67 posts • joined Thursday 9th June 2011 10:14 GMT
Re: pledging to set up its own Arabic,..
Iranians are Persians, not Arabs. The two groups don't like each other - at least on a political level. So saying that they'll set up an Arabic version of xyz may cause issues.
Re: If they had a time machine...
Erm, not sure what your ale has been spiked with but Mohammad, the first few caliphas AND mecca (a well know trade and cultural centre point even before Islam) are all fictitious? And I thought the story of the Iranian claiming to have built a time machine was far fetched. Though the fact that you got 7 up votes seems a little worrying.
But I guess in your world cities like Basra, Koofa and others build during the second Calipha. Important battles such as the battle of Yarmouk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yarmouk) are all either fictious or the works of a band of desert arabs with no central leadership who just decided on a structure conquest of land around their own patch?
Then a bit down the line they decided to append a religion to what they did - you know, just to explain themselves?
"Unfortunately most faiths get surrounded by religion which, as the original poster eloquently noted, is universally a crock of shit, usually created by opportunists to obtain personal power and profit."
From my understand neither Mohammad nor his family ended up very rich or powerful. Mohammad died with very little food left for his family and what wealth he had went to the state treaurary because under Islamic law (and this may be true for other Abrahamic religions) Prophets do not leave inheritance.
He also didn't appoint any of his family to lead after him and the leadership went to different families after him...so not much power or profit there.
for companies to start patenting parts of the brain they "discover" and then charging for any medication that uses that part of the brain. Much like when they started to "discover" that human genome thingy.
Re: No good deed shall escape unpunished
I think you're mum is just finding an excuse to call you - you moved 1000kms away after all.
That's one thing you can say about Apple. They to generally provide better quality products. It doesn't really matter that the iPhone 5 was an incremental upgrade and that the iPads are not really "magical" - what they are is decent quality and built with a bit of thought for the end user (HCI).
PC manufactures seem content with just cramming everything on it without thought of how it would be used by the end user (full keyboards with number pads squished on 15" laptops being one of my gripes).
Doesn't this already exist?
except this one works with both iOS and android
Re: The terrorists need new cash flow.
This would require too much smarts for those guys.
Simpler approach would be (is being used) is to either use drug money or smuggling (or if your in somalia why not try piracy - like the "on a boat in the sea" type)...or if your in Afghanistan set up a "transport mafia" and have the Americans pay you millions to protect their trucks from...well, yourself!
They say it like as if the US doesn't do the same thing...most probably on a much larger scale...heck - the US just invades countries, forget the whole hacking business...
Re: Full marks for effort
I saw a demo of the nexus 4? version and how it connected to a monitor and turned into the full OS. This is what win8 should have been like. They would have got a lot more publicity just being MS and kudos for well a engineered "One OS for all form factors" solution.
Because we don't have aircraft carriers with aircraft for another decade or two and we've only got about 80,000 troops who are actually not here at the moment.
They'd not need to cyber attack - they could just walk right in and take what they want. Most probably the only official opposition would be some guy from Group4 security on minimum wage (if that).
Last I herd from a French person was that in France if you have qualification xyz then you must be paid at least a certain amount.
If I remember correctly that French person also said if you cannot find employment at that rate they pay you your job seekers at that rate (I may have mis-heard that part)
Re: the Indian rape case involved a death
It was international news before she died and in terms what actually happened in each case the US version is a bit more disturbing considering the cover-up in a country were you'd expect better.
Why isn't this all over the international news like the Indian rape case?
I mean theReg, an IT mag, is the only UK based site reporting this. I'm guessing non-geeks outside the US will never hear about this one...and why aren't Americans protesting in the streets demanding justice like those Indians?
Re: "It was not immediately clear, however...
Now, I don't agree with the Israeli occupation of Palestine or anything else it does but hoping that 8 million people (not to mention another 4 million from the Palestinian territories) go out in a burst of Persian glory is a bit much.
Re: as it almost always is
Most killing in history are not done due to religion - but most in fighting. See my other post for details. I was just making a point that we can pin killings by person X on their beliefs easily - so we can pin Stalin killings on this Atheist beliefs.
The crusades was most probably the biggest killer (in particular of civilians) which was based on religion (though the political reasoning of the instigators back in Europe was slightly different) - that killed around 3m at most. Now compare that to the 40-70m killed in ww2 alone. I think it's a bit much blaming religion for all the problems - especially as I don't think Christian beliefs allowed for those killings even if it was Christians doing the killings .
And as for the loony bombers - well I don't they would even register on the scales** - flu most probably kills more people each year - not to mention that suicide is actually against Islam so that kind of shows how compatible that particular "struggle" is with the teachings of that religion (and if you look into islamic teachings you'll notice how far these people are from those teachings the claim to represent - under Islamic theology they are defined as "the worst of people to be killed on the earth" and the "dogs of the hellfire") .
**not to say it's not bad, but it's small relatively speaking to other wars etc
Re: as it almost always is
Really, how are you defining that? A civil war fought between two groups of Christians (or other religious group) isn't really about religion - it's a political conflict that happens to involve Christians.
The main religious wars on there are French Wars of Religion & the Crusades which total 7 million. I suspect if we include smaller European wars between different churches it would bump up a bit but still most of the killing according to that list did not involve religion as the driving force.
WW1, WW2 was about empire building and in both cases we had a mix of religions on both sides.
WW1 - Muslims+Christians+Hindus+Sikhs (and Japan - not sure the name of their main religion) Vs Christians
WW2 - same except with Atheist Soviets on the side of the Allies and the Japanese with the Nazis.
Then we have the Mongol conquests - mostly non-religious. Different parts of the Mongal empire and their armies had different religions. For example the Blue Horde was headed by a Muslim while other elites where Christians and others had their native Mongol beliefs.
That remaining "large" death tolls are down to Chinese infighting.
Most of the killing is definitely not done in Gods name - ie to promote or spread religion XYZ.
as it almost always is
maybe the 4-10 million killed by our friend Joseph Stalin - you know, the guy who works in Gods name, no, wait - he was an atheist - oh well.
or maybe the the 40 odd million killed during that time that well known Christian Chairman Mao ruled China, oh wait, did I say Christian? I meant atheist.
Yup. All done in God name most of the time. I don't think the church has every pulled off large scale industrial genocide like the atheists.
Doubt it was the Pakistani Army of anything.
China and Pakistan are very close as are the people (the Pakistani team to the Beijing Olympics had some of the loudest applause from the Chinese crowd).
I doubt it was Pakistanis.
Re: Not surprising.
I have to agree. Leave win7 for enterprise and win8 with its "App Store" thing to tap the new app buying consumer market. If that was their strategy then I think they are playing to their strengths while trying something new.
Also I hope they do well in the consumer market. Win8 needs some refinement but if it does well it will force everyone to up their game. That can only be a good thing.
Nice, first they don't pay their share of taxes and now the big companies are up to this?!
Don't really see the issue here. Everyone on the list is known to the Taliban so why would they attack them now the list is in the "open" and anyone who may view these people as "traitors", well how are they going to track down anyone just by an email address? Unless they have email addresses like Ahmad123.Kabul.124DonkeyLane@gmail.com.
Most of the Talibans on the list are most probably already in contact with or already known to the US/Afghans anyway so a blunder yes, but doubt it's anything big.
Re: Suppress natural instincts
You might want to research that a bit rather than just copy and paste stuff from BNP esque websites. Historical accuracy of his wife's age is disputed even among Muslims. It ranges between one source saying 9 years with others indicating 16 years all the way up to around 21 years of age.
Of course if you're Nick Griffen then 9 is the most accurate.
The fact that it seems our elite are riddled with the pedo tendency I think we're best sorting our house first.
Re: Internet freedom funded by Arabs
If the Americans can fund 'democracy' in Iraq why can't the Arabs fund 'freedom' in NZ?
I think we should wait and see. I think people will get use to it and the thought of having a tablet that can run full windows apps when needed and just be a tablet the rest of the time is appealing enough imo to drive sales.
All the best to them. I hope it works out for them because it will help encourage everyone else (Apple & Google) to up their game in the same way Apple sticking iOS on tablets forced everyone else to wake up.
I think people tend to get in to "there is only one way of doing things, and everything else will fail" - much like when iPad came out.
Apparently Babar Ahmads co-accused Mr Ahsan also had Aspergers. Not only that but the evidence in that case was in complete and unseen by British officials.
He was shipped off nevertheless. Slight double standards from the home office considering it's only been a week or so.
Re: Three lousy choices
cut them off economically is the preferred option? Like with Saddam and 12 years of sanctions and 100,000 of Iraqis dead (due to sanctions, not the war that followed)? Preferred option?
I'd rather keep talking, apply pressure economically and support groups that would eventually replace the current lot.
Iranians are a proud lot, like a lot of people around the world. Cut them off like that and they'll rally around the guys in charge - the opposite of what you want to happen.
It's TheReg. Most people are IT folk here and they are going to be upset because it's not a straightforward OS for business use. They've stuck a pretty plinky plonky interface and generally will give headache to IT support in any company that adopts it as their desktop system...
On the consumer side I'm gonna guess most people will simply get use to it and I think regular, non "techies", will actually like it. It's not often most regular users need to delve in to core features or administrator tasks on an OS.
it'll grow on people
I don't think using the job market is quite valid as pointed out by the poster above. To add to that windows7 has been out for a year or two. Check the win8 stats in a year or two.
As for companies upgrading to win8. I guess as people are forced to use win8 at home (due to it being shipped on newly built PCs) they'll become more familiar with it. That would make it less of a shock at work. All you have then is the cost of the upgrade.
All in all I don't think you can expect win8 to just take off overnight but around 6-12 months down the line would be the best time to gauge it's success/failure.
That's actually an interesting way that Microsoft could starve Google of it's revenues.
Just put adBlocker or noScript in IE by default.
slight translation error
The word "badmash" is not "bad man" but usually means a fornicator (when used in context) or generally very evil person. It's quite an insult to say it to someone.
Also, I see no reason for changing it. Alice and Bob work fine.
I think I just went to one of those "hiring interviews" you speak of
They asked me questions like 'how would you maintain the "stateful environment" within a web application' .
I answer and I'm not sure if he scribbled it down or not.
I agree with all the other points you made. With point 3 some recuritment agents, I'm sure, simply put out ads to collect candidate details...and usually offer you a job other than the one you applied for...which is usually not in tune with what you wanted.
largest in the apple market
eBizcuss has 16 stores in France - Apple has 9. That's enough to cause a problem.
but did you actually read it? It clearly states at the start that the company is a "top reseller".
...that it was supposed to be £16? That's what I remember reading on the bbc. Anyway good luck to 'em. Sounds like a good idea - more publicity the better.
The only thing is
...that they are fighting against rounded corners not whole touchscreen interface patents. If they did anything 'major' the other tech corps involved most probably have a much larger array of real mobile tech patents to stops iPhone in it's tracks.
Right now is a pointless verbal slagging match - no real tech patents are involved.
Is it me, or is this just a clever way to get big companies to cough of money for no reason under the pretense of 'protecting their brand'.
What would they expect us to search? pepsi.com or pepsi.pepsi or home.pepsi?
If each company had a different 'home.' domain you'd never find anything.
What's the point?
too much CSI?
If I remember correctly some rag tags in Iraq and maybe the flip flop cave men in Afghanistan managed to 'hack' US drones and get live video feeds which in turn allowed them to prepare for US attacks.
The notion of Iran doing this via 'cyber warfare!' is not completely out of this world. It's most probably that sort of snooty 'they're too thick, so let us not even bother securing our high tech toys' attitude that most probably got them in the mess.
I was in the Mid east just before all this kicked off. A Syrian told me 'You think gaddafi is bad, you wait till things kick off in Syria'.
Apparently Syria is run by a loony toon minority clan known as the Alawites. According to my Syrian friend they don't, in general, even live in the same towns as regular Syrians.
He said that they'd have no problem marching in to a city and wiping out the lot without any fear of hurting 'their own kind' - That's what he said, sounds almost Nazi like - and the current leaders father actually did just that (see Hama massacre) where they flattened a rebellious town killing 10,000-40,000 people...no probs!
So if you think they'll stop at banning iPhones...this will get a lot worse.
erm, not quite. Unless you've been under a rock for the last few years you'd have noticed the general state of affairs regarding the wests relationship with Iran, the threats and counter threats of attacking and generally blowing things up.
Now, if I where Iranian, I would find that a game role played a possible scenario of an invasion of my capital city then I'd be a bit miffed I'd say.
So by banning the game the Iranians are expressing themselves with those two words you've just used too.
it flies preprogrammed missions? So what happens if an enemy aircraft goes to intercept it? does it keep flying as it was or does it back out of the mission or does it have the program/skill to fight it out?
Is this just a big stealthy drone which can carry weapons to attack ground targets?
Yeah, a lot of 'non-western' countries blackberry has a bigger following than apple and I think it has more to do with their messaging service rather than price.
I was in one of the middle eastern countries not so long ago and almost every kid had a blackberry. It was the 'older kids' - who had th
What? You mean like the Mac Vs PC ad campaign?
I'm sorry, but if you've not noticed it then I can't really help you on this one. I think it quite obvious to everyone else.
Though I will add that I'm talking about netcitizen iProduct users - never had an issue with real world ones.
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