658 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009
How many people actually (legally) own even 1000 albums?
/me raises hand.
@alannorthhants Re: "Your patents aren't that amazing"
But to the US Patent Office, concepts such as round corners are obviously so innovative that
whoever inventedthe rich very well politically connected American (well...mostly American, anyway) corporation that claims to have "invented" them should be allowed to exploit the idea until the end of the world.
There...fixed that for ya.
"Mr Icahn is making up a fake conspiracy theory out of thin air," [Andreesen] said.
And this varies from normal, how?
Carl, your brand of bullshit capitalism didn't work in the 80's, or the 90's (ref TWA), and, surprisingly enough, hasn't gotten any better in the New Millennium. You're not All That, so here's a nice warm bowl of STFU for you.
Too far to commute...
.. and the drive back to the colonies would be a bitch after several pints. But will be there in spirit (oooohh, was that a pun? Sorry....)
@Stevie: Re: Bah!
Oh, and don't forget Trans-World Airlines (TWA). Say, wasn't the CEO at the time of its failure a feller named Carl Ichan?
I am NOT a financier...
...nor do I play one on TV. (Which is very likely a good thing, because I do like sleeping well at night, and I do like feeling clean when I step out of the shower.) So let me get this straight:
Carl Ichan-fuck-up-any-company-Ichan-get-my-grubby-mits-on stated:
[Ichan] criticised the sale of Skype to Andreessen's investor group, saying that it was an "indisputable fact" that the subsequent sale of the VoIP firm to Microsoft a year and a half later made the group $4bn richer.
So an investor in the company is bitching about a strategic move that divested the company of a non-line-of-business subsidiary that made the company $4 Billion richer? And that's a bad thing?!?
I guess I'll stick to SW Engineering, where stuff tends to be logic driven, and morons like Carl don't last very long.
Hue and cry
Won't somebody pleas think of the children, etc. blah, blah, blah, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. Only the official spokes-piehole said it like this.
“a third of all possible offenders in a child-exploitation image-sharing network” can't be traced ...
Re: Lobbyism anyone?
When were you ever not able to buy senators?
(Although this one you probably can't buy with Bitcoins...)
Then, and now
By analysing three storm track records spanning periods of 66–161 years, we establish that much of the perceived change in storm numbers can be attributed to improvements in storm detection methods over the past century.
66 to 161 years ago: "Gee, wind's picking up, and it's gettin' a bit dark. Ya think a storm's a-comin'?
Now: "Gee, wind's picking up, and it's gettin' a bit dark. Must be a storm's a-comin'?
Really, Lew, that's all ya got?
"Furthermore, all of GCHQ's work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework which ensures that our activities are authorised, necessary and proportionate, blah, blah, blah rigorous oversight, yackety-smackety secretary of yammer, yammer interception and blah, blah, blah and the Parliamentary mumble mumble...Hey, lookee here! Tits!!!!."
Re: Oh fsck. Not Lewis Page again.
It's a book, I'm afraid, and there aren't many pictures.
This works in so many places. Can I use it?
Re: It's not often I disagree with EFF, but....
Reading comprehension alert:
Telcos don't broadcast over-the-air television. I'm sure it would surprise ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, WGN, WTBS, et al, that they are now telephone companies.
(Although pretty much anything would surprise FOX...)
@ Mike Moyle: Re: Can't say that I understand the TV companies argument
The broadcasters don't have a way to survey the number of eyeballs viewing over-the-air transmissions either, so should that be the broadcasters bitch (no, I am not your bitch!), then it is totally bogus (no surprise there, I wot!). Nielsen simply needs to hook up with Aereo, and send journals to a randomly selected few of their "subscribers" (like they do with "regular" over-the-air viewers). 'Course, that would either cost Nielsen or the broadcasters money, and well...we couldn't have that, now, could we?
I rather like the ""Imagine a boot tripping over itself forever" myself.
@ Psyx: Re: "... and reaping donations to the cause via PayPal"
And you seem to think that the government is a lot more efficient than it is.
I don't claim to speak for Sir Spork, but I will say this: The efficiency of the "government" has nothing to do with it. Nor, for that matter, does the efficiency of any particular agency. An agency, regardless of how slow and clunky its internal machinations are, only needs one or two well-placed bureaucrats with a mean streak and sufficient power to really fuck you up.
Now lemme get this straight...
The rabbit didn't die...so I'm not pregnant?
Re: Their Own Fault - Serves Them Right
If the socket slips when you apply pressure you've got the wrong fucking size. Stop. If you don.... God damnit. Look what you've done now slackass. You've rounded off that bolt and you're screwed (ha!) now aren't ya?
I certainly enjoyed that li'l tidbit more that my keyboard did...
@ Graham Marsden Re: WTF is "tiles"?
Thank you, Graham...I was wondering how to disable that annoyance. A pint for ya.
Maybe there is hope for Wall St. yet?
Two...count 'em, two, Wall St. inventor firms told Ichan to go pound sand, and so the fatass tucks his tail between his (6?) legs and slithers off into the sunset. A sudden infusion of common sense into the Wall St. lexicon? You decide. IMHO, it is a victory for common sense, and an(other) epic fail for Carl Fatass Ichan.
Stop me if you've heard this before...
"All of GCHQ's work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework," said the agency in a statement, "which
ensure[s] that our activities are authorized, necessary and proportionatecan be easily changed, twisted, fudged and/or twiddled as we see fit, and that there is rigorous oversight, including from the Secretary of State, the Interception and Intelligence Services Commissioners and the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee to make sure we don't get caught with out mitts in the cookie jar. All of our operational processes rigorously support this position."
There, fixed it for ya.
Leno and Gascón, meet the Law of Unintended Consequences...
Carl Ichan is to corporate governance what a fish is to a bicycle. This is nothing but a play to make his fat ass more than a little fatter, and when the rest of the world won't enable him, he throws a petulant hissy-fit.
Carl. How about you sit yourself down and grab a steaming bowl of STFU. If you don't like how Apple is governing its corporateness, sell the fucking stock, and go raid some other company whose board is even dumber than you.
Re: A 2 page law which is explicit about what it wants. It's not THE PATRIOT Act is it?
Well, at least the Republicons can't use that as an argument against it, now can they? So it will be interesting how they mealymouth-mumblefuck an excuse to be against it. (Remember, the truth -- "I can't vote for this because the black guy want's it" or "I can't vote for this because my Corporate HandlersTM want yet another mechanism to soak the public, thereby inflating their profits and enlarging my political
slush-fund warchest" -- won't play very well...not even in Peoria.)
Acrimony. Vitriol. Empire building. Dick measuring. Business as Usual in your bog-standard bureaucracy.
What a self-serving drivel-spew!
Which can easily be summed up as:
"This is what I want you all to believe, so I will tell you what I want you to believe, so you will believe it! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...nothing to see here, move along, back to football..."
I didn't know Rush
Limburger Limbaugh was one of Cameron's speech writers.
I suspect you meant "ist einer Fotz"?
Re: WP is an albatross @Dan55
Re: Pot calling the kettle black?
No, it doesn't sound like you got this straight at all.
You mean Myhrvold?
Microsoft's CTO during the Undocumented Windows era? Mr. Nathan Paul "I don't give a flying fuck about the law or what's right, I'm just in it for the bucks" Myhrvold? That Myhrvold?
In answer to your question, one can never be sure what he knows, if anything. But I hear he takes rather good snapshots....
"Intellectual Ventures"? Really?!?
A misnomer if ever there was one.
But Icahn, who is famous for
agitating for change atfucking up major corporations while lining his pockets at everyone else's expense, wants more from Cupertino.
There. Fixed it for ya.
Re: Competitive Advantage and Operational Efficiencies? My MBA Didn't Cover Those!
Well said. Wish I had sever upvotes available for it.
@AC, 22Jan14-01:03 GMT Re: Yeah no offense to anyone but
I see that reading comprehension is not your forte...it's not even your mezzo-piano....
The one that the Koch brothers are trying so hard to create for all the "corporations-are-people-my-friends" entities out there.
What a pile of specious bullshit
Google sayeth (with all the righteous indignation it can muster with a straight face):
A case almost identical to this one was dismissed in its entirety three months ago in the US.
OK, so I'm 'Murican, and I don't know all the fine subtleties of the Crown's law, but what possible difference could it make to a British court that the bought-and-sold American so-called Justice SystemTM ruled one way or another? Last time I looked, the UK is it's own sovereign country, not a suburb of Baltimore.
@AC 16Jan14, 13:29GMT Re: What we want to know is...
car wirg a square steering wheel, the brake pedal where the accellerator used to be, and the throttle on the dashboard?
Sounds like a 70's-vintage Peugeot diesel to me....
Truer words were never spoken!
The two things banks really hate are customers and cash.
Which just goes to show you how far the banking "business" has degraded. Fuck 'em!
Finally! A reason to be happy being a 'Murican
Yes, I do realize that that warm, fuzzy feeling is transitory and will be short lived, and what 'Murican corporate oligarchs will come up with to fill this space will make this seem positively quaint, and even desirable. But still....
@Ledswinger Re: Save billions on marketing
[...] and know what the market wants before it can articulate it
Very close to the definition of hubris, innit?
@Lost all faith... Re: Will anyone still care?
Now if you'd said Lync, I'd agree, [...]
AFAIK, the reason Micros~1 bought Skype was to figure out how Lync should work. They clearly haven't learned....
Re: It doesn't matter anymore "Sieg Heil" NSA!!!!
Well, I agree w/ your assertions in the first part of your rant/screed/whatever that was.
Then you started proposing "solutions" as "the only way to fix it". At that point, you severely jumped the shark.
But thanks for playing...I guess....
Removing Igoe would be take the first step down a "slippery slope" of preventing individuals with certain affiliations from participating in internet standards work and therefore ought to be resisted, Eggert concludes. There is also the matter of the most cutting edge, expensive research being government-sponsored, meaning that the best and brightest would be excluded if the panel chose to oust all those with state connections, he argued.
My <sarcasm>dear</sarcasm> Mr. Eggert: Is it your assertion that the only people capable of creating, and/or managing a crypto standard are government
spooks .. er ... employees? Or, do you propose to allow just anyone to participate in or manage such a development, for fear of offending said spook's participant's (or his/her sponsoring organization's) delicate sensibilities?
Either way, sir, you are blithering, fucking idiot.
@ dan1980 Re: AC @ 23:44
A piece of legislation that is ruled as unconstitutional ceases to be legislation but while it is still on the books, it is law and breaking that law is illegal.
Ummm....not quite. Legislation that is ruled unconstitutional ceases to be legislation, period. One cannot break a non-law. (Yes, it is true that such rulings can have injunctions, stays, or other such legal machinations in place to delay their taking effect pending appeals, or to allow recalcitrant legislatures to replace the unconstitutional law with one that passes muster. Nonetheless, once a law is once-and-for-all ruled as unconstitutional, no one can "break" that law anymore.)
I'm shocked, SHOCKED...
That a bankster (and a Republican one to boot) actually did a perp-walk, and will be sharing quarters with his new best friend Bubba.
Will wonders never cease?
Those who can't teach, teach gym.
So, lemme get thtis straight...
...one of El Reg's intrepid reporters made an offhand wisecrack about the Saviour's hairstyle, and that was all it took to get the corporate cold shoulder for all this time?
Wow...just wow! Words fail....
Be careful what you ask for...
...you might get it.
@RISC OS Re: 'thought leadership'?
+2 A well-needed chuckle
Rarely downvote amanfromMars1
...even when I can't decipher him. But really, Mars?...Really?!? Someone must have gotten up on the wrong side of the planet today, eh?
Remarks including the words "check, "mail" and "mouth" come to mind.
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