1078 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
Yep, for an authentic Aussie feel he should have gone with "Sinny".
Reminds me of the time long ago
when someone complained that I never labelled the discs I sent them. Of course the discs they sent me were all labelled "disc for Francis" which was much better.
Since "monetisation" as it's now used doesn't mean "to make money" but to "find a way of making money from something" you could argue that i's just a metaphorical use of your preferred meaning. Short of setting up a government department to enforce poetic licences you can't stop people using metaphor.
Steve Ballmer's new job is with Arianspace.
I would love to explain
what that's all about but in deference to the mods maybe you should just read the. ahem, fan fiction.
I rewatched City of Death again recently
and pretty all your complaints with the possible exception of 'touchy-feely"* apply to it. What would you expect when you have the genius of Tom Baker combined with the genius of Douglas Adams (and Lalla Ward in a schoolgirl outfit. It seems your main problem is that DNA is dead.
*From the 'chemistry' between the leads I expect there was plenty of 'touchy-feely' going on behind the scenes.
And in news just in
Moffat has announced plans to address your concerns. All writers have been informed that future episodes must take place in Midsomer. This will of course mean toning down the explosions but on the other hand the number of deaths per episode can be cranked up in compensation. When asked about the plausibility of having Midsomer invaded by aliens every other episode Moffat's only response was a blank stare.
Re: What if energy comes from clean sources? Does it then matter?
"Now if that is what it appears to be, as described in that article, then oil and coal is going to end very soon."
It will take more than a blatant scam to make that happen.
Re: Crime as a Service?
The idea that you will be able to hire bad people to do bad things just blows my mind.
Google doesn't know you like the blow up pink donkeys?
If it didn't it does now.
Giant Space Dragons. Is that a meme yet?
If the copyright owner is the one that uploaded it, then it's that persons responsibility, and they have effectivly entered it into the public domain.
Publishing equals giving up copyright. Interesting concept.
You become the "new" Wierd Al
Have rather too many esses in their name for my taste - especially for an outfit from Germany.
You Know what else is an "unnatural perfect stone sphere"
Mars! The truth will out. Those Magratheans can't hide forever!
take your meds?
Must be frustrating
We live in a world where everyone has a telescreen in their pocket but the Party can't get the video feed.
P.S. Maybe Comey should move to Australia. I'm sure Abbott and co would be only too happy to give him everything he wants.
Science Illustrators - they're a thing
Who do you think makes all those nice pictures of dinosaurs.
Just add some more AAs - it's the El Reg way.
Re: Law abiding Mongolians
Can't say the same for the Brazilians. It's a jungle down there. Even the Russians can't compete.
I'm afraid you're double dipping
To say that the limit of human hearing is 20khz (or whatever) is to say that the highest frequency a human can hear is 20khz. But there's only one "sound" that's completely defined by it's frequency and that's a sine wave. If you could tell the difference between a 20k sine wave and a 20k square wave (or anything else) it would be because you were hearing the higher frequency components which you can't do - your ears don't have hardware to respond to those frequencies.
keelhauling be too good for such a scurvy poltroon. He best be hanged from the yardarm for speaking so strangely.
Re: Steve Jobs is alive!
Except then you forget to put it on the mat and come back to find it dead. I had a Logitech wireless mouse and I gave it away before the paint wore off which with Logitech is a very short time. When they make a mouse that works like a Roomba then maybe I'd be interested.
Typical Microsoft ignoring the real issue
What are El Reg's contingency plans to ensure that the sacred isle of Rockall stays British?
Re: Your drunk, The Register, go home
Try submitting a paper to a scientific journal that's all data and no method and see how far you get.
Re: Consumers who care about quality?
I've never understood why people hate letterboxing. Maybe If I create a screen with a mechanically driven bezel that automatically adjusts to the picture's aspect ratio that will make it acceptable.
Re: SpaceX's cheaper Dragon capsule has room for seven
They don't need a steering wheel - they run Ardupilot.
Florey wasn't Scottish.
Yes, but at least
the Google version will show you a selection of the worlds funniest ads before you die.
Now we have a Lego version. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/10/lego_computer/ for those who missed it.)
Seriously, I wish them success. With a bit of luck there are many similar treasures waiting to be discovered.
They should just 3d print the planes in colour!
Remind me to
replace every 'less than' sign in my code with the 'fewer than' when I figure out what that is.
Seriously, mathematically speaking, integers are just a subset of numbers so I don't think the fewer/less distinction has that much utility.
Re: "replace them when [...] their hard drives start making nasty sounds.
Surely you mean
Celine Dion terrorist weapon.
You'll create a feedback loop that will generate a metastable Higg's boson and destroy the universe.
So DRM was behind the fact that you can't copy from one flash drive to another. Nothing to do with the fact that flash drives are cheap devices that don't include a cpu and that USB deliberately uses the cpu to make that cheapness possible. But that's a bring technical explanation. Conspiracy theories are more fun.
If you thought
the Register's system of measurement (SR, SeR?) couldn't get any stranger it now turns out that "bloody ENORMOUS" is just slightly smaller than "big".
Not just Diskdrake
I miss approximately 50% of the Mandriva Control Centre features.
Number five, the larch
That's just so wrong. Doesn't anyone know the classics these days?
clearly forgot about the Swiss army knife.
Let me be the first to say
as a pround Laniakean that those Persues-Piscans totally suck.
They need it
It's the only way to adequately simulate the behaviour of BMW* drivers.
*modify to taste (but BMW works for me).
Re: Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande
"I must confess my immediate thought on reading the headline was "Eben Upton is a celebrity now?""
Well some people seem to be a big fan of his "pins".
Even in the Pleistocene
Twitter was a pain in the arse.
Re: Just a small point...
The Adafruit 2.8" touchscreen uses something less than 500 mW. Admittedly at 320x240 it's not something you'd want to use for extended periods but its shows what's possible with a little ingenuity.
Re: The B got a memory memory in a previous rev
Surely "the point" of a Raspberry Pi is to do whatever you want with it? If it works, why not?
And extra points for doing something no one else has done, like, er, putting it in a rocket plane.
Must be a slow day in Redmond.
Re: The big problem up there
"The stuff in a polar orbit does not fly at the same altitude as stuff in an equatorial orbit or a LEO."
Have they assigned flight levels to the various types of orbit? Not that that would work - apart from being non-circular, orbits change and decay hence the need for station keeping. If something's in a fixed orbit it's because someone wants it to stay there.
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