46 posts • joined 30 May 2007
Sounds like automated farming of humans
This article assumes that all humans will be content with leisure, consumption and procreation. It glosses over the fact that some people may want to have influence beyond their domestic spheres. The rules of the game will be carefully guarded by the capitalist robot wielding classes and woe betide any individual who wishes to challenge them. They'll come down on them like a ton of robots.
How do you know the gang have previous convictions?
Re: Multiple Choice Quiz
I agree with you. Option 2 all the way for me :)
Multiple Choice Quiz
Select one answer:
costs + profit = £N = privately owned and controlled public services
costs + inefficiencies = £N = publicly owned and controlled public services
Answers on a postcard please...
Just watch Escape From New York.
This is probably what Hotblack Desiato's stuntship was made of.
Image Author's Consent?
Notwithstanding proposed orphaned works legislation, rather than the subject's consent, I would have thought that BA would be required to gain consent from the image rights holder before 'processing' (ie. copying into their database) the image.
Re: Doesn't Really Help
"you don't send the web-sites name to the web-site you're accessing, you send it a DNS server"
Errr. Most HTTP1.1 clients do:
It's why you can host multiple domains on a single IP.
"Although it's an offence in the US"
Walking is practically an offence in the US. Any time I have walked along a road that isn't in a city centre, I have been stopped by a patrol car and they've asked me what I'm doing.
Or maybe I just have a suspicious gait...
Escape from the Isle of Man
Turn it into a lawless maximum security prison. For an added bonus, crash land your favourite world leader onto it and be thankful that Snake isn't around to save them.
Bad Application of Technology
I can't help feeling that the levitation tech obviously present in the first device would have far greater benefit in other fields of human endeavour...
Reap what ye shall sow...
All this because he probably wanted to pay less tax...
When you add footnotes, add them to the page for which they apply.
That moon landing photo is, as any fule kno, a fake.
Anything with shingles should be avoided.
Makes me sad
"At any rate, it's a nice success story to round off the week with - and perhaps a further illustration of just why British engineering and manufacturing is so far from dead, and of the type of jobs we should nationally be looking to do."
What? Building hi-tech delivery craft for neoprene clad assassins?
I thought El Reg was above supporting the military-industrial-entertainment complex.
Just use the elevators as a conduit for the energy. No nasty death star like dangers plus we all get to holiday in orbit...
I made 1.51. Do we have any advances?
I guess the fact that I might want to do something as radical as actually play with my child is irrelevant.
How is that any different from when the US Government was controlling ICANN?
You are right. But it will never happen. Managment refuse to accept that a mere technician could have a similar or higher status to themselves. In Britain we call this the class system. I'm not sure what you'd call it in the rest of the world. Probably just plain snobbery.
Just turn the f**ker upside down.
Haven't you heard of quantitative easing? Real banks print money too...
Planet Saving Technology
One more reason for people to leave their computers on when they aren't using them...
If operations are continuing as normal, wouldn't that indicate that the entire computer system affected is redundant?
Presumably that won't be much of a forfeit then?
@James O 'Brien
Why not just say 'screw everyone'?
Or would that make you seem too much like a sexual predator?
I'll take my chances
'It's quite a thing to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it means to be a slave.'
'Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death...'
If I'm not legally oblidged to have insurance, I won't get it. I refuse to help maintain an industry that shouts death, destruction and despair at people - just listen to their sales pitches. For the same reason, I won't buy or read the Daily Mail.
To the best of my knowledge, I have never used a seat belt that only works if every passenger on the road is also wearing one.
Lack of officially recognised qualifications?
In the case of most of the other professions mentioned, they all have long standing qualifications that are recognised by law / employers / government. In the case of IT, it's all too easy to claim to be competent in your field, by the time your employer finds out you aren't, you are already in the country.
Looks like someone's beaten you to the playmobil mock up
Linked from their site:
I've heard that before somewhere...
City and the Stars
@all of you who mentioned the City and the Stars, 'nuff 'spect.
It's rarely mentioned. I think it's probably the best sci-fi I have ever read.
Re: No Ebay?
I am suprised that Google don't provide an Ebay search. Google could make a good living from Ebay by driving traffic to their site via searches. Oh, wait...
Love & Affection?
Do I detect a reference to a certain Joan Armatrading song in this article?
Poor old Glenn. He's only 15 years old.
He'll learn with experience that cheap marketing tricks always blow up in your face.
Our Dark Future Foretold Here...
I don't trust Ofcom anymore
After trying to find out from them whether there are any companies that will reconnect a BT line and then offer line rental (lots offer line rental but you have to have a BT connected line).
When I asked them if they were at all concerned that the consumer does not have any choice in getting lines reconnected, they said 'No. Its a commercial decision taken by other companies not to offer reconnection'. I was rather shocked considering that they are concerned with telecoms being a free, fair and competitive market.
I phoned around Toucan, Tiscali, Talk Talk, etc and they all said that they weren't physically / legally able to offer reconnection services and if they could they'd love to.
Not sure who has their information wrong here but my opinion about Ofcom stands. They made it perfectly clear that they didn't care and they couldn't point me in the direction of anyone at Ofcom who may have even been *researching* the matter.
In all of the articles I have read in recent time on virtualisation, I don't recall any that present the benefits of virtualisation in a test environment. So far, its the only thing that I have used virtualisation for. Xen, in conjunction with LVM and a few simple shell scripts allows me to very rapidly set up, boot, configure and check out source for a virtual test machine. tearDown is even easier ;)
I can't be the only one, can I?
For the less charitably minded...
You can sell you second hand phones (including broken) at the mopay website. My Sony Ericsson K800i is worth just over £60. Interestingly, more PDA like phones seem to have a lower second hand value...
ICBM Bling Anyone?
I predict the rapid makeovers of all axis of evil ICBMs to have trendy mirrored exterior surfaces!
How did it know what he was looking for when the light turned red? Or did I misinterpret that bit...
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- FOUR DAYS: That's how long it took to crack Galaxy S5 fingerscanner
- Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?