In a nutshell,
No, and No.
1734 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
No, and No.
"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.
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.
...he'd end up in India.
Clearly, he doesn't know Madras from his Elba
to get some "Physical Treats"?
would she want to call it "Aswell"?
..a downvote. Must be a right-on Sociology Grad or a deadbeat Dad with no interest in his offspring/spawn (delete according to point of view)
...who are lucky 'cos they've got a smart Dad.
If only some of our feral hoodies had Dads with even a fraction of your obvious care & interest, they wouldn't inevitably drift into the underclass.
(Awaits flaming from Sociology graduates)
Flight of fancy?
I really don't think I could have expressed it so clearly, succinctly and accurately.
I take my hat off to you.
...and I claim my prize.
"Has he ever really contributed anything other than this and selling BASIC?"
Anyone told the Columbians?
but for you to even think of a George Bush sex doll suggests to me that your medication needs increasing...
They REALLY do know how to keep their customers happy...
That'll teach them to let "The Tech Guys" advise on their website...
An iOS version of "Little Snitch" which I have on my desktop Macs? I have no iOS devices, so can't talk from experience, but I keep "Little Snitch" on my Macs because I'm probably paranoid (which doesn't mean I'm not correct).
Don't forget that the law is made by lawyers (mostly) with the sole aim of enriching lawyers.
Vaguely sensible? - not a snowball in Hell's chance...
I presume that you mean Patent Lawyers are the "gutter dwelling low life"
The newest Ferrarri uses an internal combustion engine.
A variant of 1890s technology.
The F-18 uses a gas turbine engine.
A variant of 1930s technology.
Your point being?
Does that mean anything to you?
try sacking an Islamist for extremist views and see how far you'd get...
Harriet Harthingy/The Grauniad/The BBC would have you pilloried faster than Jacqui Smith could pocket a taxpayer's quid...
Bob Crow RECEIVES over £100k a year.
There is no goddamn way he EARNS it.
Well, Maggie DID pay off the national debt, before the morally bankrupt intellectual pygmies (collectively called the Labour party) dragged us right back into the ordure...
Unfortunately it's already been done.
Petrol & Diesel have a hefty excise duty charged;- and VAT is charged on that excise duty.
I'm sure there are bound to be other examples.
Gubmints AND Revenuers seem to forget that it's OUR money - it is NOT a pot into which they can dip whenever the whim takes them and for whatever they want.
If only there were some effective way we could remind them sharply of this point.
I saw Crow on "Have I Got News for You" - and he attempted a battle of wits with Ian Hislop.
He was not just hopelessly outgunned, he didn't even realise that he was completely out of ammo to start with.
He's an utter moron.
(pint OR a T-shirt) & I won't ask for royalties.
"Mr.Crow does not know much."
Fewer words and says it all.
...is that they inevitably run out of other people's money.
I'm certainly no fan of Microsoft - being sometimes slated as a Mac fanboi - but I honestly can't see what there is to moan aboat:
1) They're doing something about security
2) They're not charging for it
OK, so they're restricting it to legit installations - can't say I really blame them for that, but anything that helps to thwart the ungodly malware/virus producers has to be a good thing.
(Going for the female user...)
You are privy to pricing for as-yet unannounced models?
My word, you must be held in very high esteem in Cupertino.
...to say "Bollocks"...
but I was too knackered.
"Assets and IT equipment relating to the National Identity Register require disposal/destruction"
Can we also apply that to the cretins who proposed/supported the scheme?
I'll happily oversee their secure disposal/destruction,
- heaven forbid!
but the Viet-Cong suspect shot in the head on camera was shot by General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Chief of local South Vietnamese security services. Nguyen later decamped to the US of A, prior to the arrival of Uncle Ho's lads...
I almost agree entirely, but shouldn't dear old Blighty's entry read UK (1997 - ????)?
It doesn't stop there:- it's also to keep us in a perpetual state of fear, so we know our only chance of survival is to trust in our saviours, the governing classes.
Absolutely no different than parents who use the threat of the imaginary bogeyman to make toddlers behave.
Except most parents are probably brighter than the collective intelligence of almost any government.
And one day, (hope I'm here to see it) sufficient of us will be sufficiently pissed off at being treated as toddlers that we'll collectively do something about it.
are bundles of philanthropic altruism?
..between "fake" software, "counterfeit" software and unlicensed installations?
To use a motoring analogy, you are claiming only those who buy kit-cars and assemble them themselves are proper motorists - unlike those "halfwits" (as you so delicately put it) who buy a ready-made car from a dealer because all they have to do is turn a key & drive off.
"..PC ownership is wholly and significantly much, much, much greater than Apple ownership.." Probably so - but then going back to my motoring analogy, Vauxhall Nova ownership is wholly and significantly much, much, much greater than Jaguar/Ferrarri/Bentley ownership - proving what, exactly?
I don't think the OP would be best pleased to hear his kids described (inaccurately & unfairly) as dumb, any more than I would be delighted to hear my wife described as dumb simply because she drives (and drives very well) but she would not be able to balance twin SU carbs, change the &*^%£$ bypass hose on an original Mini or retime an engine with a strobe lamp.
Most people today want something they can just use without getting their hands (metaphorically) dirty. Just as the days of the sought-after Chauffeur/Mechanic have passed, many of us who do delve inside the box of our computers are finding our talents to be unnecessary, and yes - it's a blow to our egos to find we no longer have the almost hero-worship we enjoyed some years ago, but that's progress. Ranting about it doesn't and won't help.
I switched focus to Macs in the late 1980's for that very reason - I realised that the techie knowledge I had acquired & used since the 1970's was on its way to becoming no longer needed.
My Grandad used to tinker with his car in the 1920's at least every week - frequently more often - just to keep it going. Me? I just take ours to the dealer every 12,000 miles, and I only check the consumables (oil, water, tyres etc.) every weekend.
On the Mac? I just back up the HDs and little else. I can do whatever might be needed should it ever be necessary, but I haven't had to do much else for many years of ownership from my LC to my current MacPro.
You want to travel a different path? That's fine by me and I wouldn't revile you for doing so.
However, I WOULD revile you for heaping execrable invective upon someone else and his family for having the temerity to entertain a point of view not wholly in accordance with yours.
Interesting to note that the later the comment, the more reasoned and rational the discourse, generally.
Initial knee-jerk reactions from the microsofties come first, invariably putting a subjective viewpoint as if it were objective.
"idiot analyst" is tautology.
...have you omitted Anthony Charles Lynton Blair and Alistair Campbell from the list of Nuremberg attendees?
Let's be consistent.