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This would make a really spiffing didgeridoo.
67 posts • joined 25 Oct 2009
This would make a really spiffing didgeridoo.
BT suggest that scammers in Indian (or some other far away country) call centres are going through bins in the UK to get their info - thus making it "Not BT's fault".
Yep. Definitely conmen at work.
"I can remember a bar in down town San Diego which hung bras (given by drunken patrons) from the ceiling."
Shoddy construction work.
The ceiling shouldn't have needed that extra support.
Given the present state of play on that ship, I imagine there's more test software on board than operational stuff.
If test s/w is running on XP I don't see what the fuss is about.
"A pity that Home Secretary Amber Rudd scraped home by 346 votes."
Is it too late to ask for a few recounts?
If we ask the same question again and again. we might eventually get the Right Answer.
"Still, looking forward to hearing AC/DC blasted out at maximum volume outside the Ecuadorian Embassy until they hand over Assange."
It's right next to Harrods!
I rather think the neighbours might object.
"All the "checking people's phones and computers" and setting up data protection procedures are useless in such cases."
They do serve to p1ss off more people, and thus generate even more leaking and random acts of (un)kindness.
"Is there anyone else getting the impression the The Trump is a little unhinged. He seems to live in an alternate reality. He seems to have lost his grip on the real world. Is he going mad?
If so just what is the constitutional process for removing him from office."
Trump will simply define his mental state as "sane" - and have critics banged up in a sanatorium somewhere (costs of 'treatment' not covered by the ACA obviously).
"Sadly the USTR is not particularly interested in what's fair or even legal, as long as it protects American interests (i.e. money).
As for who's actually entitled to what, America is one of the world's most notorious rip-off artists. Just look at Disney and Apple, as two of the more prominent examples, or frankly anything in America's vast portfolio of laughable patents, or any of the supposed "create works" coming out of Hollywood or the American music industry."
I was startled to read that Waltzing Matilda is an American song.
It was Copyrighted in the US in 1941, so those criminals in Oz have been stealing this American creative product - ever since 1896.
Sort 'em out Trump!
(Maffski) "And global warming, if you hadn't noticed it's already solved. "
You live in one of those states where marijuana is legal now, right?
Don't go overboard with that stuff.
" Many of Trump's policies are absolutely at odds with the agenda of his own party in Congress"
"Republicans may have a unified government at the moment, but they don't have a unified party."
Since no-one really knows exactly what Trump will actually do in office (his campaign rhetoric was all over the map) it may turn out to be misleading to describe Trump as a Republican.
You illustrated this article with a stock picture of HMS Belfast.
Belfast isn't a navy ship since she was decommissioned in 1963.
What you really need is a picture of a modern navy ship which is still in commission.
HMS Victory for example.
"I don't care. I'm not voting for Trump because of facts of any sort. I'm voting for him because it's the political equivalent of pulling the pin and tossing the grenade in the china shop."
It's the political equivalent of pulling the pin and hugging that grenade closely to your chest.
"Nuclear brinkmanship was a lose-lose game."
"THE ONLY WINNING MOVE IS NOT TO PLAY."
Others might describe this as taking a tambourine to a gun fight.
"The answer to that question
Is probably the same as to "do you intend to keep the same phone for the next 12 years".
<Checks date of manufacture of phone - 2003>
<squints at picture>
Are you quite sure that it's beer in that glass?
" If a modern human went back in time to the time these legends were written, if they were able to communicate and if they didn't give everybody some modern-day pathogen that's lethal to the lot of them, how are you going to communicate the size of just our solar system to anybody from that era in any functional way? You'd almost have to introduce some hackneyed number like 5,000 years for it to be understandable."
Agreed. In order to grasp both the size and time aspects of the universe would require advanced mathematical understanding.
However, even today journalists are advised to avoid statements like
"30% of the population" and instead say
"three people out of ten"
Depressing isn't it?
All those who fear the drones will nip off sharpish to the nearest desert where they will stand out like a thing which stands out as an easy target.
The real enemy of these drones is Wisteria.
Hacking into a Selsyn/Synchro?
You might need a boarding axe.
"Let's face it, companies like Plusnet wouldn't be able to offer Broadband at £2.50 per month if you weren't paying line rental. "
£2.50 per month to start, but do look out for the 400% increase after 12 months.
"Oddly enough, due to the much-abused law allowing the seizure of assets purported to be used in a crime, there are quite a few cases in the US that have names along the lines of US Government v a huge pile of cash."
Suppose the pile of cash should win?
(Some might suppose this has already happened)
The SFO seem to be saying that the data they require is being sent to the US authorities & not to them.
Doesn't this really mean that the US agencies have shouldered aside the SFO because they wish to act as judge & jury on any event anywhere in the world which may impact on US interests?
Who could have imagined that this would happen?
Many of you seem to think this is about responding to terrorism, an assault on civil liberty, damage to the IT industry and all sorts of red herrings.
There's an election coming up.
Dave is getting some TV time standing next to the US President whilst looking all statesman-like.
The flames of hell are not hot enough for the likes of you Sonny Jim.
Does everyone remember the other old joke?
"We found out why the stamps weren't sticking to the envelopes.
The glue is fine, but people are spitting on the wrong side."
I've been chasing Nook for a refund since May 2013 - they apologise, promise to pay up, nothing happens.
Chase them again, rinse & repeat.
Not a firm I'd choose to deal with.
"Did they specifically desire a sexually provocative 13 year old with budding breasts and a short skirt to be their mascot?"
One of us needs a new monitor.
If he invoked the 5th, he would thus confirm that he has committed criminal actions.
Is that a good result?
“We couldn’t be more delighted to have another major supersonic milestone under our belts as we move toward a 2014 start of commercial service,”
Should he be be putting milestones under his belt - supersonic or even stationary ones?
Glad to see he's moving forward towards 2014 though.
Do you think Hitler would have been fond of a little red bush?
I ordered one & got a whole series of emails.
Acknowledgement/ processing/ about to ship/ it has been shipped.... and 15 minutes after that last one, a final email to say it's all been a mistake, we haven't shipped anything and we're out of stock so please buy a different model at £69.
Clearly a company one can have confidence in.
Buy a Nook Simple Touch for £29, including delivery.
But you will want a "Matte Screen Protector Kit " to preserve your valuable e-reader of course.
It's impervious to all these right?
Where's that drawing board?
I agree that China would have no wish to fight alongside NK if a war should start, but to jump from that to assume that China would fight against NK is an impossible leap.
Why on earth would they? What could they possibly gain from this?
Sit back and let everyone else exhaust themselves.
Light up Thunderbird 1 and get it over the search area ASAP.
David Miliband! Your hour has come.
If El Reg decides to move into radio, you're going to need specially trained stunt announcers for this stuff.
Let me get this right.
Your telling us that your mistress is mooning everyone?
It's a thingy.
A fiendish thingy.
(Copyright Ringo Starr)
Obviously you did.
Do I have to spell it out for you?
"In all seriousness, can anyone spend long periods reading from a tablet without suffering eye strain and associated headaches? Can many people even hold a proper tablet in their hands for extended periods without cramping?"
Yes. I do so every day with no problems.
How many member do you have so far?
Just visited the Google Play Store.
It shows a total of 7 Nexus devices.
Five are shown as sold out.
I wonder what will happen if you press, just a tad too hard, in the middle of that huge screen?
"You may not care what UN says, but that has a shiny forecast of ending up with UN dragoons, TANSTAAFL and rocks being lobbed at the Cheyenne Mountain."
The UN should stick to local politics and leave the neighbours alone.
TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free Launch - at least, not from the bottom of Earth's gravity well.
Perhaps they can now get jobs handling guitars for a major US airline?
"It's a dinosaur-like head. We're not yet sure whether it is the expected dinosaur head, or something more exotic like a dragon. We have to make some more measurements first."
Probably drawn by somebody who spent ages on that platform waiting for the next train.
I expect we will see this verb within the covers of the OED any day now.
Thinking about it, the OED probably employs a full time neologism-spotter to keep an eye on El Reg
Isn't that an Oxy moron?
Better wait for the next upgrade with a more flexible interface - the Raspberry Bi.
No. the Teasmade is alive and well - but it has suffered at the hands of those "Design" idiots.
 shouldn't that be "Teasmaid" to suggest a parlourmaid lurking in the shadows in order to wait on you hand and foot?
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