Barker was a "comet guiness", which are worms I don't use orphan.
388 posts • joined 31 Aug 2007
The Bible forbids IT...
...unless you're stoned.
"Thou shalt not lie with robotkind, as with womankind: it is aballmernotion."
Go that way. You'll be malfunctioning within a day, you near-sighted scrap pile.
Did it have an annoying auto-tune voice like that xxxking xxxx of a xxxking robot from the confused.xxxing.com adverts? If so I’d have cheerfully joined in giving it a good kicking.
As if anyone would recognise me in my gimp mask.
Re: Pressure sensitive?
Apple already have this tech working in their newer MacBooks. The glass touch pad is fixed solidly to the casing but it has an electromagnet underneath that gives a small kick when the pad senses the pressure required for a "mouse click". The effect is that you'd swear the pad had moved - I had to shut the laptop down to convince myself it hadn't. A similar gizmo is fitted behind the glass of the new phone.
"You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your book case."
- Rob Beckett
I've got an older version of one of these...
I've always liked the idea of the Microwriter and bought a Twiddler many years ago. It was not multi-platform and so I abandoned it. Dog knows where it is now.
I'd buy one of these to help me with my accounts, where I need to type details from stacks of receipts into a spreadsheet. At the moment I use voice recognition software but that's not 100% reliable (e.g. "for pound 50" instead of "£4.50").
A Twiddler would let me pick up each receipt to read it and type in the details at the same time.
Why does it have to be so for king expensive? Probably because it's a niche market. :-(
Re: ACME MIRRORS INC
Any dirt or guano affecting the laser's output would cause it to overheat. Its temperature could be continuously monitored and a warning given to the operator should it reach dangerous levels - e.g. "Laser temperature critical, exercise extreme caution."
Never mind the quality, feel the width.
“In an increasingly-digitised world, it appears that music fans still crave a tangible product that gives them original artwork, high audio quality and purity of sound,”
Surely these cravings could be satisfied by selling CDs in oversized cardboard sleeves.
Just paint "Rainbow Warrior" on it...
...and the DGSE will sneak by and blow it up.
Alexa - Get my goat.
Father> Alexa - What's in my diary today?
Alexa> Your diary has one item: "Shop for holiday camping supplies"
Father> Alexa - Add camping gas to my shopping list.
Alexa> Okay, I've added camping gas to your shopping list.
Aubrey> Dad, can I get a new kite for the holiday?
Father> Sure son. Alexa - Add a new kite for Aubrey.
Alexa> Adding a new kite to your audit.
Father> No no no! I said Aubrey not audit! Alexa -Take off "a new kite" from audit.
Alexa> Taking off and nuking site from orbit.
Re: Welcome to the 1950's
Homophobic? I thought that was an irrational fear of words that are spelt the same but have different meanings. Or was it a fear of homogenised milk?
the MBTs these days only have room for about 20 shells
Shhh! Keep it down. Are you trying to get us all killed?
"I know what you're thinking, did he fire twenty shells or only nineteen? Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself..."
Ahhh! that brings back memories
I had a Caterham Super 7 many years ago - it was so much fun to drive but about as practical as a speed boat. I wanted to buy it as a kit (or "component form" as they advertised then) but, during my 12 months on the waiting list, the price went up by 20% and the wait by 50% so I ended up getting a built-and-sold-back model.
There was nothing on that car that wasn't necessary and it was simple to maintain. The indicator switch was a toggle switch on the dash that you had to remember to cancel. The handbrake was mounted transversely above the top of your passenger's legs (oops! sorry love). The gear leaver was the size of an Atari joystick and sat on top of the transmission tunnel that ran along your side and separated you from the passenger. There was enough heat from that for the winter months.
People were always interested in the car and would ask questions such as "Aren't you worried you might get mugged by a gang of midgets at the lights?"
After driving this car every day I got back into my battered old MK3 Escort and it felt like I was driving a bus. The steering wheel seemed massive and it felt like the car was leaning 45° when I went around roundabouts.
There was one big scary moment for me...
When it seemed Frank Skinner's character might become a regular cast member.
Eywa has heard you!
Eywa has heard you!
Even worse than that unbelievably crap episode "Kill The Moon" (written by Peter Harness) are the unbelievably positive reviews of it in newspapers (Telegraph, Independent ) and websites (IMDB, sfx.co.uk).
The reviewers all ignored how space-batshit crazy the plot was and focussed instead on how "spirited, angry and vulnerable" the character of Clara was.
So why not scrap the Sci-fi element of Dr Who and just have him take over as barman of the Rovers Return for the rest of the series?
Sorry I'm late...
...has anyone done the "this wouldn't stand up in court" joke yet?
"In line with UK airports we are reacting to the latest security intelligence..."
That does it! I'm never going to fly from Old Trafford again.
I saw Vera on display at the Canadian warplane museum a couple of years ago. It's possible to book it for a flight - but it's expensive at about $10,000 for a group of 4 people.
Re: Idiot's Solution
"I cannot understand why people bother with hybrids."
That much is clear. I suggest you write to those idiots at BMW and point out the error of their ways. Maybe they'll make you head of engineering.
Bikal is a big lake in Russia.
Lock and load
My Nissan Leaf can lock its charging plug, and the other end is locked to the charging post until I release it by swiping my card to end the charging session.
I ate a 3D printed ice cream the other day.
It was amazing, the operator held the ice cream cone under the print head and then moved it in small circles whilst lowering it as each layer formed. The whole process took just a few seconds.
I've set up my studio with the subject, background, lighting and camera in such a way that I have achieved a really useful effect.
Now I want to "patent" that set-up so nobody else could use similar equipment in that particular arrangement.
...no one can hear you scream "Allahu Akbar!"
I say zap it with the frikkin' laser and see if it flinches.
It's quite inner resting how the arresting officer misspelt that word. Perhaps it was due to years of hearing it mispronounced.
Is there no information on the model of revulva used in the alleged assault?
Re: "Best" is just not a word
No words from Mr Cook about of the release date of the Mac Pro then?
All the best!
Speak for yourself
"And a screen that you can actually read without glasses…"
I can read an iPhone's screen without glasses.
Now if I could only drive a car without glasses or watch TV or focus on a cinema screen or see the number on a bus in time to signal its driver...
Re: Pfff. Slightly chilly at best.
Yeah, but with the wind chill it'll feel more like -95°C
Yes, a "solution looking for a problem"
I remember reading those same words about lasers. I didn't think I'd ever own a laser device and now I probably have more than I realise.
Why call it a "skin tattoo" when it is nothing like a skin tattoo?
I think a more accurate name would be an "iridescent submersible combine harvester flan".
It appears my Mac Pro with its Dual 3GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon chips and 4GB of RAM is too old for Mavericks (or Mountain Cat for that matter). I'll have to save up for one of those MacDyson upright cylinder things.
Re: Damage-limitation ensues.
Quite so and have the on-board computer manage the flow of electricity.
"Captain, that was a direct hit on our starboard capacitor, we're down to 75%. I've compensated but we canna take another hit like that."
"Switch all power to front capacitors. Scotty, I need that fuel cell back on line in 5 minutes or we'll be on the hard shoulder."
Re: New Mac Pro
It's just you.
But whatever people think of the new Mac Pro and Apple's reasons for abandoning the old cereal box shape, what's the betting that its release will prompt a new trend in wacky designs from other manufacturers?
You people make me sick!
Listen! St Ive said:
"...the interface is designed to be unobtrusive and deferential..."
And he's a designer (and a knight) - so stop moaning.
If you're feeling nauseated it's probably because you're still hungover from too much boozing the night before or maybe it's your subconscious objecting to the crappy portait you've set as a background image.
"...by leaping into the void from a breathtaking 39,000m. Stepping from his foam launch platform, Babbage took the plunge into the history books..."
Or was he pushed?
Ahh, the "warmth" of analogue.
“I’m not saying you can’t be real with digital. But with film, for me, there was such a familiarity and comfort to it, a real warmth. We wanted to avoid coldness and any unnatural sense of perfection."
So can't they shoot it in digital and then apply a "warmth" distortion filter?
"I find your lack of grain disturbing."
Mine's the one with the rose-tinted specs in the pocket.
The video has an obvious crossfade at about 1:20 so all that messing about with the plastic bag was a waste of time.
I never knew that my "liquid metal" SIM card extractor was supposed to be tougher than titanium. As a quick experiment I've just dug it out of my drawer, stuffed it in a plastic bag full of scrap metal bits and given the bag a good shake. Now I can't find it! Does any one remember what it looked like?
Re: BBC PR = news
"Actor has new role. Gosh whatever next..."
I agree that isn't news... but then you've got the headline the way wrong round, it should be - "Role has new actor."
Now that is news!
We had chopper bikes way back in the 70s.
Re: Featured image.
Neither, this isn't a 700 type phone. It was made by "Face Standard", which I believe was an Italian manufacturer.
Re: No correlation betwixt one and t'other
"No 999 is slow - deliberately.
Only the first two are actually required (hence 9 for an outside line on most PBX systems).
The third provides time for the network to connect you and an operator to be on the line..."
I don't know where you heard that but it isn't true. My city has an area code "998", which would lead to a lot of false alarms with that system.