255 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007
Re: "Politicians Waste $240M in TaxPayer Cash. Government wants to know..."
I thought you were being a bit harsh. That's until you mentioned Hollywood...
Re: They have learned actually
Just an observation to your comment: I would have thought that the liberal countries are those targeted by game makers. Europe and the US - I believe - are a bigger market than Iraq, Russia and Uganda.
However, when it comes to the spirit of the article, I don't really see it as a problem worth worrying about. Millions of people, me included, can't be grateful enough to the creators of gaydar, scruff, grindr and the likes. Do they have a straight section for straight people? They don't. If that's a bug or an intentional choice, who cares? It doesn't exactly discriminate in a way that makes some people's lives more difficult. It is not somebody's human right to be able to recreate themselves in that game. Reviews can be found online and purchases are often informed ones, there is little excuse for being outraged by such trivial issues. If somebody doesn't like something it is often enough to vote with their wallets rather than organising campaigns against everybody and everything.
I'm also vegetarian ( I know, I know ... ) but I have never thought of writing to the prime minister asking for steak houses to publicly apologise and have at least 50% of their menu suitable for vegetarians. I'll leave that to those irritating vegans :-)
Re: Wait a minute...
I hope that the biggest part of the compensation comes from the quick links part. Otherwise virtually every company that offers a public toilet is in trouble. The primary school I went to, 32 years ago when I was 6, was already infringing their patent when it came to opening the bog door. Same with every airline I've been on. Good luck to them then!
Re: Release it asap
localzuk, even if they offer support for X number of years, and make X a reasonable amount, few people will expect them to exist that long.
@ Lost all faith...
Apologies, have an imaginary pint. It's on me :)
At times because of management's bad choices, not always because of the job
Re: Make some mopey?
Typo. They fixed it now
Re: wget - The hackers friend
That would *HAVE* got them excited.
Windows 8 machines to come with your files in the installation disc ( s? )
If you 'upgrade' from XP to 8 you will have to back up your files before starting the process. The solution? Buy a new computer. Priceless.
This, dogs being shot or put down, some people's houses collapsing because of the vibrations from the building sites... Maybe not Dubai, closer to my idea of Hell. Very pricey to keep snow there too, maybe that's why it's so expensive :)
Re: I'm Brian, and so's my wife.
I hope you knew she was Brian before marrying her
How long after discovering was it that they started tweeting?
Things go wrong, half a day or a full one can be a pain in the arse, but seriously? How many people were really affected by it? By affecting, I don't mean unable to tweet - which they managed anyway, I am talking about serious stuff...
There are cases of compensation because people trip in their own shoe laces now. Could this be a new reason for litigation soon?
"I couldn't instagram my breakfast this morning, all my friends started tweeting pictures of flowers with BEST CONDULENSIS LOLZ!!!1!! captions because they could only assume I was dead".
Dear Reg reader, we know you like to feel special...
Yeah. Sorry, you ain't.
There are 10 millions of other ones just like you. So there.
Yours Team Register.
Re: Aspirations, but not much else
Steven Jones, you are absolutely right. We need a neologism for IT related neologism. If only we could have a way to suggest some, and then vote to elect the ultimate one!
Re: Return on investment?
She wasn't on the radio howling out of tune against some slow generic background music. Everyone was a winner.
@ Thomas 4 - Re: @ TrishaD
Not enough! I am gay but I kissed a girl and I liked it - comment icon : the reason :) -. Please stop this vile discrimination against me and Katie Perry, or I'll have to ask those at El Reg to terminate your account.
It's now LGBTIAIKAGAILI
Re: Keep your stinky fingers off productive capital
I believe it would also allow companies based in one country only to have the same or similar level of taxation of multinationals.
Which is the principle of a free market - making every company compete in a fair environment. Turns out that those who most bang on about free market are those who do everything they can to distort it in their favour...
I must be doing my bugs wrong
Every time there's a bug in my code, it creates problems. When Google or Apple users discover 'bugs', they generally end up being features that are actually useful to those companies. Imagine that. I end up with null pointers, they end up with devices that track the users and send location data back to them, or the location and names of Wifi networks. Let's see if I can cock things up a bit more, and manage to find the way to obtain cold fusion with bad SQL.
Re: Not Good
"... business and money."
You forgot to mention stupidity.
"I could care less."
Great, it's important that we all care a lot. If humans regress to the point that only WFoG are used, knowledge will only end up being what we see and hear in churches, synagogues, mosques and temples... Good bye to IT and the Internet. And the best weapon against diseases will be prayers.
Re: Faggots? Yuck!
before assuming that people have a low IQ, ask yourself twice if MAYBE it's just a case of irony or word play being lost on you.
@ kain preacher
I assume most girls like to receive compliments on their camel toes, so "You have a cute fanny" is an acceptable UK ice breaker.
Re: I would be interested to see if their censorship guidelines can be found online
It was also painful to type, PaulR79. Very painful. I don't know what they teach in English speaking countries' schools because ( luckily? ) English is my second language.
The first time I came across "all" instead of "I'll" and "our" instead of "are", it took me a bit to realise what it really was. It makes you wonder wear we're at ;)
I would be interested to see if their censorship guidelines can be found online
I am not on Facebook, but the screenshots of it that appear on Lamebook show that the word "nigger" is widely and often used, together with all its variations. Isn't that more offensive?
Worse than that, they allow comments which contains grammar decapitations like "would of gone", "all go when you go", "the place your going to", "we our going on holiday", "their going away".
Well done for the plastic back
The 4's glass one was too slippery, for no reason. Metal is just stupid and generally ends being covered in plastic.
I wonder why they felt the need to make it thinner ( which I guess means more complicated / expensive ). Did many people complain because they wanted to be able to put an extra book mark in their pockets? Or is it a pointless selling point?
Re: I think...
I absolutely loved it, I only got rid of it because it just wouldn't mount my N4 - no SD card -. Other than that, can't say anything bad about it. I preferred it to LXDE ( if that's not the right acronym, I meant Xubuntu ), but that wasn't bad either.
From a Nexus 4 owner
Nothing was more important than dropping that ultra slippery glass back nonsense. Well done for that!
I am against the idea, but...
If that poor rhino really has to be shot ( I would argue with that ), can't they write "evolution" on both sides? That would certainly attract higher bids from the sort of Texans who would consider bidding in the first place. Apologies to the "normal" Texans out there if they feel offended, this was not aimed at you at all.
I don't know how a brand can be high status when it clearly means "I wish I could afford Vertu, but I can't".
Re: As much as I hate to admit..
Their style is so desirable that Braun started copying it in the 60s or 70. How they got away with it, I don't know.
Re: @ Wibble - iPads are expensive?
I'll print your post out and keep it in my pocket, in the unlikely event that mum ever says that it's a shame she has no grand children.
Re: re. circumcised foreskins
You thought there were men letting scientists get on with their foreskin experiments while it is still attached to them? You must be a very brave man ( I am assuming you are one because of the name you used )
Re: Surface Pro 2
Put another hyphen across the £ symbol, to make it the pre-euro Italian liras I grew up with, and we have a deal.
We must be from the same decade. I also remember when people were able to type obviousurl.com in the address bar instead of googling absolutely everything. Things are not what they used to be anymore, and it saddens me a bit.
Long story short
The Register is opening up a base in Turkey. Reporter position lands right on the lap of a local unemployed journalist.
I read that the bouncing patent was not valid somewhere, or something like that... If I understood correctly and that really is the case, they can't allow competition to get hold of the valuable algorithms that make it happen...
@ Dave 126 Re: Erm..
Are you saying that replicating these:
deserves a patent just because it doesn't move up and down?
I have seen quite a few lifts ( smaller than that, I have to admit ) in shopping centres pretty much everywhere. Do I need to find a good lawyer for my retinas?
Re: If this does happen I think that both the..........
I heard they are already thinking of doing that somewhere... A country called Utopia if i am not wrong.
THEY ALSO BLOCK LITERACY, APPARENTLY.
Re: 'this is simply unacceptable'
I am not an expert, but I believe that the combination of a small font face, 200 dpi equivalent and anything else on an analog copier would somehow blur the result. I am happy to be corrected if I am wrong.
A blurry 8 ( or is it an 8? or a 3? or a B?) would make me squint and possibly double check the original just to make sure.
A perfectly clear 8 would make me assume it is an 8 which was born as an 8, and I would just go ahead taking it as good.
And "The normal quality option produces small file sizes by using advanced compression techniques. Image quality is generally acceptable, however, text quality degradation and character substitution errors may occur with some originals."
If you are making a copy, it means that you are printing it and you don't care about the resulting file which will be deleted once you are done with it ( again, an assumption which can be corrected by anyone in the know ). Even if it turns out to be 300MB, do you really care?
Re: Can someone please explain WHY I'd connect my fridge?
Because, one day, CaaS ( Cold as a Service ) will only be available through connected hardware?
MAY *HAVE* HAD!
Re: Did I create an account just to call this guy a bellend of the highest order?
I'd upvote you, but you have 69 thumbs up and I don't want to be the one spoiling that.
The day the music ( re ) died
So, Alicia Keys is not good at flogging phones either. I can imagine she got some right bollocking today at BlackBerry HQ!
I'm afraid she will probably go back to singing again... And I really don't think she got many lessons in the meantime...
@ Another Justin
You reminded me of this xkcd. One of the few I understand :)
@ Kevin Fairhurst
*Did it actually make a difference to how I used the damn thing? Did it buggery.*
It will make no difference whatsoever. But maybe it will force marketing drones to think about new ways to justify an overpriced kit? They won't be able to stick to "it's so easy to use" forever...
Typo, or Freudian slip?
"... at www.bestbuy.com/widowsstore, which will mirror the in-store experience...".
I can see shoppers who accidentally end up in the Microsoft area sobbing and trying to bury those Windows 8 laptops :)
Any power consumption results by OS?
I have friends who run Linux distros on relatively old hardware ( coincidentally, they are the ones who asked me to install a good antivirus, Libre / Open office depending on how long ago it was, or just if I could make their boxes go a little faster ). They perform as well as newer hardware with Windows on it, but my guess is that they are less power hungry. Would Microsoft care to do a little research on that too?
It would also be interesting to see if there are variations when it comes to typing a text document or creating a spreadsheet...
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