Bang 'im Up
I'd give him an extra five years for using the hardly aspirational footwear brand as a username.
1115 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Jun 2008
I fort the koala-tea of spelin ad gone dawn a bit an noow eye no wy.
Off cource u shud panda two th' masess. Yur a bizzness an hve too mak a scent or free. Spelin is difucult an jus coz it mackes mi brian hrut dunt meen u shundt pleeze de moist poople.
I luk fword too usin ur Crome extenstion an ope itll mack fings on ur sigth mutch ezier tu unnerstand.
Not my printer but my cheap Bluetooth headphones* have started speaking a Far Eastern dialect.
So far no luck with various button combinations bringing it back to heavily accented English.
Maybe attacking with a soldering iron might help.
*Blitzwolf AA-ER1. And the only words it says are 'power on' and 'power off'.
You must be a youngster!
As a child I can remember seeing bare wires on new electrical goods.
Then there was the scramble to find a screwdriver and something that could donate a plug until a new one could be bought. (Because the brown coat wearing shop boy would ask 'do you need a plug for that?' and the reply was always 'no, I've got a spare one at home.')
"Why on earth I would need an extra power supply while I already have (a) the old one and (b) many devices with either USB-A or USB-C format ports is beyond me"
Good for you. You don't need to add to the mountain of unwanted chargers. You can send one to the bloke in Brazil who's just decided to replace his decade old Nokia with its propriety charger.
"If there was something to be seen, it would be on video by now."
Well your puny human mind would jump to that conclusion but we, err, them aliens have cloaking devices, sensors to detect and evade recording devices and a map of every camera on your, err, the planet.
Also humans are easy to fool. 'Look over there! A elliphunt!!'
" records coming from new artists like Adele, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish."
New artists? Adele's first release 2007. Swift's 2006. Hardly new artists. Eilish's recording career stretches all the way back to 2017.
And isn't the vinyl revolution being lead by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Oasis and Pink Floyd?
Anyway I only came here to say that the Ikea turntable is an ugly looking lump.
I bought a new laptop a month or so back and it came with Windows 11.
It took a few tries but using Classic Shell and Winaero Tweaker I've managed to get it looking like my Win 10 machine.
I miss the Notifications thingy from the far right of the taskbar and Task Manager now means pressing WinKey+X and a mouse click. But on the whole I'm getting used to it. Only software I'm having trouble running is Darktable photo workflow. And that could be a hardware problem. My old machine was picky with certain USB sticks.
My only complaint is about the laptop trackpad. Whose idea was it to put clicky buttons under the trackpad surface? It's crazy! Go to click an icon and the pointer moves.
Still I'm pretty impressed that a £400 laptop with Iris XE hardware can play Tomb Raider (Square Enix version) at 60fps!
Well done to Callum. Designing a logo for anything is difficult; just look at the terrible designs produced by 'grown up professionals'.
Further congratulations are surely due to Callum for confusing any aliens that might come across the discarded bit of rocket his logo is on. They'll never find our planet with it's ice beard disguise.
(On a personal note: I hate competitions of this sort. Why isn't there NEVER a category for artistically inept old duffers? Not that I'd enter, I just don't like the discrimination.)
I have trouble spotting fake faces.
The papers (real or online) are full of 'celebrities' that I don't recognise and I'm sure most of them are synthetic.
The one called Rylan(?) is obviously a fake. That painted on beard and the 'Banana Splits' teeth. Not going to fool anyone.
But for the rest everything is so instagram filtered and tweaked it's difficult to tell which is which.
The BBC's TV content may not suit you or myself but I belive there are one or two other people who rely on the BBC for local news and dancing and sewing programmes. As much as 'we' dislike them talent shows and soap operas are the current staple of British TV.
For a corporation that has seen it's income gradually reduced by the culture wrecking party it's still managing to turn out a few watchable shows. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but it is bloody popular.
Imagine that future where every terrestrial TV channel is showing programmes interrupted every 10 minutes for adverts for food delivery services and on-line bingo companies.
Oh come on. Nobody is going to call a company Silly Auto.
And what's with the "every day billions of people are using smartphones naturally with their thumbs" claim?
I use my finger to poke and caress my phone screen. Phone held in left hand, right index finger doing the pointing and clicking bit.
Aren't phone too long these days for thumbing the keyboard. Won't they just tumble out of your hands? Could explain the number of texting-teenagers with shattered screens I see.
I bought the official analogue joysticks just to play this game.
Didn't quite make Elite status before the end date to get the Elite badge so I have the shameful 'silver' medal.
Later versions lack the charm of the flickering wireframe original spaceships.
>>Thargoid bites space-dust.