42 posts • joined Sunday 11th October 2009 21:58 GMT
Re: A communist hotel
Having been there, I can tell you it'd be impossible.
And he mentions taking photos, without providing any in the article as evidence.
Also, Occam's Razor would suggest that it's a Daily Mail article and therefore highly unlikely to be true.
Re: A communist hotel
Ah yes, you mean the Daily Heil reporter who ran 4 miles through pitch black, unmapped, unsignposted streets past armed guards, walked around the hotel, ran the 4 miles back before sunrise and claimed to be the first person to have visited it, despite having produced no photographic evidence (and despite a tour group having been there a month before)?
This is true: it's not competitive: here in the state of Baden-Württemberg I can only get KabelBW, and not Kabel Deutschland. Oh, and contracts are usually a minimum of two years.
Certainly the mobile networks are competitive, but until we can up sticks and change to whichever provider we want it's pretty much a regionalised monopoly
Re: I guess I'm going to get downvoted here...
Clearly you're unaware of the infrequency of London-Portsmouth trains. I think it's about one train every 37 days.
Ah yes. The great flickr disaster.
Yet again, Yahoo! have gone in with the attitude of "If it ain't broke, break it".
Re: And if you think imposing Mandarin is weird....
Yes, the time zones are a bit of a pain: apparently they also informally use local time in places far from Beijing. It's almost as much of an arse as the Russian train system: all timetables are in Moscow time, no matter where you are.
Mmm... casual racism
I'm all for a bit of national sterotyping, but do you really have to call the Germans goose-stepping Nazis in search of Lebensraum?
At best it's lazy writing based on 70 year old clichés.
(Although, Germans are noisy on holidays, and they do munch a lot of sausage. I'll give you that.)
Re: *Whomever recently showed....
Whoever is the subject of the sentence (the person doing the action), so it's correct. ("Who leaked the document?")
Whomever would be an (indirect) object of the sentence. ("To whom was the document leaked?")
Re: Excuse me
Do a screen grab. Crop it, or change the colours a bit so it's not easily searchable.
Now it belongs to world+dog.
...while I spend the next few hours watermarking my entire flickr collection.
Re: Between The Unions and Thatcher
Yes, the UK's in the top ten. But only because of the enormous arms manufacturing sector.
You forget that NoKo is essentially still in the 1950s. So don't be too hasty about comparing it to a modern economy.
Re: The military guide on the DPRK side overloking the DMZ
Absolutely: I got the same rhetoric on a visit there. Even the civilian tour guides told us they would CRUSH THE ENEMY. They even showed us a desk with a UN flag on it, saying that the US chose to sign the treaties under the UN flag rather than their own because they were humiliated by the loss.
So, this is a country which shamed the Americans, and is still technically at war with the puppet government of the South.
Not a pretty situation to be in, really.
I'll just leave this here...
Re: Unless there is a large segment with phones and no internet?
uh, I guess you didn't read the El Reg article about Shenzhen?
Chinese cities, where these shops will be, are extremely well connected. Tons of 4G and shops with wifi. You're looking at about 350 million living in urban areas of greater than half a million people.
It's not all bicycles and paddy fields, you know.
Google will be renting out Chromebooks, not renting Chromebooks. Or perhaps even leasing them.
"Renting" without the "out" suggests that Google is paying $30 a month to hire them.
B+ for effort.
Re: Where's the custard?
Fish fingers and custard. That's why.
Yeah, it was particularly crappy when they capped phone & data roaming charges: just when I was enjoying spending €1 a minute to answer calls.
The users lose out
So users in Germany still won't be able to see music videos AND their uploads will have to be vetted first (= false positives).
I wonder if GEMA realise that they're helping to kill the music industry?
Can you buy email software
that doesn't even have a "to" or "cc" field?
She could have lost a hand.
I get more annual leave than the CEO of Facebook!
Suck on that one, Zuck.
I assume it's like that WWE pro wrestling
Sure, they're good athletes, but the viewing public suspends its disbelief for the entertainment, right?
Please tell me that people realise it's fixed. Please.
So all I have to do is start a cartel, make megabuttloads of cash, and then turn in the other companies to the authorities in return for immunity (thus guaranteeing that I not only get megarich, but also end up being the market leader).
And what would happen to the copper price
if 10 megatonnes of the stuff suddenly turned up on the market? You didn't think this through, did you?
C+. At least you showed your workings.
"one of the reasons why this word has lost its shock value is that it is now being used on television and radio."
So, if it's lost its shock value, why is he shocked?
We'll record it for you.
@Combat Wombat & @Kwac
Gay. Men. Are. Not. Paedophiles.
Please go peddle your hatred elsewhere.
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