12 posts • joined 10 Oct 2007
Some things never change
and others just get worse. I used to think my Dad's solution to the civil service population was a bit extreme, now I find that I agree with him but instead of 2/3rds it should be 75% of them lined up against a wall and shot and the other 25% made to do a proper days work like everyone else.
I used to argue that they should be sacked not shot, he would argue that the compensation paid out to the families would be less than the wages and index linked pensions.
Looks like he was right :P
Stop sign, the civil service is probably big enough for a 200% population growth already
What a suprise!
Someone says Open standards, none of your rubbish patants in it like, and suddenly the MS shills are running around screaming about the falling sky.
Heavens above, they may actually have to compete properly, the cheek of these EU whippersnappers, how dare they imply that these overly rich and out of date companies should have to work for their rightful portion of the EU surfs tax money.
Bollocks to the lot of them, EU should put it more bluntly. Open standards only or f*ck off.
About bloody time
Paris, she knows more about 'Open' than any of those tossers
<""No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British..."
I glowed with pride at that. At last! Something we're world class at.
Then I thought "Whoa! He's obviously never met the French.">
Switch that glow back on old chap, the French are calculatedly ignorant, it's because they lack the imagination to be properly rude
Microsoft shafted by it's own EULA, can't think of anything that may stop me ROFLMFAO
BTW Where's the IT angle MS has been a marketing company for a decade now :)
"The government argues that businesses and individuals who use the data should contribute to the cost of collecting it."
Just where do the bloody morons think the bloody money came from in the first bloody place. Public money is OUR taxes you bloody morons that's OUR data your charging us for.
When, if ever, are we going to get politicians who've been hit with a large cluebat to vote for? :(
Flames in the hope they burn in hell for their stupidity
@Stephen "You fools just keep paying for it..."
Yes 'Fools' is the correct term.
linux emporium PC's/Laptops pre-installed with Linux no MS software tax in sight
Novatech PC's and laptops can be obtained with no OS installed and hence no MS tax in sight
It can be done, just need to not be a lemming
Oi US Courts
Read it and weep
"That is exactly the sort of thing that computers do when programmed. It does not seem to me that that is enough of a technical effect to render the invention patentable," he said.
Hopefully the Federal courts and SCOTUS will heads up and sort the USPTO out finally
UK is Linux friendly :)
Re: Changing ToS
These types of scumbags always do that, then assume that you have browsed the web page and accepted the change, and even say you must contact in a certain time or you accept.
Send them an e-mail of complaint, then in the blurb that is always after the end of it now, add changes to the contract stating that if they do not reply within seven days they accept these changes.
It will either change your contract to a more reasonable one or get a reply :)
Oh and *always* e-mail your ISP regarding any changes with your contractual change in :)
On your Marks ... get set ... (icon)
So that's no CD/DVD glued up USB and FireWire slots, no floppies no card reader/writer, no insecure OS' and competent civil servants.
Yeah I can just see that happening :(
@Damian @ andy
Andy, it's a good thing to let under 16's know that you know, it encourages them to approach things with caution.
Simon, I hope you let him approach you regarding the 'distasteful' stuff as opposed to you going to him, and on his 16 birthday you do plan to kill the monitoring don't you?
Sometimes you need a helicopter :)
The energy input required to make the batteries and dispose of them at end of life. Lots of people forget about those things and seem to think they just appear.
I haven't seen a study the looks at the making of a standard car and a hybrid over say a 15 - 20 year life cycle, and the energy and pollution requirements in those cases.
The claims of the hybrid makers could well be fluff as well.
Thumbs down, they should have tried harder
So much for the geek memory
The first backup will do multiple partitions because all those PC World etc MS Windows PC's come with a restore partition that will kindly destroy everything on the boot partition given half a chance.
Since the target is newbies backing up a second partition only the once is probably a good choice.
At least the newbies know they know bugger all.
So which IP does this moron mean?
After all software patents in the UK, where this drivel was hosted, are very much stricter than the candy corner shop attitude of the USPTO.
It's unlikely the MS have any UK patents so they can go whistle.
PS. Reg, where's the "This loony is a moron" icon?
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