17 posts • joined 15 Jan 2013
I may have problems passing a background check. Is that cool?
I would apply, but I'm not qualified. I only have a University degree in writing and work in IT. Oh wait..
Re: A tabloid journalist for El Reg with Fluency in English eh
The irony of self-identifying as as a sensational rag may have been lost on you, Gus.
It looks almost exactly like the Lumia 635.
Windows 8.1 is the girl in Billing who is office-hot.
Re: Good news and bad news
Oh no. This chap is trotting out the 'slippery slope to heroin' argument.
Blackberry is the proverbial drunk chick, late to the party. Sure, they've got the goods, but they've been passed around like a plate of hors d'oeuvres. There are some redeeming qualities, but it that something you really wanna take home to mum?
Re: All power to 'em and all, but... why?
"Would there actually be anything worth watching?"
When I switched to OTA programming, I was less than impressed by the conga line of procedural crime dramas and un-funny sit-coms on network tee vee. Dig a little deeper, though, and you'll find a lot of programming to enjoy. Sure, the vast majority sucks, but I only need a few hours to satiate. That can be found across 20 odd free stations, but a little effort is involved.
My favorite shows rerun in the middle of the night, but a DVR tames that wild OTA beast into submission. So, I can watch at my leisure.
Soon, you'll develop a healthy prison entertainment mentality. Example: Non Lit buffs evolve into voracious readers when you have no other means of entertainment behind bars. I started watching esoteric, limely documentaries (I'm a Yank, as you guys call it) and thoroughly enjoy them.
A whitewashing of the ol' frontal lobes from the drudgery of cable has actually improved my viewing experience.
Re: What it will take to kill this and what should be able to do
Cheap DVRs exist. I bought a Homeworkx PVR off Amazon for $45. I can record my local stations in HD. I don't have an HDTV, so it also functions as a digital tuner. I can also use it as a media player to play my ripped BluRays and DVDs in mp4 format. There's limitations, like only recording one station at a time, but for the price it's amazing.
States led by Republican legislatures purposely dragged their feet in committing to forming their own state healthcare exchanges. Our governor in Pennsylvania did this. This delay caused uncertainty in the number of people who are looking to sign up through the Gov portal.
Sure, the government site deserves any blame for bad code or lack or scalability, but a lot of Red States are off loading their healthcare responsibilities to the Gov. They didn't do this in a timely fashion so they could maximizing screwing up the deployment of the new system, then sit back and criticize it.
Wonderful news. It's already as smart as George Bush.
Re: Purity schmurity
You mad, bro?
Taking shots at Hotmail? Talk about going after low-hanging fruit. Luckily, I have no dignity either.
The early SPAM filter was abysmal. I remember having to abandon an account because my inbox was flooded with dicks (more like, hot male, eh?) Sorry.
You soon would have to weed your mailbox daily, lest you let it get out of control.
When I first registered my account in 1997, there wasn't a whole lot of other options. Sure, there was your University email box, but you'd rather keep incriminating evidence far away from school.
Lisa, it's your birthday. Happy birthday, Lisa.
Pic or it didn't happen.
Re: Well if you're going to be picky
You sir, are an awesome nerd.
Does the internet count as an app? I hope I don't have to pay $0.99 to download the internet.
I was doing rails of Linux all last night.
- Product round-up Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners
- Worstall @ the Weekend BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity
- 'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching
- 'New Stuxnet': Government-grade SOFTWARE WEAPON 'Regin' described
- The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS