Re: Right Direction?
Virgin being late doesn't matter
Some things never change....
1729 posts • joined 13 Jun 2009
Virgin being late doesn't matter
Some things never change....
"Scientist and true technicians are not for "most practical discussions" - try to tell an astronomer GMT = UTC.... or a someone needing to drive a space station or probe... or just a GPS device.
What about relativity effects?, are the astronauts in orbit not running 38 microseconds slower than earth?
It all adds up y'know
We're not all tech readers here, I've seen my PHB looking at elReg
My mainframe TSO session will allow me to have to 16 virtual screens, and while it does not have a 'start' button, you have to type 'start' on the command line to create the new screen.
You're right, the issue is not the tax laws of countries but the very lax transfer pricing regulations (not laws) that exist.
And it's not just an European problem.
Micr0$oft "licences" the right to sell Micr0$oft products in the USA to Micr0$oft Puerto Rico for about $8Billion, Micr0$oft Puerto Rico then sells Micr0$oft product to the 'merkins for $16Billion, effectivelly off-shoring $8Billion profit to Puerto Rico.
The last time I bought a Micr0$oft product I paid a UK company for a CD for a product that was that shipped from Germany to Ireland.
Of course the real issue is not that companies are actually doing this, but how did the laws get set up??
Bloomberg claims that the "grand architect" of the double Irish Dutch sandwich is Feargal O’Rourke who heads the tax practice at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Ireland, he is a member of the O’Rourke/Lenihan political dynasty in Ireland and at one point in time was advisor to his cousin, the late Brian Lenihan, former Irish minister of finance. According to bloomberg "He advises both multinational companies and the government on tax policy and has emerged as his country’s leading defender".
No conflict of interest then
WHAT!!!!! THIS is discrimination!!! When is BOFH appreciation day?
Anyway, it's not official until Hallmark make a card for it.
Luke: All right, is this thing good to go?
Medical Droid: Yeah, but practice on a hot dog first. Otherwise you might rip your d1ck off.
Paris, not a robots hand.... or is it?
to lose both looks like carelessness.
... and re-certification every 3/4 years ...
It's just a racket to generate revenue for companies, they churn their product every few years so you have to take a course to see what has
changed been churned. If they were insurance products they would be illegal.
Did you fail your Java (tm) exam because you used a capital letter instead of lowercase letter. Bollocks! that's what the syntax checker in the compiler is for.....
I'm not picking on PMI/PMP specifically, but I have seen on their website that they will "revisit" the course material every 4 (?) years. Why? Did they not get it right the first time??
Strange though, nobody in the past 26 years has ever asked me "Am I COBOL, AIX or MQ certified?", but I have been asked am I java, oracle cicso certified, I guess the IBM marketing machine missed a golden opportunity there.
And even stranger, my Alma mater has never contacted me ask me to "re-certify" my degrees.
Can I conclude that IBM and universities are the only ones that are capable of delivering a education first time and getting it right?
A man can't even shit in peace nowadays without someone coming up with an idea for advertising, how much worse can it get.
I'd be more than happy to use a roll of toilet paper with the Apple logo on it.
Icon for obvious reasons....
www.new.beaujolais.plonk and www.french.chablis.catspiss
Luke Skywalker fantasies in 2017? Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds fantasies in 1960-1967. I can't remember, did Captain Scarlet have one as well?
It's just as well IBM didn't get that patent, Halliburton would have had to sue them....
I work for an incredibly large insurance company...
Only one thing to do then, go back to the mainframe and put a IBM3270 on everyone's desk (with optional light pen).
Seriously though people, when was the last time you heard of a mainframe virus????
'"Apple has posted a security update to address instances of the Heartbleed security vulnerability in its AirPort router line, despite having earlier said that its products were immune to the flaw."
Clever marketing or a genuine misthake?
Have the operating rights for the train been sold to Virgin Galactic?
Paris, 'cos she knows how to move things at an inch a second.
As Tom 35 said "it's digital coin clipping by parasites"
The purpose of HST is to suck money out of the markets for the brokerage firms. The way HST works is the the software 'spots'a difference in the share price of a stock on two exchanges, it will sell the dearer one and buy the cheaper one.
For example; a brokerage house sees that microsoft is trading at $39.69 on the Chicago stock exchange and trading for $39.67 on the New York Stock exchange, the software will sell the brokerage firm's 1,000,000 microsoft shares in Chicago and buy 1,000,000 microsoft shares in New York netting the brokerage $20,000 less fees. The client's stock-holding is unaffected but the brokerage firm has somehow managed to siphon $20,000 out of the market.
It's just modren day coin clipping, it's also part of the reason why Lewis' claims that the American stock markets are rigged to the disadvantage of the non-HST trader.
Paris, see paragraph 2 above
My epiphany came a few years ago as well. I decided that I wanted a copy of "The Cruel Sea", a film made several years before I was even born, but was shocked to find the only copy I could get was €22.00 (no extra features).
Thankfully the Daily Mail sorted me out by giving away a copy of the film some months later, so it only cost me €1.00 and I also got a free "newspaper" with it. The promotion continued for a week and I also got "The Mouse That Roared", "Kind Hearts and Coronets" and a few other Ealing comedies as well, all for a euro (and a free newspaper).
Obviously a newspaper is not going to spend €11 (assuming a 50% markup on the retail DVD) marketing a €1 newspaper, so I am assuming that the costs of obtaining a copy of the film and putting it on a DVD are pretty low.
As the old saying goes, 'Do you work to live or live to work'
Well I think I have addressed that problem, I have no quality of life and I balance that by doing no work.
@Don Jefe Which Eric Bogle song would that be Don?
● And the Band Played
Walzing Wanking Matilda
● No Man's
● Scraps of (tissue) Paper
● Now I'm Easy
● I Hate
>The database will be available to brands and companies that buy ads and to all the piratebay (proxy) users in the UK.
It'll probably be torrented tomorrow.
Or left on a train on a USB key
plus that other thing the copyright mafiaa hate so much, evidence.
Actually, I think you'll find it was alcohol that powered early rockets not beer.
Now that I think of it, some early rockets were built by poles in underground
factories concentration camps.
But video killed the radio star (aka; a pulsar)
Still, it should be easy to create a new game that will keep the iSheep happy for hours, just create an icon on each screen that says "Please Turn Over".
There, I've said it first, if anyone creates this game I'll sue them...
True for assets in general, but in this case the net realizable value (NRV) of the asset is zero according to FAST
You're right, but (1) and (2) do not generate any money for the copyright mafiaa and are therefore evil.
hmm.... Now the crash test dummies will have to sue you for pirating their lyrics
Office 2013 is really, really good.
What!! Death to the ribbon....
LOL, in trying to kill one 'market' they create another one to support the market they are trying to kill.
But its the same with DVDs, the copyright mafiaa disable the skip buttons when the shite is playing, i.e. ads, trailers, and copyright notices.
Not that I watch it anyway, I just put the DVD in the player, go make the popcorn, get the beer from the fridge, and by that time I have missed all the shite the copyright mafia have wasted money on.
How do you define a grey import in this case, coded in Amerika, duplicated & printed in some third world country, distributed from Germany, paid to a Irish/Dutch/Irish shell company. The only thing that seems to originate in the EU is the licence agreement.
It's not even original.....
1974 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAfthQTqj24
No No, Mickysoft thought the NSA would only spy on other peoples privare communications, not Mickysofts as well.....
According to attrition.org/misc/keywords.html, these are some of the phrases that the NSA like to snoop on. I'm not sure why Leitrim (a county in Ireland), Elvis, 15kg quiche or Bubba the Love Sponge would be of interest to the NSA, but there's no accounting for peoples curiosity.
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You've also left out the Selective Fact Finder, one of the worst I've ever worked with.
"Hi Von Krakenfart, have you completed X yet?" where X = Selective Fact Finder's latest brain fart
" Eh No, it's coded but we haven' released it yet as we've had to roll out several critical service packs to all the servers" We were also trying to fix a bug in code Selective Fact Finder wrote 20 years ago that didn't handle century leap years correctly but you don't dare highlight Selective Fact Finder failings.
Selective Fact Finder then goes to the managers meeting and wants to know what the IT people are doing because project X hasn't been finished.
And HR used to wonder why staff turnover in IT was so high.
Mine's the one with the updated CV in the pocket.
May I be the first to say.....
RATTTSSS IN SPACCCCEEEE....
Actually the first Irishman in space was supposed to be one Tom Higgins, who operated the premium rate phone line 'Irish Psychics Live' and predicted in 2007 that he would be the first Irishman in space.
Not much of a psychic, is he?
"Hell hath no fury like a fanboi scorned"
So crApple are now trying to patent file sharing.....
Does that mean there no prior art about file sharing? The mafiaa won't like to hear that.
Yes, but did the patent for the TV remote buttons also say "on a mobile phone"?
Anyway, they should be OK, the buttons have rounded corners....
"Sorry Neanderthals, you can't use those lissoirs, iBone megacorp have a design patent on lissoirs with rounded corners".
This in turn lead to the extinction of Neanderthal
 In reality the Neanderthals did not die out completely, and there is evidence that Neanderthal and 'modren' humans inter-bred, about 4% of modern human mitochondrial DNA seems to come from Neanderthals. In fact, it's possible to see some Neanderthal traits in modern humans; e.g, low forehead, prominent eye-brow ridge, broad nose, occipital bun/ridge, and in the USofA, membership of the republican party.
"So, is it because becoming a politician makes people stupid and arrogant, or is it only stupid and arrogant people who want to become politicians?"
No, what you call stupidity is not actually stupidity, it’s a characteristic of sociopaths, a type of arrogance, a belief that they are right, and when it’s wrong its somebody else’s fault. Personally I think a very high proportion of politicians are sociopaths.
Here are some of the most common characteristics of a sociopath:
• Conventional appearance, dark suit & nice tie.
• Glib, superficially charming, often highly verbal
• Promiscuous sexual behaviour
• Manipulative and cunning
• High sense of entitlement (have the moat cleaned at taxpayers expense)
• Lacks a sense of moral responsibility or moral conscience
• Shallow emotions
• Callousness, lack of empathy
• Lying without remorse, shame or guilt.
• Interested only in their personal needs or desires, without concern for the effects of their behaviours on others.
thrupenny bits, isn't that rhyming slang?
I know what I'd print with my 3D printer (see icon), thrupenny bits and all.
Maybe Computer Science Corporation could ask Royal Bank of Scotland for advice...
Replacement : "So how do you configure the job scheduler backup script?"
What could possibily go wrong.
I seem to remember that 'the doctor' could only regenerate 7 times and that the Tom Baker doctor said something like only 2 regenerations left.
What a supprise!
yes Eadon, not everyone drives like the dukes brothers In the general lee, BTW, the dukes of hazzaed was light entertainment not reality TV.
Now if you had said something about curiositys OS been written In Java, that might have been worth a (small) smile....
There are legitimate needs to collect such information. A terrorist calling someone in the US from a disposable phone creates the need to collect more phone records to find the terrorist
But where do you draw the line? Open all the mail, monitor all telephones and email, capture all pidgons In case they are carrying messages, make it an offense to wave your arms In case it is semaphore?
As Benjamin Franklin said "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"
Also research what the nazis said after wwii, its along the lines of 'we just kept telling the people they were under attack, then they will believe anything'.
I would have thought this was the icon to use then.
Large corporates seem to work exactly the same way. IT wants a power base, and it doesn't like people who have to use computers to do actual work because IT can't understand or control it.
Yes, and then when some idiot plugs his porn filled virus magnet into the corporate network behind the company firewall, the first question IT will be asked is why did you let........
Corporate IT is fighting a war, and sometime it had to tell the difference between enemies and allies. Put a IBM 3270 on everybodies desk I say....