"You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your book case."
- Rob Beckett
383 posts • joined 31 Aug 2007
"You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your book case."
- Rob Beckett
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. :-(
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."
“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.
...and the DGSE will sneak by and blow it up.
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.
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?
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..."
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.
When it seemed Frank Skinner's character might become a regular cast member.
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?
...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.
"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.
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.
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?
No words from Mr Cook about of the release date of the Mac Pro then?
All the best!
"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...
Yeah, but with the wind chill it'll feel more like -95°C
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.
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."
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?
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?
“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?
"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.
Neither, this isn't a 700 type phone. It was made by "Face Standard", which I believe was an Italian manufacturer.
"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.
And about bloody time too!
What's the point of having a "smart phone" if dumb people can use it to bombard you with sales calls?
I sometimes have to access my BT e-mail through a web browser and suffer all of those annoying animated adverts flickering away in my peripheral vision while I'm trying to read. I pay for this e-mail so why bombard me with adverts?
I can see a small mysterious bright object on the red clay. It's probably a shred of plastic material, likely benign.
From the video:
"...allowed people to, get access to, CAD material that would allow people to print their own 3D gun."
Yeah, but imagine if people could print their own 2D gun, now that would be scary. Or a maybe a 4D gun that could shoot at you from another dimension.
Just turn the whole escapade into a compelling new drama series (or maybe an hilarious comedy) that can be sold for mi££ions by the company's commercial arm - BBC Worldwide.