"Who the hell is Ashley Madison?"
362 posts • joined 29 Jan 2008
"Who the hell is Ashley Madison?"
I'd have to go with the $39m. My conscience wouldn't let me do anything else especially if some of the residents are friends.
With any luck, he'll shut the fuck up at last. I won't hold my breath though.
'Elsewhere this week, US watchdog the FCC said it wanted to fine AT&T $100m for throttling traffic. The carrier, in turn, had a good old moan by saying it really would rather not have to cough up the cash. The result? AT&T has told the feds to take a hike. Besides, the company said, customers really enjoy being throttled, apparently...'
Yeah, of course. And as we were told a few months back, people who use ad blockers actually like to receive ads.
'Civil War General John Sedgwick's last words: "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance".'
I thought Sedgwick's last words were actually: "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist---".
That's made it all clearer. Thanks, guys.
'It may be worth saying that it is free for a year from release ie until 29/7/2016.'
This is confusing the crap out of me. From some sources, it's clear that this is a permanent giveaway, presumably because MS is looking to make its money on apps/programs. From others, I understand that this is free for a single year, after which there is a subscription charge, monthly or annually. Could anyone state - with absolute confidence - which is the correct scenario?
'16 GB Graphics card'
Shome mishtake, shurely...
In the UK he would have been very unlucky to have got ten years. A double life term? Shit.
Fuck Nernberg's stupidities - that's a hell of a nice find.
'This week's worst, most irrelevant and just generally shite comment...'
So polite. LOL
Creepy. As. Fuck
Back in the late Sixties, my stepfather used to pick me up from school (much to my humiliation) in his Bond Bug, which everyone thought was the stupidest car they'd ever seen. Still carried five of us though, and fairly comfortably.
In 1971, I responded to an ad to buy either an old but pristine Vauxhall Victor or a Messerschmitt (I thought there was a 'd' in there) bubble car for nine quid. Due to girlfriend pressure (and the fact that the former had a FULL tank) I chose the Victor. That wild little bubble bar would be worth a bomb now!
Interestingly (or maybe not) the four episodes have been on KickAss overnight but are not (as of right now) on Pirate Bay, maybe indicating that downloaders are still wary of the latter after the chaos of a couple of months ago.
Well I'm stuck with it cos my bloody bank demands that I use it to access its site, dammit. I emailed a couple of times to ask why but - surprise - got no answer. If it wasn't for that, IE would have left my desktop years ago, never to return, in Spartan form or any other.
I'm having trouble seeing the IT angle in this story - unless 'the sum of six and 15' is it.
A glorious writer. Thank God we had him for as long as we did. Ook, you wonderful old fucker, you.
A desperately sad day.
And who could say it any better.
'At the time, the proposed law said that tech giants...would have to "self-report" any diverted profits to HMRC'
Yeah, that'll happen.
...and if this is anything like District 9 (rather than Elysium) I'll be looking forward to it.
You been reading The Tin Men by Michael Frayn, Dabbsy? It takes robo-journalism to dizzying heights (and is bloody funny, too).
'People! love! ads! in! their! apps!'
First AdBlockPlus claims that vast numbers of users love ads, now Yahoo. I've yet to meet a single person who wants ads, no matter who they're from
'According to analysts...its cost will range from very cheap to eye-watering[ly] expensive.'
Nope, its cost will range from bloody expensive to mind-buggeringly expensive. Apple doesn't do very cheap.
'Still, at least you’ll be getting a laptop that you can safely let the kids loose on from time to time and even pass it on to them when the time comes'
Given the price I'd have to pay to get hold of one of these, my kids (or my grandsprogs) wouldn't get within a mile of it.
'El Reg can only assume YouTube comments were not included as a source.'
Nor the Reg comments section of late.
'RadioShack lists 1,800 stores facing the axe across America'
That's saved me having to search around for it. Thanks.
It can't possibly be worse than Donna Tartt's second book The Little Friend. A terrible and difficult book to read with a damp squib of a pay-off. Amazing that she could write a modern classic like The Secret History then follow it with the worst pile of crap in recent history.
A personal favourite (though not for my belt size or life expectancy) is the same Lister triple-decker with fried eggs and oodles of Branston sauce. Roughly three billion calories a bite. Heart attack sarnie, I call it but by 'eck, it's grand.
Oh, how the mighty are fallen.
'Adblock has said only 25 per cent of Adblock Plus users are strictly against any advertising.'
Bollocks. A made-up statistic if ever I saw one.
We just had this for dinner here at Ketlan Towers and it was delicious (though we added the ginger, et al for luck). Cheers, Lester. Looking forward to the next mini-feast.
I don't know why anyone would use anything BUT internet banking. It makes life a lot simpler, especially for the disabled or those who are less than usually able.
'...patients who have registered a Type 2 objection "may not have understood that this will mean that as a result, they will not be approached for direct care services like e-prescribing, bowel screening, e-referrals or e-pathology reporting."'
Hmm... I registered a Type 2 objection via my surgery and I've just been prescribed bowel screening as part of a national programme to bowel screen all over-60s. Is there really a problem?
I loved Opera and was a beta tester for years but I went off it when they added the unremovable mail client in and it started to bloat pretty outrageously. The thing I miss the most is Notes - an excellent and well-executed facility sadly lacking in Firefox.
Fuck off, Schmidt. The foreseeable future will be very much like the past.
I'm sorry but LOL, you shouldn't have gone with such a shite company.
'HealthCare.Gov has sprung a leak!'
Cor blimey. Who'da thought it.
Gotta say I agree with this. Windows 10 free for life - great, I'll take two. Windows 10 free for a year - they can shove it: I'll stick to 7, thank you.
'Downvote me if it also your birthday.'
Certainly not. Here's to both of us! :)
Thank you, chaps. All pints very welcome. :)
'Remember 21 January, 2015: it will go down in history either as the date that made Microsoft or the reason why victory in mobile was put on hold for another two years.'
It'll do nothing of the sort. Today will only be known as the day of my 62nd birthday, so there. Now where's my jelly and ice cream...
The media is already laying out the government's propaganda for it.
'Majority of Britons think the state should have more surveillance powers'
'Until they kill him off and replace him with "young" Shia LaBeouf.'
Please God, no.
"Apple wants to collect and store your fingerprints..."
In your dreams.
As a former employee of this ghastly company (for three terrible years) all I can say is fucking good riddance.
I find this a tad disturbing. Whatever happened to parents just checking on their kids from time to time to make sure they're okay?
Sorry, but I'm just grateful that this article lacks the (now) usual and pointless sodding great image at the top. Just like the old days...
I know it's infantile but PNAS? Really?