1491 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:46 GMT
People like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are the ones that have put their asses on the line for free speech, Assange is just a publicity whore looking for attention....
....but that said, a whistleblower's message can carry a lot further with a good publicity whore.
Re: this sums it up
This particular video has been doing brisk business on the interwebs this morning:
I read it as XBoned, because this console is royally.
And this was the point...
...that Chewie regretted not paying attention when Luke was prattling on about Jedi mind tricks.
This is a man to be respected
I have no doubt Edward Snowden is very much aware of how the US has treated Bradley Manning for his leak and yet despite this, he's stood by his beliefs and shown the world what the US is doing with PRISM. A very brave man.
I've never seen a console kick itself in the balls before.
A newcomer to Jack Vance
I've heard his name mentioned on some of the RPG forums I visit and from what I've gleaned from the article, I think I'd enjoy his work. Any recommendations on a title to begin with? =)
Re: Windows - now that *is* a name from the past...
Who would be the audience?
Re: Bill Nighy gets the William Hartnell vote
As someone that grew up with Hartnell, Troughton, et al, I heartily endorse this suggestion.
First female Doctor
I'd actually like to see this. It'd be cool to see how he reacts to his new gender and whether it changes any aspects of his personality as a result.
Billie Piper - No. Too much storyline associated with the character.
Olivia Coleman - While she was great in Peep Show and Hot Fuzz, she doesn't really strike me as "Doctor" material.
Helen Mirren (?sp) - Now we're getting somewhere.
Alex Kingston - An ideal candidate....but too much storyline already associated with her.
I think it'd need to be a more mature actress, someone age 40 or older. A 20 or 30 something wouldn't really have the air of authority the Doctor needs.
Re: What is he doing????
I *am* thinking of them. Which is why I'm laughing at the moment.
Re: Pull the other one - its got bells on it!
Oh, you mean the English Defence League forums.
Re: Single sign-on
Did anyone else get the launcher appearing in Russian at one point yesterday?
Re: Single sign-on
Yeah, the new launcher has not been a popular decision on the forums.
Yahoo is a foul and loathsome company
...and their comment forums are one of the foulest places on the Internet. So long and don't let the hit you, knock you down and grind your body into a thin red paste on the way out.
Re: What kind of crazed saddo...
Someone that's afraid of the answers their GP will give them. Someone that can't sleep for worrying about what's happening to them. Someone dreading being told they might have the Big C.
An appointment over a webcam makes the process seem more detached, like it's happening to someone else. If it results in a "crazed saddo" getting the answers they desperately need and maybe giving them the courage and motivation they need to get further treatment, the process is worthwhile.
Embarassing Bodies is not a fucking freakshow. That illness you're laughing your ass off about? That's a real person that's having it happen to them *right now*. My job would be a lot easier if people stopped taking the piss out of the patients I see.
Re: Oh FFS
Freedom of speech allows you to say what you think. It does not grant you the right to act on those thoughts. Far too often I see religious folks saying horrific things about the LGBT community and when people try to call them to account, they claim religious persecution and oppression.
Freedom of speech allows you to say hateful and bigoted things. It does not grant you the right to *act* as a hateful bigot.
Re: Results Desired and Obtained
"Why did we waste NHS resources on treating the Woolwich scum should they not have simply preyed for recovery?"
Because we still believe in justice. You remember justice, right? It's when a person is called to account for their actions, when a crime is carefully examined to ensure that the right perpetrator has been found, to offer them a chance to explain their reasons and to sentence them appropriately. Justice is done with logic and reasoning.
We are not savages. The moment we lynch someone in a fit of rage, we *are* no better than those we claim to fight. Justice can be corrupted. Justice can make mistakes. But I wouldn't want to live in a world without it.
While I really do enjoy seeing someone sticking the boot into wankers like the EDL, there are folks that sign up to forums like theirs to protest against them. Not everyone on that website is a frothing at the mouth nationalist, yet they run the risk of being lumped in with the rest of the English Dickhead League.
Re: Is there anything Graphene can't do?
Get a user to remember their password?
It's not a "games console" - those things are suitable only for sweaty, ugly nerds. This is a "media entertainment system", designed for stylish and hip young 20-somethings that might use it once or twice a week to watch "Game of Thrones" on Sky.
Re: If only..
Hash (n): A mixture of ingredients created by dicing, chopping or repeatedly slamming someone's head in a laminating printer.
1) What exactly does an ethanol plant in Georgia have to do with an electric car company in San Francisco?
2) *All* technology is unproven at one point, from the wheel to the atomic bomb. We build them. It costs money to build them. Without building them we cannot tell whether they will be a proven technology or not.
3) A car that reduces the dependence on imported fossil fuels is bad thing? Whether its making any difference or not the climate is a moot point if it can also save a wad of cash for folks.
4) You are correct in this regard. It's quite plausible that a company that has managed to make a profit on electric cars will stop making them and redirect the money elsewhere, such as Elon Musk's Alpaca Ranch.
5) This is the bit that grinds my gears. You are complaining about what *might* have happened. It didn't happen. It is therefore irrelevant, at least as far as this specific company is concerned.
6) Why thank you, I think I will.
Re: Note that difference *loan* (with interest) versus old car maker (2nd or 3rd) bailout.
I tip my hat to you, Pirate Dave. At long last we have a strong challenger to Eadon for El Reg's "Tool of the Year" award. I have complete faith that you are up to the task.
Moving along, it is nice to see a big business actively giving something back to the economy. Between Tesla and Space X, Elon Musk may actually restore a little of my faith in capitalism.
This chap sounds more than a little obsessive. I hope the police are keeping watch on his ex-wife in case he tries anything.
...and I've just realised how absurd that statement is, given the context. -.-
"We need to fight for privacy or we are going to lose it."
I can't help but feel some sort of spacial rift should have opened immediately after he made this statement.
Re: I just realised something
I'm not shocked, I just think it's really freaking cool. =D It gives me a tiny amount of hope that's there still good in humanity. =)
I just realised something
I'm looking at a photo of another world, taken by a nuclear powered robot and then beamed 225,000,000 km to a radio telescope dish almost 4000 m2 in size, where it travels along 5200 miles of copper and fibre optic cables at speeds up to 2/3rds the speed of light just so I can sit here and comment on it.
I am a god.
Re: Sims games should be assumed to be for innocents
Yes, because everyone knows "The Gay" is a highly contagious disease that will lead to the extinction of the human race.
In my darker moments, I've often felt that people being compassionate, understanding and accepting is a definite bug in homo sapiens. >:(
Re: Sims games should be assumed to be for innocents
Because some of us actually have friends that want to get married but can't because they are LGBT? Even *Microsoft* understands and rejects the concept of sexual discrimination (at least judging by their hiring procedures), so what does that say about you?
Read quite a few mentions of the Shield but no mentions of any launch titles....
Subtle my ass
Nothing subtle about having to fork out an extra £80 or more. >:(
Re: I can see the future...
Easily solved. When people talk about proprietary shit for their phones, they could literally mean it in this case.
Thank God they were Star Wars geeks
Being on the receiving end of even a replica Bat'leth would be pretty ugly. oO
Re: Has it not occured to them...
^ A thousand times this.
I remember my IT lessons from school. I think only one of them covered any actual programming and only then if you class turning the turtle in Logo as such. (Which in fairness you should).
I remember one weekend I was looking through my dad's collection of 3.5 inch floppies for shareware games and found a "teach yourself DOS" program. That did more for me than 3 years of secondary school IT.
Don't be so quick to mock
I wonder why it is that so many people are laughing at this idea. Developing a new language is an extraordinary feat. It could have an enormous amount of application in encryption - remember how the Navajo language was used in WWII? In addition, creating a language also gives linguistics scholars insights into how ancient languages rose and evolved over time. Yes, a language that evolves from a fictional universe will never have as much day to day value as a language that evolved in the real world - but it's far from a frivolous exercise.
Re: AH HA!
This...would actually get me to upgrade to Windows 8. oO
So Applecare will cover all of your Apple products?
So this is basically Apple iNsurance?
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