* Posts by TRT

5388 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles

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Re: Impressive

Conversion of energy from one form to another - if we can convert renewables into energy rich hydrocarbon fuels in an efficient and sustainable manner whilst spreading our energy needs across an array of different sources - each the most appropriate for the use case - then we might, MIGHT, just be able to continue as a species without choking our own life support system.

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Re: I hope to live long enough to see the end of all gasoline powered vehicles

Bradawl and a night-light. Should give you enough time to get away BEFORE you're caught in the explosion.

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Re: Interesting

I think it's a con. That trailer... it's just an extra, swappable battery pack.

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Re: Could have the whole recharging of batteries going on at specialized power plants

One could put a nuclear generating plant on board.

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Re: When all of our jobs are replaced by Robots...

You know I thought there was something familiar looking about the styling.

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It's artificial! It's intelligent! It's in my home! And it's gone bonkers!

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Re: Dark Star...

Silent Running is my all time number one weepy. Sod chick flicks.

Watching the callous deprivations of humanity trigger Lowell's descent into madness, his having to confront the consequences of his own actions before finally committing the ultimate sacrifice as Dewey heads off into the infinite blackness... that gets the waterworks going every time.

I'm tearing up just thinking about it.

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Dark Star...

Is the greatest film ever made. Bar none. The funniest, saddest, most educational, thought provoking, most entertaining movie of all time.

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Re: Applause

Ad-revenue happy?

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Re: How about a muffin?

Your browsing history suggests that you might fancy some crumpet.

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Ads watchdog tells Plusnet: There's no way unlimited business broadband costs £4.50

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'Customer' vs 'Consumer'

Ah now you see a consommer, they buy soup, whereas a customer buys custard.

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"customer" is actually an over-used word

Or the CSA. Client is just as bad - "Person or organisation employing or using the services of a professional person or organisation"; falls down on every count.

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Black Horse Down, we repeat... yes, Lloyds Bank, again

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Re: So what corners have they cut this time?

The one with the CHIP in it, so they have to use signature verification which is easier to forge.

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The scheduled maintenance went a bit like this...

Planned Equipment Test Effected Total Operational No Go.

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TITSUP

Temporary Issue. Tech Support Urges Patience.

or

This Issue Temporary. Stop Users Panicking!

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World Vasectomy Day: 15k men line up for live vent-blocking

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Re: "man gravy"

It's man custard. The low-fat version as well, as it will help stop your other half putting on weight.

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Re: Don't believe the hype

Australian small-holder. Got a couple of achers down under.

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Re: Am I the only one to boast

Boast about it? That take a lot of balls.

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Wouldn't you be...

if your danglers were inside your misuses purse and she was closing the clasp?

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Friday?

Is that Blackball Friday?

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80-year-old cyclist killed in prang with Tesla Model S

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Re: Evidence based approach please!

"On the pavement? Really?"

Concrete observations, mate.

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The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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Holy crap!

That's quick. Yup, it's an improvement for sure.

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Stop your moaning, says maker of buggy Bluetooth sex toy

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Re: a virtually deserted bus late one

Scunthorpe.

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Re: a virtually deserted bus late one

There's also an area of London called Clitterhouse. Unfortunately its not particularly glamorous or pretty, being sandwiched in the triangle between Childs Hill, Brent Cross and Cricklewood.

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Re: a virtually deserted bus late one

The 69 to Clitterhouse Recreation Grounds?

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Google aims disrupto-tronic ray at intercoms. Yes, intercoms

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Re: I wonder how far...

Ask Lovsense.

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Cisco, M$, Google...

All merge into one.50 shades of slurp.

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Augmented reality: Like it or not, only Apple's ready for the data-vomit gush

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Re: Whatever ....

Ah, it's a bit of a con you see. They've impoverished themselves in the Apple Store, so they pretend to be glued to their mobes in order to slow their drinking down thus avoiding a headache inducing bar bill. I do that all the time.

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Brace yourselves, fanboys. Winter is coming. And the iPhone X can't handle the cold

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Re: Why are you trying to leave the Apple shop?

Please. PLEASE. Let me go! I need to go to work to earn some money to pay for all this crack-cocaine-tech.

Your reasoning is sound. You may leave, but don't forget your Geek-Bar appointment next Saturday at 11am. Failure to show up will result in forfeiture of your kidneys. Have a nice day.

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Re: but I'm sure Apple will have thought of that

I believe they actually said "Secure facial recognition? Don't hold your breath."

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Re: the use of fingerprint unlocking forces you to de-glove anyway

Does the facial recognition still work with billowing clouds of water vapour coming out of your mouth, whilst icicles hang off your nose and even your eyebrows have got frostbite?

Or do we hang onto out iPhone Xs until global warming really kicks in?

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Re: Some can't handle the study!

21 out of 76 graduated?? Christ, that's some tough course.

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Make cool products. Period. Where did that go?

The company that makes BodyForm?

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Re: Your location is wrong

Too much negative language.

"Here at Apple, we believe you should be in a better location."

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You wanted robo-butlers. Instead, you're getting robo-BOFHs

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Bash?

Ah yes. Percussive maintenance. The technician's tap. One of my favourites.

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Terminator

I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit.

It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.

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Harry Potter to get the Pokémon GO treatment

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Harry Potter and...

...the Prisoner of an Anker-Bank.

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IBM's next turnaround tool is ... a new open-source font?

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Different shades

50 shades of blue.

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Actually...

It's not half bad. Pretty good I'd say. Who'd have thunk it?!

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Facebook's send-us-your-nudes service is coming to UK, America

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Re: Why...

@chivo243

Fortunately, my memory is starting to go. Or at least that's what I tell people. ;)

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Re: "society's likely condemnation of their victim"

Whilst this might be true, it really is up to me what I want done with images of me, isn't it? And if I want to wear a burka, why not? I don't think it's a question of societal condemnation - I mean, there's lot of society that condemns wearing a burka, right? But I'm not bothered if someone posts a picture of me doing that online - revenge ultraconservatism. Right on!

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Re: Why...

Is there a job going then, where these images are vetted by a human for inclusion in the barring scheme?

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"This lets the victim take control and be proactive in their own safety,"

Is this some sort of perverted version of blaming the victim?

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Paradise Papers reveal Apple moved bits of biz offshore

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I saw that Paradise Papers programme

I can't believe they were getting away with it. Unbelievable. That anyone got paid for making that Mrs Brown shite...

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ATM fees shake-up may push Britain towards cashless society

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Re: Link ATM?

That would be very useful for accessibility options. Switch to inverted colours, large fonts, reduced clutter etc.

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Re: own bags? My experience...

Sainsbury's self-checkout -

Do you have your own bags?

- Yes

Please place the bags into the bagging area.

*Places bag, waits*

Unknown item in bagging area.

*removes bag*

Please place your bag into the bagging area.

*Places bag, waits*

Thank you.

*scan, beep, put item in bag*

Unknown item in bagging area.

*removes item*

Please place the item you have just scanned into the bagging area

*places item in bag*

Unknown item in bagging area.

*removes item and bag. Places item.*

*Flashing red light and alarm noise*

Please wait for assistance.

Ffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..........

Every. Single. Time.

And experience has shown that once you've told it you have your own bag, there's no way back to the start to tell it you don't have your own bag, after you eventually decide that trying to weigh your own backpack that you're trying to load your lunch into is beyond the capability of the scales and that you'll just put them into the back pack post-purchase rather than AS you buy them.

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Re: Link ATM?

Sainsbury's self-checkout -

Do you have your own bags?

- No

*scan, beep, scan, beep, finish*

How many bags have you used?

- 0

How do you wish to pay?

- Card

Payment accepted

Voice prompt:"Please take your bags."

*Inward screaming*

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Re: muggings

Ok then, we'll take two pointy ones, a flat one and a bag of gravel each.

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Re: Surely thats phone banking?

@AC. fair point that there's online banking and phone banking, but she was actually resetting her online banking login credentials by talking to someone real and providing sufficient identification information to satisfy them that she was who she said she was. My point was, though, that people are sometimes quite blasé about their "secret" information.

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Post-Brexit economy SAVED: Posh-nosh truffle thrives in Wales

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Re: Whales are now a dessert

Ooh! I'll have a sperm surprise! I fancy a chance from humpback trifle.

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Welsh Truffles...

Is that like Welsh Rarebit? i.e. a posh name for cheese on toast.

Welsh Truffles, mustard baked mushrooms.

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