53 posts • joined Sunday 17th January 2010 17:15 GMT
"I second the guy asking what rock you were raised under? Or perhaps it was the south?"
No I wasn't born in the south and I avoid stereotypes because I prefer not to make assumptions about people. Free time was spent with my Nintendo and enjoying the outdoors.
Alright the Tito Mars mission is beginning to sound like some kind of weird (even by anime standards) anime porno featuring slothstronauts.
RE: Re: -1 dislike
You have a point Don Jefe but often I learn something from these voices of discontent. So off I am to do some research though maybe just this once I should use another search engine besides Google.
RE: I can't imagine the near future has many innovations ahead
You can never know what to expect. When I was a kid a personal computer, cell phone and the internet were all unknown to me. Sure I am only 33 but looking back I can't believe how much we've progressed. And what is funny is I never saw any of it coming. And I certainly feel silly that I didn't see phones/tablets replacing personal computer for a lot of people. Never would I have imagined.
Lawsuits are what happens when a company stops being innovative. Apple seems to do better when it's the underdog. So to all Apple executives now is the time to fire those lawyers and get back to work dammit.
Might be a silly sideshow
However David Einhorn got exactly what he wanted. Not that I have any sympathy for him or Apple. It's just fun to watch the drama unfold.
At least Groupon still has Eric Lefkofsky, "lets start having fun ... lets get funky ... lets announce everything ... lets be WILDLY positive in our forecasts ... lets take this thing to the extreme ... if we get wacked on the ride down – who gives a shit ... THE TIME TO GET RADICAL IS NOW ... WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE...,"
For anyone who has lived under a rock the last couple years: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/11/eric_lefkofsky_of_groupon/
Like others I am skeptical about this act. That said can anyone point to any law that are actually in use by a government that have no backfired? Figured this is a good time to learn something new.
Bill Gates, Microsoft, 1981
"No one will need more than 637 kb of memory for a web browser—640K ought to be enough for anybody"
And now we're talking about 10MB of storage per web site! How the times have changed.
Not a fan Bradley Manning's actions but if it wasn't for him the world wouldn't know about "those dead bastards" and that in fact many (if not all) of them were innocent civilians. PFC Manning you got me in stuck in a moral dilemma. Then again I am alive and those Iraqi's aren't which adds perspective. Cheer PFC Manning.
/ ! \ In the name of being politically correct they should add elderly gay/lesbian/transgendered couples to the list. / ! \
Re: boffins with brains the size of planets
In the eyes of the universe 10 years isn't even the blink of an eye.
The world doesn't revolve around Apple and I wouldn't mind slightly less stories on The Register about the iPhone maker. I love my iMac and all but still.
Can't go wrong
This will be sure to stimulate the North Korean economy with everyone getting a haircut every 15 days.
Re: Once again...
>>Would you lot forgive Ballmer, Ellison, Page, Cook, or Zukerberg if they behaved in such a rude an infantile manner? No. So why let Mr. Torvalds away with it?
Nice that others understand my earlier points. Just have a look at the related stories for this article. It makes me sad to see someone I admire acting like a b*tch. If Linux can't control his emotions for his own good then he should do it for the community.
'SHUT THE F**K UP!' The moment Linus Torvalds ruined a dev's year (4 January 2013)
Torvalds: I want to be nice, and curse less, but it's just not in me (7 November 2012)
KDE 'annoys the hell of' Linus Torvalds (5 November 2012)
Linux on ARM breakthrough to take away Torvalds' arse pain (10 October 2012)
Torvalds bellows: 'The GNOME PEOPLE are in TOTAL DENIAL' (4 September 2012)
Linus Torvalds drops F-bomb on NVIDIA (18 June 2012)
'Kill yourself now' - Torvalds throws openSUSE security tantrum (29 February 2012)
RE: Pete Spicer
That's fine if all Linus wants to do is preach to the choir while nobody else takes him seriously. As long as you wouldn't criticize <insert CEO you hate the most> for speaking the same way as him then I cannot fault your opinion. Still I wish he would represent Linux in a positive light to the general public and not just fanbois who accept anything he has as gospel. If he can't control his feelings when speaking then he just needs to get over himself and grow up or STFU.
I'm glad to see Linus active in the community but wish he would be a bit more professional. So Apple has Wiz and now Linux has him for drama. The first couple times people get concerned but after a while people stop giving a sh*t. Let the down voting commence!
Re: greedy people
I don't feel sorry the investors or Apple. Both are greedy.
"a low 40 per cent gross margin"
Do I need to say it?
...buzzword compliant, you hear about it all the time in the news, so it must good for your business! The other isn't.
Why would Google do that? Not nearly as profitable.
I've got the same combination on my luggage!
To boldly advertise where no advertiser has advertised before!
Hopefully they will find a way to monitor our phone conversations and other activities then provide relevant ads from Amazon. Should I need to talk to someone about my secret mistress though I'll have to use another phone or hide this phone from the wife.
> 1. Not all success is financial.
@Steve Knox - Thank you.
Good article. We'll never be able to completely protect kids from idiots but we shouldn't make locating potential victims any easier. Always thought that Facebook's search abilities should be expanded but now I am rethinking that position. Facebook is already successful and the average user most likely has hundreds of contacts so maybe Facebook can look at improving other areas of it's service.
Re: Cutting edge bugs
What if we could make free calls and check Facebook from Curiosity Rover?
Re: Yes, but...
>how many couples met in El Reg's comments section?
Don't ask a question you don't want to know the answer to.
If I spent 20 years dating online and still had no luck I probably wouldn't tell anyone let alone write an article about it. That said, happy hunting and may you have better luck this year. Have one on me. Cheers.
Not sure what the problem is with advertisements. Personally I am grateful for them and the declining quality of TV programming in general. Without the mindless onslaught of advertisements my TV would never have been dropped from a balcony at 3am. It just got to a point where I asked myself if I was really enjoying the experience anymore. The answer was no. Still adapting but Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Dramatica help to avert boredom. Sadly TV sucks. The internet doesn't -- yet.
Re: The future of home computing
>> Can we therefore conlcude that in about 15 years time this will be the kind of power we will have in home computers.
Yes. We can also conclude these computers will have performance issues when running the latest version of Windows.
Re: First programming language that is a conceptual art piece
Piet looks really cool. It even has a 99 Bottles of Beer program! Cheers man!
First programming language that is a conceptual art piece
Doesn't that honor go to the Brainf*ck programming language? Guess that depends on what you consider to be "art"
Battle of the titans
So basically no matter which one titan wins consumers who are stuck in the middle lose
We seriously need a popcorn icon. Especially for any story related to Apple.
The irony! Just like the time lawyers for Julian Assange complained about documents related to rape investigation against him being leaked. Isn't it beautiful?
If it wasn't for the fact that information of innocent students and faculty would be involved I'd love to see Anonymous show Dawson College why security should be taken seriously. But it wouldn't be cool to violate the privacy of many just to put a handful of idiots in their place.
Re: I loved this bit
With each Mac purchase the first thing to be replaced was the mouse and keyboard. Even after Apple introduced Mighty Mouse I still wasn't a fan. Sure you could left or right-click but not both because it was still a single button mouse. Having separate buttons is handy especially for gaming. You could navigate by holding down the left button then click the right button to do something else such as shoot.
"Life is too short for bad sex"
Anyone who doesn't want the bad sex I'll take it, better than no sex.
Fotobar or fubar? Just saying.
How many of Microsoft's applications work on other platforms? Not a lot.
> The Losers Hopeless Collider.
> Presuming they will be on Segways or rollerblades whilst fondling their slabs.
I believe you meant the Reality Distortion Collider.
Re: Goatse anyone?
> Just can't escape that image anymore.
Thanks. Now I can't stop wondering what the giver would look like.