396 posts • joined Wednesday 19th November 2008 11:46 GMT
Sorry, but I'm with Microsoft and the bank here
She entered and saved her card details, then went to the parental control settings and authorised her son to access xbox live. At what point did Microsoft do anything wrong here? You do not require card details to have a live account, you can just buy an annual membership code over the counter from any game store and use that.
It's obviously a problem but she can't just expect to get all her money back when her son has purchased and spent several months using the content.
Not a darwin candidate
Children cannot qualify for Darwin awards as they're considered too young to have learned better. Same goes for the mentally disabled. (Menaing 'actually' disabled, not just clinically stupid)
"there will still be many diehards who simply don't accept that homeopathy or herbalism are sciences"
Because they're not.
Diluting something in water over and over again until there is no longer any significant amount of the original substance left, then selling it at an enourmous mark-up to gullible idiots whilst claiming that the water somehow 'remembers' what was originally in it is not a science. It's a glorified con.
Never been there myself
But my father worked in Mexico quite a bit and always told me that out of all the places he had been in the world (quite a few as he was an engineer who was sent to install hardware at sites in a different country every week for more than 30 years), their food was the worst he had ever encountered. This was in 'real' Mexico too, not the tourist towns. Apaprently a cheap hotel he was staying in served chilli soup at breakfast, which he described as just stupidly hot chilli sauce mixed with warm water.
"Out of this door might come something, or we might send something through it,"
If we're going to send something through might I suggest Jedward? Or would that be considered un-neighbourly to our interdimensional bretheren?
I'm on the 20Mb and don't really consider myself a heavy user. I do use the internet a lot but only really web browsing and xbox live, no big downloads or torrents. Last week I bought a game off direct2drive which was 12GB, 20 minutes into the download they capped me at 5Mb for the next 24 hours, took a full day to download the game. They say that if you are one of the <5% who get 'restricted' that it only stays capped until midnight, that's a blatent lie as I checked again the morning after it happened and was still on 5Mb.
I've never actually seen the 20Mb either, normally hovers between 9-12Mb, but drops to 6-7Mb during 'peak hours' (Which they define as anytime I'm at home)
Not certain, but
perhaps it's because the entire point of the test is to confirm who exactly the father is. If you're taking the test then there must be at least some doubt as to whether the 'father' involved is really the parent. I imagine it's more likely that the mother is known to be the parent.
Nope, nothing so interesting
The antimatter is just repelled by the Earth's magnetic field
A good start
When can we expect a similar judgement for the guys who charge £1500 for 'Ultra-High Quality' HDMI cables. Ignoring the fact that there is no difference between HDMI cables, I've seen several both online and in stores that claim that they contain some revolutionary new technology that prevents the image data from degrading on it's trip to the TV.
Accidentally? Pfft, not likely.
They mean they got caught and so are now claiming that it was an accident.
'Quick Bob, they're starting to notice, turn the bandwidth valve the other way a bit!'
@Crazy Operations Guy
It's not paranoia if there really are government agencies trying to get rid of you.
re: Consumer Credit Act to the rescue?
"I think someone suing their bank for the cost of all consequential damages ought at least result in some heavy pressure being exerted to find the culprits!"
Incorrect methinks, the banks would just add a paragraph to their t's and c's placing all responsibility for the transactions on the customer and increasing their fees at the same time to offset any potential loss they might suffer from the bad publicity.
He'll truely be missed
My name is Sergeant Frank Drebin, Detective Lieutenant, Police Squad.
There'd been a recent wave of gorgeous fashion models found naked and unconscious in laundromats on the West Side. Unfortunately, I was assigned to investigate holdups of neighborhood credit unions.
I was across town doing my laundry when I got the call on the double killing...
That the key point I took from this article is that it's targeted at children. Kids who want to get around the parental filter on their family pc aren't going to have a working knowledge of proxy servers and will just click on whatever promises to do what they want.
Double standards as usual
Pornography apparently "leads men to objectify women". Anyone who's ever seen a diet coke ad knows that this works both ways but they don't seem to want to point that bit out.
@The Original Ash
Except double jeopardy prevents you being punished for the same crime twice, if you refuse to hand over a password and get prosecuted that's only once. If they ask you again and you refuse that's a second offence and you can be prosecuted for it.
"There would be no obvious application in the case of cats stuck up trees, however."
Depends on how high the tree is.
Much as I hate to defend BT
Wouldn't any construction work like this require planning permission or something similar? If so then wouldn't whomever authorised the construction be at fault here? Or is that BT as well, in which case go ahead and sue BT for all they're worth.
So you didn't actually look at the screenshots then?
Because if you did you'd have seen that they initially spoof the browser 'This website has been reported as hosting malicious content' screens. Which are all red. It then redirects you to the download site to get the 'security update'.
What excellent service
It only took them about 9 months to decide to ban the ad, that's quite impressive. I haven't even seen that particular one for months now, they've put out at least 2 or 3 more since the one that's been banned and they all say pretty much the same thing, so will those ones also be banned or will there have to be complaints made about each one and a similar turnaround time to ban each one in turn?
When they complain just point them at the person who brought the court case and say 'it's all their fault, speak to them.'
I've got a better idea
If anyone tries to sue a search engine because they don't like the results they get when searching for their own name, just block their name entirely. If anyone searches for that person they'd just get a page explaining that the person they searched for doesn't want them to do that. See how this alleged model feels when suddenly no-one can find her agents website.
That he's logging the unique ID of each card then trying to read it's balance online. The balance wouldn't show up to until the card is purchased and a balance is added to it. So it'd then say 'This one's been activated and had £50 put one it'.
How did he have a license?
I thought it was a requirement of the driving test these days that you had to be able to read road signs and understand all of the informational displays of your car. If he's dyslexic to such a degree that he can't read numbers then how did he have a license?
Plus, even if he's telling the truth shirley the fact that everything was flying past him in a blur should have been an indication that he was going too fast.
@ AC 11:12
Sadly not, if you take anyone else down with you then you get disqualified from the Darwins as it's not fair that someone else should suffer due to your stupidity. This includes children and animals.
Can someone explain to me
How Virgin can claim that their services are subject to the same problems as ADSL (interference, line length, etc.) when they have a length of co-ax (not fibre, whatever their ads claim) running directly into my house?
Surely since they are own every last bit of my line I should see the full 20Mb that I'm paying for? My speeds once hit 18Mb when they upgraded my exchange to support up to 50Mb, but it's now dropped down to around 9-11.
RE: Re: invisible sheds?
Excellent, we're one step closer to the submersible stealth attack gazebo.
This is no place for reasoned, informed debate. This is the internet, kindly leave your facts at the door and allow the nutjobs to say their piece.
@ J 3
"I believe the Patrician's name is spelled Vetinari, and I shudder just to think of what he might do with such exclusive tape."
He wouldn't do anything, he'd just casually leave a roll sitting on his desk when you turned up for a meeting with him and let you imagine the worst yourself.
I know it's extremely childish
But I can't help sniggering at the thought of an instructional video of how to lubricate your grease nipples.
I know, I know, I'm off to grow up a bit.
One popular theory is that the real 'gold' trophy is mostly hollow, as if it was solid gold then it would be impossible to lift one handed, let alone hold up in the air and wave it around as the winners generally do.
Doesn't break any laws?
So I'm free to wander the streets at all hours blasting people randomly with an air horn am I? If playing loud annoying noises at one group of people is legal then surely it's legal to do it at anyone?
I'm 25 and I can hear these things clearly, at best it's a breach of the peace, and at worst it's unprovoked assault.
They've got to make a black one and give it a REALLY good clean. They must have run out of cloths.
...the the perviness of the human race. You can almost guarantee that if something exists then someone, somewhere gets off on it. In fact a lot of people enjoy stuff that doesn't exist. A fetish for nude images of random anonymous people sounds pretty vanilla compared to some of the things I've heard about since joining the net back in the 90s.
"To go back on this policy now would risk turning confusion into an utter shambles"
Translation: "We were wrong, but changing our minds now would make us look like we don't know what we're talking about. So we're going to carry on regardless and you will fall into line."
I've got a DAB alarm clock which constantly loses reception and it's time signal and as soon as it wears out (I give it another few months at most) I'll be going back to a good old FM radio. The stereo in my car is also FM and works fine, if I switch that one to DAB it'll be pretty much unusable with the crappy signal strength around here.
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