or naive advertisements? Odd what the removal of a single letter can do.
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or naive advertisements? Odd what the removal of a single letter can do.
Science I can get behind, holding to the long held human tradition of "what happens if we set it on fire?"
I'm not sure how they could get much worse, excessive bureaucracy internally, poor rep externally. I sat at the same desk, got TUPE'd and suddenly the networking and server kit I'd been looking after for 6 years I couldn't touch anymore because I'd been aligned to "desktop" glad I took the money and ran during one of the many, many, redundancies there.
Working on helpdesk, call came in, stuff not working, found out it was power outage on top floor (apparently there was a kettle with a dodgy plug and anytime anyone boiled for a cuppa there was a chance it'd trip all the sockets on that floor).
The person ringing me was one of the most IT illiterate people I've ever met and she often had issues of a similar calibre. But yes, complaining about her PC when the power was off took the cake.
That my wife's work supplied laptop is Windows XP and IE8..... considering she is a teacher with therefore the data and assessments on her class on there..... I've had my own work machine replaced 3 times since she's had that one.
... not that new. Anyone that has any experience with The Old Republic era video games, or even the staffs wielded by Grievous' bodyguard in ROTS are aware that weapons that can parry/block Lightsabers are not at all unheard of.
after watching the second Avengers movie that all Internet traffic was routed through a magical building in Oslo.... you mean to tell me that Scandinavia isn't the centre of the Internet?
Can we not send Tony Stark in to sort it all out?
.. bites the dust. Cancelled my renewal.
My wife is a teacher here in Blighty. She has a 6+ year old Windows XP machine with outdated and expired anti-virus and a battery that lasts about 5 minutes. It's slow (understandably) and she is paranoid about me doing anything with it to try to make it at least mostly usable. She can't take her own device (as I've got enough laptops to furnish her with at least a Win 7 replacement) and there's no sign of her getting a piece of kit fit for purpose. Doesn't help that she won't rock the boat and complain about the age/usability of the machine either. OK she's not renting it from the state but people over here are working with sub-par kit too.
Now all that Jeremy needed were a couple of scantily clad ladies and some cats and his plans for Internet domination would bear fruit.
This is the kind of science that truly excites me, seeing those amazing pictures of alien worlds. Then engineering that goes into these successful missions of the past year (even if things took a lot longer to get to where they were going) is a credit to the skill and determination of the people working on these projects. These guys do incredible work and should be justly recognised for their efforts.
the only person that thought it amusing that the Financial Conduct Authority shares an acronym with the Ferengi Commerce Authority, considering the banking sectors very Ferengi ways in their pursuit of profit. Sadly, when watching the new this morning, the FCA spokesperson wasn't called Liquidator Brunt.
£20 says they call it Pandora and find something to mine off it.
It's the little people at the sharp end that are getting the axe, not the endless legions of useless Project Managers that are too expensive to make redundant despite them being just that.
"Despite its CEO's recent claim that "reports of our death are greatly exaggerated," Blackberry posted a loss of almost $1bn in Q2 2014." Can I place bets on this figure? I'd love to know the future of the financial markets.
back of a napkin maths..... these IHDs at £25 a pop, compared to the 53 million homes they want the meters in (imaging of course that they bung everyone a display unit) comes out to £1,325,000,000. Surely that amount of money could be used far more wisely in researching cleaner and more efficient tech for the production and supply of our leccy.
Water on Mars.... perhaps Edgar Rice Burrows was more of an historian than a fiction writer after all.......
they get struck by micro-meteorites? In space, no one can hear the noise of rapid deflation!
Emphasis on the HAD. I got an HTC HD7 two years agoas it looked a decent phone and got me away from Apple. I upgraded this month and got a Nexus 4 which is about several orders of magnitude better an experience then my old Windows phone let alone what the new one would be like. I struggle to see M$' relevance in this area now considering how late they have come to the party. They've let Android and iOS get such a significant foothold in the mobile market that they'll struggle to find traction with any demographic.
I saw this on Sky news this morning and thought "I guess he feels like he hasn't been in the news recently." This does smack of the fact that he wants to remind everyone he's still here despite the fact that 99.999% of the world's population can get on fine without him.
Fallen - a movie that is rendered completely pointless by the end... I'm actually ashamed that I didn't walk out of the theatre. Skyline has been mentioned, that was awful. Pathfinder with Karl Urban is the worst thing I've ever seen him in.
a disturbing lack of crashed Autobot ships or shifty Decepticons...... what do you mean it was only a movie?
liking the austerity busting pirces of these models too, something for the common man here.
you should see the comments about the early game access!
I still remember wasting many hours playing this on our Amiga 500.
surely we'll never find out if there is intelligent life out there if they caught hold of that Bebo broadcast. I'd be more worried about Xindi style doomsday weapons coming our way.
I always wanted FUB 4R
is why he is spoling a nice pizza with that salad crap?
their market research that shows people who play Mario compared to how many actually own a proper Tanooki suit! I'm sure they could go out and get a real job if they wanted.
the WoW song was right.... the Internet is for Porn!
The happy mispent days of my youth. I don't know about anyone else but the graphics still don't look all THAT bad for a game almost 20 years old...damn that makes me feel old now.
to see tits on the Internet might I suggest there are other avenues than Facebook!
Best thing I ever did was leaving them, far too big a company to ever do anything properly or cost effectively, all those project managers need a slice of the pie afterall.
.."I'm not well comfortable with this luggage , understand me dear" I didn't know they came from the east end.....
The sharks might actually be safer if we did provide the aforementioned "frickin' laser beams". They'd be able to cut themselves out of the nets and give a nasty shock to any fisherman wishing to farm illegally.
"penned by Skip Woods of A-Team, Wolverine and X-Men Origins fame." Fame or infamy, while we haven't seen origins yet I think this man's previous works do not bode well for this being a box office hit!
..is that this bloke has managed to get money to spend his days checking out ladies of negotiable affections on t'Interwebs.
I think the Leaf is affordable if you compare it to the competition, the competition being the £80k Tesla! Still for most of us while we'd like to get a leccy car if only to stop burning through our cash at the pumps, rather than out of concern for the environment, it'll be a while before this technology is mainstream enough for us to actually afford the car.
denied it, supplied it" or even "he who articulated it, particulated it" of course there could be problems if someone let's out a silent one in a room full of people. Unless they followed through it may be tough to prove who dun it.
..called the J-20, I wonder what flavour they'll finally be available in, Apple & Melon, Orange and Passionfruit, Raspberry...
Axl Rose is not GnR, certainly not after he has dragged the name through the mud and shown what a self-interested money grabbing spaz monkey he really is. Way to keep living that rock star lifestyle? Sue someone for IP that isn't totally yours so you can take a chunk out of one of the most successful games franchises in recent years so you don't have to do any real work....
in our next story, Ursine forest defecation!
and I'm all out of gum! Looking forward to reliving the 90s, Duke is back!!!
Crap film + crap 3d conversion = crap box office performance. Avatat was shot natively in 3D and made full use of the advantages. until we get another film that tries to follow it, yeah, no one will want to pay extra for the gimmick of 3D to see a crappy film looking worse. Hollywood need to stop with all the sequels and reboots and go back to trying to make some good movies we actually want to see. This isn't showing that 3d is bad, it is showing that given the choice punters will pay less money to see a potentially wonky film.
... in order to maintain a fully healthy population and keep medication costs down, get rid of all the fat birds?
Environment suits and crowbars at the ready chaps.
that could be used for medical or military applications, I believe that Star Trek called it a Tricorder! See, DARPA really is still looking into the future!
Well, surely if they continue to "evolve" their society in similar patterns to humans I, for one, welcome our new Ant overlords.... etc...
That I go out and buy a hazard suit and a trusty new crowbar.