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Thats exactly why they are even more annoying than the targetted ads
It's as if when you went into a restaurant the waiter always recommended boiled rice - because it is very popular with a billion people in China or India
Re: Tip toe through the cat crap
>Our American cousin's insistence on the right to bear arms seem to make sense here.
Surely a bear, especially an armed one, would be worse than cats?
So is it actually an offence now to not use SSL?
And your closed source phone doesn't have any extra CPUs in the modem or screen or camera?
And you know that these extra CPUs don't have bus access?
And you know there are no errors in the OS - like a 10year old hole when displaying JPEGs - whihc give them unrestricted access
But at least you know that it doesn't matter because your commercial OS is pawned by a NSL anyway
Re: Economic signalling
Of course not. Since any STEM student who was motivated by the thought of earning more than 16K would be working in banking anyway. By keeping wages low they attract only the truly dedicated !
Re: The liberal arts people will game this
Already been done - when the govt announced it wanted more STEM graduates to go into teaching, and offered bursaries, the number went up 500% overnight.
Of course most of them were domestic-scientists and sport-scientists
Re: Too bloody right!!
>what's the point of that
The point is to abolish youth unemployment by taking all 18-21 year olds off the market and having them pay 10k/year for the privilege. Even YTS paid you
Re: Apple invents the public plaza
But he previous Union Square didn't have rounded corners
Will be completely secure will it?
If your infrastructure makes a Win7 machine secure - ie. your ATMs don't
regularly login to facebook - then it will be secure for WindowsXP
A hypocritical politician
Not at all hypocritical.
She approves of the NSA spying on potential terrorists - like all Americans and all foreigners.
But anyone in government can't possibly be a bad guy so it is wrong to spy on them,
Re: Found Jesus. Then Lost Him at the Bar
If you want to cover up information you put it in a Powerpoint
1, But the law doesn't apply to "cross border areas" which is anywhere within 100mi of a coastline or the canada/Mexico border.
2, Washington isn't a state
3, We're the fscking CIA, we don't need no steenkin laws
It could work
Only include "new artists" who go out of fashion in 6months and are replaced by the next "new artist" - then you don't have to worry about keeping customers.
But keep charging 20quid for 20year old albums by real musicians.
A business model formerly known as "the singles chart"
Re: I'm possibly wrong
> should be getting more per working hour ...because they are taking more risk
No - a contractor should be getting more per hour because that's what the market can stand
Or more likely - it comes off a different budget and it would take too much politics to get your head count increased, so it doesn't matter if it costs more in the long run it's easier to get a temp
Capitalism would suggest that if you are paying somebody in the top 1% of salary then it is because you need their skills and you can't find anyone to do it cheaper.
So logically if they walked out the door you would be in trouble.
If it was easy to just pick up the phone and replace them with staff willing to work for 600quid then why haven't you already done so ?
> females may smoothen the talk a bit, allowing a consensus to be reached.
AKA - "The Thatcher effect"
Re: (no title): WTF, Mongo?
No, he is saying the exec is making all the right noises about counselling for co-workers and missing those killed - as HR and PR tell him to.
Yet when the guy you have been sitting next to for years is downsized is out of there with the same suddeness - then the same "HR best practice" is that you aren't allowed to mention any of the ones that were got rid of.
Re: £1 billion for tags?
Or just invest in some chain and some heavy iron balls.
The price of scrap steel is pretty low at the moment
And work without a view of the sky
And have a battery that lasted weeks
And was tamperproof
And could survive years of use by an antagonistic user but wasn't as large and heavy as the Army's new "portable" radios
And has to meet arbitrary govt standard 314159 which means you need to certify that the plant in China that makes the GPS chip is also certified to GS314159 - which you can't do so you have to buy the GPS chip from Thales for 10x the price
The police order a bunch of Vauxhall Astras as patrol cars.
They then request that they fly and are invisibile
GM claims they want the development of a product that doesn't exist
Re: Well done
>open up access to bank accounts
You own the contents of your bank account so you can will it to someone
Do you own your AppleId or do you pay for Apple for a service?
You don't inherit a netflix account or frequent flyer status
Re: 1$ <> 1£
US students pay $50-100K to go to college so paying $200 for a textbook is noise.
UK students (until recently) didn't and so resented spending on anything other than beer - so you sell the same textbook for £30.
Students in India can't afford either so you sell it, printed on cheap paper, for $3
So can it stream content on any of my local machines or am I just paying to access their pay-per-view?
Am I getting old ?
I automatically assume anything on TV is going to be dummed down to the point of painfullness. When was the last time Horizon was watchable compared to "In Our Time"?
About the last time TV compared to Radio4 was the port of Absolute Power.
Although a TV version of Cabin Pressure or Hut33 shouldn't be too expensive
Re: Kill off BBC3
Some CGI to overlay tellytuby costumes on MPs and parliament channel could be watchable.
Re: How much does..
Top gear is on netflix for $5/month
More old top gear is on UK netflix = $5/month for a VPN
New top gear is on iPlayer + $5/month for a VPN
Re: Space is BIG ...
There is almost no destruction - if you were in the galaxy you wouldn't even notice.
Space is big and stars are a long way apart
Slight error, DCT is Discrete Canine Transform and is a cruder version of the more elegant Fast Feline Transform (FFT) used for smoother purrier cat pictures
The web has certainly moved on from the earlier days when it was dominated by the somewhat limited, Giraffe Image Format and the rather more limited appeal of Porn N' Gerbils files.
Re: I'm not sure if I'm missing something here
I think NASA is going to continue having difficulties getting other countries on board.
It has cancelled too many projects because of budget cuts leaving European and Japanese partners with a lot of time and money invested in a bit of kit that won't fly.
Chinese, Brazilian and Indian partners are annoyed at export rules that prevent US partners sharing the details of anything more advanced than an Apple-II with them - and have decided to just build their own infrastructure.
And I don't think there is going top be much political will on either side for a joint US - USSR++ mission
Re: well - the German language has a very fine
And a word to describe the CIA's activities against congress = "putsch"
re:Won't they get into trouble for that?
Yes it just needs a senator and a prosecutor to stand up against an agency that has details of all their secrets and whose job is blackmailing and killing people.
I bet there is a guarantee in his contract that he gets paid a bonus even if they do go bust
Re: Is this like certain other things?
>Well, I heard you can die from smoking cannabis . . .
There was a study where rats were given cannabis to smoke and then terriers wearing SWAT team jackets were released into the cage.
Re: It's always puzzled me.
I think the same thing was said about that new fangled 35mm stuff.
Re: New Hammer
Stanley did design a new hammer. Since nobody uses hammers to knock in nails anymore (they have nail guns) they designed a hammer for all the prying, lifting, nudging, breaking and percussive maintenance tasks that hammers are still used for.
It's been very successful
Re: I believe that a well-implemented cybercurrency would be a good thing...
Since none of the banks 'own' bitcoins it is difficult to have a run on them.
You can only have a run on a bank because it has lent out money you put in, these bitcoin banks are really either exchanges or safe deposit boxes.
Re: But ... but ... but ... jobs
>but only if we stop immigration and EU migrants
Monday Britain stops eu workers from entering Britain
Tuesday France puts a $10,000 fee on each British truck leaving the Chunnel,
Wednesday Germany puts a $10,000 import levy on each car made in Sunderland
Thrusday Britain closes down
>, and we REQUIRE the unemployed to move or commute where the work is.
Good news unemployed yoof in Middlesborough, we have a cleaning job for you in London, it's minimum wage and zero hour contract. You don't mind commuting do you?
Re: A jury trial huh?
> yet they want to take their chances with a jury?
Remember the government gets to pick the jury.
Plus the government has a list of all the websites each jury member visited and pictures of them naked if they use Yahoo
Re: Yes I predict it will be exactly as terrible as Y2K!
Banks mostly dealt with Y2K years before. Sold a 25year mortgage in 1980? Guess when it became due!
Very few avionics systems need to know the date and don't store it as time_t.
> I don't think an ATM, running Windows Embedded (which is not end of support) would be connect to the internet and set to download automatic updates.
And what colour is the sky on your planet?
There are lots of ATMs running off-the-shelf WindowsXP/2000 and most of them are connected to the bank branch LAN which is connected to t'internet. You wouldn't believe how much we saved compared to the old embedded ATMs and all those leased lines.
Re: so this will be the 550 GCHQ JTRIG'ers doing False Flag?
Except British Intelligence would immediately charge against the wrong web sites, be wiped out but regard it as a glorious historical incident.
Re: Ex Clinton and Blair advisor
Well Oracle actually might have WMDs
But there is no way they could deploy them in 45mins!
Re: Okay so this will work like the last election.
Erm... it is the opposition that is proposing this
Re: We need three legal fixes (OK, four)
2, We already do, MI5, National criminal intelligence unit, Special Reconnaissance Unit, Special branch etc etc
Re: I bet most discussions between
Depends which kind of terrorists.
IRA / Al Queda kind of terrorists probably don't use Yahoo chat
Terrorist campaigners against hospital closures, anti-fuel tax, pro/anti badger killing and people who have the temerity to join a union - probably do use webcams
You don't just give away all the money at once. You use it to build a fund which will support projects well into the future.That's why there is a Carnegie Institute and a Stanford university well after Mr Carnegie and Mr Stanford have gone.
Additionally he doesn't have the money, he has MSFT stock. Imagine if he cashed in all his stock tomorrow - what would happen to the price?
I would give him credit that he is doing something more directly useful than just founding a university in his name. But the foundation is a business, it is going to make some dodgy investments (just like Welcome, Children in Need did) and it needs to be very careful that there aren't any more "links to microsoft" deals
Re: Could have been worse
No just a heavy fat one that you could never fit into an overhead bin and would crush you flat if it ever landed on you.
It was also a large early portable computer
It's made by a major US defence contractor, it's main customers are US govt agencies who want to drop Blackberry.
The strong message it sends is, there are nasty Chinese hackers out there and we have to double the NSA efforts to protect the motherland.
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