Never, ever use the word "frenemies" again on this website.
1528 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Never, ever use the word "frenemies" again on this website.
This is pretty goddamn repulsive. A guy has to have a significant portion of his cranial matter removed and the company bungs him a handful of coppers and tells him to get lost? That's fucked up even by Chinese work ethics.
Are there any mobile manufacturers that don't use Foxconn? Because shit like this honestly does make me reconsider where I buy my stuff from
Groundhog Day was a fun and enjoyable experience.
I find this behaviour shocking and disgraceful. I long for the days when hardware reviews were dignified and restrained, like in the days of the Asus EeePC 701.
In fairness, if ever anyone was in need of asylum right now, it's Mr McAfee.
"Whitman reminded everyone that HP is one of the largest companies in the world and also, on a cash flow basis, one of the most profitable – throwing --- away more cash than Coca Cola, FedEx, McDonalds, and others. "We are on a very ----- shaky financial foundation," she said."
Fear not, sweet commentards, for our Playmonaut's mission has not ended in failure. Suitably equipped for the task, he now explores the mysteries of the ocean deeps, his survival suit and plastic resolve allowing him to brave pressures and depths that mere humans cannot withstand. He gazes out across an inky void of abyssal mountains and chasms, seeing creatures unknown to science.
Godspeed, brave aquanaut.
Having an iPhone is not a sign of having wealthy parents. Maybe he traded a perfectly honest and respectable kidney for one.
If even half of that comic is correct...wow. Why the fuck was I learning about Edison in school?
It reminds me of the mechs from the Armored Core games. Only the bipedal ones could truly walk, the four legged ones moved in a similar fashion to these.
Lester is normally a very enjoyable writer and his articles have often given me a laugh when I needed one. The other thing to bear in mind is not everyone has had the genuine pleasure of working/knowing transfolks; as a consequence not everyone knows when ribbing turns into hurtful remarks. This article has been a swing and a miss for Mr Haines but if were revised to be more sensitive, I'd be cool with that.
Christ knows there's enough bloody witch hunts in this country at the moment without needing to nail Lester for a one-off fuck up. Just as long as it is a one-off fuck up. =)
Good luck AC - I hope it works out for you. =)
Hand on heart, it wouldn't faze me in the slightest. What has someone's sex got to do with whether you love them or not?
Although not LGBT myself, I do hang out with a lot of transexual folks on another forum. The process of transitioning is unbelievably tough as it is without articles like this. Rather than painting the husband as being gamed or conned, have a thought about what the wife's life is like. After years, she finally feels safe and accepted about who she is and then *bam* - she's lost the man she loves in the most devestating way possible and now articles are popping up all over the web painting her as a liar and digging through her past for sordid details.
Not cool, El Reg. Not cool.
So what you're saying is that making the beast with two backs makes a beast with one back?
You forgot the Patent Lawyers.
"We don't need no thought control"
No but you're damn well going to get it anyway.
El Reg doesn't have any horses. The closest thing you've got is Lester's ass.
I'd sleep terribly I must admit because I'd be up all night fiddling around with kernels other Linux nonsense on it. =p
So your son has learned the valuable lesson that setting something on fire results in shiny new replacements? An IT career beckons!
Me: "Siri, what the fuck is this article suggesting?"
iPhone: "Help me, for the love of God help me, I'm trapped in here."
@AC: Holy shit. I was actually being slightly tounge in cheek with my first post. I never expected to be right. oO. From your description he sounds like a real asshole.
I really don't get it. This isn't a dig at the quality of the games or their gigantic hard-on for DRM. It's about the fact they really, honestly can't stand their customers.
We've already seen previously their views on their PC owning customers, with the phrase "thieving pirate scum" taking a prominent role in that discussion. Now, they seem to be saying "Oh, the AC3 Collector's Edition's got lifted and pre-orderers won't get their shiny medals. Who gives a fuck, right?"
This seems to go beyond mere contempt and veers into actual dislike. Maybe they should do what their hearts are telling them to: leave the gaming industry and settle down on a farm somewhere and raise sheep. They bleat less and they don't need as much copy protection software installed on them.
Do the right thing Ubisoft. You'll be happier in the long run. =)
This is actually what I'm hoping to get up and running on my new computer this weekend. Its a standard but high end desktop with an Nvidia GTX 670 as I understand Nvidia has marginally better Linux support than ATI. From what I gather, the Linux version of Steam has only been tested on Ubuntu but given Mint is a spin off of Ubuntu without the crapware, I shouldn't have too many problems, right?
It's the first time I'm using Linux on a desktop so any pointers would be appreciated (I have Windows 7 as a back up OS for the more system hungry stuff like Planetside 2).
What's that green stuff along the bottom of the photos? Is there Tiberium growing on Mars?
...with "Bad to the Bone" as its theme song.
Bear in mind that Elite still has at least a month to run and that many people may be more inclined to pledge after payday at the end of November. Also, most Kickstarters tend to slow down in the middle phase before ramping up again at the end (The Double Fine and Order of The Stick comic were two that followed this pattern).
I admit my knowledge of 3D printing is shamefully lax but I don't think this should be dismissed as just another patent troll case. Reading through the patent on another site, it's a pretty convoluted method, so it doesn't fall under "rounded corners" or "slide X into slot Y". The lawsuit against Kickstarter should be a non-starter though.
As an aside, I've just had a rather wonderful idea. Kickstarter is a way of funding worthwhile ideas through crowd funding. So it got me wondering as to what the reverse might be and bingo:
www. classactionstarter . com
Lawyers put up various situations and ideas that they think might be grounds for a class action lawsuit and if an idea gets enough support and money to cover the legal fees it goes ahead!
Highly entertaining reading material like this blog. =P
Perhaps Glamdring and Sting type contraceptives that glow blue in the dark when foes approach?
Awfully hard to concentrate on writing when something's banging away in the background.
One can only hope it doesn't strain too hard or there's going to be a bloody great crater on the banks of the Thames.
So that review of the high powered lasers on El Reg a couple of weeks back was *entirely* a coincidence.
Nice try but does anyone else remember when you could reset someone's Android G1 simply by texting the word "reboot" to them?
My friend still hasn't forgiven me for shamelessly abusing his shiny new phone.
Actually, it'd be kind of apt given that they'll both stink to high heaven.
It's the one with the little red arrow on it, Apple fans! =D
Don't be too harsh. You'd probably get faster internet with gambling companies.
My connection seems a hell of a lot faster since my "bye bye to Virgin Media" upgrade.
Rather apt, perhaps, that he submits his interviews to Wired...
I can't even imagine the amount of crapware there would be on a rented phone...
Recently, I've been reading books like Malleus Maleficarum as part of a pet project I'm working on. I am deeply grateful to the British public for giving me this opportunity to see what 15th century witch hunt was like.
If you are in a successful and stable menage a trois relationship, I strongly suspect you have more entertaining things to do with your time than worry about a Facebook page.
Well, I guess it's better than Amazon's couples page.
"If you have enjoyed shagging this person, why not try shagging other people enjoyed by them?"
The business with the star ratings was an unnecessary cruelty, I felt. -.-
The article misses some important details about the planet that really need answering:
a) Does this planet have horns?
b) Is it largely made of metal?
c) Is it voiced by Orson Wells?
Deeply concerned minds wish to know.
If my collection of shiny toys from yesteryear is anything to go by, after 3 years or so the battery on that thing is going to be totally shagged and unusuable. A shame really. I'd love to get my hands on a fully working good condition Tungsten T3. =/
Perhaps a picture of Lucy Koh facepalming might be appropriate, or possibly a crying toddler.
If this article is accurate young limbs can most definitely be separated.
Or possibly boning-fide research.
I'm sure "Annakin Montana" would be considerably less of a whiny girl than the version we got.