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Rational people can't explain anything to morons, AC
.xxx is a bad idea for the adult industry because if they were forced to use it, any and all ISPs could instantly block all porn sites from their customers. They are upset with it for precisely the same reason Jews and homosexuals were upset when the Nazis forced them to wear yellow stars and pink triangles.
"If Apple were evil, the product owners would complain"
Yes, and Scientology can't possibly be evil because Scientologists don't complain about it constantly. It's all people who have never been part of the brainwashing cult and have no intention ever to be part of it, plus a few ex-Scientologists, who are giving the magical and revolutionary Church of L Ron Hubbard a bad name.
He wouldn't get a penny
Because Android at least already has wireless syncing built in. The market for the iPhone app only exists because iOS is a shabby piece of crap.
A most impressive feat
Using two mobiles simultaneously AND sticking two fingers up at everyone at the same time? A man who is capable of that is perfectly capable of controlling a car without using his hands.
... a cock is a phallus whenever it's long enough to dangle, hard or soft. You're propagating a phallusy.
It's not a good analogy, though, as Cnut ordered the tide to go out as a demonstration to his lords that there were limits to man's power. The Tories have no such delusions of realism.
Got an e-mail about this the other day
Was told that the PSN was back online and that users were receiving 45 days free credit as an apology for the outage.
Funny thing is, I don't own a PlayStation and never have, nor have I ever looked at, requested information on or (God forbid) had an account on PSN.
The even funnier thing, though, is that in the source code all the links and headers appeared to be legit - none of the usual "www.sony.com that turns out to be www.sony.returns.com" tricks. I didn't click on them anyway, of course, but either scammers are getting incredibly clever or Sony don't know who their own customers are.
Hi, Affordable Graham!
You seem to have got it back to front. This person isn't saying that BDSMers often abuse kids. He's saying that child molesters often enjoy BDSM as well. It's like how when you say that murders are often committed with guns, it is not the same as saying gun owners are all murderers.
"Why shouldn't he just go get a job?"
Because sometimes the job just isn't there. Employers pass you over for the jobs you're not qualified for because they can find someone who is; they pass you over for the jobs you're overqualified for because "you'll only move onto something better as soon as it appears". After a while your skills get out of date and you can't even get the jobs you're trained for any more. Eventually, employers start passing you over because you've been unemployed for a long time and so there *must* be something wrong with you, or you'd have found a job by now.
Unemployment is a trap, and it can be very hard to escape. Every time I see some clueless fuckwit holding forth that "unemployed people could get jobs if they really wanted" I feel an overpowering urge to pick up a shotgun and create a vacancy, because these people are the same kind of people who *do* think "I won't employ him, he's been unemployed so he must be lazy".
A quote so famous...
... you may even have heard of it before cutting and pasting it from the BBC website, who mentioned it yesterday in the day's most popular news article.
No, actually it doesn't
Preparing for the worst does not mean that the worst is going to happen. It just means that if it does, you're covered and hence do not have to come to El Reg forums to pule and whine about your terrible experiences.
No, they want the prototypes
How will Apple be able to sue Samsung because their next-gen phones copy the look and feel of the iPhone 5, if they don't know what Samsung's copies look like before they design it?
You're right, you don't need a new TV
If you can't tell the difference between 1080p and 625 lines analogue, then you're either blind or partially sighted.
So your mother had bad luck with TVs; that's a shame, but one piece of anecdotal evidence does not mean all modern TVs are crap and unreliable. My own mother picked up her HD TV about the same time yours did, and it's worked perfectly since the day she got it. Guess that means all HD TVs are good, right?
As for your "pointless blanket insults", it was good of you to check that I have a 3D TV before calling me a gadget freak with too much money. Oh, wait, you didn't - you just jerked the knee.
Now as it happens, I actually do have a 3D TV. I saved for it for half a year and I bought the best TV I could afford. I also paid for a 5-year extended warranty on it. Know why I planned this way? Because I don't "buy into the merry-go-round" - I intend to get full value for my money and use that TV for five years, if not more.
Clearly some people have not read the article
The same doofus predicted the Rapture would happen in 1994. People still believed him this time, and in numbers just as great.
If you start getting spam to an e-mail address that you've only used with one company, you should be splatting that company as well. Either their security sucks, putting your personal data at risk, or they've sold your addy to spammers.
Welcome to the 21st Century
If you're waiting for a time when TVs won't be superseded by the next generation in six months, you will never buy a TV again. Just buy one you think is really good and use it for three years or more, like everyone who doesn't feel the urge to condemn rapid technological development as a bad thing.
Good grief, man, how small are your hands? Because mine ain't big by any means, and my SGS2 rests comfortably in my hand with my thumb on the top left corner and my little finger at bottom right (I'm a leftie).
To the previous poster who was asking if the phone can be rooted - yes, it was successfully rooted within a week of release.
(Paris, because she seems to have trouble keeping HD video recording devices in her hands too.)
No, just to think they have spotted another
I never said I've never done anything stupid. I just said I've never done anything so stupid and dangerous that anyone with two functioning brain cells could tell it was a bad idea.
I must have forgotten
Because I don't recall ever doing anything monumentally stupid and dangerous when I was 20 (unless you count asking out my best female friend, which even in the worst case was unlikely to be fatal).
It doesn't take a fool to spot a fool.
You fail, and so do they
Last time I looked, all sorbet was made of ice water and glucose (AKA sugar) and therefore is vegetarian by definition.
Though it used to be a large empty room containing a variety of spiky death bits that the X-Men had to avoid, at some point the Danger Room became a holodeck-equivalent. Unfortunately I can't provide an exact cite of when, but I think it also predated ST:TNG (if not Yamato).
Gold and silver VHS
The gold and silver VHS Star Wars boxes weren't any kind of attempt to rip off the public. The gold box contained the original versions and the silver box contained the Special Editions. Of course if you wanted both you had to buy both, but it's not like they forced a double-dip on anyone (see: Rings, Lord of the).
Also, Lucasfilm cannot be blamed for the punny URL. The assemble fandom have unofficially been celebrating Star Wars Day on May the Fourth for a good few years now.
I eagerly await Apple's next lawsuit ...
... where they sue Google for imitating the look and feel of THEIR prosecution for invasion of privacy.
Samsung slavishly copying Apple technology...
... like the iPhone's ARM processor, a licensed technology that Apple had nothing to do with the design of and which Samsung manufacture for them.
US collector's edition is what you seek
It contains 3DBD, BD, BD of Tron, and a DVD extras disc. May be hard to find now, but the US also has a separate BD release of Tron and it's very high quality. And like all Disney BDs so far, it's not region locked.
How is someone posting a fake article to the Indy's website lacking in an IT angle? Do you also think that World War II suffered from not having Germans involved?
Yes it does
The first movie ends with Flynn exposing Dillinger and becoming CEO of Encom. The second movie exposites that afterwards, Flynn returned to experimenting with the Grid and eventually got stuck in there when Sam was 8 or so. There is no unexplained story gap.
"Fraud" should be a hint
Say I have the name, address and SSN of John P, aged 16. I go to Bank X that asks for name, address and SSN to confirm identity and input their details, but in the date of birth slot I put a date that matches my apparent age. The bank checks the name, address and SSN and finds they are valid, so it stops there and does not check the DOB. I spend a couple of months paying fixed sums into the account from my company to give the appearance of receiving a regular wage, then I go to the credit card company armed with evidence that I'm John P and I'm old enough to have a card. They run a check, find a clean history, and give me the card. I then withdraw all the money I've put into the John P account, run up a stack of charges on the card and flee.
Of course, if you try following those steps to the letter you'll be caught and jailed because there are loads of things I'm not mentioning - but then the aim is not to turn El Reg into The Fraudsters Handbook. This is just a basic explanation of how it might be done.
If you think the acting was OTT...
... you've missed the point. Tony Montana is meant to be OTT. He's a poor Cuban kid who has never seen money, never seen power wielded responsibly. Suddenly he can do whatever he wants, and he goes mad with it. That's the plot.
It's not the best movie ever, but it's not awful.
... it is indeed the bank that told you off for utilising a service you're not eligible to use. You probably also use the disabled toilets at train stations to save 20p, and sit in the seats on buses reserved for the elderly to avoid climbing unnecessary stairs.
Stop reporting fiction as news
I grow tired of The Register trying to pass off transparent lies about Apple products as fact. This example is particularly egregious: an iPhone owner's shiny toy fell out of his pocket and out of the aeroplane, and we're meant to believe he didn't jump out after it?
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