1135 posts • joined Friday 2nd March 2007 21:07 GMT
Only Ryanair are allowed to overcharge for their shitty service.
What I love...
is when you fix a problem by suposibly doing what the user has been doing for the last half an hour (which I rarely believe) and the user then asks me "so what was I doing that was different?"
How the hell do I know that- I've got the admin gene not the telepathy gene.
And I have LLI- the opposite of Aspergers.
Alan Moore rides again
Wasn't Abdelaziz a 2000AD Future Shocks character- The Man with Two Brains??? As usual some other idiot has got hold of another excellent Alan Moore idea and rewritten it- This time as The Man with Two Asses.
Last time I bought from Dell (10 PCs for our training room) they were delivered without keyboards. 24 hours later the keyboards arrived but were the wrong ones (PS2s not USBs). 2 days later another batch of keyboards arrived this time they were the heavy "clack key" types instead of the slim boards we'd ordered. Finally a week after we had taken delivery we finally got the keyboards we ordered...
...we switched on the PCs and found them loaded with Windows NT instead of Windows 2000.
Wrong in this instance. There would be no problem if there was a straight sterling to euro exchange (plus or minus a few points). But in the instances I referenced the traders have a differing euro price versus sterling price (not set by the credit card systems)
How about a law...
For providing a correct pound to euro exchange rate and not have instances like thecrookpeople.co.uk who allow you to purchase in sterling but charge you in euros adding nearly 60% to the total without warning.
Unfortunately it looks like play.com are going the same way. I say 'unfortunately' for play.com- they are not the only ones selling CDs online....
>Secondly, I find it incredibly insulting that anyone outside the US would dare think
>that we aren't aware of the rest of the world. D-Day should have proved that.
>Otherwise, the UK might still be a heap of rubble
Sorry mate, the Battle of Britain was won long before you septics were drop kicked into WWII by the nips.
[Mines the one that says "No USA, you did not single handedly win WWII"]
...It was only $1998- according to the robber he "asn't feeling too grand..."
It looks like the location of the 2 shift keys has been swapped over- The long shift key is usually on the right
I was sorting a WiFi problem on a friends computer yesterday when I noticed Safari on his PC. "Ah- I see you use Safari" I said. He replied that he didn't know what it was or how it got onto his computer.
Brings a tear to the eye...
"Open Source software is raising havoc throughout the software market. It is the ultimate in disruptive technology, and while it is only 6 per cent of estimated trillion dollars IT budgeted annually, it represents a real loss of $60bn in annual revenues to software companies."
As a regular contributor to various open source initiatives this makes me feel very proud.
I would like to see some form of return to patronage- Fans would pay a stipend to their favourite artists and in return will receive access to their works both recorded and live. This could work in many different genres and media, not only music.
If only there was a way to transmit this stuff wirelessly...
My boss just brought back one of these pieces of garbage from the states- Of course it was dumped on my desk to get it working. After two days of working with it and it's "GUI for cretins" I've renamed it the "Fucking Twat Phone" as in "If a fucking twat needed a phone, which one would it use".
Got to go, the boss has just rung down. Apparently the fucking twat phone doesn't like spaces in file names....
What to do???
How about dropping the gender terms such as 'male/female', 'he/she' etc and just talk about the whole thing in chromosomic terms. In which case an XX, who was born XX with the organs peculiar to XX, got married to a second XX. The second XX is unable to conceive so the first XX has conceived in its place.
See- a lot simplier and no need for gender bias, bigotry or the such.
For what it's worth...
...I coded my first "sideband" application in the late 80s. It was a basic pre-fetch that added detail to a table when you clicked on it- My app just used the time that the user was reading the table to get the extra data they would want when they clicked on a row. It was based on modem comms and the fact that you paid for time on the line rather than data thruput. The whole idea was to be to use the modems bandwidth while you were dialed in, rather than have idle periods followed vy slow downloads when you finally "clicked" (hit Return) on something.
Now- how much should I be paid???
I have an Anti-Tiger Stick if Bob Hesselbein would like to buy it.
After all, since my Anti-Tiger Stick was brought into service, neither I or the people around me have been attacked by tigers. My estimate would be at least over a million people have been protected by my Anti-Tiger Stick. That's why the deterrent value of this Stick is just staggering.
I am reminded of Monty Python...
...and the Funniest Joke in the World. The reason why MS will not release the source is because one look at it by any sane person would be enough to make them laugh themselves to death.
With apologies to Pastor Martin Niemöller
"First they came for the smokers and I did not speak out because I was not a smoker
Then they came for the drinkers and I did not speak out because I was not a drinker
Then they came for the boring, self-righteous pricks and there was no one left to speak out for me"
As a scam this fails on so many levels...
1. When I receive a home delivery I'm asked to verify the contents of the crates and sign off that I have received my shopping. Unless the scammers are receiving details about my order they are not going to get that right.
2. I would be alerted to the scam the moment the real delivery arrives.
On the plus side I would have 2 loads of shopping for the price of 1!!! Sounds like a win for the consumer to me.
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- That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go
- Microsoft breaks bug-bounty virginity in $100,000 contest