1664 posts • joined 4 May 2008
Re: "This is where Google is going too far"
I can't believe it, after all that El Reg fires out this article Schmidt: Social networking will FREE THE PEOPLE of China.
Maybe I wasn't too far from the truth after all.....
Re: "This is where Google is going too far"
I have confused the name Smith with Schmidt. I read the article as though it was Eric Schmidt that was making the suggestions.
Google and Politics. Hurts my eyes
This is where Google is going too far, they are now actively playing the altruistic political rhetoric card.
>“They have sometimes made Google services like Gmail excruciatingly difficult to use,” he wrote. “But given how essential Google’s services are to so many individuals and businesses, blocking the company entirely would have immediate and disastrous economic consequences.”
1st: Google is not essential to anyone or anything. They are a service that can be used or not.... Obligation = Zero..
2nd: Disastrous economic consequences - For whom - Google...... The money will simply be ingested by someone or some other business ( hopefully a meriting business)
3rd: If the Chinese govt decide to put up a firewall then that is a Chinese govt problem not a google problem. By making "blocked" sites available then google are effectively breaking Chinese law and should be punished accordingly. When in Rome....
Eric Schmidt has become the ultimate "CockWomble". (Whoever came up with that word deserves a pint).
Why is it that when people reach a certain level of wealth they suddenly feel the need to become saviours of humanity. Gates, Bono, Schmidt, Joly..... Smells like cheap publicity.
If they want to be altruistic, give the money and do the work anonymously.......without the publicity.....
Monday was Ok , I have Tuesday morning blues
Re: Supermodel ?
Since when was Android free ? Next you wil be telling us that Google is also free..
Think about what you are saying first....
>I rarely downvote posts, but I made an exception for the nasty implication that the only way a woman can obtain money is by sleeping with a rich man.
There was absolutely nothing intentionally sexist in my remark and nothing was implied, that is merely your choice of interpretation. I was referring more to the fact that it is difficult to understand how anyone managed to obtain 200K for such a product without there being some form of "pot de vin".
Would you have given this woman 200K for this project based solely on the idea?
Re: Yes, I am available for consulting jobs
@DAM - Assure me, you're not going to invest your life saving into this little capital venture.....
I wish to here more donkeys "naysaying"....
I wish to hear the Pope, pontificating....
I wish the egosit were more altruistic.
I wish Ayn Rand wrote easier books to understand.
I wish that Segue-ing would lead me somewhere.....
I wish that ex-pats were more Nationalistic.
I wish that the anti-social become more Social.
I wish that Communism didn't mean losing my comforts.
Et voila, I could become a member of Impossible..
Supermodel - NOT. More like a red-headed version of ET.
Website Good Idea- NOT - Who did she sleep with in order to "obtain" £200 000 for that ? Can we safely presume that she is merely the name behind the project.. If so then there is the first fail, I had to look up Google to even know who she was. If they said the idea had been Jimbos then I would have simply laughed about it being a silly idea.
People sharing things for free, I doubt it. Most altruistic ideads end up dead in the water or surrounded by scam artists.
Should we presume that Amazon will pay "Fuck All" in tax then...
Lol, I hated those damned Lemons, my brother does too, I used to squirt him with them... ( stings the eyes)
I just learned what a "vine" is ... ( No, I do not belong to the Twiterrati)...
Some of those animated gifs are actually quite well done ( just dont make them appear on my webpages).....
1 : I hope this doesn't mean the return of animated Gifs.....
2 : <quote>The headline alliterates if you pronounce GIF as its makers intended: with a soft J for jelly sound, not a hard G for golf
Were French people involved in the decision to make it into the soft J rather than the hard G.
Re: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...
Cliff, I understand your point of view, but as an ex smoker I feel that allowing people to smoke them in the office is akin to holding company meetings in a bar when you know that half the staff were once alcoholics.......
I have given up for a few years so they dont bother me too much but anyone that is trying to give up will constantly see someone holding a cigarette and that can become a real problem ( OK, I know that they are not real cigarettes but you know what I mean)
Personally I feel that everyone should be encouraged to give up smoking and that cigarettes should be completely forbidden. Removing cigarettes from Society will do nothing worse than making Philip Morris less rich.... ( The ex-smopers money will always be spent, just on different things)
If nothing else the word "concupiscent" was definitely worth reading the article for....
Re: "Prince Albert"
Ooops mixed up me Princes.....
Maybe that should be Prince Edward Road...
Who has any datacenters in either of these countries ? Google, NSA, GCHQ, The Chinese, Al Qeada ?
Someone is in control of the routeurs through which this data is being read/siphoned/spied upon...., who ?
Re: Hey EU, are you listening?
The one and only time that I will suggest an Oracle solution
Oracle VirtualBox ( icons instead of buttons and it works )
Intel - Smintel
Intel have been the 5000lb Gorilla for such a long time that it can only be healthy for the market in general that they lose some of their position.
Intel were/are worse the MS for imposing their manner of doing things......They have been far to dominating..
MS are also feeling the same pinch, good , it was long overdue.
Intel and MS both have some excellent products but they are both in dire need of eating some more humble pie.
Google and Apple also need to take into account the same scenario because it appears that they are heading down the same path.
Re: A much cheaper method
I agree that Sodomy won't stop STD's but it will slow down an ever increasing population that no one can take care of. Which I presumed was the major reason for the condoms.
I don't believe for a moment that anyone will manage to make those people use the condoms anyway.
Re: video adverts
Only 5, please for the sake of sanity publish them.
Choices choices choices
I don't know which of the two I dislike the most. Probably Dotcom because he chooses to behave that way.
Cyrus is merely a puppet, albeit a very rich one.
As for the Xbox, I have either become too old or I have seen too many of the same games for far too long.....
Yes, that represents about 99% of the web but they are looking for the other 1%.... Unfortunately they have to monitor 100% in order to achieve their goal.
>Just give people self driving cars already
Couldn't agree more, I can't think of anything more chronophagous than having to drive. Removing the human element from the equation would definately improve the situation on a whole.. Think aircraft here, something like 99% of accidents are meat-bag related.
Faceslaps all round
Will they also give a quick round of faceslaps to all if those that are stupid enough to click on the damned links...
Re: Ok, excuse me for asking but HTF do they know it is from Mars?
On the back of the rock there is a small inscription
"Made in Mars ( by the PRC)"
Re: So the baddies can stay hidden from the NSA?
The clever crooks are spooks...
Re: What we really want to know...
Yes, that's why I don't mind people calling me big nose..
Does that include returned/failed units
18$ is approx 5% of the manufacturing cost, therefore only 1 in 20 units needs to have a problem and then they start losing money.(again)
Blue Light of Death anyone.........
He represents everything that's wrong.
I don't understand why currency should be taxed.. Is it not the goods that you buy with it that are taxable ?
As long as this does not turn into yet another method for the bankers/traders of Bitcoins to get rich at the expense of others then I don't see much of a problem.....yet....
<quote>He is uniquely positioned to drive exceptional forward-thinking research that pushes the frontiers of computer science, while also driving impactful technology transfer through deep connections with our business teams.”</quote>
Translated from ShitSpeak to normal English:
He is hoping and praying that he will stumble upon something usefull, that might just sell, if the sales team ever speak to him again
A new species
>The prediction will come as some relief to insecure male Apple lovers
WTF is an "insecure male Apple lover ",
a : Is it someone that is having an affair with a timid, red fruit eating, man.
b : A slightly schitzophrenic, masculine fruit that lacks confidence and whose alter ego is a Don Juan character.
c : The opposite of a coke fueled, masturbating female apple......
Re: Interesting thought...
Ah-ha, now we know how IPSOS get the results......
Re: After thought
Wow, whatever happens the Architects are the winners.... Good to know that they do actually plan it out.
Do the architects also plan ahead in terms of what will happen to all the infrastructure when Facebok loses it's popularity ?
I can't think of anything better for creating "tension" within an aircraft than having to sit next to a twunt with a telephone stuck to his ear for the full flight.
Or worse still, sitting in the middle of 2 twunts......with telephones. ....ear....flight.
Re: Frankly ...
Can you give a good reason as to why they are not worth employing ? I presume that it is not their only skill set and in general most people list all, or a good subset of their current skills.
Are you really a "Corporate IT Recruiter" , you appear to have a very negative attitude which doesn't really fit in with the requirements of the job.
I wonder how much that Texan business-twunt will pay to kill this protected animal, all in the name of preservation of course.........
Dear American people
You are getting seriously fucked over by your own government, they are creating a shitpile that you will be cleaning up for years.
Amendments, what amendments, your government is simply saying "fuck the amendments, we do as we please".
The American governement has become a disease, let's hope/pray that it doesn't become an epidemic..
Slavery is coming back, in fact it's already here, to the good ol USA, have a quick look at this nice little wealth distribution vid
Knee jerk reaction, of course it is but what the fuck else is it going to take for people to wake up...
Re: Personal introspection
@Kristian : I have a feeling that you did not understand my post.
Morgan Stanley are criticising others for being too fat and too ugly, it is kind of irrelevant who they are criticising because they themselves are guilty of the aforementioned problems.
Alternatively ..............."Pot Kettle Black"..............
Morgan Stanley is too fat and ugly to bother investing in .........
Re: Disruptive experiments
What would that be called, Tree Trolling, Urinal Usurpation or maybe even Shit Stalking ?
Retina is dead, long live the Vagina
What we need know is Vaginal not Retinal....
Now that would make some interesting news.
Sarcasm is defacto for all posts..
Re: So the T&Cs of Apples web site - @Stretch
So you can look at their website with your eyes but not through a computer program, even though both of them return the same result ?
Re: So the T&Cs of Apples web site
@Steve : Yes I agree that they should not be allowed to make money from Apples data.
@Test Man : I don't understand how "scraping " would change the slighest thing for Apple, Scraping requires nothing more than performing normal requests to a web page, this is not a DOS scenario. It's not like they would have been doing 10000 requests per second. A 100 requests per day maybe...which is derisory at most.
Re: So the T&Cs of Apples web site
Steve, this is data available on public websites, all they did was aggregate the information...
It's not hacking, cracking or theft. I honestly can't think of a worse place to display "compartementalised" data than on the WWW....
Re: Cold Frenzy
All part of the trials and tribulations that an Aficionado must endure...
There is just so much wrong with that last reply.
Your AC status says quite a lot about how much "critisicm" you are willing to take here.