549 posts • joined 27 Aug 2007
Re: H2G2 style: SOFA
I like it when the sofa later disappears, and the commentator says:
"well that's one less thing to worry about"
c'mon Phil, you love it really..... we all do, that's why we're here!
I would like more iWatch rumours please!!! I hope it turns out to be better than the current efforts, which are lame-tastic. Basically a solution looking for a problem.
...pass me the EXACTO ordinance!
you want the ordinance ordinance?
Sounds good in theory, however, only now does my mid-2009 MBP work "properly" after installing more RAM. I went from 2GB (which all the previous OSs worked fine with) to 5GB...., to make Mavericks work properly.
I was getting beach balls everywhere, now much improved. So I think their new "uber memory management" is baloney!
The biggest improvement is the increase in performance when playing CiV:BNW. No re-draw issues and much more responsive..., now if only I could source some uranium to nuke Austria.....
How about some more Mavericks love?
So far I've used Leopard, SL, Lion, ML and now Mavericks. For all bar Mavericks I felt the OS evolved and improved as updates were released. But for Mavericks it feels like Apple have already moved on, it feels like an un-loved place-holder. There's nothing wrong with it, in-fact it's pretty good (I've even stopped missing SL)...., it just feels so un-loved!
I think a targeted drone strike would do the job.
El Reg might want to retreat to the bunker as well given their recent disclosures.
Going on similar "Snowden" stories the comments here will be ~8:1 in favour of releasing the info (& against a targeted El Reg/Cryptome strike); my question is, why do you all think that releasing classified info is in your interest or the countries? I for one think that the people releasing the info should be put in jail for a long time.
Sounds most plausible, and I also heard that the new theory was that some Li ion batteries it was transporting caught fire - apparently the fumes alone are super toxic.
PS: I also know a Chinese lady who was in China at the time of the incident; her relative is a fighter pilot, and according to him, China shot the plane down.
"Master spy blabbermouth"*
That's a bit derogatory isn't it?
I thought El Reg loved Edward for revealing all the Top Secret information?
*the word you were looking for was Traitor.
Shampoo makers will be ecstatic.
Re: tramp stamps
Tetris raison d'etre: lines
EA version: "targets"
possible (ish) now
Same article was on engadget yesterday, from the comments there was a link to a YouTube vid where a Japanese company had used a laser to ionise points in the air, producing blue flashes, which formed moving images in the air.... well worth finding, very impressive, and possibly as close to "Help me OB1" as we are going to get.
Sorry no link, too tired.
If YOU were the first man/woman on Mars...
...what would you say as you stepped off the bottom rung* of the ladder?
*or walked down the ramp!
re:a territory war waiting to happen
The answer was on the calling card "We came in peace for all mankind".
@Vic Re: the prison is real
Well, let me see.
There was the shoe bomber.
There was the underpants bomber.
There was the Lockerbie bomber.
Mine was an EXAMPLE, do you know what that word means?
Your contribution doesn't make for a useful discussion either does it?
September 11, 2001
El Reg, you were wrong to publish this and I am one, of seemingly a minority here, that think Edward Snowden is a traitor.
For me the only justification needed for any of this is September 11, 2001. Do you remember what happened or have you forgotten already?
Things are secret for a reason. GCHQ doesn't care about your sexts or e-mails to your mistress, they are not looking for you.
But they are looking for a few people, and you have just helped them.
"the prison is real."
The guy sitting next to you on the plane with a bomb instead of a battery in his iPad is also real.
I know which I'd rather.
I recently had the misfortune to listen to Fit III - V
Available on YouTube if you really must, but I don't recommend it.
They have a Hollywood ending.
Sorry, spoiler alert.
Re: The reason Nokia lost
For me the answer is very simple. Yes, obviously the iPhone, but specifically how long they took to bring out a worthwhile competitor handset, must have been >3years, by then they had already lost.
This was a clear lack of vision. Even before the iPhone came out I was longing for a full screen phone (this design was bleeding obvious to me and to most people with half a brain), in 2004 I was seriously considering the Moto A1000 which had a full screen (tiny now!), then LG Prada in 2006, which was shortly followed by the iPhone. In the end I got an iPhone3G.
Surely, I mean SURELY when Nokia saw the Prada they should have thought, hmmm.... that looks kinda LIKE THE FRIKKIN' FUTURE!!!! NO?!
They deserved to lose.
The Winning Team shall be the first team to Win
Once you start winning then you keep on winning*
*above a certain threshold, in MONOPOLY once you own Mayfair and Park Lane then unless you are very sloppy it's hard to lose. In a nutshell, Apple could just buy ALL the opposition right now and be declared the winner.
"Google-owned biz" (?)
I thought Google bought it...., then sold it again?
agree, not gonna happen (until we run out of trees)
and really, who wants it?!
Episode VII: Crimes Against Art
I know you can be tried for crimes against humanity (killing lots of people, being generally horrible, etc), but what about crimes agains art? Surely George Lucas can be indited for Episodes I to III? How long did he have to come up with the script? How wrong did he get it? Why didn't anybody stop him?! Like many of us I know the script for the original movies, the only line I remember from the new ones is "I'sa Jar Jar Binks!"
No VII for me.
Will it come with a thumb extender?
Otherwise how will I reach from here, to here, just so.
The Queen and I
Is that the one where the Queen goes to live in a council house, but, in the end..... it was all a dream!
Each to their own.
However, I did enjoy reading Adrian Mole a very long time ago.
Wait a moment.
Are you telling me that if I'd done nothing more than write a vague description of what I saw Maggie Philbin wearing in Tomorrow World in 1989 then I could have patented it?
darn, if they'd re-branded Snake as Jack
and called it 24:Infiltration
I'd have not only bought the game, but also the console to play it on!
model a neurone in one supercomputer
model another neurone in another supercomputer
add another 300 supercomputers and you have a nematode
see what happens
What will happen to the 5s?
I wonder if Apple will adopt the same strategy with the 5s as with the 5 when the iPhone 6 comes out, i.e., stick it in the coloured plastic?
I really hope not!
The original 5 was on my list of future phones (i.e., in the same way as you can buy the 4 cheaply now), but not any more. Now I'd like the 5s, but not if it goes plastic non-fantastic.
Re: They have a point...
Like Stephen King said, the ultimate game show will be one where the losing contestant dies.
Mars One suicide bomb mission is a-okay.
How long does it take to re-coup THAT kind of money?!!
....magnets do NO WORK when they are stuck to your fridge door, they'll hold your take-away menu in-place forever!
I am reminded of The Mary White House Experience
"..and to think Darling, if we hadn't gone to the cock fight we would never have met"
People hate being tracked
and data mined.
and since I must add letters, BOFH?
Re: Trolls or Near Brain Dead Wanaby Thugs?
This case (& other similar ones) is quite interesting, in the sense that there are different confounding factors at play, such as:
1. Never feed the trolls
Quite a few down-voters for my earlier post saying this, but I think this sentiment IS true, and yes, I do partially blame the victim(s). It always seems to me that (Twitter) victims of such abuse have never ever participated in an online (male) forum of any kind, and then sign-up to Twitter. They then post to say that they have such and such a view on subject X and are then completely surprised by the deluge of abusive puerile replies! What did they expect?! [I suppose they expected a meaningful and informed debate around their idea...., that is, they were far too naive].
2. Why continue using Twitter
If I went to a pub and was verbally abused and threatened would I, a) keep going back to that pub, or b) not go back. Hmmm? Tricky.
3. Twitter (Facebook) Moderation
Should the provider be accountable for published comments? Lots of sites have moderation leading to users being banned, why doesn't Twitter (&FB)?
4. Free Speech (in the Social medium)
When is free speech not free speech? I really don't know (apart from inciting racial hatred). Things appear to be even more confusing in the world of social media (e.g., decapitation videos on FB = good, breastfeeding babies = bad).
So, I think this case is really bizarre. Basically: Naive victims vs., nasty trolls.
Rule No. 1
Never feed the trolls.
But they [the victims] did.
And the trolls did gorge and grow fat & very ugly.
"stop, stop abusing me!!"
"nom, nom, nom..."
"the finest broadcaster on the planet"
I wouldn't pay and begrudge being forced to pay now.
The worst channel is BBC News 24.
Reporter: I'm standing IN the IMPACT crater, let's ask this woman how she feels having lost her house, her home and her 5 children?
How the fuckin fuck do you fuckin think she is feeling?!!!
Then (after the sport, ne. football) I can look forward to the weather FORECAST, where I can hear what the weather has been like TODAY, FFS!
"how long can Apple justify the price of the iPad"
Woz*: "crap, we're making soooo much money, and people just won't stop buying our products...., but I feel so guilty, how can we justify selling our tech for such high prices..., sob, the money, sob...., just sooo much money, sob..., and they keep buying them..., why don't they stop?!"
*yes, I know. But I couldn't say Steve.
Verison will control the horizontal
NSA will control the vertical
Awesome ROM can't wait to flash, doin it now in fact...
I don't care that the phone now runs at 300'C and that the HD camera no longer works, or the radio come to that, it's just a blinding fast ROM, blinding...., OK, there is some stutter on screen transitions but the lock-screen, waaaaay faster than stock Touchwiz, like, no lag whatsoever.
Another nice job*
*make sure you have installed kernel hjgUYRybhghf and not hjgUYRybhght, otherwise you will brick your phone, but otherwise another nice job.
Re: Ask The Physicist
interesting replies, cheers!
Ask The Physicist
I recently "asked the physicist" (a very interesting website) what the best colour of laser was to shoot stuff down with.
"What really matters is the intensity of the beam (energy carried by the beam), not its colour."
But is this the whole answer? What about infra-red radiation? Does this not transfer more heat to an object?
Wouldn't it be more efficient to attach the gear system directly to a dynamo and then harvest the electricity quickly using a capacitor? i.e., effectively wind-up but driven by weight? In this way you could spend 10 minutes lifting the weight a few times but then have electricity for a few hours.
I thought Apple had invented the iThing, good point!
Did Apple pay off HP?
Crispy Chilli Beef
So are you saying that I couldn't have CCB & spring rolls on my way to Mars?
Screw the radiation, there's the deal breaker.
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great