126 posts • joined 12 Mar 2008
Don't moan, organise :p
Don't like it? Demand that Indian workers get the same take-home pay and benefits as the folk they're working alongside.
Puts the focus back on quality of work, makes everyone happy.
apples and cranberries
How does these standards compare to (a) EU standards and (b) the rest of the world's cars?
I can't tell how much contempt to allocate to the whining of US carmakers and right libertarians.
Not just universities
Hotmail / Windows Live Mail are mad keen on blocking mail from small providers with that "a complaint has been made" message. I think it's based on SMTP addresses more than return addresses.
Funny how we never hear sustained complaints of "brain drain" when science funding gets further cut, but put income tax back to mid-1980s levels and its all over the papers that our "finest minds" are taking their private jets off to Bermuda.
So a password "wallet" type program (I'm thinking similar to KDE's KWallet, Windows / LInux issues aside), would that be protected from this type of attack?
After all, you aren't typing in the passwords yourself and I can't see what use the passwords for a locally-held file would be to botnet barons.
I <3 the CBI
"The gender pay gap can be misinterpreted. ... It reflects the fact that fewer women have higher paid jobs"
And why might that be? Clearly they are biologically unsuited to long lunches, trips abroad and conning pension increases out of shareholders.
lol anti-union trollfail @19.29
"Sure, they may get breaks on time and of certain lengths, but there will also be an end to most company sponsored functions, events, prizes, etc. I"
Sure, we have the 8 hour day now thanks to the labour movement, but it's meant an end to company sponsored beds under the loom, has broken up families by making the kids go to school instead of work.
@ 18.51: More seriously, a union website is pretty arguably related to "business purposes", more so than most of what folk would access. (Though I'd be reluctant to post anything on a work-related forum from work)
We used to get barred from leaving union newsletters on colleagues' desks and had to stand outside in the foyer (but not outside the building) handing the things out.
There's no limit to companies' pettiness when it comes to dealing with unions (or any group of its workers). Expect more of this as the economic crisis bites and managers look to cut from the bottom and fire at will.
no gastric transmission
No, but you eat cheap meat, you make disease outbreaks more likely.
Exactly what jail's for :/
Wouldn't it be cheaper to soundproof their house?
(a) What kind of moron buys a car sight-unseen over the internet?
(b) Can I have their email address, since I need to transfer many millions of dollars out of the royal bank of england.
I bet the non-UK nationals can at least spell properly. Cheers for that Alf Garnett.
+1 "raped" WTF
Come on, WTF is it with putting "raped" in quotation marks? Why assume that Russian burglars share the author's (+some readers') attitude to this incident?
If he didn't actively consent to sexual contact while being held prisoner, THEN IT'S RAPE. Not rocket science and, funnily enough, you don't have the right to rape someone who enters your property, no matter what gender you are.
Godwins Law for rape
"Charging AU$80 for a game and $30 for a CD or DVD is rape. Pure and simple. Rape is worse than theft. When you stop trying to rape me, maybe I'll stop "stealing" from you."
What's the equivalent of Godwins Law for claims of rape?
Most moronic comparison ever. Really, get a grip on yourself. Go and speak to rape survivors. No you better read about it, I don't think you're old enough to be allowed out of the house alone.
Building safer communities
@AC 2258 - the cops are supposed to wear numbers on their uniforms. Conveniently for the Terrortorial Support Group (sic., by the way), those numbers can be removed from the shoulders, as happened in this case.
Never ceases to amaze me, the number of excuses that people will make for police brutality, despite the evidence. Is it some kind of fucked-up pro-hierarchy evolutionary psychology? If officers can't cope with the "stress" of masking up and beating people with impunity, then they should seek alternative employment, or not volunteer for the parts of the job that involve that.
But Mr 85 minutes - KETTLING, you fud. He was hanging around for ages because THEY WOULD NOT LET HIM LEAVE THE AREA.
Mr "A tap on the leg wouldn't cause a heart attack" - FOAD
....can't bring myself to do anything but laugh.
Yep, and there's not even as much variation in wording as you get from viagra sellers. Those cops that complain about "too much paperwork" should be grateful that it's taught them how to use copy-paste.
How police accountability works
Run an operation ending in the gangland-style execution of an innocent (but a bit brown-looking) man = promotion.
Leave a piece of paper outside of a folder = position untenable.
I love scroogle....
It gets worse
Don't forget that this comes just a couple of days after the board awarded itself tasty new bonuses and options.
So, taking poor peoples' money to give to a banker that broke a bank and wiped out workers' pensions, followed by making more people poor (by firing them) in order for those at the top to get richer.
I can haz revolutionz, plz?
Who the hell sits and watches their PC boot up in the morning? You boring bastards. Hit "On", go to the kettle and make the cup of tea that you were going to make. Talk to your colleagues, find out what's going on.
It is possible to work with out a computer being on, you know. You all are just looking for excuses. There's more "loss of productivity" attributable to dancing cats falling down stairs.
Except the "real rate" of inflation includes the price of unwanted tat (aka "consumer goods") that has seen a dramatic fall in price as the credit crunch bites and a third HDTV starts to seem unappealling at any price.
Meanwhile, important stuff like food, gas, electricity has rocketed in price making for a cost of living increase far above the headline rate of inflation.
I'm not a wise master of the universe type
...so I can't see how this is different from anything else related to the stock market, ever-rising house prices or investments.
"returns of about 3.5 per cent per month with little risk of loss.
Regulators allege that no such magical program actually exists"
And most of us poor fuckers have been duped / pushed / forced into pension arrangements based on that.
Meanwhile in cafes that don't suck
You ask the folk behind the counter, "what's that you're listening to?" strike up a conversation, flirt, smile, interact and leave with a burned CD and/or a phone number.
Do you think I could patent that?
Hang on, this isn't right
I'm confused, this seems to have slipped through without the obligatory dab of "global warming is a scam" crap that defines Register environment stories.
What's the angle then? Welsh people / greens are silly luddites compared with wise metropolitan IT types? The magic market will find a way to deal with all environmental problems?
True. But Teenagers don't go to doctors or family planning clinics. Teenagers go to schools and .off licenses.
They're potentially free in supermarkets, too, but I don't expect the thmbnls folk are enough down with the kids to make videos advocating that ............
Should be as cheap as a bag of balloons
At the risk of sounding like a Speak your branes-er, why is it never suggested that Durex bear some of the cost of teen pregnancies?
Everyone knows you should use condoms but given that it's impossible to get hold of the things for a reasonable price(*) it's no wonder folk try and get away without using them. It's like there's some kind of cartel arrangement. £8 for a pack of 12!? And the small packs are relatively more expensive too.
In civilised places (anarchist-run squats, for example) you get the things given away, but in shiny land it's more important to make money than keep folk happy, healthy and non-pregnant. Bah.
(*) - I mean how much can they cost to manufacture per unit (snigger)? About 5p?
Thanks for the reminder to clean out my browser's biscuit tin. Even with Firefox, NoScript & AdBlock there seems to be useless crumbs left lying. Don't want to attract rats.
Would be nice if FF didn't keep resetting prefs to silently allow all that "helpful" crap each time I update it.
Would be even nicer if Google didn't spit a cookie onto all sites that have embedded one of their videos on.
Not just the records that're escaping
"the NHS cabal, they are more interested in putting into place Sharia law, and tithing to the pharmaceutical companies."
Hi. Have Your Say is over that way, behind the door marked "Psychiatric Outpatients".
@ Stuart Butterworth @Tee Cee
If you were up on the politics and "positioning" around devolution, you'd know that Labour and Gordon Brown are staunchly Unionist / anti-Independence and under serious pressure from the SNP.
Hence, every time he speaks on the issue he bigs up "Britishness" not Scottishness and there is also a consistent Unionist bias in the media here.
If you're outside Scotland, this would be invisible to you, as it's pro-Independence sentiment is generally ignored as an issue. Gerhardt's point has bugger all to do with some nationalisms being "acceptable".
Nice interview, thanks. Can't afford the book though, so I'll wait till it turns up on the pirate bay....
Like the wobblies say
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.
21st century class struggle FTW.
Not for me
Far be it from me to be negative but....
...paying the world's poorest in "virtual mobile" money doesn't sound like a winning proposition
And: "For those in the emerging markets it’s the difference between eating and not eating tomorrow." to be able to pay by a mobile phone. How are they paying the leccy bill to charge the damned thing?
This stinks of groundless technofix to a social problem and mobile companies trying to get a foothold in a market. Last thing folk need is another intermediary between them and their livelihoods.
I love watching geeks defend themselves against perceived slights.
Remember the despicable behaviour of Nottingham University
""Approved Reading List" next, followed by an "Authorised Reading List","
That's no safeguard, considering the case of the guy in Nottingham who had the police after him for downloading a text that was on his course reading list. And then they try to deport him to cover this up.
Unbelievable(*) they're trying to turn that monumental fuck-up into a general case.
(*) - or maybe not
Tony McNulty ran scared from asylum seeker women in Glasgow
"Is he really being tipped to be the new Home Secretary, [...] he seems to be totally devoid of independent thought, and all he can do is parrot the party line"
Answered your own question there, mate.
"Isn't it strange that something should be legal if you do it in your head but criminal if you do it with a mechanical aid? Are there any other laws like that?"
Rape, murder, burglary....
At least until Tom Cruise shows up.
Invisible hands, holding a mirror
It's market forces innit?
Stockbrokers have fallen on hard times, their suppliers have to drop their prices accordingly.
Equally, I bet lapdances have gotten cheaper as well.
The most appropriately-named service ever as it allows folk to witter on endlessly about nowt of interest until those around learn to tune it out
Police everywhere, justice nowhere....
" Post their details on the BBC homepage, the Sky News ticker and the Countryside Alliance forum. See how they like it"
Isn't that what the tabloid press is for? Can't let the proles get out of line and question the judgement of their betters, can we?
Child molesters get lighter sentences than the SHAC folk got for running a website but apparently that's all OK.
Extend the metaphor!
Which company is the one that'll be danced to death?
Article good, most comments bad.
How long before the "balaclava" provision is used to aid spying on a political demonstration?
Oooh, about a week after the legislation goes through.
Less than a week before photographing a cop becomes illegal:
Sounds like a belated casualty of The War on Terror to me....
"that could make something like this worse, causing untold harm to billions of people worldwide,"
Dude, he was going to zero the mortgages. Think of it as a bailout from the bottom up.
Certainly wouldn't have made things worse, since they already have no idea how much debt the banks are liable for. What's the nth derivative of zero?
In the good old days when the economy went titsup and folk protested, they'd break into the local administration's offices and burn all the tax and mortgage records. Then when the revolt got put down, they'd still be debt-free, Jubilee-style.
No-one else here gets a warm fuzzy feeling that this shows it could still be possible?
No-one working at Experian and fed up with it?
Where's the GPG keys for whistleblowers that want to contact The Register?
How much did MS donate to the Obama campaign? I presume they tossed cash at McCain as well, but I'd still be interested to know.
Not that I'm bothered, because everyone that uses Linux is a communist anyway...
good news. getting rid of Schengen would be worth twice that price.
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