1056 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
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'.
But then Jimmy Carr is a bit of a berk
No offense you understand.
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.
"japan doesnt have a sewerage system like ours"
Citation needed. Seriously, I really want to know where the shit from all those internet enabled toilets goes.
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.
Re: Actually, No
Fair's fair, Steve. I always get my legal advice from greengrocers.
The basement office will be a bummer
On the other hand if the job comes with the regulation ridiculously attractive partner. . .
Re: Hi I'm the Chessmaster
African or European? Wait, I'll get the hang of this reference thing in a minute.
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.
Re: Living drones
You want to harness a DC-9 to a homing pigeon. Wouldn't that be just a little cruel.
And I'll keep my SLR
with me too.
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.
Re: EU Political Correctness / Communism / Fascism
An Eadon comment is automatically ironic. It has nothing to do with his intention. Does he actually have intentions. In fact, I'm beginning to suspect Eadon is amfm release version. It's a pity though, that the coders have substituted breadth with (superficial ) coherence.
Re: Or worse?
I don't disagree with you but isn't the problem more fundamental than that? Analysts get paid to say stuff. They'll still get paid if said stuff is inane or obvious or misleading. They only only don't get paid if they don't say anything at all.
Re: tiny ?
That's what I thought. Some (unfortunate) men are not that well equipped.
"extremely slow (19-15hz), massively parallel, "analogue", self-repairing and self-adapting, poor compartmentalisation, with pattern detection bias and high error ratio"
Sounds like the US Army. (OK , any army.) May be you should contact the Call of Duty and ask them how they did it.
Who needs an exciting name
When they're "extremely large".
'Emasculating'. I don't think it means what you think it means.
Oh, and while you're here, please stop the fuck trying to get me to sign into my Google account whenever I do a quick search for movie quotes I'm pretending to know by heart.
regards - FJB
Must be wrong
That path goes nowhere near Edwards AFB - crazy Russian politician.
But they said "Apollo" and Project Apollo didn't go anywhere near the moon - crazy American.
I thought you meant the vapour trails
then I remembered I came here to do a CMP joke.
Re: Why revel in things someone else has decided are waste of time?
Because from a third person point we learn much more from failures than successes. Sure if you want to make an Oscar-winner by all means study Oscar-winners. But if you're not in the business you watch good movies and discuss bad ones.
Re: Looks like a Nexus 7 clone...
I'll certainly be considering it. I've been umming and aahing over a Nexus but I'm on a budget and the AU$200 plus price keeps putting me off. Basically all I need is decent battery life, reasonable build quality, and the ability to run a browser. If I can get that for $30 less than a Nexus I'm interested. On the other hand, there's the poorish screen and the HP liability . . .
Re: John Sheridan, eh?
Most of the savings come by adopting Minbari technology but when you see the UI you'll be longing for the return of the ribbon.
That episode?I remember all of them and to be fair most were down to flash vulns.
International pretend to be a space traveller day
is next Thursday.
Now to hook this up to one of those pee-controlled urinal games
and the circle will be complete.
Now, that's peak civilisation.
Entrepreneur tastes just like chicken
I think The Bongster is starting to tell porkies!
I have of course believed everything he has written up till now.
You're an oddball. They're batshit insane.
- 'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
- Crawling from the Wreckage THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models
- Pics Facebook's Oculus unveils 360-degree VR head tracking Crescent Bay prototype
- Bargain basement iPhone shoppers BEWARE! eBay exposes users to phishing vuln
- Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp