171 posts • joined 10 Nov 2009
Re: This Linux user thinks it looks good (genuinely)
"Yep. Just because Windows finally gets it, doesn't mean it's no good"
Strawman. No one is saying that it's no good. They're talking about how late MS is in implementing it (without requiring a separate download).
"By downvoting me you therefore seem to be agreeing with the BBC's stance."
No, by downvoting you we are indicating that you haven't a bleeding clue.
Admission Of Guilt..
"..without admission of wrongdoing.."
This garbage has to die, asap. It makes the justice system (or is it the legal industry?) look like a bloody joke.
That's just sheer unmitigated bullshit..
No, it's pure, unvarnished, truth.
Re: She was right
"Of course you bloody do or they can sling their hook. You think Cancer Research is going to be..."
I have never heard of any *volunteer led* cancer research. And while you left it out of your quote, that is exactly what the OP was talking about, *volunteer led* organizations.
Re: Now we are all perverts
"You are not all terrorists agreed, but you are all the clients of prostitutes and you are all unknown American male murder victims."
So..all prostitutes are necrophiliacs?
Re: Anyone can play!
In other news, the Reg commenter Khaptain has had a charge of libel filed against them by a Mr. Ebola Virus. In a brief statement to the press Mr. Ebola vehemently denied being anything near as bad as Mr. Murdoch and vowed to pursue the case to the fullest extent of the law.
Re: Premier League Football?
It's just that American beer is *so* bad, even the commercials leave a bad taste in your mouth.
I already pay for what I get. The related question is, 'Do I get what I pay for?'
" He also said the abolition of slavery and absolute monarchy, and the achievement for civil rights, also once looked unlikely but were achieved."
The things that an engaged population can do are quite amazing. Unfortunately, at this point in time, not only is the population very much disengaged, the government and the media are actively promoting division (ie. partisan politics).
While we have achieved great things in the past, unless people are willing to shake off their complacency, such things will be beyond us in the future.
Checkpoints with armed guards asking people for their documentation? Most people are content to ignore anything that doesn't make their own lives difficult or inconvenience them overly much.
I wouldn't trust the US with it either..
Orbital strike on Wall St (and all the HQs of the various and sundry greedy companies)
First the PATRIOT Act and now a FREEDOM Act....they're trolling, right?
In essence what he is saying is: 'Netflix makes LOTS of money and I want a share of that'. Absolutely nothing to do with net neutrality, and everything to do with pure greed and envy.
Re: No Lumia?
*Looks at the URL*
Re: a netbook by any other name would stink as much
Oh be-still my beating heart...
Re: Amazon should pull out of France
Let me guess, you still call french fries, 'freedom' fries right?
"...people don’t really care about network performance issues..."
Re: it's like...
Except no one blames the bank for getting itself robbed, unlike the victim blaming further up.
Re: Having done that side mission in the game
If her argument is that she is the definitive vapid, airheaded bint, well...the case might be a slam-dunk for her..
Re: cant this be solved
In much the same way that a physical (residence) search can be stopped by locking your front door, or an arrest prevented by running, etc..
" they'll just replace the machine."
Oh *goodie* more landfill, *just* what we need!
Re: Let's go all the way ...
I would suggest a.....Discworld!
"The one who dies with the most dollars wins."
The one who dies with the most dollars, is just as dead as those who die with the least.
" so long as the potential licensee was signed up to the specified licensing framework."
So, Apple is fair game then, as they have a history of stealing SEPs and then suing the relevant licensing group (which they are not part of, obviously) because Apple)believe they are $deities gift to technology.
Re: although anyone familiar with IT types might...
I was thinking the exact same as you, then I read the initial comments and came to the conclusion that the writer may have a valid point.
I'd much prefer if he could stop the rabid iFans from outgassing on various public forums.
Re: False feeling of control
"The spies can get into deep shit if they overstep the boundaries and embarrass their superiors, so they have to be careful what they do and will probably show some restraint."
You can't embarrass the shameless.
Re: No win.
The people banging on about Free Speech conveniently choose to ignore that 'Free Speech' does not include any kind of freedom from the repercussions of your speech. It's called personal responsibility. Something, it appears, that isn't very popular with a certain type of people.
I would imagine it depends on which side is willing to be the US Government's bitch.
Re: Did Samsung Actually INVENT Something? That's a change.
Must try harder.
Considering the President's personal intervention not all that long ago, on Apple's behalf. I'm thinking it's more to do with the company in question (ie. Samsung) rather than other reason they make up as an excuse.
Re: re: minors cant sign contracts
Mortgages for kids! See your local sociopath, sorry...bank manager, today!
Re: What a sick joke
"What a sick joke"
Quite the apt summary of your post.
Re: This article could work the other way
"This article could work the other way"
Except it's not, she died and the death certificate is real. So what is your bloody point (aside from trying to divert criticism with what-if style scenarios)?
"..your head is in the wrong place."
Sounds like the voice of experience...
Re: Cease-and-desist letter?
Well, maybe they did...they're just not allowed to say so...
Re: Get Godwin's law out of the way first
Hitler is on the internet? Wait, of course he is, everyone is on the internet, does he have a facebook account, or twitter? I bet a look at his friend/follower list would be quite interesting...
Re: To be fair, home taping was a spectacular failure
I'm pretty sure the music industry has been trying to off itself the last several years...
Re: Everything with a hole in it is a vagina?
"there's a hole, and there's a vagina. True, there's an ass hole... but this stadium is definitely NOT shaped like an ass hole."
The majority of the commenters however...
Re: Pot, kettle, black?
"It must be really frustrating for Google to find out that their monopoly on our personal information has been broken."
You have the option to not use google, so if you don't like anything they do, then don't bloody use it. The NSA on the other hand isn't giving anyone a choice in matters, I know which one I'd be more apt to bitch about. Hint: It's not google.
Apparently in the Apple dictionary 'Innovation' means 'Patenting technology that already exists and/or is glaringly obvious'. Although I'm not sure if that definition comes before or after, 'Patenting technological ideas in the hope that someone will invent or create an invention using those ideas, or similar ideas, who we can then sue.'
Re: He's got that wrong.
"..encouraging the world to overbreed.."
Judging by your comment I have to say that you are certainly a compelling argument for birth control..
That was the *stupidest* comment I've read so far, and considering that I've read through all the comments so far, that's saying a fair bit.
D-plane boss, D-plane!
(I can't believe how long ago it was when that show was on, I feel old)
"But while the world mourned the second anniversary of Steve Jobs' death on Saturday"
No, it didn't. In fact, the vast majority of the world couldn't possibly care any less.
Re: Fandroids and Fanbois apart
"...The character of a corporation comes from the top and most directly the CEO..."
That would explain Apple then.
“Picasso had a saying - 'good artists copy, great artists steal' - and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
― Steve Jobs
Re: Phones are on the verge of desktop replacement
So what you're saying is that you've never seen a usb mouse, usb keyboard, nor any of the heaps of usb video adapters. There may well be a failure there but it's not on the part of the micro-usb connection.
I'm reasonable sure that you can't patent 'stupid' (especially when it's more temper tantrum than patentable idea).
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