Re: Religion - the source of all evil
Extremism is more likely a source of all evil.
680 posts • joined 11 Oct 2010
Extremism is more likely a source of all evil.
Well, you know, your pension plan includes a portfolio including some shares in such companies.
No, leave your coat here, you won't need it where you're going...
Yes, 56% of the audience thinks that the Sun is orbiting Earth.
Indeed, but we were talking about good ol' fashioned watches and their lack of upgradibility mainly due to the fact that you don't need to upgrade them to keep on being useful.
Reminds me of a quite recent Not Safe For Work comics.
(Seriously, don't look it up. This comic is not safe for sanity. What about mine? long gone, my friends, long gone...)
When buying a decently priced watch, one generally doesn't expect it to be a piece of useless junk in 3-5 years...
Threatening registered lobbyist groups to remove their registration if they use unregistered lobbyist?
I don't want to live on this planet anymore...
This is a legitimate rant, but a bit irrelevant to the subject of the article (the economic value of data)
ok, I'm wrong, my bad. Google does not *force* anyone to use their services.
However, they give a strong emphasis to them in their search engine, which is indeed a logical business decision :
- Looking for "email"? Google mail is the first answer
- Looking for "maps" (or typing a physical address) ? Google maps this time
- Looking for "shopping"? Google shopping
Now, are those results biased by design (which would be indeed Evil), or because of a snowball effect? (people using google as their search engine are more likely to use other google services, ranking those services further up.)
- About the "I'm feeling lucky" button :
Very old statistics (2007 is very old in the Internet sense) shows that this button was used in roughly 1% of the searchs (obviously none of them performed by the demographic of El Reg's readers).
This button was supposed to cost google 100M$ in loss of advertising revenue at the time, giving a rough idea of the sheer amount of requests this tiny "1%" actually is.
And most of you are awful liars when saying you never used it : you HAD to try the "french military victories" bomb with this button at least once...
Not if there's no space between "e" and "-mail".
"The EU Commission is going to call Google in and give it a really hard talking to for offering what Google's users rather like to have"
Wrong. Consumer takes what they can get.In the mobile world, the relevant choices are either Apple's walled garden or Google's walled garden.
Having Gmail, YouTube, hangouts, google map, google play video/music/etc... applications pre-installed in the phone with no official way to remove is the exact same as for Microsoft and Internet Explorer.
Speaking about browsers, Chrome is the only application that I could remove. I guess it would have been too obvious if it weren't...
Try the more generic and plainly obvious term "e-mail" instead, and... MAGIC!
... And if it's under 3 years old, it's still a beta veta version with neither support nor responsibility taken.
You scratch my back by helping me justifying excessive laws, I scratch yours by making sure everyone talk of you.
I'll even directly help you a bit by a few "humanitary interventions", in Lybia for example...
"Unfortunately even though I suspect many companies buying advertising space understand this they can't stop easily, since they need their competitors to stop too. So loads of money, time and energy gets wasted on achieving nothing except lining the pockets of the people selling ad space."
Reminds me of an economy course about "game theory". Quite interesting actually...
Beautiful for saving iOS market share?
In France, each of those district is divided in several voting stations. The local station only have 500 registered voters, and you can expect half of them turning in on the good days.
250 votes takes roughly 1h to process for a 4 people team.
Manual systems? corrupted and untrackable?
As a regular citizen, I can get up early on election day and go to the voting station, check the urn before anyone vote (it's made of glass for this purpose), count the votes, stay for the ballot count and watch the process (I often even helps with it), then check the consistency of the obtained numbers with the official number reported on the web a few hours later for this station.
As any concerned joe can do the same for any voting station, I can not figure out where the "untrackable" part is.
A closed source blackbox electronic voting station, on the other hand...
Maybe... no, let's hope not...
Probably because of the almost total lack of coal miners in the countries they usually parasite.
I know of a few woman working in construction however...
Everything is things.
Cybersquatting avoidance probably. Or at least this was suggested by the seller.
The cost of the base system itself is not that high...
But having to fork an additionnal 219 pounds for a crappy chair? and 160 for the table? What the hell?
Payback from former Nokia staff, perhaps?
Here is an upvote for this new bit of random knowledge for me.
Ah, the optimism of youth :)
> You had to hunt around to find anything, you didn't know if something in the room was either eye
> candy, or if it actually meant something. And you had to change rooms to get to other "stuff".
Reminds me a bit of the ribbon interface...
Not even against sanity loss?
If privacy is the issue, then...
No privacy = no issue!
Am I hired?
"...look around at the sprawling metropolis around you and ask yourself WTF are all these 780k people doing in a city that has no industry to speak of."
Sounds like London.
The the the?
What kind of choice is left between a rock (Android) and a hard place (iOS)?
Windows Phone? Will probably goes the same way as the 2 others once established...
Blackberry? Are they still alive?
Tizen? What's that?
Mine is the one with a old 6500 slide in the pocket...
Yeah, food is not so bad. I have fond memories of schnitzel with spätzles.
But I also dread the knödels...
Indeed, the picture is far more nuanced, this is why I put the quotes around the "dark" of "dark ages". Gallileo himself had the support of the pope... until some unfortunate references of the pope as a simpleton in one of Gallileo's books.
We often hear about how the catholic church was a strain on scientific research during the "dark" ages - Gallileo is the poster example.
But I wonder what will be said about the "politically correct" state of mind of our current age in a few centuries.
(DISCLAIMER : I am NOT trying to start a "flame war".)
The best part about being french is not being english.
After wandering around Place Vendome in Paris, I rescind my previous comment : Banksy's birds are very intelligent compared to some other pieces of arts.
I won't comment on the other works of Banksy as I don't know them well, but this one don't strike me as original or very intelligent. Sure, it's not bad, but... meh.
Matter of taste, probably.
I find this guy overrated but such a crazy rant...
Are you looking for the highest downvote count ever?
Informations from other sources states he met Sagan once, but did not study with him...
Care to clarify?
Nope, it's our moon, not Mimas
I sense a lot of steam friend request incoming...
I'ld like to know where they found the slug-thrower compatible with those coins.
Are you sure? I thought the singer was on genuine Diazepam when I heard it.
Brown dwarfs are considered substellar objects ;)
I really should register gTLDs .whine and .bullshit...
But all politicians in the world will just complain that I threaten their desire to "preserve their cultural diversity"
We need something for scale.
Something like, I don't know... Washington DC, with the crater centered on the Capitol.
It might be the only way to get funding to find a way to prevent us going the way of the Velociraptor.