2087 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
Re: Yeh right.
You'd not trust our legal system here in the UK... Why trust anyone else, and the Americans can be very creative when it comes to breaking the Law.
Re: Fixed that for you
The New windows 8.1 is.............
Re: "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear"
The Oz answer to the Animal Rights surveillance drone....
I remember a guy had set up an app for what in effect was a BBC newsfeed on Android when there wasn't one, and another who had a free BBC iPlayer on Android that you could even record program's with. This was before the BBC had even developed one... Needless to say the courts stopped it.
Re: Why would a sane person buy one?
Why? There are enough self-important Facebook users out there who think the unimportant, boring, uninteresting minutiae of their sad lives must be shared with the world. To them the pinnacle of smartphones would be a Facebook phone, in their minds this phone gives them affirmation, that they are important to the rest the Universe. Their circle of friends will of course coo and fawn over them and aspire and covet such a phone, thus increasing their own self-importance.
An Amazon phone on the other hand would probably be cheap to buy, cheap to run, cheap to replace Nd come with free delivery on all purchases. Not something you'd want to get out at the pub though.
Re: April Fools!
Re: The Tree is Dead
The industry tries to kid us that we need expensive Ultrabooks, then it tries to kid us we need a new operating system, then it tries to kid us that laptops and desktops need touch screens, then it tries to kid us we need to upgrade to ensure we have the fastest experience possible.
The consumer on the other hand has got wise to this crap..........
Re: Detest the evil things
You could try orange peel on the garden, failing that, collect the sh*t and then throw it back late at night.
My neighbour who had the cat (they've left now) asked me if I had seen any cats climbing over the fence into his garden. He couldn't understand why he had so much sh*t in his, as his cat never made a mess in the garden!
The comments about Steve Jobs come into the fore when the book is actually about hiring and firing talent.
Forget about Steve Jobs, he's just an example, a foot note to describe a character in the book. Actually read what he has said an you will see that some of it makes sense.
Not many big businesses will like his ideas, the ones that do tend to do this stuff anyway. Just like in politics, you'll never convert the unconverted.
Not to worry
This guy had his computer hacked and has been set up as the fall guy.
Luckily the authorities will only sentence him to a maximum of 50 years imprisonment (it is after all the USA) and he will probably win his appeal in 20 years when they discover witheld evidence, he will only be 67 so he can continue with his life.
They might be able to do it 20 miles from home on a limited customer base with Google Vans. It's a different matter on a national basis.
Three strikes and you are out rule... Life Sentences for downloading Justin Beiber songs....
Still it will help the economy by helping to populate the US prisons, therefore increasing demand for spaces, leading to increases in building new prisons, which will lead directly to more employment in the prison sector..
It's comparable to a Ponzi scheme, when the US runs out of prisoners they can export the laws and make them applicable to other countries and import prisoners to help fill prisons, to increase prison building programs, to employ more people in the prison sector......
Either that or the death penalty, but where the profit in that?
This is a way ISP's encourage you to go on to more expensive tariffs, the promises rarely match reality.
Re: You are right.. and wrong
The Biggest DDOS attack...... Until the next time
not as bad as they could have been
That's like saying the nuclear bomb dropped on Nagazaki was not as bad as it could have been ( because of the hills ).
That doesn't mean that it's not bad!
Statistically, shops in the US have stocks of the Z10 simply because no one wants them. By the way has anyone here actually bought one yet and been too embarrassed to tell anyone about it?
No one I know has them and I know a lot of people.
Totally different context.
If I sell you a car and it has a 12 year paint warranty and after 3 years the paint begins to peel the manufacturer can't say 'ah we cannot fix this under the warranty because you left the car out in the rain'.
There is a reasonable expectation that the car will get wet at some stage. Just as there is an expectation that unlimited broadband does actually mean unlimited. The terms and conditions should reflect this and leave the purchaser in no doubt whatsoever. If I were to buy a car that comes with a disclaimer, 'getting this vehicle wet will invalidate the warranty' I would look elsewhere. The same goes with broadband that says 'unlimited except for...' And lists 20 or so disclaimers. I would go elsewhere.
Then the service should be called 'Moderated Unlimited' Broadband and not Unlimited alone.
If you use the legal reasonable man test, a reasonable man would assume that if the word unlimited, in unlimited glasses of cola with your meal, would mean just that. Drink as much as you like.
The same goes wit broadband, but if it is moderated then it should be up front in capital letters and not hidden in section 309/7834/783 of the small print.
Utterly, totally, absolutely
All of it?
But almost tech has parts made in China, assembled in China supplied by china, raw materials from China!
If this isn't Protectionism then I will eat my sock.
Re: Spamhous must really be hurting those parasites
Parasites hey, and you know this for sure because Spamhous has told you this?
It's raining gold coins outside, you know this for sure because I told you?
Two sides to every story my friend.
Re: The sound you hear
Is the smile appearing on my face and the subdued background noise of laughter.
Re: Do not want, and in fact this kind of thing is a fucking 'orrible idea.
Where will I get my adrenaline rush from when I look up and realise the traffic has stopped, forcing me into emergency braking manoeuvres?
The relief I feel afterwards, having missed rear ending the car in front by millimetres is such a rush its close to sex.
At least Indian call centre staff remain friendly when under intense pressure from not too happy callers.
They always remain polite even under adverse conditions and abuse.
Unlike one particular Irish lady I spoke to who sounded so despondent (BT call centre I think) and miserable I asked her if she was Ok if she wanted to call me back later.
'What do you mean by that?' She asked.
'Well, you really sound so down and miserable, have you had a bad morning?'. I replied.
'Why don't you go and fcuk yourself!'
She put the phone down.
God, did she have a sexy Irish accent! If only I'd managed to get her name.
Ok here we go again
Not a surprise here, another waste of tax payers money from a poorly thought out and poorly executed idea.
Then again it's not the first time and it won't be the last.
Shows how bent the whole system is even with the checks and balances those that make lots of money from what is in effect a betting scam are fiddling it every time.
If you don't know this already you must be from another planet.
The Catholic Church and the Muslim brethren from the other side say condoms are evil and that abstinence is the way forward.
Bill will have a hard job convincing the new Pope that a free issue of condoms is the answer. The more enlightened know this but as the majority of the worlds poorest populations are Governed by these beliefs he will have a very hard uphill struggle.
Has anyone actually done a study on how wearing these things may cause eye strain and headaches?
Will they come with a disclaimer, 'do not wear continually for more,than 15 minutes at a time' or 'may cause seizures if worn continually' or better still 'do not wear if driving, danger of death'.
Hedging their bets on a technology that will only increase the cost of ownership.
At a time when there was a push to make standard chargers for all mobile phones they go ahead with a bespoke system.
It will just add to the number of discarded chargers.
Watch out guys
This man may be part of the group that wants to censor newspapers and publications.
Is he part of the lobby group 'hacked off' funded by some unsavoury luvvies?
It would be the end of El Reg.
Can't you see the stitches where they've been sown together?
Re: They've bought mappers before ...
Thought they might have wanted to develop this IN HOUSE.
The Austrians were experts at the manufacture of concrete, look how many bunkers they manufactured during WW2.
Re: All hinges on the cost of extraction.
Could use a similar system to the South African sea diamond mining, a really really really long vacuum cleaner extention to suck it up. Though this is a little deeper.....
Until the next vulnerability is found.
Of those 293,091 malicious apps, 68,740 were sourced directly from Google Play," writes Rik Ferguson, director of security research and communications at Trend Micro.
So there are many Android users living in blissful ignorance with a phone stuffed full of malware.
Unless Google Play address the problem it will get progressively worse.
It make Apples problems really insignificant in comparison.
Re: "Windows" Adware? -amazing
A story about malware adware that isn't about Android.
Nothing more to say.
They used to do it to the UK, everything from cars to electrical goods.
While not as bad as previous years, the EU rules have evened things out a bit, it still happens here but not on such a scale.
I don't often praise the Aussies, they are a particularly obnoxious bunch of convicts, but in this case I will fly the flag and cheer them on and hope that they make the lives of these money grabbing American thieves a misery.
Well done to the land of Kangaroos.
Lived with wind turbines all around us for years while living in Germany. I can see 20 from the kitchen window. However it was the nuclear power plant at the bottom of the valley (near Hameln) on the river Weser and with the prevailing winds always heading in our direction that was of more concern.
Strangely many older people in the village seem to develop cancer, though they are generally all older than 85+ when they die.
Would they have lived to 100 if there had been no power plant?
Re: The cold spots...
Love poetry, the finest in the Universe.
A girl that
A girl that won't swallow is impolite.
Etiquette has been breached here.
Re: Maybe the rat is a mutant,
I'd be more concerned with finding the creature that coughed up this particular fur ball.
Whatever it was that ate this rat and spit it out onto the circuit board after digesting the goodness out of it, it's something that you don't want to meet on a dark night.
Are all the staff accounted for?
Re: Apple will doubtless be more than a little embarrassed at this
Why would they be?
When you consider the crap that gets into android phones on a daily basis this is really nothing to be bothered about.
Rather than being embarrassed I think they just look out of the window and think,'at least we don't use the android OS,' as they turn and go back to their Mocha-chino's with smiles on their faces.
Would we rather know we have only one hour left or would we like to be left in ignorance?
It must be feeling really lonely.
I would rather wear a proper watch than have some digital anomaly on my wrist.
Flash mobbed by text
Which read 'free iPads outside reception"
Re: Prior art
Won't matter in the slightest, they donate enough money to political causes to get away with it and influence the right people.
Politicians and wannabe politicians
They are pretty much all the same, they are institutionalised petty thieves, some are more successful than others and if they are caught they either use their connections or have enough dirt on people in high places that they get a lenient sentence.
Many of out Members of Parliament deserved to spend time at HM Pleasure but got the benefit of the doubt by claiming 'it was within the rules'.
'Within the rules' is obviously a game played by different rules to the rest of the population.
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