20 posts • joined Tuesday 25th September 2007 20:19 GMT
What on Earth is the point?
There is absolutely no way I can see that anybody is worth a pay package like that. The only reason to even want that much is the worst sort of greed and egomania.
Could be worse
Although it's sad to lose a series which still had legs, it's far worse to see something that was good running out of steam.
Re: Charging for dated broken design is a waste of time with me
Yes, I'd also like the moon on a stick.
Re: I wonder
" I actually look forward to the day when one of the licence enforcement monkeys turns up at my door so I can tell them to piss off."
You probably won't even need to do that. I pointed them to the obviously analogue only CRT TV connected to a cobbled together media server and they told me they needn't waste any more of my time. It was amusing how quickly they accepted things and left after the doorstep tough guy approach.
Re: How can this be viable
Less of a problem than you might think if lots of gas cells are used - imagine jabbing a knitting needle through a roll of bubble wrap.
"Not that liberal stuff again."
Are you sure that word means what you think it means?
While they're at it...
How about the other end of the connection? It's a sod of a job to sort out a laptop where someone has used the "Wiggle the cable until it works or something crunches," technique and snapped off a jack directly soldered to the main board. Imagine my joy when I got at the guts of my elderly Tosh laptop the other day and found not only that it was on a tail, but also had a pair of redundant wires.
Re: T-mobile Vivacity
Crap? Only if you're taking the same standpoint as someone who drives a high end car and looks down on those in hatchbacks. Given the difference in price versus the difference in performance/features a budget smartphone is an eminently sensible choice for those with a slimmer discretionary wad.
Can't help but wonder
How the (spurious) rights of one company can supercede the rights of the citizens of an entire nation to have their votes correctly counted.
“Honest taxpayers and gambling industry personnel who do follow the law suffer from those who promote illegal online behavior.”
Is it just me or does that seem to have been carefully written to imply that taxpayers who earn their income from working within the gambling industry are not themselves honest when they comply with the law? There does appear to be something of a global trend towards blaming people in generally poorly paid jobs for all the ills of society.
To be fair the monarchy of this country is trained from birth to head the military, and I'd suspect that if need be the queen would have no compunction in ordering any action.
Note: Not a monarchist, just pointing out that it's a traditional duty.
An excercise in logic
I can't help but wonder when those at the top of the heap say that their chunky salaries are fair recompense for the responsibility they bear.
In cases such as this and unending corporate manslaughter the responsibility some are so well paid for suddenly falls off sloped shoulders.
Where does the responsibility lie?
The network of ANPR cameras used by TrafficMaster has been knocking around for donkeys years. Their system, however, only retains an OCRed version of numberplates which pass by for time/distance calculations, not full images.
Covering a number plate may or may not work dependent on the materials used as the cameras themselves work in the IR range and have their own integrated lamps.