Are you trying to accumulate the most down votes in the history of The Register?
366 posts • joined 23 Jan 2010
Are you trying to accumulate the most down votes in the history of The Register?
Standards are good, people then know exactly what is expected. For instance the most foul mouthed person is very unlikely to let go expletives in front of their ageing granny (depends on granny but you get the gist). Respect goes along way and I have always believed that people who swear in public or in front of people they don't know either don't care a damn or are just piggin ignorant!
No one is arguing that his WikiLeaks things are bad. Hmm, apart from a few governments. What we are all tending to agree with is that he is a complete and utter prat and given his fondness for lawyers you would have thought that someone in the legal profession would have advised him (kicked him up the arse!) that this situation is stupid.
Who pays for his food? Does he get to choose the menu?
To be honest if he had not skipped bail he would at most done 6 months at Her Majesty's Pleasure and as long as he avoided bending down for the soap he would have come out unscathed. As it is he has been banged up in the Ecuadorian embassy for far longer than most criminals get for GBH. What a muppet.
And has been all day in the Midlands, what outage :-) (via VM)
@ Steve the Cynic - !"oftenness"!? I think the word you were looking for was regularity.
When NASA flicks the off switch on Earth for an instrument on Voyager 2 how long is it before they get the signal back that says "Bollocks to that"?
"One great mistake made by intelligent people is to refuse to believe that the world is as stupid as it is." ~ Claudine Guerin de Tencin
Beat me to it :-)
Well, HS2 is causing a rift.
I find Serif Draw Plus much easier to use and far more useful IMHO.
Microsoft Photo Gallery 2012 has a straighten tool which works fine....
If you think that the printer connected to your PC/Laptop/etc. is evil just wait until you encounter the hell of networked printers situated randomly in a multi-storey building. What might be logical to the BOFH who set them up is total garbage to the users. Printer-1/2-4 or Printer-2/2-3 etc. is meaningless especially when all the printers are identical with no outward signs or labels. Guaranteed to reduce the productivity of the office to zero and grown men to tears.
@ Will Godfrey - WIMP game ... never did get through that one
I don't know anyone who did hence - Endless Game :-)
Acorn and Gone - Nutty with a hint of nostalgia
Archimedes - A bit Greek with a hint of old socks
WIMP Game - Endless fun with strange hints
I think The Isle of Man has the oldest rolling stock, not only do they have a variety of steam locos some of them are pulled by horses as opposed to run by asses in the rest of the UK :-)
Which Travelodge? I believe the UK & USA companies are different entities. Amusing fact, the UK Travelodge are based in Sleepy Hollow, Oxfordshire :-)
Has anyone stated what type of doctor would be waiting for him? Please feel free to list those doctorate professions he would not like to see: To start the list "Criminology",
Suspect The Bank of India is doing some arse grabbing on the lines of: "we told you to fix it so it isn't our fault when it goes TIPSUP"
"XP was/is the most user friendly version of Windows, Microsoft's pinnacle beyond which much arse gazing stupidity erratically formed the gigantic turd of Windows 10, the end of the proverbial loo roll."
To a certain extent I agree but you forgot Windows 7 which managed to avoid most of the 10 shit but inherited the good stuff from XP. And furthermore is still supported-ish as extended support won't end until January 14, 2020.
You are assuming that it was useful for something in the past!
@ A Non e-mouse "There was a BBC News article on how Sweden is pushing very hard to go cashless. Many shops their now only accept card payments."
How does this work if you are a child? Want to buy a bag of toffees for 0.5Euro?
"SDF accesses your User ID (anonymised), name, last nam, email, current city and photos."
WTF do you need anything other than my name? Photos - really????
Go see what happened to Joan of Arc when she tried trickery like this - https://www.cartoonstock.com/cartoonview.asp?catref=ctan44
I quite fancy this book to stick in the car glove box with the out of date maps etc. Can I buy a tree based version? If so how?
@Goldmember ".. What about the tests done around 10 years ago on Hitler's remains (by an American team), which revealed the skull held by the Russians is actually a female skull?
It would appear this line in the article is inaccurate:
"Last year Russia's secret service, the FSB, and its state archives authorised a team of foreign researchers to examine Hitler's mortal remains for the first time since 1946.""
It therefore confirms that statement as the previous tests were not carried out on Hitler's remains but an unknown female possibly the owner of the valuable pink knickers.
No, it's 50% off if you are registered blind.
At least with the VM "Super Hub 3" you can select modem mode and use a router of your choice. Is this not an option with BT?
I was just thinking... Must be time to replace my phone, had a look around and saw no reason to. Current phone works, does what I need it to do, fairly decent battery life, on a good tariff. Am I the only one?
The hardware has almost plateaued out, if you need something different get an app, simple.
The real question is why are you duplicating a function that is available on the keyboard?
I buy say a lawnmower and for the next 6 months all the ads are trying to sell me a lawn mower, that's not AI it's bloody stupidity!
Charles 9 - So you're saying there's no such thing as a self-cleaning oven, for example?
Sales gimmick. The only self cleaning bit is the side panels, the rest still gets covered in carbon mixed with epoxy glue that needs a pneumatic hammer to shift.
AC - "Surprisingly there doesn't seem to be an obvious picture of it anywhere. Thinking about it it might have been near Telford - not Devizes. We were on a project and that particular week our regular hotel was fully booked and we had to seek out alternatives in smaller establishments in the surrounding area."
It is near Telford, the B4373 at the bottom of the hill in Ironbridge adjacent to The Iron Bridge. It is marked no left turn on the approach.
Looks painful if Rory Cellan-Jones is anything to go by :-(
If you can get a cat flap that only lets in your own moggy due to the microchip in the moggy. The solution to all this is to microchip the entire population and fit all doors with a programmable reader. Solve lots of access problems overnight.
You obviously have not heard the story of the 3 pigs and the big bad wolf. A house made with sticks is not a good choice :-(
Which Christmas? I don't notice a year :-(
@ Lost all faith... Ha, ha, ha that's the funniest line I have heard in years. "I wonder if you'll be able to detach yourself from Office a year or two down the line?" Oh dear, oh dear....
You mean this type of 2 factor authentication? https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/25/pixie_2fa_project/
@AC - "And when you start drawing 48 amps continuous from a domestic supply for 6 hours at a time, expect to see a dramatic increase in the number of house fires."
No reason why unless you try and draw from the standard ring main! These chargers would and should be wired directly to the incoming mains supply via a fused sub-board. Not cheap and an interesting earner for the local sparks :-)
"This sort of claim should never be allowed to be published as it clearly contradicts the FACTS as known to all God fearing Americans." They don't have anything to fear then :-)
@Bahboh - "Can't The Register find some science writers to write science ?" It did, the science fiction variety :-)
Problem with high voltage rail in tunnels.... Tunnels tend to be wet and damp, prone to flooding etc. The floor of a tunnel is not a good place for HV :-(
Just use the email address of the CEO of the chain or the manager of the hotel :-)
They do indeed and Lester Haines is included :-)
I had one of those oil mixers, cracking cylinder heads :-)
It seems to me that the simple option is not to port your mobile number in the UK until this fudging mess is sorted. What a dogs breakfast :-( Where's OFCOM when you need them?
And recently I've noticed that paedophiles are under-represented on the BBC as well ...
Don't be to sure, just because no-one has been outed yet as the mob are still going down the list of perverts.
Been doing it for years... It's the only thing I am good at (in their eyes :-) )
It's that strange building with no garden in the middle of a farmyard right next to the dung heap that yuppies pay 100s thousands of pounds to live in.
That when you get a business phone line fault insists that it must be reported by..... phone! I am sure that some companies are run by products from Jim Henson inc.
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