20 posts • joined Friday 10th August 2007 20:45 GMT
not news any more
If 3 masked robbers with guns stole $xxx million euros/dollars/etc in a daylight heist from any bank in the world the news feeds would go crazy with useless facts about every heist in history and so-called journalists going on about other journalist's opinions about why it happened and how awful it all is. Organized crime doing it thru a stupidly overlooked crack in computer security procedures......no news.
Conspiracy angle, the bank needed to unload some cash quickly to a local prince and hired the bad boys to create a crime so no suspicion is raised when the money moves. No taxes due either.
Being third is irrelevant
Statistics sell news. Doesn't mean they're true, relevant or useful. BB has it's own market (business). Where's the overlap with Apple and Samsung? What's with this compulsion by journalists to treat the phone market like a horse race where there's one winner and a bunch of losers? Give us news about how BB is doing in it's own market place. This made up statistics race-report style of so-called journalism fills the blank spaces on Regs web page but it's boring.
not a laptop but a palm top so call it a pop or patop or plop or poop
mobile device so call it a mice or mobice or mobe
everybody thinks they need one ('cause everyone else has one), they are sheep, therefore call it baa-baa
large corporations are robbing us blind, therefore call it crap
all above ideas are copywrited, El Reg may use with approval
more data = better beliefs?
who ever has the most recent study wins, until there's another study.
arguing about global ocean temperature changes proves one thing only - you've got too much time on your hands.
Get Back to Work!
(and quit reading the newsertainment, it's bad for your mental health)
thank you google for keeping consiracy theory journalists earning a paycheque by your mere existance. great for the local economy. and they say google takes all the money back to the US leaving britain penniless. for shame.
buying apps is like.....
going to the hardware store (Canada). I'm home, I need a part/tool/whatever. I go to the hardware store, search around until I find exactly what I need, pay for it, go home, use it. No shopping. Latest app Open GPS Tracker, need to track distance ran while training. Downloading an app to fill in time in my boring life... those days are over.
keeping emails around
private business is under no obligation to archive anything unless they choose to. banks are accountable to their stock holders so company business is often shows up in emails. feels like vulture is picking thru a rotting carcass looking for that last bit to bring back to the nest.
Assange vs politicians
Julian knows that there will be political interference in his situation as long as it leads to getting re-elected. As to protecting/serving the citizens, politicians have a very bad track record there. Julian for president (of Iceland)!
here in canada we call it telus
telus means "we were here first" and "bad customer service" and "if we ignore the upstarts maybe they'll go away".
What competition? Skype works, has millions of users world-wide and is affordable (free). Sorta like Google. Captalism works if there's competition. Capitalism is over (at the leading edge of technology). "Do no harm" is the antithesis of capitalism. Evolution is upon us.
Pat Robertson knows why this happened!
He's mentioned at The Onion as having inside info as to why these disasters happen. What's he got to say about this near-disaster in Virginia?
Journalist's now ready to run MoD
Thank goodness this journalist has given taxpayers his precious time and advice to "save the day" on mis-guided RAF expenditures. From the tone of his article, he obviously knows much more about how to run Britain's military than they themselves do!
It's too big so it must be bad!
We've seen it before and yet it's still tedious.
A large American corporation grows to goliath proportions. Perhaps this massive entity is secretly taking over the world? We must use our david-sized influence and bring down this giant before we all become one with the google! And the crazed leaders of such an planet-gulping monster MUST be evil and so every muscle twitch that's reported by the ever-so-accurate (and strangely goliath-sized themselves) media entities shows that doom is at hand. After smartly (smarmily?) lashing the bottom of one little bit of one toe of the monster, thereby keeping the bigger-is-badder meme alive, a self-satisfying pint is consumed, advertisers find contentment and bosses note that articles have been published, readers report in with variations on the theme and all is good.
Google-bashing will keep this little monster fed until the next upstart IT company gets too big for comfort.
There appears to be a mob-think meme going around that because Google is so large that it must be evil. Big success = evil. Gotta drag 'em down to our size so we can again feel safe.
I know you Brits have been measuring folks for their chains for centuries but where has it got you? Some very interesting castles with interesting dungeons and a weird gov't.
Let 'em rule the world I say. Could they do any worse?
Gord, on the other side of the world, safe from the overlords
EVIL GOOGLE TAKING OVER THE INTERNET!
Drastic assumption IMO.
Maybe the advertisers actually get good results as compared to the money spent. In a market driven business, ask the market if they like google ad words, not a bunch of google-conspiracy-theorists.
Of course the news that all is well is not really news and the vulture would likely not report that.
Anybody out there actually like their phone service provider?
This latest batch of comments has a distinctive flavour of anger/disgust/It's a Conspiracy! to it. The vulture is attracted to the smell of rotting carcass's. I just didn't think it was the readers!
I just did a Compaq System Recovery trying to get Outlook going, unaware of this issue.
I now know more about Outlook problems than any normal human should (except the MVP of Outlook Development at Microsoft). At least they coulda sent me an email telling me about it!
Wait, never mind, my email WASN'T WORKING at the time.
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