Spam is fantastic. Unfortunately for me, I'm now vegetarian.
860 posts • joined 19 May 2009
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.
Watch it again. Long time ago, then fanfare, then the story so far...
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.
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.
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.
>> 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 All those audio shades of light and dark, quiet passages, etc have been replaced by a single constant level of audio volume throughout.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.
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.
Yes, it's Stuart Copeland. I hoped someone would identify the Curved Air connection.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
>> What means "portrait" and "landscape
These terms derive from photography. Some developers, including Adobe, also use the more sensible" vertical" and "horizontal".
Your Nexus in landscape mode is only horrible because the on-screen keyboard is in the way. Now imagine you kept full-screen graphics, then had a smooth slide-out keyboard of physical keys of a similar size to those on your laptop keyboard but closer together. Lovely.
They don't open until 8am. No good to me.
Is there a book that tells me what "Upon really don't know" means too?
I'll be the one sitting next to you, farting repeatedly for three hours with rancid odours. It's a medical thing, though, so that's OK, right? Just like your sniffing.
People keep referring to Year of the Rooster here in the UK, despite "rooster" being the American name. So I try to correct everyone by pointing out that it is the Year of the Cock.
"I'm a dragon," I'll say. "Are you a cock?"
Next thing, you'll be telling me pizzas aren't Italian.
I still receive invitations to attend meetings for a project I stopped working on a year ago. They use Outlook.
I don't think Planet Earth was showing that week.
This reminds me of the time when I still had an office in London's trendy Hoxton and the performing rights people rang up aggressively demanding money. They seemed convinced that since it was an office and my employees were working in it, we would by default have a radio blaring out somewhere. I can only imagine that they think magazine publishing companies are run like motor garages, with our editors and salesteam walking around in oil-stained overalls and spanner in hand, while singing along to the latest hits on the radio.
When I told the woman on the phone that we didn't have a radio, she didn't even bother to threaten a surprise inspection visit: she told me outright that I would be fined. I said "go ahead" and put the phone down. Never heard a thing from them again.
Tom Tom do GPS fitness watches, and are typical of those that cannot desensitise when being worn on the right wrist instead of left.
Not at all. I can export all data to XLS, CSV and Sage. My provider adds features frequently and has an API that links into other SaaS products from other developers.
The free version supports a handful of two-step workflows, which is all my local micro-gym needs. But don't tell him I said so.
I can be whatever I want to be. I learnt that off Spongebob Squarepants.
Gawd, I'm reminded of the weeks of hassle I had at one newspaper company in 2010 simply to persuade someone high up in the IT department to allow me - and only me out of thousands of employees and contractors - access to a Dropbox account from a company PC.
The legs are stable and very strong: they are composed of multiple layers glued together, about 1.5cm thick. I admit it's a challenge to ensure a taut fit when slotting them in place without creasing any other part or crushing the corners of the slots. But as my mini video demonstrates, the forward-backward stability might be like a rock but side-to-side is a bit creaky.
The compass icon idea was ripped off Netscape Navigator but Apple knew by then Netscape was too irrelevant to fight back.
>> Three guys got vomitted on by some poor woman.
I hear that some men will pay for that sort of thing.
I assure you if there's another Scottish referendum to quit the UK, I will be first in line to apply for a Scottish passport.
I'm a vegetarian.
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