39 posts • joined 22 Oct 2007
>>During the login process the password is not visible in plain text
It's not as if anyone could look over your shoulder, see the password and use it later on to do something nefarious. Oh wait...
I can just imagine the following. You download a free layout for your dashboard and the next time you start your car... Please watch this video from our sponsors... Then later... you have used all of your 5 free right turns. Please purchase more right turns for 69p... NEVER let the makers of Candy Crush near this hardware!
Ignoring the speed...
Isn't this technology heading towards the concept we've already seen as Star Trek replicators?
Sorry in advance
If this person wants to get rid of Eve, does that make him an Eve's dropper?
Once a month pain and resultant bad moods and bloating?
Maybe this once a month patch should be renamed as the MSenstrual Cycle???
The Guide Mk2
Why make millions of DVD's when you can make one logical file and sell it millions of times? I wonder if there is a black bird with no perception filter flying around in the cloud?
For the love of God, just make them work, instantly, like the old ones used to.
I see the naive "hands over the ears, eyes closed, chanting 'La La La' repeatedly, while thinking all is well, nothing bad will happen" method of security is alive and flourishing.
Ohhh the fun I could have
First dibs on the .exe domain!
.bat could be fun too!
A friend of mine had part of his brain removed due to a tumour. Afterwards he became extremely religious. It all makes sense now. You need to have your brain damaged to become a God botherer. Waiting for comon sense and logic to fly out of the window and the flaming to begin.
As a kid growing up in the 70's
Whenever I hear Kensington Lock, I always think it should be somewhere in Middlesex, TW11. Somewhere near Teddington Lock. I blame programmes like Magpie!
Great Sales Opportunity Here
Surely, just selling the stickers and slapping them onto a laptop would provide the same deterent, without the chance of accidentally bricking your own laptop when you have the microwave turned on and your mobile rings.
Call me a cynic but...
How many people out there have stated that they never touch a mickysoft product until SP1 has arrived? If MS release a small (pre-planned?) SP1, they can then watch the next wave of sales roll in a lot earlier than usual.
Beautiful people my ar$e
Since when was vanity a trait of being beautiful? These people are shallower than a gnat's paddling pool and quite frankly, wanting to belong to this site should be reason enough for someone not qualifying to belong to it.
Finally, A Beemer I would drive
I normally loathe Beemers (and the ar$eh0le$ who drive them), but the 8 year old in me loves the look of this one!!!
Please make it BMW, please, oh please, oh please!
Did she pour on the milk and get Slap, Tickle and Grope?
All well and good
Not one mention of what it's like to use as a PHONE. It could have poor reception, a tinny speaker and the microphone might only be in the right place if you have a head the size of a walnut.
I wonder if Lockheed's Lawyers saw this coming?
I'll get my coat ing
Why not Cornish or phonetic Geordie?
Wales isn't even a country (it's a Principality before anyone queries it), so why should it get any special treatment? I've lived there and it's mainly a depressing place. I hope they don't want the ID cards to be the size of credit cards, as there's only so much readable text you can fit in a small area (lets wait for the disability PC bunch to say that all text must be at least size 16 font for the visually impared). Also, if the wording it's going to truely represent the Welsh language, the card should be covered in phlegm!
Currently sitting back and waiting for my house to be fire bombed!
How about a Vista Emulator that you can run in XP? Oh yeah, I forgot. You change your desktop wallpaper, take half the memory out of the PC and get the missus to nag you for hours on end, to get the Vista experience in XP.
I wonder if the manufacturers saw this damning assessment coming?
Mine's the invisibility cloak borrowed from Harry. Whadya mean you can't find it in the cloakroom???
Somewhere, deep underground, a smug grin is spreading across the corpse of Mary Whitehouse.
Also, I can't believe that Gabby Logan had to appologise on Five Live for Frank Skinner saying "Bitch" on Sunday morning. She cited the new rules on swearing as the reason. Soon, all we'll be getting on the BBC, will be re-runs of Ballamory 24x7.
Of course he's complained
He probably felt he had to complain, there are votes at stake!
We're going to need a timetable for all these bandwagons that are coming along. FFS, these morons should stop getting offended on behalf of other people, and get a f***ing sense of humour!
Paris? She's been known to blow things, out of proportion.
@expletives & walking out the door
Thanks Anonymous Coward. You must either be a manager who doesn't see people, but see's resources and enjoys royally shafting people right up the a$$, or a coward.
What's wrong with sticking up for yourself. There are no unions with any power or inclination to do it for you nowadays.
Also, it's not the first time these banks have pulled this trick, and there's always enough cash to pay the shareholders at the end of the year. Funny that.
Someone is making a lot of money here
I'm hearing of companies raising prices, while forcing suppliers to cut their prices plus cutting payment terms, all to raise the bottom line. When the dust has settled on this "credit crunch" (read taxpayer/customer rape and pillage), there will be a helluva lot of victims of this cash grab by the big multinationals.
As a contractor, if I was asked to cut my rates, there would be a short burst of expletives followed by me walking out of the door. If they then wanted me back, with my fairly specialist skills, they might find my rates have gone up!
Windows Could Get Sexy
Hmmmmmmmm. Windows Seven of Nine - Sleek, well rounded, very easy on the eye; never sure if it's running it's own agenda. Probably shouldn't turn your back on it as it threatens to assimilate your printer, webcam, etc though.
How about Arthur is re-incarnated as the first Agrajag? Over the lifetimes, his name morphs from Arthur to Agrajag, and irony of irony, he's killing/killed / will kill (I hate future-past-present tenses when time isn't linear!) himself each time!
Of course, there is the possibility that neither of these two "boffins" are correct. Scientists who treat theory like fact are no better than anyone who believes in a religion. It's not a fact if it's based on faith and flimsy rationalisation.
The last thing science needs is "My God's better than your God" type arguements.
What's good for the goose...
Why is OK for the police to use laws for purposes they were never intened for, such as using terrorist laws to spy on dog owners and give teenages criminal records for having a fake ID so they can by a bottle of cheap cider. Yet it's wrong when companies use the DPA for purposes it was never intended for?
I don't agree with the misuse of the DPA, but laws are being misused all over the place
Paris, because if she used the DPA, there'd be nothing worth watching on the Web!
>> Seriously, what the feck is the Paris Hilton angle on this one?
Paris: Millionheiress I'd like to...
>> Well, DNA record is PART of the record, you doofus.
>>and if you meant "apart from the DNA", how is that going to help? you have a DNA match (this is already being proven to be a lot less useful as a unique match than the poilice say it is) how do you know what they were pulled over for?
How can you have no criminal record and have your DNA is on the database if it's all part of the same record, you double doofus :)
If you're looking for a name that matches your DNA evidence, then what fricken difference does it make what old records have been deleted. If you get 100 names that match the fragment, it's better than starting with nothing.
It's sad that the conduct of the police has ruined the trust of the public, to the point that they would rather it was harder to catch criminals using a valid toolset than risk being stiched up.
Old Records - Yes, DNA - No
I agree that criminal records have a shelf life (some should never expire, but that's another story). I can't see any arguement for why DNA shouldn't be kept. It's not as if the police can go and get a sample from the computer and liberally sprinkle it around the scene of a crime.
If someone is pulled over for drink driving and it is subsequently found that this person is a mass rapist, then I'd call that a result. If a body is identified using the DNA database then that's also a result.
Does this arguement boil down to: Give us criminals a fair chance guv?
Ah - Pentiums. I can see it now:
Firing missiles in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, GPF
The wings waggle quite nicely as they plumet to the ground. Looks like a concussed bat!
Mine's the one with the matching tin hat.
Male Contraceptive - old joke
If they figure out how they did this, they could launch the new male pill. Doesn't stop the woman getting pregnant, it just changes the blood type of the man to stop him getting caught.
I'll get my coat.
Re Soapbox Derby
>>However, there are a lot of people in this world who don't understand how computers work.
Unfortunately, most of them got jobs as the Tech guys.
Online VS Instore
How many people will go to PC World, have a look at the PC, and then order it off of the Dell website if they like the look of it? That's generally what I use the PC World showroom for.
Loads in Germany
Aparently there's a glut of Wii's in Germany (no reference to their penchant for certain coloured showers). There's so many, they're going for around 160 Euros each.
The gap will be bigger in the UK
It'll be interesting when they analyse the UK information as you can buy a PS3 just about anywhere, and you can't get a wii for love nor money.
Nintendo have to be careful as people will get a PS3 instead of a wii if the artifical shortage, used to raise christmas figures (and bonuses) is continued much longer. I was told last weekend in Currys that head office were throttling back stock to increase demand over the christmas period - B@st@rds!!!
I Think I Messed Up...
What happens if I took both pills???
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