2658 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
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.
Like Mandela was a nice chap in the early days, ANC, etc.
'Necklacing', anyone ?
Make sure you're present
All the way from the swab to the post-office so Chavelina can't swap your swab for the real parent's goop while your back's turned...
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.
Where's Andrew Crossley when you need him
Someone ring him up and tell him there's a job for him
"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.
CIA asks Apple for...
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>
Or maybe they just watch Diehard2 over and over. Or anything else with an airport getting harassed with munitions
Thank god the guys at Cern/LHC don't play Halflife!
... or do they?
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.
Probably not valid but...
You can expect to miss your flight while arguing you're correct, giving Them the smug satisfaction of another private citizen well-fucked-off
By golly, a conspiracy!
Come, come, Mr Ellison, surely you don't expect me to believe you have the power to hack all Open Source projects on the planet to insert your own code before suing them?
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...
There is though...
Vexatious litigation and Barratry
Lost on him
But not on everyone else and that's what counts :o)
The great fresh smell of Karma comin' atchya
Teah they donated
I think it was $15k or something surprisingly pitiful
$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 ?
Where's the ROTM angle??
Are reports true that the cock asked 'Sarah Connor?' before dispatching him?
Good job it didn't have hydraulics + AI ;o)
Does that mean that witch burning is actually still legal then ?
To Westminster my righteous brethren, with torch and kindling!!
apple still seem to think they own it after you forked over the cash. Both hardwise & softwise.
More like they granted you a license to use it with that money you gave them
To paraphrase the MAFIAA...
"They were made available"
As they filed it in London it's in UK (EU, maybe?) patent, so not under the auspices of the grotesquely moronic USPTO system.
Perhaps, being apple, they hadn't yet noticed that a US-based approach to patents may fail spectacularly in another country cos not everywhere is America...
We'll all find out in due course.
So, Mr Bond...
You acknowledge that WE DO hold this patent...
Need an icon for gun+foot
I got it on the '360
But, having a PS3 (the preferred console of the two), I d/l'd the ME2 PS3 demo and I thought the graphics looked sharper and the colours richer.
Both the 360 and the PS3 are HDMI-wired to a 42" Sharp Aquos.
Had I not paid 15 quid for ME2 '360 off ebay (yeah, OK, I didn't get a Cerberus key), the PS3 ver would be a winner on comparison.
In order to use TicketThing with Facebook, please visit our site first at <link> and register with us then you need only provide your TicketThing registered username to connect with your Facebook account.
Simples. The endpoint site gets the data WITHOUT it going through FailBook.
They just got caught trying to dip their hand into their users' till again, so backtracked.
In other words
MS software is still responsible for about 1/3rd of security issues? (18+13 = 31)
Here's a radical idea, then
Don't support Apple products
Effort vs reward
Anything that requires some effort to achieve/comprehend will be better remembered by people, is kind of obvious but of course nothing exists until someone's done some kind of study ;o)
Maybe that explains why many many stupid people watch XFactor, etc but... is XFactor the cause or the effect....
The same strawman the US keep wheeling out every time they get something else leaked?
We're all gonna diiiieeeee!!!!! Followed by 'Actually, no-one was harmed'
You'll be needing to add all of those Android handsets together then, won't you, to compare like for like...
Apple-ists always seem to go defensive first, maths second, topic third - it's not even a 'device' based statistic, it's OS, primarily.
So in other words
They ARE up to no good to the point that they're avoiding the delay & Streisand effect caused by a trial in Germany.
Dirty work is afoot.
Don't forget Jenny
and a diesel generator so the leccy bill ain't suspect, too
Then by your logic
Mobile phones should be a controlled substance, presumably
I have no idea when an erratic driver is stoned (do you have some kind of portable gas chromatograph or sensitive spectral analyer or something?) but I can damn well see when the feckers are on the phone.
We are all dying to know how you know these drivers are stoned not sleepy/drunk/moronic
Good old Apple
So, with the exception of countries near the equator, your iThing warranty is void in winter.
Just cos you claim your house was 20degC won't presumably wash, either.
Presumably this user walked from house to car, defrosted car while waiting in house then went back to toasty car. I mean, you would, right? I doubt her pocket was sub-zero, either, humans being naturally around 37degC.
It's just apple being, well... apple. i.e. 'Fuck You'
Reconfigure the deflector
to emit a polarised tacheon pulse
don't mess it up or it could be an embarrassing gaffe (groan)
So... get a court order. DUH.
Why don't the feds stop bleating and get a fecking court order instead? I'm sure Google will give them the data within hours if not minutes.
Coppers're the first to whine about proper procedure when it SUITS them to.