If you're going to have separate ID numbers for multiple devices it probably time to give up the expectation taht they be something that the end users has to deal with more than once. Either move to a DNS like system or issue numbers to persons not devices.
1109 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
Since the idiots
who think wireless can replace fibre have yet to show up here I think your annoyance is a little premature. As for the "mind numbingly obvious "stats"" , well statistics tend to be like that - they tell you what you already know but with numbers.
He writes a competent but unexciting article, some sub drops in a piece of el Reg's trademark sarcasm*, and suddenly he's guilty of sloppy reporting.
*I suspect he Register's in-house style guide is just 20 pages of examples of how to do sarcasm.
Dammit! I was going to do the Douglas Adams reference
Missed it by this much - Don Adams will have to do instead.
Actually it's Vulture East
so I suspect the relevant units are furlongs per fortnight, Olympic swimming pools, donkeys, and the size of Portugal.
Probably explains the player crashes
I know I felt like crashing (my head into something hard) after watching Armageddon just once.
She was probably an early Mavica model.
Re: Legalise Love
Seriously ! I had the idea that adultery was illegal - when I was all of five. When are you going to grow up?
My memory's a little hazy
but didn't the whole affair start with NASA announcing an "important" (as in hint, hint, we've found life on Mars) only to follow it up with this piece of mostly speculation. In the circumstances the media can be forgiven for trying to make the best out of the very little they were given.
The really kinky ones
with only one nipple piercing.
Stockbroking, investment banking, telecommunication and seafood investments
Pick the odd one out.
Telecommunications - all the others inevitably end up on the nose.
I've never seen an actual little green man in SF. (And I've seen and watched a lot.) Now Rutans on the other hand. (Even if what they did was less floating and more been dragged along by an invisible string.)
Exactly. Point of article:If you're a producer you rely on your suppliers - if the product they supply is not fungible you have a problem. So the Amazon thing is exactly not a relevant example.
Re: @Big Dumb Guy 555 -- -What???? ...But the US didn't
According to the episode of QI I watched last night the US has the solid support* of Palau on the Cuba thing so it's not like it's an international pariah or anything. . .
*At least until the aid money runs out and the way things are going it'll probably run out soon. Twenty years ago the US thought it had won the Cold War. Twenty years on it's becoming clear that it was just that the USSR lost it first.
Re: i must have missed the IT angle
Interred Trove - theres always an IT angle.
Re: Surely any coin
Well obviously, since their were no Christians around at the time they used BCE instead.
Beware the Intel fanbois - they may not be many but they are keen.
I hate to say it but this story crosses the line from good fun and harmless innuendo into outright sexism. It's the 21st century folks, the mere presence of women anywhere, no matter how attractive, should neither be a surprise nor cause of schoolboy sniggers.
Might work with the end sequence of 2001. Otherwise, I can't see much use for it.
Re: Meanwhile on Branson's island..
The thing about islands is that the bigger they get the less islandy they become. I mean I live on an island but since it's an entire continent you'd never know.
Dammit, I see where this is going. Ellison's ego won't be satisfied until he buys a
Well I changed my name to
Malcolm Peter Brian Telescope Adrian Umbrela Stand Jasper Wednesday (pops mouth twice) Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable (whinnying) Arthur Norman Michael (blows squeaker) Featherstone Smith (whistle) Northgot Edwards Harris (fires pistol, then 'whoop') Mason (chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff) Frampton Jones Fruitbat (squeaker) Gilbert (sings) 'We'll keep a welcome in the' (three shots) Williams If I Could Walk That Way Jenkin (squeaker) Tiger-drawers Pratt Thompson (sings) 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' Darcy Carter (horn) Pussycat (sings) 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' Barton Mainwaring (hoot, 'whoop') Smith.
But I misspelled 'umbrella' so I should be right.
Unfortunately this Voyager's fate involves a rather ugly bunch of Klingons.
Girls like babies and Men like Trek
You're forgetting all that slash fiction I'm afraid.
Put it this way
It's transformer alter-ego is Batman not Lisa Simpson giving a blowjob. That has to be worth a few k.
As I well now. I still have a slightly melted 8x1x3 as a souvenir of my attempt to produce a working gun out of Lego and firecrackers*.
*It was a long time ago.
Yhe Internet? I thought by the twenty-second century they had replaced the Internet with a big mainframe with blinkenlights on an asteroid somewhere in deep space. It's progress, Jim, but not as we know it.
ICT - Ill-advised Carlisle Transport. Don't worry I'll stop now - I blame DARPA anyway.
Definitely IT - Ill-advised Transport.
Re: upgrade option
Too bad the Pythons have already made The Final Rip Off . A replica comfy chair for $30,000 would really be the ultimate ripoff.
Much as I hate that expression
there are times when it's appropriate.
I have to agree
Geri Halliwell never made anything sexy. Some things should never be spoken of even in jest.
How the hell do you defend against SPACE NAZIS
with that. For SPACE NAZIS you need SPACE SPITFIRES.
with the first post insert Skynet joke here.
"Earth's Milky Way"
I didn't realise preparations for the Galactic Empire were so far advanced.
Re: Misleading name
Yes. I was thinking more "Highway to Heaven" than the other place.
Volvos in Space
My new band name.
the SPB secret testing bunker again?
Re: At last
I suspect the explanation for the Big Dumb One involves some form of (possibly alien) brain parasite. Though more traditional types of zombiefication can't be ruled out.
Not just van Vogt
That murmuring you can hear is a thousand golden age SF writers whispering "I told you so" from beyond the grave".
While I understand the reason for it swastika avoidance does irritate me. Blood Rayne, for example ,used a three-armed pseudo-swastika. If was as if in the game's weird alternative reality Hitler was Manx.
Re: Cold War
The Russians never got Scotty into space so there's that.
Re: Who are we protecting here?
Education and awareness perhaps that sex is actually a mutually enjoyable activity to be conducted with a partner as well as, a fantasy object? FTFY.
Or do you propose to outlaw fantasy?
Well according to Google
Pornhub features "Free porn sex videos & pussy movies" so maybe yes.
That's what I got from it as well
Any sort of gene manipulation can be viewed as a process of encoding data. What they've done here is to make the write process more user friendly.
Re: Doubt it
Dammit, we need a zombie icon!
Let's not forget my favourite.
"First generation Atom netbooks"
Luxury! In my day we had to make do with Celerons.
Mutant space spiders/trout/whatever - what's not to like.
<- I think that's a Fantastic Four comic in the pocket.