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I'm not on Facebook!
But my sanitised, law-abiding, non-murderous and less offensive alter ego is.
@ AC 12:27
Yeah, because there is no way that IRC traffic could be encrypted...
Energy cartels anyone?
So... Meter rental for the new supplier you say. People will be screwed whether they move supplier or not.
1. All suppliers charge each other high meter rental.
2. All suppliers pass on that charge to their newly acquired customers.
3. All suppliers hike charges to existing customers (including dumb meter users) because they will be shafted even more by 1 + 2 if they move.
Re: The real story here is that pump!
Your wonderings made me think of this: [url]http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00DCutkbUIIBzQ/Wood-Stove-Fan-SF-800N-SF-800G-.jpg[/url]
This article is also worth a mention
Remember that FarceBook is a business, and moderation costs money, and costs are bad mmmkay. Just enough moderation to look like they take things seriously is an investment.
I'm also reminded of the recent farce regarding Scriptonite Daily* allegedly due to some moron at a dole office, who then proudly boasted of getting it censored. I have a mental image of a middle aged spinster with two dozen feline companions...
I am on my second G300 (first MIA after I was mowed down by a minicab) and once all the vodafone shitware is cleared off and Cyanogen slapped on, it should be alright.
Just waiting on a replacement screen after my butterfingers let it faceplant on some concrete. How much for a new screen? A mere £11 from China via fleabay!
Re: Wow, screw Google
"It is unfair (And probably very illegal) for a Private company to make a profit when the public paid for almost all of it." What rock have you been living under for the past few decades?
As stated in the article, the whole sorry business was conceived as a public-private partnership, much like a lot of stuff in the UK. That means that the private companies buy up the local/state/national government puppets in charge, who then sell the idea (of handing control over to the private profit making sector) to the proletariat by promising a loving reach-around (hospital ward, school building, whatever).
It is later on, when bent over grabbing their ankles and hemorrhaging copious blood/funds, that people begin to realise that they are being rampantly fucked and that they should have kept control of the situation all along. Too late! Contracts signed, government balance sheet turds polished, politricksters long gone, private sector trollolololing all the way to the tax haven, next generation drowning in public debt, shit creek rapids approaching, paddle AWOL.
3 ≠ 2
Currently third on the list, not second.
Centralising crossed my mind, but there would be much more of a paper trail.
No. Cameras can't pocket bribes.
Just a simple menu.
Mozilla: NoScript is quick and nimble even on a mangy old dog of a computer.
Or is all this stuff an excuse to get people to buy new computers?
You saw the pic and looked for the autostereogram.
Yet another damp squib of fail.
Two examples of films I bought: Ink, indie fantasy, on signed Blu-Ray even though it had been released by the makers as a torrent. Four Horsemen, economic documentary, DRM-free download for less than £4. I also refuse to purchase any game that roots my machine in an effort to have me farting about for physical media. Both of those films are highly recommended by the way!
Moral of the story: don't dick us buying public about, an we'll happily drop a few coins in your guitar case.
Seeing it coming and going.
Is it worth me booking my table yet?
Re: Match.com & eHarmony.com are a SCAM!
Throw zoosk in that pile too.
I'm currently having fantastic success on a free site, they're really pretty girls and they message me first, which is kind of nice. All seem to be travelling or working around Africa, which is an odd coincidence, but stranger things have happened.
Seriously though, it was in an IRC based free chat site (initially with a horrific java front end*) that I met my current lovely lady. I was a regular chatter, not looking for anything more than timewasting on the net, then when she joined up we noticed each other's twisted humour. I messaged her, apparently. It's not something I'd normally do, but a hearty imbibement of ale that night doubtless had something to do with it, hence the icon.
My point is love happens just as easily when you're not even looking for it. She'd had nothing but fail with the dating-oriented sites. I fancied her before I even saw a pic, and yes it was a bloody big relief when I saw that she's quite pretty. I even have a pic of her bum as the wallpaper on my phone with pattern unlocking: I have to fondle it right to gain access!
*/me chokes a bit of vomit back down.
Re: The Real Target.
And same here. I checked out the feedback of a buyer on ebay, and was then subject to a fortnight or so of women's fashion offers.
For most adverts I have AdBlock and thebox.bz... For everything else, I'm "ad blind".
Gimp: Strangely, ebay didn't seem to offer up deals on BDSM gear that I remember.
Deus Ex "runs" on a pentium 100. (inb4 scatological humour)
45 minutes each way, oranges at half time.
No, wait, it's 'murika: 20 time-outs and all-u-can-eat hot dogs!
It was a dual 25MHz CPU job, with the second reportedly shoehorned in after Sega got wind of the 33MHz CPU in the PlayStation. The result was a console that was an awkward steaming turd to code for.
Developers coded the simpler and quicker PS versions first, then porting to the Saturn some time later or never at all (sometimes a fat wad of Sony readies aided the decision making), with the product quality suffering along the way.
"The Pantego powers that be expressed "complete faith" in their officers, and insisted they always behave in "the most professional manner""
The Pantego moonshine racket is alive an well, I see.
I'm actually with the owner on this one. His restaurant, he is SysGod. Not SysAdmin. SysGod. As in way back before my cyber existence in the dialup BBS age. When the SysGod could be a bastard and introduce noise to the line wasting someone's valuable line time, for example.
Service charge? OK it's serve yourself, and probably boil-in-bag stuff, so yeah that's a piss-take. Tap water? I still hurt from having to pay £5 for a mineral water at my middle class cousin's leaving do in a London Bar! Stop taking the piss and we'll start buying. (I do not know the charges for the restaurant in question)
At the end of the day one single restaurant is not as essential to life as your internet connection, gas/water/electricity/sewerage. Learn to cook like I did, it is very rewarding.
Is two finger zoom next? Or some other insignificant piece of UI frill?
I forsee an underground OS emerging that gives all the features a user wants, doesn't track users, has no fed backdoors and, maybe I'm just dreaming, just fucking works.
Sorry, rant over, it's been an allnighter.
Re: The last paragraph is the scariest
+1 for not having kids. Same thinking here plus I can't stand the things. Doug Stanhope had a few words about it too, on Newswipe.
Re: Tinfoil prices
In other news:
Mexico reports sombrero exports rising!
Re: Basic misunderstanding
Maybe she did believe that, but microwave relays and sat dishes do so. Maybe Fanboi was _radiating_ a bluetooth signal that meant he could communicate with his fondledevice without pissing away mobi data allowance. My smarty can also act as a wifi hotspot.
The above is just speculation of course.
Uh huh. Remeber when the 100ml liquids malarkey came in? The moment I heard that I said "OK make a high explosive from liquids." which I already knew to be possible.
About 3 years later a program on telly wheeled out that whiskery old explosives bloke to explain so.
I can't deny that not catering for Java-disabled users used to be a bugbear of mine. If the site is trusted then it is probably already enabled, but random crap cropping up on FB etc gets no such privelige. LOLcats and news reports need no such tomfoolery.
PS I recommend Lazarus form recovery, with the two mentioned above that's my vital 3 addons.
Same here a little while ago, but at least I now know wtf my preggers friend meant by Braxton Hicks. It'll be when Google goes down that the world will be proper shagged. The Almighty might even start the rapture at the google datacentres just to screw with our heads for teh lulz.
Re: I hope they up the voltage
I managed to lose a monitor PSU and got a bargain on a second monitor, so I run them off the internal PSU no problem. The cables are fairly thin, but 100w constantly at for example 12v would need a pretty decent cable so as not to get too warm if coiled away somewhere underneath dust/rug/cat. That rules PoundLand out. Upping the voltage beyond 12V would involve faffing around with PSU standards, a serious obstacle.
Re: Err... Inadequate.
I attribute based on balance of probability. In this case however, malice is beyond even reasonable doubt, IMHO (IANAL BTW)
I didn't notice either.
mozilla.org seemed to work just fine.
@Bakunin Re: “scenes of bloody violence”
Test results for theregister.co.uk
Inner Mongolia fail
Heilongjiang Province fail
Yunnan Province fail
Holy fudgecakes! Since when did the El Reg beancounters approve the use of scruples? Clearly I wasn't paying enough attention...
TEN THOUSAND bloody quid?
If your home(s) need that much work done to keep your haunted fish tanks going, you can pay it your bloody self! Or download it. Or read a book.
Or stick it on parliamentary expenses.
Re: Because... @James
I'm reminded of a Mark Thomas Radio 4 show The People's Manifesto.* I recall a suggestion, submitted by a lawyer, that all laws should be replaced by just one: "Play nicely with the other children."
Why do I get the feeling the tinfoil headgear brigade are gonna have a(nother) feeding frenzy? Tumors... Mind control... Zombie apocalypse?
Personally, and you can call me old fashioned if you wish, I *like* cables, big fat masonry drills and knowing a mate with his or her laptop can just sit down, plug in and be sorted in mere seconds. Wireless certainly has its place, and WiGig will be a very handy tech to have in the networking arsenal, but I do not see it as preferable as far as my home is concerned.
/me braces for a volley of "-1 Luddite".
Because... Just because.
Loopholes, bugs, administrative oversights, civilian deaths, etc. can never _ever_ possibly be at all intentional.
Have I made myself clear?
[/me is slowly slapping a Ministry of Truth baton in his palm with a fixed icy stare]
“scenes of bloody violence”
Tiananmen Square, anyone?
Much state violence here (UK) is bad enough to be hidden from public view by the media, presumably "voluntarily" rather than by law, but the result is the same: general public ignorance.
I suspect the effect will be the same as with other forms of prohibition. The commodity "real" news will rise in perceived value, be supplied by the unscrupulous, and be of an inferior quality to that which would otherwise be obtained legally.
^^^ What Lee said.
I just have a crummy old PC, extra monitor £5 from a carboot, bethere broadband, thebox, isohunt and the online catchups if needed. No adverts! Even on the ancient CRT/VHS box downstairs that gran watches, I still just use the PVR to pause it while I make a cuppa and skip merrily past all the ads.
Served me well for years and I'm sure it will continue.
So all of a sudden I won't able to access thepir.... FUCK it's happened already!
I'm calling the police...
Seaga Master System
Alex Kidd in Miracle World, anyone?
Ahhh... my first build :)
Good memories there, my first build was a 486 DX4 - 100mhz. I was a mere pup of 13 way back then.
Back to the topic, I hated Doom 3, like wading through treacle until you got half stroggified. Ditto Unreal 2. I want a nice nippy character for dodging projectiles and generally getting on with the mission and keeping the action flowing FFS!
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