149 posts • joined Thursday 21st June 2007 14:04 GMT
ID - Intelligent Debate
"Evillusionists" are perfectly willing to accept alternate hypothesis, and readily admit science does not know everything.
But try and tell a fundie that the earth is 4001 years old instead of 4000, and you're liable to be beaten to death. Shouldn't the "religious" folks be more compassionate and tolerant?
'Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...
The sound of the Death Star blowing up Aldeeran is only now reaching Earth...
"Anyway what does he mean "more people are buying vista with new machines than ever before"? "
He means: "Fewer people are buying standalone OS upgrades than ever before!"
"The only people buying Vista are those that get it bundled with a new machine."
I'm opposed to needless Virulence!
Perhaps these organisms were from space originally, and only adapted to earthly conditions relatively recently?
Whatever the cause, we'd better keep antigravity out of the hands of the terrorist, otherwise they'll be breeding their own superbugs.
GWB = "Big Dubya" or "Global Warming B*llS*t"?
There is no such thing as global warming, global cooling or meteors. Deny it all you like, but nothing in the universe *ever* *ever* *EVER* changes.
Especially not aminals. There is no evolution, and no extinction either; dinosaurs are still around, just look at the Neoconosaurus for proof. (That is, if faith is not enough for you).
I, for one, have been waiting impatiently for the 3D version of Punch the Monkey ads.
And I'm excited about the prospect of being sold things i didn't even know I wanted, like "v14gr4 for ur p3ts" and "Super radar invisible turbo car wax". Truly, we live in an age of miracles!
Fridge or Satellite?
Could be the Chinese weather satellite what was blown up recently. Yet another toxic Chinese import!
But I thought those items were actively tracked on radar?
Perhaps it is the return of the Mayan (Martian?) overlords; according to the Coptic calendar it's only just now the year 2000...
More Cores, More Sense
3 cores would be perfect:
1 core dedicated to antivirus/firewall.
1 core dedicated DRM overhead.
1 core left for user tasks (displaying pr0n).
Prosecuters will be Violated
I heard this "unamed organization" was in fact the RIAA!
Where's the IT ang... oh, right.
PUSH ads are DEAD
Ad Blocking is a reaction to *obnoxious* ads, not necessarily to poorly-targetted ads.
Installing AB software is an extraordinary step for users to take... We've been *driven to it* by a small number of advertisers who think they can substitute noise and gimmicks for intelligently targetted ads. (AdSpam)
OTOH, Google search ads whisper helpful, relevent information based on what we are actually looking for.
When users PULL relevent ads, clickthrough and sales will be much greater, even with a simple text link. If Google provided targetted TV Ads, I'd happily watch those too. Just don't make me sit through another feminine hygene, adult diaper or BMW ad!
Advertising is dead; long live the ads!
@Power corrupts ....
Yes, yes, we're all familiar with the 2004 US elections scandal.
Waiting eagerly for the first dead person to be accused of a crime post-mortem, based on faulty DNA evidence...
Tip: Insert overlapping carbon paper sheets between the layers of tinfoil for maximum protection. If you have pets, foil them as well; they are often used as covert neural repeaters.
If you have nothing to hide... we haven't passed enough laws yet!
"...the Virtual Machine, as spawned by the Operating Systems, has not evolved with Intelligently Designed nurTuring to be the NeXXXXT Generation of Quantum Operating System..."
Can VM'ing induce multiple personality disorder in otherwise steady-state machines? Will the Hypervisor eventually need a psychiatric AI API? So many voices in me blinkin gulliver...
Surely Some MStake?
Are you sure the article shouldn't read "Dell, HP, IBM, VMware and XenSource introduced the 'Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF)' while MicroSoft introduced a competing prioprietary open standard 'XML Open Virtual Machine Format, Utterly Kludged Technology'(MS-XOVFUKT)"
Did you Factor in...
The crapware discount? Machines may cost less if AV vendors et al. pay DeLL to install trial versions.
On the US site, comparing an Inspiron 1420 Ubuntu vs Vista results in an $125 difference in prices (UB $744 vs V $869)
"...we expect Mercury and Venus to disappear in the sun’s envelope, whereas Mars should survive."
AMFM; can we crash at your place? Is 5 Billion years notice enough time to tidy up?
RE: Have you ever used El Reg?
If you deal in tech news at all, I would avoid it. ... and don't get me started on the "IT" coverage - what a joke. Nothing but Lizard Army and Paris Hilton stories.
I was put onto the comments forum recently, but my peer's input isn't much better. Very little information content; just incendiary comments about global warming, "evilution" vs creationism, Mac Bashing and PS3/XBox360 Wii-ing matches. In the few instances when they are intelligible, comments tend to be mostly tongue-in-cheek.
I can't describe how frustrated, dissatisfied and ultimately ripped off I feel after reading The Register throughout this year.
Two layers to become delaminated! Hope they provide a better return/replacement policy.
Penny-Wise, Kilogram-Foolish (sic)
Thank goodness for the reprieve; forced metrification would surely have ended in tears. Think of all the mixed-metaphores in a globally-enforced metric Imperium:
Merkins would be "Kilogramming Beers" on the weekend.
Punters would be watching "MeterBall" on the telly. (Good luck getting that in the goal).
Big W's 10 Gallon Hat would shrink to a puny 0.03785 cubic meter beret.
At least the bug situation would improve, what with InchWorms downsized to CentimeterWorms.
Galactic Warming BS
...Just another blatent example of the enviro-nazis stirring up panic to fund their own pet projects. Just because you "see" star formation doesn't mean it's actually "happening".
These so-called "boffins" with their "scientific method" and "observations" are just the lapdogs of industry lobyists trying to sell space exploration.
Reality is, whe're better off here at the bottom of our hole. Pull a comfy blanket of CO2 over your head and let God worry about the greater cosmos.
Dizzy from the Spin
Van Gogh was a "high risk creative".
These ads are "malware".
500,000 Pounds Per Citizen
Might be slightly impractical today due to the cost of sequencing an individual's DNA. (ie: 2-for-1 Million special).
On the other hand, it would enable the gummint to do a quick scan for individuals with the PERP gene and round them all up before they get into any mischief...
Quantum Pr0n - Schrodinger's P*ssy
In order to get this technology into the broader marketplace, we need to develop Quantum Pr0n to entice early adopters.
Question is; what would QuantPr0n look like? Simultaneous Nekkid/Not Nekkid models? Bodies entangled at a distance (rather than close together)? Indeterminate M/F Trannies group-grope tiled MC Escher style?
El Reg readers want to know! Please post your suggestions to help advance this nobel technological frontier.
The ~$600 price was a smart move; AppleCorp it to manage customer demand; 1) Ensured demand did not outstrip capacity (no shortages) 2) Minimized Speculative Buying (non-customer purchases for EBay reselling).
Why the 33.3% discount *now* though? Why not -$100 now for back-to-school, and -$100 just before Christmas buying?
You'd have to hand out a free player to make me sit through episodes 2 & 3 again!
128 Naughty-Bit Encryption
Citizens; we need to take action to get equal justice for *real* crimes. Let's all post EULAs and copyright notices on our cars, homes and knickers to ensure the maximum criminal pentalties under the law.
(D)isclosures (M)ake (C)riminals (A)ccountable
Been that, Done there...
How is this news? The Mayans were using LCD shutter glasses in their crystal pyramids back in 1200 BC, and that was just a rip off of the even earlier Atlantean immersive 3D system. Get with the times TI!!!