. A paper ball gag will not last long, unless you plan out making your gimp eat it
Yeah, well my quasar kicks your quasars ass in gamma ray output.
I hope the new phones come with Clippy, everyone's favourite little metallic friend.
My productivity at work has plummeted since he was decommissioned. Although the internet might have had something to do with that.
Does it matter?
Of course it does. Any market dominated by a single player is bad for consumers, and bad for innovation.
Seems to be good for patents, though...
Android users are smart enough to use Wifi.
Yeah, he sold the Atari business for $26m to Warner in 1976 (and that's when $26m was worth something). He got booted out a few years later after falling out with the new owners.
Obvious, innit. Why do you think Mother Nature gave us TWO eyes.
He could make all the sales meetings with zero travel if someone came up with a videoconferencing system that wasn't UTTER F*CKING B*LLOCKS.
This is to the iPad what Halo is to the xbox, Uncharted is to the PS3, and Mario is to the Wii.
It would be the greatest comeback since Lazarus
RIP Sid Waddell.
I wasn't trying to suggest that piracy is good, but that learning that people can track what you're viewing, who you're talking to, and what you're saying is a very important lesson. This applies to ill thought out comments on Facebook or political criticism on another forum, both of which are real issues which can severely impact a young person's life and happiness.
When people can search your house on the grounds you tried and failed to download £1-worth of music in Finland - a relatively liberal country - the implications for less enlightened regimes comes sharply into focus.
For the record I think piracy is wrong. I also think that enabling something is a long, long way from doing it.
On the upside...
This sort of thing will hopefully motivate millions of kids to:
a. understand the importance of online privacy
b. research and implement online anonymity.
Which, in my view, would be a very, very good thing.
French sail-powered hydrofoil known as the ‘Hydroptère’
While we have now beaten the French (hurrah, three cheers for blighty, etc), the Hydroptère is a truly beautiful piece of engineering, much prettier than Sailrocket 2. And a proper ocean-going vessel to boot.
We might see a sensible settlement.
After which I'm sure Apple and Samsung will kiss and make up, hold hands, and skip off happily into the sunset together.
Oh look, a porcine aviator...
Speaking of Kickstarter
Apologies - this is tangentially on-topic at best.
I see that funding of the new Elite game has ground to a halt. This rather comical chart on Kicktraq tells the story (ignore Kicktraq forecasts, they're useless unless you have smooth income. I'd guess they're going to come in well south of a million, meaning nothing happens.
Real shame, mostly because of the daft prices (£30 for a PC game on Kickstarter, delivered who-knows when?! £15 just to reserve your commanders name!). Bitten by their own greed, sadly. Shame, shame, shame.
Sorry, third world, you need to STAY POOR
Seems jolly unfair to suggest that developing countries should stop their industrialisation, and the third world should stay undeveloped, just so the west can retain their standard of living.
'Cos realistically that's the only way CO2 production is going to stabilise and fall. Not going to happen, is it...
Re: Needs more work
"it would seem more work is needed before this actually turns into a useful technology"
Well that wins the "No Sh*t Sherlock" award for the day. You'd have scoffed at the Wright Brothers too, I'd imagine.
Which end of the femur did she use? Inquiring minds need to know.
(and seriously, am I really the first to use this icon? poor show, commentards)
Re: It's a kg!
kg not Kg; K is for Kelvin
Re: It gets weirder...
Bubba the Love Sponge released the tape, that is. Not Petraeus.
It gets weirder...
He was the one who released the Hulk Hogan sex tape. He left Hogan and his wife after sanctioning the tryst, but failed to tell either of them about the camera.
We need a "Twilight Zone" icon.
He has a brain virus
You don't need crappy antivirus software to work that out.
Madness I tell you
Sounds like the perfect way to breed a poison-tolerant rat.
And wait four times as long as it takes a proper charger to do the job?!
I think not.
You could use the reflectivity to your advantage. Make a parabola and have the finest cigarette lighter known to man (assuming it's sunny).
Those under the legal age will of course resort the time-honoured tradition of frying ants.
You're still trying to make this political?
(And doesn't "Torries" play for Chelsea?)
£50 for 24Gb
Did you see that, Apple? Did you? Huh, HUH?
Poor old El Reg
Apple's naughty step must have a vulture-shaped dent in it by now.
That is a good idea. You can be my new friend, and together we can laugh at people with only 10.
I has Nexus 7. It is 3 better than a 4 lol so I win!
My friend has a 10. He is not my friend now.
Re: Is it me?
"Dark Energy" sounds very much like a theory based on sub-standard SF.
Might be FANTASTIC
But, sadly, very few people will care.
Named after the ship on Blake's 7, no doubt :)
The corners aren't thatround!
Re: Simpler soloution
100% Ethanol is very highly toxic. ... It also tends to contain benzene (carcinogen) as an impurity.
You are hereby stripped of your 'boffin' icon.
Re: Simpler soloution
Ethanol isn't a solution, it's a single compound. Even combined with water it would just be a mixture.
Yep, my first thought too. Lo and behold, a fair few drives, nothing over £500, and most of it a damn sight cheaper than that.
Common sense: the NHS has heard of it.
Best. Bootnote. Ever.
Time and time and time and time again I'm amazed by the hysteria that nuclear power and radiation provokes.
And before anyone mentions Fukoshima: we do not live in an active earthquake zone.
"engineers sometimes keep ideas in reserve for emergencies and continued employment"
And it will be ever thus.
Kirk: How much refit time before we can take her out again?
Scotty: Eight weeks, Sir, but ye don't have eight weeks, so I'll do it for ye in two.
Kirk: Mr.Scott. Have you always multiplied your repair estimates by a factor of four?
Scotty: Certainly, Sir. How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?