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Thanks to facebook, you can actually find some people with a simple google search these days - especially if they have an uncommon name, and even if they don't, knowing what they look like and their rough location can help narrow down the field. And the people you can find are in the main blissfully unaware of this, thanks to FB's robust user controls - yeah right!
Kind of dose exactly what it says on the tin in that respect - phone book - a book of names and phone numbers - facebook - a book of names and faces!
The Yahoo toolbar enhances your web browsing experience, silly! </sarcasm> I'm not having a pop at you Fluffykins! :o)
The Yahoo tool-bar - sounds like a drinking establishment frequented by yahoo users doesn't it!
Mines the one with the printed on slogan: "How is babby formed".
Cut the break cables - there's an app for that!
That chappy saying he dose not know why someone would want to even bother hacking a car - hmm I'm no expert but off the top off my head...
Covert suvalence, use the cars gps system to track that special loved/hated one in your life.
Fraud (knock back the milage a few thousand miles before flogging),
Kill people (Wanna bump off your spouse while they are on the road, there's an illegal back-door app for that)
Insurance scam - maybe on board systems would of recorded the force of impact in a small crash you recently had proving that there's no way you've sustained whiplash - better log in and change those readings so you don't get found out as an insurance cheat then!
Make a nerd-tastic full size remote control car - easy-ish to do now using lots of mechanical hardware - imagine being able to do this with just software and an iPad for the remote - you would need to do a lot of hacking of the car for this geekgasmic hobby project
Play a joke on someone - imagine hacking your mates car so that the stereo system only ever played YMCA or Britney Spears. and at full volume!
There's 6 reasons off the top of my head why people might want to hack cars. Maybe they are a bit far fetched but they all seem like possibilities to me, if not now them in five or ten years time.
I think the only sensible way to use facebook is to not use it. True friends will still be your friend no matter what, you don't need to post status messages about the length and thickness of your logs to each other to maintain a relationship. Then again, maybe that's why facebook didn't really work out for me ;o)
Paris, because she is the target market
I like a few others don't really know what the iPad is actually for and I can't find a killer reason why the mass market would want one. The iPhone started out as a overpriced phone lacking buttons and basic features even the cheapest piece of crap nokia phone had but it didn't take long for people to start drooling over the shininess did it! Now people cant cope without one and other phones had to up their game as a result.
If the iPad was more geared up as a content creation device it would be great for nerds - but as a consuming device they might as well just rename it as the "facebook/iPlayer/Hulu/Popcap Games/Fart App Pad" as it's probably what it is going to be used as in the main.
Paris, because she is the target market - simple but not poor (financially not taste)
Designed in California, made in hell!
The people who make iPhones will probably never be able to afford one in their wildest dreams. Yet they all must know from all the publicity that it's one of the most sort after products in the whole world. It's kind of pathetic on so many levels.
But hey, It's consumerism! Lets all go out and buy iPads and download apps that let us piss money up the wall on reading news you can get for free using the browser!
To keep things neutral I should really say that its not just just apple stuff this applies too - apparently the mouse I'm using (Microsoft basic optical mouse) might of been made with child labour a according to a recent report!
Mines the one made using child labour.
Wow, tech industry leaders resorting to pub car-park fight level insults!
*Leave him Steve, he's not worth it!*
So is "Be" any good then?
I'm with plusnet but they've become s*** since they joined the evil BT empire, I need an ISP which can cope with heavy youtube, lolcat and porn usage*, would "Be" be a good choice?
By the way, was joking about the heavy lolcat usage.
BNP = scum
Marmite sues (or applies for an injunction) against the BNP - who'd of thought that would of ever happened! Such a ridiculous joke like story befitting of the joke that is the BNP. And when I say "joke like" I mean the sort of vile nasty joke that Bernard Manning would make.
Hey BNP, here's a slogan for ya -
BNP - you either hate us or you f***ing hate us.
aagghh! Thanks for making me ruin my keyboard!
That is the funniest things i've read all week!
Someone quick do a graphic novel about New romantics taking over the earth and then make it into a Hollywood blockbuster - it will be like Watchmen but with more Roland Synthesizers.
total enclosure latex body suits
Rather than everyone who is concerned about their privacy learning how to become a high class fashion grade make-up artist, how about we all just go about our daily business wearing full total enclosure latex body suits with full face masks to boot? Anyone else up for this or is this just me?
I was expecting a story about how the Conservatives had created a virtual reality David Cameron and I was getting ready to say "May I be the first to welcome our new stupid faced untrustworthy virtual overlord!".
James Cameron may be promising more Avatar thingy, I'm promising not to watch it and to not give a monkeys as with the first one!
Blimey oh Riley!
ARM chips are used in like everything these days - phones, computers, games consoles god knows what else.
If these rumours are true, could it mean established devices from rivals to Apple currently using ARM chips could be shut down. I'm guessing it would be a very silly move as of course ARM's whole business is licensing out its chips designs to third parties (or so I am ignorantly led to believe) but then again Steve Job's dose seam a bit control freaky.
I'm worried! (urm LOL-ishly worried that is, not world war three worried!)
Do a low budget 007 film instead. Staring Jácób Blonde of the Swedish secrete service - fill it with loads of "action" of a more porny nature - sell loads of dvds and merchandise (which is only available to buy in this country from licensed premises) that should help clear some of the debt and refresh 007's image at the same time.
Who gives a frig. Naming the bloke who lost it is low. Paying money for a phone which is probably legally classed as stolen goods is low and I am low for being hooked on reading these reports!
The iPhone is the to tech what Jade Goodey was to mainstream populist media. Actually, that's offensive to Jade saying that. She was much less common than the iPhone!
*I could of said Paris instead of Jade but I'm kicking it oldskool.
I IZ IN UR NODES
I IZ IN UR NODES - FRYING YR AIRKRAFTZ!
LOL = FAIL;
Even though Microsoft are a a bunch of corporate evils, they do make me laugh when they try to do marketing. Should of called it G flat. Or maybe that's the name for some new google language?
Did some of you people really fall for this? :o)
Joking aside I would not pay a sub to post comments alone, if it came with a cool free gift like a el Reg branded Mug or personal attack alarm I would consider it!
Good to see you kicking it oldskool with that terminology Mr Orlowski!
Joking aside, internet radio, on demand play-list services and podcasts will probably take over "radio listening" in the traditional sense before they can turn off analogue anyway. These radio people need to get with the times! Also FM kicks DAB's low bitrate butt!
"Mamma mia! your grandmother is doing so strange things here! Look at these delineations!"
That is hilarious! Especially if you sing it using the tune from the ABBA song Mamma Mia - just add the lyric "my my" between "here" and "look" as in the original song and it almost fits the tune perfectly!
I knew these spammers were really into 70's pop and disco music! It all adds up now!
I wrote a song a few years with the word 'killer' in it's title and I use South West Trains. OMFG! I better fear the reflective jackets! I'm obviously a dangerous individual! *rolls eyes*
They think someone holding a piece of paper with the word "killers" is suspicious, just 'cus some bloke "killed" his wife nearby? No offence but lots of people get killed every month in this country and newspapers often contain the word "killer" in headlines, in big bold type. DUUHWAAUHHH! Thickos!
I could use some nonsensical gibberish in my crypto keys.
"I could use some nonsensical gibberish in my crypto keys."
A use at last for all the 'noise' that comes out of politicians mouths - use it as actual random noise! If I ever want to brute force your crypto keys, I'll use the Government Press Release archive as the dictionary!
I don't have a passport. I didn't a few years ago either when I rented my first flat, set up four utility providers, got things delivered to the house, applied and got jobs, enrolled at colleges, set up a bank account..... etc etc.
I must be one of those "socially excluded" people who cannot take part in society due to having no ID that's acceptable.
Socially excluded people are I would think, more likely to be people who have been on long term benefits and have very poor credit. If you are in that situation, you will find banks unwilling to offer you a proper bank account and utility companies insisting on pre-payment metres. This leads to higher bills and can force many to use "dodgey" credit sources (dodgey dose not mean illegal either). Having a passport is not going to change a banks mind on whether to give you an account or not - it will just speed up the decision a little and save you the time of digging out that old birth certificate!
I'm calling spin and lies on this one!
Built in free 3G for the win
I think this Kindlesque built in 3G will be a win for them - firstly it should get rid of the piracy problem at least for a while, meaning all software can be authenticated on-line. Secondly, yeah an iPhone might be great and all but the more causal user and kids aint going to be signing up for a £40 per month O2 or Vodafone contract are they in order to have a data plan.
As for the iPod Touch not having monthly on going costs and cheaper games - well the lack of 3G will become a disadvantage soon and while the games might be cheaper - but I'd rather play Mario Kart, Professor Layton and Zelda on the train than a port of a 16 bit Sega game with crap controls or mess around with a fart app!
If I was more into puzzle games maybe an iPod Touch would be a goer. The Popcap games seem to be doing well. Without a d-pad and buttons though, it limits the types of games that can work well on the system. I haven't tried playing one. but how well do fighting games play on iPhones? I cant imagine any button masher would be a good experience and might even result in broken screens! (if you really do mash buttons like I do!)
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"1) It's his choice to plead not guilty, prolonging the case and wasting court time and money, to an incident which he previously admitted to."
So by pleading not guilty, you think he's deliberately wasting court time and money? It's possible he could be though it's more likely he was under pressure and did not have adequate legal advice at the time of his arrest. And now since then, has been advised to change his plea.
There's many reasons why he may of changed his plea, not all of them bogus. I think you should re-evaluate your idea that someone pleading not guilty means they only want to waste time.
You see, that's what happens when
You see, that's what happens when comentards have a sense of humour failure. I believe the OP was not basing his comments on fact but a common meme which is used by the mainstream media not just the Daily Fail and the Sunday Sport. Give the guy (or guyess) a break, I'm sure he was joking or being satirical.
So, other than humour AND common sense, your "comment" was spot on. Point well made. Not.
If Apple were actually innovative
If Apple were actually innovative then surely by now they would of come up with a design for a battery compartment cover that looks sleek and doesn't spoil the design and lines of the underside of their devices! Cant be that hard, plus I'm sure if they came up with something really cool they could patent the **** out of it like usual - they are defo missing a trick here!
Mines the one with a spare battery and miniature screwdriver sticking out the top pocket.
Late to the party
Plus, the logo looks like early 90's condom branding - both the name itself and the logo - a bit 'Mates Condm'-ish! Plus the controller looks like something you would slip a condom on to! I'm calling epic fail.
However, with that ball thingy, I would buy one if they brought out "The Prisoner the game".
I'm very sad to hear this isn't happening. I love eccentric local traditions and I think they should be celebrated and even protected so as to preserve them for the future generations.
I'm going to chuck a Babybelle down my stairs later as a tribute. If I can get a more appropriate cheese I will use that instead/eat it, yum.
People in Surrey
Some people in Surrey would get their oxygen delivered if Able & Cole or Acardo offered it!
I live in Surrey by the way before you 'Surrey fanbois' start dissing me! And I get stuff delivered. So there!
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