320 posts • joined Friday 17th July 2009 20:22 GMT
I hope they gut these buggers like carp. Disgusting how much tax these prats avoid paying.
What a terrible terrible idea...
Re: Rude is as rude does
Social protocol is a minefield mate, even if he was taking lessons it's likely they only covered the 'big' stuff, not how one holds themselves while talking, or where you place your other hand during a handshake.
Honestly the whole thing reads like a slow news day beat up.
I hope they pull their 'content' off the air.
Re: Standard practice...
Out to ruin the states? Hell they should be out to abolish and utterly destroy the damn useless things. Other than the occasional sporting match they serve zero purpose in this country any more.
They made sense a century ago when communication over such vast distances could take time, but today? No, get rid of them, we've got three levels of government (local, state, federal) and could get along just fine with only two levels and say a hell of a lot of money.
Sounds like the NSW Liberals are trying to help out their Federal brethren by stalling the NBN as much as possible. Or it could just be plain greed, after all most of the massive price hikes in power bills over the last few years have been due to 'gold-plating' power infrastructure.
Well that sucks. His novels gave me much pleasure, here's hoping for a miracle.
I think the problem is that they wouldn't return the favour. I lived next door to a auto-repair tech once, I fixed up his computer a time or two, but when my car broke down on a weekend he refused to even look at it 'I do that at work, not at home'.
See the problem with fixing computers is people expect us to be all Sherlock excited at a new mystery to ply our trade upon... yeah... no... that was me 15 years ago when I fresh, before I had the joy burnt out of me by many evenings of unpaid virus removing.
I lie my ass off about what I do/did now, have done since I moved to a new town. I can actually eat my dinner in peace. It's a shocking experience.
I was an excited geeky teenager when I first started working in IT, and happy to share my experience with all and sundry, but after a few years of getting calls from people I only tangentially knew who never spoke to me when there wasn't a 'computer crisis' I simply stopped bothering.
Oddly I think it was family that broke me, I was working retail IT, the closest thing this side of hell I can think of, at the time, and I had knocked off from a terrible week, and my mother rung me on the way home, telling me to get out to my aunts house to fix her computer... I was hungry, I was tired, and still in my work clothes, so I drag my ass half away across creation (my Aunt lived about 30kms away), and I get there as they are sitting down to tea, and I'm shoved into the back room to fix a freaking printer. No offer of coffee, no offer of food, nothing, hell she didn't even have the decency to ask me herself, she called my mother to ask me, a woman half a freaking state away, because she knew I wouldn't say no to her.
After all was said and done it wasn't even a bloody emergency, just a broken printer that could have waited.
I think that was the point I started telling people "come into the shop" and "sorry, no, I don't moonlight".
I know it's silly isn't it... I often wonder around a shopping area, just looking after I've made the purchases that I went there for, I'll nip into a shop I've never been in before, maybe I'll buy something, maybe I wont... but if I saw a sign saying they want to charge me just for looking I'll keep on walking.
Re: Just give us a male pill already
The male pill has been in the pipeline since forever. Even if it was only, say, 90% effective, combine it with the female pill, and you've got a damn near perfect contraception.
Unfortunately, the male pill wont really solve the major problems better condoms help with, STD transmission in Africa, and it wont make it out into the developing world due to patents and prices.
Odd that they didn't have a category for reusable condoms. Wait before you throw something at me, they use to exist before the latex condoms came into vogue, but they were terrible things.
A condom that is reusable, reliable, and enhances pleasure could go a long way to help with the STD epidemics in Africa. Of course so could religious leaders getting off their moral high horse and endorsing them...
Yeah the hippies are going to jump up and down on this screaming 'pollution!'... never mind that there have been recorded cases of humans born like this for thousands of years... Chances are it's just a random birth defect like conjoined twins.
Yet if he'd turned around and given her the bop on the nose she desperately needed he'd be the one facing charges...
The man has the most amazing voice... but he really should do some fact checking. It's wonderful he's so enthusiastic about tech, it's great to see people who are, but it's a face-palming error.
I doubt anything will change anytime soon but it is good to see these prats being put on the spot, the price difference and geoblocking is disgusting and needs more attention.
Dear Leader had to go without his daily porn binge? Oh no the horrors.
Ping of Death?
Seriously the ping of death makes a come back in 2013? Talk about crazy.
They said the same bollocks about mobile phones with cameras a decade ago... It wont matter, some people will use it for dodgy stuff, most wont, but really, who gives a toss?
Good luck and have a blast!
Beer for luck.
“As a diplomat, he was a great basketball player.”
I hadn't seen that quote, which is a pity because it's one of the best quips I've heard in years, pity it was most likely written by a speech writer or PR flak... where oh where have all the Churchill style off the cuff remarks gone?
At least he's got a sense of humour about it.
Beer for Friday.
With all the things that are actually wrong in the world... they decide to spend their energy on this bollocks?
I guess there is something to be said for running your own country... You get to tell chicks to wear their hair in the fashion you find hottest!
Internet tough guy syndrome anyone?
Bloody hell... they are really scraping the bottom of the barrel here aren't they... It was bad enough when the drongos against the NBN were twisting the facts and occasionally out and out lying their asses off about cost and technical specs... but this? damn... they really must be felling desperate.
Awesome! This is the kind of science we should be spending money on, not that solar/wind bollocks that will never provide enough power to be viable, science that will provide clean-ish energy!
The only reason I can see to be spending money on "green" (synonymous with useless) energy instead of things like nuclear and technology like this is the hippys without any understanding of technology have too much lobbying power. They don't want clean and efficient energy, they want us all living a "natural" (aka hellish) existence with little to no power usage.
I still don't understand how they're allowed to get away with posting massive profits and refusing to pay dividends to the shareholders... Isn't that the whole point of owning stock in a company? If the company does well, they give you a chunk of change based on the amount of stock you own...
Utterly ridiculous. I can not believe they think they'll get away with this bollocks, all the more proof that lawyers are the ones who are proving the case for IP reform with their over-reaching money grubbing ways.
I've been a fan of games workshop for over twenty years, but at this moment I want nothing to do with the company. Disgusting.
Re: If there is life out there, they're keeping quiet
While I don't doubt there is intelligent life out there, somewhere, statistically it's improbable that it doesn't exist... it doesn't mean it would be common, our galaxy alone could have thousands of civilisations at any given time... and they might never know the others exist... to quote the great man, Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is....
Re: har har
Yep... gotta love how judges "interpret" plain English so that it doesn't do what a reasonable person thinks it would...
America threatening "trade war" over a law a democratically elected body puts in place... yeah... that sounds like a country that is into "freedom"... bloody hypocrites.
Maybe instead of pissing away money the yanks don't have on a study he could simply look at anyone of the dozens of accredited studies that have already been done... you know the ones that show just like any form of violent media, games don't cause violent behaviour, they might escalate it, but the person already needs to be a few bits short of a byte.
But oh no, let's not deal with the real problems like a lack of mental health treatment or controlling access to firearms, let's blame video games and movies... hell why not claim comics cause homosexuality while we're at it! Oh wait... that's already been done.
Zmodem dude... real combat is no Call of Duty... seriously WTF?
Sounds great, I thought it was odd games faded out of the curriculum in the '90s, when I was at school in the '80s they were a vital part of teaching kids to use computers, I still remember the entire class sitting around the Apple II taking votes on what to do next in Oregon Trail.
Minecraft is a wonderful game for children, very easy to learn, with a lot to master, and most importantly it wasn't designed to be an "educational" game. Those "games" tend to be aimed more at the parents then at the actual kids playing it.
Okay that was cute, better then I expected, but given the Germans have recently demonstrated a Death Ray, I find their lack of laser-armed space stations disturbing.
Why anyone would trust a Chinese company with their data is beyond me... it's almost as bad as trusting an American one... both have draconian data laws and brutish police tactics... but at least China is honest about it.
Frankly I've never been very impressed with the DNC register, and this story doesn't make me feel any better. I've been listed on it for years and I still get obnoxious calls, either scams, or from groups that have an "exemption" (Religious, Charity, Political).
Frankly if I don't have a preexisting relationship with an organization and I'm on the DNC they should not be allowed to call me full bloody stop, I don't care if you want to save the whales, ban the boats, or whatever other bollocks you're peddling, stop bothering me!
Methinks someone isn't having a very happy new year.