1121 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: A pedantic ex-BBC VT engineer points out...
I didn't say they were perfect, I was just pointing out they are there. Anyone that hasn't seen Quatermass will be able to see what it was like. And FWIW I've just been watching the first episode of The Pit again and it's none too shabby at all.
How many tweets...
...does a priest need to make to gain forgiveness for fucking a choirboy?
To Rothenberg, however, the idea of a browser that knows how to block cookies from selective sources is not only abhorrent, but it could mean the destruction of an entire segment of the global economy.
There's already at least one browser that knows how to block cookies from selective sources. It's called Mozilla Firefox. It's not a default state and the user has to select this option manually but the option is there.
Except for Buddhists.
"Let The Register know. We guarantee your anonymity"
Are you still sure about that?
Re: Merlin engine?
My original comment was meant to be humorous but if you want to get serious then this imposter engine will only earn the name Merlin when it has changed the course of a world war and subsequent history.
4th July 1776
The world's longest running corporate tax evasion scam begins.
Re: Obsession with 'market share'
Heck I bet Ferrari and Rolls Royce dont have much market share either but you dont see such owners stressing whether they ought to have bought a Ford!
You don't see Ferrari and Rolls Royce choosing to fit Ford engines either.
An idea for the new name
It's lucky heavy metal fans don't move their heads much
Many of the blokes in IT are enormous tits. It doesn't help.
Coat's First Law Of Optical Media
Any new and larger optical drive will only have enough capacity to back up the hard drive space you had five years ago.
Re: I don't know
Which of the two countries are you talking about?
"if it's not chilled, it's utterly disgusting"
Sounds like Australian beer.
Speaking as a vegan...
...I want to know how much they'd pay me to eat this.
Re: Landfill devices
Obvious fanboi troll is obvious
I wish people would stop repeating these pat little phrases. They add nothing.
Let me get this straight...
...Windows was uncool because it ran on Intel chips.
Unix was uncool because beardy geeks like it.
Vista was uncool because of the interface.
And now Apple is using all of them,
Apple is the new old.
Another CIA-funded upstart...
...is Google Earth, aka Keyhole Inc, financed by In-Q-Tel, the venture capital wing of the CIA.
*waves at the spooks*
I claim prior art
I noticed years ago that a "tongue protrusion" always gained me entry.
Good luck, Theresa May...
...You're going to need all the luck you can get with your steenkin' Snoopers' Charter now.
I need multiple icons for this one but will settle for the black helicopters.
Tory policy on censorship
Censorship in Turkey = Bad.
Censorship in the UK = Good.
It seems the Libs have not a shred left.
A game of trumps
Two big bullies trump one big bully.
Re: Watching spaceship mating...
I was watching it streamed to my pocket size wireless phone while sitting outside
Not that I'm a fan of the genre but we really need some new science fiction. So much of the old stuff is now everyday fact.
And thanks to Simon for the article or I wouldn't have known about the live feed.
Watching spaceship mating...
...whilst sitting at my desk. Humans can sometimes be quite awesome when they put their minds to it.
Re: @Mahatma Coat (Really?)
Obviously I pressed a button
Yes, you did. I am a migrant to Australia.
Are you familiar with the term "straw man"?
Are you familiar with the phrase "quoting Miranda Devine isn't a smart way to win a debate"?
Really? Miranda Devine? I actually lol'd.
Let's clear up a few things. One way to reduce the amount of "irregular maritime arrivals" is to not let the refugee boats reach the shore. That is Liberal Party policy.
You'd have to lived under a rock for years to not know how that works. Let the boats sink with huge loss of life such as SIEV-X with 353 dead. Or maybe lie to the nation about refugees threatening to throw children overboard. Or ignore established maritime law. And so on.
Compared to many other countries Australia has very few asylum seekers* arriving by boat but we still bang them up in what amount to concentration camps.
* I use asylum seekers in the true and legal sense, not the Daily Mail frenzy of racism sense.
Re: We're in trouble...
Just take some time to look at what his foundation is achieving, then jump off your high horse.
But it's not his money he's giving away. It's the squillions he made by arm twisting manufacturers into making you buy yet another copy of Windows every time you bought a Wintel computer.
It's your money he's giving away.
Saint Bill, my arse.
No, I was looking for that other word that means the opposite of reassuring.
Re: Is anyone writing anything new in the entertainment world?
No and this is why I never watch, let alone buy, Hollywood's latest bowel evacuations. It's the same old shit all the time.
Here we go
Cue lots of derogatory comments about how crap this all is by people that, despite obviously being fully qualified to design and build such large scale projects, were somehow overlooked for this one.
Anyone managed to squeeze FirefoxOS on one of these?
Jeez, I just looked at the site and saw this:
No need for the joke alert icon.
Re: Don't be evil
A downvote already. I guess government by unelected, tax-avoiding overseas companies is the latest must-have accessory for trendy young things.
Don't be evil
Oh just fuck off, Google, and take your steaming pile of fanbois with you.
Fibre to the Ger.
Re: Are Chromebooks the new "No OS supplied" option?
Are Chromebooks the new "No OS supplied" option?
Exactly my thought. Rip out the Google shit and install a decent OS.
Nothing really matters. Anyone can see.
Re: Social contract?
Two downvotes? The joke alert icon needs to be more obvious.
The missing one
I'm sure it wasn't an intentional omission from the test dummy design but it didn't allow for "You can shove your shit, over-priced subscription TV up your arse, Rupert".
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- Vid Reg bloke zips through an iPHONE 6 queue from ZERO to 60 SECONDS