43 posts • joined Thursday 24th April 2008 11:47 GMT
Not just compiled...
...but wrote. The Fowler brothers had to actually write the entries from S to Z, as the complete OED hadn't got that far through the alphabet by then.
Complaint filed with ASA re MS and Apple...
...and also emailed Private Eye about the ruling and counter-complaints. Here's hoping the law gets changed.
Reg units needed...
Just how large is "'avin' it large?" in nanoWales?
No multi-user support?!
I've subscribed to meego bug #2682 "Add multi-user support" for many months, and the DAY BEFORE the MS deal was announced someone at nokia announced to the list
"--- Comment #17 from jukkaeklund <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2011-02-10 08:09:56 PST ---
I'm sure no one can deny the validity of this feature request. However this is
not proceeding because there seems to be no business or otherwise interest to
develop notebook further. MeeGo is open so if there is need, somebody can
implement this based on the contribution guidelines. Is there somebody willing
to take the ownership of this and discuss in the architecture and PM community?"
Unless Intel pick this up, Meego will be doomed to fail on anything other than phones.
( no, I can't code...)
Tweeting live from court...
"Perhaps that's a more substantial move towards greater official openness than marked by Assange's publication of the US embassy cables".
I'd love to read an officially sanctioned tweet reporting a super-injunction...
That you posted as AC - that is quite possibly the finest, most elegantly argued comment I have ever read at El Reg! Keep it up!
The brand isn't called "i" for nothing...
... what next? The i-Gig app? Comes with an aroma dispenser to get rid of sweaty giggers smell, eye covers so you don't get distracted from the music, and extra powerful noise-cancelling so you can listen to your own choice of music. Why listen to the vulgar rubbish being beamed at the plebs around you?
@Sceptic, Bear Features et al.
Yes, but this is His Holiness we're talking about - Everything that comes from Cupertino is Godly perfection in code form, surely?
Apple don't *do* betas to test, debug and improve. They are there as marketing tools to be used by the early-adopting true Disciples.
Am I imagining it, or didn't Iceland introduce some hefty pro-leaking legislation recently? If he took them up, we'd be able to claim that "'not keeping Mum's' gone to Iceland"!
I'll get my coat...
(and apologies to the non-UK readership who won't get a very rubbish reference to a UK advertising campaign)
I was about to mention "Flat Earth News" by Nick Davies. Should be required reading for anyone posting opinions relating to ANY online news outlet, especially those criticising newspapers...
Lowest common denominator now rules *aLL* journalism. (Prove me wrong here Reg, do some original investigative journalism about how much more accurate online is than trad. journalism! Probably not using AGW as your case study, though?)
Are you aware that Orlowski's hijacked your username and password to post items under your name?
Surely as a Murdoch rag The Sun is highly sceptical of AGW? How can it be to blame for it then?
@ Jake - "Ubuntu sysadmin scripts"
"We use Ubuntu Linux for its stability and ease of administration" - page one of the HOWTO.
Maybe the technically incompetent marketing types wrote the manual as well as the quote from the article?
My distro's better than your distro! Erm, no. Yours has users that have a superiority complex. Surely that's a bug, not a feature? Can we not just say that some distros are better at certain things than others, and leave it at that?
Has anyone at the UN asked SETI about this?
Good article here:
Given that it's fairly likely SETI will be doing the detecting and have strict protocols not to tell media or politicians postdetection, I'd be worried if I were Paul Davies....
Unless I'm missing something?
For Orlowski's sake...
Read up on your "eco-churnalism":
..as to why this story has not been shredded to pieces by El Reg commentards???
(I do love a good conspiracy theory, me, but I suspect it may have more to do with this story being soft-leaked almost a week ago - reputation management anyone?)
@ NoneSuch: Stephen Hawking "Greatest Living Briton"
Watch out, it's a conspiracy I tell you all! NoneSuch (He doesn't exist, see?) is part of Hawking's conspiracy to take over scientific progress and therefore the future of humankind! All this nonsense about the LHC being about to destroy the universe, it's balls, spread by the Hawking cabal to try and stop it proving the existence of the Higgs-Boson, and therefore DISPROVING his own theories!
He's actually Davros, I tell you! He may have a brain the size of a planet, but we'll ALL be trundling around in shopping trolleys following his orders if his conspiracy works, I tell you!
(Did I use enough exclamation marks to make that sound genuine?)
p.s. M'Learned Friend would like to point out that all of the above was obviously meant as satire, and not to dis-respect the obvious talent and reputation of Professor Hawking...
In the absence of...
...an intelligent, reasoned response (which this article doesn't merit anyway) due to sheer anger at this drivel appearing on an *IT/Tech* website, can I just say to Lewis: if you want to promote fear, GO AND COWER IN A CORNER, YOU SWIPE.
Vote for positive reasons!
(Thats a UK investigative/satirical magazine for you over the pond..)
Quick analogy for those old enough to remember:
Years of reporting about how Robert Maxwell was a major business fraud, followed by his untimely death falling from his luxury yacht.
Years of reporting about how Richard Branson's business accounts are a little obscure to follow at times (ahem!). Next step?
That is some way to go, Beardie!
Did Israel borrow your passport?
I just listened to the full anouncment from and questions to Milliband. Gerald Kaufman, a normally fairly pro-Israeli MP used some extremely colourful phrases which I suspect were only enabled by parliamentary privilege. He described the passport and security systems at Ben Gurion airport as (IIRC) "outrageous criminal operations", and asked Milliband if he would like information that he (Kaufman) had, from personal experience, which relate to the case.
Curious and curiouser...
Correct me if i'm wrong (likely) but Hong Kong is actually part of China? How does this work if it is to be totally transparent?
My enemy's enemy is my friend...
...so given Google's spat with China, hell, why not buy China?!
"Also notable is the fact that the graphene transistor's 100GHz performance was at room temperature. When chilled, even higher performance is to be expected"...
...and in the real world, when it's at higher than room temperature, it'll be slower...
superGPS.co.uk now reporting: "All ASUS Eee Linux Versions have now been officially delayed by ASUS for 2 weeks. We have been told to expect deliveries week beginning Monday 28th July"
Meanwhile the XP version sits on the shelves, unloved.
En Attendant Godot...
Presumably the BSA think that versions that contain IP would improve metres, seconds, etc?
Or am i missing something?
Re: Those instructions...
Doesn't prove a thing, but just happened to look at the metainfo of his instructions at http://animasher.s3.amazonaws.com/nordenankar/travel%20instructions.pdf .
Created on 6/5/08, six weeks or so AFTER he sent the thing off with DHL...
Unfortunately they seem to be like any other "religion" in every respect, including bloodshed. Watch the youtube video and look at the website on a placard about deaths- I would post the address here, but don't know whether El Reg's legal eagles would be comfortable with it...
- World's OLDEST human DNA found in leg bone – but that's not the only boning going on...
- Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE
- Pics Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year
- Beijing leans on Microsoft to maintain Windows XP support
- Storagebod Oh no, RBS has gone titsup again... but is it JUST BAD LUCK?