111 posts • joined Wednesday 4th July 2007 13:13 GMT
All I read on the Torygraph site is the Matt and Alex cartoons, the actual articles are all lies anyway.
And if Alex or Matt disappear behind a paywall, hmm I can live without it.
If the Matt cartoon is particularly good (which happens quite frequently) they quote it on Radio4's Today Programme anyway.
what's so great?
we used to do team meetings (rest of team is mostly in US) via skype and a google-docs presentation.
Now we have OCS, and sharepoint for the agenda. And it falls over all the time. And the "shared" document has to be checked out and back in.
Maybe it's the administrator who didn't set it up well but hey, google/skype always worked.
But at least OCS costs money so it must be good.
"number of partners" is a bad metric. I (have a company WinMobile device, that should score negative in sexiness) have only a small number of partners on the scale of the plots (2 in fact).
But i get laid lots. Why waste time flashing your sexy smartphone around in the search of new partners? Why waste time playing with a smartphone's touchscreen where you could be playing with your partner's touch-sensitive areas?
not an example of best practise
HP and IBM probably quoted twice the price because they didn't want their reputation tarnished by an airline that shuts down its website for hours of "planned maintenance" while operating a stiff price penalty for not checking in on-line.
off to dixons, gullible
All the early adopters have to dump their 1-year old super-duper HDTV sets and get a 3D one.
Glad we don't have a telly at all.
Ok, mine's the one with a pile of reminder letters from TV-Licensing in the pocket.
is Jobs going to allow me selling organic peas (in pods!) from my garden on iTunes? no? Ahh, they don't do groceries (yet). But Surely that's a whole new can of Apple-store-police-worms waiting to be opened. Oh, and we grow apples as well, shock horror.
heavy goods vehicles have higher tyre pressures than that: in the 100psi/7bar range. In other words, about the same as my pushbike.
thanks to the reviewer for doing actual sceen shots. They give a good impression of the capabilities (or lack thereof) of the screen. Could do that as a rule for revieewing handhelds, please? Same with printers, btw, post some close-ups of the output.
"We don’t know where in the world the plane will land, but it would be nice to send a message to whoever finds it."
hope it doesn't fly all the way to Singapore, or you might earn yourself a hefty littering charge.
Ein Pils bitte
"lager" is frothy piss.
But us Germans from north of Frankfurt (i.e in the British zone of old, so maybe familiar to some of you old fart Brits) drink Pilsner, which is quite strong in the nops department.
And perfectly capable to remedy any match-induced stress for us krauts.
It does have a certain gassiness but when pourd/drawn properly (takes 7 minutes) it's not so bad because the gas is used up to form the beautiful head.
Bavarian Bier is a bit like Fosters & ct/
Can't please all the people all the time
Quote from review of Buokeen Cybook:
"I for one like a little music with my literature and I'd prefer to get them both off the same device."
Quote from review of VEB620:
"OK, does have the additional feature over the Cybook of playing music, but frankly I’d use a separate player every time"
a la carte software model
what they mean is, people enjoy the convenience of one (and only one) app store that has a unified installer model, is "safe", and is billed centrally.
They could have the same thing from Ubuntu or Debian, or others, well, minus the "centrally billed" bit, since it's all free. You can see straighht away that it's a non0-starter because people need to pay something before they believe they have got anything good.
> I'm impressed with the chamber though. 8,000 to 65,000 feet in 0.1 seconds?
> Makes my ears hurt just thinking about it.
I cringe when I think about these things because the Nazis put actual living people (well before anyway) in these things.
Makes me ashamed to be a German.
BB icon because he looks a bit like Hitler.
for those who remember the above equation: are you sure that you can take temperature into account properly? Can be really low up there or rather high if you get a bit of sunlight.
Anyway, what'as wrong with a membrane-type manometer? Engineers have optimised devices for the application 200 years ago. A sliding design is obviously plagued by stiction(*) problems and so, said engineering forefathers used a rotating design. You amateur approach to this buys you no geek points.
I'm really interested in the actual craft! When are we being treated to drafts of the paper Aeroplane, please?
P.S. Yes I'm taking this way to seriously: but we all want to see this thing work.
P.P.S Paris icon because <insert pressure-related sexual double-entendre here>
(*) that word rolls off the tounge quite easily if you've heard it before
ENF database a secret?
if someone had the data they could tamper with a tampered audio clip to match a specific point in time!
Also, I could modify a recorder and wobble the quartz a bit with a 50Hz signal not derived from the mains, and add "plausible deniability".
Fraunhofer are a master at 2 things: (a) sucking in taxpayer's money to develop new stuff, and (b) selling the IP back to the same taxpayers.
@peter ford: (2.) no, wind turbine blades don't need drag. They work pretty much like aeroplane wings.
in other news
an ex-employee of Sheffield NHS IT deprtment has just cancelled his upcoming vasectomy appointment after it was suggested by senior executives the new cost-cutting measure was to execute the procedure with two bricks on certain patients.
Shame the beer in Munich is like that Australian lager: frothy piss.
Being native German (as opposed to Bavarian) I think they should have sent him to one of so many other places which offer a good "Pils".
@Neil -- CO2?
you can't navigate in space with just a gyroscope. you need to blow matter out to give your craft momentum one way or another, because overall momentum is conserved you have to emit stuff one way to propel yourself in the opposite direction. personally I blame Isaac Newton for this miserable circumstance.
Well obviously Google offered to drop a few more pennies in Canonical's piggy bank. Mission accomplished.
Utter Twaddle #2
"Our 3G networks were built on the basis of predicted income, money effectively borrowed from future customers - which would be us"
it's really more like "money effectively lent to future customers", though that's just a roundabout way of saying "capital investment". Thanks Eddy for pointing that out to an uncritcal reader.
chip design by apple
includes polka-dots. how charming!
Who'd have thunk it, cutesy looks is not what we expect from the typically uber-cool cupertino industruial design.
But then they've hidden them away pretty well under those ram chips, maybe with a guilty look on their faces.
Eric just meant "If you need privacy you shouldn't be doing it ON TEH INTERNETS because if yopu expect privacy you're fooling yourself.
People who say he's of the "I'm honest and have nothing to hide" fraternity just deliberately misunderstand his quote.
IANANS but it does seem plausible, your frontal cortex isn't essential for living.
Chances are the boy will have an altered personality as well a possibly be blind or something like that.
A guy survived a 2'' bolt through the skull before (while placing explosives in a mine), and he apparently has some scruples removed from his personality in the process.. i dread to think what this guy will turn out be like, he was a cheater to begin with!
@AC - What exactly is extreme porn?
well we could answer your question but then we'd have to arrest you because it's illegal to even know that.
Excuse me I'm taking my en-of-shift brainwash now so i can go home safely from my job at the Ministery of Safety.
this would appeal to its target audience even more if they were certified conflict diamonds from the Congo with actual blood sticking to them.
Why doesn't someone build a touchscreen device with a sapphire screen: my watch is still beautifully scratch-free (well apart from the steel case) after years of abuse, and a phone that you could treat similarly with impunity would go down a treat. Maybe it'd be much more expensive because you'd have to _develop_ someting rather than just embellish an existing product by dipping it in glue and then rolling it in a plateful of diamonds, like for a fish fillet with egg and breadcrumbs.
he's getting on a bit
he simply can't take it any more like he used to. Happens to lots of people... most of us just quit smoking dope or cut the dose.
beer icon because... same happened with booze too, in my experience. Makes getting pissed cheap!
no they had to hire and train more staff at the manufacturing plant.
The old lot snuffed it after someone spilled a bucket of cleaning fluid.
Skull & Swords Icon because there is no Skull & Crossbones one
Yes he's a bullshitter.
However the comparison at the end is between "has created" (220MW/13Y) and "says it will create" (1GW/5y).
I'm inclined to believe a number more when it's about actual performance rather than projected.
The latter falls in the scope of "advertising blurb" and the ASA only catches the tip of the bullshitting iceberg.
convince the inland revenue first
smoking is not a good thing to do for anyone we know and love to do, or anyone (so we learn from TFA) to do in our vicinity.
But everyone else: yeah, bring it on. The IRS is the real "grim reaper" with the 'baccy: they bring in £10 billion p.a, and the NHS pays out only £5 bn for smoke-related illnesses. So everyone's a winner other than those cigarette-suckers! That's the cynical reason why smoking isn't banned.
OK, I'll get my coat, mine's the one with the pack of L&B, thanks.
lost the plot
the reason why many people don't mind google's ads too much is that they are
a) not too intrusive
b) frequently RELEVANT.
Yes i may not want a pizza right at the minute my brand XXXX smartphone tells me there's an ace pizzeria nearby, but i'm more likely to want that than an ad for a pizzeria 25 miles away.
Get a grip, greedmongers.
Is a musical quote plaguarism? So they did quote, so maybe they should pay up in a world where copyright is perversely long (death plus 70 anyone?) but no way is "40% - 60%" justified by using the one phrase in the flute solo.
Seems copyright "growth" outstrips the passage of time these days, so things will never go out of copyright. Just like i can expect the pension age to grow faster than my actual age from now on, so that I may never reach pension age.
Nice song BTW.
@AC Posted Wednesday 13/01/10 5:01
>The PRC secret service might read El Reg
not only that: they read el Reg's web server logs also...
with most of the electronics and battery bits in the screen side of a laptop clamshell and only the keyboard and IO circutry in the bottm bit i can see it falling on its back all the time. maybe it's got rubber suckers or nano-engineerd gecko feet to hold on to the table/user's knees?
For us geeks would be if the little "signal" logo on the mobile screen would change from $ to $$ to $$$$$$$$$$$$ as the cell gets more congested and the data packets get more expensive.
This would allow me to pay top dollar regardless of price if i really need it (or to pissed to notice), or opt to not surf it it gets costly when it's not so important.
You can have my idea for free, vodafone. Just send me a 1000$ pre-paid SIM sometime in return for the favour, thanks. Ah yes, and throw in a nice Android handset please.
hilarious. I'm a Kraut though so i have to turn the sound off, else I can't read the subtitles: my brain can't cope with 2 entirely different soundtracks, one of which it has to render internally.
better go download my copy now.
Then wait a while, ear to the ground, if i hear about any actual trojans, and get hold of actual W7 installation media. Then, finally, replace the rarely-used and malware-infested WinXP partition that i have around just to run Sibelius. Suck on that Steve Ballmer.
want one for granny
in law's old 900MHz Athlon is about to give up the ghost... but this one has the "windows tax" slapped on. I need one with Xubuntu, old people don't like to see unfamiliar software suddenly
pity the hard-working reg testers
> As the days passed and familiarity grew
I bet it was hard work watching the telly for 3 days solid to generate the data for this report.
I gather you used the manufacturer's photos or took yours at the beginning not after putting cig-marks in the touchpad by mistaking it for the ashtray.
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