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Techies aren't salesmen?
You are if you work at PC World, apparently. Their "interview exam" for tech support staff used to include a question about the maximum data transfer rate of a USB2 port. The correct answer for a PC repair bod would be "I don't give a toss, so long as whatever is connected to it shows up in Device Manager". This option was unaccountably missing from the multiple-choice questionnaire.
Why didn't they go for a different design in the first place?
Because the design they did go for is visibly different to the iPad - unless, that is, you are presented with Photoshopped evidence or an envelope stuffed with used 20-Euro notes.
Pity you'd only get as far as the third word before being dragged off to a cell. You'd better leave for the airport several weeks earlier, depending on how long the country you're departing from is allowed to detain you without trial or charges.
Yes, the worried terrorist can refuse...
... and instead opt for a full cavity search in a room with an armed guard. As for the worried non-terrorist, they can choose the same option. However, nobody gets the option of avoiding a direct violation of their physical privacy. Human rights? Think how many you'd have if the terrorists won and destroyed America!
Oh, wait, that's right - we'd probably have more.
Moffat could write Blink and "the kid in the gasmask" ep if he shook off RTD, huh?
Moffat *did* write those episodes, you blithering cretin. It was Davies who wrote anti-classics like The Parliament of Farting Aliens and Doctor Dobby The Christ-In-A-Birdcage.
"Droog" is not a pejorative, it's just the Russian word for "friend". When Alex uses it in A Clockwork Orange, he's using it literally.
It's Johnny Cash, though
He covered Nine Inch Nails and did it better than Trent Reznor managed in the first place, so he qualifies.
Seriously, a lot of Cash's stuff is quite rocky. When The Man Comes Around springs immediately to mind.
Rock Star is based on a true story
To be exact, it's a highly fictionalised version of events surrounding Judas Priest.
I'm going to second the nomination for The Blues Brothers - particularly in its extended cut that contains the full rendition of "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker - and question the omission of Anvil! The Story of Anvil, the Lemmy movie, and anything Scorsese has directed about music.
"Par for the course"
I don't consider rooting, remodding and flashing to be "par for the course" when it comes to transferring files from an external source. So, it's just as well that Android devices generally don't need these things to be done to achieve that.
However, Apple charging $30 to deliver basic functionality that every other manufacturer provides for free is most definitely par for the course.
This is a Classic Games article. Lemmings was not released for the Nintendo DS in the early 90s, for the rather good reason that the DS wasn't invented for another 15 years, and so it was excluded from the list of platforms.
On the other foot, I think the Amstrad CPC should have been included. It got its port about the same time as the Spectrum did, and it was the best 8-bit port - colourful, still capable of throwing 60 lemmings about if memory serves, and losing only a little in the switch from mouse to joystick control.
If by "hackers" you mean "anyone who wants to transfer photos from their real camera to their tablet and anybody who wants to expand storage capacity without having to replace their device", then you are absolutely correct. But as you don't, you're not.
Except they don't.
Triple-Play packs are often no more expensive than BD-only packs. And if they are a few quid more, so what? Find a friend who doesn't have a BD player and get him to kick in a fiver. You get your BD for the cost of a DVD, he gets his DVD for half price, and you both win.
That would be the 17-minute video of the entire incident that was posted on the Web by a guy who at the time was following Fodor around making a documentary about masked vigilantes. Go watch it. I absolutely guarantee that you will reappraise your stance on the matter.
£10 cashback on the first purchase?
1) Install app.
2) Make one purchase.
3) Receive £10 cash back.
4) Uninstall app.
I'm really not seeing any flaws in the logic for the consumer, but quite a lot for Simply Tap.
The Good Samaritan law does not apply
The reason the law states "aiding a police officer" is because it's the police officers who should determine who is and is not a criminal, not an untrained civilian. If a police officer is *not* there when you see a crime being committed, then your job as a citizen is to call one and gather what evidence you can to be a good witness.
Watch the video of the incident that got Fodor busted. There is absolutely no denying that his intervention escalated the incident. He's a fool, and he lost his job because he broke the law in the course of being a fool.
Not out of character at all
Han still thinks the lightsabre is a weapon, just that it's out of date. Also he wasn't using it to fight, putting your argument on the level of saying a US Marine would cut his meat with an M-60 because a knife wouldn't be any use in a firefight.
After all, Tim Berners-Lee only inadvertently created the infrastructure used by modern gaming, whereas Saint Steve made the far more significant contribution of doing absolutely nothing in connection with games design at any point in his career.
The closest you could say Jobs ever got to being involved with games development was marketing several different platforms that could be used for games - the Apple II and the iPhone (let's forget about the Pippin, shall we?) - all of which merely followed in someone else's footsteps rather than innovate and none of which were as popular as their predecessors.
The AUP prohibits adverse comments in public. Comments on your private wall are not public, any more than the content of an e-mail sent to a few friends is equivalent to sending a letter to the Times.
On a scientific note: I find it interesting that as soon as you took Apple's side for the first and only time, you immediately turned into a kneejerking idiot who couldn't understand a simple concept like privacy. We already knew that mindless people are often known to support Apple, but is this the first evidence of a causal connection in the opposite direction - that the act of supporting Apple is enough to induce mindlessness in people who are at other times of normal intellectual capacity? An Ignobel beckons...
It's even better than that
Wing Commander 3 was published by ... Electronic Arts.
"How does Samsung suing make Apple the bully?"
It doesn't, Steve. But then the poster never said that it did. He wants Samsung to win because Apple are bullies.
Because obviously, if someone says they do not wish to own an Apple device it must be because they can't afford one. After all, how could anyone who has sufficient funds not want to show the world they have money by waving a shiny Apple toy around?
I'm not surprised you posted anonymously. You're clearly overcompensating for some kind of personal lack.
Perhaps he has a dicky tummy, and doesn't eat breakfast because he doesn't want to bring it up?
You're right, I'm so jealous...
I'd really love to pay £150 over the odds for a phone with shitty battery life and specs that were outdated at launch.
As has been commented on these illustrious pages before: the reason for the design of the Apple logo is obvious - one bite is enough to tell when an apple is rotten.
A possible if unlikely circumstance may arise where I might want to get an insulin pump installed in my body, but I'll be shagged up the arse with a splintered broomstick before I get a USB port installed...
I mean, it was only 32 years ago that George A Romero stated explicitly that his zombies were meant to reflect traits in various social groups, ranging from mindless consumers in Dawn of the Dead to the homeless in his unmade script for Twilight of the Dead. One character in Dawn of the Dead even lampshades it by saying that the zombies trying to get into the shopping mall are just doing what made them comfortable in life.
Benefit to life outweighs the risk?
I really don't think so. I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic, and can tell you that there would be absolutely no benefit to my life in having one of these pumps implanted. In fact, given that I'd have to replace a 300-unit cartridge in my body every six days instead of in my pen injector, I'd say it would be a huge detriment to my life.
"Why do GM supporters carry on as if unchallenged?"
That would be because their statements haven't been challenged. To make a challenge would require a contrary statement containing fact or truth.
For what it's worth, I'm also not a McKinnon supporter. I am, however, a supporter of justice, and I know full well that McKinnon will not receive any if he is extradited. He should be tried here, under the law of the country in which he committed his offence, and punished according to that law if punishment is deemed necessary. In no way should we support America in their belief that they rule the whole world and their law applies to everyone everywhere.
Fairer than the US's system
Let us not forget that the treaty the US government wishes to use to extradite McKinnon is not symmetrical. If a US citizen hacked MI5 in the way McKinnon hacked the Pentagon and we asked for that man to be extradited, the US would simply tell us to get stuffed. They have no obligations under that treaty to allow extradition of their citizens, whereas they can request extradition of foreign nationals to the US for almost any reason.
Transfer of power
It was on BBC News several months back.
Also, Gaddafi simply leaving the country wouldn't have done anything to resolve the situation as his loyalists would have continued the fight so he could return.
Or in words that the typical commentard can understand...
... "mentally unbalanced".
It really doesn't matter whether McKinnon is obsessed because he has OCD or Asperger's Syndrome or anything else - he still hacked the Pentagon because he has a brain disorder that influences his choices, not because he sought to cause harm or wanted the challenge. You and I may be aware of the differences between those various disorders, but ultimately they're not important here.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Given that the US are one of the most egregious violators of human rights in the world, I'd say standing up to them is worth recognition. They're trying to lock away a mentally unbalanced individual for doing something that caused them no harm beyond a little embarrassment - and maybe even helped them, as it's better that someone like McKinnon found and highlighted the flaws in Pentagon security than a real enemy of the state.
(And please, don't make me laugh by suggesting the Libyan NTC are about democracy. Gaddafi offered to set up a peaceful transfer of power and the NTC refused. When they caught him, he was executed without trial. Clearly an organisation deserving of human rights awards.)
Not quite, Chris P
To quote the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy: "socialist" means "un-American".
And if you're a Republican, "liberal" means "socialist".