There is nothing wrong with the Guardian. You just have to read the Telegraph at the same time.
256 posts • joined 29 Jul 2009
There is nothing wrong with the Guardian. You just have to read the Telegraph at the same time.
This is the grauniad. Corbyn is unlikely to get the blame here. Cameron, Blair are all likely candidates though.
Dear Mr Dabbs.
I Read your Article and Thought that the Rs:Wyp sounds like a Very Good Idea but I couldn't find out Any Information on it Even a search on Google didn't give me Any Link and there was nothing on Kickstarter or on the Apple Store so Could you please Post A Link so I can Invest all my Life Savings because I think that I would make A Lot Of Money investing in such a Brilliant Project.
@skelband .. You've succinctly summarised why the EU objects to the sharing of personal data with the States. Privacy laws are a lot stricter because of the invasion of privacy by an oppressive government is still fresh in people's minds. I can understand why Microsoft et al don't like this law. It widens the chasm of privacy between the USA and the EU, making it increasingly difficult for these companies to do business here.
A lot of posters are missing the background to this
"From 1 September 2014, a new EU energy label for vacuum cleaners means manufacturers are not permitted to make or import vacs with a motor that exceeds 1,600 watts. "
What Dyson is saying is that these products exceed the emissions ratings and should therefore not be sold. There's still a bit of wiggle room for lawyers though,since the manufacturers may argue that on average their motors operate below 1600 watts.
"Except if it plummets to earth over, say, a playground or beer garden or what have you.". Pretty sure that's illegal in UK, so you just keep hold of the unit until plods arrive.
I'm not sure why this was struck out. If the person making the offer is old enough they are either offering some rough tobacco for her pipe or they're a carpet salesman.
@bbt (nice name by the way). You have asked a technical question about a well know OS on the El Reg forums. You can't honestly have been expecting a reply that answers the question? What you can expect is one or more of
* an implication that you are a spawn from hell for associating with <insert OS of choice>.
* a suggestion that you move to the true path of <insert OS of choice>
* The implication you are a fanboi (Apple), fandroid (Android) or just brain dead (Windows)
* A pedantic post suggesting you asked the wrong question
"This ... is not faggy resturant grub"
I'm absolutely with the poster on this one. Eating stuff made by a guy who drops his cigarette ends in the food is to be avoided at all cost.
"Perhaps if we had a heatwave it might switch from peers to piers?"
What .. you want a full page spread of a half naked Piers Morgan? You are WEIRD!
The articles (and some commentators) all seem to use the words 'unlatched' and 'unlocked' interchangeably, and they are NOT the same thing. An unlocked door is still safe until it becomes unlatched, at which point it can be opened.
I'm guessing that the fault is that the door can become unlatched and swing open when going round a corner, but I wouldn't put it past some someone to have confused unlatched and unlocked and reported on the more newsworthy fault.
To make this really perfect it should do this WITHOUT BURNING ANY OF THE DECK CHAIRS.
I so look forward to Dabbsy reviewing the TFL pay by bonk system.
Wales are noted for their blow jobs.
No. Alistair is English. Butt is an American word. Try again. Nearly there but it has three letters, two of which are 'm' and 'u'.
You've juggled a lap dancer? I thought you weren't allowed to touch?
I'm sorry Mark, but did you actually read the article? Sony has its own equivalent of Onlive, but for its Playstation platform only, so it's not exactly 'patent troll ... Nothing using them'.
Sony could have sweetened the deal for existing Onlive customers,must I suspect that they are a bit oblivious to their 'bad big Corp' reputation.
I can't wait for my next visit to the States.
TSA Bod: "So, what does this glowing key ring do?"
Me: "Oh, it's a radioactive source. If you have enough of them you can make a fission bomb".
TSA Bod: "I'll get me gloves".
First of all, I have to start with my father's opinion that "No two economists can agree on anything". As an economist himself he had a healthy degree of scepticism on the subject.
I appreciate that Mr Worstall is having to tackle a wide subject in a short article, but even then, there seem to be a few short cuts in his article.
The statement that "low interest rates screwed Ireland" seems to be one of those shortcuts. I thought it was Ireland taking advantage of those low interest rates without any thought of the future that screwed them. Note what I've done there. I've made the responsibility for Ireland's economic woes their responsibility not, as the article suggests .. Germany's or the EU's.
Similarly, I thought that Greece's problem was that they cooked the books and hid several bad debts in order to look as if their economy was sufficiently sound to join the EU. Similarly to Ireland, they took advantage of easy money and then found they couldn't pay when things got tough.
The idea that an area is too large for a single currency should also be challenged. What is required is that that area has to appreciate that the rich will subsidise the poor. As a regular reader of the London Evening Standard (I live in the Midlands but pick up the occasional discarded paper) I am often amused by the attitude of "why are we paying our wealth to those poor people up North?". The problem at the moment with Greece appears to be that Germany has the same attitude ... except that it's the poor lot down south they object to.
However, as always an interesting thought provoking article ... as long as you appreciate that Mr Worstall is not necessarily right!
You would have to ask it if it wanted to go and why.
Serious question ... what would happen to Linux is Linus was knocked down by a bus. In my company we are always taught that your software has to outlive you. Is Linus that central to Linux?
Not really flame bait .. genuinely interested in the Linux relaese/management process.
"...that can beam 4G-style signals to phones and homes circling the globe on stratospheric winds."
There many of these then?
(walks away whistling)
@Gavin. You are obviously far too young to remember the song he's quoting:)
*sigh* This is El Reg. Quoting hardback prices is more appropriate to a review for The Times.
Kindle price is £8.03. Although I must admit (because this is El Reg) quoting the price of a locked in eBook format might be a red rag to a bull.
I'm sorry, it has to be asked .... the first thing you do?
@shoot them later. I agree the rUK haven't had a say in this vote. However, we DO have a say next year as the rUK and Scotland negotiate on the break up, and I'm pretty sure that say will be 'You will not make any decision that benefits Scotland'. Alex Salmond is assuming (in public) that the voters in rUK will play nice about the split. Privately, he knows damn well that playing nice with an independent Scotland (and this includes monetary union) would be political suicide for any party.
Just back up vagabond here. We would still have a United 'Kingdom' since we would have the same monarch. In that respect we would be in the same position we were in between 1603 and 1707. The same goes for the Royal Flag (the Union Flag) which James required to be flown on his ships before the union of 1707
Have you done your usual thorough research into the move? Rumour has it that the States is a no (good) beer zone. Tea might be in short supply as well.
@nuke. You have made the assumption that you own the car.
There is already a model for using a community car (let's call them taxis) that are responsible for taking someone from A to B . There's also the Car2go concept where you rent the car for the journey but drive it yourself. Combine the two into a driverless car model and it might work.
@jubtastic... As far as I can tell from other reports (not this one, the story was incredibly short on facts, guy must work for The Sun) the hack didn't open the doors. It unlocked the doors.
On most cars unlocking the door and opening the doors are two separate actions.
Still a good hack but it doesn't mean you could fall out the car whilst it was in motion.
There's a good chance that by the time asteroid mining becomes possible that the ownership dispute will be with the Hong Choo corporation, registered in Shanghai. The USA isn't going to remain the only superpower on this planet (or off it) for ever.
Well, that managed to combine both the superiority of your faith with a sideswipe at our Queen. I am SO glad I'm not a Quaker and from your comments, have no wish to be within a hundred miles of one.
Have an up vote for comparing Lewis to Kyle :).
"What's wrong with swiping a card?"
Well, for one thing, in this country we have chip and pin and you don't swipe a card, you shove it in a slot. The process of paying by bonk is a lot faster than paying by pin, which is really useful if you're in a hurry (the M&S at my local station uses it)
I would pay him $20,0000 if only he would finish the b****y books. I honestly think he lost the plot about book 4 (or else became too important to listen to editor's advice)
Getting something to work reliably inside a heavily vibrating environment with high temperatures and lives that depend on the reliability of the item is a 'cheap problem'?
Re: Yorkshire. I would up vote you a gazillion times but unfortunately, you only get one
I've been on flights where the attendant's attitude was along the lines of "Oh God, I have another 4 hours looking after these unwashed plebs". Not sure glasses would have helped.
It's a nice thought but actually, no, it doesn't. Alcohol is a diuretic and even the small amount in beer is enough to make you piss away more than you imbibe.
>Typing a Spong! message will be called "spinging"
Sexting with Spong will be called 'Spooging'
So, a nice lot of expensive kit going into this system. Ummm ... have you tested that the thing actually flies and doesn't do an impression of a lead balloon (or even worse, a spinning lead balloon)?
A good post. It managed to combine a sneering superiority together with a complete ignorance of the realities of the marketplace in a single sentence. Just for that I gave it a thumbs up.
"In countries where people are expected to define themselves based on their own merits, "
This from the country that gave us Paris Hilton and the Kardashians?
Not that I'm going to buy a GG, but I wonder how they will handle varifocals?
Maybe we could sue for age discrimination?
Oh for heavens sake. I know you're El Reg but can we have slightly less Sun style reporting?
GCHQ didn't 'storm the Guardian', neither did the 'smash their computer equipment'. Their officers had an expenses paid trip to London so they could report to the political numbheads that the symbolic gesture had been carried out.
I don't have 10 top reasons for being on facebook and I admit my use of it is only applicable to myself, but here goes.
I have family scattered across the States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Italy. I have an equally scattered circle of friends. I use Facebook to keep in contact with all of them, share what we're doing, family pics and news. Before Facebook we used email with a BIG circulation list.
Security is set to Friends (sometimes 'Friends of Friends') but specifically family stuff is limited to a Facebook group.
I don't tend to 'friend' people I'm in everyday contact with because .. well .. I see them everyday. But Facebook has been a really good medium for maintaining contact with distant family and friends.
Facebook isn't for everyone. On the other hand, there are some things it does well, which is, I assume, why it survives. If you have an alternative method of keeping in touch then sure, let me know.
Surely it's called "falling with style?"
This could never happen with Google. After all, I've seen the ad where the proud father uses Google to record his daughters important life events for posterity ... So it must be true.