367 posts • joined Wednesday 11th January 2012 18:01 GMT
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.
Re: Misplaced admiration
Well...there was an "inventor" from Menlo Park, NJ who took credit for all sorts of inventions a century plus ago, which were actually invented by his employees. And he too was very unliked by a lot of people. Especially those who knew him back then...like my parents & grand-parents...and many other residents of the community.
Nothing much has changed in the world in nearly one hundred years.
And yes...Thomas Edison was his name.
Re: Mark my words ...The End of Dell
Right you are.
If Ichan gets his slimy paws on Dell, he will gut the company, and sell off the bits to make himself a huge profit, just as he has done with countless other companies.
He has absolutely no feelings for the people who work for the companies he raids, he is solely in it for the money he can pull out of a company, and put in his own pocket.
He is a dirtbag of the highest order.
Really? I'm shocked.
"A Google spokesman declined to comment on the eBay study specifically, but told The Reg that the company's own research had different results."
Gee...who'd'ave thunk it?
Re: "Sony are just fine however, they have some amazing tech and innovations..."
So who are the two mouth-breathing, knuckle dragging, Neanderthals who down voted my comment? And for what reason(s)? Time to back under your bridge.
"Sony are just fine however, they have some amazing tech and innovations..."
Let me tell you a little story about Sir Howard, & his early days at Sony.
I have a friend who was one of Sir Howard's two personal assistants, going back to his days at CBS, Inc. She was with him for many years, and she & I both were Flight Pursers at a now defunct airline. We worked together for the better part of 20 years. She moved on to CBS with Howard (before he was Knighted), and I moved on to the IT world.
I received a call from her one day, a year or so after she (and Howard) had moved to Sony, inquiring about my thoughts on what brand of laptop computer she should buy for her "significant other".
I was a bit confused, and asked her why wasn't she considering a Sony laptop? Her reply..."No one here at Sony uses Sony computers. They are not very good...and the support is non-existent." Man did I have a laugh!
She ended up purchasing an IBM (pre-Lenovo) ThinkPad for him.
Sure hope the driver is wearing leaden knickers...
...or never plans to have children.
Hey Linus...what kind of CHEESE would you like with your whine?
Re: In fairness...
"The Pebble will still give you the alerts from your phone,..."
Seriously? You really need to have a wrist divice to tell you that you have alerts on your phone? How completely asinine.
Another P.T. Barnum moment.
"You mean my Patel-Philippe don't you?"
No...that one is made in India. Not at Foxconn in China.
Mine's the one that smells like Curry.
How about trying this folks?
Don't GIVE the little nippers an iPad! Or any other device, for that matter.
If they have to have one...let them get a job...earn the money to BUY it themselves...then let THEM figure out how to pay for all the things they feel they need.
It starts & ends with the parents' decisions to give their children EVERYTHING. Make them earn what they have, and they will be far better for it.
End of rant...move along now.
Re: As the proverb says..
I wonder if she would consider adopting ME. I have a birthday coming up, and sure wouldn't mind her planning it. Hmmm.
Cheers to those 7 million.
Not necessarilly missing anything much by NOT being "connected". Afterall...there are still newspapers in circulation for folks to get the news...or the Tele as well.
Imaging their "loss" at not being on Farcebook...or Twatter...or even here, for that matter. Might just be far better off.
"maybe it IS You...?"
On many occasions it IS me...but not this time. Just need to run programs that the CB can't, nor can a Surface RT, for that matter. Good for some, not for others. But I also wouldn't purchase a Surface Pro either. Most of the applications I run are not touch-centric...so what would be the point of having either one of them?
And I seriously doubt the new CB will affect Surface sales...such as they are. Two different animals with different purposes. One is an actual computer, and the other is simply a Terminal. Everything old is new again...
I was GIVEN a Chromebook last year...
...and to tell you the truth, I can do more on my Smartphone, than I can on the Chromebook. For my needs...it's totally useless. The one I have is sitting on a shelf next to my copies of MS Bob.
I don't care if this latest one is touch centric or not.
Re: Are we sure this is a spoof?
"Does anyone know *anyone* in Montana?"
As a matter of fact...there are dozens & dozens of Hollywood types, radio & TV personalities, and many in the recording industry who have homes in Montana. Don't know any of them personally, but they are there.
" I'm not so worried about people now not responding to a real zombie attack,..."
Serioulsy Fred? You are kidding...aren't you? Please say you are. Or were you one of the four numb-nuts who actually called the police to ask what was going on?
Good luck to "the company formerly known as RIM"
Great move kids. Have this "big announcement" on 30 January showing this glintzy new OS and hardware...but...sorry for you folks in the US and other parts of the planet...you're not getting it until sometine in March.
Oh...and you PlayBook owners who have been hanging on for nearly TWO YEARS hoping for something to make it useful...well...your upgrage to BB10 will happen "...sometime after the BB10 phones are out."
Nice...real f'ing nice.
Re: "Promised to show up"
"Once again it sounds like they are seriously rushing to get something out to market."
Hardly rushing...BB10 was supposed to be out 1 year ago. Just more crappy marketing by BB.
Never really pushed the PlayBook when it first came out. No real mention of it today either...just more of the same from them.
And STILL no decent PB applications in their store...yet.
Dateline...Mountain View, Calif
Pot calls Kettle Black.
Re: Gold plated bullshit
The day I have to use ANY social media crap to do my IT work, is the day I retire.
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