513 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
RE: PR causing animal cruelty
It was probably cheaper/easier to get away with the testing on sheep, Animal rights activists probably don't care so much about them (because they are so tasty) they'd probably have to get through a lot of legistlation and protestation if they wanted to use something closer the requirements.
It's probably a lot more dangerous to meth up a bunch of primates too.
I wouldn't really want to be trying to taser some tweaked out chimp.
From a scientific viewpoint I have no problem with testing on animals, what would you suggest?
Testing on humans? I suspect that there might be some legality issues there, even if there wasn't the expense could be horrendous when you have to pay out after the tests prove that there is a danger to using meth and being tasered.
You'd have a bunch of effectively executed humans and I expect theire families would quickly learn it pays to be litigious.
for f's sake
the letter f?
Facebook own 'f' like Apple own 'i'?
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Not that big of a deal
For the purposes of debate...
What about a picture of a person having sex with another person made up to look like a corpse with a caption that says "you're a wanker you are"
How could you actually tell if the person made up like a corpse were alive or dead?
To be honest I'm expecting it'll most likely catch a bunch of people with horse fucking clips on their computers, probably ones they long forgot about after getting goatsed with them and forgetting to delete them.
I'm hoping there will be a candidate or 2 to choose from this time, but where I was last time there was an election it was just the usual suspects, and they're just mostly crap.
Votes are never wasted by me, I'll always vote, even if it's for none of the above. Voting is not a waste of time, the candidates we get stuck with usually are though.
I am down to Lib Dem or a spoilt ballot.
None of the thieving lying bastards.
If it's not on google it doesn't exist?
I didn't realise their plans were that far advanced yet.
That's absolute genius, I love it when companies try to disguise incompetence with more incompetence.
You'd almost think they were lying if it weren't potentially libelous.
FFS the word is lose dammit!
"an unfavourable reputation" - which is a not very polite way of referring to the Yakuza.
Not very polite?
I thought it was incredibly polite based on my understanding of the Yakuza.
If you were going for sarcasm it doesn't really come off.
In 2000AD (the comic) a storyline that's been used a few times is that in the fictional world of Judge Dredd, sex has become an event at the olympics. There are drawings of fictional characters having sex. Obviously only certain parts are shown, the ones that are probably legal to show, so basically just the boobs, but they portray characters having sex, in front of a crowd and TV cameras broadcasting to millions.
My bet is that at least one of those small circles depicting the crowd is under 16.
This really does seem to depend on imagination as to whether something is legal or not.
People have different imaginations and I would have thought that it depends on the Psyche of the person judging whether the image is legal or not.
The person judging could be some sick twisted person (or in other words a catholic priest) who deems the material to be highly offensive purely because of their own imagination.
Hmmmm, this is not even committing a crime in your own head, it's committing a crime in someone else's head.
You left a genuine email address when you registered with the review site?
Do you think it's an internal thing or perhaps (and here's a good business idea for the unscrupulous) it could be a third party set-up where there is financial remuneration for a quantity of positive reviews.
Of course if you wanted to deliver a good service then you might want to consider maybe not ALWAYS giving a 5 star rating, throw in a few 4 stars, maybe even a 3. Even better, maybe consider actually writing something that could have been written by a genuine individual. Rather than things like "GRATEST STORE EVER!" when referring to a purveyor of flowers. I mean let's be honest, it's a flower shop, it's not going to be the greatest store ever, it's just going to sell you flowers, it's not likely to source you a new kitchen, the needle for the 20 year old record player you've been searching for for the last 15 years as well as the latest game for wii.
Something that would cost £2bn to repair after ramming it up to full capacity could only cost £1bn to shore up so that if you ram it up to full capacity then it doesn't break?
A Cost/benefits analysis has probably decided that it makes better financial sense to not take the risk.
I know I'm not
I can't multitask at all, unless you count breathing as one of those tasks.
I can multi-thread, but I only have the one processor.
I never answer the phone when driving, and I don't fly jets, probably a good job really.
I got pissed the night before an exam and slept through my alarm, missing the entire exam.
I'm fairly sure that influenced the mark I was given.
If this were not a true story I'd be using the joke alert icon, as it is I'll have to go with Paris (as so many have)
Is it better
If I use bird or chick, maybe bint or milf, they're probably more natural (depending on the subject matter) but of course they could be construed as derogatory, being conversational on a message board is inviting trouble.
Are people REALLY that thick that they go onto a talkshow and don't know what they'll be getting in return?
You have a very narrow view of software and hardware.
People are still using proprietary hardware running DOS and other OS's which don't have GUI's.
Hardware can be made to last a lot longer than you think, your world view seems to be very small, don't try to fit everything into it.
That is why you are using the geek icon incorrectly. I do not think you know what a legacy system is.
Yes you do
You dont HAVE to upgrade your OS.
You don't HAVE to change your hardware.
You don't HAVE to connect to the internet.
Not all software becomes obsolete because you say so or because a period of time elapses.
Now get back to pre-ordering you iPad.
No it isn't
Outdated software still does what it did when you bought it. If it had a purpose when it was purchased then it can continue to fill that purpose.
It's software, not hardware, it doesn't change it's behaviour over time, it doesn't break down, it has no moving parts.
You use the geek icon unwisely.
It's not flawed, it is semantics. It plays a big part in law. It's not even my argument, I just looked up the definition.
I think that might be the point of the article, specifically that Register.com could get the law suit dismissed on a legal technicality of a dubious nature.
Hence they may win the legal argument but lose the trust of their customers.
Law sucks really, it's not 0's and 1's
And like OJ Simpson they'll be better off for having won the court case rather than losing the court case AND the public relations battle.
Not from what I can gather
The difference is a critical one from what I can gather the difference is that with GROSS negligence something gets buggered up by someone who is aware of the consequences and they conciously make the decision to bugger something up.
Normal negligence is when someone just buggers up because they don't know what they're doing, like pressing the wrong button, the one that launches the nukes.
It's a dish, it uses the same sort of LNB as other dishes (dual, quad or oct depends on what your old occupant had in terms of decoding equipment) point it at your sattelite, hook up the coax to your media PC with a DVB-S2 card (and maybe a smart card reader for those pay channels ;-) and Bob's your mothers brother.
Not done it myself, spent a while contemplating it, but decided to save my time and just get sky.
Then wouldn't you be obliged to take a cut in salary?
Plus we know you love it.
I reckon it'll end badly
If Apple become the only game in town they'll go the same way with the App store and OS that MS did. They'll be the new target of choice. Diversity keeps the industry going, if MS OS were not so prevalent there wouldn't be anywhere near the quantity of viruses for it, hence more people turning to other OS's.
Apple become the dominant force in mobile phones, they become the target.
We'll see how they do.
Who takes advice on violence from a Sith anyway?
Did I say that your TiBook was a toy?
Apple are good at making toys.
I consider the iPhone a toy. I anticipate the iPad being a toy. Target markets are different, people buying iPhones couldn't give a stuff if they last longer than the life of their contract, they'll just get a new one.
Your example isn't a particularly good one though, what you've described is not work as far as I'm concerned. Professional graphic design can be making a poster for someone who gives you a tenner for doing it. BFHD. 3D modelling and video editing also pretty much fall into the hobby category and there are any number of devices suitable for the job. Something used by someone in a job doesn't tend to get treated in the same way as something owned by that same person. There's a lot less respect for the value of an item you work with than one you own.
In hospitals they won't own the device so it's going to need to be robust, and not break if a little bit of vomit, blood or any kind of bodily fluid spills on it.
You mean you didn't want to pay for an Apple to get "the Apple experience"?
Where everything just works straight out of the box, is less customisable, ties you to numerous other services you may not want to use, restricts you from services you do want to use.
It looks pretty though.
Honestly, I can't understand your attitude, you must be some kind of apple hater, listen to the fanbois, they know what they're talking about. The apple experience is the only experience you'll ever need.
They're not in the same market which is why they're happy about the iPad, that's basically what I got from that article.
I can see his point, Apple are basically good at making toys, they won't last forever and you probably wouldn't want them to.
I would be concerned if they started to use the apple toys in places like hospitals and construction sites, in particular the former. I doubt they will though, in most cases it's probably been suggested by some fanboi to a manager who is basically clueless.
I fkin hate that!
It's MY focus I put it where I wanted it to be WTF did you steal it for? Because you finished loading? That's fuck all of an excuse.
Bastard focus stealer. I WAS TYPING!
They're probably doing it because the lifespan of the device is only about the length of a release cycle anyway?
He does that too, and probably other things. People (not like us) have this wierd celebrity worship thing going on. I don't really get it, but they do, and they would phone the number for similar unknown (to me) reasons.
The only celebrity worth worshipping is the Moderatrix.
Nah, my mind is made up
If it's expensive and you can touch it without being at least 4 foot tall I don't want one.
I have a toddler.
It can't be that much worse than some of the crap other religions come out with, and they've served their purpose as far as I'm concerned.
My life has been enhanced by their very existence because this story and the associated comments have raised a smile as a result of all the scorn heaped upon them by heathen reg readers.
You can't ask much more than that from a religion.
Might move there
If it comes under french rule, all the good things about France, the culture, government, hopefully the food too.
But then none of the downsides, like the being in France & the French.
Why do you think they'd reject it?
If something's nominated for an award then it's worth advertising the fact.
Let's take a game for example, it gets a nomination or an award in a trade publication. They include that fact on the box, do other trade publications stop reviewing the game?
This is typical of Apple though, more anticompetitive than any other company I can think of, except maybe one.
A new RIAA
I like the critical mass thing, that when a volume of data reaches a certain point then the security of said data needs to higher.
Nobody's ever been able to tell me what that quantity is or how to measure it though :-(
He got part way down the hill before it exploded, that's what I'd call a partial success.
It's not just local Gov
I've seen it plenty in Central Gov too, the cheapest pretty much invariably is NOT the best.
It's never about the best, it's about how much money is going to be left over.
More money left over means the management can award themselves big bonuses, then bugger off to another project/job while the original one collapses in the shitheap it always does.
Call me a cynic, but the cheapest offer always wins govt. business, it's never been any other way. How else do you explain the existence of Crapita, how do these companies continue to win business regardless of their history of failure?
The people making the decisions always have the fallback to say "look they said they could do the job for £x, how was I to know it would overrun for x months and cost £y?" it's that deniability they're looking for, they can't justify picking a more expensive quote (unless of course the quote is coming from a family member)
Still not seen it
I guess it's an advantage to having young kids, not having to be completely dissapointed by invariably over hyped rubbish, not that it necessarily is of course.
I don't get to go to the cinema any more you see, and I don't have time to trawl for torrents (more time looking for content than using the content)
I'll wait for the DVD/Bluray or sky box office release and THEN I'll be disappointed, but by then the hype will have died down and I wont be as disappointed.
Nice idea, I can see it now, a new service -
Irritated by people climbing your building?
Human flies getting you down?
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I'd buy one
If the immortality wasn't virtual.
If it isn't exact it isn't science.
Not sure about this
But I reckon it'll just get scratched, isn't that the apple way?
Bring out something shiny and new, then decrease manufacturing standards gradually as the price decreases increasing profits, simultaneously creating a demand for a newer model.
I'll stick with books and a laptop for now
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