805 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Anyone else read it as "Indiana Jones dismiss girl's nipple exposure appeal"?
I did think "ah crap" when I saw it, thinking I'd allowed my machine to get infected with scareware. This was followed by confusion and suspicion when I saw ZoneAlarm in the title bar. I happened to be using the Mrs' laptop when it popped up on that too, so managed to diffuse that one as well.
Why do you suppose when I got to "Eastern European" the mystery of where this article came from vanished? I must have the gift of premonition.
I demand a test!
Has the Register done a "best of" on free anti-virus, spam blocking, firewall software etc. What's the best (FREE) alternative to ZonaAlarm?
I just googled grits. Now I feel ill.
"...attempt to win Middle Eastern hearts and minds by pumping out a weekly celebtastic show featuring the antics of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears"
That'll go down well with the clerics. I can't imagine many things that'll have a more polarizing effect on Islamic cultures.
It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing.
In my experience, flights are a strange (very un-English) microcosm, where people who're annoying tend to be dealt with as a collective. If it's 4 in the morning and everyone's trying to sleep, and someone starts yacking, everyone will glare them into silence pretty sharpish.
Of course I've never been on a flight with drunken men or women (sorry ladies but I hear you're the worst), going to a stag or hen do. I can only imagine what special kind of hell that must be.
You wouldn't happen to work for Microsoft, would you?
Median of $52,000?
Really? That's over £30,000! Lucky bastards.
Didn't work anyway
The live feed didn't work anyway. Apparently they had 'technical difficulties', plus the trailer isn't ESRB rated yet, but is pretty naughty (as you'd expect).
That would result in all heads at Castle El Reg. exploding in some kind of nonsense feedback loop.
...you become a stereotype.
Valve's Source games are heading that way too. Still in the minority though.
People have always been interested in getting OSX to work on PCs, but Windows only on a Mac? Why on earth would you want to do that?!? You could've bought a comparable PC laptop much cheaper than it cost for your MacBook.
Also, you should send me your MacBook. You've been abusing it and clearly can't be trusted.
Never had a problem
Can't say I ever had a problem with my old Macs using a scroll wheel. Also, they have a scroll pad thing now on the surface of Apple mice.
Mythbusters = bad science.
Guns don't kill people
...but they clearly make it a hell of a lot easier.
Not the blanks would be much better. They have a tendency to break up a bit and spit shrapnel everywhere. It killed the guy in The Crow and is the reason the army uses 'crap catchers' when shooting blanks.
Only if your buying it from the wrong places.
Speaking as a boffin
...albeit a chemistry related one, I have no problem with the term.
It's pretty old fashioned.
"On the EU, for example, the Foreign Office posted a lengthy defence of Britain's role in Europe in response to dozens of furious calls for total withdrawal.
Public demands for a complete ban on immigration were similarly rejected by the Home Office."
Good. Just because a few thousand BNP and UKIP supporters care enough to shout at the government, doesn't mean they should make it policy.
I'm sure they'll ignore plenty of sensible suggestions, but these to nationalist examples are best brushed aside.
I use Windows machines exclusively at the moment, simply because that's what they have at work and my iMac is way to old to use on anything. I'm hardly an Apple apostate though, as I'll get me a new Mac as soon as I can afford one (so send money).
Aren't Mac hating Windows users, or everyone hating Linux users, just the same as the elitist Mac users? It's tribalism. You either love Marmite or you hate it.
I'd imagine the majority of normal don't really care though.
I think Marmite is a bit odd tasting. It's OK but I'd go for something else, given the choice.
Oh, it's nice on Twiglets.
That story is certainly a mess. Why exactly did she send him a laptop? Why the hell did she decline to sign the form that would get her money back?
Wow there's some serious harrumphing going on here.
Do you not think the scale of this at all news worthy?
OK, so they've basically just automated a process that could be done manually. Except that they've then used it to mine data from 100 million people.
Also, having not heard of this through the mainstream media, this seemed to be a well written, un-biased, informative piece on something that is certainly IT related.
Well done El Reg.
Boo angry people.
I know, good isn't it.
I possess a comic genius only the legendary Bernard Manning, or perhaps Jim Davidson, could top.
My little grey cells.
It all points to one culprit...
Who had access when the last government was in power and now, holding a grudge against the new government, might need to seek a source of extra money?
Who is known for their love of perfume and handbags?
Who could it possibly be, but...
(Joke joke joke, please don't sue me, joke)
Precisely why I declined their offer.
There are people who aren't smart enough to say no, when they should though. Yes, you could argue that these people should have access to credit, but then why does the bank offer it?
The buck ultimately stops with the customer, but banks should be more inclined to sage advice rather than a drive towards sales.
As a little aside, I knew someone who worked in NatWest little while ago. Only once they'd taking the job, were they told that if they didn't make a certain number of sales in a month e.g. sell enough credit cards, new accounts etc. they'd get a reprimand. If that happened three times they got fired.
Bunch of bastards
This doesn't surprise me much.
In this supposed age of posterity, NatWest will happily tell customers £1000 into a £1250 overdraft that they're allowed to extend it to £1500, no problem. Also, they keep asking if I want another credit card.
It would help if I could read.
Nope. There'll be tears... and bits of iPad before bedtime.
Also, if they were to start using tablets, shouldn't they have a slot for those NHS access cards?
Anyone read Monstrous Regiment?
I can't help but be reminded of the increasingly psychotic decrees of the god Nuggan (only deity worshipped in Borogravia, but elsewhere known as the God of Paperclips, Correct Things in the Right Place in Small Desk Stationery Sets, and Unnecessary Paperwork).
According to the Book of Nuggan, cats, the colour blue, Dwarfs, oysters, mushrooms, chocolate, garlic, babies, cheese, the smell of beets, ears, jigsaw puzzles, crop rotation, shirts with six buttons, and rocks were all Abominations unto Nuggan.
I'm a student (PhD.) and not in the military. The Mrs is an ACF instructor and has an army ID card though, hence my interest.
As it happens, as a fully funded PhD. researcher, I probably have less claim to discounts than anyone in the military. I'm paid, but I don't pay taxes.
"...the fact you're wearing uniform is a fair indication you're old enough for booze."
True, except that I'm pretty sure they're not allowed to drink in uniform.
At least, not with their beret on.
Not the council, the law.
Anyone know if it is possible to amend licenses if the government rules that Military ID should be valid under the same circumstances as a passport or driving license?
A side note: Why is hardly any shops give military discount these days? Students, are fine, but not military.
Surely it means Mac users have more disposable in... Oh, someone said that already.
Hah, I guess fabois are all a bunch of wa... buggerit.
We dodged a bullet
Not that I'm at all a Tory-boy, but much longer under NuLab and we'd probably be looking at something similar here. Phew I say.
OK, 3D because you have a matrix of pixels in three-dimensions. It doesn't really provide a sense of depth though. It just looks like 3 screens.
So, because the solar power that might feasibly be captured in the Sahara isn't enough to supply world's demands on its own, the whole idea is bunk?
If your numbers are correct, then clearly the statement that "If just 1 per cent of the Sahara Desert were covered in concentrating solar panels it would create enough energy to power the entire world. That's a powerful number ..." is a gross exaggeration. I accept that.
It still sounds like a good idea though. If nothing else, Africa always needs more infrastructure.
Ah, nothing like good old fashioned regional pricing. They may not have any good reason to do it, but they'll continue to shaft us anyway.
"she and her husband had asked for their charges to be consolidated into a single bill"
If that's the case, then presumably she's not going to get anywhere with this.
"I felt an almighty tug on my rod"
Funny? What's funny about that?
Nothing but appropriate angling terms here.
Earlier today I could access the usual UK store, but the education store was a no-go.
Not that I was interested in the iPhone 4. I was looking at the price difference of the Mac Mini.
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy can be used to analyse all sorts of chemicals. By googling 'nmr blood samples', for instance, I've come across a paper on testing blood plasma to look for cancer.
For more details you'll have to ask someone who hasn't forgotten most of their chemistry degree.
What about them?
If you want to engage in overseas operations, you need carriers.
If you want to keep your carriers from getting picked off, you need ships to protect them.
That means destroyers to fight off the serious threats and frigates to act as a largely expendable screen.
This may not be so important for operations in Afghanistan, but is when you're up against an enemy that has at least comparable weaponry. Historic example would be Falklands war. Possible future scenario would be North Korea.
@AC 1 and 2
Boo bloody hoo! What exactly do you expect, an iPhone?
It costs €30!
"sharing a phone within a family and still use their own SIM”
Seems like a pretty good reason to have them running separately. You don't want the teenager to use your SIM. You want them using the one they pay for.
Also, since when did Nokia become a 'budget brand'? Sure, they're not Apple, but neither are they one of those tiny companies that produce nothing but Argos-fodder.
No, I'm not a Nokia fanboy. I haven't bought a Nokia since the 3310.
"They said there was nobody available"
Yet they managed to divert someone to nick him.
I know police forces can be overstretched, but "there's no one available" just isn't an acceptable answer.
How about those people who are in a long term monogamous relationship? If for whatever reason the woman cannot use a contraceptive pill, or there is a good chance that it'll fail, a male contraceptive provides an alternative to forever having to wear a condom.
The other argument is that maybe men might want to have some more options for contraceptives and might want to take some control.
Anyway, after sufficient clinical trials, sign me up!
Rather than down vote
Rather than down vote your post, I am going to assume you don't actually know and are sincerely asking for information.
Only a very small potion of male ejaculate is actually sperm. The rest; lubricating fluids, stuff for the sperm to swim in, is still made by the body, even if the man is (temporarily) infertile. I think (but am not certain) that such fluids originate from the prostate, rather than the testes themselves. The idea that a procedure such as this, a vasectomy, or any other reason for infertility will make a man ahem... dry up, is a misconception.
Anyone more informed than me should feel free to correct me on details.
For free I think
Previous press stuff suggested a sale on one platform allows you play on any other they support.
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