1680 posts • joined Saturday 13th June 2009 08:31 GMT
Good News Everybody
Now all we need is for Belgium, the UK, Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden to repeal the shit they signed in Janurary.
The simplest conclusion, therefore, is that they did, indeed, bring it down as they say. Any other explanation is currently not as likely
maybe they just bought one....
... do I claim my share back?
Re: Or, in plain English...
Only 7.5 billion yo-yos, that's about the same price as a Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carrier (9B USD).
I suppose it's a question of priorities, furthering humanity through science or bombing third world countries.
In other news; 2 Snow Leopards (Panthera uncia or Uncia uncia) have retained the legal firm of Vulture, Bluebottle and Tic (Lawyer lawyerus, Lawyer Scumbagius and Lawyer bloodsukerous) and are suing both Apple (fruitus crappyius) and Jiangsu Household Chemical (polluteicus maximus) for identity theft.
That's why crApple patented rounded corners.
Paris, who else?
Re: All your money belongs to us.
Good to see amanfromMars posting again, probably has a lot more time on his hands now that he has finished upgrading CA-7
Re: Not only that...
@ Michael B.
I have that laptop 8 months, it was decrapified, skype was installed, and has been in regular use for the last 8 months. Automatic updates are switched off.
First time I saw this particular piece of crapware ware was immediately after the latest update last Sunday!
101 new addresses...
...for me to redirect to 127.0.0.1
Not only that...
After a skype update last night, I now have Youcam running on my PC, it keeps popping up a window asking me to setup a new profile picture and arbitrarily doing a left to right reversal of my video feed.
At no time did the skype update ask if I want to install Youcam
Heil MickySoft, they only have skype a couple of weeks and already they've managed to fuck it up.
Currently looking for an alternative to skype.
Re: Email address is worthless...
In fact it is so worthless that I will be using it any where the spam harvesters can get at it. It will also be handy for all those sites that ask for email address, so much more convenient than setting up another snotmail or gmail address.
Re: Opt in vs Opt out
Yet again Facebook demonstrates it doesn't understand the concept of 'Opt in'
Fixed it for you
Yet again Facebook demonstrates it doesn't give a flying fuck about the concept of 'Opt in'
Re: Train of thought
That's news to me.... managers think!!!!
Re: Who needs a trojan to do this?
Binary file? Why a Binary file?
I remmember one PFY who worked for me who created a report on the mainframe from the engineering system parts catalog.
Every thing was fine until all the parts begining with the number '1' were printed, '1' being the ansi control character for a form feed.
Re: There I fixed it for you
25 years ago when I was working on a site that used a mainframe based internal email system in a company that boasted of it's paperless office, I never understood why one of the managers printed all his email
Until I discovered that printing an email left it marked unread (you could see if an email you sent was read).
clueless managers, no, they only want you to think they are clueless, devious bastards is a better description
Re: Out-sourcing is bad
Maybe the 800 Indians can't read German.....
Alles touristen und non-technischen looken peepers! Das computermachine ist nicht fuer gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht fuer gewerken bei das dumpkopfen. Das rubbernecken sichtseeren keepen das cotten-pickenen hans in das pockets muss; relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights.
"Just to let you know, I'm charging NatWest £30 for being incompetent"
Re: Don't understand...
It's utter bollocks to suggest that his problem is extradition to the US, he says this because it fits his conspiracy agenda and makes him look like the hero against oppressive secrecy,
Sorry iamafish, Failure of critical thinking on your part,
Yes, what the media is saying, probably with a bit of help from Assange's PR people, may make it sound like a conspiracy theory to get Assange extradited to 'merkin-land.
Yes, and it may make Assange look like some sort of hero fighting against gruberment secrecy.
However that does not have those things wrong.
I have a faint memory from the early 80s of a procurement scandal in the US Air force because they buying a radar antenna adjust tool from the manufacturer for $600.
Turns out it was a 7/16" allen key.
Re: "Experts" at what?
Re: Dream on
@ac 17th 21:05
"What utter tosh. If you leave your front door open, are you inviting burglars in? That's essentially what you are saying."
Its not the same thing at all.... for one, if you leave your front door wide open, then anyone entering would only be trespassing.
So what you are saying is that google did do wrong, they trespassed, and kept whatever they got while they were trespassing. Can some of you legal-eagles confirm if that is a tort?
What did the coagulated milk proteins (casein), with or with out rennet or edible acidic substances such as citrus juice or ascetic acid do to offend Soddin Insane?
Although I have to admit that most coagulated milk protein products also give me a bit of gas.
Did you mean Kurds?
Re: Self-service checkouts
I am just surprised the same issues haven't occurred in ATM's
Probably not an issue for ATMs as most PCs in ATMs are quite low spec, if it can run DOS 3.0 or higher and display a picture, it's good enough.
Re: potentially embarrasing purchases
So you haven't tried Nutella  then?
 a chocolate nut  spread.
 hazelnuts I believe.
Paris, she can lick the chocolate of my nuts  any time.
 hazelnuts; you dirty minded b******s
insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result
attributed to: Albert Einstein, Rita Mae Brown, Chinese proverb, Rudyard Kipling, Benjamin Franklin
insanity: using the same quote over and over and attributing it to a different author.
Re: Got one thing right
Skype was successful precisely because it didn't do this sort of shit. And MickeySoft thinks that this sort of avertising actually works!!!!! Because GM doesn't. so.
In addition that are also going to
target , spy on people and track them.
We may use non-personally identifiable demographic information (e.g. location, gender and age) to target ads. This will help ensure that non-paying users see ads that are of greater interest and relevance to them.
Oh! do you really think so?
Searching google for "blocking google ads" produces 'about' 127,000,000 hits, it won't be long before "blocking skype ads" does the same.
There's plenty of browser add-ins to block tracking, ads, flash cookies etc. One of the best things I've ever done was to use a modified hosts file see http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm for details. It's not a perfect set up, but I do take a certain amount of pleasure for seeing the pop-under window opening up to display "unable to connect to server".
My PC, my broadband, I'll decide how it's going to be used.
Re: Once again, how does this square with the PATRIOT Act ?
No No No Mike, you are wrong, Ms Richards has missed nothing.
“Theoretically, it shouldn’t matter where data is held as long as our rules apply,” Richards told The Reg at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London. “The legislation in the US is not so different from the legislation we have in the EU.”
All praise to the Sir Humphrey's and George Orwell and the Ministry of Truth"
This is bureaucrat bullshit of the highest order, the logic is perfect, its the facts that are wrong! Look at the first word, Theoretically, it shouldn’t matter where data is held, this statement is correct, it shouldn’t matter where your data is held, practically though, it does matter where your data is held (see next point).
"The legislation in the US is not so different from the legislation we have in the EU.”
I forget what this logical fallacy is called (false analogy? ). The phrase "not so different" is meant to convey the notion that the data protection laws are nearly the same when they are not.
Ms Richards has missed nothing, she's just hoping that you did.
Re: W3C - The finest standards that Google can buy.
Oh! Hang on.......
Well what do you expect, Amerikan special forces in 'nam adopted a version of Arnaud Amalric's (died 1225, a Cistercian church leader) infamous statement "Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoset" (Kill them all. God will know His own) or if you prefer the modern version "Kill'em all, and let God sort'em out".
Or maybe the perp is playing too much GTA
Re: In all fairness...
What!! are you a MicroSheep or a MicroSlave, either that or you have been using MicroSloth Idiot Exploder for far too long or you have been MicroShafted
how about MickeySoft, MicroShaft, Mightgosoft, MicroSnot or MicroSlug
And the funniest of them all "MicroSoft Works"
Apple .... providing its own mapping service on its iWare
iWare!!!!!, are the fruity ones going to have to sue Specsavers now because they supply eyeWare????
Are they going to project maps on to peoples glasses?? There may be prior art on that, not that that ever worried the fruity firm.
Eagle-eyed fanbois spotted the C of TomTom.....
Must have gone to Specsavers to get their
iWare eye ware
OK, I've got it, I'm going...
companies are forced down this route to ensure that they remain competative
No no no no!!! companies are forced down this route to because they can't innovate sufficiently to distinguish themselves from the competition.
Has there been a fundamental development in the design if computer chips since the 6800/6502/z80 were first invented, no not really, they have all been developed in stages, each new development improving on what went before.
The first car I ever had no sunroof, the second car I had had a "flip up" sunroof, the third car I ever had had a sliding sun roof but you had to wind it open by hand, the fourth car I had a sliding electrically operated sun roof.
A lot of what is patented as new original thinking is just the logical development of existing products.
Re: @Graham Wilson -- Corporations can't confiscate property.
Fantastic post Graham,
However I would not agree that "rampant capitalism succeed".
Rampant capitalism in the form of Thatcher/Regan monetarism has been as big a failure as communism has been in Russia. Just look at the problems that have been created in the US and Europe because of corporate greed, the rich have continued to get richer while the poor have got poorer.
Georges Clemenceau (French PM 1906-1909) said that "War is too important to be left to the generals", to paraphrase that "Banking is too important to be left to the bankers". The bankers have been tested and they have been found wanting, time to take the banks away from them.
Re: Corporations can't confiscate property.
 Actually I can't think of any examples of a genuinely communist state since communism was invented
I think Cuba made a good attempt at it, pity they pissed off corporate Amerika, by nationalising everything, who then wouldn't play with them until they got all their toys back.
Q: What's the difference between capitalism and communism?
A: Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man and communism is the other way around.
To be fair though both systems have one thing in common, shortages will be evenly distributed among the lower classes.
Re: oh noooooo
What i fail to understand, is the reason for these bans?
Because it gives the copyright mafiaa the impression that they are doing something, i.e. trying to protect their monopoly, it also creates a bogyman for them to blame, i.e. sales are falling due to piracy and not due to the fact that in worsening economic situation, people are less likely to buy formulistic, shit, boring, mass-produced, muzak filled records.
Re: Oligopoly is a great word
Oligopoly is a great word...... to describe price gouging.
If crApple are so desperate that they are comparing the Samsung Tab 10.1 to a harmful mis-branded drug, then the fruity firm can treat all their own fruity products as suppositories, good thing they have patented round corners (c) (tm).
Icon: thumbs up, guess what's on the end of it. . . .
Re: Investers' failure
Why is it an investors failure?
Weren't Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, the underwriters for the IPO, also running roadshows for the IPO as well, telling everybody that FarceBook was well worth $38 a share. I'm sure that was good advice for such reputable and upright firms.
Oh Hang on, Goldman Sachs, aren't they the same people that helped Greece cook the books when they joined the EU and shorted their own (sub-prime) mortgage backed financial derivative products into the market?
I think I see what the problem may have been....
I'm old enough to remember when GDG stood for Generation Data Group.
Can TLAs be copyrighted and/or a trademark? I so, expect a letter from IBM.
Re: "And what have you composed that I have heard?"
Sussshhh!!! Jedit, don't feed the trolls, especially ones from PRS.
Re: Extortion racket
They're not called the copyright mafia for nothing you know
Re: I'm so glad ms bought Skype
So am I.
I can't wait for MickeySoft to start embedding bits of Skype in all the Windoze DLLs so that you can't uninstall it.
Re: And they call the mafia criminals??????
you can't short a stock within 30 days of its IPO.
Yes you can, it's only the underwriters of an IPO that can't engage in short selling for 30 days after the IPO.
Stocks aren't marginable within 30 days of their IPO either i.e. you can't use then as security against a potential margin call as the Fed and brokers consider then too risky an investment. Funny that, brokers have rules that protect themselves but not the investor.
There are plenty of ways to short trade a stock with out ever having to borrow the stock, contracts for difference is one that comes to mind
And they call the mafia criminals??????
Sooooo....... according to the Reuters article "Options volume skyrocketed with bets ranging from a sharp rebound to a sustained selloff"
The speculation continues, it is no coincidence that this happening 14 days after the IPO, all those
bloodsuckers traders that shorted FarceBook in the market will have completed their trades, and thrown away any naked short sells that didn't make money. Now that some of the bloodsuckers traders have a stock position on FarceBook stock, they are now trying to talk up the stock so that they can now sell the stock to suck more wealth out of the financial systems.
Morgan Stanley sitting on FarceBooks' reduced growth until the last minute of the IPO, Goldman Sachs shorting its own products in the market, JPMorgan Chase concealing a $2 billion loss on one of their hedge funds for a month.
The make the mafia look like the Girl Guides.
A pox on all their houses.
"Some Facebookers said they were unable to access the website for up to two hours"
Sounds like an improvement to me, can the unavailability be extended...
to lets say...
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- Peak Facebook: British users lose their Liking for Zuck's ad empire