299 posts • joined Wednesday 9th May 2007 16:43 GMT
Head mounted LED lamps are great and last for ages. You could switch off the lamps and give everyone in the country one with the first months savings.
IR35 - pah that's nothing
Listening to Radio 4 this morning it sounded like they're after any tax avoidance of any shape or form. Without actually specifying which tax avoidance they mean though so pretty vague.
Not sure who's copyright has been mugged.
It's a photo of a git on a Quattro. Surely the politician won't object since all publicity is good publicity. Audi might be embarrassed but they probably don't own that car.
Is Hallerton bottle kicking still going?
That was thought to be dangerous in the seventies.
They showed an engineer on vacation for a week in Mexico
No they didn't, they showed the location of the engineers phone.
Hoorah for cheap cars
No alarm, no immobiliser, no GPS, no satnav. I don't worry about it getting stolen. Cheap cars can be reliable, fast (as anything on the motorway) and comfortable. The only thing they lack is a big-ego-indicator.
Use it or lose it
I know I'm confusing initial outlay and running costs but $18000 for 50 year storage is $360 per year. That will buy you a few TB per year now and lord knows how much in 10 years. Plus newish HDDs will always work with your kit.
Your descendants are going to dig you up and make fertilizer out of your bones if you've left them with a holo disk they can't read. Even if they can get the data unless you've been backing up and restoring continually the knowledge of how to do it willl rot away in short order.
Note to self
Must show these prices to the other half the next time I get a whinge about openoffice not being like Word.
No problem if phones are cheap
I wouldn't report mine stolen, it (Motorola F5) cost £22 one ebay and came with £20 PAYG credit. It's ugly but small and works fine as a phone. I leave it on around and drop it all the time, I don't need GPS, camera, email, web, games, porn. If you nee gadgetry just buy a gadget, the sum total will be less than your iPhone and you won't get mugged.
Saw one at Eindhoven airport too
Being ridden by the aeroplane parking attendant. Not a bad idea, might be the niche that fits the segway: Large flat distances to cover, need to be visible, don't want to be getting in and out of a car.
I'd be depressed too
if I worked for a giant telecoms company and I were French.
But don't stare where you're going to shoot
Or the goalie will notice.
It's a service
Your next bill will come complete with tracks from Amazon that the ISP has detected you downloaded. You get to buy Jedwards latest MP3 for £5.99. If that wasn't the track there'll be a link at the bottom of the bill where you can tell them what track you did download.
Oh good grief, I just found wobulation on wikipedia. Instead up wobbling a 1920x540 image up and down to get a nice 1080i50 display TI in it's wisdom have a 960x1080 wobbled side to side to give the worst of all worlds. Nice square chip, shame about the picture for all the 1080i material that's going to be broadcast
Cash rules in NL
You're wrong about the Netherlands, I'm working there now and they are quite happy to take cash on the buses and taxi's, not sure about trains.
I was made redundant from HP Roseville Networks Division about 11 years ago. Management there were in a panic about what to do, they didn't want to offend Cisco by developing high end router because they resold Cisco kit and they were being squeezed at the low end by 3Com. So they basically gave up and shrank the division. Bye bye to lots of knowledge and a decade later they're buying the hope of market share again.
I can't see this working any better than the purchase of Apollo, still there should be some nice bonuses for those that manage the acquisition.
I don't have a problem with this.
What you actually have to commit to is that your horse will not enter the food chain. It means you vet can treat illness or injury with drugs that are not safe in food animals. It means you can't flog your dead horse to the knacker man when the time comes but hopefully that time is less likely to happen prematurely due to having better drugs available to your horse.
Mine has had quite a few courses of steroids, anti-histamines and pain killers that makes him not safe for eating and is now enjoying his retirement.
"out of their technical depth"!
Poor choice of phrase there. If it were out of its depth it wouldn't play videos. Stuttering is just a lack of performance.
Anyway, it's way to expensive to get jammy finger prints all over so not good for a kitchen. If it took 12V at the back instead of 19V it might be good for cars and caravans.
So which end is the front?
Is it a Bond Bug or a Bubble car?
They've brought back sneakernet
Marvelous, have they not heard of networking? Oh, hang on, it's Seagate and they make disks, It would be simpler to just burn the movie onto a DVD and use your existing DVD player wouldn't it?
How big is the shipping container?
After all cardboard is quite fragile so it will need a big reinforced box to prevent it getting squashed by the postman. I know, you could use the metal box you're not using for the PC.
Where's the I.T. angle?
Even P.H. is asking.
Good job Microsoft
Please make it so that our leaders are stuck, unable to make things worse for as long as possible.
@ John Imrie
Agreed, every record should be protected and only once all the children of MPs (and Lord Adonis) have been unprotected, then maybe some others could be unprotected after seeking their parents consent
As a former credit tart
I'd like to thank all the credit card issuers for a decade of interest free balance transfers that I put in my savings account. Actually, thanks to their long term customers who actually paid for it all. I look forward to it all starting again as soon as the lemming like rush for growth starts again.
Only one kind of business will do this to its customers
And that would be a bank.