80 posts • joined 21 Mar 2007
Insubordination? Isn't that management speak for "not immediately complying with some brain dead plan from a bunch of high up wafflebrains "?
A betrayal of trust on an epic scale
For sheer, mind-boggling incompetence and stupidity this stands in a class of its own.
The tragedy is that this story of sloppiness and utter irresponsibility is just another example - albeit an extreme one - of the way in which standards of competence in our newspapers, once the highest in the world, have been allowed to plummet under Labour's stewardship.
One assumes that Dacre, or whoever runs the Daily Wail, has already tendered his resignation.
I did wonder what Sky Sports presenters did during the summer. Now I know.
"Have the police not thought this through?"
Well what do you think, given the average copper has an IQ equivalent to their shoe size.
I bought a train ticket yesterday. Given that some terrorists have previously travelled on a train, I presume I should give myself up and subject myself to 42 days free board and lodging?
Re: Word count is red herring, says blogger
In my experience of local newspapers, you can contain all of the story that matters in as few as zero words.
Re: ResidentShield no panacea either
Blocking Quicktime? So it's not all bad then!
You won't get a competitor to ebay, because it's in the seller's interests to go for the largest market (ie: ebay), so they get the best price, so why would they go elsewhere?
if NY citizens should be reporting this in their tax return
why doesn't NY just ask Amazon for details of all transactions sent to NY, and bill their residents accordingly?
Yahoo's anti-midas touch
The immutable first rule of the internet: Everything that Yahoo touches eventually turns to shit.
I'm just surprised it's taken Flickr so long.
Alcohol and pork-related business?
Are there companies out there that exist to get pigs drunk?
PlusNet's dodgy accounts
Don't BT own the useless clowns known as PlusNet? So that BT cost to them is entirely arbitrary.
Yahoo! tries! to! whip! investors! into! line!
Where! Is! The! Punctuation!?
Nothing. So no doubt plenty of features on open source as those practitioners are used to working for free.
"Can't compete with their own product, so they buy an existing one off the shelf"... sounds just like the Yahoo modus operandi to me. Flickr!, etc. A match made in heaven
not a compliment
I think a dictionary may be "a complement, of sorts", to the author
You appear to be using Wikipedia as a proof of something. Care to explain your actions?
Anon Cow = Nokia PR
Start tracking is removed. Fact. No warning is given. Fact.
Nokia Lying scumbags
I presume anyone who recommends google maps over the previous tracking has never taken their phone abroad. Can you imagine the roaming data costs?
If anyone can point me to the page in the manual that says "This feature is time limited and will be removed" I'd like to see it.
Why are taxis exempt anyway
If there is one person in a car driving himself across town, he's congestion. But if that same person hails an taxi that's been driving around empty causing more congestion, and gets in it, then that's public transport. Yet the taxi is causing more congestion (due to driving around all the time, partially empty) and more pollution (due to driving around all the time, and not going to its destination and parking). Taxis should pay more congestion charge, not less.
Re: 18:41 GMT
CISAS also regulate ISPs. Tell the wankers at Plus net you wish them to either settle your complaint, or to raise it with CISAS.
Also, if the Register would tell me what questions they had for Plusnet, then I'm quite happy to make them my questions...
Plusnet = Wankers.
Q: Dear Plusnet. Isn't failing to protect personal information a breach of the Data Protection Act?
Q: Dear ICO. Given that Plusnet screw up on a frequent basis, destroying or disclosing personal information, why haven't you acted?
Q: Dear Plusnet. When you statement says "As previously announced", does this mean you were planning on losing the data?
Q: Dear Plusnet. How come you contrived to lose all the genuine emails, and none of the spam that you keep sending me due to your previous screwups?
Poverty -> Ill health. Poverty also leads to lower internet access levels. So what's the point of a Website?
Better than the ICO
Is this more potential crims than the ICO has ever caught, in its entire useless history?
IT relevance? :)
And surely being dead shouldn't be any obstacle to using Jon Pertwee.
A coconut boost
is the proper Boost. The others are poor later revisions
But it's in Scotland
I think they need to up their rate a bit
Comments are for the feeble minded
Good code should be self explanatory.
If you need a comment to explain trickery, remove the trickery.
Why not scrap data protection laws?
It's not as if the ICO actually enforces them, so they might as well scrap them. Why spend the money on the ICO if it's not actually doing its job.
Orange launch widescreen phone
presumably is the next headline
because the ICO won't
Protect your own data, because the ICO won't. If you contact them detailing a breach of the law, they never act. Occasionally they'll ask the company, who respond "we're not breaking the law", and the ICO says "they said they weren't doing anything wrong", and believes them. It is, without a shadow of a doubt the most pathetic, toothless, idle excuse for a regulator in existence today.
Why limit it to their marketing folk?
Why limit the fuckwitticisms to Orange's marketing folk? It's endemic throughout the entire company (see Inigo Wilson for further idiocy)
The Protx Saga
Protx good. Protx taken over by Saga. Protx now shit. Coincidence?
I have a list of suspects
Who suspects the RIAA? Or Sony's Rootkit department?
There's an old style mini in SF
with the plate "SHAG ME". Clearly the vernacular passed by the US authorities
that someone doing some work should be prosecuted, but the ICO, which does bugger all, is allowed to continue pretending to protect people's data
Let me predict...
... that the chocolate teapot of the ICO will do precisely sod all
Could be worse, you could be with Plus.net
It could be worse, you could be with Plus.net. Then you'd have had your email addresses distributed to all and sundry while they claim they can't do anything, and it's not their fault because despite Plusnet being insecure, the taking of the email addresses was a criminal act.
The most important question
What we need to know is why the kangaroo started hopping in a different direction in 1968. Can you find out, Lester?
Oh, I can't wait. All those Apple disciples who've spent years in a security bubble caused by next to no-one running their system, happily browsing the web from their iphone at a snail's pace, being turned into jelly by a hacker who turns the iphone's microwave transmitter to 100%.
Don't mistake Connect for a Union
Connect isn't a union. It's a management patsy.
I worked at BT once. Connect supported BT Management in their call for a pay freeze (ie: A real terms pay cut)
Ha ha ha
"Lastly: Get a grammer-checker. "
Ha ha. Pass me the Alanis Morissette dictionary.
Don't worry, Matt
I recognise humour when I see it, even if no-one else does.
As a former PlusNet subscriber...
I look forward to receiving a few hundred of these by Monday.
Dualit!. Honestly. Breville! Some people.
Is that you, Rufus?
Is that you, Rufus? Are you working at PlusNet now?
If getting to PlusNet requires initiative
... then their staff won't be able to. In my experience, they couldn't find their arse with both hands and a map.
They said they ordered Pizza. They didn't say they arrived. They've probably done it so they get the "free pizza" credit.
What happens if you don't pay the activation fee?
I suppose these prices are exclusive of sales tax, and other ambushes on the unwary too?
Is this an April fool?
ICO pulls its finger out? I may have my mind addled by glastomud, but you won't fool me with that one.
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