503 posts • joined Sunday 13th August 2006 20:51 GMT
Re: Slackers in the US
"of course the joke icon should have given it away..."
Oops, we're busted. And we go out of our way to prove we are willfully illiterate idiots instrad of freetards. We have our pride, and when that fails, there is psychosis.
Apple and Tim Cook have done nothing in the last 48 hours to convince me they deserve a hearing on a solution to this problem. They are dime-a-dozen gadget hucksters. If I want a gadget, I know where they are. If I want lectures on how brilliant they are, I've got a dime.
Re: Extraordinary lengths
"bend over relief" ? Not forthcoming, I'm afraid.
Re: "We need to fight for privacy or we are going to lose it."
Would Eric Schmidt Mai Lai to you ? Would he Mai Lai to you Honey ? Would he tell MP's something that wasn't true ? I'm asking you Sugar would he Mai Mai Lie to you ?
Sorry, got to thinking about something else.
Re: "Governments have a lot more power than we do ... if the law changes, we will follow it."
But Comrade Stalin, they have three Popes! ... oh, I see your point.
Larry Ellison owns 98% of a Hawaiian Island surrounded by 200 miles offshore protected by Aircraft Carriers. How many Aircraft Carriers does the big guy own ? Don't tell him, it will hurt his fragile ego. And if you work for Oracle he will have Three Generations enslaved - or the other two, anyway, you're good.
I am impressed
Don't know any Gaelic and even I saw the wisdom in what it sounded like it might mean, if that makes any sense.
Re: * Set-up
Silicon Valley has a different culture.
The conversation I want to have with Google is something like ...
You have the right to upshut your Glass and give the Prosecuter a present. If you cannot afford an Attorney, one will pointed at you and discharged. Do you understand these UK Rights even though they are in English and will not be translated into Californian ?
Re: So what happens when the bonds mature?
Another iPonzi Scheme.
I have no Ax to grind
They would probably say I was holding it wrong anyway.
Re: I'm suprised El'Reg didn't pick up on a story a couple of weeks back
Does it matter where I steal my postings ? Isn't there some symbol on the stuff that has already been proofed ?
beer-friday is too short.
I like the Semantics
The author of the story could actually be an idiot and "Use Apple Maps Only" would still mean "something really bad is about to happen"
Yeah, and they eat like hors... ponies.
(good one theodore)
This is not hard
If you are a narco-kingpin there is a remote possibility that a nice DEA agent will help your kid get a kitten out of a tree.
When Apple "fixes" this problem they will send the DEA the bill. Your kid already has the freaking kitten.
Now be a good little kingpin and convert over to iMessage, because, you know, the DEA says they can't read it. I'm sure they'll send you an iMessage when the problem is fixed.
""Developers want to use tools that make their life easy and allow them to go fast," he says."
32 ft per second squared (back of the envelope), huge traffic jam at the bottom you might want to avoid.
Fractional Pixel Banking
"How can you be in two places at once, when you are not anywhere at all ?" -- Firesign Theater
Advertising is a March 31st joke the value of which is only realized a day later.
Well of course they are smart enough,
do they work cheap ? (seriously, do I need to explain this one ?)
do they really like the torture of small animals ? (we like to promote from within, not train)
have they studied sociopathy ? (you can lead a horticulture, etc.)
"... hovering your mouse over an ad to see just where that link promising an ice-cold CokeTM will take now you seems more sensible that ever before."
Here I expected an expose of narco-kingpin Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and was shunted off to New Zealand to read about dead people. Seriously, El Reg, think of your readers once in a while.
The Emperor's New Clothes
When will the fashionistas on this rock give me an Emperor pleasent to see naked ?
Re: Cunning linguistic difficulties
So according to the Legal Profession, if all the rest of us would just speak clearly, centuries of confusion would come to an abrupt end.
I had no idea.
I'm so ashamed.
Maybe if I tip a pint I'll talk like a Lawyer. Mind you I don't want to, but if we poor lost souls can help those who have lost soul's for Professional Reasons it would be inhuman to ignore their plight.
Re: statistics 101
In Hollywood, they call that a Paternity Test.
Re: Any bets that despite that 10% bump...
That's not the fault of the Studios. Their original intention was that the UN General Assembly hold their breath until they turned blue and Kim strapped the servers to his back and swam to the United States to beg forgiveness after walking 1800 miles to some place in Kansas, I think. The plan was to auction the servers off to Amazonian Tribes which although as yet undiscovered probably owned sufficient Electricity Trees ...
See ? Not their fault.
This may be the first Star Wars I see with my eyes closed the entire time.
"Ä$$hØle, tÆkÉ a fÜùkïÑ BRÈÃKKKKKKKK"
I say again, after upvoting the first post; Absolutely Brilliant (see title). Let me explain.
FB is only harmless if you don't know what FB is doing and are completely clueless about basic Physics.
1. History doesn't repeat itself, Historians repeat each other.
2. Hollywood Accounting 101. Every time a Historian speaks, they CREATE!
3. Knowlege += History
4. GOTO 1
What could possibly go wrong with that ? Well, for starters it's wildly inflationary, good when applied to Social Networks, not so good on stuff that doesn't move around, like communities and Work-Life Balance.
8 hours work + 8 hours sleep + 8 hours leisure = 25.8 hours in the US, (either that or HomePlace is slowly drifting way from WorkPlace).
Now be a good little robot and study for your Turing Test.
Re: I feel old
I am old, and grumpy. I was young once, and grumpy, though, so let me say that at any age an aspirant to IT-hood cannot go wrong practicing the art of synergistic semantic acronym refinement (SSAR). I don't know what it means either, but someone in the Russian Federation should. Put it on your resum ... CV.
Hand waving wind gusts up to Gale Force.
How about you prove just one tiny little assumption correct ? Just one. "My Customers wear green socks on St. Patrick's Day unless they are wearing orange socks" or something like that ? Something small, doesn't have to involve black socks ... oh wait, yes it does because some do wear black socks. OK then, something useful like "My Customers wear socks" then. Companies will pay for that sort of fine grained certainty.
I always thought my abismal sense of direction meant I needed Apple Maps. Now I know I was creating Apple Maps.
Re: Is everyone connected to music industry retarded?
As George Carlin said, the scarey part about being of average intelligence is that 50% of people are more stupid than you are.
In other words, the RIAA is playing a numbers game.
This explains ...
... why gangs of pickpockets do little in the way of Customer Satisfaction Surveys.
Fail indeed, Khaptain.
Comets are coming, the idiots are already here ...
"Today's consumers frequently use a single device ... ordering tickets, tracking their friends with geolocation services, ... "
Stalking your friends is not a hobby of which I'd heard. That tells me a lot about what the FCC was told I as a customer want.
Re: Prior art ?
I was about to remark about the seeming lack of space for the institution's Piano Player, but yes, of course, House of Worship.
This is an OUTRAGE!
Consentual entanglements between quantums are nobody's business !!!! ... oh wait, didn't see "boffins" in the link, the subtitle says "experts". Good thing I speak "Reg". Never mind.
Cookie little girl ?
What ? You mean it's not just fine again ?
Re: in out... in out...... shake it all about!
A replacement upvote for you, Jamie.
I can't keep doing this forever, the "Coward" must be stopped!
Re: FALSE FLACK
Yup. All 32 Civilians killed in Honalulu were killed by "friendly" fire on 12/7/41.
Just out of Curiosity ...
"If this is a surprise, where have you been for a decade? Mars?"
Hey, I've been on Mars way less than a decade and even I knew that.
P.S. Say hi to mom. Days are OK, nights a little chilly. Latest vacation pix ...
Toto: So where *are* we then ?
This is interesting Social Engineering.
The first (very expensive) Telephone lines were Party Lines. The Telephone Exchange and the Telephone Booth were invented nearly simultaneously. Hmmmm ... So you have an expensive Party Line assuring that your well heeled competitors can listen in, but you "trust" them because they are well heeled like you, but you are relieved when the riff-raff can't listen in to one side of the business you are conducting.
I'm so glad to hear that the hip wired nerds are so much smarter than the elite used to be :-)
Easy, but "The Feds" won't do it.
This is "The Weatherman's Dilemma". Pictures from sattelittes can tell you with absolute certainty that there is NOT a hurricane in the space between your house and the neighbors'. You'd think Weathermen (Feds) would be thrilled at the certainty. Not quite. The Weathermen need to be able to say for sure there is not a hurricane in your kitchen, don't they ? No actually they don't because major storms normally start outdoors.
The Feds are already pointing a camera at your house!!!!!!!! Weathermen have already invaded your back yard!!!! All your lawn furniture are belong to us!!!!!!
The simple solution is for the Weathermen (Feds) to say, "Yes, we look at, not under roofs and we never look at fewer than 100 roofs at a time so 1% of your lawn furniture are belong to us!!!! Some of it is quite ugly if you must know.". This is exactly what the US Census does with Industrial Surveys containing "confidential" information.
The Weathermen will never land jobs at Google after Government Service unless they preserve the fiction that there might be hurricanes hiding under your roof or under your Cell Phone.
I like it.
It has been years since HP made "instruments", you know the sort of stuff you have to have after you've noticed something unexpected ? I think they used to call it "Science and Engineering" and HP was very very good at it back in the day.
Re: So glad
A fair amount of snark in your comment, I'll choose to ignore.
I am an American until at least midnight, it seems, and I had no idea that my merkinesque person was in jeprody until I read this article.
Could somebody at El Reg promise me I'm not waking up Scandanavian ? Tropics would be good, Australia fine for the rest of the Summer although I'd have to learn the language ...
Re: Could this be translated into sales ?
No, Jimmy. Organizations have no Ethics. "This" can only be translated into racketeering.
disclaimer: I live in the American South which does not enhance one's Ethics credibility, but please read on ...
Years ago I was going to do something which would potentially annoy my employer. I ran it by my boss who said "do what you think best, They can fire you, but they can't shoot you"
What he was really saying is that:
1. things which cannot kill you (Organizations) have no other behavior constraints
2. things you cannot kill have no fear of lying to you
Here's the video ...
Apple also discovered eight facilities with "bonded labour" ...
Re: UK 4th?
Google "Idiots who can't do math, by Country" and you'll see your error.
Damn Mayans Again
What's the Mayan angle ?
Well the Mayans practiced Human Sacrifice, albeit famously less than their neighbours to the North the Aztecs. Enter the Conquistadores who hunted gold and would have enslaved to get it. What did not happen is the incorporation of Human Sacrifice into European Culture.
The Silicon Valley Conquistadores offered slavery or iPhones to Asia and the deal was sealed. This is the Moral Hazard of celebrating CEO's who are clever, but !(educated people|moral people).
When all is said and done ...
The laptop Aaron Swartz used to download the files was no different than laptops sold by the millions every year.
The difference in sentence was not unlike "crack" cocaine posession by the lesser esteemed members of society versus cocaine hydrochloride (the hip sniff of choice) posession. Anybody with High School Chemistry can tell you the percent of cocaine (free) base in cocaine hydrochloride. That number never varies, and the "war on drugs" does not depend on it changing.
Here, you have a freely available man-made product (a laptop), and you commit crimes or not if you punch the right/wrong buttons on the thing, and are sentenced by the "severity" of the crime.
Where Ms. Ortiz goes monsterously wrong is in thinking the USA has an "official" Enemies of the State category of criminal. I am reminded that Josef Stalin first had to define "Kulaks" before he murdered them.
Massachuetts is not the Ukraine and Ms. Ortiz has not the policy making power of Stalin.
Re: The law should work in both directions
My thoughts exactly.
For what country was the Prosecutor inventing this Enemy of the State ?
"As traumatised long-term readers will recall, back in 2009, it was caught in the act of mowing down Bambi."
I've seen what Bambi can do to a car, and deer tend to attempt to jump over which is kind of bad news for people in the front seat.
Never had Donkey Chili, not nearly as good as Bambi Chili I expect, but I think it safe to say there are better ways to hunt Donkey.
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