461 posts • joined Wednesday 17th June 2009 13:33 GMT
How contrary, the other day I was praising the Aussie attitude to the bloke who put the sexist advert on that jobsite, now today I think they're being slightly mental.
I don't see how different this cartoon porn is to kids drawing cocks on the walls of the school toilets as tradition defines is required. I'm not sure how much I'd understand even if it was an accurate representation (of children) that it constitutes a criminal offence, I'd have thought that the point was that no harm came to anyone or is likely to come to anyone as a result of the images existing.
Not only do the competitors get the last mile at below cost RM also deal with returns for free.
So, let's say a company called shittylink decided to collect a whole bunch of mail (the easy and profitable part) they then take the post to RM, who sort it and deliver it (the last mile) if the mail is marked undeliverable by the occupant and put back into a post box then it gets picked up sorted and returned not to shittylink, but the actual sender. In any normal B2B relationship the stuff would be dumped back on to shittylink as (in my opinion they are) the sender of the mail.
There would at least be some recompense for this sort of thing occurring.
I don't really understand where things which are national services get privatised in order to compete, I've not seen it work for anything.
Since British Telecom went has service improved? Not as far as I can tell, the service it once supplied has developed a new Delhi accent.
Same for electricity, gas and railways.
I suppose the counter argument could be the NHS, but I think that there's a certain amount of movement towards privatisation which has buggered that up too, people can choose which hospital they want to be treated at etc. The whole NHS database setup is likely to be a sweetener paid for by taxpayers companies wouldn't have to come along and do any administration work they could just charge for healthcare and make profits, ultimately "competition" in these sorts of things is an illusion, profits go up as a result of standards decreasing. For some reason there HAS to be constant growth of profits, the profits don't have to be consistent, they have to grow, otherwise you're losing money apparently, I never understood the maths there.
Competition on the railways? I know I won't travel from Cambridge to London to go to work, instead I'll go on a different network... doesn't really work.
Competition for RM? Nope, no such thing.
The sentiments are right
I wouldn't quite go so far as hate, but apathy is about right.
I was thinking the exact same thing, what would happen in this country? I just don't think a £300 fine and a letter of apology would happen, people wouldn't laugh it off as a drunken prank, there's the minority (who seem to hold so much sway) who would be incensed and his life would never be the same again, criminal records, sex offenders register (just thinking about it's bad m'kay)
Sounds to me that in Australia his life's going to go back to normal in a matter of weeks.
I'm pretty sure there are lots that also would.
I don't get it though, it's just sex, why should she be hounded about that sort of thing when worse attrocities are allowed to continue. I mean why on earth is there a "Lord" Mandleson, come to think of it why is there a Peter Mandleson, how has he continued to be allowed to exist?
How is that actually different?
I'm outside the US, their law doesn't apply to me.
I'm outside the US, they can't enforce that law on me even though I'm apparently breaking it, not really sure why their law applies to me.
US changes law resulting in Person 1 & Person 2 getting arrested.
Suppose the UK decide to enforce their extreme (or just the ordinarey non-extreme?) pornography laws to the extent the US has applied their anti gambling laws.
Will the porn barons who may holiday in the UK get arrested on arrival?
The rules are different in each country, go the Australian way and have "The Great Firewall" to block stuff in other countries your govt. thinks is bad (or is losing them revenue) either that or go the UK way of prosecuting the customer rather than the purveyor.
Thinking about it...
Can you though?
Maybe my imagination is just crap but try as I might, when I'm reading a book I just can't smell anything, other than maybe musty book smell.
Nothing against books, but film can get a lot more information across to the brain in a lot shorter period, they still haven't got the smell thing going on though, which is probably fortunate.
I like reading and watching movies and they both have their place, some things might work better in books, some work better in comics and some work better in film.
Sean of the Dead I don't think would be a particularly good book for instance, I don't think it even makes a particularly good comic.
Watchmen makes a better comic than it did a film, and is better as a comic than a book with no pictures.
Jasper Fforde Thursday Next novels make better books than they could film or comics.
What a stupid bunh of unts, I rekon these people are the best ase yet for rereational drugs being legalised, prefer to live in a dream world? Go take heroin or some other opiates, sweet dreams.
Stupid fukin C button
You want me to work from home then you can pay for the bandwidth. It's surprising the amount of employers who think contracts only work in one direction.
I think probably one of the points is that they didn't specifically say that downloading of porn is prohibited, just that he should "refrain from attacks on the personal dignity of their co-workers, and to exhibit the highest moral standards at all times"
So unless one of his co-workers was photoshopped into the pics then he had to exhibit the highest moral standard, and as we know, studies have shown that basically everyone of age has seen/used porn so morally he's with the majority.
In my experience it's an inordinately large percentage of Lawyers in any industry.
Offices full of paper with about 50 people working in them and one PC hooked up to a modem (a modem! wtf is one of those?) doesn't seem to be out of place in the legal industry.
I think they deal in books and dust, mainly so that the average person can't gather the information required to be their own legal counsel.
Curse you AC for making me reply
I get along quite well with a lot of idiots, most of them are project managers.
Anyway, the point is why should they give a flying fuck what I think of them, I couldn't give a flying fuck what they think of me outside the realms of whether we're doing our jobs (to the best of our abilities)
Don't put religion on your CV
If I look at a CV that contains religion then my first thought is - idiot.
Mainly because I think religion is a complete waste of time and mostly irrelevant in todays society. The only useful thing I've ever gathered from religion is the whole "do unto others" bit.
The rest is just fluff.
I describe myself (if the subject arises) as apatheist, I don't care if there's some omnipotent being or spaghetti monster out there somewhere, why should I let the fact that some abstract thing does or doesn't exist affect my behaviour?
I just have to add...
Can't we all just get along?
(and then curse myself for sounding like a hippy)
Really, there is no god, we made it all up.
If you believe in one true god then you don't believe in all the thousands of gods that have gone before, roman gods, greek gods, norse gods, mayan gods, egyptian gods etc. I agree with you. I don't believe in any of those gods either. I'll just go one small logical step further and not believe in your god either.
Calm down, calm down (said with a ludicrously broad liverpudlian accent)
I expect you understand all this already Sarah, but you have to let it all wash over you and don't get so irritated, it's like all the I'll get my coat comments and the welcoming of overlords etc.
They're el Reg meme's and part of the collective subconscious of all those who sail in her.
Try not to let it get to you, I fear for your blood pressure.
Thatg being said I welcome our cross dressing cage fighting overlords and mine's the one with the vulture on the back.
A corrupt civil servant! Whatever next?
Get some perspective
I've read some crap in the comments section here for this one. I reckon there are some trolls about.
The rule for me is that -
1. When I'm cycling the people in cars are wankers.
2. When I'm driving the cyclists holding me up are wankers.
3. Lorries are always wankers.
4. Learn to live with getting overtaken, there's always someone willing to go faster than you, why make it dangerous?
I should have a doctorate in smoking and drinking then, I studied it enough at university.
What an absurd waste of time and effort.
No wonder the Dr prefix doesn't get the same respect it used to.
You can't get a license to install OS X on different hardware and it's unsupported.
Installing Google Chrome OS on a Mac would also be unsupported and why would you?
How is that competing?
I look forward
To all the YouTube clips of people making their old iPoops explode.
It's not about the interpretation of the law, everyone knows he's broken it, he's admitted as much.
It's the extradition that's wrong and this is political.
"It can therefore be argued (and has been argued in many companies I've worked for) that sales salaries should be ten times technical salaries. If you have aggressive sales people and a shit product you'll still bring in the money. Sales: no skill, no talent, little work, and usually revolving around a little network of wide-boys who trade clients with each other for purely personal (and not company) gain. With apologies to El Reg Sales."
I agree with a lot you say, but the above paragraph is just fucking crazy. Maybe you're from sales and marketing or whatever but I hate to break it to you but sales is basically lying. People don't get sold things unleess they've been conned, people buy things, the "sales" person is completely irrelevant. That's why companies like MFI go bankrupt, they start thinking it's all about the sales, then when everyone catches on that the product is shit it doesn't matter how good the sales person is, nothing can save them. Probably the best money spinning places to be are where there's no "product" and all you're doing is "selling" something abstract. There are plent of knobs out there to buy bullshit and no way they can measure the quality.
Starting rate: 10% £0-£2,230
Basic rate: 22% £2,231-£34,600
Higher rate: 40% Over £34, 600
That equates to 30% of my salary, 30% > 29%, I win.
I dodge some taxes though by taking nursery vouchers, "buying" additional paid holidays and taking some of my salary in other benefits, so it probably works out slightly in my favour.
Ok, I can believe if you're going for a high bandwidth option you're not likely to hit the limit because the line's not perfect, but why is it when you're not paying for a premium, in fact you're paying for a basic 2Mbit line the best you'll ever get is about 650kbit more likely most of the time you're getting 300kbit. If you pay for the premium line you get well over the 2Mbit so you know it's capable. The throttling is bullshit, basically theft.
Love the fox -
Forget electric books
What's wrong with the print variety?
It's only so long before they determine the electronic kind gives you cancer of the eyes or something like that.
This is just another point of failure in the whole eBook thing.
The dead guy could have been involved in industrial espionage? He may have been coerced of course, or it could be about the money. I would imagine certain quarters would be quite prepared to go to extreme lengths to acquire an early prototype of an as yet unreleased version of what is an incredibly lucrative product.
He may well have been caught between a rock and a hard place so to speak.
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