I think you should have, yeah.
316 posts • joined 13 Mar 2009
..there's issues that need to be worked out with this. But nothing I'd imagine a small and strategically positioned piece of gaffer tape couldn't resolve.
I think it's a rather good idea.
The whole smart-wearable-watch tech thing is still a solution looking for a problem, but Apple could well have cracked it here.
It's going to be a fucking fantastic dickhead identifier.
I like blinkbox - non subscription and generally has more up to date stuff than netflix. One of my 2015 plans was to get rid of TalkTalk, precisely because their shitty broadband offering isn't good enough to support it. G**##*!!
Oh well. Back to standing in the (non-cabled) street waving £50 notes at passing virgin media vans.
Interesting to see
If this gets any coverage in the mainstream press.
When I was a boy, I had to abuse myself!
Re: Talking of plain English
Yep. I've inherited a rather rare omega wristwatch and a WW1 era pocket watch from my late grandfather. Both are shit, but goddammit they look good.
Frey Bentos "pies" don't even qualify as food.
Certainly would. Farming can be quite a hi-tech business these days.
Re: Applies where?
Irn Bru haven't used "Made from Girders" for decades - for this exact reason. Also, there's no iron in it and it's not brewed, hence the 1970's glam-rock spelling.
Re: So basiclly,
No to mention tattie scones, lorne sausages or haggis slices. The true masters of the grease-filled fry up live north of the border.
One of the good guys.
His standup was a bit too full-on wacky for me sometimes, but the man was a genuine talent. RIP Robin.
The phrase "Better and more relevant ads" is fast becoming this years "superfast broadband." - i.e. makes you want to use your fist as a dental drill on the person uttering.
* but not necessarily up to date.
Electric cars for personal transport are a dead end and I wish car manufacturers would stop trying to sell us this shit. The technology is a backward step in every possible way, in terms of speed, comfort, reliability and sheer usefulness. Unless there's an order of magnitute improvement in battery technology in the next decade or two, electric cars are never going to compete with an internal combustion engine, with an extra can two of petrol in the back when neccessary. In the UK at least, they're not even particularly beneficial to the environment - most of that leccy is still being produced by burning hydrocarbons.
The place for electric cars is limited range taxi runs in an urban environment. No one cares about the performance of a taxi. Range is not a problem - no-one gets a taxi to go 300 miles. By staying near the city, charging points can be made available. Get the pollution out of our city centres, and use an ICE for the long range stuff.
If google gets a move on, they could even be made self driving. It's easier to make a machine learn a defined area of a city than to make it deal with the near-infinite set of circumstances you might find driving about randomly.
Re: Actually I'm quite impressed
I'm on every social network that'll have me for this exact reason. There is a minor financial embarrassment in my past, I ain't exactly proud of it, but I can't deny it, it was nothing illegal, it happened, it's happened to millions of others. But that doesn't mean I want it top of the list when a potential employer or customer is doing their due nosiness. Drowning it with results from inskypabookwitter works pretty well. Hell, I think I still have a myspace account.
Heard on R4 this weekend....
Otherie: A photograph of someone else.
I could see drone photos being a bit of fun at e.g. a large outdoor wedding or summat.
No one would have believed, in the first years of the twenty-first century...
Ooh, I do hope they have some kind of elephant analogue. The chances, of course, are a million to one.
Re: Yeah, and we all fell for that ridiculous panic that immediately after 31 December 1999
Seconded. I was at BT at the time.
I agree, I typically run with noScript, but it's just becoming painful these days. Things like jQuery have taken web design away from the security-aware professional developer and put it into the hands of the skinny-suited and trendy-spectacled brigade.
What in the blue fuck does twitter have that's patentable?
I fucking hate linkedin. But even more, I hate the pimply-faced trendy-haired skinny-trousered pointy-shoed so-called "recruitment consultants" who seem to think if you're not on linkedin, you're not interested in the job.
I was actually wondering what a Large Millimetre was. I may have missed the point of this article.
Re: I've said it before...
Ja, true. What I actually meant was, the physical network, be it copper, fibre or whatever ought to be in public hands. Internet access is pretty much a utility these days, same as gas or 'leccy. I'm not particularly leftie (I think not, at least), but I'd happily pay my taxquids to making a real contribution to the UK infrastructure. Then you rent it out to whoever wants to pay for it.
Sorry. Common sense disease again. Forgot all about the overheads you have to pay to the politicos etc.
I've said it before...
..but nothing identifies a dickhead like the term "superfast broadband".
BT need to be forcibly separated from ownership of the network. They own the cable, provide the service and provide increasing amounts of the content too these days. Monopoly, us?
You do remember, of course, that Bond is Scottish? Not a problem.
(OK, half Scottish. And from Edinburgh, but that was still part of Scotland in the sixties.)
Re: Data Protection Act?
Yes, unless they make you aware of how your data will be used, and you give consent. Which you do by accepting the T&Cs when you sign up. Gotcha!
Re: Next Technology? Damn..
I thought it was "New Technology" too. However, rumour has it that "Windows New Technology" was a backronym created for WNT - WNT being to VMS as HAL is to IBM. Not impossible, I guess, given the number of ex-VMSers on the project.
The biggest single reason I don't own any iGear.
Bring it on.
If this means getting rid of some of the millions of bytes of "manager"-generated excel shite that fills my inbox daily, the sooner the better, says I.
Wrong coldfusion, dammit.
I thought we were talking about the Adobe platform, on which I am the last remaining developer on Earth. I can haz ££££ job?
Cool. I'm clearly not as old as I sometimes fear, when I first came to t'web, Netscape was ubiquitous and I never even saw Mosaic in live use. (mid 90's, BT, and you had to get written permission to "surf the net")
Pleased to note that that first ever website I looked at is still alive too: http://www.doggiesnot.com
Re: Cold winters, Wet summers
Have a point for getting Dihydrogen monoxcide in.
Re: Loyalty and experience
"If it's tangential to the primary purpose of the organisation, outsource it."
Unfortunately, to most business types, this is exactly what IT support is.
Which is a problem because? (Jimmy hat icon please.)
sed -i 's/Cork/Glasgow/'
Third biggest city in the UK (pop. about 650K IIRC) and you can fly to London or to bangin' party town destinations. Usually with Ryanair.
We kept getting told we're a "premier league" European destination, but not with connections like these. Glasgow airport is probably the handiest airport in Europe for access from the city centre, and what do our fearless leaders do? Axe the proposed rail link. Sigh, it could have been so good.
[Edit] Actually I just checked and it's not quite that bad anymore. Paris and Berlin have now appeared on a list that previously had Amsterdam as the sole European capital.
Isn't twitter already just all about advertising? You just get to chose who advertises to you, i.e. @regvulture. I certainly don't use it for intellectual discourse.
I quite often ask for a McWhopper in Burger King. No reaction yet.
Is being heavily plugged on the Glasgow underground too, the only underground railway system in Europe which is 100% underground. I'll be impressed if this works.
They forgot the most improtant feature.
i.e. the big red button marked "Off"
For "a technology-based project that has the potential to change society on a large scale?"
At last, an affordable, practical, decent looking e-car. WOOT
404: Not Found.
Keep a rape alarm handily near your phone. Effective and satisfying.
Re: Nothing new under the Sun?
Re: Disgraceful waste of our money
That's "free" as in "free to those who can afford it.", though. You can't fault them on semantics there.
Re: Dinosaur Brands
Hah! I still have @dsl.pipex.com!
As if iPhone users know what flavour of browser they're using.
Re: Different networks for different purposes.
I suggest Pidgin (www.pidgin.im/), you can use facebook chat without ever having to go near the site.
Re: I want a refund
It's utter shite as soap right enough, but you get a decent shave out of it, if you're old school like me and shave with a mug and a bit of badger's beard.
Re: Telephone and face-to-face support would be offered only as a "fall-back mechanism"
Yes, and - who's face do I get in when you inevitably fuck it up?