735 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
Obligatory Frankie Howerd reference
"SECRETS of the LOST SCROLLS unlocked by BREAST SCAN tech" - Titter ye not!
"a screen size between 7 and 10.1 inches "
Only because of the bloody ribbon toolbar!
Re: The final step
Yeah, just yell "Enhance!" at it
Ah, America. Land of the free
And home of the vested interest.
Re: Dear Marriot
What? Like Google?
Re: Hate him.
What the hell have Syria or the Ukraine done to you for you to suggest that?
I was going to say "Shove his head up his arse and sneeze"
But I''ll have to say "bottom" instead.
Re: Necessary XKCD Reference
If I recall correctly, I believe that was Way Station, a 1963 science fiction novel by Clifford D. Simak, originally published as Here Gather the Stars
I'd just be happy with not user hostile
And the ability to turn off stupid animations
No dumb kindergarten crayon level "friendly" graphics
And NO FUCKING METRO TILES
I could live without changing the default Explorer directory - I assume .lnk is still possible
At least some stuff seems to be arriving/leadving Luton:
Interestingly NATS says:
NATS can confirm that a technical problem has been reported at Swanwick air traffic control centre.
UK airspace has not been closed, but airspace capacity has been restricted in order to manage the situation. We apologise for any delays and our incident response team has been mobilised.
Every possible action is being taken to assist in resolving the situation and to confirm the details.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Re: There are other ways
Yes. post it back. And, as a small token of the esteem in which you hold the sender, enclose some little keepsake. Like a rusty cylinder head. Or the veg peelings.
Re: How much value to users put on web sites
@ solo. No, it's not "just the snooping habits" that I object to. A large chunk of my ire is directed at the balal ads, the intrusive and downright rude animated ads (no better than little johnny leaping up and down, yelling, to get noticed and, sadly even served up on El Reg, for shame. ). Its the mindless crap from Amazon (you bought a widget. Here's a targetted ad for another one). Its the lying gits saying things like "you have a new message". Its the special offers that are anything but. Its the popup/over/under ads. Its the relentless celebrity drivel inspired ads.
Attention French Ad pushers (and anyone else embarking on an ad campaign). You don't like people's reaction to the crass, the dumb, the stupid and the rude? Stop doing it. It seems to escape some people's realisation that, if you serve up shit, you get treated like you serve shit. Grow up and start acting like you care instead of going for the lowest common demominator. Simples.
All that is aside from the obvious security weakness of a compromised ad server as has, I understand, been recently slightly in the news.
I do, however, agree with your point that "if ad blockers are adapting "Pay for Play", they are breaching our trust and open source ethics". Quite. With control of what AdBlock allows passing out of our hands, it is in danger of becoming itself just as guilty.
Surveys are another form of consultation.
Which I 'll happily provide at consultancy rates. £100 gets answers for up to ten questions. Take it or leave it.
.... You'll have to do a whole lot better, AND the content would have to be inifnitely better than currently available, for me to actually lay down money for a smart tele and switch from my current TAS** TV
**Thick As Shit
No one mentioned Palm Treo 600/650/680
Lovely phones. Crap cameras though and the 600 was RAM based, not flash so it would forget if the battery went flat.
My old 650 even survived a sojourn into the bilge of a canal boat. Retrieved it, whipped the battery out, washed off the oily water, dumped it into a cupboard in the engineroom in a food container with some rice and left it there for a week. Still worked OK years down the line.
Shouldn't there be
some kind of filter?
Faecebook results exclude people who dont give a shit about Faecebook
Similarly Twatter, Lunkheadin, Gullible+ etcetera.
Did anyone notice the small surge of acceleration
As the world shifted ever so slightly on its axis to once again point, with unerring accuracy, at BOFH on a Friday.
There is a God after all.
Do you "Cacking"
You could also try one of these:
Son-in-law deployed one a while ago and has had much enjoyment hearing, every so often, members of the local feline population climbing, at full speed, the six foot fence out of his garden.
Personally I had immense satisfaction form one local moggie that was climbing up a trellis at the end of the garden, intent on a bird box. Being upstairs and not having anything handy to throw at it limited my options. All I could do was open the window and hiss as loudly as possible (something about the sonics they don't like).
The effect on the Moggie was salutary. It did a full all-4-paws-off start, fell down from the trellis and into the flower bed, where it then made a bolt through the foliage to the only bit of daylight it could see. Unfortunately it was so preoccupied with getting traction it completely overlooked the fact that the gap led straight into the pond.
You know, its amazing how much skinnier a cat looks when it's had a good dunking.
It seemed to loose a lot of enthusiasm for our garden for quite a while after that.
driving Facebookers to work before clocking off for a six-hour unpaid break.
'controlled explosion' my arse!
Lets see how 'controlled' it is. Try stopping one half way through.
You don't get a 'BA' without a 'NG'
Re: The thruster
Don't keep harpoon on about it until we know for sure
Re: "an area the size of Wales is deforested every year."
Nah. Nuke Wales and have done with it
sounds like they're chuffed to bits
Re: You forgot
And did I say how soon the said items would be needed? No, sirrah, I did not!
The roll of carpet and the quicklime
But I'll forgive you.
Re: How are they going to fit it to his bicycle?
Screw your bicycle. What about the Frikkin' SHARKS?
Re: I'm currently using a condom for cooling!
Pastic or Rubber Integrated Cooling Kit
"caused by complications with planned network maintenance"
Watch out for my coffee cup.
What the fsck did you put it there for in the first place?
Re: Shouldn't Worry
lovely - I WANT ONE
That's pretty rich from BT
BT to Vermin Media
"Hullo? Pot here. Kettle; you''re black"
Re: It would actually be a smart business move for Ms
No, no, no. They'd just turn it into another thermonuclear clusterfuck of fail
Should be levied as a % of turnover
The Fuck off and Die button
I'd sign up just to use that.
Re: Tiles should replace icons fully - everywhere.
Not quite. Microsoft could offer the facility of tiles as a free download, which would let people opt for it on its own merit, rather than having the edifice shoved down their throats.
Re: Tiles should replace icons fully - everywhere.
Great, only my tablet wont be running Windows.
Another bunch of people for the "B" Ark
Like it sez
Re: Can I...
This IS Microsoft we are talking about here. What has that got to do with sense?
No, I would NOT like to put live tiles anywhere.
Well, maybe up the arse of the idiot that suggested them.
Re: Combining the best parts of Windows 7 and Windows 8
Sort of Windows 7A
Re: I'm trying very hard to give a shit
Funnily enough, far from being totally jaundiced, I do have a quick look now and then to see if there is really anything I am missing, just in case I have somehow overlooked an improvement on sliced bread. Based on what I have seen so far, both in terms of the phone and the price, I am still failing to get anywhere near defecation mode
I'm trying very hard to give a shit
and failing miserably
What happens when it goes wrong?
Is that a clusterfuck?
Re: There's little wrong with the bones of Windows 8.
Wot he said ^^^
Not to mention the grilled sausage
Re: I've got one
It could be......... but that would involve being able to sit on the reader.