Who'd'a thunk it
It seems that taking off and nuking the site from orbit is the only way to be sure.
730 posts • joined 24 Jun 2009
It seems that taking off and nuking the site from orbit is the only way to be sure.
I have been wondering why no-one has taken a swing at these guys. It is a plainly illegal activity if they are installing malware/trojans. It is illegal (at least unlawful) if they are selling free software (i.e. distributing software for a profit without compensation to the original publisher - AKA Piracy).
It's a shame it had to fall on MS to take a swing for the civil case of trademark infringement; why haven't actual law enforcement taken a run? It's not like it's a small scale, with 65000 complaints, nor would it be difficult to prosecute.
Launches are not something to be taken for granted. It is, in fact, rocket science (or rocket engineering, which is even more difficult).
Had Orbital done the same test, it is quite likely that they wouldn't be turning over launches, and Wallops Island would still be open.
Icon: for the brave Kerbals who have gone before.
That is an El Reg stock image, from when they ran the story about HBO having to re-shoot that scene. Much like the use of the head in the show, the re-use of this image is about economy, not politics. El Reg didn't want to create/commission/beg/borrow/steal a new GoT-related image; HBO re-used the head because those things are bleedin' expensive, and they didn't think anyone would recognize the re-cycled shrub.
With extreme heat, strong winds + true acid rain, will chunk of metal actually make it all the way down?
" ...You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them had you? I mean like actually telling anyone or anything.' But the plans were on display...' on display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.' `That's the display department.' `With a torch.' `Ah, well the lights had probably gone.' `So had the stairs.' `But look you found the notice didn't you?' `Yes,' said Arthur, `yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of The Leopard".'-- Douglas Adams.
"Vulture Central's backroom gremlins still maintain that using Instagram filters is like looking at the world through a pair of urine-filled swimming goggles."Can any of us surpass the above? I think with that gem El Reg has just shut down the comments on this article.
I am tempted to try resuscitation by posting something inflammatory about religion, Global Warming and income inequality. But, Meh, can't be arsed.
Friends exhorted me to buy this "special one-day deal" from CAH. I was almost tempted, but I got distracted, forgot to look at the "deal" and the day passed me by. I had actually forgotten about it until I saw this article.
In short: by not giving a shit, I did not get some shit.
I can't speak for the toilets in Westminster, but I do see an awful lot of pork pies coming out of there.
Didn't the Reg cover a British chap on Rockall earlier this year?
By the time we have an interstellar ship and make the 90ly journey, it should be mature enough to host us; without too much risk of pesky pre-existing life there.
Argh! you beat me to it. I really should read to the end of comments before posting.
Arkell v. Pressdram?
I actually turned on my ad blocker, just to nix the BuzzFeed-esq pictures it does tremendously improve readability, although I still have a large 'broken image' box where the illustration was designed to be. I would rather have that "feature" removed, and then I could disable my ad blocker for El Reg again.
the ginormo-pics at the top of each article add nothing to the content, necessitate scrolling, and are a bit ugly. I would like to see them go.
As for the lay out, would it be possible to to down the white? I can accept the throwing out of 2/3rds of the useful screen space, but must it be glaring white? Maybe try something along the lines of #FEF1F0 (fum)?
I feel I should also chime in on the visited links coloration.. the grey is not quite enough of a change to figure out where I left off easily, especially with the "more piccies" policy. I did like the red visited links.
I have a new app suggestion for Bong Ventures: Griefr - to bring trolling/griefing into the sharing economy, it will scan public Facebook and Twitter feeds looking to references to dead pets/family members, breakups or cheating partners, as well as other traumatic, triumphant, or otherwise emotionally vulnerable event (EVE). It will then notify the griefer of the 'goat' ('cause what else would trolls feed off of?) with a blurb of the event so that the users can immediately start subjecting the 'goat' to abuse without having to wade through hours of mindless drivel for the rare nugget of emotional vulnerability.
Griefr would also make use of geolocation information so the Griefers can avoid trolling someone who is close enough to take physical or legal retribution.
A potential upgrade would allow trolls to pose as 'goats' and have a fictitious EVE broadcast to other Griefr users, so that they may troll the trolls.
It's a sinister plot!No, It's a Dexterous one.
Heinlien's Door into Summer is another great non-space cryo-sleep story. His Time for the Stars is not cold sleep, but it does have the feeling of stasis while the world changes, and the disconnect caused by that.
"Thermometers aren't the only things in this world that are graduated, have degrees, and can't think"
Have you been following SpaceX? He's playing Kerbal in real life.
If this had sent a precedent, would Google have to moderate the returns for "Santorum"?
Ah. Yes, I am familiar with the over-qualified turn-down. Having received it, and also having a friend with a B.A. in English. But education need not be limited to collegiate-type learning. One could also learn a skill, EG: welding, machining, drafting, plumbing, etc. These skill will make you employable.
Can the down voters please explain why? I feel that this is an eminently reasonable post, and if I am wrong, please explain where you feel I am wrong.
How are you supposed to study and pay for an education when your job takes up all your time?One of the complaints listed is that they have a mandatory 6-hour unpaid break in the middle of the day, which is not enough time to go home (presumably not enough time to get home, do anything worthwhile and get back) so they sleep in their cars or hang out at a trailer, cooling their heels.
This sounds like a perfect opportunity to get some schooling in.
I never would have thought that a Glasgow institute of learning would have ever let a POM in the door. Well, except I can see Glasgowins strapping a pom to a device and running current through 'em to see what happens.
The Tech no-shows? In my past experience w/ Comcast, only once did the technician ever show up. I got billed for the other two, but they were never there.
I think the OS drivers for Atom vs. ARM is the first (and so far only) good argument I've heard for an Intel chip in a tablet.
It is a bloody good argument, though; I'll be eyeing these when they hit the selves. (If the manage to cross the pond this time. I'm still sad that their phone hasn't made it across.)
"A virus is compact, well written, and supported by it's authors. Ergo, Windows is not a virus"
If you're looking for a tech Co to sponsor this Display, wouldn't Microsoft be a better choice, seeing as how they're the dinosaur of the tech industry....
One of my favorite crops releases both a pesticide and an herbicide into its soil, and has done from before mankind discovered the plant. This chemical is 1, 3, 7-trimethylxanthine which acts as a neurotoxin in warm blooded creatures and prevents germination of seeds. I'm not sure what it does to insects, but they don't seem to like it either.
You say you don't want pest/herbicides in your food, I say I want more caffeine in my coffee.
I like that the root causes of violence (crime/terrorism/etc) of poverty and disenfranchisement don't have any play in terrorism.
The people who are susceptible to radicalization are typically poor, and feel that they have been abused and can not do anything to change the abuse via legitimate means (this may be true, or it may not, but that is the typical perception). So the way to reduce that is to squash what they can see or say as "Extremest Material", making them feel even more persecuted and powerless?
So NASA gets $2.6.Mil/year, and saves $6.3Mil/year, a $8.9Mil 'bump' to their $18.4Bil/yr budget. That's a 0.05% increase, which is more than they've gotten from the gov't in some time.
Well, She is a Harsh Mistress....
"One can only hope that they encounter the Taliban before they manage to kill 'Bambi'."Would that be better Bambicula?
I disagree, How will I get any sleep if I don't have enough meetings. When I'm at my desk, I have work that keeps me awake, I need the meetings so I can rest.
"Where are the ground floors in US buildings then?"In office buildings, the ground floor is wherever the lobby is.
In one building I worked in, the ground floor was on the 3rd floor, the 1st floor was underground, and the parking garage was beneath the 2 basements (no sub-basement, but there was a mezzanine). ...The IT department was located in the back of the lower basement.
But, but, but.. If all these adolescents became comfortable with their body image, they would stop buying stuff to change it. Do you know how many industries would just die?! Won't somebody think of the diet pill spammers? This could single-handedly kill the snake-oil exercise gurus! And the therapists! If adolescents don't have emotional trauma and body image issues, who is going to pay the therapists' college loans?
If this gets out of hand, and (goodness forbid) girls start to think that their looks don't need changing, we could lose plastic surgery, cosmetics, and about 80% of the fashion industry! This MUST be stopped!
...you can tell from some of the pixels.
Or the gallon of plaid paint?
I do believe they could use a vacuum still, there being loads of that just outside of their front door.
I was about to post if it would be worth it for a left-pondian to look into some of those massively in-demand jobs, and maybe get to stay in the UK and spend time in civilization. From the comments above, it appears that it would not be worth it. This makes me sad.
Most sensible comment of the thread!
"Aha, so it's really a pie-in-the-sky gun?"I guess if the pie-tin was iron/steel, you could use it to put a pie in the sky. Although maintaining attitude might be a bit tricky, It would definitely show that BAe are just clowning around.
"Got a link?"
Probably, but it's shit.
What did their donkeys do to deserve being frozen? The should rather make use of said asses for the drawing-and-quartering.
For good boxed chocolates in CA, I find that See's Candies do a more than acceptable job, there is also Joseph Schmidt. For bar chocolate, I am a fan of Trader Joe's pound-plus. The bars on that one are large enough that I don't ed up putting "body and soul" into grated chocolate for pastries, and it is decent chocolate.
As a left-pondian I may have to define "decent" chocolate: decent chocolate is stuff that can be eaten by itself at room temperature. Hershey's is not decent; it needs to be frozen, melted, and/or mixed with other ingredients to be edible(-ish).
Russel Stover is not chocolate, much less decent.