884 posts • joined 19 May 2009
I've done the miniature railway twice: once when I was 5, then again aged 52.
Sound mirrors geek guide is great idea. I'll pitch it and see what happens.
building a commercial hover bike
Beware of products illustrated by a 3D graphic on a Photoshopped background.
Re: Strontium Dog
I expect the actor playing Wulf refused to suck Harvey's Weinstein's cock.
>> all brits sound like they are from south London to me
That works for me. I live in saarf Lahndun myself.
>> You have to make it interesting or you'd blow your brains out
Have you tried doing both? Try the second first.
>> Was this intended to mean something
Oddly enough, "something" is the missing word.
>> eye-rollingly trite cliché
Everyone says that. So what people tell me must be a cliché.
Re: Climate change
Honestly, if I didn't carefully insert these errors, you lot would have nothing to comment on.
Re: Sorry but.. he didn't teach nobody nothing.
The operator was doing this for about 5 minutes before my video starts. I didn't want to bore you.
>> "No matter how dextrous and grateful it has been designed to be"
I wonder if robots will succumb to autocorrect too. Could be interesting.
Re: Really nothing new
>> Macromedia wrote Flash
Futuresplash, I think you'll find.
Not in the least surprised
Adobe has er "form" when it comes to appalling lapses in security. At one time, it was able to boast responsibility for the world's biggest customer data bend-over-and-cheek-spread.
Re: Ah, memories.
>> IIRC you could get laser-printer-grade acetate sheets
You have jogged my memory ... a little. I had a pack of laser OHP sheets that I used for lectures back in the 1990s but I can't quite remember what I printed on most of them. One use that I *do* remember was printing off grids of greyish, round-edged squares to represent an enlarged line screen of a print job, then overlaying them and gradually rotating them until they produced a moiré.
Re: A long time ago....
Must tell Sister Sledge that they are NOT family.
Re: Sheer Heart attack
The Transfusion Service could use AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You Got It)".
Re: Bonnie Tyler?
Bonnie Tyler had two careers, defined as (1) Before Jim Steinman and (2) After Jim Steinman.
Career No.1 can be safely flushed from memory as it was terrible. Unless you're the kind of person who says: "David Bowie? You mean the bloke who recorded 'Laughing Gnome'?"
>> It seems like Alistair Dabbs is slowly becoming Simon Travaglia
This is not possible. Simon writes from experience. I make it all up.
I'm relieved Karen Bartleson walked away but why did it take so long? IEEE has official policy to make a stand against bullying, let alone racism.
Thoroughly enjoyed this, Kieren. :-)
Pre-order your early-bird pre-sale product today! (Oh did we mention the shipping date has slipped AGAIN?)
And that hand-animated sequence on the BBC version still far outshines the slicker movie version.
Spam is fantastic. Unfortunately for me, I'm now vegetarian.
I watched Big Bang Theory once. It is overrated.
>> Spencer Tunick
I could have painted them blue in Photoshop afterwards for a couple of hundred quid. It would have taken me 3 seconds.
BT ring me on a regular basis, the caller reading from a script, to tell me that their 30Mbit shite is faster than my existing 150Mbit cable service. Even if I run a broadband speed check, while they're still on the call, that reports speeds in excess of 130Mbit, they insist 30Mbit will be faster.
Bloody hell, did I write that? The shame.
PS: no one likes a smart arse.
Tell me about it. Facebook's constant nagging about Father's Day made me feel guilty for not taking the train up to Leeds and shoving a greeting card in the stream where I scattered his ashes earlier this year.
Re: Can I just say...
Watch it again. Long time ago, then fanfare, then the story so far...
Re: For the older ones
While at Uni, I was given one of those joke foam-rubber bricks as a novelty birthday present. My flatmates discovered that they could switch off the TV by throwing it at the push-button at the front. Unfortunately, they eventually broke the button. It was my TV as well.
Re: Jewel cases
I am told that CD jewel cases were designed very specifically to approximate the feel of audio cassette cases because, apparently, "the public loved them". The "jewel" refers to the circular arrangement of little plastic teeth in the middle that are supposed to hold the CD in position but in practice just snap into tiny pieces and end up stuck in the carpet for you to discover later while walking to the toilet barefoot in the middle of the night.
My old music never reached CD let alone digital download
This is my problem: a lot of bands I used to like never attained the minimum level of success to be considered worthy of a CD release when CDs came on to the market. So I still have a crap-load of vinyl in my attic that I'd love to listen to but don't have a record player to put them on. And I am NOT tempted by those USB-connected things.
Re: On air compression
>> CONSTANT PEAK LEVEL OF VOLUME
This was something else that the Abbey Road crusties were complaining about. All those audio shades of light and dark, quiet passages, etc have been replaced by a single constant level of audio volume throughout. It's not the radio, it's in the recordings now.
>> I'd have thought if anything the patents expiring will mean more devices offering support as I assume that means no licencing costs.
Well, you'd think so. But while manufacturers like it when they don't have to pay licensing fees for patents, they like it even more when they have an excuse to move customers on to a new format and sell us new kit to play it on.
Re: Oh God
Don't worry, it's a cumulative AND rather than an OR. You need to be wearing a check shirt AND sport a squared-off beard AND have pockets stuffed with plenty of spare investor capital. It's otherwise known as the Hipster Perfect Storm.
Re: That first video...
Yes, it's Stuart Copeland. I hoped someone would identify the Curved Air connection.
Queue for the video hand dryer
If you have to queue up to use an IoT hand dryer, does that count as a DoS attack? Of course, if they're queueing up in the Ladies at the same time, it could be DDoS.
Re: Calories (or whatever measure of energy expenditure you prefer)
Spin bikes? You go to much posher gyms than I do.
>> glorified microscope
I think the real work is in the proprietary software that analyses the sample for sperm count and movement.
>> Well I read the first half then gave up as I don't give a shit.
What a shame. You missed the oh-so-funny screenshots in the second half. And the video of me going to the toilet.
Re: Already a solution
You will also have stolen a robot. I am told that stolen smartphones are rarely resold intact any more, thieves preferring to have them dissembled before selling on the more valuable reusable components. The same could go for stolen robots.
Re: "Car horns symphonise accompanied by" arrrghhh!
"symphonise" is intentional. It's a verb. If I'd written "symphonies", the sentence would lack a main verb and therefore not be a sentence at all.
Re: El Reg?
Re: Take, for example, Illuminated Apparel’s interactive glow t-shirt.
I know what you mean but I wasn't in the mood to run around requesting permission from hundreds of people who might be included in a landscape video.
Re: The best stand was...
That's not my bag.
$400 if you pay up-front for the non-existent model. 600 if you wait for a real one without manufacturing snags.