2577 posts • joined Monday 16th July 2007 12:21 GMT
Right to bare arms
*Rolls sleeves up...*
OK, I get my coat
Right to bear arms, OK, but...
A few thousand armed demonstrators excercising their right to bear arms wouldn't last long against a bank of military miniguns, teargas and skincinerator rays.
Then they'd be labelled terrorists and their families hunted till the end of time by the NSA/DHS or some other TLA.
The right to bear arms is already meaningless in the good ol US of A. You'll just get mown down by your Govt. for trying.
Big brother, cos his minigun is wayyyy bigger than yours
It's fine for Microsoft/XBOX then, I guess.
SONY's network, SONY's software, they set the rules. It's that simple, don't whine about it.
Go get the industry experience, the required know-how, solid respected references, a killer CV to distill it all for a client to browse through and put your income where your mouth is and go contract independantly.
If you have the ability.
Of course, this assumes you're in a career path that has any progression. 'Shop Assistant' really doesn't come up very often in the job boards and tender lists, so you may need to retrain as something useful/skilled, also.
You're absolutely right there but...
I've also been fortunate enough to meet some seriously shit-hot contractors who are well worth their rate, too.
The crap ones don't get asked back and you can bin them off quickly enough cos they're NOT employees ;o)
First Direct still mandate using IE for Internet Banking Plus (ordinary internet banking works nicely on anything) which they defended as saying their site had been security tested etc, etc, which yes, is fine, until you factor in the actual browser itself is possibly compromised, not their site, and they don't have control of that.
Maybe someone at First Direct will even read this and get a clue.
... and then I woke up
Should make for an easy appeal
"The Judge demonstrated no competent understanding of the technical issues involved and was therefore insufficiently able to pass down an informed judgement"
It's a handheld electronic device with buttons and joysticks on it that allows you to interact with the software.
Or, in your case, a meatsack
Too many people die from it
We were hopeful that there could be a simple solution
And which, CuddleFluffyMumsieKins exactly, has the technical fucking werewithal to produce this hi-tech panacea?
These la-la land people are precisely why safety labels should be removed from everything allowing Darwin to steer his true course.
There's something better than prison
It's a called a boat. Preferably a leaky one.
Why it seems like a good idea to someone to pay for their detention for up to 9 years instead of telling them to fuck off and don't come back unless they want to be <strike>shot</strike> put in prison I do not know.
Lifetime suspended 3-year sentences enforced upon their return to UK soil would be a shitload cheaper and possibly even effective.
Consoles != Phones
There's a huge choice of phones but all major consoles are under the thumb of the manufacturer - SONY, Nintendo, Microsoft.
I have no interest in modding the consoles, the PS3 especially works really well (yes I have Xbox360 & Wii to compare with) and I have my own Linux boxes for Linux-y stuff.
If you don't like a locked-down phone you CAN go and buy one that isn't from elsewhere without dicking around with jailbreaking...
Get an Android phone and install the freely available ConnectBot SSH client and perhaps AndFTP for SFTP file management.
And no dicking around with jailbreaking something you bought cos it was shiny but couldn't do what most other phones can.
Unless you're American or Chinese
Buy European or Japanese, Korean wherever possible instead.
Divert your money away from these countries' companies. Always buy a .co.uk (fr, de, es, etc) companion domain
So, I deduce that...
1. Aussies have a far better sense of humour as they were ON THE SHOW having the piss taken out of them royally (goes for Germans, too, Sabine Schmitz and last TG's international Anglo-German compo, anyone? Fancy having less sense of humour than the GERMANS, cripes!)
2. Mexicans aren't above trying to grub for some ambulance-stalking cash
3. This woman is more of a Mexi-can't than a Mexi-can if she's STILL a student at 30 (or maybe she went back to school so she could play with shiny things)
A deuce of a case, what, Holmes, old boy?
Oh and I think you'll find it's political correctness against the world rather than anything against political correctness. No-one hates simple truth & facts spoken plainly more than the feckless and likely flatulent PC community (in general, not in TG land!).
How much doing this could dilute non-H.264 support. Maybe their altruistic tendencies will prompt Apple and Linux versions shortly.
Wonder how long it'll be before someone finds a security flaw in it.
About time too!
Perhaps this forms the first 'thrust' of the Wikileaks banking mega-leak?
Not long before wikileaks truth-rapes someone in banking, now
Here's an idea
Insead of saying 'I won't be buying Apple next time around', don't say it at all, just do it and leave them to wonder where the fuck their revenue went without having the chance to prepare/backpedal to retain userbase.
And now they're crashing Toyota's too
Of course, as mentioned previously, the best thing is to just not buy Apple stuff.
Yes, I'm quite aware how the title reads in relation to the actual facts of the relevant article, thank you.
"Truth-rape" is probably more apposite
If you have nothing to hide
Then you don't need to squirm
(So I guess all the banks are squirming. Good. Maybe WL can info-rape some UK banks next.)
As I posted alongside the link when I shared it with some UK and international pals on Failbook:
"In case anyone wanted to know why the UK is such a moronic, pointless and drivel-slathered nation these days then I think this goes a long way to summing up why our new national sport is 'Complete Apathy to Everything'"
The main reason uk.gov keeps everyone so poor is so they can't afford to fkn emigrate.
Facebook moving into search
Would be an outstandingly comical idea to anyone who's tried to find someone on Facebook using 'Search'
No. I don't think Failbook will be moving into online search, either.
I think it's only illegal to PURCHASE alcohol (or attempt to) under the legal age, not actually consume it.
Anyway the dolt should report it stolen. It was INSURED, right? You know, like, it cost FIVE HUNDRED QUID (hahahahahahah!!!!) ... DUH.
Voice to text
Nice. They'll store & index your conversations. Maybe even the compressed audio, too, to 'help improve their algorithms'.
Then USA.gov will subpoena your data. Then your life. Then, if innocent they'll just cut your sentences up and rearrange them into something that DOES make you very guilty of something-or-other.
OK, *perhaps* not that last bit...
Come, come, Mr Assange, surely you don't believe we are capable of <insert sinister-ness here>
If you're going to count the iPod touch
Then you may as well count the HTC Desire's which also have phone functionality included ;o)
Apart from being an awful name (surely FreeOffice would have done and be snappier off the tongue?) I wonder if it'll make its way into Orrible Oryx or Petulant Panda or whatever the next offerings from Canonical are in their fine Ubuntu range
Oh yeah and stuff Oracle. At this rate they'll have to end-of-line all the stuff they're not getting 99% free development on.
Public sector workers
That's a lot of jobs to go but, economically speaking, public sector employment is way too large.
The problem (or a fair part of) lies in the fact that public sector workers are tax *consumers* as they are paid for out of taxation whereas private sector workers are tax providers. So if you don't have enough tax providers for the tax consumers you're going to get a negative cashflow, essentially and go into debt, and the only way to fix it it to try & turn the cashflow positive again, meaning public sector cutbacks.
Harsh but true, not the employees' fault, either, but that's not going to cheer them up any.
I sometimes wonder if the gov could be privatised, giving everyone 'shares' based on their tax contributions or something... The annual shareholder meeting would be amusing...
$spass=PASSWORD_SALT . $pass;
I, my teeange kids and most of the El Reg readership are available at reasonable rates on consultancy basis.
P.S. This took me less than the time to read about your screwup.
A Redaction of Conspiracists ?
Does that mean that witch burning is actually still legal then ?
To Westminster my righteous brethren, with torch and kindling!!
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