1518 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
In Lester's defence
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. =)
Re: @ Don Eh? - Thomas
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.
Re: One night stand from hell... Ouch
So what you're saying is that making the beast with two backs makes a beast with one back?
Re: Begin settling space,
You forgot the Patent Lawyers.
Re: Smash the schools. Like the Taliban is doing.
"We don't need no thought control"
No but you're damn well going to get it anyway.
Re: both new Lumias are a curate's egg
El Reg doesn't have any horses. The closest thing you've got is Lester's ass.
Re: Why I'm Not A Judge
I'd sleep terribly I must admit because I'd be up all night fiddling around with kernels other Linux nonsense on it. =p
Re: > Keith regrets buying a no-name Power Supply Unit
So your son has learned the valuable lesson that setting something on fire results in shiny new replacements? An IT career beckons!
With great power comes great responsibility
Me: "Siri, what the fuck is this article suggesting?"
iPhone: "Help me, for the love of God help me, I'm trapped in here."
Re: Why is Ubisoft still producing games?
@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.
Why is Ubisoft still producing games?
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. =)
Re: Have to agree
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?
Re: All together now...
I look forward to the Hollywood version
...with "Bad to the Bone" as its theme song.
Re: Speaking of Kickstarter
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 don't know...
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
What other Hobbit merchandise could we be seeing soon?
Perhaps Glamdring and Sting type contraceptives that glow blue in the dark when foes approach?
Was never a huge fan of typewriters
Awfully hard to concentrate on writing when something's banging away in the background.
It reminds me of a Creeper from Minecraft
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.
Re: What did people expect
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.
Re: Inc Lawsuits against the underarm smelly company.
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.
Re: Noticed this too
My connection seems a hell of a lot faster since my "bye bye to Virgin Media" upgrade.
Re: I did some research
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...
Re: The Pedofinder General has found you guilty in the court of public opinion!
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.
Re: This strikes me as more than a little desparate....
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. -.-
Re: Too obvious?
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.
Not a good idea.
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. =/
A Patent Wars icon is needed
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.
Re: Should that not have been
Or possibly boning-fide research.
Not all bad suggestions
I'm sure "Annakin Montana" would be considerably less of a whiny girl than the version we got.
Why conjure up a host of new characters no-one cares about?
The Timothy Zahn series featuring Mara Jade and the sublime Admiral Thrawn would make a fantastic film series, while still featuring all the old familiar names.
Re: Anyone else..?
Now want to stuff their users in a dishwasher?
Re: Back to basics..
I did a review on one of the iTech Bluetooth Laser Keyboards for All About Symbian a few years back. It was an interesting bit of kit but had issues in strong sunlight. It was also a gargantuan pain in the ass getting the bloody thing to connect to my phone.
Think I've still got it hidden away in my mountain of abandoned gadgets somewhere...
Richly deserving of punishment
I'm reliably informed that Warfighter is a fucking awful game.
Samsung/Apple makes me think of a highly awkward slash fiction pairing where Tim Cook makes out with Kwon Oh Hyun.
Don't feel bad about Comet
It'll be back in another hundred years or so as a herald of doom to the IT sales sector.
The patient is always right
Never mind that the cardiology technicians and consultants have told him the data is of no medical use, he is a PATIENT, godsdamnit, and he knows more about the finer points of cardiac function than some asshole that spent best part of a decade qualifying as a doctor and he says "fetch".
Re: So the news is
My guess is that its to do selling content under the Apple store. Isn't there some kind of issue that prevents an app selling items without letting Apple getting a slice of any proceeds?
Hell, I'd be happy with any of those on a fondleslab! =D
It's more things like 3D platformers such as Tomb Raider or Legacy of Kain - games which require very precisely timed inputs, often with multiple button presses that I think would be extremely difficult to put on a slab.
Re: Oh dear,
It's been a blast guys.Have my ashes put onboard Vulture 2.
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