35 posts • joined 4 Nov 2011
Re: Interesting focus
Worrying? No, you should be very, very pleased.
Let's look forward to Elop getting in charge, and burning a few more platforms.
Microsoft and Nokia ... two buttocks of the same arse.
Re: US patent court? Shabby??
Shabby? Perhaps they meant to say "foreign".
Actually, "climate" == "weather" (how could it be otherwise, after all?), although "climate" is usually at a lower level of detail. It is thus one of life's little drolleries that climate predictions are typically specified with greater precision than weather predictions.
On the subject of climate models, the most worrying aspect for me is that scarcely a month goes by without the reported discovery of some allegedly-significant factor, which when incorporated into the climate models, nonetheless produces no political consequences whatsoever. Of course, computer models often tell you more about the modeller than the problem being modelled, but that's not news either.
Re: The Pun is the lowest form of Wit
Whereas spoonerisms are the wowest form of lit.
> It'll just block our roads and make life WORSE
Isn't that the job of public transport?
Re: Sandbox? How does that work?
But that's valuable information! How do I go about billing this Mr. D.R.M. Plugin for the information he asks of me?
> According to Peter Melchett ... the study is flawed because
... he disgreed with the result, actually
Re: More crimes against English.
Not to mention using "reach out to" to mean "ask". What is wrong with these people?
Based on my observations of friends, relatives, and colleagues, "multitasking" in this context means "lack of concentration".
Re: @ Rampant Spaniel (was: I use VI! ;-))
Well,, I thought ed was the actual standard *nix text editor, has been since before vi - a half-baked abomination if ever there was one - was developed.
My phone company has just dumped a new Nokia on me. Great hardware, shite OS. And full of MS spyware, of course. So much the same, really. I'm not convinced Google is any worse than MS or Apple.
A collegaue of mine has a sign on his office wall reading
The science graduate asks "How does it work?"
The engineering graduate asks "How is it made?"
The economics gradute asks "How much does it cost?"
The social science gradute asks "Would you like fries with that?"
As a techie, I'm employed for what's in my head, not what's in my wardrobe. I naturally feel some level of contempt for anyone who can't understand that. The fact that managers, administrators, etc. all dress as if they've just popped in from their main job as a used-car salesman in no way implies I should.
Re: I like wearing suits, although the opportunity rarely presents itself.
A decision maker who is so superficial as to judge someone by their clothes - and prefers colleagues to dress like a used-car salesman - should be sacked. Today.
If you're trying to impress them with your technical competence, the way to do it is surely *not* to start by dressing like someone whose skill-set is totally different.
Creative industies - bollocks.
The ones that are industries aren't creative. The ones that are creative aren't industries. The whole of the 'music business' exists to gouge consumers and creators alike, for example.
What they're complaining about is essentially that their once-tame politicians are now listening to someone else as well.
Of course the teachers were the first to sign up to wearing these gadgets, not.
For some reason teachers seem to think they're exempt from all the sh:t they foist on students.
By the same token, I'd suggest all new legislation be tested for a couple of years on MPs and the police, before it could be enforced on the rest of us.
I wonder who they asked about the stewards? Most people think anyone wearing hi-vis is an annoying and obstructive jobsworth. (Even when the law says they have to wear hi-vis.)
Is there a Firefox add-on that replaces the content of all cookies I receive with bulky random garbage?
Re: European Tour.com
No. Turn off cookies in your browser, if their website doesn't work *they* shouldn't be using the internet.
99.99999% of cookies are unnecessary.
Re: Eroding Copyright?
There's a fundamental difference between eroding copyright and eroding publishers, of course.
I'm certainly in favour of the latter, because they are the main reason the the copyright system is so broken.
Well, Volvo drivers are already amongst the most inattentive on the road, so there's not much change, in fact.
I thought the earliest electronic devices were the so-called "cat's whisker" primitive semiconductors, and valve were a Johnny-come-lately?
Technically, playing a CD (or MP3, or any other medium for that matter) is format shifting the content. Perhaps the law against format shifting needs to be repealed. Or perhaps it is to protect us from the crap that the "creative industries" sell. (Of course, there are no creative industries, in fact; the creative parts aren't industries, and the industries aren't creative.)
So, this is the zombie apocalypse we've been looking forward to?
Who cares? They're just channels (check it out, there are lots of them). Specifically, why do the BBC continue to obsess about which of their many channels programmes are on?
As we're all agreed that it's obvious in the rest of the world, perhaps the story is actually a comment on how stupid they are in the USA?
And what about the CO2 their employees breathe out?
Like Smart cars....
... they aren't actually smart, they just seem that way compared with the people who buy them.
Well, this 'summit' won't improve anything. It's all - and only - about giving local authorities more powers to obstruct road users. Sat-navs are simply going to become the latest tool sustaining the UK's rampant government hostility to personal transport.
It seems odd to me that The Register so persistently misses the point on this issue. It isn't about creators or consumers (i.e. freetards, as they are so frequently prejudged), but about what is in practice (if not by legal definition) a cartel, namely publishers, who exploit their control over distribution to the detriment of creators and consumers alike.
"The government will not tolerate people who dishonestly divert money away from those who are genuinely entitled to it."
WTF? The Government will not tolerate the tax office?
Can we agree that censorship is the most offensive thing any of us are likely to encounter on the internet?
I'd take issue with the first sentence. Windows XP running under VirtualBox inside an Ubuntu landlord performs better than it does on bare metal. I surmise that Linux's ability to use more RAM, and generally to manage resources better, offers XP benefits equivalent to caching on all hardware accesses.
Gale Carter? Was that John Carter's wife, back on earth? I think we should be told.
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great