224 posts • joined 17 May 2007
Re: Cue cross-dressing lumberjacks
I wish to complain on the strongest possible terms about the previous entry in this file about the lumberjack who wears womens' clothes. Some of my best friends are lumberjacks, and only a FEW of them are transvestites.
Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong, Mrs.
P.S. I have never kissed the editor of the radio times.
"We expect better.."
In Bootnotes? No, we don't actually.
Re: I am Nakamoto!
No! I am Nakamoto, and so is my wife!
Bootnotes old chap, do try to keep up.
Re: Time out a second here, Skippy
"Later, during the hearing, Kelsey made what some critics may consider to be an outrageous claim. He said: "If 90 per cent opt out [of care.data], we won't have an NHS.""
To me, that didn't sound so much like a claim, as it did a warning.
Re: Comments Locked on El Reg - Why?
I'll let you off then. I was starting to suspect a GCHQ/NSA joint strike force had started to put the pressure on the media to stop the sheeple from discussing such matters. But that could just be my paranoia...
Comments Locked on El Reg - Why?
So, on the current article about Angela Merkel's upcoming meeting with the French Prez, the comments section has been locked after one post.
What's up with that Reg?
Give it time, or send an email to Mr McCall and see if he'll front it. I would pay for one!
Re: See this website for details of what's happening and how to opt out...
My GP's surgery had a stack of leaflets made up from the details supplied on www.care-data.info, which the nice lady at reception had to resupply because everyone in front of me had taken a copy. These had the "fill in details" section on them already there to be filled in, very handy.
Just thought I would share.
@ Anonymous Coward
I really don't think the average salesperson could care less tbh.
"...while 41 per cent said a .london web address would help customers find them more easily"
Yeah, do you know what else would help with that? A map.
Re: <scratches head>
But if it's a fresh installation, how would they know what you should be interested in?
Re: Rule zero of movies - Get the rights *first* @ Nick Ryan
"That's not the way to ask somebody for permission..."
Your right, but it is the way to generate some free publicity...
How about coffee mugs with a picture of a coffee-sprayed keyboard? Whole keyboard, not just one key?
@ Sir Runcible Spoon
It doesn't matter who you vote for, the government always get in.
Or alternatively, "The House always wins"
"Anglo Saxons are mainly in The East."
Depends on which direction you're facing.
"The fact it ran like a three legged retarded chipmunk..."
Bravo sir, have an upvote!
PS, when will you be sending me a new keyboard?>>>
I call shill, Amazon or EA.
Politicians really have a lot to answer for.
Re: Oh crap.
>You don't need a permanent space station to put someone in space for six months.
True, but you do need a space station to put someone in space for six months with a reasonable amount of comfort.
>Plus, the Russians had already done it with Solyut and Mir
Again true, but that doesn't mean that it shouldn't be repeated. For Science!
>no ISS astronaut have beaten Solyakov's record of 437 consecutive days in space
I wasn't aware that this was a competition, something that had to be "won". Not to belittle Polyakov's achievement, but the more often we send people up, for extended periods of time, the more data we have on the degredation of the human body whilst in space, which enables the boffo's to add a little more to the long term survivability of the human race's adventures to explore the Great Beyond™.
Only if she had the latest iOS 7 update.
Re: "He's just providing a service"
"I provided you with the service of not burning your house down yesterday. First one was a freebie, but give me a grand and I'll do it again. What a bargain: having your house not burnt down twice!"
That sounds suspiciously like an Inn-sewer-ants polly-sea....
Re: solve the middle east crisis once and for all!
Marmite, I believe someone once proposed.
Re: A 1.3 GB download @ Zmodem
1 - What time of day?
2 - How many concurrent users happen to be online in the same household at the same time?
3 - How many concurrent users connected to the local exchange at the same time?
4 - What location? (Cities tend to get higher/faster bandwidth than rural areas)
Then I re-read your post: "on tmobile 3g".
5 - Why would I connect a games console to a mobile broadband device to download a day 1 patch?
Re: A Key Problem @ Sir Runcible Spoon
Wait, water is still wet though, right?
"Over the last three weeks, that would 30 movies, wouldn't it?"
Not if certain movies appeared in more than one week, then no it wouldn't
I swear by my pretty floral bonnet...
...I will end you
Re: re: Shady
We may be missing something central to the story here...
...and that's the fact that the young girl took her own life.
Now I don't claim to be an expert about this sort of stuff, but is it possible, just a teensy bit, that this girl may have had an underlying mental health condition that was undiagnosed or not noticed by either her family or (irl) friends, that meant when she was harassed she would be prepared to overcome one of the greatest biological imperitives (that of living) to escape said harassment?
I mean, if every teenager/young adult/adult responded in the same fashion the suicide rate here would be a damn sight higher than it is, yes?
My sympathy goes out to the family/friends for their loss, and I can't ever imagine what it would be like losing someone close to me in that manner (whether they be sibling, child, partner or friend), but does this not highlight a different issue here that is being overlooked in favour of news grabbing headlines/scaremongering/political manoeuvring/won't somebody think of the children type vitriol, that being the wellbeing of individuals mental health? I don't mean to belittle the parents situation, but instead of giving interviews to the bbc and all or sundry about "interwebz site is evil, it should be shut down" and allowing the likes of "Just Call Me Dave" to exploit the situation for their own political gain and advantage, should they not be closing ranks with their family to allow themselves time to grieve?
Re: "on every device"
"So, Dave, me old mate, hows *that* going to work ? And how do you force these "filters" onto someone like me, who builds their own PC, OS-free ?"
How do you get your components/parts to build your PCs? Computer fairs? The likes of Maplins? Other online sources?
Who are the manufacturers of these parts? How much effort is it for these manufacturers to incorporate something into the hardware that would enable this sort of "filtering"?
How long before it would become illegal to buy components/parts that are not from an "authorised" reseller, that would be mandated by the authorities?
How much of a stretch would it be to be able to achieve something like this?
Be warned, what is currently happening could be the door opening to bigger things...
Now I feel sick, thanks for that Chris.
Re: So don't shop while at work?
"You don't go shopping during lunch break"
Really? How do you buy your lunch then?
Re: It would be wonderful
Nah, you don't want to grow any scrupples, they don't sell for much and they taste a bit manly.
Re: Unapproved leaks shall be prosecuted to the full extent of my law!
+9000 internets to you good sir! Bravo!
Re: @Rampant Spaniel
Slightly unfair comment I thought, as "genny" is a more than acceptable use of the short form of "generator" in the English language. Have a free downvote, who ever you may be.
Re: A few comments @Rhiakath Flanders
"I managed to end Metal Gear Solid killing only the bosses. And MG3 without killing anyone."
Wait, what? How did you manage that on Snake Eater? I get that you can avoid the sniper guy entirely (save game and exit, don't play for a week, come back and he's died of old age), but I didn't think there were similar methods for the other bosses. Unless your talking about the stamina kills, but they are still kills?
Re: Are you kidding?!! We'll never get that in the kitchen. It's f***ing enormous!...
I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument that was in danger of being *crushed* by a *druid*. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.
And they won't even leave you money for cab fair in the morning...
Re: Daft name
"Anyone would think El Reg had missed out vital information in order to froth up the pro and anti fanboys up into a frenzy."
Yah, because leaving in that vital information would have made any difference whatsoever
Re: @Pat 4
which we all know, million-to-one chances usually pop up nine times out of ten.
Re: Of course, that's it!
I would like to raise you on that point and say, before guns there was always violence in human society.
Re: Out of that entire article
@Sabroni - it seems to me that Destroy All Monsters was employing what is known as a "sense of humour".
@Destroy All Monsters & El Presidente - well played good sirs, well played.
Re: Looks like the civil servants have been rumbled
And after Smith was Alan Johnson.
"as a matter of fact, it's all dark"
Mine's the one with the light splitting prism in the pocket, thanks
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