256 posts • joined Tuesday 10th November 2009 12:53 GMT
Re: Where's the value?
"Well the USD, GBP and most currencies are backed by their countries armies, some of them have nukes."
I understand how a countries armies can at the last resort, force the taxpayer and future generations of taxpayers to exchange their labour resources to back\cover the debt of a currency. However nuking them would be a bit counter productive.
The murder was down to the temptation of credit cards and cheap credit. I blame the bankers!
Re: Prison will do them good
After watching The Power of Nightmares by Adam Curtis. It appears a tough stint in an Egyptian prison changes their attitude alright! Dehumanising prisoners appears to create monsters, ala Sayyid Qutb and Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Thanks for the heads up.
This will save me any confusion in the future. When wondering why celebrities only have slightly better cars and kitchen units, than mine while watching MTV Cribs.
Re: The original for this tech dates from the late 1960s
mmm..interesting....now, if I can only incorporate these technologies in with those google goggles. I could roll it out to the general populace on the pretense of protecting against peodophiles and terrorists by zapping their unhealthy thoughts, when viewing young girls and guns. I could then also stimulate their emotions positively every time I appear on TV.......this time next year, I could rule the world!
Could be a nuisance browsing here. Roll eyes = go back to first ElReg comment.
I started off in workstation local support\helpdesk with Windows 3.11 machines and I now work with server services (Windows 2008R2, Vmware, Netapp, etc) and my official title has never changed in 15 years from 'Information System Technologist'. I still feel a little embarrassed whan I have to write it on a form.
Re: Definately Possible
Simple solutions: Special steak tartare now on the menu. Bring out the 'Capricorn One' set from mothballs and start auditioning bald actors.
Re: Bees not as amazing as Australian face flies.
I am suprised you use Aerogard down under. You must have a faulty cork hat.
I can't beleive he is broke in any normal sense of the word. He was never off the TV during the 90's. I like Trevor Bayliss and even sent him one of my feeble invention ideas, years ago when he was presenting from the shed on the Big Breakfast Show. His C.V. must make him employable, even if it's after dinner speeches. Jesus! if he is really broke then what the hell has he been smoking!
Re: @RAMChYLD NO problems with old Samsungs
Germans have built both Trabants and Mercs. Car building quality, like technology, has nothing to do with the actual Nation or ethnic mix of the workers. Japansese cars built by Brits a case in point.
I would send a message of support " I feel your pain, buddy"
but I fear the ....................I am not your buddy, Sir............response.
(TBH it's a passive aggressive pet hate of mine that really gets me goat. ..Old joke alert!! Don't call me Pal, what do think I am? a tin of dogfood!......Sorry, Chum. )
Re: I think the only solution here is DBANing the drives.
The U.K. Laws are a joke and are open to extortion and malicious framing. The one case that I remember where there was an attempt to frame a guy with child porn maliciously placed on his computer, was only foiled because the perpetrator was the one that notified the Authorities, which later aroused suspicions. If the perpertrator had been more cunning and fooled a 3rd innocent party into reporting the crime, then the innocent guy would have been toast.
I certainly believe that there should be strong laws against the financing of child porn distribution. i.e. in my world a researching famous pop stars would have their hands smacked for financing deviants but the actual crime of having illegal data hidden away on a machine is madness.
"The one-and-a-half day Information Tribunal hearing last October came to £22,746 including VAT. This breaks down to Kate Gallafent, of Blackstone Chambers who cost £13,875 (plus VAT) and Jonathan Scherbel-Ball, of One Brick Court who cost a paltry £4,780 (plus VAT)."
Sounds like Scherbel-Bell needs a little work on his 'bastardness' skill sets. Obviously isn't evil enough.
Re: and another thing.
They should just add RE to History and give it a true baptism by fire. Philosophy and ethics could go to a new subject Economics, Politics and International Studies.
Re: Could be worse
Not sure where Eadon's hate comes from. It's either the head injury from that flying chair or because Gates never gave a sugar cube with the polio vaccination.
Some Rape, Barly, and Wheat went into a bar...
Rice was there and he was Mullered!
Re: British values?
Fawning over some German aristocrats, as if they were members of your own family.
Gush with sickening sentimentality over receiving a simple wave, after queuing and waiting in a large crowd for hours.
"It would mean a lot of blackmailing, MPs, celebs and people in positions of power."
I think the problem is more, people in a position of submission......tied up....masked...sort of thing.
Facebook facial recognition
If I went out in those glasses. I would be all over Facebook. Tagged by bloody friends, thinking I looked stupid.
Re: Wrong number?
WOW! I was more amazed that Santa was working at Sears, Roebuck & Co. department store especially on Christmas Eve. Lucky for him they put the wrong number in the advertisement, so he could get off early and deliver his prezzies.
Re: "help cops catch more paedophiles and terrorists"
Just imagine if a group of pedoterrorists actually got elected into Government and could use these tools to crack down on their dissenters. Thank god that in our illustrious democracy, our elective officials, are as pure as the driven snow and have never needed or be even been accused of covering up war crimes or fiddling.
That head in the demo was a little creepy. Who was it ? -- Jimmy Hoffa?
I wonder if Staples will have a list of banned items. I can't see Games Workshop being too happy with this technology going mainstream.
It's good to reminisce past hysteria. Keeps me cynical!
"eNews August 10, 2001
Update : Dean Kamen's 'IT' (or, Ginger)
You might remember the introduction of Dean Kamen's 'IT' or Ginger (eNews January 17 & 27, 2001) - a mysterious new invention that had attracted significant venture financing and attention in the press. A half-year later, several people have asked : Where is Kamen's IT now? Does Ginger have a name? What is IT? Can I see a picture?
Well, it seems that IT (or Ginger) is still a mystery. Passionate interest in Kamen's forthcoming project, thought by some to be "a new transportation device so revolutionary that it will force urban planners to redesign cities in its wake", has made him one of the most watched scientists on the planet.
At the other extreme, there are those who balk at the outrageous claims ("personal transportation vehicle destined to change the world"; "entire cities will require re-thinking to accommodate the power of this monumental breakthrough"; "the invention without comparison since man learned to use tools") and they think that Kamen is just a modern day "Robin Hood", taking from the rich and giving to the poor (Kamen does a lot of work with kids). At best, they suggest that he is simply getting funding from fat corporations and naive investors, to keep himself in helicopters, yachts or whatever.
The vast audience of the Internet loves sleuthing, so if you're intrigued, you might like to review all the discussions and guesswork. A lot of websites have mushroomed up over the past year. Some have pictures (spoofs) of IT, and you can even find movies of IT operating!
If you DO discover what IT is, please let me know! "
Re: What about that...
I will never forget the emailer. A real clash of mystery over reality, leading to fortunes won and lost. God I wish I had a crystal ball I would be a millionaire.
"The mystery over what kind of internet device Amstrad would launch had strongly boosted the firm's share price by more than 600%, from 83 pence at the end of September 1999 to 607 pence at the end of trading on Tuesday." (28 March, 2000)
"However, disappointment over the fact that the e-m@iler will not allow consumers to actually surf the internet made many investors to reconsider Amstrad's stock market valuation."
"The firm's share price plunged by as much as 14% before recovering slightly." (it didn't recover for long, as it was shit!)
supermodels, preposterous pop stars and celebrities
Lets's face it. This group of somebodies have failed for decades to 'Save the world' and to alleviate world hunger. Does anybody really believe that they can save Windows 8!
Re: First impressions were not great
I have only had a quick go on it and hated it. Probably because I am a lazy ass who slouches back and expects to do everything using a mouse click. Leaning forward to the keyboard to (Alt-F4) close a running application, is a right pain.
Not having a touch screen, I couldn't believe the amount of double key stroke shortcuts it requires. God knows how any disabled users will get on with it. Next time I use one I might actually have a look at the Accessibility options.
Re: Sounds like Nemesis all over again
I am no expert but if boffins can locate a rogue planet without a sun in interstellar space. Which apparently they can. So I was informed yesterday on El Reg, with this planet being CFBDSIR2149 which four and seven times the mass of Jupiter and 100 light years away. Then I think a nemisis, nibiru or planet x would probably have been spotted by now. It's still a cool story though and I wonder if any data still shows any signs that mass extinctions are in any way periodic.
Dr Hans Zarkov icon for jake, for knocking up that old spaceship from bits of kit, found around the ranch. You too would scoff at new fangled technology only capable of low earth orbit, when you can easily commute to Mungo.
Pigs at the trough picture.
Chinese army picture. thousands marching in unison for economic progress.
The most corporate and perfectly cheesy call centre staff picture you can find icon.
Message is obvious
"Coincidentally, Secret Agent Commander Wilfred "Biffy" Dunderdale, the real-life inspiration for his friend Ian Fleming's James Bond, lived near Martin after the war. Martin said he had the chance to show the bird and the message to Dunderdale before he passed away."
Monty's funniest joke in the world.
Sounds like a good win for the German authorities.
Re: I have a list of people I would send - Top 5
By the look of him, David Guest is a space tourist that comes to Earth for his holidays.
In Royal News Today!
Despite the establishments attempts to cover them up. We have photographic evidence, that the future royal monarch is to be suckled on some, rather small, but perfectly normal tits. There are no sign's of blue blood or lizard features. Which leaves experts contemplating the fact that the royal family, may not actually be anything special and they may indeed have a shared 200,000 year evolution history with the rest of humanity.
The are also reports that the third in the line, to the throne of England, may presently be gestating in some bikini clad floozy, located somewhere in Nevada.
Bill Gates, the master at getting people to log out!
Investing in Facebook = lost shirts
Re: Why is my money being spent on this?
Fair play for the comment.
I have loved this Olympics but I am feeling a little uneasy about this and wonder where the future lies. The reason that your (tax) money is spent on this, is for the glory of the State / Establishment and because the government now believes it is responsible for the 'happiness' of it's populace. For some strange reason the majority identify with 'physical strangers \ virtual friends via the media' who accomplish victories and success, as we derive positive emotions from their actions.
Will the future be some Gattaca dystopia where a small 'tall' percentage of the world, are selected as 'valids' for sports education, to be used for the the glory of their states? Will there be a backlash eventually by the grass roots populace, when they feel, they no longer identify with their chosen lanky athletic heroes? Who knows!
Re: Serious Suggestion
Well sorry about that! You are not my old manager are you? I'll try better with my writing ,if you promise to go to charm school.
Re: Desktop touchscreen?
I like the All in One's. Put some in my brothers estate agents office and they look great in a customer facing office. Also it's harder to spill coffee on the important bits wehn it's on the desk, unlike a laptop. I could only get the touchscreen variety at the time but I just cannot see why you would use it when the keyboard and mouse is close to hand.
Now I remember back a few years when I had a manager who was a bit of a git. Unfortunately, he also had a skin condition, where his hands were always flaky and weeping. One day he was pointing out something on my old CRT screen, when the electrostatic conditions plucked a large chunk of weepy flesh and it embarrisingly stuck right where we were looking. So with touchscreens, I can just see it being used by 3rd parties leaning over my shoulder taking control and I don't particularly want my managers sweaty fingerprints, bogies and food traces smeared across my screen.
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