1458 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
"'Following: 0 Followers: 0' dat is wat i saw 5mins ago::::i jumpd up nd i realise twitter is fixin' a problem dats y....!!"
Generally I'd blame the user rather than the platform but the 140 character limit really does encourage semi-literate nonsense like this.
If you're going to call anyone a retard, learn to spell "Too".
Was it really split into student/non-student or people with/without polling cards that happened to split that way?
Students want to vote? Then they can register the same as real people can.
Nice idea but...
It'll take a Large UK Govt IT Project to implement it and we all know how well they turn out.
Speaking as a developer it'd be a wet dream to write such a system. Speaking as a taxpayer the project would be a shambles to rival the one in Hackney, etc. last night.
Govt IT Project
That would require a UK Government IT project (i.e. a hugely expensive clusterfuck waiting to happen).
Maybe that's ok for a consumer web application. Those of us writing web applications for the public sector know that schools/local authorities/govt departments just refuse to upgrade.
Take a stand and you'll have my admiration but I'll not be throwing away business. I'll just grit my teeth and keep charging for all those hours of extra testing and CSS-writing.
No more brown
I agree. No more brown may be the killer app for a lot of users (Ubuntards?).
And yes I know you can change it.
Asteroids all the way down?
But where did the asteroids' water come from. Or is it asteroids all the way down?
"Naturally talented in the trouser department"
People who are "naturally talented in the trouser department" (cracking turn of phrase there, Reg) aren't copper material at all. They don't have that need to order people around.
Presumably this involves the 2 OSes slugging it out to decide which gets to run the phone this time.
Back on topic, well done to the devs. It's this sort of wonderful if a bit pointless webserver-on-a-toaster daftness that makes this industry so interesting.
Reverse engineering an open source library?
Why didn't he just read the source
You have got to be joking! The worst of all cloudy worlds
"So, minimum and maximum wages. Interesting. No matter how hard (or long in some cases) I work, I'll only get paid the same as someone else, in a similar industry, doing less work."
Playing devil's advocate here: so why work so hard? Maybe you could finish work on time, go to the park or see a bit more of the family. You know, work to live and all that?
The Vote Now Show...
...put it wonderfully a few days ago: "UKIP launched their manifesto today. Well we say manifesto, it was a picture of Belgium with a penis drawn on it."
I agree - not a hack
I work for one of Blackboard's competitors and don't consider that a hack.
You can secure an application as much as you like and it's all for nothing if teachers are going to leave login details lying about in classrooms.
I'm as prone to using daft test data as the next dev but I NEVER mess about with anything that can send email. My tests are always along the lines "This is a test email from [company]. If you have received this in error, please ignore it."
It's po-faced but the consequences of forgetting your test app's connected to, say, your company email list are too embarassing to contemplate.
"Vote Tory we dig Tw*tter"
Blatant electioneering from a posh clown who clearly doesn't have a clue!
In the interests of balance are we going to see "Vote Labour, our Orwellian database lust will keep you all in work" and "Vote Lib Dem, we won't get in but at least you won't have to feel guilty for voting in the next 5 years of sociopathic lizards"?
I've got a tip
If you want to watch football in 3D, go to a football ground and watch a live game. You'll be genuinely supporting your club and don't have to cringe at Jamie Redknapp's ludicrously tight kecks at half time.
For once not much of a privacy breach
IMO it's not much of a privacy breach.
Even the clownish "terrorists" we have these days should have the training to recognise a military numberplate before trying to set fire to their underpants or whatever.
Swill is a verb
But what's a 211?
So Samsung will be releasing the Bada Bing. Oh joyous day!
We're reading elsewhere that dog attacks are on the up. Could the spread of the Mosquito (apropos of nothing it always makes me think of Nathan Barley's Wasp "Speechtool") be aggravating this?
I'm lucky enough that I can't hear the damned things.
If the games come
If this means there'll be lots of Wii-style (i.e. Noddy) games on the PS3, I might actually switch it on once in a while. I know I'm not Sony's target market but the PS3 games I've tried are all so damned serious.
That big blue lollipop looks a bit daft, mind.
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