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Re: Good looking on Radio
The trouble I tend to find with "beautiful" people is they are quite dull. You don't need to be exciting when everyone thinks you're amazing and fantastic to look.
It's about 4-5 months in you realise they don't actually do anything but look pretty.
Therefore they can't be any good for radio. Moyles wasn't pretty, but he was entertaining.
How long are these apps actually kept open for?
I know the only time I open a metro app is when something has reset the file type associations and it's defaulted back to the music player or picture viewer for mp3s and jpgs.
It's open for about as long as it takes me to hit alt+f4 before changing the association back.
I hope you're being ironic with your own spelling :)
Can we donate by any other means?
I'm not having those cocks cream some off the top.
You're both quite right in what you are saying and I certainly wasn't implying otherwise, tax is paid on where the sale is made.
Google is, it would seem, is trying to say that they have absolutely no sales at all in the UK. Only sales people work on commission, so if bonuses are changing that a very good sign of commission being paid, meaning that Google is lying to us here.
I don't know where it gets us exactly, but it shows them being dishonest in these statements at least. It's up to our politicians to decide what to do with this information.
Re: Who else has left already?
"Then got offered half price for the next 12 months and decided my moral values would be sidelined"
Yeah, just wait til the service becomes abysmal in the next 3-4 month, you'll be wishing you hadn't agreed to that, it's a 12 month tie in at the lower cost (I've just had the same offer and told them where to stick it).
Mac code is en route, bye bye bethere, hello Andrews and Arnold!
Surely this is as simple as checking what bonuses are paid to these "non-sales" people? If their bonuses are changing month to month then there's a fair chance this is actually commission being paid to the staff, which means they are sales droids, regardless of where the deal is technically rubber stamped?
Re: Sky's planned acquisition may upset some of the subscribers who are with O2 and BE.
Check out Andrews & Arnold, seen them mentioned in the comments on the Be post and it all sounds above board from reading their site, will be asking for my MAC in the next couple of months.
I think they've missed the point that BeThere has technical users, not consumers, we happily pay a bit more because we know we get more bang for our buck and we need that extra bit of bang.
Here's to hoping Sky have bought an empty network
A Beer for BeThere, they served us well
Re: Tea making
Simple solution to that - I point blank refuse when anyone is offering to make a cuppa so I then don't owe anyone either.
I never let anyone near my cup, partly because most people can't stand the stains left from the previous week, but mainly because they just never get it right!
Is anyone really suprised....
MS staff are keen to show that sticking with them would save the country money
Council staff are keen to show that the changes they implemented have saved money
If either set argued the other way they'd be sacked, and no one wants that.
The number can always be fudged depending on your view point.
Re: @Pete 2
Ok, so Starbucks decide that if they have to pay this tax then they are simply going to pass the cost straight on to the customer, and whack whatever % on top of their current prices.
Costa, who already pay all their tax and still turn a profit don't increase their prices and so are now undercutting Starbucks by whatever %
Given Costa are already making a profit they are happy with why would then increase their prices to match Starbucks?
Yes, in the pursuit of pure profits this may seem an easy thing to do, but they'd have to be retarded to bump the prices in line with Starbucks in this situation as it's just another way of showing themselves to be better than Starbucks, thus driving more people into their stores, leading to more profit anyway.
> charges must be a genuine pre-estimate of loss, or actual damages caused by trespass
This is an interesting one. If there were still spaces in the car park available to other customers, you could argue that your presence there cost them nothing, since they lost no business.
Could I then take that one step further and argue that in the same way people are more inclined to go into a busy restaurant as they tend to be good restaurants, a fuller car park gives an illusion of a better car park and therefore others are more inclined to park there?
I know I've decided not to park on a few of the "car parks" in Manchester when I've seen they're empty apart from the dodgy geezer in his track suit at the entrance...
Re: Confuse the system
A friend of mine tried to confuse the system in a Milton Keynes car park by reversing into the car park and then driving forwards out of it, hoping it would look like he'd exited twice
They weren't impressed and sent him a fine!
Live boot disk? If I dropped one of those into all the machines at my place everyone would go nuts and I'd get an easy day "restoring" all the machines.
Not a bad idea...
I was, but now I've smashed some hookers skulls in I actually feel much better and less inclined to kill half of the office!
Seriously, just fuck off with blaming the games, every 6 months some one else has a pop, can we just stop printing articles about it and ignore them and maybe (just maybe) they'll go away?
All that really matters...
Is this last line;
"They said the ad was no longer running and would not be aired again"
What's the fecking point if the adverts have already run and even finished? Useless bastards yet again.
Re: Glad I'm not on contract
I've always found it comes out about an even break between a contract and a buying a phone out right, I've got a HTC sensation (the week it came out) on £25 a month from Orange so that's £600 over 24 months. When it launched the sensation was £500 (and even now it's around £250). I'll sell it when I upgrade, get say £50 for it, that's £50 left, 50/24 = £2.08 a month for 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB data, the other £22.92 is just an interest free loan on the phone, I'll take that.
On 18 months I'd be quids in, but they were having none of that.
And of course you could always argue I'm a sucker for getting it on the week of release, but I'm happy this will last me 2 years, I don't need to upgrade to the latest greatest all the time, just once so it lasts.
Plus it never hurts your credit rating paying a contract every month, I know my Orange payments show on there in green.
Re: Re: Re: Re: The law is there to protect us.
"If they have done their homework then surely they have some evidence of his guilt that would then cause a Court to compel him to release the keys to the drive."
Bwwwwwwhahahah! Don't make me laugh, I got raided and and everything computer related taken from me for 9 months because someone had given them a "tip off" that we were kiddy fiddlers. The officers doing the raid even stated "we don't have any internet logs or anything or we'd be arresting you right now", though they couldn't actually say "it's just a tip off" it was near as dammit implied.
Thankfully I'd already gotten rid of our backup tapes for the day so they couldn't go blagging me for the encryption keys to those, my boss would not have been best pleased had they taken them.
Don't get me wrong, I'd rather than over checked stuff and cleared me than skipping over stuff, they'd get far more of a pasting if they didn't respond to a tip off and later something happened.
However, I would have been happy to hand over the keys to the tapes, I know full well there's nothing dodgy on there. I would be very interested to know why they are even looking at this guy, do they have logs to show he has been accessing dodgy content? Or has someone he's pissed off decided this would be a good way to get a bit of easy revenge?
"There is a subtle difference between "you have some encrypted disks, you must be a peadophile." and "We have evidence that you are a peadophile and believe that there is more evidence on those encrypted disks.""
That is the key difference I think.
Interesting read that Jack of Kent, plenty of good links to follow, gotta agree there is a pretty damn good case for extraditing him.
What I don't get though is why it took them a 17 month investigation to find a guy who had effectively RDP'd to unsecured machines with blank administrator passwords? I can only assume they were connected on puclic IP addresses?
My eyes are burning, kinda got sucked into that blog
Sounds like a good thing
Some of you may remember my post;
Posted Friday 25th February 2011 13:15 GMT
I'm very worried → #
When I was raided under accusations of child porn being in my house.
Well I got my kit back on the 14th of October, 12 days shy of 10 months without my kit because they had no hard evidence of anything being done, just a tip off from someone, so it couldn't be treat as a priority and was dumped at the bottom of the queue.
I'm all for catching the real pedos and by the sound of it anonymous have done a much more efficient job at finding and proving all of this than the police, can we hire these guys to do further investigations and save people such as myself from being raided and having this shit on their minds for 10 months.
To anyone who actually believes Paypal will do this you are dead wrong. If paypal cut sites off, they lose revenue, they're not here for that. I've dealt with literally thousands of (now) shop owners who previously sold via ebay and Paypals various shoddy "shopping cart" solutions and Paypal simply do not give a monkeys about anything but taking their percentage of a transaction. Once they've got that any further decisions (such as a chargebacks) seem to be decided by the toss of a coin.
Sure, they might knock one or two of the smaller businesses on the head every couple of months or so just so they have something to show, but anyone who is processing a decent amount of money is going to be safe.
Paypal - a law unto themselves.
Just to put a spanner in the works
I actually got £50 knocked off when I moved from a town to a village just outside the town, so it's not always both ways that add costs on.
I still feel it was £300+ over what I should have been paying on a 1.4 16v 5 door Astra at 23 years of age, no one is boy-racing around in a 5 door and I've logged the car as being used for business use as I can't do my job without it!
Here's a sodding title
Wooosh!! Straight over the top hehe
Registering it first makes no odds...
If a major corp spots you using brandname-cameras.co.uk on your site then they'll just take it off you via Nominet, I've had Samsung, Canon, Hiatchi and many more pull the same stunt with our customers.
What do you care if they have your brand name in the URL? They're selling your products, leave them alone!
What about those of us who have PAID for fibre
We have paid a very large sum of money to get BT to fit fibre to one of our offices. The installation date was November originally. Still waiting. They keep saying that they need a good return on investment but even when they've already been paid they fuck about constantly.
A fiver a month to stream as much as I want? Where and when can I sign up? This is an absolute not brainer, I already pay £60 odd a month for sky, an extra fiver won't break the bank, gimme gimme gimme! I'll even be happy to offer my upload bandwidth to help with their costs, I already offer it on torrents to keep an equal share ratio so makes no odds to me.
The fact that they'll only need to fire one missile now to guarantee a kill, as oppose to a shed load, so that will be cheaper. Or only send one heli out to handle a whole swarm of boats/tanks.
I hear that
We're waiting for a fiber install to our office. After paying multiple Ks to BT back in October and being promised the circuit would be live in November we're now 2 blocked ducts and a gas leak (that BT found? I didn't think you could find a gas leak so much as to cause it??) along and we're loooking at it finally going live at the start of next month. I'm not impressed, 30 users on an ADSL lines that manage all of about 5Mb/s isn't good!
Picture the scene....
It's 3am, your on a four lane motorway cruising at 70, not doing anything wrong.
Then you hit a 50mph average speed check area. You look around, there's no head or tail lights in sight, there's certainly no workmen about, yet your forced to drop to 50.
Is there really any logic to that?
I'm very worried
Recently, say 6 weeks ago?, my house was raided, under allegations of child porn being in the house. We weren't arrested, no charges have been made, we weren't even taken to the cop shop, yet they've confiscated all of my PCs/laptops/HDDs. One of the comments from the police offers who came round and gutted my house was "have you fallen out with anyone recently?" WTF is that supposed to mean? That someone has just said "such and such has child porn"? Don't you need some hard fucking evidence before you can start tearing peoples lives apart?!?!
Having spoken to a solicitor we're looking at at least 9 months or so before we look at getting the kit back. I'm a network administrator who is currently unable to administer his network remotely as I don't have a PC. I'm massively worried that somewhere in my browser cache is a picture from an advert on the side of a site which shows a girl who may or may not be under 18, and may or may not be in posing in a manner which is supposed to turn people on. Where the fuck does that put me?
The Police are majorly taking the piss with this shit nowadays, and seemingly I have absolutely recourse against them.
Does anyone here have any advice as to what I can do to speed the process up? Kit goes out of date in 9 months, less than that, so I need to look at buying a new PC much sooner than I originally planned.
RIP as I may well be locked up and unable to visit el reg again soon