Re: What, no whiny "Pity it runs Windows" comments?
> just say that you don't like the Lumia 930 and say why
That's going to be tricky, since only reviewers have the bloody things.
34 posts • joined 25 Jun 2014
> And even the most pro-drug liberal tends to baulk at legalising skank: It's a highly addictive killer which is supplied by a long chain of international criminal gangs, terminating with the Taliban.
I advocate legalizing it because a) this would utterly gut the organized crime aspect, b) people like Syngenta and Phillip Morris have probably already supercrops ready roll the day it happens and that means c) oh look, no more money for the Afghan warlords, what a bugger.
(Note - a large part of what makes the Taliban exactly what they are is that local peasants hate them. Why? Not just the religious totalitarianism but also the rampant and wholesale burning of poppy crops, thus robbing those peasants of their only viable income. Me, I say when the armed forces were out there we should have done a deal and bought the whole damn lot at a pittance, but a considerably larger pittance than the one they currently get. Boom! Instant adoration of 90% of Afghans and a stable Afghan economy, meaning end to religious whackjobs and happy people don't start wars. Of course, the yanks would have shat themselves but fuck 'em).
What we need is a committee for state security. You could call it by its initials but that might a) be a clue because such an organisation should clearly be secret and b) might look like cascading style sheets.
So pick a language to use instead - Russia, maybe? Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti is a little clunky, how about we abbreviate that down....
Yeah, damn those elderly Eurocrat plebs and their ludicrous concerns about privacy and data retention.
The only way is for Google to know everything, power everything, every desktop, every search, every smartphone. The only way. All competition is to be hated by the Faithful (now known as "the faithfle"), criticized at every opportunity, spat on and despised. Except Sony because you love Sony.
"In the context of programming a wildcard is a character, or set of characters, that can be used as a replacement for some other range or class of characters. Wildcards are interpreted by a shell script before any other action is taken"
This is THE REGISTER. Readers should not need to be told this. What kind of first-line support cretin are you writing for these days?
> Guysm can you please stop with the over the top Google hate?
Poor widdle AC, did somebody not like what you like?
The Reg itself is pretty evenhanded in its hate. MS, Apple and Google are all regularly crapped upon by the journalistic staff. Where it gets interesting is seeing where the commentards prefer to defecate out their uninformed loathing.
We could start collating a scoreboard as to who hates which company most. There's one bar chart that's going to have a big, blue line on it (along with a short multicoloured line and mid-length line of tasteful chrome and magenta) fuelled by frothing individuals like yourself.
If only you hadn't posted AC. You're ruining the model.
You're assuming that this unsubstantiated rumour is true.
Of course, since they never actually announced a Surface Mini it's going to be a hard slog proving anything in any direction.
However - personally I'd be interested in such a device if it was pen/stylus led (like the SP3) and featured a properly touch-first Office and Control Panel simply for long battery life and note taking (and no, I am not in a position to put an Android device on the work network before anyone goes there).
As I understand it, it's to defeat a bot net created through use of Trojans.
Are you suggesting that allowing a user the ability to install software which communicates over the internet is a bug?
How do you reconcile this suggestion with other hate-cries about Internet Explorer since it would inevitably mean that you literally could not install any other browser (or mail client or utility).
The NSA was formed on November 4, 1952.
How old are you and how much (specifically regarding SIGINT) do you remember before its formation?
I don't absolutely doubt you, because my old man Royal Signals in the late 50's but even he would have been 14 at the time the NSA was formed so I doubt that he'd have been properly clued in. Any SIGINT professional would need to have been active in the field for a minimum of, call it 5 years, to be properly au fait with a before/after NSA situation so they'd have to be around 25 to have the right clearances (barely) and thus would now be at minimum 87 years old.
So you can see why I'm asking.
I beg to differ.
Working from home - if you're in a position where you can - benefits everyone. You're not rushing, you don't need to piss about ironing shirts or whatever, you don't have a hellish drive or train journey to work, YOU CANNOT BE LATE (and thus cost business time), you do not throw your income away on commuting or canteen food (which means, technically, you don't need s much - frequent WFH could be interpreted as an indirect pay rise), you probably don't need hardware or hardware support from the office, you cost the office less in overheads and utilities...
I'd love to work from home. The presence of a baby in the home makes this impractical at best and a nightmare at worst but my situation isn't all that usual in the long term.
If it's straightforward for a company to implement working from home, they are fools not to.
If they refuse your request to work from home, that could be reasonable. There are always reasons. However, circumstances change. For the next couple of years I expect to be incapable of working from home due to constant distraction/interruption. After that... if I'm still where I work now, I will damn well ask to do so.
It's nice that I can do this and it must be considered on its merits.
You forgot taking permanent fingerprint and DNA samples "just in case". Even of primary school children.
"Well, at heart, it puts the accumulated wisdom of mankind into the pocket of every landless labourer around the globe. Which, if we're accurate in our assessment that knowledge diffusion is what creates economic growth, means that we've pretty much cracked that particular problem."
Okay, I riposte with:
Otto West: Apes don't read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto. They just don't understand it.
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