Of course there is no mention of his latest fiendish plot to confuse El Reg readers by remotely nobbling the keyboard drivers of the El Reg hacks.
6424 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009
Absolutely. Cracking acting and a monster that you never get to see. The reality that the real monster is inside the human, their psyche, their fears and xenophobias - ready to murder and deceive and manipulate in order to, what? Save their own miserable skins?
And then in one glorious moment, simply one woman's epiphany, humanity's intrinsically good and altruistic nature is restored. This really swings you from the dark to the light of human nature. And the Doctor is totally out of control. He's really scared and he shows it. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, they say; is this why he is so fond of humans?
And then that little bit at the end, when Donna jokes with him... "Don't. Just don't". The most menacing and threatening thing I've ever heard the Doctor say.
Brilliant episode, and so often overlooked. It's equal second with Blink on my list of best Who stories ever.
Not only that, but there's a stream of information about roadworks and accidents etc beamed out with Classic FM. My car's built-in navigation system uses that. No swap out available. And I plan to keep this car for another 10 years or so.
And there's the TA system too... brilliant. RDS is good... it isn't broken, you don't need the extra spectrum, just... madness to force a shutdown.
Yup. When I tried to watch the video on YouTube for the fu***ing umpteenth time in a row it asked me if I wanted to sign in as my YouTube username or my gmail username. And for the umpteen f***ing time I clicked NO. KEEP THE F***ING THINGS SEPARATE. Because that's what I want to do, so get the F***ING message will you. Jeesh!
I've given up on Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Flickr etc etc. Email is creeping slowly and inexorably towards Outlook only rather than standard POP or IMAP that just about everything supports.
Someone take me back to the 80s, please!
Best 5 episodes in order:
Genesis of the Daleks, Midnight, Blink, Talons of Weng Chiang, Horror of Fang Rock.
Now, they all have elements borrowed from other stories and writers, but a lot of that is the cliche of story telling - fog bound London with dirty backstreets and murderers, lonely storm ravaged lighthouses, the real monster is mankind itself, etc etc, but those, in my mind, are all the most original stories.
I'm surprised the author didn't go back to 1st and 2nd Doctor stories which were heavily historical. The Romans, Marco Polo, The Aztecs etc.
And Black Orchid = The Ghoul...
When you enter the gates of pedant city... :-D
Yes, the earth grounding of the user's finger as opposed to the floating, capacitively coupled and potentially noisy ground that comes from the charger and into the phone.
There are articles on it, if you want to search for them. The practical upshot of it is that you should stick to the charger supplied by the manufacturer as that's been tested with the device; anything else and you take pot luck.
It's the look of the windows as well with the horrible washed out colours and almost invisible vertical dividing lines and square cornered buttons...
Previous versions of Windows let you (even if it was horribly clunky) change the shading of the UI and turn advanced features off etc. You have a look in the themes section... it's all photographs and junk. Where's the plain and simple, business-like options?
I've done that already. I've had Flickr Pro since the beginning of the site. I've only one public picture now, and that is just telling everyone how much Flickr now stinks. I store a few new photos in there for my own use, and I don't visit it everyday like I used to; it's just too painful to look at.
Good job I don't have any friends and social media is dead to me.
After everything else that Yahoo! has redesigned the UI for (Flickr, Groups etc)...
Yeah, it's going to be f***ed up. Someone needs dragging out into the car park to, on webcam, have exclamation marks inserted into every bodily orifice available until they eventually get the idea not to pi55 off the internet.
I got round it by sticking with iOS 5. I wish I'd stuck with iOS 4 to be honest. I preferred the unlimited wifi location cache as I've got an iPod only and the location services used to work even if off the net. Did they include a switch for that? No. Did they include a switch to let you keep the Google Map? No. Did they include a switch to let you keep the familiar iOS interface? No.
Sick and tired of having the latest and greatest shoved down my throat when I don't actually want it. If any app developer's latest update can't run on iOS 5, then it's bye bye time. At this rate I'll end up back with the pocket diary and papermate that I used between 1978 and 2009 - that seemed to work fine for me.
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