* Posts by traceyfields

10 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Jan 2013

Super Cali's frickin' whiz kids no longer oppose us: Even though Facebook thought info law was quite atrocious


for the subedit

if Zuck says it long enough, they'll believe his hocuspokus

- and it's friday, so one for the rest of us too

Oh honey! Oxfordshire abuzz with reports of a MEEELLION bees stolen


so why is it

that we never get a comment from amanfrommars on important topics liker this?

isn't apiary an inter-planetary issue? what are the martians not telling us?

A tiny Ohio village turned itself into a $3m speed-cam trap. Now it has to pay back the fines


they will have a hard time raising that amount of money to pay back, i mean it's not like they could just put a tax on tea, is it? :)

Ancient Earth asteroid strike that dwarfed dinosaur killer still felt today


Re: I don't understand these miles and kilometers thingies

try this:

"The impacting body, which could have been an asteroid or a comet, was between 4015 and 6285 double decker buses wide and hit the Earth at more than 600 times the official speed limit on English roads, with a minimum 5 year prison sentence and automatic disqualification. The impact would have caused a crater around 54000 double decker buses across and the resulting tsunamis would have been tens of thousands of linguine high."


Re: Wiped out species in existence?

> no it wasn't. that's the rough age of EARTH! it WAS around 3.6 million years ago.


let us take another look at the article, shall we?

"the scientists behind the paper think they have found evidence of a massive impact between 3.23 billion and 3.47 billion years ago"

that is billion years as in BEEELION years in El Reg terms or maybe even BEEEEEEEEEEEELION years, as that is quite a few billion years and certainly longer than the lifespan of my computer's operating system (which has just suffered an extinction event).

Facebook switches itself off and on again after GLOBAL meltdown



> "Don't Facebook 'Facebook' on Facebook, otherwise it will turn into just another book." ®

obvious really, system crashed due to an infinite loop when somebody facebooked about somebody else facebooking about their facebooking.

all it took after that was one click of a like button ...

obXKCD: /244/

Now swallow: Microsoft hands out cure for Surface RT tabs killed by Win 8.1


Re: Serves you right





exercise: count number of upvotes to this reply. based on this, calculate number of Reg readers who cut their teeth on beebs... :)

Beam me up? Not in the life of this universe


obHHG2TG ref

I teleported home last night

with Rodney, Sid and Meg

Ron stole Megan's heart away

... and I got Sydney's leg

RIP Douglas Adams

(no icon as sign of respect for one who was for me)

Hitchhikers' Guide was WRONG, Earth is not in a galactic backwater


Re: No upvotes from me

when i got here, it had reached 69 ... which is a far better answer than 42 :)

no icon - because i can't decide between PH or a drink afterwards to [ahhem] - "clear the throat" ;)

Is this possibly the worst broadband in the world?


see you and raise you

seriously, what are you complaining about? you have a connection, quit whining.


^ 38k graphic uploaded to server in about a minute and a half. 20 years ago and i'd have been well impressed.