46 posts • joined Monday 28th September 2009 18:29 GMT
He used to work for the SEC?
Vote with your wallet...
I stopped buying consoles a few years ago because once they became internet connected I saw this coming... I refuse to buy any product with such draconian DRM. I refuse to buy a perfectly good product that was split into 3 products for the benefit of the publisher's pockets (Starcraft 2). I also recently canceled my WoW account because Blizzard is just getting greedy with the combination of micro-payment items AND a subscription fee. Cheers to the folks who cracked this proving yet again DRM has a 100% failure rate.
Tell them about MySpace...
That's what I do. Explain to these youngsters how their old, forgotten about MySpace account has had its contents packaged and sold to random 3rd parties already. I love the jaw dropping look I get when I explain even if they delete it, it's already too late because these companies cache everything. I don't have a Facebook, LinkedIn, or other type of garbage and life's been humming along just fine.
Icon for you Fuckerberg...
As much as I would like to agree...
With the astronauts (I have the utmost respect for their achievements), as a lay man Constellation made no sense to me. We replaced expensive solid rocket boosters with the shuttle to save money and get to space more often. We then looked to replace the shuttle with? Solid rocket boosters... I know it's a gross over-simplification but it still felt like a step backwards. We should be looking for an even cheaper way to get even further into space. Let's move forward, please! :D
Good video on that...
Had to watch it in college, called "Taken For A Ride".
All about how GM basically destroyed our streetcar system. It kills me that 50 years later, politicians who are dealing with angry voters who are tired of gridlock are suggesting.... wait for it.... Light Rail! Yes streetcars will solve everything. God we are dumb sometimes.
In other news...
Hollywood officially announced today they had run out of original ideas.
So Armageddon will come around 2100 or 2150? I always forget if the power plants lasted 50 or 100 years. I am however disappointed we don't have more of the LHC tinfoil hat crowd in here claiming this will rip a hole in the space time continuum and destroy the earth. It is entertaining to listen to their misinformed rants.
I'd tend to agree as well but let's not forget ACTA and the wonderful notion that they would like to criminalize this sort of activity. Because god forbid an otherwise law abiding citizen steal from the mouth of poor, starving Bono. More recording industry tears please, they fuel me.
That gung-ho, cowboy, patriotic bullshit is how we got in two wars to begin with. Please herd all those morons back to Texas. If I could educate everyone in the states on just one thing it would be the distinct difference between patriotism and nationalism. We have PLENTY of nationalists and very few patriots.
Ban the G4 video instead...
That entire station is so painful to watch, I don't understand how it's still on the air? It's like the crappy IT version of MTV. It wants to be hip, but you just feel hopelessly uncomfortable watching it.
The last one?
A baseball? Thanks El Reg, now I'm going to be pondering the logistics of that all day... HOW?!
Most of us realize...
That is exactly the problem in the States and I suspect other parts of the world. Parents these days are more concerned with being their child's best friend and this does them a horrible disservice. It doesn't allow them to develop normal social skills and they grow up to be wretched adults that no one wants to deal with. Part of the reason I've stayed single for so long. I thought it was the norm when I was raised to say "Please", "Thank you", "Yes sir/Yes mam" but apparently I had a privileged upbringing. As I've gotten older I just see where so many adults never had that kind of parenting as a child because their parents were only concerned with their eternal happiness. We need more explosives for the kids and less coddling. I played with all these things when I was young and it certainly fostered my love of science, technology and all the cool things we do as a species.
...it could also mean "I'd rather own my own small business and control everything end to end as opposed to having good ideas squashed by short sighted financially minded management" ...or the jerks and assholes comment is probably pretty accurate as well.
I was thinking the same thing. Although, I suppose when the lawsuits move to the eastern district court in Texas we'll know for sure. LOL
Is that possible?
I know you can't declare bankruptcy on student loans in the states so I would find it surprising if he was allowed to declare bankruptcy on this judgment. Any lawyers among us who could answer?
I seem to remember reading an article on another website called The Register that claimed that today's youth have six times the mental health issues children in the great depression had. Now I never was good at connect the dots but I wonder....
What an idiot...
This coming from the guy that removed his photos after the privacy change settings. What Mr. Web 2.0 fails to realize is there will always be at least a portion of the market like myself that stick to their curmudgeonly old ways, don't use facebook and enjoy every bit of their privacy. Epic fail.
To know if I cross the pond on vacation I wont be arrested for taking pictures. At 7'1" (apologies for laziness with the lack of a metric conversion) the police would surely haul me away in a heartbeat. Clearly I'm working for some shady organization.
I was promised world eating black holes! Where are my world eating black holes?!
remember seeing this in some really bad Die Hard movie somewhere... oh well, it escapes me.
Anchorman was when it went downhill
His style of humor can only be endured for so long. I hated Anchorman, nothing but a bunch of overpaid celebrities acting like idiots with hardly any plot or good jokes. I'd rather watch a Godzilla movie in all honesty.
I for one...
Welcome our new nuclear monkey overlords? /shrug
I do find it funny what an unrealistic view of the world PETA has, their intentions are noble and all but they tend to be a bit absurd at times. They should really be protesting nature, there are certain species of monkeys that resort to cannibalism in times of a food shortage. It's even been documented, so let's stop all this monkey on monkey violence first then we can talk about NASA.
I used to work for a company that serviced DEC terminals. I pulled one apart in an auto shop and it looked like it hadn't been opened for years (this was about 1998 and most of these units were well over 10 years old and developed a lovely yellow hue as a result). The entire PCB was covered in a thick layer of what looked like soot. That one still stands out in my mind, it was the dirtiest machine I ever had to service. You literally could not see a single inch of the green PCB exposed, it was completely covered top to bottom. The kicker was the company still expected us to dress in shirt and tie which was unavoidably covered with this muck at the end of every day. Never made sense to me...
Echoing other comments, do they really think this will stop the people that illegally download? Someone is always out there working on a work around. This is why DRM always fails miserably. They still haven't learned that lesson have they? Even governments can't compete with a world of bored teenagers with nothing better to do.
@ Andy Neale
No, you're thinking of our other nifty death weapon, the airborne chemical laser. In order to reflect these you'd need a suitable piece of metal:
Check your dictionary sir:
1 : an encompassing political or societal entity formed by uniting smaller or more localized entities
b : a union of organizations
Given that this is likely a group of businesses promoting tourism I don't see your point?
Form over function
It may not break the speed limit but here's how we do it in Milwaukee:
You have to scroll through the images but the owner of a local custom chopper store decided to motorize this old love-seat. The lamp on the back is fully functional and lights up. It's quite a sight to see this thing cruising from bar to bar on the weekend.
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