469 posts • joined 17 Apr 2007
"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.
Who's going to take a stab
at the first butt stabbing joke?
Re: Why shouldn't it be commercial info?
"It's not a nationalised industry anymore."
So explain this:
Re: Good Grief
Coca is the real thing clue. :)
It's not bacon
as there's no HP Sauce on it.
Have you tried Wings of Prey?
Demo available, about 1.1 gig though.
Definitely, I was motivated to stop watching after one minute and forty five seconds.
"sleek new iPad Chair"
After looking at the photographs I came to the conclusion that the above description was a joke.
It was, wasn't it?
Torture for Londoners.
Look at it another way
iPhone users are more likely to catch a dose.
Re: Statistics are like mini skirts...
"they give you good ideas but hide the most important parts"
Not when it's windy in central London, and especially not if they are wearing a thong underneath.
And it is not always a pleasant sight.
You do know that for the best part of the last century the UK telephone network was state (GPO) owned and subsidised?
Up until the eighties when Thatcher gave it away for a fraction of its value.
Re: yes she is...
Take no notice of Leon. ;)
Fools and their money...
How much is it going to cost me
to get something as reliable as this?
Almost 37 years old, used near enough every single day of those 37 years and the only fault is a broken telescopic aerial. Cost me £55 back in 1973 ish.
Does anyone even make consumer electronics these days that will last till 2047?
Good as this all sounds
It's still all talk until it actually happens.
I've also got a nagging feeling that we're being softened up for the bad news that is sure to come in the very near future.
- Top Gear Tigers and Bingo Boilers: Farewell then, Phones4U
- Breaking Fad 4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
- First Irish boy band U2. Now Apple pushes ANOTHER thing into iPhones, iPods, iPads
- Updated iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!
- Hey, Scots. Microsoft's Bing thinks you'll vote NO to independence