"it will be testing out a new ion drive for military satellites"
Satellites? Oh, yeah, sure, satellites...
6823 posts • joined 19 Jan 2007
Now if El Reg *really* wanted to do something clever with their silly Hero Images, they could have it switch from the Woman in the Red Dress to Agent Smith if you moused over it...
> if I really wanted to know twaddlers' opinions about $topic, I'd just hit myself over the head until I stopped thinking that way!
Manchester England, yes?
And were any cars were on fire? No?
So, El Reg, what the FUCK does a picture of American Firefighters attacking a burning American car with axes have to do with this story?
Please stop with this "Hero Image" bullshit, it's getting really stupid now.
... PayPay *is* acting like a bank, then...!
And I had to learn how to tie one when I was at school aged about 11.
Damn, kids these days just don't know they've been born...
Can I have Prawn Crackers with that, please...
Apropos of another article on El Reg, is that found at http://www.high.horse ?
... is a domain .horseyourodeinon
Then you could direct people to http://www.fuckyouandthe.horseyourodeinon
... an old joke about Russians using dial up.
"We have a three line modem, one for me, one for you and one for the KGB."
Sure, because it never leads to civil war, ethnic battles, religious wars, the rise of local "warlords" and huge numbers of innocent people being slaughtered or forced out of their homes because those who undertake said "Regime Change" have no idea of the underlying tensions or don't give a damn about them because they're more interested in trying to force their own ideology on the people (or just grab the mineral rights) and have no strategy other than "well, it's got to be better than what's before"...
... I'd upload any data to Cloud Storage is if it was *already* encrypted!
> South Wales Police "lost" crucial evidence which led to the collapse of a trial of eight former South Wales Police officers
Here, let me put the quotes in the right place...
Hmm, Vulture Squadron...
> I don't get the problem with going and opening the door personally....
What? And make people miss fifteen seconds of Brittains got the X Factor Coming Strictly Through a Hole in the Wall on Ice?
"A smart thermostat knows when you are out". "Smartlocks mean you can let people into your house without having to physically open the door"
And they will also let n'er do wells know when you're out and mean that they can let themselves into your house without the keys...
> Then why make it party specific in the first place?
Because they were the ones I was thinking of at the time, for instance with IDS getting the law retroactively changed to stop people sueing the Government for illegallly forcing them to work for free at Poundland etc.
I should point out that I have no love for Labour and I'm entirely sure they would have come up with their own way of weaselling out of this...
The Tories have a track record of changing the law when they look to be on the losing side of an argument.
Now our broken electoral system has given them another five years, expect to see plenty more of this.
> It kind'a made sense until I came across this sentence. At that point I stopped thinking
"Hello, Mr Politician, we would like to make a large contribution to your election fund. By the way, there's this piece of legislation we would find very helpful to our business if it were enacted..."
America, the country that gave us the saying: "An honest politician is one that stays bought"!
"...has a high risk of malware, fraud, public exposure of your personal information, and a higher risk for poor performance or feature malfunctions," Myserson said.
"The normal risks of malware, fraud, public exposure of your personal information, poor performance and feature malfunctions should be enough of anyone" he (should have) added!
... Meh! Who gives a Zuck?
... that sub-headline was a typo for Oprah...
I am *so* not going to ask about your mother...!
TRY LOOKING IN THE FUCKING MIRROR, DAVID!
> think how much cash I'll cost me sueing you 50 times instead of once! Bankruptcy here I come...
> If they refuse then sue them.
Brilliant idea! I'll post libellous content about Pen-y-gors on fifty different websites hosted in various countries around the world saying that he's a peedo-druggie-terrerist and then we can see how many will correct the data.
After that, Pen-y-gors can try suing the ones that don't.
Meanwhile anyone who searches for Pen-y-gors name (such as a potential new employer, girlfriend etc) will find that content and can draw their own conclusions...
You are obviously looking at it wrong!
... just having a recorded voice that shouts "STOP FUCKING TAILGATING!"
Too many drivers seem to have no clue about how far back they should be from the vehicle in front to be able to stop safely if it suddenly brakes and, even worse, think that there's no difference between the stopping distance when it's clear and dry and when it's pissing down with rain on a slippery road surface.
This is the sort of idiocy that causes mass pile-ups.
Translation: Do what I say, how I say, like everything I like and ban everything I don't. That will make the world better!
- French Government.
Followed by "Hold my beer and watch this...!"
... is that you?
Cross off the following in the comments to win a prize!
* It's the cyclists own fault.
* Cyclists should pay tax and have licences
* They all jump red lights
* They should get out of the way of traffic
* They all wear black and don't have lights
* They all wear lycra and ride like idiots
* They should pay to use the road like cars and vans and lorries do
* Why should we waste money on them which is better spent elsewhere
* Add your own here for a bonus...
Shouldn't that be in the "Send Corrections" link above?
Of course, as the Russians used to say "As long as they pretend to pay us, we'll pretend to work".
No, you're not the only one.
Yes, Netflix is cheaper, but you get much less content. Yes, Sky has lots of content, but you end up subsidising the huge amounts they pay for sporting events, even when you're not willing to pay the massive extra fees to actually see those events.
And, I'm sorry, Andrew, but an extra £145 a year or £2.78 a week for most people isn't going to make much of a difference. Try getting the Tories to increase the Minimum Wage and get rid of spiteful benefit sanctions, these would do a lot more good to the poorest in society.
PS Oh, and as for the comment that the Tories had "a smashing democratic endorsement", no, Andrew, they only got about 600,000 more votes than last time, it's only because of our broken electoral system that they got a "majority" with only 36.4% of the votes.
... the problem is the fudamentally broken electoral system which is First Past the Post.
With FPTP it doesn't matter if 80% of the people voted for other candidates if one person gets 20% and the rest get 19%, 19%, 19%, 19% and 4%, the one with the 20% "wins".
One way to fix this would be to keep FPTP for electing your local candidate, but having the Lords elected with, for example, an Alternative Vote or Proportional Representation system such that the "Revising House" is not automatically under the control of whoever manages to stuff it with more of their cronies.
Of course such a system is not of benefit to the Tories or Labour...
One of my all time favourite arcade games.
They had it at the Students Union and once, for the fun of it, I completed it by doing *all* the possible routes and held all the high scores!
What has this to do with the article? Well, about as much as a picture of the arcade machine does with it...
Not only did we get it at the top of the page, we got it embedded in the article too!
... any landing you can walk away from is a good one!
> Labour luvvies
Oh dear, Matt, we don't like the Tories, so we must be "Labour luvvies"? Ye gods, I loathe them almost as much and my politics are a long way away from theirs.
See http://www.politicalcompass.org my politics are -0.3 on the Left/ Right scale and -7.75 on the Authoritarian Scale.
Where are yours?
> "....It's clear we all lost." Well, all except us Tory voters.
Did you notice how many more votes the Tories got this time compared to 2010? (Did you even bother to look?)
Let me help you. They got just over 600,000 more votes than last time. Yes, just 0.8% more of the electorate voted for them this time than in 2010, so how, exactly does that equate to them getting a whole load more seats and therefore a "majority"?
Of course the Tories love First Past the Post and desperately want to keep it because that's what means they'll be able to stay in power and stop smaller parties from getting a look in, despite several million people voting for them.
> UKIP actually got more individual votes than the SNP, do you want them to have 50-odd seats under proportional representation?
I have no love for UKIP, Matt, but if people voted for them, those votes should be represented.
To want a change in the voting system provided that [Party X] doesn't get any seats would be hypocritical, but perhaps you don't understand that.
Possibly, but it might be slightly damaged...
"...What matters is what policies are followed afterwards."
A fatuous statement akin to "The effectof jumping off a cliff is nothing, what matters is what follows after."
Does Tim really think that "best practice in the rest of the world" is a good thing? Fewer workers rights, less protection, TTIP which will "harmonise" regulation with the lowest common denominator...?
Sure, all that is going to be great news for those at the top, lower costs, easier to dump workers which will drive down wage bills, fewer pesky regulations which mean that they don't have to observe such stringent safety precautions in production and product quality, bigger bonuses and trebles all round!
But, as always, cui bono? Not the poor bloody infantry who will see more money going up the tree and less going into their pockets...
... You'll be able to see when the Yodel driver decides he can't be bothered to wait around and just rocks up to your door without ringing the bell or knocking, sticks a "You were out" (I wasn't) card through the letter box and then dumps your parcel in the recycling wheelie bin before fucking off again as happened to me a few days ago.
It's a good job he didn't do that the day before, otherwise the parcel would have gone out with the recycling which was picked up that morning...
... the Energy Barrier which surrounds the galaxy. In which case, it's the same as the one that surrounds ours...
And Zaphod Beeblebrox whose ego is as big as one...