1638 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
I'll call you "Correct", "Asute", and other similar terms.
As to what's wrong with this country? Answer - politicians!
Third or fourth rate individuals with monstrous egos but little comprehension of reality. They're pretty much the same the whole world over.
And these anal-ysts...
...get a huge multiple of my earnings for being wrong. Repeatedly.
Guess I shouldn't have paid attention at school...
"Defamation of a District Judge is not jaywalking."
If you have to rely on a law which criminalises comment that you're a dickhead, then you truly are a dickhead.
"I wonder if we are witnessing the start of the next collapse."
We can but hope.
You reckon you can find a member of the UK Judiciary who is not barkingly insane?
Needles, haystacks and The Holy Grail spring to mind...
I would have commented...
...but I've been shattered by the terminal verbosity...
...shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but it's one damned-nice looking car.
"... finding a way to activate the processes that would cause the much larger and more aggressive aurochs to develop..."
Just because we can is NOT a valid reason.
Afghani marriage ceremonies???
At least they provide a little comic relief.
However, if Ahmadinnerjacket & co. attempt to close the Straits of Hormuz, then apart from a very peeved Uncle Sam, they will find that the rest of the Gulf States will be somewhat miffed as well - to such an extent that they won't hinder the US of A in "re-opening" said straits, and possibly administering a spanking, too.
believe my figure's right...
I still believe...
...that 98.79% of statistics are made up on the spot...
...such a load of heated bile?
If you're prepared to put up with this - go on Facebook.
If you're not, or have any other reason to avoid it e.g. you're still continually baffled regarding the attraction of social networking sites, then don't go on Facebook.
I can't see the attraction - but then I AM over 60 - and I refuse to sign up before I can follow anyone else's urge to view their Facebook offering.
I am therefore, a Facebook-free zone. I'm not smug or superior about it: I accept that others might have a different view and might find it valuable and enjoyable. Just because the reasons escape me is no cause for me to be vitriolic about others.
Live & let live - and respect others' right to think differently.
Beer? - why not? it IS the last day before returning to work.
This is a family site...
We'll have nun of that here, thank you.
Come on, Craig...
That's a quote from a PR munchkin. How do you expect it to have any meaning?
Has there ever been such an opinionated piece, with emotive descriptive language purporting to be an unbiased factual report?
You could be either a graduate of the Dr Goebbels school of reporting, or - and I hesitate to accuse anyone of this - a moonlighting BBC news reporter
Referring to retail staff as "sales droids" shows a certain arrogance and disdain for retail staff. Perhaps that attitude is instrumental in determining how you're treated by the retail staff.
Read it fully...
The article concerns Applestores - Apple's own retail stores.
It does NOT relate to resellers.
...pile on the agony...
Coat & taxi, please
IMHO we have far more to fear from the state than from private companies.
Private companies - even at their worst - are just after money.
The State, however,.....
Brings to mind an old phrase regarding pigs and flying...
And in a US clink...
it'll be their ass that gets bored...
Well & truly.
I STILL reckon...
...it's hard to con a truly honest man.
Any honest person would realise that these offered mega-returns are either illegal or illusory.
If your greed overrides your common sense, don't come crying to the rest of us.
Go work for a bank - you'll fit in & excel...
Does anyone remember...
...when brain-dead murdering arseholes who had indiscriminately murdered and maimed innocents, women and many children, decamped to the Home of the Brave, and their judiciary, in thrall to the misty-eyed Sons of Erin, declared that these perps were noble freedom fighters, engaged in a valiant struggle against the fascist British occupiers/aggressors?
Nary a one was returned.
American justice is an oxymoron.
Years ago, I saw can old MKII Granada (low on its wheels) being driven around Brum by a very rotund gentleman; the vehicle sporting FAT 61T...
That's all I used it for on that particular 12hr period.
If you made one small trip in your car over a 12hr period & I slated you for buying it would you consider that criticism valid?
More knee-jerk crap from the "We must slate Apple & all their users" brigade.
Some people hold different views to yours - live with it and (try to) stop being such a knob!
Some people live in the real world - I'd recommend it to you...
12 hours since switch-on, 4 or 5 calls, a few texts and maybe half-an-hour eradicating "Stupid Zombies", and my iPhone 4 shows 86%.
I'm content with that.
Some of us have always had the healthiest of contempt for the bar stewards...
That has to be the understatement of the year.
Anyhow, I fully and confidently predict that Financial Analysts will exceed my expectations in making utter plunkers of themselves some 80% of the times they open their mouths.
Very small minded,
"...Anyway, have a nice day on your high horse..."
And you are where, exactly?
Factual, no slant put on by journalist; that's more like it!
Before I rate this comment...
...would it be possible to provide an English translation?
...that your technical abilities/comprehension/discernment, although obviously overwhelming, do not extend to the use/understanding of the "Shift' key
Bascule for moderator/journalist at El Reg/PM?
Haven't read such a sensible comment for ages...
people who want to show their über-cool credentials by slating Apple, Apple products and Apple product users care even less about (and are probably strangers to) logic and reason.
"...see above invective..." said Big_Boomer, whose achievements and incisive perception in the world of IT have made him as wealthy and respected as Steve Jobs, as well-known as Bill Gates, and as acclaimed as Jonny Ives.
In the immortal words of Mr. Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!"
Well said, Jez!
I'm no great Android fan - I LIKE iOS: but that doesn't mean I consider anyone who prefers Android is less intelligent, or that their viewpoint is less valuable than mine.
I echo "Each to their own." - or, as they say in France, "One man's fish is another man's poisson."
...but one over-riding reason why you should buy an iPhone 5
Lewis Page rants against it...
@tmTM:- One assumes it takes one to know one...
"...I know apple fanbois are amound the stupidest of creatures and will happily sell their grandmother for the next iPhone..."
But for the really, REALLY stupidest of creatures look no further than those who decide that using any, or some of Apple's products make you a "fanboi" and that their own take on the whole of technology is so mind-blowingly perceptive, that anyone who ventures to differ in the slightest way is to be treated to execrable invective (usually spittle-flecked).
Steve Jobs hasn't - to the best of my knowledge - performed monkey-boy dances, or hurled furniture around his office.
Don't try to squeeze your irrational prejudice into a case where it doesn't fit...
Obviously a simple sole, down on her uppers who now feels a bit of a heel.
I suppose she could stand for election - and it would be a shoe-in...
Coat & Taxi please...
Couldn't agree more, JDX. I've long realised I could never be a Jobs, Gates or Buffet.
Long before I was worth a billion, I would have thought "Sod this for a game of soldiers - I have enough to not have to come to work any more..."
It would be nice to have a few millions to give away though - but to real deserving causes, not just todays PC favourite.
Market Forces (to coin a phrase)
Anything sold is worth what someone else is prepared to pay for it.
Any other value is speculation/wishful thinking or whatever.
Beer? - well, it IS Saturday...
Succinctly eloquent, as ever. Mind if I copy that out to use at work? :-)
Course you can - now.
If there'd never been an Apple, and only a Microsoft, we'd probably still be looking at 16 colours, 1MB RAM max and a command-line interface.
- One HUNDRED FAMOUS LADIES exposed NUDE online
- Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers