Re: What is he doing????
I *am* thinking of them. Which is why I'm laughing at the moment.
1529 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
I *am* thinking of them. Which is why I'm laughing at the moment.
Oh, you mean the English Defence League forums.
Did anyone else get the launcher appearing in Russian at one point yesterday?
Yeah, the new launcher has not been a popular decision on the forums.
...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.
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.
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.
"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.
Get a user to remember their password?
A keyboard you can beat a user to death with, yet resilient enough to type on afterwards!
...you know, after fishing out skull fragments and gore from between the keys. >.>
So could something like this be a very, very, very early stage in terraforming Mars?
Now get the hell off my BBS, you no good punk kids.
I have total faith in Sony to accomplish that.
Now that's something I'm looking forward to - CCP did a really cool tech demo of how it might be used in EVE Online for a fighter pilot system.
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.
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.
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. -.-
I can't help but feel some sort of spacial rift should have opened immediately after he made this statement.
"To Serve Man".
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'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.
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. >:(
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....
Nothing subtle about having to fork out an extra £80 or more. >:(
AVunit was the smart one. The best hackers are the ones that keep their traps shut and never brag about their exploits.
Easily solved. When people talk about proprietary shit for their phones, they could literally mean it in this case.
I remember a couple of years back world + dog was salivating over the HTC Desire range and they were stomping all over their rivals. What happened?
Being on the receiving end of even a replica Bat'leth would be pretty ugly. oO
^ 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.
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.
This...would actually get me to upgrade to Windows 8. oO
So this is basically Apple iNsurance?
What was the steak like? Did it come with any sides?
Just out of curiosity, wouldn't the G-forces involved with hypersonic stuff end up laminating the pilot/passengers to the rear wall of the plane?
Not a troll, just a genuine question. =)
I know you've probably had a lot of folks deriding your effort as being a sham and that it isn't a "real" view of what it's like to live below the breadline.
But they're missing the point.
The phrase "there's people worse off than you" is a really shit way to gain insight and empathy - it's like saying "unless you are this depressed/discriminated/disabled, your views don't mean jack and are therefore irrelevant". It doesn't help. All it does is breed resentment. If it has changed *your* view on the world and your view on others, that's all the matters.
Besides, even the most snarky person would have to agree that raising over a grand for charity can only be a good thing.
Why the hell do we have to wait best part of a frigging year for a new series to be released on DVD after the Yanks get it a couple of months after airing?
@AC - I fear you are missing the point. The point is that when someone comes up to you and says "Hello peasant, I have an iWatch" you are in a position to retort "Well, that's pretty cool but inside my watch, right now, a high power laser is firing at a radioactive isotope, keeping time accurate to a nanosecond. But yeah, I guess an iWatch is pretty cool as well."
I want one of these babies. Oo
Probably because of all the money they have made from other people's images.
...where everyone kills everyone else by flying around in spaceships.
Slip of the tongue there? =p
Coffee is fine but there might be a little bit of haggling involved with the antidote.
I'd probably splash out on the tour of Space X. I think provided no-one mentioned electric cars or journalists it'd be pretty cool. Sounds a hell of a lot more fun than listening to Piers Morgan prattle on about himself or Tim Cook sitting in icy silence when you ask him about future Apple products.
"...won't happen while Lib Dems are in government."
Who'd have thought there would be more than one individual in the world with the initials "RVP"?