147 posts • joined 16 May 2012
Great review of the year. Thanks Reg! See you all next year.
Last thing I ordered online didn't turn up.
Re: I won't read this
What's slightly unnerving for me is that Lee may actually be too *young* to get the reference. If so I'll forgive his ignorance while simultaneously resenting his youth.
Much like the colleague here who's too young to get Fast Show references because he was at nursery school at the time. I was at university.
Never heard of him.
Firstly, both she and Jeff declined to be interviewed, that's basically the point here, and secondly it's "should have". Obviously.
"BANKRUPT zombie biz"
I actually thought this was going to be an article about Twitter.
> "Put it in your pocket the wrong way around and it's more likely to damage then"
Stab yourself in the eye with scissors and it hurts.
Re: Pro tip:
"Beats Audio is not available on phone speaker"
Sorry pal, you'll have to guess again because this is BS, at least for the HTC One.
Rather than lining Sony's pockets, shouldn't it really be distributed to the people whose personal details were leaked? Surely they're the folks who were most inconvenienced in all of this?
There's no reason to install anything, it's just a website. The ads are a little grating, of course.
I mean, like, a friend told me.
Re: errrm .....
No, the Onion is funny.
Re: So what was the interest again?
That's your fault for not taking care of your own finances and living beyond your means.
Re: @Nick Thompson
So in your world, it counts as taxpayers' money when it goes out, but not when it comes in.
Think it through before spewing it onto the page, there's a good chap.
Re: Too many models, with too confusing a line up.
Perhaps they were simply downvoting your blatant homophobia.
Re: Their only chance of a future...
That's what they used to say about Internet Explorer.
Re: oh! NO!!!
Oh, NOW I see how they've ruined it. What a mess.
Re: oh! NO!!!
Can you actually quantify "ruined"? Flickr is largely identical to how it was prior to the deal.
Of course, all baths have that extra drain thing at the top to prevent that happening, but nice story all the same.
Re: It's not a Gerald Ratner moment
Well done, only the tenth commenter to point that out.
The fact that some people are male and some female is an "oppressive human rule"?
Re: Gay Patch
> " it wouldnt have made it passed peer review anyway. lol"
It would have got further than your English, however.
Re: Lame! Yahoo! Headlines!
They've been doing it for at least a decade. Nope, I haven't yet been amused by it even once.
^that's a nice TNETENNBA
Re: Hedge funds and Long Term
Wouldn't that be what's known as insider trading?
Re: In it for the kill
Whilst I agree with your general thrust, if you're talking about Warren Buffett, I can assure you that Berkshire Hathaway is in no way a hedge fund.
Restless Legs Syndrome is just an excuse really, really annoying people use to avoid having to change their ways.
"It's a medical condition, honest, look it's on WIkipedia".
Pull the other one (pun intended).
Re: Free from human error eh?
That's not really the same thing, is it? That's you're own stupid fault. The case cited is equivalent to your bank misplacing your money for you.
Re: Yes, it is
That could be absolutely anyone claiming to be them. Are you new to the internet by any chance?
It's kind of a public service
Company posts critical shareholder info via Facebook? Company might not be a great investment; not a buy.
Re: Duped by the clueless and the media
Taking pride in making sure that your mentally ill can be armed to the teeth is perhaps the more pressing issue.
But I think the original mistake is you or I expecting any kind of rational, fact-based approach from a Lewis Page article. Some days I think he's just trolling us.
Re: No contract?
I don't know about wherever you guys live, but certainly in the UK a verbal contract is exactly as legally binding as anything on paper. Proving it ever happened is another matter, of course.
Seemingly that applies in the Netherlands too, otherwise that boat wouldn't have been seized.
Re: If i upload something that i don't own
Banning the kids is a brilliant way to make them overbearingly interested in getting on Facebook at the first opportunity.
I note the obligatory Web 2.1 "stuff scrolling sideways on the homepage" so beloved of, among others, the BBC and EVERY BLOODY WEBSITE DESIGNED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS STOP IT ALREADY.
and no mention of his sterling work promoting the right-wing nutjobs over at UKIP?
It was more like "they're all worth considering", but which one is right for you will depend on your individual needs".
Which seems fair.
Del Amitri made a third album?
Thanks for the downvote, Lewis.
Expect a Lewis Page article denying that the temperature rose at all any minute now.
Seconded, which is probably why you never, ever see anyone who's obviously using it. And for crying out loud, the last thing you want to do is encourage people to hang around the station tunnels and platforms even longer clogging the place up.
He may be looking forward to, y'know, "grown-up" picture books.
The clue was in the troll icon.
You're confusing innovation and implementation.
For example, I've just innovated a 13" Ultrabook with a 1600*1200 screen. It cooks me breakfast and walks the dog. I haven't implemented it yet.
See how it works?
Re: where will he go what will he do
The word is "rejoinder".
Many years ago you used to be able to hire a @fuck.it email address for a few quid a month. The site had a little animated alien that swore at you. Fun times.
Re: "Silly quick"?
>> "Pretty common colloquialism among car enthusiasts."
All the less reason to reproduce it here.
Re: Must admit
Are you confusing recruiters with HR? Very different thing, although their "not sucking at their job" ratios tend to be similarly disappointing, sadly.
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