For god sake, don't let Alex Salmond find out about this otherwise he'll try to claim that all shale belongs to Scotland and will be used as yet another argument for our so called 'independance'
83 posts • joined 20 Apr 2011
There seems to be a part of the conversation missing from the blog post.
Did they ask him to turn it off after he explained what it was? Did he refuse to turn it off? What did HE say to them?
It all seems a bit one-sided for my liking. Come on, people just don't assault others in a MacDonald's for nothing.
36 and counting :)
The problem as I see it is that people like Mr Assange (and yes, I don't like what he did as some people here have noticed), Dot Com etc think that there are two separate worlds and jurisdictions.
One, the real world is where you get caught speeding, get charged with attempted rape etc (yes Mr A, I'm looking at you) and have to face the music. The other world, the Internet world, is where people seem to think that they can do and say whatever they want and expect the real world to be able to do nothing about it. Unfortunately the likes of Mr A, Dot Com, Pirate Bay, Youtube etc seem to blur the boundaries of the two worlds and get confused when the real world invades the Internet world.
The Pirate Bay owners got slapped down by the courts and so has Mr Dot Com. One hosts only links to files, the other hosts a fair majority of those files. Who is legal and who is illegal? Neither.
Youtube - Google has paid enough money to people and companies to stop the courts etc forcing them to clean it up. If Google were subject to the same treatment and TPB, Dot Com etc then they would so get a hell of a shock.
End of inane ramblings.
Let the downvoting continue.
If the Indian government are going to be employing hackers / numpties etc to do this does it mean that my customers will finally stop getting cold calls from "Windows" telling them that their computers are sending out viruses and offering to install MSE and then defrag their hard drive in exchange for hundreds of £'s?
Re: Really couldn't care less
Quote: "its not like Google is pulling a microsoft by having itself put as the dominant search engiine on every browser"
A: Isn't it???? When did you last see a "use Chrome" ad on Googles search page?
Quote: "You don't get toolbars that change your search to google with every file you install, you don't have adverts on TV telling you to use google because its better than everything else."
A: You have obviosly never installed any free / shareware software recently. Almost every one has a "Install Chrome" 'offer'. As for seeing Googel on TV you've obviously never been in Londons underground system.
Quote: "I mean I can understand antitrust suits when it comes to companies who are giving people giant wods of cash to block others out of the market, but google aren't doing that."
A: See my comment above.
Quote: "The Windows-only software checks the user's computer for threats, antivirus software and firewall protection"
Should the continuation of the sentence be "and then offers to install antivirus software which you will then end up having to pay for"?
The perfect definition of scareware if ever I've seen one :)
Since when did "Asian and South American" usage equate to "the world's most popular browser"?
I wonder what the stats would be if Firefox, Opera, IE et al stooped down to Googles level and paid software developers to put a tick box in their software saying "Install (insert name of non-Google browser) and set as default browser"?
Yes please to USB 3.
No to dropping firewire. How else am I suppose to backup / repair non-booting Macs for my customers without battling to remove the HDD?
No to removing the superdrive though admittedly I haven't used it in a long time as everything is now on my Zalman drive.
Why oh why drop the ethernet port? That's just plain stupid. not everywhere or everyone has wifi, especially if you're in a server room or in a large commercial company.
Ah, now I see.... "citing someone who claims to have fondled "prototype components and casings"". So this is probably yet another example of El Reg talking up nothing more than a rumour then?!
What about the film where the hero is the typical 'this looks normal doesnt it" long haired IT 'geek' who finally, in a brave and far reaching move, switches off his computers (*shock*), leaves his bedroom / server room (*horror*) and goes forth in an attempt to hold a non-computer 30 second plus conversation with anyone.
Re: Well Well
I think you'll find its the equipment in the local exchange that dictates the broadband speed, the end users speed is also affected by their distance from the exchange and no, not every exchange provides ADSL2 or ADSL 2+. Check out samknows.com
(Talk Talk included for obvious reasons)
How many times will El Reg publish stories along the lines of this one?
Release date found! The iPhone X (insert model number here) will be released in Y (insert random month here) according to our Z (insert spies, sources, HR staff, the local village idiot)
Please stop it. All that you are doing is continuing to prove to every man and his dog that you don't actually know anything and you're the digital equivalent of the wee fish wifie leaning over her fence spreading stupid and useless gossip.
I'm sure most of you will have installed and tried beta software before, had in hang, realised that the important part is the word BETA, rebooted and tried again.
So why when a Microsoft beta crashes do you all suddenly start ripping the company and software apart?
CUT THEM SOME SLACK, IT'S A BETA VERSION