There was no word as to whether a Playmobil figure was at the drone's controls.
Is this - GASP! - the return of Playmobil to El Reg?
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A little off topic but you've reminded me of an observation from my oldest grand kiddie.
He was 8 when we'd taken him to the Amberley Museum. We had reached the exhibit about television and radio history. There were loads of elderly CRT sets, wheezing their last, entertaining the punters with generated historical test cards and sundry content. Some if it was in colour but an awful lot of sets were, naturally, monochrome.
Laddie looked thoughtful as we came away. Eventually he asked "When did they invent colour?"
We were some way from the exhibit by then, so his question was a bit out of context. We gently probed to work out what he was really asking.
It turns out he'd seen the monochrome TVs and understood that the pictures were old. He had put two and two together and come to the conclusion that the "Real World" (TM) had once all been monochrome.
Gentle explanation followed. Sweet kid.
As one illustrious commentard on these hallowed pages recently opined, such drivel is:
clickbait bullshit designed to get eyeballs for their advertisers, and axe grinding opinion pieces with statistics so abused that if the stats were kids the police would raid the premises immediately
Which rather neatly sums it up.
Based on previous experience of the incompetent customer indifference halfwits* at WankWank, they will tell you they can't help over the problem with your email service. After a pause if about 6 months you will get a call from some nebulous twat "following up" about your "problem with email" and asking how WankWank did.
*Sorry, but I am bigging WankWank up to an unreasonable degree with that choice of words however a proper expression of my real contempt would damage your screen.
I remember an article in a kit car magazine many years back. It was the tale of someone who, on one of our days of Full English Weather (brilliant sun and sharp showers), came back to their car and found a dirty great scorch mark across a seat.
There had been a shower earlier, which had puddled on the clear panel the'd decided to have put in the roof part of the soft top. Think sunshine roof. Around the middle of the day the rain had stopped and the sun had come out to shine Down. The puddle of water on the sun roof had neatly focused the sunlight onto the seat.
Nice but, yet again, the thing will be spoilt by telecos installing their own take on what people will find irresistible (but, inevitably quite the opposite) and other sundry non-removeable bloatware.
Plain vanilla OS please, telecos, and a carefully curated store of all that stuff you're sure we will find irresistible. You probably won't even need a working server for that.
TRT. At least part of your musings seems related to the film Bicentennial Man (IIRC). A gentle and surprisingly good film starring Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz (in a dual role), Wendy Crewson, and Oliver Platt. It was based on the 1992 novel The Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg (which is itself based on Asimov's original 1976 novelette "The Bicentennial Man"),
It says here.
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