1061 posts • joined Saturday 19th May 2007 01:37 GMT
Oh well back in the late sixties an interesting book warned us in advance about stupid people occupying positions of authority above the limit of their single one track a time brain cell !
Idiocracy has come to past !
As always , Apple treats the loyal faithful like dirt before a broom !
But I keep wondering why El reg didn't pick up the story of an exploding Mac Book Pro which was coincidently visiting Digg when it shuffled off to the land of fried silicon chips !
Check out Umberto's comments as that user has serious problems as it neither knows tops from bottoms and bottoms from tops , a truly frightening combination if it was a laptop service technical person !
@ac Nancy P. or so the standing joke goes is the best repuke leader in the lower house for the last decade !
Further both George and his VP Darth have stacked Justice to only pursue his perceived enemies and the latest band of federal judges approved since 2001 are on the low side for both intelligence and independent thought too and will "White" wash most court documents !
Now as all the evidence has been locked away under a permanent classification seal by Darth or has been fed into the furnace via a paper shredder getting a Federal Court to convict these questionable flotsam on hearsay would be well nigh implausible to say the least !
Unfortunately all these problems with the corrupt US Telco bosses will be reduced to background noise in the new tsunami that will shatter the ultra thin walls in Wall Street because of a new US Bank implosion/collapse scandal that makes the Savings and Loans losses of the late eighties under Daddy Bush look like petty cash !
Count down to the financial collapse of '08 has begun , almost eighty years after Black Thursday October 24th 1929 !
@ac you really cracked me up
@ac surely you jest or either miserably failed basic Google 101 in 3rd grade , for in the UK in 2006 as reported September 2007 in the grossly overcrowded and under staffed UK prison , police cell and youth detention system "There were around 600 deaths in custody last year, including in prisons, young offender institutions and police cells."(only 68 were in actual prisons or roughly 11% of the total ,another 400 were listed as natural causes but since 9 out of ten death certificates issued annually in the UK are fabricated works of fiction Dr Shipman style it boggles the imagination as to is it a cover up or deliberate murder ?)
Any nice troll in the land down under in Oz would politely say "You are full of it!" to your face, the Kiwi's would be less polite and more direct and use a cricket bat , the think tank God pretenders to the west across the Atlantic sea have their head in posterior problems and don't really care !
Say , since I currently have a car boot full of assorted sized feet from another troll looking for a good home , where you want them sent !
Sadly in an age of information where a million answers wash around in the tubes looking for the questions , tunnel vision is still alive and well in the 21st Century of propaganda !
With apologies to Nelson and PH "Ha! Ha!" !
Some days when you don a police uniform in many countries UK inclusive , you can literally get away with murder !
Hang on a minute , since on the Euro mainland the only borders that now exist are those which are external and abut non member EU countries and only white marker posts say "You are now leaving Finland drive safely" and fifty metres down the road "You are entering Sweden drive safely" and so forth !
And since the UK is now part and parcel of the group , it is only a matter of time HM Customs Staff will be reduced to greeting and waving goodbye to international tourists arriving and departing from international ports of call as all those with Euro passports can walk through the open gate !
Whatever that woman is smoking is truly a very potent form of weed !
But then again
But then again , no Apple fan boy likes to be reminded of the simple fact that in the real world outside their fantasy that ninety six people out one hundred new PC buyers do not buy the over priced and hyped "god's flawed product" in the first place !
Wankers they be and wankers they remain , unable or unwilling to understand any letter in the word "Denial" , as was there not a recent article from El reg about a certain web page loaded to the teeth with all these lovely trojan Mac hack tools just waiting for these clowns to come along !
Credit card fraud is peanuts
The fraud on credit cards is small potatoes and the tip of the iceberg when compared to the actual losses from bad lending and other currency trading problems !
They use these figures as a form of catch 22 to reduce company tax rates even though a majority of the figure is not a real loss in any sense of the word but few governments have properly trained corporate tax audit teams to sniff out the discrepancies in the banks bulk detailed annual returns documentation and rely on large past scandal plagued accounting firms such as KPMG and Ernst Young to be honest and above board in all their summation documents !
Besides which they highlight the word fraud in order to divert the sheeple share holders away from reading another set of larger figures in very small print further down the page on the annual return sent out to all every twelve months !
But then again
But then again , er how many people die annually when in the so called protective police custody or innocently awaiting your tube train to depart to your destination when armed hoons in uniform arrive to shoot first then ask the questions later ?
Easy fix , if they use GoDaddy , then a simple call to the prez and all you get is the "oops page" as they pull the plug and then hijack the domain name too just to rub salt in the wounds !
Oh , if truth be told whilst the makers claim that there is supposedly 48 bits in the key one can surmise logically and convenience to the makers that we have reserved first 4 bits for country code(stops transatlantic fools from opening Welsh garage doors), say 3 bits for industry type code (after all you don't want a tram ticket to give some innocent fool access to a place like Porton Down do we and for level access limits too ?) another 5 bit unique industry identifier code(replace wankers who lose things or reorders) a possible 5 bit date code and one check bit too ! , so in reality the keys would have a mere 30 bits left for the real key !
Little wonder they were able to crack the codes so easily!!
Idocracy rules supreme !
One can surmise sales of RFID shielding cases for these devices would be a minimum mandatory requirement at the very least !
@daniel surely you jest , however RN do have on current special lease one Spanish and one German D/E submarine they allowed to borrow them from time to time (nuke's are very noisy beasties and can be heard coming from a hundred miles away and one suspects they would love to get their hands on the newest German fuel power cell class as these babies are so sneaky and so quiet they can sail up behind any current nuke and the crew on the other boat would never be the wiser for weeks at a time) !
A pity since they don't sort by server origin specific because the last time I checked the bulk of the feeding tubes were US based still , but as time goes on the rest of the world is starting to shift outside that sphere of influence and the changes in the past five years have been very dramatic indeed !
The next step
The next step is to turn back the clock one thousand years before the printing presses released the masses from eternal servitude to the church and then ban all schools except those approved by the church !
Oh sorry Sally Kern , the peoples repuke rep of the State of Oklahoma and of a certain new notoriety concerning a recent recording denigrating another class of person which just escaped to the tubes ! Anyway back to the story in hand , has just had her new bill passed in the state lower house and is busy lobbying or peddling influence to get it passed in the state upper house(hubby dearest , is a church pastor by the way) ! As with everything this one little stone cast into the pond will eventually generate a tidal wave in the bible belt where Southern Baptists wankers will fall for it hook line and sinker , just like another dry era as before in another century past !
To me these new variations are identical to the old vices , but as rewritten by legal wankers in order to reapply the church from tending the spiritual needs of the flock to pulling all the strings from behind the throne as per pre Martin Luther reformation days of old, as bad habits and yearning for the imaginary illusion of the good old days just keep on resurfacing in different guises !
Oh well , let the ignorance not reign supreme thus ! , or is it too late and "Idiocracy(with apologies to Mike J.)" has now begun in earnest ?
Actually the boys playing with their shiny toys in Pakistan , have amply demonstrated what a phone company and state internet provider can do , in one weekend not all that long ago as both Google and Youtube can attest about the efficacy of how quickly a dead end link can rapidly multiply outside the country of origin like a mutating virus like bird flu and needed the old direct DNS numbers to bypass the problem !
Some people have more brains then others or either a very short gold fish like memory retention time span !
Well it did do one good thing it killed SONY's very evil DRM'd schemes and scams like ATRAC stone motherless dead!
But with the prices of bulk cheap memory falling so quickly , it is about the right time to move on to lossless codec's !
Hmmm , to me in some ways the product specification would be closer to the two year older Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC in size and mass and missing optical drive .
The hard drive is a 1.8 inch unit so is limited in capacity and choice of suppliers for replacement units and is or will be replaced by a solid state unit within the products life time.
However , the other thing is that the unit can be downgraded as an option from Vista to Windows XP Tablet PC as is now being demanded by all corporate and business unit or bulk sales (chain store over the counter sales will not be so lucky in that aspect)!
It is also certified for SuSe Linux installation as well for sales to all German Municipal Authorities who have ditched Windoze (must have fixed that certain HP Bios Bug?)!
I wonder if they have that neat spiffy docking station Toshiba sold that enable to switch from portrait to landscape or back and install an additional hard drive in it's base and use an external keyboard .
As always , you pays your money and takes your choice .
PS Back in '99
Back in '99 Sybex published a book "MP3 ! SE"
This book mentioned several dozen different brands on sale at publishing date
and quick reviews on the following
1/ Diamond Rio PMP500 street price USD$275 memory 64MB ram with a flash card 16/32MB extra
2/ Pine D'music maximum memory 64MB street price USD$175
3/ Audiovox MP1000 street price USD$150 max ram 64MB
MP2000/3000 start basic memory 64MB
4/ I-JAM (had FM radio too) 16MB memory street USD$225
5/Sharp MD-MT15(s) minidisc street price USD$225
needed "voquette minidisc net link hardware " to record though
6/ HanGo Personal Jukebox 5GB(IBM micro drive 1"?) storage on USB (in '99 desktop harddrives were 50GB in size on average) price on the street USD$799
7/ Sony VAIO Music Clip memory 64MB street price USD$299
8/ Samsung Yepp base 32MB or 64MB plus 32MB flash card
street price latter USD$220
9/ eGo from i2Go.com flash card memory only 2 slots or 192MB or two microdrives 340MB each and sucks batteries drier then a thirsty vampire in double quick time ! Has car kit in base price .
10/ Palm-Size PC was also mp3 capable
option one Cassiopea E100/E105 mobile dock(WMA Format)
11/12 IBM Workpad Z50/ HP Journada were mp3 capable too
13/ Empeg Mark 1 din size FM stereo Linux on a strong ARM 220Mhz CPU 8MB ram and a computer hard drive offering 36GB of storage file transfer either slow serial or faster USB new improved Mark 2 due in 2000 (Mark 1 has four control buttons only )
Now that should revive some memories .
Ah , Lord Vestey rides yet again and again and again on the nag "Some one else should pay my share", that horse must be very tired by now and a mere skeleton of it's former self stuck in a very deep groove as they have been riding the very same argument or minor variations , since the early 1800's as a means to avoid paying for all those foreign wars and lining all politicians front and back pockets way back even then !
Hmmm , let me see given the current poor state of the under maintained Royal Navy main and auxiliary fleet units , the escort vessel would probably end up being a Thames River Police launch and old diesel electric submarine from Portsmouth , the same model that keeps sinking fishing boats when returning from short patrols due to chronic fuel shortages !
Say , it is a wonder that M$ does restate the world time is to be officially based on zones in which zero degrees in longitude is moved from Greenwich and repositioned to a place called Redmond in Washington State !
So that explains all as to why it takes upwards of six months plus to close simple loopholes or install security updates in Windoze Servers and require a full reboot power down then backup off line , where as Apache security updates for the security problems are available within days and are extremely easy to install at the same time !
Go M$ pull the other leg and pull the foot out of the spokes persons mouth, or as they have a saying down under in Oz "You're Dreaming! "
Maybe , he needs her to head up the new "Spy on Everyone/Trust No One Department" to replace the slipshod brown shirted TSA and the other department that seems to lose track of new satellites ?
Better be careful though , when she has a hair appointment at eleven the two pm shift will be shovelled out the door with their red slips in hand and a one way ticket to GITMO !
Sadly , once the wankers get dumb ideas welded to their single functional brain cell no amount of logic or any argument will sway the course from just stumbling towards an absolute police state like Joe Stalin's former Soviet Union to recreate the illusion of safety at the high price of all freedom absolutely as is shown in the latest round of stupidity due to be installed and functional for all initially domestic public at Heathrow
I suppose when Sony BMG re-released the forgotten root kit attack units against M$ OS in 2005 it had to happen as the old guard leave the room the new more sneaky young punks crawl through the back doors left wide open !
Hmmm , one can say Amerika is actually in worse condition financially then many third world countries when you take into account the absolute debt level of both Government and Civil Debt which works out to be over $160K for every man woman and child, which effectively means the average debt exceeds two thirds of the assets and reserves within the country and the average GDP income is a mere $46K so the day of reckoning is not far away and make the '29 crash look like a picnic when she comes .
Further , a previous article pointed out whilst apple fans are raving fanatics and blind to the obvious, that at this point in time for every 25 laptops sold only one is an Apple product , thus they are and will always remain a tiny but irrelevant side player .
Thus the market has spoken Apple will always be a very small minor bit player no matter how hard the fan boys say or do otherwise !
Twin Ilsands Of The Long White Shroud
Need one say more , the only thing stopping the place from sinking below the horizon into obscurity whence it belongs is the million Oz tourists visiting this unremarkable place in the Pacific , whilst the it's remaining smarter population of natives and imports migrate to the west for a better paid life in the warm sun !
Stupid but rich lawyers
Stupid but rich lawyers , with even dumber clients being taken to the cleaners , for too simply the legal wankers involved are ignoring the complete history of the Supreme Court Rulings regarding all fair comment and free speech !
words of a song ring in my ear
"And in the streets: the children screamed,
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed.
But not a word was spoken;
The church bells all were broken.
And the three men I admire most:
The father, son, and the holy ghost,
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died."
Funny ha ha list
The Forbes so called rich lists has a number of fatal flaws in how the wealth is calculated , and the divorce of a media magnate with dual citizenship exposed their dubious accounting methods for all to see !
Welkome to Police State Great Britain in the 21st Century of Propaganda Rules and the ideals of innocence , freedom and democracy are so last century !
Hmmm , just the thing for all gougers and gold diggers for the extra cash !
Sadly though , since you can do the same thing with the common garden variety of mobile phone that every man , child and dog is carrying , why would you bother ?
Poor @joe , to blind to even read the preventable death statistics that both government and insurance companies love to publish annually , for it may open your eyes to what happens in the real world outside the illusion of the propaganda safety banner that you choose to hide behind with your concrete mind set .
Yes now , now where was that statistic about how many are killed and maimed in preventable motor vehicle incidents or those where trains and buses collide as well on an annual basis in the UK , perhaps a total ban on something called a car is in order given the sheer number of accumulated deaths for the past one hundred plus years !
Oh , do I suddenly hear a deafening silence , I wonder why ?
Well , now we know Joseph Stalin will be smiling in his grave.
If the in the so called democratic nations continue with this mindless propaganda to create the illusion of safety with big brother the NKVD/Black Shirt Storm Troopers armed to the teeth watching over you as they herd their victims to some nameless hell pit gulag , like in the Soviet Union of Old !
Now the only thing missing to complete the circle , is the massive public show pony trials , where the unfortunate brainwashed individuals get to recant their sins of the day Jose Padilla style in public before going to the wall and the mass media egging them on from one progrom to another !
For some reason , why we went off to fight a global war in another century seems to be rapidly fading from the pages of history as time goes by , well if the Japanese can reduce ten years of fatal military history to one chapter , it won't be long now for that affair to be reduced likewise !
So the question becomes
So the question becomes why are all the politicians in so called democratically elected countries so willing to revert to the police state of Tsarist Russia as in the nineteenth century ?
Now , what was the name of that kiwi prankster in that one pony town in that Pacific twin island backwater under the long white cloud , you know the one that even most French Tourists avoid like the bubonic plague of old ?
This is total lunacy at it's best or the "Peter Principle" at it's finest !
other forms showing up lunacy lifted from boing boing
And the cause of it all
One can imagine that the construction workers building delivery trucks and other modern equipment required to erect cheap buildings fast will be tied up in so much red tape the concrete in the trucks would be set before it passed through the third check point !
But since all major building firms are heavily reliant on undocumented workers at every level on all projects they are involved in getting people to work on site will become a living nightmare !
Ha ha !
In the words of one singer and song writer
"That's all they really want
When the working day is done
Girls - they want to have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun,
They want to have fun,
They want to have fun.... "
And yet there was ultra hype about the non existent Y2K bugs infestation everywhere in another century where terrorism was yet to rear it's ugly head , so how did this POS get past M$ programmers like a hot knife through butter ! , that be the question that should be asked ?
And these are the same wankers hired to protect us from the illusion of a terrorist hiding behind every tree , bush , power pole rock or garden fence in the land waiting for the signal to frag us at the earliest opportunity !
Say , where can I find the yellow brick road to run away from these wankers all , as I do not feel safe all of a sudden as they might get the itch to play "Thermo Nuclear War Games" for real !
PS if you think she is the innocent party suggest you read up about her past history in Canada , the photos in the article show a small part of her true nature !
Given the misery she dealt out in Canada , poor jimbo he is really in for it big time !