Aren't we getting on for 4.5 years of massacres in Syria?
1017 posts • joined 16 May 2011
"the women are very busy..."
You know what? I imagine some of the women on the site actually are very busy...
The hackers were doing it wrong...
They should have released the database bit by bit, thereby imposing greater pressure on AM to pay a ransom.
I thought it was supposed to be that someone posted a krokadil recipe. Now it's some shit about hallucinogenic mushrooms. Big deal.
The sheer chutzpah...
...of this announcement takes the biscuit.
Julian Assange is a prick of the highest degree.
"Is he an innocent man on trumped up charges, the victim of dirty tricks by the US government, or some mix of both?"
Or even - it's ridiculous, I know! - guilty as fuck and has successfully eluded justice?
Re: Desperately bad and irresponsible pair of articles
I suppose it is 'sort of' bad that EE messed up the CE mark, in that you want attention to detail in these products. The photo apparently shows the letters too close together, not that anyone would doubt what the logo meant. Couple of other issues with the story:
1. The text on the government website that is linked in the article clearly - when in context - relates to products that have been given a CE mark when they do not qualify for one.
2. What was the point of referring to the 'Chinese Export' issue, given that it is irrelevant to the matter at hand? Is The Register suggesting that EE intentionally messed up the 'CE' marking so they could claim it meant 'Chinese Export'? That would be a serious issue, but nothing suggests they have done this.
Re: He's possibly right about Ebola
Do me a fucking favour.
Reread this quote: "The biggest problem we have is not Ebola, it’s not Aids, it’s electro smog." How many people has 'electro smog' killed in those three African countries?
"How can you tell Jimbo is lying? His lips are moving"
Did El Reg's lawyer approve that sentence?
Re: Data rate from Pluto
I should see what mobile company this space probe uses - that's a much better signal than I can get.
Re: What benefits and to whom?
"Total supplier benefits amount to £8.57bn and include avoided site visits (£3.18bn), and reduced inquiries and customer overheads (£1.24bn)."
I wonder what the total increase in cost of site visits (sales forces etc.) and inquiries (fuckups etc.) has been since deregulation?
Re: Attack of the Clones
I recall reading a wee while ago that the soap Eastenders ought to change to 'better reflect the people that now live in the east end', or words to that effect. I thought it was about having more ethnic minorities on the program, but after reading on they actually meant having more poncy yuppie type people on the show.
Re: Here is the "plan 9 from outer space" of all papers.
That abstract reads like comment spam. I expected a link to a dodgy luxury goods retailer at the bottom.
Re: One party state
Also reintroduce fox hunting, because fuck yeah why not?
I love how the Conservatives, taking cognisance of the fact most people didn't vote for them, have started with a moderate agenda that nobody will find too controversial.
More realistically, whether or not they like them now, I have a feeling that most people in this country are going to hate this government by 2020.
Re: "Built by Wall Street professionals,"
Aye, because bitcoin has been a model of probity and competence before now.
Re: customers should conduct rigorous penetration tests
You use your smartphone to go around mainframe and implant a nanovirus.
It would be a lot easier to create the fake ones if they didn't keep changing the design. I expect this new design is a lot more difficult to counterfeit.
OT, but you never see many £2 coins these days.
Is there any explanation for why the picture used in this story is of a gentleman listening to a telephone in the guise of a shoe?
How can this possibly cost so much?
Re: New browsers pop up all the time.
"I remember installing Cello on Window's 3.1, though that was the last time I used Windows."
Truly, we have a nerd god in our midst. How may we worship you?
Smart TVs Suck
My mum got a new Toshiba smart TV recently, and the BBC iPlayer app was incredibly jerky. The novel solution was to get a Roku stick which worked perfectly. The smart TV 'functionality' will never be used again.
Why can they not get things to work correctly out of the factory?
'Normally Lenovo performs due diligence on all software it preinstalls...'
'How many pennies are they giving us?'
Re: Follow proper procedure
If suitably encrypted, files sent through Dropbox are fine. If unsuitably unencrypted, files through the post are unfine.
We will never know what was in Geoffrey Dickens dossier, but I suspect a civil servant would have looked at it then tossed it in the bin. Dickens was a total crackpot, and in a sane world would be ridiculed by Anonymous.
The following links are perhaps instructive; it is interesting that these aspects of Dickens are not mentioned in recent mainstream news stories, perhaps because they would undermine the 'paedospiracy' agenda:
Re: Axe the axe!
At least it makes sense, unlike some pictures used. IBM cuts - and so do axes!
Re: No wonder Obama wants to thaw relations
The only thing worse than being monetised is not being monetised.
Re: Fuck Bronson
Cos he were harsh to the nonces, innit?
Shylaman's films have become progressively shit. The Sixth Sense was good if you didn't guess or hear about the ending, and from that point on every film he has made was worse than the one before it. Indeed, the IMDB ratings from every film he has made from The Sixth Sense onward almost keeps to that rule.
Mac and Me
British gangster films from the late nineties and early noughties, with a handful of exceptions.
Microsoft's handling of Windows Phone has been inept
It should either invest money to make it work, or kill it off. This crucial decision must be made no later than 2012, which is a shame as we are now in 2015. Also, there is no point being in the low end, fighting with cheap Android's.
My 1020 is great, but I won't be getting a Win Phone next year if these is no clear replacement.
Knowing the SFO, Mike Lynch would have needed to machine gun HPs offices before they would bring charges.
I'm trying to understand how the headline and the content of the story are related.
Kapeles is widely suspected of being behind the 'hack' of bitcoins at MtGox, aside from this allegation. It will be fucking hilarious if he turns out to be Keyser Soze. It would be too crazy to be fiction.
Do they have something to do with Tesco Broadband?
Because that has been down nationwide all day as well, but has recently come back up.
Dunnhumby are getting flogged, because they have nothing to say about customers that don't come into Tesco because they are too fucking expensive.
FAITH IN MATH...
...and a couple of guys that look like this:
Powerpoint is Bad
I hate Powerpoint. It is frequently the worst tool for the job. Whenever I have to refer to an old Powerpoint for something, I find myself cursing the idiot that created it. Why couldn't they have written a brief note in prose to be referred to later, instead of arcane slides that have no information?
Re: In the UK
I was recently tested in Scotland, and was asked whether I had a drink in the previous 20 minutes, but not the cigarette question. Had three cans the previous night and the result was zero, so happy days!
So before Snowden...
'Drug lords' sent messages in clear text to one another:
'Senor Mendoza, nice to speak with you! Could you send round a ton of cocaine to Milford Haven for next week. Please tell me the name of the boat it's on. Ta.'
I don't think so.
There is a cracking episode of Horizon available on iPlayer, called the Race to Ruin. It dates from the 1981-82 series, and is about the US military industrial complex. Laser weapons are shown in the episode, and it explains why they are not practically viable (at least in the early eighties).
It's great. Watch it.
Re: It was named after the explorer Juan Ponce de León
So, they could have called it something pretty cool - the USS De León - but they called it the USS Ponce instead?
Philips 48-inch 48PFT5509
The child on the marketing picture looks bizarre and frankly rather malefic. Is it the combination of the toothy grin and cold, staring eye that makes her look like she is plotting her next murder?
Re: OK, but...
I recall hearing on the radio from an economist, just after the privatisation, who reckoned that the long term plan is to reduce the number of deliveries per week to cut costs. Ultimately, the Royal Mail was privatised so that the dirty work would get done by a private company. It had sod all to do with 'efficiency'.
Re: Skinny vs Fat
Yeah, but a fat non-terrorist will still be more expensive to society than a thin terrorist. By the way, have you ever seen a fat terrorist, or a drunken one?
...there is no entry on their table for costs due to dementia and other old age illnesses. If they had, where would that come out? Did they factor in the fact that smokers tend to die proportionally less from old age illnesses compared with non-smokers, thereby saving society money? If one ignores this saving, the societal costs of smoking are indeed massive: I suspect they have deliberately left out the savings to make smoking appear more costly than it is.
As Morrissey once said...
Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen
This is the coastal town
That they forgot to close down
Armageddon - come Armageddon!
Come, Armageddon! Come!
Everyday is like Sunday
Everyday is silent and grey
Hide on the promenade
Etch a postcard :
"How I Dearly Wish I Was Not Here"
In the seaside town
That they forgot to bomb
Come, come, come - nuclear bomb
If they think they have found 'space microbes', would it not be more probable they messed up the sterilisation process of the probe, or have otherwise messed up?
I see the evil powers of Stephen Elop are infecting even Android manufacturers.