2786 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
They did do an astonishing job and they achieved many of their goals.
You're making the understandable mistake of thinking their interests coincide with yours/ours.
Goldman Sachs, Citibank, etc being prime examples.
Another example (more of a pattern actually).. US 'business' invests heavily in poorer country (Taiwan, Korea, etc, etc). Country's economy goes titsup. IMF steps in and gives country money. Money given pays the businesses (USA) debts. Country collapses. USA gets richer by effectively loan-sharking a poorer country. Which is now utterly in hock the The West.
Carbon dating proven to be a con
Agree with hammarbtyp, believe what you like but benefitting from the 'discoveries' of heretics makes you a hypocrite.
No immunisation, life-saving surgery, or strong cheese for you, m'laddo.
If humanity was all wiped out 'cept for Noah's bunch and some cute goats & camels & so on then can someone 'Of Faith' remind us how African, India, Asian, American Indian, Samoan, etc, etc people came about from this remarkably tightly defined gene pool. In just 10,000 years (400 generations)... ? With nobody noticing ?
which translates to 'We're the Police, fuck off'
the force would not encourage the publication of the locations
NOTHING TO HIDE. NOTHING TO FEAR.
Right? Eat your own damned dogfood you power-crazed lunatics.
Two hits on one number plate on cameras 500 yards apart timed at 10 seconds...
Hate to put a smirk on crapple's face but
This is way too dear.
Was waiting to see the price of these as I was definitely going to check one out. I do know for a fact, though, that I won't be spending that kind of money on a tablet device. My Desire HD does enough of what that does and I already have it, thanks.
So no, HTC, I will definitely not even be checking a Flyer out now I know the pricing. Fail.
(And no, Apple, you don't make anything I want, either, so stop smirking at the back there)
Govs will love it when....
They are able to trace financial transactions at will as they do with banks.
That is the only reason Govs don't like it, because it takes transactions into the dark from their point of view. Remember cash is 'suspicious' if you're carrying enough of it but if you have the same amount in a bank account the gov can trace it's not an issue.
If you're doing something with money the gov cannot track then you are behaving suspiciously by default. Privacy itself is pretty much 'suspicious activity'.
So presumably, based on that
I could take a photo of, say 50 people, and it'd identify them for me by suggesting tags?
Or do they have to be in my fiends (sic) list?
Do you think
David Cameron has been shagging Hazel Blears?
Gosh. If that turns out to be true and there's a soopah poopah injunction I'm not allowed to know exists I could be in hot water!
Thank god our government keeps us from knowing what we need to know to avoid talking about what we're not allowed to talk about.
Giggs, if you're reading this, remember a super injunction doesn't make you NOT a twat, k?
And Hostel / Hostel2
That slithery sound
Is the sound of the CIA rubbing its hands with glee as they finally start to reap the payoff of 50 years' hard work destabilising the Middle East to bring as much of that oil as possible under USA (not even Western) control...
Poor old Colin
I feel so sorry for him.
He obviously found it quite Harrowing....
Ok. Coat got.
Presumably a lot of pkg files are called that?
Instant installer DOS attack?
Hope they're checking filesizes as well. If not then hey, you can have this advice-101 for free, Apple.
Give it to the Americans for free
Like we usually do.
God forbid we should hold onto any handy inventions/discoveries and make a few bob from them.
Imagine the bill
If it turns out Apple screwed up...
It'll run and run
until it's less profitable to keep doing it (and lobbying) instead of changing business model
It would seem to have been a genuine Apple part purchased in good faith from the actual manufacturer. I can buy genuine ASUS spares from Europe and ASUS don't sue me.
Still, yet another reason not to want anything made by apple, as if I need it.
Fanboi cos the gimp loves a good bending over.
Sounds like Tony
An old boss from several years ago. Seriously.
Glad he got nicked, that's NO way to drive. The friggin' PHONES are sposed to be handsfree, not the fecking CAR.
Which would be OK
If the UK legal system weren't in the hands of the USA legal system...
meet Barbara Streisand and her highly effective effect.
you naive, meaningless twat.
Security through obscurity
Given the degree of obscurity Apple obsesses with...
Hark! What's that?
It's the sound of a million unpatched Apple devices spamming you
... aren't the other religions who DON'T have have any amageddon planned last Saturday take this as irrefutable proof that THEY are correct and proof that Christianity is crazyfoojibberjabber
They're missing a big marketing opportunity imho
It's people like this that mean we ended up with safety labels saying 'WARNING: SHARP!' on knives and 'MAY CONTAIN NUTS' on bags of errr.. nuts
Remove the obvious safety warnings and let Darwin resume his course.
Why don't you hire some application developers to create a mumsnetguard tool to install on windows/linux/mac machines so that it can filter according to mumsnet rules and protect the pc user (from themselves, presumably).
Or, you could pay a hardware company to develop custom mumsnet firmware for their adsl router that has a mumsnetguard option built in and enabled by default, thus protecting the whole network at connection source.
Or, just maybe, you already looked into all this and shat yourselves when you saw how much it would cost and decided it was far cheaper and there was more media inches to be gleaned from whinging like a bunch of ineffectual attention-seeking bastards who want to delegate all responsibility for parenting away from actual parents.
So, in summary....
GET A CLUE OR FUCK OFF
international computer security standards
That allow the united states of americaland access to all your (and your citizens') data without recourse to anything less sympathetic than a cruise missile.
Surely Apple must now allow apps developers to let users link out to webpages to take payment outside the app, hence missing out on their 30% tithe or risk losing apps in the US, etc.
I should think that possibilty might make them raise an eyebrow given how fanatical they are about owning the revenue chain.
I'd issue an update to my app which made it a demo version and a bought version, separating the two then claim no US customers. Wouldn't burden of proof lie with the plaintiff?
Or, just stuff the USA and do the rest-of-the-world instead
Ah the body
Would that be the one nobody else saw which was allegedly dumped at sea so nobody else CAN see it?
Perhaps my 6-month estimate was wrong
At this rate they'll be claiming they found irrefutable proof that he masterminded 9-11 in about 8 weeks...
As long as everyone remembers we only have USA's word for anything that's said, indeed pretty much everything that's ever been said about OBL... Has he ever been proven to actually exist AND be who he's purported to be.
Surprisingly easy to distrust everything a government tells you, especially these days.
Yeah. Terrorists. Right
Cos the foremost thing on a terrorist's mind is using valid and correct plates for the car he/she is driving, right?
God/Yaweh/Allah/etc forbid they should nick someone else's plates to help cover their tracks whil plotting mass-insert-the-latest-fashionable-fear-thing-here.
UK Police really do think they're secret agents or something.
Great googly moogly!
You want a Bill n Ted timebooth over a TARDIS!!!
Priorites gentlefolk, PLEASE!
Reminds me of
The Spitting Image puppet of Mary Whitehouse... she'd bitch about some tv prog she'd just watched in its entirety, obvious being too stupid to realise she had a choice of other crap to watch and indeed an OFF button as well as change-channel buttons
All thing bright & beautiful...
... the purple-headed mountain
Don't come to Britain
Cos if you change your mind you'll discover the gubbernment keeps you just poor enough so you can't afford to leave...
I know that guy
His name really IS 'Cockhead'
Which, as is turns out, is perfectly apt, happily.
Oh they'll claim they INVENTED it
no doubt their Pavlovian userbase will believe it too
Yeah yeah yeah...
I predict that after waiting a plausible amount of time (say 4-8 months) it will be announced that the official plans for the WTC attacks have been discovered and decrypted 'proving' for once and for all that Osama planned and executed it.
Expect also 'intelligence' from the recovered gadgetry to be used as pretext for further offensive actions, including (I should imagine) action / stance-taking against Iran.
No doubt I'll be labelled a cynical and a crazed conspiracy theorist... today. Happy to be proven wrong but it doesn't *usually* end up that way.
So the rumours are false?
That it was actually taken down 'for update' because the PSN attackers turned their attention to it and breached Apple's security too?
Like Finance services
They should perhaps be forced to put a caveat on all of their advertising, e.g.
Apple products collect and store your location and other personal information and transmit it to Apple Inc
I wonder how fast a simple advertising requirement like that would make them fix their 'bug' and have the others tidy up their behaviour.
Maybe worth mailing that idea to the ASA...
I thin kit's still legal
To shoot a Welshman in Chester on a Sunday with your bow and arrow.
You fancy your chances with that just because it hasn't been repealed?
By being ex-directory
Yes. There is
Stuff that won't net them a nice payout.
So many classics
An ALL button would be good.
Glad EON by Greg Bear made it to the list, and Ender's Game, too.
Is it too late to nominate Stephen King's Gunslinger series? (Is that maybe not scifi?) :oD
Just now need...
... Motorola, HTC, LG to buy all output for the next 5 years assuming Tosh have a patent on it preventing anyone else skinnifying their displays.
Sorry, Apple, you'll need a new USP than 'thinnest'
Cell Tracking Schmell Tracking
Cell tower tracking is a non-issue, that can be done via the carrier's network anyway.
Wifi tracking is a bit different though, I wonder if when you 'forget' a wifi network your Android phone spotted if it's deleted from the DB. Would be interesting to know, as ostensibly that list is for keeping a list of wifi networks.
I notice no-one said Android keeps your GPS location, just cell & wifi. Is that fact?
As for MS phoning that data home. THAT is worse than Crapple's DB imho as it's potentially infinite in history and you don't get to delete it.
And Banks, CIA, NSA, Amazon, Microsoft.
Just why, eh?
I'd rather SONY do the sensible thing of switching it off and fixing it and getting it good then switching it back on again than dick around trying to make live patches while fending off attacks from disgruntled pirates.
Because homebrewers wouldn't attack the PSN network either, while they're not pirating games...
I'm sure SONY will give some sort of recompense to us PS+ members and the normal members will likely get a somewhat more resilient network for free in the near future.
Inconvenient but hardly the end of the world. The pirates will still whine and the homebrewers will still try to homebrew.
Not all (or even most) homebrewers are pirates.
But you've utterly forgotten that there's a fuckload more pirates than homebrewers you useless numpty.
Not only but also
it's a monumental insult to the memories of the victims of the 9-11 attacks, too.
'Way to go' as they say over there...
Surely that's just following the Apple legal dept business model, after all?
I too have an impressive CV
Although an appropriately large payment will have me say Microsoft rules.
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