* Posts by Mick Gower

8 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Oct 2007

Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' name

Mick Gower

But what if I...

Whatever Apple force Amazon to call the store I will still call it an App Store because it's a store where I buy apps.

Net closes on NZ bank error fugitives

Mick Gower


"Bank error in your favour collect £200."

Take inflation into account and they have done no more than what is encouraged by the worlds most popular board game.

Bletchley Park fires up replica Turing Bombe

Mick Gower

Didn't the Poles invent the Bombe

I though the Poles invented the Bombe and smuggled it to UK during the war

Microsoft SKUs Windows 7 clarity

Mick Gower

Well we now know why it's called Windows 7

You now have seven choices:

Starter Edition, Home Basic, Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate.

And Fedora

Boozers rejoice - it's the USB wine tap!

Mick Gower

Only on MAC and Windows

I can't believe they have only made it Windows and Mac compatable. Shame it's not Linux campatable then it could run Wine.

UK to outlaw cartoons of child sexual abuse

Mick Gower

In for a penny, in for a pound....

The peado will be thinking 'If I am going to go down for possession, it may as well be for real/live abuse images rather than so drawings'

MPs get £2k home cinema on taxpayers

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And when they fail to get re-elected, then what?

What happens to all this stuff when the useless buggers fail to get re-elected? Does it get passed on to the next parasite? I bet it doesn't.

W1NNT number plate vendor mocks L1NUX

Mick Gower

Time to resurect an old favourite

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating, "If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they painted new lines on the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Only one person at a time could use the car unless you bought "CarNT," but then you would have to buy more seats.

6. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive -- but it would only run on five percent of the roads.

7. The oil, water temperature and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "general protection fault" warning light.

8. The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying.

9. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the antenna.

10. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally Road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50 percent or more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the Justice Department.

11. Every time GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have to learn to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

12. You'd have to press the "start" button to turn the engine off.