126 posts • joined Thursday 22nd November 2012 10:30 GMT
Re: "Keep blasting, brave Curiosity! We're all right behind you!"
There is no escape from Curiosity... it can point its laser in any direction it wants.
We should just be grateful it is trapped on another planet in case it tries to turn on us.
Re: Wait, Koh again?
When did she work for Apple?
Her career path since graduating from Harvard in 1993 has been working for various Government agencies/deparments in the 90's followed by working for 2 different Law firms between 2000 and 2008, since then she has been a Judge.
She has also ruled against Apple in some cases she has judged: http://allthingsd.com/20120419/federal-judge-forces-apple-google-others-to-face-antitrust-suit/
Re: History PEN 1S
Steve Parrish still had it back in August this year... he also owns 6OCK.
"You have to ask questions about the character of someone who wants that on their car."
He claims it was to stop his wife driving his cars.
Re: Ban children!
Think of the awesome video games we could have if it wasn't for people thinking of the children.
You forgot the cat videos, they are very important too.
Re: I predict
"Heavy clouds and a lack of visibility in the British Isles"
We call this Winter
Re: And for those of us...
Re: Mass starvation and widespread looting.
The self service tills are running on XP... I saw one displaying the default XP screen saver at the weekend.
Re: I wonder how much Nintendo would pay for Xbox
The Japanese mentality wouldn't let Nintendo buy Xbox because that would be admitting their product was not suitable and they made a mistake.
To be honest I think the Wii U is going to have better sales figures this Christmas than people expect. A lot of parents are going to look at the PS4 and Xbox One see the prices and buy their kid a Wii U.
Its all down to perspective... I was going to complain about Leicestershire being included in the South!
Re: What a load of British whingers.
I don't know why I am defending our record in space because it is pitiful but we contribute more to the ESA every year than India spent on this Mars Rocket.
For more recent successes we also released a paper aircraft in space in 2009 and crashed Beagle 2 into Mars with the assistance of the ESA in 2003
Re: It's inevitable...
"You can get a stylus for almost any phone - the only difference is that one has a slot to store it"
A Generic capacitive Stylus is not the same as the Stylus that comes with the Note. It works when you hover over the screen and has a button on it that changes the functionality. They sound like simple things but having used a generic stylus on my old phone you can really notice the difference.
One of the things I use it for is scrolling down web pages by hovering over the bottom of the page, then using it to accurately select some text for me to copy any paste into the comments box. being able to select a single point with the stylus is much more accurate than using my man sized fingers to select something.
The hover effect also allows you to use old school websites not designed with touch screen in mind that want you to hover over the menu to select the other options.
Re: It's inevitable...
I have another 18 months on my contract so I will be getting a inevitable Note 4 when my contract expires, all because of the stylus.
The only things I can think of that would cause me to defect from the Note range is another phone with a similar stylus and a fold out keyboard.
Toby is my Favourite member of the castAR team
Toby is a cat.
Re: So tell us Mr. Branson
He could be planning to disrupt US space launches with a radio beam weapon.
Re: Rain, my arse
Sure it rains a bit... but the Record Minimum temperature is 16C.
I think I would put up with the rain for the temperature.
You only need One-millionth of a gram of Polonium-210 and the US could easily make that in one of their own nuclear reactors... at least if the government weren't shutdown.
Re: Can I have a G++ account, please?
I think you have mis-understood what social media is used for.
Re: It's The Mothership
Rama headed off in a different direction from the one it came from after visiting our solar system...
Is this mothership where it can from or where it is going to?
Re: The media always hype this stuff
I would blame the popular media for getting your expectations up... when they were talking about ISON on the Sky at Night earlier in the year they made a point of saying they didn't know what it would look like when it got here and were only hoping it would be a good one due to how close it was going to get to the Sun.
The Britney Link
Can somebody explain what el Reg means by "Britney-obsessed" in the headline?
Its the only mention of her I can see in the whole article and its confusing me.
Re: Tea on tap
You mean a Tea Urn?
I think somebody has already invented that.
Is it time for history to repeat itself?
"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, "
This sounds like a job for the well regulated militia baring arms I hear so much about.
Somebody should tell West Midland Safari Park
All their 4x4's are painted like this in animal stripes.
The poor animals must be scared witless, well except the elephant in the photo, he doesn't seem bothered by a Tiger nearly as big as him.
Re: BREAKING NEWS - This just in...
The boats are made of Carbon fibre... Its more likely to just be a rope.
Re: The missing competition
I propose Herschel or Alekseyevich.
Its not the tent that is the awesome idea, it is sitting in front of the shop and getting put on news websites that is the awesome idea. Its a free advert for the release date of the new phone. I expect there will be something about it on the BBC news tonight which is even better for Apple... a free advert on the BBC.
The cynic in me would assume that apple didn't apply for the license on purpose so it got reported in this way instead of "Only 2 guys are bothering to queue for the new iPhone".
Re: I've ordered a 5C
I thought you had given up your trolling... I hadn't seen any of your "Most people choose iOS but end up with Android" posts for a few months.
Oh well I go back to enjoying my Note 2 which was chosen for its features that are not available on an iPhone.
I haven't liked any of them since London 1969...
I'm sick of games where I have to drive on the wrong side of the road.
Re: I wouldn't mind except they are lying
It won't work for me either... I wanted Soylent Green.
Its just a shame about the ID card thing being tacked on. How are we supposed to make sure our food is sourced ethically if we don't give it an ID card?
Re: Democracy by Mumsnet
The answer in this is when the filter is in place is to start reporting these sites to your ISP as inappropriate.
Social Media as well... all sorts of degenerates have a Twitter or Facebook account that the little ones need to be protected from.
It will hopefully become a contest for the Anonymous types to see which sites they can get blocked by the porn filter.
Then 6 months down the line when Claire Perry can no longer post on Twitter because of the ISP ban this will quietly be removed and we can all go back to normal.
Re: Pi still a miss.
My Pi Laptop based on a Motorola Lapdock cost less than £100 including all the parts you have listed. It runs better than booting into Windows on my old Eee 901 and the battery life can be measured in hours instead of minutes. It all depends on what you want your Laptop to do but I am very happy with my PiTop.
Re: Mais attendez!
My happiest discovery this summer was when I found them in a Chinese supermarkets here in the UK!
Now all I need to do is find somewhere that sells horse meat locally.
Re: The only rational way to allocate visas
Its probably best to keep a few telephone sanitisers on hand just in case... you wouldn't want to die from an unclean telephone.
unfortunately an Oculus Rift headset is needed for this
I think this should read: "thankfully Musk has found a way for us to convince the Boss we need an Oculus Rift for the office"
Re: Someone has to say it
If you are worried about the NSA having a back door in to your system then stop using all computers connected to the internet.
Re: Sony Adverts
Unless Sony own VMware or Huawei they aren't spending as much as you think
Re: Definitely not the best song
I prefer Aqualung but I don't think that would go down very well with the parents of the 1D fans...
Re: Peter Capaldi
Well I can't stay around here making correct predictions all day... If you need me i'll be in the pub.
Re: I take it there are no shareholder dividends this year.
Any shareholder dividends will be based on the Amazing sales of the WiiU.
Re: Not just football
Look on the bright side... At least you won't need to put up with Charlie Cox and his hell in a bubble car commentating anymore.
Re: I know I am old now...
He has had a number 1 single...
Perhaps you should follow the pop charts if you want to keep up with the kids and know who all these pop stars they are talking about are.
Re: This is the second time I've read about these ad/e-mails
I don't have AdBlock but I'm not seeing these ad/emails on my promotions tab, just actual emails from Amazon and a few other shops.
Are the new adverts only visible in the US?
The Xbox actually looks quite promissing for online games.
The cheaper console will end up with the more annoying online players because parents will buy whichever is cheaper over anything else. This will cause all the annoying kids to be playing on the PS4 meaning I can play on the Xbox one without them annoying me.
Most parents won't have seen all this rubbish about DRM or always on Kinect so won't have any prejudice against the xbox, its just that it costs more that the ps4 so they buy that instead. Why do you think the Wii sold so well compared to the more powerful ps3 and xbox 360?
Materials for building something like this shouldn't be a problem... Isn't Mars red because of the Iron oxide?
That said its not all positives building this on Mars... The sunlight is weaker by the time it reaches Mars, would they get enough sunlight to power it on the solar panels still?
Also, correct me if I am wrong, I don't think there are 2 large metropolitan areas that would like to be linked together in a quicker way on Mars yet. One of the 6 wheeled, nuclear engined vehicles will be enough for the foreseeable future.
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