So, El Reg, why use a picture that was taken over 50 years ago in 1964?
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So, El Reg, why use a picture that was taken over 50 years ago in 1964?
Do you have curtains on your windows? Why? What have you got to hide...?
> You really don't help your cause by being a complete bell-end.
And you don't give your arguments any more validity by calling people names.
> Probably saw and did things that were difficult to deal with.
Apparently Peter Jackson once said to him something on the lines of "Imagine what it sounds like when a man's been stabbed in the back" and Lee replied "I don't have to imagine it."
What's this "at worst" business?
Given the number of other such epicly mis-managed government inspired boondoggles which have turned out to be catastrophic disasters, that should read "It WILL be a costly failure"!
> , it is unlikely to see anything other than tarmac and a gravel drive.
Oh come on, now! I've seen plenty of Range Rovers being driven Off Road...
... and up on to pavements...!
> If we raise and slaughter an animal for food, we at least owe it the respect to make use of every piece of it and not just dump it.
They're probably part of PETA who have the aim of converting the world to (at least) vegetarianism and (preferably) veganism.
One of their methods is to try to stop people using or wearing leather which is intended to make the beef industry less cost effective, pushing the price up and thereby forcing people to switch to veggie alternatives...
... hang on, haven't we been here before...?
>> "And I can sell you this magic stone that stops you being bitten by crocodiles..."
> Going by the gullibility so evident in your posts I'm not at all surprised you baaaaahlieve in that stone.
Oh deary, deary me.
And *still* Matt hasn't a clue about the concept of Presumption of Innocence, no, he'd far rather agree with GCHQ and the NSA that *everyone* should be considered guilty and should be monitored and tracked and recorded and scanned *just in case* they do something bad.
Of course he also has been unable to understand the fact that you don't find a needle in a haystack by adding many more haystacks in the vague hope that one of *them* might contain a needle.
Don't forget to check under your bed and in your wardrobe when you go to bed, Matt, there may be terrorists hiding there...
And I can sell you this magic stone that stops you being bitten by crocodiles...
Hook, line *and* sinker!!
... to come along and say that we're not important enough for them to bother looking at our data, so we shouldn't worry about this...
Well that's going to be a non-starter from the word go, our "freedom loving" governments will never stand for it because they *know* that they're the only ones who can be trusted with all our information...
>> The Road Fund Licence ... was abolished in 1936!
> Well, no it wasn't,
The point is that, up until 1936 it was "hypothecated" (ie ring-fenced) so it could *only* be used for road building and maintenance.
After then, it simply went into the government's coffers along with all the other tax revenue and they could spend that money on anything they wanted.
So, yes, it was changed in a meaningful way because for the last 80 years nobody has "paid to use the roads", yet there's still a dangerous sense of entitlement from many drivers who believe that it gives them the right to behave like arseholes towards anyone who doesn't pay vehicle tax.
The Road Fund Licence (ie a tax to pay for the building and upkeep of Britain's Roads) was abolished in 1936!
You pay Vehicle Excise Duty which is a tax on the ownership of a car or other such vehicle which you pay whether it's used or not unless declared SORN.
Yet still people claim that they "pay to use the roads" with the implicit or explicit assumption that this gives them more rights than those who don't...
One reason they moved from FM was that often Pirate Radio stations would be operating on the same or close frequencies and swamping the signals.
> I believe that at the heart of it is a pretty standard microphone, and they can easily be swamped by the wideband noise in a passenger cabin.
Yes, which is why you have a *second* microphone which picks up ambient sound and then circuitry which inverts the waveform, thus cancelling out the background noise and making the voices much easier to hear.
... you have Right to be Forgotten.
In Russia, we have Right to forget about you (in Siberia...)
> What are the chances of anyone ever finding the discs
It depends on whether it it is first encoutered by a vastly powerful alien race who sends it back to us or gets shot up by a trigger-happy Klingon Captain...
... is laboratory scientists...!
Oh, sorry, that was the stock picture El Reg used last time...
PS As regards *this* story, how long before there are people outside pubs saying "give us a tenner and I'll blow into that tube so you can drive home..."?
> The Mars bar was reduced in size in 2008,
So why has it now diminished from containing 230 calories to only 177 calories yet remained at the same price?
(Unless it's us, of course...)
Of course Wincanton has achieved the best (or possibly worst) example, being twinned with Ankh-Morpork!
Alas, since the death of Miles Kington, the world has been bereft of the gems from his column in Punch magazine called "Parlez vous Franglais?"
So, that's pretty much "indefinitely" for all data, then, because you never know when National Security might be involved...
... isn't actually very controversial at all, but, for some reason, our Lords and Masters seem to think that, even in this case, we can't be allowed to know what's being decided in our names just in case we get upset.
"Now don't worry your pretty little heads about it, just keep watching the TV and we'll take care of everything..."
You sound like the sort of Merkin who argues against "Big Government" whilst *at the same time* supporting the idea of your Security Services being able to monitor everyone wherever they go and whatever they do and whoever they talk to and whatever websites they look at because that makes you feel "safer" from the big bad terrerrist bogeyman.
Are you feeling a touch of cognitive dissonance yet?
And Karl Benz's first vehicles were only available to the "super rich" of the time...
Well the image is gone now too, which is a good thing.
Now for all the rest of them...
A follow up: Apparently the Alt Text was put there by an American Staffer who didn't know that the word was offensive in the UK.
It has now been amended.
(But it's still a stupid and pointless image...)
A derogatory term derived from "spastic" a term no longer used to describe those who suffer from Cerebral Palsy.
So not only a completely irrelevant Hero Image, but an offensive and discriminatory one too.
Bravo, El Reg, you've really hit a new low on this one.
"... The answer, of course, is that you cannot."
Huzzah! At least *one* person gets it!
Yeah, but they're trying to re-create it, rather than just fast-forward through it...
"We'll stop trying to monopolise internet content as long as you let us monopolise TV content" says AT&T...
Can anyone else see the problem here?
Sure, especially those who want to piss you off with all sorts of junk calls.
*IF* someone wants to use a central contact number for their company, they should be able to do so, but that should be registered with the appropriate Regulator and subject to withdrawl if abused.
... "This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error."
... an African version of the Four Yorkshiremen sketch...
So an Estate Agent knows of a serious defect in a property they're selling, but goes ahead with selling it because, well, Caveat Emptor...
No wonder they keep appearing on the lists of "Most hated professions".
I invite you and the rest of the people who downvoted me to read my last paragraph in that post again:
"However that's not a good enough reason for Mozilla to try to force this change on everyone just because they can."
... is that sites which lurk around, turn up on searches, but which haven't been modified for years and may even be for businessess which are now defunct, should finally disappear completely.
However that's not a good enough reason for Mozilla to try to force this change on everyone just because they can.
> there is legal recourse through the US judicial system if needed. The terms look good to me
And would you happen to be from the left hand side of the Pond, perchance?
(Of course we all know how "fair" and "impartial" and "unbiased" the US legal system is...)
The USA has .co.us (although hardly anyone uses it) but there is nothing to stop anyone else anywhere else in the world from registering a .com address.
> if the small company I work for had a data leak, would I or anyone else publicly report it?
That would depend on what data you were holding. If you were working for a larger company, data leaks should most probably be reported.
The issue is where the lines are drawn, not whether there should or shouldn't be reporting.
"...a practice outlawed in Google’s Play store policy"
But tracking and snooping and monitoring users is not outlawed because that would screw Google too.
Of course you always have the Hobson's Choice of "take it or leave it" if you don't this sort of behaviour...