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This is exactly the kind of bad eating habits that most doctors would like to see people avoid.
2 Big Macs and a Cheese = (2 * 510) + 255 = 1265 Kcal and thats before you add any soft drinks or a desert.....
The nutrional value adds up top about a 3rd of what you need for the day. ( There's little or no fibre though).
That means you would need to eat 3 of these, therefore 3795 kcal worth of MacDo to meet your daily needs.. A normal adult male requries about 2200-2500 Kcal, everything else turns to fat...... Unless of course you are very athletic person - in such a case you probably wouldn't be eating MacDos.
An occasional macDo is not a bad thing, a regular macDo is a killer
Re: As an educated Yank ...
"It's not fascist to not be rude to people. They "don't need to be fat", you "don't need to be a twat"."
You can replace the word "fat" with whatever you want, there will always be the same understanding behind the word and "the overweight" people will still be offended. It's a lose, lose situation.
Just out of interest what adjective would you use to describe people that eat to the point that their weight becomes an embarrasement ?
Being fat is not a disease it is a choice. ( There are exceptions but they are few and far between).
As the saying goes, you are what you eat..... If you eat a lot of fat , you become fat.... that's not being rude, it's being honest.
Re: what's a sq acre?
It's like a rounded acre but with straight sides.
Re: I hope Snowden didn't eat anything they might have given him
It's probably more dangerous to kill him than it is to keep him alive.
Imagine that this is a webserver somewhere that he,or an acomlice, must log into every day otherwise it will spew out to all and sundry the important stuff that hasen't yet been leaked...
If the NSA still have an interest in Snowden it is because they believe that he stills holds something important. Otherwise they would simply have let him rot in Russia.
( Same is probably true for the Russians)... Hell, even Ian Fleming couldn't have written a better story...
Re: Concur with Stross. With a couple caveats.
One of you is speaking about *.doc or *.docx files ( ie MS Word Format) which can hold formatting etc, the other is speaking about *.txt files ( Ascii text files which does hold formatting etc).
Please do not compare appels to oranges, they are both fruits but they are nto the same fruit.
Re: How very ironic of him.
Well as it happens I might just have property that you might be interested in. Now if you will send me 7 million as a deposit I am sure that I can guarantee that you wont be living next door to El Zuck...
Definition of Google :
* An interactive means by which shallow minded souls can be revealed to ones similars.
* A dirty polluting engine fuelled by its own users.
* A milking machine drawing endlessly from humanities orifices in order to provide fodder for humanity .
Why does HTML have to contain DRM
Any and all of the major players could write real "applications" instead of web interfaces and solve the problem immediately.
This is only about the corporates wanting some cake, eating it and then shitting the remains all over the users....
HTML is not the only protocole that exists, use something else.
Re: Quote: This is a trader fail
Question : Was there actually any, living and breathing, skin and flesh trader involved or was this an example of an algorithm getting a little excited again ?
It goes to show just how fragile the whole stock market really is. Decisions are not being made on fact or anything tangible, they are simply being made on movements.....
The stock market is basically the biggest computer game in the world... and it's being run by computers.
Scary, it's very, very, scary......
One for the Snatch fans - Inside the Pawn Shop
Saul : "It's a Moissanite "
Bad Boy : "A whatanite"
Saul : "Moissanite is an artificial diamond, it's Micky Mouse mate, it's spurious, not genuine and it's worth .......... Fuck all"
What happened to the money
The perp went down but what happened to the money ? Do the NCA just split it between them ? It would be a novel way of funding their own department.
Re: No mention of big data
That's because the author didn't explain that TB actually means "tiny bits" - 4000 tiny bits.....
Thought for the day.
Which is lonelier, that little star or the earth....
Endless promises and hopes
Why is that todays business models seem to revolve around large companies providing platforms for which content will be made for "free" by external developers ?
If I have understood correctly, very few devs actually make anything at all , other than a few pennies, OK there are exceptions like Rovio but they are so rare that they exist only on the extreme far ends of the bell curve.
obviously it's the Amazons ( they are hoping) , Apples, Google, MS ( not quite) that make the real money.
Or is it just the idea of obtaining the famous "15 minutes" ?
Where are Anonymice when you need them
This would be one of the very singular occasions in which I would like to see the table being turned on the perps( the police). This must be completely illegal..
We appear to be seeing more and more examples of how the "police state" has become a reality. Funny though, it doesn't seem to matter which party is elected , the police issues always remain inthe background. Politicians seem to be very wary of touching this holy ground.
I can easilly imagine that the Police High Commisioner, or whatever he is called, is a 33 degree macon... could there be a connection.....
It's a good start.
There are far many more things than just the Boy Scouts that need to get rid of the Sky Fairy idealogy but this is a good start.
Anyone that swears to a "deity" begins his career with a lie, why would we ever expect them to be honest from that point in.
All we need know is for the Americans to learn that creatonism is myth not fact. In parallel can we please offer the Pope a new job outside of the theater playing role that he currently has. ( The man himself, the Pope that is, is probably a fine human-being but please stop all of this funny hat and dress wearing nonsense - The 1600s are over).
Re: Nice read
I'd go as far as saying it probably represents 95% of the population.
Irony for the twunts.
Owning an iSomething whilst doing a Google search using IE9.....
From what can be gleaned from the interwebs and various other accounts, it would appear that not liking Steve was not a good career move if you were one of his subordinates.
Did you personally meet him ? Are all those accounts in the web wrong ? Was Steve Jobs really a philanthropist in disguise ?
That's a worrying thought........
Better the Devil you know
"He left behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We will continue to honour his memory by dedicating ourselves to the work he loved so much. There is no higher tribute to his memory. I know that he would be proud of all of you."
It sounds very much like Mr Cook is trying to keep his staff motivated and he is using "compassion" as the fuel. Pretty poor plot ......
"dedicating ourselves to the work he loved so much"
People go to work to earn money, not to idiolise or dedicate their lives others. ( Although that might actually be a requriement in NK) . Cook sounds like one of those crazy evangelists with very little, if anything, to offer, he must be in a permanent struggle to try and appear to be usefull.
El Reg Elite Minority
I have been signed up to El Reg for just a little more than 5 years... Does that make me an Elite Vulture ?
I have also been using the web for almost 20 years...... Does that make me an Elite Web Vulture ?
Some of these studies/reports make me weep. What's next, you have been driving for 5 years, you are the equivalant of Formula One pilot and you deserve medals....
I would hate to imagine the pyschological effect that such a watch might have. It is just as likely to start instilling nihilistic thoughts in peoples heads. When they have eventually reasoned deeply enough that life really does not have any purpose and all that remains left is too die they might just start behaving a little "crazilly"....
Surprised that the article didn't speak about IPV4 address space....3 Billion people, that only leaves 1 Billion address for industry...
And yet IPV6 still seems like it will be an eternity before it will become defacto for the unwashed masses.
Re: @Khaptain @Trevor_Pott RE: "I hope they all get cholera."
Re: Digital signature conundrum
If they are truly random pixels, they will be randomly scattered, but in known positions ( held within a secret database, woooooh), removing a few frames would then change the exact location of each pixel, the signatures pixels would then no longer exist at the known position.
Re: @Trevor_Pott RE: "I hope they all get cholera."
Alternatively they could be made to sit in the same room as Trevor for a few days and made to discuss the varying potential of improving IO on eSata interfaces.
Digital signature conundrum
Rather than removing the offending pixels, would it not be more advantageous to just add some extra pixels, thereby modifiying the signature. It would then become an unknown signature and not verifiable against one that already exists.
In a court I would imagine that something is either an exact match or it is not...
Re: Amazing. Not.
"Still, it took up space in the the newspaper that would, otherwise, have been filled with bile against immigrants, benefits scroungers, gays, politicians, unions, corporations or 'celebrity gossip'."
Since when did the public at large require anything more ? The "Illiterati " are not allowed to rise above a level which would allow them to remain autonomous...
"There was a time when people used to talk about newspapers like this as only fit to wipe your bum. But I wouldn't want to risk it."
Rupert Murdoch made his fortune from selling toilet paper....
Think about the copyright
Don't Playmobil have a copyright against this blatent copy of their character set.
It seems like one of the multiple "copyright defense" lawyers might actualy have a case here, now that would be interesting to follow.....
Re: Automated till hell ...
" C'mon, somebody round here is responsible for this! Own up, and accept the good kicking you deserve."
Have you considered the idea that it might have been the BOFH.
Heartwarming article !!!
Yet another manifestation of mankind's capacity for destruction.
How to make a grey day even greyer by leading the unwashed masses even further down the path of fear.......
Re: @Geoff Campbell (was: Computer games & drugs? Seriously?)
"My reality is my day-to-day life. And I'm pretty happy with it.
YMMV. Think about it."
Judging by the negative overtones that surface in most of your comments, that it quite difficult to believe.
Re: @Geoff Campbell (was: Computer games & drugs? Seriously?)
I very much doubt that Jake's reality encompasses anything other than Jake.
Oh the irony of using Anonymous Coward whillst posting that remark........ Probably hoping that someone else gets the blame.......
Re: Thought Experiments
"Why do people say 'use case' when they mean 'use'?"
You do know what a "use case " is ?
New job required
Give the man a mac ( not the silicon kind), let him stand in front of parliament and offer sweeties to the Lords, Ladies and bottom feeders as they enter the Houses of Parliament.
Why was he taking pictures of his dick anyway ? Who was he intending to share them with......?
Re: Perhaps it is just taste
I had to google what a Onesey is, I didn't even know that these things existed
Kinda sad really
Aren't most animals coulour blind or have at least have very little sense of colour or pattern. I was under the presumption that their sight was used in particular for movement and shape ?
Example : Many hunters now sport bright orange and yellow clothing in order to be seen be other hunters and this has not affected in the slightest the kill ratio... When hunting that which is most important is not having any smell and keeping very still...
"There will be a strict crack down on any pornography, gambling, drugs or smuggling in the zone, it added, re-emphasising the point that the FTZ will not be allowed to function in a bubble, removed from the rest of China.".
Since they have also removed the Social Media websites and I can only presume that some of the news is filtered as well, what is actually left has no real value. Unless of course access to online forums discussing the merits of the communist regime are interesting to you...or online shopping.....
It's not really the internet when it's not open. Imagine reading a book where some of the words were missing...
PS : Brits please pay heed, it's a sign of what's coming to the island.
Re: Mini or Note, mini-note perhaps?
If it's a small tablet they could call it TaRT.
Finbar Saunders must have written that title
See title ( Literally)
5 : Then run away quickly or become the CEO of another company before the taxman comes a knocking.
6 : Goto step 1
Re: Nipples are "like snowflakes",
.... Difficult to play with for any length of time
Let me guess , JDX just bought an iPhone 5S and was currently considering alternative security measures but now the plot has failed. .... The secret is out
I wonder if they have tried using their arseholes yet, it would appear that there enough of them around.
Re: You know
And which kind of poeple would that be then?
Re: Word of advice
"if they refrained from telling me how they were 'proudly' supporting some farcical football tournament"
Now you know why your interest rates are so low.
"I suppose they're hardly going to sponsor porn, though .."
Could be interesting:
The Royal Bank of Scotland proudly presents "Ana Lorgy", voted most promising Star for 2014. The jury was presided by Stephen Hester and Marc Dorcel.
Word of advice
Dear Mr John Lyons,
It is my unfortunate task of having to inform you that it may be necasssary for you to change tactics. You have taken the approach that the majority possess at least some intelligence. Whilst this indeed is correct, I believe that you have misjudged the quantity of intelligence. It is far below that which you have aimed your campaign.
The internet for many people is a fun place; there is football, porn, fun little games and knitting patterns. There is also that tedious possibility of online banking which doesn't include any porn or fun things....
Online banking and such requires difficult to understand concepts about security, html, Cross Site Scripting , Java One Day exploits, script kiddies and a lot of other things that don't include porn or football etc...
The computer and the internet are like big mysterious black boxes that we can use to see more porn.... Everything else is difficult........
Seriously though, most people do not have the slightest clue about IT in general, and especially not about the capacity for the hackers to infiltrate a PC.
The protection systems needs to be further increased in the OS, the applications and also the Banking Industry in general. People need to be protected from themselves.......
Linux does offer a lot of advantages but does not offer everything.....it’s a good start though. The banking industry should be "obliged" to provide 3 step authentication, RSA keys or keypass calculators etc. I presume that the bankers have done their stats though and it is financially beneficial to give people back their money rather than employ tellers at a counter....go figure
The internet needs a little shake up because people will inherently continue to be stupid..... The alternative is to forbid certain people from accessing the web, or at least the Banking part.
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