2786 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Re: top tip
That's cos you can get a NEW PC for $450...
That's quite the stuff-up
There must be some Dark Art to making shit break _that_ comprehensively
Re: Any non-Latin in with a shout?
Donde esta la cervesa
Re: An Old Favorite
In Soviet Russia....
The people called the Romans they go the house?
Can't believe I read it all, too.. .and understood half of it still...
Won't be with us?
So they'll be against us...
No change there ;o)
Re: Price isn't based on cost
uk.gov just did that...
So UK gov will get sued by MS then
When the TPIT or whatever it is gets ratified and (especially American) corps can sue (especially non-American) govs for doing things that injure their precious profits.
Re: So buried in an email you ignore...
So, you buy a fourpack of coke in the supermarket which says Four for £4 and because you don't check the POS display when paying and your card gets billed £30 you let it slide?
Right. 'course you would.
They're regulated by the FSA in the UK AFAIK
But calling it a 'feature' sounds like bullshit to avoid paying the bug bounty, I can't see how any court would allow a greater amount than that authorised to be vindicated. Well maybe a Nigerian one...
Great lying of phone on screen
'Hola' makes you appear to be in the US for Netflixesque purposes (or anywhere else you choose for that matter)
Bloody useful on a phone or tablet, has a Chrome plugin for PC, etc
Re: if i did buy it, can i get an instant refund when i dont like.....
Not that it makes him wrong...
Re: Thin end of the slippery slope
Evidently it's still more financially attractive not to do that, despite their whinging about how they're only able to afford the one Bentley this year...
Proof, in of itself, that they're not skint else you can bet there'd be an epic digital dissemination system in place already if it were worth five dollah.
If Destiny PS4 preorders are running at nearly 1/2 million (maybe just USA alone - http://www.vgchartz.com/preorders/) and say half those people (conservative) downloaded beta last weekend but shared one code with a pal then that's 500,000 x 13GB downloads (about 6.5 PB off the top of my head). If a gaming co can handle that - and there was very little outage in EU Beta here - then the MAFIAA have no excuse.
I wonder what constitutes 'may be'
An SSH connection? A VPN?
Or just the common or garden variety of unobscured Torrent traffic. It also implies they're guessing as to what's happening content-wise on your connection, too, though presumably they're not allowed to packet-inspect to see if you're downloading Ubuntu or Transformers (so you can delete it without watching it, natch)
Re: Please let this not be true...
It was Tensie's hand..
So they say...
"The Metropolitan Police Force is due to visit Leicestershire"
I hope the Leics plods prepared for a sudden rash of 'false positives', then
Re: The Wight Choice
Here's the others who voted NO:
Destiny. 500 MEEELION ???
I have the Alpha, watched the boys trying it out, didn't even bother myself after what I saw.
I was expecting serious jaw-droppery, at least visually at the very least. Will check out the Beta (have a pass for that when it's out) but freebie game (well, kinda freemium) Warframe kicks its arse and have only spent about £12 on it for well over 200 hours play so far.
If the Beta isn't a serious advance on the Alpha (not expecting it to be) then I may well cancel the pre-order.
Re: Maybe it would be a lot simpler...
Just ban the USA. "period"
Re: I wonder how they got this information?
You really think it's that likely that you're gonna get blown up?
The terrorists have won, methinks.
Re: I wonder how they got this information?
Any idea if that repellent works on the Robobadgers in Warwickshire?
I've never seen one (yet, natch) though I'd feel safer with some good Robobadger Repellent to hand!
Re: Mildly amusing
OK so that's county...
We do now have a list of good noise-generating terms to put into communications in general.
I'm buying shares in Western Digital, anticipating the noise increasing NSA storage needs ;o)
So if LJ relocated to, say, Germany
The NSA would lose a lot of intel from being outside much of the traffic (assuming LJ is USA-hosted currently)?
As much as they're ever outside of anything, of course.
Re: Dear Judge. Can I call them scum sucking assclowns?
Tez, is that you..?
Re: Looks more like...
Seconded, having just googled her. Much more like her than Lohan
Used her VOICE ?
How hammered was she not to realise she was in a voice booth for Rockstar when that got recorded?
Unless they somehow stole (actionable) or got a royalty-free (tough titties, Lohan) bunch of her speech then that shows she knows exactly what was going on, excepting the afore-alluded-to hammeredness.
It could of course be an intentional and cynical tie-up between Lushy Lohan and Rockstar to generate coverage, let's not rule that out.
And the insides of camera bodies
Ahhh The Oatmeal
I too read Oatmeal's Tesla thingy and it makes me tempted but unless uk.gov are offering me a large bung to trade in the XKR for an S I can't afford one (85kW, natch), nor do I relish the thought of having to install a chargepoint at home for a few K to make filling it up practical.
I hear there's supposed to be a network of (free to Tesla owners) chargepoints 'coming in around a year' ... we'll see if that ever materialises cos if it doesn't it's a fail.
Savings per year are around 4k fuel (assuming free chargepoints), 280 tax (my XKR is X-reg so not £400), some saving on servicing for sure as there's less to maintain, presumably, like spark plugs, oil filters, etc. 'Full tank' range is the same.
The car is £72k though and the 0-emission benefit in kind runs out next year so that perk is eliminated, too, else it'd be a more plausible thing if there were 5 years left in that.
I quite fancy one but I don't think it's quite there yet (for me, anyway) except for people who can afford to go drop half a house on a car from their back pocket (or have more cunning accountants than I)
Shame. For me, leastways!
Re: So that's how Heisenberg compensators work
The FSM already knows this...
I bet he felt a massive twat
And so forth
Really? They couldn't think of a name that wasn't already widely used elsewhere for their team?
Re: Sieze the opportunity
In the years I've had SKY TV and broadband and phone I've never had to call support for anything.
I think, perhaps, that's the difference that others are trying to point out. Of course I might just have got lucky... they're all paid-for services, though you get a reasonable discount for TV+Phone+Fibre(40Mbit, the extra for 80Mbit wasn't worth it imho) package.
Re: "could be the biggest thing"
I think the key lies in the 'active' lenticular...
I eagerly await
The 'ban it sale in the USA' lawsuit from fapple
Well I say 'eagerly'.. more like it's just expected
Re: customer information was not compromised
If it were the merkins they'd already have been incarcerated under terror laws and waterboarded for hours, awaiting the utter destruction of their lives & futures and those of their nearest and dearest.
For starters, anyway.
And what's the betting
That figure also includes the cost of
actually implementing grown-up security measures that should have been there in the first place repairing the horrific damage caused
Re: Well done
Just a shame that the IPCC scientific output is moderated by politicians before publication. (IIRC)
Re: I can just hear the GW deniers ....
Perhaps they'll get a snap of Elon Musk hollowing out volcanoes to build his flying/swimming car superfleet whilst maintaining a facade of greenwashed electro-propello-matrickery during the construction of his elite Moonraker fleet.
At least, like Atheists, AGW
deniers challengers can separate the bleeding obvious from the bleeding stupid.
That was ironic. Right?
QI portrays him as a font of all wisdom, a veritable tree of knowledge and people believe it.
Which means he needs to be corrected - especially as his track record seems to be not to give a toss and fact-check after whatever his previous drubbing was. And the one before that. And before that. And so forth.
A sign of intelligence is supposed to be learning from your mistakes. Nothing against the guy at all, he's a very entertaining fellow and quick-witted but desperately needs to know when he's frothing in a field about which he knows cock-all.
I've had a growing irrational hankering for a Model S now though the numbers don't stack up (at the moment, anyway)..
About £72k (85kW model, natch) for the car though a ~£3500 annual saving in running costs over the (current) XKR which is nice but does little to offset the rather stout purchase price. Presumably servicing would be much cheaper, too, as there's no valves/cylinders/coolant(?)/sparkplugs/oilfilters/etc to pay for or go wrong beyond four motors, brakes and aircon?
It'll have to remain a hankering for now...
Re: Bread. Butter. - could it be...
That Marc Andreessen is a textbook twat?
Re: My network... connection to it is...
A privilege, not a right
Re: Marsbarbrain Oh Boner "the potential source of my thumbs downers"
Downvote for profanity
(Note: Secretly Awarding +20, though - see what I did there?)
Re: "hide all future posts from this source"
Never even knew it existed. I thought/hoped that's what 'Unfollow' did..
Re: It's eyeballs, not safety
Plenty of idiots seem to be doing that as they drive already....
Re: Studio headphones - On the other hand...
I find it really helps to have people use visible gadgets like these to help me avoid the mindless arse-clowns who comprise their pitiful demographic.
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