977 posts • joined 11 Dec 2012
Isn't Jasper about due for an update?
Re: My 75 year old Dad isn't normal!
Thumbs up for being a Filemaker user - my Swiss-srmy knife for data munging (along with a collection of ancillary Applescript, Perl and Unix command line utilities that it can seamlessly incorporate)
Re: Samsung's pre-invented Gear
The Apple patent was filed in 2011.
Re: @nematoad -- For security - consider BlackBerry
Actually, it's OK if the preposition is part of a phrasal verb. If not, the correct form might be something like:
'varying degrees of inward caving'
Re: For security - consider BlackBerry
Speleology? Spelunking, surely. You're merely an Ortsgruppen among grammar Nazis. Must try harder.
Re: IT System Procurement...Civil Service Guidelines
Spot on. The Maude Squad will stick a shiny Fisher-Price web front-end on your big, failed, legacy system.
Re: Just to put an end to this iPhone v Android
Well, your Mom wears open-toed combat boots and walks down the road with a mattress on her back, singing 'O come all ye faithful'! And your Dad was last in line!
Are there any women here? It's the Reg
For grumpy, middle-aged, badly dressed blokes who think the clock frequency of their CPU is a chat-up line
Re: they simply take the ideas that people have been struggling with for a decade...
" ... and then make them work ..."
Yeah - anyone could do that! They just don't because, erm ...
Retroinnovating the stylus - that would be the Newton?
Re: I could make some people richer by making myself poorer
So you never spend any money?
Re: Perhaps someone could buy the hand in a fleamarket
"light stick"? Zatoichi Skywalker? Perhaps we could also throw in a bit of Lone Wolf and equip him with a laser-equipped hover-pram
Perhaps someone could buy the hand in a fleamarket
only to find its true provenance when they take it on an episode of The Antiques Spacelanes
Or, maybe Luke uses his official Jedi Find My Lightsaber app
Re: random selection of pseudorandomly chosen IPs
Could that be supplemented with a red list: IPS of people we don't like?
Perhaps the GoTenna could be used standalone?
Some kind of mechanical key switch device could allow the user to send text messages, having first translated them into a sequence of variable length key-presses
Demanding entertainment! Viewers should be forced to watch commercials 24 hours a day with their eyelids clamped open and their thumbs resting on big red 'Buy!' buttons.
A spokesclanger has commented
Phew phew pheeewwww. Pheeww pheeeeeeeewwwwwww phew. Phew.
Pretty conclusive, I should say!
No wonder they're full of soupy stuff ...
For those who still wish to indulge their driving habit, small coin-operated driving simulators in the shape of popular cartoon characters could be installed outside supermarkets
Re: trying to make Chrome as easy to use as Windows
Oh my aching sides.
Re: Methinks you missed the mark, Jasper
Yep - if it were such a clue, the new appointee would have a background in retail FS. M&A is hardly mass market.
Re: They had to do it
Also funny - your mask is smiling but you can't take a joke
They had to do it
Linux is a cancer. It could have spread throughout the entire organisation. I'm only surprised they haven't lobbied the US government to drop some nukes. You can't be too careful
Re: It's worth repeating ...
I'm struggling to think of any examples of civilisations following that trajectory. For example, postwar boom USA was still segregated. Maybe I'm just a cynic
If a head is cut off, two more will take its place!
Will this include books from Hachette?
I've been waiting ages for a service like this. I'd just prefer it not be from Amazon. Ideally it would be from my local library. At the moment UK libraries are compelled to buy multiple copies of ebooks from the publisher (one per concurrent reader) and renew them after a couple of years when they 'wear out'. Which is daft, obviously.They also only stock a small range of ebook titles. If the libraries themselves had a usage based deal with the publishers, they could offer an unlimited inventory. Publishers need to get their head around this model if they intend to remain in existence.
Re: RE: Stainless Steel watch backs
Tool-rot - very nasty!
Re: "underpowered" is a relative term.
"Or is everyone apart from me doing stuff several orders of magnitude more difficult than putting a man on the moon?"
Yes. We are trying to use Microsoft Word
When Jasper stops predicting doom for Apple - sell, sell, sell!
Phablet' iPhone 6 won't come out
Re: Already a bit late to be part of your Gear
A kitchen sink on your wrist? Now THAT's interesting. Mount a kettle on the other wrist and you're on to something
I want to be an analyst
And be paid for guessing wrong about Apple. Clearly, the challenge is to create the perfect rumour storm, so here goes:
Apple's iWatch has been delayed by problems with its fingerprint reader. In tests, the reader, which is shaped like Kim Kardashian's buttocks, has been found to accidentally launch drone attacks on Al Qaeda.
Makes about as much sense as any other rumour. I'm available for tech conferences, TV interviews, etc
Galaxy Grand Neo
What a classy name! If it was a car, it would denote an underpowered people-carrier with a beige vinyl interior
Re: Bose electrostatics?
Not in this universe
Re: whether any particular company is about to have to shutter up
I'm willing to put a fiver on HP's PC and server biz being sold off within 3 years
Do they make any money from those sales?
Q: Is this broadband ad lying to me?
Re: Like all equipment boxes for the last few hundred years?
By all means point to an extant example.
Re: Snow White's coffin count as prior art
No - that still had parts that could be manipulated by the end user
Or speaking into it, or listening to it.
The geopolitical equivalent of blowing your lottery money on drugs, booze, ciggies and sex
Only not nearly so much fun
Make a Waldorf salad
You could earn a celery
Re: Perspective is somewhat off
Bargain! For that money, you could buy a Fazoli grand piano, a vintage Strat, etc, etc and still have change for beer.
Re: Transmission Line Bass Reflex speakers
This very minute, I am listening to Art Blakey on my Murphys. I have two baffle radios wired as speakers and they sound great. These were my poor man's Wharfedale SFB IIIs. Problem is, I just got a pair of SFBs that I'll be restoring. I don't have room for the Murphys and the Wharfedales. Dilemma!
Re: I name this ship White Elephant.....
Is it too late to add underwater capability to the F35's spec?
By the way those buses are packed in
I'm guessing they have the VTOL option fitted?
I wonder how many grand pianos and effigies of Dudley Moore you can fit on deck?
Re: That Bill Grundy interview ...
"kicking the telly in, as one chap allegedly did in response to the infamous 1976 Bill Grundy interview with the Sex Pistols"
That was me. I fucking hated that Grundy twat
Re: My favourite was the PA whose monitor was "broken"
I had a similar call back in the day when I did support. The PA told me her screen needed a new bulb.
Same PA: "I'm moving my mouse side to side but the little arrow's going up and down"
Me: gently grips mouse and turns it 90 degrees
Re: Good one judge!
So what can we call these companies
Warty-nosed goat-chomping bridge lurkers?
- iPad = i FAD! NOW we know why Apple went running to IBM
- Updated HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
- Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
- PROOF the Apple iPhone 6 rumor mill hype-gasm has reached its logical conclusion
- Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball