1680 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Re: 6TB Red drive costing just $299
And I remember selling 120MB (yes, MB) drives for £180.00. (That's around US$310)...
And even earlier, a free-standing 650MB Winchester drive, in an enclosure almost the size of a dishwasher, for £30,000.
Damn, I feel old...
No doubt encouraged by pop-up ads from PPI claims firms looking for a new niche:-
"Have you been pissed-off by pop-ups?" etc. ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
"I thought the phrase "security intelligence" was classed as tautology.
Sorry, a senior moment there. What I should have written - and indeed meant to write was:-
"I thought the phrase "security intelligence" was classed as an oxymoron."
"In line with UK airports we are reacting to the latest security intelligence..."
I thought the phrase "security intelligence" was classed as tautology.
Posting a non-invective comment about Apple on El Reg?
Not sure if that's brave or foolhardy. Anyway, prepare for the probable rush of downvotes - irresprctive of the cirgumstances.
The UK's not exactly a shining example of an empowered populace, either. Easily distracted by 'Bread & Circuses"...
"...my daydreams of killing irritating commentards by the power of thought will never make me rich..."
No, but it will make you dream of being immensely satisfied...
Re: The full monty
Extreme? With only one black pudding?
Wuss - unless it's an entire link; and the fried bread's a bit sparse, too.
Aa a 64 yr-old with a cholesterol level below 4 (God knows how or why), a proper fried breakfast is my idea of heaven!
Re: @Lost all Faith Nice thing to have
If it does all you want, at a price you're happy to pay, with acceptable quality then it's a good product.
Whatever anyone else might say...
A problem identified and then a solution offered in a week or so.
And Jasper predictably extracts the urine.
"The US should sue itself."
If it did, and then lost with costs awarded against it, then the US-that-won would have to brief lawyers to extract costs from the US-that-lost, whilst not affecting the finances of the US-that-won.
It's a lawyer's wet dream!
New Rollers, Ferraris all round, plus Learjets, yachts etc. for decades to come.
Re: Hide and fear
And do the Russkis really believe that absence of evidence is the same as evidence of absence?
If you find something, then it's there. If you don't find something, all that proves is that you ain't found something - not that something ain't there...
@ Mr Moyle. I think...
...you don't get out or read enough.
Anti semitism? See Stalin. See Beria. See Ulbricht. See Honecker
Control every aspect of your lives? See all of the above.
Don't recall any of those wearing belts with "Gott mit uns" on it.
And no, I'm not Jewish.
They seem to be in inverse proportion - for proof just see any Rap "star", footballer, reality TV show "star", banker, politician...
Almost all philistines.
Re: CRITICAL MASS
One of the big problems Don is that NSA (and no doubt, our own agencies this side of the pond) consider themselves above the law.
Making something illegal sure as hell doesn't stop 'em doing it!
"Does dislike of Apple preclude common sense & math ability? FUD much?"
It would appear so.
The only thing that "figures from George Osborne" show is that utter crap can be repackaged as roses - and it will be believed by those who a daft enough/desperate enough to swallow any old drivel from our ruling élite...
As Winston (reputedly) once said...
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
"The politicos said that the country's current Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) already had the necessary safeguards in place to address the privacy flaws found in the European Union's Data Retention Directive."
Like the "safeguards" which allowed local councils all over the country to send out undercover jobsworths to spy upon and film people just to check if they were in the catchment area of schools to which they'd sought access for their kids, or to identify if their mutt had crapped on a verge?
Yes, dog mess is antisocial, but the glee with which these (generally unelected) arseholes rushed out to play at James Bond or Spooks shows how dangerous it is to give any more power to politicos.
You never know who'll end up (mis)using it. Misuse of power is as certain as death and taxes.
Re: "Providers have no reason to retain the data"
Governments should be made to carry a Government Health Warning!
Come back Wat Tyler; all is forgiven!
"...Will people cough up for $300 iWatch to measure the length of their jogs..."
At one time, who'd have thought that people would fork out large sums for a pair of
pumps trainers, and yet avoid any form of exercise/gym/exertion?
...and yet they do!
Written as one who's used Macs since the late eighties, loves his iPhone and iPad, but reckons he'll stay with his Seiko 'cos it's the first thing his SWMBO bought him many years ago. And it still works perfectly, and does everything he asks from a watch (it tells me what time it is).
"...our free and democratic way of life might be in danger from an controlling, authoritarian regime!..."
Might be in danger???
"...a controlling, authoritarian regime!..."
Like those in the Palace of Westminster, in the White House, and in Brussels?
I would go on to add that "our free and democratic way of life" doesn't actually exist - it's merely an illusion of democracy doled out to us plebs by an arrogant and contemptuous ruling élite...
Missed your meds?
Re: RIP Felix ...
RIP Felix too, from someone who values anyone who refuses to roll over for the establishment - in almost any area of life.
Re: We don't know!
Perhaps he doesn't hear what he's told, 'cos he's a Def Leppard...
Coat 'n' Cab, please...
OK, it's stopped...
So it's "Goodnight" from me...
Re: Commentard Fail
Don't knock their bigoted ranting:- at least it keeps 'em off the streets and out of harm's way...
"...Compare Apple's and oranges...
Compare Apple's what with oranges?
@AC 6 Days ago...
"...the average El Reg commentard's extra-martial philanderings..."
Why should commentards fancy (or be) a bit of rough?
Re: Sorry folks.....…..…
If so many are in the pay of the aforementioned, then WTF am I not also..?
@AC 4 Hrs ago (Re: He is giving a talk about maven)
"I'm a shy computer nerd and have an attractive wife and two kids myself."
Not all that shy, then.
What? Even bigger than...
...those whose whole raison d'être appears to be to scour the web to find spurious items for a vicarious pop at Apple?
Oh, wait! It's Jasper, of course. MD of "Trolls'R'Us"...
Re: It's no surprise
Is not humble water a chemical?
H20 ring a bell?
I can't grasp...
...why our rebel colonial cousins get so het up about basketball and baseball.
On our civilised side of the pond, we leave these games to schoolgirls and call them by their proper names, viz Netball and Rounders.
Perhaps after all, that nice Mr. Ballmer really is a big girl's blouse...
Re: Perfect Cover?
Seeing what our UK politicos have done on YouTube etc., and their Twitter/Facebook stuff as reported in the press (I don't do Facebook or Twitter), perhaps ALL politicos and their ilk should be banned from the interwebs in general...
Re: To be fair...
Of course it "ain't cool"'.
It's Jasper on his regular anti-Apple trollfest...
Of FAR more interest...
...would be the psychological profiles of the
scum high-ups in the banks & loan companies who prey upon cater to students.
Any takers on almost 100% psychopaths?
the inherent weakness in ANY system - iOS, Android, Windows, OSX, Linux - is the liveware.
Makes a nice change...
To see someone:-
a) sort it out very quickly
b) put their hand up to it without equivocating woffle
c) say "thanks" to the finder.
It's a pleasant change. A pint for PayPal.
After all, operating systems are getting better & more security aware these days; so (to a degree) is utility software (even Flash, Acrobat etc.,) yet there's virtually no development in the weakest part of any system.
The most prevalent virus I've come across in the last few years has had different effects, but it's all been the PICNIC virus:-
Problem In Chair Not In Computer.
"China – the largest consumer of PCs on the planet"
Natch:- all those hacking cadres in the PLA to train...
The old adage...
Bank screws man:- not news.
Man screws bank:- NEWS!
Re: Glad I switched
...AND Three produce those very amusing commercials with dancing ponies, singing kittens and whatever they've got planned next.
A bit of silliness in a dull world never hurts...
Re: Perversely, I thought metering was sane.
If Ben Franklin were alive today:-
"There are only three things that are certain in life: death, taxes and being screwed by business"
Re: Hasn't El Reg heard of ramraiding before?
Local constabulary turning up @ 0200 to investigate a phoned-in robbery suspicion?
What a novel idea.
Ours (both of 'em) would be investigating B&Bs for not promoting equality of sexual orientation, or arresting people who used naughty words on Twitter. Or snoozing...
...and if said vending machine is equipped with a Z80 or 6502 it will have far more intelligence/processing power/awareness than the USPTO has collectively.
Re: It might be illuminating ...
Cynicism is realism...
...at least, it is when the subject is The Palace of Westminster.
@Roo - Re: Oh Yeah...?
And we plebs have eggs, as Prescott found out...
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