390 posts • joined Wednesday 11th January 2012 18:01 GMT
Hasn't El Reg's Moderator grown a rather thin skin. Die too harsh a word for you sweety? People can use all sorts of pejoratives here, use profanity, but your tender eyes can't take this? Take your skirt off darling.
After all the tripe other commentards post here...and just so you know...I do it just to see how many chains I can pull...obviously a lot...the word die gets your collective knickers in a wad? What a joke. ROTFLMAO.
@ AC @ 1720
I guess the JA Fan Club is out in force today. Sensitive lot you all are.
Pearls of wisdom from El Reg's head Arse.
And no kid...I am the LAST person on the planet to have ANYTHING to do with politics.
Re: It's official!!!!
"Official publications use the OED for reference."
And just WHO (or is it WHOM?) decides what publications are "official" any way? Hmmm?
Is there an "Official Publications Official"...or "Official Publications Standards Board"?
Me? I'm waiting for...
...the BFHC to be built. That'll show 'em.
Excuse me Sir, or perhaps Madam...but if you continue to come here and post completely rational statements, I am afraid I am going to have to ask The Management to suspend your account.
In the future, please try to restrain yourself, for the good of the community. Thank you.
P.S. However, no love for Blackberry users I see. Hmmm?
Re: Can you listen to the cricket on it?
And the point of Cricket is???????????????????????????
"I figured Eadon out"
Or...maybe he/she/it is simply a PFY who is brain-dead.
Re: Lawsuit ahoy!
Remember where Apple has "parked" BILLIONS of US dollars, to avoid paying US Income Taxes?
"Or is that too low tech and actually involve human interaction."
BINGO!! You have just won a prize.
The little darlings these days have no clue about how to actually TALK to other human beings. If they can't "text" their playmates, or post something one these asinine social networking sites, then they feel they have no way of communicating.
The world has bred a generation...or more...of complete dullards, who have no idea of how to open their mouths and speak.
Re: Did they
Damn! You beat me to it.
"Google glass could be amazingly useful for folks like me, who can't put a name to a face even when it's their own family."
Me thinks it's time for the "home" now @wowfood. Be a good boy, and put your arms in this nice white jacket we have for you. Come on now...be a dear.
Your nurse will be along shortly to give you some nice happy pills, which will make you sleep better.
Way to go Jennifer...
"Previously served as marketing manager and PR of InnerVibe, Inc., specializing in adult sexual health products. InnerVibe is a brand that believes in enforcing a positive and healthy outlook on sexuality. Our line up of pleasure products are designed specifically to be female and couple friendly and advocate intimate, natural pleasure.
InnerVibe advocates a positive approach to sensual adventures through social media and community building on Facebook, Twitter and our InnerVibe website by bringing sensual discovery into everyday conversations."
Mine's the one with the Velcro front closure.
Re: AC @ 15:26 GMT
"I know someone who has a boss who prints all his emails, whether he needs to or not. If he needs to bring up a previous conversation he finds it in the pile, scans it and attaches it."
Go you one better. The Dean of my college doesn't EVER turn her computer on...for ANYTHING. She has her assistant go through ALL of her e-mail on HER computer, then print out what she thinks the Dean needs to see/respond to...then her assistant sends out the replies from the hand written responses she gets from the Dean. She's been the Dean here for about 35 years. Never warmed up to computers...obviously.
I've been the Net Admin here for 10 years, and have NEVER seen that computer on. And I don't dare turn it on for her either. Never been updated, as far as I know. I true time capsule, if there ever was one.
"We used to have a utility that would copy the PST about every 15 days to there home folder on the server when they were logging out or shutting down. It would take a while for some of them to complete as they were close to a GB in size. I'll bet you can guess what they would then do because they couldn't wait for the copy to finish."
Yep...know EXACTLY what they did. Hit "Cancel", and went home. PST file never backed up.
I use that "pfbackup" utility at home on my personal network DAILY, to make sure I have copies of the wife's messages...because she is another one who uses the "Deleted Items" folder for storage...but I still love her.
Re: A question for rocket scientists on El Reg...
Wow! Only 5 "Rocket Scientists" here? Really?
Hmmm...sure thought there would be more.
Mine's the one with the slide rule in the pocket.
Re: That is an obscene amount of money to spend on a toy
Oh get over it.
Just how much money have YOU donated to "feed starving children"?
Re: The US government made about USD$26 million on the deal...
Sorry Ace...but it is VOUS who are wrong. Try reading the articles before making any more of an arse of yourself...or can't you read?
"Tesla had a loss from operations of $5.58 million, down from $88.8 million a year earlier."
They did not make any money SELLING CARS.
They made their money on "...Sales of so-called zero-emission vehicle credits to automakers Tesla didn’t name..."
"Revenue from such sales will drop in the second and third quarters and there may be none in the fourth quarter, Musk said on a conference call."
Re: Some Things Haven't Changed Then
"Politicians and government officials have been lying ever since Eve gave Adam that apple and they still are."
There...fixed it for you.
The US government made about USD$26 million on the deal...
...but Tesla is still LOSING money on its car operation. USD$5.58 million to be exact.
Yes...yes...I know...the COMPANY reported a profit recently...but the money they made was on the sale of pollution tax credits SOLD to other car companies, NOT on building & selling their cars. More fancy accounting.
"If profits matter going forward, so does earnings quality. And according to Gradient Analytics, the earnings quality gets a grade of 'F."
What stands out the most?
"So many things," says Gradient research director Donn Vickrey."By declaring themselves profitable, I said there is just no way. How can this be at this point in the cycle? It has to be purely a paper profit and at that some elements of the paper may be lower quality than usual."
Paper or not, Vickrey believes whatever Tesla's profitability, it isn't sustainable."
And this from recently retired Ford Exec Mark Schulz...
"“I look at these Teslas,” Schulz said. “They’re from Silicon Valley and they’re smarter than Midwesterners and all that good stuff.” But if Tesla has one safety recall, he said, “they’re done, they’re toast.” His own message was clear: Electric cars are far from being a mature technology, and many unforeseen problems could still throw them off course."
Caveat Emptor kids.
And you point is what?
"What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?"
Very simple. They get older..."go forth and multiply"...and end up asking the very same questions 30 years from now.
EVERY "great civilization" eventually crumbles...nothing different here. Simply a matter of time before it happens once more.
Fortunately...my wife & I have had no children...and we'll be looking UP at the daisies when it does.
Re: Tax Laws
"So why did he vote for all the tax laws during Labours government that companies are using?"
It is the politicians who have enacted theses tax laws at the behest (a.k.a. lobbying) of the corporations...and NOW they are getting their shorts in a wad over THEIR LAWS?
Tell you what...don't like what the companies are doing? THEN CHANGE THE F*%&ING LAWS. And that goes for ALL politicians the world over.
The arses here in the US are just as slimy. Feigning outrage on laws these idiots enacted. What a load of bullshit. Sick to death of them all. Not one of them worth their weight in dog poo.
"If the senators were serious they would just change the tax code. This isn't what their 'sponsors' paid them (and their pacs) to do so they won't."
Correct you are sir.
Until the corporations are FORCED to get their hands out of the pants of the politicians...this will never change. And the likelyhood of THAT happening is nil.
Oh...poor little Ryan Cleary the "Choir Boy"..........and Kiddie Porn Fan.
"After the seizure of Cleary's computer and and subsequent recovery of deleted files, the hacker was charged with downloading and possessing indecent images of children following a second arrest on October 4, 2012.
Under the U.K. COPINE scale — a measure of the severity of images the images in question were classified as child "erotica" and deliberate sexual posing. A total of 46 images contained children aged between six and 18 months, whereas others included children aged between ten and 15 years.
The defense team said that Cleary is not a "professional pervert" or sexually obsessed, but rather was obsessed with finding data and using his computer — a reason laid at the door of his client's Asperger's syndrome. "
How convenient to hide behind an alledged disease. The little prick should be locked up, and the key thrown away for this alone.
Re: Mine's the one with the 3.5" floppies in the pocket.
"I carry the HD 5.25s, but only because they don't make the 360s anymore."
Those don't fit into my new Burberry coat's pockets I'm afraid...one must look the "Modern Man" these days, you know...but I do have an unopened box of "KILOBYTES" Double Side/High Density/96 TPI/Soft Sector 5.25s for you, sitting right here on my desk. Interested? Hmmm? Made in India........... Really!
"...a tamper-resistant hardware authentication mechanism,..."
"tamper-RESISTANT"?...Oh THAT's reassuring.
Re: One thing "Boy Wonder" did NOT learn for Gates...
@alisonken1...Better check again Ace...because you are wrong. 3rd paragraph, if you please.
It's nearly midway through 2013...
...and "The Company Formerly Know as RIM" are releasing a new phone WITHOUT 4g LTE?
Way to go kids. Another shrewd marketing ploy!
Re: Windows 8.1
"Windows for workgroups?"
Yep. And you are going to love the new fangled "SMB protocol over NetBIOS".
Mine's the one with the 3.5" floppies in the pocket.
Re: re: the art of charitable giving...
Sorry to tell you this DUMB-ASS...but since the "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation" was formed in 2000, it has given away at least 28 BILLION DOLLARS...and counting.
"Carl Ichan needs to just go away."
Yes he does.
He is a scumbag of the highest order. Do the world a favor Carl. DIE...please...just DIE.
One thing "Boy Wonder" did NOT learn for Gates...
...was the art of charitable giving.
Re: Another stupid idea ...
"I don't think even Apple Lemmings would consider this worth paying out their annual tithes to be able to be a 'rear admiral'."
Don't bet on it.
Re: NOT grasshoppers!
"This is kind of like comparing humans to rabbits."
Hey...I know some humans who fornicate like Rabbits...and reproduce in like numbers. Not such a bad comparison, really.
What the heck...
...we don't need no stinking Constitution anyway.
Bush II (a.k.a. The Shrub) did a pretty good job of circumventing it for the 8 years he was on the throne, and now it seems like Obama is carrying on the same path.
What a country.
Re: It has cats
Absolutely...EVERYONE loves a little PUSSY now and again.
Re: Cult of Jobs
"I could, just possibly, have been very wrong."
Don't think so. Remember...ALL of the current crop of iThingys, with the possible exception of the iPad Mini, were developed under Boy Wonder's gaze...and the vast majoirty are simply warmed over versions of old ideas.
@VaalDonkie & @ Fibbles
"If he's an officer, then surely he would have had to take many courses related to his work?"
Not a one. Because he got the degree long before enlisting in the Marines. He joined the Marines to save the world. That's not working out too well so far.
He is also a "90 day wonder"...meaning that the ONLY reason he is an officer is because he had a college degree when he signed up...and he came out of boot camp as a Lt. Never spent a nano-second as a "ground-pounder".
He wasn't taking the degree "for the sake of expanding one's own mind"...he really thinks there are jobs for people with that degree. There are not...that is why he joined the Marines.
After graduating from college, and before joining the Marines, he had also applied to be a fireman, policeman, Secret Service agent, and on and on with similar positions. His degree has not exactly helped him out in these job applications. And let's not forget his going to college originally with the plan of becoming a professional basketball player. That lasted about one year. He was a lousy basketball player, and his college told him so. Didn't go over well.
And finally, his father was a senior official in a major trade union in New York City, and got him a job in the union doing what he had been doing. His father made a serious good living as a Master Mechanic for 40+ years. The kid turned his back on it shortly after getting in.
"But an Art History graduate is ideally suited to burger flipping, ..."
Or my nephews advanced degree in Irish History...in the US...for which he has absolutely no job prospects...but plans to go on for his PhD in the discipline anyway.
Oh...and he is currently an officer in the US Marines.
"This is a shame: self-service has helped drive down costs in many other industries."
Oh yea...a REAL shame...about the millions of workers put OUT OF WORK by such things.
Gee...wonder why worldwide unemployment is at record levels? Hmmm.
Forgive me...I forgot all the good "driving down costs" has done for the pocketbooks of the business owners & CEOs. How thoughtless of me for that.
Re: @AC...13:51...Gee...WHAT a surprise!
Right here Ace.
Gee...WHAT a surprise!
Imagine that...someone(s) hacked Bitcoin...an online, imaginary, virtual currency. Now why would anyone want to do that? Comes as a total shock....OK...so maybe not.
Just like all the rest of this "social media" crap...if you are stupid enough to use it...then shut the F up, and deal with the consequences, when it all turns to sh*t before your eyes.
If Apple would just take some of the money they are spending on this crap...
...and put it towards designing some NEW products...instead of warming over what is already OLD merchandise...then they might just see their stock price head in the opposite direction from where it is going currently...which is DOWN.
"...even his stylistic endeavors can be reasonably called into question as being truly 'individualistic'."
Hold on now mister...EVERYONE knows Steve invented "round corners"...'bout damn time you realized it also.
Me thinks you owe Dead Steve an apology.