1694 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Google agreed to stop using the word "Free", closely followed by Apple, yet the header screams at Apple, in line with the article itself.
Has El Reg blamed Apple for Ebola yet?
Actually unless they've changed the law in the last few years I seem to recall that prostitution itself isn't illegal in the UK, although I'm open to correction (fnarr, fnarr).
However, what is illegal is:-
a) Living wholly or partly on the earnings of prostitution
b) Soliciting for the purposes of prostitution
c) Permitting premises to be used for the purposes of prostitution
Natch, in true Brit style, the laws make it impossible to legally indulge in a legal pastime. Don'ch just lurve lawyers?
Re: Or - STOP PRESS!!!
Fred Plod further went on to define 'nefariousness' as anything being done without Plod's explicit permission, or of which Plod doesn't approve, or which Plod doesn't understand, or which smacks dangerously of individual freedom.
Furthermore, it is Plod's intention to change the UK legal system from one where everything is permitted, except that which is expressly prohibited into one in which everything is prohibited, except that which is expressly permitted.
It is to safeguard your children and foil the terrorists, of course.
Re: I seem to recall
"...<sorry I woke up on the cynical side of bed this morning>..."
Cynicism is realism.
Re: Cameron talking crap again
"...an effort to “root out” extremism from institutions..."
Might I suggest starting with The Palace of Westminster?
...if Asay has served out his sentence at El Reg, and is duly penitent for whatever heinous crime saw him incarcerated there, then surely he has earned the right to rejoin normal society...
Re: > [Apple] just made its wares more attractive to lots more businesses.
I got rid of my desktop PC, and switched to installing VMWare Fusion on my (two monitor) desktop Mac.
More space (room) on my desk, and VMWare is a damn sight faster than the entry-level Dell that IT seem to affict us all with.
Haven't looked back since.
Re: MPs using pure logic . . .
They use fuzzy logic...
"The wants of the few, from the pockets of the many".
"...all the other bits except the trains. Those belong to the TOCs..."
Not quite:- they generally belong to the ROSCOs (Rolling Stock Companies) and are leased by the TOCs.
Not only can most TOCs not do much off their own bat, their bat was taken off them years ago.
" One thing that would truly disable a politician is a proper sense of scale..."
Too many words.
"One thing that would truly disable a politician is sense."
There. Fixed it for you.
"...'Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists', claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett..."
And I suppose those wicked stationers who make opaque envelopes preventing any old jobsworth reading our mail are just as guilty...
Although without "brown envelopes", how would our esteemed rulers receive their 'extras'? - so I suppose they'll have to stay.
"...French Apple news blog iGen.fr cites unnamed sources..."
Boy, that's gotta be accurate, reliable & trustworthy then...
...is following on what we've seen in the Windows world, and it's using the PICNIC* virus...
*Problem In Chair Not In Computer
There are some who, whatever OS they're using, will be as promiscuous (software wise) as a nympho at a Satyrs' convention...
We aren't told what percentage of phones (by brand & model) are insured.
There are many people who have an expensive phone, but because of the hugely expensive 'Airtime Provider' insurance, simply don't bother.
Re: "Worst one-night stand EVER"
"I wonder if there were negative behavioural traits that are legacies of our 'minority ancestor'"
Of course:- How else d'you account for John Prescott or Gordon Brown?
Is that you, Boris?
@ AC of around 4 hrs ago...
"...Damn those beer goggles... I was out the door so quick that when she woke up she probably thought she'd been dreaming..."
I didn't realise London's Mayor haunted El Reg...
Re: How do you say?
Thumbs down for a schoolboy pun, FFS???
Why are the PC Brigade as dour and humourless as latter-day Pilgrims?
Re: How do you say?
You don't: you say "There must be a chink in my armour"...
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...
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...
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