34 posts • joined 11 Mar 2011
A day is always improved with a DNA quote, and it seems very fitting for care.data
Re: About time
GiffGaff is too expensive for me. I'll stick with my OvivoMobile SIM.
Re: @MS deep web social media shill -@Trevor_Pott
"...5 more working days to go till I retire and can start to forget everything I know about Windows. I can feel my blood pressure dropping in anticipation."
You want to be careful this week. The laws of "Film Cop Movies" mean your chances of being killed are going up exponetially at the moment.
"whole idea that bunch of non-paid programmers of unknown skill level can do better job than paid developers with access to internal documentation is retarded."
If that's the case, why are investors paying so much money to get their hands on the code? Wouldn't they just set up a rival company, build their own code from scratch and wipe the original company out by being so wonderful?
Re: CND twitbook liberals masquerading as loyal commentards
The debt in the UK is something like +900% of the GDP.
You're only out by a factor of 10:
That's a simpler desciption than I managed when trying to summorise what they were doing. Thanks, I'll try remembering that one.
Re: Why don't they just get on with announcing their white-list plan...
I think you'll find the way onto the whitelist will be via Party Donations.
....If these batteries are made of sulphur, will the e-car have exhaust fumes smelling of rotten eggs?
Re: I wonder how many of the protesters had an iPhone in their pocket?
And how many of them had bought it before they found out about Apples policys on tax, and will change who they buy from next time?
Re: Please stop...
"Mark Steel would have been better, and possibly bitterer"
Both are appearing on the same bill next week for charity in Hastings:
I didn't realise that was how it worked......
I didn't realise people were only allowed to be concerned about a single issue. I credited some of them with the ability to be concerned about several issues, of which the environment may be one, but not always the most important one to them.
who will give them credit
who will give them credit when they are refusing to pay staff for work already done.
Re: Shame on Amazon managers!
@Dr Mouse I agree with everything apart from your last line: "It is actually the first device I haven't even wanted to jailbreak/upgrade/modify."
I found it essential to modify the screensaver so it had a nice Hitchikers "Don't Panic" on it.
Re: something is amiss here....
How about using the railways as an example, or maybe the gas/electricity. All wonderful examples of how the private sector bring around better competition and keep the prices low, making it better for the public while giving a *small* cut to the private investors.
On the other hand maybe you were being sarcastic yourself, seeing as you mentioned the NHS, which is better than anything the private sector could manage.
Re: They have "Greater Manchester Police branded memory stick"s?
Sod these little fines that just have Public Peter paying Public Paul - time for some serious criminal prosecution for systematic and reckless endangerment.
Do you also advocate criminal charges against anyone who loses a company USB stick, or just those who work in the public sector?
How many people in the private sector go "Oh, I'll take a copy of this home with me to work on" and then lose it, and say nothing, so it does get reported like this.
How do you tell the difference?
How do you tell the difference between the real software and the malware?
Perhaps the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV should approach UKNova and give them permission to carry on, as long as they run it on the same rules. They could turn it into the first offical legal torrent site.
This was my main source for finding old radio comedy which wasn't available commercially. The sort of stuff the beeb threw out and lost years ago, and people recovered from home recorded tapes, which the beeb then made news stories about people finding.
Time someone FUCT FACT.
Re: @Peter2 Libel
When you say they are "clearly benefiting us" I don't see that.
If I was to say something (which is true, and i have evidence to back it up) about someone who has a lot of money, I would be bankrupted by the current system before it got to court, as I could not get legal aid and it would be very unlikely that anyone would take it on a no win no fee basis.
I think you'll find that under the current system it's not the truth but money that is an absolute defence to libel. Just look at the original example of McLibel a few posts above. They proved a lot of what they said was true, but they lost the case on a few points which they could not fully prove, some of which has been proven since. They were beaten because they were forced into paying for numerous witnesses to travel across the world, and putting their wholes lives on hold for years while it went through the process.
Peter2 - Does this sound like Innocent until proven guilty:
Because of the antiquated presumption of falsity, libel law requires the defendant to do all the heavy work of proving either the truth of their allegations; or that their publication constitutes fair comment; or that they were protected by some form of privilege – such as the absolute privilege of a parliamentarian, or the qualified privilege of some journalists. There is no requirement for the claimant to establish the falsity of the allegation; nor are they required to show that it has caused them any tangible harm or that the defendant has made any allegations recklessly or maliciously.
(Taken from www.libelreform.org)
Is this Apple seeing how far they can push people while still selling phones?
Maybe they should try banning any Facebook apps and see if people still buy their shiny phones.......
Re: Graphic novels
I always though the quote was that Radio was just TV with better pictures.
Was it a slow day on the Daily Mail boards today, so you came to visit El Reg?
Of course the fire brigade never go anywhere unless there is a fire in your little world, and making those responsible pay won't knock up insurance premiums and cost everyone more in the long run once shareholders take their profits as well, will it?
But how much did they have to pay for the extended warantee?
In tribute to El Reg....
In June 2011 http://www.hfs.org.uk/news.html listed the amount of furniture they had recycled using the SRU (Standard 'Register' Units).
(Yes, it was written in the evening after reading a Reg article)
I assume this means MPs who cheated on expenses as well then.....
"No tax payer should have to contribute to those who have destroyed property, stolen from their community and shown a disregard for the country that provides for them."
Has anyone seen what was posted?
There seem to be a lot of judgemental posts on here, but I can't find the actual tweet listed. Do we know whether it was serious or a joke? Or is it a call for vigilanteism now, and then a campaign to free him after it is suspected of being a joke in a months time?
"No license is required to build or operate hovercraft unless they’re used on public roads."
Wow, I'd love to see someone trying to control a hovercraft on the roads. I'd have thought it would have been illegal to take them on the road rather than needing a licence.
Won't somebody think of the children.......
As Bill Bailey said 'There’s this one celebrity, Rosie O’Donnell, a talk show host, and she said this: “I don’t know anything about Afghanistan, but I know it’s full of terrorists, speaking as a mother.” So what is this "speaking as a mother" then? Is that a euphemism for "talking out of my arse"?'
So is "Speaking as a father" as similar thing?
So which group are the Peoples Front of Judea
and which are the Judean Peoples Front?
Re: this only matters if you get caught
but so does bank robbery Ken...
Why do it if they "get a job offer first" ?
Surely it would make more sense to offer it before they go for interviews, so they look more presentable with more chance of getting the job.
"A third believe time travel is possible. Now."
By definition, if time travel was to be possible ever, it would be possible now.
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