I have one of these in my desk drawer at work...
1261 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
I have one of these in my desk drawer at work...
...buy luxury items and avoid marriage. I can see ad agencies everywhere jumping on this one.
...it doesn't help that Groupon demand you give away at least 60% discount and then take 50% of the money. AND hold on to all the money in the event that the customer does not use their coupon even though it's the retailer taking the hit.
I remember once client screaming and cursing me over the phone threatening all forms of abuse at me because one of his systems was down and if I did not do something about it now there would be legal action, I'd be sued for lost revenue etc, etc, etc. So after a 2 hour drive to his office I walked in, looked at the computer and then plugged it back in and powered it up. I then just turned and stared at the client.
I then I sent his boss an invoice for a half day, emergency onsite maintenance with expenses with "Problem" filled in with "System unplugged" and "Resolution" filled in with "System plugged back in"
the article is a little light on detail.
for instance- who was infected by the malware? The bank or the small business? If it was the bank I don't see how they could accuse the business of failing to secure their account credentials as it was their computers at fault.
and after all that he didn't even get an iPad.
Once you've given away the keys, can you really complain once your data is hacked and mined? At least when you host your data locally you have full control over access and control. Once you give that away, the best you can hope for is than the cloud solution provider you choose will pay up on massive data breaches. Though they probably won't because they'll have that covered in their EULAs
that previous Cixen included such luminaries as Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchet.
...it'd cut into their Club Penguin/PanFu time.
but I don't think that Apple have introduced such a long delay between submitting an App and it appearing on the App store simply to concentrate the minds of the developers- I do think it's because they are overwhelmed. Though there does seem to be some evidence that paid-for Apps do get priority over free Apps.
But to look at your point from the otherside. What about a scenario where a developer releases an App only to discover that there is a critical vulnerability in it and can not get a patched version out in a timely manner, leaving all his App clients compromised until Apple pull their finger out.
Is there such a beast as a 'popular gamer'?
...a black line?
I wouldn't call it a 'fob off'- more along the lines of habeas corpus
Do not tackle the huge company who can afford very expensive lawyers and who can therefore blow your crappy little patent-squat out of the water.
Of course, the correct response would be to tell Lodsys that you do not know how many of your customers are US based.
If it is true that this is just black propaganda then it's incredibly inept (so yes, it's very feasible that it's a CIA op). Given the source of the information, none of the fundies are going to buy into it, even if it is true.
What they should have done:
1. Have a low level official drop the story on a semi-respectable blogger (preferably non-US)
2. Wait for the story to go viral with all the ensuing 'what are the US military not telling us!!!' hysteria.
3. Drop a copy of an official looking inventory of said stash on Wikileaks.
Moss: 'He was a fine young cannibal'. And the brilliant anti-piracy ad 'You wouldn't kill a policeman...'
And it neatly explains this story's IT angle...
Harold and his missus Corrine did not make the Sunday Times Rich List this year- a major fall in grace considering that they were supposed billionaires 2 years ago.
bacon has been known to cure a few vegetarians.
like the old saying goes 'just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you"
Yet another- 'Make the people who work do more work and compete against each other- we don't care because we still get cut a cut from the winner' concept. Stick this in the same pile as Freelancer, Coder-For-Hire, oDesk et al.
Rewrite for the video- "Hi, we're the organ grinder. We don't have any monkeys right now but rest assured with our 'we will fuck them royally' business proposition, we'll have them dancing for you shortly. And the best news- if you don't like a particular monkey, we will shoot it in the face for you"
"There is an old, and well trusted, IT adage that one should never, ever, underestimate the stupidity of the user."
plus, these are Apple users too...
I think we might have a couple in the storeroom (we where a Psion distributor once upon a time).
as this was the first platform that I knew that used the term App (even the extension .app)
Quantify "0.07%". While it looks a small number it could be quite significant if we knew what value the percentage was of.
Last time I stored a large amount of coordinates, I applied an algorithm to them to change each set by a random (but re calculable) amount- This was in order to stop people nicking the data but at the same time make those that did want to pinch it believe that it was stored unencrypted. I never thought of injecting false data (Las Vegas)- I must add that to the next version.
the data only tracks where the iPhone was- not the owner. So if you are off to commit a crime, leave your iPhone at home. Voila! Instant alibi.
First the Brigadier and now Sarah Jane. My nine year old daughter was in floods of tears when she heard the news this morning- I must admit to tearing up a little myself.
Only it was called 'Outcasts'
"The domain peta.org appears to be currently registered with Go Daddy"
...you can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter.
I'm a Chain Reaction Cycles customer too...
And I only ordered something from them last Wednesday...
I have a green piece of paper here that I have valued at $10 million but I'm happy to sell it to you for $5 million. Do we have a deal?
Anyway, with everyone else jumping on the 'deal of the day' bandwagon (O2, Vodafone and now Facebook) it will only be a matter of time before that market is glutted.
4.3 was only released last week.
...the Japanese Homeland Security have raised the threat level from Mothra to Rodan.
It looks like Japan's largest non-Godzilla-related disaster could actually create Godzilla!
I'm pretty sure GLONASS already has decent coverage.
Just rename the ice cream Babyo Gaga...
As someone who has contributed to a couple of Open Source initiatives, I have to say that the problem is not with the whole Open Source ethos but with the consumers it attracts. The seems to be a massive entitlement issue with these people as they believe that as the source is free then the time and resources of the developers are also free and they (the developers) must respond to all demands for installation requests, technical support and code/design customisation.
And when one of these consumers tells you that 'if you had a donate button, I'd send you some money'; don't believe them. I've had a donate button up on my site for over half a year and it hasn't had a single hit.
...that she wasn't fired for making the remarks but for being so stupid for posting these remarks in a public forum? After all it would sound like working for an ambulance company should require a modicum of intelligence.
...before the we see the same story but with 'Facebook' replacing 'MySpace'.
...given that the guy did not have a full backup of all the data himself. Maybe he'll learn a valuable lesson from this.
All he has to do is restore his photos from one of his other backups (his laptop's hard disk, an external drive, CDs/DVDs). Let's face it, only a complete and utter idiot would have only 1 copy of such valuable data (and on an online source which he does not control).
Any chance that Chinese spy sats lie in that orbital plane???
I started my own business when I got reduced to a 3 day week. I'm now busier doing development on my 2 'off' days than I am on my 3 on days.
And coincidentally, a few of my projects have been to fix projects that went to India/Pakistan/Far East "code for cheap" sweatshops- the original project bid for on freelancers. There's definitely life in the old adage 'you get what you pay for'.
" At night, if the guards cannot see him clearly, because he has a blanket over his head..."
"He will not be allowed to have a pillow or sheets."
...Lane Fox thought she was as important as Zuckerberg thinks he is now.
...this coincides with the launch of the iLiver 3.
...is for someone within WikiLeaks to leak all the documents to OpenLeaks. And then we can sit back and watch Julian's head explode.