1216 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
Re: He would
Agreed- regardless of whether you met him or not, that doesn't diminish the fact that he was truly inspirational.
...is currently the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
Oh boo-hoo-hoo. Rich bastards didn't get any richer and now it's someone else's fault.
whereas I found myself strangely interested in the idea. I want my printout steak now!
Re: Into the ear???
I remember a film that came out years ago about the life of Joe Orton called Prick Up Your Ears. I like to imagine the letter E being blown off in high winds and being replaced by a workman, who after reading the review for the film, accidentally puts the replacement E on the wrong end of the word.
you should just go 'Prostrate? Okay then. KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!'
"UK's thirst for energy falls, yet prices rise: Now why is that?"
Basic economy policy of 'what the market will bear'. If someone is prepared (or even happy) to pay £100 per month on electricity why shouldn't you continue charging them the same or even slightly higher while getting them to use less of your product.
And the great thing is, if the customer complains, just bleat on about how much power their standby devices are using (using incorrectly calculated research).
I applied for a job at this company many years ago when they opened their Irish operation. Thank god that was one job application that failed.
Re: I think the title needs to be fixed.
Exactly what I was thinking- I'm not Apple's number one fan but this does seem to read that 'Market Analysts Get Their Sums Wrong (what a surprise)' or 'boo-hoo-hoo, Apple fails to make rich scum richer'
Re: Why not just...
If only there was a way for Matt to buy a website and host a digital photo album on it...
Re: British TV drama is NOT crap, merely rarer than hen's teeth
Every episode of Outcasts was 'There is a major problem at the outpost; Cas and Fleur go for a nice walk"
Re: British TV drama is NOT crap
Black Mirror was quite recent.
I've already done this with my ATM pin- I don't know what the number is, just the sequence of movements my fingers make.
Re: Funnily enough...
The problem I think is that people refer to McDonalds as a 'restaurant' (which it plainly is not). Of course this is enforced by MuckDonalds PR and marketing.
Re: @Mr Tumnus
Strange- I must be extremely lucky then, because I've only had one bad meal in Paris and that was in a franchise (Hedgehogs???). But then I do know how to locate good restaurants off the beaten track.
Indeed- someone knows a little Spanish
>the proceeds normally used to clean up the messes produced by these bags.
Unless it's in Ireland, where the tax collected mysteriously disappeared in the government department that was in charge of administrating said tax. It still has not been accounted for...
Sure the response should be...
...for us (the passengers) to create a database of BA flight staff and some form of logic to determine which routes they service. Or use face recog so a sneaky pic of them as you board the flight will render all their details. I see boarding going something like this:
Stewardess: Good morning Mr Moore, how are you today.
Me: Fine Stephanie. Did you have a good time in the Ayia Napa? Well done on all those topless photo's by the way.
Re: Users and their backups...
It was repeatedly pointed out in the documentation. Plus the system gave plenty of time with its Battery Low errors. Once you popped the battery you had about 30 seconds to put a new one in. Also the units could continue running (if you ignored the warnings) until the screen got so faint you couldn't read it and not lose data.
As for how well it did on the market- It sold bucket loads. There will be a high number of people reading this who would put their hand up to owning one as their first portable computer. There's a couple in the cupboard right behind me which I take out from time to time and have a play with for nostalgias sake.
Users and their backups...
I love how users seem to believe it is the fault of the IT people when they lose their data. Even when it is on devices that belong to them, personally. I used to do support for Psion back in the CM/XP/LZ days. They were great devices but the internal storage was bog standard battery backed up RAM. Which is where a majority of people would store their contacts, diaries and other important data. And never spring for a Datapak or a Comms cable to backup the data. Eventually they would let the battery run down or crash (anyone remember the great TRAP errors?) and all data would be gone. At that point they would ring tech support and demand their data back. I even had one person demand that I come round to his house to retype all his contacts in while he dictated them to me.
Eventually, I developed a coping technique, it went something like:
User: "I have lost all my important information"
Me: "That's no problem, if you grab your last backup, I'll talk you through restoring it"
User: :I don't have a backup"
Me: "I thought you said your information was important."
I'm guessing the same way a submarine uses water as ballast to dive and surface.
Re: those aren't her ideas
Also Heinlein's Starman Jones.
...but I do not understand 'Weckomend a westauwant'.
£98 between 8 people is just over £12 per head. Seems okay to me.
Pac Man on the Atari...
...was generally considered crap by all.
“cost small and medium-sized firms more money than these NPEs could possibly transfer to inventors”
You mean lawyers are making money out of this??? Quelle surprise.
Re: Now and Then, Here and There
Pity Guinness is a crap product.
And I write that as an Irish person.
Re: Simple strategy
Cool, a Max Headroom ref.
Re: No Google Doodle today :(
His birthday/centenary is tomorrow.
I was speaking to two MS employees last night and they seemed really excited by the new toy. Then I mentioned the Zune, and they went quiet again.
Re: family or ﬁends [that's Microsoft's typo]
at least the Microsoftie has the excuse that his typo would return a false positive from the spell-checker.
Re: Too Many Humans
I'm 6'2" and just under 14 stone but when I was last stateside I choose starters to have as my main course simply because of the sheer amount of food. If you really want a good example of horrendous gluttony, just watch Man V Food- it's on one of the deadbeat channels.
Re: Makes More Sense
whether it was an idiot shooting themselves or an idiot in a truck shooting someone, there is a constant: A gun was used to administer the bullet. As they saying goes "Guns don't kill people; idiots with guns kill people."
Re: A better way?
No, because this way they get twice the payoff- First to sell the mines and then to sell the cleanup. It's what our US cousins would call a 'win-win'.
In other news RIP Ray Bradbury...
Will be sorely missed.
Tipping is a lot less 'rabid' outside of the US. In some countries (Japan) its even seen to be rude. Anyway, not leaving a tip in Rome is less likely to have you followed out the door by a wide-eyed ranting waitron than say downtown New York.
> newly public company's stock was lifted in late trading by a US market ricochet and a brokerage upgrade
I think this is known as a 'Dead Cat Bounce'
Where did you hear he dumped all his stock??? I know he dumped a load on the first day but nothing since.
Re: Rules of investing
I think what happened here was a number of investors expected idiots to buy big, and then they could dump the stocks and profit. What they didn't realise was that they were the idiots.
I read it as 'suckle'.
I think the shares are worth around $1 each. So they've got a little further to drop.
Re: Whilst I would love to smile ...
Backpfeifengesicht. Oh hang on, that's just Zuckerberg.
...she better divorce him pretty sharpish while her 'half' is still worth something.
Re: Greedy dishonest people....
In my dad's day it used to be Italian leather jackets- this scam has been around for ages in one form or another.
Re: "Why is it an offence to separate a fool and his money?"
that's the best way to scrape usernames and passwords. I'm fine with people using my unsecured wifi as long as they don't mind me using their unsecured login credentials.
Add IRNASS to the list.
Looks like India will have a working constellation up before Galileo.
Re: You say Beidou, I say Baidu
Well, Beidou will be pronounced 'Compass' when it goes global.
Peter Duncan in Flash Gordon...
His appearance was because he was doing a report from the studios as they were making FG.