1677 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Re: Mightier than the sword
And "...the plan has been attacked for lacking legal certainty..." really means "The bill has been deliberately left vague so it means whatever we want it to mean when we come to use it".
Plus ça change...
Re: How do you say?
You don't: you say "There must be a chink in my armour"...
Is Jasper off with stress, lying down in a darkened room?
Despite my happiness with my MacPro, iPhone and my iPad, this whole issue puzzles me.
"...register a card and then wave their iPhone 6 in front of a special near-field communication sensor and put their fingers over the mobe's fingerprint sensor..."
This is an improvement on putting card in machine and entering PIN when asked?
Re: my money would be on:
It wouldn't be on them for long...
They could smell a halfpenny at 25 miles against a force 12 gale.
And they'd be there in a flash to slurp it up...
Re: Analysis by Fantasy
Amen to that:- in spades!
That explains it...
It's not her fault:- springing from the British aristocracy she's bound to be a congenital idiot...
All those centuries of inbreeding, don'cha know, old chap
Am I alone in fearing that that wretched paperclip has been exposed to radioactivity or something**, and has undergone metamorphosis from an irritating add-on to a fully-blown app?
It will end in tears:- we're all doomed!
**You know - just like Spiderman, the Ninja Turtles, the Hulk etc., etc.
Re: "So what can an original Mac do that the new ones can't?"
"C'mon Jasper. If you're gonna hate, at least be factually correct about it."
Now that would be something new, original and innovative.
Of course not...
"...Women comprise 49 per cent of the UK’s workforce, but make up just 17 per cent of IT professionals..."
Of course - women can't...
1) Wear the same T-shirt all week,
2) Live almost totally on pizza,
3) Grow a wispy beard**
4) Move into & take over their Mom's basement...
**OK, some women can, but not the majority.
"...a 22-month mission doing nobody knows what ..."
and "nobody" could include the USAF, if their track record is examined...
"...you're in a big metal tube which isn't particularly condusive to good radio signals..."
And most of these big metal tubes were designed quite some time ago (when today's mobile comms would, if considered at all, have been viewed as sci-fi). They have great wiring looms running overhead; to one side; to the other side; in fact almost anywhere where they could be tucked away out of sight.
That makes the radio reception - especially at mobile frequencies - even more iffy.
EVIL patent trolls...
Surely that's tautology?
Patent licensing firm WiLAN???
Patent licensing firm??
They're patent trolls.
An interesting piece, interestingly yet humourously written and one I really enjoyed reading.
Are you really Jasper?
Whoever you are, have a pint! (Only approx. 3,999.5 litres to go for your RDA)
"...New fondler set to come in Midas form, whisper sources..."
Jasper's hearing voices now.
"I should lose more of my civil liberties "
There are precious few left which haven't been encroached upon, all in the name of "Preserving our freedom".
And the powers-that-be still don't understand irony...
Re: When you ask a question in the head or subhead....
Err, not if you're Jasper, and you're after an anti-Apple trollfest of schadenfreude.
You let neither accuracy nor journalism rear their ugly little heads...
Bet Jasper thought all his Christmases had come all together...
"...what hope is there for any of us?.."
None - I had hoped that as they were so pig-ignorant about IT that they would consider it inconsequential, but that was before they started to spout about "Terrorists" & "Think of the chillun", so I'm afraid I must answer your question with "Probably none".
Unless of course, we happen upon a latter-day Wat Tyler...
Re: Comments enabled on 'Comments of the week'?
The clue's in "...a mature and sensible website like The Register..."
El Reg has just discovered irony.
I'll say it again...
If what you've bought does what you want, and it's reliable and at a price you're happy to pay, then it means it's a good product, and bully for you for buying it!
It does not mean that anyone who chose & bought something else is an idiot, a dickhead or a moron.
Neither does it mean that you're a superior being because of your choice.
Whether you've bought Android, iOS or Windows Phone just enjoy what you have, and accept that others might have different criteria - all equally valid to them.
Enough with the intolerant arrogant fan factions of all types, already!
Re: A Samsung or Google paid analyst, uh?
"...Barclay's analyst Ben Reitzes, who said that while "response to the launch has been stronger than expected", the figures themselves should be ignored..."
Looking at the track records of a) analysts as a breed, and b) Barclays as a bank, better advice might be that Reitzes' utterances should be ignored.
"But to blame Apple, or Foxconn, for a disease that we know can be brought on by the simple collection of migrants into one place seems a bit harsh."
You realise Jasper won't ever talk to you again...
Re: WebGL Demo
You're right. That demo does look great in Safari under Mavericks.
Very nice - have an up vote & a beer!
And my reply was to the previous (AC, of course) poster (A joke, or some form of Israeli PR right?) and not a general or otherwise repudiation of the article.
His rather broad statement "The normal Israeli approach to the privacy rights of Palestinian civilians, is to subtly dodge the question by depriving them of their lives." also makes no mention of Gaza, West bank or occupied territories - it is the statement as a fact that deprivation of Palestinian life was an Israeli objective. That of course was the bollocks in question and not the article which gave birth to this forum.
Had you taken the trouble to read the two in conjunction, that would have been clear.
Re: A joke, or some form of Israeli PR right?
Utter bollocks of the kind usually spewed out by the Grauniad.
The inhabitants of Gaza voted for Hamas knowing their stated aim is the eradication of Israel, so they are just as responsible as the droves who voted for the NSDAP in Germany in the 1930's.
Hamas are renowned for siting missile-launchers, arms dumps etc. right by schools and hospitals - and even have their HQ underneath a hospital. As their supporters and fighters do not wear any recognisable uniform, pray differentiate between a terrorist & a civilian.
Is Israel supposed to just say "Tut, tut" to a daily rain of indiscriminate rockets?
The IDF uses its weapons to protect its people: Hamas uses its people to protect its weapons.
Awaits deluge of downvotes from the student politicians of the sixth-form common room...
Or, when it comes to regulators (ISP & otherwise), it's too often a case of Britannia waives the rules...
A politician from the same system that gave the world the NSA and the Patriot act is now getting all righteous over privacy and demanding reassurances?
They're obviously cut from the same block as our politicos here on our side of the pond.
Certainly here in the UK, amongst all my friends and acquaintances, I have found little or no demand for NFC payment capability.
It seems rather like 3DTV - hyped and drooled over by 'analysts', but in reality it's a technology looking for a demand.
Of course, your friends and acquaintances might feel differently...
I've yet to see any output from 'analysts' that bears re-examination a year or so down the line.
Opinions presented as facts, when they are nothing more than guesses.
And anyway, isn't a "consultant" someone who charges you a fortune to tell you the time from your own watch?
And a successful "consultant" charges you a fortune to tell you the time from your own watch - and then sells your watch back to you.
"... the UK is bearing the brunt of attacks because its defences are weaker..."
Couldn't possibly be because it's DFUs are genuinely dumber (or more prevalent), could it?
Re: And of course...
I'm suspicious of any message from my bank, and don't follow any link or download any attachment(s).
Of course I'm even more suspicious of similar messages from banks where I don't have an account...
and they don't seem to have heard of "due diligence"' either
Re: Licence fee to ITV and Channel 4...
"...The BBC is full of adverts. Mostly for itself, but still..."
Too many words.
"The BBC is full of itself."
There. Fixed it for you
"Apple is set to be the biggest player in the smartwatch world, the analysis firm Canalys has predicted"
If I had a pound (preferrably a fiver) for every analyst's prediction over the last fifteen years that's turned out to be hopelessly wide of the mark, I'd be very rich.
I think Mystic Meg had a better accuracy rate.
Re: George Osborne is the saviour of the Universe
"...If £20 gets you 46 virgins, stick me down!.."
OK, infidel:- but you do not get to choose the gender of the virgins.
Or the species.
Re: Nailed it
It would appear that you consider "good analysis" to be that which agrees with or reinforces your own particular prejudices. Still, I suppose at least 70% of people take that route.
Me? I think the items might be interesting - we'll see in due course when they're released and can be examined. I still know of many who buy Apple computers not for a fancy logo, but for OSX and a straightforward computing experience. Not everyone wants to wrestle with Windows, or become a Linux geek - in much the same way that many car drivers have no desire to learn how to be a mechanic.
I say "Good for you" to those who do wish to be Windows-wrestlers, or Linux-geeks, but that doesn't make you a superior being, anymore than slating Apple just because it's fashionable to do so amongst certain geek sectors makes you smart.
Almost any article on El Reg which concern Apple is little more than troll-bait and is followed by the inevitable troll-fest.
I read very few of 'em, these days.
Re: I think i remember this.
"...there is a fine line between cool and hip..."
What about we older ones who don't really give a rat's ass about "cool" or "hip"?
Yes, I'm a longtime Mac user who loves his MacPro, and his iPhone and his iPad. I use them because their functionality matches my needs and they perform in a way with which I'm totally comfortable. As regards anyone else, if they are happy running Windows 3.11 on a Compaq 386 and it suits their needs, then to me that would be pretty cool - on the grounds that they're (probably) spending two thirds of naff all, and the techie in me always feels pleased to see elderly systems still fulfilling a useful function.
And me? Despite having had the "fanboi" epithet spat vituperatively at me several times when commenting on El Reg, I use what suits me & I'm happy with, but I don't feel that anyone worthwhile would be impressed by which logo is fastened to what I buy.
Similarly, anyone else should use what suits them - and why it suits them is subjective - and I don't feel they are inferior or superior to me if they opt for stuff I haven't.
iWatch?- I'm not a keep-fit type (I'm close to 65, dammit!) and all I use a watch for is to tell the time. My mid-90's Seiko still rules - and will continue to do so, as long as it carries on working.
Don't know if that viewpoint makes me "cool", but in any case I couldn't really give a monkey's...
A touch of clarity...
"..On top of all the government loses out on tax income..."
Aye! There's the rub. That's what really upsets them.
Re: @No, I will not fix your computer
"...we know how to keep our government in line..."
Pure cobblers. We might think we do - well, those who swallow the bilge emanating from Westminster might - but in fact the government - any government - views & treats us with the greatest of contempt, and they carry on doing exactly what they want, or what their globalised masters tell them to.
"...Anyone trying to make Political headway in either direction based on such a bloody appalling incident is a sicko..."
Agreed:- but that hasn't stopped the Westminster Slimes (of all party hues) milking all appalling incidents for narrow political purposes in my living memory - and I'm over 60!
They're about as trustworthy as a Hamas ceasefire.
Re: If you stop ranting...
@No, I will not fix your computer
It's just a knee-jerk unthinking reaction:- exactly the sort that politicos pander to when rushing through ill-thought out and badly written legislation (has there been any other kind in the last 50-60 years?).
Both gubmint & plod have a visceral dislike of the populace having any access to any sort of arms, as a totally unarmed population is much easier to control and presents much less of a threat to the establishment.
How in God's name do you get away with it?
Or are you writing from a ward, whilst your wheelchair/crutches/prosthetics are being serviced?
Re: I wish LinkedIn would do this
Is that you? Please get in touch.
Do I hear...
...the sound of vampire squiddies panicking at the thought that they've been rumbled, and it's perfectly possible to do without them? :-)
Re: Could they not lock him up
You deserve a pint for that...
Re: 6TB Red drive costing just $299
And I remember selling 120MB (yes, MB) drives for £180.00. (That's around US$310)...
And even earlier, a free-standing 650MB Winchester drive, in an enclosure almost the size of a dishwasher, for £30,000.
Damn, I feel old...
No doubt encouraged by pop-up ads from PPI claims firms looking for a new niche:-
"Have you been pissed-off by pop-ups?" etc. ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
"I thought the phrase "security intelligence" was classed as tautology.
Sorry, a senior moment there. What I should have written - and indeed meant to write was:-
"I thought the phrase "security intelligence" was classed as an oxymoron."
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