2011 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
Re: Is there really any need for pathetic name-calling like this?
A rather racist statement, he is Pakistani/Kenyan whose parents immigrated to Scotland in the 1960's.
However he has never had a real job in his life, after studying Politics at Glasgow University he worked for Bashor Ahmad SNP as a researcher. He is one of those career politicians that has no real experience other than living in the political bubble of politics which pretty much includes the whole bloody lot of them from lands end to john o groats.
However little trust I have in the USA I would rather them oversee the Internet than the numerous little 'democratic' republics who will all jockey for position to try and influence and take control.
If it is put in the hands of a world organisation then just look at the EU and the UN to see how it would suck up expenses and how agreement would be impossible to reach.
Re: Payday loan companies......
In an honest society politicians would have looked at this and said no, they would have banned payday loan sharks.
I wonder how many of our Politicos sit on the boards of these businesses, as we have seen before they tend to have their snouts in the trough where money is being made.
No right minded individual would allow it.... Brown envelope sir.
We used to have proper policeman who would deal with this, now we have a politicians grand idea, just like the Borders and immigration lot. Within 5-6 years it won't be fit for purpose so anothe politician will give it a name change and make a bit deal about it.
Re: Seriously now....
Oooooh, the FBI bods will be quaking in their shoes.....
A moot observation
A planet that may or may not be made of diamonds 40 light years away....
By the time we develop the technology to get there diamonds will probably have no value anymore, the world will have been consumed by the Sun and if any human beings were lucky enough to have survived or moved on they will be more concerned about survival than making a dash to grab a hand full of stones.
Set top boxes does a person need? Our TV's will all be having HDMI overload.
Didn't know they had anything worth stealing anymore.
Re: The ITC moves too slowly for it to matter either way
Whichever way you look at it, even if you squint standing on your head looking through the bottom of a green wine bottle in a dark room, it still smacks of favouritism and protectionism.
They bring out limited edition colours for the iPhone 5c.....
How ridiculous, there have been countdown timers for Christmas, Birthdays etc in the app stores.
You might even be tempting fate, and fate does not like being tempted...
Watch out for that bu......s.
Funny how people who knew him liked him and people who never knew or even met him hated him.
Didn't put us into a recession, didn't lay off thousands of people, didn't repossess houses...
The Banks and their ilk did that.
This will confuse out brethren from across the pond.
It will be necessary to explain to them that faggots can be:
An archaic unit of measurement for bundles of sticks used for burning heretics, witches were generally drowned.
Is traditionally made from pig's heart, liver and fatty belly meat or bacon minced together, with herbs added for flavouring and sometimes bread crumbs, popular in the Midlands as a warming dish.
The author is not anti-gay or promoting the burning of homosexuals, also the word minced is not to do with they way a person walks.
In this day and age things need to be explained to prevent arrest and litigation.
Re: That's a good one!
I could justify a lot of things but I'd be arrested for them.
Obvious this was going to happen wasn't it.
Now let's get the legal process started......
There would have been a little more respect had they put their hands up and said,
"Yes it is true, we do cheat, but so does everyone else".
A Free gun with every policy
Obama missed a trick here, he should have offered a free assault rifle with every Obamacare Policy...
The Republicans would have been running to vote for that....
Re: Love the extended crown
Push it in and you get a meltdown.
The people that make up the rules are in charge....
At times like this the freedom of the press and the freedom of the judiciary from interference from the legislature is essential.
Unfortunately the judiciary increasingly has its strings pulled by the legislature and does what it is told.
For now the press is still free, but how long before Government changes the rules and legislates to change this. Imagine that after the Leveson inquiry the biggest advocate for press control, the Labour Party get into power, they could dictate what can and what cannot be printed by the papers.
It's like watching an alcoholic drink themselves to death.
Not comfortable viewing at all.
A Phoenix will rise from the ashes.....
As usual the 'leaks' begin before the product is announced, generating interest and speculation which is all that Apple desires. It's Advertising Jim Apple style............
A retina style display is actually sufficient, a more than retina style display on a standard laptop screen, 15", 13", 11'" etc really makes no difference to what you see, 336ppi are seen no differently from 666ppi, but as someone else commented Apple scales better than Windows.
We will probably see a 1000ppi 11" screen in a few years but for what purpose?
I'm more interested in colour reproduction, light and reflections than I am with the pixels per inch.
It's a bit like this FAD for 3D, it's not necessary, doesn't enhance a crap film any more than if it were on a normal screen and imposes restrictions on the way you have to view it.
All it gives is bragging rights.
The hard part is proving it, especially as nothing can be disclosed because of national security.
Why bother, spend the money on the production.
3D is dying, why bother? Rather than spend the money on this niche market and the few people who have the TV's spend the money on the production and story and make it great.
It has been the intentional drip feeding of the removal of the expectation of privacy over a number of years that has led the public to sleep walk into this situation.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and others all present an outwardly respectable face of a competent business, yet at the same time chipping away at our expectations of privacy. They claim our data is protected and the more they were trusted the more they were able to take. The public went along with it, well you had to if you wanted to be part of it.
Now of course, we have seen the other side of the coin, not only is out private information used to profile each an everyone of us but Governments caught on pretty quickly that information is power and control in this electronic data age. Instead of a product or commodity they use fear and the carrot of keeping us safe as an excuse.
The only way to fight back is to withdraw from society and disappear, which is pretty much impossible.
Governments will never stop, mainly because they can never be trusted because their whole sense of being is to stay in power and to do this they need leverage. They will legislate to the very ends of the earth to keep the little people in check. They will bury the secrets even deeper than before, so deep that even whistleblowers will think that there is nothing to blow the whistle on.
Nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear?
Time to start wearing my tinfoil hat.
Is the pyramid at the Louvre patented?
There will always be a cost... To the 'customer'.
Stick with 3G and chill out if you lose your signal, it's not the end of the world having to wait a few minutes.
The only game I ever finished.
The Aussies are still sore about losing......
'We know about that bug'
But the bug was still there!
Ok I believe you this time... Not.
Another couple of years, loop holes will be closed....
Governments are frightened of big businesses, they are the ones that pull the strings.
Re: "Windows 8 fans out-enthuse Apple fanbois"
No one in the world uses 81 windows devices on the same account....
Unless you can prove me wrong?
Re: Hunting trolls? You're doing it wrong!
Only if they are not American...
Re: Landfill iPhones for Landfill Windows Phones
Trade for a Nexus 4?
That could have won the best joke at the Edinburgh Festival....
Tesco has a Surface on display next to a load of ebook devices, I have never seen anyone even look at it let alone try it out.
It is not often in life I can say with all honesty that 'they are really taking the piss!
I sold a pristine 4S for £190 and have had someone offer me £350 for a pristine 5.....
I'd love to know the stats on how many trade ins they get...
Let's be realistic, we will wipe ourselves out one way or another, meteor, virus, bacteria, atomic war, super nova, alien invasion.....
What's so worrying when a bit of global warming is thrown into the mix?
Really? I mean really?
Do you think I'm stupid or what?
Missing the point
This article made me chuckle, inspired comedy and tech rolled into one.
He was the stooge
They didn't get the real attackers....
Always leave an obvious mark...
Faster than a speeding bullet, must be an Androi...
Like the Captain of the Concordia, they are all fighting to be the first into the lifeboats....
The change from iOS 6 to iOS 7 won't even register on the Richter scale of tech in a years time let alone 10 years. While it is the 'next big thing' today it will have no real significance in any history book.
So who cares anyway?
Re: Thats strange...
Whether the gate is locked or not, it is no ones fault but the driver. Common sense using your brain and two eyes should have been enough to prevent this.
It's amazing that some people blame the technology and everything BUT the driver.
Follow a Tom Tom sat nav from WINSFORD to NORTHWICH and it will take you down a small single track to a railway crossing that has not been opened in 50 years. Seven warning sign tell the driver it is a dead end, not suitable for large vehicles and is access to properties only.
Yet on a regular basis lorries and coaches have to be towed out.
Sat nav has turned drivers into empty headed zombies.
Re: Oh, the choices...
If you have a large ars* you will find your back pocket a comfortable fit.
You PC puss*es you!
I'm a Law Lecturer
Non-practicing perpetual student, those that can do, those that can't teach.
"I'm a Law Lecturer don't you know!"
"You are, are you?"
"Yes, I am, here is my Law Lecturer ID!"
"I see, now fcuk off, I'm the pilot and you're not getting on with me!"
Now that would be proper customer service.
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