203 posts • joined 26 Sep 2008
You're quite right
It is possible to live life without a smart phone. But, and it's a massive one, it's very useful for looking up information, maps, and general communications like Whatsapp, not to mention the ride tracking that I use it for as well. So for me, I'd rather be with one than without one.
And not being able to put it down in lieu of conversation? That's just self control.
Potentially speaking, they could run water through that thing to much the same effect? Although I can imagine o2 buildup in such a high temp environment would be a rather large problem, though not insurmountable. Also, with the right kind of catalyst, one could potentially overcome the problem of the stronger molecular bonds with water compared to methane. That said, an interesting piece of tech, with a potential to become self-sustaining if you were to bubble bio-gas through it sourced from landfills, if you had enough of it. Also, a good potential use for the apparent oodles of methane clathrate we apparently have, not to mention frakked gas.
Intrusive advertising really pisses me off
Hence a love of adblock and noscript, and pop-up blockers up the wazoo. However if product placement is done properly to the point you don't notice it, then nothing wrong with it. Otherwise it can go die in a fire with other intrusive methods of advertising.
A couple of things
I'm pretty damned sure that Orlowski is only kept around as some sort of El Reg equivalent of Jan Moir or Richard Littlejohn.
Anyway, ad hominem attacks aside, I pay for my content. Only seems fair, really. However, downloading and bittorrent for me fills a very useful hole, in that if a disc gets scratched or broken, I can get another copy. That said, there are those who blatantly abuse the system and I know of one person who has at least 3tb of movies knocking round. He doesn't know what to do with them all, the silly sod.
I strongly fail to see why I should sell out for something twice when I've already bought the rights to watch the content. Also, format shifting shouldn't be illegal either. Just my thoughts, you don't have to agree, naturally.
Re: "I know a guy from the New York Army National Guard ..."
"Our shields can't repel failure of this magnitude!"
I don't hold most of my users in contempt. Anyone who is rude though, well frankly they deserve all the mocking they get. There's a difference between a knowledge gap and wilfull ignorance.
Blimey, you lot are hard to please.
My own variation is thus:
Fresh baked white bread. Not sliced, and none of that cotton wool crap you get in supermarkets.
Treacle cure bacon from Suffolk.
Stoke's red sauce.
Toasted sesame oil (only a little).
Fry the bacon in a little of the oil, until slightly crispy on the rind. Fry the egg in about half an inch of oil. The flavour of the two are really nutty and bloody gorgeous. Let the bacon rest a minute on a warm plate, and lightly toast one side of each piece of bread, on the inside, of course. Combine the lot with Stoke's red sauce.
Breakfast of champions, and a fantastic hangover cure to boot.