181 posts • joined 16 Dec 2009
Re: Mission energy requirements....
"an artificial island in the Pacific"
One nice (and overdue) feature
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XTC got there before all of us
We're only making plans for Nigel
We only want what's best for him
We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel just needs this helping hand
Always well lubricated
UKIP do things differently
Everywhere else the condom goes on the prick
Wait until the last sentence
I use the Snipping tool almost daily. Are Microsoft about to break it?
Re: So what does Cholesterol do in the body that's so important the genes are unchanged in
"I think you'll find that is 1/2 a treellion years"
I think you'll find that is 1/2 a billion years. "e"s optional.
Re: UK networks have 'no plans' to bring roaming fees back after Brexit
" I never fucking apologise for anything I write."
Even if you find out you were wrong or have inadvertently upset someone you cared about?
Re: "This fake website was spam-vertised using bogus emails"
You nearly had me with "outloook.com" but I'm savvy enough not to click on links like that.
Wi-fi uses photons, not electrons. We are not swamped with beta radiation.
What a relief
Male nudity is obviously not a problem for Catholics (surprise!). This will make Sunday's service much more comfortable.
Could have been much worse
Reprinting the stationary cards isn't nearly as expensive as reprinting the moving ones.
Re: THAT Price for one View?
Predicting the future...
doesn't get tougher than this!
Re: in time any internet device with audio in and audio out will work
In this case it will be very important to distinguish between ringtone and ring tone.
The IT department manager (an accountant) once phoned the help desk to find out why his wireless mouse wasn't working while he was working from home. We eventually asked whether the receiver was inserted properly, to be told it was definitely plugged in - to the docking station on his desk. In the office.
"out on a limb"? I hope that was unintentional.
Re: Did he pay the appropriate fare for the journey?
"just tinkerers from other preffesions?"
You're obviously not an English preffesor.
Speed of ice formation
Is this a real life occurrence of Asimov's "Time Pussy" story in that the ice is formed so quickly that it is still warm?
Skeletal staff would actually be useful if all they had to lift was the occasional software package. I suppose they wouldn't want long lunch breaks either.
A novel suggestion
How about "observe the speed limit"? As another poster observed, nobody is above the law.
"In a shit sandwich, containing very little bread"
Well done there
Wait, scroll back a bit
Can't fix it
The download from HP consistently stops between 60 and 70 MB (of 181 MB)
Someone else had a better headline
YouTuber tragically survives after cementing his head into a microwave
When someone complains that the data in a CSV file has been corrupted the only question you need to ask is "Have you opened it in Excel?" as Excel knows best when it comes to dates, telephone numbers, etc. My standard format specification when receiving data from third parties is "Anything other than Excel".
Says a lot about me
...but I'm having difficulty getting past "nonce reset".
Re: Every day's a school day
I remember an advert in PC Plus in the mid 80s for an IT training company which showed someone using an Amstrad PC1512 mouse the wrong way round. Funny how things stick in your mind.
It's 2017... And Windows PCs can be pwned via DNS, webpages, Office docs, fonts – and some TPM keys are fscked too
Re: Future headlines
Re: Kevin Bacon @m0rt
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well, isn't this nice."
is the only quotable example in that song.
Re: Works fine here
Fnarr? Are you channelling your inner Finbarr Saunders? I'm looking for the double entendre but you must have slipped it in while I wasn't looking.
Hey, remember that monkey selfie copyright drama a few years ago? Get this – It's just hit the US appeals courts
Re: Devil's Advocate
"Best expansion of the acronym EVAR."
It would have been slightly better with a double g.
Re: New Sales unit for Apple
I thought it was one DUP
What would Lewis have had to say?
Back from the dead
Kenny Baker is in there, isn't he?
Will it auto-cancel when the 'celebrity' dies?
I'm hoping so as my entry on the looky-likey board has always been Ian Brady
Don't let it search El Reg - no telling what it will do with the phrases "Chocolate Factory" or "Purple Palace"
"flaws that ought to be swiftly and discretely resolved"
Surely if someone wants to resolve several flaws all at once they should be allowed to do so.
"I give you the Austin Allegro "
I further give you the Mini Metro, where the steering wheel wasn't directly in front of you but offset a bit (I think to the left). As this was the first car I ever drove I didn't realise how odd this was for a while.
Re: Good design my a***
I've still got a scar from a Compaq desktop in 1999. Went septic, that one.
Niven and Pournelle got there in 1974.
"shandy drinking southerner"
The correct terminology is namby-pamby shandy-drinking Southern b*stard. With a hard a.
I see what you did there. Fnarr.
Trying (and failing) to make sense of the apostrophe in "c***'*"
Re: I use to work as a tech in the education department
"have a quick squizz"
You might want to consult urbandictionary before giving that advice again
Definitely do-not-iron man if Spandex is involved
"And you Sir win the needlessly pedantic comment of the week award. I'm sure someone somewhere who knows you will be very proud."
No, they are just data. Data is a plural.
Do I get a prize?
It's "succeeded", which I think proves your point.
Re: IT Slight of Hand
Donald Trump is Slight of Hand, among other things. People like us employ sleight of hand.