484 posts • joined 17 Apr 2007
"the majority of English people"
If you actually look at the figures I think you'll find that a majority of the electorate has never voted for any of the governments that we get.
Re: I hate to say it...
"the biggest problem on OSX are trojans"
I thought the users were the biggest problem on any system.
Re: Heal UK!
Let me introduce to the real world.
If UKIP ever get into power, they will be no different.
Re: Assholes with a sense of entitlement?
At least this southerner knows how to spell arsehole.
Re: Depends on perspective
"If they are not customers, what are they?"
"But that's it though, once you have the sale that's all you're getting, even if the person repeatedly plays it a million times."
Or they could actually get up off their arses and play more concerts. Or is that just a bit too much like hard work?
Re: Bought not leased
I think you'll find that it's the government that's fond of PFI, not the NHS.
Does it follow
That a wank a day keeps the cancer at bay?
Re: Shut up and take my money!
"How do I get one in the states?!"
and Nellie Budd, you just can't make that up.
Re: oh, and your laptops
"There may have been a time when HP made really good computer equipment"
Was that when Canon made the engines for their printers? :)
Re: "data boost on your mobile data bucket from 4GB to 10GB"
"What the heck do you do that uses 30-50GB per month without video? Run your company mailserver?"
Just install two modern games via steam a month.
Bioshock Ifinite + DLC = 43GB
XCOM Enemy Unknown + DLC = 20GB
Price, performance and capacity
But nothing on reliability? OCZ's history springs to mind.
And don't forget WordStar.
Re: "Free" if you're paying Compuserve $30 an hour?!
Well here in the UK it was £20 to £30 an hour and you had to also pay shed-loads of money to British Telecom.
Hardly compares to the cost of always on broadband nowadays.
Nearly forgot, you also had to shell out nearly a grand for a high speed modem.
"Reputable suppliers like, say, Capita, Atos, KPMG, etc, etc"
You forgot the joke icon.
Re: More common sense than the other House
"bend to influence from corporations"
Some reading for you.
Like my birth certificate that states unequivocally the wrong spelling of my middle name?
It's the original hand written job from June 1954.
Re: No Sympathy
"20 years ago Windows was a baby OS (3.1)"
IIRC 20 years ago Windows wasn't even an OS, it was a GUI that ran on top of DOS.
Now, where's the "get off my lawn icon" :)
Re: I thought
Re: So how...
I think you'll find that no government over the last thirty years has a IT track record worth shouting about.
"Do you seriously think that anyone at GCHQ has the time, or interest, to look into the average El Reg commentard's extra-martial philanderings?"
No, but I bet that supercomputer they have in the basement scanned it for keywords.
Having observed 35 years of the private sectors involvement in State IT projects I'd call the above post absolute bullshit.
Re: this is an example of prior art
Like my old Sony Walkman from the eighties that has a slide to lock/unlock. :)
Well, the court case is still ongoing.
Re: Product != CEO
If you actually read the article you would know that they were in fact forcing their views on Firefox users.
Re: Lost Acres@VinceH
"where, ironically, I was the only pupil in 1982 to *fail* Eng Lit"
Maybe you should have spent less time learning to play the guitar. :)
Re: Stop that!
"Where did you read that? Which atoll? What time?
Without answers to these questions that contribution is noise, not signal."
It's what I would call atoll story.
Re: As a Canadian, I have to ask...
According to google, gotchies are underwear.
"C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install X:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -install X:
X: being your dvd drive.
Re: He'll go far...
"I'll wager that HR at Atos are trying to recruit him already."
I doubt it, last I heard Atos are trying to get out of their contract.
He may have been a pillock, but he was right.
It may have been a poor joke.
It may have gone over your head.
Did it warrant a snide remark from the moderator?
Cue fawning fanboys voting me down.
The Rovers Return In Space?
Title says it all.
You do know that most modern desktop motherboards currently on sale still have PS/2 ports on them?
Mirror in the bathroom...
I'm only here for the
flamewar, keep it up lads. :)
"Unfortunately, it's ultimately a FAIL because UbiSoft are involved."
It will probably snap your strings if you lose internet connection.
"Lord Oakeshott: make banks declare corporation tax. £113m of corporation tax in 2009 des...pite reporting profits of £11.6bn."
Barclays 249 offshore subsidiaries exist for a reason.
When paying your tax just remember the mantra:
We're all in this together. :D
So all the techies were in Silicone Valley?
Correct me if I'm wrong
But it was a debit card and not a credit card. So I'm assuming age restrictions may be different?
@Andrew Smith 1
"It seems that Liverpool Council have missed the point."
Do you remember "Care In The Community", and how well that worked?
To me "Big Society" is the same with a different buzzword for a name.
Having the PC version of the first one
I was just happy when it didn't crash my PC.
"Surely the druggies would have taste tested the ashes first and realised their mistake?"
LOL just LOL. Maybe you should watch a little less television.
Bit of a role reversal though.
Man sniffs dog, I wonder which one sniffed the doggies wotsits. :D
"But I'm just about to start a World of Warcraft dungeon...."
When in Rome...
Not a flotation device?
I say, whatever floats your boat.
Stolen to order
I'm assuming that it's fairly specialised kit in exchanges?
Do you mean all those UK airports that are owned by Spain's Ferrovial?
Re: bring back the stocks
"And while were at it, bring out those bankers and currency speculators...."
Rocks only - no soft fruit.
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