245 posts • joined 18 Apr 2007
Re: What a piece of work
Because every new technology works perfectly out of the box. Stop whinging. I bet you have and use a mobile phone. Have you noticed they're shit? Everyone still uses them.
Re: Few CIOs or VP ITs can code
You don't live in the real world do you?
"Simply swipe to a new perspective. And enjoy the new view. When you connect your phone, you can even see what it's like from any angle"
Google Glass can bend light from behind an object so you can see it from another angle? Really? Or total bollox? You decide.
Re: "Having faced down the totalitarian dangers of fascism and communism"
LOL! Funniest post. Ever. What a twat.
Re: Is this a story?
Try walking continuously for 8 hours. Then tell me it's easy. Then do it again tomorrow. Asshat.
Re: One other benefit...
You'd only do it once. Then you'd have no teeth.
Grammar shows it's just one herbert
Is it me or does anyone else see that the appalling grammar and spelling mistakes in the "English" replies made by these time wasting fucktards clearly point to the same knob jockey pretending to be Anonymouse (this is the correct spelling) all over the world? Alternatively maybe they're all just plain stupid.
Re: A sensible decision perhaps
Fair use automagically excludes COMMERCIAL use. It doesn't matter that they don't make money directly by charging you to read the excerpts, Google uses the information commercially to make money by targeting ads at you, the reader. It's just another example of how big business runs Ameerka. Google has virtually unlimited funds and so simply ignores the law by paying off sorry convincing stupid Yank judges that "it's for the good of the humanity." Bollox. It's to further line the pockets of Google shareholders. End of.
Re: Enjoying every minute of this
"After all, if you steal something that has no value, have you actually committed a crime?"
Yes. Taking without the owners consent is the definition of theft.
Product without a market
It's possible that some peeps will use them just as some peeps buy Apple products but it's illegal to use them whilst driving and you look a twerp if you're walking around with them on. I suspect the Woz is right.
"Other nutjobs suggested the Bilderberg Group had persuaded Google to stash a few nuclear bombs in there, so it could blow up the US whenever it fancied getting cracking on the much-delayed New World Order project."
Bearing in mind that the initial reason for the Bilderberg meetings was to tackle the perceived anti-Ameerkan sentiment in Europe in the mid 50's it seems the retards suggesting the above have no IQ at all.
In space terms, the mission is fairly cheap. Nonetheless, some observers are surprised that a country with such visible problems with poverty would spend its dosh on sending a probe to Mars.
Have you heard of the fascist Republic of USA? 46 MEELION people in poverty. Still spunking BEELIONS on NASA.
Re: "the most abundant life form in the universe"
The evidence is as follows. A millilitre of sea water can contain 9×10 to the power of 8 bacteria of which about 75% are infected with a phage. There's a lot of sea water on Earth. I can't be arsed working it out. It's more than 10 though.
Missing the point
Immortality means you cannot be killed. By any means. No human can become immortal, they could however in theory live forever assuming all the cells keep reproducing as per instructions.
Good work you Frenchist types
Well done to the French. Shame they've decided to become Ameerka's lap dog recently but overall I like the way they do things.
Re: "working quantum computers"
You think Horizon is a movie? Fail.
Re: active vs passive brewing
Passive is best for extracting the subtle flavours, I'm a stirrer myself though.
The work of Satan with no place in a cup of char.
He's forgetting something
I have no problem with religion, each to their own but I'll just quote from from Rev 11:18 "God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth". If you're going to get God involved, at least read the book fully. Clearly the Biblical God is well aware mankind can indeed ruin the earth. Inhofe is a tit, that's the problem, not that he believes in God.
Re: Not so much stoners but thieves
Utter rubbish. Really, just utter rubbish. You have no knowledge of the subject matter. Stop embarrassing yourself. Oh actually, carry on I like a good laugh at someone else's expense.
I wouldn't worry
One in six Ameerkans are now in receipt of Food Stamps (now now as SNAP I think) that's about 50 MEEELION people. USA is bankrupt, hated by most of the rest of the world and run by tossers. It won't be any kind of force to be reckoned soon certainly within my lifetime, much like the UK is now. China and India will be the new world powers. USA can lay claim to as much of the Moon as they want, the rest of us will just point and giggle at the retards they keep electing.
US of A government chasing a US citizen? I don't care. I'm sure they'll murder or at the least rendition him to some offshore concentration camp. To be honest why didn't he just leave and get another job somewhere that didn't offend his sensibilities?
Without doubt not a single unit will be sold.
The following: scratch-resistant lenses, CAT & MRI tech, cordless power tools, super glue, memory foam, freeze dryed food, cochlear implants, I could go on but I really can't be arsed.
Please come back when you've reached puberty.
Automatic tills rule.
I'm sorry but if you can't work out how to use one then perhaps you should consider a new career, one that isn't in the technology sector.
As to women in IT, I couldn't give a toss about your gender, ethnic background or religious views any more than I do about the colour of your hair. Pass the technical test and the job's yours.
We all have them, why is this a big deal? We spy on enemies and indeed "friendly" regimes. How shocking that China might do the same. Are all Ameerkans beyond stupid? Perhaps they've never heard of the CIA, NSA et al. Another EPIC fail.
Err does this fucktard understand the intarwebs? Once it's digital and posted or sent anywhere it's "out there" FOREVER. Idiot.
He's Dutch so he'll love being in an orange jumpsuit.
The description of your fault points to either an unfiltered device (Sky, house alarm or anything else that uses POTS) connected to an extension socket or one of your microfilters is on its way out.
Close the door when you leave.
What a suprise, an American company engaging in vexatious litigation. Fail. Cheerio.
Go somewhere else
The USA executes criminals with mental health issues, won't sign up to the ICC and basically thumbs its nose at basic human rights. Why would you want to spend a holiday there? Perhaps for the culture? The only things that the USA has brought to the global party are gun crime, chronic obesity and litigation.
Who'd have thunk it?
I've always found our colonial cousins from down under to be a very level headed bunch of chaps and chapettes. I suspect this nonsense will go away when the ballot box is used.
I've heard all this before...
All stealth bombers are upgraded with Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly with a perfect operational record. The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online on August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware 2:14 AM, Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
Power is simple
Diesel generators will run on vegetable oil ( I have run a Merc 190D on veg oil bought at Costco and poured straight into the tank) and petrol generators can run on ethanol (minor teaking required to induction) and both these power sources are sustainable. Perfect for developing countries and of course post apocalypse.
I've had my Gmail account since you needed an invite to get one back in the day. I will no longer use it. Problem solved.
@ Steen Hive
As far as one can tell the subsidy from other parts of the UK to Scotland is currently at least £22 billion a year. Public spending in England is about £7,500 per person, in Scotland it is more than £9,000. Since the Scottish Parliament was created in 1999, public spending has outstripped tax generated there by 45 per cent.
Yes just Google
Perhaps my post was a little unclear, my bad. Google has a massive PR machine telling us it's warm and fuzzy and has as part of it's company dogma "Don't be evil". It then employs the same kind of corporate "it's available so why shouldn't we just go ahead and use it" attitude to generating income using my equipment. Google is a corporation, I am an individual. If it wants to make use of Wi-Fi to generate another income stream it should negotiate a deal with other corporate entities who use Wi-Fi routers. Being ethical make business a little harder, not impossible.
I still find this totally unbelievable, breathtaking arrogance etc
Who sighed this off at Google? Using my equipment to generate more revenue for Google. Don't be evil. Do me a favour.
Did this happen here?
This happened in the US of A right? Phew, I almost gave a shite for a second. I would like to say I find it hilarious that people think they have a "right" to use mobile phones. Retards.
I used to support those tills back in the day, ran Win NT at the time as I recall.
"Ainsworth later sold replicas and made between $8,000 and $30,000 in total. A company controlled by billionaire Lucas won damages in a California court of $20m." Wow is that what passes for justice in the land of the free. Bit harsh IMHO
OK Martijn, how do you do it then? Just the basics will be sufficient.
Missing the point?
When Google came along I was delighted that a new player with at least a nod to not being corporate twats was making waves. Now I think they're the same if not worse (because they claim to be nice) as all the rest.
Do Yanks do anything else?
Litigate, litigate, litigate. Fanbois will buy Apple products because they like them, personally I'm ambivalent about their products, but they are starting to piss me off with ridiculous and frankly pointless lawsuits.
Electric can be quick
It's not a Leaf, just an old steel Datsun :) http://vimeo.com/19651664
No issues here
I moved in March and since there was an existing cable connection here I migrated my 20Mb Virgin connection and upgraded to 50Mb. No issues at all with gaming, both me and my flatmate can play simultaneously with no lag or latency issues. The only time I encounter lag issues is when playing against Far Eastern opponents, it's almost impossible to kill them with long shots as they're flashing across the screen but close up no problemo. I don't play CoD, I'm a BC2 addict. I will admit the wireless router supplied by Virgin is playing up every now and then but when connected with cat5 there are no problems.
This happened in the US of A right?
Then I simply don't care. This is a tech site based in the UK. That is all.