...Finglas is a shithole.
1389 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
...Finglas is a shithole.
We need to do the same here in Ireland with the IEDR
Exactly- the number of presentations I've had to sit thru which was just basically a trained monkey reading text from a screen. At that point I'm pretty much thinking "you could have just emailed me the PPT and I could be sat back in the office going through it"
The boss couldn't print out any of his documents because his printer was broken.
We bought him a new printer.
It does say "farming simulator" not "abattoir simulator"
and also "from..."
a Gert Frobe made of Thunderballs?
A robe made of fireballs???
Nothing like a nice bit of nostalgia on a Friday. I knew both Harold and Corinne back in their Psion days.
I was working in a government department's server room on a Friday and found that everyone had buggered off at 4pm and locked me in. Thankfully a chair through a window sorted that problem out. And security didn't even notice the broken window until it was reported to them on Monday morning.
And to take it further- rather than you having to handle the money directly, you could put an interface on the washing the machine that handles cash and card payments. And, for privacy reasons, house the washing machine in its own unit, accessible 24 hours a day. And in order to maximise profit, have a bank of washing machines, rather than just one...
Exactly my first thought- "oh look, they've toilet-proofed the iPhone..."
Usually it comes after years of weakening of standards at the management/board level. Controls and protocols are bypassed as they make "business difficult". Of course, the rank and file employee is still intended to jump thru all the hoops.
once there are autonomous vehicles there would be no need to own one- Just set up a continuously operating fleet of vehicles and you just call one (think Hailo/Uber) when ever you need to use it.
Indeed, and when the article says "And Ireland is currently sticking to its guns, saying it will appeal the ruling." I'd like to point out that it's the Irish Government/Revenue and not the Irish people that are sticking to these guns. We look at our underfunded and cut schools and hospitals and think, "You know what, that money would come in handy...". Might help out with the homeless issue too...
Never understood why they removed the robot sentries (and Ripley's search for her daughter) from the original film.
At 7,000ft up we are not talking toy shop drone- this was commercial or military.
Government on Water Tax: People of Ireland have to pay the tax because Europe told us so.
Government on Apple Tax: Europe ruled what??? We have to fight this...
Unfortunately the roll out seems to be more about getting fast internet out to the rural areas whil ignoring business areas in Dublin- We're limited to 1mbs here in the office in Dublin 22 with a telco that can't even give us an idea of if the line will ever be upgraded.
We had an American colleague fly to Iceland instead of Ireland. Only realised it when he got into a taxi at Reykjavik and asked to be taken to Dublin city centre.
"and all this doom and gloom..."
It's called reality.
If a cat leaves a carcass at your back door it's because it thinks you are useless at hunting.
sedition I think.
Another TI99/4a user here. I always heard the reason why it was slow explained as "it's like a city with 16 lanes of traffic but with no place to park". But Parsec, Burgertime and Moon Patrol were excellent games and many an hour was wasted playing Tunnels of Doom.
Here's an idea- give the game away for free and have a once-off in-game purchase of 99c to unlock the full game. No bullshit with coins and the freepers still get to play alongside those who paid.
"they amount to telling people they should become hermits and never interact with anyone if they can't do it face to face."
There's the problem though- Social media does tend to make people hermits in real life. If a family member of mine moved to a new place, I'd like to think that they are interacting with their new community, face-to-face, rather than secluding themselves away and only relying on the internet to connect them to the people they know, long distance. Meanwhile, that person is getting a reputation in their new community...
Nearly the same experience (no champagne though), it wasn't a faulty connector- it was the "tang" missing from the top of the RJ45 which meant it kept slipping out of the socket. 10 seconds with my crimp tool saved large amounts of money.
Always reminds me of my favourite line from The Sound Of Music when Mother Superior asks Maria "What is it? You cunt face."
Duty Free for anyone travelling between the UK and the EU...
The title says it all...
Plus, when management do finally make up their mind regarding their requirements, and you deliver the project, they then start demanding to know where all the features that they never asked for were...
I believe the same thing happened after WWII where there was an agreement to share secrets between the US and the UK, that only went one way as well.
The problem is that the EU might be on the verge of cancelling TTIP and you may find yourself post-Brexit in a situation where the conservatives enact it in the UK...
That's the total reason why I have zero interest in IoT.
I think the version of "double bagging" he is talking about is where you put a brown paper bag on your head, just in case the one on Windows 10 falls off...
...if a third party funded the case then it is considered champerty (and possibly barratry)- is this legal in America?
If You Wanna Get Into That Boy's soul, You gotta pay the Troll Toll
Downvoted by a CEO I guess- One who expects their greasy wad of cash come rain or shine...
A young business woman I saw do a presentation recently asked for feedback from the audience on how they think she could make her company more successful. My advice was "Never appoint an accountant to the company board"
I have some lint I found in my belly button.
I'd be more inclined towards GM crops if such things as "Terminator Genes" didn't exist.
better- Guns don't kill people, americans with guns kill people.
This is the same Cecilia Malmström that publicly stated that she does not get her mandate from the citizens of Europe. So yet another unelected mandarin.
my chickens always love to wander around the garden, they've even dug themselves a favourite spot/dirt bath under one of the fir trees. Yes, they do not like the rain, and a wet chicken produces less eggs. I average 5-6 eggs a week each from my two...
One day a small farmer, looking to sell his eggs, hit on the idea of advertising them as "free range eggs". This struck a cord with consumers and soon they were queueing round the block to buy his eggs.
But this upset his neighbour, Mr Factory Farmed Hens. He was jealous and he went to his paid-for politician and said "The term 'free range' is unregulated. The government need to define it and more importantly define who can use it." And the government granted Mr Factory Farmed Hens a well paid place on their newly setup quango where he quickly set about enacting legislation and licensing which effectively allowed him to call his factory hens and the eggs that they produced "free range". As for the small farmer- the new legislation was so restrictive and the new licensing so expensive, he was banned from ever using the term again.
now there's no loyalty bonus, there's nothing from stopping people from leaving (and letting HR know that's the reason for leaving during the exit interview)
America doesn't have a democracy. At best it has what can be called a "representative democracy". Due to the Electoral College it is possible for one candidate to receive the most votes and still lose which would not be possible in a true democracy.
"Google is pushing a solution called Brillo that is based on android and open source."
So I've I equipped my gaff with this kit, it would be known as a "Brillo Pad"...
for getting rid of it- even blocking it via CSS leaves horrible gaps.