Feeds

Never trust a robot with anal beads and a fixed grin

A flying car? Your pants are on fire

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Comments The flying car, that which we Reg hacks demand of all and sundry after a few pints, looks like becoming a reality. The Terrafugia Transition® is a bit more like a plane that can drive, but it seems to fit the bill anyway. You shared our excitement:

"Marty, where we're going, we won't need roads, just a runway. Oh, and you might want to leave that skateboard behind, I don't think we'll get up in the air with that on board."

Smallbrainfield


"This would mean that learning to fly a PAV would be no more demanding than getting a regular driver's licence."

This fills me with a fear no words can describe. I don't know about drivers across the Pond, but here in the US of A, a majority of drivers don't deserve their licenses. But to allow these same people to pilot an aircraft?

Looks like I'll have to finish building the bomb shelter my grandfather started building in the 50s.

Nate


Try parking that thing in a dodgy neighborhood... Do you have any idea how much graffiti would be on the wings?

Anonymous Coward


Graffiti on the wings? You mean the wings will still be there?

Carol Yates


At least bad drivers will be quickly and efficiently culled from the herd.

It sounds like a fab idea. Likely huge repercussions for society. Think of the mayhem as the paparazzi chase celebs around the sky. Weekend in Paris? Customs? Pah! Mobile phones won't work properly though (maybe a good thing). How will the speed Taliban persecute the motorists now? No more getting stuck on a windy road behind some dodery airhead towing a caravan...

Danny


An airport worker's iPod nano burst into flame while inside his trouser pocket. You all figured he must be lying, since his pants were manifestly on fire. But what of the jokes? There were plenty:

Brings a whole new meaning to 'Hot Pants'

Richard Cain


Liar! Liar! I mean c'mon, his trousers caught on fire.

Stephen Stagg


goodness gracious great balls of fire!

...erm, taxi for one please?

Alex


Is that an Apple in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?

cor


What was the "glossy paper" in his pockets? That old Bronco/Jeyes toilet paper we used to have in school? Playboy? The Radio Times?

And what for?

spiny norman

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Holy vintage vehicles! Earliest known official Batmobile goes on sale
Riddle me this: are you prepared to pay US$180k?
Criticism of Uber's journo-Data Analytics plan is an Attack on DIGITAL FREEDOM
First they came for Emil – and I'm damn well SPEAKING OUT
'It is comforting to know where your data centres are.' UK.GOV does NOT
Plus: Anons are 'wannabes', KKK says, before being pwned
'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?
Plus: Flame of the Week returns, for one night only!
NEWSFLASH: It's time to ditch dullard Facebook chums
Everything hot in tech, courtesy of avian anchor Regina Eggbert
Hey, you, PHONE-FACE! Kickstarter in-car mobe mount will EMBED your phone into your MUG
Stick it on the steering wheel and wait for the airbag to fire
Bible THUMP: Good Book beats Darwin to most influential tome title
Folio Society crowns fittest of surviving volumes
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?