453 posts • joined 28 Jun 2007
Re: Please hold...@Billy Catringer
Two election cycles to get rid of the GOP? Did you pay any attention to the election results?
I would be happy to see the GOP and the Democrats for that manner go away. The problem is we have too many people who just vote R or D at election time.
Not even sure it is legal
Before Bell was broken up, they were required to have x number of pay phones per y population with out a phone. This meant that everyone had access to a phone. After Bell was broken up the requirement went to whatever phone company handled that area. I haven't heard of the law being changed. Not everyone has a cell phone or wants one.
Cook strikes again
It is your fault you didn't go through the app store.
And they signed the agreement why?
My understanding is that the company was doing ok before the Apple deal. I keep going back to the story that the CEO started selling stock in February and selling some every month. Netted about $10 million.
Re: copy paste error?
I think the problem is you have already had a pint or two.
Or can they do it on land line connections or wi-fi. Can pretty much means they will.
It lets utility companies change your settings
CPS here in San Antonio provides similar thermostats and when the electricity demand is too high they change your settings. Nest has something called Rush Hour which in the summer will make your house cooler before peak demands so that when it turns off during peak demand you are not uncomfortably hot. The utility company was offering a whole $30 to sign up for it.
Re: Untested engine? @ MD Rackham
I guess you didn't read this part of the article.
"In 2007, the unattached rocket engine using that fuel was being tested on the ground in the Mojave desert when it exploded and killed three of 40 engineers observing the test. Investigators found that safety regulations at the site had been violated and that the men killed had been too close to the rocket motor."
An earlier incident true but basic safety rules were not followed. I grew up with the space program in Florida and played chess with a number of the engineers at the Space Center. Lots of people died at the space center. You only really heard about the Astronauts.
Don't let the narrative get buried in all the crap we have seen in the posts above. Concentrate on the investigation. I would suggest you read Richard Feynman's appendix to the report on the Challenger disaster.
Sounds like some one was trying to hit a deadline to make management happy.
The comments above remind me of the Challenger disaster. Space is hard, they were professionals, it is worth the risk...yada yada yada.
NASA knew the o-rings froze. Launch spec was ambient temperature above 32 degrees, it was 29 when they launched. The Space program was getting hammered for flight delays so they launched anyway and crossed their fingers. The people responsible didn't even lose their jobs.
Re: Free speech... @malle-herbert
Yes you do. That is why it is called free speech. You don't have to read it. You can reply. What you don't have is the right to stop them from saying it just because you don't agree with them.
Re: Great to hear. @Frankee Lionnygog
The new desktop is ugly. The new font is hard on the eyes. The whole layout is too industrial. I want my attractive desktop back. These aren't bugs to complain about.
"I'm straight - woohoo, tell the press and post it online for all the world to see..."
That would be difficult seeing how you posted as an AC.
Re: There is more to this story... @AC
HR wasn't working the 120 hour weeks, I can guarantee that. The only mistake is they got caught.
Re: By the numbers... @Jonathan Richards 1 Been there done that.
7-11, 21 days straight. That is not counting the 30 -45 minutes going to work and coming back. Straight Salary. I didn't know at the time that was illegal. By the time I had found out the company had gone out of business but the CEO etc... were wealthy.
When you work that much overtime half of what you do is undoing the mistakes you made because you were too tired.
nothing new here
Back in the sixties shows like petticoat junction, beverly hillbillies, green acres, the red skelton show were supposedly canceled because because they were old fashioned clean family viewing and some one wanted to change peoples opinions of right and wrong.
Red Skelton was told his show was cancelled because he didn't have the collage age demographics. So after his show was cancelled he wen on a very successful college tour.
Conspiracy theory maybe, but I know some hard core liberals who thought it was a good things that those shows were replaced with show like all in the family.
Re: a thought
It is because a large segment of the population isn't Christian.
What about the Taxpayers
Wasn't there some sort of incentive from the State to build there?
Cue the lawyers for the shareholders
It looks like Cook and company didn't use due diligence before they spent $3 Billion dollars.
It still has to have speed
I have unlimited data on my iPhone and LTE connections. it is still slow. At 2am I might get some decent speeds but during the day it can take over a minute to download a standard web page.
You don't get what you deserve...
You get what you negotiate. She could have held out for more. Of course she might not have gotten the job but that is the way it goes.
Mile wide and inch deep
After teaching the four R's ( Reading, writing, 'rithmetic and rhetoric), some creativity classes like art and music there isn't much left in the day. Adding History and Science and the day is really crowded.
My biggest complaint about schools is that they never teach you how to learn. Everybody learns differently but the schools all use a cookie cutter approach mandated by the latest fad.
But the CEO made money.
From an earlier El Reg article.
Thomas Gutierrez, CEO of the stricken firm, reportedly flogged off 700,000 shares since February, amounting to more than $10m.
The FCC is limited by the courts on what they can do.
The subject of the article below is a little off topic but the background pretty much explains why the FCC can do very little about Net Neutrality.
The interesting thing about Steve Jobs is that he didn't care about the investors, he cared about the product, and the investors did well. You don't care about the product and you care about the investors and the company is destroyed. Just look at Pan Am.
Re: Ugh. @ Gene Cash
The reality is the Justices don't write the opinions. Their law clerks do. The Justices just tell them what they want the results to be.
I know enough attorneys to know that Judges rarely waste time actually writing the opinion, unless it is highly political and they want to advance their agenda. I don't see this case being that political.
Paris, because she understands this as much as SCOTUS does.
and 50 cents
Only an accountant would say that.
Re: Toblerone & Cuckoo Clocks.
It is all about culture. The people I work with in Texas used to bring their rifles to school in the back of their pickup trucks so they could go hunting after school. ( Yeah things have changed).
Go to Heyjackass.com to see what Chicago is like. Strict gun laws aren't helping there. The 2000th shooting victim was this weekend.Total homicides this year, 339.
Re: Ice @Crazy operations guy
If you fake data you aren't a scientist, your a charlatan.
Re: Ice @ Big John
I used to really like the weather underground site until the owner said that all that happened was a little data was hidden, no big deal. He is among the first to claim that deniers don't look at the data. I guess the site has been sold since to weather.com. I will admit http://www.wunderground.com still has the best user interface.
I am neither a denier or supporter but I see way too much politics and not enough science in the debate.
Let me guess.
The stock went up. Nothing like a good layoff to improve stock prices.
How about non firearm related deaths.
The point is people killed not what they are killed with.
It is also the local culture.
http://heyjackass.com Chicago murder rate.
Re: noun too
I like Jon LeCarres comments about Americans violence with Verbs.
@bazza VC was not for start up.
From the site you mentioned it was for the IPO. Not the same thing at all. If the VC had been in on it at the beginning Zuck wouldn't have all the stock he has, nor all of the money.
@beep54 So What?
Facebook wasn't VC funded and look what it is today. As the Reg article says, they have shareholders to satisfy.
From what I have read, Facebook makes $175 per member. I would spend that much in a year for a site like Ello that didn't use me for social testing and sell what I say to advertisers etc.
Normally when someone says they are a huge believer in the the rule of law it means that they do not believe in the Bill of Rights.
Isn't this a federal issue?
If the basis of the claim is a treaty that makes it a Federal issue until the courts say otherwise. The fact that it never made it to Federal court means his claim was always bogus.
When I lived in West Palm Beach there were similar issues. Florida law clearly states that the beach up to mean high tide is public property. An area know forever as Two Roads was the party place for generations. Somebody built a Condo near by and then tried to shut down the partiers because of noise. I left the state before I found out what happened.
I am glad the surfers won.
Time to get rid of Cook.
Obviously the people he has put in charge can't do the job.
Perry taking more of my money to give to a billionaire
I wonder which one of Perrys Agie brothers are reaping the windfall from this?
Red Hat to Wall Street: I came here to chew FeedHenry and kick some ass. And I'm all out of FeedHenry
you got the saying wrong
It's "or" kick some ass, not "and"
Re: The good old days of TVRO BUDs
Hey El Reg. We need an old fart icon.
What about Miley.
Miley Cyrus isn't her real name. Would they tell her she had to use here real name? I am just guessing she has a Facebook page. I am not interested enough to check.
Re: You'd never get that kind of problem with a Toyota @ AC you a are wrong
So you see the Register does have articles about Toyota problems. Maybe not the one you are talking about but they only have so much space on a page and they have to decide how to use it. I didn't bother searching back to 2013 to see if they covered it. Maybe you should do so
Irish Boy Band?
Maybe twenty years ago.
A down vote for this.
"I would love to hear Ellroy on Oliver North, Rodney King and O.J. Simpson. It would be great to hear his descriptions of Michael Jackson’s peccadilloes transcribed against the background of 9/11. Or Bush, Blair, Osama and Saddam carving up their little spheres of influence like LA hoodlums. It appears that his Dudley Smith character has recently been spotted in action in Ferguson, Missouri."
I watched a documentary on Netflix about Elroy and it showed a few of his speeches to his fan base. More than anything else he hates the Clintons and the Kennedy's. As far as your comment about the Dudley Smith character. There are far too many of those in the Police forces around the world but not in this case. The reason the MSM went home is because the alternative media published enough facts to show that the Meme being put forth, ( Good law abiding black kid with his hands in the air was shot in the back by a white cop for no reason) was pure BS.
I am no a fan of Elroy.
I have read his books and I much prefer the short stories. He is not very good at keeping his characters characteristics well defined. They all seem to merge together at the end. I did like the movie L.A. Confidential though and would likely watch any movie based on his books.
My favorite error message is from a Japanese industrial system.
"Can't configure shit"
Yes it is a true story.
Re: Why have a license at all? @edge_e
Would you allow me to reply for Ivan4?
First off left and right as political terms have no meaning for me. The Government always tries to increase revenue, so why not charge you for a gun license? A dog license. A license for your sign that says you are having a garage sale.....
When I buy a fishing license the funds are supposed to go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife fund. The reality is it goes to the general funds. It is in reality a way to tax only sportsmen. The same for the Gun license. It is just a way to tax only gun owners.
I don't remember the politician who said it but it goes something like this.
"Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax the fellow behind the tree."
Why have a license at all?
For hundreds of years England not only allowed its citizens to have weapons they expected them to have them and be good at it. You don't think those archers at Agincourt just picked up their bows and started shooting do you ?
At some point England became afraid of its citizens. And it went from a country where the police were known for not carrying guns to a country where more and more of its police carry weapons.
Oh you mean like this guy.
Only man in the room and the cops come in with their guns out.
If all you do is sit on the couch at night.
Couch potato's aren't a threat to anyone. Once you get off of the couch and try to do something to change your community then you become interesting to state surveillance.
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