184 posts • joined 8 Jan 2013
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.
Re: Wrist motions feature
How thoughtful for those with a penchant for adult sites.
And for the darts players among us.
"It's Jocky at the Oche - just look at that wrist action!"
Re: BBC Radio 4 Extra
"And one of the worst ear-worms in TV music (another show I watched), 'Jamie and his Magic Torch'."
And once in Cuckoo Land, the jolly japes would begin.
"Come on Wordsworth!"
... or next time you go to Glasgow you will be Battered...
... deep fried and served with chips, all wrapped up in yesterday's newspaper.
Re. Half of Glasgow already lives on Mars.
That we do and usually coated with, "A batter with about the same energy density..."
"Spud-faced footie ace..."
I don't think I'll ever be able to look at his fizzog again without thinking this.
Re: If you think he's on TV too much, easy: don't watch TV
Indeed and +1 for the Flashheart link.
Re: WTF is this "article"?
> attempt to find the 10 most expensive TV's around?
Whilst £699 isn't exactly loose change by any standards, for a net-connected, 50 inch goggle box it's not too bad at all. (IMNSHO)
Re: TRAITORS@ I ain't Spartacus
+1. Excellent post, although I'm not sure I'd go along with this bit:
... which was only hours away when British public opinion stopped Parliament from repeating the mistakes of Iraq all...
If only public opinion were that powerful, in which case there would probably never have been another attack on Iraq.
Re: 10.8.5 will do me for now, still.
I'll be sticking with Snow Pussy for now, mostly because I have a stable system for my audio work
I'm stuck on Lion on my internal drive for the same reason (works with the 32 bit drivers for my Yamaha mixer) but have Mavericks on an external HD which I can boot into when I want to use Xcode.
Re: "Come in here dear boy, have a cigar..."
"And by the way, which one's Pink?"
Re: When I were a lad
> "We would have LOVED to have a hoop..."
"We used to get up half an hour before we went to bed..." etc.
Re: castration (you have to admit it'd be a good deterrent).
Providing the spammers aren't eunuchs.
(or ladies, for that matter)
Re: Useful diagram contained herein:
From the attached article:
When taken literally, the phrase I could care less means “I care more than I might,” rather than “I don’t care at all.” But the beauty of sarcasm is that it can turn meanings on their head, thus allowing could care less to work as an equivalent for couldn’t care less. Because of its sarcasm, could care less is more informal than its negative counterpart
Sarcasm my arse.
Nothing more than a rather transparent and somewhat pathetic attempt to weasel out of admitting he doesn't understand the nonsense spewing from his own mouth.
Penrith in New South Wales
I had no idea this city existed.
Finding out that it does has cheered me up for some strange reason.
Re: Surprised they didn't get better results actually
> ".. today's particular lesson is: don't rub a shark up the wrong way."
Have a virtual ale.
Haste thee to a gynaecologist!
(Mine's the one with the sonic prophylactics in the pocket.)
Limited bit rate?
"MP3 is a lossy compression scheme and at limited bit rates – such as the 320kbit/sec of Beats Music – does its best to preserve the dominant sounds by neglecting ambience and reverberation.
Limited? Isn't 320 about as good as it gets for mp3?
"... entered an endless reboot loop, which is a non-optimal state for a piece of critical equipment."
You don't say?
I quite like this idea. Not a huge fan of Jack White but I might be tempted to get this.
Sure, it's gimmicky but in a rather groovey (aherm) kind of way.
Re: How About
PC Phone Dix?
Bit of a Gerald Ratner moment?
Re: cheesiest, least credible (or is that edible), cheesy actors
He wasn't bad in Raising Arizona.
Re: I sure do hope that thing is...
... coated with some type of coating
You can probably relax on that count.
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