1238 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
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.
Re: buzzy buzzwords
the new bs- used like 'this is a rich seam of information that needs to be data mined at all costs..."
Re: The clever attendee.....
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.
Re: Can I suggest..
remember when we used to call the 'cloud' the 'internet'...
Re: Soapbox time.
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.
Re: Would like to see...
"You mean it does email, internet and shits in Kyles mouth? This is the best thing ever!"
The primary purpose of every government is to privatise profit and socialise debt.
Re: "poor consumer appetite for shiny gear"
Indeed. There's a ban on Sony kit in my office because of their "after sales support". And I've just upgraded my Xperia Mini Pro to a Samsung Galaxy S2. It was only because Ericsson was still involved that made me get the Xperia in the first place. Now there's no Ericsson, there's no way I'm buying.
...they still haven't scored 3 stars on all levels of Angry Birds
me for sure
my thoughts exactly- Apple are butthurt because iCloud hasn't had the same level of popularity of Dropbox.
It didn't really occur to me that people were doing Skype-to-non-Skype calling. I think the last time I check, the standard tarriff on my mobile was just as good as Skypes prices.
Does anyone know who Marius Milner is working for these days?
There's room in the Last Chance Saloon...
So there's RIM, Nokia and Ericsson has just left the building.
"Your prize is a free signup to Google+"
Re: Free... yes, the basic version.
Believe me, Trimble know how to charge- $500 will seem like the greatest bargain ever as soon as the Trimble Beancounters finish their job.
on increased werewolf activity???
Re: Hey...what a concept!
the caveat would be- "but don't put them on the board of directors unless you are prepared to suffer death by beancounter."
...rats leaving the sinking ship and a couple of asset strippers brought in to enrich the top level guys before the whole thing goes bang.
I think the gist of this article is that the EU will get PNR on amercian passengers which they can hold for 5 years (though half the time that US Homeland Security can hold the same data on EU passengers)
Re: Prior art
I've even seen the Tetris one done before.
Re: How about...
yep- I was thinking of some form of shunt or switch.
Severing the spinal cord at the neck, rendering them quadriplegic. And then leaving them to the families to care for them.
Does this mean that the US will finally start giving the EU PNR for American passengers?
Re: Long time coming
which was parodied in a Simpson's Treehouse of Horror- Pierce Brosnan provided the voice.
Here's an idea...
How about having a response time of less than 5 weeks (say 5 days) when people order new phone and broadband lines. That way you can start billing them 4 weeks sooner.
Re: Kids own iPad
Same as my 10 year old. Everytime she wants to add a new app to her iPod, she has to ask me to type in my iTunes password. This also allows me to see if the app is suitable for her age, and in one case stopped her from getting scammed on an in-app purchase.
Re: Meet the Fuckers?
I've always liked Gobblers Knob in PA- Home of Punxatawny Phil of Groundhog Day fame.
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