I am 68 years old and a couple of years ago I found the complete Clangers on DVDs on eBay. Naturally I had to purchase them.
1745 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Re: @AC ... The cat is pretty well out of the bag already
[...No property is worth it... ]
I beg to differ: what I have worked damned hard to acquire is not available for some covetous scrote to help himself/herself/itself to simply because they can't be arsed to work for it. Sod 'em.
Re: Some men do get periods ...
Surely the esteemed Mr Dabbs is post-menopausal by now...
Re: playing games online or otherwise?
Never happen. Since most politicos are total onanists, they'd never penalise themselves.
Re: The Opposite Of Sensible Or Fair
"Chicago residents who prefer to download their music rather than stream it, on the other hand, are in luck: the change to the tax law doesn't apply to them."
"UK's Rural Payments Agency is 'failing on multiple levels'"
No change there, then:- business as usual.
Just what worked for me...
I unloaded my Epson XP printer, and acquired one of their Ecotank series. Not a better printer, but 4# 30ml inks at £30 for the set isn't too bad when compared to 5/6 ml cartridges. Having 30 ml tanks in the printer lessens the chance of drying out, too.
Re: What about the El Reg commentardiat?
If it's NOT subversive I want my money back.
Re: disaster, colossal amounts of money
Only 'nearly every'?
OK, my problems are fewer since I don't travel abroad but when out & about, if I want to use my phone banking app, I switch off WiFi so I will only ever connect via 4G. I'll only ever use public wifi for something where network security isn't necessary.
Place the blame where it belongs!
If a company is acting outside the law, then use the law to prosecute them.
If they're operating legally, then blame the lawmakers and change the law.
How long before the first plod is mugged for his camera?
"He attributed this to its excellent school system, fast and cheap internet connections, and long, cold, dark Finnish winters."
No mention of a plentiful supply of pizza delivery services, and Moms having cellars, then.
Re: Reality Check
"but they can be as large as a cardboard box in a strong thermal.
That would have to be one hell of a thermal."
Depends on the cardboard box:- they come in sizes from smaller than a matchbox to the size of a packing crate - and in materials from very light card to multi-ply heavy duty stuff.
...aren't the words "analyst" and "intelligence" mutually exclusive?
Re: Ahhh Windows 3.11 for Workgroups...
Seems a cool name to me: does there have to be a reason?
Unlike our experiences wherein our elected governments have transmogrified into bandits.
"Put down your ironing and get to the keyboard!
Only IF you've finished the ironing.
...anything which stops or impedes the denizens of The Palace of Westminster from communicating with each other and furthering their little schemes is a good thing for the rest of us.
"...government policies on power generation..."
Wasn't aware they had any.
Re: So Download Festival are trying to go bankrupt?
You mean a vote for Miliband would have shown great intelligence and deep understanding of reality?
Or is it a case of anyone who doesn't agree with you is an idiot and away with the fairies?
Re: Not for older MACs
My Early 2009 MacPro is running Yosemite quite happily. It's a 6-yr old machine, and still does all I ask it to do, including quite heavy Photoshop work with 210Mb 14-bit TIFFS (Exported Raw files from my D800).
Re: Another epic Apple EOL fail
"...Apple computers are not for the technically oriented minds. People will buy Macs regardless with the content smile of lobotomized, bordering on Nirvana..."
Whereas I, Sandtitz, am one of the élite cognoscenti who look down on those who merely want to get on with using a machine without having to fart about with it.
And yes, I have been involved in both H/W ands S/W support/engineering since the late 1970's, and surprisingly enough, have been a Mac user since 1990. Even the most experienced mechanics like something which they can just drive...
(Awaits hordes of downvotes from the anti-Apple mob, desperate to show how they're too cool and too technically brilliant to use something which just runs...)
Re: "Branch" line
"...Taxes are now used to pay for necessities which make it possible to have a successful society: Roads, infrastructure, a functional justice system..."
Our roads are in one hell of a state, our infrastructure is broken & can't cope, and it's been one hell of a long time since our legal system had anything to do with justice.
So where are my taxes going???
Why pick on Oz?
"...police all over Australia have routinely misused information to which they have access..."
I don't think that's restricted to Oz.
"...police all over
Australia everywhere have routinely misused information to which they have access..."
There! That's fixed it for you.
Re: "...the universe is around 13.8 billion years old..."
Weapons of mass distraction, perchance?
"...the universe is around 13.8 billion years old..."
So is Rupert Murdoch - so the universe must be older.
“ transform the way IBM digitally engages with clients and business partners across 70 countries in the region.”
Re: Why should Apple be worried?
Is this "iPhone6-killer" related to the previous "iPhone5-killer" and the "iPhone4-killer" all of which were predicted to decimate the iPhone market?
It's not merely acceptable, it appears to be positively encouraged and might soon be compulsory.
An unerring track record of accuracy in forecasting Apple's moves.
"...Airing concerns about security, money laundering and financing of terrorism is a standard tactic employed by the banks..."
Hence the recent humomgous settlements paid by HSBC and others to the US regulatory authorities for dealings with massive sums of drug money, financial dealings with terrorist-sponsoring states, and myriad other skullduggeries.
Concerned - but mainly about how much they can make from it, it seems.
That's ruined Jasper's Christmas
"...I thought the reason the Saudi's were doing it was to screw up investment in western shale oil which would wipe out a lot of their customers..."
Not at all old lad. The House of Saud (with a little prompting from that nice Mr Obama) has its prime intention as severely harming Iran - their implacable anemy/arch-rival - whose export of oil is the only thing keeping the Tehrani economy anything like afloat. Depress the price of oil, and the general populace in Iran become somewhat disenchanted with the Ayatollahs...
Mr Obama is pefectly happy to see Tehran deep in the mire, and with the added bonus of buggering up Boris, he has had a pefectly happy Christmas - with it all effectively done through proxies.
The EU's rush (under US prompting) for expansion eastwards has fuelled Boris's natural age-old paranoia regarding being encircled by the enemy. with the enemy at the gates. The EU foray towards the Ukraine was a step too far from Boris's point of view.
Also, in reply to Arnaut the less, who states "With the possible exception of Angela Merkel, please let me have the name of a single leader of a major first world country who is not a putz.", the delightful Frau Merkel might not be a putz, but she is a dyed-in-the-wool authoritarian not-so-ex Osti apparatchik who views German hegemony over an enlarged European Union as the Fourth Reich.
Google, Amazon & Apple remove bugger all money from circulation when viewed in the context of QE - or printing as many 'new' dollars, pounds or euros as our esteemed overlords feel like.
Add to this the fact that with fractional reserve banking, loans made by banks are little more than money created out of thin air, and it becomes apparent that the whole system is a house of cards.
It continues as long as the participants believe - or pretend to - in it, but at some point someone of power/influence is bound to say "Hold on, this here's all funny money which doesn't really exist".
And then? - Solids, meet air-conditioning...
To Mr Corfield...
"...and its author has been dead for 20 years..."
Perhaps they cant tell...
Re: Users little affected
Thanks for that link:- very interesting to read.
Have a festive beer!
"...Russian hackers slurped $15 MILLION from banks..."
And that's chickenfeed to what the damned banks have slurped from us...
What a headline...
Nice article: the best headline of the year, too!
Re: Blue Sky Ahead
Well I can't imagine many Politicos, Celebs etc., buying a mobe from a Murdoch company...
...to Joan of Arc.
Well it was a cold day, and she did keep us warm - for a while.
My post appeared twice. (this is a re-edit of the second one).
I don't suppose GCHQ had a hand in the new El Reg interface...
...with the first two comments.
Aimed at teens, since they won't yet have developed the jaded cynicism (or realistic appraisal) with which we grown-ups view our dear overlords.
Re: 18 billion? Peanuts. The real deal goes on.
Almost:- I agree the gov't budget is undoubtedly fraudulent and backed my figures which are probably a mixture of wishful thinking, pure invention and guesswork.
But for a real scam, just look across the Channel to the EU budget.
When was the last itime its auditors signed off the accounts?
Thanks, I needed that!
"...And how often do they really feel tempted to see their friends naked?.."
As a 65-yr old whose circle of friends is generally aged roughly the same, just the thought was enough to put me off my cocoa & chocolate hob-nob.
Earlier warning of such suggestions would be in order...
Have a beer...
"...The packets, abstracted, will never be repeated...
The best play on words for years...
"...The UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled Friday that GCHQ’s mass surveillance TEMPORA program is legal..."
So, one section of the UK establishment finds that the questionable clandestine activities of another part of the UK establishment are perfectly OK.
Well colour me effin' amazed...
As the delightful Ms Rice-Davis (nearly) said, "They would say that, wouldn't they?"
A better option
I'm more with the board of Google:- who have just voted in favour of breaking up the EU.
Is that the Dear Leader, or his sister?