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70 posts • joined 12 Aug 2010
Are you serious?, GDS is so inept, that a handful of questions required a team of contractors to deploy?
in what way does using a pejorative strengthen your case?
Re: For budgetary reasons?
... or maybe because a bomb *disposal* team is only useful when you've actually managed to find a bomb - not much use on hoaxes.
Enough with all the petitions already
Re: Wonderful Stuff! - buy the book
There's only a few hours reading in the book, but the footnotes are full of references - and as she said Google Books is a mine of information.
The artwork easily trumps "Unicorns are jerks"
Re: Or the opposite could happen....
Jesus - how fucked-up is your sense of morality?
Marriage equality - is just about that - let anybody marry whoever they want.
If you're not prepared to be monogamous nothing's forcing you to get married.
Marriage is specifically about committing to one person - whoever they are.
There is no genes for for sexual preference just as there are no genes for being a twat.
Why endure such a hard life?
If he'd named and abandoned his sources then he could have retired to a comfy couch in the Ecuadorian embassy and have people venerate his name.
Yet another exoplanet - just what we need, a small warm rock 1,400 light years away and 1.5bn years in the future.
I object to the use of the acronym 'TITSUP' - this is business as usual for government websites within 3 months of launch
Re: NTP - to correct "wrong kind of heart"
The interval between my heartbeats varies depending on what I'm up to - is NTP to synchronise a pacemaker to correct this?
Does API mean something different now?
Re: What do you expect
You can hardly blame their medieval behaviour - by their reckoning it's 1436
That looks a lot better - the grey border is a lot easier on the eye and the visited link colour makes the site a lot easier to use - thanks!
I never knew about http://www.theregister.co.uk/Week as a way to bypass the homepage - #BookmarkUpdated - cheers!
Screw it - you've given me a headache - you've still got your 50 mouths, but you've lost a pair of eyeballs - I used to click the ads.
I don't know why you had to dick around with the article layouts like this - I am not 12 - I come here to read some bile ringed tech news - not gawp at full screen images (ok they're not quite full screen, but on my laptop they are bloody close).
Re: A measureable improvement
But sweetie - this site is targeted at geeks and techies - it's great that you work in publishing - but this isn't a reflective bit of paper - it's a back-lit screen - so in this environment so much brilliant white with a narrow typeface is actually more effort to read and results in more eye train particularly when you look how closely spaced the characters are compared to the line and paragraph spacing.
Re: El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.
1999 has called they want their fugly portal layout back - seriously WHAT were you thinking - it's an abomination - particularly against the bloody geckos you have plastered all over the background - I thought the Guardian was bad - but Jesus Christ - this layout is so noisy - have you never considered usability?
What happened to the website?
Were you hacked by the morons that trashed the Guardian site? - it looks a mess
Re: This is Sparta
If you feel so strongly about it then why don't you feel the need to post anonymously?
Re: FFS - here's an IT angle
How many IT 'security' products are manufactured by Israeli businesses?
Waste of space
A survey for the shallow and vapid, if you never shut-up about your shiny then you'll do well.
Is there a technique for getting out of the hole?
I hope he has breasts
- women can be doctors too, it's just everybody will refer to him as he - otherwise it will get all wibbly.
Watch the news clip - it looks pretty weather ballooney too me, the payload looks a bit battered though.
I guess "package", "wires" and "strange noises" flagged it as a possible bomb.
Teleportation could open up a can of legal worms : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lintilla_(clone)#Lintilla
Did you just photoshop your head onto that tux - or is that your standard pose?
The price would round up - from $2.45 to $2.50, but you can only buy a full cup so, 610000/2.45 ≈ 248979
Is this *actual* news - as in currently happening in2012?
Who uses Gifs nowadays and what happened to bring them to the attention of the OED?
cue Dr Bobby Tables
yeah yeah - coat please!
Ha Ha! I saw it!
The clouds finally cleared just in time to catch the last couple of minutes of it - back to bed :)
better than nothing
I'm not too fussed about breaks in the feeds am just happy to be able to see anything - it looks like the weather in Coventry will be shite in the morning.
Build it an they will cum
yeah, that's mine, the mac with the tissues in the top pocket - cheers!
Farewell, snow-filled pictures
fat chance it's Easter - haven't you seen the forecast?
I had to go and have a lie down half way through reading this - really lost my rag - feckin' April fools shite should carry a health warning.
Well done though - b**ds!
At least they listen
Not saying that it shouldn't have happened, but at least they took action.
"All our testing happens on the live server"
Oi Google when was that news?
May 2007 - http://www.trektoday.com/news/310503_03.shtml
I guess the sale fell through.
Urine powered games
http://bit.ly/xpyGBN <- Sega debuts the urine powered TOYLET...
Meh they're just Nomads
Bit of a turn-up having the natives trading beads for something useful.
But it's not as if they're going to rush down to Phones4U and snaffle an iPad is it? besides they've been trading in meteorites for millennia, I'm sure they know what they are doing.
Who's up for a Pub Quiz?
If we time it right we can hit a few and clean-up Mwhahahahahaha!
Hyphenate it properly
Drip-hone - there you go, problem solved
Marketing Dept is at the BBC
Auntie loves them apples
down with rates
What would be the consequences of scrapping the idea of a 'national' interest rate - wouldn't local rates encourage money to slosh around between the regions - or is that the idea - to stop speculation at the expense of regional economies?
not so clever now
""The bidding process, as reported by Reuters, was at times surreal, with Google making bids based upon such mathematical concepts as Brun's constant, the Meissel-Mertens constant, and even pi – one Google bid was, yes, $3.14159bn."
I hope Apple & co sue the arse off them - Google need to grow-up
Missing the point about pricing
Most people don't have a problem with the current set-up:
Imagine two researchers at different points in their work; A is carrying out a literature review and only needs to skim through the paper, B is experiencing a problem that the methodology described in the paper could solve.
How much is the paper worth to A? - it's only one of many - so probably pennines. For B the paper is essential, so they'd probably pay through the nose for it.
A is an undergrad and they can access the material through their University library at minimal personal cost - the University pays a subscription to access the archive, not a per document fee. B works for a pharamaceutical business and his research budget will cover the cost.
A and B would both prefer not to have to pay to read the paper, but considering the cost/benefits they are probably happy enough with the prices they are presented with.
The price of an article from a journal doesn't reflect its value - you can't easily put a dollar amount on knowledge, when prices stop reflecting demand/value there's usually another reason for them.
With a lot of publications you can get unrestricted access to their archive when you take out a longer term subscription - Newspapers do this a lot.
Now consider C - he's interested in the paper for personal reasons - he's not a member of a University and doesn't have a multi-million pound budget. To him $15 to read a paper seems grossly unfair, especially when it would only cost $120 a year to subscribe to the Journal - getting access to everything they've already published for free.
The $15 re-print fee in this case acts as an anchor to make the annual subscription look more attractive.
Journals use re-prints as a marketing tool to sell subscriptions, not as a direct source of income.
Expertly curated collctions of data 1.0
"Off the top of my head, Properly organised and index the papers, with related papers grouped and linked together with summaries of how things have changed over the years. Access to experts to ask questions about the research would be highly also desirable."
- I don't know about you, but where I live we call those places libraries, they have professionals who can help you make sense of all of the information and in most cases they'll lend it to you for free.
Pr0n sites for Slabfondlers?
They've got to be looking at something?
(I'm sure Paris fondled a few slabs in her time)
re: No! It Cannot be
@Phormic you say: "But...but...but...it's just a big iPod Touch! It's just a fad! My netbook can do so much more! It's just marketing, it just spin, I give it six months tops, it's, it's, IT'S...brain explodes..."
Do you not think that the figures back up the idea that "My netbook can do so much more!", it looks like *all* anybody uses them for is mobile gaming or web browsing - I run Visual studio on my Netbook - it runs like a dog, it's not going to get me laid, but it gets the job done.