409 posts • joined 28 Feb 2007
Re: 5th time warning or else
Average GDP increase is only 1.1%, lower than both Britain and the US, placing it 156th out of 166 countries.
The population is forecast to decline by 17 million over the next 30 years. A third of the population will be over retiring-age. The current reproduction rate is only about 1.4 when at least 2.1 is the replacement rate, add in the cutting of retirement age and it's hard to see how they will balance the books.
In 15 years’ time Germany is likely to have more than 6 million fewer workers – even fewer if immigration falls below the current average annual rate of 200,000.
The education system is deteriorating. There are far fewer young graduates than in Britain (29% against 45%). Whereas the UK has 3 universities in the world top-five, Germany’s highest is a miserable 49th.
What was the California Games type game that had cliff diving as an event?
Re: Physical Acces Control Systems are affected too
Vaguely similar issue when my youngest son was in intensive care after he was born. Buzzer system to get onto the ward, with a keypad next to the door for staff - a quick look told you that the number 5 was worn down and a quick count of the number of times pressed got you onto the ward quicker than waiting for some passing staff member to answer the buzzer.
Re: Remember when /b/ was good?
/b/ was never good
Got a mate on Tesco mobile
Could make outgoing calls, got nothing back in, inc. texts.
Awkward as he was trying to arrange his Mums funeral at the time and wondering why no-one was callng back
Re: and FTI Consulting
Would you undertake thousands of pounds worth or work with no guarentee you'd get paid?
Re: Isn't it usual in the UK that...
No, struck off means you cannot practice anywhere in the UK, public or private
Her name is Fanny, the headline is a play on her name, which 'titter' also happens to be a slang term for a front/back lady parts depending on which side of the Atlantic you are on.
Perhaps you should stop being offended on other peoples behalf you try hard dullard
Sorry, but there are, and have always been, exceptions for national security.
Re: Article title
And how exactly do you libel the dead?
Take your time
Why should they?
They built that network with no public subsidy, that is equivalent to say you should be forced to give me a lift if you go past my work.
Bang on, they also assume that all of those little nuances of the systems can be captured in documentation - they can't be as things will change slight;y from change to change so you end up with a monster list of exceptions which say do x, unless it's y in which case do z unless b is....
Pole Dancer <> Sex worker
The culture at the BBC was always one insulated from the reality that they are spending our money.
Council jobs for the middle classes
Re: @ MrXavia
Or they need to cut housing benefit so we stop using tax payers money to let people who got buy-to-let mortgages making money off the rest of us
Not very bright are they
Surely if it's offline it's offline and the laces will still be there when it comes online?
All the inward investment funds are doing is paying bribes to companies in the hope they can recoup more in taxes
Re: Debt after death
They became legally recoverable under the Gambling Act 2005, with the relevant provision enacted on 1 Sept 2007
From November last year
Hodge claimed in a grilling by Michael Crick earlier this month that “I am a tiny, tiny, tiny shareholder”. Her direct shareholding is 1.26% which, given that Stemcor paid out £4,519,000 in dividends last year, means she received some £56,939. That shareholding alone is worth £1.8 million. Hardly a tiny amount.
What’s more Stemcor confirmed yesterday that this figure “excludes shares held in trust or in her children’s names”. The company share register shows that Hodge holds several million pounds worth of shareholdings in trusts, including for members of her family. As Polly Toynbee helpfully explains, this is a clever way of minimising future inheritance tax liability:
“The big sell is trusts, special ones devised for this company’s clients, guaranteed to protect almost all your wealth from inheritance tax. They are right, it can be done easily. Put all moveables and all cash and investments into a discretionary trust, and it passes to your heirs without tax as soon as you die, not even waiting for probate. It counts as a gift so the beneficiaries need pay no tax either.”
Re: He'll probably/hopefully get sued
And again, the same fella has used a credit card nicked at the same time to sign up to the porn site. I think that's called bang to rights, so get off your moralising high horse
Re: Taking Bets
I'll take that bet, given he's used a credit card stolen at the same time to get his wank on
Re: How to LIE witih selective STATISTICS
You do know there are 1.2 Billion people in India, with the largest growth in Millionaires outside China.
Ten years from now, they will be far better placed than us in terms of market value
Re: Ok here we go again
1) Who mentioned the NHS?
2) Whats wrong with having targets for patient treatment?
3) If the NHS is so good why did 1200 people die and no-one said a word till years later?
Re: Not nearly enough
Bonus points for all 3 at the same time?
supports my recollection of being told that U.S. casinos bar people who seem to be winning by remembering the order of cards. They may be actually counting cards, or doing something else. Either way, apparently it cuts into casino profit."
Card counting is more useful in Blackjack and in that game you are playing the house - in Poker you are playing other people on your side of the table, the house takes a fixed cut of turnover
You could re-write that without the party political point scoring?
At what point does a person sit down and think, this is a good use of my companies money?
Re: Dear Customer
You should only be charged an exit fee if you are within the original contract terms, which also introduces a cap on how much they can bump the bill by without allowing you to walk without penalty
Or he can't get a move and look after himself in short order.
There is no glory is hanging around, the perception rightly or wrongly, will be that the good guys saw the signs and legged it.
Been there, done that
Re: WTF is it with Brits and Open Plan?
You should try working in an open plan office with several L1 support desks right behind you.
I can hear every sniff, snuffle, fart and cringworthy piece of bad advice.
They won't de-dupe the whole file
Split each file into 4k blocks say - even after encryption your going to hit some duplicates
GET TAE F#CK YOU BUNCH OF AUTHORITARIAN TWATS
That is all
Re: Balmer the Dr Evil villain
Sounds like he was doing the job he is paid to do - defend his company against any perceived competition and deliver maximum value to his shareholders.
I wouldn't trust any phone with my online banking.
3/10 for making me reply to the troll
Re: Half the country's populace lives in abject poverty...
I tend to favour the "So, are you single?" approach - you get a much better level of swearing
Re: How does the metaphor hold up...
Mega isn't selling the product, they are selling the storage space - the metaphor here seems to have got out of hand and ended up talking talking about something other than the proposition at hand.
The guy is selling the equivalent of a safety deposit box, the bank doesn't know whats in it, it just provides the box and gives you a key
It's not a supermarket, it's closer to a bonded warehouse
Re: 50GB dropbox?
Some of us got it with an HP touchpad in the firesale :o)
Re: Windows Server is obsolete except as an exchange server
Dirty tricks, pretty much par for the course in any modern business, doesn't mean we should like it, but it's a fact of life like taxes.
In terms of poor quality software, the article is attempting to show examples of how Microsoft are addressing this, perhaps you could give examples of where it still falls short rather than generalities?
Yeah, if you can remember the name, some of us tend to click the icon.
Yes, I should know better
Re: @PhilipN: What Dylan thinks
It might be selling for $1000 a copy, but it'll appear on a torrent site soon enough
How many fart apps does a mobile phone need?
Last time I had to brave the Job Centre they were determined to make me apply for a access development job in Devon - I live in West Central Scotland with a career in ITIL and support
Re: Just let it die already.
Yet again another success for Dave's law "Blokes will do anything if they think they might get their hole"
Well given this is a large company who have been trying to offload staff, with some dubious practices, who have now demanded staff complete mandatory training in the next week and a half (allowing for public holidays), I'd say it falls in the sites remit.
Of course you may not see it this way and good luck to you as you try and reduce your headcount
Re: Further marks down
And Danni Minogue in that Summer Bay uniform
Re: It's over?
Can we please stop with the alien hunting line? He defaced systems he got into and deleted log files, and admitted to doing so.
Re: Child's Play
So if I have a shitty lock on my front door it's ok if someone comes in and spray paints on the walls?
Re: And how much so far
So access to the courts should be limited by your ability to pay?
Re: Not so good for Charities
If you run a charity that cannot run without hand outs from the state I would suggest that a) you need to re-evaluate the operating model and b) you are essentially no more than an arms length offshoot of the state.
- Breaking news: Google exec in terrifying SKY PLUNGE DRAMA
- Geek's Guide to Britain Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes
- Analysis Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster
- Google CEO Larry Page gives Sundar Pichai keys to the kingdom
- Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL