1560 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
Older generations were fearful of an over-populated Indonesia invading Northern-Australia. Looks like Indonesia may be the place for FTTP-envious Aussies to 'invade' instead.
"This is a Trademark / Contract issue. If there weren't any restrictions associated with the use of the Trademark then you would be correct. As it is, you're an idiot."
Which is why, incidentally, Debian users such as myself are webbing on 'IceWeasel', a TM-stripped version of FireFox as Mozilla's trademark policies disagree with Debian's definitions of Free-Software.
Each read-through reduces my total knowledge.
This sounds like a job for....
After many years of theRegister news-re-enactments, I only have eyes for sexy sexy PlayMobil people!
Nuke us from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!
Transport them to Australia!
They can then steal all our copper so we can get a real broadband installation.
(Yes, I know they wouldn't bother nicking last-mile runs, but one can dream, dammit!)
Re: Please feed these poor parisites.
Yes. Feed them!
A nice generous portion of Wormex(TM).
A real shame.
Though I fully understand the need to regulate UAV activity in populated areas, that is some really beautiful footage, demonstrating considerable talent.
Hope he is sentenced to...
- complete a UAV operator's licence, including flight application processes.
- community service producing several hours of (this time appropriately authorised) quality footage for the city of Nancy.
Re: Everyone feels like this.
Just like the NSW government here in Aus colloquially referrs to the Newcastle-Sydney-Wollongong government.
The Demon Domain-Registrar of Fleet Street!
There's a hole in the 'net like a great black pit
and the vermin of the world inhabit it
and its morals aren't worth what a pin can spit
and it goes by the name of (dot)London...
At the top of the hole sit the privileged few
Making mock of the vermin in the lonely zoo
turning beauty to filth and greed...
I too have trawled the 'net and seen its wonders,
for the cruelty of trolls is as wondrous as 4/chan
but there's no place like (dot)London!
Spam is old-hat
Today's hilarity is 'targeted' advertising. For all the information these companies claim to have on me, I have only, in the many thousands of supposedly targeted adverts tacked into sites I visit, received one such advert that had any relationship to anything in my life. Half the time they don't even get my gender right!
Re: Would this really be a problem you could complain about?
Especially in response to a head comment that is just a throw-away slag-off of lawyers.
Aren't these couple of loons...
bringing the whole Lawyer profession into disrepute?
Re: New Barbarian Manifesto
Sounds just like corporate managers voting themselves bigger and bigger pay rises. But that is obviously not going to damage the corporate sector in any way.
They could always do a movie based on...
Who Irons in this day and age? The only thing I have in my wardrobe that can't dry crease-free if hun properly on the line needs to be dry-cleaned anyway (and I only ever wear it to weddings, funerals and job interviews anyway).
I don't have any friends.
Will you be my friend?
(the really really creepy coat is mine).
Windows? Isn't that a client-side OS?
And carry a big disk.
Them aliens is here to steal our...
I get the impression...
...Cameron woudn't recognise a 'man in the street' if he stepped in one.
Re: Beyond hope...
Admins of the world: whitelist the real TLDs and block the rest.
Chances of that?
Million-to-one, I'd say!
It means if you turn your head enough to the side, the graphs all show average global temperatures is staying steady!
the more Debian devs play steam games, the more steam-related bugs in Debian are going to be found and fixed. Very much a win-win for two parties who both deserve a little bit of win.
GORE invented the internet, not GOD. GORE!*
* yes, I am well aware Gore only really claimed to have invented the expression "information superhighway".
Re: This could be interesting
I can think of many appropriate words starting with 'ex-' that industry executives should be subjected to!
While I wholely disagree with the trademarking of a common word like 'Candy', a game called "All Candy Casino Slots – Jewels Craze Connect: Big Blast Mania Land" is clearly named explicitly to draw hits from searches for several well-established games/genres. If it had just been called 'Candy Slots', being a candy-themed slot machine game, I might be a little more wholheartedly foaming at the mouth over this particular case.
Prolly just people who missed the joke (like me for several seconds).
Until you get the 'Marvel' context-cross the post is gobbledygook! :-)
Companies sue governments for policies they don't like?!!
Um aren't governments the things that, on behalf of the people, allow companies to exist at all?
If a multinational company doesn't like local laws, they have always been free to take their business elsewhere. Even that can, these days, be the sort of threat that large companies can use to undermine democratic processes for their own political benefit.
Re: circumventing the heavily regulated systems
Some very good points and ideas above.
But angrily breaking things and hurting people is easier.
Nothing helps sleep like lying under a bald-eagle-down doona
He came, he saw, he left again.
Re: Casio FX-82
We got to use calculators from year-8 with the 2xAA battery-powered FX-82 as the standard. Even better was when my younger brother go to year 8 and I offloaded my '82 on him and got myself a FX-115m (that is the one in the article photo, though not in the article!). Had all the binary, octal and hex modes that a budding computer geek needed (at least that is what I convinced my mum of).
It also had solar cells running the display but an internal button-cell running the actual chip, so when smart-arses covered the solar cells while walking past my desk, I didn't loose what I was in the middle of. Suckers!
Still have it right here and last used it just 2 days ago. It is on its third button-cell in [redacted] decades!
As Dr Karl Kruszelnicki once said:
For every person eaten by a shark, 300,000 sharks are eaten by people. Sharks must think about that a lot.
Re: Diamonds are a hymen's best replacement
"2) Diamonds were not even part of engagement rings till someone put a nice marketing spin on it and suggested your other half should wear something that costs 2-3 months salary."
More precicely, the modern concept of a diamond engagement ring was bought in after 'breach of promise to marry' laws went out, since in the olden days sex amongst pre-marital couples was just as common as today (irrespective of what the Daily Mail, and associated old fogies. would claim) and so in the abscence of legal backing to keep the guys honest, an innovative jewlery company came up with the concept of "if he isn't prepared to put up a deposit of 3-months salary on your virginity, then keep them legs together girl!". (Obviously they phrased it more delicately than that!)
So guys, if your girl demands a ring, make sure you are getting a fair return on that investment!
Good time to invest...
...in secure warehouses.
They'll have to store them all somewhere to keep prices artificially inflated!
All part of the big plan to keep population growth up.
Re: iOS7 update....
Just avoid the update that turns it into a brick.
Says something, at least,
that she did allow herself to float naturally instead of panicking, not sure many could pull that one off.
Re: If it helps as exposition
Yes, n-key rollover isn't something you get at the CE-junk end of the IT spectrum*.
*Not only pun not intended, but had a good think about how to rephrase that to do without that word, but came up empty.
Re: Patriarchal Code
spawn(lots of sons).
daughter_processesses -> market
I've always thought it quite natural
that 0 comes* before 1.
*No pun intended but having put it there, I'm leaving it!
Re: You're hardly a kid at 20
One of my mum's pet peeves too: news commentators referring to clearly-adults as 'boys', 'kids' etc. She feels it doesn't encourage adults to behave like adults by giving them a get-out label.
Yes, you could even have a version of the power brick embedded in a wall plate or in the desk, though if you go that far, you probably should include GbEthernet in the same plug for high-current PoE.
In fact, a global standard high-power PoE with signal, DC+/- and Earth terminals would be rather nice!
Re: Good luck finding a replacement auditor that doesn't rely on Excel
It will take exactly as long as it takes one of the potential contractors to realise they can win a big contract by not relying on Excel. Then the dominoes just keep falling.
is a pretty small price to pay for an organisation that size, just to get unlocked from a good deal of vendor shinigans!
(Yes, I know AC pulled that number out of his virus-riddled BackOrifice, but even if the number was true - tiny price to pay for the benefits brought).
All them Aliens
invading Earth for our water O_o could have saved themselves a lot of bother.
(Of course they could have harvested direct from the Oort cloud too).
Hmmm, maybe global warming /is/ a myth and the real reason sea levels are rising by a few mm a year is the Aliens have found an alternate source!
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