Isn't this SKY?
733 posts • joined 25 Jun 2008
Isn't this SKY?
"Why it's more difficult sourcing a toy gun than a real one."
I must use that line in a conversation. I'll even add my own question mark.
Media people, please, TRIFECTA does not mean 3.
In horse racing terminology, a trifecta is a parimutuel bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order.
If you want to sound clever What about:
a triplet of predictions?
a trinity of market forecasts?
a trilogy of analysts estimates?
a triptych of media speculations?
Hell, you could just write about 'three wild guesses'.
What was that about a new mobile telephone?
and it works. All I seem to be able to do though is send a name and phone number. I think I'll stick to Bluetooth for interminably long transfer times.
never had a camera on him either.
What is it with these people?
I'm sure I read/heard that Jobs bought Pixar so he'd have at least one company buying his NeXT computers.
My local Oddbins (Liverpool) have these 'magic' readers. It took the salesperson 3 bonks to get the card read. It wasn't significantly faster than keying in a PIN. It would be a lot quicker with a stolen card I suppose.
Good lord! That woman has nipples under those ElReg stickers.
Nipples! It's the end of civilisation as we know it.
I've only ever had one cup of coffee from a franchise. Two in the morning at a motorway service station (which in my opinion is the best time to visit one.)
I spent a few moments looking at the confusing array of names but couldn't work out what the hell was what.
Me: Err, could you do me a large ordinary coffee?
Helpful lady behind counter: How about an Americano?
Me: What's that?
HLBC: Black coffee.
Me: Umm, I wanted a white coffee.
HLBC: Would you like me to put some milk in it for you?
Me: Oh ta! Thanks very much.
And she didn't charge me extra for the milk.
Phlegmatic British working woman 1, Media-type focus-group fancy naming scheme 0.
Can someone explain to me why Goldfinger is always rated so highly in these polls?
I've watched it several time and I can't see the attraction.
Bond is rubbish in it. He gets captured while doing some simple spying and spends the rest of the film impotent (well apart from the scene in the hay).
The day is saved by Pussy Galore and the US military. Even the atomic bomb is defused by someone else.
Please, why? It must be more than the DB5 and a woman painted gold.
You can't arrest me for speeding!
I pay my road tax and income tax.
I pay your bloody wages.
I'm taking this police car.
What, there's no charge for a spell at Her Majesty's pleasure?
Horizon: They don't want to scare off the casual viewer. When was the last time you saw a diagram or graph on it? Much easier (on the eye) to spend 10 minutes watching people on a beach throwing a ball to each other while 'explaining' the difficulties of shooting a space probe from one planet to another.
TalkTalk customers are not charged to call the helpdesk.
Customer Services 0870 444 1820
(FREE from your
Cut'n'pasted from their help pages.
I had the same trouble with McLaren and their 12C. Only 2 cup holders? No sale!
Nothing to moan about here.
You mean you can PROVE that Time Lords don't exist?
There there, dear. You just sit down and drink your lime cordial while the people who do like the thrilling adventures of the fictitious Time Lord enjoy the 11 hours of new material they get a year.
But how will the inhabitants of Omicron Persei 8 be able to watch 'Single Female Lawyer'?
I stopped reading a book on quantum physics to watch this. Now I'm worried that my data might be everywhere in the universe except where I expect to find it.
Totally agree with Fred Flintstone: why does 'everyone' have to produce a video when a series of pictures would be more digestible?
THANK YOU! I DID NOT KNOW THAT.
Well I wouldn't have commented on it if I hadn't watched all of it. I know what commentards would say.
I also watched the one John Simm and Jim Broadbent were in. (Exile. Thanks Google.) That one was even worse! It took the 'art' of coincidence to a new level. E.G. Simm is looking through many boxes of his old cassette tapes and finds a party mix from twenty-odd years ago. As he listens to it the music cuts out and is replaced by voices that DISCLOSES IMPORTANT PLOT INFORMATION. He peels the label from the cassette and underneath is a second label that DISCLOSES IMPORTANT PLOT INFORMATION.
I, however, must be wrong about these dramas. They got glowing reviews in the grown-up newspapers. Maybe because both had characters suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Must be the sympathy vote.
The Shadow Line?
Was that the one in which a bomb exploded, powerful enough to blow the windows out of a clock shop, and both people in the shop stood up, brushed the dust off themselves and left? The one where there was a fight and one person was hanging from a light fitting while another person tried to kill them? (2 core cable, you know, those ones held up by two tiny brass screws.) The one where the villains smuggled heroin into the country by hiding it in the stalks of cut flowers? The one with the 'so-scary-he's almost-comedic' hit-man? The one where EVERY copper was bent and all the villains were scared of the missing crime lord's camp son?
I didn't like it. Too far fetched.
"The flaw exists on multiple platforms: builds for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and Windows Phone are vulnerable."
"being paid to make up numbers sounds like a cushy job - 42 16 12 3."
I'm sure someone beat you to those.
Would someone please translate this into English for me?
"that where capital funding is required to progress the workstreams, business cases would be developed to support investment decisions".
"500,000 lines of cod3"
"1000 times thinner"
I've got all my fingers crossed for this one.
Not me. I've never played Infamous but I did enjoy Sucker Punch.
I also saw the phrase 'PC alligators' in the review but I think my attention was directed somewhere other than the copy.
I found this much funnier than The Reg's own 'standard measurement' video. And it was mercifully shorter too.
What's that for then?
So I followed the link and found this example of patriotism:
£29.01 + £8.00 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by ALB Computer Germany
Even more amazing, the Lander demo was written in BBC BASIC.
I seem to remember something about the Arthur 0.2 Roms being expensive EPROMs but the 0.3 were normal 'die-cast' chips.
'...Active Shutter 3D screen certainly pulls scads of detail from dimensionalised BDs....'
What does this mean? The screen pulls fish from the image? It shows the Savannah College of Art and Design when playing stereoscopic discs? It shows a lot of detail? Or none at all?
Buy a thesaurus and use it. On second thoughts, don't. The results might be discombobulating.
Aggghhhh! Another advert featuring a young person with it's 'gob' wide open.
Sorry. 'Gob open' adverts really are despicable.
Sorry if I missed it in the article but couldn't this water have come from an icy comet impact?
Exactly what I was thinking. Why not just ask a passerby to describe the scene for you?
" A simple notch line indicates optional left- and right-click areas,"
Didn't a recent ElReg review cast aspersions on this kind of thing and it's dumb-ass users?
Why can these types of players handle all sorts of file formats from USB but not over LAN?
hey man lets not be sexist, schoolGIRLS make errors too.
"Customers have always had access to the internet bank but not the website," she said.
But don't you need to access the website to get the banking log-on page?
Who said 'bookmark'?
"We may have fewer consumer protections here in the U.S. of A., but we can say with pride that at least we're not mollycoddled "European Socialists". ®"
So what are you implying? That it's better to have a one year warranty than a two year one?
And when the 'sold from Jersey so there's no VAT' loophole gets closed where are you going to get your fix?
..... I paid to see a film at the cinema. Why the hell should I have to pay again to have a copy on DVD?
Oy! Sky. You want people to pay for those Pratchett stories you filmed? But they already paid a subscription. That should more than cover the cost of shiny discs for me.
Buy a live recording of a band I went to see play live? Pshaw!
After sitting through hours of this shiteness I looked at my watch and discovered that only 10 minutes had passed since the film started. Or it could have been Batman Forever. Put them both in just to be on the safe side.
Oh, and Napoleon Dynamite.
"Reading was chosen for the trial because it is one of the UK’s most tech-savvy towns........." and because it's a 90 mile round trip from our London office. Just enough to justify the company car if we visit daily.
Does one really have to 'bonk' one's phone against an advert for NFC to work. Really? What, take my £500 phone out while standing next to a load of 'yoofs' in a bus stop and tap it against an advert.
That's going to work!
So you're OK with the 'Stan and Hilda' wallpaper then?
I just like the sound of "frisky jetpack bunnies".
As far as the BBC were concerned Steven Moffat 'rebooted' Doctor Who. So this is NuNuWho and they've just started filming series/season 3.
Or series 'fnarg' as The Moff calls it.
(I think a recent issue of Doctor Who Magazine went to some lengths to muddy the series numbering.)
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