Re: "And who owns Openreach?"
To save some clicks : "Openreach is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Telecommunications plc."
47 posts • joined 11 Sep 2017
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy.
To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat.
- Peter Sellers.
I did not see the original (now disappeared) comment however I stand by this quote. Funniness is a subjective experience.
Mr.Donchev targeted UK victims from his home in Bulgaria.
Why should Bulgarian taxpayers fund legal action on crime which doesn't affect them?
I feel that taxes I pay could be used to take legal action against those in other countries who may target me.
I'm not denying I'm an idiot but that isn't due to my daily use of a 12 year old iMac which was given to me in lieu of services rendered, replacing a 9 year old self-assembled PC. My work laptops are a Puri.sm Librem and a Thinkpad.
Life is too good to be wasting money on the latest tech just because it's shiny and new. A great majority of people buying this kit won't be doing so because they've diligently calculated an ROI. I have in my family 3 Apple devotees, 2 own >£1k iPhones which are likely to be replaced in 2 years. I personally could not justify such an outlay and I think they are both idiots for paying out so much for a web browsing / navigation / social media/ telephony device. But hey, I guess we're all free to be idiots in our own way, and I applaud The Register for insulting anybody they wish.
I'll come back out of my box, I posted that comment.
I'm not arguing about any ROI considerations or anybody's freedom to choose Apple gear.
What I'm talking about is your choice to read or to not read an article on a site which is absolutely devoted to irreverence towards tech giants. When I read an article on El Reg about Apple's new hardware I would expect flippant references to their very wide profit margins. If the phrase "Cupertino idiot tax" didn't appear I would feel cheated. The same is true of other manufacturers and software giants, you'll find many El Reg short phrases regarding their shortcomings whether perceived or real, historic or recent.
We all have our allegiances/preferences/biases towards certain gear providers, it's pointless reading The Register if you're going to be offended by an article bashing something you hold dear.
Sent from my 2007 iMac, maxxed out running Debian happily.
I can´t disagree with you about the Team America comment but I can contribute to a discussion of the general issue.
Deepdotweb was the leading reliable source of Dark Net Market (DNM) URLs. TOR .onion addresses are mostly not human-memorable. In the cut-throat world of DNMs genuine sites may need to change URLs often, almost daily, due to DDOS by rivals or disgruntled parties. A search on a darknet search engine would yield many results with similar URLs pointing to cloned sites with the ability to relieve the unwary of their bitcoin. So Deepdotweb was a crucial part of the DNM infrastructure, clearly there were strong links between it and DNM operators. DNMs are very very popular in the US.
I would guess that US GOV has some kind of influence over Misteret Yisra'el in such matters.
Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) used to pay the interest on a mortgage, capital repayment was the responsibility of the homeowner.
SMI was changed to a loan last year : https://www.moneywise.co.uk/news/2018-04-26/dwp-admits-42000-claimants-have-had-mortgage-help-stopped
To amanfromMars 1 : why do you use so many capitalisations? It makes your posts appear to be written by a conspiracy theory idiot, clearly you are not an idiot. I feel most of your downvotes come from the needless capitalisations, personally I see the first sentence then skip to the next comment.
Who clicks on adverts? Has anybody here ever clicked an ad? Does anybody know somebody who has clicked on an ad?
I've accidentally clicked on ads twice. A casual survey of friends and family shows a similar pattern. Those 40,000 clicks can't all be accidental.
"Mine fails to even notice some devices on the network. They can use the network but don't show up in any admin screens as being on the network."
Connected devices using static IP's don't show up in any admin screens on my HH5, DHCP devices can be seen. I can't figure out why the manufacturers would think this is a good thing.
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