4741 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
I'm a pink facebook...
... you're a blue facebook...
"You'll have had your tea, then?"
Does your Sat Nav not have the ability to set Waypoints so that you can *tell* it you want to go an alternative route??
"you still don't know where your f**king going!"
You clearly don't ride a motorcycle.
One of the best things about biking is getting off the beaten track and exploring some of the B and C roads, avoiding motorways and built-up areas, and finding there's actually still some beautiful countryside out there.
And if those roads happen to be nice and twisty too, so much the better!
Once finished having fun, just tell the Sat Nav "take me home" and you're sorted.
It's about the ride, not the destination.
It would help if people could put their brains into "On" mode and look at all those road signs saying "Low Bridge" or "Width Restriction" etc which the Highways Agency have kindly put there to warn them of potential problems ahead, instead of just blindly following the Sat Nav...
Apart from the aforementioned Plan 9 there was also The Crow, for instance, where Brandon Lee's face was added by CGI onto the body of a stand in after Lee was accidentally shot.
"There are actors who have died during the production of a film, and some ingenious work done to finish the film--voice imitations, careful use of long-shots, that sort of thing--and protecting a likeness does set out the basis for dealing with these things."
There was also Plan 9 From Outer Space...!
@Field Marshal Von Krakenfart
Has anyone scientifically proved that posting to El Reg is completely safe...??
I've got a nice hot cup of tea here...
... anyone got a Bambleweeny 57 Sub-Meson Brain and an Atomic Vector Plotter...?
And some said that...
... coming down from the trees was a big mistake!
I just want to say...
That word implies some sort of pre-medidated choice on the part of the *customer*, rather than a decision by the supplier to opt them in, hence why the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act in England makes such things illegal.
Well of course...
... after all, this doll is copying the look and feel of the real Steve Jobs...!
Why do they rely on that archaic system? Because even if the electronic records get screwed up, there's still a hard copy back up, that's why!
Or did you not RTFA?
They should have checked...
... that secret government hanger in the Nevada Desert...
XKCD got it right...
@Yet Another Anonymous coward
AIUI the thing about QI (especially the earlier series) is that at least some of the images they use on the big screens behind the panelists are not licenced for use outside the UK, consequently to distribute them in other countries would require paying expensive fees which would make the DVD not commercially viable, hence the edits.
"I inherited a painting and a violin...
"... which turned out to be a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Rembrandt made lousy violins and Stradivarius was a terrible painter."
- Tommy Cooper
I'm glad to hear it, but as for the guy being "conservative", well when you've got a choice between voting for the Right Wing Candidate or the *really* Right Wing Candidate...!
What I would prefer is for the US not to need such devices by realising that they're not Team America World Police and to stop trying to win "Hearts and Minds" by barging their way into a country and saying "We're going to liberate you so you can have a wonderful American style Democracy! (Whether you want it or not.)"
Mostly the only reason they need these devices to deal with crowds in the first place is because they're somewhere that they are *NOT WANTED* and the crowds just want them to get out of *their* country.
Or just "Not Very Lethal" with acceptable (to the US Military etc) levels of "Collateral Damage"?
Are they sure...
... it didn't come from an exploding planet?
Mine's the one with the big S on the front ;-)
How much would it cost...
... to stop people driving like twunts on the motorway?
Perhaps if we dealt properly with middle lane Hogs, idiots yakking on their mobiles and not watching the road ahead, tailgaters, people who think that Lane 3 is the "fast lane", pillocks who think the safe stopping distance at 70mph is about 20 feet, morons who don't understand that when it's rainy your stopping distance increases, suicidal drivers who don't think that they should slow down in heavy rain or fog, prats who scythe across from lane 3 to lane 1 to take an exit which was clearly signposted a mile back, but they waited until the last minute to position for....
Accidents on motorways don't *just happen*, there's a reason for them and 99% of those are due to people driving stupidly.
I'm pleased to announce that...
... new research has shown that a daily dose of PTMP (or Powdered Traditional Medicine Practitioner) has been shown to cure impotence, HIV, cancer and being terminally stupid!
So don't delay, powerder a Traditional Medicine Practitioner today!
... pinched the idea from the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy which had Eccentrica Gallumbits, the Triple Breasted Whore of Eroticon Six!
Re: "did not *explicitly* delete"
But, none the less, because they *were* listened to, they were subsequently deleted, so whilst they weren't deliberately deleted by the illegal actions of people employed by the NotW, none the less their actions caused them to be deleted.
So, either way, the NotW *were* responsible for the messages being deleted.
Use of the word Boffin to refer to scientists dates back to before the Second World War, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boffin
Many years ago...
... local computer shops would have demo programs which would ask you to input your name. Naturally nobody would think of inputting the name "Idiot" in and then scrolling the page so "press enter" was the only bit visible such that when enter was pressed, the presser would be greeted with "Hello Idiot!"
And certainly nobody would edit the list of words in a Basic Hangman program to add a fine selection of obscenities either...!
Ah, but The Sunday Sport went one better, not only did they have "WWII Bomber Found on Moon - Picture!" showing said bomber on the moon, but a bit later they had "WWII Bomber Disappears from Moon" with a picture showing where the bomber *used* to be!
"Wonder if it could replace scanners at the airport some day"
Why not, after all, you pretty much have to bend over and drop your trousers already...!
And your taking a *single* word out of his (as you admit) sensible post and using it as a reason to claim that it invalidates the whole thing is why you have got a downvote.
No shit, Sherlock icon...
... no post needed!
rejected != refuted
"Go Daddy's Jones has refuted this, writing last month: "
Refute: vb - Prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.
Reject: vb - Dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one's taste.
I see nothing in her statement that proves that it will not break DNSSEC except that she finds this "hard to imagine" (how much tech knowledge does a "General Counsel" have?)
As for "I have to believe that the average person doesn’t want to commit a crime", she complains about "rhetoric" and "regurgitated lobbying spin", yet she's doing exactly the same by parroting the words of the MPAA/ RIAA who are still trying to redefine the language by saying that people are "stealing" music because the media industry want to keep using an obsolete (but profitable to them) revenue model.
Syndicated Facility Agreement...
or SFA for short...!
New Automated Optimised Mowing Invention
Congratulations, WPC Smith...
... you win the "Scapegoat of the Year" award!
Yes, it reads "It's nothing to do with me, can I have another promotion, please..."
Oh don't you lot start too!
Any more trouble out of you lot and I'll be calling the Vogons!
They're missing a trick...
... think of the market for all those nun-sploitation films!
And some Factor 10,000,000 suncream...!
... what about Songs of Praise?!
"we will gradually begin..."??
So how come I got a message saying that one of my friends had used an application when I know he'd been without an internet connection for a week?!
Or replace them...
... with a picture of someone bending over with their trousers around their ankles...!
... they forgot "Don't put it on unencrypted laptops or data sticks which get left on trains or in taxis and most certainly don't store it on CDs which you then send through the post!"
"it's up to the Southampton Uni boys to tell us if they need more power"
"We need more thrust, Scotty!"
"I'm gie'in her all I've got, Cap'n!!"
"... that want to orchestrate a governmental takeover of internet regulation."
Well we don't know of any of those, do we, boys and girls?!
- Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
- Mounties get their man: Heartbleed hacker suspect, 19, CUFFED
- Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
- Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
- Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER