1613 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
...that the delightful Ms Leach is waiting for .TROLL
"McDonalds fried for serving spam"
One of the best Reg headlines ever. Gotta be worth a pint or three...
"...it's an American site, they are obsessed with nudity."
There, that's closer.
The Gov't raise megadosh from the carriers who increase their costs to cover it so yet AGAIN we end up paying over the odds to fund the failures and fantasies of the ruling élite.
God give me strength!
(and maybe a guillotine, and an AK, and some nooses...)
Re: Apples reality distortion field in action @derp 17/12/12 18:20
"...Heavily subsidized carrier deals helped Apple set its new Chinese sales record, it’s been suggested, with strong demand for discounted iPhone 5 handsets offsetting low traffic in the company’s own stores..."
Q. And how does this differ from the UK where the vast majority of upmarket phones are carrier subsidised on 2-yr deals?
A. It doesn't at all.
It is a mere "suggestion" - (note: suggestion, not confirmed as fact, possibly merely an idea in the author's mind) which the troll here implies is factual.
Meanwhile, in the UK, it's been suggested that acting as a Leach acolyte will get you out of short trousers more quickly and make doing your homework less of a chore...
@JaitcH 17/12/12 22:25
"..they obviously recognise who the competition is, especially since Samsung outsold Apple..."
Proton outsold Aston Martin last year.
Proving what, exactly?
Re: Police preform proper investigation shocker!
I would agree totally, but I must add the rider that it's BAD work to publicise your methods and explain where the ungodly goofed, 'cos that means 2013's ungodly probably won't make the same slip...
Re: Why the subtitle? @AC 14/12 17:35
Spot-on. One of this Christmas's wise men.
Re: Why would anyone in China want an Apple ...
"...iThingies ... as common as dirt..."
So are Leach acolytes. trolls & anti-apple moaners.
...and they duly oblige.
Re: Sir Runcible Spoon
What he said!
Re: What's with the Apple fixation? @AC 15:20
"...while Google is not perfect at least it does not try to pretend it is..."
Is that why it's still pushing the "Don't be evil" crap, and denying deliberate harvesting of private network data, inter alia?
The plural which escapes you is "companies".
"Just a few sub editors who probably deserve it, I'd guess."..
Undoubtedly, but I'm sure there are other equally (at least) deserving cases within El Reg's hallowed portals...
It's fairly clear...
"thought" didn't come into it.
Q. "Are these Politicians and Lawyers really as stupid as that?"
A. Yes. Also mendacious, controlling, hypocritical, devious, cynical, untrustworthy, selfish and thoroughly reprehensible and nasty.
Next question, please.
Re: Good alternative
Security through obscurity?
@AC 9/12/12 10:53
"So.... why do you need a backup and have to restore things? Hmm.. that leaves user error."
There are two kinds of computer user:
Those who have lost data
Those who will
Re: You must be new here @Steve Davies 3
RM writes:-"The UK prices for the same two models are £1,099 and £1,249, respectively, reflecting the traditionally higher prices paid in Blighty for Apple kit. At Friday's exchange rate, those UK prices work out to $2,400 and $2,725."
That's crap. That would be a dollar exchange rate of $2.1838 to the £.
On Sunday 9 December at 1809:-
£1099 = $1762.63 and £1249 = $2003.21
Re: Surely you mean:
Upvoted 'cos you got it right (according to my Mac's translator widget).
Re: Why is the first post about Apple?
They're just following the Reg's pet Trollmeisters: trained like Pavlov's dogs to rant about Apple if the words Samsung, Foxconn etc. etc. are used - or even alluded to.
Re: I bought
I presume it burned your fingers...
Re: Some comparison...
Sure - but that doesn't avoid the fact that that is totally out of Apple's hands and is nothing whatsoever to do with them. Yes we could buy from overseas, but then HMRC would screw you for VAT, import duty et. etc.
US tax can be legally avoided, UK tax can't*.
*Unless you're Google, or Starbucks, or Vodafone etc. etc.
US web prices DON'T include sales tax. It varies from state to state.
UK prices include VAT at 20% so your $848 would equate to $1,018.00 in the UK.
Add to that the other costs borne by business in the EU/UK which US businesses DON'T have to bear, and maybe "the cost of being a British fanboi is a high one" but nowhere near as high as that which Leach unsurprisingly claims in her little exercise in sophistry - encore une fois!
Re: You can prove anything with statistics/graphs etc etc
Could it be that your wife has better taste?
Re: Wrong. @AC 12:41
All overlooking the obvious:- Warble gloaming has been hammered ad infinutum ad nauseam by our wonderful, altruistic, deeply caring ruling élite, so they have oodles of our money (which we earned) so they can save us from our own follies as they, naturally know best.
They're a bunch of self-seeking shysters, gleefully jumping on any excuse to misappropriate more of our hard-earned to their own pockets and/or for their own benefit, and the day when I accept that Balls, Harman, Cameron OR Cleggover know better than I about anything, is the day when my brain will have ceased to be.
Nice knowing you, Bill...
...The fatwah's in the post, I should imagine.
...I'll patent the word "patent".
Then it's patently obvious I can sue all the bastards...
Re: 10 years per indictment would be good
And also about bloody mindedness.
No, I would NOT let self-appointed 'authorities' nose through my hard drives.
I confirm to you good people that there is nothing more secret on it than my monthly budget and Christmas shopping list. But why the hell should any government - local, national or plod - decide they have the right to see it?
They don't - they can sod off. And to their acolytes I say "No I've got nothing to hide, but my private affairs are just that". "Private!" "Now kindly Foxtrot Oscar".
"...then deport to Scotland..."
Don't we have some ruling against "cruel & unusual punishment"?
Re: Fine does not fit the crime
@Destry All Monsters (13:36)
I AM thinking of the lawyers.
That's why your earlier advice to "...learn to use guns. Lots of guns..." made such perfect sense.
Re: Mass Debate
He's just baiting you..
In this, he's a master...
Probably specced by Ada Lovelace - took years to go through committee stage, then was cobbled together by Senior Mandarin's great nephew - 'cos he's got a GCSE in woodwork.
I suppose it's just (but ONLY just) possible that a few are going to ridiculous extremes to bring things to a head, so patent law is overhauled, being totally unfit for purpose in the US of A, and not a lot better in most other places.
Furthermore, we could all indulge in a little schadenfreude at the sight of hordes of laid-off or skint patent lawyers signing on for unemployment benefits, or retraining as Burger servers, parking attendants etc. - the brighter ones, that is.
No, they're LibDems on holiday...
But then again...
Respect scientific research in 1880 stated that with the projected increase in traffic, both London's and New York's streets would be 14 feet deep in horse manure by the year 1915.
I don't suppose...
...I can just repeat the phrase "Caveat emptor"...
Also, Mike Lynch DOES have a point:- there's nothing like a lovely distraction when you're about to release some bum trading figures.
Re: Oh for glod's sake!
There were sufficient young ladies who were happily accommodating, without one having to spend hours/days/weeks months on those who were unwilling.
Rape was viewed much as it is viewed today - if not rather worse.
Yes, I was there - I'm a 1950 model.
Re: Missing the Christmas season?!
One "thumbs down" for agreeing that a major PC show in January isn't the best idea for capitalising on Christmas sales?
Sometimes I REALLY wonder about the mentality of some commenters...
Re: Missing the Christmas season?!
It would appear so...
This might do a little to wipe the smug grin from the terminally-irritating Mrs Bercow, and her equally offensive mini-spouse.
Enough of this already - unless you have an unexhaustable supply of keyboards to divvy out...
Re: Had a little giggle at our US reporters perspective.
"...Browett was used to selling value-for-money products..."
That must have been BEFORE he worked for Dixons, then
Re: OK so you agree with the analyst then.........
Thanks Big_Ted. I stand corrected.
Perhaps I should have said "..anything from the ONS, or any Party Manifesto...".
I still believe the vast majority of analysts do little more than cast chicken bones, with results about as credible as that exercise.
"...so says an analyst..."
Therefore I immediately rate it as having all the validity of any of the works of The Brothers Grimm.
Re: LOL ...
You, Sir, are a wicked man.
Keep it up, please.
Trollfest 1: Real news 0
I rather think...
...that it's somewhat more than a fortnight old.
Still, nothing gets in the way of a Leach trollfest.
Re: @ Tchou (@Ted Treen)
You may well be right, Sir!
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- Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
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