2759 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
The spider knows what it looks like. It's fair to assume it knows what other spiders and creatures look like but the fact it would seem to be aware of its 'self' and its appearance is a step further.
Of course it might think spiders are scary and, not being aware that it is a spider itself, uses a fake spider as a scarecrow ;o)
Re: Mainstream news
Absolutely.. Any photos I post that I have great hi-res copies of are posted 800px wide and 70% jpeg quality.
Yeah you might get a crappy postcard out of it but I have the one that prints beautifully at 3' x 2' and you're not getting it! :oD
Mostly I post crap from my phone though. (Literally for instagram last night with the kitty litter tray...). The grown-up (no, not like that you pervs) SLR photos are archived on the raid drives at home
Re: can somebody please explain to me what is worth a billion dollars about this
Because Appleists could post pictures of super-expensive branded lattes to demonstrate how much cash they had to toss around?
WTF use is a square picture anyway when most photos-that-have-been-composed-properly are framed in 4:3 or similar. Never mind one made to look like it fell out of the 70's. Perhaps they're supposed to look like your nan's polaroids (ooerrr).
Too late, Instagram
You've already abused the trust of your users.
They, like Anonymous, do not forget. Though in your case _don't_ expect them.
People still actually watch those?
So. Here's what to do...
Backup your instagram images, delete them and then upload pictures of crap. Lilterally.
From fields, the pavement, your cat's litter tray...
No Shit? I think not, dear Watson!
Re: Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory
as opposed to the police wanting data on everyone 'in case', of course ;o)
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory
I can't help wondering sometimes, if the proliferation of public WiFi is somehow sponsored by a gov dept who knows the geolocation of each hotspot and 'gathers information'
Re: @James O'Shea "Yes, there really was a shoot-out in a Wallyworld parking lot..."
What's the betting the horn plays the same tune as the Dukes of Hazzard
To protect the Apple Hive from his/her shameful values
Did everyone miss Jurgen Prochnow?
That is all ;o)
Re: Playing the long game
They'll be getting a bucket load of data from Apple users over Xmas travelling around visiting and checking routes & weather, etc.
Which is probably worth more than holding off till after Xmas, for Android switchers, to release the app, presumably.
Re: Did you not read the sales results?
'Not as well as expected' was what I read with 'analysts citing a shite mapping app as one reason punters were holding off upgrading'
and so forth. I guess those analysts were fake or liars, though, like those climate scientists with inconvenient data, etc, etc,
Re: My plumber has an iPhone
iphone user at work today, looking for her next phone... gave her my S3 to play with.
Her new S3 is being delivered on Monday.
Apple should thank Google
For quite possibly rescuing their Xmas sales.
I'd have waited till the day after the January sales to maximise new Android sales/users.
Re: What are people whining about?
Yeah but if UK cut corp tax by a factor of four I reckon they'd get more than 4x the businesses coming along to make use of it ;o)
It doesn't have to be an _increase_
What are people whining about?
If it's legal then change the law.
You may as well whine because people stick to the speed limit or don't kill people or cheekily refrain from robbing banks and call that immoral.
If it's law then it's law and if it's followed and people think it's wrong then it's the law that's wrong, not the people doggedly adhering to it. I wish people would whine to this extent about something useful like assisted suicide laws or something.
MP's calling corps immoral. that's pretty fkn rich, too.
If you got this far then thank you for reading ;o)
Install Linux and let 'em come
Esp with the new Samba 4 fully supporting Active Directory.
But can you then choose the jurisdiction for a trial?
e.g. pick the UK due to its current outbreak of common sense among the judiciary and then get the patent invalidated.
Though I spose the troll picks the jurisdiction by virtue of where they file it so Netherlands/Germany, probably.
Advice to Oz users in-the-style-of
Apple users in Oz are obviously navigating it the wrong way.
Just go somewhere else instead. Not that big of a deal.
So does that mean there's a lot of dim people
Who like to pay their XBOX Gold membership fee to access the Netflix/Lovefilm subscription they already paid for?
Don't tell 'em it's free on the PS3...
Which might be read as
No one trusts farcebook any more anyway and are already going elsewhere so MEH
OK, possibly a little wistful.
The great fresh smell of...
I sense an even more revolting evolution in the whole patent thing is happening
"free from non-US government control"
There. Fixed that.
Not that I'm cynical
(Which I most assuredly am)
But this does sound like the classic 'umbrella of cooperation' governments like to use to implement trans-national data-sharing and snooping treaty thingies under the guise of something folks tend not to argue against.
I predict this will also somehow be used for copyright 'theft' shortly as well as saving children from assured doom.
Think of the children? Big Brother won the icon choice...
I've been wondering about this dark matter stuff
And seeing as so much of 'stuff' is symmetric in the universe - electrons - protons, upspin - downspin, wave-particle duality all the mesons, baryons, bosons and other stuff that all have counterpart particles...
Then might there not be some form of matter (or unmatter) that emits (for want of a better word) 'ungravity' which is a repulsive force as a counterpart to gravity which is as yet undiscovered but could be pushing stuff apart instead of hauling it together.
Going down? (ooerrr missus)
More to the point, there's never been any evidence beyond the apocryphal shriekings of Those Who Stand To Gain that piracy has ever been at the level its claimed to be or has the claimed negative effect on revenue.
Compared to, say, suing your customers or actually expecting people to buy templated shit because you're too feckless to make quality entertainment product.
"Anybody who is against this bill"
Anybody who is for this bill is in it for themselves.
What a repulsive and transparently self-interested harridan.
Is that how stereotypical Chinese folk pronounce 'Silly' ?
So are they going to Open Source the code?
Assuming it's not already, I suppose...
TPB might want to snap that up for their mega decentralised uber encrypted ultranet thingy (that was TPB, right?)
Confounded by the left-hand rule! (Or is it right-hand for magnetism, never can remember)
Inductive resonant coupling? Sounds an awful lot like a radio style tuned circuit so they'll not be able to do it for at least two reasons...
- It's obviously been done before elsewhere many times to some extent
- Apple are shit at antenna design, it won't work because you 'Put the charge transmitter on the desk the wrong way'
As far as I know 'connecting' more devices to a wireless charger already emitting some level of EM radiation won't increase the 'load' on the EM supply - that EM is already radiated and therefore up for grabs.
It'd be more sensible to emit less EM if you're reducing current draw on the charge emitter.
This is wireless charging with fruity lock-in
Re: Cameron is doing the right thing
s/without/with/ financial penalties <-- oops
Re: Cameron is doing the right thing
Yeah but we don't need a press which demonises innocent members of the public who were in the wrong place at the wrong time, chases and hounds people even when they're on holiday just because they're shiny in some way (royal, rich, famous, ginger, etc).
We need a press with integrity instead of cynically pandering to the lowest common denominator and without painful financial penalties to ensure it's literally not _worth_ risking publishing drivel and bullshit they will continue to churn out dross to the slack-jawed dribbling masses that seem to inhabit the UK these days, all the the expenses of someone else's misery & suffering, usually.
What you're on about by the Tony Bliar example would be an 'overriding public interest' and I'm fairly sure that would get by a judge, although perhaps not MI6...
Kate Middleton's tits, however, are not.
Re: The press have had their chance...
As ever it's down to money, so kick em in the pockets cos if it isn't (literally) worth publishing something they won't.
'When I become PM' I'll introduce penalties such as
- Minimum damages to libel victims to be all profit for the issue(s) offending text published in
- Imprisonment for editors happy to scapegoat innocent citizens
- Quadruple damages (as per first point) to privacy-invaded victims where Public Interest (as opposed to interested public) cannot be shown
- Deportation for the entire readership of Hello and OK 'magazines'
Oh and when you leave school it's to do further education, an apprencticeship or the bloody army, in an effort to stem the tide of feckless lackwits.
"I would like to express my gratitude for the detailed and diligent work of Lord Leveson in creating this report and now that the obligatory report-making hoop has been jumped through we can toss it aside and carry on with business as usual with a few vague rumbles of agreement on some of the points raised."
Re: Could be a much needed kick up the arse...
My new Samsung series 6 TV is pretty good, really, excellent picture, very skinny and so on.
Niggles being... remote control shoulda been bluetooth and have a trackball/qwerty mode and the DLNA isn't really DLNA, they Microsofted it so you need to run a Sammy meeja player on a PC. Epic fail, that one.
Though my XBMC Raspberry Pi handles all my media with elan via my Android phone as a remote anyway
And Zen, the big round 'puter also from Blake's 7 IIRC
Re: @ Neil
Plus companies like to promise ridiculous timescales, figures and other things to simply get a big name customer onto their books by hook or by crook.
That's direct sales of Amazon-provided items as opposed to stuff that comes from Amazon via Billy Boggin's Amazon 'shop'
That would sound more like that figure, maybe.
What clown would ever downvote the suggestion that an artist is paid solely and directly for their own work?
Maybe the MAFIAA are trolling El Reg.
Re: Always worth reiterating in these cases...
Well, yeah, but Cubby Brocoli's family won't personally sell me a Bond Box set for Xmas...
... will they?
I did buy How To Destroy Angels' latest 'An Omen' release direct from the HTDA site on principle.
Always worth reiterating in these cases...
Buy Second Hand. Starve them of revenue.
So why not something along the lines of
1. If you are an business of at least a certain size, or operating under the brand of a business of a certain size you are required to have a registered UK branch and offices.
2. If your turnover vs profits quotient is less than 1% (say) then you're not allowed to claim back your VAT.
So, it'll cost you your VAT clawback to cheat the HMRC by claiming your outputs are really close to your inputs when you're a known large organisation (or a convenient subsidiary of one) which is raking in money but claiming it all has to go to the licensor of the brand you claim to be under.
You get the idea, I'm far from an accountant which is why I pay for real ones ;o)
Friday pint for everyone
Before they make that 'theft', too.
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