209 posts • joined 8 Jan 2013
the British firm is working on a robot hoover
About time we had something to help us clean up these bloody robots.
Can hardly move for the buggers.
There really is little point upgrading from, say, an iPad 3 to an Air, because apart from a fairly hefty performance hike, they pretty much do all the same things.
Except, perhaps, if your reason for upgrading is that you want a fairly hefty performance hike?
Re: Sock gnomes
explain other strange phenomena like odd socks being eaten by the washing machine.
1. Steal socks
Re: titles are misleading
if I used Sino, it would have fouled up my trigonometry pun.
Bravo, I say. More power to your punnery (especially "tan Windows" - raised a Scottish vernacular smile) and have a virtual ale.
Outstanding bit of boffinry
And may their lander land
In the manner they planned
Best of luck chaps.
Re: Billion is always 1,000 million.
But is Always always Always?
Virgin Media is the only provider to supply broadband without a phone line
Except when: "Sorry, your home isn't in a Virgin Media area"
Re: why is anything in such an investigation "classified"?
Indeed, this only fuels paranoia and conspiracy theories.
The omni-shambles of the Lockerbie investigation being a case in point where public trust in the authorities concerned was completely abused and subsequently lost.
Re: Atheism is a bona fide religion...
In the same way that bald is a bona fide hair-style.
the weekend will commence around British Friday lunchtime
Sounds about right.
Glad that's settled.
Just waiting for Liveleak to publish the video.
From the article:
However, the footage is still available for viewing on LiveLeak, where it has been viewed more than 5,000 times.
London gigs, which will be the singer's first live tour in 35 years.
Except that playing the same venue every single night doesn't really qualify as a tour.
(Am I just bitter that she isn't travelling nearer to me? Perhaps a smidgen.)
"... meant the mouse was cheaper to produce, which appealed to many of the (fairly well off) people Jobs."
All well and good...
... but not always the best idea.
Glastonbury festival, two months ago. My significant other lost her 'phone.
She chooses not to have PIN or password protection, which in this case turned out to be a good thing. Otherwise the kindly sort who found it would not have been able to send me a text message detailing which bar it had been handed into and she would probably have never seen it again.
Despite this, I still have a PIN on mine. Make of that what you will.
"They're also less well known than the Mars ones."
But can they be deep fried?
iTunes is pretty much malware under Windows anyway.
It may well be lovely under OSX ...
It isn't; far from it.
I tend to use OSX more than any other OS but I rarely use iTunes. Horribly bloated piece of kiech-ware.
Re: "Apologies for the Ps.. "
That's OK; I like Ps.
(and I like Cheese but I love Squeezy Cheesey Ps.)
Re: Of course we don't want a referendum about Scotland.
But you do want to be able " ... to vote about separating from Scotland."
At least that's what you said in your previous post and I'm not sure I follow you if you want one and not the other.
... the English should be able... to vote about separating from Scotland
The reason the referendum is happening is because a majority of voters in Scotland voted for a party who had an independence referendum as one of their major manifesto points. As far as I'm aware, that hasn't happened in England.
So perhaps you should either find a party willing to pledge such a referendum (shouldn't be *that* difficult given "more English want them to leave than want them to stay," should it?) and elect them or start one yourself
Or you could just carry on whining.
Re: First post where i said it WILL happen and it did...
Except that's not quite true.
Goose-Kettle, Pot-Gander, etc...
Re: so we have a new bug
No comments on today's NSA article. Related perhaps?
Re: keys to my castle(s)
AgileBits are a Canadian company...
I'd rather trust them instead of ANY American company !
Don't forget, a certain Mr. Harper is in charge there.
Rich as folk
For a wee joke The Register tried to build the most expensive Macbook we could, adding a 1TB hard drive, 2.8GHz i7 chip and a DVD drive, which have been unreasonably banished from modern day Macbooks. Its cost was £2,614.00, proving that the juiciest fruit is only available to the richest of folk.
That game's more fun with a Mac Pro - hits over ten grand.
(Which is actually a relative bargain; used to go up to £16k+)
Re: beats me up for an hour or so*
"*Remember the scene in Dirty Harry...."
Jacob's Ladder has some painful looking chiropractor action too.
Re: Rumour Has it
He thought instead of a hard shoulder it was a Cold Shoulder and was just Chasing Pavements instead
Trust Someone Like You to come up with that.
" Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS). "
I wish they'd give these forced acronyms a rest.
This one doesn't even work.
Re: PETN not too stable. So if the shoe bomber met the underpants bomber .....
+1 merely for utilising that wonderful word, "nadgers".
Re: It's not dead - it's just pinin' for some fjords.
Sounds like a job for Slartibartfast.....
Hmmm... the specs aren't particularly inspiring.
I suppose it's cheaper than a Roomba.
Then again, at least a Roomba can be useful.
Re: Fletcher Memorial Home
"ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Reagan and Haig
Mr. Begin and friend, Mrs. Thatcher and Paisley
Mr. Brezhnev and party,
the ghost of McCarthy,
the memories of Nixon
and now, adding colour, a group of anonymous, Latin
American, meat packing glitterati"
Re: Can we?
Build a big wall to keep them out if they leave the UK?
Well, as long as your on the other side of it from me, I'll help you build it.
Harrogate? We used to dream of going to Harrogate. That was where all the posh, sophisticated, cosmopolitan people lived. You were lucky!
"Lucky? We used get half an hour before we went to bet, share a small bag of gravel for breakfast before heading down t'pit for 25 hours a day..."
etc, etc, etc.
My virtual cap...
... is well and truly doffed.
Sterling effort from the man.
"Let me tell you about my mother..." BLAM!
Re: That's because
only the media wonks and Nathan Barleys of this world want to pay that much over the odds
I have used Logic for my hobby (recording music) for around 15 years. It only runs under OSX.
A few years ago my old Macbook was starting to feel the strain so I Hackintoshed a Dell PC and managed to get Logic running on it. I was quite pleased with myself as it took me weeks to get it working properly.
The set up worked reasonably well until about a month later when I stupidly accepted an automatic software update. This completely bolloxed the Mac side of the machine and after a few fruitless nights trying to get it back I spat the dummy, gave up and bought another Apple laptop.
Not only did Logic run much more smoothly on Apple kit but I realised that what little I have left of life is too short to be wasting by either (a) spending months poncing about with a lot of frustrating Hackintosh kiech, or (b) the several years I'd have to invest learning another bit of audio software as well as I know Logic.
So, I'll probably continue on my current path of renewing my Apple computer once every 3-4 years, financed in part by the healthy resale value of my existing kit - something I've never been able to say about any "generic X86 PC hardware" I've tried to sell.
Re: micro-SD enabled barnet
"All ur brain r belong to us..."
Re: Yosurmite Sarm
If it's any consolation, I have the same problem; brain rhymes Yosemite with Vegemite, although, on the rare occasion that I have to vocalise it, the brain-mouth signal flow usually catches it and corrects me before the mangled pronunciation is aired.
Re: Love it
Sorry to the environmentalists who I know will hate it, but I think it's kinda cool.
I see what you did there.
Re: And it still starts up first time
"... so he flipped her ower and he fu.....and fu....and funnily enough it landed on all four wheels, started up first time and they just drove away."
(with apologies to Michael from Alan Partridge)
Re: But, but, but...
Tony Blair lives in one of a row of homes with identical frontages in Connaught Square. Blurring his particular house just makes it more conspicuous.
That it does. I just looked up Connaught Square and the Blair house is now sore thumb material
They were too embarrassed to phone me or anybody else they knew. In the end they took the computer to a shop about 50km away to eliminate the chance of meeting anybody they knew. This has happened abut 5 years ago but they were too ashamed to talk about it until now.
That is priceless.
Re: It cpould be
Perhaps it's the witless lot that are more tolerant of swearing...
Not sure I'd go along with that.
Then again, I'm tolerant (and a frequent user) of what most other people call "swearing" so maybe I'm just one of the witless.
Re: Nes, Nes, Nes!
"No. It's hosted by Dell. Yo-dell."
I had to upgrade the RAM on my mother, and...
Was this an attempted cure for her amnesia?
Re: That solargo backpack looks good.
Indeed it does.
So much so that in a fit of can't-really-afford-it-but-I'm-having-it-anyway-impulse-buy-madness, I just ordered one.
Might get here in time for Glastonbury, might not.
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