250 posts • joined Monday 12th October 2009 11:35 GMT
Outrage - Company Provides Services, Makes Profit!
I redid the headline for the Daily Fail.
I so need this. I often worry about turning up to work 0.00001 seconds late.
I bet the battery doesn't last 1000 years though.
Re: ...an inflight glass of wine spilling onto our lap...
And then they'll charge you more to cover the extra weight of the bars...
My grandmother died after they shut down Megaupload
So shutting it down killed her! Killed her I tell you!
I am soooo going to sue for this.
More like Double Entendre:
The game tasks Bimmy Billy and Jimmy Lee with reaching Willy's base and both giving him a good hard seeing to.
Even in the final showdown when Willy is furiously pumping out projectiles all over the place
So if he has a trial, will it last 30 days?
Re: What he is trying to say is.....
I'm sure he'll soon leave the planet by his own means.
Graham-Cunning. Plan 28
Came for the Cunning Plan jokes. Left disappointed.
Re: Hats off
As a customer, I'm very pleased that they went to such lengths to keep my service available.
People simply don't often put Windows on a dev job spec. It's just a given - the default.
Re: There's nothing wrong with cultural sensitivity
> Golliwogs are grossly offensive you'll be hard pushed to find anyone - particularly anyone who isn't white, generally anti PC, male and commenting on the internet - who will defend them.
A shop near me had them for sale quite recently. There was a huge fuss made by the council (any prizes for guessing we're in Lib Dem land here?) and by the shopping centre and by various local mouthpieces who all wanted them banned from sale.
The local rag got involved, went out and quizzed a whole ton of black (coloured,negro,african,whatever pick your own damn word) people as they went past the shop. Nearly all of them couldn't give a shit that it was for sale and supported the shop keepers right to sell them. They, like most of us, had grown up and moved on. It's no more offensive than a Barbie doll is to a thin, blonde white woman.
Re: If the alleged offences were alleged to have been committed outside the US
> Even Britain has extra-territorial laws ... witness the child diddler Gary Glad who was deported from Cambodia AND VietNam and then faced legal action in the UK.
True, but at least he was a UK Citizen. Kim Dotcom is a German national living in New Zealand.
not such a Clever Deicke after all.
Re: nope, totally lost here...
Because if you are a small coffee shop or pub or cafe etc you can add a useful facility to encourage people to visit your establishment, for an extremely small fee, and stop them going to Costa or McDonalds to get their free wifi fix.
Awful it may be
But I'd still rather watch him than One Direction.
Re: when is he being
> What did you expect? Spanish Inquisition?
No-one expects that.
Re: To stop us all posting the usual buy/no-buy/walled garden comments...
hmm, I probably won't be buying as I already have an iPad so I can't upvote. I don't hate Apple though so I can't downvote.
We need a third boolean state here...
Re: The coming of commercialisation
At least you can hold a CD. In twenty years time you'll be longing for a CD insert to hold as all music will be downloaded and the concept of going to a "shop" to "buy" music will be reserved purely for the type of weirdos that today collect vinyl.
Disclaimer - I still have a record player...
Why would you need a warranty more than a year?
They bring out a new model every year - why would you not be upgrading to the latest shiny?!
</sarcasm> <-- for those who missed it.
Maybe they have a bit of a point
(They probably don't and I tend to agree with all the cynical stuff posted above about them trying to save a few $...)
But at my place in the UK we're desperate to hire a bunch more developers. The problem we've got is that we can't find anyone good enough. Plenty come in for interviews and either go straight home, or go home after the coding test because they simply are not up to scratch. We haven't got so desperate that we're considering directly importing from other countries but it's becoming an issue and holding the company back a bit. There are plenty of people about but not plenty of good enough people. It's not like we're paying bad salaries either.
Re: RIM hardware is usually good ...
No it's not, it's shite. My daughter's Blackberry literally fell apart after 12 months. The iPhone that replaced it doesn't even have a mark on it.
The one I had from work was also a plastically, flimsy POS. The only reason it didn't break is because I put it in a drawer and didn't use it.
Since when does hurling concrete blocks through windows NOT constitute forced entry??!
Re: This is a tiny patch of the sky
Awesome pic - as if the pic in the article wasn't enough, this shows just how tiny a portion it really is.
They did this already on Button Moon. Just press the round button to land.
Re: Two years to arrest him ???
Well they did have to stop for lunch.
Sub-Headline: "I want it NOW!", fangirl shrieks
Actual article text: "I want it now!" the woman beamed.
That is all.
Good old HP
If at first you don't succeed, cut thousands of staff and then try again.
Needs to be said
Is still in the box, because I can't think of anything to use it for.
I need a better imagination!
Re: Not really building a computer, is it?
I once paid a builder to build me a house. He really took the piss - I didn't seem him actually make a single brick or tile! And he just bought these "generic components" such as joists and radiators. What a con - should've done it myself. It's just assembly, really.
Re: Not a "hacker"?
I agree. When I saw the title I imagined him cracking open the Kindle case, firing up the soldering iron for some delicate work, and then writing some hardcore assembler to get it all to work, whilst pizza boxes and empty cola cans started to stack up around him.
Instead he just jailbroke the Kindle using an existing tool and installed a couple of bits of software.
Re: Insensitive Clods
That makes sense in a way. Assuming their DBMS collation is case-insensitive (as is very common), then they are probably just doing it in the DB...
Should've chosen the Finest security
Rather than the Value one.
Re: Have they patched WPS yet?
Illegality doesn't usually stop bad people from doing things, and is no excuse for not patching a security flaw.
Re: OMG it would be sooooo funny...
This is EXACTLY what I was thinking.
I wouldn't be surprised if the announcement comes, and we then find out he sneaked off a few days ago and is currently sipping coffee in Ecuador.
I sent an email to Scottish Power and got a response saying it had been passed to the relevant department and would be answered in approximately 86 days.
It's probably due any day now actually.
This is a smart move
After all, it's not at all ridiculous to stop a 17-year old from shooting Afghans in a game but for it to be perfectly legal to give him a gun and send him off to do it for real.
Re: "UK's thirst for energy falls, yet prices rise: Now why is that?"
It's not even what the market will bear. It's more: "This is what we're charging. Tough shit."
As all the companies increase their prices at about the same time, it's not like you can go elsewhere to get it cheaper. None of them are going to decide to cut prices by 50% because there's no reason for them to do so. They know we have to use it, so they keep increasing the prices and therefore their profits and we keep on paying the extra because we've got no choice.
Bastards. All of 'em.
Surely the point is
That they started off like Sony, then changed the design.
Whereas Samsung started off like Apple, and didn't change it.
Or something like that.
3 days free for 1 day of outage, and a tenner to spend.
Should be good enough to keep me on the network and not ditch them. Many other companies might have done nothing.
This is what I want my council to do:
1 - Pick up my rubbish and any rubbish on the streets, and maintain a municipal tip.
2 - Keep the schools open.
3 - Stay the hell out of my business.
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