Re: Poor Oisin
And it will have phone-ins and be hosted by Stephen Fry
6470 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
And it will have phone-ins and be hosted by Stephen Fry
>unacceptable to hit a minion,
I thought he punched a producer?
Surely hitting the boss (and a member of least accurately named profession on the planet) is pure BOFH
>he Top Gear / Steven Fry Channel, AKA Dave"
I had heard Mr Fry had got married, was it to Clarkson ?
And who is Dave ??
And where does he fit in?
Is this the sort of bizarre 3-way gay love triangle that is being produced at the expense of the licence fee payer ??????
Women do natter on don't they ......
But Clarkson is a yorkshireman so this was just culturally appropriate behaviour and a normal means of communication.
I am sick of southerners (defined as anyone from 0.1mi south of me) making value ill-informed judgements about people from the North.
You think this is more true now than in the 1920s when Carnegie and Rockefeller ran thing?
Or the 1950s when "what was good for GM was good for the USA"
The law allows private businesses to pick and choose their customers without the risk of being sued by publicity hungry political groups. essentially this is already the law in the UK
Should a synagogue be allowed to refuse to rent a room for a neo-nazi meeting?
Can a church hall turn down a booking from satanists?
Can a French restaurant turn away a UKIP member
Here on the wrong side of the pond the Subaru Forester is the car of the "women in comfortable shoes" So perhaps having a booth babe who then locks your wife, rather than you, in is a deliberate part of their sexist marketing campaign,
This is a conference where American software companies sell you security products that both you and they know have been backdoored by the government.
The same government that wouldn't allow one of the inventors of RSA a visa to visit a previous conference because he had a suspiciously middle-eastern name.
Booth babes are sadly the least embarrasing thing about it
You can pressure europe to spy on its own citizens and you can always rely on the Brits and the colonies to hand it all over to their Ft Meade masters. But you can't force Airbus to keep using your cloud service if they believe it is all being copied to the NSA and then on to Boeing.
However the people in charge of funding the political campaigns of the people in charge of the people doing the spying are getting worried that the other 6Bn people on Earth are not going to be buying services from a US company if it is all going to the NSA.
And that makes those people, the ones with $Bn to fund political campaigns, sad.
Why is it their job to predict it or fix it?
Markets go up, there are opportunities to make money, markets go down there are even more opportunities. Some economists bet that there would be a housing induced crash and made a fortune.
Rushing to inject subsidies to keep your local car plant open, and then have it close exactly 18months later when the subsidy ends is politics not economics.
I think I have a modest proposal to add to the cookbook
I suppose its a little better than when Blackwater or Lockheed-Martin were in charge of the Whitehouse.
At least if Google needs to boost business they just tell the president to lean on the FCC, they don't have to start an actual war.
It's better than that. The FCC (evil Feds) said that they can't prevent a state or town from building its own municipal network.
Tennessee is arguing that the evil Feds MUST step in and prevent the states from doing this !
Sorry the "in the UK" title was from something else I was writing in another thread - forgot to edit it before posting.
From rec.humour more than 25years ago:
Do these guys at Radio Shack ever get on your nerves, asking you for a bunch of personal data when you're just there to buy something as simple as a couple AA batteries? I think we should inconvenience these people as much as they do us. A while ago I was in Enid buying a printer cable adaptor and the guy asked me for my name.
"Ghosseindhatsghabyfaird-johnson," I replied.
(blank look of confusion)
"How do you spell that?" he asked, obviously not wanting to know.
"With a hyphen," I clarified
"Once more?" he asked
"Could you please spell that?" he asked, glancing at the half dozen people waiting behind me.
"Oh... just like it sounds," I said nonchalantly.
Putting down "Johnson," he went on and asked about the address.
"Washburn, Wisconsin, 14701 N.E. Wachatanoobee Parkway, Complex 3, Building O, Appt. 1382b," I replied.
Almost through writing all this down, I said, "Or did you mean current address?"
Stoping, he said, (becoming irritated) "Yes. Current address."
"Diluthian Heights, Mississippi, 1372 S. Tinatonabee Avenue, Building 14C, Suite 2, Box 138201," I replied quite slowly.
Waiting until he finished I said, "No, wait, it's NORTH Tinatonabee Avenue." Annoyed, he backed up and changed it.
"I think," I interjected.
Nope - a real improvement in efficency would be to get computer scientists to help chemists write programs about chemistry.
"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes." - Edsger Dijkstra
So MIT,Stanford, Caltech. Carnegie-Mellon, have big supercomputers and do better in rankings than ToadSuck Arkansas community college who don't?
And a big chunk of Cyanogen's money came from Microsoft with a promise to "disrupt" Android.
So once the market is "disrupted"enough that you can't guarantee a certain app will run on a certain phone then the funding will end.
embrace, extend, extinguish.....
> Maybe I could do both?
Nah,can't do that - different union
15M is fsck-all money.
It will be simply moved from other funds anyway
It gets him on the TV
The other lot have to either promise 16M for flying unicorns or be accused of not supporting Britain
- I did my PhD next door to an "interdisciplinary superconductivity research center of excellence" built 20years earlier under a previous vision, nothing ever come from it.
Anything the Guardian tells you about economics is about as reliable as anything the Daily Mail tells you about immigration or the Express about the death of Diane (or Independant about Kim Kardashian's arse)
We had a dash board app to monitor our servers that somebody under the influence of MSFT decided to do as an active desktop. So all you had to do to check the servers was to iconify every other window and hope no icons obscured any important bits.
Fortunately French O-level bears about as much resemblance to the French language as ICT does to software engineering.
Wouldn't that summon the evils of bing and deliver them into the heart of your machine?
< insert demonic laughter >
And the places you sell it in should have the right to make you obey any laws they want.
So if Germany requires you to reside in Germany, pay German income tax, learn German and have your works only feature Germany characters before you are allowed to sell your content in Germany - you might reasonably complain that it is against the free market.
But demanding that you can sell anywhere in europe, base your HQ in whichever eu country offers the best tax deals, and live in another country - but then not allow customers in one country to buy your product in another - is a little unfair.
Suppose Finland decides that German cars sold in Finland had to only have Finnish written software (for IP reasons) - would the same "reasoned argument" apply ?
“All browsing activity should be considered private and sensitive,”...
AND of course all private and sensitive information should be tracked by the government
- so all browsing activity should be tracked by the government - QED
encryption where by default the government holds they key
>Why the hell would you invade Calais?
First step, then Burgundy and on to Aquitaine. Then we raise the French in a combined attack on Paris - the one set of people the French hate more then the British are Parisians
The big advantage of Brits invading Calais is that nobody would be able to tell until it was too late
So in response to an alleged hack of a Japanese company that everybody except the General from Dr Strangelove believes was an inside job - the US has attacked N Korea ?
Interesting - I think the French broke the overnight build, can we invade Calais ?
Try having all the communications, visits to mistresses, secret photos of all your board members in a giant database - it does wonders for your budget approval.
Being allowed to put people who dissagree with you in a football bag and fly them to wherethefsckistan to have electrodes attached also helps get your expenses claims processed.
>There's 11 member countries of the SKA Organisation
But Australia can cut all the extra funding which allows Australian universities and researchers to actually use it - while keeping to the minimal commitments required by the deal.
Or they can just tear up the agreement - no doubt it would be cheaper in government lawyers to prove that no binding commitment was made to fund it in actual $ etc etc
Profit to Australia = GDP
So Australians paying cable bills to US owned cable giants to watch US tv shows on TVs with a built-in wifi hub somehow translates into $74Bn in IoT profit
> more like Model T cars.
If only - Imagine if you were able to buy a Series 2/3 Landrover clone for 1/10 - 1/20 the price of the latest "Victoria Beckham Inspired" Range Rover
Or another way of looking at it - by having better communication they were able to operate a cartel to restrict the amount of fish on the market and charge more
>Technically I have a DPhil rather than a PhD but it's the same thing.
Also known as 2nd place ;-)
But what about legitimate supervillians (many of whom hold advanced degrees) ?
Or a Caltech faculty party where someone's wife snootily introduced herself as a doctor.
After a moment of confusion somebody realised and explained "oh, just a medic"
>Paid (or market) working hours for women are up, for men down.
For those paid hourly whose hours are logged.
For the rest of us hours have definitely increased. My steelwork(ing) father worked shifts for 40hrs/week. I sit at a nice comfy desk - and it's a little bit safer - but I am at my keyboard for 10-12hours a day, a couple of times a year we have a crunch where we work weekends / all nighters for 2-3months. House prices in this city also mean I have a commute that he would consider a day trip. Any free time is taken up with professional development, meetups, networking events etc.
I earn a lot more, contribute more to GDP, and I don't have to work in a coalmine - but in tech we have created jobs that are now completely your life.
>That actual computation isn't directly affecting your quality of life
It was a comment on the kind of inflation rate rigging that various governments do!
Their "basket of houshold items" includes a 40" plasma TV - in 2005 that cost £1K, now it costs £200. So although food, fuel and housing costs have risen they can show that these have been cancelled out by the fall in the cost of their basket of goods/
Meaning that the real rate of inflation has fallen dramatically.
The Cray-YMP I started working on in the late 80s cost a £squllion and is now outclassed by the GPU in my laptop. Therefore inflation has fallen by £squllion/$500 in the last 25 years
So because health insurance is so insanely expensive, and rising and employers have to pay it - that statistically is equivalent to rising wages?
Or buy a Pipo for $100. A quad-core atom, gig-e, wifi, 2gb Ram 32Gb flash, comes with Windows 8.1 and runs kodi.
The point of going to work is to earn money to live. Once you have enough money saved to live on you stop working. The less you spend and the more you save, the quicker this happens.
So by buying this car you are having to work for another year - actually several years with the effects of investment growth/ compounding etc. So the only people who should buy this car are those who already have so much money that it is pointless saving any more (ie Bill Gates) - who I assume aren't looking at Lexus hybrids.
But I emigrated to Vancouver - the perfect combination of London prices and Newcastle wages - which shows what sort of financial genius I am.
How rich do you have to be to blow a years worth of take home on a crap car? And that's assuming you have a "Good Job in London" sort of take home.
Or to put it another way - that's about 1/10 of the amount you need to stick away to be able to retire and live comfortably off the interest.
Anybody who is smart enough to get the sort of job where they can buy one of these must see the point of not spending the money on one and going home to play instead?
I can see the point of a Maclaren F1. If you were friends with Mr Putin, and as a result now own Belarus, then you can buy a £1M car with the interest earned in the time it takes you to choose the colour. But people with more money than God are not buying a Lexus SUV.
... and breathe out ,,,,,,
Shouldn't they own Leybold-turbo-pumps.sucks ?
And if you don't like them would you have to register Leybold-turbo-pumps.sucks.sucks ?