179 posts • joined 9 May 2007
Re: I still say this is ripe for abuse.
" People don't die when their phone stops working"
Ever been out with a group of under 30's lately?
Re: AC Cancer. Cancer everyhwere!
London Taxi's run their meter from the engine so charge based on revolutions, hence sitting still clocks up 60p a minute
Mini cabs charge per mile plus a bit for waiting time
Also, try getting a black taxi outside central London of an evening, they're all full of suits on company accounts and wont want to take you or I home
Mini cabs have plenty of uses filling in where black cabs wont or refuse to go "not worth my while mate" often cited when I want to go from city to harlow at night (I have 2 black cab driver relatives, neither of who I would ant to get into their taxi's)
Re: oh dearie me...
Was a time I'd only buy from Tempo as they were family owned, not shareholder owned so cared about repeat custom
Re: Nothing to do with the quality of their customer service?
"Or the rest of Virgin groups misselling of financial packages?"
I bet you blame Richard Branson for owning it as well
they are all separate companies, Virgin Media is as far from Virgin Money as Sainsbury's is from Harrods
Re: I know its necessary and all...
"And it can't come soon enough for me!
Icahn is also looking to get two of his nominees onto the board of directors who he said "will be focused more on enhancing value for all eBay stockholders than on leveraging their relationships with eBay to benefit their outside personal investments".
isnt leveraging his men into the board doing exactly what he claims? is he putting them there for his health and vitality or to get his plans voted in?
this guy is such a hypocrite
Re: He should sue for emotional distress in a US court
What pictures do people keep on an ipad that are not on their PC?
It seems Apple et Al cannot win, either security is too much or security is too loose.
Go take a Placebo AC.
That play on words was so lost on the AC
"upgrade by April or you'll all die"
From the same people who made millions from the "Millenium Bug" scare about planes dropping from the sky, trains crashing and world disorder
Re: History PEN 1S
Steve Parrish had it on his Merc Sports
Perhaps rather than whinging you should have wandered along to the stewards van and informed them?
I've had many a not so personal stereo person removed from Quiet despite their protests
Re: Slightly confused
"Why is he so confident? Simple. "My firm's success and my expertise as an investor would be difficult for anyone to argue," he sniffed"
Like he was successful with his plans for DELL?
Using the excuse
"IBM has for decades supplied the government with proven mission-critical operations. The company remains committed to provide secure, reliable and robust cloud solutions to federal agencies"
or they could have said
IBM has for decades supplied the government with seats on it's board for people who backed our bids. The company remains committed to provide secure, reliable and robust board positions to federal agencies heads when they retire
The latest progress report filed at Companies House today revealed that JP Associates (JPA),
previously hired by 2e2 administrator FTI Consulting had paid itself in full before telling everyone that there was no money available to creditors or employees.
in other news....water revealed to be wet!!
People familiar with the matter said major telcos including Orange, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia sent their chief execs to meet Kroes last month to discuss their concerns about her plans and to hand her some plain brown envelopes marked "Open upon retirement"
there, fixed that now
Expect the same sort of whinging
From a certain DELL shareholding consortium soon.
BTW.....I bet she didn't read the disclaimer "the value of shares can go up or down"
that's why it's called "Speculating" in stocks, nothing is guaranteed except death and taxes
I'll put in a theory
It was Ms Cook, so livid at never seeing her husband at breakfast since he joined Apple
Re: Only three infrastructure providers in the UK
Upvote for putting forward a logical argument on a monday morning
And how much did the administrators
realise and pay themselves?
bet that doesnt get published before the gov pay the staffs redundancy
Large government led IT poject
What could be simpler to save the taxpayers money....OH, wait.....didnt we try that someplace before like....in Whitehall last year?
Re: @Fink-Nottle (was: 3.2 Million reasons to love speed cameras)
rare (except tunnel approaches) to find a signposted minimum on UK motorways
Acquisitive telco player Daisy Group is taking control of defunct 2e2's data centre operations
And Daisy have been busy the last few years gobbling up other Telco's to grow, just as 2e2 did, also Daisy is haemoraging customers with their lacklustre service of the taken over companies clients....I see a repeat of 2e2 on the way....
Re: Ebb and Flow
"and gave much more back than their original planning briefs asked of them."
Re: Get it right next time @ Pete 2
Chris, I salute you :)
Bash the lumbering old Blue as you will
To all the upstarts that called for Big Blue to be killed as the "dinosaur" of the IT world, this is research, not finding out how many people tweet or facebook their choice of breakfast.
Staying out of the headlines until you have something of value for the world instead of releaseing a "concept" then a few buggy attempts before quietly giving up is the way forward.
This is why Xerox, IBM, CRAY still survive, they dont follow consumer trends.
At least St Julian would have someone to talk to who's as headf****d as himself
"We know of no other compound that matches "
hmm, we know of no other compound SO FAR discovered
our little ball of rock and irin isnt the be-all and end-all of the universe so far as molecular bonding goes.
I can imagine a planet where they "dust and vaccuum" to get rid of the gold and diamond dust that blows in their houses when the door opens complaining of the pesky stuff clogging their PC vents.
it's not Lunar House again, they'll never learn
Re: "a classified pigeon loft"
"It's not a pigeon loft"
<then what is it?
<BUT there's pigeons in it>
"It's not a pigeon loft"
etc etc.....liek the "not the MI6 building" at the beginning of the bond film
Re: Invisible car nonsense
To my mind, that and the ice hotel scene's killed Pierce Brosnan's character of Bond and possibly led to hims dismissal.
Only from my point of view, other points of view are available :)
Will science understand
Black holes or Women first?
Re: That's a Turing Test failure
I only seem to get Scot's when I call, so Abbas must be a scottish name
they will only see in two-tones
twas done in the 70's so why not get him to do it again
Does that 75% and 25%
Include EVERY home or just the ones located near BT Main exchanges?
Lots of Norfolk still get only dial-up as they are more than 4Km from their exchanges, will this improve?
or does the 25% and75% still only mean in major cities and towns of 5,000 or more homes?
"Blast one of those rock formations Lieutenant........"
"Cloudbase, we have a problem....."
It'll end in tears!!!
Re: analysts BS
They limited teh supply of "Sim Free" iPhone 5's so most shops still have plenty of "Contract" stock.
Re: Who's the ba****d in the black?
NO, he's an Amish
Like all ideas
There are setup and running costs, but with an island of X people it'll never be worth exporting the electricity to the mainland as the return on investment will never be realised
Then there are maintenance costs, you ever tried getting an engineer to attend a village on the mainland, let alone on an island?
Like so many good Eco ideas, if it isnt economically viable then no amount of tree hugging will get you funding.
Re: Upgrade or wait?
Not sure half of the 32Gb i-phone 4 is less than half the 32Gb ipad 1
else yes, I agree
Note to CEO
laying off production staff who actually produce stuff and generate income = COST
Laying off upper management who are a cost drain and produce little = SAVINGS
reduce costs by at least £5m a year
until they ask for something outside the tightly one-sided contract, like replace a mouse £200, update 3 copies of Visio software £1.2 million etc etc. The authorities still think these large corporations got there by being ultra nice to local authorities, get real, they got there by having their nose in the UK.Gov pork barrel.
Find out how many BT and CSC "jollies" the decision makers have attended.
Re: Reminds me of another floater...
Mythbusters disproved that theory
Re: Hottest chili...
must be true, it's in "the smut"
Beat me to it
Got his cut of the latest Gov pork barrel
He doesnt want to be there when it all comes crashing down around them
No, never worked for them, they tried to poach me for Lunar House offering half what SERCO were already paying me at another site and wondered why I refused, they said it was market rate.....depends whose market they were looking at.
Re: How odd
I cant help feeling that everything happening on the internet will be assigned to pro / anti Assange in the same way as fanboy / fandroid and MS / Apple by the Reg
Re: A Turnaround from the Old Pattern
or he couldnt get funding to build a prototype back then.
plenty of people run out of money trying to make something work or never get funding at all (Trevor Bayliss, James Dyson to name but 2 who succeded despite the banks and venture companies)
No, it's on my birth certificate spelt that way :)
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