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Count yourself lucky
Given El Reg's record in entomology I'm surprised they weren't described as termites.
No, families don't say anything because they're not people. OK, I realise that it's just journalese but the only people who actually speak like that are ultra-conservative nutters who think the abolition of concubines was a bad idea.
or maybe just a 'metaphor'
Are we going to put and end to Shakespeare as well?
'orrible looking creatures
Each to his own I suppose, but I've always considered considered cicadas to be one of the more beautiful animals.
I have a Pre with inductive charging
The coil's in the back cover. If it weren't for the outline molded in the plastic and the contacts you wouldn't know its there. It's a small thing but marvelously convenient It'salso one of the reasons I'm in no hurry to upgrade.
Wasn't it Alexi Sayle
who said: "Never trust anyone who talks about 'workshops' unless they work in light engineering". Or was it 'solutions' and chemistry. In any case by that principle Palin is safe.
On topic: I gave up on Hotmail the moment it demanded my phone number. So long and no thanks for all the spam MS.
If only I still had
the 1950s tape recorder my father used to make the soud-tracks to his films.. I loved the sound, I loved the smell (yes), and in particular, being a visual rather than music person, I loved the glowing blue-green tube that served as a level indicator. Virtual's just not the same.
According to wikipedia
the first picture on the web was les but maybe I've missed something in translation
You can't buy a Google Glass unless you can prove that you own, and frequently wear, a fedora.
the problem's not skeuomorphism as such but "seriously cheesy design work" but it's still skeuomorphism. Most skeuomorphism is cheesy because unnecessary - think fake brick siding. It's just that in the digital world there it has a legitimate use case because the objects we are dealing with here have no default physical form. So symbolic skeuomorphism, such as semi-abstact icons, is good. It's the representational version that's cheesy and bad.
If I could stomach the idea of participating in the games business I might be tempted to try to sell some of my stuff rather than just giving it away. Why would I want to simulate running a games company. That's like simulating masturbation.
Also is the fictional game company really called "Pirate Harbor Inc." that's just setting yourself up to fail.
That said, pirating a game that sells for less than $10 is just pathetic.
To be fair
furious baby-making is mainly a protestant sport these days. The catholics are too busy ignoring the pope.
I tried that
It didn't end well.
Who'd have guessed monkeys don't like to be smeared with PVA adhesive.
I'm off there now
to write a wildly innacurate yet somehow entirely appropriate article about how the marketing department of Google. . .
Well, you know the rest.
A century from now when people ask "what did Microsoft do" the amswer will be "they invented the taskbar".
I don't recall 1987 being in black and white.
The rod could be completely mechanically incompressible (in the sense that the inter-atomic forces were effectively infinite) and the effect would still propagate at the speed of light since everything including forces propagates at the speed of light. The lightspeed limit is implemented at layer 1 of the universe.
Scientists made my brain invisible
Now I've lost my mind.
Is that you Tony Blair?
I'd recognise you vision and foresight anywhere.
Are you Gerry Harvey by any chance
because if postage costs were anything like your example eBay would have shut up shop in Australia long ago. Standard postage costs for a DVD (I just checked) - about $5. Lenses (I know from experience) - around $10-$12. I can't imagine where the $50 comes from - are you paying someone to ride shotgun? Your 10cm cube shipped from Brisbane to Perth, assuming the maximum weight of 20kg (what are you shipping - solid gold?) - $64.95 for standard shipping. Yes, you can pay a silly $200 plus for express shipping but that's utterly irrelevant to point of the article. For something more realistic - under $10.
Nice try Gerry, but remember - the internet makes it ridiculously easy for people to find out when they're being ripped off.
Re: Ern Malley
Little known fact: every line of Ern Malley's poems is valid Perl code.
Re: @Def Is it just me?
But that black slab made us smart .
Re: Well there's your problem
What with being an Australian I already have a memberships card - not that it gets me in anywhere much these days. I'll think I'll stick with Imperio El Reg.
Probably not a reasonable assumption given this site's expansionist tendencies (see above). As for Frankie Boyle - I can only agree with your assessment of his comic talents and since there seems to be some brand confusion maybe I should sue (I was here first).
Well there's your problem
Some of us don't live in the UK.
Someone tell the banks
about this stuff. Paypal get a lot of flack but they at least they know what they're doing. Five days to make a simple transfer from a bank account to a Paypal account is not an example of knowing what you're doing.
Re: Headline Stats Fail
I seem to recall reading years ago that Klingon was the fastest growing language in the world which means that by now we should jachchoHmeH 'Iwraj penaghtaH.
'search the innanet and end up with porn instead'
I. do. not. understand. 'instead'.
Well I for one
am happy to wish Stephen Fry as much dick and head as he could possibly want. Not offering mind you, but whatever floats your boat. . .
Re: When it was started, a $40 tablet was outlandishly low
The trouble with spending $40 on a tablet is that you're almost certainly going to end up with unreliable, barely usable crap. That's fine for someone in the first world who just wants a cheap disposable toy but when $40 represents a month's wages (Wikipedia: poverty in India) you want something that works and lasts (and has a decent warranty). Leaving it to the market can't ensure that.
Re: Something new.
IIRC the article said this stuff is lighter so it look s like you'll have to stick to the traditional method of pinning it to your trouser leg.
Universe formed from soup
I'd always imagined it as more of a lukewarm porridge. Possibly with a tough skin on top.
Re: Not sure why..
Exactly what I was thinking. Impressive but profoundly stupid. Still if you have a hammer...
Re: have i seen this before?
Print at the point of sale was a nice idea rendered pointless by e-readers. Print on demand is hugely successful and dominates self-publishing. Of course, if you have a design for a working holo-projector. . .
That's a Windows thing isn't it? I can feel an Eadon coming on.
The basement office will be a bummer
On the other hand if the job comes with the regulation ridiculously attractive partner. . .
I think you're on to something there
Cute lil kitty cat + xenomorph -> Cute lil kitty cat + puddle of acid
I like what you did there
But the klaxon awaits the less wary.*
Nice trick, Eadon
Go anonymous and get upvotes.
"And who said Microsoft retired their munchkin brigade..."
But the munckin's faith that in ten's years time the workforce will still be using Microsoft products is kind of touching.
The lesson being
fund your space program through product placement.
step 1. Convince yourself that if a woman is a feminist it's because "she can't get laid".
step 2. Don't worry about steps 1 - 2379: they'll come naturally once you master step one.
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