legal if against terrorism - define terrorism?
given past performance - anything they want - therefore expect continued surveillance as per usual
23 posts • joined 10 Aug 2007
generates so much discourse (see above).....why do we need to understand all this twaddle?
one might say that the technological off-shoots of science are enormous and have reshaped our very existance.
i'd say we are one step above elephants (very brainy), are occupied by evil egos that control all our needs and wants, and a black/grey hole is pure freudian slippage.
If 3 masked robbers with guns stole $xxx million euros/dollars/etc in a daylight heist from any bank in the world the news feeds would go crazy with useless facts about every heist in history and so-called journalists going on about other journalist's opinions about why it happened and how awful it all is. Organized crime doing it thru a stupidly overlooked crack in computer security procedures......no news.
Conspiracy angle, the bank needed to unload some cash quickly to a local prince and hired the bad boys to create a crime so no suspicion is raised when the money moves. No taxes due either.
Statistics sell news. Doesn't mean they're true, relevant or useful. BB has it's own market (business). Where's the overlap with Apple and Samsung? What's with this compulsion by journalists to treat the phone market like a horse race where there's one winner and a bunch of losers? Give us news about how BB is doing in it's own market place. This made up statistics race-report style of so-called journalism fills the blank spaces on Regs web page but it's boring.
not a laptop but a palm top so call it a pop or patop or plop or poop
mobile device so call it a mice or mobice or mobe
everybody thinks they need one ('cause everyone else has one), they are sheep, therefore call it baa-baa
large corporations are robbing us blind, therefore call it crap
all above ideas are copywrited, El Reg may use with approval
who ever has the most recent study wins, until there's another study.
arguing about global ocean temperature changes proves one thing only - you've got too much time on your hands.
Get Back to Work!
(and quit reading the newsertainment, it's bad for your mental health)
going to the hardware store (Canada). I'm home, I need a part/tool/whatever. I go to the hardware store, search around until I find exactly what I need, pay for it, go home, use it. No shopping. Latest app Open GPS Tracker, need to track distance ran while training. Downloading an app to fill in time in my boring life... those days are over.
private business is under no obligation to archive anything unless they choose to. banks are accountable to their stock holders so company business is often shows up in emails. feels like vulture is picking thru a rotting carcass looking for that last bit to bring back to the nest.
We've seen it before and yet it's still tedious.
A large American corporation grows to goliath proportions. Perhaps this massive entity is secretly taking over the world? We must use our david-sized influence and bring down this giant before we all become one with the google! And the crazed leaders of such an planet-gulping monster MUST be evil and so every muscle twitch that's reported by the ever-so-accurate (and strangely goliath-sized themselves) media entities shows that doom is at hand. After smartly (smarmily?) lashing the bottom of one little bit of one toe of the monster, thereby keeping the bigger-is-badder meme alive, a self-satisfying pint is consumed, advertisers find contentment and bosses note that articles have been published, readers report in with variations on the theme and all is good.
Google-bashing will keep this little monster fed until the next upstart IT company gets too big for comfort.
There appears to be a mob-think meme going around that because Google is so large that it must be evil. Big success = evil. Gotta drag 'em down to our size so we can again feel safe.
I know you Brits have been measuring folks for their chains for centuries but where has it got you? Some very interesting castles with interesting dungeons and a weird gov't.
Let 'em rule the world I say. Could they do any worse?
Gord, on the other side of the world, safe from the overlords
EVIL GOOGLE TAKING OVER THE INTERNET!
Drastic assumption IMO.
Maybe the advertisers actually get good results as compared to the money spent. In a market driven business, ask the market if they like google ad words, not a bunch of google-conspiracy-theorists.
Of course the news that all is well is not really news and the vulture would likely not report that.
I just did a Compaq System Recovery trying to get Outlook going, unaware of this issue.
I now know more about Outlook problems than any normal human should (except the MVP of Outlook Development at Microsoft). At least they coulda sent me an email telling me about it!
Wait, never mind, my email WASN'T WORKING at the time.
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