to be fair, he probably also said we'd be flying around in atomic powered cars
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It wasn't a case of just mixing chemicals and hey presto blue light. There was some bloody clever physics behind hit making it work.
However even if they spent 20 years alone, when multi-billion pound companies failed, just mixing hundreds of chemical together until it worked, why on earth does that not deserve a nobel prize; if any thing the more effort you put into it, the more you deserve in return.
Did Edison just go, hmm bit of wire, bit of electric, hey presto light? No he spent a long time trying out different methods.
Did Marie Curie, just go oh look what's this funny metal, I'll call it Plutomium. No.
In fact I'd be annoyed if they just did go, ok this compound emits blue light, Nobel prize please.
Re: I do hope someone else buys it
I would think Corning's lawyers and board are going to have a long day today.
Re: Will they come to get me?
Nor myself, or did I?
Freedom of speech...
...unless it involves the government, then you need government approval.
...that's what these are. Just a money making scam....nothing more, nothing less.
Re: I think the problem is that NSA funded Cheltenham
Turkish: Yeah, that's perfectly clear, AC, yeah. Just give me one minute to confer with my colleague.
[Turns to Tommy]
Turkish: Did you understand a single word of what he just said?
How useful is it now anyway? When did you last get a useful email?
About 10 minutes ago.
There is only one way.
...stop clicking the bloody links!
Like every business, legal or not, if you don't use their "products", then they won't "sell" them.
Unfortunately human curiosity or greed will always win over common sense with many people.
Re: I recall the 8088 machine I learned on...
You car analogy is a little lame, for
"Mice are nice, but until you use the command line, play under the hood, you really don't understand what the machine can do or what it *is* doing..."
Then it wouldn't be driving a manual box over an auto (that's more like choosing an iPad over a MAC).
To use properly you analogy it would be like owning a modern hot hatch with all it's ecu's, fuel injection and stability control over a car with twin 45's, manual timing, adjustable suspension and manual brake balancing. Hence the phrase "getting under the hood"
That's getting under the hood and how many of you can do that?
The sooner we learn that 99.99% of the people out there don't give a crap how it works, so long as it does the better for everyone.
This could get fun...
...The Kinky Escort Agency,
Hi, your husband visited last week and he was asking about 3 in a bed sessions. 10% off 3 in a bed sessions, 20% if you arrange the booking.
Ignoring the horrendous typos...
"It will face daily fines of &euro1,000 – which is chump change for the web goliath."
£365,000 euros per year is hardly chump change. Still helps them make a loss in Europe (excluding Ireland), so less tax to pay. So a win for Google.
Re-read the article please:
"Why get Google to remove it from .com and .fr if you can still access it through .co.uk."
One of the 1st lines in the article...
"Google to remove links to defamatory information from its search results globally."
And who says Bing is referencing it? Even if they are, you take out the biggest search engine then work down.
Make sure you put on a return address on.
SWAT team in 3....2.....1
Re: Perfect timing!
The Reg Comments Dept. (aka MI5 outreach programme) have passed your details onto GCHQ who are now investigating what you have to hide on AWS. So you're not being paranoid, rather correct in your fears
...I thought piracy was destroying music sale, because as we are so often told, that 13 year old with 10 thousand titles on their pc would have otherwise paid £10,000 for them.
"more or less precisely"
It's either precise or not, you can't have both.
How to allocate the cash?
Easy, number of ad's you've clicked through and then bought something....
The road tax won't go...yet
".....ignoring the fact that road tax should just be included in fuel duty."
As the car's get more efficient, electrics get more popular, then tax collection drops. So they need some sort of permanent tax to screw everyone over equally.
Simple, they have to point out what's normal, so those freaks that are left out don't feel belittled.
"A majority of 61 percent in the population reported to wear glasses, contact lenses or other reading or visual aids occasionally in 2012"
"The rate for people in their fifties is more than 90 percent and nearly all over-75s wear glasses."
The stats are similar throughout the western world.
Re: They promissed the same in the UK a couple of years back
There is this thing called the "internet", it has these things called "web pages". Companies use these "web pages" to often give you "information", like the following:
"Huawei opened its first office in the UK in 2001 and is mainland China’s largest investor into the UK. The company has 15 offices across the UK and 890 employees, planned to rise to 1,500 by 2017. Huawei will continue to expand its investment in the UK in the coming years, and is planning to invest £650 million and procure £650 million in services by 2017. In 2011, Huawei opened its UK R&D centre in Ipswich after acquiring CIP, the centre for integrated photonics. In April 2013, Huawei opened a new UK headquarters in Green Park, Reading."
Re: Another explanation
Not sure why you are saying Nick Clegg will abolish bus passes, it a local authority thing, not national.
Still a billion a year on bus passes for people that are better off than many working people does not sit quite right.
..new attack vectors ahoy!
Re: Why bother?
The same applies to "Orange Mail" - Android phones have to be tied to a GMail account anyway, so why bother with that either?
The wife has a Gmail account for her android phone, never, ever used it for email (and nor does she use orange mail). It's this crazy thing called choice.
Re: Open goal for USA bashers
Ignoring the mix of future and present tenses...
"if not for the US, Europeans could be buying head scarfs and veils for their wives and daughters already when ISIS takes over, "
If not for the US blowing up countries because of the risk of oil supplies being restricted under the pretence that they could fire a bottom of the range missile, with a payload capable of any real damage well beyond it's physical range by some several thousand miles, then Europeans would never of had to worry about ISIS.
I just wonder....
...if the banks could (or do) buy these lists and then could revoke the cards? It would be an major inconvenience to the card holder, but not as much as you finding your card is refused not because it's been revoked, but because your bank account is empty.
Oh crap, here we go.
"there could be a loophole that allows only a ‘fair use’ allowance for customers "
So somewhere between 10 minutes and 100,000 then?
Why not just set in stone and say euro-plan must match x% of home plan and have done with it.
Re: China, the short lived adventure
You're right, how could our governments have let this happen?
Actually don't blame the governments for this, blame the consumers. We wanted "better", cheaper, faster, so that's we got.
Companies are only driven by demand, sure they may try to steer the demand, but ultimately, the consumer decides what they do. if every single Apple owner, for example said " We will not buy any Apple products until every component is made outside China" trust me, there would be new factories popping up everywhere.
Re: Wouldn't it be funny if...
...random analyst, plucks random data out and makes 1+1 = -50.
Many companies run many projects at a loss as they build up, heck even most little shops run at a loss in the first year or two. This is not news or even newsworthy.
They are expanding at a massive rate and building out at huge cost. As the market slows down and the "me too's" drop off, the big boys will pick up a lot of the slack, and slow down the expansion as the market matures. That's when they will start to make money.
@a/c Re: Can you hear that sound?
"I guess this means that Linux based systems are likely going to continue to be the most risky OS for remote exploits on the internet for the foreseeable future."
Are the only keys that work on your keyboard CTRL + C & CRTL + V?
Just as a (mainly) windows user, I think your a 13 year old moron that spends his nights on to many forums salivating over <insert female movie star>, whilst having pointless arguments with Eadon.
Sorry, I know, feeding trolls and all that.
Re: Oh $!#t.
"But I don't think it will affect anyone unless they're using OS X Server facing the Internet."
Well that's going to scare all two of them.
The difference is not traffic priority....
...but customer priority,
This is a basic argument that many pro / con net neutrality people rabidly can't understand.
Common sense says that voice and video real time traffic needs top priority and email less, the issue is should Google's or Microsoft's voice traffic take priority over Fred Smith's voice traffic; should Google's email take priority of Joe Blogg's email. The answer is no.
QoS is not the issue here.
For instance, picking up audio from the goal keeper, or turning off the commentary.
Yes,, yes ,YES!
Turn of the crap commentary that plagued the Olympics, especially the brain dead moron that covered the opening ceremony!
It's not a bug, it's a feature!
It means that your guests can control the heat as well. What's the issue.
Coat? It's suddenly got cold around here.
Re: What's going on here??
There are some ad and other links on the site, so maybe one of those has been compromised?
Re: Call me sceptical
"The one that really annoys me is the "New Road Layout Ahead" sign a truly pointless waste of time and money."
is that the one that stays up for several years until a) the lamp post its stuck to gets replaced or it replaced by a new New Road Layout Ahead when they decide the last change was an utterly stupid idea and change it back.
Yes I work in Birmingham where this seems to happen on a regular basis.
Re: Sad news
Oh just fuck off troll.
I know who the hackers are!
Face the facts folks, since all these hacks they must be rolling in it. All these "free" credit card checks being put into place must be music to their ears.
Re: aw man
We've used notourcreditcardinfohonest.rtf
We think no one has looked at them as the last modified date is the same.
Re: XP based self checkouts
If you run a 10 year old verision of Linux, chances are that's going to be pretty easy to nail as well.
It's not he OS that is the issue, it's the installation, maintenance and policies.
Makes no difference...
...when the shitty "musician" or "producer" ram all the levels to max and let the compressor sort out the resulting mess.
..attention whore get's nude photo's "hacked".
Yup just like the coincidental photographer that happens to arrive at the same nightclub / restaurant / beach and so on 5 minutes before they get there.
Re: I thought date of birth was like a password
You don't give the same date of birth to banks? That will make an interesting credit report.
Re: Exactly the type of thing
"Anonymous, just because, who I am, where I am, what I do, is none of your business."
Anon.....except to The Register who are a covert government operation and track you and your comments before handing you over..
"It may not be worth more than Amazon"
It is worth more and is WAY bigger.
Re: Statement of the obvious
Drug dealing / Shooting - sink-hole estates
Pick pocketing / bag snatching - tourist areas and tube stations.
Drunken violence - city centres and nr pubs, peaking on Friday and Saturday nights,
Under-age drinking, nr parks, co-ops & bargain booze
Football violence, pubs near football grounds, mainly Saturday and Sunday afternnons.
I make that a lot more accurate than 70%
All well and good...
...but what about all that data that is synch'd with iCloud / Gloogleland?
Law: Let us have the data on the phone. We have a warrant
Apple / Google, We can't...nah, nah, na, na, naaaaaah
Law: Lets us have all the data in the iCloud. We have a warrant.
Apple / Google: OK
Coincidently I saw three of those in Paignton the other week.
Ok guys..a hint...
...take it to the next level and give it a bath.