Wow, Google have a hot line to the White House. Who would ever have thought that?
204 posts • joined 10 Nov 2010
No big deal
Electric cars will be using all the world's electricity long before 2040 so plan to get rid of your toaster, computer, lights etc and live in the car.
What about BASIC?
I would think that the people involved would know about EXIF data and be clever enough to edit it if they were trying anything dodgy. So my verdict is they are guilty of sloppiness rather than dishonesty
Hillary's mail server
I bet they hacked that as well.
Google got lighter?
If you look at the source of their home page you will wonder how it got as big as it is. The statistics were:
266 Lines 42018 words 194,501 characters and 194502 Bytes.
All that to show a graphic, a few icons and a dozen or so words. Yes, I know it is a bit more complicated than that but ....
"Curious - that's me too, and it's been like that for years. Anyone else?"
Does anyone use it any other way?
Re: Whale oil beef hooked
You mean you will be unhinged?
But this all contradicts everything
we have been told about data security.
There are gazillions of web pages telling us how to safely dispose of hard drives. Everything from multiple overwrites to break them into a thousand pieces, heat them to 1000 degrees, grind them to powder and put it all in a safe for the next thousand years.
Now it seems that all one needs to do is run rm -rf as root "you just nuked your entire company.”
Re: Cruel and viscious.
I think he meant 'viscous'
I think I had better upgrade my password from password. How about Passw0rd Job done :)
Re: Really - there wasn't a cleaner or anyone else in the building...
You should try living in Brazil where pull is 'puxe' which is pronunced 'push'.
Two cent coin
I wouldn't give two cents for one of those
Just my 2c
One for the doctors
I can see why they are trying to get this treated as a medical device: the doctors will be very keen to drum up a bit of extra business dealing with gunshot wounds.
Yes, but every EMC product and service offering sold is paying for that.
That is a a very old chestnut and virtually without foundation.
The company will sell its products for what the market will bear and as long as the costs of production show a sufficient margin the product will be made and marketed at a price. If a company's overheads are so high or its turnover so low it cannot make an acceptable profit it is ready to be sold, reorganised or wound up.
It would have been much more accurate to say:
Yes, but every shareholder is paying for that.
Re: Somebody In Management Had To Know
"We'll happily take our 8Bn U$ as a fine since we made 20Bn U$ in sales we otherwise wouldn't have made"
That's what Ford thought when they did a cost/benefit analysis and decided that it would be cheaper to kill a few people than fix the design fault in the exploding Pinto. They were wrong.
Can you imagine an American jury deciding on punitive damages against a foreign company fraudulently selling a product (diesel engined cars) that American manufacturers don't make? How many zeros would you like? BP are handing over 50 billion to avoid the jury lottery and legal costs.
Time will tell but I very much doubt if VW are forced to pay at least the last ten years' profits earned in the US.
Re: Just the sort of objective «reporting»
"Everybody writes something so cringingly crawley about Assange or full of vitriol.
I have yet to meet anybody who doesn't hate him however"
I think of him in the same way that I think about Margaret Thatcher. Lots of good work done in the early years before they went mad
Re: Well, a hobby is a hobby
Profit? hmm. Maybe the boffins posting in this thread can work out the cost of the paint. While they are at it calculate how long before it explodes/collapses/bursts into flames.
Excellent article which has opened my eyes.
Sadly not even El Reg readers seem to care much. So far 13 comments and none of them upvoted more than ten times. It is going to be very hard work to persuade anyone of any importance to take up the banner.
Re: Stick your 5.5"..
Spoken by someone under the age of 50. I recently started to collect my pension and for years have had trouble using small screens. They only reason for me to buy a 5.5" screen is because I cannot find a bigger one.
Incidentally I was all ready to order the Idol 3 based on this review until I saw the last paragraph. If I wanted a fixed battery I would have tried a iPhone. My wife is never without two spares for her Galaxy S3.
Yes, like all the tech love expressed here for Google Glass
You forgot to mention taking finger off screen :)
I don't know about using Marmite as a lubricant but Vegemite has its good points when used as thermal paste
Re: It wouldn't matter what you tell 'em...
Reminds me of a pal who is a consultant gynaecologist. His reply, when asked for free advice at a social event his reply is:
'I could not possibly answer without making a thorough examination, if you could loosen your clothes and lie down on the carpet I will do what I can'
How about calling it
That is ridiculous.
""The US has a law that requires anyone that has this data to report to the government ..."
Of course they don't, they don't need laws, don't need anyone to report anything the NSA, CIA and friends just barge in and take whatever they want. I doubt if China behaves any differently.
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.