Re: Another failure from crApple
"One wonders why they bother."
Back! Back, I say! Back under your bridge!!
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My name is Vasquez - where do I sign up?
"...because if you were to open up any of us humans, be it with a machete, an IED or on the surgeons table, you will find that we are ALL exactly the same colour on the inside."
Reminds me of a Clive Barker quote: "Every body is a book of blood; Wherever we're opened, we're red."
"Many cults/churches/religions/faiths (delete as applicable) rely on "sending thoughts and prayers" and if these aren't working then where, or when, will it all end?"
Don't you mean "Send me your cheques and pay packets"?
"Please note: the only acceptable responses to this post are "Amen" and a repost or link."
"They are going to streamline and modernise that system too. Each police car will carry a stepladder so that the fall can be conducted on the front line."
Obligatory Discworld Quote:
"Of course, you'd have nothing to fear from us," said Vimes. "Although you might trip on your way down the stairs to the cells."
"There's no stairs down to your cells!"
"Stairs can be arranged."
Pterry icon, El Reg?
"Doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out what will happen here."
Nor a brain scientist.
"Hm, not long till Bonfire Night: Penny for the
"I may understand the sentiment, but I think it is a bit much talking about burning an effagy of someone for incompetance."
Then you have not been to one of the excellent displays in Edenbridge, Kent (scroll down to the bottom of the page for "Trump") where they, quite famously, burn/explode/destroy an effigy of someone for incompetance - usually of quite a large nature (both the incompetance and the effigy).
"It would basically refer to the fact that we're not inside a simulation but that our universe is part of something much bigger, something not easily comprehensible."
Obligatory Discworld quote:
OH, I'VE SEEN THE INFINITE, IT'S...NOTHING SPECIAL.
"Don't be daft, you can't see the infinite, it's...infinite!"
"Alright then, what did it look like?"
FROM THE OUTSIDE, IT'S BLUE, BELIEVE ME.
- Soul Music (Animated)
We gonna get our Pterry icon, or what El Reg?
"anyone who’s been on a Morecombe and Wise Christmas Special is A list in our book."
Does that make Morecombe and Wise A list then?
"You may need a new keyboard judging by your"
By your what? BY YOUR WHAT??!?
"He should have stuck to cock push ups."
Well, one is all you need!
"So basically they're just an intrusion into our universe of pan-dimensional hyper-intelligent beings?
I think you'll find that's mice."
That's the other dimension....just over there....
"How about a 42 crossed with a scythe in the background?"
Whilst I applaud your creative thinking, the prevalence of quotes from both The Greatest Procrastinator That Ever Did Live (‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by.’), and Sir Pterry surely call for their own unique icons?
I would recommend for Mr Adams, a cup of really hot tea? And for Sir Pterry, a black, wide brimmed Fedora?
"Rather than overtaxing the El Reg staffers though..."
They are about to employ an intern, aren't they? Seems like the perfect first job to me...
"Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw."
― Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
"Obligatory request for Pterry icon."
"My Feature request for the next iPhone is for it to run Android."
"My feature request for my next Android phone is that it runs IOS."
"My feature request for iPhone and Android is to run Windows."
"Why can't these stupid phones run OS/2 Warp - as God intended!"
My feature request is that it can run Crysis.
"In the morning, pour it and nuke it for 30 seconds or so to get the temperature back up."
“No clowns were funny. That was the whole purpose of a clown. People laughed at clowns, but only out of nervousness. The point of clowns was that, after watching them, anything else that happened seemed enjoyable.”
― Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
Where's the damned Pterry icon, El Reg?
"This is just typical of Microsoft...."
No, I have to disagree, brown sauce (whatever brand) is not appropriate for a bacon sandwich, it has to be tomato ketchup, every time. Brown sauce only belongs in a sausage sandwich.
And you can keep you opinion about sweet tea to yourself, thank you very much!
"Don't you mean Inn-Sewer-Ants?"
*Needs Pterry Icon -->*
The penny really dropped after 'Charcoal Wednesday'
I further the cause and raise my hand in agreement - we need a Sir Pterry icon.
"...the videos depict gang members threatening rivals, describing how they would murder them, and making shooting gestures."
Sounds like a late 90's/early 00's hip-hop video!
"Happy Tree Friends, hilarious."
Brilliant cartoon, perfect mix of cutesy characters and gruesome violence. Love it. And that irritating theme tune....
Nah Nah Nah Nanah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nanah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nanah Nah Nah Nah
I recently found volumes 1-3 on dvd for £1 each in one of my local charity shops. On the shelf with other kids/cartoon dvd's. I saw it as my solemn duty to purchase those dvd's, lest they get into the hands of some fragile, little minds.
Also, so I could tell the till worker that these dvd's were not appropriate for children.* The look on her face...
Naah Naah Nanah Na Nah, Nanah Nanah Na Nah, Naah Naah Nanah Na Nah, Nanah Nanah Na Nah....
*Or, maybe not. It's hard to tell these days.
"Thank God I live in the UK where we don't have a government that interferes with the legal websites we as citizens are allowed to visit...Yet"
"The Guarding Dark"
Imagine how strong I must be.
"Things are too comfy in the west, even for the very poor. Beer, ciggies, ready meals and Match of the Day, and we are happy."
Bread & Circuses.
Surely with such a change to the phrase, it should be updated to Leg's Razor?
I hope the coffee gets upgraded in all their centres!
"computer jobs are outsourced at the drop of a cost analysis presentation"
Like it, gonna try and use that in a meeting later on.
Something about this smells...off. If the report had been written by an independent third party (highly unlikely), I might have bought into it. If you (the gubmint) were forced into writing a report about NSA's opsec, wouldn't you throw in some misinformation to make it a) look like you're incapable of locking down your own systems securely and b) provide an opportunity for would-be foreign actors/"rogue" contractors to attempt to access those systems? You would then be able to build a "profile" of possible attack vectors.
Yes, I know Snowden mentioned before that he was not alone in having escalated privileges in being able to access the information that he did, and that this seemed to be the norm for the sub-contractors that worked for the NSA. Or it was the norm for the NSA to have the type of documentation that was leaked, stored in systems that could be accessed so easily. But still, something doesn't sit right, and I find it hard to believe that adequately securing their own systems was entirely outside their area of competence.
After all, if you were running a super-duper-secret spy agency, wouldn't you want to spread as much misinformation as possible? Even if it was through legitimate channels, like the Department of Defense?
I know I would.
Alternatively, (and the slightly less suspicious bastard/paranoid idea) it could simply have been an appeasement report for the superiors that have been shouting behind the scenes about "how could this happen", and never got released due to the incoming change of government at the time. Only due to the FOI request does it come into the light.
But I prefer my paranoid version.
...IT outsourcer writes damning report about another IT outsourcer?
News at 11.
"In essence the main difference is that the JPALS signal is encrypted, unlike TACAN."
Ahh, well there's your problem right there, sonny Jim, we won't be having your encrypted nonsense over here! We're dead set against that sort of thing, aren't we lads!
Putty. Putty. Putty.
Green Putty - Grutty Peen.
Grarmpitutty - Morning!
Pridsummer - Grorning Utty!
Not even a particularly
Nice shade of green.
As I lick my armpit and shall agree,
That this putty is very well green.
Who the hell downvotes an entirely relevant Douglas Adams quote?
"4) preferably buy next Wednesday."
I'll give you a fiver for it, but that's as high as I can go.
"— Jenn (@jennyfarfar) June 13, 2017
Still not taken off been on the plane over an hour now with everyone on board ridiculous"
If there is an issue with the check-in system, why are people already checked in being held up on the tarmac?
"How do you construct a DB that allows you to pull details of US citizens without being able to provide any kind of count of how many records are of US citizens"
Warning, Pseudo code coming up....
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