124 posts • joined Friday 17th July 2009 12:20 GMT
Please start being parents...
Or do you want schools also to teach your children...
Sharp things cut?
Hot things burn?
Take at least SOME responsibility for the morals and well being of your child.
Full circle then?
A Ye Olde Shoppe...
Selling products, advice, and fixing them, all in one place?
I thought the high-street was dead and it was all the interwebs fault?
Its not very anonymous is it..
This 'anonymous' record is at this address from 6pm till 7am every week day.
This 'anonymous' record is at this address on the banks of the Thames.
This 'anonymous' record met this 'anonymous' record at the offices for the News of the World
On sundays this anonymous record travels from this address to the address of Madam Whiplash between 5pm and 11pm.
If my math is correct
736 mil for 38 matches:
19mil per match
9.5mil per team
860,000 per player
9500 per minute.
Damn I'm in the wrong job.
Re: I wonder how much of the opposition matches mine?
Having watch some of the 'Police camera crash boom' Tv recently, I noted that what I thought was the 'Produce documentation at your local station within 14days' seems to be 'at the officers discretion'.
There was a lad pulled over, have you got insurance? Yes. Proove it? Err not right now. In that case I dont believe you, I'm seizing your car. Can't I have 14 days to proove it? Nope.
Am sure it's cut to make good telly, but isn't that a danger of the ID card slippery slope?
My name is Bob. Can you prove it? Not right now. In that case I believe you're giving me a false name, obstructing the police, you're nicked.
I realise 'looking at the police in a funny way' was always reason to get nicked, but they seem to keep moving the goal posts to suit themselves. So I expect one inch at a time, it'll just become "useful" to have your ID with you at all times. If youre innocent you've nothing to fear. Ahem Ahem Ahem.
Sign of the times
If they rolled out IPv6
We could have them personally assigned, on providing our ID cards and DNA.
Oh..wait a moment...
/me wonders if we'll next hear an announcement from HMG that they're going to help fund the roll out of IPv6 for "the benefit of our e-economy". And nothing at all to do with copyright, intellectual property, terrorism & pron.
Oh and thinking about step 2..
My UK factory could have to buy the manufacturer rights from my Ireland UK. Which ofcourse is an expensive thing. So my UK factory actually runs at a loss, and as its a manufacturing business, please Sir, may I have some grants to fund it? Oh, and if I make it an arms factory can I have even more?
So if I understand this right...
You could build a factory, employ a bunch of people, make stuff and sell stuff.
But so long as the PO and Invoice went through my Ireland office I dont need to pay tax on it in the UK?
Hmmm, property in Ireland is pretty cheap at the moment. Wonder if I could buy a shed with a phone line and a post box. And become the Ireland HQ for every business in the UK.
For a small fee I'll help them be 'efficient' with their tax avoidance.
Gap in the market..
I've got a volume knob made of wood to give a warmer smoother sound.
I've got speaker cables raised from the floor on ceramic towers to reduce vibration.
I've used laser filtering pen to colour in the edges of my CDs to reduce refraction.
I've put my stack on foam mats to remove cd wobble.
I've used a mains electricty filter to reduce distortion.
I've got oxygen free gold cables to improve signal transmission.
So why does my copy of Britney still sound pish?
Listen very carefully
I shall say this only once.
If theyre making a big issue out of this non-event.. It'll be to bury some other news/issue/censorship or wiki-fiasco thats going on.
Which wiki-pedian has done something silly? Or which French agency needs to drown out some other bad news?
So umm.. Who decided to lend the money?
If it wasnt the bankers fault. Then who was making the decisions to lend people money?
Oh, yes, the banks. Because they could get credit cheap from each other, they passed it on to the likes of you,me, and them.
But the 'them' couldnt really afford the credit the banks gave them. Because credit was cheap the banks didnt look too closely at the amount of money you wanted to borrow or how much you could pay.
So long as the money kept moving it was okay wasnt it. Errr...no.
Still sounds like it was the banks fault to me.
Well done all round
Seems like everyone was very grown up about it.
Studied, found, reported, fixed, deployed, thanked.
No one unleashed the WTFBBQLawyerMissiles! Or went to the blackhats or greyhats to embarrase someone.
Wonder why others make it so 'dramatic'?
No-ones said it yet?
With our "Cloudiest Cloud"™ all your stufff is safe forever!
With a guarantee to keep all your data available forever with 100% uptime. (NB. Not a guarantee)
As a limited time extra, we promise the FBI or the MPAA wont switch it off. (Until they really want us to).
I could be wrong, but I dont think even the "big boy clouds"™ quote 100% availability?
Certainly I remember most have had one outage or another over the last year or so. Doesnt take much to knock those numbers into the 90s.
Using the 'Think of the Children' excuse to get out of contractual changes.
Vodafone Board Meeting...
"Hmmm, we dont really want to do this, how can we get out of it?"
"Lets see, we could blame it on the peado-terrorists!!"
"Brilliant, that'll stuff Ofcom! If they make us do it, we'll just say we're forced to SPAM kiddies with adverts for pron. If the kids call the numbers we profit! If we're told to stop, we can jack the prices at will! PROFIT!"
Re: RIPA abuse all over again....
Since when was doing anything with dildos at a party 'in the public interest'?
Its that sort of 'news' that caused this problem.
Redtop, Broadsheet, blogger, twitterer, whatever can GTF about what goes on between consenting adults behind closed doors. (or anywhere that needs a long lens from the top of a step ladder).
Report the NEWS, not some clickbaiting who gives a toss gossip article.
Help them help you
I'd moved furniture, removed the dust and spiders so that when the engineer turned up...
Straight in and out.
Less than 20mins later; new cable run, new box, new router, FTTC installed tested working.
He mentioned this was an easy job, sometimes he's climbing over furniture, under beds, got knows what.
If we could all try a little to make it easier, they'd probably be late less often.
Cheap contracts then? Oh no, wait..
So, given that they spent only 10% on the licences compared to 3G, does that mean we can get 4G contracts at something around 10% of the cost?
Ok, maybe 30?40?50? percent even for a reasonable rollout cost?
No..wait.. thats not likely is it.
And 'they' wondered why...
We complained about the Guvmint having control of a list of blocked content with no over-sight.
Would this count as change in terms...
So you could get out of a contract?
Assuming you had a 12/24 month contract, would this be enough of a change to the terms and conditions for you to be able to walk away?
(Not that I'm on Sky, but just if my ISP did decide, I'd be a lost customer)
Elecy Cars cost a fortune and perform (i.e. range) less well.
I might pay the same or a little more for a car that performs the same as the one I've already got.
But I'm not going to be suckered into something 'green' to see the benefits yoinked out from under me when the Gov of the day realise that the motorist cash cow has gone.
I've an iPhone (always had Apple product since the dark days, so I know exactly what I'm letting myself in for), and I don't even spend £10 a month! Never mind 100 a month.
Free data from my provider, even though I'm PAYG and I didnt buy the handset from them. (I thought it was weird too, but I didnt complain). Free messaging over wi-fi thats available at home, away, work, etc.
Maybe I just dont have enough friends. :-(
Maybe I've missed a white paper somewhere.
But how does a NFC lock make anything secure?
If I nick your phone, I can then open the lock? Or login to your workstation? Just because I've got your phone?
If I need a passcode or something for the phone, why is that any easier than the password or key in the first place?
Edu-makate me please someone.
Windows boxes from Dell/Microsoft.
MacOS boxes from Apple.
Linux from anyone else.
Microsoft can see where Apple makes its marque, so they'll try the same.
'Boutique' WinDell boxes.
Re: Facebook are doing lots of other things - like claiming to delete accounts and data
It does that even if you never had an account...
I signed up, then immediatly deleted when I realised how sinister it was.
The 'recommended friends' were probably about 90% accurate, even though I'd never had a facebook account and not given it access to any of my address books or personal details.
I gather it works by recommending people who have searched for you (even before you had an account). They keep track of those so that when you do join...POW, look at all your friends.
Re: Solution: Block dropbox at the proxy.
You just bypassed your own security policy?
If you can do it, whats to say another 'cunning-user' can't do it?
Blocking stuff doesnt help anyone. Doesnt help the business, doesnt help the users, doesnt help you either.
Better off actually providing a service that you control and trust, than playing whack-a-mole on whatever service you spot someone using that you dont like that month.
Re: Criminals doing criminal things get criminal charges? ABSURD!
I believe that most people are more disappointed at the apparent 2-tier justice system (UK and US).
We have international bankers, dealers, executives, all commiting massive financial crimes or safety negligence and they are never held liable. Perhaps a fine to the corporation, paid by shareholders/insurance/etc but never a suit in jail.
Yet the small fish, yes have broken laws, are prosecuted/hounded to the maximum. Extradited from countries where they have commited no offense. Arrested in illegal dawn raids, etc.
Its time for a 'fair' justice system. Either prosecute the executives in the same way as the rest of us, or the rest of us in the same way as the executives.
The highstreet will likely turn into something like a row of car show rooms. You cant (typically) turn up and buy the car that day. But you do want to have a look at it.
Similar will apply to brands, they'll soon realise that people dont know about them if they arent on shelves that people wander passed. You might not have bought stuff at Jessops, HMV, Currys etc. But I bet many people went in and looked/touched/asked about stuff. Then went home and found it online.
Apple/Sony stores work on much the same basis. They're there to pimp the brand. You might not buy it there, but if you had a look at the shiny thing you want you then go home and find it at the best price.
The 'brand' doesnt care where it was bought so long as you bought it.
I'd expect to see more showrooms coming soon. Sony stores, Apple stores, Samsung, even HMV as a rebadged music showroom.
So you'll walk into town, lots of window shopping for clothes, gadgets, and other consumerist stuff. Buy a coffee, get on the free wi-fi and order online.... Then off to binge drink yourself to death.
No... I'm troll-icus
No... He's troll-icus
I've never wanted to tweet my bank
But I have wanted to twat them a few times.
Do people really tweet questions and complaints to their banks?
OMG LOLZ wherez my pay pckt gon?
Oops our bad 8-) computer crashed again. Bob in Manchester,India is working on it now. But it ok the bonus for the boss is safe.
Re: Just to jump on the bandwagon...
Found the story...
Re: Just to jump on the bandwagon...
IANAIFA... However if the reports are to be believed, I gather that a number of our 'celebs' dont get paid. But take out loans against the value of their assets. Thats a debatable value!! :)
And am sure I've seen similar approaches that others take against the value of their stock. I suppose the risk is you borrow $1billion in cash against $1billion in shares, But then the shares tank. Although dont they say never owe your Bank £1000, make sure you owe them millions?
Just to jump on the bandwagon...
Of course he wont sell any shares, he'll borrow money against the value of them in his pension pot investment portfolio.
Which means its tax free.
If only to do half as much
Here's hoping I'm able to do half as much in my life as he did in his.
Re: I am currently pricing up for new offices
Doesnt the fibre still suffer from the same contention ratio and QOS issues as regular old copper?
Where as your 100Mbps circuit..should be...100Mbps just for you?
See!! See!!! Mankinds activities do cause global warming.
We've put a nuclear power station on Mars and risen the temperature by 25degrees!
We must put a stop to this, all future mars robots must be wind, water and solar powered.
And have you seen how much CO2 is in the atmosphere? That must have been us too. And the ice caps have melted. It's all Obamas fault. If we'd taught Creationism there would be no need for NASA.
Re: What other Hobbit merchandise could we be seeing soon?
Am not sure I want to ask...
Re: Why all the death and destruction
I was thinking the same thing...
'Meh..shooter.. Meh...shooter...Meh..shooter with spells...Meh shooter with swords...Meh shooter with xyz'
Or as mentioned by someone else.. The fact that these are console ports means that all youre going to get, as the huge majority of console games are shooters?
Or...Is the point of the article that these are ones we missed, because they're 'meh'?
Gap in the market
For years... (and I can say years as I'm not a recent iSheep, I've been with Apple through the dark days too) no-one stocked Apple stuff. Be it hardware or software. You might have found a dusty copy of some Norton, or a System 7 game. Or maybe a Performa or a candy coloured iMac. But no-one thought it was worth the shelf space.
Apple woke up, took a deep breath and did it themselves. Clearly it was worth the risk.
>"TV is another example of this: people want to watch Homeland on whatever screen they have to hand, he said, not to have to buy it on one piece of hardware and find that the content is only accessible on that device
That could be said for just about any video media. Theyre still lagging behind the Music biz. Most MP3 are DRM free, but I've yet to find much video that is truely cross platform.
No time shifting
Netflix on one device not on another, LoveFILM on the others, AppleTV video elsewhere, some flash based, some HTML5 based. Ultraviolet?
If I buy the 'licence to view' a video file. I want to view that video file on whatever device I have.
Its not as if Apple is the only bad boy!
So how come BT arent interested when I complain?
So Oz, US and Canada got together and did something about it.
When I complained about my last call to the BT abuse number all I got was:
'Sorry nothing we can do about it, but did you wind them up while they were on the phone?'
Which I ALWAYS do, but they don't even seem to notice when you troll them. Maybe its a culture thing?
Yeah I had that 'shock' too.
Worked out that (at least in the UK) if you dont use the supplied 3 pin adaptor then you aren't earthing the casing. Also, if your home extension/cabling/circuit isn't earthed correctly then the same happens.
I even called trading standards about it, when I measured the leakage at about 100+ volts.
The response was pretty much : If it works with the OEM powersupply and correctly earthed circuit, TOUGH.
Which I suppose is a valid point, but still... Accidents happen.
Re: Gosh. Someone gets it. Finaly
+1 to TeeCee
I'd be a perfect customer for an electric car.
I live in the city centre, I travel about 30miles a day, I dont have a family. So a small electric would be fine for me.
I dont have a parking space at home, most days I'm forced to park at least one street away.
As far as at work, as with most cities, the local council has dictated you get parking for about 30% of your office space. So its a battle to park at all, so I'd never get to park in a space with a cable at work either.
So I'm never going to get to re-charge it.
The solution? Move to somewhere I'd get a parking space? Spend more on the priveledge to park than the car cost? Move further out of town to get an affordable place with parking? Spend more time driving? Or end up with range anxiety.
In order to be able to use a lecy, I stop being an ideal lecy customer.
Gosh. Someone gets it. Finaly
So does this mean the electric bandwagon/gravytrain can be parked up for a while until the technology catches up?
"The current capabilities of electric vehicles do not meet society's needs," said Toyota vice-chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, Reuters reports, "whether it's the distance the cars can run, or the costs, or how it takes a long time to charge."