1001 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 14:00 GMT
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"?
Make it out of white plastic and remove the awkward sticky out bits like the lens and the controls. Job done.
....that Congress wants to ban an app for prostituting people. Is Congress trying to protect its monopoly?
....GitHub-like code portal SourceForge
SourceForge-like code portal GitHub, surely.
Re: One small thing omitted from the article...
Well then we can take it that she knows what her album's worth, now doesn't she.
I wasn't commenting on the worth of the album, as you and the others below seem to think. It was a comment about sloppy journalism.
Right man for the job
Cabinet Secretary Francis Maude, who oversees cyber-security.
Has this man even seen a computer?
Re: No shit
They just want free content.
The Doctor Who episode is free to watch on TV but people wanted see it before the news media, blogs and their Twitter timelines were full of spoilers. The ABC and the BBC are to be congratulated for making this possible.
The Elvis Statistic strikes again
When Elvis Presley died in 1977, there were an estimated 37 Elvis impersonators in the world.
By 1993, there were 48,000 Elvis impersonators, an exponential increase.
Extrapolating from this, by 2010 there will be 2.5 billion Elvis impersonators.
The population of the world will be 7.5 billion by 2010.
Every 3rd person will be an Elvis impersonator by 2010.
It’s at least feasible, then, that content industries’ willingness to provide legal alternatives is finally having an effect.
So the freetards were correct all along and Big Media was unsurprisingly wrong.
cf The customer is always right.
Very little of what you see in adverts is real.
This is easy to fix
Just stop being such a shit government and ruining peoples' lives and the desire for suicide will decrease.
Steve Jobs and company are widely credited with having transformed the entire music industry once already.
It was Napster that changed the music industry. Jobs just figured out a way of making money from Napster's idea.
Just imagine the fuss if the proposal was for two metre tall, bright red boxes like these.
A steal at just £16,000.
I can recall a time a couple of decades ago when just the lamp for a professional video projector (GE) cost £15,000. If you were taking one abroad the spare would get its own seat on a plane.
We really need a Four Yorkshiremen icon.
You give them their own assembly and next thing you know they're encrypting Wikipedia.
(or maybe just translating it into Welsh, which is the same thing)
Re: Adobe Flash installs chrome and add-ins
Not just Chrome but also Norton AV. Adobe are just pimps for the IT world's whores.
Homeopathy fan? Seriously?
<-- A penguin, the nearest I could find to something quackish
The Stephen Fry of his time.
That's a bit of an insult to Wilde.
Re: But the bigger question is WHY.
But why on earth should the FBI have a list of all those users in the first place? What the hell was going on there?
Maybe it was an epidemiological study into outbreaks of fanboiism.
IE vs Chrome
If I had to make a choice it would be IE. Microsoft are 1.2% less evil than Google.
Is it just me...
...or does that site look like yet another Japanese pr0n site?
But on a more serious note, any online service that purports to be useful after a major natural disaster needs one thing more than any other. It needs to be accessible to the people in the affected area or otherwise it's pretty much just disaster porn for the rest of the world. If you're sitting in the remains of your house after a tsunami or typhoon clutching a soggy mobile and no means of recharging it for a few weeks then a pretty govt site is fuck all use.
Re: Nevermind the gaps.
Rearrange the following words into a well known phrase or saying:
State and Police.
In Aus they are mobile
They are fitted in police cars. Some states are now looking at ending the requirement for a tax disc (aka the rego sticker) as road traffic police can tell whether your car is legal without having to stop and check.
To paraphrase Orwell...
Don't you see the whole aim of Applespeak is to narrow the language of thought? In the end we shall make purchasecrime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express it.
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