171 posts • joined 20 Mar 2008
HTML is certainly a disease, but from what I've seen of web developers I seriously doubt that it's transmitted by real-world sexual contact,
This is a new one, clutching at pine needles. It used to be straws.
I think it's sweet that Apple should be supporting "outsider art". I do too, I have a teacup with "Lobsters" written on it and with a tiny severed human head inside, made by a highly creative inmate of our local loony bin. Of course the Jobs statue doesn't quite reach that standard....
Re: I wonder if it was deliberate?
Of course it could be that these trading firms don't have enough real money to redeem all the Bitcoins that have been "mined". Nah, that couldn't be it, because that would make Bitcoin a Ponzi scheme...
Couldn't agree more. Patents have no place in science, including software. Trolls are the vilest and most naked kind of parasitic rentier.
Like almost every other media person Steven Fry has bought into the Jobsian religion, which tells him that he is a "creative" and hence superior to ordinary PC-using schmucks
If you ever get bored with bitcoin mining, I've invented a unicorn milking machine and am looking for kickstart finance...
My favourite memory of the QL was that when our review machine arrived some of the key caps had fallen off in the box, making it a bit like a game of Scrabble.
Land of the free and home of the mental
To handle the trolling problem they could change it to a "NoDerivs" Creative Commons licence.
Re: What would happen if Apple buys ARM?
The business model and the CPU can't be separated. Steve Furber designed the original ARM for minimal silicon real estate and power consumption - it was those virtues (well ahead of competitors at the time) that enabled ARM CPU blocks to be combined into systems-on-a-chip as silicon densities increased.
The only people for whom Twitter has become essential are journos, which is why it gets so much coverage. Given those stats, the only future for Twitter is to start charging journalists and live with a vastly shrunken user base
Re: Self Healing Bottom?
Should sell well to people who talk out of their arse, a not insignifican market nowadays...
Re: Oh My God !!!!!!!!!
Actually you can avoid taxes - ask Eric
They seem to have left off the spikes
It ain't that difficult - just think of Facebook as not like telephoning someone but more like standing on the highstreet. Don't do anything you wouldn't do there. You can show your pictures to passers-by, but perhaps don't show them your todger?And you *will* see ads in shop windows and on passing busses.
the horror, the horror....
One can't begin to appreciate the true horror of Unicode until one has tried converting Word documents into MOBI to make Kindle books using Calibre.
"Pouring hot liquids or metals, such as lead or gold, into the mouth of a victim was a practice used on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, by the Romans and the Spanish Inquisition among others.2"
Not suggesting anything, just historical research....
Spotify <cowers and runs away>
Re: Slightly fruity comparison
Eeuw, a supercritical banana split
Not only should the word be banned, but everyone who has ever used it should be summarily executed. And then executed again. And then twerked.
In summary then, let's provide wider cheaper internet access AND a cure for malaria AND let's all give up competitive moralising in online forums.
A Forth programmer asks for a beer and walks backwards into a bar....
Me too. But stranger things have happened - trust busters broke up Standard Oil, and AT&T. It's as American as apple pie.
Re: Diamonds ...
Yes, but on the upside, as we all roast and choke it would be raining DIAMONDS!
Re: Not their job
What's happened is a new industry securing its future revenue streams by spreading good old FUD
Score so far: Apple trolls 17; Rasberry trolls 13; Google trolls 16; anti-Google trolls 9; common sense 0.89
Would UK be any better?
After the Snowden revelations about NSA and GCHQ, why would anyone believe that UK-manufactures kit is any less likely to be riddled with trapdoors?
I think electrocution is too severe a punishment for buying Apple products: they should reduce it to a moderate prison sentence
Won't be told
Said it before - lithium batteries are too cranky for aeroplanes (especially plastic aeroplanes). Burning a hole in your trousers is unpleasant, burning a hole in an aeroplane is a disaster.
You right, we want wreck it all an we COMING TO GET YOU NOW!
This is the just reward for the government's own ideologically-driven policies. Young "entrepreneurs" nowadays go into business with an exit strategy already in mind, as opposed to long term commitment. And the people they sell out to are always foreign because johnny foreigner has all the money and most of the smarts.
"...our collective imaginations."
Speak for yourself. My imagination has better things to do than drool over dinosaurs
Whoops, caught with pants down
They've all gone barking mad. Their skin is still peeling from the burn from 3D TV and they come up with this shite. That camera could anchor a megayacht.
You've been had - this is just a rejected script from "Parks and Recreation"
Re: Increased energy density leads to increased risk
Everfything has enegy in it (even a rock, even Sprite Zero)
Actually the Devil made up her name to tempt us from the paths of political correctness - get thee behind me!
Oo look, a squirrel!
This is truly great tech writing with a serious point. Reminds me why I keep coming to read El Reg (I sometimes forget when the Google-hating and climate-denying are too strong).
Over 50 years ago our English teacher told us that reading science fiction would rot our minds. He was SO right. Whatever is in this crap can't be any cheaper or more healthy than, for example, rice and dhal, let alone egg and chips.
A company with Intel's resources ought to be able to match ARM.s performance eventually. The point is that ARM now has the same code-compatibility grip on the smartphone sector that the IBM PC gave Intel in the PC sector. Overcoming code inertia may be beyond even Intel, unless they pay vendor's rewrite bills for them (they probably have enough cash).
Re: This is journalism?
Oh, I thought this *was* the Intel Press release. It was certainly peppy enough, except that he forgot to use the essential phrase "special sauce". Remember next time.
Calculate the survival probability for a species whose brightest individuals would rather devote all their mental resources to quarter-assed schemes for escaping the planet than to preserving the planet. Please show your workings.
"The damped pusher plate smoothed the delivery of thrust [from multiple H-bombs] to the spacecraft above."
Hmmm, yes, good idea
Re: Boo hoo
Precisely. This paranoid rant is worthy of the Tea Party. Not a word about the corruption of journalistic standards by politically-partisan, monopolistic press owners (with the power to fire or not hire dissenting journos). The regulatory body isn't to be a state agency, that's Tory spin.
Re: What is wrong with you all?
Absolutely right. Teapots are hardly expensive items - you can probably get a dented aluminium one in the Oxfam shop for 50p (wash before using). And you can recoup that 50p by making n cups at a time using only n-1 bags (assuming you have friends or colleagues). The teabag of choice is Fortnum and Mason's Orange Pekoe so you'll want to economise on them.
I think you guys should take this more seriously - there's a lot you can do with one bit. Or is there? (Answer Y or N)
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