247 posts • joined 28 Feb 2012
Re: Why do people fuss about Muslims?
"What is child un-safe about a mother's breasts?"
Good point, except she isn't breastfeeding, you don't know she's a mother (unless you've read the book of course), and I think the pose she's in certainly suggests an element of sexual pravocativeness.
Other then that, good point.
Re: The devil's in the detail
"The very first post here is an MS shill/troll"
No, the first post was pointing out sarcastically how wrong Linux users were when gloating how secure they are. That's not trolling or shilling, that's pointing out sarcastically how wrong Linux users were when gloating how secure they are. Nothing more, nothing less. If Linux users see more into it then that, then that's showing an altogether different type of insecurity.
Surely, this article isn't equating insider data breaches and hacking..?
96 TB... should be about enough to install Win-8...
"My old man still asks to this day "Is that an iPhone?" when seeing any touch-screen phone (even though I've got him to buy himself a Nexus 5), suggesting that the charge of confusing potential customers is not without merit."
It suggests to me that he was oversaturated with iPhone adverts to the point where he assumes any phone with any radius of corners is an iPhone. I mean really... are you suggesting that at no point in pre Apple history has a phone with that degree of cornerage been produced. There's a huge back catalogue of phones to measure there...
I can certainly live without US or EU mains sockets, but wouldn't be too happy without UK ones. Why were those on the list and not UK?
"...it was one of the space agency's own satellites."
Are we sure. Shouldn't we take hundreds of high-res pictures from all angles, study it on a microscopic level and take samples... Just in case it IS an alien artefact or an attempt by aliens to communicate.
I mean, this could be the most profound discovery in mankind's history, and I'd hate to see them get sued for deriliction of duty, or whatever...
Re: I wish ...
"Samsung are even open shops now, I wonder who did that first?"
Shops: Anyone before Apple existed as a company.
Mobile phone shops: T-Mobile, Three, Orange, Virgin, Carphone Warehouse (this is just in UK of course, more abroad I suspect)
If your talking about ONLY between Samsung or Apple, then yes, obviously Apple opened stores first.
In a similar vein, Apple do telecoms now. I wonder who did that first?
Re: Sod off, microsoft
"Bzzzzt - wrong. To use Bing and IE you just use the stuff that came with the OS. "
Uh, if I buy an Android phone does it not default to using Google for search?
Uh, if you buy a Windows phone does it not default to using Bing for search?
You sir, are a hypocrite.
Not convinced the heart is in this ecperiment.
He has a touchscreen, calender synching, installable apps, camera, expandable memory, 64k colour screen, music player and full featured web browser.
Not a dumb phone by any stretch of the imagination.
'What kind if repirting is this?'
'AN HP Server'????????
Its 'A HP server'.....
What kind of grammar natzism is this? If it was pronounced as the individual letters H followed by P, it would indeed be 'an HP server'.
And I'm reasonably sure it would be "It's", as in 'It is' rather then plural of it.
XBox live refused to accept...
... grapes, poop (poop deck) and prick (with a needle) on a multiplayer session of Quarrel. They are only offensive if used in a particular context. Rather like boob, jerk, and tit, all of which are allowed.
That's why this kind of filtering is a bad idea... it doesn't (censored) work, you (censored) (censored) pieces of (censored).
"Do you consent to Apple charging you for the use of its new, patented, auto click correcting technology on a per click basis?"
*user clicks no*
"Our patented auto click correct technology has determined you meant to click Yes. Your first payment has been charged. Thank you!"
Re: Diamond knife, laser, finger nail..
"Now I don't need to buy contact lenses!"
... because I'm now permanantly blind!
Re: Mostly Harmless
WESTERN spiral arm? Does such a concept as West exist on a galactic scale?
Re: Lets test this "law" thing @Martin
"circumventing legislation"... is that anything like "ensuring you don't break the law".
If they want to introduce legislation forbidding someone from doing something, they have to have clearly defined ruled on what is and isn't punishable. Those scenarios highlight this need.
Re: Oh goodie...
It should cover the cost of a replacement SIM removal tool.
The opposition isn't against it being NEW, it opposition against an inferior product. DAB offers nothing to listeners of specialist FM broadcasts, is going to be expensive for those specialist stations to implement, and is generally of poorer sound quality.
I'll never understand the "its new so it must be better" argument you seem to back.
Re: DAB is pointless @Ben
While maths isn't exactly my strong point, I know that a typical 128kb/s song in my Moe collection comes out at roughly 3mb for 3 minutes. I suggest you check your calculations.
Re: anti-DAB agenda
The same choice that Digital TV gives us? Looking just at BBC, we have BBC 1 and 2 (which were analogue anyway, and about 14 channels of repeats from yesterday, yesteryear, and yestercentury of programs that were on BBC 1 and 2. ITV offers pretty much the same, plus a chance to catch up with itv1+1 etc. Which is just an hour delayed repeat of itv1.
Wow, an incredible "choice" that warrented forced uptake...
I would have gambled on...
If I was forced to gamble in any line up of manufacturers phones on which would stop a live round, I would have chosen Nokia.
Customer service with a sense of humour
After losing data signal, my mate put on the loudspeeker as he rang customer services. First they gave him a different number after finally navigating the dreadful "press a number for the right service" menu. Then THAT number asked him "Why don't you visit our website and avoid delays to answer your question?" To which we both smiled...
Re: Let the invasion begin!
Quote: I'm off to download it and see what it looks like!
If we believe the article, it looks like a scaled cubic version of Britain.
Re: Absolutely Ridiculous
Quote: "the killer feature here is the lockdown phone feature, rendering stolen iPhones almost worthless."
iPhones that HAVEN'T been stolen are next to worthless. Expensive and overhyped, yes. But generally worthless.
I don't get the big deal, all Apple need to do is patent this as a fingerprint retrieval mechanism. Then anyone doing this will face stiffer punishment then the theft of the phone would incur anyway.
Quote: The court also clarified that users could be liable for even more serious offences if the rumours “seriously endanger social order and national interests”, for example if they lead to mass incidents, damage China’s image or lead to ethnic or religious conflict.
Does this mean if the people repost the official court decleration, those who brought the decleration in will be called to account? After all, legislation like this surely damages China's image.
Do I need new friends?
My friends tell me I need to get out more, find myself a hobby!
Re: Truth or consequences
Quote: "Your attitude, of compartmentalising decency, manners and behaviour according to school, work or whatever could be cited as one of the problems society in general and people in particular suffer."
So your saying schools should be responsible in taking remedial action against a student if that student behaves in a way they deem detrimental to society off of school grounds?
Quote: "On the other hand, I can see, from the article, no reason for the headmaster going to the police and am not comfortable with his making special approaches to the university to get the boy rejected."
So this statement is a lie, since the school took the action you cited previously, yet you criticise them for doing so.
And you even managed to post AC too. I'm impressed with your lack of accountability, and unwillingness to be able to stand by your obvious attempt at trolling.
They will do what they normally do
Just wait till someone else builds a 5inch screen smartphone, then claim it is a patent infringement, as they came up with the idea first. Now they have published a possibility of plans to develop 5inch screens, its illegal for any one else to do it.
Yeah... good one...
Prrsonally, I'd rather not have anything pre-installed on a mobile except the bear essentials that are needed to make it a smart phone. I have an android that comes with a 2nd keyboard interface, a whole slew of games, an in built browser that can't even render HTML reliably, a contact list feature that loses account detail on reboot.. none of which can be uninstalled, and so reduce the 150mb system memory to about 32mb by the time I install the stuff I have to install to make it usable.
Their next project should be...
...a sensor on the rear of the parents trouser or dress, to detect when they do a number 2. That way, it will automatically send for a nurse to wipe the PARENTS F***ING ASSES!
Bank: "We noticed some suspicious activity on your card sir."
Customer: "I'm on my way to hospital, can this wait?"
Bank: (ignorant operator as always) "It seems someone purchased an on-line porn subscription."
Customer: "Well it wasn't me cos I am blind and on my way to hospital."
Bank: "Unfortunately sir, the transaction was verified by retina scan."
Customer: "That's why I am going to hospital. My eyes were just gouged out."
Bank: "Sorry to hear that sir, but your security option doesn't cover you if you allow access to your eye-balls."
Re: No network = No Work
"trouble with using it for a projector or a form printer is the info will have to be updated at some point."
You mean a firmware update?
Re: De Ja Vu?
Quote from article: "Where Uber operates with existing cabs it only charges the metered fare, plus 20 per cent gratuity naturally ("Being Uber means there is no need to tip" says the company, prior to noting that detail)"
I read this as "There is a charge of %20 of the meter fare added on top of the meter, and that is Uber's fee."
If the 'gratuity' (which really should be at the passengers discretion) becomes part of the fare and is non negotiable (as the wording seems to indicate) it isn't a gratuity... its a fee.
Re: @Mad Mike OOPS!
"I don't think anyone is saying the school should do nothing. Just that sending in the stormtroopers is completely disproportionate."
While I don't know much about the American judicial system, I would argue that the school acted responsibly. They were unsure what action they SHOULD have taken, so asked the local authority (police) how to proceed. Once that happened, any consequences are squarely on the shoulders of the police. As soon as the school were informed of the formal charges, they acted responsibly too. If they had allowed her to stay in school, the rest of the students would see that as license to act just as (potentially) dangerously.
In point of fact, had that bottle top skewed off to the side, she could very easily have blinded someone. Would that constitute a punishable offence?
Considering its the USPTO turning down an Apple patent...
... it didn't even need to April 1st to be obviously untrue.
Re: I am going to take an unpopular side here.
Quote: Has it occurred to you that I can rip the CD then resell it? Or do you trust me not to do this, in which case why can't you trust me to delete any copies I have made of my digital downloads when I resell them?
I seem to remember the RIAA/MPAA taking the same argument to court regarding the resale of physical media when seeking an exemption from the first sale doctrine. They have been trying to suggest for years now that everyone buying their members wares shouldn't be allowed to sell it... ever...
It's almost like they are able to dictate constitutional reform or something *rolls eyes*
Why are we giving these playthings of the Devil to kids?
Because your average school student nowadays can't read, so has to have interactive visual aids to understand the most basic things?
Because students have no respect for education or educational practices that it needs to be disguised as entertainment for them to give a rats ass?
Because Apple have patented "the teaching or learning of a subject, in an establishment specifically set up to teach."
And if you go in looking for a single specific item...
... that the store does not sell (thinking especially with electronic outlets should they decide to follow suit), it will cost money to find out they don't have what you're after.
"Sorry we don't have that in stock right now sir, I'll just ring up your browsing charge on the till. Will that be cash or plastic?"
Re: 18 billion km thats like saying
Dunno, but its about 1 in London traffic jams...
Re: @ Don Jefe
No... THAT was V'ger... ;)
I'm glad Reg have an appropriate icon
"The ESA explained that particularly large ‘quakes – like the magnitude 9.0 incident that hit Japan – cause the planet’s surface to vibrate"
Re: Clever stuff!
"When they get [there|their|they're], [there|their|they're] going to put on [there|their|they're] mittens.
[Your|You're] nuts if you think I'm going to polish [your|you're] armor for free."
With education standards going down as they are... I think that test would beat most university graduates. Not that that would be a bad thing.
Re: Grandmaster skill not required...
"No it's because grandmasters cheat."
I'll always remember a story I heard years ago, probably not true, but good all the same.
During one of these Human vs Machine chess tournaments, the Grand-Master complained that the Computer made an illegal move. The programmers were adament that their code was performing correctly as they had programmed it to only perform legal moves as per the rules of the game.
They subsequently ripped apart the code and discovered that the computer had indeed 'learned' an illegal move. It transpired that the Grand-Master had played the exact same move earlier in the tournament, and continued to win that match. The computer (which was not programed to error-check its opponants - After all, Grand-Masters know the rules... right?) had thus integrated that illegal move into it's database.
Re: Mass broadcast is efficient
"Maybe channels that could show public service benefit ... could be given exemptions."
Maybe the BBC could be given an exemption. After all, any increase of expenditure in THIS fashion will simply be offset by an increase in license fee, thus people who actually are not 'entertained' by them wont be forced to pay more for the privilege of not watching their rubbish.
Re: They're busy with the death warrants!
"Maybe it's spring cleaning time at Talktalk - they are also switching off the old Homechoice/Tiscali TV service today, forcing customers to sign up to Youview."
In fairness, switching to another service is less painful then not h aving the service but being forced to subsidize those who do. I was given notification that my bill was increasing with a view to funding projects such as YouView, So you'll forgive my lack of sympathy.
Re: State competing against private business - not right
AC @ 04:19
All true, but you forget subscribers to Sky, Netflix, etc... pay for the service. People who have a TV, even those who actively avoid using the BBC service, pay for the BBC service. So yeah, the paid for services ARE at a disadvantage,\ in that they need to provide a GOOD service, but the BBC get an unlimited revenue for running endless re-runs of crap.
But yeah, other then that, you make sense!
Quote: yes really they have sexy prime numbers....
That's just an extension of rule 34.
Prize money distribution
Quote: A more likely reason for the ongoing pursuit of primes is the $US50,000 prize on offer to the finder of the first 100-million-digit prime number.
So, if the GIMPS project finds the first 100m digit prime, would anyone whose computer was distributed a portion of that numbers workload be awarded a percentage of that?
Games Workshop is a BRITISH company?
I always figured it for a US brand... The irony is, now I KNOW they aren't, they go and ACT like one, and pull this kind of crap!