524 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010
Re: Us poor Apple fans, can't help ourselves being tricked.
That was a great fanboy parody
Re: The Moore's Law question result ...
They may have thought it had something to do with the speed of the CPU, it seems to be a common misconception.
Re: I Thought the Reg was an IT mag.
I bought the Black and Decker one a couple weeks ago to clean the factory electric cabinets.
It's not really suited for such a hard task but I am almost done by now.
Re: Dunno whats worse
Nowadays they are the same.
Re: Replace anything with "Lucas" written on it
In Belgium they light the highways at night, apparently that doesn't leave them much money for the actual road.
The night lighting is awesome though.
Re: Money Talks
Both Apple and MS pay dividends
Re: And you wonder...
And I thought it was because at Bill Gates' meetings there used to be someone counting the times he said 'fuck'
Re: The Linux community has always been this way.
So the Linux zealots had been suggesting a solution that, you agree, would be perfectly suited to solve a real problem.
And the head of the department put you into the 'zealot' category even you didn't deserve it.
Therefore the fault is with zealots like you.
Ok, makes sense to me.
"I found out very quickly those users liked to Insult new users who couldn't do simple task"
A link to a thread in which you were treated like that would be nice
Re: Anonymoist Cowyard OK then...
Are you seriously blaming Google because your phone includes an app from their biggest competitor?
Re: Not a problem. I hear beer is up!
Yes, yes, yes, we know:
Gold is hitting 5000$ next year
(It's always next year)
Re: If i had a vote
In case you really don't know, the promise is that Scotland would be expelled from the UE.
Pretty much the same way Alger was when they got their independence from France
Not that I see the point in voting for independence as long as you are promised not to be independent.
Re: Take my money! Oh, you're too busy...
"Run up the Apple Store app"
How does that work with first time Apple buyers?
Re: Solution or problem ?
If he did, the mistake improved the article
Re: Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!
So, if you can't tell the difference, why do you frame your story calling the Ukraine government that?
You enjoy being ignored?
Re: Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!
What's the difference between the way Putin's government works and a "borderline ultra-right" government?
"Oh how I love the readers of the Daily Mail..."
Why do political nuts feel the need to insult the 'opponents' every chance they get, or they don't get like this time?
Is it because they are nuts?
Nah, don't bother explaining it to me, I hope I will never get it
Re: @ fandom (was: Can't help himself)
Yes, I do wonder.
I reread the article and Linus' post to look for the dig and I still couldn't see it, so I asked, I am kind of curious.
Re: 23 Years
In order to troll successfully you need to have, at least, a grain of truth in your comment.
The idea that the Linux kernel isn't mainstream is so detached from reality that instead of being trollish it is funny.
Re: Can't help himself
Re: Decent publishers are well worth their money.
No, I haven't missed the point, the traditional publishers charge the authors for their services too, where do you think the publishers money comes from? The difference is they do it after the books gets published and they may lose money on it.
But then Amazon also publish books the traditional way with advances to the authors and the like.
Actually, I knew my comment was going to be interpreted for the obvious, and not so good, joke, but it is serious question.
What has Apple's pile of cash got to do with the the article? Nothing at all, but the AC was so distressed at the idea of Apple losing in some metric that he had to come up with a metric in which they could still come ahead to compensate for the loss.
Why? Well, no rational reason but then, we humans are barely rational at the best of times, you may think you are an exception, but if you do, you are deluding yourself.
Seriously, you are deluding yourself, accept it and you have a chance of not falling for your biases all the time.
Why are fanboys so obsessed with the size of Apple's mountain of cash?
Are they trying to compensate for something?
Re: No files ?
AV programs have been scanning the registry for some time now.
A cheap 12" tablet would be nice
Hopefully, the Reg will tell us when the fire sale starts.
Re: Paper vs ebooks
Maybe for the publishers the cost of paper is minimal but for the readers it is huge.
Seriously, I mean it. If you enjoy reading you will know that there is no house big enough for all your books and, as an added benefit, you get to pack dozens of boxes when you move and you get to see their pages go yellow.
My father has a rule to deal with that, if he likes a book but he doesn't think he will reread he gets rid of it. I used to think it weird as a book loving kid, but I came to see the wisdom in it.
So I will take the ebook, thank you very much, I won't be able to resell it like I now do with the books my father throws away but, since they are cheaper and more convenient, I don't mind.
Besides, next month it's my father birthday, I am getting him a copy of "Cheaper by the dozen" by Frank Bunker Gilbreth in spanish, a book he has been wanting to read for some time but it has been out of print for decades, that doesn't happen with ebooks.
Considering that their competition in digital goods includes companies like Google and Apple there is no way, literally* no way, they can crush the competition.
* Yes, dictionaries now say that "literally" means "figuratively", but I mean it in the former literal sense.
Re: Amazon seller europe - verification
Why would a government need help to know about your government-issued passport?
It's an interesting idea, but I doubt they would want to get back into a business they had to leave because they had no clue how to make money in it.
As for the technical know-how, didn't the people who had the actual know-how transfer to Microsoft? It's a bit more likely if they didn't.
But it wouldn't surprise to see a Nokia phone in the future, just like some companies license the 'Westinghouse" brand for their products.
Re: One study over a short period may not tell us a whole lot anyway, but
I once told someone how to restart all servers in the company plus server apps using a hands-free kit.
Seriously, I sometimes wonder how come I am still alive.
Re: Hardly any different than....
So what? What has that got to do with google setting conditions to use their services and trademarks?
Re: A quote from Hawking
If the aliens are so bad at managing natural resources they will never be able to build self sustaining ships.
So, no problem
So the little detail of travelling faster than light has already been licked?
Re: @ dan1980
"And be quite sure to ignore the part about Google shyster lawyer Jack Halprin evicting tenants from their homes"
How do you feel about companies monitoring what their employees do in their free time?
Re: Mule Accounts ???
You have probably received spam with a job offer from a company that needs to move money between countries.
The people that respond are the mule accounts owners and they get arrested all the time, I think it's been three already in my home town.
Re: World becomes...
No, not really, it more like finger injuries spiking as people keep clicking on the refresh button.
"causing its stock to fall by nearly 0.8 per cent in pre-market trading"
The stock market did nothing, the "plummets" bit is just our beloved register usual hyperbole.
No, it would not work, a crisis would come and suddenly the central bank is charging you to keep the money and the bank would go broke.
Re: Mostly Harmless
Amazingly it took Joerg 7 minutes to jump in to call Dangerous a fraud, he is getting slow.
He will have to make up for it by posting the same thing a few more times in the thread.
Re: Battery swapping
1. It takes one hour, but you may not want to wait, in which case you pay to have the battery swapped.
2. You are supposed to come back and get you battery back.
3. Not really, this is for Teslas.
"Ask yourself: if you had the cure for cancer, the formula for room temperature superconducters or the plans for a machine that could cancel gravity in a localized field would you store that information with an American cloud provider? "
Would you store it with a non-american cloud provider?
Sorry to disappoint you, but I only downvoted you because you begged for it.
Re: RE: NoneSuch
Good, that will build little Por's character
Re: yes. but.
You have to be kidding!
Who could possibly have antipathy to a technology that kills over a million people every year around the world?
I bet they are big enough to set up an ebook shop in their own website.
But it would be easier to send customers from their website to all the other sites you can buy them from.