109 posts • joined Friday 27th July 2007 13:07 GMT
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] :-)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
What a crock of shit
I'm sorry, but this has a great amount of historical significance and should not be replaced because of modern day sensitivities. There are plenty of films which use the word to set the tone of 60's America, and the fact the US are embarresed by their history should not mean that the Nigger word be dropped.
The US, Peter Jackson et al can go and boil their heads. And that includes Stephen Fry.
So do I assume
that "NogginTheNog" is your birth name then?
I mean, why else would be posting anonymously to attack others?
At least the article is taking a beating
in the Mail's own comments section.
That comment under the second picture....
caused me to choke on my lunch! You owe me a new keyboard!
To be fair to the article, "previous errors were epic fails.." was a direct quote of Alaoui. Also, the issue of online games requiring the latest patch isn't exactly a new thing either is it (regardless of the jailbroken status of the console)? I do take your point regarding the PS+ though.
Sod the "2/3rds of the households"
It's about time they resolved the problem for the remainder who always fall outside their catchment areas for upgrades. Let's get everyone up to something decent (and I'm not talking 2mg here) then worry about uber quick for the cities.
Looks rather tempting that....
can't justify an iPad, but do love using them. Anyone any experience with the old tethering deal, do networks mug you or is it taken as part of your data package? I got a shock once after hooking my w810i up to laptop to see if it would work!
I expressed early interest in the Nissan Leaf
I have an average daily usage of about 15 miles, I have a 3 phase supply at home and was in the market for a new motor. My missus has a nice company diesel for proper journeys and they're building charge points around the corner from my office. Target audience you'd think.
I would get emails building up to the release from Nissan, until the one that announced the price of £19,000 after the government contribution. £19,000!!!!
So I'm an ideal commuter type who'd genuinely use the electric car in the manner it's intended for, completely priced out of the market. I couldn't spend £20k on a car anyway, certainly not a small city run-around that won't get me safely out of town and back again. So those with the dough to make a statement will score, and the intended market haven't got a hope in hell.
In charge of the HMRC he may not be...
but what's worrying is that this muppet is in a position of influence at all. Maybe he should have been told to focus on trying to get his members to put a shift in, rather than trying to comment on telecoms and tax.
Top stuff chaps
Inspiration to boffins in sheds everywhere, I've been enthralled and entertained since its inception and glad to see some of the press recognition it's received.
With regards to the "did it fly or did it fall" brigade, I pose one simple question; who cares? It's survived better than a BOAC Comet and they flew, so don't clog up these boards with your bleating. Go do it yourselves and post your pics and vids for us to comment on.
History repeating alright....
I remember, as I'm sure many others do here, making use of Ramdrive in DOS when it became cheap enough to have a whole meg in your PC. I know it was volatile but the principle is the same.
Now get that Propellerheads icon up as requested earlier!