for <some> value of style.
1193 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
for <some> value of style.
in the sense that we're several generations removed from the Victorian era and have realised that we can openly acknowledge that we are sexual beings and even (gasp) discuss our sexuality with others.
I miss Sarah.
does that mean we'll see Airbus investing in bamboo plantations in the near future?
They just can't get the eyes to glow the appropriate evil shade of red.
Code for "realising you don't have to have your clitoris chopped off" (among other things).
But, as a Queenslander, welcome to the state. I hope you see some of it that isn't the Gold Coast. Cavill Avenue on any given night isn't exactly representative <shudder>.
I think el Reg might be on to something there.
get another well-paid job.
You can never be sure who came first.
He just kicks the Earth into the future.
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That sort of horror story only works on an audience which is ignorant on the subject which we here are not.
BTW, you do know that the stories at Not Always Right are ,shall we say, not always true.
about the hideous image you've just inserted into my head?
if I wore just one rubber glove?
they mean Simplified Chinese as in the modification of the traditional Chinese writing system developed for use in the PRC. (That last bit being, I suspect, significant).
every gaming site have a "Signs you've been playing to much X" thread?
they gave up on Crysis comparability when they decided to go for a tablet form factor.
I'm also sure that the Earth would recover from humans breaking the climate - after it eliminated the cause that is.
everything that goes into space automatically becomes radioactive and as a bonus if it's living it acquires super-powers.
You just lost your geek licence.
there's nothing stopping you putting the power station in orbit (theoretically).
I like the fact that you're not forced to buy two when you only need one.
Or just use a sacrificial camera glued to the top plate. It's not like decent quality webcams are expensive these days.
If you really believe that surgery is a requirement you need to to some research on what I believe are correctly described here as specialist websites.
Executive summary: gender is about a lot more than whether you have a vagina or penis or what clothes you choose to wear.
it:'s not like we didn't already know physics simulations.work well on massively parallel co-processors.
It's a Transformer but without the convenience of something that actually transforms.
about the Powermat. If so that means it isn't doing induction charging right. The touchstone on the other hand is induction charging done right. It answers all four of your points.
1. It needs a PSU ,yes. but what charger doesn't and this one's the size of a C cell.
2. It's slightly less portable but there's nothing stopping you taking just the plugpack and USB cable.
3. It takes up less desk space than the phone itself.
4. The plugpack plugs into the mains socket. The USB cable connects it to the charging stand. No mains cable needed.
You can call me lazy but tracking down the end of a USB cable (especially when the whole thing has decided to disappear behind the table) is a daily ritual I can do without. Plus when my phone is sitting on the charger it turns into a very nice bedside clock.
Yes, I'm enthusiastic about the technology. But since it's turned keeping my phone charged from one of those constant annoyances of modern life to something I just don't think about, I think I have good reason to be.
while I have no time for homophobes I don't think I could be bothered to mention www.briansouter.com.14feb-youth.com.
How do you know they haven't just invented them.
She's around 30, been a model for over half her life and been Australia's best known model for maybe half that. The thing is - she's a professional - she doesn't do phone slinging tantrums or coke-fueled binges which is probably why you've never heard of her. And why El Reg will never name a special project after her. At least I hope not.
they didn't need the glow-in-the-dark gene for 'tracking' - they were just after the free publicity.
is no more terrorism than teaching children that they'll burn in hell if they think "bad" thoughts.
Oh wait. I think I'll need to adjust my analogy.
But obviously someone who has just piloted a spacecraft across 300000 km of space and put it down safely at the designated landing site wouldn't have the technical ability to take an in-focus and properly-framed photograph.
Where's Harold Holt?
Anyone claiming to be able to make quantitative predictions about technology 20 years into the future is talking through their arse.
that the problem with quantum computers - you get the right answer(s) along with the all the wrong ones, hence the need for a secondary non-quantum computer to sort it all out.
once they find a flexible screen to put on it.
Mine's the one with the early eighties compilation CD in the pocket.
Wouldn't a "manned" robot be a sexbot?
is a colour Palm Pilot. We're just arguing about size.
Everyone else forgets about Windows Mobile as well.
I'm sure they'll come with a large black blanket like a nineteenth century view camera.
most buyers won't pay the equivalent of $600.
Maybe they could try $99 in six month's time.
Wake me up when someone makes a PADD.
So you're suggesting that the Iranian Government uses Gmail and Google Docs to do it's secret business. Seriously, even if they did, the CIA, NSA, whatever must have a dozen more effective and less clumsy (meaning you will never find out about them) methods to snatch the information.
And yes, the Iranian Government certainly does monitor it's own networks. But here's the thing: the Iranian opposition movement contains some very smart people and there are a lot of them. The Ayatollahs' boys aren't fully in control and they know it. This is just the sort of stunt they are likley to try.
The Iranian Government, perhaps.
That'll be 20 thousand cubic kilometers (ATW). Not that any of the cleanup workers cared after they'd got through the first few litres. Most successful disaster cover-up in Soviet history that was.
Can't have a repeat of the time that brewer's yeast escaped and turned Lake Baikal into 20 million cubic kilometers of alcohol.