Swift justice, sure Justice
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Pick any one.
Are you channeling the spirit of Alan, otherwise I'm wondering how you can make pronouncements on his behalf.
Quite obviously not but do you don't have to be a medium to have a good guess that he'd not be a great supporter of his ideas being used to suppress people. Who would?
Yes, it's great that Turing could be openly gay in UK 2012 but what about the countries that still oppress gay & other minority groups and monitor their communications? Turing would be appalled that people used his inventions at risk of imprisonment or worse.
Why does that look like a license key?
What is a license key?
If Turing and his colleagues had foreseen that their legacy had been turned from defeating the enemy overseas to mass surveillance of UK citizens I bet they'd have been none too pleased.
We don't have a licence fee here in Aus and guess what? The TV here is utter shit. The only decent stuff is BBC/C4 imports and the Euro films on SBS. I've given up on watching TV in the conventional sense.
At least use the "send corrections" button instead of "comment". Sheesh.
I was opening the door for someone more witty than me to continue the light-hearted banter. It looks like someone didn't see the door, let alone walk through it.
distinctive copper heat syncs
UKBA's McGregor agreed, adding that "serious criminals are making increasing use of a more sophisticated internet" adding that said crooks were also using "smartphone techniques".
So they are requesting more power over the citizenry with the only reasons being utter bollocks. Shameful.
You don't get to decide what is "good humour" or "bad humour"
Spot on. There may be different subjective meanings that can be applied by a reader but the only true meaning is the one chosen by the writer. Hang on a sec, let me check with a local linguistic expert to confirm that:
"When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
Google are to be congratulated for taking a stand.
Google aren't taking a stand. They are marketing themselves. It's a pity that most people seem unable to spot the difference.
Stay smart online? You couldn't make this up.
Yes, indeed. An email client has really simple requirements. Compose and send, receive and read. I think these were taken care of years ago.
Mine's a Spitfire, thanks.
A company builds a product, in this case a very good mail client, and adds a features over the following years.
Then the usual software problem arrives: the product does what it was supposed to do, plus the aforementioned bells and whistles, so where does it go from there? Do you add more features, in which case it stops being a mail client and becomes yet another Swiss Army software product that does lots of things but none of them particularly well or spend the next few iterations doing cosmetic nonsense like Microsoft? When the biggest improvement to the next version is a new interface then you know things are getting a bit desperate.
It's not easy to innovate in email when most of the issues were solved years ago. Mozilla's current product problem is easy to solve as all the core functionality is there and anything else can be done with extensions.
Bargain bin or landfill?
Excuse the pedantry but QUAD's marketing strapline was "The closest approach to the original sound".
I was under the impression that the principle behind these loudspeakers was invented at EMI's Central Research Labs at Hayes or was that an earlier incarnation?
The Labour Party site uses googleapis, Google+ and Google Analytics. Maybe Harman should get her own house in order before gobbing off.
It's a matter of public perception. I wanted to look at some vids of people using BlackBerrys to compare them with iPhones and Androids so I typed "rim" into a video search engine...
...home of the barking mad.
Just fine, thanks. Installing openSUSE on various desktops and netbooks here has had zero impact on my PS3.
...and saved $40 per machine.
Don't send in the crappi.est/applications
Chrome is the Justin Beiber of browsers: pretty, young, heavily advertised, loved by the gullible but best avoided at all costs.
Google, however, does give a rather large fuck about Google.
An example from Down Under: Top Gear is shown here on a commercial channel. In the UK each episode runs for a full hour and often a few minutes over. The Aussie broadcaster hacks it down to 35 minutes of content and fills the other 25 minutes with commercials (usually the same ones repeated every ten minutes*).
Given the choice of watching that or a dodgy download of the full fat BBC version it'd be a fool that chooses the former.
* This should be added to the torture section of the Geneva Conventions.
I've just subscribed to your project user mailing list.
I have real life experience of a major natural disaster and the aftermath, so good luck getting this adopted by organisations suffering from "not invented here" syndrome. That is going to be a bigger obstacle than the tech issues.
Fail is me.
...when I was a kid they didn't make rectal thermometers.
...they mislead them into thinking they are cool and special.
Forget the islands, which one has the dodgiest facial topiary?
<-- Private black helicopter. Every billionaire private island needs one.
...is that comment spam bots find CAPTCHA easier to use than humans.
.fi = food's inedible.
Of course this isn't a disaster waiting to happen. Nothing could possibly go wrong.
...so if the overall value of the market is much larger than originally thought does this mean the percentage lost to file sharing is even smaller than originally thought?
And if the "entertainment" industry is making so much money why do they keep producing such crappy music and films? Surely there's a bit of cash to spare for an increase in quality.
*cough* Small print *cough*
We have snakes around here that swallow wallabies and small 'roos. I imagine a goat would be much appreciated as a welcome change of diet.
I have half an acre of lawn in the tropics (30+ degrees & 90%+ humidity) and a push-along mower. It makes a lawn in Blighty seem like the Sahara. It's almost six hours to mow the bastard.
It really needs a decent ride-on mower but I don't have a spare five grand and the idea of laying in the verandah hammock with a cold beer while the lawn takes care of itself is rather appealing.
The world's most embarrassing name?
BSkyB punters who hadn't heard of PB may ask geek friends what this is all about. The geeks will explain about censorship and circumvention. Every time another person learns how to circumvent censorship the world becomes a better place.
All well and good until something goes wrong.
Indeed. They should be limited to 4 MPH and have someone walk in front waving a red flag.
No visible cookie warning on El Reg at all for me.
The only UK sites I've seen with any cookie info banners are the Graun and the BBC.
I just checked on another machine (similar OS/browser to this one) and there was nothing on the Graun or the BBC. Not sure why it's showing on some sites and not others.
Even if a recipient managed to ignore all the stuff like the dodgy return email address wouldn't the exclamation mark in the subject be a bit of a clue?
writers tend not to have pensions
At last, I understand how copyright works. It's free money for stupid people that can't see beyond the end of next week.
If 25 years is enough for a patent then 25 years should be good enough for copyright. 25 years should also mean 25 years from date of creation. As the law stands the copyright period can be extended by advances in medicine. That is both wrong and stupid.
My opinion of Vince Cable just plummeted.
Downvoted? It must have been a supporter of war, famine, poverty and disease for kids. Or a disgruntled representative of the child labour and dirty drinking water movement. Or some religious nutter.