Speak for yourself. In the West here, we are buff, ripped and physically supreme. Evolution doesn't "take good bits and leave out bad" - it's only once it has happened that you can see what the bad bits were. The good bits can become bad ones just as quickly.
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I concur Phil W. We cancelled our Virgin Tivo service and took up a Netflix subscription, simply because the amount of time we had availabel meant we were very selective of what we actually watched. With Freeview/Freesat taking care of 'live' telly, the majority of output on these two services are substitutes for each other.
I can't see this being beneficial for Virgin to be honest.
Re: How do you measure curved TV size?
Presumably it's going to be marketed for multiplayer console gaming. I can't see his and hers TV viewing working very well, with him following a game of football and her trying to catch up with some soap opera, both in total silence.
At least the kids will be taken care of, although they will probably wonder why their daddy is such a douche and grow up surrounded by material things that can never replace their dreams of a happy, complete family life. Who knows, maybe in ten years time they will be able to Google this article and cry to themselves at the rather limp innuendo.
Grow up, El Reg. This isn't tech news, this is life news - and it's not your life to talk about.
Re: Quite sad...
You are Jason Thorne and I claim my £5!
Re: Privacy enhanced comment
You are correct; Welsh is the best language for secrets.
Re: Usefulness of the results?
I agree; for example they could assess the data, block your account and save me the trouble of having to click the downvote button at all!
Re: I expect to be disappointed
"A long, long time ago...."
There isn't a perp - charges were dropped.
Re: @ Anomalous Cowshed (was:A couple of comments and ideas)
He didn't try to charge you for use of his IP after, did he?
You tell 'em Homer. That said, we don't get it half as bad as cousin Jedibinladen...
Re: Fatal flaw, hyperloop is DOA
Never mind that bollocks, the first time an earthquake hits, the tube breaks up and a few hundred Americans are ejected at 400km/h into the desert.
On second thoughts...
A plan with no drawbacks. Carry on!
Probably filming a meeting.
Turns out the NAS won. What an episode!
I've done that in practice. Well I assume so. I have Netflix, but I also have Couchpotato. It'll be a race! Will my NAS already have the episode labelled, correctly foldered and waiting to play in 1080p by the time I get home, or will I have to boot the TV into 'internet' mode?
Place your bets!
I make sure that my daughters don't take any tasteless pictures on their phones and send them to their schoolmates; we use the studio in the basement instead.
Re: More feminist bias
Oops I double negatived and changed tense. Never mind Here's a picture of my willy to distract you. After all, it's far more important that you know what my bits look like rather than what I do or act like in life.
More feminist bias
Why is it going to ruin girls' lives and not boys' huh? You don't think the world knowing I had a peanut dick isn't going to harm my reputation as a stud muffin?
Or do you mean my Ferrari and my Rolex and my 12 acre homestead and my chain of gymnasiums are already giving it away so the photo will do nothing?
Jesus just make a new account then. You can have unlimited accounts - the beauty and the problem with the internet is that you can exist in more than one account, and not all of those accounts have to be truthful and honest.
Nasty man say things on twitter? Stop using Twitter/change account.
Nasty man say things on bus? Get off bus/change bus.
Don't ever think that getting nasty man thrown off the internet will stop nasty man, in the same way that getting nasty man thrown off the bus will stop him getting on the next one.
Sure the bus might have CCTV, but it's blurry and it was last week and you don't know if he's grown his hair or changed his clothers, so you had best just hope it doesn't happen again.
Sure the IP address might have been logged, but it's old and he might be using a proxy or have a different account now so you had best just hope it doesn't happen again.
These women are asking for it
... by failing to comprehend that this is not a problem exclusive to women. This morning in a BBC interview, Mary Beard suggested that it was in someway a sexist, misogynistic issue and that Twitter should be taking steps to protect feminists.
This is bullshit.
Twitter should be taking steps to protect everyone. Everyone is exposed to commetns like this. Men as well as women. But thanks to the feminist lobbyists in the media, no one gives a monkey's about the abuse thrown at software developers as seen above.
While women like this focus solely on themselves as victims instead of PEOPLE as victims, then abuse will continue to target them. Learn your mistake and maybe the abuse will stop.
Never under-estimate the levels of genetic quality men will accept. You could put a female walrus in a pair of jeggings and some knock off Pineapple dance tudio boob tube , and after a few cans some men would try to shag it.
This is why some women are able to get so fat that they find they can't conceive.
They should even be aware of that fact if men could control themselves.
Re: Spoon holder...
I have one as well - it doubles as a used teabag.
Re: Alert Trolls Mum
I thought it was legally required that an MP's address be public knowledge, so that you know where they are standing from. That's why people get up in arms when MPs and councillors represent one constituency, but live miles outside of the area...
Re: Ask age related questions..
...make you look it up on Google.
You can't use 'knowledge' as evidence of age.
Re: If you should implement such a system I will take my business else where.
Best Alan Partidge episode ever!
Biting the hand...
Thom forgets that without some technology dudes in the middle, he would still be plucking on an acoustic six string in his garage. All the people that got his noise onto CDs and MP3s need paying as a result of HIS output because otherwise he'd have to sit at home burning copeis for his fans himself.
I hope he realises that just because you pay the piper and pick the tune, you don't own the concert hall or the CD replicator or the bandwidth. You want the big money, you NEED the big tech to distribute it.
Or is he saying he's fed up with having pots of cash to spend?
Re: Very Nice.
They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They don't show pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop - EVER - until you are dead.
Well I would post a comment...
But at this rate, they probably already know what I am going to say.
In memory of Eadon
Who says monkeys can't throw? Look at BALLMER and his chair!
MICROSOFT EPIC FAIL!
"One of the larger transformer buildings in the heart of the City almost next to where the Stock Exchange servers live is surprisingly warm to the touch. Yes that’s a lot of power, and no I’m not saying where."
Please do say where, and contact your local distribution company to advise them. Electrical safety is very important and the distribution networks are massive. Don't fart about when public safety could be at risk.
If it's London, tell UK Power Networks - http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/internet/en/contact-us/
Shut up and get off the internet, Mum.
<Rainier Wolfcastle> "On a bed of money, with many beautiful ladies."
You were correct - and it wasn't AstroNoMy either.
Re: Finding Evidence ..
Hmm... restored or "restored"?
Re: Waiting for "Kinect: PRISM"
Why not just turn the thing around so it's facing the telly and not you?
"Ofcom also confirms the minority are wealthy, middle class (ABC1) and under 34 years old. Quite why the Whitehall bureaucrat should rush to the defence of a banker in his Docklands penthouse who is downloading torrents 24x7 remains a mystery. Thanks to Whitehall, he's now a member of what is possibly the most pampered group in Britain."
Exactly how is being part of that minority group "pampered" - what is he getting from the powers that be because he's a wealthy (i.e paying his own way rather than taking state handouts) middle class (i.e not attempting to push out a full football team from his loins) under 34 year old (so no fuel allowance, TV licence discount, free bus pass for him) male that NO ONE else can get?
Re: "how to deal with age verification online"
"My daughter (still at school) got a happy 23rd birthday message from facebook. Some work still needed there then."
Now now, there's no shame in being older than your teacher. It's clearly the US education system at fault!
But may I recommend she read a book some time soon?
Re: Come on 150GB a month
Or between 7 and 12 major game releases in a month via Steam/Origin etc. Max Payne 3 was recently on sale at £4 a pop, and that weighs in at 35GB. 150 a month is not a massive amount of data at all.
Re: silly argument
Because Steam has this function built in. You add a game to a 'wishlist' and Steam emails you when any titles on the list are discounted.
Re: Fired in Anger?
Perhaps it's a typo and he meant they were being launched from between Nantes and Le Mans?
Re: Outsourcing does not equal offshoring
"With over 11,000 employees and sixteen centres in the UK and offshore centres in India and Poland, Capita is one of the largest companies of its kind."
That doesn't mean anything. They could have 10,998 employees in 14 centres in India, and a bloke called Dave in Shrewsbury occasionally ringing Petr in Warsaw to make sure that he's not too lonely!
Re: Not looking too good
That's because Valve and Steam have sales with incredible regularity - games of a certain age are guaranteed to be sold at a price that reflects their actual value in these events, rather than the hugely inflated prices of the console games. Impulse purchases at £45 a pop don't happen, but at sub £10 Steam makes huge sales. That is why you don't hear Steam user complaints - if you wait long enough, it gets sold at a huge discount. This doesn't happen with 'new' (but ancient) console games.
When you pay less than £7 for a game in this event, you don't have to consider any lost 'resale' value due to the account-only feature inherent in Steam. I can count on my litle fingers the number of games I've been able to buy through Xbox Live for a similar price (and that was by exploiting a US site sale to get MGS 2+3 rather than Xbox uk).
If Live will emulate Steam with these sales is yet to be seen, but I'm going to guess that they won't.
That is why you don't hear Steam user complaints - if you wait long enough it gets sold at a huge discount.
Re: Unofficial CCTV
Plenty! Just have a flcik through my home movie collection!
Re: Rent the floor...
S&M club then. Lingerie models on one side, ancient cobwebby stonework and old machinery on the other. Readily available London weirdos with disposable cash and suspect interests (i.e. politicos) and you will be quids in.
Plus you can set your IT skills to rigging up the hidden CCTV to keep the brown envelopes rolling in!
Re: Cloud cuckoo land
I think it's more likely that a vast readership of the Register don't have any first hand experience of the living conditions, working conditions, work ethics, socio-economic environment or cultural backdrop of mainland China, so passing judgement about such things might be deemed unsavoury?
We hear about the huge factories, kilometres in size, and it sounds ghastly.
How can you criticise someone who is forced to endure that environment out of necessity?
Re: I think you'll also find...
And one does not simply WALK into Yate shopping centre.