ohh dear lord no
Please don't give people an excuse to call selfie sticks part of their "security procedure"... because you know they will.
109 posts • joined 19 May 2009
Please don't give people an excuse to call selfie sticks part of their "security procedure"... because you know they will.
that he had a bit of a shit eating grin on his face
Make it so that if a person takes a picture of their dinner they have to pay an additional fee if they want to instagroan/farcebook it.
If someone appears in your picture you have uploaded they they have to pay you a royalty fee every time someone views it. "I'm sorry, I didn't agree to be in your photo, but if you are going to capture me on your holiday snap then you will need to pay for the privilege."
Hook it into facial recognition software and BOOM, photobombing becomes a legitimate career and maybe... just maybe, it could spell the end of peoples seemingly irresistible need to put every little moment of their life online to try get some of that attention that their parents never gave them.
I'll get me coat... it's the one with a college yearbook (the original facebook!) in the pocket
Arghh!! My eyes... my eyes... I dared... oh why did I dare.
Did you read those Sea kitten bedtime stories?? Wow... just wow.
So what about the tyres that ALL cars use and use animal products in them? Which most tyres do i beleive. Don't hear him kicking up a stink about those.
I hope that when he goes to his farmers market for his monthly imported bat guano run that he always takes his own Hemp, reclaimed and recycled bag, because if he has ever used plastic bags... that uses animal products.
I hope that if he has ever marveled at a fireworks display in his entire life that he feels shame as they use stearic acid (which can come from animals).
In theory he should boycott Andy Worhol as he used to use casein (milk byproduct) based paint in his earlier work.
I hope Mrs Peters does not paint her fingernails and looks down on all woman who use nail polish... because guess what. That uses fish scales!! Won't someone think of the poor defenseless fish!!!
I could go on, but I am sure some vegan will come and give me "good" reasons why all of those are not nearly as bad as me using a animal product like leather that will greatly outlive it's plastic counterpart, instead of putting the welfare of those poor, enslaved, brutalized........ tender...... tasty.....succulent... delicious.. *errr. sorry, drifted off there* animals above mine.
I'll go get me coat... the leather one 'natch!
Ha ha. I was being pedantic/funny as you said that when you last went the attitude was that of the 1960's... but that was in 2000, which would mean that the attitude of those people are now that of the 1970/80's.... geez, just because you don't put a Joke alert on your comment....
As for the other comments. I wasn't caring about those. I say go with whatever festival you like. Personally I am more of a Creamfields/SW4 kind of guy. The kind where apart from them patting you down at the entrance they don't really seem to care as they know that people are there to enjoy the music... and some getting absolutely off their tits.
Been to the 02 wireless festival as well, but that was more of a festival lite. But Damien Marley was playing that particular time, so it was groovy tunes.
Reading/Leeds is a good fest too. Though, the toilets on that last day is not something you want to think about.
I have a few friends who have gone to Glaston, though most of them went years ago. All of the stories involved mud, most involved said friends being rather drunken/raucous.
I think though whatever your festival preference we can all agree that paying to go to something where you become the product.... not cool.
Sorry, but ... with you going last in 2000 does that mean that the attitudes there are now what most of Britain was like in the 1970/80's? ;-)
Ha ha. I recall many moons ago doing an Server 2003 course and he was trying to show us something with regards to Volume shadow copying, and he couldn't get something to work quite as it was showing in the book, and so being a room full of techies we soon found a different way to do the same thing. He said that "Oh, I can't seem to get it working, but If you intend on taking the MS exam then just remember how it says to do it in the book as any other answer will be counted as wrong, regardless of the fact that other way will actually work. "
how 12 monkeys started?
-Remember your body is a temple.-
I couldn't agree more. We should never stop expanding our own limits! Some people say that 8 hours of sleep a night is enough.... I say why not 9... or 10. Strive for greatness!
Who lives on the plain where it does rain?
Who explains viruses to you and me?
Don't click that, don't browse there..
Don't download unknown files says the silly bear!
He's come to tell you what's right and wrong..
Seriously though, I can go to google, type in kickass proxy and find at least a handful of working, usable links. At what point do they step back, take a look at all the expense, time and effort it takes to block these sites, vs the cost of media delivery companies just giving people what they want, when they want it.
Iplayer and even 4oD allow you to download some programs to your device for offline viewing, I don't see why all tv cannot be like this for a nominal fee, something akin to ohh, I don't know, the tv license fee we all pay?
I'll get me coat, it's the one with that book written by Abbie Hoffman in the pocket.
I am all for a free game as much as the next guy, but if the permissions seem over the top, then I refuse to install it.
People tend to forget that we did without these devices and being entertained every single second of every single day not so long ago. And we are no worse for wear for it. Some might even say we have better attention...... ohh look a butterfly....
Ahem. What was I saying.... oh yes.
So I refer back to the old saying. If something appears too good to be true ( a really good "free" game for instance), then it probably is.
They must have some large balls.
I'll get me coat. It's the one with the bioceramic pins on it.
I agree. Having worked in education sector I recall RM being the bane of most peoples existence.
I recall once that my manager asked me to see if we could offer a "replacement" for RM as one school requested us to investigate the option.
With a few simple domain policies I could pretty much replicate the restrictions side of RM software.
I remember when the Ranger software came out I was ever so hopeful that it would de-throne RM... but then they went ahead and brought it up never to have it heard from again. Perhaps if they didn't focus on scuttling the completion by buying it up and instead on making a decent, good value product, then they wouldn't be in this state... but that does not seem to be the RM way.
They do it for Android as well you know.
And yes, I agree, well worth it. Have played it every day since purchasing it, even if it is to go in game, steal a car/ hit a cop car/or just cause general destruction and see how high I can make my wanted rating before getting killed or busted. Or, for a bit more of a laugh, see how high the wanted rating can get and then see if you can kill off enough cop cars to loose the rating all together!
That is all
That is... actually from the new season of South Park (S18E05 to be precise), which having watched the Book of Mormon a few times, I think Trey Parker and Matt Stone exceeds Mighty Boosh in levels of wierd.
I remember well this bit of software on my first PC. I didn't have a joystick and it made some games appear impossible to master when compared to my friend who did have a joystick. I still recall with frustration trying to pull tricks on the BMX and failing more often than not.
Kids these days will never know that kind of frustration of only having 1 or 2 games available to you at any time and therefore you having to master it or not play at all.
I am sure that at least half of those clicks must be from annoyingly placed/popup adverts in kids games.
When the messenger app came along and was forcing you to install it if you wanted to send messages I stuck with the older version of the farcebook app on my phone so that I could at least get onto the site and whatnot.
Since I changed phone about a month ago, I haven't even bothered re-installing/ revisiting farcebook. Don't think I will, heck, might even go all the way and delete the account as I hardly used it, apart from when I used to post pictures for relatives... on the app, which is a no-goer now.
So in fact, this move has lost you one user. Well played Zuk... well played.
A large number of my sites today have lost internet connection across the board.
My ISP tell me that there is an issue nationwide that they are investigating. Looking on BT's website they say
"We're really sorry but we've got a major broadband problem impacting the UK, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can.
Please revisit this page for further updates. "
Anyone got any idea what is actuallly going on with this?
Once, many many moons ago I used to work for a computer company that thankfully went bankrupt.
One such tale that stuck with me was a call answered by one of the senior techies that we all listened in on.
Lady: *crying* It's not working!!!! I don't know what I have done
Tech: I'm sorry ma'am. If you calm down and explain it to me then I can help you
Lady: But it is not working, I don't know why it isn't working
This back and forth went on for a few minutes, eventually he got her to calm down and stop crying.
Tech: Ok ma'am, can you please tell me what the problem is.
Lady: It's not talking to me!
Tech: Huh? You mean it is not making any noises? Perhaps it is the sound card. I can tell you what cables to check to make sure the sound card is working.
Lady: It's not talking to me!! Why is it not talking to me?!
Tech: *Goes through the checks regardless, confirms the sound card is working* I am sorry to sound dim here, but what exactly is it that should be talking to you?
Lady: The computer... it should be talking to me. I saw it on that TV show ( I think she said it was Star trek, but honestly we were laughing too hard at this point to hear the whole conversation).
Lady: Is someone laughing at me??
Tech: Oh no, sorry, someone just told a funny joke on the next desk over.
They used to make us techies jump on customer support if they were lacking staff members or if their call queue's were too high.
Not specifically IT related, but just to give you an example on how daft some users are.
Me: Welcome to **** customer support, how can I help you?
Very Irate person: I am not happy. I want to speak with your manager.... NOW!!!
Me: Well sir, I would be happy to assist you if you just tell me what the problem is
VIP: No. I don't want to be fobbed off again, I called you guys up the other day and someone there told me to go to the shop. I took the day off to go to your shop and they told me that they could not help me and to call you. I called you again and they sent me out the wrong thing! I don't want to have to explain myself yet again!!
Me: Well sir look. I can't get a manager on the phone if I can't even tell them what the problem is.
VIP: *huffs loudly* FINE.... well, I went to your shop and ordered the premium package.. and I am not happy because I didn't get everything.
Me: Ok Sir, well that sounds simple enough, if you tell me what software package it is you are missing and I will send it out to you.
VIP: *getting audiably more irate by the minute* WELL, if it is so simple then how is it you people have managed to screw me around so much?!?!
Me: I am sorry sir. I meant no offence. If you just calm down and tell me what it is you are missing I can see what I can do to help you.
VIP: Well, when I went to the shop and they showed me what the premium package was, it came with all these bits of software.
Me: Ok, so which bit of software is it that you are missing?
VIP: NO! I never said I was missing any software! Thats what I told the first guy I spoke with and they just sent me the same disc's I already have
Me: Umm.... ok. So what it is that you are missing Sir?
VIP: When I went to the store and they showed me the computer, the cd's came in a little cardboard box... I paid for it, so I want that box!
Me: Ok sir, let me put you on hold...... *goes to find the nearest wall to slam my head into*
The scene is that at the time I was talking with a primary school teacher who said the particular educational software I supported was not working.
Me: Ok, we need to go check the internet proxy settings to make sure that nothing has changed.
Teacher: Uhh, ok,.
Me: Can you right click the mouse on Internet Explorer
Me: Thats the big blue icon
Teacher: Umm... sorry, I don't know what you mean. I don't have a mouse
Me: Oookkaaayyy.... Can you look at the back of the computer, look for the purple and green connectors, is there something plugged in there?
Teacher: *sounds of scrambling under desk*... oh yes... there is something plugged into that
Me: Ok, follow that cable, it should go to your mouse
Teacher: Oh that... no, we have a ladybug, not this mouse thingy you are talking about
Me: Right.. so you have a mouse in the shape of a ladybug.
Teacher: If you say so.
Me: Ok, can you right click the mouse on the big blue icon
Teacher: You mean the ladybug?
So do we start measuring the network speeds in how fast porn is transmitted, eg: FPS (Faps per second)
Or perhaps it is Giggidybits we should be measuring it in?
Extracting the urine - Will it come to mean that I am just in the process of charging my phone/car/other shiny gadget?
And I haven't even listened to it. Strange that i have not picked up that game in many many years, but I can still recall that music with crystal clarity. Every little pitch change and warble coming through those tinny little speakers.
And I know this is going to be my mental soundtrack to today and possibly the weekend, I don't mind it one little bit.
In fact I think the first thing I am going to do when I get home tonight is go dig through my old boxes for my gameboy! Which to my knowledge, still has the Tetris cartridge in it.
Opps, too late. I'm humming it to myself already.
I for one welcome our 2 dimensional, block dropping overlords.
I was wondering the exact same thing. If anyone does happen to fall for this they have zero sympathy from me as they effectively did it to themselves!
She left me the characters, but took all the epic/legendary gear. More brutal than a Pre-Nerfed C’Thun.
Doom didn't want to make me go grab a shotgun and gibbing people who looked funny. GTA1 didn't make me want to go run over people (though it did make me shout out "GOURANGA" in my head when I saw a hare christina), Carmagedon didn't make me want to go run over cows with a car, C&C (the NOD disk) didn't make me want to go form a evil plot to take over the world.
Burnout didn't make me want to go take down all the other cars on the road (though I do drive a tad bit faster if I get behind the wheel immediately after playing that), or jump some ramps and smash through a billboard
In fact the only game that I can recall ever really make my blood boil was World of Warcraft, which has absolutely no basis in reality. And that was usually only when we wiped on a Raid due to someone not doing their appointed role... and another time when my missus, after telling me to come to bed several times, switched off the power at the fusebox.
But it is a moot point now as I don't play WoW any more.
How long before we are using 3D printers to make 3D pens to make a 3D printer?
By highlighting the fact that there is a difference in the colour of these "things" and saying it is a problem they are in fact making it racist. As people have previously said, the emothingies are what the average 8-13 year old would think up and use. However, most normal kids (ie: ones not raised to care about skin colour and instead to judge people on their character) would not see this as a problem.
By calling it out and saying how it is racist not to have these other colours they are in fact tainting any youths who don't even see this as an issue.
Won't someone think of the children!?!
That chocolate chip cookies are medicinal?
Surely the more important question would be, which device cover works the best at protecting your shiny gadget as most people in the know would never use said device without one.
I have a Samsung S3 with a Poetic cover and as of yet I still have been unable to damage it, despite dropping the phone many times onto hard floor, sometimes corner first, sometimes flat on the screen. Even when the drop has been enough to dislodge the phone from case the phone still comes away without a scratch... so far.
Although the reason I guess for them not doing a cover test is that one would be able to argue for lower insurance premiums if they had the top rated case by them on said device.
"but if you really think that weed in the long term will have no effect then you're definitely smoking something."
True. But I would sooner hang out with those casual smokers then the hypocritical pissheads that claim "They would never touch drugs and thinks anyone who does is a dirty hippy" as they light up their umpteenth fag of the day.
>Ugh? It was very easy before- the old Mac Pro was renowned for it. Now it is just a case of swapping a cable.
In other words when it breaks or you want to upgrade you have to buy a new one. I'm sorry, but if I have just gone and shelled out over 2 grand for a machine I don't want to go have to buy a new one if it breaks (and I know you say, just buy applecare, but with that price tag there are going to be those that cannot afford the new shiny and the applecare)
Ok. It's a cylinder. Interesting, but practical... I don't know so much.
The pricetag and the location of the ports means that owners of this will put it right up front of their desks in a place of pride, meaning that all the other stuff has to be up on the desk too instead of tucked away neatly.
So for an editor that has a few hard disks, possibly some sort of video input device you are looking at at least half a dozen wires up on the desk. So is this what it is going back to ... the rats nest of wires on the desk??
Yes it looks good, and it is undoubtedly good hardware in the box. But all they are doing is making a bespoke form factor that makes upgrading even more impossible then before.
Get some dirt/eyelash in your eye and by the time you got it out you have taken 52 pictures and brought 6 random things.
Whats next, adjust your glasses by pushing the frame in the middle to factory reset the glasses?
I mean just look at the Death star, looks lovely, lots of nice round corners. But you drop something in the wrong place, in the case of the Death star 2 Photon torpedo's into an impractically placed exhaust port (which kinda screams Apple), then the whole thing cracks up!
So wrong yet so funny
Also, Imaginationland is one of the best multipart episodes going. The bit with Kurt Russell and the Christmas Critters... cracks me up every time.
You MOM so heavy that even a 440-Newton rocket failed to break her free of earths orbit!
Your doing it wrong!
Though it is understandable as you say you have had the iPhone before the Samsung and probably don't realise that there is a lot of customization you can do to get the most out of your android, unlike iPhones.
And I am guessing that because you are an iUser, you think you are smarter then the average user and therefore you have done everything you can and it's still rubbish, therefore lets bash the droid and continue using my fruity phone.
Seriously. The phone is fine in even the brightest of outdoor scenorio's. And yes, if you do things like leaving the Wifi permanently on instead of switching it off when the phone sleeps, leave the brightness up on full, use the base applications that drain the battery etc.. etc.. then it probably will be rubbish. But if you are clever about it then the SIII is a great phone. Don't go mocking something because of your own ignorance!
I get a full days use out of my battery and thats with fairly heavy usage of it during the day (watching vids, internet, e-mail, vpn and RDP) . Some days it doesn't even get close to low battery.
So please. Go donate your Samsung to someone who deserves such a nice bit of kit and go back to playing with your crApple.
Twerk - (Adjective). Is a combination of a Tw*t and a Jerk. Refers to someone who uses this word with a straight face in anything but the above descriptive fashion.
Only stupid/careless people get malware on their droids. I have had an Android since the Galaxy 1 and I have never had a malware or virus. It's a little thing called being aware. If a "free" app looks to good to be true then guess what... it probably is.
This however is nothing new, for as long as there are sites offering cracked software/apps to people for free, there will be people injecting nasties into said "free software".
I know it was said that Play store apps were ok but even those get treated with suspicion by me if the permissions are unrealistic. In my mind a lot of games and apps should need very little to no permissions to my phone and as such many of the "free" games and apps get passed over for this very reason.
Use a bit of common sense people and you will be fine..... oh wait... it's not that common anymore is it.
Lets try that again.
Use a bit of uncommon sense people and you will be fine.
I imagine the next phase would be to have an array of satellites around the globe with loads of these puppies in them, ready to load them into a droppod and fire it to whatever location on earth that needs "cleansing".
Things really are becoming a bit silly over the pond these days. If it is not companies having a bitch fight in the courts then it is ridiculous stories like this.
It's a wonder the police have the time to catch or prosecute any real criminals.
Hell, I would wager that a bottle of coke and mentos has more "destructive power" then what she made.
People need to calm the heck down and be reasonable. When I was a kid we used to do things like this all the time without fear of being labeled a terrorist. Yes, times may have changed some, but just because there are bad people out there who want to blow things up it doesn't mean we have to jump out of a skins every time there is a loud bang... and then arrest the offending party for making the loud bang in the first place.
The one point I was say is that she is possibly a bit silly for doing this on school property. Do it off school property and then throw the bottle onto school property if you really must.
I'll get me coat, it's the one with the Anarchists cookbook V1 in the pocket.
Surely posting that constitutes some sort of evidence in a murder case? Unless they don't count such things as worthy of police attention in Malaysia.
But agreed. Pretty f'ing sick bastards whoever watched that and "liked" it.
Sounds to me like someone is ramping up to sell "THE ONLY COMPLETE ANTI-VIRUS/MALWARE PACKAGE TO DETECT AND REMOVE THE MAGIC MALWARE!"
I think the only magic trick here is how we are all being fooled into believing this is actually real without any evidence.
If she was really that pissed off with him playing too much xbox then why didn't she just go switch off the electricity to the house/flat? Or just pull the plug?
That is what my wife used to do when she was pissed off at me playing World of Warcraft instead of coming to bed with her. For the record though I stopped playing that years ago when I realised just how much time and money I had wasted on a game I didn't even actually own.
To make sure people don't use personal electronic devices at work.
Heck, I would probably encourage it, just to watch their faces when they are in the middle of tweeting about their lunch or latest bowel movement and the magnet fires up