70 posts • joined 3 Oct 2007
Being as there was no 'and finally' style self promotion on any of the UK's Pravda outlets concerning this story, we can only presume they were less than pleased with this. They get a tad touchy when there's the mearest hint of copyright infringement...
If Joe Public calls 999 without due cause, they would expect to be fined.
We're paying for emergency services; they save lives. If it's too much of a hassle for Google to change this 'easily', then make them pay for wasting Emergency Service time.
It's a fecking advertising ruse that the Disney Corp. have spun. They've asked for a twin town in every major western country. The media have fallen for this and given them oodles of column inches. They don't give monkeys about whether it's Swindon or whatever; they just want publicity. So far they've had millions worth for the cost of a six inch brass effect plaque which will be lined up with countless others in disneyland, and the cost of flying some 15 minute hero and her offspring over for a photo-op.
Copy the GUI?
I'd rather they copied the back-end, based it on freeBSD, and allowed me to compile native UNIX code and run commands like 'ls' and 'grep' natively.
This story is, according to the BBC, only relavant to Englandshire. Any chance of updating the story to reflect this? It's defo not in scope in Scotland...
You know what's next...
...banning everyone who visits 4chan or equiv. Then it's only a small step to bar other 'questionable' web use, such as encripted traffic, human rights sites, organisations apposed to the government, etc, etc.
i.e. this is the first step on a slippery slope.
...I hack one of my many neighbours WEP visible wireless networks and they get struck off? ...or I access through a coffee shop WiFi point and they go? It's like banning car hire companies for customers speeding offences.
Waste of time
I can get airborne on my 1250 Bandit without the need for wings.
Now andriod can have the 'missing' touch features restored.
So let's get this straight...
Intel have decided to discontinue production of a successful chip, with no current replacement yet available, because they're scared that people are buying netbooks to use as proper computers rather than dumb email consoles?
London dimwits, not UK
"a King's College London team which quizzed 722 people from the out-patient departments of Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s hospitals"
Why not go the whole hog and say its a worldwide figure rather than UK? I would expect a survey which claimed the whole of the UK is stupid to take it's sample population from more than one city in one corner of the country.
As an aside to this - why are such data centres still situated in central London? Surely they pay more for land/taxes/staff than elsewhere? Typical London-centric UK...
Stella - blurred images. Feedline heaven...!
How long till a hollywood studio decides this'd make a good film plot. That'd be ironic.
So by their logic
We may as well arrest all tourists to the country that charge their phones, most mobile phone shop salesmen, just about everybody with a phone charger at work - come to think of it, most of the population of the country.
...a picture to accompany the article to show us what a woman in IT looks like? I'm sure Asus had one floating about...
Maybe they should fire women first for having disruptive 'career breaks' and the audacity to live longer and therefore need more pension money. Not my view, but the one using the same logic she's using.
Here's a better idea; lets, em, keep the folks that are actually good at what they do?
Can't wait for the tribunal if her company hits bad times and sacks more men than women.
Would never happen
"we decided to build a Maglev train service linking British cities. What a wonderful thing that would be."
Would never happen. It would be a maglev through the tunnel from London, and feck the rest of you. Like usual.
Pigs in space
Has anyone mentioned Prospero X-3 and Black Arrow yet?
Are they actually on sale in the UK?
I've never seen them - to be honest, I thought they were only on sale in the US market.
"Missing even a day's trading online will hurt the firm - it has been one of its few areas of recent growth, up nine per cent in the last half year."
That's because of their roundabout system of working:
Order online to get the web price, then have to collect at the shop as it's not available for delivery.
You can't just turn up at the shop, browse and buy to get the better price.
Why is this in the hardware section? Is it a review? Did Luke's dad buy the thing after a review in El Reg? I'm sure Logitech and Casio probably made them in the 80s...
...and blowing a telly justifies $5m because?
@Ads that SHOULD be banned
Talking of annoying adds, I presume we'll see the last of 'Howard' after today's vote at HBOS?
As for the 'feck' thing; it is a swear word, no question. But the world is changing, and I think the ASA decision reflects this...
Agree - it's cold here for 9 months of the year (Edinburgh); I'm sure Scotland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Alaska, etc, etc can beat that and provide staff/locations for data centres. Use the world's natural resources where you can. Great things can be done with fibre cable and iLO cards.
I seem to recall Iceland might be needing an industry to branch out into these days. Hmm...
Slow news day
Take it there was someone in the BBC who got ripped off? It's hardy deserved the national news coverage it's achieved. If this was an 'attraction' in Leeds, Newcastle or Aberdeen, I bet it wouldn't have featured so much. Surely by now everyone knows the rip-off mentality of the south east of England.
"No. Its being run by BBC world wide, not paid for by the licence fee...
Can we have a comentard icon please?"
Read my comment properly.
*Shows* I've paid for which I can't watch. All I'm asking is for a chance to see the content. If the platform takes hold on the BBC, I'm hardly likely to be able to view content any other way. They'll plug it like fcuk as the do with every other BBC money maker.
Another chance for a Microsoft-Browser-Only-Tie-In?
"In November its chief executive of four months, former BBC technology chief Ashley Highfield, quit for a job at Microsoft."
Another venture where shows I've paid for, as a license payer and tax payer, are not available on Linux, S60, Palm, Solaris, or any other platform I can view them? Crash and burn, BBC, crash and burn.
Congratulations to the BBC for dragging up the same ideas for TV. Cutting edge it is not.
Interweb. Was funny for about ten minutes.
Everything routed through the centre of London. Why?
Internet - distributed network.
Britain = London = Me, me, me
Everything in this country seems to depend on the arse end of the bottom corner of England.
Instead of now, say, 'Vista' getting a bad name, if it's another turkey, 'windows' will now get a bad name...
Seeing it's costing so much...
...for the country to subsidise the london tourist industry, we may as well pay our MoD for this tosh as well.
Isn't it against ebay policy...
...to try and punt indecent images on their flea market site?
The plural should probably be (MILF)s
A new level of quality service from El Reg
The yanks get Paris brought in to political debate, we get a pot bellied git who hates motorbikes.
Would it be cynical to suggest...
...that this was hype in promoting a band who used to be a cash cow for the label, but are long passed their sell-by date?
The good ol' US of A...
"...a total time behind bars of two years. Oppose us and you'll get eight to 10 years or more in a US high-security prison with the potential of just 15 per cent off for good behaviour."
Third world justice system which gives more gravity to getting a conviction than the seriousness of the crime.
The same crowd of pirates that keeps un-tried suspects in Cuba for over 5 years.
...and the UK establishment bends over for them every time.
I totally agree - the K800 was the last SE phone I really liked; I got a P1 for data connection and found it really clunky.
Now happily with a Nokia E51- where Nokia dipped, SE stole the market. Now Nokia are back with good handsets, and SE seem to be on the decline.
There is an easy solution to get rid of phishing websites.
Just click on:
and input your bank details when prompted. Hey presto, all phishing'll stop. They sell really good viagra 'n all.
Just because his hobby doesn't conform to the allowable norms of drinking, football and watching shit TV, he gets persecuted.
The real reason...
...that the JobsWorth security boys act the way they do, is that photography is outside their tiny sphere of intellect. Why would anyone want to spend their free time out in the street with a camera, whey you could be sitting at home on a sofa vegetating.
If you don't fall into the lowest common denominator of society, you get persecuted. This is why we now have many more TV stations, all of which cater to f*ckwits.
"Zoe Hilton, the NSPPC's policy coordinator for child protection"
Funny how articles like this bring out all the fan boys of the various OS's. Whine whine whine, my computer's better than yours, my distros cooler than that, whine whine whine.
I think some of the readership here really needs some help.
The article is about what openSuSE 11 offers, not whether it's better than one distro or another.
The mobile companies will make an attractive offer till people get used to the idea of incoming charges. They'll probably offer double minutes for the first year or so, the start cutting them again. People will not get rid of their phones or stop using them, because that's how culture is now. The mobile market is one big cartel with no real competition.
"Sounds like a very poor excuse to shut off a non-profit part of your business, i wouldn't have expected less from Time Warner"
I Agree - surely the best way to monitor users of these groups is exactly that - keep the groups somewhere public. All this will do is force users underground; it'll be a far harder job to police sites that now spring up that are 'invitation only' requiring authentication keys.
Nothing to do with this story, but...
...reading the comments here; just realised that this icon is a black helicopter. Always thought it was an angry bunny - stare at it, you'll see
Surely the residents of the island are, erm, 'Greek'?
This is like people on the island of Arran calling themselves Aryan; we all know what that lead to...
Re: Queue / Cue
Is it not 'k-you', as in 'Fu'?
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