1046 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
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.
Enriching the TV experience...
...with more yet adverts and intrusive corporate branding.
The only enrichment happening will be the pockets of the Zeebox execs.
Re: Colour me confused
Yeah, technically it's kind of filtering
It's filtering. And anyway, the weirdos will just use other distribution channels.
Colour me confused
internet service providers will be required to block some content
How is this backing down from Net censorship? It looks like mandatory filtering to me.
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.
Fox said it was “disappointed”
Fox is having a bad week. I did laugh.
I thought serious people stopped using that word in the 90s.
The .it admins do have a sense of humour though. They allowed fuckw.it and likewise the .at admins allowed arseh.at
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.
...what they all said above.
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: The Interface Formerly Known As Metro
You need a better trademark lawyer. There's plenty of prior art for TIFKAM.
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.
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?
Missing in action...
...Barry Nelson in the 1954 version of Casino Royale and David Niven in the 1967 version of Casino Royale.
Don't believe a word about economic benefits
They just want their pr0n delivered more quickly.
Can we start with the mail and text exchanges between Cameron and Rebekah Brooks?
...what are these adverts things of which you all speak?
We will not be enslaved through coercion, but by the lure of convenience.
Excuse me while I steal that for my quotation file. That is excellent.
To be fair to Sky...
...I'm kidding, of course. It's Sky and they are a useless bunch of c**ts.
Re: Hopefully that'll put an end to it ...
It didn't put an end to it. I had a call on Friday here in Aus.
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?
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...
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?
"popular but sometimes irritating challenges"
Popular with site designers. Hated by users.
Re: It's made by Matchbox Pictures.
I know what pedantic means and I know what good TV is. Channel Ten has never troubled good TV with so much as a glance, let alone any money.
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.
Re: No need to see it.
It's made by Channel Ten. It's guaranteed to be shit.
"You'll do worse than dedicate a couple of hours to the program"
I'm not sure how.
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?
Ahhh, the ACT...
...famous for two things:
1. The seat of the Aus federal government.
2. The only place in Aus where hardcore porn is legal.
Coincidence? You decide.
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.
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