So will this database be managed by BAAPS?
(British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons)
518 posts • joined 24 Jun 2009
(British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons)
To hedge against price rises. To be fair to the price rises, they've not happened as quickly as I thought they would, which, worryingly, is probably a good indication I have the economic literacy of an average Brexitard....
Had the issue been purely algorithmic, I think the pound would be back up a little by now. Perhaps the algorithms were pretty well aligned with market sentiment?
Love the headlines on the strength of the FTSE, which the Brexiteers prefer to focus on (valued, of course, in a currency that is worth less than yesterday)...
Now there's a name I've not heard in years. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw a Fujitsu PC. That they're still in the market at all comes as a surprise....
On the whole, more code = more bugs, so perhaps the overall feeling is justified. I think OSX peaked, in terms of reliability, at Snow Leopard. Upgrading from that, to Lion, on my first (white) MacBook proved to be a big mistake. I find El Capitan mostly fine, but don't like the overall look of the thing (the UI tweaks do IMHO suck).
With any law? Not just computer misuse? Send a threatening snail mail to someone in the US, threatening to break their legs, and I expect a request for extradition would probably offend.
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Apparently, we had neither of those, and Europe was to blame. And we have the Conservatives. They're the sensible party of stability. Looking at the NHS, for example, we know we can trust the Conservatives and their solid, sensible approach to management. We can trust the Conservatives. They're the sensible party that doesn't piss money on vanity projects. Everything's good. Finally, the good people of Britian found someone to blame. The future is bright.
<square_eyes>I had a mad catch-up night, on Amazon Prime Video, last night,</square_eyes> so BT certainly seemed ok in little bit of Little Britain.
Always have a backup handy!
"Looking through the comments in response you find a Flat Earther."
I prefer to call them the fifty two percenters....
The basic longevity of the kit it sells is becoming a problem for Apple. My five year old, 13" MacBook Air works absolutely fine. In fact, since Mavericks, it wakes up from sleep faster than it did the day I bought it. I've never had to format and start from scratch. I can't say that about any PC I've owned. My first iPad was the iPad 2. My second? The iPad Air 2. There was simply no need to upgrade in-between.
That said, Apple has made some crazy decisions. They murdered Aperture (and that hurt). Worse still, they replaced with with photos (hello Adobe :-( and your lovely subscription model). They butchered the OSX UI in El Capitan (no, it doesn't need to be all flat). Come to think of it, OSX has never been quite the same since Snow Leopard. There's the pro level laptop that can't be upgraded. They tried really quite hard to make an enemy of every professional user of Final Cut Pro (some of whom have loud voices). How long did it take them to admit a bigger iPhone might be a good idea? And Apple Music did't exactly "just work" from launch (especially if you were trying to get it to work like multiple accounts, on the family plan - I gave up).
Plenty of opportunities outside of the U.K., and a long way from HMRC.
I'm guessing it's the new formal methods (anyone remember the joys of Z)? Everyone will do a bit, as part of their comp-sci or physics degree, but few will ever play with it as part of the job. It will be interesting to see who ends up doing this kind of work. I assume a physics background is more likely (at least until tools are created to dumb it all down).
My understanding: Uber drivers really can clock on and off as the please. On the other hand, outfits like Hermes want to provide Uber's T&Cs while still treating their "partners" like employees. Since common law tends to call a spade a spade, I think there are better test cases.
"Well there's a space going free now."
But only 1GB. 1GB is chickenshit these days.
"With that few aircraft I'd have called it a flight, myself – two or more flights to a sqn, two or more sqns to a wg, etc etc - but in these straightened times the entire RAF would only just comprise a WW2 group, in terms of aircraft numbers."
That's an implication I'd missed... So they spent Brazilians on these massive ships but the air group isn't going to be a great deal bigger than the carriers they replace?
"What would that be? We've reclaimed our sovereignty today. What did you do before breakfast?"
Hmmm.... So the other side thought "sovereignty" is more important than the economy? Never mind; the experts will be along soon enough.
"except Florida where we have 100% stupid."
Spelling really should be aligned with pronunciation - Flo-rih-DUH.
And other states where such an act would get you a bullet....
If the BBC works with Channel 4 and ITV. I believe this has been discussed before, and effectively stopped because of complaints from Sky. Perhaps the current government is more receptive.
Now, as a license fee payer, I'd like to watch iPlayer while abroad, without having to resort to VPN. Having to provide a username and password (to prove you've paid the licence fee) overcomes one barrier. I'm not so sure how much a of a barrier interests external to the BBC (e.g. rights holders) might present.
I use OSX and Windows, but haven't (knowingly) used QuickTime in donkeys' years!
Make your minds up. Is the universal app every bit as good as the desktop app? Will I receive notifications in the same time frame as I would with the desktop app, as opposed to hours later (over the same bloody connection, as I found when messing about with old Skype Universal in 8.1?
"Exactly how stone-age was mid-70's Britain?"
Pretty stone aged. We didn't actually get our first phone until the early 80s. When I bought my first modem (this was early 90s), there was a degree of nervousness in the house. And the attitude of people who did have phones was pretty funny; there was always a telephone shaped coin box, next to the actual telephone. Children weren't allowed near phones. In fact, just looking at the could lead to a (sometimes physical) reprimand.
Just to get the full Windows 10/hybrid experience. At the moment, I think the OS is the Achilles heel of this device; Windows 10* still feels unfinished. That said, when I replace my old MacBook, in the next year, I will take a serious look at Windows and Surface.
* Though I do quite like the overall experience.
I'm really sorry to have to say this, because I do like Windows Phone.... Time for Microsoft to throw in the mobile towel? Mapping is just too important a component, of the mobile experience, for too many users. MSFT were utter idiots for not buying Here.
I can stream episodes of X Files, in HD, on my daily commute. BT did offer me double speed 4G (almost as fast as Infinity 2, apparently), but that's pretty pointless since they don't permit tethering.
As for the US, depending on the exchange rate the costs can appear pretty absurd over there!
Well, that photo under that headline made me wince!
It's not like there aren't plenty of free-to-use (and often more functional, especially if you're a mobile user) options.
How goes the development of this mass produced, simpler, lower cost alternative to the Raptor, for export? Oh, hang on a minute.
Sounds more like a runny leader....
Whatever happened to Microsoft's plans to merge Excel and Access into single product called Excess?
The A380 is also good for those routes where additional aircraft can't be added, due to regulation. You'll always find a few of them parked up at Johannesburg. It's also a good aircraft for very busy long haul routes (London to Los Angeles or Hong Kong) where the airlines can sell as many premium seats as they can provide.
I consider both Google and Facebook to be free. I barely notice the ads.....
Yes, mobile phones have already done the job that Free Basics claims to do, and voice services work perfectly well in areas where literacy is low.
Lead to a total inability for me to provide my ETA, on my commute tonight.
Well, if you want to tell that to Dear Leader, you'll need to hold a seance. He now lives with great leader (who himself ascended to the heavens to become Eternal Leader).
I tend to judge phones on what they can do, and what services work. So, my priorities, beyond being competent, tend to be:
- Takes a decent snap
- Has a fingerprint reader
- Has NFC
- Supporrts mobile payments now.
Only iPhone does it all, though the camera is questionable*. I like Apple Pay**, and use it fairly regularly, and wish Google would hurry up with their own offering! I carry two phones, BTW: an older Nexus 5 and an iPhone (gen 1) 6. My Nexus 5 replacement? Does all of the above and isn't by Apple (see subject), and has a bigger screen. So, a Nexus 6P or similar, I think.
* That 12 MP snapper just doesn't stack up against the competition.
**Never did trust contactless sans authentication!
"It ended up costing me hundreds of dollars, and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it."
Can't you insert a lawyer up Microsoft's bottom, for taking bytes without your permission?
"Well, I guess the fact you paid EE £60 indicates you needed internet access in a shopping mall, but I'm still at a loss to understand what could be so important on the internet when you were shopping that it couldn't wait till later."
I'm at a loss as to why bother to reply based on incomplete information. Obviously, there's a lot I left out due to it being off point and off topic. That I needed internet access, at a give point in time and space, is a fact. Why I needed it is none of your bloody business.
It was fun watching my colleague on the phone, pleading with his bank. Then I watched him to the same, with the university. They were having none of it. When it comes to banking, and fraud prevention, Africa might as well be another planet (and you might as well call it Planet Kafka). To put things into perspective, it was easier for my colleague to escalate to Vodacom South Africa's core network. Anyone who works in the telecoms business will tell you that should be hard.
Now, the shopping mall. I needed internet access. It was either free access, or pay EE £60 for another bundle of 50 Megabytes. I ended up paying EE.
Firstly, the risk of not getting the SMS is real. I've been there and done that. I couldn't access free WiFi, in a Mall in Oman, because a text message never arrived. It happened to a South African colleague who couldn't access his bank account, while a long way from South Africa. He nearly ended up having to go home, just to pay his daughter's university fees.
Second.... Don't Google usefully allow you to generate a set of numbers, in advance, before you travel? Surely this is the best approach. A simple set of handwritten numbers, stored separately (on a separate person, if travelling with friends/colleagues/family).
Up Goer 9 is a magnificent achievement (and it's also a Down Goer, in a nice way).
Until you factor in the cost of accommodation, that is. Those dorms don't look terribly appealing (especially if, like me, you're used to your space), but mean the average Chinese worker saves most of what they earn. It's not a terrible deal (though the hours might be).
The battle of Hoth is the finest moment of the series (I watched it twice, when I watched The Empire Strikes Back, a couple of weeks back), yet also the point where the special effects most show their age.
I forget the cost (£5 for a smaller bundle, I think), but using WiFi on an Emirates A380 was pretty reasonable. Roaming onto in-flight cellular, OTOH, is going to be pricey. Good if you absolutely must make and receive calls*, but poor for data.
* I'd rather not. For me, long haul is about escaping all that for a few hours.