177 posts • joined 10 Nov 2010
OMG! They killed Kenny!
The really rich and cool bosses just take $1 pa just to show how trivial a few million is.
Buffet, Page, Bezos etc
In the words of mandy Rice-Davies
Well he would, wouldn't he?
Warm and cuddly
FAST should be congratulated for being so worried about protecting children against dangerous toys and horsemeat. It is a calumny to suggest that they are at all concerned about the revenue of its members.
Re: Sarcastic Panel
It was a case of who blinked first.
I think they are happy with the current deadlock
.... their service is no way worth $25 a month
Wow, that would be expensive! But:
Dyn offers a 14-day free trial, after which Dynamic DNS Pro costs $25 per year. ®
Still, even at $25 pa there are alternatives.
Teach a (hu)man how to fish and (s)he will eat for the rest of their lives.
I can be a pedant too. I think you meant to say:
Teach a (hu)man how to fish and (s)he will eat for the rest of (her)his life.
Even then it seems to imply that humans are female.
The quality of comments is depressing
I started reading full of enthusiasm expecting to find up some new dumb blonde jokes. Nothing, zilch, nada! The El Reg readers have disappointed me.
Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare
Re: A bit missing from this article that sheds a different light..
Here in Brazil it is standard practice when buying anything electrical to test it in the store. The salesman takes you to the cashier and you pay. He then takes you to the tester who opens the box, checks all the contents, plugs in the device and allows you to have a little play to make sure that it all works. You then have a 3 working day guarantee :((
I have never bought a Windows computer but guess there must be a different procedure when the licence agreement comes up.
As an ex-pat I pay for a virtual server in London purely for receiving UK TV via Linux and SOCKS. That costs £90 pa and I have the pain of keeping the server up to date and secure. I am queuing up for the right to hand over some cash to the Beeb.
And the other thing that really pisses me off is that I can get most BBC radio broadcasts via iPlayer in Linux, Mac or Windows without the proxy but nothing using Android. Again, if it was a matter of payment I would be the first in the queue.
Why don't they wise up and either let me in for free or let me in for payment?
Not my lawyer
If only I could get him to charge me only £200 per hour. I pay that for him to say good morning.
Me eccentric? Never!
It is little known fact that in addition to the extra head and arm I also have a second penis
I would deny being the creator if there was a free lunch in it.
The cat was fitted up
It was the dog wot done it.
Reminds me of when Microsoft propped up Apple to avoid accusations of a monopoly. I guess keeping a weak competitor's pulse beating will be enough of a fig leaf for the powers that be. Unless, of course, that competitor revives and outperforms its saviour.
I think this product is going to fall between three stools.
So I guess that's $3bn odd corporation tax advantage
Well, it would be, if Google actually paid taxes.
Or perhaps if they concentrate on software and services...
The rest of the article was padding.
Re: Nothing new here
I always wondered where Captain Mainwairing went after he left the bank.
I used to buy eBay a lot but they made it so difficult to use without Paypal that I had to give up. Now I mostly use Amazon but do miss the auctions. Paypal is about as useful and safe as sending a fist full of fivers by post.
Re: a piece that is easy to play with only one thumb
I prefer Mike Batt's derivative work "A Minute's Silence" but it may be too short to provide a secure password.
Why would a glasshole need a woman? Surely Glass provides all he needs.
Nooo, Google can ignore anything because they are Google. They don't need any reasons other than that, by definition, anything they do is not evil.
Give some credit where it is deue
This is a nice example of the EC getting things right. It happens more often than people think but it is only the absurdities that get any publicity.
Re: "4chan really have become a bunch of morons of late."
It is called terminal stupidity.
Re: €30 million @Chemist 09:18
If they looked at all? Of course they wouldn't, they would neither know nor care. This is way outside the standard political debate.
About time El Reg noticed this story.
Re: A time machine helps, too.
Don't forget the many years experience but age limit of 32
No, they don't celebrate Christmas in the USA. They do have something called the 'holiday season'
I used to be a UK and then Spanish LXF subscriber for many years. When I moved to Brazil the subscription became too expensive and I stopped. They can put me down for an electronic subscription if the price is sensible.
Re: The scopes aren't why I'm upgrading
I thought that 3.11 was Windows :)
... object avoidance must look like a piffling production
If that were true my wife would hit a lot fewer objects,
Re: El Reg is getting worse....
Ferrari is owned by Fiat. Have you noticed Mercedes and their Smart Car or BMW and their Seies 1? Your car analogy is faulty
Re: Details please.
OMG I just ticked the 'like' icon. Does that mean that they will be coming to get me?
Re: @ Pete 2 - Reversing Moore's Law
As a long lime Quicksilver user on a Mac I found Unity very easy to use and would not be without it. It took a day or two to get used to Quicksilver and now I find it very hard to use Windows, Gnome etc.
Re: Money for old rope.
No, no, no! You have read that all wrong.
The £500 is split £450m for the consultants advising th goverment and £50m for the hackers. Except it will be over budget and scrapped before they actualy employ any hackers.
Re: "Hardly possible"?
I doubt if it is a coincidence that when I put the German version into Google translate it came up with:
"It is hardly possible for the perpetrator"
The most annoying thing
Nobody mentioned the most annoying thing about digtal watches: they are too accurate.
Ask a someone what the time is and they come back with 3.32 and 15 seconds. Glance at a digital clock and you will see 3:32:15pm This is too much information. All I need to know is "just after 3.30" or "nearly 25 to".
seven people of small stature peeking as Snow White ...
Now that takes me back 50 years and the best porno movie title I ever saw:
'The dwarf and the seven Snow Whites'
They remind me of two drunks leaning against each other each needing the support to stop falling over.
Hollywood has never told an accurate real life story of anyone, anywhere or any event.
Of coure it isn't
"... but it's not something that we requested ..."
Uncle Sam does not need to make requests. A slightly raised eybrow is all it takes for the British flunkies to run around in circles anticipating every wish.
I had heard that Homer Simpson had a new job at Google
Re: Many testicles are lost annually to kitchen appliance malfunctions
Well the fire brigade is used to dealing with a penis stuck in a toaster
Leave it to Al Gore
I expect he will invent a cure for malaria
Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos
Politicos should change the law, sez us
The way I see it is that Microsoft and pals want us to give them £2bn of extra revenue. This will appear as profit for their Bermuda operation and not a penny of tax will be paid.
The first alternative is to pay a smaller amount to a bunch of dodgy dealers who are probably foreign based and will not pay any tax either.
The second alternative is to use free software, not pay anybody anything and employ some extra programmers to contribute to free software projects. If this involves extra training costs (dubiously assuming that Windows 8 requires no training at all) it will be affordable and add to the GNP.
It looks a n easy choice for most companies.
If that is an apocryphal story ...
I would have finished it like this:
Hawking taps away on his speech synthesiser for a few seconds, after which the machine utters the words, "take off your towel and sit down"
Seize the day. You will always regret not giving it a go.