1553 posts • joined 16 Oct 2008
"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.
My thoughts exactly
It'd have been a goner if it wasn't for that brave, brave Playmonut
Won't somebody think of the playmonaut?
Crossing em for you, brave plastic wee man
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.
SCO vs Linux 2
So having watched SCO jizz their company up the wall, Larry's decided that's the way he wants to go?
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
I'd prefer an MP3 player
Seriously. I like Sabbath but no way do I want Ozzy in my house.
Linux is a cancer?
OK I know that wasn't billg but I bet whoever it was that did say it didn't earn a public bollocking the next morning.
I wouldn't trust MS Tardis
It'd just take you back to the really shitty part of the 70s (i.e. most of it).
Pity the litte Gateses
All that money and you have to settle for a Zune!
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.
I'm expecting opposition from the shops by the departure gates.
Bottle of water sir? That'll be an arm and a leg. It's for your own safety, sir.
"providing he can find a really insecure computer"
There's an old Win98 box in the office that he'd be welcome to.
As you're launching from Spain, I'm assuming that's not a joke.
¡Buen viaje Paris!
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
Has anyone ever tried publishing them as nicknames:
Gooners vs Bin-dippers, Sat 3pm
Citeh vs Spuds Sun 1pm
Putting the "n" in "cuts" (nicked off the News Quiz and repeated endlessly).
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.
It does look nice, though
I agree it's not the most practical of shapes but it is pretty. I've got a PS3 though, so won't bother buying one.
Given most Catholic outpourings start as gibberish, I'd be interested to see what Babelfish made of them. Not interested enough to wait for it to load, of course...
It was Flanders though, so a heretical Wossnametarian baptism (from a Catholic POV).
Another lesson in life
ACAB - or at least enough of them are that the few decent ones haven't got a fucking chance.
...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.
Do you mean a tax on printers?
Making "friendly fire" ever more deadly.
It's a competitive market
Why are Voda so hellbent on shooting themselves in the foot?
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.
Is hooting and wailing in the press about lying execs really going to do wonders for that share price?
I'm no IT exec, maybe it is...
Every Windows problem is a great reason to use any flavour of linux....
OK I'm fond of banging the linux drum, it's true but +1 for that.
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.
So where are their unfeasably large bollocks?
I thought it was a deliberate "looser".
If I ever get Alzheimer's...
...do not get me a sinister talking teddy bear!
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!
Governor Jerry Brown
Of California Uber Alles fame?
Always first with the dubious features :o)
That's your choice
It's also mine.
If Moz wants to offer another search engine that's fine with me. I'll choose not to use it.
I agree. Also the people who are more interested in telly, those most likely to give a rodent's hindquarters about HD, are also most likely to pay for Sky.
It'll cost them A FEW sales from hardcore geeks. Most consumers buy a phone according to how pretty it is.
Downvote me if you like but that's how people choose phones.
If it all gets a bit too much, get off at the Bartons Arms for a lovely pint and some peace and quiet. You could even grab a bloody good Thai meal.
Damn I'm hungry.