Re: The Golden Cow?
Well ElReg has to keep us ad watchers happy.
365 posts • joined 25 Jun 2008
Well ElReg has to keep us ad watchers happy.
This will work out well for Sony and possibly other companies too.
They produce music CDs. They produce blank CDs and they produce the CD drives used to burn the copies of the music they produced in the first place. For which they will receive compensation.
"Photocopying it at least preserves the content beyond the original fading."
It does but by this time we had the modern marvel that is inkjet faxes.
(A quick Google later) Hey, they still make fax machines. Who'da thunk it?
"I thought they were bar coding them."
Well that explains why 'everyone' is covered in tattoos these days.
I worked for an office manager who printed off all, ALL!, of his internal email (this was the late 90's before proper email took off) and had the 'trainee' file them away in standard filing 4 drawer cabinets. I think he had six cabinets because, of course, the email was cross referenced something like this:
One copy for internal staff related matters.
One copy for agency staff related matters.
One copy for health and safety related matters.
One copy because it concerned an external supplier.
Someone getting a paper-cut from some Niceday printer paper could trigger an avalanche of nasty finger cutting paper memos.
The cabinets filled up in weeks.
Oh, he photocopied faxes and filed them too.
" Just don't expect to be able to spend them online... useful."
Yes I keep having that trouble but with £5 notes. I've tried keying in the serial numbers but NOT ONE webtailer (is that a word?) will accept payment that way.
We need a song icon!
"lane departure warning – which is annoying"
My Skoda gives a very gentle, relaxing almost, 'bing' sound when the outdoor temperature is likely to result in an icy road, and a strident 'BEEEEEPP' when the screen washer bottle is low. And I don't think they can be switched around or off.
Personally I think anything that helps stop lumbering great lumps of iron from wandering about the lanes on a motorway is a good thing.
There's a McDonald's poster near my house that's been spray painted with 'Support the Refugees'.
I for one am glad that someone is taking the time to bring these matters to the attention of the world and her fat hungry family.
"US Department of Homeland Security special agent Susan Ruiz "
Erm, isn't their job "protecting the territory of the United States and protectorates from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters." wiki
They'll have Marvel: Agents of Shield handing out parking tickets next.
Just watched the video on their webpage. They ask 'and what if your phone wasn't pre-loaded with battery draining apps?' Then they boast that 'what if your phone comes with Audio FX as standard?'
Well can I have a Cyanogen phone WITHOUT AFX? No? Bugger!
Still it looks worth a punt. I'm in.
I keep reading about the need for rural businesses, usually farmers are mentioned, to have high-speed internet access.
My question is what advantage would a farmer have with a, say, 50 Mbps connection over a 10Mbps connection?
I always wondered why the crew of the USS Enterprise never wore noise-cancelling headphones. The background hum would drive me mad in a few hours. Ditto the TARDIS.
Unless everyone on board had tinnitus and the hum was used as a masking sound.
As long as the idea flies and not the defenestrated celebrities.
I've come to dislike the C word too but I think calling them 'people' is just a step too far.
The idea is quite simple, as indeed are the celebrities.
Celebrities are trained how to parachute. At the end of the hilarious week a pair of celebrities are strapped back-to-back, each being told that the celebrity on their back is their 'Celebrity Parachute.'
Then they get chucked out of an aircraft.
(Quite right: too much use of the word celebrity.)
" the shower we've had for the last 60 years in the mens game?"
No wonder they're rubbish if they've had the same team for the past 60 years.
Actually 60 years would be from 1955 to now. I'm assuming England when you say 'the shower'; they won the world cup in 1966.
"persons of the contradictory gender." You mean the distaff side.
Three legs are stable. It's four-legged bar stools you want to treat with caution.
NICE? CLUB? TWIX? Come on, gimme a break here.
Video Audio Input Output
It's nice to know that the local park has plenty of indoor 4G coverage. That must be why the council is trying to flog off a swathe of it for new housing.
" the Cortana/Search box which takes up substantial taskbar space"
Or you could go to Taskbar/Properties and check 'use small icons' and reduce the search box to a magnifying glass icon.
Just tried Classic Shell. That's definitely going on my dad's laptop.
"It plays at 33rpm " I bet it also plays at 45rpm and 78rpm.
The correct speed would be thirty-three and one third revolutions per minute. It's Imperial.
Hence the use of the word 'brain'. Touché.
I always feel more like a resource.
Dammit! I clicked.
Another O News story.
"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."
I almost down-voted you for your shocking lack of invective.
However you're a 'let's try it first' kind of chap so, up-vote!
Apple Music just fucking sucks and millennials (and their darned digital literacy)
"disappointing to see the memory card slot limited to 32GB cards, so you can’t cart around a large music or video collection."
Perhaps one could carry more music/video on a second card and switch them as required. You know, because, removable memory.
“It is surprising how much brighter Earth is than the moon,"
Surely a NASA boffin can't be surprised by this.
A quick Google search and; albedo Earth:0.30, Moon 0.12.
I don't know what you're selling but with a name like PurpleMoo I want one!
Point 1: Does the Digital Lawnmower 'invented' by The Goodies count? (An Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World spoof. Oh go on then. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8SRrlbbN0)
Why the worry about diversity? Intel aren't breeding staff are they?
This was an item on the BBC radio 4 Today programme.
If I remember it correctly one of the researchers said that clothing was the difference. In the tests both male and female wore the same clothes and there wasn't any disagreement about the 'right' temperature.
(iPlayer isn't showing today's Today at the time of writing so I can't check on this. Time of the item was about 7:50 (but I can't check etc.))
"we're talking about a matter of seconds between us being able to get to a genuine emergency effectively and not being able to,"
A police spokesperson added;
'Hurrah! The villain was mere seconds away from escaping but due to the diligent* use of the 999 emergency line we nabbed him.**'
*This almost always happens.
**This almost never happens.
Where did you get the idea that you 'own' something because you bought a limited 1 year licence?
You don't 'own' the road because you paid road tax. You don't 'own' a movie because you gave Warners £10 to see it. You don't 'own' the Inland Revenue because you pay income tax. And you sure as hell better return the library book you borrowed even though it was purchased with your council tax.
Another rubbish 'survey as news' item.
There's a world of difference between what people tell pollsters and that they would actually do.
See 2015 British General Election results compared to opinion poll results.
Well all this advice doesn't help ease my mind.
I received a MMS on Saturday. It claimed to be from Vodafone (it had a 4 digit short code) but I deleted it. I remember the 'pay £1.50 to view a video' scams a few years back and though it was one of those.
Have these evil-packed MMS been seen in the wild or are they still in the labs?
Edit: I'd blocked the phone number. It was 9774. Appears to be a number Vodafone use.
Anyone else had marketing MMS from Vodafone recently?
Or everyone will end up paying the the same price as the highest priced country.
Yeah! Loosers! ;-)
To make things even more complicated: I've bought physical CDs from Amazon for friends who don't have MP3 players. Am I entitled to keep the Autorip MP3?
"The BBC are still using........."
Stop being silly.
Is it worse than Green Lantern?
" no doubt using their premium rate phone line. "
Last time I had to call TalkTalk about a problem (a few years ago since you ask) the call didn't cost anything because it was made on a TalkTalk phone line.
This is from their help page.
'Calls are free from your TalkTalk phone. Non-TalkTalk 3ppm plus your phone company access charge.'
I'm all for bashing big companies but not when it comes to repeating mistakes 'some bloke on twitter' made.
and woe betide you if you're caught recharging your ticket from the train electrical supply.
So also the highly amusing
(No Pluto stuff at the time of posting but just give 'em time to histogram the life out of the images.)
"Your phone continues to report your position even when it is off."
Now that is some scary tech. And I even pulled the battery out.
Can I sue anyone over the fact El Reg has brought to my attention a sporting event of some kind?
I do not like sport and now I will be in constant fear that a stranger will try to start a conversation about sporting people in Canada. (Can I say Canada without being sued? Canada, Canada, Canada, Canada, Canada. Yes, that seems fine.)