1575 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Re: 4G scanning
Marketing departments think?
Re: But Andrew, I thought you liked lawyers...
"As for the fines, they should be paid by the people in charge, not the "licence payer"."
Can we expand on that one:-
Fines imposed on banks - split between the board in proportion to their pay.
Ditto fines on NHS bodies - split between management (same proportions)
Also fines on councils - ditto and ditto.
In face, fines imposed on ALL public and corporate bodies - make those running the show pay from their own pockets: with no 'bonuses' or pay rises permitted to cover the cost of fines.
I think they'd start behaving a little better then...
Re: Spoken like a true raving nutter
I don't really think you could have done more to back up LarsG if you tried:-
He has an opinion different to yours, and he may be somewhat less left than you - you say "...right wing nutters like you LarsG..."
You go on to say "...you condemn anything that doesn't serve up your jaundiced, paranoid twisted view of the world as left-wing-bias..."
Your name-calling and insulting anyone who has the temerity to hold a viewpoint different to yours is moderate, thoughtful and sensible, is it? It does have all the hallmarks of the Left's tendency to hurl mud at all opponents.
If you query unlimited immigration - the Left says "You're a racist".
If you don't want to be in the EU - the Left says "You're a little Englander living in the 1950's"
And many other examples too numerous to mention... although I WOULD refer to the true socialist ideals of those such as Blair & Mandelson, both of whom have property/properties and bank balances which show they're true followers of Kier Hardie...
You allude to LarsG (who only repeatedly the widely held viewpoint that the BBC is middle-class left biased) being "..put in a padded cell"
More Joe Stalin than Libertarian, perhaps.
I will not insult you - or even call you names - but writing as a sixty-something year old, who is a postgraduate of the University of Life & Reality, I sincerely hope your views mature somewhat in the coming years...
Inevitably this will be very down voted, as anything vaguely political on El Reg is generally judged from the viewpoint of the Students' Union bar during a meeting held by Danny Cohn Bendit & Tariq Ali - neither of whom have grown up in the years since they first came to public attention.
Re: I don't mind being compared by age...
@My earlier post - 20/02 @16:53
Lots of downvotes - the loyal employees of Minitrue must be commenting...
Re: I don't mind being compared by age...
You're absolutely spot on.
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" is not a phrase which trips easily off a leftie's tongue.
You're much more likely to get the shrill hectoring tones of Harridan Harman denouncing you as some sort of *ist, the slayer of babies & the fount of all the world's travails instead.
Classic leftie style: If you can't beat 'em, sling loads of crap and see how much sticks.
It's really rather frightening how often that a lie or inaccuracy is repeated a few times and then becomes effectively an incontrovertible fact - Are you listening, BBC, Grauniad, Citizen Toynbee, inter alia?
Everyone so far is commenting as if this were an incontrovertible fact. Please read the article.
It's the 'reasoning' (guesswork) of an analyst (Mystic Meg II).
These analysts have all the track record of a seaside fortune teller - except some dumbo thinks they're worth paying a hell of a lot.
Re: SHC = I don't know
So how can we ensure around 650 instances of SHC in the Palace of Westminster?
C'mon, you know it makes sense...
No new clichés.
Both Parnell and Leach will still be spitting anti-Apple invective for years to come.
Regarding the stuff regularly based upon the ramblings of some third-rate analyst somewhere, as SimB stated "That's not what the numbers are saying". If only I had a tenner for every time some richard-headed analyst has spouted pure drivel and subsequently proved to be 100% inaccurate, I'd be able to retire.
Journalists pandering to the anti-Apple mob are not doing themselves, their employers or their readers any favours.
Re: If that was me . . .
...but then there would have to be an office chair in amongst the broken glass, not a rock.
...the sentence could be "Off with their Coxes, and put them in the care of Granny Smith"...
I think my need for my coat is probably greater than yours, James.
Re: Alternative title
An illiterate alliterate.
I like it.
Have a beer - a beautiful brew bodaciously benefits...
Re: Read into that comment what you will.
Yes, I'm a Mac user, but Microsoft "pure evil"?
Might I refer you to Hanlon's razor? - ""Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
@AC 14/02/13 13:24
I would agree on the whole that many of the criminals about whom we read do appear to be very "intellectually challenged".
Unfortunately that doesn't mean ALL the ungodly are cretinous morons:- I'm sure there must be very smart crims out there - we just haven't read of their exploits 'cos they're too smart to be apprehended or even discovered.
Well I never...
"like the pair of firms would be better off burying the blunt hatchet and getting on with making mobes in peace"
That's got to be one of the most sensible statements I've seen on El Reg - from either journo OR commenter - regarding this whole patentfest...
Re: We're all in it together
Starbucks complied with the law. The fault lies with the incompetents who make the law.
Vodafone's deal was almost certainly illegal - and was the acceptance of an offer made by Hartnett after Vodafone had bought him a lunch or two.
@Ledswinger 07/02/13 12:55
" Clearly bankers don't learn until you break their fingers, so maybe that's where we'd better start."
Excellent idea: and if they're still not sufficiently penitent then we continue on to other appendages/body parts...
Re: 14,000 years of Coldplay
I'm told there are no lifts in hell: once there, there ain't no getting out.
Unless you're like me, and consider the (maritally) obligatory trip to ASDA/TESCO/Sainsbury's/IKEA to be hell..
Re: Wall street is dangerous
Couldn't agree with you more. Michael Dell has gone up in my esteem (and I'm a long-term Mac user).
Anyone who tells the vampires & parasites (commonly known as bankers, analysts etc.) to go screw themselves deserves many beers for that alone.
More power to his elbow and I sincerely hope it all works out well for him.
Re: Stupid is as stupid does...
It must be terrific to be so intellectually superior that you can make such sweeping generalisations AND a) think you're smart and b) to expect anyone with an IQ greater than their shoe size to believe you and even praise you for it.
"Stupid is as stupid does" indeed.
Re: Fiber? - Not necessarily
"...rolling out lots of fibre would mean they lose money..."
Not if they flogged the copper cable which was replaced by the fibre - factor that income in, and the picture doesn't look anywhere near so bleak.
Re: Speak as you find...
"...BT illegally intercepted the communications of thousands of their customers..."
Yes, I know it doesn't make it right and all OK, but that was rapidly dealt with.
However, such illegal shenanigans continue under the auspices of Google, Facebook inter alia and even Her Maj's Gov, courtesy of GCHQ.
Using the interwebs makes it damn difficult to remain private, without a whole load of effort.
Speak as you find...
I've had BT broadband on my Mac for well over 8 years.
My normal speed varies between 8Mb and 11Mb downstream. I'm on an "up to16Mb" deal, but I'm around 1 mile from the exchange, and my small estate is served by aluminium cables strung from poles!
I can only recall one temporary outage during that time and I'm happy with the speed I get, considering the infrastructure. I'm in a small-ish village some 7 miles outside Wolverhampton, and we're not in the current Infinity schedules unfortunately. Neither do we have any cable in the village.
All in all, I've had a pretty trouble-free time with BT so far (touch wood).
I don't work for BT, and can only speak as I've found. No doubt there will be a rash of down votes from those who dislike anything which doesn't back up their prejudices.
"The Chinese foreign ministry dismissed allegations of state collusion to reporters in Beijing."
Might I be the first to paraphrase the delightful Miss Rice-Davies and comment "They would say that, wouldn't they?"?
That's CDO (in alphabetical order as it should be!)
"...Eadon is about as funny as a very itchy scrotum...."
That's sexist: if a woman has even a mildly itchy scrotum then she has B-I-I-G problems...
Re: @loads - Argument for gun ownership
If you want a valid argument for gun ownership by the law-abiding population, all you need to do is look at the Palace of Westminster.
There's around 650 damn good reasons why we should be armed...
Re: @The First Dave
Re my comment Monday 28 Jan 13:48,
Guess that's two Guardianistas who don't put much value on their wife...
Re: @The First Dave
If someone is that deranged - temporarily or otherwise, you have absolutely no idea whether or not there is a direct threat to your life or that of your wife.
And you don't risk your wife's life - or even your own - to fulfil some ultra-liberal touch-feely agenda. You can't value your wife greatly, if you do!
plus ça change...
@several earlier commenters.
Trying to introduce rational reasoned comment on a Leach trollfest is a thankless task.
The trollkiddies don't like it.
As evidenced by the multitude of downvotes this will get.
I still remember 1200 baud...
Better latent than never...
Re: Never mind fires
"nonsence" is also simply wrong.
"Nonsense" isn't, however...
Re: I'm not one to post general abuse...
"What if slagging off a politician or a judge becomes a "hate crime"? :("
Like the student who got dragged in for telling a plod that his horse was gay? They already do it whenever they like, Dio...
The pics were posted: it's just that being invisible pics of invisible objects, they're easy to overlook...
Re: So why'd these employees wanna leave
You bait well.
Evidently you're a master...
"* Ant and Dec don't count"
Oh yes they do - all the way up to 11 (well, 10 1/2 actually) - if they keep their hands in their pockets
Correct, but they've probably been stirred up (as much as they're capable of being stirred) by one of Murdoch's comics...
Only one diet works:-
Eat less, move more.
Re: I suppose...
Thanks AC - it's a right I frequently exercise on the inter webs and in the press.
I just wish I could do it in person...
with several feet of hemp...
or something with a very pointy end...
or an AK...
Because they're worth it.
...that even though I dislike the protesters, anything that challenges the ludicrous laws proposed by our even-more-ludicrous ruling élite is OK by me.
Maybe sometimes the end justifies the means...
Don't be too hard on the lad - at least he knows the difference between 'licence' (noun) and "license" (verb) which is a common error that drives me potty...
Re: I for one welcoe our space dolphin overlords!
Marketeers have opposable thumbs?
No it isn't immaterial:- If there were any intelligible signals received from a star system, our reply would need to be aimed at where that system would be at the time our reply reached it.
...upon how far away it is. If it's say 1,000 light years away, then all we would hear is any radio noise emitted from where it was 1,000 years ago. We would only see its star as it was - and where it was - 1,000 years ago.
We would have to study it for some time and - if possible, calculate where it is now and point a radio telescope all along the track from its observed position (where it was 1,000 years ago) to where it is calculated to be and hope that in the intervening time any inhabitants had developed the technology to send radio signals in a recognisable way, and they would still be 1,000 years advanced from when they transmitted. Any reply would give an effective response time of 2,000 years between transmit & receive response assuming we pointed our response in the right direction.
Of course, if it's a near neighbour, say 20 - 30 light years away, then the signal/response time might be only 40 - 60 years...
112 days off what will probably be a 545 year sentence. Chin up, that's only 544 years and 253 days to serve...
How lucky it is to be a citizen of the Home of the brave and the Land of the Free.
Half-busty perhaps - I believe Amazons were reputed to have removed the right one, as it apparently impeded the drawing of the bow-string...
Probably better (and safer) sticking with wenches who are less war-like...
Re: The chances of anything coming from Mars
"...speculate about intelligent dinosaurs..."
I wouldn't say John Prescott was acutally 'intelligent'...
Buy a dedicated slide scanner from eBay. If its software is missing/out of date etc., use VueScan (versions for Mac, Windoiws and Linux) which supports most scanners - new & old!.
I use VueScan with my Nikon Coolscan and it's superior to the Nikon software the scanner came with. - I have no connection, other than a very satisfied user.
I've been using Macs & Photoshop for over 20 years now, but I STILL shoot on Fujichrome with my two Nikon F4s bodies and the F801s I picked up for £20 a few months ago...
I bought my Coolscan V new some years ago, and wouldn't part with it.
Re: Gotta get that maps dig in, right?
El Reg aka Trollfests'R'Us, innit?
"...an OS cloned off an almost 50 year-old OS..."
In much the same way that next year's offerings from Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley & Rolls-Royce are powered by a clone of a 129 year-old power plant?**
Pure sophistry^ old lad - and you (should) know it.
**1884: British engineer Edward Butler constructed the first petrol (gasoline) internal combustion engine. Butler invented the spark plug, magneto, coil ignition and spray jet carburetor, and was the first to use the word petrol.
^Pure sophistry:- a more polite and restrained way of saying "Utter bollocks"