If you can't find a bubble, I guess you just have to create your own.
145 posts • joined 25 May 2012
I can't quite get my head around that measurement.
Can someone please translate Grand Canyons into the more acceptable Bulgarian Funbag unit.
So, they gave him 8 years for stealing stuff and then they want to tack on 4 more for not giving the stuff back. I thought that not giving the stuff back was pretty much the definition of stealing.
I could see it if they gave him 12 years and offered him 4 years off if he made restitution, but, while I in no way condone his actions, this doesn't seem to make since.
"CNNIC sincerely urge that Google would take users’ rights and interests into full consideration"
Wait, what, seriously?!?!
Re: The Dream Nightmare, but not as you may know it or how IT tells you the Realities are
Why is it that every time I see an article that starts by quoting some part of the Constitution, I reach for the tin foil?
Re: "...The exact location is not being revealed..."
I tried Google maps. My search for "white city of monkey god" got me the Oklahoma State Capitol. I guess that is sort of accurate.
Re: "We're not quite sure how that'll work"
Phase 1: Collect underpants
Phase 2: ?
Phase 3: Profit
Love the last two paragraphs.
So basically a regulatory agency that actually has the gall to try and regulate should be immediately disbanded.
Also, I am not sure why and FCC ruling would make Congressional action moot. The FCC can make a ruling and Congress is free to act after that. I think that thing here is that if the FCC does make a ruling, then Congress might actually have to come up with a well thought out bill and get it passed </gasp> rather than just let the status quo rule the day, which is probably what most of them want.
The carrot and the onion are sauteed as a modified mirepoix (celery is usually used in the combination). Mirepoixs are commonly used as part of the base of sauces or soups, adds a really good flavor.
I can't really get my head around that, in the future could you please express distances in the more acceptable brontosaurus scale. Much appreciated.
Article doesn't say, but why would I not be surprised to find that the fine is less than the amount of money that they made via this practice.
I would love it if someone found away to apply the RICO act to some of this crap so that they would forfeit all the money they made via this practice on top of any fine, and open the door to treble damages in civil law suits to boot.
As for punishing the share holders, maybe they should start taking a little bit of a closer look at the character of the company they are investing in. I would have as much sympathy for them as I would for an investor in a fund that pays 12% a year no matter how the markets perform, then is surprised that it is a Ponzi scheme.
Yeah, I know, it will never happen, but one can dream.
I hate it when I have moist out gassing!
Yeah, I just love it that they promise all sorts of stuff, but you never hear about any sort of enforcement mechanism if they don't.
Re: Reg's standard for this?
Actually, I believe the MoP (minutes of porn) standard was established in 2013 in the comment section of this article. http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/05/23/orangebill/
Tell me about it. I live in San Diego, California and when I read, "In California, where the project was conceived, driving is already semi-automated – you can practically drive with your eyes closed. Everyone (well, almost everyone) obeys the speed limit, and most cars are on cruise control most of the time", my keyboard got a good dose of semi drank tea just before I fell to the floor laughing my ass off.
Thank God, I thought it was just me.
Re: Two problems with this article.
Totally agree they should use Title II immediately and reclassify them.
What bothers me is that if they didn't have the balls to do this yesterday, and don't have the balls to do it to day, why should I believe that they will have the balls to do it tomorrow.
Too many bananas?
You can freeze bananas for later use in banana bread or smoothies.
Re: 700,000 miles
I think that is setting the bar a bit high seeing that most people driving cars seem to have a difficult time dealing with barely unusual situations. Give me something that is as competent as half the morons behind the wheel and I'm in.
Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, seems to have the same idea:
"Too many people are under served by the current transport system. They are blind, or too young to drive, or too old, or intoxicated."
Remember that there are two parts to the equation.
Just adjust your caloric burning accordingly. This will give you a great excuse for doing nothing but sitting around all day while the future misses takes care of everything.
Re: A Very Strong Stink of Corruption
I know it is sort of picky, but I think the choice of the word oligarchy is a bit too general, the US is a plutocracy.
Re: What happened to Peg?
"Paris, well, she probably has a lot of rings too...."
Yeah, but we would have to cut her in half to find out how many.
Re: Through its contact form?
Little Bobby Tables strikes again!!
"Carl Icahn is perhaps the most activist investor the world has ever seen."
I believe in the comment section of a previous article about Mr. Icahn it was agreed that when referring to Mr. Icahn, the term "activist investor" was to be replaced by the word "douche".
"Douche" is not only a more accurate description, but will also save various data storage and bandwidth resources due to its brevity.
I welcome our mechanical subservient overlords.
It should be interesting to see what happens as more and more jobs that have usually thought to be safe from mechanical automation are lost (this, self driving vehicles, etc). I think sooner or later, there will need to be some serious rethink on the common economic models that are currently worshiped.
I am reminded of the old joke of a car factory manager and union rep walking through the car plant. The factory manager is proudly showing union rep all the robotics being used to build cars and says to him, "I bet you are wondering how you are going to get them to join the union" to which the union rep replies, "actually, I was wondering how you are going to get them to buy cars."
"It's just a bigger version of the chickens KFC use."
KFC uses chicken?
Re: Perhaps this was a head in the sand moment
If your security software is chucking out millions of false alerts, it is probably time to ditch it and find one that works. If you just ignore all the alerts, you might as well not have security software at all.
This should really help me find places that are worthy of 1 or 5 stars.
Here, here. Just think of all the key strokes, printer's ink and bandwidth that could be save by just saying douche instead of activist investor whenever his name is mentioned in an article.
Re: Bacon is a vegetable
And beer is chock full of vitamin P!
Dude! You have a net worth of 20 bil, that should be plenty. Now please just go away!
Re: "... officers can scan a room ... other stats in an instant."
Finding the criminals at the Superbowl is easy, just look in the corporate boxes.
Re: "Banco di Mesa Verde"
It is the worst form of the economic abomination known as rent seeking.
"These changes are designed to help drive positive business results by further increasing accountability and enhancing the link between individual pay and
company performance accounting shenanigans."
The big issue in a nut shell
"the public will engage in recriminations against the intelligence community for failure to prevent it."
And this is expressly the problem.
I don't often feel sorry for politicians, but they're caught between a rock and a hard place on this one.
As long as their are no recent attacks, the chant will be "we want privacy, we want privacy" and if there is a major attack the the chants will be "why didn't you do something to stop this" and "we want security, we want security".
You forgot to put "and stay off of my lawn, you damn kids!" at the end of your post.
Re: That sweet goodbye
"The kind of person who if you were alone with in Trafalger Square you'd feel trapped and be looking for an exit, hoping he doesn't notice you."
Aka, narcissistic psychopath.
The Apple employee that did the cost benefits analysis on this one should get a raise.
Frankly it is getting to the point that instead of adding stuff, they should just remove the tuner and basically make them monitors that you just plug various stuff into.
Re: Wow! Very Fail! Such undesirable!
I have said it before and will say it again, the difference between something on the internet and a tattoo is that no matter how expensive and painful, at least a tattoo can be removed.
Re: "Your leaders are all working very hard ...
The 'leaders' should have to accept jelly of the month club memberships as their bonuses.
Re: > The only way to confirm the theory
or just give the Milky Way a camera phone and wait for it to take the inevitable selfie.
Is that you Lewis?
Fixed it for you
"as well as widespread retail investor participation in the markets,
decimalisation decriminalization, the exponential growth of daily trading volume"
Re: On no not again
While I agree that there are certain symbols that have been basically co opted for use ever again (e.g. the swastika), I think you maybe reading a little too much into this one. I bet I could find an example of hateful propaganda that used kittens.
I freaking love it!!
Why try to hide the job you have been tasked to do, just come right out and be load and proud about it.
Most of the time what hurts the NSA and the such is the old Never Say Anything attitude. The stuff is going to come out sooner or later and it is the cover up that actually kills you. If the NSA would have pretty much let on that they were monitoring everything on God's green earth because CONGRESS SAID THEY COULD, the whole PRISM coming to light thing (which IMHO was the biggest NO DUH! moment in history) would have been a news story for all of 15 seconds if at all.