48 posts • joined Thursday 2nd August 2007 20:39 GMT
Re: Name that pool
Looks like Wathamstow to me...
Are you sure he's still in Blighty?
Given that *someone* is driving a one ton nuclear laser tank down to ET's Bar 'n' Grill on Mars right about now, are you sure him and a mate aren't doing a bit of moon(Mars?)lighting for NASA at the moment?
Re: Units, please!
Might I humbly suggest the "Cuban Virgin's Thigh". With one CVT equal to one half of the pressure (two legs used in'it) required during the rolling of one standard Monti-Christo cigar?
To those saying that the cheapest kindle doesn't have a keyboard, err, yes it does. It's shown on the page for the new kindle on Amazon UK. Admittedly navigating a keyboard using up/down/left/right/enter is going to be a pain in the arse, but it does have a keyboard. Second button from the left calls and dismisses the keyboard, centre d-pad to select letters.
It's more complicated than that...
...depending on use, in British English bollox (or bollocks) can mean either good or bad. EG
"That's the dog's bollox" = "That is very good indeed"
"That's a load of old bollox" = "That is very bad indeed"
Consistency? We've heard of it...
New standard required?
Presumably, the old maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum was based on a sheep propelled by unaugmented methane fuelled bio-rocketry. This new TNT/Methane hybrid propulsion system requires immediate research involving fag packets, backs of envelopes and unfeasibly large amounts of beer to confirm that the standard remains constant.
Name for the launch vehicle?
Now that it's been shown to work, how about a decent name for the box hanging off a balloon that took Vulture1 to launch altitude? May I humbly suggest;
Extra-atmosphric Expanding Envelope Glider Image Recording Launcher?
or EeeGirl for short
Of course they're scary...
...one should never trust anything with shoes that big!
...exactly just how off your face do you and chums need to be to come out with something like <Neil from the young ones> Hey guys, what if we could, like, make the headlights shine *between* the raindrops?</Neil from the young ones> and instead of setting SPG on you, your chums say <Mike the cool person> Great idea, we can't fail to make money, let's get to it. </Mike the cool person>?
Good grief, the best part of 100 comments and no-one has mentioned the obvious, "Wenlock" now where have I heard that name before? Oh yes, the defunct brewery in East London, 'round about where they're building the Olympic park. One of the mascots celebrates the distruction of jobs and a reduction in the choice of beer! G*ts.
...Jaguar, Denovo, are we talking HPCs or RFTs here?
Teledildontic Circle Jerk Anyone?
So a wireless programable device capable of reading rapid wrist movments and transmiting them to a computer? Which via the internet could talk to other computers that are themselve's talking to other wrist mounted motion sensors? 15 comments in and I'm the first to think of the teledildontic possiblities of this peice of kit? My fellow commentards, you're slipping...
Got to be Paris, everyone gather round, open channel "C"...
Like all the rest, nothing but praise for freesat, make sure you get a Humax HD box or thier PVR and you can't go wrong.
Here's another one...
In the UK pickle is what a 'Merkin would call relish, not a green abomination lurking in a jar with it's chums at the back of a chippie.
What a 'Merkin would call a pickle, a Brit would call a gurkin.
Once saw this cause a truly splendid culture clash in the Highgate Wertherspoons when a chap from the left hand side of the pond didn't get quite what he was expecting with his ploughman's lunch.
In a more innocent age, a "LensLok" was the only tech disabling kit you needed. Of course, that was the exact opposite of it's intended function...
The one with " Mamba me no Mamba, my Cobra's got an Iron Ass" on the back thanks...
Never mind about ToysRus...
What about El Reg's new TD2YDT* tech? I refer, of course to the Bravissimo ads that have started appearing on any remotely Bulgarian AB related story. There am I working up a rightious head of steam over illicit plod HD sizeure and up at the top of the page - NORBERTS!!! - <Homer> Mmmmmm, Norberts...</Homer> Keep it up, it's the geek dreamtime, IT and large breasted ladies with their shirts off. So one hand for pizza, one for the mouse, one for the...damm!
*T*ts Direct To Your DeskTop
Illegal and Unlawful
Ah, illegal and unlawful. Know what the difference between them is?
Unlawful is something that is proscribed by law.
Illeagle is a sick bird...
@ Fab De Marco
On o2 in the UK preface your text with "*0#" ( thats star zero hash without the quotes) that will get you a delivery report. Make sure delivery reports are switched OFF on the handset for this to work.
What's the betting that...
...that loony fishwife in the home office starts trying to outlaw stuff like this?
It's UK built and called Lightning?
Then surely only one sound will do, when I was a lad I was at an air show that had an English Electric Lightning pull it's party piece of fly in low level, stand on it's tail and go vertical on full re-heat, it was the most awesome thing I've ever heard.
London as well
E-mail been borked all day here (N17). For most of the day the service status page had gone to the zoo, it's back now but just shows a yellow blob with the legend "Intermittent Issues" when moused over, no other clue as to what might be wrong.
Musical instruments next?
Presumably these lads should be building an air raid shelter against an incoming cease and desist sortie?
I believe his title is "First Speaker"...
With the possble exception of Wing Commnder VI, hasthere been anything worth buying since Elite? The hours of fun I used to have with Lenslok...
On the cooking of the wiley sprout...
You will need;
A red onion
Two cloves of garlic
Some fresh chillies
A jar of Sharwoods sweet chilli stir fry sauce.
Take the sprouts and par boil 'em.
Chop the onion and chillies and roughly crush the garlic.
Heat the oil in a wok, then add all the ingredents and stir fry until done.
Place loo roll in freezer for use the following day.
SWMBO and I call it "Sprout Diablo" althought the original inspriation came from "Sprout Mexicane" as featured on "Bottom".
I thought Maryland was between Stratford and Forest Gate...
But what if they're playing the long game
If I were a forward thinking pigopolist, what I'd do is, at the start, release the music in a non-drm lossless format, of a quality *greater* than is currently available on CD *or* vinyl but for a similar price. Sit back and bask in the reflected glow of astonished but greatful punters for, ooh say about the 36 months that will be required for market penatration to be total with USB playback devices (USB-PD) (both windows and mac based) and the complete distruction of the CD and vinyl markets. Then announce that dispite thier mumnificence and thier trust of the said punters not to rip them off, piracy remains as big a problem as it ever was and as of tomorrow all USB stick music would unfortunately have to be DRM'ed up to the gills but would ship with a *free* copy of the required software on every stick to enable playback on said USB-PDs. Of course, those of us who are savvy to this sort of fuckery will squeal like Paris at the opening of a shoe shop, but yer person on the Clapham omnibus? Probably just shrug and pony up the dough...
I certainly can't watch on my fridge
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