617 posts • joined Thursday 16th April 2009 12:38 GMT
"They already blocked wikipedia over an album cover you can buy in HMV, their counterparts in other countries have blocked gay marriage and breastfeeding sites."
But they've also blocked hundreds, probably thousands, of pages of sick shit as well. So the odd cock up or dubious judgment and you want to throw the baby out with the bathwater (sorry for the questionable metaphor there!)?
"They didn't even realise they had a network, just that they were all connected to the internet."
Then they're paying the wrong consultant/contractor. Or not paying them enough and paying the price for penny pinching.
Content you create but don't own
When you store your stuff on someone else's (FREE) platform, shit like this happens. If you value it, back it up somewhere else, somewhere YOU own...
Re: People forget: Icons should be iconic!
In a touch UI aren't the icons at least partly there to provide a bigger 'thing' to prod with a finger? So to some extent being easily distiguishable from each other is as important, as people will soon learn what their function is?
Re: Does anyone make a bluetooth handset?
Google "phone handset bluetooth"...
Re: Sounds promising
Although with modern miniscule BT headsets you then have the problem of people looking at you strangely, or trying to reply to your random utterances, as they think you're talking to yourself!
The law m'lud
Just a thought, but isn't using looks (or gender even) to select candidates for a job* illegal?
* I know there are some where gender is allowed, but I don't think there are any where looks are?
Re: $100Bn cash pile
Exactly. I mean they'd *only* be left with erm $70 billion so well that would leave them a bit short...
Re: Well-intentioned but ...
On the subject of which, has anyone ever tried to buy a new Mac at a discount? I looked the other week (for the missus) and every online store I checked seemed to be selling at the same price as the Apple Store. Anti-competitive at all..?
Re: Come on 150GB a month
Agreed it does sound a fair old sum, but the crux is if it says unlimited then it should be. Otherwise it should say "really high download limit which most of you will never exceed" (...not as catchy).
Re: Completely outside the box here
"why not, his brother was in Caves of Androzani."
And..? If that counted for anything then much of the British acting establishment of the last 40 years has been in the show some point.
Re: Has to be Billie Piper
Please please PLEASE NO MORE OF THE HAMSTER FACED GURNER! Sick to death enough with all that moony lost-love guff whenever she turned up!
Re: Just to generate print in the media?
"Give me a nice, clean primarily-text-based interface and I will show you someone who is getting things done, rather than watching things do"
Well said that man! I'm guessing you don't use an iPhone or iPad much then?!
The rise of the much over-used and abused 're-"
it's "downloading the films AGAIN"!
Re: What about a fixed version of 8?
Perhaps because enterprise support of a client OS goes WAY beyond just how it looks to users??!
As a life-long DW fan, can I ask...
WTF is Graham Cole?!!
Pearl in a shell
I'd love a replacement for my BB Pearl 9105. Fab phone, love the form factor, hate the browser falling over on anything other than "m." sites!
Re: ability to discern pictures more quickly than words
Right from the my very first experience of Windows Server 2008 (then later Win7 and 8) the first change I make is to restore the names on the taskbar icons instead of just the icons.
Re: there is always a majority
If there were then surely we wouldn't have so many coalitions?
Re: Alternating Succuess
98SE was the best of the Win9x line. Of course all of them sucked when compared with NT - I remember installing NT4 Workstation on to my work laptop and laughing at everyone else restarting their Win 98 machines several times a day :-)
Re: Beards are Best?
"Beards add years to your age".
There is something in that: in my younger days facial forestry of any sort looks naff, but now I'm in my forties I've had a goatie for a couple of years and think it really suits me. I think my face has 'aged' in to it!
Oh and if you ask me 10-day old growth is NOT stubble?!
Re: Trojan Horse Satellite
"The Trojan Satellite makes a good metaphor as to why a security-conscious nation should not allow a CLOSED SOURCE operating system onto its computers. If a Satellite can spy, so can an operating system."
Snigger: do you REALLY think the US Govt. doesn't have access to the source code for any Microsoft product it wishes?!
Re: Deliberately misleading nonsense.
"Yep, I am with PlusNet because one of their USPs is that you get through to a Yorkshire call centre."
For anyone west of the Pennines that's definitely NOT a selling point!
I can txt anyone who gives me a phone number starting "07" (UK based example!). I don't know, or care, what handset they have. It just works. They don't log in, or have to be on wifi, or even have to have the phone turned on at the time.
Can't see me replacing that ubiquity with any third-party application layer any time soon.
"Certainly in the UK, we have to break backs to accommodate foreign culture and its ways, whereas if we go to 99.9% of the countries from which we receive immigrants or asylum seekers"
Utter bollocks. I think you'll find most immigrants are happy enough to fit into our society, and avoid those parts of it they're not comfortable with. We certainly don't HAVE to break our backs to accomodate anyone, it's just accomodating others is a civilised thing to do.
Interesting that they all use .com domain names.
I was reading up on the new government Real Time Information requirements for PAYE filing yesterday (it's now mandatory), and one of the things I noticed was a comment that some small businesses might still not have their payroll computer connected to the Internet and how they'd need to rectify that. Apart from the security implications it struck me as incredibly arrogant.
Which is a real problem if some pillock has parked their car on the kerb as well.
Cars parked on kerbs are illegal: in cases where they're blocking the route for pedestrians free to give the side mirror a good hard smack with something solid on the way past. I do.
Re: For 41p a day, I say, keep the tax.
We've been watching Broadchurch, which I have to say is very good so far and you can almost forget it's on ITV! Luckily for scheduling convenience we record it and so skip through the ads with a few button presses.
"True, if a woman (in the US) uses "girlfriend" - it can mean close, female friend. But if a guy uses it, it means the same as the British sense."
Ah thanks for that. We don't have the first usage, hence the potential for many a female American to be misunderstood as refreshingly liberal when discussing all her "girlfriends"!
is that girlfriend in the British sense (sexual/romantic partner) or US (close friend of female gender)?
First thnig I always look for in a phone:
How long will it run before I need to start looking for a charging socket?
Then the rest of the 'stuff' comes next...
Why no Gorf? The first time I'd heard speech synthesis in a game, and each level totally different and unique (if something of a rip-off of other games?!).
Overall though a great trot down memory lane, even if I don't know so many of the later ones...
Re: Free market economy...
"Isn't this a great example of a free market economy. Why are employers complaining?"
In the particular example of the guy in California, the complaint is not about the work done but the breach of TRUST. He exposed secure systems by sending security tokens to some unknown Joe in China, and he passed off work done by them as his own. So he's a liar.
Anyway, after a few weeks at work surfing the web wouldn't he get SERIOUSLY bored??! I know how much I hate doing nothing at work day after day: it's mind numbing and you have no sense of personal achievement!
Or the fact that [Donald Duck's] last name is one letter up the alphabet from a rude word?
"Hollywood studios that put out the likes of Saw?"
Last time I looked Saw and it's ilk had an 18 rating, so hardly being thrown at children?
How easily children might have access to adult entertainment is another question.
Re: Comedy gold my friend
Surely that's ironic?
Bag of shite
Come back Oracle when you can actually code a taskbar updater widget that works when run as a non-admin user (without the hopeless "Failed to download update" bollocks)!
No such thing as bad publicity
Tbh I hadn't really taken much notice of Samsung until this whole thing blew up, but have now started to notice their products above all the other shiny black boxes and toys on the market. Yes it's cost them a billion, but it's also made them something of a name.
Good one Apple!
"All they did was take a HP TC1000 make it thinner and stick a mobile OS on it."
You my friend are talking shite. I had a TC1000 - they were Compaq then, not HP - and it was a very underpowered WinXP laptop with a novelty pen. Too heavy and maybe a couple of hours battery life, a tablet of today it most definitely was NOT!
Re: I'm impressed
At least they're trying to think of ways to squeeze back some of the billions spirited away by those canny (mainly North American?) Internet companies.
We just say harsh words to their employees at a select committee hearing. That'll teach 'em!
Re: I get offended by people getting offended by this...
I think you're missing the reality here: very few people WERE offended, except in DailyMail-land. A few parents probably cringed, one or two picked up the phone (or keyboard). None of the kids batted an eyelid.
Aww, I'm sure they are to other crabs!
Re: Eric Clapton
Hey, he was only quoting Bob Marley!
I've been seeing billboard posters recently from BT offering their YouView box ("worth £299") free as part of their "award winning broadband service". I've been wracking my brain to think of any awards it's picked up recently - certain NOT one for vfm (possibly ever?!).
Re: No one cool ever bought a Nokia
Actually you might have something there: the only person I know with a WinPho handset is a lovely guy, but about as 'cool' as Hell's boiler room!
Re: Actions speak louder than words
What?? it speaks volumes in that they're very environmentally conscious, or have a shortage of car parking facilities, or there's huge traffic issues in the area, or possibly all of those and more?!! Bugger all about salaries though?
All I can say is:
- Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- New material enables 1,000-meter super-skyscrapers