you should just go 'Prostrate? Okay then. KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!'
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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.
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.
at least the Microsoftie has the excuse that his typo would return a false positive from the spell-checker.
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.
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."
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'.
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.
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.
Backpfeifengesicht. Oh hang on, that's just Zuckerberg.
...she better divorce him pretty sharpish while her 'half' is still worth something.
In my dad's day it used to be Italian leather jackets- this scam has been around for ages in one form or another.
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.
Looks like India will have a working constellation up before Galileo.
Well, Beidou will be pronounced 'Compass' when it goes global.
His appearance was because he was doing a report from the studios as they were making FG.
the new bs- used like 'this is a rich seam of information that needs to be data mined at all costs..."
nip into the bar where you can often find the speakers indulging in a bit of dutch courage before going to give their talk. Engage them one-on-one about the topic, get all the info you want out of them. And finish with a 'don't worry about the talk, judging by what you've told me, you know the whole thing inside out.' He gets the encouragement he needed, you get all the info required to bullshit your boss the next day.
remember when we used to call the 'cloud' the 'internet'...
I would not feel too bad about partaking in that meal as the money you had spent with the father ensured the survival of the whole family.
Contrast that with the story my mother told me of growing up in rural Ireland in the 40s, in a large family. Everyone used to dread the priest turning up because he always did so for Sunday dinner and got the best of the food and usually seconds too. After he left, the children got to eat whatever was left.
"You mean it does email, internet and shits in Kyles mouth? This is the best thing ever!"