53 posts • joined 15 May 2007
Erm, are you sure?
According to the Danish government, they haven't banned it, but they haven't had an application to sell it in Denmark from Marmite either...
No Italian Job??
Fail. Utter fail. I mean, seriously, pure, utter and complete fail. FAIL I SAY!
... not very! Idiots.
I'm surprised that they didn't just go the whole hog and call it Web 5.0, given how it seems to cover every web-based or -enabled technology currently known to man.
Erm, about that metaphor...
Making like the space shuttle... er, the one that's being decommissioned next year and will no longer be taking off, that one?
Just wondering. ;-)
Did he not think...
...that if you slap a half naked girl really hard on the arse when your face is at her foot-level then you're likely to get a face full of shoe? Strippers aren't renowned for wearing soft, fluffy slippers either, so I'm not surprised at the, imho wholly deserved, damage!
Scaremongering Panic Wranglers Strike Again
Yet more people who obviously don't understand the functionality and can't be bothered to find out how it actually works spreading bullshit and generally scaremongering to try and cause panic. What a load of crap. With people like this around I'm surprised the internet got further than the fledgling network it started out as.
Hmm, solving a problem that isn't really there?
Whilst it looks nice and seems to work well, I don't actually see it as a problem that needs solving.
If I have too many tabs open in FireFox and want to group similar ones together, I just drag one off to the task bar which pops it into a new window on it's own, and then drag the similar ones to that window. Different tabs in different groups (windows). Done.
£800 for a PVR? Really?
She wrote an app called HelloPurr and it miaowed?
The Weighty iPad
With regard to the iPad mentioned earlier in the comments...
"...solid Platinum rear section which weighs in at a huge 2,700 grams."
Is boasting that you've added 2.7Kg to a device which is supposed to be highly portable really something that people will think is cool enough to pay nearly £300,000 for? Personally I'd prefer to pay significantly less for something that fulfils it's purpose significantly better.
The Name's Amusing...
Er... but then so is the product by the looks of it. Are they really trying to suggest that the half a second or so involved in getting to a folder that you don't have open is such a productivity killer, and requires you to spend ten minutes or so setting something up that supposedly makes it easier?
But yeah, cue the 'Does navigating to you folders leave you feeling like you're sitting on a cold floor? Get Piles!' jokes.
Re: How has this backfired?
I wouldn't call gaining a reputation for offering things that you can never deliver "flaggering press".
Being from Brighton, I wish people would quit complaining and let them get on with it so that the network here can be upgraded, but then I guess these people don't make their livings in telecommunications, unlike myself.
"They just fill your head with numbers and that cant be good for you."
Numbers - they're rather similar to symbols, aren't they? You know, that thing he supposedly changed his name to in an attempt to maintain his "cool" (as opposed to idiotic numbskull) image?
Re: A female spokesoperative said...
Have you considered the fact that you might have been mistakenly photographed by hundreds or perhaps even thousands of people whilst in public view? You know, those people out snapping holiday snaps, shots of their friends whilst you're walking past, shots of buildings, even perhaps (gasp!) a fine art photographer?
So presumably your perfect solution would be to have every photograph that gets taken in public be vetted by everyone in the world before it's 'approved' and allowed to be used by the photographer.
It's attitudes like that which lead to uninformed police officers harrassing innocent photographers for no legal reason.
Having watch the YouTube clip from start to end, this is utterly dispicable. The officers obviously don't have a clue about the law, and keep changing the reason they're stopping and eventually arresting him, ranging from taking photographs of children with their parents present, the military, frontline police officers, and finally citing the terrorism act and arresting him for disturbing the peace. With the exception of the last one, all are legal. What's worse is that they manhandle the kid, take his camera (that's called stealing, isn't it?), and apparently push him down some stairs along the way, as well as obviously intimidating him and asking him to stop recording audio (dodgy much?!).
I hope he gets one hell of a payout and the police give up trying to enforce non-existant laws and concentrate on the real ones.
"...while others may not perform well with our site".
In other words, they can't be bothered to rewrite their site from the old IE6-specific code to a cross-browser codebase.
Are you sure?
Turned the market on its head? Are you sure about that? I personally don't agree. Sure, it has an optimised JS engine, but then everything Google do is massively heavy in terms of JS load, so yeah, it's probably faster on sites of their creation. For pretty much everything else the gain is minimal, certainly not ground-breaking or something that "turned the market on its head" even 2 years ago.
Just because it's illegal in Pakistan...
...doesn't mean it is in America. In fact, I'm fairly sure it's not, and that's where FB's servers are I would assume. So tough luck Pakistan - how about worrying about important things closer to home rather than what people are drawing on a different continent?
Couple of things...
Firstly, why didn't 3D in it's current form (glasses, different image through each etc) die out once and for all when it came around the first time? We want proper 3D sets, not a rehash of some dodgy 1970s tech that was a failure.
Secondly, why do they insist on pushing Wipeout HD? I remember playing the original on an Amstrad running Gem OS and, other than it being in monochrome, it's hardly changed or improved at all since.
Yeah, YouTube's rise in popularity growth rate is all because of Universal Search, and not perhaps other contributors over the past 3 years or so, such as tens of thousands of devices adding YouTube capability, (DVD players, BluRay players, mobile phones etc); websites such as FaceBook making it incredibly easy to post highly visible YouTube links - the list goes on and on. Nope, it's all because of Google's Universal Search.
Besides, people can still sponsor search results on Google, right? So what's wrong with them using the service they have developed and own in the same way as their paying customers? I know that I use the majority of software that I develop rather than use competitors' software.
I'm not saying that Google being so goddamned big and all-knowing is a good thing, but I also don't think that they are helping YouTube get to a particularly higher position that it would have got to using it's own steam.
On the outside it looks suspiciously like a '92 Civic with a West Coast body kit.
What's the point?
If you need a mobile computer, you buy a notebook or laptop (higher spec, more storage, more flexibility, multi-tasking, real keyboard, flash, real applications etc).
If you need a touchscreen mobile computer, you buy a tablet (higher spec, more storage, more flexibility, multi-tasking, flash, real applications etc).
If you need a smaller mobile computer you buy a smart phone (similar spec, similar storage, more flexibility, multi-tasking, similar apps, and the added bonus of being a telephone!)
The iPad has no point - it's just filling a non-existant void to allow designer name worshippers to worship that little bit more arrogantly and publicly.
I wish companies would stop needlessly trying to make everything about social networking rather than improving the core services they offer. Seriously, I don't need to be in contact with everyone on every contact list I've ever created on the web from every website, tool or service I might want to use.
Dynamic types = a license to fail.
A whole £3k?!
Wow, that's really gonna hurt Microsoft!
Why is it...
Why is it that the bankers can take home millions of their customers' money in bonuses and pensions and the like when they aren't doing the job they're being paid for (isn't that called stealing?), and yet when THEY screw up and give someone who isn't a banker a similar amount of cash, it's the customer that gets arrested and sent to prison?
Sod that! Good luck to them, I hope they find somewhere nice to settle down with their millions and live a happy and undetected rest of their lives!
I can't see that taking off...
With prices like that, where's the benefit in renting them online, other than the convenience factor? I'd personally much rather get a case, sleeve and disk for the same price tbh, and not have it tied to being played with AppleTV. If they were to half the price they might have something interesting, but when you can buy the physical disk for the same price (or possibly even less with a bit of research) there's no USP here at all.
@ I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects
"Instead of wiping the server, they should have inserted a few famous names. Not too many but enough to seed allegations of whatever."
Nice, but I think filling the server to capacity with unauthorised copies of music tracks in the form of DRM-less mp3 format, sharing the drive on the net (or just making the drive root the web root) and then seeding a few search engines would've worked a little more tactlessly. I wonder whether they'd actually go as far as to sue themselves. I have a feeling they probably would, based on past experience.
There's a saying oft quoted on the TV show Hustle: "You can't con and honest man". I'm guessing that the Cisco kit was offered at knocked down prices or I doubt the government agencies involved would've gone for it, preferring suppliers with well established names. So it's pretty much the agencies' own faults for not wanting to pay market price for the goods. I hope they lost millions and learn their lesson. I also hope that these routers etc aren't currently sat aboard warships, in missile control centres etc
Games are not the place
Games are not the place for messages of this kind. Games are there for escapism, you don't have to worry about drink-driving in a game because of the very fact that it's a game, and therefore you shouldn't have to worry about seeing adverts like this in-game. Sure, put them on motorway bridges, on billboards, wherever in the real world, but not in the cyberworld, in the cyberworld there is no such thing as drink driving, and so there should be no such thing as drink driving warnings.
Next they'll be suggesting putting big notices about the danger of guns on games like Halo and CounterStrike, or having mandatory psychological assessments done every time you accidentally team kill.
Rediculous amount of friends...
I understand MPs and suchlike having, indeed needing, a web presence. I don't understand why they would use facebook, a site primarily created for communicating with your FRIENDS. He has 2500 "friends", and I bet he only actually knows about 1% of them, and engages in conversation through facebook with only slightly more than that. Why not get a website built? If you want to open up comminication with your constituents, use one of those newfangled forum thingymajigs. That way you can even get it styled exactly how you want, make whatever announcements you want, and aren't quite so likely to get banned from your own site for not being yourself.
"Usually a 'wet' smell signifies a broken hand dryer in the toilets."
Or possibly that they've been relieving themselves behind the racking!
"The most annoying thing on public transport are the twunts who think that listening to (c)rap music on their phone's tiny tinny underpowered loudspeaker is acceptable. For these, we need some sort of directional EMP device...."
I think a machinegun would work just fine tbh, and I'm sure David Blunkett would agree with me!
So let me see... he has an amazing career spanning decades, millions of dollars in the bank, and without the public he would've had none of this, and yet he feels that he's above the satire that all public figures are afforded. If you're going to live your life in the public eye, you're going to be satirised, end of story. If Prince doesn't like it he should stop making records, give up his millions and go and work in a burger bar somewhere.
What a complete and utter cry baby!
Well if they're going to be like that...
<i>"We have a zero tolerance policy towards any actions which could endanger the safety of our passengers and employees."</i>
If they're going to take it so literally, why are they allowing pilots to take off at all?!
Thou shalt not...
...engage in the debasement of our society through the utterance of the words "First post", particularly if followed by an un-necessary magnitude of exclamation marks and misplaced numerics.
"[...]but stressed that the teacher's right to free speech had not been infringed."
Oh really? Sacking someone for suggesting that something that goes against all current scientific knowledge(i.e. a talking snake) should not be taken literally isn't infringing his right to free speech at all. Of course not!
Good ol' America, so-called land of the free!
Confirming you address personally...
isn't going to work the majority of the time. eBayers are generally a very careful breed, and if you a a seller received one address from eBay / Paypal, and then an email or message from someone suggesting you should send the package elsewhere, you're going to be very suspicious, and probably contact eBay security and not send the item at all.
All that's necessary is...
...a blast from a Matrix style EMP weapon and the troops are buggered. Well thought out Special Ops guys!
Remind me never to...
... fly on Nepal Airlines. Ever.
Red and green glasses anyone
This sounds very similar to the old-fashioned red and green glasses with two images in red and green tint overlayed on top of each other.
I can't imagine it taking off... I don't wear glasses and can't see that I'd be happy having to wear glasses every time I watch TV. Similarly my fiancée, who does wear glasses, wouldn't be happy having to put another set of glasses over hers to watch TV.
In addition you'd need at least 4 or 5 pairs of glasses for friends and family - that's going to start costing a rediculous amount of money!
A whole $0.0008?!
Wow, that's a huge amount of money! I mean, if you broadcast 4 minute songs continuously all year you'd have to pay a whopping $105.12 for the priveledge! I wonder what that is compared to the advertisement revenues of these stations. Particularly ones like Yahoo! etc.
Well, there goes his career!
Jumping to conclusions isn't what I thought science was about, and you certainly don't expect a scientist to announce such a ground-breaking theory as this without doing substantial background checks.
Still, the next time he announces something like a canal system on Mars, at least people will be rightfully sceptical of his research and check the background instead of blindly publishing it.
I may have...
Emailed their tech support department with a couple of pointers on customer service.
What's the point?
What's the point of rotating the screen? Why not just rotate the whole phone? I have an SPV M600, and use landscape mode all the time without having to revert to patented mechanisms to make it landscape. Perhaps I should patent the method of holding the phone in your hand, and then rotating it through 90 degrees!
Hackers blamed for a hack?!
No really? Wow! I would never have though that it could've been hackers that carried out a hack!
"I'm surprised they kicked her out if they werent going to show what happened."
Why? If it didn't get shown did it not happen? Would it suddenly be erased from the victim's memory? I remember most of my life, and I'm fairly sure none of it has ever been televised.