1654 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
...it could be a Dell laptop.
...used in hospitals as an emetic?
The right to bear arms is enshrined in the US constitution to protect the freedom of the people.
I accept that the Dep't of Homeland Security is eroding that freedom rather too much, but over-ambitious rulers are kept in check by the thought of an armed populace.
Why do you think our ruling elite here in the UK are so vehemently opposed to any kind of arming of the electorate?
Concern for our well-being? - If so, it would be the first time ever!
To save us from ourselves? - see comment above!
To ensure that armed bad guys can't hurt us? - ask any cop involved in Trident how effective that is.
To prevent a serious rising by a pissed-off electorate? - getting warmer!
I am not a number...
I am a free man.
Does it mean though, I'll get a free mini-moke to tax around in?
I'm just waiting...
...until we all have to shave our heads and have a barcode/QRCode permanently tattooed on.
True, we don't have a Department of Homeland Security with their paranoid über-control, but it appears that our plod can just act like them at a whim.
Calm down, Dear...
"...its fondleslabs to rich foreigners browsing for overpriced toys..."
More factual, objective and unbiased reporting, I see.
Suppliers get a shot at £4bn worth of gov hardware deals...
...which will end up costing us £16bn - before they're scrapped due to not working.
Next you'll be telling me that ursines defecate in a sylvan setting...
Winter - where?
Winter in the Northern hemisphere coincides with summer in the Southern hemisphere.
And vice versa.
So, - winter where?
I've been around El Reg for ages - I AM the wrong side of 60, but I echo Chrchill:-
If you're not a socialist at 16, there's something wrong with your heart;
If you're STIULL a socialist at 25, there's something wrong with your head.
Await avalanche of downvotes.
are " wunnerful people" - until they run out of other people's money.
and here in the UK...
...the lefties in the Labour Party and in Auntie Beeb have long since taken to applying the epithet "progressive" to left-wing ideas.
The subtle assumption/implication being that only left-wing ideas are an advancement, and I'm rather surprised to see how many Reg commenters appear to swallow this rather frightening form of manipulative Newspeak.
Especially U2, with sanctimonious St. Bono preaching "Give, give, give" to the rest of us, but hiding his own mazoolah overseas to minimise taxes...
I knew our politicians/civil servants/rulemakers were dumb, but I didn't realise just how dumb they were...
call yourself "Mad Mike"?
One of the most rational comments I've ever read.
Is that why the US has steadfastly failed to return murderers for the last 30 or 40 years?
Claiming that despite scores of dead and maimed innocent men, women and children, these perps were "noble freedom fighters struggling heroically against an evil occupying power".
I refer of course, to the numerous provos who've decamped to the Home of the Brave, safe in the knowledge that their Beaks are in thrall to the misty-eyed Sons of Erin - or at least those whose great-great-great grandpappy was...
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?
- Top Gear Tigers and Bingo Boilers: Farewell then, Phones4U
- Analysis iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?
- Stephen Pie iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER
- First Crack Bloke buys iPHONE 6 and DROPS IT to SMASH on PURPOSE
- Early result from Scots indyref vote? NAW, Jimmy - it's a SCAM