60 posts • joined Friday 11th May 2007 10:44 GMT
Same thing for immigrant visa in the US - list every visit ever made to the US, with dates, reason for travel and accommodation addresses.
Always fun when you've been back and forth at least every six months, for both business and pleasure, over the preceding six or seven years.
Re: Buzzword much?
All your data are belong to U.S.
Re: "The only issue..."
office 2003, Excel, OLE... have to format the cell as a date first in MM/DD/YYYY then insert your data in that format, then reset the format to DD/MM/YYYY or it fails.
Every. Damned. Time.
Re: Bang on
Similar experience here - made redundant as a software dev in Somerset. JC wanted me to apply for an overnight data entry job in Plymouth because "you can type pretty well!"
Amazon here too
I've had mail to the account I only use for Amazon... but have bought from Pixmania through Amazon. Lucky I didn't send the big A that snarky email yesterday, then!
If it continues I guess I just create a new address for Amazon and block the old one.
You're thinking of Borders. As far as I know B&N is ticking along alright, albeit not in the rudest of health.
Facebook account security settings
Those will be the ones that magically reset themselves to OFF every couple of weeks. You have to keep an eye on the address bar as it's the only indication that you're using the SSL encrypted connection to failbook's servers.
You can link facebook to your contacts and get the images... at least on AT&T's Galaxy S variant (Captivate). Bring up the menu in your contacts app and select "Get Friends", add your facebook account and it will download your facebook contacts and link them where the names are the same. You can manually link the ones where there are differences (e.g I have a contact named "Angie" on my phone but she's "Angela" on facebook) and if you only want the linked contacts to display in the list then turn off facebook in the display options.
Simples. And really quite effective.
The captivate has a dedicate search button too.
Purdah as lifted last Wednesday (12th May) - at least for some of us.
Title goes here
My GP's surgery sent letters out to all their patients including opt-out forms and suggesting that people fill them in and return forthwith. Surprisingly, it was also accompanied by an intelligent fact sheet discussing pros and cons, with very little bias in the information.
My understanding is that it's predicated on two concepts - the first that you always have your phone with you and the second that you already have a billing relationship with your phone provider. I seem to recall that early trials were based on adding the cost of the item you're purchasing to your phone bill but I may well be wrong.
The whole concept always struck me as flawed anyway.
No mention of the dark side?
A piece on mail clients and not one mention of Outlook? OK, it's a Microsoft product and you have to buy *cough* Office to get it but it's not just for exchange. I've been (relatively) happily running my email with it for YEARS and so long as you keep your pst files down to sensible sizes (I archive year on year) it's perfectly good - and has calendaring, tasks, etc. built in.
It's not everyone's cup of tea but for it to be left off the list is, frankly, inexcusable.
Hero on Orange...
.... can't download from HTC, it reckons it's not valid for my serial number.
Thankfully, MoDaCo to the rescue and my hero is now the whizzy lag free device it always should have been. Fringe benefit is the lack of additional crap that orange install for you ;)
Fail - because operator specific firmware is a pain in the ass.
"Use to try"
"DRM systems are what music and film companies TRY TO USE to stop people illegally copying CDs and DVDs."
There... fixed that for you ;)
...terrorist cells would never think to circumvent this technology by using short range radios... that would be FAR too obvious (and would give the ACPO no excuse to appropriate the technology once it was in place)
"serving officers who are beginning to spot the pattern and are very worried about what all this is doing to public confidence"
I think they should have started worrying about that a long time ago. Mind you, it's not necessarily the fault of the officer on the street, more to do with government mandates that have them spending more time filling in paperwork and acting on media led initiatives of the day than actually being involved in effective policing.
My contract just came to an end too and I told them to go phuck themselves ;)
Oddly enough the gyuy I spoke to knew exactly what "WebWise" was and didn't argue at all apart from asking whether price was a phactor.
Kudos to Apple
Kudos for adding these missing and much whined-about features, in the same way that any other OS builder adds functonality the users want. I'm not a huge fan of either Apple or the iPhone but I do think it's a positive move from Cupertino and removes a couple of my bug bears with the device.
Still won't buy one though, I'm not a fan of the whole closed system for apps and development. For now I'll stick with WinMo, and cope with its quirks and oddities.
...on a jet plane - just as soon as I can manage it.
This country is going to the dogs, led most ably by our fear mongering, thought policing, movement controlling government, reactionary NIMBYs and their allies in the media.
... Her Majesty's Royal Navy are looking to classic alternatives - the spud gun.
I would imagine that if the yanks can get it right, it won't be too long before we see (or don't see, as the case may be) similar tech ending up in orbit
"plays to the public fears..."
"plays to the MEDIA DRIVEN public fears whipped up by the incumbent government to justfy orwellian data retention"
There, fixed that for ya!
Leaders of the free world? Ha! Not bloody likely.
Not sure the US is any better but the rot that set in with Nu-Labour is a major factor in my current plans to depart this "Sceptred Isle"
"Go", because that's what anyone with any sense should be planning on doing.
Would the last sane, non-PC, non-NIMBY, non-Draconian person to least please turn out the light?
Non existent set of ports...
"The specification, like the brand, of the third machine remains a mystery, and its non-existent set of ports suggests it's a prototype rather than a system that's ready to roll."
Much like the MacBook Air then?
Jumpers for goalposts
I suspect the woeful state of play areas in this country may have something to do with the "lack" of kids playing too... it's hard to use jumpers for goalposts when the local authorities keep selling off playing fields to property developers.
Well that and the fact that the little scrotes seem to prefer hanging around town centres smoking, drinking and intimidating OAPs :p
WHat we're of course missing..
... is that national road pricing also gives our friends in Whitehall and the local constabulary the ability to track what we're doing and where we're going on an almost real time basis. This government has shown time and again that they want this ability and they'll get it by any means necessary.
"Thought to be outside the USA"??
And perhaps this information would be provided by the same people that "thought" that WMD were in Iraq next to all that lovely oil?
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