134 posts • joined Friday 24th August 2007 23:10 GMT
"that judge could well be a secret judge in a secret court who issues a secret warrant that the data holder isn't allowed to tell anyone about," - that would be the judge with the very large and well worn rubber stamp in his hand.
Re: education issue.
"I'm guessing that they are stupid enough not to KNOW " ignorance is not the same as stupidity. 3rd world poverty stricken upbringing can have disastrous results - severely reduced life expectancy is common.
Re: why did governemnt businesses get sold off?
"If staff need to be bribed by bonuses, they are corrupt by definition."
Well put. You are paid to do a job, you do it, you then get a bonus for doing what you were paid to do -WTF ?
might also look up "Lee Harvey Oswald".
Re: Overlooked Something.
Why stop there then, hi-jack an Amazon van today.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
"It is not a weapon, it's a piece of sporting equipment. "
Your own Mafia would disagree with you. Favoured WEAPON for execution of "songbirds".
And no, an execution is not considered a sport in my country.
Re: Hand held shotgun?
" decimating a flock of duck "
So, 1lb of shot and you only get 1in 10 birds - doesn't sound that unsporting.
Re: Will no-one think of the children? It's the tip of the iceberg
I wouldn't call an iPhone "budget", I think the children's jobs are safe for now.
Re: It's the tip of the iceberg
Slim margins on a S4, how do you explain their profits then ? Next thing you will tell me iPhone has slim margins, too.
apart from the cost of buying for "friends and family", I don't think a phone is an appropriate gift - just too personal a choice.
I would be really miffed if a friend of mine bought me an iPhone for Xmas, and I don't think an iPhone user would appreciate being given a Moto G.
Stick to giving socks - much easier to hide the ones you don't like without giving offence.
Re: Sounded really promising
Did I miss something - why would you need an Android port of OpenOffice when this runs full win8 x86 and can use x86 OpenOffice if required ?
"Bets the first thing any new CEO does is come in say yeah Windows RT and the Surface you are a short bus money loser and you are gone."
If Elop gets the job, maybe he can use his "burning platform" line again - except this time he suggests they dump Windows and give Android a run.
hey, it worked for him last time, who knows ?
Re: Really ?
Well Dave, no plea for sloppiness intended, please state which of the several hundred translations from the original you prefer . They all have their good points, but none are word for word identical, presumably that is why the translator thought their version was essential.
I don't think Dante wrote in English, so which particular of the dozens of translations are YOU quoting from.
Translation can be literal and virtually unreadable or interpretive, so that the meaning is not "lost in translation".
Re: Why Windows is doomed.
amazing stuff ! saving 6 seconds of your precious time waiting for Windows to load.
I bet you drink your coffee in record time too. Life in the fast lane .
Re: Why Windows is doomed.
"The end result is that 80 GIGABYTES (?!?!) of the hard drive was still in use after my effort to delete all non-Windows stuff."
very poor effort then, if I clean out everything , win7 uses about 20gb.
you are holding it wrong.
Re: Microsoft account needed for Facebook? ??
"I'm a complete Facebook addict,"
" but I don't use it because Twitter is a monument to banality."
Oh, the irony...it hurts .
You may want to edit that article. That Australian chap appears to be from NZ, which last time I looked was some distance from the Australian east coast, even further than France is from Blighty.
Re: @AC 17:51
AC quoting AC quoting AC ad infinitum, how is anyone supposed to know what you are replying to ?
What is the need for secrecy when posting about BSD, Linux ? I just don't get it .
Re: Easy fix for Apple
"and it'll be rather difficult to justify those fat margins, wouldn't you agree?"
The fat margins produce the high prices which give the exclusivity.
Often times price is the only distinguishing feature of "luxury" goods.
Re: ...the worst backup software there is except ...
"Seems to me the only way to find out is to try it and waste a lot of time."
you don't have to follow through with your experimentation. start a backup - look at the filename it produces, dates etc, etc. stop it and try whatever other variation you want. it shouldn't take long at all.
you only waste a lot of time if it takes longer than reading the manual.
Re: Golden Rule
"Put your story to that."
No story necessary - I think a sheet of a4 with all the rules and a list of the last 10 passwords stuck to the side of the monitor would be helpful, or not much work would be done .
Re: Zenith for TCFKAR?
Zenith of El Reg's journalistic excellence ;-)
Re: One question...
Thanks for the change of perspective, I had always seen nuking from orbit as an attack on an orbiting menace. Now I see it can also mean nuking something ground-based from the safety of an orbiting craft.
Re: simple maths
So true ! Is there any business using it at present ?
Re: Wasted bandwidth
"So what do you actually get for wasting 3.5GB of bandwidth on every PC?"
Well, I am on home 3g broadband with an 8gb quota.
7 hours for 2.5gb and then was told an error had occured and would I please try again.
Fine , I thought , I had heard that you can resume and it would pick up where it had stopped.
Restarted the process, only to see that it was back to the beginning ! All lost.
O.K. lets test the resume/pause this time. Yes, all works as expected - I could pause and resume, even shutdown and restart and it picked up where it had left off.
Good I thought, lets leave it to download overnight.
checked this morning - same result, 2.5gb downloaded "an unexpected error occurred" - all lost !
So 5gb of my 8gb allowance wasted and no way to get an iso legally - thank you Microsoft.
Re: I shot the last Stallman's Gnu in Rhodesia
Really, in RHODESIA ? how quaint, how's the empire going, old chap ?
"A free society doesn't mean you get free stuff. It means that you have enough free will that you can be responsible for your own success or your own failure."
And that is why universal healthcare is important. Without your health, all the free will in the world is useless.
Ill health strikes the successful as well as the unsuccessful and sometimes all the money in the world can't buy you good health (ask Steve's widow).
I guess all those people who died in the Twin Towers , just didn't have enough free will to want to live, and so their failure is down to them ?
Re: I haven't put up with Apple's OS's for decades, Obama.
"Since hospitals (even non-profits) are essentially run by profiteers, they have no interest in curbing this. They also inflate their invoices making any analysis of healthcare in general more difficult."
Ain't "free" enterprise grand !
Corporate welfare is fine (GM etc), but everyone else can fend for themselves, and the Devil take the hindmost.
Re: the usual "everyone else but me" nonsense from the 1%
"Mr. Nacchio, a jury of your peers found you guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. You were not a Master of the Universe: you were a criminal. Get over it."
Such childlike trust in the legal system (and especially the US one).
Thankfully , no innocent person has ever had to spend time behind bars.
I certainly hope for your sake that you don't run afoul of it.
You would probably defend yourself , after all why waste money on a lawyer when you are innocent ?
Re: Slightly fruity comparison
"People living in Cornwall or Devon get more extra radiation over there lifetime."
Hmmm... that explains a lot.
Re: I wonder...
pedanticness (new word), uhmm....neoligism ?
Re: Luwak coffee - a question
"Vegan - absolutely not. Out of the question, it is still sourced from an animal."
I would dispute that. It may have passed through an animals alimentary canal, but as the civet ate the bean-pulp and passed the bean, it could even be argued that it had not been "inside" the civet. Technically , your food is not "in" you until it has passed the lining of your gut and been absorbed into your bloodstream.
Think of your body as an elongated donut, with the outer layer the skin and the hole of the donut your digestive tract.
Wild Luwak coffee should be fine for vegans - caged civet luwak coffee should be ethically repugnant to all.
Conspiracy theory ?
maybe it is all the revelations about the NSA that got me thinking....
Watching the comments flying back and forth with such vehemence, got me wondering if it would be in El Reg's interest to post their own provocative comments under the "anonymous coward" handle , just to stir the pot.
Why not troll the readership to get the comments flowing ?
It works in politics "agent provocateurs" are used extensively, why not here ?
Just sayin' - no idea if they do it or not.
Re: Nice idea, but...
"The idea that rpm and dpkg are anything like as user-friendly as setup.exe is a joke."
You forgot to mention virus.exe which is also incredibly user-friendly on Windows.
Re: What a vile article...
Recommended recovery period after a humerectomy is 2 weeks away from a computer or smartphone.
Try posting back here when you feel better, there's a good chap...now toddle off and have a good lie-down.
Re: @ Mr C - bad taste
"That crosses the line so damn far it is in danger of suffering wraparound. In fact, that whole wiki page is a clustermindfsck, but the "on sex" part is spectacularly WTFish. Enjoy it for yourself."
Wow, your mind is easily fscked. He must have had some real fun "seeding" that stuff. People are so gullible.
Dear AC - have an upvote for your subtle astro-turfing.
Re: When you're dying ...
If the country is poor enough, maybe you should play the long game - give it away free in those countries to get the user-base hooked. When prosperity reaches a certain level - start charging a reasonable price.
As your product is essentially free to reproduce you lose nothing by giving it away to people who could never afford it in the first place and you sew up the market and shut out the competition.
I take it you have never been to a Third World country and seen the almost unimaginable poverty a large portion of this earths 7billion plus population live under ?
Clean water - "luxury".
First things first...the internet is a first world luxury, not a necessity.
Re: USD300million and rising, will security catch-up?
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"Here's one for the Reg research department: Is the average contents of a man's bladder enough to put out a flaming mobe?"
an electrolyte stream (urine) in direct contact with an electrical fire and the interior of human body could end in tears.
" And god forbid you identify yourself as religious in any way."
You just did. Atheists don't need a god to forbid anything.
diffusion v concentration.
water might follow the path of least resistance and flow down - but money defies gravity - it's path of least resistance is UP.
Re: great, another OS!
the AVERAGE user doesn't even know a phone has an OS.
Re: What's stopping me from having half the companies data anyways?
" Apart from your honour as an IT professional."
You mean judges are IT professionals, these days... I suppose it helps with some of the more technical aspects of the cases they have to sit on.
Re: A lotta donuts
"The Metropolitan Police has been forced to maintain a 24-hour watch on the building, which they said in February had cost Brits nearly £3m by that point."
And exactly who has forced them to spend that money ?
Choosing what resources to allocate is a discretionary process - in what way is this a priority with scarce resources , rioting in the streets and people getting hacked to death ?
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