414 posts • joined 28 Jun 2007
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.
Let me be the first
can we get a different color T Shirt?
Black is not practical in Texas.
Re: Unsafe at Any Speed
It is actually about cars in general and Naders claim that the Automobile industry ignores safety for profit.
@ the man who feel to earth
Upvote for showing once again that you can not trust the media for accuracy in criminal cases.
Should have used a dog
Just walk the dog around the neighborhood. This way you can target the areas you want. Cats are too random.
Downvote for Highjacking the thread. If you truly think it is coincidental you need to read more about Thomas Jefferson.
@ yet another anonymous coward
That is not true even the the states that are so called "right to work states". Firing some one for no reason after 30 days is just asking for a lawsuit.
Re: That's RACIST!
Very common term in Florida.
I haven't lived in Orlando ( College Park) in over thirty years. Sad to hear that Time Warner or who ever they were long long time ago haven't changed.
Maximum speeds only
Your experience may vary. I quit watching a movie on Netflix last night because the speed had dropped so much as to be unwatchable. They need to start guaranteeing minimum speeds not maximum. They have fiber in my Neighborhood and I am not upgrading. No point. I don't get what I pay for now.
Re: Tachovsky would be best for this task. But he's dead.
Internal monologue can work. Watch Dexter.
@ Gordon 10
Incompetence does not beat conspiracy every time. For all of their issues, Apple is very good at writing code.
I am an Apple fanboy but I can't stand Cook, and I don't trust their explanation.
But Who gets the patent.
I can see this being worth a lot of money. Much more than the prize. So who owns the patent?
Even the States courts do it.
A man was charged with murder in California after his wife died off the coast of Italy.
I can't find the followup article ( maybe one of legal types could) but the State Appeals court said that California laws do not stop at the border!
Get a life
People have been making fun of peoples name probably forever. Look at my first name and you can probably guess what I had to endure.
I guess I never realized that people were making fun of me because I had an English name and I am Scotch-Irish.
You probably figure Verenice Gutierrez is a genius.
That is the game that is being played in the U.S. Senate. Basically people who work for the Main Stream Media are journalist, nobody else is. Right now that bill is dead. It might get hidden in another bill though.
I don't see any reason to be disappointed. There is very much a tech/privacy angle to this.
As far as overloading the media I tend to agree. A few years ago the media was overloaded about a "shock jock" who called a women's college basketball team a " bunch of Nappy Headed Hoes".
You couldn't get any real news for two weeks.
No different than ATT
Nothing new here. It took me two hours to cancel Uverse. The phrase " I never watch it" just didn't seem to get through.
It has been a lot more that thirty years. Do a search for Reefer Madness. The interesting thing is, until the United States started signing treaties to stop the opium trade in China, drug laws were ruled unconstitutional. If memory serves the history channel has a good DVD on that.
Re: @avatar of they
Re: Because it is the law. @dent1980
There is nothing illegal about telling anyone that. The basis of Affirmative Action is that you do not hire the first person available but you Affirmatively look for a minority to take the job. That is why, from a legal basis the white guy was not discriminated against because he is not member of a protected class. The employer is required by law to look for a black woman. Once all opportunity to do so has been exhausted they can hire someone else.
As much as I hate NPR I have leaned a lot about the way these laws operate and the rational behind them.
I have also spent thirty years in Industry and I have seen HR jump through all sorts of hoops to make managers hire a minority.
Couldn't agree with you more on Occupy.
Have an up vote.
Re: iODB2 Engine Data Reader - Cheaper option ( help a Yank Out)
This all looks just for the European market and the PayPal check out is turning me off.
Anything similar in the U.S.
Re: Psych(o) researchers @bobcat4424
Huh? Zuck is hard core Democrat. I am sure he is pitching a product to help the Obama Republicans win in the next election.
Cantor's loss has terrified a lot of career politicians and their supporters. I am sure Zuckerberg is working very hard to make sure that doesn't happen again.
Bootnote: Back in the Reagan days there were Democrats known as Reagan Democrats.
Re: Water resistant doesn't cut it @ Sensi
A thumbs down for saying thank you? I don't get it.
Re: Water resistant doesn't cut it @ Sensi
Thanks for the info. Yes that is good enough.
Water resistant doesn't cut it
Are we talking heavy rain, spilled drink? For that much money it is too much of a risk.
Re: Beware of dog
A lot of meter readers use binoculars for troublesome backyards.
Look at how Eric Cantor lost
Brat would not have won without the support of Drudge and Brietbart.
It works both ways. You need money to fight the Media. During the 2012 GOP primaries there were complaints that the Drudge Report only linked to positive stories about Romney and negative stories about his opponents. Drudge linked to that article too.
The CNN's, MSNBC etc are also as bad but from a different political viewpoint. They never would have allowed Bush to get away with the IRS shenanigans the Obama is.
Money is very much a part of free speech. You have no right to take away my ability to use it to support whoever I want.
The PAC's were designed to allow the rich to get around the Campaign Finance laws anyway.
Laws are for the little people.
If memory serves. The first product placement showed up in the silent era. And no it didn't help the movie at all.
Do no evil?
Do I hear lawyers getting ready?
you mean about the size of the iPhone 4?
And about the same price too?
I don't get it.
Actually it goes back much further than that. Alien and sedation act.
The thing I don't understand about Snowden's is why is any body surprised?
Maybe I have leaned some details I didn't know but the over all concept is nothing new.
I notice he didn't loose his job
How does he think the company got in bad shape in the first place?
Bit Coins anyone?
It's a joke. See the Icon.
What about the birds?
Towers like that have been known to fry birds that wander into the path.
Would some one please explain to me why this is worth so much money.
People who read my posts know that I have no use for the new leadership at Apple. What are they buying? I know the Reg had an article about it already but it still doesn't make since.
Re: smaller size of electronics means smaller satellites
You can make Semiconductor devices radiation hardened. Harris corporation used to do it. The problem is some of the steps are so outside normal processing that in essence you need a separate fab to make them. That is why Harris closed it's VHSIC lab many years ago.
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