"Nice Remote Telepresence Unit"- Steve Wozniak
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"Nice Remote Telepresence Unit"- Steve Wozniak
I'm surprised the co-worker didn't get sacked for coercion.
What I want to know, is how did the management find out that "too much" chocolate had been added?
The correct term is 'MuckSlurry'
"No publicity is bad publicity!"
So, if you published that you had genital herpes, do you believe that would get you more girlfriends?
"One frequently overlooked aspect of the major label model is that successful artists subsidise the less successful"
I think that should read:
"One frequently overlooked aspect of the major label model is that successful artists subsidise the board and major investors"
just plain old dub.
The Sunday Times Rich List did something similar with TomTom- Over valued them one year and placed them in the rich list and then next year decided that their paper wealth actually wasn't worth that much
yep- Dead Cat Bounce. Those that sold short are currently buying to cover their trades.
I kept thinking about Lou and Andy from Little Britian. I can see Andy (I mean Ali) coming out of the Apple store on Friday and chucking the iPhone5 in a bin, saying 'I don't like it.'
Cartman: "It does email and web browsing and s**ts in Kyle's mouth? This is the greatest thing ever invented."
I think he's talking about Torrisons or Taitrose.
...Spke to a mate today who supplies me my pork products- and threre's no difference in the herd size this year than last year and he doesn't see any difference next year. I told him about the corn shortage and he said yeah, that will affect the large producers but not the small. So my bacon is saved.
Don't you mean Sandman? (Watchmen was Alan Moore)
Well, I like perogis; But I also like patatas revolconas. But which one is better? There's only one way to find out...
> The Council had arranged for a man, known only as 'GS'
I wonder if his middle initial is '4'...
...we now have to program for 3 screen resolutions. I remember that 'different screen resolutions' was one of the big reasons a lot of iOS App developers crowed over why programming for their device was easier than Android.
...if AMC could get that in place before the premier of series 3 of The Walking Dead, I'd be happy.
or a loo brush...
...they must be trainee plumbers or mechanics. And I suppose there was parts charged as well as labour.
as they say, you can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter.
...it's more due to processed food being much worse for you.
Don't feed the troll.
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!
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!'
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.
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'
If only there was a way for Matt to buy a website and host a digital photo album on it...
Every episode of Outcasts was 'There is a major problem at the outpost; Cas and Fleur go for a nice walk"
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.
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.
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...
...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.
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.
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.
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.
...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.
Pity Guinness is a crap product.
And I write that as an Irish person.
Cool, a Max Headroom ref.