131 posts • joined 27 Jul 2007
Re: Erroneous Cowherd Contempt
"I am a British voter that was quite content to see the bill passed, if you think I am in some tiny minority then it seems the majority of MPs from all three parties did not."
I might suggest that the party whips and the lack of time might have rather limited the ability and/or interest of MPs to find out what their constituents really thought - apart from the few punters who had the foresight to send the representative an email, of course. I'm pretty confident that the majority who did email their MP were against DRIP
"palate-style"? I think you mean palette-style. Palate refers to the roof of the mouth or sense of taste.
Re: I'm an Xbox loyalist...
Add to that the fact that many of the decent titles run only 720p or 900p not full 1080p/i and that's why I went and bought a PS4 at the weekend. As a slight aside, finding anywhere with stock is a PITA, but my local Asda came up trumps!
Re: Blocking works
Has Torrent traffic really dropped significantly, or are the Torrent users simply encrypting the streams so it's not detected as such?
Re: Next Sussex Police?
Doh! I do, of course, mean convicted!
Next Sussex Police?
Sussex Police have also been releasing names of those convinced or at least charged. I guess the ICO will be investigating them soon too.
Whilst I understand what the police forces are trying to do, publicly admonishing people who have not been found guilty by a judge or court must be legally questionable. Perhaps the ICO will name and shame those guilty of releasing this information so if they find the tactic does break data protection?
Re: Its the UI changes that kill it for me...
I have just bought a new PC, for a relative, from a well known supplier with a big red and white web site from their store located on the South Coast. I had the choice of WIndows 7 and Windows 8 and, for ease, I chose Windows 7. So there are ways of keeping Windows but not buying Windows 8
Re: Oh, fuck you Mr Z...
But then he might shoot you, thinking you were a "burglar"
Re: Why should an individual's private life influence whether or not an employer should hire them?
Yes, you're right - I'm going to murder everyone in the office and steal all their stuff, then burn the building down. Just because I broke the law. Did you exceed the speed limit into work today? Yes? Oops! /sarcasm
Really? This is in Bootnotes where anything goes
Re: Fingerprint scanner Yawn
"How many of the people who are whingeing about the iPhone's fingerprint scanner use a telephone or a tablet via a TOUCHSCREEN?"
Most of them probably, but we know for sure that the iPhone's touchscreen is just that - there is no scanning mechanism built into the earlier iPhone. There may be fingerprints all over my tablet, but I can be confident that they are not going to GCHQ or NSA. With fingerprints being scanned by the 5S we don't know for definite what happens with them, or even if the full image is scanned or just a hash of it. The Apple assertion that the scan (whatever form it is in) doesn't get uploaded to their servers doesn't mean a lot. If they an unequivocal statement saying that it is not uploaded to ANY servers, anywhere in the world, then people like the FSF should be pacified.
Re: " which infringes upon the intellectual property rights of National Security Agency,"
It's very ironic, therefore, the logo that appears to be at centre of this report, is in fact "borrowed" from somewhere else
Did she rat them out? I'm sure the Charities Commission would be interested in that
Re: Could end in tears...
Mythbusters have proven that current won't flow up a urine stream - because it's not a stream, but loads of droplets
I was watching the News last night, about this very subject. They interviewed the mother of April Jones, in tears, saying that this filter could have kept her daughter safe. Whilst she is understandably upset, I see that comment as scare mongering and of no real relevance. Extreme porn is already blocked and, as Mark Bridger is an adult, he could easily unbolck the fiter and then carry on browsing naughty sites (within reason) unhindered.
Re: One thing I do remember from Unreal..
3fdx and Voodoo - a trip down memory lane. I had an ATI 2D/3D card, with a pair of Voodoo2 12Mb 3D only cards. It was the first device to feature SLI. Now we think nothing of it....
That was version that had the dog that barked and did tricks? I wasted many an hour playing with that dog... happy days!
Google the lady involved and you might change your mind - unless you're a feeder
Exactly what I was going to say - word for word. Have a beer on me!
iPhones are standard kit at local schools
Certainly not in my area. Blackberries are the phones of choice. iPhones are too common and passée.
At a guess...
"Feed him to the pigs, Errol.... "
Oh sweet irony (part 2)
... or full stops?
... I only watched the video for the titillation and didn't see any!
And then perform a religious play?
Re: What a load of B$ !!
I think the article refers to the cost of a whole office of devices, not a single unit. It's pretty obvious that a single device won't use 14K electricity a year...
Sadly, no - it appears not. Some people really can't read!
I assume that for the 10% they used the word "sex" as an alternative for the actual act of having a *cough* "hand shandy"!
Re: Boy racers
Bodykits, spoilers, speakers, paint and decals are already used to assess risk. It's because of the perceived increased theft/vandalism likelihood, plus the fact that the industry assumes those who have these kinds of modifications are more likely to "drive it like they stole it".
Secret location (not any more)
... and the Daily Fail's article on the break-in has a picture of the site, and more details of the equipment stolen.
Re: Oh my
They are also threatening action if they access the offending documents from their own computers, so it's not quite as clear cut as you suggest, and does suggest a level of state imposed censorship!
Re: RE:Lots of ammunition here
But the documents are now in the public domain and therefore can't really be labelled as "Classified" any more. That's the point that the US military/government are missing - pretending they are aren't out in the open (and subsequently banning your staff from reading them) doesn't make it so
'In this respect, one speaker cited an ad for Mikado chocolate biscuits, which was described as a "pre-pubescent girl having her fanny photographed".'
That speaker is clearly a complete bell-end. Even the half sighted could surely see that the "girl" is clearly in her twenties, and has the accompanying "tattybojangles" (to quote Russell Howard) - definitely not items of pre-pubescence.
Re: crap on a 3g
You've found one bug and now you can't "trust iphone for anything other than media an occasional sms or voice call"? Seriously? Get a grip! Although the OS is supposedly cross-compatible, why not stick with the IOS designed for your phone, or get an iPhone 4, instead of trying to make your phone something it's not, and then complaining about it!
Re: Re: Excercise!
Doh - epic fail on my part!
I love it when people criticise other's use of language and then screw up themselves. It's exercise not excercise!
Yes, I miss that stupid dog - making him bark in meetings, and seeing how long you could do it for before someone complained, certainly killed some time!
Expect your door to be kicked down in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
Re: Big or small
I'm not normally one to respond to comments in this way but, Mectron, sir... you are a cretin! Do you happen to read the Daily Mail (assuming you can read, that is)?
Sounds like an utter crock of s**t to me. Why doesn't the app sample the, albeit dodgy, reported antenna output as well rather than just rely on the direction the phone is held in....
Wow - the apparent arrogance and contempt shown by some uniformed posters there is breathtaking. I'm sure they are fed up of people tarring them all with the same brush, but even so - that's no excuse for the aggressive nature of the posts. It's hardly going to endear people to them further, or maybe they don't give shit any more?
And you need....
Re: So if
No, the two parts of the antenna will be isolated from the moisture from your hand, and will work fine. Hence the demand for Bumpers! http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC668ZM/A
Re: Our Laws are not strong!!
And I, for one, would welcome the EU Commissions input in the rather dubious practice of the Police keeping DNA records of people for X number of years.... even if they are innocent
Dear god! My eyes have been soiled.... I can only hope the people paid $2 a photo are doing it out of pity
Yes, but with cameras costing up to £40K, and budgets being cut, there won't be the capital seen previously to pay for loads more of them.
(Go - well, need I say more?)
Re: Bang on
My partner knows about my porn-buying so it's all good. Thanks for the concern though!
Porn on Betamax
There was p0rn on Betamax.
The big problem was the size of film that could contained on a physical media item. Longer movies required 2 Betamax tapes, but only 1 VHS - hence VHS was the preferred medium for film distributors and home buyers alike.
Compare to IE
But MS didn't have a monopoly in the browser market either but it didn't stop the EU forcing them to bundle other browsers within their OS.Surely removing the ability for people to use (other) ad software is a restrictive practice?
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