Rather amusing reading the comments on this when using the "Cloud to Butt Plus" Chrome plugin.
40 posts • joined 27 Jul 2010
Re: Who is funding this...
I suspect that when first proposed, it was to find a correlation between hirsuteness and sexism the corresponding effect on Anthropological Climate Change.
"When I started, who would have imagined that in a short period of fifteen years, we would tap a button, ask Google anything and get the answer."
I think he means "An" answer...
"So ministers may be signing warrants without understanding why?"
Most of the time I would imagine - most of them are completely ignorant of any issues except what is stopping them sticking their filthy, greedy snouts into the trough as far as they would like. (And I am talking about politicians of any persuasion or seniority BTW)
It stands to reason that spooks would want them signing warrants, not a learned and impartial judge whose life has spent serving the cause of justice.
Re: Self-scan FTW
" I find I can be finished off using self-service far faster than if a member of staff has to give me a hand (benchmarked against a similar customers' loads I spy on)"
Please tell me that was all intentional ;)
Kingkp I cannot upvote you enough for that post.
Re: So what's new here?
"Perhaps the world is suffering some kind of reboot process where bits of it forget that stuff has already been done (prior to the reboot)."
Ahah that explains the US Patent system!
Re: "reportedly equipped with lasers"
Took the comment right out of my mouth! Although I think they have to be of the "Frikkin' " variety for fiery death to ensue.
Unsung, forgotten star.
Glad to see this article, I think Will Hay is one of the great unsung stars.
My dad got me into Will Hay films in the late 70s, they used to show them on TV a bit more then. Strangely enough I came across his films again by accident at archive.org where most were available to watch for free. Must settle down one rainy Sunday afternoon and revisit my youth.
Re: Blogster Dabbsy
I'd subscribe. I nearly wrecked my keyboard looking at the second attempt, it even had good comic timing - just one beat before tipping over, perfect.
Lack of slickness is a talent in sad decline. Anyway, it worked out ok for Tommy Cooper.
I for one, welcome our serpentine, saturnine overlords.
Can't be any worse than the what we got after yesterday's election!
Re: Laugh at this
"I'm sure in the face of reason you'll claim that I'm a cultist. We'll my my friend, that make you a cult. Shit. 2 letters out..."
Cube? Belt? Bolt?
..., and have a big fat meaty THING on the end that in every stlyus I've seen, is 5 minutes from falling off....
Isn't that usually the user?
Re: "Like money on expensive consultants?" I ask
Thanks MrDamage, a genuine guffaw that made heads turn in the open plan office.
Re: Up The Irons!
"Iron Maiden just re-issued all of their vinyl. I really really want the set, but I don't think the wife would be approving of a fairly expensive purchase that's realistically just going to gather dust."
And nothing gathers dust like vinyl! Even lovingly protected and stored.
Re: Quality Sound?
@Nigel Whitfield Have you thought of investing in a needle sharpener? I remember coming across one of these in the loft when I was growing up and poking through interesting looking boxes of stuff.
"FYI: Football where I come from is played by very large men with pads & helmets."
As opposed to here, where it is played by overpaid twats.
@ Graham Dawson
In the UK.
Certainly not the US if those Police, Camera, Action type shows are anything to go by!
Re: re : James 51
"The solution is very simple: red means stop, yellow means get ready (at least on driving tests), green means go :)"
Er, no. Amber means stop, along with red and red/amber, especially on your driving test!
@ Ben Tasker
By using one old Pentium 486 with an install of Windows 2000 if my no-ip service is anything to go by!
@ Lost all faith...
Microsoft also took down my connection to my home server, why should I suffer because half the world uses their shitty software that can be hijacked by the malware?
I have never had problems or lack of productivity/connectivity due to malware/botnets. Now, because of Microsoft I have.
To all the MS Shills out there, yes maybe I should make a note of my dynamic IP address if I need to connect while not at home - but I have a reliable service from NoIP so why should I?
Those repulsive, putrid, moronic cretins at Microsoft have really gone too far this time. I am unaffected by most malware because I avoid Windows as much as possible.
Now I find that because of their high-handed actions and inability to cope with large volumes of traffic I cannot connect to my home server to do what I need to do for work.
Just who the the hell do those F###ing ####-guzzling ###ts think they are!
Trolls on the staff?
I never usually criticise the journalisic quality of articles on here, but I do have to ask: was the author of this article the winner of a competition, picked from the regular trolls who stalk the comments section?
Or was it tongue in cheek?
It has to be something like this, nobody writing for a Tech site like The Register could be responsible for such an article.
Re: Breaking News!!
"Yes, I think you could make the argument that running for office should be enough to label a person as unfit for office."
Have maintained that for years. I think government should be like jury service.
"So you've never driven a car with tiptronic box, environmental control or electric handbrake? Probably a good thing."
Electric handbrakes are NOT a good example to make your point. Absolutely the most stupid "improvement" to cars in years. Whomever came up with that solution looking for a problem needs putting up against a wall and flogging to death with a rotten turbot.
I would dearly love anyone to come up with one convincing argument why electric handbrakes are an improvement.
Re: Let me get this straight @Tom Welsh
I wish I could upvote a hundred times, I couldn't agree more. The whole world would be such a more efficient, profitable and happy place without the buzzword spouting suits and marketeers desperately drumming up a consulting industry that nobody wants or needs (except others of their ilk).
'There’s plenty o' talk about how Windows 8 will be “cloud-powered".'
Give me strength! I never thought I could detest the moniker "Cloud", that every marketing droid who pretends to know about IT drips on about, more than I already do.
They might as well call it powered by fairy dust.
A warning from fiction?
Sounds like the start of this novel. Which is thoroughly enjoyable with just a little plausibility btw....
Re: and why the hell...
Agree with the sentiments entirely but is there any reason you are causing yourself the admin headache of not using WSUS?
Men killed by cock
Following the recent reports on The Register of two separate instances of men being killed by their cocks I suspect an angry bird terror cell in training.
They are probably planning an attack on a crowded public area as we speak, this was the test firing - just like the scene in in the empty barn in Black Sunday (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075765/)
I for one welcome our Feathered Overlords.
That photo is just crying out to be used on the caption competition! Maybe El Reg should run one?
Is this in any way related to the "Too many fart apps" story - too many damned angry birds now!
I'm glad to see the the grammar jinx affects journalists as well as newsgroup and forum commentards!
I do have to wonder why they appear to be using a men's urinal as a cable run :-/
Burn the heretics
Burn them all! How dare they embrace the possibility that there are other factors than the demon Fossil Fuel.
It's probably $700,000 but he's allowing for the half he will have to give to his wife
I wonder if she was just trying to say he had cauliflower ears...
Are people now so reliant on technology that they haven't got the gumption to stick the damned key in the lock and turn it when the car doesn't click and chirp at them?
Or maybe it's 90's Roger Rep man that is affected - he still thinks it cool to press the button over his shoulder from halfway across the carpark.
Did you not hear about bad split the band had? That was why Hissing Sid bit poor Timid Toad, the murderous bastard.
That reminds me of a bad "joke" my maths teacher told us in primary school:
When God told the snakes to go forth and multiply the adders got stuck, so he told them to use a log table.