1015 posts • joined Tuesday 9th October 2007 18:06 GMT
In answer to your question
No its not for the lawyers. I recall hearing years ago that the reason for so many appeals when it comes to the death penalty is to allow those condemned that sliver of hope that in the case they truly are innocent to be freed.
Could be wrong but that came to mind as soon as I saw your question
On a side note I'm all for death penalties so long as they is irrefutable proof of guilt.
Re: Oh common Steve
How can you hate a BIOS which will allow you to surf youtube and farcebook without booting windows? Well mainly farcebook. Or how about how pretty they look and the ability to change the boot picture to whatever you want? Actually changed it on a friends laptop to a rather interesting picture of two guys.....the giggles the whole group of us gave him everytime he booted it up made me cry with laughter. Finally gave him a hint on how to fix it. Ahh i miss hanging out with those guys but sadly with two slipped disks in my back now I cant work, stand, sit, lay down or sleep very well anymore. God I hate having this issue at 31....
Re: Myself to El Reg
Seriously guys why is it that we cannot edit our posts unless we are gold. How the bloody hell could it be abused or whatever?
Re: Is there no way to reset the firmware?
From what I have been reading on this it sounds more like they have the replace the board because the CMOS gets boinked. Yes I know its UEFI but it does seem that theres either a flaw in the coding for this or something Samsung introduced. My guess its a mix of both due to Samsung is always finding new things to do all the time to stay bleeding edge. I may have missed it but I cant wait to see what the ultimate fallout from this is.
Could be wrong on my guess but something tells me Im probably on the right track
Same functionality as Droid and Apple?
From my experience with the Youtube app on both Android and iOS they are both crap. Load slow as hell, don't show the same videos (don't get it since some videos are marked as not available if I try to view them on my phone while the same video is available on the browser or my PC), tends to decide to play a video in what appears to be 240 resolution for no reason when I have a great WiFi connection and so on. From the sounds of it Google is just making app comparable in quality to the current ones available to the competitors.
Re: malware-ridden quagmire
After a recent marathon of watching Family Guy the only thing that came to mind off that title was Quagmire standing at a toilet talking about it burning when he takes a leak....
I did read it and found it utterly hilarious that M$ saw this game and it didn't raise any red flags. This tells me that they didn't practice due diligence and send this back so that it could be properly documented.
Still find it funny as hell.
"nobody at Microsoft ever understood how the code worked (much less still understood it), and that most of the code was completely uncommented"
So atleast new we know why M$ is the way it is. Does anyone, even Billy boy, know how the code works in Windows? And apparently they go with the popular concept comments in the source are for newbs. Why not just code Windows in the mindfuck language?
Anyway....AAAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Oh god I can't stop laughing at this one. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
This kind of thing is precisely why the Apple app store kinda works. Having something reviewed before it is released makes a certain kind of sense. While Apple may miss things once in a while for the most part it seems to work.
More than likely this will be happening more and more as the community can pick games to "greenlight" which the majority of them are probably early betas atleast if not an alpha. While I applaude valve for doing this its ripe to have this happen again.
.......god I just defended Apple. I'm going to go drown myself in booze and tears because of this.
Re: Faecebook Next? @dssf 17:25
And yet you continue to bitch and moan about something which has worked very well for several years now. This is the last time Im feeding this troll but it does piss me off when someone is so thick headed to continue to act this way.
How the hell do you mistake an iron, which weighs a slight bit more than a mobile, as well....a mobile? Wouldn't the weight have been enough of a give away let alone touching his face with it? Human reaction to something such as that is generally very very quick.
Re: Faecebook Next? @dssf
Down voted and survey says:
While you may have initially started out with a valid point you, yourself, went above and beyond on the rantings about the voting here. While it may be that you make some valid points about the voting system here these points can also be looked at as this: Why make down voting (or any voting on ElReg) require a post about why the vote was posted? This basically negated the AC icon here and opens up a world of shit on those who may agree or disagree with a certain point. I'm not having it. Once you went on the attack to bitch and whine about being down voted you came across as a 12 year old having a temper tantrum. Your continued responses to this fact just serve to make you look like even more of a child.
Who gives a shit about the ups and downs a persons particular account has? About the only thing I cared about recently was that 1000 post milestone that has taken me 5 sad years to accumulate. If you want to bitch about your totals heres something you can shoot for.
"In total, your posts have been upvoted 847 times and downvoted 345 times."
Read from it what you will but I see from that, that at least most of the crap I spew resonants with the local commentards and that most tend to like what I have to say. I would rather not be Barry Shitpeas where everyone hates me but loves reading the next pile of trash I spew out.
Just my 2 cents.
One word answer?
Re: Airliner brought down by Angry Bird-strike!
Don't understand why someone down voted this. I had a good chuckle reading it. Humorless plods :P
No I'm pretty sure I spelled what I intended correctly with "snickering*"
* snickering present participle of snick·er (Verb)
1) Give a smothered or half-suppressed laugh; snigger.
2) (of a horse) Whinny.
In this case I was using the first definition of it. As much as I like you Brits I haven't fully adopted your language over here in the States.
AC icon abuse + Assuming = down vote
Re: Window$ $ecurity
Have to agree with you on this Zaphod. Either that or I'm getting old and my level of humor is going down.....GET OFF THE LAWN
Re: This is why I like 2-step auth.
Im of the mindset on users that we need 2-step auth. Something along the lines of a password and a DNA sample would suffice. And no not that kind of DNA sample *quit snickering in the back*, something like a pint of their blood or something each time they log on would be good. And it has the added bonus of eliminating possible holes in the network after approximately 5-6 logins.
What can I say I hate the end user.
Re: Epic Fail. @Ole Juul
Re: Sheen off the Apple?
Hey don't diss Sheen. Anyone with the ability to smoke as much rock as he has and not die is WINNING
Don't understand why
If the government wants to have the apps screened more thoroughly then why don't they foot the bill or the apps in their own market. While I understand the logistics of this are daunting at the least (storage and bandwidth to start) and even though this would actually be good to get the apps which are ridiculous would be a good one.
He will be missed
It is with heavy heart I write this. I will be hoisting a pint in honor of our fallen compatriot later this evening.
*On a side note we don't have a backup pilot for LOHAN?
Re: Just goes to show
That someone from the recording industry was trolling these forums? I like how just about every post on here extolling to the level of bullshit that this was to be brought against a child let alone the family has a down vote. Makes you wonder don't it?
Oh I don't know about having anything that he consumed. I was laughing at him as I finished his post.....oh wait.
Gotta love it
Only bullies take pleasure in going after those smaller than they are. While they were at it why not take her lollipop as well? Can't help but think that the dad was told something along these lines, "well even if she didn't succeed in downloading these songs she's still a pirate in training. By doing this we are showing her early that it pays to support our way of life."
Never has there been a better group to be called twats.....twats
Its ok Lars
Just wait until Apple patent the DeLorean, the Flux capacitor and time travel. They have taken note of your comment and are currently hard at "work" in the "R&D" department so they can rectify this issue.
How do you send a correction on something this bad?
"He's also said the technique has the Macronix intends to commercialise the technology,"
Umm....What? Granted I'm tired right now but I cant even begin to unravel this.
Forgot that the edit function was only for the silver and golds....still think thats kinda lame :P As for the 5 minute rule I have to point something out on this one here. I have had a couple posts take as long as several hours in the last couple months to appear. How would 5 minutes help us if the forum server is on vacation at that point in time?
"uneducated, but gifted, galented, and most-likely-to-succeed entrepreneurially"
I'm just curious about what those two are? :P I know I'm not the best at spelling when I've had a few (read that as ALOT) to drink and/or when the pain killers are kicking in big time but had to ask :) Sorry just had to use this to remind the management over at ElReg of a point I made a month or so back.
I still wish that we had that edit feature for posts DrewC. . . . .
Still have no sympathy
While I detest what these people did I still have absolutely no sympathy for him. I would have thought that anyone, but definitely a 17 year old would know that this was one of the most moronic stunts someone could have pulled. What a dipshit.
Hell worst I ever had still bugs me to this day
Was working as a remote tech agent for a company here in the states which bugged the hell out of me.
It started with me coming in to cover for someone who was off and this day lasted all of 4 hours also it was my first and only call of that day.
Lady was calling to see if she could get evidence of any sort of infidelity on her husbands part because she wanted to get a divorce. !0 minutes later I'm connected to her computer and I decide to open up file explorer on Windows and the first (and only folder I opened) was the upload folder for Limewire
Still don't know what made me check that first.
Anyway, I opened up some pictures (and I know I'm looking at voyeur pictures of a female after a couple of them). Flip to the next one and then the next one and next thing I hear is her sudden intake on breath and says, and I quote, "That's my 13 year old daughter!!!"
To cut this short this call ended 4 hours later roughly, her freaking out on the phone, me in the conference room with the owner of the company, my boss, the corporate attorney and the Ohio state troopers giving a disposition. Needless to say I said fuck the rest of the day and told my boss I was going home and didn't care how busy it was. Opened a very large bottle of Skyy 75 vodka I had had for 5 years and go blasted.
Moral of this story for me was I don't want to work with consumers ever again and that it really really sucks. Sighs...I hate people like that.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OMG OMG OMG
WHY? WHY IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY DID YOU POST THAT? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY?
You sir are a bastard. I'm going to go stick ice picks in my ears now....
I feel it must be said
When looking at the artists represented on the music list Leonard Nimoy? He has a band? And its classed as rock?
Sorry I find that surprising as much as I love him as Spock I never bothered to follow his other works. Photography and so on.
Seriously? Your telling me you expect a company which has ~8 employees and sales of around $3.4 million US should be more than able to defend against a country with ~1.4 BILLION people and revenues that are around $11.3 trillion US....ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?? Riiiiiiiiight. Please go back under whatever rock it was that you crawled out from.
Re: Brand Protection Team
While Cisco may make good network gear I cant help but think that they are not the only company who is looking at the license keys as a new way to keep the hardware under their control. It will increasingly be a world where you may pay a wadge of cash for the kit only to find out you don't have the choice to use it how you want.
In no way am I advocating that you should be able to get support for said hardware if you don't have the license for it but I don't see how they should be allowed to poll your gear, the same gear you paid for, to see if your all paid up. Seeing as they make the software available on their own website they are partly to blame for it. Now if they are tracking stolen equipment then I see that as a valid use of this feature. I hate corporations that try to do this, hence why I hate crApple so much.
Re: The return rate will be interesting
Well as for the return rate I expect it will end up being around the same as the increase in sales. Though truth be told I know a couple people with a Windows Phone 7 and its actually not a bad looking phone and OS from what little I have seen of it. Still wouldn't buy it though.
/Mines the one with the droid in the pocket
Re: Those pesky Japanese STEALING from Iran AGAIN!
I hope that he missed the joke. Either that or my brain just shut down for no reason from what he said in reply.
Re: Smash the schools. Like the Taliban is doing.
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the class room
Teachers leave those kids alone
Hey, teachers! Leave those kids alone!
There finished it for you :)
@AC Who read the Book of Mormon....
I'm with you on this one. I read it for a laugh to see what was in it. Quite frankly I was laughing my ass off and more than a little surprised that these people couldn't smell bullshit. I mean would you or anyone here believe someone if they were told what had happened to them but that they couldn't see the "plates" with the text on them? I mean REALLY?!!??!? Yeah sure Joe Ill believe you on this one. I mean whats the worst that could happen.
As for this girl taking a stand I applaud her. It takes a brass set to stand up to these idiots who think doing something like this is a good idea. I mean making it so you HAVE TO HAVE these tags on for some of the bathrooms? I really find it hard to believe whoever thought that part was a GOOD idea shouldn't be in jail for invasion of privacy and or child endangerment because if someone was to be a kiddie fiddler working there they could have a perfect idea when someone was doing something so they could get pics/videos/etc of said person/act. REALLY!??!!???
I hope she wins and this kind of shit is stopped before it gets to be too big.
Re: Re "Claims 'moot' is 'a famous trademark'"
Beat me too it. Damn.
Ok now that is awesome
Amazing it as rebuilt to working condition. But I do have one question......(and I know I know this is old but still worth it sometimes) Can it run Crysis?
I have it from reliable sources that they found amanfrommars. Why hold back on this discovery we need to know what hes upto.
Yes but when it comes to the Galaxy S2 how can you blame the hardware when you state that its misbehaving apps? In this particular case if it was the app trying to do stuff it isn't supposed to do or just being coded by a complete amateur just so they could make a fart app then why blame the phone?
While I tend to agree with you on the WinMo issues from HTC when I had the TyTN which pissed me off to no end and even more so when the antenna detached itself internally (granted that was kinda my fault when the cord for it got caught on my chair) the TyTN 2 aka the Tilt was and awesome phone. It felt solid as a brick and was much more responsive than the old one. Every phone will have its strengths and weaknesses its more of a matter of how it affects people.
Hell I've even seen a jesusPhone act up like this as the SO had the 3G and it was horrible when it came to how it acted. When it worked right it was decent but it just felt slow. Seemed like it took forever compared to my phone at the time even compared to the TyTN 2. Just my opinion here.
you get what you pay for unfortunately when it comes to smartphones. If you go cheap don't expect it to be the be all end all of performance. If you want performance than you should look into the phones with the hardware to do what you want. This should be a no brainer. Its the same as if you want a gaming computer but then go out and buy an eMachine from Wally World expecting it to run any game out there with the highest settings. Not gonna happen.
That is all.
What I want to know is
How the hell did HP get so high up? Don't forget this is a company which prides itself for shipping a single piece of paper with the license on it inside of boxes inside of boxes, repeat, which are finally packed securely inside of one of those containers they use to transport radioactive waste.
"The Surface, Microsoft's first tablet, feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people!"
Which one? The E320 model which was crap?
Lets not forget this is Microsoft here. The surface hardware will soon be joining the ranks of products included in patch Tuesday.
Holy Hell this judge deserves a pint. And quite honestly crApple deserved this for what they ended up trying to pull off.
To the judge: sir if you ever find yourself in the state of NY ill buy you a beer. Good man.
Re: oh the irony
While I may sound like a twat for this one.....
After reading the story you mention in your post I actually called Ubisoft and kept asking to be escalated as high as I could go (assuming they didnt bullshit me on this one) and ended up at some high up managers phone taking to him and expressed the fact that I (and many other gamers) dont appreciate being referred to as pirates or even that being insinuated, also mentioned the fact that this alone may make me say fuck Ubisoft and instead of actually buying their DRMed to shit games I may start pirating them instead because of comments like these. His response was a weak "Were sorry you feel that way but we do still value those who buy our games".
Fuck Ubisoft at this rate they are just going to make me start pirating their games if they have any I actually want to play. AC2 pissed me off especially when their servers would go down for no fucking reason while I was in game and I was faced with the choice of leaving the game frozen on the screen while waiting for them to come back up or close it and lose progress. Twats.
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