"How can you tell Jimbo is lying? His lips are moving"
Did El Reg's lawyer approve that sentence?
1009 posts • joined 16 May 2011
Did El Reg's lawyer approve that sentence?
I should see what mobile company this space probe uses - that's a much better signal than I can get.
"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?
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.
That abstract reads like comment spam. I expected a link to a dodgy luxury goods retailer at the bottom.
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.
Aye, because bitcoin has been a model of probity and competence before now.
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?
"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?
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?
'How many pennies are they giving us?'
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:
At least it makes sense, unlike some pictures used. IBM cuts - and so do axes!
The only thing worse than being monetised is not being monetised.
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.
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.
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.
...and a couple of guys that look like this:
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?
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!
'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.
So, they could have called it something pretty cool - the USS De León - but they called it the USS Ponce instead?
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?
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'.
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.
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.
"Obviously, a lot of people are going to migrate to games they recognize and ones that they may not have played in years. They’ll do a few rounds, probably get their asses kicked, smile, and go back to their news sites,"
Sometimes work may be undertaken in the office as well, for when playing games or reading news becomes dull.
I got rid of Java because I couldn't be arsed with the fucking updates (no, I do not want the Ask Jeeves toolbar). I can't say I have missed it.
"In other words, he created a global phenomenon - but pocketed what an averagely talented Champions League-level footballer might take home in a year."
Did he discover a cure for cancer or AIDS, or discover a new species of human in a valley somewhere? No, he just came out with a popular novelty record and yet 'pocketed what an averagely talented Champions League-level footballer might take home in a year.'
We'll not be laughing at him if there is a worldwide pandemic of Ebola, and everyone heads to his website for advice. Think of the advertising revenue!
"All desire is the inappropriate substitute for the desire to be at one with God."
Does anyone seriously believe this? It's an enormously pretentious statement, uttered only by those who want to appear devout.
The banks did more than any environmentalist dared dream in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by buggering up the economy. Shouldn't they be given some credit for that?
My response to those who care about the issue of whether the BBC is biased in favour of Apple is: grow up. You sound like petty, daft little teenagers to care about that.
"Zeebs across the world are waiting to see which manufacturer will be brave enough to introduce the fully retro VGA 640x480 display."
Personally, I'm waiting for a computer to have just one LED. The computer should give you a choice of outputting text in either Morse or binary format. Pictures are out the window, but who needs them - three year olds? The rush to additional pixels has been an industry blind alley since the fifties.