157 posts • joined 26 Jul 2007
Re: *twitch* *twitch*
I love how you're perfectly happy with "Intersting" and "ommision".
If you're going to be a pedantic dickweed, at least do a decent job of it.
Re: Haircut vouchers?
> "The rewards include coupons for haircuts and spa days"
I hate that they don't stick it in the middle. The arguments that "it must be centred to the keyboard" are correct, but miss the point: why the hell is there a number pad on an inherently small device where the keyboard is fiddly and cramped as it is?
-1 for posting affiliate links here.
Re: Home office biometric systems down today too
This is relevant why?
Re: Don't worry
Regarding me: you guessed wrong.
Regarding you: you don't need to justify something, but then you go on to protest it at length?
Look, you're posting in a community populated by Assembly programmers, aeronautical engineers and bearded guys who code using only a magnetised needled and a steady hand.
In this context, you, Mr. Shiny New Trinket, are not a geek.
I hardly think that owning an iPad qualifies you for geekdom, any more than the BBC's endless reporting about Facebook belongs in their "technology" section.
I believe the word is "embiggen".
"biggen" is not a cromulent word.
Re: Open your Closed Minds .... Life is a Great ProgramMING Game*
And this, kids, is why drugs are bad.
Read Jeff's comment.
Re: O RLY
> "Extreme left etc etc"
At least they're not pathetic internet trolls with no friends.
Re: told the assembled NRA faithful
I'd rather he'd leave the guitar alone too.
> "dead or in jail"
Either would be fine, Teddy. Whenever you're ready.
Re: A pity
You may want to try a new handset. Use it daily on my HTC and haven't had a problem with it myself.
Re: Intellectual Property Offering SAPPPHic
This chap is either a bot or is clinically insane. A browse through his entertaining back posts is entertaining, but leaves me none the wiser.
Re: New Web Designers
> "obviously has a bit of technical nouse [sic]"
I'm not sure "Right Click -> Save As..." counts as technical nous, but your point is valid.
I swear if I hear another American claim that they "reached out" to someone when they really mean that they sent them an email...
Re: Justice or not.
> "if by a doctor and evidence proves he is healthy as a young bull and mentaly alert and mentaly sound"
Not much chance of that, given that he died in 1987.
"shit I found on Twitter" pretty much sums up most of the BBC's journalistic output these days.
> "the Office Space machine takedown to Geto Boys' Damn it feels good to be a gangsta"
Nope, that's a different scene. Not that I could name the track in the actual scene, that stuff all sounds a bit samy to me.
Re: Ad numbers
Aha, that explains it, thanks. It was the way it says "Cost per Impression" that misled me. I now see it does say CPM right next to it, at least.
$3.50 per ad *impression* seems an insane amount of money (hell, 50c seems like a lot). Can these numbers be verified?
Re: ..one way street
AC inadvertently raises a good point though. This use of "hacker" to mean either "programmer" or, well, "hacker" dependent on context is terribly confusing. Eric Bloody Raymond has a lot to answer for
Re: "Show me on the doll where the bad environmentalist touched you."
Hm yeah. I come to the Reg for IT and tech news. Not sure that I stay for the ill-informed pseudo-scientific ranting hillbilly.
I feel honour-bound top point out that neither in space nor here on earth, does "Islay" come even close to rhyming with "away".
Re: What or who did he deem attractive?
Really, still this? Maybe it's time for pedants to get over the fact that the word "whom" is no longer part of the language.
Re: analogue / analog ?
> "Anyone know the definitive distinction between the two spellings?"
Yep. In this country it's "anorak".
Hope that helps.
> "as an ex-Catholic that the church refuses to acknowledge as an atheist"
As an atheist, why would you care what the church thinks at all?
Which one requires you to pay to opt out of ads?
Re: Did you actually read the House link to which you connected?
Your facts may be right (I really don't know), but your tone is entirely wrong.
What "racism"? Unless we're not being told the whole story, there is none. It's like Cartman's Silly Hate Crime but in real life.
So, eight weeks in the slammer for being a bit of a dick on the internet? I dread to think what I deserve by those standards!
Thumbs up if you only clicked because of the girl in the pink hotpants.
Must admit I rarely buy a CD myself these days, but I can see the point of them, and can imagine why they might cling on. If you actually want to hear and enjoy music, there's nothing like the quality of CD reproduced on even halfway decent Hi-Fi kit. Compressed MP3 through penny-sized plastic speakers isn't quite the same experience.
But our generation is spoilt: it just seems so much effort to get up and root out a CD and put it in the machine, and I'm as guilty of that as anyone.
Re: Would make sense for Apple
+1 for honesty.
No you didn't. The building was only completed last year.
Re: Data breach ? Yes
How did you get my email address!???!
Re: Try this one on for size...
> " zap the profile and only keep the account to bar the name "
How does this work? As far as I can see, there are many, many people on Facebook with the same name. I don't believe this approach will "bar" anything.
Re: TV Tax Evasion
No, you're absolutely right. The only way they can get a prosecution is if they can prove some wrongdoing. The only way they've ever managed to do that is if the viewer signs a confession.
And this is what happens, because they pick on the vulnerable and stupid, pretend to be, essentially, law enforcement officials rather than the door-to-door salesmen they actually are, and bully people into signing.
Re: had he not
Agreed. Sadly it's a tool that's been (ab-)used by organisations such as the scientologists to effectively censor material that might be in some way critical of them.
For all we know that's exactly what they did. Who can say. You know how effortlessly the internet suspends rational analysis of a situation when it gets a self-righteous bee in its bonnet.
> "the boffins theorise that their eyes collect more light than other giant animals with smaller optical orbs".
Groundbreaking stuff, who would have thought it! I wonder how those eyes get so big in the first place?
> "Maybe they just grow that big."
Thanks, boffins. I don't know how much this research is costing, but it's worth every penny.
Well, that would be illegal.
If it happened to you, you'd have a very strong legal case on your hands. If.
Re: Are they also suing scientific journals?
Read the article: they're objecting to a lot more than just the pub's name.
Old yolk, somewhat more surely.
Urine trouble now!
Re: ..and ebay
> "Shame on you."
The Reg is only reporting the news, not laying down judgment.
Re: And now more perps will go to prison
Says the anonymous guy.
Anonymous + self-righteous attitude = instant downvote from me.
> "Anything over this gets paid as a dividend each year which is taxed a corp tax rate of 20% where as if you have to pay 40% or 50% through PAYE"
Except this isn't true. I wish it were. Corporation tax takes 20%, but dividend tax then takes (effectively) 25%. Do the maths: take 20% off an amount and then 25% off the rest, and you've taken 40%. That isn't a coincidence.
You can't use your 20% income tax band *and* your 0% dividend tax band - the calculation is based on your combined personal income.
Re: Ya Who ?
They're the company who host your mum's email.
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