165 posts • joined 10 Nov 2010
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.
Re: I wonder how much of the opposition matches mine?
I think I could accept the idea of an identity card that did not have a number, just name, address, dob, photo.
In several countries I have lived in there was a requirement to carry an ID card at all times. Because of this every time you want to do even a trivial transaction they want to record your number: golf club, doctor, hotel, season ticket, bank, phone, electricity, white goods shops and a long list of etcs They do it for no other reason than they can and they have a computer to store the numbers.
The idea that I can be tracked through almost every aspect of my life just by searching for a number is what terrifies me. Every government and police force has abused every power it has ever had. Numbered ID cards would be a step too far.
It is hard to decide which one of those machines I am less likely to buy.
Re: mothers day
In England there is no "Mothers Day". We do have Mothering Sunday which is a christian festival falling on the 4th Sunday in Lent.
Re: Not just Apple
Not just Apple but airbnb too. They just asked me to upload a copy of my driving licence and did not reply when i told them no way.
If too many people just blindly follow instructions like these other companies will copy and they will soon control everything. And so will the people who hack them.
Re: Never heard of them (an I book a lot of hotels)
Probably because airbnb is nothing to do with hotels.
Hint: the BnB bit stands for bed and breakfast. Most of the locations are in private homes or small investors' lettings.
Re: Bollocks to that
"As things stand you'd just cancel the booking and try again (clearing cookies and maybe a quick IP change) and hope you're not one of the unlucky 20%"
No, that could not happen. To book you have to register on the site, prove ID by mobile phone and prepay a non-refundable deposit by credit card. Nothing to do with cookies and IP
I have used them quite a lot in the past and found the whole system very good. It is a shame as if they start doing stuff like this I am going to have to find an alternative.
Sorry to drag you down even further but your tubes are going to get even worse.
Once you have completed your fast you are going to celebrate with some sort of binge. Your body, by then, will be used to the sort of diet that the most ascetic monk would accept and there is going to be a seismic explosion as it it rejects the sudden influx of rich nosh, booze etc.
Advise your neighbours who cannot evacuate while you evacuate to buy earplugs and clothes pegs.
3 Version over 22 years
Well yes, that is right and your points are valid. But version 3.0 was launched on July 22, 2011. Less than 2 years later we have already hit 3.9. Version 2 was lauunched on June 9, 1996.
I think the OP was referring to the numbering inflation rather than complaining about promiscuous versioning. I thought that 11 down votes for that post a bit excessive.
I t leaves me wondering if this post can beat his downvotes :)
Re: What gives ANY company the right...
Even Steve Jobs never thought of doing that!
And yes, I don´t like it and do vote with my wallet. This sort of thing pisses me off and is why I have pensioned off my Macbook Pro and iPod and now have a Samsung laptop running Ubuntu and a Galaxy S3 phone. And I don´t touch anything form Mcrosoft or Sony either. Now I will have to think about dumping Google as well.
Re: What gives ANY company the right...
Clearly the answer is no.
Try logging in username: WINDOWS, password: MyPass1234
Re: DRM can´t work,
They don´t need DRM to work perfectly. It is fine if it is hard for 95% of people to copy movies. The geeks will always find a way around anything - just for the hell of it if for no other reason. The rest of the world will find it hard and confusing. The industry will continue to fight against file sharing but never expect anything more than temporary advantages.
Most people I know have computers, smart phones, tablets, Kindles etc but they really don´t have a clue how to use them properly. I know of two sisters aged 12 and 14 who regularly buy the same music from iTunes. My sister and her husband sometimes buy the same Kindle books from Amazon. They would have no idea how to use emule or piratebay even if the thought occurred to them.
The people that I know who do file share have massive collections of movies, music etc - far more than they can ever use and a hundred times more that they would have bought if they could not copy. This is mostly how the industry claims the billions of lost revenue.
So relax, Netflix know what they are doing and how their business model works. That is more than I can say for Hollywood and the music industry.
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