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113 posts • joined 26 Apr 2012
I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.
>At home I get 1 bar of 4G at the front of the house. ...
I have the same but 1 bar of 4g gives me almost 60Mbps, same at work but only ~25mbps.
Except when it rains, then I get 4 bars of "No Service"
>> Cyclists utter obsession with getting ahead of traffic at junctions does them no favours. It pisses off every other motorist and puts them in dangerous situations.
How about the motorists utter obsession with getting ahead of the cyclist travelling at 25mph in a 30, and then cutting them up?
I have numerous videos of motorist doing exactly that to me.
It would appear that training, licence and insurance does not actually make them better at driving.
Deckard: You're reading a magazine. You come across a full-page nude photo of a girl.
Rachael: Is this testing whether I'm a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?
I'd never heard the word "embiggen" until I started reading El Reg.
The question is this: Given that God is infinite, and that the universe is also infinite... would you like a toasted teacake?
I agree. They also need to work on their firmware. I've had a 3 Silver and now have 2 3+ Black editions and they have some interesting bugs like randomly resetting the defaults and sometimes refusing the charge or switch on requiring a battery pull. Sometimes one will get warm when it switched off and drain the battery, very odd. On the silver, it would randomly turn on the WiFi when finishing recording or switching off.
Yeah, but your 527290232933453823 other guesses were wrong.
> Isn't it technically illegal for the flashing lights...
At night your cycle MUST have white front and red rear lights lit. It MUST also be fitted with a red rear reflector (and amber pedal reflectors, if manufactured after 1/10/85). White front reflectors and spoke reflectors will also help you to be seen. Flashing lights are permitted but it is recommended that cyclists who are riding in areas without street lighting use a steady front lamp.
Law RVLR regs 13, 18 & 24
"For comparison, the Snapdragon 801-powered Galaxy S5 scores just over 3,000. Only the GPU lets the side down a bit, it’s just not up with the latest Adreno components in terms of outright performance, though this isn’t a failing you’ll ever notice in use."
I don't understand what you are saying here. The benchmark figures quoted above this seem to suggest the Tab S is faster at 3D (9326 compared with 8812) and only 23 point slower at 2D (1601 compared with 1624). Seems that the RAM is quite a bit slower though.
If it's as fast as my SGS5 in real use, I'll be very happy.
And now they're called Snickers.
Is Slutshole ok?
Here you go:
Ah, but they need those TLDs to generate more IP addresses.
Yes, IANAL but the FAA rules appear to be guidlines and not actual laws.
Although it changes as soon as you start charging money for it, and exacltly the same model becomes an aircraft.
Also it would appear they want to ban FPV goggles.
Interestingly, even though the drone was in class B airspace, the airport didn't detect it, are they too small for radar?
Also, I would just like to add that this was a foolish thing to do near an airport and it's people like this with DJI Phantoms (search Phantom Flyaway) that will get the hobby banned for the rest of us.
Despite all your rage?
That's some pretty remote RCE you got there!
Sounds like a pretty neat idea!
with an S3 like big screen, S3 like '2 apps on screen at once' and S3 like NFC
I've always liked the idea of wearable computers, and we're almost at the point where technology can provide a solution.
I got a Galaxy Gear on ebay, it's very nice and does what I want it to do. Though, I'm glad I didn't pay the RRP for a new one.
I think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
I get patchy EE coverage in my part of Kent, mostly in the high streets of my local towns. Luckily it works at Home and Work, although, my local mast has a habit of going offline when there is severe weather.
Also, there is no 4G coverage where I live or work, yet EE still call me up to try and sell me a 4G CONtract.
"some popular sci-if mutants"
They sound pretty scary!
"It is a 'reddened' Ia - meaning it occurs in a known dusty environment"
For those, including myself, who were wondering what an 'Ia' is:
From Wikipedia;I think it's number 3?
Ia (genus), of vespertilionid bats
Ia or I-a, a subtype of Type I supernova; see Type Ia supernova
Interactions of actors theory"
Better ban search listings / adverts for accountants as well, then.
Would someone care to explain the scam to me? Government websites have .gov.uk at the end, don't they?
I came here just to say that, too:
"All night long the Martians were hammering and stirring, sleepless, indefatigable, at work upon the machines they were making ready, and ever and again a puff of greenish-white smoke whirled up to the starlit sky."
Cool story, bro!
Wow, imagine what he'd be worth if Windows was a decent operating system!
It does seem to happen though:
It doesn't help when sites like the daily star (linked in the article) show a picture of a normal garden spider.
Indeed, I stopped reading at that point.
I don't know about Audis but I know both the Ford MT75 and MTX-75 gearboxes have synchromesh on reverse.
Does sapphire stop the lens from getting mucky?
I find the first thing I do when go to take a pic with my phone is clean the camera lens. And there are plenty of photos about that show the results when you don't.
Maybe I'm holding it wrong. :-)
Yes, much like any operating system. Install something from a untrusted source and get malware.
Solution, don't install from untrusted sources.
"The Walking Dead was pirated half a million times in the first day of its release despite it being available on a free streaming service in 125 countries worldwide."
How can it be pirated if was available for free?
Shirley, the more people that viewed the free episode will go on to watch it regularly, and probably even pay for the privilege to do so.
Your foster parents are dead.
My local M&S Food:
'Please follow the instructions on the Chip & Pin device' it then displays a prompt for cash-back on the main screen, C&P just says 'please wait...'.
'Please take your CASH, CASH is dispensed below the scanner' No, the notes come out below the scanner, the coins come out (and onto the floor) above the bagging area.
According to Wikipedia:
"While it is mainly used in both foods and beverages as part of a substitute vanilla flavour, it is less commonly used as a part of a raspberry or strawberry flavoring. The annual industry consumption is very low, around 300 pounds, whereas vanillin is over 2.6 million pounds annually"
Still, 300 pounds is an awful lot of beavers.
Would you prefer they use Turnigy or TowerPro, instead?
Indeed, holding / using an iPad does not make you tech savvy.
"The show so powerful, you binge watch it on Netflix. So all-consuming, you push it on your friends even if they don't watch TV. And so addicting, you can't shut up about it. It's basically like drugs."
Users have problems entering first name, last name and email address, and you want them to do that?
Why would a Holiday Camp sell it?
Apple have just 'invented' them with the iPad Mini 2 (rumour has it), lawsuit in 3... 2... 1...
This affects VW (VAG group; VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat) and also Ford (Volvo), Fiat, Toyota and Honda etc...
Must be a Stephen Fry GPS