Re: But, as the BOFH would
6163 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009
Meh. Flares are so 70s.
To be fair, I don't think I was the first to say that. It's so obvious, it must have been done before somewhere.
Oddly enough, my two most up-voted comments have both been Trek related. I think that says a lot about the El Reg readership, and possibly indicates a new icon requirement.
Why thank you. And the same back to you, all of you "well played" commentatorards. It took me a while to get it; nicely done.
I would have been even more impressed if they had deployed one of these:
where no-one has gone before.
with all the bluetooth adverts beamed at your phone when you go to the cinema. Mind you, that is one way to make sure you have your phone switched off in there.
Well, let's put it this way, you'd expect some individual car models to be lemons, but for the French, it's a whole make.
Re. setting an engine speed independent of road speed. That would be a drive-chain similar to the one in the Prius (infinitely variable planetary system or the Synergy as they call it). I don't think this one has continuously variable transmission, just the usual stepped kind. When using the engine to turn the alternator, yes, disengage the clutch and run it at its most efficient speed and under Atkinson cycle timings, but when it is driving the wheels using set gear ratios, you can't do that.
God yes. The building where I work was a PPI job with a French company. There's been a power cut almost every other weekend for the last two years fixing problems, and in the last 6 years, we've lost 20 working weekdays to dodgy power supply components, all of which were French and needed couriering from overseas.
That Metro Ui looks like a bowl of angry fruit salad. With added Haribo.
I beg to differ. Bend over, Richard!
It's worse than that, Jim.
To be fair, I don't think Google *has* a complaints division. Oh, you said Marketing Division. Carry on, ignore me.
Data files, e.g. offline maps.
Real style, of course, would involve training a robot monkey butler to open the tailgate for you.
No, but you can activate the automatic distress call to summon a tow-truck by beating the bonnet with the branch of a tree.
Presumably the ignition is activated by making large circular gestures towards the bottom of the radiator grill?
I'm moving to a shingle beach.
Is it wrong of me to start getting excited by the thought of a pair of leaky French feeders?
Yeah, I had that at Dover, on the cliffs overlooking the Seaport. I couldn't believe it!
we hear of a spectacular "shooting star" over the United Kingdom. Coincidence?
Permalink is not a substitute for displaying a post via an inline anchor, by the way. How can I tell if anyone has replied to my post without going hunting through the dross?
My posts is screwed up. It now takes much more space and the linkback to the original comment is obeying some rule which I can't fathom regarding if it appears or not. Yuck.
My thoughts exactly.
Why did the Kinect decide my in-game avatar would be Jabba? I'm not THAT overweight. *humph*
as he wasn't filling up wine bottles.
OK, who has broken my favourite commentard dump?
Yeah, you can't extend that logic to the rest of the zoditards, though. I mean, cancertard? Could easily be misinterpreted.
Heh heh heh. *chuckles* Tardis.
Is it fair, though, that all commentators be tard with the same brush?
should always be housed in crust.
A curious approach to a product that appeals to the roll-your-own brigade.
they don't have to order any spare parts to fix it.
As a small child, I nearly ran screaming out of the Italian restaurant my family had gone to because I thought that the pasta and anti-pasta would mix in my stomach and explode. I was only 8 at the time, though, and had done way too much ST:TOS, DW and Tomorrow's World than was probably healthy for me.
Sod it. The placebo effect keeps me in work. When I get called out to a machine and the very act of my walking into a room and touching the keyboard causes the problem to magically fix itself, or more usually just a reboot does the trick, people believe I have some magical power to cure their computer woe. I reckon 50% of my shouts are resolved by "magic" like that, and people are willing to pay for that belief. My bank manager and I do not complain!
That's what I said. Apart from I forgot about the sugar coated pill, the fancy packaging and the reassuringly glossy pamphlet telling you why it's the best option for you. The comparison breaks down, of course, in that homeopathic treatments are required by law to tell you that alternatives are available and that you should seek the advice of a qualified professional, but I'm sure that's only to keep pharma happy.
But the Government are firm believers in homeopathy. They take one good idea and dilute it repeatedly until only the essence of a good idea remains, but which costs ten times the amount of the original.
Well, Sir Clive Sinclair made a Quantum computer years ago. With little whirry tape cartridges and everything.
They can also use it to crack current cyphers which are based on, e.g. factoring very large numbers. And other hard maths.
That sounds like a computer so vastly superior, so amazingly intelligent that it could prove the existence of income tax and rice pudding before it's even been switched ON!
I'd love to see another visit to Peladon. I've been thinking of storylines for it.
Perhaps The Doctor could be tasked by the Earth's High Commission to return to Peladon for some diplomatic reason. Call it "The Peladon Brief"
because Captain Jack's visiting.
Oh come on, be fair. I had to google it myself as I'd forgotten what it was! I've not heard that job title since the early 90s. HR has managed to mangle things so much in the last 20 years anyway...
Frigs in spaaaaaaaaaaace!
c**t have been a better translation? You know, in terms of emotional impact?
Paris, because she knows about cunning stunts.
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