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Speaking as someone who's been mugged in the past
I'm awfully glad I don't have to be afraid of the police having my fingerprints on file. I can't imagine how I'd ever be able to deal with something like that. Getting my ass beat and my wallet lifted doesn't even begin to compare to the suffering I'm sure I'd go through to know that I can be identified by law enforcement...
Seems like some folks
consider that the mere existence of royalty makes them feel inferior. Sounds like a personal problem to me.
Can't you damned levellers be satisfied with having won?
Re: so few republicans
Even a few Americans, believe it or not; that said, though, even those of us who aren't Jacobites are so far outside the US political mainstream that we might as well be in orbit.
Well at least
there's somebody with some manufacturing capability behind this one --
One would expect, after all, that a linguist be able correctly to punctuate his clauses.
Not fucking her any more doesn't count?
Sounds responsible enough to me --
it's easier to blame developers, who are generally competent, motivated, and responsible, than it is the affirmative action cases in the clerical office, which are generally very quick to sue and scream to the press.
they have no money also, and cannot afford to hire those who know more than they do.
Sounds like Doc Smith to me
Dropping planets from space at high speed? Klono's horns! -- who else would it be?
Thanks for the link
That's one for the morning paper.
Re: Can we please...
The Reg has ads? When did that happen?
"The ultimate winner will get DVDs of the aforementioned top 10 worst films. The runner-up will get the top five titles, while third place will get a copy of Battlefield Earth..."
We're supposed to try to lose, then?
Nothing attracts downvotes
like whining about downvotes.
Re: MAC Address
"In the closet" usually does for me. Ta!
Re: What about insertion force?
Big handle on the back makes me think it takes a pretty good shove. (Fnar, fnar.)
I'm more wondering why the socket's the side with the conductors exposed. Seems a bit risky to me.
Not exactly my favorite journalist, but he can certainly turn a phrase.
Well done Apple
Now just figure out your security process and you'll really be getting somewhere.
Re: Wil who?
Good on him for not ending up another Gary Coleman, tho.
The point of Pinterest is to make money for the people who built it.
It's web scale.
Re: Client for win7
What, the unnecessary SMB weirdness isn't enough for you? You want to support another, even flakier, fileshare protocol too?
I think you've come in the wrong door, fellow -- the masochists' club is just around the corner. You'll know it when you see it, it's the one with broken glass set into the doorhandle.
Everything old is new again
First mainframes and centralization in general (oops, sorry, I mean "the cloud"), then dumb terminals, now NFS. Could someone have a new idea please?
Probably not many
The question is, how many are trying to hire an IT professional and either a) see 'hacker' and think 'what an idiot, this guy admits to committing crimes, next!', or b) see 'hacker' and think 'what a hairy-assed weirdo, this guy will be impossible to manage, next!'
...you mean like, say, probably most people on LinkedIn don't?
"Nothing new" indeed
Bet you've never offered to let one of 'em keep it...
"This won't stand up in court."
Summary judgment for the defendant, plaintiff to pay court costs.
...which gives one to wonder about the negligence or lack thereof of the rider, who presumably as a "lifestyle cyclist" should know better than to ride on a seat that's going to wreck his wedding tackle, and who certainly has a more compelling interest in the care and maintenance of said tackle than the seat manufacturer would.
"openly hid the truth"
"Look! Over here! See this? It's the truth! And we're hiding it!"
Re: Oh dear, apologies forthcoming?
As opposed to the other three who downvoted it because the commenter was whining about the first two who downvoted it?
Anyone at all? Right, didn't think so. Back to work.
Between the company's name and the headline
I was wondering whether this was going to be an ad for a pill to help stressed admins with, shall we delicately say, uptime issues.
Re: Moisture sensors
They do -- iPhones also have them, inside the headphone jack, and they're used for the same reason.
Even without them, though, I think I'd rather claim for replacement than repair -- who wants to use a laptop that reeks of piss?
It'd be easier to laugh at if it didn't give the impression of having been applied with a spade.
Spoken like somebody
who would have an industry at all if software engineers hadn't built him one.
and this guy wouldn't know funny if it threw a pie at him.
Re: Smiling Away
...when did you stop coming out with ridiculous rubbish?
"...can anyone back that up?"
Yes, but no one has felt the need to do so, because it's really only thickos who have a problem with this. The difference, put as simply as possible, is:
In a programming language, one programs, which instruct a computer in how to do something.
In a markup language, one marks up, which instructs a computer in how to draw something.
If what you're doing isn't telling a computer how to draw something, then you can't do that in a markup language -- you'll need to put on your Pull-Ups, climb up in Daddy's swivel chair, and use a real programming language instead.
"They didn't know what they were saying"
They don't know anything. If, by Friday, you don't find yourself in need of a dose of the Bastard, then what you have is not a job, but rather an unusually remunerative hobby.
Re: Easy does it!
By the mass of the earth? You mean including all that interior mass which couldn't give a damn what happens to the climate or anything else on the surface?
"His books include Gaia: The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine, The Ages of Gaia, Healing Gaia, The Vanishing Face of Gaia and The Revenge of Gaia."
How was this man taken so seriously for so long? "The Revenge of Gaia". Really.
Lovelock: "The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing."
Which raises the question: how come he's the bigshot climate scientist, and you're the nameless El Reg commentard? You certainly seem to know quite well what the climate is doing -- get Dr. Lovelock on the phone!
"the 92-year-old scientist"
ISO standard public dotage again -- why do we let it go this far? There ought to be some kind of charitable organization tasked with going around and collecting our honored dodderers off their street-corner soap boxes and giving them a blanket and a chocolate biscuit or something, it's just shameful, a judgment on our society, to leave them on the street and let them go on about global warming or aliens with prosthetic nostrils or whatever they've fixated on.
Never get away with it
It'd be too obvious while you were setting it up; no one who knows about it is going to let it slide, for the same reason everybody agreed back in our parents' day that FOBS was taking it just that extra little bit too far for comfort. (Which is, for those who might be wondering, why Kim Jong-un's favorite new toy has everyone so worried.)
I'd prefer a reference to Ms Stob's latest. Where's the fun when everyone's doing it, dear?
Re: And I for one
If it's works of art you want to create, precious, hie thee to a university CS department. Me, I'm just glad to know there's likely to be a little work out there for me when I'm old and gray and can't afford to retire.
What Raspberry Pi users?
I can't even find one person who's actually received one of the damn things...
OK, bullshit aside
Anyone got a legitimate counter-argument to make, or is it just that this is the thread where all the "unpopular equals wrong, so if we downvote what we don't like enough times it will go away" dribblers are congregating today?
A swat on the ass usually did the job for me
...oh wait, I forgot, that's child abuse now, as no doubt also is suggesting that anyone undertake such a criminal act.
Mine's the one with the Broad Arrow.
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