699 posts • joined 14 Dec 2007
Forget the IRS
From what I can gather from wht the FBI can gather, its the FBI you have to look out for. If they get hold of your cash, even if they can't prove criminal ah... wait...
Yes. Count 'em:
One or two. One or two or three or four.
Take an upvote.
Required to fix all the issues, yes. Required to review all the staff in the chain of command and its HR and IT policies, yes. Sending at least one somebody to gaol for a few months for a first offence, yes!
How could that hurt the slack bastards?
ooh yerrrrsss nice ones.
"They'll have to convince clueless senior management first,"
Said clueless senior management being paid in the region of one to two hundred pounds an hour or more to handle boobs?
You don't think the words blaise and jaded apply ...when the boobs concerned are electronic?
Three Little Words:
Multivariate Regressional Analysis.
"stop preaching and start taking in facts"
Facts you want and facts you shall have:
1.CO2 absorbs more heat than any other gas therefore ALL the global warming is down to CO2.
2. If we stop breathing right now we will stop producing CO2 when we have rotted away. Let us get it all over with immediately and we could save the word in 10 or 20 years not counting skeletons.
3. 2% of unknown parts of the atmosphere at any unparticulate time may be comprised of water. Climatologists can safely ignore this as it hasn't presented much of a problem in Blighty this winter. Unless you count some places. But they often produce lots and lots of CO2 too. (Or did.)
How's that for a start?
It just means you are as ignorant as I.
You mean he might not be dead by then?
Count me in.
'Tis beta to live in whatever than to be dead whatever, as the Drab said.
Re: Newsweak - Newspeak
"The journalist was sniffing around the Haut la Garenne childrens home, Jersey "
So now we know where all the News Of The World reporters went to.
Lucifer's Hammer. God who invented the name comic?
Here is what really happens with low latitude volcnic eruptions:
The whole of North America gets cauught in an ice storm, for a period of several days one Low after another takes up position across the Canadian US border the an anticyclone sets up off California and all the czjdt hits the fan.
There is nothing planet destroying, these stupid novels are just the worst form of jounalism writ large. (Imagine Rupert Murdoch personally giving you syphilis.) Then the weather breaks and the volcanoes go away for a decase of so. And the weather goes to play elsewhere -somehwere that has chopped down all its trees.
No harm done in the long run.
Just a few thousand people killed here and there now and again. (Nothing like traffic statistics.)
This shall be
When you give someone a virus he becomes contageous. I for one wouldn't blame Iran for being a carrier. And there are far more companies in the USA and Britain that lack immunity than there are in Iran, if only because Iran is in quarrantine.
"their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths"
Don't look at me. It would just be a nuisance for me if my internet connection failed.
The only thing that would bother me is not being able to tell anyone: "I told you so."
Giving a vengeful religious nutcase a virus to play with was always asking for trouble. But what would one expect from any nation ruled by a chimpanzee?
One religious hypocrisy too far, that was. The imbecile never understood escalation did he.
Ah, well. (Sits back and awaits the inevitable.)
JP Morgan (amongst others)
First among equals the highly respectable JP Morgan might apply a parody the oft quoted NRA phrase:
"Coins don't commit crime. People commit crime", if only they weren't exactly the type of people who c.....
Somenoe should tell their senator.
Have an upvote for sensible
But this is a court case so I may take it back.
If the appeal goes through in the troll's favour, I hope the judges are allowed to say how much actual production/sales value the patent is to the company.
(That too sounds unfortunately sensible.)
Instead of showing meaningless graphs on who does what - sells how many; we should introduce a more pertinent valuation for commodities:
Inexpensive but not less functional commodities should be given similar handbags to more expensive but not more functional stuff; slight distinctions being credited with more and shinier buckles. No, that's not quite right...
Functional utilities would start off on the one handbag standard and rise from there.
How safe are Jonny Foreigners?
The leaks imply that GCHQ spies were confined to the UK. How would that work?
Which of these statements is true?
"the second worst nuclear power disaster that has ever happened anywhere."
"absolutely nobody's health has been or will be measurably harmed. That's a pretty impressive safety performance."
I might be semantic but if one is erroneous what else is true?
What is the study concentrating on caesium for?
The fuels used were plutonium and uranium.
These are heavy chemicals and their drift across the ocean is going to take a long time. Maybe it will all stay in the deepest depths where they might concentrate but some is going to become fish food sooner or later.
The longer that takes the worse the effect is likely to be as the spread will be much further.
Bring Me the Head of Agent Garcia
I can just see Warren Oates collecting the reward now.
La la la la la La la la la la.
I couldn't concentrate on reading the article because yesterday I came across a couple of videos about J Edgar Shirtlifter and the Kennedy assassination, that he was all day at the races on 23/11/63 and was easily able to keep his job by blackmailing anyone that threatened him.
All lies obviously but still...
At least they managed to break the news about Water...errr...
What exactly do they do?
Ah yes, I remember now. Invade New Zealand.
WTF wants sympathy when you are upset?
If we want to effing well rant we will effing well rant.
This is a British magazine.
Get over it.
Watch my pint for me?
If you are in an unfamiliar pub with a couple of mates and it is crowded, you can ask someone to keep an eye on it for you without losing anything, can't you.
Also if your mates are watching the stripper or musician or whatever, they could keep an eye on it by watching a reflection of it in the twinkle of the performer's eye's couldn't they?
Well, maybe not really but that's still the picture. It's all very technical. Coupled with the the US's 10 commandments:
"...abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble ..." and all the rest of it as the lawyers can apply it...
...and they generally can...
...it all sounds capable of running quite far down hill.
Should be fun.
And we can get a Parish Hilton out of it mayhap?
"I'd happily pay £5 for a plastic one every few months, than >£100 on one that is a pain to replace."
When the Tesco and Asda corner the market in lemons make soda pop with citric acid.
Add some ascorbic acid and make it sugar free and I would buy some.
A free app which routes non-encrypted data through Opera’s servers andonly works for non-encrypted traffic.
What's the betting Opera gets snagged by a secret society in a land of the freeish.
Not that I believe for one moment they would consider doing what strikes me as what any freedom serv...
Naaaah; they wouldn't would they?
"Kim Dotcom has harmed OTHER people in a big way, by stealing, and helping steal their property and life's work, on a massive scale, and through this destroying thousands of jobs and careers, destroying assets legitimately built up, don't get me started."
Started thinking do you mean?
Because even the US government don't believe he is guilty yet.
They seem bent on proving it whether he is or not but that is besides the point.
If you change your mind about thinking, please let me know so that I can find out how you imagine he has destroyed "thousands of jobs and careers, destroying assets legitimately built up".
I am assuming you are assuming that he personally copied every one of the items you seem to think he has -whatever "they" are. So explain how he can do it at a profit when firms like AOL Time Warner couldn't.
Re: information useful to HaQ aeda
Since the News of the World packed up and moved to Kiev it stands to reason what the NSA were doing was slanted towards a fold in the curtain.
Does anyone know what Tory B Liar was doing in Venezuela recently?
"Mr Blair's office issued a statement later, saying: "This was Mr Blair simply giving informal advice over the phone."
I suppose it would be too much to hope Mr Snowden is holding some juicy snippets on this.
But wouldn't it be lovely. And timely.
A stunning lack of history
The lend lease idea wasn't much of an idea as far as rescuing scientists went.
What you might have mentioned, had you the smarts, was that it wasn't a good idea to be found holding a silly bits of paper at an English airport. I wonder what he thought he was doing with that?
I can't quite get it in my head.
At the very least he could have just e-mailed the password to himself.
I mean... I mean... well I mean... I mean... I mean... I don't believe it... I mean... well... I mean...
Wurms have it
I'm all in favour of them not getting to court, so long as they can be dumped in a place seriously difficult to terraform.
Re: One doen't have to ask...
Trust none of the bastards.
But at least they are giving the swollen glands, dick!
Let's hope something bursts and they are all sent scrabbling to pick up all the pieces if it means people living far from the madding crowd can get decent service.
nil desperandum gloria aspidistra
What would happen if you crossed an Irish bog with a bag of carrots or something nonpotatoey?
Re: Can anybody point me at ANYTHING that is not GMO?
What the hell were they doing playing silly bastards in Britain when there is half a continent of fools that love that sort of thing?
Have we got Tony Blair to thank for the legality or what?
The things you can do with the Internet instead of going to bed
Sad or what?
They could just choose sensible titles and mind their own businesses.
Then people wouldn't have to get silly.
Not quite so simple, sonny
Nothing to do with the physics of course. (Volcano physics is about as alien as you can get.) Once the crystal cavern has been shattered, all you need is water and the right timing. Volcanoes are notorious for their capacity to hold water. And even more famous for shedding it.
You are from Barcelona.
For future reference (and nothing to do with trolling) one NEVAH ever, EVAH! goes to a link without the post it come in also having a discussion of said link's content. Consider the Danish version of the above for example:
Not many people appreciate the difference. (Of course as with foreign language translators, a lot of the humour is lost.)
"Antisocial individuals have greater opportunities to connect with similar others, and to pursue their personal brand of 'self expression' than they did before the advent of the Internet."
Is there any other kind having any other kind doing any other kind with any other kind being kind of kind like that, like?
One man's discussion
You, sir are a troll!
Re: Sounds a bit desperate?
I just looked up a 40 watt system:
The one I was thinking about from a previous search a few months ago was about the size of a very large hand torch. And far more powerful.
It wouldn't take much ingenuity to rig one of these things up in a van or a car boot, firing it through a hole or a car lamp. Since that is what a some snipers are or were already doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, just using ordinary rifles, I wonder why there are only 11 a day being used successfully. And only on aircraft.
Or you could spend several hours on the phone to Rupert Murder at premium rates to get a free Sky thing. I forget what it was. Couldn't have been a free view thingummy could it??
Ah the good old days. How I remember them I can't tell.
(Someone remind me.)
Nail head hit!
I think you have described the course of every market inovator ever. It's no good doing an IBM and expecting people to buy the shop. Computer would never have been anything much more than business driven machines some of which ended up in the homes of office workers and middle management by virtue of employment perks.
What Sugar supplied was what Henry Ford supplied. Well made cheap end of the market goods at incredibly affordable prices. Who would be wearing a watch today if it had been up to Harrison to supply them?
I dare say you could make a list of innovations that would have got nowhere had it not been for penny pinching cheapskates like Alan Sugar pulling their share of the carpet out from under the inventors. Only of course, you had to charge the punters something. You still can't give Linux away.
Sky's the limit
Anyone here remember the sugary con[f]ection boxes Amstrad supplied for the Sky aeriahem satellite dishes?
Sugar should have called it Toffee after what it didn't work for. How about a real article on the duds that the famous got rich palming off on us?
If everyone used clipboards
It would be difficult for other people to infect Iranian centrifuges.
However if some of the secret data on the NSA servers could only be run on a certain type of hardware that was only available surreptitiously on a certain black market for certain non aligned persons...
And a friendly neighbourhood subcontractor was known to be helping them with their enquiries...
Say no more, say no more, nudge, nudge, wink wink.
Is there a "WTF am I talking about?" icon?
Yes, I know it is more likely that they infected the site directly from the link to everywhere included in the region that they patched into a few years ago when that pair of glass cables either side of the middle east went tits up due to scrap copper/thieves dropping the anchor on them.
Taraniis may concern
I for one am not happy about this. The governmwent I am ruled by has an indecent history f spying. Let us hope the project languishes the way that the heroes of the fight against the Armada were left to languish. It's easy to tell from the name that it is primarily aimed at Iran. As if we hadn't stored enough of a legacy of hate in the near east.
taranis = Iran's IT.
If it helps, the use of early mobile phones anywhere near the research lab where it was developed would have their technicians in a phys and security bubbling with big sticks.
I suppose all you need to do is fill the airwaves with suitable interference and see what happens next time you detect another interferer.
One down umpteen more to go. Good luck.
Learning these days
"To school kids these days, learning means copying and pasting from Wikipedia."
Which makes learning these days just like learning in the good old days except that few people would ever find out where people like JR Oppenheimer really came from in the good old days. Or ever get a chance to cross reference anyone's list of immigrants. And I mean EVER.
If you grew up in the McCarthy era, everything was in black and white, just like TV. Everything you learned would be right except your spelling.
Trouble with the curve
What are El Reg arsessments of curvarseture?
(Why don't we have any Clint icons?)
I couldn't get Opera working in a previous iteration of Linux not sure what OS it was but I'm on Mageia now (and am having similar problems with Konqueror would you believe?)
Anyway I too saw Opera going down the pan, I thought it was because the web was suffering from too much Google. Looks like I was write. (Just what is it with US government sites these days that has put most of them in bed with Google?
(I must have missed that story.))
I was wondering about witness statements. And I for one would think twice about telling a poiceman anything of use to their enquiries -just in case they came into contact with a tea leaf. You never know who or what they could bump into in the course of their enquiries.
My apologies for the abuse of the icon. Paris Hilton just doesn't do IT for me.
What about their bloody computers?
Warehouses work on the principle of piling them high and chucking them out the door.
They treat their staff like dogshit. I know nothing about the company but I'll bet a weeks income that they are sacking staff every day, running their IT on the lowest common denominator and that means they will be using rubbish servers and training server servants to be afraid to make noises.
The in-house network will be struggling on pdas using flat batteries and its upkeep will be reflected in everything that goes down the pipe, literally and figuratively.
They have got money to burn.
Don't you know anything?
What we need is a bigger thermometer
Or how the hell are you going to take the temperature of an ocean?
All this glowballs has come about because we now have the ability to measure the temperature of >>the surface<< of the oceans. But we use satellites to do it with and have no possible way of ensuring they are calibrated correctly.
If we did know their readings are correct, we still couldn't compare them to anything previous to satellite data.
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