Re : "paying to all affected customers it is able to identify"
"is able to identify"
Hmm, I wonder who is overseeing the amount of effort they put into that exercise?
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"is able to identify"
Hmm, I wonder who is overseeing the amount of effort they put into that exercise?
The requirement to buy a TVL doesn't currently apply in any form to listening to the radio over ANY transmission medium or format, so I'm not sure why the tagline on this article.
It's not a person then.
...neither do corporations pay "income tax". Corporations (or Ltd / Public companies as we have them in the in the UK) pay, unsurprisingly - Corporation tax. This is a flat rate tax on annual profits, i.e. retained earnings AFTER all annual business expenses (i.e. the costs of doing that business in one calendar year) have been deducted.
The more they can deduct as genuine "costs of doing business", the less corporation tax they are requried to pay. In the Uk we also have employers national insurance to pay also - but fuck knows what the Government does with that money, it's just another tax.
Just an aside to our US readers - I saw a documentary recently, the main proposition of which was that there is no actual written US law or statute that compels US citizens to pay "income tax" i.e. a tax levvied by a government on the exchange of their personal labour, for reward; and that the only tax that was legally required to be paid on "labour exchange" was corporation tax? No sure if this is true or not.
In the Soviet Union, a scientist is blinded...
By the resumption of nuclear testing and is reminded...
That Doctor Robert Oppenheimer's optimism fell...
At the first hurdle.
"Hayes stated that metadata, also known as communications data, "is not just crucial in the investigation of serious crime. It is also a fundamental part of investigating other crimes which still have a severe impact, such as stalking and harassment, as well as locating missing people.""
To be honest, I don't think anyone is actually disagreeing with the sentiment of this statement. The issue is that there is no judicial oversight to independently assure the public that the so-called "security services" are not running amok with this personal data to pursure their own agendas rather than solely to pursue legitimate criminal sources.
This also : "The government, however, has stated it will take "whatever steps are necessary to ensure communications data continues to be available when it is needed.""
That statement just stinks of a petulant child that needs a good slap and that has actually forgotten that it only exists to serves the public will, not its own. Can we combine resources to bring a contempt of court case against that total fuckwit Teresa May?
They should definately announce the potential finding of "what appears to be" a long abandoned alien civilisation - and string that one along as far as it'll go.
A misguided demand for security backdoors in everything to save lives vs allowing anyone with even the slightest iota of intelligence to own and use guns and bullets?
Changes to which one would save the most lives year on year I wonder?
If Apple, with all of their so called lifestyle research, design clout, and product engineering had developed a watch with the untethered technical functionality and capacity for application similar to either the Garmin 910/920 or Suunto Ambit 3 - then this would have been a killer product for the multisport & sports community.
Unfortunately however, it seems Jonny Ive seems to have been above having to find a "utility" for this product, so they (in my mind) have dropped both a major bollock, and missed a huge opportunity with this, err... watch? Is it?
...can it run Crysis comment.
"He added that complaints to Ofcom about EE have fallen by 50 per cent in the past year."
That's because all of your customers have f**ked off to Vodafone and Three.
I'd own everything including the internets, oceans, most of the people, buildings, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
I'd just get all of my slaves to do all that shopping and phoning stuff so I'm not surprised Becks isn't interested in the details.
"However, the court ruled on Wednesday that it just couldn't be arsed to take the case seriously."
"These are particularly challenging, typically requiring a complex business transformation process with IT, organisational, operational, and regulatory change being implemented simultaneously."
But these elements exist in every major programme I have ever delivered or worked on. None of those ever ended up in this shoddy state. What a fucking fiasco!
Is that how Capita refer to as basic canteen accoutrements?
"Complexity had been one of the main issues"
"Getting used to working in an agile way"
Lol Kainos, just lol.
When I phone my bank, as part of the validation process they ask me to correctly state certain key characters of my password...
Bank : What is letter two of your password?
Me : Err.. it's kind of a sad Japanese looking girl with rosy cheeks and a tear in her eye.
Bank : And letter number seven?
Me : It's a happy looking dog.
Bank : No that's incorrect.
Me : A miserable cat?
Bank : No.
Me : A happy horse?
They have no legal obligation to do so - as they are not breaking the law. Until Europe formally investigate and charge these companies with some form of tax crime - then its all hot air.
One of my best friends dad was a salesman for Playmobil and his garage was literally stuffed to the rafters with the stuff. The scuba diver was always my favourite, thus mirroring my favourite pastime now I am (almost) all grown up.
Perhaps we could have, I dunno... an election or something? Then we (i.e. the concerned public) could force each party to ensure that any manifesto must have a core statement to ensure that these rogue state agancies are dealt with as per the will of the people? Plus a forced review of the foreign policies or something that make us a terrorist target in the first place?
Because it's our government right? And these wankers are supposed to manage the country on the mandate of the people right? And being informed on how your privacy is being eroded gradually by "your" government is a core concern of everyone right? Rather than just wanking off over internet porn and watching chat shows?
"HP's insurance will pay $100m to a settlement fund."
I'm guessing that'll put a dent in their no-claims bonus?
It's a great movie. But... it started too quickly and I spent the first 20 mins doing the "eh? what? errr... eh?" After that, it all kicked off and I didn't really care as overall it's a huge mad beautiful looking utterly bonkers mayhemic firecracker of a movie.
You could replace Tom Hardy with any generic male action lead and you wouldn't notice. They should have called it "Mad generic post apocalyptic bloke."
It's Charlize Therons movie. I love Charlize Theron.
That guy and his very funny and clever (mathematical) show had me in stitches. Not heard a lot from him recently.
Just my view on things...
Chances of intelligent life finding it in the next 10,000 years? 100%
Already knowing we exist? 100%
Keeping us at arms length because they have better things to do? 100%
It's the best part of 30 years old... and still better than the shambles of the recent movies.
They'll sort out Phoenix's shambolic SCM and fulfillment processes.
I won't hold my breath though.
Nice picture of Gwyneth. It's brightened my day up no end.
Thanks Reg :-)
"They've been screwing my parents over for years but not letting them know they are on a crap, expensive service (been on them since the Telewest days)"
But do you and/or your parents not bear some of the responsibility of ensuring that they are on the best service plan for their needs on a regular basis, rather than naturally assuming that they are being, as you put it "screwed"?
By your measure I'm assuming your parents are the sort of people who simply accept the renewal costs as stated by their insurance providers rather than shopping about?
I have no sympathy.
On the other hand, I've only had two Virgin broadband outages in almost 3 years, and they've just put me onto a faster broadband only package - but for £12 per month less than I was paying.
So not all bad.
"Computer Business Review adds that the youngster scored 57 more points than the required 700 minimum needed to pass the exam simply by answering every question with a cross in every box marked "(D) None of the above"".
Another industry observer stated "The childs overall score is 756 points higher than the benchmark to join HPs professional services department."
Sure, but the truth and continued/ongoing advertising revenues rerely coincide.
Cloud vs Managed infrastructure / applications that IBM have been doing in their datacentres for years.
There is no difference other than the underlying platform is all ESX or VMware imaged so setup can be automated and scripted for reduced startup time, and that cross frame resources can be added or removed "on account" until requir...
... sorry, I caught myself not using marketing bullshit... of course I mean "be made elastic".
* Facepalm *
I disagree. You are more than able to go and get a mobile and contract via Vodaphone or Three for example.
And no, I didn't miss the finer nuance of your post. You make it sound as though you are being held in stalag 14 - when in fact you are able to go and get a new contract with any number of new suppliers should you wish.
Alternatively you could fire off a complaint to Ofcom... let me know how that works out for you.
I share the sentiment of your comment, but would add that the CEO's of these giant telco's probabaly aren't even aware that their marketing and operations departments are running these types of "service" (read : scams).
I'd also posit that it is most likely that the pushing of these services is done complicitly on the back of a risk based business case which goes something like this:
Predicted earnings running scam = $200m
Risk assessment against being fined = - £100m
Scam profit / Ker'chiiing-ment = $100m
Good eh? The new business is all about the money. Fuck the ethics.
The telco cartel long ago realised that customers have a short memory. And when customers have a limited choice in other suppliers, and, when all of those alternatives (i.e. your cartel partners) are running the same scam - the risk of reputational damage means nothing
I'm sure I saw an advert the on the TV other day suggesting that Plusnet was the UK's "favourite and least complained about" ISP.
Granted, it was a Plusnet advert.
On Wednesday evening I did...
and then, just for luck, a classic from my childhood...
The Monolith Monsters
First the US, then France, Germany, and now Canada...
"As it turns out, making a workload elastic on Azure is so push-button simple that devoting an article to the topic borders on insulting the intelligence of the readership.."
*cough* *cough* Yeah, absolutely...
Just my $0.02 - I have been in IT management now for the best part of around 25 years in various forms. In that time I have had the misfortune of having worked on multiple engagements where HP have been either a delivery partner, SI or "consultancy" in some area or another.
In each of these engagements, the HP management and quality of those personnel, the managers themselves, and/or the quality of the usual litany of subcontracted offshore 3rd parties (mostly often also owned by HP BTW) can only be described as inept. "Totally shit" would be a more flattering description if you were wondering about the hierarchy.
I have no doubt that HP have some good people (somewhere) but they certainly aren't in professional services management as far as I can tell, or in the "provision of good value for money" department.
"Vulture Central is quite sure that our readers will really get behind this device and not pooh-pooh the mobe-charging claims one bit. Right?"
Yeah, because we'd never do that...
That grown-up "professional" people get out of bed in the morning and go to work to argue about this crap.
Whilst I may occasionally grumble about my job, it does make me thankful that at least I spend my work day doing something constructive.
I might just want to turn on the TV, have a quick flick through the guide, and pick what want to watch in a quick and efficient manner as possible.
Not have to navigate through a cumbersome menu structure just to do the basics.
Indeed it is, and it's a moving target which makes it doubly difficult. Just when you get up to speed with all of the names and timelines of the "periods" and "epochs", you then have to get real to the fact that some of these "eras" actually have their own secondary eras, but that they are called the same as the preceeding era, but actually happened prior to the start of the next econtiguous era...
Take this one for example...
"the glacier sits atop a fjord-like valley that, as it filled with ice after the Miocene era Miocene era"
We only made 10 gazillion dollars. It's just not enough is it.
The perfect amount of information and abject sarcasm wrapped up in a bitesized news nugget.
Thanks, we all know that PR fluff != Reality.
He's a really good guy and made the very best of it despite being hamstrung by the trainwreck of McLaren corporate.
If you read this - best of luck Stuart.
So he has the right to bear arms - but not to actually discharge them?
"Over the past three years there have been exhaustive investigations which have not found any evidence of systemic problems with the Horizon system."
By whom? The Post Office?