429 posts • joined Thursday 20th September 2007 14:48 GMT
There are adverts on Facebook?
I never realised there were ads on facebook, just thought there were blocks of whitespace... [innocent face]
Excellent thumbnail photo
I would like to compliment El Reg on the excellent choice of thumbnail photo to illustrate this massive debate!
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So were they tapping the phone calls of Troy Tempest to Marina? I bet that was a bit of a one-sided conversation...
Re: I rather liked it.
Somehow I read that as rogue sturgeon... hmmm something fishy going on...
Re: Karma's a bitch
But they already acknowledge they own TPB and have aleady been taken to court over it so whats your point?
... and your point is?
Just because it is "sport" means we don't have to care about the accuracy judgements of the officials? That we don't want to spoil a match by allowing stupid mistakes to stand when there are ways of assisting the officials to make the correct decision?
I that case they don't need more complex and expensive technology, then need extra linesman standing next to the goal to see what happens in those situations.
That example will ALWAYS be difficult to judge no matter what tech is used - whose to say that the studs in the keepers boots don't have a clever piece of magnetic field manipulation jiggery pokery? What this will stop is those ridiculous decisions when the ball was clearly over the line and the goal wasn't awarded.
What sort of racing? Horse, car, muse, cockroach?
Re: Missing the point
Try finding a Maiden in that town though... more like Chavhead...
Re: i HAVE YEARS OF PENT UP gw SPLEEN TO VENT
TSR were notorious bullies before they were owned by White Wolf. In the early days of the internet there were numerous cease and desist notices sent out by their lawyer to any site that mentioned Advanced (R) Dungeons(R) & Dragons(R). How do I know? I got one for a site I built for my gaming group to document our shared campaign. I had to remove all reference to AD&D(tm) and other phrases. I tried to point out to them that my site was in fact providing them with free advertising, but they didn't get it... and they they got bought out and everything changed! Don't forget, this was the company that had reg trade mark on the word "Dragon"!!
Re: Harry Potter's <actor>
She also did most of the dubbed female voice in The Water Margin!
Re: Excel < 1-2-3? Features!!?!
Did it handle UTF-8 csv files properly? Excel still can't do that after all these years!
Re: I call bullshit...
There is a rather large difference between setting an explosion on a planet and blowing up a planet - by several orders of magnitude I reckon!
Have a downvote for you trouble my good man! :)
Cheers El REeg, long may your pencils squeak and your keyboards click!
I'm glad someone brought up Babylon 5 - the first major genre TV series to extensively use the "Plot Arc" concept, which has since become commonplace and has subsequently considerably improved such TV shows.
ST:TNG is now an almost unwatchable tugid mess. Every week there was yet another technobabble solution to a spatial/temporal/incomprehensible paradox that inevitably required the deflector shield to be reconfigured. This very quickly got very tiresome. DN9 suffered from the same for the first few series until someone in the production office started watching Babylon 5 and suddenly DS9 discovered the Plot Arc!!!
Babylon 5 Ruled! Pity none of the subsequent spin offs rose to the same levels.
It will be a tough job to do better than Peter Jurassik and Andreas Katsulas as Mollari and G'Kar!
Re: Iron man calling his attacks
> Stark is an alcholic egomaniac, with a narsistic streek as big as the hulk buster
You say this as if it were a bad thing?
Re: Prints are good...
There is lots to stopping me from printing out photos myself a) the faff of making sure the paper is the right type/side up/aligned perfectly to avoid jams b) the annoyance when the ink runs out or turns blobby and smeary c) the cost of replacing ridiculously expensive print cartridges d) the annoyance of paper jams e) the bloody mess when the knife slips while trimming the photos to size!
This is why NORMAL people can't be arsed to print out photos - its way too complicated and in the log run as expensive as getting them printed, since most high quality print cartridges (for photo printing) are a total rip-off and cost almost as much as the damn printer itself!!
Its The Police, not Sting (there is a difference you know) :)
and don't forget the classic "Massage in a Brothel"
I always thought that line said "Military Freaks"
Obviously you didn't read the article very well - its not just Google he has issues with but with most of the "content aggregators" like FB, Google, MySpace and so on that are the guilty parties in this debate. Try reading comprehension - its amazing what you get out of it!
Re: A Fools' Paradise is a Wise Man's Hell and that is never acceptable to Beings with Intelligence
This isn't' the REAL amanfromMars - this post almost made sense! I demand a recount!
Re: Oh great
If you were to bother to read the article you'd realise that Intellectual Property isn't JUST about record companies, but about all types of creative endeavour from books to inventions to movies to the photographs you take and post on Facebook.
Re: Micro gravitation changes?
I'm a time traveller so I'll let you know when I get there - it will sadly take 5000 years as I'm travelling into the future at one second every second which means it'll take me... um... 5000 years.
Re: Here's a mad, crazy idea.
What complete and utter bollocks. How much uranium or thorium is there ready to exploit? What really needs to be done is increase the efforts to make fusion power generation work more efficiently and reliably. That will put an end to our concerns for power generation...
Re: Oh, I love this!
Another tumbs up for SRWare iron
I used to live just round the corner from that bomb site in Shoreditch - I believe there is another one that is now used at an NCP car park just behind the houses Here
I also believe a large number of the smaller NCP car parks were using spaces cleared by bomb damage.
I lived in Kent and London for most of my life and got used to seeing the gaps in the rows of houses where one or two had been destroyed by a bomb. My Uncle's first wife was killed by a bomb in the village I grew up in Kent and last time I went back there, the gap was still noticable in the street. It now been fileld in with a smaller building, but the rest of the houses in that street are all of the same style except this one.
Although you get used to seeing the gaps, stories like this remind you that most of these gaps represent a human story, frequently a tragic story...
I was lucky enough to get to know him quite well for a few years while I was at University. I was studying Astrophysics and Patrick was one of our guest lecturers on the Introduction to Astronomy courses. In my second and third years I was the President of the Astrophysics Society and had the honour of taking Patrick over to the pub for lunch every time he came to lecture. We used to talk about Cricket, Sky at Night and of course Astronomy and he could drink me under the table easily!
In my third year, he'd just come back from the JPL labs as Pasedena as Voyager 2 had just done its fly-by of Saturn and I was editing a magazine for the department which aimed to explain what all the researchers were actually doing. I was a bit cheeky and asked Patrick if he could write something about the Saturn discoveries, thinking he'd send it to me sometime later. "No problem" he said,"Find me a typewriter and some coffee, I've got half and hour before I'm supposed to do this lecture" Wow! so I did and 20 minutes later he handed me 6 sides of typescript with hardly a single mistake! Sensibly, I got him to autograph and date it and I still have it!
Re: He should sue himself...
and maybe you should sue yourself for showing up your mental limitations by putting inane comments on an internet forum! Bugger where's my lawyer, I'm going to have to sue myself now!
Am I supposed to give a damn?
I think my brain just melted from that headline!
Re: Oh, how the ghost of you clings
I also recommend Kurt Busiek's Astro City series for a novel look at the superhero genre, where the stories are mainly told from the point of view of the man in the street facing the end of the world every couple of months.
Re: Dandy, Beano, 2000 AD to Mad Magazine
My father was the Chief Electrician at the Fleetway printing works in Gravesend that printed all the Valiant, Lion, Tiger, Hurricane, Whizzer and Chips, Smash, Battle, Action (the one they banned!) and eventually Starlord and 2000AD - yes I had the complete run of early 2000ADs WITH the attached toys! My wonderful mother of course threw them all away when she moved back to Scotland in 1980...
I have a complete collection of Lion Annuals from 1952 up to the 1980s - that was my personal favourite - well apart from Countdown which was published Polystyle and not my Dad's company, that was all Dr Who (Jon Pertwee), UFO, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. That eventually evolved into TV Action with The Persuaders, Mission Impossible and Cannon!
Don't forget the marvellous Tales of the Trigan Empire from Look and Learn - beautifully drawn by Don Lawrence, each page a work of art!
Re: Why is this so difficult for governments to understand ?
So we cut our rates of corp tax to say 12.5% to match "Offshore Tax Haven #1" What happens when "OffShore Tax Haven #1" cuts their corp tax to lower? They are a small island in a sunny part of the world and don't have the same horrendously expensive welfare costs that the UK Gov has, so they have room in their budget to cut it further. How low does the UK Gov go before this becomes a race to 0% corp tax?
@ Paul McClure: "I recall the UK went bankrupt by holding on to it's empire"
No we almost went bankrupt paying back the USA for assisting us in that little conflict called World War 2 - we only finally finished paying the bill in 2001. UK had war rationing until the mid 50s because the US Marshall Plan was only designed to help with reconstruction in the parts of Europe that LOST the war, not the parts that won it. There are still gaps in the buildings in Central London that were bombed by the Luftwaffe 70 years ago! (okay they are now used as car parks but the gaps are there because of German bombs)
Re: So much nonsense
Well part of the reason for that is that the cold numbs your taste buds so you can't taste most of it.
Try this experiment: Take two cans of Red Bull. Chill one and leave the other at room temperature.
Take a drink from the chilled one. Take a drink from the room temperature one... once you've finished grimacing, note the complete difference in taste experience.
Re: Lotus electrics working?
There, fixed it for you... Forget "underwater"...
...and your point is?
What was the purpose of that totally fatuous and irrelevant observation?
By the way, the Daily Mail site is ---> that way!
Re: "three metres of four-by-two"
I shall now be basing all my measurements on the "metric foot", utter brilliance!
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