Another disappointing byline
Come on, El Reg - nobody thought of "IKEA to manufacture electric chairs"?
1113 posts • joined 3 Jul 2010
Come on, El Reg - nobody thought of "IKEA to manufacture electric chairs"?
In the case of Samsung phones, the person who stole it. Otherwise it can be tracked with Dive.
A fixed battery is only really bad from the point of view of replacing faulty ones. I could live with that. It's the lack of microSD slot that means I, like so many others present, will be moving to a different manufacturer when the time comes to replace my S4.
Dio, I'm looking for the "Report Suicidal Tendencies" button for this post but I can't find it. Does El Reg really care less than Facebook?
I maintain that Charles Stross is the real author of the BOFH stories. The style is remarkably similar to the Laundry Files, it's known that Bob Howard's middle names are Oliver Francis, and in the short story Pimpf he also has an assistant whose initials are PFY. If Simon Travaglia is not a pen name for Stross - and it means "one who has heard at work", so it surely is a pen name for someone - then Stross is very heavily inspired.
The Independence referendum 2014 and the Devo Max referendum of (IIRC) 1979 are no doubt two of the "three failed attempts". For the third, he could be referring to either Scotland's original independent status which they had to give up after the failure of the Darien Project, or the Jacobite War of 1744-45.
I don't think much of your observational skills, objective or otherwise, if you think Nicola Sturgeon is a man.
Minor correction to the article: the referendum was September 2014, not November.
I wouldn't be surprised if the notional Miss Fun2bwith mentioned in my previous post was already partially comprised of plastic. However, some people don't require surgery to become artificial.
I must be abnormal, then, because "Fun2bwith" sounds to me like a bubbleheaded slapper with the attention span of a gnat on crack and I wouldn't even bother looking at their profile.
I wonder what handle the author of this paper goes by online? Could it be "Fun2bwith"?
Yeah, we came for topless ladies throwing mayonnaise, not topless ladies throwing stock!
So if I don't pay to retain my sperm, they'll come and take it from me? Better send your nubile Korean ladies, Samsung - you're not getting a penny from me!
The significant hole was in the kid this psycho shot.
Not as bad as blue text on a yellow field. What's the national motto of Sweden - "Fuck The Colourblind"?
This comes as no surprise - most Yanks couldn't give a shit about 95% of the planet they're standing on, let alone any others.
These celestial designations are silly and discriminatory. On a universal scale, we're all just a bunch of rocks huddling around the same fire.
Bumping rather than start a new thread: I just got attacked by an animated advert for Fifty Shades of Grey on the front page with some bloke taking his shirt off. Noisy adverts are one thing, but this one is straight up NSFW for a lot of people. Please remove it, before someone gets in trouble - I'd hate to not be able to read El Reg on my teabreak.
In the face of banning internet commentary, one has to keep the British end up.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the efficacy and value of internet advertising was based on either page views or clickthroughs. If it's page views, then the content producer is paid based on the level of traffic to their site; it doesn't matter if I see the advert or not so long as I visit. If it's clickthroughs, then it doesn't matter if I see the advert or not if I don't visit the site being advertised - which I never do. Whichever it is, the hosting site does not lose money if I block the adverts.
I remember the Chinese chippy near my gran's house. Special fried rice had the usual diced pork and chicken and the odd prawn, peas, and an omelette on top. Much as I like a proper Chinese with the intended ingredients, I miss that sometimes.
I was thinking that myself. Revenge porn is when you post nude pics or sex videos of an ex to get back at them. None of these women were ever involved with Brittain, so what's he taking revenge for?
(That's a rhetorical question, by the way. No doubt Brittain is of the mind that he's taking revenge on all women because none of them have ever been involved with him.)
I'm sure the Saudis would love to hear your suggestions on how to change their laws when political parties are outlawed and you can be imprisoned and flogged for criticising the royal family who hold all positions of power.
Yes, which is why DKTronics RAM packs came with a piece of Velcro to hold them on. They were also designed to run across the back of the ZX81, fitting to its shape. Very swish, much better than the official Sinclair components and (if memory serves) slightly cheaper, too.
Lawsuit from Vectrex coming soon, then?
Joking aside, the first thing I thought of when I saw this was that iPad Arcade thing - the one where you dock the iPad in a mini arcade cabinet that has joystick and fire buttons for playing the games. It's exactly what this device is, just in a different shape.
El Reg forums were up, weren't they?
El Reg evidently won't pay to have a garbanzo bean in their mouths.
Well, that depends on whether we can characterise the rocks as moons. If they can, and if someone can find an image of one of these moons presenting a left side crescent with a star just above and to the right of it, then I'm sure it will be identified as a terror threat on the spot.
I guess we'll never know.
No, seriously, we'll never know - we'll have been converted to pure energy and hence will not be cognisant of very much.
That's all well and good, but you still shouldn't be sending people pictures of it.
(Paris, because she knows this all too well.)
The character in the first screenshot on page 2 is not the Caped Crusader, who is Batman. It's Bat-Mite, an Imp from the same dimension as Mr Mxyzptlk who idolises Batman and dresses up as him to fight crime.
I'm quite surprised that Bat-Mite appears in the game, even if it is heavily influenced by the West-era comics. He was very much a product of that era where Batman got silly for a while, and had hardly appeared for 15 years before he was all but completely retconned out of existence during the Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1985. (Which is why I don't blame you for not recognising him.)
Guys, can you please not put swearwords in the titles of articles? I personally don't mind or care about the odd four-letter word, or indeed many of them, but employers often do. This case was particularly egregious as at time of typing the article is headlining, so the first thing I saw when I loaded up El Reg on my lunch break was "SHIT" in inch-high capital letters. I don't want to lose my workplace Reg-reading privileges...
All three seasons of Deadwood alone come to 25 hours of television. I don't know about Arrested Development, but I somehow suspect it's longer. Having had a rare weekend with the TV to myself I still only managed to knock off Guardians of the Galaxy, The Wolf of Wall Street and a listen to the DTS-MA version of the new Pink Floyd album. It is most depressing.
When did puzzle games become moron fodder?
Anyway, this article fails to address the real issue. Candy Crush Saga only gives players one life every thirty minutes unless you make an IAP, when you get given two hours of unlimited lives. If Mills was seen playing the game over two and a half hours, he must have paid to do it - and if this was an officially issued device, it would be linked to a business account so he would have frittered away taxpayer's money to do it. We're all in this austerity lark together, are we?
We've never had problems with a player going out early in KOT or KONY - really the only way to get beaten quickly is to stay in Tokyo too long, and that is fixed in KONY by being able to heal from destroying military units. Most games have a steady decline for all players, with nobody going out until most players are at 3-5 health. It's usually only 10 minutes to the game end after that, maybe less.
I am disappointed in its implication that if someone likes creating art, they must be a Homo.
But then how would lawyers, politicians and bankers get online?
Verbosity and intelligence are not interchangeable. Abusing a thesaurus to cover up the intellectual void behind your words is the cheapest trick of the demagogue. Your first paragraph, for example, boils down to:
"I want to imply that I'm saying something clever and you don't understand it because you're stupid. Also I don't want you to actually understand what I'm saying, so I'm using big words to make you think it's important."
I heard Stephen Hawking lecture while he was still barely able to speak for himself. He was more easily understood than your post.
It comes as no surprise to me that this project is using Indiegogo for the flexible funding option. This means the project runners will get your cash regardless of whether they meet their goal, making it a popular choice for scammers. Fake retro tech is one of the most common kinds of scam, so I strongly doubt this is on the level.
Lightsabres are modelled on Japanese swords, which also lack crossguards, but the samurai never had much problem with opponents sliding their blade down because when blades clash they become entangled by friction. If you know what you're doing, you can even prevent an opponent withdrawing their blade after a parry.
Perhaps it is. But I can only go with what I know, and of around ten parcels I've had shipped to me by DPD only one has arrived on schedule. Because their local collection depot is inaccessible to me as a non-driver I have to be home for those deliveries, so all in all I've wasted at least a week's leave waiting for parcels that never arrived.
My experience with Royal Mail is also the opposite of yours. Their local sorting office is open until 7pm every weekday, 8pm Wednesday, and it even opens on Sunday. A lot of stuff also gets deposited at the local post office just down the street, which as part of a corner shop stays open until 6.30.
Ah, so El Reg will be shipping with DPD then.
True, but contracting generally requires that you do some actual work - or at least, turn up and pretend to do some actual work. Collecting donations from Reddit can be done from the comfort of your own home.
Someone needs to set up a dating site for single subatomic particles. "BBB (Big Beautiful Baryon) seeks gluon 35-45nm for romance, possible fusion. Do not mail if you are strange."
You don't need to know what they do, man - this is SCIENCE!
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, human technological development began when we discovered how to make fire by banging rocks together. Now, at the very peak of our civilisation, we are discovering the underpinning secrets of the universe by banging infinitely smaller rocks together. It's wonderful.
Are those cameras that ask you if your bum looks big in the picture?
Yes, it was terrible that T-Mobile texted this woman's dead husband to tell him about their broadband ... but it was a lovely service.
Mine's the one with the urn in the pocket...
The more I see of .gov.uk under Cameron, the more I think it should be classified as extremist material.
Inevitably this happened when the authors sold the movie rights. I understand the going rate for a Gospel was thirty pieces of silver, which really isn't much for the Greatest Story Ever Told.
You realise you just openly supported adults displaying their genitals to children?
"I'm sorry, Mr Jedit, but you have colon cancer."
"How do you know? I haven't been in for a check."
"Google have extended the range of their search engine."
Keep multinational corporations out of my rectum!
Beware of their cheap shoddy knock-offs. I don't care how they brand their products - you can't get one virgin for a quid, let alone 72 of them.