126 posts • joined 27 Jul 2007
Well I hope it goes well...
although I don't comment enough, although multiple times a day visitor, to tag along. Plus up Newcastle anyway, bit far for a bevvie.
However, I do like the mock up El Reg pint glass, get them made up and put me down for one. You wanted some ideas for stock in the Reg's shop, yes?!
I call foul!
That is not Newcastle, the crowd have jackets on.
It's not just about websites though is it?
Take my work; every 28 days I'm instructed to "change my password for my security"
Before this policy, I used to be use my next door neighbours WPA alphanumeric string for their wifi (we lend each others when the connection is poor!). Can't do that now. Now I use it with an incrementally increasing number at the end, and I'd bet most of my collegues just use 'Password#' and add one once a month. I wonder what is more secure? I'm sure Enigma being cracked was in some small part to a incremental increase being used which allowed the rest to be broken.
I'm not suggesting I have the answer, far from it, but multiple logins at the same place of work, all of which require constant changes, just pushes people to either write them down or make them more simplistic and then repeat it'a usage.
Just sayin', please don't flame me!
Is it just me then?
As I took that to be the whole point of it?
A 16gb stick loaded with various Shreks (and Disney rubbish) and a splattering of Ben and Hollie / Peppa Pig is a God send in our place, it's nearly always found prodding out the front of the PS3.
As long as you remember to press triangle first....
I love reading articles of this ilk...
mainly becuase I can recall much of the build up and history up to the point I turned 17 and turned my attention to beer and skirt, rather than finishing my A Levels (including CScience). As a result, 98% of the comments section are written in a foreign language to me!
How I lament my giving up on what was once a real passion, in no small part to the boring and lacklustre experience of my CS lecturer.
I take it no one has seen the Bob the Bastard Builder lately?
My boy watches it and that's all green design now with solar panels, wind farms, recycled material and even organic pineapple growing (I shit you not).
And conveniently none of his significant fleet of heavy plant bellows out as which as a whiff of black smoke.
Right, I know nothing about software devleopment.....
that's the domain of my missus, I'm just a lowly end user (I know, I know...) BUT
I do know enough that "hidden costs" can't possibly include labour charges, unless you're some kind of brain dead cretin. Surely the number one cost in software development, or indeed the development of pretty much anything, is fucking labour costs?
Maybe it was designed with T-Mobile / Orange / EE in mind anyway...
in which case MMS is irrelevant as the fuckwits can't ever get it working properly in the first place.
Couldn't care less...
as long as it includes invasion stripes.
I have to agree entirely
I love the 'biggies' he wrote; Red October, Red Storm et al, but the Net Force were a little,er, shit. Even at the time of VR glasses being 'imminent' for everyone's home entertainment, they were pretty dreadful. I think I gave up after 2.
Red October was my first grown up book, I recall reading it on the way into school, probably about 1987/88. And the film was my first book adaptation where I'd done the novel first.
You beat me to it :-)
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A trans-national process, that's how the pros do it.....
Surely they should now be shipped to Toulouse, along with all the other components you have scattered around Europe, for the final construction?
Another good reason the World Series doesn't allow foreign countries...
Wasn't it because it's named after the original sponser, the newspaper "The New York World"? Or is that myth?
Either way, it's still a bloody stupid sport. Now I'm off to tune into Radio 4 for Day 1 of the second test at Lords. Now thaere's a PROPER sport....
Re: I read as far as
Cost me a keyboard too!
Is that you?
Re: Who are we kidding?
Couldn't agree more, we do the same on the PS3 with Worms. Great fun after a night on the ale :-)
Re: Cesium is not radioactive
I'm sure your technically accurate description will go a long way with the chumps at Terminal 5. [pass the gloves] :-)
Just retired my 2G
Back in November when I got a Razr i. Got it form my mum, and still works well. In the same draw as my wife's N95, also a great bit of kit. Out of the two, the N95 wins my vote.
Re: I had to check if the sky was falling
Asked for that I suppose....
Re: I had to check if the sky was falling
Which numpty down-voted that comment?! Simon was spot on
Re: What was that one called...?
That's my vote, but I always found it lacking in substance and was expensive for what it was. Good novelty value though
Re: Correct me if I'm wrong..
Cheers Jim, nice to know I wasn't a million miles away even if the details were blurred in my brain!
Correct me if I'm wrong..
Which will undoubtedly happen should I be, but am I right in thinking the Bombe was spec'd and created in Poland before the war and then reconstructed? I have vague recollections about reading somewhere that the Poles had got hold of an Enigma before the war and were starting to figure out before the invasion and the crypto geeks came to these shores with the plans.
Or am I barking?!
Surely even the most ardent hater of Mr Clarkson....
can see he's clearly taking the piss here. The Taken quote for starters.
I would not put him in the same Luddite boat as Mr Fry in relation to his understanding of tech
Re: Razr i
Same here, I like the look and feel and most people comment on how light it is too. Not thought about smart actions for turning off the sync, might set that up. TBH I haven't played with it nearly enough, hopefully I'll have time over Christmas!
Personally I opted for the Razr, it's a cracking handset although I admit it probably isn't "the best" at any one thing for the experts, it does lots of things very well indeed. It's cheap as you like and it'll do me for the length of the contract, rootable out the box (if that's your thing) and a great battery.
The big problem is the lack of any accessories. Motorola keep saying "watch this space" but quite obviously they have no intention of doing anything now which is piss poor really. Not as much as an OEM case! All I see on-line is generic tat and stuff for the Razr M.
Really enjoyed reading that. The elements involving the removal of various guards whom he never saw again must have been really tough to deal with, especially with the mock executions he must have been o the edge for ages. His mind must have been battered to bits.
Best of luck, and the after dinner speaker market might be worth looking into after the book!
Who needs to release the mebership list anyway?
If there are 37,000 idiots prepared to "Like" the FriendFace page, surely they're being pretty much open about their views anyway.
Re: Not All Enigmas Had 3 Rotors
I recall reading that the 4th rotor is what game them the big break; Some U-Boats would operate with the 4th rotor disabled for messages encoding on just the three (weather reports I think?) and this allowed them to see the changes between three / four rotor encoding messages and move on form there.
Or something like that, I'm sure someone will be along to clarify / flame as incorrect*
*delete as appropriate
Re: Dalton fan checking in
Agree in the main, he was let down by some awful script work, direction and utterly terrible wardrobe decisions!
Contentious though that doubtless is, I kind of agree.
It had a fab plot but let down piss-poor direction and acting. I always feel guilty for thinking it's a good film!
And the Propellerheads did an awesome remix of the theme.
Re: Are you for real?
Are you lost or something?
There's clearly nothing for you here, please be a good chap and move along.
DVD will be your friend....
I've not seen it yet, but you know, I rather like your positioning of it; I can see how it can make sense and allow me to enjoy it as the no-brainer flick it appears to be, without whining to the missus about how "that's not true to the comic"
Which can only be good news for both of us!
But bloody hell, wouldn't a proper fan version of Dredd be fecking awesome?!
Alas, no CS for me....
as I'm one fo the few unlucky souls unfortunate enough to have a PS3 in Europe, and as such can't download it. Which is such as shame as a few pals and I are looking forward to the nostalgia trip!
If I were Valve I'd be livid at the clusterfuck that is SCEE.
Re: The BBC has "C64 is 30" and...
Or was it a joke I didn't get?!
I remember picking it up with my mum...
Form (what I recall) was a Tandy in Coventry.
We got the bus back to Nuneaton and plugged it in. Had loads of great times playing Android Attack (with synthesised speech!) and a flash on the cassette claiming it was written in 100% machine code. Along with Space War and some random game where you trained to be a German spy in world war 2, it had quizzes and an assault course and came in huge blown plastic case with what I think was 4 cassettes. I guess it was pseudo-educational, but I liked it nonetheless!
As above mine simply refused to boot in the 90s and has remained dormant ever since.
NB We moved onto a 464 ----> 6128 afterwards.
Re: Consistent units please!
You're right, it's Ssx or nothing
but I struggle with the non standard units of measure used!
I love the comment...
when it was realised that "ultimately, the SRW-S1 is really all about the steering".
Do me a favour and list some!
Actually, it looks more at home in the kitchen
Getting a new kitchen as we speak and looking at upgrading the Pure Evoke 2 to something capable of connecting to the NAS, especially as this has a 3.5mm jack for output.
Especially tempting at £90 on Amazon
Re: insert standard shock horror response
Just finished SoR2 on the iPhone after feeling the need for some retro action. Crap ending though, really bad boss. Almost as dire as the ending of Outrun on the 464.
El Reg, it's about time you started running polls on this here forum so we can conduct "proper" charts of this type, but populated with proper answers form a more discerning user base.
See to it I say!
The Grainger Games reference indictaes that anyway, that and the 2-3 little stores in close proximity. Never understood that logic.
Both the game and the "review". FTW? Really? More like FFS......
As has been said, Bubble Bobble blew this away, despite it's "cutesy graphics".
What's really shocking...
is the inflation calculator link. When I started working in a pub back in the 90s, we sold cask Boddingtons (lovely pint in a good bar) for £1.32, the chepest pint in the pub. Apparently that should now be just shy of £2, not the £3 you'll find in most boozers.
This is seriously unfunny.....
It's one thing being outed as a member of the BNP or finding out I sign up for Strictly Come Dancing updates, but if people were to discover I'm a reader of El Reg?
The shame. I'd never live it down....
So I get a Freeview HD box....
and I have to use my internet connection (which is SHIT and despite a max of about 2.5 meg drops out daily) to get "extra" channels? Seriously? And extra channels of what I'm sure will be utter tosh?
Never been there, loyally stuck with Last.fm for years now.