299 posts • joined Thursday 20th March 2008 15:36 GMT
Re: Waste of time and effort
> We already have that - it's called income tax. Seems to work well enough for most of us...
Most of us aren't the ones with most of the money.
Re: In German
We can let Matt Groening off with that one; perhaps it was deliberate.
As for JA, who knows? Some other commentard in another Assange article suggested that he was munching on the Ferrero Rochers in the embassy. If that were the case, would he be plotting an escape by passing himself off as Kim Dotcom?
Re: Die Julian...
(In German, to paraphrase Sideshow Bob)
Re: Many states are not up to the task.
Some states are trying desperately to create a Christian fascist institution to rival the Taliban in thuggery. Those same states are teetering on bankruptcy and can ill afford not receiving that federal check.
There, fixed it for you.
Re: FAO The Register Team
> the fact a bunch of the 9/11 terrorists entered the US from Canada
That is actually a myth that has been long-since been debunked. However you're right about Canada being anything but a safe harbour.
> If you're a true hipster you won't want anything to do with it now he's went 'commercial'
If you're a true hipster you won't want anything to do with it unless it has a picture of a half-eaten fruit on the packaging.
Re: The reason why it must be connected to the Internet is......
> provide system updates even new interfaces
Yeah we got the first look at what would turn out to be TIFKAM.
Re: How times change
Re: Apathy tends to rule these days...
> There was the recent case of the Harvard professor, who was hounded out of his job for pointing out objectively the IQ distributions between different racial groups.
Sounds like Jean Philippe Rushton of the University of Western Ontario.
Re: Put an iPhone beside a...
> A reasonable design goal given the state of play half a decade ago when essentially no one had a touch keyboard.
The Sony Ericsson P800 came out a decade ago (2003), and its on-screen keyboard flipped case, and even keyboard character set depending on language. The outlined shift key to indicate case isn't so good because they're covered by thumbs!
Is that XB-one, X-Bone, or Crossbone?
Nope, it runs Windows 8, Special Eadon Edition.
Next OSX version?
Mandatory xkcd reference
Re: Editor down the pub?
I should have also added above, particularly with the London buses, that cameras have replaced the driver's periscope to the upper floor of the bus. Also in Dublin on the Luas trams, instead of having huge wing mirrors to see down the length of the tram, they're using wide-angle cameras instead, with a screen in the driver's cab placed about where the view from the mirrors would be. Reduces land acquisition costs by about 1.5-2 metres of width. And it's recordable, unlike the bus driver's periscope or the tram driver's wing mirrors.
Re: Editor down the pub?
"More cameras per city than anywhere else on the planet"? I can believe it. London has a lot of camera-intensive systems. Does any other city even come close to this level of surveillance?
Cameras inside every London bus (how many), and on the outside for bus lane infractions - and London has a LOT of buses. Cameras inside every tube/overground/DLR/Tramlink train and station. Cameras above every lane on (nearly) every gantry on the M25 (or have they covered the M4-M40 gap?). Cameras at the perimeter of the congestion charge zone. This all in addition to the town centre cameras, and all the private CCTV cameras, including the one in the pub where the editor (supposedly) is.
Re: Learn to reprezzent, yo!
"exterminate the roaches we call humanity"
That was merely a byproduct of a Disaster Area concert.
Malus Major Alpha, then.
Re: Watch out for hyperspace bypasses
Mike Tubby / jnemesh
These days, "Beware of the Mountain Lion."
Re: Waste of Space
"Last year, Apple employees gave $308,081 to Obama's last reelection campaign" I guess, Apple's "paid-for property" is in this case the White House itself.
Barcelona the planet, the one where dogs have no noses?
New money aliens?
But... Magrathea is still closed for regular business. Unless, the "new money aliens" are, of course, mice, the only clients special and extraordinary enough for Magrathea to reopen for one special commission.
Boring IOS UI
You must mean the router> prompt, which has the huge variation of changing to router# after an enable.
Re: When SIMs disappear all I need is my number to roam
You don't want to go there.
Re: Oh, another Mickey Mouse Protection Treaty!
> "Lifetime" does not a limited time make.
I'm sure the MAFIAA can make appropriate arrangements for "lifetime" to be limited.
> On the other hand, you can have Harper.
Harper was always one of theirs.
Do you mean Terry Venables the football manager, or Jon Venables from the Jamie Bulger case?
iPhone owners' wrists?
For that, they'll need the iHand.
Re: Give me Google Glass
Those will be the Torchwood contact lenses then.
Re: @AC "People either wear glasses to see or glasses to reduce glare from the sun"
@ratfox: > Unfortunately, there are far too many who wear sunglasses after dark.
Re: Don't worry Bitcoin holders....
From this basic premise, it is very simple to prove that the Galactibanks are also the product of a deranged imagination.
Re: Fido Canada
Meanwhile on Fido PAYG...
911 fee... 75c
Caller ID... free
Voicemail... free (other than the minutes)
System access fee... there isn't one.
Re: DST Fee?
They don't need any more ideas!
"The iPhone maker"
The rest of the article is about Apple... how did this mention of Foxconn worm its way in then?
Re: "There's this concern that we are somehow going to misuse this data"
> Mr. You-Have-No-Privacy-Get-Over-It Schmit.
Wasn't that Scott McNealy?
Re: Dual SIM
Both SIMs are active and you get two signal strength meters. At least on my phone (a Chinese-made LongShengFa 820), an incoming call or text comes up saying what SIM it's coming in on. When sending, I get two send buttons, so I can select which SIM to place the call/send the text on.
You mean impropriety. </pedant>
And yes, it does make her a murderous jailbird by association, once she gets out of her human skin suit and we see her for the Slitheen she really is.
Re: Thats all we need
Rickroll? Not a chance.
They've given us up and let us down. They've run around and deserted us. They've made us cry, they've said goodbye. They've told lies and hurt us.
Re: What a terrible name
This is reminiscent of the Sony Ericsson P-series, going from 800 to 900, 910, 990. Then, the P1.
Even Xbox Infinity would have been a better name (still leaving Continuum for one final stab at the console hardware business).
MICROSOFT STUPID NAME FAIL. (They deserve this Eadonism, they really do.)
Re: Holiday Money?
Sounds like this one:
Re: A bit too convenient
> For residents in many of the states adjoining Canada, there is an "enhanced" license with an RFID chip to "speed up passage through customs". I have to wonder if there are other readers dotted here and there so The Man can track where people go.
The Man also supplies the little tinfoil sleeves to keep the enhanced card in.