* Posts by Krissie

12 posts • joined 22 Nov 2007

RIM insists it is not exiting consumer market - just 'refocusing'

Krissie
Alert

Programming and apps

Part of the problem is that apps have to radically re-written for each model of phone and OS upgrade. If they had some damned consistency about it, then maybe people would write apps for the Blackberry instead of just Apple and Android, and then it could actually compete.

Microsoft preps IE 8 for the web-challenged

Krissie
Gates Horns

Something amiss with this?

OK... Assuming sites such as the BBC, and Facebook, and all the sites MS is complaining about work with Firefox, Opera et. al... which ARE standards compliant... then why should IE8 be any different? Why should it be that a site works in one standards compliant browser, but not in another standards compliant browser, unless one of those browsers isn't actually standards compliant ???

And why is it that it's ALWAYS IE that's the problem? IE 5.5 through 7 - web designers headache (ie: code for standards, and then hack it to make it work on IE)... and now it seems again, IE8 is proving to be a problem; a problem that doesn't appear to be experienced by the current standards compliant browsers and their most recent implementations.

McCain begs for YouTube DMCA takedown immunity

Krissie
Thumb Down

Fair is fair!

I see... He understands that Youtube doesn't have the resources to immediately review all videos takedown notices are issued against, but he doesn't feel that it would be too much effort for them to make an exception for political candidates

I wonder if that applies to any other person the public has an interest in too? No? So what makes politicians so special? They create the rules - they can live by them, however inconvenient. I wonder how a presidential campaign openly based on "one rule for the rulers, another for the ruled" would fair?

Net game turns PC into undercover surveillance zombie

Krissie
Unhappy

An explanation might be nice

For the first time, I've read a Reg story I've been unable to follow. I might have been able to follow it, were it not for the fact that the article doesn't actually explain what ClickJacking is or how it works. It says that anybody with a website can direct you to a given page... but I can do that - by putting links on my website that point there.

Explanation please!

Catholic priests cane YouTube over blasphemous vids

Krissie

Back where it belongs...

@Christopher Wrinn

"... generalize what individuals who belong to the Church do to your religion, then let's turn it around in fair play. Is this a case of the Pot Calling the Kettle Black? In the time of the Roman Empire, the Church was the little player and was being tortured, set aflame alive, and fed to lions for pleasure, and even gambling, by the Roman Empire."

You mean of course until the roman empire became Catholic, and forced catholicism upon the whole of europe by various means... if you're going to get all historical, then let's not be so selective about the history. There was no such thing as Catholicism untill the Roman Empire - that's why it's called the Roman Catholic Church. True Hippocracy is claiming that I will go to hell for being pagan... that I am sinful, while failing to have taken proper action (or even give a meaningful apology) for priests abusing young boys. True hippocracy is telling me that I am going to hell for my beliefs, and that I am essentially the spawn of satan for what I believe, and even that I am worthy of persecutipon, while demanding that their beliefs are respected.

Sorry Christopher, but near 2 millenia of history stands against you on this one, including, but not limited to the Spanish Inquizition (and it's current "doctrine of the faith" incarnation), and religious endorsement of the Malleus Malificarum... Oh, and then there's the persecution of anybody that didn't agree with Galen for 1500 years, and the threats they made to Gallileo for stating that the earth revolves around the sun.

In the modern day, I'm different from pagans of old (in that I defend myself by the pen, not by the sword) - I'll respect those that respect me and earn it. The Catholic church however is not different in this regard - it's still disrespecting me and my beliefs.

Krissie
Alert

Erm, hold on a minute here!

"Put in layman’s terms, this means mistreatment of the host – or as one Vulture put it "that little biscuit” – which, after the appropriate liturgy, is transubstantiated into the body of Jesus Christ during the Catholic mass."

Erm... transubstantiated after the appropriate liturgy from the priest - Magic - isn't that basically witchcraft?

Worse still... eating the actual body of Christ - isn't that cannibalism... worse yet, it's eating your saviour! Dissolving bits of your saviour in the vat of hydrochloric acid and enzymes known as the human stomach is a holy act?

...and they complain about youtube hosting a few videos of people running away with the little biscuit?

Hmmmmm. Curiouser and curiouser

Build a 14.5 watt data center in a shoebox

Krissie
Coat

Shoebox

What about shoebox recommendations? Every good datacenter needs a good housing, and well, who in the IT world knows anything about shoeboxes?

How the BBC plans to save your ISP

Krissie
Alert

net neutrality

As ever, the problem doesn't lie with the BBC, or with ISP's... the problem lies with BT - the people that own and deliver the core infrastructure. Trouble is, the copper cable are a decade behind their time, and the cost of bandwidth too high. If there were a proper fibre infrastructure in place, there's be no need for heavily stratified/tiered broadband provision, as bandwidth wouldn't be so much of an issue

Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

Krissie

Candlemass day?

Bit of poor research there - it actually dates back further, to the pagan festival of Imbolc on which Candlemass itself is based, where rather than groundhogs the behaviour of snakes was observed.

ISPs nominate UK record industry as top internet villain

Krissie
Happy

Caption

In your best Harry Enfield voice...

"... 'coz I'm considerably richer than you"

Microsoft kills Santa Claus

Krissie

There's no santa???

Krissie says:

hello

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hello

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Krissie says:

santa?

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santa?

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nooooo. whare have you gone santa!? are you dead... answer me if you're really there... you appear as online after all

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nooooo. whare have you gone santa!? are you dead... answe me if you're really there... you appear as online after all

Seems to me that there's no such thing as Santa... I'm sure that kiddies around the world will be pleased to find that out.

Need a new set of b*llocks? Try Argos

Krissie
Happy

yep... shite it is.

4 results under customer services for shite. In this worls of outsourcing, lies and statistics, at least they're honest about it!

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