1097 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
Oh Heck! Does this mean they will be paying even less UK tax than usual?
This makes my distressing return home using Greater Anglia a positively fluffy kitten.
<----A beer for the brave Men and Women that do this
Re: With 20Mp sensor - NOW will you try Windows Phone 8?
no amount of hardware can make up for a crap operating system.
You have probably never seen a lumia, let alone used one. If you had then you would understand why it deserves to be the No1 smartphone on the market.
Android is a mixed bag, too many handsets and too many versions of OS
iPhone has stagnated and failed to innovate
Win 8 \ Lumia is a robust, fast, almost sexy phone that has power (sadly lacking in some apps)
I'm an android user, but as soon as my old phone gives up the ghost I will invest in a mid-range lumia!
Re: Legal opinion needed
Surely there is a difference between a review (good or bad) compared to profiting from someone else's IP. Sadly the chap had adverts before his clips which generated profit for himself. If I had had "x" and someone was using it in a video without my permission then I would be miffed. Especially as the terms and conditions of "X" state that i cannot copy\ distribute\ use images of etc
Yes Nintendo are miffed that they are not profiting from this, but is it right? NOPE! (IMHO)
I thought the playmonaut was the first!
Re: London centric obsessing
Totally agree - If they moved location to somewhere else they wouldn't have this problem.
Based on rail links and the like a great location would be Doncaster. Although it's not everyone's cup of tea!
Re: Please start being parents...
+1 - what this chap said.
I know it's easy for us types that seemingly spend our working day online, and as such are meant to be a little more intelligent when it comes to dealing with the internet and it's many dark corners BUT maybe parents should have some more assistance. Most of the rejects I meet when picking up my Son can barely stop themselves from swearing like sailors in a brothel. In fact most of them can't actually stop themselves!
I doubt that the majority have the understanding on how to configure a browser or how access to such sites can be blocked.
Now I don't want an imposed opt in scheme, so maybe parenting classes wouldn't be a bad thing. Oh jeez, I realise I have just suggested that we bring back the ECDL.
Re: Made up fact
Yate Shopping Centre has 4 car parks with over 1650 car parking spaces, which allow free parking for up to 4 hours.
Top work that man - Have a virtual pint
Beep - Beep - Beep
Unexpected human in the baggage area
Re: Of course, we could just leave the EU
"so Google would close it's UK office and open one in Europe."
The UK is in Europe you dummy!
Schools of some sums!
I say bring in the Gove
As education minister he should have this nailed in no time at all. It's only a pesky GCSE maths problem. For example....
Dave, John and Simon are sales reps in London. Brian is their manager that works from Dublin. If the sales reps email their sales reports to Brian then how many bananas are sold in France?
Re: Norwich University? @ James Hughes 1
Are you serious, Norwich is a nice city.
Oh dear boyo, Norwich is actually fine city according to there biased advertising slogans, Nice just doesn't cut the colemans!
And as I actually live in the city of mustard and turkey I can say on record that it is much like any other city except it doesn't have great roads or practical rail connections and the airport is a bit shit.
It's the sort of city that you design in Sim-city when you don't have much money.
(Biased Norwich resident)*
* Not local though, my genes come from the north!
Re: An ethical vegetarian?
Oh dear, I used to spout this kind of clap trap to other vegetarians. (and I am one!) Put simply most vegetarians are not Buddhists and do not subscribe to this blinkered view on what it means to be called ethical as per your insinuation. After all, you could also list insects on windscreens, weevils in cotton and the 8 spiders we eat whilst sleeping. All of which would be classed as some sort of vegetarian genocide attempt.
Most vegetarians that I know tend to take the view that they will not eat animals by way of an act of concious decision but have the understanding that some animals inadvertently expire due to the harvest of natures bounty. Vegetarianism isn't (usually) about a superiority complex, we are no better and no worse than meat eaters. In fact I will go as far as to say that the modern vegetarian diet has probably changed the landscape for the worse, whilst assisting in the deforestation of the planet and the killing of the bees. Although most vege's will also take the time to assist in replanting as well as the encouragement of preserving natural resources for the insects.
Oh and YES I do grow my own food, and I chuck the snails onto my bird table - I must be seem unethical by your high standards. Oh, and for the record I would consider trying lab grown meat, but not whilst it is in it's early stages.
When the turtle detector is invented
I will be able to follow my kids movements on twitter!
Wouldn't the heat from all those valves melt the bricks?
*the one with the EF36 in the pocket socket
Missing equipment and H&S nightmare
I find the picture of the nice builder chap in all his PPE quite frighting, he is clearly missing a grubby cup of super strength builders tea!
Also I note that you have pink plastic patio chairs, don't you know how lethal they can be, a total H&S nightmare waiting to happen?
Re: " ... Dr Who homewares, a range of crockery and other kitchen kit."
That's not a laser, it's a screwdriver!
Such as shame
That the next £6 you spend will be on bog roll.
Enjoy the wipe!
Actually Jake me and missus gnome often grow our own. Well I say me and missus gnome when that in fact is an outright lie. Missus gnome does the veg whilst I work mainly on maintaining the flowers. Although this year I am growing some onions amongst my flowerbed.
Currently we have the following :-
Rhubarb, onions, peas, spuds, lettuce, cabbage, pumpkins and courgettes. unfortunately the leaks and carrots have died. I expect this of the carrots as I have never had a great crop which is unusual as i live in Norfolk. But the leaks, this brings much sadness into my life. As for the flowers I grow, put simply I use a meadow mix of lots of different ones. I couldn't tell you there names, but they do look pretty and the bees and butterfly love them.
Whilst saintcroix has a minor point that wealthy people do not know the true meaning of poverty I do think he has rather missed the point. The challenge isn't about experiencing poverty but surely highlighting poverty whilst earning money through sponsorship.
Also, as Lester is possibly the only journo that I would be happy to defend in a knife fight (SPB is the foremost reason I stick with the Reg) I can safely say that he probably isn't a millionaire tycoon. Not many journo's are. Usually they are greasy sweaty men that look like poor people or overweight puff balls that spend any surplus expenses on irn bru and cake. Of course I may be incorrect, and if I am the Lester can you lend me a few quid guv?
Does anyone fancy crowd funding this business and setting up a diligent search company?
I foresee a lot of money in this venture
Great customer support
I had cause to phone them yesterday - they recovered my HD boxes functionality within 5 mins. That was an excellent service.
If they could ditch a shareholder then it would be an excellent company
Am I missing something as I though the tender to fibre the land was put out to numerous companies and BT won. Wouldn't that mean that Talk Talk was offered the chance to bid but didn't and now they are in a huff that another business is charging them to use the infrastructure that it has put down?
Re: I can't work out from the article if...
Is this really any different than the Vietnam war era pictures of executions?
Erm, yes it's totally different - this is SOCIAL media, not ANTI-SOCIAL media.
Social = relating to or designed for activities in which people meet each other for pleasure.
And where do these "soy sauce and fresh herbs" you speak of come from?
that would be the delivery van heist that is planned for Thursday
Yeah it kills you, but does it taste nice before that happens?
Seriously though, top man for doing this and +1 for El reg for letting you post your week on here.
However I donated to hear of suffering (well not but y'know) so far it seems to be going OK. When does the running from the law because you nicked some paprika happen? When does the delivery van heist start?
Where can I get one?
I have searched and not found one, not that I am likely able to afford it. But it is my 40th coming up and maybe a family member would like to buy me one.
I used to be quite prolific in copying and cracking games and the odd OS, until that is I had an epiphany.
Put simply, I wouldn't use pirated material unless I could write the software or record and produce the music for the same or less.
Fear not Fandroids - Eastern Europe is not the world
I have looked at the 32 apps that have been removed,
20 are purely in Russian, so most of us won't see them. And the other 12 don't exactly butter my bread, with such classics as "star knife, find number, stupid birds, savage knife".
I would been keen to know if any apps that I see from my play store is malware ridden. Still, this is probably not a huge issue compared to numbers of downloads globally.
Re: So very sad to see El reg delete comments
Ones man's trash is another man's treasure.
Witless walls of rabid swearing - er nope, just 3 F's - sorry that you're so sensitive.
or just rubbish - er nope, factual.
Pardon you for quality control - the reason for the icon on the left.
* I think I will take a break from the reg, you have become a parody.
So very sad to see El reg delete comments
I know thatcher wasn't everyone's cup of tea, , but with registers recent article on press freedom the deletion of negative comments is a joke!
Especially as you can't libel the deceased.
The vulture has lost it's teeth
Re: Missing Link between humans and monkies found
I was expecting Apple users
And the inclusion of the PS3 is laughable, as that's not even a computer in the most traditional sense.
But the Cray is sexy, very very sexy. At the same time as the cray all IBM could manage was the system 36's and towards the end of the 80's the as400 (although I do have a soft spot for the 36's).
Who knew that God loves androids, although I suppose the Google mantra of Do No Evil was appealing. Although i would of thought that with all the churches money they would resurrect the psalm.
It needs a better name!
Ship's Laser Arial Precision for Human or Electronic Attack Devices
How long before this changes to - Benefit scroungers caused the recession?
Nice article Lester, I could read about and look at pictures of rockets all day. And thanks to having two small boys at home I often do.
It is well known that Steve Jobs was into homoeopathy, so it's not unreasonable to state that a tiny part of Jobs is in every forthcoming device.
***If you actually believe that kind of bullshit!
I can't believe that little fella is out there somewhere. Hopefully some kind old lady is feeding him milk and cat food.
Come home soon little CASSiE
This sort of article is why I continue my readership of the Reg.
A very informative article.
You will never get on in these forums with an attitude like that.
Why not bag yourself this Groupon deal http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/norwich and take a look.
Finally a groupon that isn't totally useless.
Re: Is it me?
Rightyho, - do you see all those hovercraft?
You do, excellent, now can you see the identical hovercraft?
You can, excellent, now can see you they are totally identical?
Maybe you need to look at this "how to" - http://www.instructables.com/id/Clone-Yourself-Using-Adobe-Photoshop/
Re: Cal me thick, but...
erm....mainly because when they go wrong you would have to lower an engineer into the subterranean box. This means they would need a certificate to work in confined spaces, the boxes would be prone to flooding and may also overheat.
Even though I am so very very jealous I am also happy that a Brit is triumphant!
I thought Fry liked pedantry
Lets not suck the vultures dick on this one, El Reg, is sometimes nasty mainly funny and occasionally informative (well the bits I read) It doesn't pretend to know anything about the arts and I have a feeling it wouldn't try to. Essentially if Fry wants to wade knee deep in the tears of fallen users then he has to be prepared for a dose of heavy weight pedantry.
Re: @Chris W and @Dave 126
People hang off his every word as if his view is important, but it is no more important than my view on Tesco.
We all too easily seek some sort of authorisation from celebrity and it's killing the world slowly (maybe a tad over the top) but I am sure you get the gist. His view is no more or less important than mine, simply put I don't care for his social commentary on things he knows little about. He's what we in the IT industry call a user. And the day I take advice from one of them is the day I give my BOFH cup to a PFY.
I have an issue with Fry
I love the bloke, and am enthused that he enjoys tech but he's just a bloody consumer. He doesn't work in a tech environment (judging by my companies PC of choice, neither do I)
But that is all he is, a consumer. He's no more an expert commentator on tech than I am on supermarket shopping. Although my Tesco poem is award winning. I say to combat this we all join an actors guild and muscle in on his turf.
What an arse!
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?