154 posts • joined 11 Jul 2007
"I'll have to connect a spectrum analyser up to a spoon sometime and measure the field :)"
Your Ignobel award is in the post
Re: Devonian? @ ~Spartacus
"Just think how much better the Natural History Museum would be, if some of the dinosaurs were carrying rifles"
Ichthyosaurs with frikkin lasers, methinks
Re: This makes me so happy - @ Witty Phuq chappy
'Keith Roberts "Pavane", published over thirty years earlier.'
Thanks for that reference, saved me needing to point out that Gibson & Sterling used the term Clacker in "The Difference Engine" (1990).
Advice given on Patch Tuesday...
"So far the group has collected 1,738 signatures for its petition"
And Clarkson's petition has been signed by half the planet.
Re: Policing by consent?
"stopped for a defective tail lamp"
Is that still illegal? About time the police round here were told. Ditto headlamps.
Re: Preferred by 9 out of 10 cats
Can't be stopped by a Katzenjammer though
Its quite safe to store secret stuff in the ceiling
Moles are sub-terranian critters
Not working on the Pi yet, despite the fine efforts of many clever and dedicated peeps.
M$ get WinTen running happily on the new toy before the clever brigade sorts Android and they've stolen a march.
(I profess no allegiance to either side for this one, just need a big bucket of popcorn)
Re: Or perhaps
Similarly to Fishman, I bought a refurb SFF desktop box last week for less than half the price of an upgrade license. One piece of kit saved from landfill, another piece soon to be a doorstop.
I fear for LOHAN
The kit's on Barry O'Bambam's side of the pond. Best get it flown before it gets banned
Re: cool phone number Implanted
01 (if you're outside London) 801 8055
Re: Should have done it years ago
Don't forget killing the wildcards from searches when they introduced "smartness" into searches.
And killing the smartness out if you try to filter out using a '-'.
Oh, and showing you other users' "collections" based on your search. NIce one fleabay, serving me up a collection market "prezzy ideas" from my wife's account so I can see what she's thinking of buying me.........
In space nobody can hear you go "ding"
@ Shrimpling "drive on the correct side of the road"
If you were bothered about that then you're playing it wrong...
thus picture two allows you to compare the Meerkats.
Mine's the maroon dressing gown
Or maybe said director is a fan of Wold Top brewery. And thus clearly a person of taste and discernment.
"Philae's discovery of quite how hard the comet is was also a major piece of news"
Kinda nice that the harpoons didn't fire then. It could've been a Willey Coyote moment as the fridge launched itself back into spaaaaace.
And a bit embarassing to explain...
Re: What's in a Name?
Well a Battle Forth is an army led by sombody with a lisp...
Re: So what happens if...
You'd probably be Donald Ducked
And every time a MS coder does a bug fix...
And says "One less BSOD now" they get asked "You _do_ know who wrote the original text, don't you?"
And the fix gets binned
Re: How about Rockall?
Still too many trees
Re: No. 2
And if the blank metal goes from the head to the point, its a nail
Was one of the downloads avaiable over Ceefax for the Beeb. Took the best part of an hour to download, one screen (page) at a time. Very addictive to play, even on a green screen where most of the colours looked the same...
IIRC Mac also wrote one of the appendices to "Everest the hard way", explaining the logistics planning program he'd written for siege climbing. Reams of printout from which got lugged to basecamp.
@ Dom Jefe
Can't afford your $20k/hr, but "Tits and babies beat fact and science every single time" gets you a beer
Re: Not forgetting... @Handel
Just in case you go looking - don't bother searching on HP Lovecraft
Re: Massive Scholastic Overkill
"Edible lingerie ... might have a market"
might be the killer app more like
Looks like CalTech let Sheldon take a sabbatical in R&D.
Returning to their old tricks
When you refer to Virgin Media and poor standards, I take it you mean "the company formally known as NTL", whose band bacame so toxic it had to be dumped. Seems like their PHBs just took a few years' sabbatical
Re: Big Trak - WiFi / RC
Might set your juices flowing
I suggest they give him the bonus of the banker who replied "not interested"
And maybe a similar amount to the press droid who was interested, even though off duty?
Re: Just wondering
Don't forget that bears find rabbit fur very effective, according to the old joke.
And now, thanks to John Lewis, we know that the rabbit gets its revenge by planting an alarm clock in the bear's hibernation den...
Re: Someone get SciFi Channel on the phone!
Still working to pay off the fine?
Re: nice business oportunity
and if it turns out to be a popular venture...
We're gonna need to get a bigger boat
A Swedish co-conspirator
So the Merkins might end up asking the Swedes for a hacking / secrecy related extradition to be considered?
Could be interesting. Time to get popcorn and pull up a chair methinks...
"why on earth did an airport have a highway-adjoining access road without a manned gate"
They built it to be ready for flying cars.
Beat that, Bono
Sits back and waits
For the first hissy fit from some wannabe that gets refused a celeb account.
"Don't you know who I am?"
Need a popcorn icon
Go on, Redneck, give it your best shot....
Re: Overpopulation - @ Phil O'Sophical
I think there are probably quite a few politicians who would be happy with a policy that reduces the number of _opposition_ voters.
Or offer your copy of Farenheit 451 and a box of Swan Vestas?
Re: Julian Assange lookalike flash mob at the Equadorian Embassy, anyone?
Given time to get the riot vans rolling, a simple Operation Kettle (TM the met) should do quite nicely
Or June 4th if the bits were sourced from "genuine UK stock" chinese fleabay merchants
Oh the irony...
If its a "red board" Pi (made in China for local sale).
Re: You can buy food in M&S for under £20 ?
Dine in for two - ten pounds. Occasionally gets a mention on the telly box
Gregorian or Julian calendar?
Back to good old sails then. Explains why the obsolete propulsion method mentioned in the original article was steam. And my choice of icon.
I agree with your steering concerns. No keel or lee boards possible in near-vacuum.
Re: Since "ogooglebar" is in fact found by conducting a Google search for "ogooglebar" ...
I think it may be closer to the definition of recursion. As in
Recursion: See recursion
Nah. extra coating, like the scrimnet on a squaddy's helmet. Coz you can't be tooo careful can you?
Re: Delete *... @AC
if only you checked the code cliff@ebay wrote before it went live...