back to article 'Nobody owns 'ol Sol. Now gimme €10k to keep it that way, suckers'

This week, the US government got hacked, while Microsoft lost a very big customer and venture capitalists took aim at patent trolls. These were some of the best quotes of the week. Spaniard Angeles Duran has staked a claim to ownership of ol' Sol, and now she's fighting eBay for the right to sell the big, burny thing in the …

  1. Teiwaz

    Is this a typo? Or am I just not awake yet?

    "Privacy above all other things, including safety and freedom from terrorism, is not where we want to go."

    I read this as 'privacy (among other things) and safety and freedom from terrorism is not where we want to go'

    1. Sir Sham Cad

      Re: Is this a typo? Or am I just not awake yet?

      I read that as exactly the sort of thing a spook would say:

      Privacy concerns, over and above the things we tell you to be concerned about instead, are not something we give a shit about.

      At least he's honest.

  2. SirMunchAlot

    Owning Sol may not be all it's cracked up to be.

    I for one will be suing Duran every time I get sunburn :-)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Owning Sol may not be all it's cracked up to be.

      I bet you only went outside to watch the night fall with the rain. Were you looking at planet Earth?

      BTW, if she doesn't answer your legal action, try calling her a second time.

      1. This post has been deleted by its author

  3. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    the sun

    There is a time-honored tradition for laying claims to this and that bit of territory, much practiced by Spaniards at one time: sail there, plant a flag, hold a ceremony, leave a placque. What's stopping Sra. Duran?

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2022