26 posts • joined 13 Oct 2009
Re: "realised the capital cost of paying for the existing ATMs"
The cost of the machines ought to be written off as an operating cost, possibly against the marketing budget. Since they are an essential service that any high street bank must run, the cost of running them is automatically covered by the profit made from the customers, many of whom wouldn't look twice at a bank that didn't have them. If the personal banking arm profits, then the machines have done their bit.
They pay for themselves by allowing the bank to continue to have customers, so calculating the pay-back by comparing material outlay to time saved by human tellers and such is immaterial.
'Course, I'm not naive, I know anyone in any kind of management position would look at me like I was insane, but there you go.
Re: Guess I won't be seeing this then
maybe you're the intended target..
I once got hit twice in quick succession for permissionless drinking, which would have been fair enough, had it actually been my arm that snaked through the crowded bar and took the Peoples Pint in the first place.
Though currently, the google cache of the defaced page shows much more than is mentioned in the various articles reporting the incident, including what seems to be a tweet warning the SEA not to support annonymous, declaring them 'cyber provocators of U.S' otherwise they would be hacked, , , tenuous, maybe, but I feel we can safely lay the blame for the entire incident at the feet of the U.S ! :)
Re: They are now Windows-compatible
Couldn't agree more, WP7 (remember that?? ) lasted exactly as long as it took me to realise reflow didn't work before it was off my phone, and android on in its place.... about twenty minutes after install.
Re: No nukes!
unlike the corpses of the people that die from lung infections from the fossil fuel plants, , at least they will have the decency to rot away in a much more ignorable time-frame.
Nothing to see here
I remember seeing NATO handouts from the 80's proclaiming the pulse bomb the next imminent big thing to come out of the eastern block,,,,,, if anyone was going to achieve it any time soon, it would have been during the cold war. The climate is only just warming up enough to warrant serious development into it.
That's like walking down the High Street saying "I'd like to buy some drugs"
Once did just that in Bournemouth town center, , took all of 50 yards and three or four repetitions before the offers started coming in.
Re: The wisdom of the crowd!
and isn't that the way everything is going, , simplify it all down to the slug in the. street
''the size of the local e-commerce market would triple from £0.9bn in 2011 to $10bn ''
0.9 trippled = 10?
It's not that big a deal, the two versions, , most people are going to use it for faceschtick, youtube and a bit of music and video. Just like mobiles, most of the average users daily tasks are available on any platform.
Anyone that uses some software that isn't available in one form or another on all the platforms probably already knows the difference, or is at least very likely to go and find out the difference before they buy.
use the scoop to create a small hole, extend the built in hand brush, sweep said detritus into hjole, cover, label as 'martian landfill No 1', job done, out of sight out of mind.
Did you hear the one..
...about Virgin media sending out a mass email yesterday stating that 'Good News', the recipients were to be receiving an upgrade from 100Mb to 120Mb, regardless of the recipients actual package? Quickly following that with a retraction email, and then sending out the SAME good news email again the next day?
No retraction mail this time, perhaps they ARE upgrading my 10Mb line to 120Mb, , but I suspect not.
I envisage a warehouse somewhere with a thousand monkeys typing randomly at a thousand customer support desks.
its not just the maps that screw lorries
I spent 2006 to 2009 selling Garmin and Navman, often to small fleet delivery firms, and we had calls almost weekly regarding a vehicle getting into difficulties down a narrow road, or offering bizarre , impossible routes, and it was almost without exception, that the device was set to car, bike or pedestrian and not 'truck'.
amen to that
the most interesting part of this story is the sneaky link to the curtis blog at the end. Bravo
a second portable device that can show flash websites would be an essential 'extra' if i accidentally owned an ipad.
From the time stamps i think we can scientifically confirm that there is indeed one born every minute, , well, every two minutes at least.
Now if only we can find an internet version of a cliff to have them all drive off following their sat nav.....
OOOO fear the pagans!!
It wos the pagans wot did it, break out the faggots and lets get a'burning.
Stupid sod, he must be a christian, they're trained to be anti pagan, and they're far more scary. (I know a few pagans, my mum n dad are pagan, and I guarantee they have never plaited a horse)
. "...is digitising all the books ever published, and making them freely available,.."
So by that reasoning, I can start making AVIs of every film ever made and start publishing them for all and sundry to watch for free and then be "surprised" when people complain.
You offering to fund my defence for project "Asylum Vids"? No? Thought not.
Just because the US are stupid enough not to see the danger of allowing Google to have its own way doesn't mean the rest of the world can't see it and (thankfully) respond.
Jolly Roger because thats what Google are, Privateers,
I can't beleive we got this far down the page before the similarities of that picture to the broken CPU from the Terminator classic were raised.
Looks like nothing less than the dawn of total mechanical domination to me.
Hmm, I bet it'l make a lovely remote for an MC setup, and i'm thinking face down i can rest my cup/plate/rolling mat on it!
I wonder how well it will VNC into my work network, , I may never need to leave the sofa again!
I agree with you completely, however I see no need at all for them to be anything but civil legislation issues. Its the act of defining discrimination that I have issue with.
By defining an 'act of discrimination' we create the discrimination it rules against.
Before the definition, Company A refused to hire Person B because of their disability/race, whatever. Surely there doesn't need to be a whole seperate set of rules to cover that?
Having an actively anti-discrimination society leads to a society where positive discrimination (the great oxymoron of our time) becomes desireable.
To discriminate is to favour one over another. Give the job to someone who may be doesn't quite have the same skills as another candidate, but ticks the female/handicapped box.
Thats fair enough, you might say, but is it? Why, in a fair and free society, should the job applicant be discriminated against?
I just think it unfair that some people live with a whole different rule book to protect them.
(The road laws are another example, kill someone by running round after a few pints waving a big piece of lead pipe in the park, its murder/manslaughter, take a corner badly because you've had a few pints and cripple a child and you probably get dangerous driving. Not fair)
Whilstever there is one rule for one person, another for someone who is different there will never be any equality, the very fact that there is a difference, and it is noted in law, will always create discrimination.
" no special legal protection for fatties "
"In the UK there is currently no special legal protection for fatties as there is for those persecuted on religious, ethnic or sexual grounds."
No, and nor should there be. Indeed there should be no 'special' law to protect race or religion either. Why is attacking someone on their race somehow worse than the way they look? Or their sex?
The whole issue of (especially Race and Religion) persecution, so called hate crimes is hugely blown out of all proportion. It simply boils down to one thing; Some people like to hurt others, period, and so look around for a target. Be it a nasty comment from some white shirt beer monster at the long haired student in a town center pub, or three black/white 'yoofs' attacking one white/black person in an underpass.
Animal minds will always have an undercurrent of nastiness, and many will look around for an individual or group to target.
So scrap the racism laws, scrap the pro-handicapped laws, and boil the whole lot down to 'be nice, or be punished' laws. I don't see why calling someone a (insert most villified racial slur you know here) should attract any more of a punishment than attacking someone for their weight, and vice versa, attacking someone because of their weight should bring the same punishment as racism.
If you attack someone, that in itself should be reason enough to have to account for your actions.
''nifty for rotating the user interface based on the orientation of a mobile device''
Yes indeed bloat, certainly on a mobile, because correct me if i'm wrong, but won't most devices that detect orientation already change the display accordingly? So would tilting the device 90 degrees left result in firefox mobile being upside down?
Just a thought..
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- Special report Reg probe bombshell: How we HACKED mobile voicemail without a PIN
- RIP net neutrality? FCC boss mulls 'two-speed internet'
- Sony Xperia Z2: 4K vid, great audio, waterproof ... Oh, and you can make a phone call
- Pic Tooled-up Ryobi girl takes nine-inch grinder to Asus beach babe