I got a very nice loupe from a company in Belarus. Apparently they used to make the optics for USSR spy satellites.
108 posts • joined 16 Oct 2007
Re: Er.... But.... Isn't LCD a thing of the past?
"there are zero OLED laptop displays"
There's the Alienware 13 for a start.
Re: Coming soon
> It also has features you don't get on low-end boards:
> 1) EEC RAM
Or, in the UK only, BREXIT RAM.
they should taste of honey
Searching for the facts
I suppose the phone number at the top of the fax could have been faked, or be a local library number.
Re: 00 BORED
PC LOAD FRENCH LETTER
Re: Where's Nigel Farage ...
He might not be happy about having rockets strapped to him and being left outside in all weathers.
Nothing is beyond our reach
Well, except for finding out who the phone number belongs to and getting the FBI to knock on their door.
It's a hungry little probe, isn't it?
NOM NOM NOM
Maybe it's a Ponzi scheme, but using bandwidth instead of money.
It'll never float
If there's one thing the SBS don't want their bags made from, it would probably be paper.
Segoe UI Symbol WHY?
Because nothing is beyond our reach:
I don't think it'll stick.
He helped make the world a better place. RIP, Lester.
Re: Yes, but can it...
Yes, it can.
Well, it might need a few extra transistors to turn it into a BBC Micro first.
Not an install-over-the-top program.
Uninstall the old version first. Otherwise the computer requests a restart.
Or if you've installed it and found that out, uninstall the new version, uninstall the old version, install the new version.
No need to ask how I know that... see icon.
Re: I'll bet...
"Wait till anon finds out..."
On a scale of nought to zero, guess how much I care :)
The cable giant will...
... put up prices to pay off CWC's net debt of $2.7bn.
"Can also visit ministers to check that they understand the reasons why they've signed the warrants."
So ministers may be signing warrants without understanding why?
Short cable ties
Take two cable ties. Put the tail of one into the clicker of the other. Now you have a longer cable tie.
Why not both?
Robo-seahorses with frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads attached to their heads?
El Reg pages don't scroll from the keyboard any more...
... because the login is auto-focused.
Please take away the auto-focus: I am sure it is much more common to go to a page and use the space bar or arrow keys to look around the page than it is to want to log in.
It's BIL. Goes along with BeV. BIL and BeV, easy to remember. Now, if I could only remember what they went with...
Click here for proper size
Ha ha, not falling for that one. My monitor is not 1,400,000 km across.
The NSA are the criminals
Somehow, I'd rather the name Vulcan went to an actual inhabitable planet around another star.
Re: Time for a new X-Prize?
Probably best to slow the spherical seed down afterwards - if it hit an inhabited planet nearby at c/10 there would be no chance for peas.
Re: Is it just me?
The left picture is rotated 90 degrees CCW. So your hand will be fine, you'll just get a crick in your neck from using that mouse.
Are Virgin Media going to have to explain how it costs them five quid to process an on-line credit card payment as compared to direct-debit payments?
Re: Well you could hack it for passwords
PC LOAD LETTER means you forgot to change the paper cassette messages to INSERT 10p THEN PRESS CONTINUE.
Re: daddy long-legs
No, no, lol. Not crane flies, but Pholcidae. And I thought they were meant to be the most venomous creature in the world. Anyway, Mythbusters disproved that: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/daddy-long-leg-spiders.htm
Nevertheless, they do an excellent job of keeping down the spider population in my abode.
If the universe is a giant brain, then the big bang could imply mind=blown.
While they're waiting...
...why don't they finish their 2G network?
Well, that's .com as-is down the pan then.
Obvious way to speed it up
Yes, thank you, that one with the paperback in the pocket.
Is this anything to do with LightSquared?
H is for...
How about using hydrogen instead of helium, and use that as fuel?
Icon as a reminder about which isotope to use.
Re: Want one NOW!
In a sort of Schrödinger-esque fashion, you can use a cat and a door. You open the door for the cat, and there is a 50/50 chance it will actually go through.
Wouldn't it be simpler if patents were non-transferable?
If they wanted it to be cost-effective for their "customers", they wouldn't use non-geographic numbers that cost a fortune to call from a mobile.
Perhaps there are some people who shouldn't be allowed near code editors ever again, all the way down to ed and Notepad, if they don't code to prevent SQL injection attacks.
So, when's the next XSS exploit due?
Does this mean Ethereal is going to change its name again?
Easy-to-use fix for early OS X
There's an installer package available at
to do all the fiddly certificate stuff. It is not as simple as changing all Diginotar certs to "not trusted for all users" - apparently that triggers a bug which will leave you even more vulnerable, if I read correctly.
"All Anon posts get a V for Vendetta mask instead."
"brainier, more tasteful"
So, come the zombiepocalypse...