881 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 14:00 GMT
with politically correct rules of engagement
Those pesky law things again. They ruin everyone's fun.
If you're going to sail about the oceans proclaiming that you're enforcing the law then you better f**king well abide by the law yourself. That's how laws work, innit?
Re: "suffering from a heavy cold"
Yup. One question, though : who the hell do we vote for?
I'm fairly sure the Pirate Party and possibly the Greens are against it
Re: V. NSFW poetry
Can't believe it took this long for someone to cite the lyrics to The Good Ship Venus, and then mess them up!
I can't believe someone didn't get the joke.
Time for some poetry
'Twas on the good ship Venus,
Owned by a bit of a penis,
The figurehead wasn't a nude in bed, it was deliberately omitted as it spoiled the clean, white lines with minimal visual intrusions and personally overseen by Sir Jonny Ives. Blah, blah, blah, Jobs is God, etc.
Good man, that Conroy
"Like Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, the Gillard Government is investing in super-fast broadband because we understand how fundamentally important the digital economy is for Australia’s continued economic growth and social well being," Conroy said. "This will enable Australians to import high quality Asian porn much faster than before."
I talked to the NBN folk a few weeks ago and it looks like we'll be getting our fibre in around ten years time. You'd think an area prone to major natural disasters combined with unreliable Telstra infrastructure would be nudged up the waiting list a bit. Apparently not.
I once visited Gibraltar
It was a day trip and really effing dull. Don't bother. It sucks.
Compare and contrast...
...Cook's opinion, not having used a Surface, with Simon Sharwood's, who has.
Bring on the IP lawyers
This is obviously just a cheap Chinese copy of an iFish that Steve Jobs created millions of years ago.
Re: Old women are useful
Old men who try to wander round visiting young women for a chat are viewed with suspicion by everybody of course.
This is known in science as the Savile Effect.
...by Orlowski. Who'd have guessed?
Andrew, you should also be asking why Thatcher didn't ask more questions when Savile was a regular Xmas guest of hers at Chequers.
You also realise that questioning Savile's behaviour was much like asking if Mother Teresa watched porn, don't you?
Re: Lets hear it for Lazenby
Lazenby's greatest ever screen appearance.
Missing in action...
...Barry Nelson in the 1954 version of Casino Royale and David Niven in the 1967 version of Casino Royale.
Can we start with the mail and text exchanges between Cameron and Rebekah Brooks?
...what are these adverts things of which you all speak?
Re: How effing much?
You know there are more to staff costs than salary, right?
Yes, I know. You know I didn't even imply what you think I said?
Please correct me if I'm wrong but...
...didn't Churchill's grandson get a multi-million quid handout from the lottery for all these papers and now people are expected to shell out again for access?
How effing much?
each member of staff at Facebook's UK division cost the company around £275,000
I think I know a way that FB can go into profit...
"popular but sometimes irritating challenges"
Popular with site designers. Hated by users.
Isn't it a pity...
...that Turing and his fellow boffins did all that work to save Britain from a totalitarian future and now the results of their struggles are being used to surveil the citizens of the nation.
Where's the grave spinning icon when you need one?
Re: It's made by Matchbox Pictures.
If you want to be pedantic then yes, it's being made by Matchbox but it was still commissioned by and is being shown by Ten. It's a Ten show. It's still guaranteed to be shit.
What is "an app"?
Re: I don't think that word means what you think it does...
Phoenix wasn't the first name. It was originally called m/b when the project was started. m/b = mozilla/browser.
Re: Successful artists subsidise the less successful
Shouldn't that be: "Some projects make profits for the company
Why ask me? The subject line from my original comment was a line (no pun intended) from the article.
The history of the music biz is littered with stories of bad record deals, worse managers, dodgy showbiz lawyers and naïve artists. The music business is not a charity and will squeeze every last penny from clueless new signings. I have a couple of acquaintances that have been pretty successful musicians in their time and I've heard the same story from them. They made more money from gigs, merch and cover version royalties than they ever made from their record deals. I would add that this was in the 80s and 90s so well before file sharing existed.
As for Trent Reznor, his lower than expected sales as an independent could be due to his music not being as good as his earlier output. I don't know about you or anyone else but I never buy substandard albums just because I liked what the artist did previously.
Re: The Daily Mail just called...
If you'd been here longer than a couple of years
I've "been here" since the last century and I'm still surprised by the amount of Daily Mail readers among the Register's downvoting community.
Re: Where's the article rating feature gone?
I wonder if Orlowski and Page were getting a little embarrassed.
Japan the first country in Asia to name an atomic element.
Isn't Russia in Asia too?
Successful artists subsidise the less successful
Almost. Successful artists subsidise the cocaine and hookers.
Don't pay for El Reg?
I could make an educated guess that some of El Reg's income is from advertising. The companies that advertise have to pay for that from their marketing budget. That budget is funded by you, the punter that reads the ads and buys the product.
You pay pay for all real news either directly or indirectly.
The Daily Mail just called...
...they are wondering why all their readers are commenting on the Register today.
Re: This brings a new meaning to...
Every time you get into a car (or even out of bed for that matter), it's a question of feeling lucky.
I drive every day on one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Australia. It's almost entirely single carriageway with very few overtaking lanes. Much of it is atop of three metre high embankments to avoid flooding. Armco barriers are unknown. It's filled with psychopath truck drivers that don't have a tachograph and consequently drive stupid hours, out of state holiday makers towing tin snails behind them, local yokels that wouldn't survive ten minutes in London, very large clueless animals that randomly wander out in front of you, no equivalent to an MOT for any vehicles and yet somehow I survive. Add a vehicular Blue Screen of Death to that list and I may have second thoughts.
...it included user names and passwords for email accounts, social media websites, and financial institutions; Social Security numbers; medical records; private emails to doctors; bank and credit card statements; and webcam pictures of children, partially undressed individuals, and intimate activities at home.
You could argue that the computer rental firms have a perfect right to protect their property from theft or delinquent customers by installing such software.
You could argue that but I wouldn't suggest trying it face-to-face with the renter or you may become rapidly acquainted with Mr Darwin's theory.
This brings a new meaning to...
...are you feeling lucky?
Must. Disable. Pop-up. Blocker.
I ran the test, or tried to, and got this message:
"Firefox prevented this site from opening 17 pop-up windows"
1996 just called, etc.
Re: I feel ever so sorry for you, Mahatma.
Er, I was joking. The lovely Mrs Coat is a treasure.
...that you are powering and cooling your own data centre/server room/box under the desk with your own solar, then how can McQuarrie say “We can power and cool a server more cost effectively than what businesses can do themselves"?