"It's exactly like complaining that China have a monopoly on rare earths"
That happened already a few years ago, there used to be some articles by Tim Worstall right here at ElReg about it.
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"And we don't."
But then you voted for Brexit, pretty much the same mindset.
Except it was exhaustion that killed the religion wars, when Felipe II of Spain asked parlament for more money for the wars he was told "If they want to go to hell let them"
Despite what you may think, this probably has nothing whatsover to do with Mark Zuckerberg. See the line:
"to convince Mark Zuckerberg to consider a Presidential run in 2020"
PACs get founded all the time by people who claim something like that, their only objective is to get the money into their own pockets.
Real candidates end up sending lots of 'Cease and desist' letters to them to stop using their names, but in the meantime the founders get their money.
Now that you mention it, it wouldn't surprise me if the one doing the translations was logged into his Google account while doing them.
I doubt Google keeps so much logging but they might
Eduardo Galeno no longer stands by that book, according to him I didn't know enough about politics or the economy when I wrote it
After thinking that Castro removing Batista would be a good a thing, the US didn't hesitate to do anything to prevent it from happening again.
But that was them, when communism looked like a threat, nowadays we know for certain that it is nothing but a bad joke.
So the US doesn't care, not even a bit. You don't see them building a new 'Contra', do you?
"On low skilled jobs, people are pretty fungible"
Many people seem to think so, but it's not really true.
In my experience there is a big difference between people are good at something and people who aren't in just about any job.
If you don't believe me think about something as menial as cleaning staff, haven't you noticed there are people who leave things sparkling clean while other just seem to move the mop around to no effect?
"Built in some new Spanish factory"
Sure, that factory has only been producing cars for 40 years now, so pretty new as theses things go.
"There was a case recently in the UK where a drunk driver ..."
And yet the technology will be ridiculed with nonsense like : "to protect you from terrorists, natch"
"install numbers stopped overnight when the freebie Win10 datamine edition ended"
Haven't you seen the "Your computer in too moderm for windows 7, we are going to stop sending you updates that would save you from things like WannaCry just because we can. Update to Win10 already!"
"update their OS despite it running on an enormous variety of hardware."
I guess that "PC compatible" now qualifies as a given value of 'variety'
"If it was the work of private enterprise it ...."
You know Yet, there are teams that won't hire you.
Manslaughter? If someode dies it should be first degree.
But it is only 8,28% of active servers.
" email will do the job nicely."
On the other hand, ever since I got my first email address, at college a couple decades ago, I have taken for granted that whoever controlled the mail server could read my mail.
Some people are problably expecting me write about the crypto I use, but really, I simply don't email anything I wouldn't want people to read.
If I had a facebook acount I would do the same.
In case you don't know The Messina Group did the same thing to get you to vote remain.
Politicians using advertsing! I am shocked, SHOCKED!!!
Really guys, this policy has been know for years now, and you are acting all shocked about it?
Really? They kind of people that read the Register didn't know about this? Really?
The same kind of people don't know that apps like Chrome, who do the actual talking to the internet, still get updates after that period?
Dudes, you are funny, hilarious even.
Yes, of course, the moment Windows 7 was released ramsonware writers had to find a new job.
" In short to become pirates and smugglers."
So, business as usual for the british.
Did you know that, on average, everyone in Gilbraltar smokes nine packs a day?
"Buy a 10TB NAS storage unit, rip the DVDs to it, the file the DVDs in the loft."
Why bother? It's not like he will have the time to watch them.
My mother always tells me to be nice to sales representatives, after all one of my grandfathers I never knew used to be one of them.
But, even if he hadn't been, I don't really see the point of being a bully.
"Why have we never seen the The Foundation trilogy turned into a movie?"
Because the trilogy is mostly people in rooms talking.
Works great in a book, my copies are in bad shape after reading them so many times, but it would be hard to pull off in a movie.
"Google sits there owning the ad market "
It's Google and Facebook.
What makes you think that the pump was designed and developed by "young men"?
You never met a female engineer, designer or product manager?
On the other hand, not releasing a smaller ipad or a bigger iphone would have been dumb.
Very, very dumb.
"it is illegal for employees to be paid in tokens other than cash"
"So if my European customer sends me EURO I go to jail?"
You wouldn't happen to be a fan of politics, would you?
" replacing David Prowse with Hayden Christensen "
That's extremely unlikely since David Prowse was never in that scene. Originally, Vader was played by Sebastian Shaw in it.
I have to say I was terribly disappointed watching the film.
For some reason I thought it was going to be great, I went to the theater expecting to love it.
This is the first time a Star Wars movie has bored me, the ewoks, Jar Jar, the wretched Lucas dialogue may have been eye rolling, but not boring.
Yes, there were times where X-Wings made me smile and the like but really by the time the final battle started I was hoping for all the characters to die so they wouldn't be in another movie.
Like in the first scene, the parents talk about the plan they had, I don't even want to think about what they would have done if they had had to improvise.
And really, what was the Asian character about? It looked to me they piled all the Asian character cliches they could find into him, he felt like a parody of a parody. He and his sidekick were worse than the ewoks and I can hardly believe I am writing that.
And usually I root for comic relief characters but, except for the droid, I found most of the jokes eye rolling.
On the other hand, the brat has been shot in the gut by Chewie, it is pretty amazing he could even walk.
And even then, he was trying to recruit Rey, not defeat her, which gave her a big advantage.
"the point is they didn't meet the standards as laid down by the EU"
But they did, it was US standards they didn't meet.
It 'only' took two elections
"it is once again looking to see if it can also use software and services to eke out some differentiation"
But that trick never works.
Well, nice, but spying was a thing even before the internet was invented.
So, let's you network is 110% secure but governments know that your research team is top notch.
How long do you think would be before every geek and secretary in the organization is suddenly 'assaulted' by gorgeous people?
"I. Do. Not. Want. Another. Smeggin'. Adaper. In. My. Life."
It is that easy.
On the other hand, the captain should kind of grateful that the engines can't take him.
More like disrupting their supply lines.
Because it is the default browser in Android.
"Do people not care about privacy?"
If they did Facebook wouldn't even exist.
I have a third generation Moto G, it downloaded one update when I bought it in July and last month it got another.
It is supposed to get a Nougat update, but I'll believe it when I see it.
Absolutely, after all it's clear that someone that can't even deal his own party would have made a great president.
Yep, the KKK is going to be just delighted when his orthodox jew son-in-law ends up being the real power in this presidency.
Nah, that makes you the anti regcommentard.
They had backups, that's competente not luck.
Not even close really.
So, let's see if I got this straight.
Lots of British people here being amazed about people from other countries obeying traffic laws.
Lots of British people here complaining about bmw drivers disregarding traffic laws.
Everyone in the UK has a bmw?
Usually I am one of the most pacific, even passive, people you will ever meet.
But political nuts that insist on turning any thread into political shit make me wish you could legally shoot them on sight.
Think of it as the persians invading Greece with the biggest army ever mustered.
They should have won, easily, but the puny Greeks were so used to fighting among themselves that they won.
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