441 posts • joined Friday 10th February 2012 12:07 GMT
Re: Most Favored Nation
John A. Blackley is a pillock. Tee hee.
(see post further down)
Re: Chinese pub grub
"mystery meat onna stick" - provided by CMOT Dib Lah?
Re: They found the Higgs Boson?
"a 125 GeV Higgs is probably inconsistent with the "Standard Model" at high energies, implying that something further is required"
GOOD. Be a shame if everybody just packed up and went home.
@AC Blue Scream of Death
Ha! You win. Everyone else can go home now.
Re: A smuggler's dream?
Or a terrorists. Scale it up a bit, stuff it full of C4, make sure it only just floats (for low observability) and send out a swarm of 300 to sit in the mid-ocean shipping lanes. Or into a submarine base.
Hello? Anyone there?
Where are you, Opera fans? Sleep in today?
My dusty neurons tell me it's Mean Aerodynamic Chord.
My company is even worse. As well as 8+ characters, with 3 from upper/lower/number/special they make us change it every month. It wont allow incrementing of the previous password, or re-use of any one of the last 12 passwords. If they make the requirements that rigorous, surely they can let us use them for a quarter at a time...
I never thought I'd ever resort to it, but now I have a post-it stuck under my keyboard with the password on (with the last two characters reversed to foil cleaners/colleagues).
Re: People who've been around the block a few times...
I'm going to print that out in 36 point and laminate it.
Re: Would you trust...
There's a Nyan Cat tattoo on his neck. He thought that would hit his credibility even harder.
Re: How do they rate..
You, sir, will burn.
Re: Lets get to the gig
"how much for the women?"
"Why can't you be jolly and full of life like the vast majority of fat people out there?"
Bless their sweaty-faced, wobbly-bellied little souls.
I do wonder how long the world can support different console manufacturers. The barriers to entry for software developers are huge, and become higher and higher for each machine generation. The only way to reverse a trend which will see 3(?) studios producing lowest-common-denominator schlock would be to harmonise the platforms, like with, uh, PCs.
Hmmm. Not gonna happen, is it.
Re: fairly obvious but
Perhaps when Cumbria get a taste of the millions and millions and millions that fund the national ballet, the opera, the musuems, the tube network, the overland rail network, et-fucking-cetera, then you might have a point.
Otherwise you're just another metropolitan pillock.
A money-spinner for sure.
Re: TomTom iPhone/iPad app
"Are TomTom suicidal"
No, probably the reverse. Smartphone penetration will continue to eat into the SatNav market, if not reduce it to a small fraction of its former size. TomTom's products are feeling increasingly clunky; the touchscreens are a generation (or two) behind the phones; they just don't have the resources to keep up. The deal with Apple allows them to remain a relevant player for a few more years, and the massive increase in user base
will should allow them to keep their maps more current through their crowd-sourced corrections scheme.
I'd guess they'll end up as an Apple subsidiary (with a nice fat payout to their shareholders) somewhere down the track.
A question on the subject of pixels
Can anyone tell me why a MacBook display with 5 megapixels is called a retina display because the eye can't see the individual pixels BUT an A4 print from a 5mp camera looks shit?
"We can say with certainty that we will not see 4-bits per cell NAND and that we might not see – in fact probably won't – NAND process geometry going below 10nm, or even below 15nm. It's a dead-end game."
Oh dear; that's a keeper.
Re: Porn and the Pad
"The problem lay within the fact that it requires 2 hands to hold the damned thing"
Impressive! But probably untrue :)
Yeah I know trailers can be misleading, but goddammit that looks good. Ms Croft has come a long, long way since I first enjoyed her company in 1996.
Seems a bit silly now, but I almost pooped my pants when that first T-Rex arrived :)
*clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*
Recyle, reuse, rinse, repeat. I posted this a year ago here, when the e-petition site went down:
Every, and I mean *every* time the government puts up a shiny new website it falls over due to 'unexpected demand'.
If you can't see the problem with that statement I can only assume you are a government IT provider.
Re: "... who he considered to be "dumb shits"."
Maybe it was the same turtleneck all the time. It was fused to his skin by a material so malignant, so caustic, that removing it would have required the sort of kit usually reserved for stripping out asbestos.
We need a biohazard icon.
Re: By the tail?
Wait until they open the hatch. They'll find a veritable smaugasbord of delights inside, by George.
Re: "the Foxconn-rebrander"
iBaiting at its finest.
Must be a slow day in El Reg Towers...
Re: Worst argument ever...
"I'd like 47 grapes and 51 cherries please, Mr Greengrocer."
Re: "...which means a dish..."
I seem to have your icon. Swap?
Re: I like the Graphics
Indeed. Delightfully 90's.
Maybe you could animate them too, so they sort of swooped in from the side. That NEVER gets old.
That's up there with "unsinkable ship"...
Re: Wil who?
Excellent on TBBT. Utterly, utterly punchable on NG.