1841 posts • joined Wednesday 10th June 2009 13:26 GMT
"Jaffa-cake Interchange Format"
Teal'c is not amused.
Re: the rustling of small leaves.
So how much is an Eadon anyway? 100dba? Seeing as a single instance is enough to make you reach to cover your ears...
Re: On the subject of ATMs
6 feet plus is normal? Where the hell do you live - Rivendell?
Strange that so many stores openly promote and sell hemp stuff here (in the US) if it's been banned by The Man.
Really, do you even think to do the slightest shred of fact checking, or do you just assume that if it's bad it must be true?
Re: I smell horse feathers
Personally, I think I'd have a lot more fun with 1,300hp confined to the ground...
Re: This is fucking good actually
'they like being farmed"
Meet the meat!
You don't need a net connection. I'm not sure why the previous poster got downvoted for saying so - i guess the truth is not an acceptable defense to Re readers when being outraged is so much more fun.
Feel free to shoot yourself in the foot and sacrifice your career because you'd rather be pissed off than do 20 minutes of research, though.
Re: What a huge fraud! Adobe worse than Electronic Arts (SimCity fraud)...
What in god's name are you ranting about? Filters only done online?! I'm an extremely pleased creative cloud customer, and I suspect i might notice if the apps didn't run when the computers are offline - which they do - and if it took four or five hours to upload / download the data to do a gaussian blur on a 2gb+ image!
Do you even know what 'fraud' means?
If it means being ripped off, it's no ripoff for me. My business can't justify the huge upfront cost of a straight up purchase, but cc is a no-brainer. I have vastly more capability than I did before, and I can have access to stuff like premiere and muse and audition that i don't use enough to make a full purchase sane but that are really useful sometimes.
There are cases where subscription services are exploitative, but honestly, right now I think I'm getting more out of this than Adobe. Sorry if reality doesn't match your frantic and uninformed outrage...
Re: Surely that's untrue?
Yeah. We're like totally identical to nk here in the US! Why, I can't even count the number of times I've been bundled off to Guantanamo because a neighbor reported a family member for being disloyal. And obviously everyone in tue neighborhood pretty much lives on tree bark.
That's why we're all so fat.
Given that you could do the same thing with a cnc milling machine, I don't see how this is much more than hysteria. There's no novel capability I can see via using 3D printing rather than any other method for shaping material.
"McCormick, ... still insists he hasn't had customer complaints about the efficacy of the devices"
Gee, I wonder why.
I henceforth refuse to read any technology publication which lacks a dedicated mining correspondent.
Also, to El Reg: Is this actually flexible? You call it 'flexible' about 30 different times, but unless it's "reinforced" with some kind of remarkable squishy carbon fiber, I fail to see how it is anything but *curved*. Does 'flexible' just mean 'not straight' in the Queen's English, or are you just using the word because it sounds good?
Re: What is the use case for this?
I happen to have a nearly tailor-made use case for it, actually - close-quarters viewing for simulation. Curved (convex, that is) display surfaces can indeed have quite an advantage in terms of immersion - if the geometry is right. But if you're 15 feet from the thing it'll just look bent.
The price is still a bit on the high side, but for the right customer it could make sense given that the set of hardware as a whole is approaching the $100k point as it is.
Lynx was my first experience of the web, some time after I'd become accustomed to IRC, FTP, usenet, and - yes - Gopher.
There were no portals of which I was aware, and no search engines. I went to the site foe the University my mom was working at, and quickly ran out of links to anything interesting.
"This 'web' thing," I thought, in a moment of profound opacity, "is going nowhere."
Re: David W. ROFL at Anonyputzs
Re: This has a relly simple solution.
Right. Throw out the entire infrastructure of the internet and 95% of the PC software industry. This is the 'really simple solution'.
Re: This attitude
" Your dismissing them as elements of the lunatic fringe"
Don't put words in my mouth.
The problem is one of appearances, not substance. And by *calling themselves* 'pirate' parties, *they* are the ones who play into the hands of Big Business and Big Government (though I'm not as sure about the latter as a demon in this particular case).
The problem is that middle-of-the-road sorts will *see them* as being extremists, if for no other reason than for their names. Fair? Of course not. But refusing to alter your tactics because you shouldn't have to is an excellent route to self-defeat.
Nice to know my reputation precedes me, but given your apparent total misunderstanding of my position on this issue, you might want to consider a reset; I'm not sure we actually disagree - at least not on substance.
For my part, I obviously need to recalibrate my level of subtlety - and you should probably consider inquiring a bit more deeply before rushing to dismiss anyone with an unclear point of view as a mortal enemy.
Re: ROFL at Anonyputzs
"You seem to know an awful lot about this...."
Great - now he's going to get a big head.
I support the FSF's position in this, but having the signatories include:
"the Canadian Pirate Party, Germany's Junge Piraten, Pirate Parties International, Pirate Party of Sweden, and the UK Pirate Party..."
...isn't going to help the cause much...
If you squint right, the tracks going off the end kind of look like...
Seamen working on a submarine never get a chance to do stuff like this.
I know, right? Would you believe not a *single* tennis fan has been dumb enough to send this guy a tweet, but these football fans - they're just useless!
'the 2003 Communications Act, ... outlaws messages that are "grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character"'
..and yet YouTube and Streetfire comments remain accessible in Blighty. Bizarre!
Am I the only one who usually starts off thinking that articles about this particular area of Australia are inappropriate for a work environment?
Re: Neanderthal DNA
"The skin or the bit inside?"
Of the banana, or of the human?
So you take a poll of 10 gas stations an chip joints in East Wesshfleifled UK and you'll find that in the last year they've lost a combined half a million pounds between them because people opened strange emails?
Please. How many business *are* there in the UK? What are their average net profits?
A small business is probably fairly lucky to be pulling down more than a couple hundred thousand in net profit per year. Are you really telling me that 'cyber criminals' are sucking down 10+% of the UK's *entire fucking business operating profit*?
I expect better from El Reg. This accounting makes as much sense as do the BSA's calculations showing that a broke 14-year-old who snags Photoshop off Usenet has directly cost Adobe $2600.
Re: I wonder if this could be expanded
" I'd pay $99 for the rights to flob into a tube"
Does 'flob' have only one meaning in this context?
Re: Scan, Copy & Paste
Well, technology can't fix an attitude problem.
"for the rest of us at least we'd be able to get cheap knock offs of Apple designs for many years to come."
I've already got a Samsung; no need!
Re: Stop the press
"if you buy a Ferrari it isn't going to perform anything like the F1 car."
I would certainly hope not!
"That is pretty much the worst PR nightmare, possible."
Anyone involved with the BBC in the last year would probably disagree with that...
Re: The UK government?
"B) Ohio is seeing the construction of a large enough hard disk to store everything in the world"
Am I the only one envisioning an enormous construction site, complete with bulldozers, cranes, dump trucks, and so on, all of which are working on/around a Winchester disk drive the size of a Walmart?
"I'm sure you all know the long list of bad things they've been caught doing."
Indeed, it's hardly possible to read the El Reg comments without being reminded of them, regardless of the context.
The worst part is that it's $150m if you're not eligible for an upgrade.
Re: A particularly relevant quotation from Life-Line...
"unless El Reg has a lot of commentards who dislike Heinlein on principle."
I suspect that El Reg has a lot of commentards who dislike everything on principle.
Re: You want to know if it'll work?
I'm not sure what the situation was with the Williams KERS, but it wouldn't surprise me if the FIA scented the disgusting reek of innovation and put the kibosh on it.
I do know that it quickly got turned into a spec system that all the teams have to use the same way and that has the same performance.
You know, the better to showcase F1's high tech heritage.
Re: How does he know they're in Iran
Or possibly in Jensonbut.
Re: You cant eat or drink..
Trust me, buddy, if I've got a bottle of mountain dew and a bag of doritos, the value of that is quite temporary as well.
Maybe not as temporary as that of bitcoins, but...
Re: Singaporeans canlog in and file or update in...
Singapore is a city. Its population is 1.6% of the US's population. It's been independent since 1965; the US has been independent since 1776. The US is a rather messy democracy with a long history.
Singapore is a democracy in name only, has only ever been governed by one party, and has thoroughly dispensed with such obnoxious obstacles to governmental efficiency as freedom of speech, jury trials, and the presumption of innocence.
Basically, you're praising a freshly-created, politically-homogenous, iron-fisted autocracy with a lid on political dissent and the population of a fairly small US city, for having rapid tax preparation. Honestly, it bloody well *better* have rapid tax preparation. Anything less given the advantages it starts out with would be horribly embarrassing.
It's easy to be efficient when you don't have to worry about political or public opposition and your population is so small you could run a birth-to-death database on an iPad!
"internet users should have "No Privacy Expectation.""
...but if you log into a politician's email account with a default password, you'll go to jail for a million billion years.
Re: Car rental
" You could buy a new seat many times over for the cost that most places charge for one of their manky old seats."
Not to mention that you have zero idea of the history of the things. How old are they? Did someone use one of them to belt in a 100lb drill press and then get sideswiped? Was it left out in direct sun for a week?
Plus, with car seats, the brand actually matters quite a bit; some of them are nearly bulletproof and some of them aren't much better than a pillow. Hassle or not, I really try to take ours with us - and barring that, I go over the rental one with a fine toothed comb. If I was in doubt I'd prefer to go buy a new one somewhere and use that... It's just not worth it. Particularly given you're driving an unfamiliar (and probably not terribly safe to begin with) car in unfamiliar territory.
I advocate a TLD specifically for Russian web sites: .nyet
I'll be here all week.
Re: Cue a random word generator.
"Like swut, joojooflop, and turlingdrome?"
I thought those were social media startups...
"all-encompassing database of online hate speech"
Has nobody told them that YouTube beat them to it?
Re: Devious and Disgusting
"As I understand it UK law says you're guilty if in the court's opinion the subject looks underage, even if you can prove that they are not."
So, I presume, then, that if you photograph an underage person so she looks like she's over 18, then it's all fine and dandy, since it's the appearance that matters and not reality?
No? But, but... :P
Re: Flooz! Beenze!
Rotating media is dead! It's the year of Linux on the desktop! It's all about thin clients!
*That* actually might not be so far from the truth. Mobile phones are massive in developing nations - or even failing-to-develop nations; 60% of the people in Somalia do financial transactions via mobile phones. Looking at the market in 2009 vs. now... I could see it happening. I wouldn't stake my reputation on it happening, mind you - but nor would I be shocked.
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