1065 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
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.
Successful artists subsidise the less successful
Almost. Successful artists subsidise the cocaine and hookers.
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.
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: 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?
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.
This brings a new meaning to...
...are you feeling lucky?
...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.
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.
I was going to enter until I saw the prize.
Now if it had flown under the bridge...
Re: Just supposing...
Try as I might, and trust me I've tried very hard, I cannot see the word alone anywhere in my comment.
...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.
Another satisfied customer here
It just works.
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.
One small thing omitted from the article...
...is that Ms Palmer's album can be downloaded for free via her site.
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.
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.
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.
Not such a bad thing
Maybe we can have fewer effects and more story. I might start watching films again if that happens.
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.
I think you'll find Napster set the music industry back 10 years....
The music industry can do that quite well without any outside help.
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.
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