43 posts • joined Thursday 16th August 2007 10:54 GMT
Quite how that hurts Rovio isn't clear
Ummm.... no, and I expect the average Reg reader will know that that is complete bollocks when it comes to IP infringement (Eyes passim ..... ooops El Reg passim).
No doubt whatsoever that U-no-Hu tried to pull a fast one, butter wouldn't melt in the mouth etc, but a clear rip-off.
Children .. children ...
For those too young to remember....
In the Real World Cup of 1966 two different Brazilians did the exact same thing (which was gob-smackingly noticeable even on 66 vintage screens). One was Garrincha (who looked a bit like the attached icon) the other I forget - may be Pele (although in 66 he spent more time on the ground because of a good kicking than playing footie).
The only good thing about Project Talisker ,,,
..is the name. Off the west coast of Scotland, its own brewery, sorry distillery, and output of better-than-passable single malt.
Quick joke : What does "water" mean in Scotland?
It's that transparent stuff you add to whisky when entertaining friends from south of the border.
..fall at the first hurdle.
Don't drive, Ride your bike to work. Ok - where did the steel and other metals used to make your conveyance come from? The rubber tyres - from next door's allotment where he cultivates rubber trees? Forget about lubricating your bicycle chain, except maybe with dock leaves.
And how was the tarmac road on which you ride built? By hand exclusively - obviously because mining and transportation of ores and steel mills is eco-toxic.
Point made. So how about the greenies who wrote the paper? How the kcuf do you build wind farms without ALL the trappings (ALL!) of modern carbon-unfriendly technology? No computers mind you to control the functioning. Processing of silicon is verboten.
What a crock of.
Make hay while....
Warning - serious comment
I forget when and where some scientist - palaeoanthropologist, palaeoarchaeologist? -- anyway, he said when finding a skull if you want to stroke it it is a female. Otherwise .....
And I do mean stroke from the forehead ....
7 am -ish
Has there been any research about what else could possibly make me want to get out of bed in the morning?
Forget it. I already know the answer.
I thought all consciousness was artificial.
Ashes to Ashes
Hey come on! Do NOT mention another series of A-to-A without having the sensitivity to say when, how, what rumours blah blah
We expat Brits brought up on Z-Cars and Softly Softly cannot get enough (and I mean that in the nicest possible way).
Greetings from Rip van Winkle.
This is my quarterly post to boast about using OS/2 all day every day for years and on the same machines. And I run Word Perfect for DOS under OS/2.
AND still waiting for the rest of the world to catch up with a reliable, efficient and virus-free system.
The system runs off OS/2 Server on a machine which I last re-booted ... hell I don't remember when.
No-one will read this if I put OS/2 in the title
I use OS/2 every day all day in my office and have done for years and find no reason to move on.
MS adopted a strategy of targeting developers of OS/2 killer apps. Taking them over... and out.
None of you will have heard of Faxworks (now PMFax).
I am in Hong Kong. I ordered mine first thing in the morning HK time within hours of the announcement. Then I watched the online sales site and the DHL tracking report do nothing for 6 days. The package moved (Indiana? Ohio?) finally and within 36 hours - voila - the package arrived in my office yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, 13th Jan
Pot Kettle Black
Responding to those who drew a parallel between China's economic growth and its less-than-satisfactory record in other, ahem, cultural areas, was it not the Wild West where the expressions "carpetbaggers" and "snake oil salesmen" were coined?
Back end of the '80's in Oz, when the ertswhile generation of wheelers and dealers were being prosecuted seriatim it was called "Craft's Disease: as in :
Can't Remember A F[laming] Thing
Research + Bleeding Obvious
Must be lots but here's mine.
There was the research report some years, even decades, ago (was it from Canada?) related to the loss of rubber from car tyres.
Boffin/Research Student/Non-car driving ninnie : "I wonder where it all goes?"
Millions of dollars later :
"Ah! It's deposited in fine granules within a few yards of the edge of the road. Tell the World!"
Swearing helps a hammered thumb but how to achieve closure when faced with such jaw-dropping inane pointless stupidity (which somebody got paid for)?
You missed one
You did not mention OS/2 Warp Server.
And you can stop your sniggering at the back.
This has been managing my (small) office network for 10+ years from the same hardware - a Pentium Pro IBM machine with scsi disks. A mix of OS/2 and Win desktop and laptop clients.
I said... "stop sniggering!!!"
Up time? I dunno. Months. Years maybe. Last time I re-started I don't remember but was probably when the building management wanted to check the aircon system at the weekend. Should I even know this if my server does the business?
Oh yeah I've peed around with other systems. Latterly Mac OS/X Server. Does what OS/2 server has been doing without maintenance for years.
One test ..
Strad had one sorry two and would have batted a piece of wood the same as you and I bat a melon in the supermarket. This would have told him which pieces to start with.
THEN the boffin-speak kicks in.
Oh and I suspect his melons tasted better.
I cannot believe (and hope I did not miss it after scrolling quickly through previous posts) that nobody responded to the mention of the Fukarwi pygmies at the beginning of this piece. Allow me -
40 (yes f.o.r.t.y.) years ago one would sing Rugby Songs in which the said tribe would be identified. Alongside Eskimo Nell, Barnacle Bill et al.
One's natural delicacy prevents him from elucidating further.
I do not know what is more troubling : That a Geek Hack pretends to have been a rugby player or that none of those who posted a response even knew.
Zigga Zagga Zigga Zagga Ra Ra Ra
written on the wall of my law school bogs :
"She was only an admiral's daughter but her room was full of discharged semen."
ok one more
Any of you landlubbers know what a "fid" is?
Imagine a truncheon 6 inches long.
Affectionately known on board as a "ship's boy's starter".
OS/2 is dead. Long live OS/2
Well I still happily run OS/2 in my office 24/7, waiting for something better to come along.
Bats - rats - snakes - spiders
1. Any other creatures which mankind generally abhor(s) and result(s) in communal dread? Cockroaches? Women?
2. Anyone remember Martin Cruz Smith's "Nightwing", the book, and the film of the book?
3. Where does all the guano go? And is it positive or negatively charged?
Sated sucker icon.
Planet of the Apes
The last line :
"You ... IDIOTS!"
with Charlton beating fists into the sand and a broken Statue of Liberty nearby.
At least that's how I remember it. And I am NOT going to watch it again just to check.
No icon. That's for "slack-jawed faggots". (Predator)
Don't at least some of us remember 14 accurately? Sure, at 14 we know right from wrong but at 14 who gives a monkey's? From 11 to 14 to 16 to 18 - most of us are a series of different and incomparable personalities.
Oh sorry ... geeksville is here. We are all 14.
How does the World work?
Erudite and articulate individuals can barely agree on anything Up There. How on Earth can we fix anything down here? To put it another way, how does the World work at all?
(Like Hell I will)
(Liverpool to win 2-0)
When you blink at 172 mph do you know how much road you have covered?
Was this guy driving on a straight piece of road 100 miles long?
With the grass verge 100 yards away left and right?
Did he have 20*20 vision? Zero alcohol?
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