1121 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: The UK should appreciate what Edward Snowden has done for them ...
I often wonder, and especially today, what Alan Turing would have thought of all this. His legacy his been flushed down the toilet of history by those that followed him.
Re: At last
That would be hard work and need lots of form filling.
They could make a start by having QEII make a public apology to all those that were criminalised by this law. Next would be the people that suffered from shellshock and were shot for being cowards.
The Queen's Xmas speech would be a good venue for it.
Now what about an apology and pardon for all the others?
If I was making such a list...
...I'd start with blocking the really dangerous sites like the Vatican or the White House. These places actively target vulnerable kids with priest and missiles.
I was just trying to be witty. Comparing apples and oranges is always futile.
looking aeroplane. Ever.
"You wink at a pair of shoes in a shop window"
Google Glass: As worn by massive winkers.
Making money by giving stuff away. How do they sleep at night?
Some premises that were on the FTTP list will be getting wireless instead. Not really a prediction as such. This is what an NBN rep told our local council.
The back issues issue
So how many people are queuing up to order back issues? Asking for a friend -------------->
There are two spectacular cyclones in the Indian ocean right now.
Edit: That's the first time I've been able to "see" down the eye of a cyclone. Astounding stuff.
Re: Slippery Slope
no a Slippery Slope
It's worse. It's a slippery cliff.
Re: Who cares!!!
I really don't see what the big fuss is about
...to read some time in the 22nd century when Australian DAB covers more than 1% of the nation with better than 80kb/s.
To quote US senator Orrin Hatch...
"If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd be interested in hearing about that. If that's the only way, then I'm all for destroying their machines. There's no excuse for anyone violating copyright laws."
Re: A better useful Firefox "extention" [sic]
Tools / Options / Privacy / Use custom settings for history / Keep until: I close Firefox
Tools / Options / Privacy / User custom settings for history / Accept cookies from sites / Exceptions / Google.com [block]
Life is SO much better...when you don't have any [persistent] system cookies at ALL
I can do all of that and more with CookieSafe and without even opening Firefox's options dialogue.
A useful Firefox extention
Give CookieSafe a whirl. You can set up a whitelist for the handful of cookies you need and block the rest.
I'm sure there are others but this one works for me.
I'm sure many readers will remember seeing footage of roads in Beijing in the 70s and 80s: Stacked with people on identical black bikes. I'm also sure I'm not the only one that thought that if the day ever came when they swapped their bikes for cars then this kind of pollution was inevitable.
The advances in the digital world, whilst making the job easier, and opening the up the magic of photography to a whole host of new "pros", has also made the whole process somewhat more creative.
Digital cameras have democratised the process. Film is essentially free now so people can shoot to their hearts' content and not worry about the cost of stock and D&P. Not only that but they can see the results instantly and learn from their mistakes, something that was pretty hard to do in the days of Xmas-both-ends photography.
If you look at the right sites you can see "amateur" snappers creating images that are the equal and often better than many pro photographers.
Come to Australia if you want to see them. It's summer and the desert skies are like glass. It's the greatest firework show you'll ever see.
Pfft, empathy is for losers.
To be fair...
...if, a few years ago, the Iranians had claimed that the US and Israel were planning bespoke malware to remotely damage their nuclear research programme we'd all be calling them a bunch of paranoiacs.
Re: All a bit daft...
Poster above points out that the drone still isn't going to know when you're in
I guess that depends on the degree of reciprocation on data sharing between Amazon and the NSA,
As Admiral Ackbar said...
"It's a TRAP!"
Now I feel dirty for knowing a quotation from Star Wars.
"Redmond will struggle to claim the moral high ground against Google over user privacy"
Google would struggle to gain the high ground against a limbo dancing snake.
Re: @Mahat And his biggest writing influence is...
Downvoted for not checking your facts - he broke with them years ago.
Sense of humour failure?
Re: Van Diemen’s Land writ large
focused on making diminutives rather than abbreviating
It's an abbreviation. A tinnie doesn't mean a small tin.
The -ie and -o suffixes originated in Blighty but Australia seems to have claimed them now. The difference is that in the UK they are used to shorten words. This is not always the case in Aus: Tinnie is longer than tin.
Here we go
Pass me a bucket.
Have an upvote.
Plane phone usage
A mate of mine is IFE manager for a medium sized airline. A couple of decades ago he explained to me the reasoning behind the costs of in-flight phone services. They charged passengers $10 per minute but the service cost about $12 per minute from the supplier. It was a loss leader service for the airline.
He once showed me a chart of call durations. There was a peak between 57s and 1m 03s (half the people didn't hang up quickly enough to limit the call to $10). There was another peak around 20-25m. Apart from those peaks usage was pretty flat and around zero. His analysis was that the first peak was caused by idiots who just wanted to show off to their friends and the second was made up of business people for who a $250 phone call was peanuts if it concluded a profitable deal.
Turnbull Reason Number Five
"Despite inventing the Interwebs I have no idea what it is. Besides, I only do what Tony tells me and he has less of a clue than I do."
Mandatory downvote for using the word 'sheeple', regardless of the topic.
Mandatory downvote for denying reality.
Re: Viking porn
Viking porn. Even their hats have the horn.
A long way from here
I'd be more than happy to help out but Willowra is about 2200 km from me.
Willowra is a prime candidate for some decent connectivity but I'm guessing NBN satellite is the best they can hope for. I'm less than 1km from the Bruce Highway and wireless is all I'm going to get.
Re: What's the difference between love and herpes?
you run the risk of embarrassing yourself. Just sayin'.
Embarrassing myself? Yo do realise this is the comments section of The Register? I only come here to read and make embarrassing comments.
Re: What's the difference between love and herpes?
it's poor form to steal your comment directly from the article. :)
You're making the assumption that I read beyond the headline in the article. I often head straight for the comments as they are more entertaining.
What's the difference between love and herpes?
Herpes lasts forever.
Well done, Mexico...
...for kicking up a fuss. That's a darn sight more than the poor excuses for elected representatives in the Five Eyes group are doing.
The spooks must have so much dirt on the pollies in the so-called civilised west. It's the only thing that explains the current reactions.
How to ruin a great idea
Prediction: It will all turn to shit.
You'd have thought Wilkie would have shown some interest, him being a former spook...or maybe not, him being a former spook.
Rain, my arse
BVI rainfall: 1,150 mm (45.3 in) per year
London rainfall: 601.7mm (23.69 in) per year
I'll get Beardy a raincoat. He'll need one. ---->
I was going to say the same, but decided to make sure someone else hadn't first.
Same here. I did a text search for "F2" to confirm I wasn't duplicating info.
- Have an up-vote.
F2 is useful for renaming many things. Was this not one of them?
May I invite you to fuck right off and leave censorship to those legally entrusted to do so?
"one cynic has suggested."
One realist, surely.
Re: News from the trenches
Never mind, when you become independant (sic), you will no longer need BRITISH telecom or rely on London....
When Scotland becomes Salmond's personal
thiefdom feifdom do you really think he'll start to give an actual fuck about the Highlands?
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