4077 posts • joined Friday 19th January 2007 17:59 GMT
"what about that kind of deformity appeals to people?"
Yes, because everyone should only be attracted to "perfect" people and all the fatties and uglies and anyone who doesn't fit into some mythical ideal should be doomed to a life of lonliness and self-pleasure because nobody else is going to find them attractive.
Alternatively you could lose your bigotry and consider that not everyone finds the same things attractive as you do. See <a href=http://www.outsiders.org.uk/home">The Outsiders </a> for something that may open your eyes (and mind) a little.
"Samsung sells products copying features that make the iPhone distinct"
And, of course, the iPhone contains *nothing* which is blatantly Prior Art based on technologies and ideas which have been knocking around for years yet which, due to the unconscionable failings of the USPO, have been granted to Apple as "original" patents.
We have already had the Associate Editor of the Sun, Trevor Kavanagh, moaning about the "Witch Hunt" and whinging that "Instead of being called in for questioning, 30 journalists have been needlessly dragged from their beds in dawn raids, arrested and held in police cells while their homes are ransacked,"
"Wives and children have been humiliated as up to 20 officers at a time rip up floorboards and sift through intimate possessions, love letters and entirely private documents."
Of course if the people involved had been suspected of being terrorists or paedophiles I have little doubt that his paper would be lauding the brave Police for "swooping" in "coordinated dawn raids" as concerned neighbours looked on (having been told, of course, by the noble Police that they're wrong'uns) whilst the suspects (who should be presumed innocent) are hauled away in handcuffs for questioning and their computers are seized to be searched for the incriminating material they no doubt contain...
Err, this a comment from the same person who, in a reply above said "Also, what is wrong with you, have you not got a mobile phone? Are you not able to connect via the mobile network in times when the fixed infrastructure is down?"
Please make up your mind, Obviously! or is these just "Typical English, engage the mouth before the brain" comment?
However when one of your staff decides that *his* opinions are the only ones that matter and that *nobody* else is allowed to post comments disagreeing with him (even when he gets fundamental details wrong such as thinking that Yvette Cloette is male!) it's not so much "our site - our rules" but "this is my ball and my back yard and if I don't like you, you're not allowed to play".
"Yes because I was obviously serious."
Err, so that's why you followed what *could* have been read as a satirical Daily Fail Reader style rant with "Seriously, what is it about politics that seems to attract the most duplicitous, morally repugnant puppy ****ers on the planet?"
On the contrary, it is entirely "theoretical usefulness" and it is the sort of justification for mass ANPR, facial recognition to be added to all CCTV systems, DNA databases and every other "It's for your own protection, citizen" invasion of privacy which ignores the fundamental principles of presumption of innocence.
"Hello DrXym, this is the Police. There was a crime committed at ($location) and we notice from our records that you were in the vicinity at the time. Can you prove that you weren't involved....?"
Not bad, but google also does weather control!
Visit Street View here: http://tinyurl.com/75r9bkt then go one arrow forward, bingo from rain to sunshine in one move!
(I would have made the link clickable, but I don't know how to on here...)
... at least the Ladies of Negotiable Affection are honest about how they'll screw you!
More targetted advertising...?
We noticed that you like Goatse, perhaps you'd be interested in these other images...!!!
That is not dead...
... which can eternal lie...!
"Why would you want to "break" the system"?
Because if this works at airports, some bright spark will, once again, say "Hey, let's link it to every CCTV camera in the country, that way we can track everyone, everywhere and consider them *all* to be criminal suspects!"
I've just downvoted you for a silly analogy.
Yes, some things need to remain state secrets, but when a government passes laws through Policy Based Evidence Making or selects a supplier for a contract based on a handshake done in a back room with an agreement for a lucrative directorship to follow or many of the other decisions that are made on behalf of the public but not for the *benefit* of the public, we, the votes and taxpayers want, need and *deserve* to know what is being done in our name.
"deleted voicemails on a missing girl's phone"
"But it turns out they hadn't".
No, they just listened to the voice mails (which they shouldn't have been doing) and then the automatic system decided "Oh, look those mails have been listened to and not saved, so let's delete them".
So the actions of the News of the Screws *were* responsible for the voicemails being deleted and frankly, given that it was a gutter rag with a habit of fabricating details in their stories, they got everything they deserved.
"Good policy grows from lively, uninhibited debate"
Which is a really great idea. Except people like Blair consider that "Good policy grows from everyone doing what *I* say" so the idea that the plebs find out that those who they elected to *represent* them in Parliament are being brow-beaten and having their arms twisted to support "Government Policy" is anathema to him.
So did they get their $75 trillion dollars?
Oh, no, of course they didn't!
'Judge Kimba Wood revealed that the record companies, seeking statutory damages against the music-sharing service, are seeking damages predicated on the “number of direct infringers per work” – leading to a damages claim of as much as $75 trillion dollars (according to Wikipedia, total global GDP is around $69 trillion)".'
"really weak demand and a lack of customers...
"... is the biggest problem facing small businesses right now"
Speaking as a small business owner myself, I agree.
But that doesn't mean that I wouldn't consider excessive government regulation to be next in the line of problems, nor that I would say I wasn't "unduly concerned" about it.
It all depends on how you ask the question and who you ask it of (and how you interpret the results)
"tried to sell $1m worth of Facebook shares that she didn't own"
Whereas if you do that on the official stock markets it's known as "naked shorting" and is often a legal (if risky and highly disapproved of) method of making lots of money!
"Because of our prominence...
"... we believe that we are a particularly attractive target for such attacks"
And there was me thinking that the risk was from your "let's change the default settings to make everything public and *then* tell people what we've done" policies...
@Because it is backwards?
Making it much easier to hear those messages from Satan...?
Try searching on google for a street address, town name, country whatever. At the top or within the first few results will be a google maps image.
There might be other mapping services available, some might even be more suitable for your use, but they're probably not going to get a look in because google is prioritising its service over any others.
That's not success, that's abuse of a monopolistic position.
Anyone else think...
... that the prism shaped Grail mission logo needs a beam of white light coming in from the bottom left and a spectrum coming out from the right hand side...?!
To paraphrase the Hitch Hiker's Guide...
"If it comes to a choice between spending ten billion dollars finding that out that the entire internet is being run by a bunch of maniacs, and on the other hand just taking the money and running, then I for one could do with the exercise!"
Sounds like an excellent idea!
A while back I had a prescription which neither the Pharmacist nor anyone else could actually decipher and they had to phone up the doctor's surgery to find out what was actually prescribed!
Now they just need a system that can deal with typos...
"many of the allegations" levelled at Patel were "unfounded".
That's "many", not "all".
So I hope that if this goes ahead, *all* of the allegations will be investigated to see if this guy is "fit to be a captain".
"What we would like from advertisers is money, as such, all your data, search queries, location information and anything else we can mine from what you do with any Google products online is fair game for us to sell to them.
"Your privacy? Oh, you give that up when you use our services."
But think of the opportunities for targetted ads for burglar alarms, security lights, private guards...!
Here we go again...
... let's stop getting into the "Tis!" "Tisn't!" "Tis so!!" arguments and just do our best to use *ALL* our energy in a more efficient manner, that way we stop chucking out CO2 (and other pollutants) *and* extend the availability of fossil fuels whilst we put serious money into alternative methods of energy generation.
This is the future, get used to it...
Given half a chance, Google are going to be linking *all* those e-mail addresses and all the e-mails and everything that you do with them together.
Kiss goodbye to your privacy.
Re: what we need to do is attach engines to the EARTH
Hmm, sounds like a Feersum Endjinn to me.
(Personally I'd prefer a GSV!)
Re: A dangerous science...
And making a sharper carving knife also makes a better dagger...
Re: Dinosaurs are still around
They're just very good at hiding behind the furniture.
If that was supposed to be irony, I suggest you take some lessone from The BigYin...
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE