Re: WinX anniversary edition
Isn't gift a Dutch word for poison?
41 posts • joined 11 Sep 2012
Isn't gift a Dutch word for poison?
Every time I hear our Governments talking about terrorism I can't help but think of the book within 1984 - The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism. The following is the Wikipedia summary of the relevant section.
"By harnessing the hysteria of war and demand for self-sacrifice, each of the nations declare war not on each other but on their own populace ... Permanent limited war also allows for the Party to divert attention away from domestic concerns and their failures."
Problem is I don't know what's worse; if this is really a government aim or if I trust our government so little in the first place that I believe it could be a government aim.
Won't be much use in Western countries then.
Actually it looks like a digital clock.
The kid's fine? Being handcuffed and questioned for several hours as a potential terrorist, and then threatened with being charged with creating a hoax bomb isn't going to have any impact on him?
Reading these comments reminds me of what I hate about the internet.
I am interested in this electric car topic because I would love electric cars to succeed, however I am also concerned about pollution transference, time to recharge, battery life and so on. I also find the majority of comments on the Register informative, humorous and I have actually learnt quite a lot over the last few years about topics I knew nothing about. What I do find very hard though is to accept the vomitingly positive comments that are made by posters who only ever seem to post about the one subject. How on earth are the rest of us meant to take your comments seriously? These posters come across as shills and if anything completely undermine their own arguments. It has got to the point now that when I see certain names I no longer bother to read that poster's comments.
Same thing applies to arguments about my OS / phone is better than yours etc. But I've posted it here because there is a classic example in this thread.
All the Register now needs to do is start posting camera reviews so we can have Canon / Nikon arguments as well.
At one time war advanced technology, then it was the space age. Now it's advertising?
Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?
Edit: Drat someone beat me to it :-(
At least we'll know if the light really goes off when you close the door.
but the beer where you're based puts me off. Now if you would all relocate to a decent northern location I'll reconsider.
Could someone explain what Twitter is losing money with? Surely their servers cannot cost $2bn (revenue + loss for the year) to run and support? I know the article mentions accounting tricks but $2bn is a lot of money* to account for.
*Compared to my salary.
And if you're drunk enough to post an inappropriate picture, won't you be just as drunk enough to ignore the warning and just click ok?
Neither does my Galaxy tab
What does WIMP mean in this context? I only know Window Icon Mouse Pointer. I have never heard it in relationship to mobile phones before.
I wonder what one.com are going to make of this?
Isn't it obvious
#11 Serial or parallel port (Isn't USB serial???)
#12 light-bulb sockets
#13 Fuse/ground-fault interrupt/breaker connections
#14 Automotive battery connections
I don't really care about operating systems as long as the software I want to run works. I was surprised though at my 76 year old mother buying herself a Mac book Air, because she has only ever used Windows. She loves it and managed to work out what she wanted to do in a few hours.
...as long as I can continue to reach El Reg.
You mean it isn't pronounced shasterixstorm?
(Can't find the joke icon on my phone :-( )
Is the answer 7?
I've been very disappointed with the last few versions of Dolphin. It seems more unstable since Flash support was removed. Currently using Firefox, but would go back to Dolphin in a moment if they sort out the stability problems.
I always thought that .uk was for the Ukraine. I have now learnt that the Ukraine uses .ua.
Today was not wasted after all.
I must read what I write before hitting submit. I meant belong, not beling. Fail icon for myself.
But wouldn't the IP beling to the original barber exposing you and the new barber to all sort of copyright shenanigans? (IT angle... )
Coat icon not available on my phone :-(
I know this was boot notes, but using the Daily Mail as an authoritative source?
Crowd-sourced experience even...
That's basically a client app which automatically logs on to free Wi-Fi points, bypassing any landing page though the use of crowd-sourced experience to provide connectivity without user intervention.
What on Earth does 'croud-sourced experience' mean? I recognise all three individual words but not in this context. Is it like that wisdom of crowds thing some illusionist claimed to use to predict the lottery on tv a few years back?
Not impossible, just very improbable.
The only reason I didn't upgrade to a third HTC phone was because of the sealed batteries in the newer models.
How can I stay mad at The Register? You're forgiven.
Read the linked article preview and you're right, 140 parsecs. Never again will I ever take anything in the Register at face value again...
Alien icon because they're nearer than I thought.
450 million years old at that...
Someone once told me that TCP, unlike IPX, could be used to send signals over barbed wire fences (or chicken wire) because it was so resillliant. Does any one know if this is true?
I find the attempt at censorship for #3 funnier than any of the ring tones.
In the article it is described as 'c*nt calling', in the iTunes store page they have 'c**t calling', but the logo next to it clearly displays the full text 'cunt calling'.
Anyway shouldn't it be 'answering' instead of calling?
Not being sarcastic here but what does Yahoo! actually do now? Are they a search engine still?
I know I could Google them but I don't know if I'm that interested.
Your're right. Amazon must have changed their web page. At the time the option to buy a non-sponsored version wasn't available or was extremely well hidden. Pity, I love my Kindle and I like using Amazon as a company, but as I said earlier I'd already bought an alternative device.
Because as Martin says below the non sponsored ones were not particularly well advertised. By the time I found out you could get them without the special offers I had already bought an alternative.
I had pre-ordered a Kindle Fire HD but when I read through the specs again I came across the 'special offers' straight to my screen saver and home screen. Apparently I wouldn't have to worry about these wasting screen estate because the offers would appear In my notification area. My order was cancelled 10 minutes later.
One concern was that a standard kindle needs you to set up one click payment. I could just imagine letting my autistic son use my device to watch You Tube videos etc and him clicking on the offers and buying me lots of things I don't want. Getting a refund for digital content I think would be a struggle. Happy to be proved wrong but not willing to take that risk. (I don't have a payment card set up for the Play Store).
Never too many toys...
That advert would be reason enough not to buy a Surface.
tThrough local taxes (council tax etc)?
I can just about understand the concept of an Apple Store - with its nice shiny Apple toys and legions of devoted fans. But Microsoft? Sorry I just can't see it.