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Re: The Doctor ... of whiff waff
Sun writes: BoJo is DoHo
Why don't we use the cash from HS2? Surely sending people's mind state (by the time this is built, the tech will have caught up) is more efficient than the wetware?
Re: Prior art ?
i would buy one if I would print out my own Alice!
Re: Why - Oh Why waste so much money when Open Office & LibreOffice are free?
Because office workers generally come with Microsoft Office skills. Largely due to the more recent and shit IT education system.
The cost of re-training is high, and unfortunately much much higher for power users of Excel. Power users of Excel are accountants, the ones with the purse strings. So it's not getting signed off, ever.
Someone Else's Computer
"First of all, copyright law mostly does not allow the reproduction of a digital file on someone else's computer, even if the original copy was lawfully downloaded and is subsequently deleted."
How about if I had rented space on someone else's computer? For example as a cloud backup space?
How about if the Ts&Cs of that storage solution allowed them to look at my data.
How about if I rented some space on my computer to other people under the same terms. How about if I offered a loss leading incentive (say about the cost of a song for about the space of a song)?
If your data isn't in n+1 places then it doesn't exist.
That's why google gives yours to everyone.
I don't think anyone thinks it would, just that you would have to take personal accountability for your actions.
Probably just as bad/good, but a little more accountable.
A pencil 3 desks away is not near.
A cinema 1 street away is near, despite it being further away than the pencil.
Re: Charlie Kindel the eco-warrior?
Dead puppies consume less in the long run.
All those puppies will become doggies (Pup is to Dog as Puppy is to ....) at some point, and will die. Best get rid of them when they are small.
"Do no Evil"
Like a superinjunction
Is this like a super injunction? You can't say the word, or say that the word exists? or even say you can't say the word exists?
Or has Sandi also been at it with Imogen Thomas?
"Butt dropped" - I love this phrase, from the context it appears to mean give up on a loosing case and give a vaporous excuse. I look forward to "Sony Butt Drops GeoHot" and perhaps "Ellison issues Java Butt Drop".
The same can be said of any commentary on any event.
Missing the point of the article?
All the comments about male or female drivers being more costly to insure are missing the point of the article.
The ruling says that insurance companies are not allowed to exhibit gender bias, so simply asking if you are male or female is not the only restriction.
If little yellow cars are more often driven by women then the insurance company is no longer allowed to ask if you drive a little yellow car.
If there are other clustered attributes that discriminate then they also must be excluded.
If men have more costly accidents then they may no longer be able to ask the cost of your accidents.
If women have a higher frequency then they may no longer be able to ask the date of your accidents.
Same with other traffic offences.
So in summary, the logical conclusion is the if you drive a car you must pay a flat premium.
I for one welcome our existing overload's new tax on driving.
How about Imperial College?
2 modules courses on algorithms, one is required.
2 modules courses on processor design, one is required.
1st year programming taught in Haskell.
2 modules under the title Logic (natural deduction, lambda calculus etc..), both required.
Database first principals as a required course.
2 modules on OS design, one required, including a practical course work requiring you to re-write the Minix debugger.
I'm pretty sure that even without a "C++ programming" module IC CS grads think in the right way.
Yes, Concurrent Systems is taught with Java as the implementation language, but I'm pretty sure that the principals of avoiding deadlock and using mutex's work in most languages.
Since most of IC's CS grads work for banks in the city, I should think they are doing something right w.r.t. employability so maybe other universities should take note?
I for one...
... welcome our new and shiny but still deceptive overlords
Steve thinks that the iPhone 4 is the smartest phone on the planet.
You would have to be dumb not to buy the smartest.
Therefore the iPhone 4 is the only Smart Phone, it has problems, therefore ALL Smart Phones have problems.
@Won't someone think of the....property prices
In which direction? Brighton is expensive because of all the Londoners wanting to live here, so getting good 'net is probably more important to them than green boxes, they are just happy they can breath outside.
The Argus and The Register joining forces?
and el reg
"include a built-in comment engine." - like this one?
What if he hadn't had any ID?
No, seriously. I quite often go out with just my phone keys and some cash. My name is not 16GB, Yale or H.R.H Queen Elizabeth.
If I saw something interesting I would take a picture with said phone.
All about intent
If I were to kill 10 people because I wanted them dead, I would be a murder. If I were to kill any 10 people because I wanted everyone to live in fear of being killed I would be a terrorist.
Clear Guy Fawkes wanted a named set of people dead, so he is a murder.
Actually I suppose I could even use threats rather then actual killing to make people afraid then I would also be a terrorist.
Maybe I could get everyone to be suspicious of each other an so they would live in fear. That would also make me a terrorist.
So, pretty much anyone that tells you that you are at risk of being death is a terrorist. Reductio ad absurdum. (Special merit for Dr Gillian McKeith)
Cheeseburger to be added to the Register Standard Units List
Please add the Cheeseburger, Newspaper, Google Search (for Norks) and Google Search (No Norks) to the list of units.
I don't think anyone is going to argue that they aren't guilty of "being accessories to breaching copyright laws". Clearly they are.
However the double standards applied are the problem, as all and sundry have pointed out, google must be next. having one rule for those with power and one rules for those without is not a good precedent to set.
Re: Brighton's Influence
Brighton (here) is also one of the most liberal places in the country. So I doubt it has influenced her too much.
However, we do seem to think that if you own a car and want to park it on the street you should be raped so maybe I am wrong.
Degrees of Lethal?
"non- or less-lethal weapons"
What degree of lethal is proposed?
There needs to be some kind of El-Reg standard units.
Palinite - Defined as brain Dead, but otherwise funtional.
Full Paris - Able to perform basic oral functions, but limited cognative ability.
Partial Paris - Full oral skills, some self promotion.
Jobsian - Not able to tell the difference between hype and reality.
OU - Mostly functional, but with the odd ugly boil.
Vista - Still born.
What am I doing wrong?
Despite playing days of Tiger Woods 09 my handicap is still not improving when I get out on the course.
I still can't Turbo slide my car.
Ducking, leaning forward and stepping forward followed by a medium punch has yet to cut down on the time taken to light the BBQ.
DARPA probably ARE conducting research into shooting the floor whilst jumping though.
"Paris because the MoD can't afford her either"
But they could use her!
"That's a very aggresive stance to take against people, who aren't harming anyone as far as I can tell, simply because they have different beliefs than you."
If only that were true. They are harming mant many children that are being indoctrinated into belief rather then critical thinking. How much more harmful do you want?
Even if the kids aren't being forced to accept the bible as the one true source of knowledge, not questioning the need to kill all the terrorists is pretty harmful too.
Shaking ones long held beliefs is a good way to annoy someone too, so when they do come accross others who do not believe or take seriously their indoctrinated faith they are more likely to react violently.
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