I swore never to use KLM after they made me queue for EIGHT HOURS at the transfer desk at Schipol after missing a connection. It's fun to bad mouth BA but don't hold up another as better. The sad fact is that they are all shit.
52 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
Re: Not Just Us Then
It's not just nostalgia. We are working through it now. It's ####ing hilarious. Stupid but hilarious.
Get it watched.
Isn't the shiniest object in the solar system the sun?
Re: Renewables are not as green as its promotors claim
Isn't that what vegetarians are for? They are like veal for cannibals. Plus they don't have the strength to escape.
Nope, I totally haven't. Why would I care about Google's ads? If I want to buy something then I research it then buy from a trusted retailer or one that offers a good price.
Why would I care about Google's spam about stuff that I've already bought?
I might click on a few ads to support a site but that's not the same as buying something.
Has anyone ever bought anything on the strength of a web advert? I know that I haven't.
The money's owed to you if you have government bonds in your pension.......
Re: Oh well ....
Conversely I've been trying to get PlusNet to sort out my speed and stability problems for six months. Six fucking months.
Their days are numbered.
Re: Good going cobber
Nah. They used to be set sensibly, statistically using an 85th percentile. Now they are set for pollution and political reasons. Which leads to ordinary sensible people perceiving the speed limits as being set too low. Which leads to (as even the DoT acknowledges) a general lack of respect for them.
Re: El Reg
The Register app was possibly one of the worst, most unreliable apps it has ever been my misfortune to download.............
Andrew Scott (Moriarty out of Sherlock).
He'd do a great job.
I remember a doctor saying publicly that if you need surgery on one side of the body, to mark the side with the procedure yourself and to write something along the lines of 'not this side' all over the other side.
Fixing them and selling them is the most environmentally thing to do with them that I can think of...
How's that not being evil thing going, guys?
Re: Am I missing something?
Agree 100% I actually thought that it sounded quite interesting.
You're too late with your aeroplane idea - the Tate has already had a Harrier and Tornado on display with the paint stripped off.
I got into trouble from a guard for touching the Tornado. It'f a ***ing war plane FFS! It's been to war! I'm not going to hurt it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Computer fraud is easy. ...
It's getting away with it that's a bit of a bugger. .....
The cover amused me.
It shows a devolution of man type sequence, which seems to go through a hipster phase in the middle.
Re: Two faced Which?
The thrust of this arďticle is that, whatever the merits of windows 10, it instslls itself unasked, and borks too many people's systems. And that Microsoft should test it's code properly.
So not two faced, no.
Re: Perhaps it's a north american term
It's common in the UK too - for example an earth work to contain spillages - eg fuel.
You're just not moving in the right circles.
Yep. I've never spelled faff with a "p".
Re: It's always hard
Personally I had a great day aboard HMS Belfast and I think it's a much better fate for a ship than getting converted into tat dust gathering knick-nacks for sale in the Nauticalia shop like some older wooden ships.
Went to Otley instead of Otley road?
Pah! I worked with someone who went to the wrong African COUNTRY on a support call.
In fairness to him it was the travel agents fault, not his. He ended up getting a taxi to the border and walking across in a Checkpoint Charlie sort of deal.
Re: Zuckerberg is running Thunderbird
Not decent; just the least sucky in an ocean of suck.
You wouldn't think that a decent email client would be too much to ask for in 2016.......
Re: We want the Neville Shute Voting System
Possibly the worst Neville Shute novel ever. He wrote some classics but this was a stinker.
Basically an extended treatise on how to gerimander the voting system too keep the evil socialists out of power.
Small shoe sizes.
My wife has really small feet - size two or three. Shops never have her size.
The assistants always say the same thing. "We only get a few small sizes in and they always sell out really quickly."
To which I always reply "well why don't you get more in as there is obviously a demand?"
They always look at me as if I'm from mars. Or scowl at me as if I'm the most arrogant arsehole on the planet for suggesting such a thing.
Re: Next on the list
I agree about Maplin - the guys in there are OK. The stuff is overpriced but if you want something in a hurry or want advice or just want to see it in the 'flesh' it's fine.
I never see many people in there though. And the last thing that I bought was an obscure sized battery for £2.99. I don't know how they pay the rates.
It shows that there's a public appetite for electric cars that aren't shite.
A mate of mine worked somewhere that announced a lot of redundancies.
Seemingly a number of the staff went and shat on the floor in the executive washroom.
Best thing was that the cleaners refused to deal with it so the execs had to clean it up themselves.
I went to the Science Museum a couple of years ago specifically to see the difference engine. I said to a member of staff "Where is the difference engine." She looked baffled for a moment, then pointed to a steam engine and said "There's an engine over there."
I've not been back. It's all too superficial.
Re: The only thing better than a weird CMS ...
Ah good old Alfresco.
Loads of detailed documentation that seemed to bear no resemblance to the version that I downloaded to evaluate.
Totally off-topic but engineers make buildings stand up.
Architects decide what colours the bogs in the building are going to be.
Already got my tickets :)
The fact that it's untested is unlikely to be seen as an issue with the police.
After all, it's still unproven that fingerprints are unique ..............
"Did Edison just go, hmm bit of wire, bit of electric, hey presto light? No he spent a long time trying out different methods."
Actually no he didn't do that either. He nicked the idea from Joseph Swan.......
The only thumb drive that I have _ever_ had fail was a LaCie :(
Re: Out that whole lot..
Ooooooooh Vectrex. I had one of those - it was great. So called because of it's vector graphics. I got it in a Woolco closing down sale with a shedload of games, played it for years, kept it in the attic for longer, then sold it on ebay for a huge profit. Still a cult machine, I understand.
I've got the self same netbook with W7 on it and it runs fine.
Didn't they do this on Top Gear?
Re: Hm, you can make your own changes
Typing this on a Maltron - with the proper Maltron key layout too. Great keyboard.
My dream telly is a reasonable sized screen, good picture, good sound and a shedload of connectors. Not even interested in internal tuners.
Doesn't sound hard, does it?
Re: Quartermass - Goon Show Style
Re: the punishment
The book mentioned that an incident of cannibalism had occurred in the past. It did not dwell on it.
And it's not wholly a book about the fighting, it's a book about the lengths that those in authority will go to to control a population and (ultimately) about the resisting of that authority.
Read the book if you want to cite it, don't rely on second hand reports from the internet.
And .............. still being told the same today.
These systems would be telling people to call back later, then - which is what I was told.
I only go to London once or twice a year and I have an Oyster card. Get one. You'll not regret it.
Try to read one of your Kindle books on your Sony. Then come back and tell me how much easier it is.
Nowt wrong with DAB
I have 3 DAB radios, 2 in the house and one in the car.
The reception's fine on all 3 in rural Scotland. The only drop out that I have experienced is on the M8 in Cumbria where I can't get FM either.
One radio's on its first set of batteries and the other is on its second.
The only criticism that I have is that the bit rate is too low.
My Samsung Solid Extreme
... which looks exactly like this has been through the washing machine cycle a few times to no ill effects. It's a tough little bugger.
That's right - Comet was the place to buy when I was a teenager. It was cheaper by far than anywhere else. It's lost its way now ............