2798 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
If by Farcebook's 'seething' you mean 'having to filter 95% of the shit that spams your feed' then yeah G+ is definitely barren.
In a way I personally like very much indeed.
"This is extremely concerning"
Just like your clumsy grammar, Clive.
This is extremely concerning This is of great concern
2/10 poor effort.
I'm not so arrogant or so far up myself I consider anything I've done to be utterly unique and inventive and not in some way derivative of work that has gone before.
Mind you that's why I'm G E and you're anonymous. And a coward.
15:37 - And yes, I just corrected the typo in 'arrogant'
That's the sound of Apple bawling like a spoilt brat.
Mind you, if you will patent bleeding-obvious pointless shit and then essentially publicise the fact at trial then someone will challenge its right to exist...
In the wallet.
That's almost PPVTV worthy
So, instead of embrace and extend
It's still sue, sue, sue in the music industry.
I'd have said Capitol had a perfect opportunity there to really stick its flag in the history books.
Instead it stuck it up its own arse, as usual. They all truly deserve to fail.
Re: I so wish they still had the "working model" requirement for patents
Or you can file a preliminary as a time-expiring placeholder to prevent other very similar filings being granted but not enforce till you demonstrate functionality.
Re: I need a job....
Just work from home in the first place using your web browser.
Just one big red button on the screen... 'ACCEPT'
Re: Dear Apple - say what?
No problem typing on my Galaxy S3, even when not using the keyboard in swipey mode which is most of the time. Have a special keyboard for SSH, etc, so I can do cursor & control chars which is tappy-only. No idea if you can install different (not as in language) keyboard on ithings but all of these work great, really well, in fact.
Plus it can display fucking lower case keys on the keyboard, too. How modern
Just don't sell jack shit to Apple
Until you've put enough things on the market using your own technology you invented that Apple look like they're playing catchup. Again.
Or make it so expensive it's worth your while to have apple prepay your lawyers' fees via component purchasing. Oh hang on, Samsung have actually done that haven't they with the chip prices. Cute :oD
Re: Nuclear, nuclear, nuclear, nuclear....
There's that new reactor thingy El Reg reported on not so long ago that can take conventional waste as fuel and essentially turn it into happiness (or something much less unpleasant and bulky, leastways). While generating electromatrickery
"greenest government ever"
You know what that reminds me of?
"The most secure Windows ever"
Must admit I'm not dazzled by the government's multimedia performance either...
"stop manufacturing and selling products"
Oh! Where are Apple products manufactured?
Guess that one can be enforced with soldiers at will assuming a 'settlement' isn't reached, of which there's no guarantee over there.
Not to mention of course that US courts usually find against non-US companies, too.
Swing, meet Roundabout
Coeliac sufferers are special needs
But these guys totally redefine 'Special Needs' on a whole new level! You'd think it slightly smarter to put doubt of the coeliac-friendly veracity of 'Internet Brands' over their own, given that some 'Coeliac-Friendly' products actually have 'very low' amounts of gluten in them as opposed to being truly gluten-free, in the UK they're allowed to be marked gluten-free if below a certain amount rather than being actually free of the stuff so you can't properly differentiate free from actually-free. Which is not good enough for many of the afflicted who do need truly-free.
Yep, regardless, Closing Down Sale ahoy!
The most amazing thing about this....
North Korea has TOURISTS?
Do they ever get back out?
Re: Ooh goody!
Seriously, you need more evidence of those metrics?
I mean if they switch the system off and refuse any new immigrants until they get a new system in place and then hire
EDS HP to do it...
Re: Doesn't need to hand it over
That was my first thought, too, they don't need to actively hand anything over as an 'enforcement' request likely just consists of 'What was the wiretap server's IP again?'
I don't believe for a minute that an ithing is such a profitable item over say a One or an S3 or whatever that a network operator is willing to go through that pain just to be able to offer it. The things don't even behave in a proper manner when they're connected to the network, either, which is extra hassle.
Perhaps if they just grew a collective spine at some Xmas do and told apple to fuck off they might find Cupertino a little more humble, presumably they're not obliged to sell the things if they don't want to and don't like the attached terms?
If it really hurts that much then give that pain to your competition with a smile and sell something else.
It seems at least some Women In Technology also need
A better-evolved sense of fucking humour coupled with less self-importance. Oh well. She's socialled her way out of a job now, so at least she understands at least one technology term.
Which I suspect now means she knows two terms, the other being 'Fired'
Re: Coming to a wallet near you...
Paygle :oD I like that one better!
Re: Coming to a wallet near you...
Yep, which is why Paypal + Google together would be big enough to create a third CC co.
It is Friday though, I'm likely confused somehow
Mind you PP and Goog do have the advantage of controlling their own quite large payment channels, almost being their own banks effectively in a sense, meaning they can actually prevent any money touching VISA or MC if they choose, for a vast number of transactions.
Coming to a wallet near you...
The PayPal credit card. Zero fees for paypal-based transactions.
BOOF. Visa, Mastercard cut out. What a shame.
Actually I should think Google & Paypal could afford to make a new CC company, though whether they'd like to work alongside each other is another matter
Re: @bailey86: This is very good news for Ubuntu
Then write to China and ask them to use an OS you don't like very much instead to make you feel better.
Alternatively you could use Windows, I guess.
Don't forget, also
They'll be using the Linux kernel, best stop using that, too.
Just in case.
Can Linus swear in Chinese?
I bet he's learning :oD
Please someone officially attribute it to somewhere other than the NORKs
If only to make FOX look like the utter twats they are.
Not that I'm suggesting she wanted the publicity
But she got it anyway
FOX already reporting NORK 'cyber attack' as if it were fact
Apparently NBC are, too. Maybe they get their news from FOX.
BBC concurred with El Reg three hours ago, so more likely FOX are making shit up as usual instead unless SK really think the NK's did it over the last three hours' investigating. Which would seem extremely fast.
Paris, cos she & FOX operate on the same level.
Larry Ellison did it
From his floating cyber-bunker, the Musashi.
He's been watching too many Bond movies, you see. Well, one black helicopter is as good as another...
Ummmm is not saying 'I have a mobile phone with me' enough?
I have a mobile phone.
Oh. And an LCD display, a 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth antennas, SD card, ummm, and I suppose I'd better declare a GPS mapping system, music playing system, remote internet communications system and it can make phone calls, too.
It's about choice
I choose to pay SKY, I can watch terrestrial TV there, too, as part of that service.
I don't get a choice to not pay the BBC even though I'm possibly paying them TWICE as I pay SKY (I'd assume SKY would buy channel content from terrestrial TV, it's not 'donated').
Perhaps, though, with the proliferation of set-top style freeview boxes, TV makers might just start NOT putting 'receivers' into their sets, making them into HDMI monitors and thus making them license-free (you'd pay a license for the freeview set-top box as it's "capable of receiving"). This would be good and would create choice. They could maybe sell the freeview module separately and allow you to plug it in if you wanted it.
Doubtless Freeview wouldn't like that much as it would make them seem not very 'free' even though it's not their fault.
It's not a tax
Because you pay the same regardless of whether you earn 10k or 10M a year.
Does that make it a tithe?
Re: Oh FFS.
You live in the UK and have a choice about paying for a license when you have a TV? How do you manage that.
This new learning amazes me, explain to me once more how sheep bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.
It's hard to avoid buying stuff that's advertised on TV because just about everything is advertised on TV. Unless you want to buy non-brand stuff you've never heard of from Bob's non-advertised corner-shop or is too luxurious to be advertised on TV.
Re: Compare costs with Sky
That's what time-shifting is for, or did you just get the cheap box without the Plus(?) features.
I pay SKY (HD) around £85/month. For that I get a bucketload of TV (most of which I don't watch but there's at least half a dozen extra channels there worth having in addition to terrestrial and I don't have sports or movies), unlimited 40MBit fibre (actually 40MBit, not like 32.6MBit, and actually uncapped - at least I've not found a limit yet), phone line and essentially free phone calls as we never go over the minutes in the package. Before you say 'that's seven times the TV license (which I also have the compulsory privilege of paying on top), if you broke out phone line, calls, internet and TV into separate providers it'd be way more.
I don't even know if the aerial socket on my TV actually works.
Surprised there's no mention of driving on the left or that you shouldn't confuse 'fanny' with 'arse' unless you want most English chicks (that you'd take home to yo momma, leastways) to give you a ruddy good punch up the bracket on First Night. [Edit: or 'arse' with 'ass' for that matter though the four-legged friend may be more forgiving, at least]
Sounds like they've been drinking from the Dick van Dyke water fountain. I look forward to a full leaked version in due course.
Mind you I did used to tell directions-to-the-castle-asking US tourists that they should come to the Public Hanging on Sunday as hanging is "still a local by-law in this town, and has a great turnout".
Sound like your grapes are extra sour. Stick to ios development, then and leave Android to everyone else.
Not to mention a WiFi Access Point
If a LAMP server qualifies then this easily does!
Couldn't the regulator threaten to cap data prices too?
I thoroughly recommend it. Plus the Czech sense of humour is great.
Outbreaks of common sense are also more common there (Czech republic) than most other places.
Stick a mast atop the cliffs
And charge the Froggies!!!
It'd be fascinating to see if the doomsday message persisted if all financial motivation was removed from Warmology.
Of course that's never gonna happen so people who essentially get paid for shouting about the end of the world will keep doing what they have to do to keep getting paid. Which is shouting about the end of the world. If you even tried they'd shout even louder till someone chucked them some money. Like a wind turbine manufacturer or something.
Basic tenets of the modern world:
1. If someone tells you something a _lot_ then always question how they stand to benefit from your believing them.
2. If there's money involved you should distrust it in direct proportional to the amount of money stood to be lost/gained.
$1M/day fine for non-compliance might help focus Apple's attention
Maybe uk.gov is actually being canny?
While paying lip-service to their corporate paymasters they recognise that it's all a bunch of bullshit and the media industry actually needs to move its business into the third millennium which will only be done when it's less painful to do than not do.
Hence they give the megacorps the semblance of what they demand while pulling all its teeth out.
What are the chances they actually have the public's basic interests at heart? (Yeah, slim to nil, I know)
Oh yeah, Sammy put their prices up didn't they
By, if accounts are to be believed around $1BN which was the same as that court judgement amount handed down.
Which has just been reduced by around $450M.
But first EA would need to be able to tell the difference between cow and bull
In other news
People who ate more 'processed' meats also smoked, drank too much and took negligible exercise but we're having an anti-meat day today so we'll leave that out.
You're not supposed to eat people. Hence my vote for Wild Boar :o)
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The head of the CRU has shares in a specialist venison abbatoir. Also in a lawnmower company, too - expect grass to be a new climate-evil next week.
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