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AC/DC music has never been sold digitally before
Did three decades of Compact Discs pass them by?
Re: What a useful and well-thought out comment.
What part of the phrase "taking the piss" don't you understand?
Re: both share the same goals, or similar goals.
Mozilla exists to make the Web a better and more open place. Google exists to make more money for Google.
"less airtime than Google or Apple"
If Mozilla gets less coverage in the non-tech media then the answer is simple: put a stupid cartoon on their site and change it regularly (works for Google) or change the boss to a polo-necked plonker that thinks he's Jesus (still works for Apple).
They should have used Thunderbird
Any slightly competent UI hacker could remove the CC: field from the Compose window. There may even be an extension already available with the similar functionality.
...I wonder if the photographer (MobiusCo) or the model (Mercedez Lee) were paid by GoDaddy. That image doesn't appear to be available via MobiusCo's online store.
Re: Colour me confused
I am happy with this compromise
If you want to know why this measure won't be effective I'd suggest giving this podcast a listen. You may find it educational.
Warning: contains people with actual knowledge.
NASA needs a fix
How about hiring Gary McKinnon? He sees to know his way about their systems.
They got the wrong one
In the early 80s - around the time of the miner's strike - a journo friend of mine told me that all of Fleet Street was buzzing with a story about a senior Tory that was involved in a similar scandal. None of the papers published the name for reasons known only to them. I'm not going to mention the name either.
A couple of months later an episode of Spitting Image ran a sketch with two characters talking and the wall in the background was sprayed with graffiti that said:
The Tory in the sex scandal is LB
Those initials obviously don't fit McApline.
Re: Not really too bothered by ads ...
Yes, 15 minutes of ads to an hours programme. Says it all really.
Only 15 minutes? Luxury.
I guess that you're not in Australia where the commercial channels can slip 25 minutes of adverts in to a one hour slot. Just imagine a imported BBC programme with a running time of 59m 20s and then have 25m hacked out. It's sacrilege.
I thought serious people stopped using that word in the 90s.
Candidate for oxymoron of the day.
Re: What's the Albanian for "enhance"?
At the risk of being seen as a bit of a swot for Albanian linguistic fluency I can tell you that "Enhance the image of the note." is Automjeti im është plot me ngjala.
A timely reminder
"Users typically rely on photos for storing information,"
Never take photos of your passwords.
...I whittled all my crap down to the absolute essentials* when I emigrated. Overseas shipping costs tend to concentrate the mind somewhat.
*The books, LPs, CDs, cassettes, VHS and V2000** tapes still weighed in at over half a tonne, IIRC.
Say what you like about Mr DotCom...
...but he appears to have massive, titanium-plated testicles.
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.
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