1456 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
"displaying contempt towards a public servant"
If they ever introduce that law in Blighty I'll turn myself in. And you can throw away the key.
On a serious note, "anonymous" emails aren't big or clever and I'm not that sorry this tool's getting banged up.
Superb, Lewis. Have a beer.
Thanks for the metric system and all. It whizzes on pounds and ounces from a great height.
Now it's time to let go before the French "kilo" becomes as anachronistic as the comedy weights and measures it replaced.
Ah. Not too impressive a flight (plummet?), then. Still it was fun following it on Twitter. I'm not registering though, I've no desire to become one of you twats
Personally I draw the line at my status updates, photos, etc. leaking out.
The fact that I'm discoverable is something I can live with. In fact it's one of the key advantages of Facebook. If you (not you personally, Letters to the Editor, I just loathe the word "one") don't like the discoverability you really should stick to email.
"providing he can find a really insecure computer"
There's an old Win98 box in the office that he'd be welcome to.
I rather like it
By preference I use linux but I use Windows 7 for work. It's not perfect but, after working out how to turn off the worst excesses of the GUI, I rather it. It's stable, so far, and gets out of the way of my doing my job. Nice one MS
And this is THE REGISTER
Which is read by DEVELOPERS and other IT PROFESSIONALS who might have A BIT MORE INTEREST in the matter than your average CONSUMER.
I'm off for a lie down after all that MORONIC CAPITALISATION
I used to use them for dialup internet back in the day, and hosted a few of my early sites with them. Their support was good (you'd usually talk to the same person each time - try that one BT!) and they had some good ideas like FreeNetName (remember them?).
Small wonder crowds are shrinking
Tha's got for't get satnav
I was holding out for a stressed sounding Welsh voice doing the directions in the style of rally pace notes. Yoda is a good enough second prize to consider trading in my sense of direction for satnav.
Has anyone ever tried publishing them as nicknames:
Gooners vs Bin-dippers, Sat 3pm
Citeh vs Spuds Sun 1pm
...up to a point. It's true most consumers don't give a monkey's about the source; nor, I think, do some manufacturers.
Manufacturers do appreciate an OS that works and they can adapt to different devices. With this latest missive, MS want a greater say in which OS goes on which class of hardware. When they're competing against the comparitively free (as in "and easy") Android, this is daft.
Making "friendly fire" ever more deadly.
BT: Bunch of Twunts
They really are laughably incompetant. I look forward to the day that mobile internet's good enough to sack them entirely.
PS if the Reg style guide doesn't already ban "information superhighway" with the exception of "prang on the information superhighway" I think it should. 10/10 for that one!
Some good, some bad
BNFL is a strange one, given the broad Tory support for the next generation nuclear power stations. Presumably the British taxpayers will pay the French to do it.
Something about the Competition Commission in a merger makes me smile.
I can't argue with the P45s heading to the Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products and Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee. Presumably they'll dilute their giros with water and spin it out indefinitely. OK it's not nice to laugh at people losing their jobs but we shouldn't have been paying these charlatans in the first place.
And well done for keeping the BBC World Service. Given how far these bastards are up Murdoch's arse, this is a pleasant surprise.
It'll be difficult to callibrate as drviers sit in different positions depending on how knackered they are.
Rotation, Dictionaries and Roald Amundsen
Thinking on how I read "proper" books in bed, the lack of auto-rotation sounds like a bonus to me.
The addition of tranlsation dictionaries suddenly makes this whole e-reader idea a lot more interesting.
Finally no "Roald Amundsen is a wanker"? I feel let down.
I'm no Ubuntu fan but they're right on this score. Those users who give a rat's hindquarters that their packages are completely "free as in speech" have Debian and other distros. Meanwhile the rest of us that don't think that MP3, binary drivers or whatever are ideological monstrosities can get on with our lives.
I want 2 partitions
I've always used 2 partitions and would continue to do so were I to use Ubuntu. It might be fine for most of you but some users' hardware causes the upgrade to fail. This happens with every version.
Of course I'd make a backup before upgrading but having /home on a separate partition means I can reinstall without having to restore. Much less dicking about.
I bet more women have been pulled in F458s though.
Don't ask me, I drive a Fiesta
(iv) Sentence case
THE LACK OF CAPS LOCK SHOUTING WAS A BIT DISAPPOINTING, TOO. FUNNY ALL THE SAME, THOUGH!
WELL DONE TESLA, ANOTHER OWN GOAL!
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