1264 posts • joined 14 Nov 2007
The problem is ALWAYS the PEOPLE.
And not just the insufficiently expert technical people -- but the management who think that those insufficiently expert technical people are good value for money; that training and testing are unnecessary costs; and that all of the more expensive technicians are simply a waste of money.
Experienced Java devs can create very good Java. In fact experienced devs can, given a reasonable amount of time to get up to speed, create decent OO code in any OO language. I should imagine at least some of the reason for the continued vulnerability of the JVM is a continuing emphasis on "cost containment" on the teams responsible.
"Implicitly the speed in urban areas and road works is 50kph, no signs needed, every one knows."
Same rule in the UK: If you can see street lighting, and you cannot see contraindication signs, the speed limit is 30mph.
Re: While we're at it ...
Sorry if I got this wrong - couldn't get it to run on Nexus 7 and googling suggested that only older versions of Android worked.
While we're at it ...
Sky GO - available on compatible Android Devices. Sounds like you might need an up-to-date device?
You'd be completely wrong - if you have a version of Android less than a couple of years old, you can forget it.
... it was hardly in the public interest to unmask Nightjack - on the contrary, it was in the public interest for him to be able to carry on blogging.
I have to disagree 1% because of the Bubba comment. I realise it's a joke but I think we need to distance ourselves from the idea that we give people custodial sentences in the expectation (let alone hope) that they will be bullied or even sexually assaulted by other inmates. That's a tad uncivilized IMHO.
Who thinks ...
... we should have sent will.i.am in person?
Re: Don't worry it's just a recursive error.
You guys probably know this already, but I have just discovered what happens if you google 'recursion'
Point of order. More than 2 tbps of salad makes one's parmo a vegetarian one.
Re: Parmos are the best thing about Teesside
Living in Teesside one has access to stunning coastline, one of the most beautiful of the National Parks, thriving and attractive towns and an increasingly cosmopolitan city that has come on a long way since the 80s when I was a teenager there.
Just saying :-)
Re: Apple are like any other company
The essential contradiction inherent in your post is simultaneously taking people to task for mistakenly believing others to be their intellectual inferiors, whilst clearly doing the same thing yourself.
isn't it Igor Stravinsky?
Re: When is £300>£499?
MG8250 is £220 on Amazon at the moment. Was it ever £499?
Re: Anders Breivik
I know exactly where you're coming from but 'sane' in this context doesn't mean the same as it does in regular conversation. If he were not sane in the legal sense, he couldn't be held fully responsible for his actions. Fortunately he is, and he is. Still a fucking nutter as far as any truly sane person is concerned.
"As we saw with sociobiology – the debunked field which posits that social behaviour is a result of evolution ..."
Not that it bothers me in the slightest, but I'm amazed at how much innuendo slips under the radar - kids were watching Takeshi's Castle yesterday afternoon and the narrator was saying how important it is to "not allow your ring to be penetrated" or something similar.
Still I suppose the musicians have been getting away with it for decades, so it's only fair.
Re: Jeremy Hunt
So would you, if you were your own rhyming slang
Re: Sure we will
Major country - any country which once had a premier called 'Major'
Re: all the need to do...
You, Sir, are a genius.
There's so much concrete (a seriously environmentally toxic material) at wind-farms you probably could shield a small reactor with it.
... isn't always good. Presumably all you guys have seen this?
...was minimum alcohol pricing intended to reduced drinking? I thought it was a intended to be a stimulus package for smuggling.
What's produced in the 'bits the other side', also known as 'the balls' are the spermatozoa. The article states the chemical is in the semen, not the sperm, and I would be surprised if it were otherwise.
Still, there may be a research programme to find out ...
If that were the case, surely it wouldn't work 'as intended' - females must just need to be exposed to it, not to actually ingest it. Unless the sexual antics of llamas and cows are more varied than I understand them to be.
Re: So having
Having a vasectomy doesn't stop semen production - just means there's no sperm in it.
Re: A pedant gets grumpy
Absolutely agree. They only say 'refute' because it sounds stronger than 'deny'. Which it is, when used correctly.
As for shielded mains cable that is in the new generation of British housing with larger rooms and modern insulation spec ... oh, wait...
Re: Mars Rover bollox
I thought he just missed the Joke Alert icon. Either it's a joke or he is.
Re: That rock was a red ...
I think you mean a total of 0.15J. It's the energy that's not so strong with this one, rather than the force!
Re: Yep, NASA's getting sexy, alright.
Actually that's a seriously good funding idea. After all, pornography has been a driving force behind many of our other technologies - printing, video and the internet.
Re: Ageism much?
Yes I think "10 phones for the elderly" might have been better. 'senior" is just an age boundary - the one at which the previous generation could afford to stop working, whilst "elderly" is when one has to.
Another couple of generations (max) and they'll be the same thing.
surely there are already rules...
about what the domain name can be? Can't the same rules be used to determine what the gTLD can be?
Re: Expletive off, you expletive money-grubbing expletive
Point of order - the 'v' in Arkell v Pressdram or other British case is not 'versus' but 'and'. In a criminal case it is pronounced 'against'.
Re: Should have gone to Specsavers
"C'mon, why can't I see someone already using that line"
Maybe because you should have? Crisp used it almost 24 hours before you did!
Re: @Nigel 11
We all believe in healthy active living, and I totally agree that your natural remedies may well be good for colds - for which there is no effective medication. But your rejection of all conventional medicine as 'for whimps' makes your argument worthless. Sorry.
Annihilator: "they apparently considered the risk to the remaining eye as too high"
... and they strongly disparaged my idea of having my eyes done separately, one year apart. Those two positions seem internally contradictory to me.
Upvote for extended wear lenses - get a good fit and high quality lenses and you can wear them for a month.
Re: @ Tom Welsh
Bollocks to 5%. 60% of UK rape cases result in a conviction. 5% is the ratio of complaints to convictions. If theft clear-up was reported the same way it would be under 1%
I suspect not. I use a 3 PAYG SIM and pay 15/month for AYCE, 300min, 3000 SMS.
I use 3-4GB per month (I stream a lot of audio) and the speed seems purely based on my location. At the moment, in my house I'm getting 3.0 Mbps up and 1.6 down, with a ping of 90msec. In fact the connection is usually so good that when the facebook peak hits during school term (between 15:00 and 19:00) I switch from landline to mobile.
I watched Mo Farrah win the 5000m on my phone in smooth video from a field. When my wife was in hospital I was able to tether my work laptop to the phone and continue doing my job from her bedside without a glitch. In fact the only reason I hesitate to recommend 3 to people is because I worry if I convert too many people I'll get less bandwidth!
I absolutely love this - it's a bit like StumbleUpon for music. You either pick a genre or choose an artist, and in the latter case you hear music that other fans of the artist also like. You can vote those tracks up or down to hear more of the same.
There are adverts, but it's fairly light, and there are new artists whose exposure you can vote up or down. The only time I listen to radio is when I have no data connection, and fortunately that's becoming increasingly rare.
The price per month should have an asterisk and on the price ticket it should say '* operator may increase costs during the term'. Or it should just say "30ppm variable" or similar. Anything less visible, especially burying it deep in the contract legalese should not be considered fair - and therefore should not be binding.
Let's face it, to really understand most of the contracts we sign, we would probably need to pay a lawyer 500 quid or so to read it. When one is arranging a mortgage, that's reasonable. When purchasing a 500 quid phone it is completely out of the question.
and my PC of course.
Now can we have an edit button? Please?
I have Jango (Music / Artist Discovery) on all my Androids. Absolutely love it.
I haven't tried Pulse, but I love the Taptu newsreader and its widgets - anybody else a fan of this?
Also my favourite launcher is GO - has some very nice effects. In fact you could probably do a whole article just on visual customization and eye-candy. The power of the Nexus 7 makes a lot of this quite impressive.
I would have thought it was well worth having iPlayer (and Sky Player as well if you have an account). And TED, of course.
Re: Tunein Radio file size....
Charlie Clark: "Size might be the database."
With 60k stations that's 2.8k per station. But I love it - although, like you, I find the free version perfectly satisfactory
Re: "Trumped up?" Nah
Dave 126 "My education was not to bad.."
But I share your bafflement about 'excessive taking of property' Especially as a quick Google of it just turns up this same story, on the Reg and in other organs.
Re: There are times...
I agree. And how much more would we have achieved if we hadn't lost 1000 years or so to the transmissable disease meme of religion?
Edit button, guys? Even Farcebook has one.
Whilst you're wrong, you're in company. Very many of my friends didn't realise that there were 24 full channels, between them covering every single event.
[A lot less fuss was made of this than the digital switchover - that had the stupidity of a multi-million pound campaign on almost endless repeat, with posters everywhere, when a quite superimposed graphic on the corner of each analogue channel would have done nicely. In any case, you notice when a telly goes blank - it's not quite so obvious when more channels crop up.]
Re: Google favours its own services shock story.....
@Big_Ted, BBC is not permitted to advertise any other services, so that's why they don't - completely different situation.
Re: Jolly good
More importantly - every major media outlet
Re: @Cabroni: Given that it was obvious that I had used the term ad hominem ....
Calling someone a 'muppet' is definitely ad hominem.
Maybe he's hiding in case your nom-de-plume refers to something you could see him through.
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