221 posts • joined Wednesday 18th April 2007 15:32 GMT
The following: scratch-resistant lenses, CAT & MRI tech, cordless power tools, super glue, memory foam, freeze dryed food, cochlear implants, I could go on but I really can't be arsed.
Please come back when you've reached puberty.
Automatic tills rule.
I'm sorry but if you can't work out how to use one then perhaps you should consider a new career, one that isn't in the technology sector.
As to women in IT, I couldn't give a toss about your gender, ethnic background or religious views any more than I do about the colour of your hair. Pass the technical test and the job's yours.
We all have them, why is this a big deal? We spy on enemies and indeed "friendly" regimes. How shocking that China might do the same. Are all Ameerkans beyond stupid? Perhaps they've never heard of the CIA, NSA et al. Another EPIC fail.
Err does this fucktard understand the intarwebs? Once it's digital and posted or sent anywhere it's "out there" FOREVER. Idiot.
He's Dutch so he'll love being in an orange jumpsuit.
The description of your fault points to either an unfiltered device (Sky, house alarm or anything else that uses POTS) connected to an extension socket or one of your microfilters is on its way out.
Close the door when you leave.
What a suprise, an American company engaging in vexatious litigation. Fail. Cheerio.
Go somewhere else
The USA executes criminals with mental health issues, won't sign up to the ICC and basically thumbs its nose at basic human rights. Why would you want to spend a holiday there? Perhaps for the culture? The only things that the USA has brought to the global party are gun crime, chronic obesity and litigation.
Who'd have thunk it?
I've heard all this before...
All stealth bombers are upgraded with Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly with a perfect operational record. The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online on August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware 2:14 AM, Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
Power is simple
Diesel generators will run on vegetable oil ( I have run a Merc 190D on veg oil bought at Costco and poured straight into the tank) and petrol generators can run on ethanol (minor teaking required to induction) and both these power sources are sustainable. Perfect for developing countries and of course post apocalypse.
@ Steen Hive
As far as one can tell the subsidy from other parts of the UK to Scotland is currently at least £22 billion a year. Public spending in England is about £7,500 per person, in Scotland it is more than £9,000. Since the Scottish Parliament was created in 1999, public spending has outstripped tax generated there by 45 per cent.
Yes just Google
Perhaps my post was a little unclear, my bad. Google has a massive PR machine telling us it's warm and fuzzy and has as part of it's company dogma "Don't be evil". It then employs the same kind of corporate "it's available so why shouldn't we just go ahead and use it" attitude to generating income using my equipment. Google is a corporation, I am an individual. If it wants to make use of Wi-Fi to generate another income stream it should negotiate a deal with other corporate entities who use Wi-Fi routers. Being ethical make business a little harder, not impossible.
I still find this totally unbelievable, breathtaking arrogance etc
Who sighed this off at Google? Using my equipment to generate more revenue for Google. Don't be evil. Do me a favour.
Did this happen here?
This happened in the US of A right? Phew, I almost gave a shite for a second. I would like to say I find it hilarious that people think they have a "right" to use mobile phones. Retards.
"Ainsworth later sold replicas and made between $8,000 and $30,000 in total. A company controlled by billionaire Lucas won damages in a California court of $20m." Wow is that what passes for justice in the land of the free. Bit harsh IMHO
OK Martijn, how do you do it then? Just the basics will be sufficient.
Missing the point?
When Google came along I was delighted that a new player with at least a nod to not being corporate twats was making waves. Now I think they're the same if not worse (because they claim to be nice) as all the rest.
Do Yanks do anything else?
Litigate, litigate, litigate. Fanbois will buy Apple products because they like them, personally I'm ambivalent about their products, but they are starting to piss me off with ridiculous and frankly pointless lawsuits.
Electric can be quick
It's not a Leaf, just an old steel Datsun :) http://vimeo.com/19651664
No issues here
I moved in March and since there was an existing cable connection here I migrated my 20Mb Virgin connection and upgraded to 50Mb. No issues at all with gaming, both me and my flatmate can play simultaneously with no lag or latency issues. The only time I encounter lag issues is when playing against Far Eastern opponents, it's almost impossible to kill them with long shots as they're flashing across the screen but close up no problemo. I don't play CoD, I'm a BC2 addict. I will admit the wireless router supplied by Virgin is playing up every now and then but when connected with cat5 there are no problems.
This happened in the US of A right?
Then I simply don't care. This is a tech site based in the UK. That is all.
Good for tourists
Solar powered boats should be compulsory for tourist locations. The pollution from conventionally powered boats is killing what we all want to go and see. Keep a generator onboard just in case the sun goes in.
Google has no soul
Google care only for the shareholders, it's the American way. That is all.
Prevention is best
I remember joking to a friend when he was considering one of the first gen sat-navs along the lines of "but they'll know where you've been!" I use a map and the Mark 1 Eyeball myself. As a petrol-head I dislike speed cameras on any road with a limit above 30 (MPH) however I do believe in accident prevention. I fear however that cams are routinely sited to generate revenue rather than as a deterrent to errant drivers. Put them all around accident black spots and schools not at the bottom of a hill where a 60 limit drops to 40.
@ Not quite so
So please advise how a BT engineer resolves that at the cab? The copper wire that runs from the HDF in the exchange all the way to the property is owned and operated by BT Openreach. Any issue that can be resolved at any point after the HDF is a BT issue, so again they caused it and then fixed it. You simply don't understand how it works. A BT Openreach engineer simply CANNOT resolve CP issues.
Steve Davies 3
That would be a BT issue, don't comment until you know what you're talking about. The ONLY equipment that is controlled by an LLU provider is within the local exchange. The last mile is owned and operated by BT Openreach, they CAUSED your problem and then fixedit, wow well done them.
We need to save money!
Corporate twats: We need to save money! Employees: Why? We have money in the bank and we made a profit last year? Corporate twats: You're fired.
Where's my commission?
Without my permission they are using my wireless to improve the accuracy of their apps. I charge £50 per hour for that service, it's available 24/7 and they've been doing it since when? This could be a big invoice.
Facebook is useful
I've hooked up with a couple of friends again after losing touch using Farcebook, its sheer popularity helps there. Mind you all the "private" information I supply to websites other than my bank is all false but conforms to the same standard. They can hack the shit out of my accounts on any website but if they then try and use that info at the bank, they fail.
How incredibly boring.
"So it's not important to have secure systems, but simply to deter people from hacking them and getting caught?"
Can I smash the closed and locked window on your car, steal your ICE/satnav/laptop and then say the same? Well your honour it wasn't secure enough! It should have been covered in 10cm of Chobham armour! It was just waiting to be smashed your honour. WTF? Surely the whole point of going to jail IS to deter people. So I fail to see your point. Do crime, do time, it's the choice he made.
USA is even more ridiculous than I thought
"In a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, a group of top U.S. lawmakers accused Huawei of having ties not only with the People’s Liberation Army, but also with the Taliban and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard."
I can only hope this is true, next the Septics will accuse Huawei of "loitering with intent to use a pedestrian crossing, smelling of foreign food, urinating in a public convenience, coughing without due care and attention, looking at me in a funny way, walking on the cracks in the pavement, walking in a loud shirt in a built-up area during the hours of darkness, walking around with an offensive wife" (thanks to Not the Nine O'Clock News)"
Do we care?
Since we routinely allow extraordinary rendition and torture at the behest of the Yankee overlords there's not much we can say to a bit of hacking now is there?
"On the other hand, Paypal is thoroughly evil, the ebay/Paypal system makes money by obscuring and misrepresenting peoples ACTUAL rights as buyers and sellers."
Do you live in a place where using Paypal and ebay are compulsory? How is Paypal evil? Are you on medication?
Do tell how you hold it "properly"?
No of my previous mobile telephonic devices had to be held "properly" therefore Apple are shite. Period. Or in the Queen's English, full stop.
No defense lawyer?
He states that he has been denied a public defender and yet not a single one of the Yanks who have commented here have mentioned that. He seems a bit of a tosser but surely in the land of the free to litigate that basic right is still enshrined in law? Perhaps not anymore, yet another reason not to go there alongside having to give fingerprints just to go on holiday.
@ Juan Inamillion
Are BT responsible for social problems? I am a telco engineer NOT employed by BT so I have no vested interest. Please explain your poster/gaffiiti argument. Will twats who vandalise things stop because "its been installed with sensitivity"? Will roadworks be made a thing of the past by this sensitive install? As for the value of housing, I would pay more for a home with broadband so what are you saying exactly?
Perhaps it is you who should get out more.
We live near the ocean
I believe about 75% of the human race live within 50 miles of the ocean
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