Re: Generally, the Reg does a better job
Considering both "orange man bad" and "climate change bad" are accurate statements, i'm not really sure what your issue is?
Also, your post name seems accurate.
307 posts • joined 13 Jun 2018
I have an Alexa because i was given one. It sits in the kitchen, usually unplugged. We use as a speaker in the kitchen, quite often plugged in with an audio jack from an old mp3 player.
It's a good speaker, we don't really use it as a smart speaker and a lot of it's functionality is turned off. Would i buy one? Probably not.
I'm not going to argue about the OS. I think most people agree that Apple's OS is pretty strong.
Their hardware though has always been over designer, under powered and way more expensive than it needed to be. It really does come with.... i'll say "cool tax" rather than what is usually used around here. Anybody remember the $1000 monitor stand?
I'm not used to feeling like El Reg has lost the plot, but what the fsck is going on here? People are dying and you guys are moaning because idiots are gathering and being told off by the police? Are you serious?
In order to help slow down the spread of the disease, we're being asked to not travel and not form large groups. Yes, some of the forces have been a little over-zealous (telling shop owners what they can stock, stopping people from exercising even though that's clearly allowed in the fricking rules), there are people out there being stupid. Night before last, someone decided to hold a street party. My wife is a doctor. Several people on my street are nurses. We don't need that kind of stupidity. You better believe we called the police and had that party dispursed.
This thing is not a joke. Start acting like adults. Maybe next time, get a Brit to write the story instead. Americans don't seem to know what they are doing at the moment.
"Cultural Marxism is destroying western societies.
At the end of the day 99.999% of humans are XX or XY. Simples biological fact innit."
Cultural marxism is not a thing.
Please provide verifiable evidence to back up your second statement.
Ignorance is destroying western societies.
Lack of education innit.
Your maths falls apart when you realise that we don't know how many people walked past the camera that were actually wanted criminals. It found 1. In 7000 people. Stats tells me it missed a lot more than it found.
Also, we're arguing against using actual numbers and not your hypothetical "terrorist" numbers. The 87.5% false positive stat came from the fact that out of 8 people ID'd by the system, only one was an actual criminal. Using your own rubbish example, that would be it shouting "TERRORIST" 100 times and 87 of those being non-terrorists.
I think Newton missed a trick here. When he invented gravity, he should have patented it in the US!. just imagine how much money he'd have now! As he was a Brit though, i agree with the whole "we own everything that falls down" bit. Just think of what we could get! We'd own colder temperatures in winter, tree leaves, litter, rain............ oh. That's Britain already, isn't it?
"This is a typical response by those who don't actually undertand how the Internet or ICANN works"
......does he realise where he's posting this or is he completely clueless? Also, because i feel like being "that guy", if you are going to attempt to insult people, check your spelling.
Not my government, buddy. My government isn't as stupid as yours and doesn't go round kicking over anthills like the neighbourhood bully. This is your own citizens that we are talking about. People that have lived and worked and even advanced your country, yet you are persecuting them simply because of their origins.
This is why America is such a joke to the rest of the world. Absolutely shameful. We ought to build a wall around your entire country so that you can only endanger yourselves.
"Isn't El Reg a climate change denier? Hard to keep that stance and harp on about "the environment" and "sustainability" at the same time."
You got downvoted because that is not a genuine question. That is you attacking. Everyone that has read The Register for longer than five minutes knows they post a lot of articles supporting climate change.
"Trump supporters? ;-) "
You also got downvoted for this. Insulting people that downvote you is childish.
"I'm sure I have never seen a game where you could read "this could cause epilepsy"."
Then you weren't paying attention as it was in most of the game manuals since the early 90s.
Also, for the "on what grounds" part, this person was targeting a group of individuals in order to cause harm........
Come on (not "common", notice) man, engage brain before fingers.
Nope, it's not asking questions that held us back. It may not be the most important question in the world, but it's still a question and it's still an advancement of knowledge.
And if you want to get snotty about it, it's actually a good test of flow dynamics in a sealed vacuum.
I once lead a team of engineers on a project for HMG. We switched to a new project manager who then asked for a list of staff and their job titles with a description of what they did. When the list was sent round, i saw my name with a title and description of "Team Manger, problem solver". Considering it was one of my underlings that wrote the list, i was pretty chuffed with myself :)
I take and ask for advice from people that are above and below me in the pay grades. My job is to keep the wheels turning, not get snobby about where the info comes from.
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