836 posts • joined 28 Sep 2007
I love the way...
That that have reduced the whole of the ICT to sector to "coding apps".
Agreed. It really is as simple as that. I would presume however that there would be an enforced duty of care on them to make sure that these new terms are made very clear to users, rather than burying them down on page 109 as formatted on the screen of your smartphone, section 23, subsection 4, paragraph 6, under the heading "Beware of the Leopard".
In reality however, even if the full 450,000,000 WhatsApp accounts were fully active and in regular use (which I highly doubt) - I would still make the proposition that 95% of those users really don't give a monkeys about, or even really consider how their data is used - as long as they stay connected by "using" the app.
Personally, it's not for me - I'm one of the 5% who doesn't touch this stuff with a bargepole. But if others do, then so be it; and I guess it keeps the bods at the Electronic Privacy Information Centre and the Centre for Digital Democracy off of the redundancy pile for another few weeks.
Why should they be able to appeal the fine because they are a charity?
The rules apply to all. They don't get an exemption.
Gotta' love Maplin
The reason I like Maplin is that it reminds me of my garden shed - full interesting techno stuff that serves no real practical purpose to my life, but with better decor and heating.
I'm not sure he had, or still has, any "right" to upskirt as your heading states - but it does sound like the woman in question had idiots for legal council who ultimately brought the wrong charges.
I find it hard to believe that the state in question does not have alternative and (presumably) adequate correct laws in place to deal with these invasions of privacy.
Something sounds fishy here...
And I presume it's not just the corpse.
What I presume that Apple are asking for is the certificate of probate. This is applied for by the named executor of the will, and is approved by the relevant court authority upon review. It is a certificate that formally and legally recognizes the executors status to (A) execute the will, and (B) dispose / inherit / sell / give away etc all of the deceased persons remaining possessions / finances / legal affairs etc as they see fit without let or hindrance.
I am presuming that it is this certificate of probate that Apple are waiting for - which is par for the course. This process is nothing new.
Selective and subjective journalism at it's worst!!
@ Tim Roberts 1
Tax cheats? By what measure?
You may not like what they are doing. I might not like what they are doing. It may be morally wrong yes. But many large businesses don't let the morality play interfere with their business plans.
What they are doing is entirely legal - and supported by all of the governments and tax authorities around the world. If it was illegal, action would have been taken by now to close the loopholes.
But action won't be taken because most of the individuals, governments, tax authorities, G8, Bilderburg group et al - all have their snouts in the trough, and woe betide anything or anyone that threatens that happy (if shadowy) arrangement.
It's a mistake...
These changes to functionality don't get through development, testing, and into your production ERP manufacturing and billing systems by design you know - so it must be due to a previously unknown security issue, or a virus, or an old treaty or charter... or something...
I'm Mr Angry, from Birmingham...
How dare a network provider have an unexpected outage. Especially as I pay £4.99 (plus line rental) for that service every single month.
I'm outraged that without my regular supply of cat videos I'm having to face up to the gaping chasm that's appeared in my life.
I'm sure it will be ok even if the plant is shut...
I'm sure the Greenock town council or MPs have a robust plan in place to keep you all employed.
Considering the amount of people that rely on the IBM plant for their living - I can't imagine for a moment that they wouldn't have previously considered this sort of thing in light of the recent global meltdown, or have it factored into their economic contingency planning...
I have no sympathy for any of them...
Greedy fools and their money, easily parted once again.
Do these idiots ever learn?
@ Bye Bye Minecraft Videos ...
How have you reached that conclusion?
Odd then that...
In the heat of the moment that she seems to have had the whit to reduce the assailants personalities down to "ugly, nasty, angry, jealous, confused and threatened" - but no awareness at all that she was the victim of a sting operation to relieve her of her handbag and wallet.
What a dimbo.
@ She looks like my mum...
Presumably you are called Otis?
"If top execs "had spent some of their valuable time keeping the company from violating antitrust laws, they wouldn't be in this position"."
Nail hit firmly on head.
What Ballsup Balmer actually said was...
“He has a remarkable ability to see what's going on in the market, to sense opportunity, and to really understand how we come together at Microsoft to execute against those opportunities in a collaborative way, err... in a similar way that I totally haven't done since during my days in tenure. I mean the market told us it really didn't want Kinect v1 - but they know nothing so we told them that they had to have it and pony up another $100 for the privilege, err... it's great... no, it really is... honestly."
This looks more and more like...
A "just buy the damn thing" scenario. Considering the bandwagon everyone was on in 09/10 for Analytics - this is looking more and more like Apotheker just wanted it as a fully formed business unit... no matter what the cost - hence the assumed shoddy dilligence.
Nice to see how those cows have come home to roost.
Last time I looked...
Which was about June time, Virgin were offering 30Mb BB only (i.e. without the need for line rental) for about £23. Which ironically was pretty much the same as the best deal they were doing with line rental.
I think they should be forced to state "line rental" as what it really is - which is actually a standing charge.
Be off to whom though? They are all as slimy as each other.
We are the knights who recently said "ne", but now say...
"Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!"
Because "Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!" is the sort of thing that the Knights who up until recently said "ne" want to say...
We did want a... shrubbery. But Roger the shrubber is at Robin Hood airport. So... "Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!" is what we now want to say!!!
Luckily being of good health I very rarely have to visit my GP - I'm not even sure which is actually mine anyway.
But what they are saying is that I have to arrange an appointment - wait about 2 weeks for that appointment - only to not actually discuss anything medically related at all, but just to state that I want to opt out of this farce?
Is there not an easier way?
I thought an Artichoke was...
Death by suffocation in a pretentious, long winded and high brow manner.
Money, so they say...
Is the root of all evil too-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-day.
Sounds like a good song lyric.
If only I'd spent more time learning maths...
Than using my calculator to write fun terms such as:
5318008 or 71077345
(the 4 doesn't work as well on a PC though)
Return on investment?
Anyone know what she has actually delivered in her role as /*cough*/ "global creative director" /*end cough*/
Not a lot by the looks of it.
To the affected workers of HP...
You have my sympathies. You work for a bunch of tossers that don't deserve your continued efforts.
Hope you all have a merry xmas, and also on the upside - remember that there is plenty of work out there at the moment.
Partial to a mouthful of Asian spiced muppet.
Don't peerage titles usually come with an "of..."
I don't quite understand why MLF is a Baroness, but in the time honoured tradition of attaching a location to a peerage title, may I suggest that she be know from this point forward as...
"Baroness Martha Lane Fox of Clusterfucksville".
I believe it is a small hamlet located somewhere near Shoreditch.
The South Park "Song of Ass and Fire" episode : PS4 vs X-One on Black Friday. Very amusing.
As to my actual comment on this subject... am I now to assume that not only do MS want to track everyone via Kinect and all of the "features" that were de-scoped, but that will creep back in over the course of the console lifespan (although they won't admit that) - but now they are tracking every single in-game event or stat implying that all X-Ones are phoning home on an ongoing basis?
Or are their figures simply crap? Or are they based on Xbox live dashboard figures?
I presume the latter but just thought I'd ask?
Great bits of kit.
I have a DS109j with a 1TB disk in it and it has happily being serving up movies, music, photos - centralised file storage and music to all of my network clients, PS3 and TV for the last couple of years without issue.
The underlying Linux O/S is completely accessible also so it's highly tuneable. I also like that new version of DSM are always fully backwards compatible with an ever growing menu of add ons and tools.
The remote access apps work great also.
"If these things come to pass, then I for one will sue my ISP for refusing me access to the service I am buying by implementing things that I do prevent me making use of that service."
Be sure to let us know how that works out for you.
While I'm all for astronomical science...
I'm kind of glad it's gawn and committed astro hari-kiri. With all of the TV science-gasm around this comet recently, and how we should all go and see it from early December because it's soooooo important - you'd think it's sole purpose was to answer every unanswered question ever known about the origins of, well... everything.
Question : But how do you know she's a witch?
Twatterers : Because she looks like one; she turned me into a newt... but... I got better.
Yup. That's why she got the job - to be able to deal with this kind of shit.
I agree it's not perfect - but that's modern business and corporate governance for you. Even if "teflon Meg" did get the boot, she'd still end up as a VP or senior exec somewhere else.
RE: The lack of ads on the Beeb is still remarkably compelling
Sorry... but what "lack of ads" is that then?
You've obviously missed the endless self promotion in between TV and Radio shows telling you just how much it is "your BBC", for BBC news, BBC radio, BBC local and other minority channels; ads generally for how wonderful the whole organisation is - as well as the ads for re-runs of shows that were first shown years and years ago and are still shown due to lack of original or creative content @ your current BBC; or at the very least should be hived off to a "BBC Classics" channel rather than sold for more profit to Dave or UK Gold.
I guess you've also missed the incestuous and increasing habit that the BBC has of "interviewing" the hosts of other BBC shows and trying to pass of these halfwits as legitimate public service content?
I haven't missed this tedious self promotion - and that's why I choose to not pay for a licence to watch TV at the time it is broadcast.
Well if nothing else...
It keeps these children off of the streets in pretending they have something worthwhile to do.
@ Mr C Hill
Yes, you are in the minority thankfully. If all you see in the Tomb Raider games is "sex" then I suggest you leave gaming to those that actually enjoy "gaming".
As to TR itself - have been huge fan since day 1. If I had a top 10 games list then "The Last Revelation" would be on it. Now that my kids are growing up it has been great fun to revisit the Crystal Dynamics reboots of the series with them - even if they are a little easy; and I do believe that games of this nature help with problem solving skills, dexterity and observation... also, if my daughter ever finds herself alone in a tomb with a sword wielding Nordic troll then she'll know exactly what to do.
As for me, I have a free download from AMD for the new "18 rated" TR game which I might do eventually, but I've moved onto the Uncharted series which are also fantastic, and I need to get round to finishing those (hint... I can't seem to kill the Yeti in "Amongst Thieves"???).
A fitting stadium indeed for an England team that generally gets fucked in these types of competitions.
Fair play to him...
Even the PM needs to scratch that itch sometime.
I'm the only member of my anti-social network...
Other than supposed better graphics and more "social" elements that I'm not really interested in; anyone have a compelling reason as to why I should move on up from my PS3 to PS4 within the next 12 months?
Re : Trying to teach a horse Latin...
It may be a "slow and dimwitted horse" but it is a horse that can indeed speak Latin :-)
In fact, we have another horse in the family and it also is quite adept at requesting his "carotas".
Yes, they could be making only $18...
But then again they might be making $100 per unit depending on economies of scale etc. Only Sony will know.
@ Joerg - just because it's on the internet doesn't make it true. Your post looks like a 'gasm of pointless noise to me.
Finally... "We're looking to be break even or low margin at worst on [Xbox One] and then make money selling additional games, the Xbox Live service and other capabilities on top," he said.
Hi Microsoft ... not from me you won't.
I'm sorry Dave...
These aren't the stats you are looking for.
Twinings Assam is no better than Tescos or Morrisons Assam - but double the price.
Have tried the Clipper organic recently after being given a box as part of a "new house" hamper from my mortgage company, and have been mildly surprised at how nice it is.
Just to re-iterate my previous warning - stay away from the Morrisons "value" box unless you are a masochist - 27p for 80 bags in a box = eughhh!!!!!
I watched a documentary recently and it actually proved that all of the sub glacial Antarctic noise and heat is coming from an underground pyramid complex which is heated by a giant electrical system designed by odd looking hunter type blokes from space.
After decyphering all of the writing found, the conclusion was that there seem to be these alien Olympics that take place every now an then between these black slithery acidy things with long tails, and some tall pig faced chaps with space-spears; and all of this "sport" causes a right old underground rumpus.
Apparently also, only one of the scientists who put together the documentary survived to tell the story.
Fine, then start a political party to take the power back (call it the RATM party if you like). Get out of power all of the people that GCHQ have all of this alleged intel on and let the courts deal with that through due process - thereby eliminating both problems.
Not that I'm overly interested in Star Wars anymore but if they can drop the CGI, drop the kiddi-ness, make it look more grainy and "real" - and tie all of that to a darker storyline a-la "Empire" - then my interest could perk.
But this is Disney right - so no flurking chance of any of that.
I thought we'd grown in understanding and progressed beyond the base "she asked for it..." debate.
Another Government sponsored clusterfuck where the four of a kind of usual suspects are once HP, IBM, Accenture and BT. The only way to beat that winning hand (read losing) is to add in Crapita for the straight flush.
What a fucking shambles. Doesn't anyone EVER learn.
Presumably you shoot the ghosts using some partical-acceleratory type gubbins rather than a machine gunny thing?
I bet the ghosts aren't a patch on the Pac-Man ghosts.
The dog doesn't look like a ghost.
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