334 posts • joined 12 Aug 2008
Has anyone not told him that this issue was settled about 15 years ago? There is plenty of case law on this and it really is not that easy to change the 'accepted' practice.
Caves of Steel
I can see why they have done it, £1bn or even a few bn is cheap for infrastructure investment on a global network. Google are also in the business of networks. Its pretty much pocket change for them and perhaps its even just an exec who wants net access *ANYWHERE* in the world. Eitherway a fuck load of satellites and google getting into space isnt going to hurt.Well hurt google anyhow...
Perhaps he can see greater efficiencies for ferrying people around the world by popping briefly into space.
Google powered motorhome, set the address and the alarm clock, wake up shower, coffee and get delivered straight to work. Extra hour in bed. Genius.
Re: "He likes pizza and R&D. Presumably not together"
I believe in actual fact as of today you legally can.
Re: Pissed again?
True and I fully agree with you.
However what I think the point that the OP is trying to make is that the refund will need to go through and that the customer will have to pick up the cost of any fluctuation in the conversion rate.
Then there is the further problem of monetary controls, inflation is a very handy tool in a governments tool box. Bitcoins do not do inflation, once the last bitcoin is mined then there will never be any more.
In my eyes it is all a very well thought out and well hyped scam, and having no infrastructure in place to process the bitcoin chain once the coins are mined somewhat proves this.
Punishment should fit the crime.
I say make him offer free 24/7 genuine IT support to the golden oldies. That would teach him.
Methinks this is the start of the bubble bursting.
Im with the chap who posted above, where are the Thinkpad X series in this review? Small, lightweight and idiot proof.
I require idiot proof. Im a PHB. Who says I need a laptop case? Fuck that!
I tend to get 2/3 years out of a Thinkpad X series, thankfully second hand ones are cheap on fleabay.
They are a good idea and they have their applications, however they will not replace the supply chain for parts.
I have looked at buying one, I could use it to print better plastic mats for the diggers in our fleet, or use it to print the plastic hand helds (£60 + VAT for a 5cm by 8cm bit of plastic) or the joystick controllers etc.
However, and this is the big hurdle - what about EU Certificate of Conformity's? If I design and print something I am accepting liability that it is safe and will do the job. Now you may say its a bit of plastic for a hand rest, however in this increasingly legal world am I going to take the risk of incurring liability to save myself £60?
Of course not.
Re: @Richard Jukes - BAH!
That is just it, yourself and I are tech savvy (we do after all read this site) and I had the same impression as yourself 'WTF IS ALL THIS? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?'.
If people like you and I are getting stuck on the PCI DSS, what hope have small business got?
There really is a market there for PCI DSS config and review, I would happily pay £150 to £250 per year for it just to avoid the headache.
I hate PCI DSS annual review time. Thankfully we keep customers card details in an A5 notepad that is locked in a safe. As such the review is quite straight forward.
However if I were to keep those details on an electronic CRM (which would make my life a lot easier) I then have around about 80 pages of technobabble to wade through and complete. I can change default passwords of routers and do quite bit of technical stuff however I do get lost on the vast majority of the PCI DSS review (if I were to store details electronically). A lot of it is very network specific and I am out of my depth (and I consider my self more IT literate than average and certainly a lot more IT literate than the average business owner).
While I appreciate that PCI DSS is something that needs to be adhered to, not only for the sake of customers but also for the sake of the business - it is not something that I feel I can fully complete, hence we stick to the idiot proof paper and safe option.
There is a MASSIVE gap in the market for tech companies or contractors to offer PCI DSS compliance configuration and PCI DSS reviews, however many companies I have approached seem to wish to stay well clear.
I like zoopla, its a good website. However I just cannot see how they are worth 1.3bn - they cant be making that much surely?
Am I the only one who cant wait for a basic watch phone that can make and recieve calls? Im fed up of losing my phone and Im fed up of carrying it around in my pocket. I want a watch phone dog damnit!
I think this really crosses the line. Inside my head is my own special place where I retreat to for privacy and rest.
Is anyone actually surprised that programs like PRISM exist? Its been law in the UK for quite sometime for phone companies to keep records of all calls.
Are the tasers made in China with prison labour?... :p
I've said it before.
And I will say it again, NODDY HOLDER! HE WOULD BE GREAT!
Is Steve Jobs going to appear in hologramatic 3d and show the way for apple to go? Just like Hari Seldon and the Seldon Plan?
So where does one buy such a beast?
I do hope it can make and recieve calls!
Just how low do facebook shares have to be, before google decides its just worth buying them out?!
Im sure Mr Clarkson will step forward and answer a charge of threatening behaviour etc if the victims are willing to step forward and identify themselves.
Proceeds of crime
I would imagine now that there is this guilty verdict that the CPS will be pushing for a Proceeds of Crime ruling too - in essense they have to pay the £3m back or face a lot longer in jail. It is an effective death sentence - who can make £3m when they have had all their capital confiscated? So in all likely hood this chap will end up doing twice the sentence, he will get released and then for the rest of his life his earnings will be docked.
Crime really doesnt pay now a days. Even if you get away from the crime - you may well have to prove where those earnings came from 15 years down the line.
I manage on 300w total. If you want more power I would recommend you get a victron quattro inverter and some batteries, you should be able to draw upto 10kva then.
The only threat is if you resist.
It is a lie! He is not John McAfee.
I AM JOHN MCAFEE!
(Lets try the Spartacus defence now.)
Re: I bet he used ReiserFS
I believe that gag was used when the chap who wrote ReiserFS led the police to where he had buried his dead wife....
We just dont need new machines to run web browsers, Im typing this on a 5 year old machine. Its the longest I have ever kept a machine, I really dont need anything quicker.
I am looking at getting a new machine next year, as this one can only take 4gb of RAM however I said the same last year....it just keeps running and runs everything I need it to!
erm, I'll chip in £20 if everyone else wishes to donate just so this cornerstone of internet 1.0 stays up, it has bought my priceless smirks - and embarassment too.
My thoughts exactly, how does he?
"Corporation tax should be paid, at a lower rate, on turnover, instead of profit. That way, all those ridiculous accounting techniques disappear."
And what rate of tax do you think is fair? 5%? 10%?
My profit margin on nigh on 1m turnover is around 8%. Yes, thats right - every million I turn over I 'earn' £80k.
Taxing turnover is not progressive and will ruin the economy.
I am however in favour or rounding up all accountants and doing a 'Clarkson' - even the good ones deserve it...
Because its Plextor....
From what I remember of Plextor (from the era of CD Rewriters) was that they made bloody good kit. I could of course be wrong now a days, but I would be tempted to pay a premium for quality.
I think I will just stick to storing invoices for 7 years - like HMRC request. I see no legal obligation to store emails or other communication for such a long period, and if its not here then I simply cannot hand it over can I?
Such a shame...
Dont you mean Monday the 8th? Or is there a time flux or something?
Is this the ad...
Is this the ad with Branson dressed up as a Kung Fu master? If so, wouldnt people be too busy laughing to actually notice the details?
I know of one chap round here (Rugby player too) who was offered his money back and begged not to come again. He even offered to buy two all you can eat buffet meals just for himself, and they still wouldnt let him continue!
And they want their laws back.
There really shouldnt be a market for these things, if only phone manufacturers bundled their phones with a decent sized battery and made them more efficient...
As with most things, its not really possible to write a decent application unless you know how the organisation works. Every bit of hire software I look at just isnt right, so I'll end up writing my own :-(
I know someone who works in IT who actually bought Facebook shares. No, really!
Im a firm believer that the more pointless paperwork one has to do, the more right wing one becomes.
Time to short ATI and buy Nvidia then, gotta love the simplicity of trading on those two companies :p
However, they were given the option of moving and Im sure some sensible relocation packages were also offered. So what Mr Jones has essentially done is forced the vast majority of the staff to quit without redundancy pay. Smart chap, if albeit a bit evil.
against the grain
I know this is against the grain and somewhat controversal, however what would have happened if he had shouted out his tweet in the airport rather than broadcasting it via twitter?
I personally think that people should be held accountable for what they say on the web. Just because its faceless doesnt mean anything goes.
Have you guys read the website? Watched the video's? Or researched this at all? I have, I think it could be plausible that this may work. Watch the video available on the E-Cat site, it is quite informative.
Granted, I'll admit that Andre Rossi is a convicted criminal and has done fraud before... ;-)
I think the more pertinant (fuck off grammar nazi's!) question regards the engine mounts, are they the same and in the same position as other nice engines that VW make. Such as the 1.8 turbo petrol engine they produce?
That could be interesting :-)
Telecom FM Dataroute ftw
I had a good look about last year and found the Telecom FM Dataroute to be the best for my needs, the fact that it will ping a server and auto reconnect if needed really sold it to me. Coupled with an 88cm aerial I have never been without signal.
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