I've just entered Nirvana.
404 posts • joined 29 Jan 2008
I've just entered Nirvana.
Horrible, vile woman. What she did was disgusting. She should have got 15 years, the evil bastard.
"The real physical threat from the Internet of Things..." is that it's a load of outrageously expensive, insecure crap!
First Trump then over to Zuckerberg - could it get any worse? (Rhetorical question - I'm pretty sure it could)
Beer icon cos after reading this article I need a LOT of beers!
Loved Urban's Dredd, the Killing Joke and, naturally, Watchmen. This looks like a worthwhile gallery visit for a change. More power to Higgins' glorious pen.
'Sorry to leave you heartbroken, but I'm not available.'
How exactly is honesty trolling?
Linux, in whatever form, is shit. People use Microsoft in whichever way they find it because it's relatively intuitive. Linux simply isn't and the Linux community is both elitist and exclusive. I have on many occasions over the past few years tried to escape the Microsoft chains only to find myself treated like a fucking idiot on various Linux forums for asking, what seems to these supreme beings to be, very basic questions. If Linux users embraced ex-Windows users, maybe things would get better for Linux generally. As it is, they won't and it won't.
The sad thing is that, if Linux emulated Windows a little more, particularly with regard to compatibility, a hell of a lot more Windows users would make the change. Also, if Linux users didn't regard themselves as so fucking special, that might help, too.
"But honestly, no one associates motorcycles with nice smells. Not even men."
Oh, I don't know. I loved the smell of my motorbike, and even the smell of my second wife when she'd been out on hers for hours. There's something about the smells of burning oil/petrol and pisspoor electrics that is really attractive. On the other hand, if a perfume could be produced that smelled like an old and much-loved book, I'd marry the wearer tomorrow - male, female, cephalopod or whatever.
Did I miss the bit where the article said how much it cost?
Brit here and expecting our crappy government to follow the US as it always does. Thank God or the deity of your choice for VPNs/Tor and so on.
Whatever happened to freedom?
They can demand all they want - I don't have anything to do with Twitter, Facebook or any of the other time-wasting crap on the net. Besides, there are plenty of places to go rather than the US.
Talkie Toaster is my hero!!!
Forget it, it's boring.
What the hell is an 'Iberian slap' - and do I really want to know?
Seems like a good opportunity to ask everyone to suck the venom out for you. Okay, you'd probably die but at least you'd die happy.
'A survey of 2,700 Millennials aged 18 to 24 in the US has this week revealed that two-thirds use ad blockers on desktop and mobile devices.'
And a hundred percent of the adults I know use ad blockers! More power to 'em.
'...And you can still choose to block all ads with Adblock Plus if you wish, meaning you'll see no banners at all.'
For all their bluster and bullshit, I wonder how long that option will remain. Not much longer, is my guess.
It made my eyes bleed just reading that fucking headline!
Sad and shocking news. So young, too. Condolences to his family and all at the Reg. He will definitely be missed.
I think I'll just carry on doing what Ford Prefect did - make sure I always have a towel close to hand.
I swear the articles on this site are getting smaller. Is it cos it's Friday?
'...one of the key ground rules is NO BEARDS'
That's me fucked then. :-(
'The chief executive’s package was down 16 per cent to $33.362m for Salesforce’s fiscal year 2016.'
'The company said it acted following “concerns regarding quantum of total CEO pay.”'
What the hell does that even mean? Why can't they use normal words like 'ridiculously excessive amount'?
'...and notepad too'
Is this the old Notes facility? This was fabulously useful and is sorely missed in Firefox. Couldn't care less about the email though - I have a text-based email client to take care of that.
"why do people hang dog poos in trees?"
Do they? I've never heard of such a thing, thank #deity.
Exactly the same thing but wearing 'cardigowns' and those stupid fluffy animal slippers.
'Modern Britons would rather sit at home in a pair of lady’s leggings quaffing Baileys, downloading computer games and sucking lemons...'
That's EXACTLY what I do every night.
'Much of the info about how Windows and apps are functioning is deleted within 30 days.'
'Much of???' That's including, possibly, some personal files? Not a chance.
Tree-fiddy, and not a penny more.
'Ballmer lists his luxuries as his private plane and a weekly massage.'
Wow, I'm more like Ballmer that I ever know. My luxuries are my fifteen year old car and a weekly takeaway. Hmm, not much like him, after all.
On the other hand I'm a fat bad-tempered bastard, too, so there's that.
I just had either an orgasm or a heart attack.
Well, if we're being super-picky, it should be 'spelled', not 'spelt' or 'spellt'.
I just carried out a quick poll of everyone in my immediate vicinity (22 people). All those on Android devices (12) have no intention of 'upgrading' in the foreseeable future, except one guy who said he could do with a better camera on his mobile eventually. Everyone using an iPhone (10), without exception, intends to upgrade at the earliest opportunity. I've no great love for Apple but they certainly have their marketing well-targeted and pretty well sorted for future sales.
No prices (or guesstimates)?
'...the delightful lighting effects this will cause might be seen as far south as California.'
And as far North as the UK?
'The whole "windows 10 is crap" propaganda mainly exists on tech sites. In the real world windows 10 is well received.'
Have to say I agree with this. Techies hate it but the folk out there in the real world seem to love it (once the intrusive crap is turned off anyway). I'm still on 7 but I'm tempted to give 10 a go. it's pretty easy to reinstall everything from a backup.
'...in an effort to exert pressure on the company, which has a limited presence in Brazil'
'...estimated 100 million Brazilian users of WhatsApp'
I wouldn't call 100 million users a 'limited presence' in ANY country.
Since when is pfaffing a word? Faffing, yes. I do that all the time. And faffing is in the Oxford English, too.
Bloody funny but I can't blame him. I'm pretty much the same way around spiders myself.
'As it turns out the male was chasing a rather large spider around the unit with a can or mortein.'
I'm a Brit - what's a can or mortein?
Seriously? $160-worth of three plugs to turn on a light three seconds after I would have passed the switch that's on the wall next to me as I enter the room. Then the time needed to program/reprogram this over-expensive crap...
Until the Internet of Odds and Sods can come up with gadgets that are a)useful, b)necessary and c)reasonably priced for what they do, they can shove it.
Thank fuck for a bit of common sense.
"Who the hell is Ashley Madison?"
I'd have to go with the $39m. My conscience wouldn't let me do anything else especially if some of the residents are friends.
With any luck, he'll shut the fuck up at last. I won't hold my breath though.
'Elsewhere this week, US watchdog the FCC said it wanted to fine AT&T $100m for throttling traffic. The carrier, in turn, had a good old moan by saying it really would rather not have to cough up the cash. The result? AT&T has told the feds to take a hike. Besides, the company said, customers really enjoy being throttled, apparently...'
Yeah, of course. And as we were told a few months back, people who use ad blockers actually like to receive ads.
'Civil War General John Sedgwick's last words: "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance".'
I thought Sedgwick's last words were actually: "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist---".
That's made it all clearer. Thanks, guys.
'It may be worth saying that it is free for a year from release ie until 29/7/2016.'
This is confusing the crap out of me. From some sources, it's clear that this is a permanent giveaway, presumably because MS is looking to make its money on apps/programs. From others, I understand that this is free for a single year, after which there is a subscription charge, monthly or annually. Could anyone state - with absolute confidence - which is the correct scenario?
'16 GB Graphics card'
Shome mishtake, shurely...
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