165 posts • joined 14 Aug 2007
Preying of the foolish
Hurrah for marketing.
"I know - everyone's shouting about sample rates and bit depth and other technical stuff that they don't really understand. Well, let's sell them old material in a new 'high-def' format that they won't be able to actually physically gain any benefit from and actually just tinker with the music so it sounds a bit different."
"USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan"
Well they would, wouldn't they?
I have a whole "Yes Minister" Sir Humphrey speech going on in my head about this.
Is it that time already?
I suppose I'll just have to post to this again then.
An article about scramjets and no mention of lighting matches in hurricanes? I tell you, the quality of reporting here is going downhill rapidly. I may have to cancel my subscription.
So is John Hurt going to build a creature whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh?
...with their bloody fixie bikes.
That would be the UKUSA Agreement.
Have they hired some new coders to replace the bunch who write their legendarily awful drivers?
with Logan's Run and you're nearly there.
So what about my media library on my home server? DNLA will quite happily handle any and all content I have locally. Doesn't sound like DIAL will.
That is all.
Looks like Pete Cooke
I was wandering around on the surface of Tau Ceti III in 1985. Admittedly, I was doing this on a ZX Spectrum.
Er, did I miss something?
"Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed."
Indeed. In fact, as I recall, the problem wasn't that Instagram were trying to claim ownership of one's photos, it was that they wanted to claim a license to monetise those photos without having to make any payment to the owner.
I don't see that the PR fluff from Systrom does anything to change that particular point of contention.
Here's a mad, crazy idea.
How about the government use the 15 years worth of breathing space - and some of the revenues - that fracking offers to develop and build a sensible and effective renewables infrastructure, so that the lights won't once again go out when another of our limited resources is all used up?
Nuke the moon... from orbit?
After all, it's the only way to be sure.
Can't find the answer to this - does anyone know if it's going to work on a Nokia N900?
Re: Merlin engines?
But they do, if you're watching Doctor Who...
Put this out running Tizen and I'll have one as soon as I can get to the shop.
MS and Windows gaming
Microsoft have managed to fuck up every aspect of gaming on windows machines that they are able to. For example;
Closing their MS Flight Simulator studio and killing Flight Sim, putting out a pitiful free-to-play microtransaction-driven "game with aeroplanes in it", wondering why no-one used it and then killing that too.
"Games For Windows Live". A cataclysmic fuck up that still, after years, is an abomination. The conspiracy theory is that MS wanted to make PC gaming such an unpleasant experience that everyone would end up buying Xboxes.
Having the rights to magnificent titles such as the MechWarrior series that they just sat on for years and didn't use.
And a million and one other bits of PC games-related fuckwittery. The people who make their strategic decisions are just clueless, which is tragic because there have been some genuine masterpieces released from their studios.
The only way to be sure...
Can't we just nuke Apple from orbit?
"It's an expensive mistake for VM, which spent a whopping £52.6m on marketing costs in its first quarter."
It would have been an expensive mistake if they'd been fined that much money for running a 'misleading' ad (i.e. lying through their teeth) but they weren't.
If, however, they had been, perhaps these lying liars and all their lying friends would stop lying to us.
Looking forward to the future of advertising: "buy our cake, it's cake".
She's working at CERN too now? Is there no end to her talents?
And what about...?
Maemo? Excellent, and killed by Nokia. Meego? Equally excellent and ...killed by Nokia.
Good luck to the Mozilla boys and girls, but in the meantime I'm looking forward to the first bach of Tizen phones from Samsung. If they will fully support a properly open-source OS with a great range of handsets then android and all of google's "right up to the creepy line" nonsense will have some proper competiton, never mind the Jobs' mob walled-garden control-freakery.
An Apple flack talking to The Reg? Come on, what do you take us for?
Insecticides harm insects. Who could possibly have forseen such a thing?
Just to say...
... I love science. Go, boffins.
Still the best way to teach shoolboys about Newtonian physics.
Reg Special Projects Bureau
I suggest that the El Reg Gentlemen Amateurs solve this over tea and pipe tobacco in their shed following LOHAN's glorious success.
"I'd still hit it"
That is such a grotesquely ugly phrase. In fact, I can't think of another phrase that's more demeaning to a woman.
I'm waiting for Samsung's new phones that run Tizen (Meego's successor) to appear. Then I'll replace my N900.
I expect there are mobs of angry, thick tabloid readers heading to the rainforest right now.
Does that mean that the new car that Aston are unveiling this year to replace the DB9 will look like a Ford?
I think it's because they've just been reminded by the other particles that it's their round.
If you're comfortable editing your hosts file, there are several good lists available for download that block huge numbers of URLs, including advertisers and tracking servers.
Very, very useful. There's one here:
Not these days. He's been a naturalised American citizen since the mid 80s. Otherwise he wouldn't have been able to own all those US TV channels and newspapers.
Can't think why we don't have such rules over here. Bueller? Anybody?
That's like a Kindle, yeah?
Game Controller fail
No Kempston Competiton Pro? No (as mentioned upthread) Quickshot?
No HOTAS flightstick?
And no mouse and keyboard?
Consoles. Toys for Children. Real gamers use a system that requires a keyboard.
Can the solid fuel rocket motor be detachable, like the Shuttle boosters? Then you can have LOHAN sitting on (or hanging under) the motor which drops away when spent, leaving LOHAN lighter and better able to glide?
Possibly also avoids the issues of bits of LOHAN exposed to the rocket exhaust too.
"They have to connect magsafe, ethernet, USB, and Firewire 800 (for external hard drives)."
Poor them. That must take at least the morning, and then there's the difficult question of where to go for lunch. It's amazing they get through the week at all.
I'm as sober as a judge, and furthermore I'm a magistrate.
Just here to say well done for the splendid Henry Rawlinson quote.
Still no gapless playback?
Sort it OUT, Cowon! How hard can it be?
Count me out
I'm not knowingly going anywhere near one of those things. I've seen "Invasion of the Bodysnatchers". I know what happens when someone notices something new on a plant and says "Ooh, that's an interesting flower"...
I've got a Win 98 box still running, for my old games. It's going nowhere until X-Wing or Tie Fighter get remade properly.
Paris, because she's good for old games too, allegedly.
I've got no objection to Egyptians making a better living for themselves. But that's the point. For themselves, as opposed to ridding themselves of one lot of venal bastards just so they can work 18 hours a day for pennies on behalf of another bunch of venal bastards.
No, really, it's wonderful that an attempt by a people to free themselves from oppression is viewed simply as an opportunity to exploit them instead. Well done! You must feel so proud.
When did Panorama turn in to the Daily fucking Mail on television? I remember when they actually used to do some proper investigative reporting instead of this tabloid shitfest.
Paris, because she's a bloody disgrace too.
I can has lazor?
Or, you know...
You could get a Nokia N900. And it comes with flash.
BRAKES, FFS. I certainly wouldn't want to be driving a car that breaks.
Also, as previously mentioned: Crammond's GP4. Still hasn't been bettered.
- Analysis Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
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- OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs
- Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
- NASA finds first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone around star