1573 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
No fight - just a comment that had this happened on Apple's platform, we'd now be drowning from the surfeit of spittle-laden invective...
All too frequently it's nothing to do with having an opinion.
It's everything to do with knee-jerk ego-boosting and self-aggrandisement.
Opinions, I'll consider. Whines, I find irritating.
So take it up with the scanner manufacturer and the UPS manufacturer.
It's THEIR responsibility.
Jeez, even I wouldn't slate MS if I had peripherals whose software/drivers demanded Win98/Win95/Win3.11 for workgroups...
You're missing the point. Sure it's just FUD, but it's also a chance to mock Apple & say "See how clever we are:- we can direct you to vulnerabilities on a product we haven't seen or used yet. Yes, we've done as much research as News International have - now if only we can hack into Apple employees' voicemail..."
Facts aren't important when there are egos to be boosted, and a chance for self-aggrandisement...
Check out the UK, then...
1. Regulating markets so they don't spin out of control.
Just like the last government's "light touch" regulations prevented the financial sector spinning out of control.
2. Providing infrastructure the private sector wouldn't, like highways.
Railtrack/Network Rail, The M6 relief route (now more accurately called a toll road), privatised prisons, attempting to privatise armed forces' training, ad infinitum, ad nauseam,
3. Funding research too speculative for private industry, like the internet.
They've only ever funded social engineering studies which are pre-ordained to come up with their preferred answer
4. Industrial policy to promote economic growth: see South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China.
In the UK??? You gotta be kidding!
5. Education, both high school and university.
Secondary education in the UK is now at its lowest ever standard - and deteriorating further daily.
6. Socialism, providing various safety nets: see Social Security, Medicare, etc.
We have a whole class who choose Social Security asd a career path, not a safety net.
7. Labor laws, to prevent the capital owners from screwing the rest of us.
But no laws tp prevent the government/public sector from not just screwing us but raping us!
If it stops just ONE person from falling into the clutches of Hotmail, then it's all been worth it.
If it makes others leave - then it's a triumph.
Dead right, IP.
Let's not forget, that most of the stalwarts of NuLab were lawyers and/or barristers.
Admittedly, not very good ones, but to suggest they were totally unaware of the wider implications of their draconian legislation is to stretch credulity beyond breaking point.
And they STILL have a degree of support in the polls, the Grauniad & the Beeb.
Maybe you CAN fool some of the people ALL of the time.
The original Pied Piper collected rats...
...so if he were in court, wouldn't he be leading a procession of lawyers?
being paranoid doesn't necessarily mean you're wrong.
ISPs regulating where I go is like my TV manufacturer, or my electricity supplier regulating what I watch on my TV.
The woman's as batty as a belfry.
When in a position of power, this made her dangerous. Now she's just an irritant.
Surgical excision might prove useful.
You are Sam Spade & I claim my prize...
Just give it to an employee of HM Gov't, and it will soon go to the limbo where countless pendrives and similar have gone in recent years, never to be seen again.
"Of course since they're Daily Mail readers they won't understand most of the questions anyway..."
Guilty of the very prejudice & stereotyping you're accusing others of. About par for the course for "liberals".
Yup, I have a brain; yup, I actually understand most issues raised here & elsewhere, and Shock! Horror! - I read the Daily Mail.
I also read Private Eye, The Economist & The Spectator. Online I follow Guido Fawkes, Inspector Gadget & John Ward, inter alia.
But I suppose in the view of most "liberals", the Daily Mail should be liberally proscribed, and its readers liberally burned at the stake.
But it's Oz...
I thought that criminal behaviour was their history & heritage...
Mine's the asbestos one, 'cos of the inevitable flaming from the Antipodes 7 Earls Court...
gratuitous cruelty to any animal is indicative of a warped mind.
Throw these idiots to the lions or tigers in the local zoo, and let them experience being on the receiving end, at least for a short time: and it'll save the zoo authorities the cost of a couple of meals.
Not quite right
"How many violent assaults and rapes lead to much shorter stays in prison? "
In the US of A, many violent assaults and rapes occur in prison.
Something to look forward to...
The old Classical adage
"Beware of Geeks bearing gifts..."
Mine's the one with the wooden horse in the pocket
...but in the 1950s, it was an acceptance by the Soviets that they could not confront the West militarily which led to a long-term strategy of infiltrating & controlling two areas of Western society: unions & education.
Britain, of course, exemplifies the success of this with our history of the last 30 - 40 years
Mr Sophistry indeed! Have you got a bee in your bonnet or what?
Never mind, you can feel all righteous, cos you are smart enough to slate what's becoming the world's favourite tech company.
I suppose if Apple discovered a cure for cancer, AIDS, Ebola virus and so on, irrigated Africa's deserts and put a stop to religious bigotry you would STILL slate them with spittle-laden invective.
You say "Bear in mind that after the last time they audited there were still numerous suicides and findings of child labour too."
At least they audit - and the companies concerned aren't working exclusively for Apple.
Where's Microsoft's audit?
Need I go on? - or are you allergic to factual reality?
In the forthcoming census you could claim to be a homosexual hermaphrodite.
That should be sufficient to make their hardwired jobsworth brains explode or meltdown.
It's a start...
...if it comes to fruition.
The smaller the government, the better.
Now all I need is to get by brain reformatted, or its directory rebuilt & I'll be as good as new...
...and perhaps we can refer to a licence (noun) rather than a license (verb) - Mickey 1 (above).
Whatever you're drinking
I want a pint of it...
Who's a clever Bard-Steward then?
While we're at it:-
(Henry VI, Part II)
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."
Well said, Giles
Yes, I'm a Mac user (even a fanboy) but I bemoan that Microsoft have tended towards the reactive these days.
Whilst I accept that on the whole, Apple march to their own drum, I still feel that a little innovative competition helps to spur them on somewhat.
Innovative competition from a visionary company would encourage them greatly and we would all ultimately benefit, despite the inevitable invective from the naysayers.
the distance to success would be shorter*
*as the Crow flies
Mine's the one with the face mask in the pocket.
maybe not safer, but they have (or should have) analytical experience which suppresses the gung-ho "Kill 'em all - let God sort 'em out" approach.
At least my Snow Leopard, CS5, etc., hasn't tried to bring about my untimely demise...
Does that mean...
...that with no Yank pilot, UK forces will be a lot safer?
Grenade is post-modernist irony.
"Viktor Pleshchuk, 29, of St Petersburg, Russia, escaped a more severe punishment after agreeing to ... inform on his erstwhile partners in crime".
So he'll be free for the rest of his life...?
If his partners-in-crime are typical of Russki bad-guys, then I suspect Viktor's estimated longevity needs revising downwards.
Speaking for myself...
1) I've never committed a murder (been tempted to, a few times)
2) I'm English
3) I'm resident in England
4) "Overlords" is a reference to the reptilian denizens of Westminster, Whitehall, and Town Halls throughout the country!
And you wonder why...
...so many Americans defend their right to bear arms.
The right was originally to give the populace the means to deal with a despotic government.
Perhaps its original purpose is getting closer.
It also explains why the idea armed civilians is such anathema to our benevolent altruistic overlords...
"You know you are living in a democracy?"
Can't be a post from the UK...
Bureaucracies are rather like matter: they cannot be destroyed but can only be changed from one form to another.
All your data
are belong to us!
What next, indeed!
"..bank robber unfairly fired for using works van in heist.."
Wouldn't be unfair - heists are inherently illegal.
"Worker unfairly fired for using works van to pop to the newsagents for a lad's mag" would be a closer analogy, and of course the fairness would be questionable - by some, at least.
Les Mac's? Does that mean smaller ones?
Fewer Mac's That means not so many of 'em.
In a nutshell,
No, and No.
"...the slight matter of curtailling freedom of speech and right to association and rights to form and operate a political party..."
All I can say to that is:-
Students at Kent State University
Just about any non-white person in Alabama from the mid 1800's to at least the present day.
Laws ans Constitutions count for bugger all when it comes to the ruling elite; such niceties only exist to give us a comfortable illusion about mattering a damn to our supreme overlords...
Just plain Mister.
"And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave...
...o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave"
And who said Americans don't do irony?
Would never have believed it..
"Survey says: App lovers love apps"
Next you'll be telling me that anteaters love ants.
Graham old lad, things which appear on the statute books are put there by politicians, who are generally either professional politicos or mediocre ex-lawyers.
It is therefore my expectation that pretty well EVERYTHING that appears on the statute books is extremely stupid; this being ensured by the pedigree of said legislators.
"...Apple should be prosecuted for conspiracy..."
Conspiracy to what?
- to award a prize?
Conspiracy with whom?
- their own staff?
Words fail me. Never have I seen a knee jerked so meaninglessly.
A downvote. Must have touched a raw nerve there...
someone (AC 25/1/11 00:09) gets downvoted by the spittle-dribbling "I gotta hate Apple to show I'm too cool" brigade, despite his perfectly rational, non-provocative comment.
...suing him would probably be done through a solicitor.
Where are you going to find one you can trust to sue one of his ilk?
Yes, I know the majority have no morals and would sell their grannies for a tanner (2.5p to the younger readers), but putting the words "trust" and "solicitor" in the same sentence ain't easy.
Idiots like this
give the legal profession a bad name.
Shame the Law Society didn't issue an "Oi, you, Stoppit!" directive instead of generally acting like a superior load of tw*ts - as is their custom.
...if they're THAT stupid, how did they get their money in the first place?
If that's your Mom's maiden name, then you are Daneel Olivaw.
"corrupt politician" is tautology.
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