271 posts • joined Friday 18th December 2009 14:13 GMT
Re: My Preciousssss...
Thank fuck you Yanks only **think** you rule the world then :-)
Re: Seems counterproductive...
I think the biggest problem is with the definition of part. Assuming I scan in your book and then remove the title page, the frontispiece, and perhaps the author's acknowledgements both I post the remainder on my web-site. The main content of the book is still complete but I have only published part of the book. So am I covered by the law? Perhaps not in the spirit of it.
Re: Seems counterproductive...
Doh!! you seem to be assuming that the book is already published on a website. Did you miss the bit where it said that Google was digitising print books. Not sure where you'd stick a robots.txt file in a print book.
Perhaps it would have been better...
...if they'd applied the hammer to the other end of his anatomy!! Think head - not foot!!
I bet the current owners of McAfee are well chuffed at being associated with this mad man. Presumably they are now wishing they'd bought Norton instead.
I am not convinced he hasn't been involved in the code for over 20 years; I am sure I can feel hints of his madness in their products.
At the end of the day..
...it's a free market and you should be perfectly at liberty to buy, or not, an FB designed switch. Whether you (or I) do is in fact buy it is to some degree immaterial. What is important is the message it sends out to the big boys who have had the game field to themselves for way too long. I hope this takes off; I hope it's a success; and I welcome the increased competition. Does it really matter if your box says Facebook, Cisco or Wang Tu Industries so long as it does its job? After all, I am assuming you don't go around flashing your routers to all and sundry.
So that'll be...
...a Savage report on bottlenecks at Cork!!
Re: Space programme
On that note. How's our, and by that I mean the UK's, space programme coming along?
MI7 and three-quarters
are even more secret!!
Thank God it's not Fry-day, perhaps!!
Re: This comment is protected by DCMA
I am afraid I have had to downvote your posts, not because I do not find them amusing, but simply as an act of defiance. Viva le revolucione!!
If she can be recognised from blurred shots of her nether regions...
...then she's probably doing the wrong kind of modelling.
Saying that: I am surprised she didn't just give the idiot a slap and be done with it. It seems a pretty sad way to spend your free time; guess the risk of being caught is probably his main motivation.
I am impressed...
...I have never managed to even take a photo of a whiteboard with my iPad without (a) nearly dropping it, (b) getting a totally blurred or dark image, or (c) accidentally swapping to some other app at the last second. This guy must put in the hours practising that 'edge' grip. Hats off to him.
Christ, what next...
...programmable toilets? £50 quid a time for a bulb? I think I'd rather have a more expensive control network and lower cost bulbs.
Or the indefensible doing the irresponsible depending on your perspective.
@ADG - isn't that what the wide's for? Ok, the running costs are greater, and she's not overly reliable, comes with no warranty...but what the heck, at least she can't be hacked.......put that knife down dear and step away!!
<<hope the missus doesn't read TheReg>>
Re: One question I have always asked myself
Don't forget the lizards...pull the legs off the lizards and keep David Ike happy!!
Re: UK warehouses
I'd never want to wear an outfit that was 'sliming'!! It might make me feel sluggish.
Re: Or just....
If looking into people's bedrooms is illegal I'd hate to be a window cleaner - there could be some heavy penalties being handed out :-)
Re: "....make the act of attaching a camera to a flying machine illegal."
I wonder how they'd categorise the satellites that are currently photographing the Earth in great detail? Are these defined as flying machines when in geo-stationary orbit? When a satellite re-enter is it a flying or a falling machine?
Lately FF on the Mac is a pile of poo. It chews up huge amounts of memory; takes ages to start-up and shutdown; frequently falls over / locks up; and won't play nicely with a whole raft of web pages. Ok, some of this is not just down to FF but all the same I expect it to play nicely. No browser is perfect I know. So perhaps it's simply that I have come to expect more from FF than from the others.
Re: Do we believe this?
You don't know his circumstances. Maybe he is from a very affluent family or perhaps he perpetrated a crime to obtain the funds. Personally I can't ever see a circumstance whereby I'd submit to blackmail - once you have subjugated yourself to their whims you only ever increase their leverage. Tell 'em to fuck themselves and then spend the 95k hunting 'em down and making sure they suffer, slowly!!
Re: Hmm... @ sabba 11:57 GMT
But do you, really or do you just think you do? ;-)
Re: Hmm... @ sabba 11:57 GMT
Yes, cos of course....
...Capita are known for their efficient processes, which means they always deliver on time and under budget.
You can downvote me all you like. It doesn't change the reality of the situation. The CEOs want to appease the shareholders so they can garner bigger and bigger bonuses. To do this they pay out silly dividends, along with various other malpractices that i have neither the time nor the energy to go in to here, and in doing so over inflate the share price. Speculators jump in; buy; the shares; take the dividends and sell on quickly. Creating an artificial view of the company's worth and so further inflating the price (and the CEO's bonus) even further. And so on and so forth...
No doubt there'll be plenty of down-votes from other greed oriented idiots. Bring it on, baby ;-)
Yes, I do understand that the Shareholders *own* the company but as the custodian Cook has a duty of obligation to act in the company's interest and that is not necessarily the same as the owner's. He has a duty to ensure that the company is run in a financially prudent way and that it complies with all of its legal and regulatory obligations. This includes but is not limited to making sure that there is sufficient money retained to ensure that not only can the company grow but that it can also survive a down-turn in the economy. The shareholders might expect that all the money that comes in the door be paid straight back out to them in the way of dividends (after paying the bills of course) but this would not be sound business practice. Again, inflated shareholder expectations are the reason we have so many maladministered companies. It is not a sustainable model as has so ably been demonstrated.
Without access to Apple's accounts I cannot comment on what is happening or planned with regards to its cash pile. I do know that having such a large amount of money available changes the market dynamics and in its favour. It is able to react quickly should it need to; it is able to survive a downturn in the market; it gives it better leverage when negotiating credit or other contracts. Getting a 3% return (and I am betting they are probably getting a higher percentage rate than that) on several billion dollars is still not a bad income.
Hang-on: why is it not theirs but their shareholders? By that token no company should ever retain funds, they should immediately pay it all out in dividends. It's this kind of stupid, greedy engagement model that's caused the screwed economic situation that we're in now. It does not make sound economic sense for shareholder remuneration to keep on climbing at all costs. It sets false expectations and causes CEOs to make unsound judgements just to appease the shareholder and improve their own bonus situation. It gives a skewed picture of a companies financial position and actively encourages speculative investment. Altogether short sighted. If companies spent a little more time planning for the future and a little less pandering to every shareholder whim we'd be in a lot better place all round.
I'm guessing he couldn't be arsed to turn it off!!
...the One True Ring (My Precious)!!
Re: somewhere for people of no note...
Hey - the Register's forums are renowned for their in-depth intellectual analysis of the day's hot topics. Aren't they?
somewhere for people of no note...
...to post comments of even less note?
Hasn't Twitter already done that far more efficiently?
Sounds more like an ego rubbing attempt by the Menshn wench!!
Re: I missed the announcment that...
To be honest, it's probably best that way!!
Re: Chocolate Teapot
Lucky then that we have the good old US of A to defend us!! lol
For those people living on the other side of the Atlantic and who are perhaps not overly familiar with it - this is an example of what we in the UK know as sarcasm!
Given that a good percentage of the Yanks I have met get confused about the location of various countries I think we're fairly safe from an American invasion seeing as the buggers can get to out of space (I guess it is only straight up after all) but would have problems pinpointing Malawi on the map.
And most of the shit that America relies on so heavily was invented in Europe in the first place.
Yeah, good old US manufacturing. Tell me, had any problems with your aerospace or motor industries lately?
I could go on but I'm getting bored.
Ok, ok, please no more anti-American corporate postings....
....I have used up my day's allotment of upvotes already and it's only 9.49am!!
Re: Bloody Skivers
Actually I know quite a few people who are in work and are skivers.
Re: If I worked there and they were holding my wages
I'd like to see the fuckers walk 300 plus people to the gate.
The laws on corporate responsibility really need to be tightened up in this country - and employees should be placed at the head of the list when it comes to doling out whatever assets remain. Waiting until two days before pay day before telling people they won't be paid is not just unfair it's irresponsible and should not be allowed to go unpunished.
Bet the director's made sure their expense accounts were all settled before they made the announcement.
But presumably without the alleged shagging of underaged girls (at least I am assuming that's what he was arrested for).
I think they've missed the point...
...the problem is that too many people spend too much time on social media channels telling people how great a job they are doing rather than focusing on doing the bloody job itself.
Worker: boss, we're two months over-run and three million in the red.
Pointy headed boss: Nonense. The project must be a great success. Our contractors have said so on Twitter.
FFS Who's paying Gartner for this rubbish?
Why is it baffling? If you can't find what you want or use it in an appropriate manner then it doesn't matter how great the content they have.
Re: @ dz-015
And from the BBC licensing site:
"You need to be covered by a valid TV Licence if you watch or record TV as it's being broadcast. This includes the use of devices such as a computer, laptop, mobile phone or DVD/video recorder."
With regards to owning a device that can receive a TV signal, you simply need to prove that you are not using it to receive said live transmissions. For example, its being in a cupboard with the plug removed is sufficient. If you have a TV but only use it for watching DVDs you'd still be liable for a fine since you'd not be able to prove that you hadn't watched TV transmissions as well (unless of course you'd had the receiver removed).
Re: @ dz-015
@dz-015 - I am afraid I am with the other guy: you're an idiot and an incredibly rude one at that.
If they are listening to my conversations...
...and reading my chat transcripts I hope the buggers have a high boredom threshold.
I figure they'll give up listening before I give up talking crap!!
Paris - because she's frequently been bored!!
Re: Well this is certainly....
'explaining what a backdoor is' - surely, that's easy: it's the door that's round the back; as opposed to the front door, which is normally, but not always, at the front (and occasionally on the side).
No, no need to thank me :-)
Re: Tees and Cees
The definition of business use is I think where they come unstuck. Does this mean that you can't, for example, use your Sky Broadband connection to trade items on e-Bay for commercial profit? Also, does accessing your employer's systems class as business purpose? I am not sure they'd be able to enforce this from a legal perspective. Although it'd probably cover them if you were hosting web-sites, VMs or other servers with access provided over the BB connection.
You assume of course that all home workers earn good money...
...perhaps a business package is beyond his salary means. Not all home workers are high paid IT professionals.
"move to the BusinessBB"
...which, from my experience of BT as both a residential and business customer, was equally as shit in terms of quality of service but was more expensive.
I'm not a lawyer but I suspect that you're hardly breaking the T&Cs using the broadband for business purposes so long as your usage lies within the fair usage bounds - although I guess you're right, you wouldn't have a claim for lost income. You'd need to clearly define business in this context - by your definition, someone using E-bay to buy and sell products for profit would be in breach. An altogether interesting area of law.
Half the country's populace lives in abject poverty...
...but the government can spend billions developing its own chip-making facilities to protect its network infrastructure (and even more billions on 'defence').
Glad to see that their priorities are not skewed. And before anyone comments on the Western economies having similarly distorted priorities - I am not sure we have similar levels of poverty.
That's because NRA members don't have sufficient digits...
...to operate a keyboard!!