The Red Peril
I hope the commie hating Americans grind these bolshi workers into the ground, losing money from boot times ? I think work shy hippies will come up with any excuse not to work !
119 posts • joined 10 Dec 2007
I think the nice thing is the credit crunch, why because by the time the banks get their cash and Gordo cuts taxes (just before the election) and Darling starts trying to spend our way out of recession they will all discover that there really isn't enough cash left for an ID card system.
The whole ID card fiasco has finally made me glad to have been born in raised in Belfast because I can now just apply for an Irish passport and avoid the database completely.
As for the quality of the BBC News site, they are dropping so fast they will be competeing with Heat magazine by the end of the year. I used to read the technology section but it too has lowered itself to the depths of the Gadget show with their uninformed raving, quite sickening.
I can't wait to join the queue for the french bound ferry with several million other people if the ID card system ever does see the light of day.
Whats with all the bitching ? I've been running the pre-beta and its amazing.
XP was a total dog when t launched it took sp2 to finally close the open doors and make it stable.
How can so many people think back with rose tinted spectacles ? 98 & 98SE were buggy crap, I praised the day XP was launched so i could escape the evil lock ups and blue screens (although not entirely).
XP was around for too long they screwed longhorn/vista bigtime, we should be getting new OS versions every three years that should be the norm, Microsoft isn't screwing anyone, use whatever OS you want.
The simple fact is no-one has to buy Win 7 for it to be a hit, it will come pre-installed on every new PC.
From actually using it I think this could be a surprising gem from Microsoft for a change, but you haters can't stop hating eh ?
A lock code is far from secure anyway, if someone stole your iPhone with the intention of stealing free minutes as well as a phone, they could just remove your sim, stick it in their own phone and run you up a huge bill.
Not really much you can do about it, thats what insurance is for.
So basically these figures show that by not selling hardware and only sticking to software M$ make four times as much profit.
Time to tune up Snow Leopard for general release.
The sad thing is that even though Vista was disliked by consumers it was still a sales success due to the O.E.M market. If Apple can take a bite out of that market they would have M$ on the back foot.
Brian Tobin, director of The Iceni Project, "a charity which had helped some of the murdered prostitutes in Ipswich"
I assume that means the Iceni Project helped some of the prostitutes BEFORE they were murdered.
The UK is now full of people who read newspapers and watch TV Mary Whitehouse style just looking for things to be offended at.
YOU DON'T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO BE OFFENDED AT ANYTHING.
Yes Clarkson's joke was tasteless but that does not make it unfunny, it was very funny. Much like poor old Ross and Brand, it starting as being a horrific attack on an old man and his young grand daughters dignity and has now turned out that Brand did indeed sleep with her and she is a borderline sex worker who sold her story to the Sun, BRING BACK ROSSY !
While i admit that extradition laws are biased toward America, they are biased because the terms of the bill of rights have so far stopped America enacting their half of the treaty in law.
We don't have a bill of rights, I agree we should disagree with the terms of this action but don't defend McKinnon in the process.
He is being extradited for a crime he has admitted to committing. He is an idiot, regardless of how undefended US networks were he new it was illegal to access them.
I can climb a wall into council buildings nearby if i want to inspect their files for fear of a local UFO cover up but I know if i get caught i will go to jail no matter how easy a break in it was.
We need a review of this treaty perhaps suspending it until America enacts their part of it, but for god sake let them ship McKinnon out before doing anything.
As far as I've read this was a 3rd party fab problem and not strictly an Nvidia one.
I'm sure they've guaranteed against further quality defects. Maybe all the rumours about Nvidia leaving the chipset business will become "Nvidia makes Apple only chipsets"
Also since Snow Leopard will be able to offset cpu tasks to gpu, I'm sure Intel would throw a strop if Apple started buying gpus from AMD, that would certainly start a few cold sweats at Intel.
"I'm sure some things I remember as having originated at Apple were independently developed elsewhere. But the Mac brought them to the world."
Yep that is without doubt innovation at it's best ! ;-)
But then an article written by an ex Xerox and Apple engineer is surely without bias.
Is this artist aware that cremated human remains are highly toxic ? I hope the massive amount of lung damage kills him so some other attention grabbing artist can smoke the remains and keep this thing going.
Maybe we'll be free of talentless attention grabbing artists within a few years.
Is anyone a qualified accountant because the amount of differing opinions on this page is staggering.
By Anonymous Coward
As smart as Register readers are I would advise an accountant, I know we all like to save a few pennies but depending on comments on a news story for tax/business advice is not very wise.
Yes i think the term LAPTOP BAG fits somewhere in this review, and NASTY LARGE LOGITECH LOGO.
But why leave it just with the mouse why not have a clip on powerbrick, spare clip on batteryand it would be even handy to be able to clip my favorite mug on so i can use my laptop as a crude tray to carry my tea into the office.
It's only a cheap ol' laptop isn't it.
The crime was committed on US soil. The attacked servers were in America.
I am British, not a Daily Mail reader or a conservative.
Hacking is illegal for good reason, he has admitted to doing it, The words of the treaty state that a suspect is deported for trial if CHARGED with the offense.
The reason the Americans have yet to ratify their end of the treaty is because it is technically against the constitution.
We can argue all day but he did it, so why defend him. People don't just get deported they get several chances to appeal and he has lost them all, why ?
BECAUSE HE HAS NO DEFENSE.
And bear in mind he has been wasting legal aid on all his defence action over the last several years.
Who cares if goes to jail for 20 years, that is the penalty in America and he knew it.
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"McKinnon said the legal basis for his appeal was that the extradition treaty under which he is to be sent to the US has not been ratified by the American government."
Actually read the whole treaty, If a person is charged for an offence they can be extradited to be tried for the crime, doesn't matter where you are, the computers are in America they were attacked the offence happened in the States regardless of where Gary was.
After all the Lockerbie bombers were tried in Scotland and one of them is still in prison outside Glasgow, how is Gary any different ?
and don't call me "mate" I'm really not.
I am FOR extraditing him.
He did commit the crime on US soil, that where the computers he hacked were.
Why is the IT community uniting behind this guy, he is an idiot ! He has also spent the last 5 years wasting tax money on legal aid defending something he admitted to doing ! He was offered a soft option of 6 months in minimum security US prision then being sent back to the UK to serve the rest. HE TURNED IT DOWN !
Asperger Syndrome does not give you the right to commit crime punishment free.
I hope they throw the book at him, hacking other peoples data is illegal, he certainly didn't do it by accident and he did it right after 9/11 HOW STUPID IS THIS GUY ?
If he'd hacked the home office and copied several thousand names and addresses of tax payers, the general public would be baying for blood.
Remember when you see TV pictures of him being dragged into a plane
HE IS A MASSIVE TOOL !
He hacked US military computer networks , what did he think would happen ?
He has already turned down a bargain with the US that would have seen him in minimum security for a few years then sent back to the UK for the rest.
The man is an idiot, lets deport him as a warning to others
STOP WASTING OUR LEGAL AID !
Yep same here, no crashes at all, I work as a repair engineer and so many people blame "bugs" on certain programs when really it's the other crap on their PC and the fucked up state of their registry.
FF2 on mac was a pile of shit that crashed a lot but 3 is silky smooth and seems faster than safari.
Why would anyone use anything else, the sheer amount of plug ins makes it perfect, my present favorite is pic lens, amazing 3D browsing !
@ Kenny Millar
Why is it offensive to your religion ? Jesus is a name, your actual lord and saviour was called Yeshua (If he actually existed and was in fact actually the son of God)
"Yeshua is the original Aramaic proper name for Jesus the Nazarene, who lived from about 6 B.C.E. to 27 C.E. (A.D.) The word "Jesus" is actually a mis-transliteration of a Greek mis-transliteration. The Emperor Constatine even mistook Jesus for Apollo, the son of the Greek god Zeus. In Hebrew Yeshua means Salvation while the name Jesus has no intrinsic meaning in English whatsoever. "
There is nothing in the bible about not using that name, can't take it vain (which we are not ) and the only other bit that applies is not worshipping false idols.
I certainly don't approve of worshipping apple like god but then apple fans do have alot in common with christians, not much education and a willingness to put faith over fact, you unlovable crazy bastards
While I certainly think Vista had problems in it's first year, since the release of SP1 I have moved all 3 of my work systems over to Vista and it runs very well (even on a 3GHz P4) Very rarely crashes compared to XP and is just a much nicer place to be.
Vista media center runs my home entertainment very well and even Apple's front row pales in comparison.
I'm sure M$ will learn from their mistakes and since Win7 will be using the same kernel it will be nice for M$ to stick with the system for a while like with XP.
I have been running Leopard X86 and it does seem to run faster than Vista on the same hardware, although Leopard does seem to be a step back stability wise from tiger, It also seems to still have a few performance bugs on intel(as witnessed on my wife's macbook).
I think most of Vistas detractors are just unable to move to a new system and actually manage to learn the differences in the new system before they run screaming back to what they know, bear in mind most of the incompatibility problems came from software houses trying to suck their customers dry for "Vista versions" of their software instead of just releasing a compatibility patch (ADOBE I MEAN YOU !)
If Apple really want to fight M$ then how about a PC version of OSX, Redmond would shudder to its core !
What is the problem with this exactly ? It's actually cheaper than an MSI Wind (at least the price Expansys) cheaper than an ASUS EeePC 901
Certainly looks tempting, the Acer also looks good but no bluetooth and an awful touchpad kinda ruins it.
Not a fan of Advent stuff or PC World in general but if it's a rebadged Wind then who cares ?
Just for future reference before you write an article about availability try checking stock on PC World's web site ;)
I've lived in Scotland for 4 years and its mildly saner than Belfast (where I'm from) but in general the whole of the UK is going mental !
Physical violence is what law makers should be going after, drunken violence, sexual assault, hell even sober violence should be an automatic jail sentence.
If the government want to lower prison populations (and the associated cost)
Then all non-violent crimes should not automatically end in a jail term, get them out working instead.
This new law may make it easier for woman to stop unwanted attention but 10 years in prison is ridiculous !! Stop the moralisic bullshit, no-one has the right to being offended by anything GROW UP !
Why not make a law that states when a woman makes a police complaint about unwanted phone attention, they give her a crime number she gives that to her phone network and they change her number for free. easy.
As for unwanted emails , anyone ever heard of a spam filter ? jesus when will the madness end ?
Well at least here in Edinburgh we got to vote, and we turned it down, although Edinburgh is a nightmare for traffic.
If Manchester can borrow close to 3 billion for this why can't borrow 3 billion to build a flashy new low carbon transport system ?
Oh wait if they can borrow 3 billion then this scheme must have huge money making potential, didn't anyone every point out to coty councils that they are supposed to be serving their community not enslaving them.
A transport system would actually help people and since the proceeds of this plan will be paying off their loan for 30 years say goodbye to an alternative.
It's about time stuff in this country was NOT run like a business, business is only good for profit not civil improvement, and civil improvement is rarely profitable in the short term.
The merging of CPU & GPU will not be a disaster, its just that the use for that system is not yet here.Everything is becoming aimed at parallel computing (since dual core became the new black) and its daft not to hook the GPU upto that system to share more workload.
When fusion arrives you will still have a PCI express slot for better graphics but I really have the feeling that the combined CPU/GPU will be great for running flashier interfaces and touch interfaces (Windows 7 etc.)
Architecture is changing to cope with the fact that CPUs are starting to hit a wall that only optical computing will solve, Fusion will in no way ruin gaming don't be so daft!
We are not losing dedicated GPUs its just that CPUs are evolving so a sole CPU can do as much as possible therefore saving power and allowing greater size reduction in motherboards, cases and laptops
Let us not forget in this scary modern world that gene splicing may soon be subverted by the terrorists, imagine white anglo saxon suicide bombers who read the times and set up quangos.
It could happen !
Imagine a dirty bomb that once soundlessly dropped on western civilization may turn all childless people into "charlie chesters" then all parents would be forced to drive their own children half a mile to school everyday in 4x4s for security. This would use up our oil reserves, raise oil prices and help push our economy into dire financial trouble.
It could happen it really could !
The Uk government just keeps giving us more reasons to either uprise against them or leave the country, I'm allergic to tear gas so I think I'll just head over to Holland or France instead.
I can't wait to buy one of these PDAs off ebay and see if ihave a record !
Funny that IBM are in with a shout, they were famously involved in the last national ID database that the Nazis put together for the Jews.......hmmmmm makes you think.
I for one (and the Mrs.) will be leaving the country before this comes in and instead of renewing my british passport I think I'll go for an Irish one instead (one of the few perks of growing up in Belfast)
There is no longer liberty or freedom in the UK it is a police state, but don't you feel lucky that they delayed the 2p fuel tacx rise til September, they really must care.
Yes perhaps we should wait for climate models that actually work first (Chaos theory anyone)
Do people actually get paid to work on this pointless crap ?
Since there have yet to be any major civilisation destroying problems associated with global warming I'd rather just wait and see. Who knows what problems might be caused by a space sunshade. Just leave well enough alone and do what we've always done ADAPT.
Most people i know use faceparty as a contact site, mainly to set up sex parties and other swinging type activities, Poor over 36ers you are now offically overy the hill.
Since when did faceparty become a social network ? It always seemed pretty obvious it was a swinging site even down to the paid for saucy pictures
Dr Who used to be good when i was a child, actually I think the whole being a child thing helps as it really does stink now.
Does that mean no more Torchwood ? please god it really is god awful.
How about some Dr Who bashing it would make a change from the ass-kissing drivel usually printed on the BBC site about it.
Most over hyped crap since boy-band reunions
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