364 posts • joined 10 Aug 2007
a world wide web for machines
Why not, what could go wrong with that?
It's spelled schadenfreude.
Re: I'd call it "Spinal Tap"
Not it they're done right.
Could have turned that to their advantage
"Stop the butt-hurt of your daily commute with a new <car model> - it's like lube for your sore arse!"
fixed it for him
News of the World's invasion of privacy is nothing compared to the NSA's.
Yes, mom definitely wrong
I've known mom was wrong about sweaty, tatted-up guys for, like, forever.
confused by ...
“99 per cent of mobile phone owners still use their handset to make mobile phone calls”.
Assuming that other 1% refers to cellular-capable tablets, what else *would* you use to make mobile calls except your handset?
Ashcroft ... left encryption alone
Probably because the NSA assured him they had broken it.
Such bonkers. Much sad. Best advising, stop tweet doing.
Good thing it's just a robotic probe as I seem to remember a movie about humans landing on a comet - didn't end to well as I recall.
you know you've hit the big time when
like sharks circling the scent of blood in the water, lawyers start circling a possible source of lucre.
covering their tracks
If these Chinese hackers are so 1337, wouldn't they be better at covering their tracks.
Or are they purposefully not doing this to show us they can hack anything, while the governement denies everything?
"producing superior products through innovative technology"
Bose? Shirley, they jest!
those ... sofas?
Those wooden, S-shaped sofa thingies, with no backrests? Accidents waiting to happen, I'd wager.
WTF is wrong with people?
Re: Hey APPLE!
So, boo-yaa for the cellmate!
How about a 32 GB *without* LTE for $249?
"non-trivial security incident"
Wow, right up there with "least untruthful answer".
Just went to their site (and entering my location), I was shown 4 phones that might meet my needs but when I tried manually selecting the modified Galaxy S2 "Privacy" Phone, I was told they didn't offer coverage in my area.
and Google doesn't care
how bad these apps are for security because they get their commission on each sale of the app.
A brief description of the changes the new rules bring would have been helpful.
Re: "This call may be recorded for training purposes"
I was going to suggest this exact thing.
When the live person finally answers, simply tell him/her that you, too, will be recording the conversation for quality assurance purposes and if you do not receive the quality of service you expect you can assure them that the tape will be posted to youtube posthaste.
the only advantage ..
The only advantage I've noticed to having Google+ is that it allows you to have a little picture next to your name when logged in. Delete your G+ profile and it goes away (though the picture itself remains in your profile).
I guess if she'd added some tentacles, it'd have passed muster?
It's furners, dammit!
Why do you furners insist on adding that extra syllable?
P.S. - And it's 'merkuns.
"Cat videos are blocked in some places? Now that sounds like the kind of thing the NSA should be fighting!"
Yes, indeed, should be but aren't - clearly a case of misplaced priorities.
Eventual forced replacement?
Does this mean that for those of us that have QuickOffice now, a future update to KitKat will remove it and replace it with Docs, Sheets and Slides at some point?
What took so long?
I'm a little surprised that this particular question never occurred to anyone before now. i.e. since the beginning of the Enlightenment onwards, da Vinvi or someone.
a cheaper alternative
Given the direct connection between tornadoes and Southern beauty queens (sooner or later they both end up in trailer parks), just tear down all the trailer parks.
Voila! No more tornadoes!
Re: ban Gummy Bears
OMG! It's not 1 review, it's 792, a veritable treasure trove of gut-busting hilarity!
I haven't laughed so hard in ages, so thank you, thank you, thank you. I've been having a rough patch lately and I really could use the laghter.
I've bookmarked the comments so I can wend my way through them at my leisure.
Wasn't it Goerring who said that if you just keep repeating a lie over and over, people will eventually come to believe it?
not password protected?
So the victim's PC wasn't password protected? Or was the password written on a Post-it stuck on the monitor?
Re: My biggest reservation
"Make it so."
Re: Must suck to be an musician in these days...
"That is on top of the problem of music where you have to differentiate yourself from all the bland crap out there. I've heard quite a few good bands, but have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of terrible bands."
This problem extends to classical music as well, although it's usually the fault of the conductors rather than the bands (one can easily forgive some performance lapses if the interpretation is alive and vibrant).
Never ceases to amaze me that the same piece of music can be electrifying in the hands of one conductor and totally lifeless in another's (and others can encompass either extreme, depending on their mood - looking at you, Karajan).
What puzzles me ...
is why a university would feel the need to display a giant vagina in full public view on its campus in the first place.
Is it a medical university? If so, is the sculpture anatomically correct enough to serve as a teaching tool (which might thus explain it's presence)?
What do female students think of this giant twat? Is there also a giant penis gracing the campus, in the interest of even-handedness (so to speak)?
I'm sure, being 'public art', it cost a pretty penny, too.
Sorry for the rant but - Hey! You, kids! Get that thing off my lawn!
overkill for stage plays?
While I can see the benefit Atmos may provide action films, except for perhaps musicals, it seems like overkill for stage productions.
Hats off to Huawei
Wow, there's some innovation for you. Hats off to Huawei!
Of course, American telcos will probably be prohibited (by law) from using this equipment, unless the NSA admits the backdoors in Huawei's stuff are actually their (the NSA's) backdoors, so it's ok then.
Re: Reminds of something I read in the newspaper years ago
Yes, just because the animal might be dressed provocatively doesn't mean they are asking/looking for sex.
Disaster relief ...hmm
So, targeted ads for disaster victims, I guess - shop vacs for flooding, new furniture, appliances and household goods for wildfires, the opportunities could be endless.
old school here, too
The hotel I work at still imprints the credit card on the back of the registration card, I guess to prove that the guest actually had physical possession of the card, this despite us also swiping the card through a card reader which serves the very same function.
Even stranger, our software only shows the last 4 numbers on the card for security reasons and we have to enter our username and p/w if we need to reveal the whole number for any reason. Yet these reg cards with the imprinted card number are filed away and stored for a few years before finally being shredded.
Will no one think of the kittens?
Kitten photos with penises scrawled on them?! Oh, the horror!
This is what happens ...
when your company is staffed by self-absorbed techies so young they may have but the haziest awareness that something called World War II even happened.
Shouldn't be that hard to do
Just look for the sarcasm tag - /s.
A nice-looking Samsung phone.
Re: Identity Crisis
It's a breath mint! It's a candy mint!
You, sir, owe my employer a new keyboard.
"Just a thought, mate, but don't you think the Diet Coke might be a better choice?"
Re: Invest in Krylon now!
I suppose, from a 'getting caught vandalizing a vending machine' standpoint, spray paint would be preferable to a hammer.
Re: When I were a lad
... and uphill both ways.
Interesting difference in appearance
The (white) L3 pictured in the Ars Technica review shows a black bezel on the top of the phone and a white one on the bottom. The result is so hideous, I didn't continue reading past the picture.
The matching black bezels on your sample is much more asthetically pleasing.
Careful what you wish for
If movies provide any guidance, the vast majority show that in contact between us and extraterrestrials, we humans usually get the short end of the stick.
Truly intelligent life would view us as disgusting vermin, to be completely exterminated before we despoil the rest of the universe.
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