* Posts by Richard

6 publicly visible posts • joined 17 May 2007

Father of Playmobil dies at 79


And just two weeks after...



Think he had to go to his grave so he could roll over in it?

How to sniff out private information on Facebook



You searched by his NAME, and another random string that showed in his profile somewhere.

IF you search JUST for the random string, and had that show up, that might be considered a bug, but surely ANY search engine worth its salt is going to return him when you include his full name in the search.

Try searching for his name and "Protestant Hindu Satanist" - I'm pretty sure that will return him too, even if those religious views aren't in his profile!

Paris Hilton walks to freedom


Re: how...

It's worse than that... her sentence was halved for "good behaviour" BEFORE she went in.

For (wait for it) - showing up at the sentencing hearing.

Really. You can't make this sh*t up.

EFF lawyer is smokin' on Google Street View


Of course...

Of course Google are going to ask for that information. Otherwise, everyone who thought that street-view was a bad idea, not to mention their competitors, could ask for every image to be taken down, without having to prove that they ARE in the image.

And they did give the benefit of the doubt, taking down the image until they had proof (or a reasonable amount of time had elapsed).

I'd like to know how reasonable they'd be if, for example, he'd sent some of the things in that list, and said that it would take him longer to get a sworn statement in. Would they have put it back up, or left it down to give him longer to provide the legal justification? That is the proof of reason, not that they require some proof of an infringement!

2012 Olympics logo debuts to whalesong



[our brand] will define the venues we build and the Games we hold and act as a reminder of our promise to use the Olympic spirit to inspire everyone and reach out to young people around the world.

All these things, the venue, the games, our promise, and our spirit... they must all be broken if this logo defines them!

Armed cops in Lara Croft bust action


How sad indeed...

That the general El -Reg reader seems to be incapable of reading properly.

Given that nobody realised the "gunman" wasn't moving, and was EXTREMELY shapely, and perhaps in a particularly familiar pose, I suppose they did the right thing. Up until they entered the house. Holding the guy, then charging him, has nothing to do with anyone protecting themselves. It's wrongful arrest, and should result in police officers losing their jobs.

However, they don't get that punishment even for killing innocents, so I guess that's out of the question.