mean "by coincidence"? Because apparently it's not uncoincidental.
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mean "by coincidence"? Because apparently it's not uncoincidental.
Headache icon, please.
No, I really do not want neo-nazis reepresented in Parliament, thanks all the same. Fuck 'em. If they want representation, move to somewhere with PR. I don't want situations like, for example, Israel where Sha'as ( a psychotically right-wing ultra-orthodox Jewish party) gets to decide who makes policy and who gets bombed. I don't want 70's Italy where the motto was "if you don't like the government, wait fifteen minutes".
To be blunt, I don't want to empower loser parties to spread their minority ideas (which are bad ideas or they wouldn't be minority). PR is like the Special Olympics - you get elected just for showing up! Aren't you special and worthwhile and deserving of the opportunity to represent the fourteen bitter old fascists who voted for you when they weren't polishing their SS memorabilia. No, you're not. Fuck you.
PR is bad. FPTP is bad too but nowhere near as bad as PR.
(As for the LibDems, I know a lady who was nearly harassed out of a fucking parish council election by LibDems leafleting that she's a slut who doesn't know who her kids' father was. All untrue. Their father died in Afghanistan. I seriously hate the LibDems).
I'd rather have safe seats and wasted votes than minority parties ruling the country.
Some people SHOULD NOT be represented. In the forthcoming election, there's a chance that the SNP will be ruling England, Wales and Northern Ireland by proxy - how is that acceptable? If the BNP hold a balance of power, how is that acceptable?
It isn't acceptable. It's never acceptable.
FPTP, despite its undoubted flaws, moderates and equalizes the vote and crops out the insane outliers and the fucking Lib Dems - who, even before the coalition fiasco, were known for nasty, power-grabbing politics and the dirtiest possible election campaigns - and that is its saving grace.
Lot of downvotes here - are you saying that single transferable vote would NOT have led to the LibDems being a minority partner in every future government forever, or are you saying that you actually want that?
No snark here, it's a genuine question.
> if they had convinced the British public to vote in favour of the single transferable vote referendum it would have been worth it for them because it meant that every single future government would contain the Lib Dems. Forever.
Fixed that for you. Luckily, the British people don't want the LibDems in government forever. Or the SNP. Or UKIP.
Swings and roundabouts. If MS buy it, you can pretty much guarantee that they'll continue to offer it (probably for free) on all smartphone OS's. (OS's looks wrong, what's the plural of abbreviated Operating Systems?)
However, the biggest market for HERE is actually devices - Navteq powers hundreds of millions of factory fitted satnavs, all the aftermarket gear apart from TomTom and loads of handheld/bike-mounted devices.
I actually wouldn't be surprised to see a consortium of car manufacturers bid for it.
It was reported at the time that MS didn't buy the mapping because Nokia didn't want to sell it.
If that's changed, there's no real reason why they wouldn't be a potential bidder.
Apparently no, unless you count "get a magnifying glass and read the stickers".
Have you seen an M.2 drive? I fitted one in my (mini-itx) home build so I could lose the drive cages for better airflow.
They are tiny. The old "stick of gum" comparison actually does them a disservice - considerably smaller than either a stick of gum or a DIMM. So yes, I suspect there are definitely physical limits to the form factor.
That's in order to run and install the evaluation system - hence needing a DVD ROM drive or USB thumbdrive. It is NOT a requirement list for Win8.1 embedded itself, which will happily run on XP's minimum requirements.
> Known, yes. Easy, no. For a start, it means a complete hardware refresh because the hardware capable of running XP will barely run 8.1, if at all.
Remember we're talking about embedded custom images here.
Not always. linux took a long time to get up to the level of stability it enjoys now and buying support in the past was.... not trivial. Or safe, particularly.
And the reason DOS became huge in the first place is that it was cheap.
XP Embedded (which most ATMs run) is still supported. Certainly beyond next year.
Also to quote the article - "in come imporved security"(sic). Yeah. Secure Android. Right. Are they going to secure Windows ME while they're about it? I'll believe "imporved" though.
> new REST-based APIs for Mail, Calendar, and Contacts
That might actually be useful.
Yeah, but he was just showing off to get laid.
> Im puzzled by this logic. Every time a man has sex with a woman, a woman has sex with a man. So women shag around just as much. QED.
You're confusing the total number of acts with the total number of participants. Elementary logical failure.
But women will educate us in what works and once the lesson sinks in that asking 50 random strangers “Hi, wanna jiggy?” doesn't actually work, then our approaches will be tamed down to those that do work.
Except that it almost certainly will work, provided the asker is prepared to continue asking different individuals and not be disheartened by the massed rejections.
The fun bit is waiting for some fandroids to come along and tell us that even though the FTC internally found Google guilty on all counts, they are still clearly innocent because nobody makes McDonalds sell Burger King burgers or some other nonsensical drivel.
Maybe I'll look into it then.
I'm not about to faff around composing posts in Fiddler, so never mind.
How did you use the old icon?
I've particularly been missing the "Death of the Reg" icon.
McDonald's business is selling burgers. Google's business is
selling you to advertizerssupplying search results.
The EU are not saying the Google should be supplying DuckDuckGo results along with their own.
> And what would Apple have a de facto monopoly on (aside from expensive phones and now watches)?
They had a de facto monopoly in the form of iTunes, which they then illegally leveraged into a mobile phone business and a tablet business. But that horse bolted long ago - too late now.
No, he means the Windsors. George V changed the name by decree.
> Why would I want a 120 landfill windows phone that has no apps and costs £60 a year after year one (in addition to mobile contracts of course)
What? It costs £120. Unlocked. You own it from that point and put whatever SIM you want in there (or none).
Where does the £60/year come from? You don't have to renew Office 365.
Google fanboy references "microsofts mighty ad machine".
Film at 11.
perhaps massive cowards (see above) should be able to opt-in to mass surveillance from GCHQ while those of us who can do maths and realize that we are more likely to be hit by a meteorite twice in an hour than get killed by a terrorist crack on with our lives.
You could beat them to it by donating.
> The vast majority of Java runs on servers, where “write once, run anywhere” is in fact slightly less of a joke.
I think there's a difference between Gamergate and calling someone a female Stephen Fry - ie, an ignorant enthusiast.
No thanks, those gorillas are too strong. Try one of these baboons, They're milder.
> Did I miss the Fourth Reich?
I don't know. Probably not if you're Greek.
it's a topological extension of the information superhighway.
I wouldn't. It's buggy and known to be so. If you don't use the handset as your primary then okay but this isn't "daily driver" material yet by a long way.
> Do you really think it's a moral decision on Microsoft's part?
Nope. I think they're pushing privacy as a brand-differentiation, a USP to make customers go with them over, for example, Google. The big G is not so much about privacy, except their own.
So overclocking isn't a thing after all, then?
My favourite was the "waterproof" poster.
I was thinking more along the lines of -
"We live in a world of marvels and no mistaking it. Oh, some lugubrious fuddy-duddies will always cast swine before pearls, value chaff over wheat and verily render from Caesar what should remain unrendered and that's up to them, my loves, for we few, we happy few, we band of wristband wranglers have been granted joy. Sumptuous joy. Delicious joy. Scrumptulicious joylode as the late Stanley Unwin might have sagaciously opined.
To touch, to stroke, to force-fondle a sparkling glow of machined elysium on the hairy Tartarus of one's clumsy wrist, a joint of little desire, a mere link 'twixt arm and hand without charm or sexuality rendered glorious at one stroke, for stroke it you will.
It is beautiful, this thing. It links to ones iPhone, itself a thing of utter erotic gorgeousness, and it has a battery in it, which is splendid. And even as you caress the Watch (a mere "w" is insufficient, the mighty "W" barely suffices as Sir Jony Ive so rightly decided) so it caresses you back. One caress, two buzzes three throbs.
My wrist throbs for me, and, dear reader, we shall all in turn throb for our wrists".
I think we've been downvoted by Stephen Fry.
My watch is also a Fossil.
Preferred name for this thing is definitely a "jazzbangle" although I don't know why either - it's just a really good word.
Lewis, could you invite Stephen Fry to review it for the Reg?
Because, y'know, funny.
Don't you need a TV license for that?
Speaking of which, the review is sadly silent in which of these (if any) will pivot.
I too used to go for vertical space but eventually spent some tax-deductible capital expense on an Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 27" which at 1440p and 27" doesn't need to pivot.
It does pivot, of course, and at that price you'd bloody hope so too. It just doesn't need to.
Oh, you do NOT get to blame Simon Weston for the failure of his superior officers.
Tell me you didn't go there.
I make no judgements on the type of audience or even Farage himself - I'm just pointing out that he is likely to alienate more prospective applicants than he will attract.
You could probably increase applications by removing the Farage paragraph.
Nobody likes unwanted ads (if that's what this really is).
However, sneaking Win10 onto home users' machines for free would probably be a benefit to everybody.
I'd pay that, too but only if they also implemented SSL.
Because 2015 people, ffs.