Re: Nothing to see here
>Must live in the UK.
Where people understand irony
7415 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
>Must live in the UK.
Where people understand irony
I don't know which is funnier, the idea that HP have any staff that would know how to cook the books, or that they might have anyone competent to catch them
It's easy for middle managers - they just have to pressure their employees into never taking any vacation. The result is that people take "vacation" by leaving and taking a break for a few weeks before they take the next job.
But that's ok because having key technical staff leave and trying to replace them in this market is a great cost saving.
And demanding that your employees use half their annual vacation to accomodate it ?
There is always cash - I believe the US govt has been printing quite a lot of that recently
That's because they used those special movie servers where the hacker can log in and cause them to start belching clouds of dry ice and make alarms go off before they finally explode into a shower of sparks.
Presumably Sony's email system also had about 12 characters per screen and made teletype noises as it printed the characters one at a time.
And now even more evil than Microsoft
A fingerprint is a userid not a password.
If your account is hacked you don't change your name
Embrace, extend, Extinguish.
If their browsers stuck to the standard then users on other OSes could connect to Office365 and that would never do .
Especially if you are looking for somebody hot for a limited-term relationship
In a more subtle attack it is alleged Sony hackers broke into the servers of Touchstone and re-edited Pearl Harbor into such a crap movie that many American movie goers now feel the raid was totally justified.
So don't collate it - just publish
You collect when councillors turn up for meetings, in order to pay them attendance allowance, you collect how they voted on issues, you already put it all in a spreadsheet.
At the moment you then spend money on protecting it, keeping it firewalled, having access controls to stop unauthrorized staff from seeing it - and then spend more money fighting FoI requests when somebody submits one.
So everything that there isn't a law demanding it be keep secret (like medical reports on the children being abused in your council's care homes) goes on a public sharepoint site.
The only reason to keep everything secret by default is to hide cockups or criminal conspiracies,
So why wasn't all that info public anyway?
Apart from the launch codes to their nuclear arsenal how much info does the local council have that is secret? Here even the salaries of all public employees are published, by name, on their website
When "Wee Spot o Rain Sandy" hit New York they were all very smug about their server rooms and backup generators being on the top floors.
All that was in the basement - as required by building regs - was the fuel tanks and pumps.
Zoning is what creates the problem.
It was a good idea 100years ago to stop slum landlords building houses against the walls of the United Asbestos, Arsenic and Cyanide factory - but it's crap when it doesn't let you build mixed office and apartment blocks in city centers or allow incubator office space in the suburbs.
VW have managed almost perfect market segmentation.
I need a car !
Certainly sir, would you like to pay 10K, 20K or 30K for the same car?
And steer you to the Audi, VW or Skoda/Seat version
Apple sold most of those devices in the USA and all of them to people who don't care about a $100/month cell phone contract and on carriers who have a margin to bundle phones.
It is going to be tricky selling to the next billion people who think $10/month is a lot of money. It's going to be very tricky doing it in a way which doesn't reduce the value to the $100/month crowd
"Only Apple can be Apple"
Exactly, if there was an exact mircon-perfect Chinese named copy of a BMW for 10K nobody would buy it.
Although VW did prove that if you made a 1/2 price version of an Audi with a less desirable badge, some people would buy it
And the terrorist looks suspiciously like David Blunkett.
We do know that TOR's development was largely funded by terrorists.
Mine had to have a new laptop when windows "had a moment" and lost her holiday pictures.
What she really needs is a Chromebook, what she insisted on was a Macbook Air (because they don't go wrong) but all it is used for is facebook.
The price difference is a small price to pay to be able to say "Sorry don't know anything about macs, can't help"
Microsoft Ireland is already a separate company in order to meet Eu data protection laws. The US court decided that since it was ultimately under Microsoft's control it could be ordered around by a US court.
It's like a court in Switzerland deciding that since a swiss bank is in ultimate control of the loans to the local bank that has your mortgage then Swiss police have a right to enter your home without a warrant.
Wasn't it GCQ that was turning a blind eye to the child prostitution running out of that boys home in Northern Ireland?
Even if it was being run by the army/special branch/RUC etc then the all-seeing GCHQ must have known about it before Private Eye - otherwise what's the point of them ?
And goes to find somewhere to plug itself in and charge.
A car2go style rental fleet of self-driving cars is the answer to the plug in electric vehicle.
So insurance on cars with ABS or power steering was exorbitant until those technologies proved themselves?
The biggest risk with self-driving cars is that it is going to be impossible to get insurance for regular cars within a few years because only people who like to drive "entertainingly" are going to drive manual cars
>Personal transport ownership has been entrenched in our psyche since we first jumped on horses.
Car2Go is taking it out for a lot of people here, especially those that live in downtown.
Car lease $500/month, parking in the city $300/month, Insurance $200/month - car2go 44c/min and can park anywhere.
>And if this isn't a broadside against Uber's business idea, I don't know what is.
Except Google owns a large chunk of Uber.
So in a few years you get the option of clicking on Uber and having a car with a perfect driver who won't beat you up or rape you. You pay the same, Google doesn't pay a driver, Profit.
But the Engine Management Unit doesn't decide which of the people in identical hi-vis jackets and white hard hats is the one waving you on through the roadworks or telling you to stop.
Or owning a Rover/Volvo
Yes the secret plan known as "German Economic Miracle Version2"...
Declare war on DPRK, Bomb your own factories, Rebuild them - and then produce decent cars
Started getting good in the 50s, peaked in the 60s, then began the slide in the 70s and 80s, crap by the 90s.
Then Pop idol is the obvious cause of the 2008 Recession/Slump/banking fsck-up/mildly disruptive natural business cycle (delete as appropriate)
It is only by the hunting down and complete destruction of anybody involved in pop-idol-x-factor-challenge-in-the-attic that we can hope for economic recovery.
That and explaining correlation != causing to a bunch of economists and politicians
With no evidence, the FBI have blamed Poland for the attack and intend to invade.
The skinny women from ally McBeal - or doesn't she have rounded corners?
But this way he only ever needs to do about an hour of acting and they can just CGI different clothes to do the different roles.
I understand being your own son is less of a mystery in Tasmania,
Or at least being your own brother-in-law is quite common.
It only affects sales of digital products.
Starbucks-Switzerland charging 2.50/cup for the Starbucks name or Microsoft-GrandCaymen charging $100/seat for the manuals doesn't change.
An attempt to block exactly the same sort of tax loopholes that people complain about Amazon/Google/Starbucks using?
Or was it totally reasonable that on Monday you were sitting in the same desk, doing the same job as you were on friday, but now you were working for your Channel Island registered holding company and paying 10% tax on the dividends you were paying yourself and no NI?
>But for a couple of quid why not make your business UK only?
But how would you know?
If all you get is an email/paypal address how do you know if the visitor to your site is British?
Your foreigner can be quite tricky, some of them even speak English.
You could insist that they explain how to bowl a Yorker or play a few rounds of Mornington crescent, that should catch Jerry out.
It's cheaper to fill the tank ?
>It doesn't just apply to safety critical systems.
Yes it does, you just have to test them. Remember that test-driven-development part of agile?
>It's not OK to agilely develop the benefits system
Yes it is. Have the system do one simple part, roll it out, check it works, then move more and more functionality to the new system until you can turn off the old one. The existing model consists of gather all the requirements, spend 10years and umpteen billion developing a system, discover you have missed a case where somebody with more than one married partner changes sex and name in the same financial period - abandon entire system and start again.
>It's not OK to agilely develop the tax system
Again develop a a system that allows looking up the status of your current return, then adding returns for simple cases, then add more and more complex cases, If necessary. it might make sense to have some very weird cases done entirely manually or kept on a small part of the legacy system. That's the point of agile - have something working all the time.
Well if "a little learning is a dangerous thing" think how much damage a lot could do - we havwe to keep the children safe.
Apparently a film about a bombing raid which was actually designed to drown as many civilian workers as possible under the guise of attacking a strategic target ( which was back in operation within a couple of months ) is delayed by concerns over offence caused by the use of latin in a dog's name.
Ms Blanchett or the guy from Pirates of the Caribbean ?
The battle of the shire is the whole point of the book.
The childish aristocrat Merry Pippin come back as soldiers and lead the stout yeomen of the shire against the threat of the communists ( Tolkien wasn't exactly a trendy lefty).
>Or you could always just actually read the book.
But it doesn't have lens flare...
Rear cover notes of The Silmarillion: an epic mini-series coming to HBO
Ok I will cover our millions of clients for $10K/copy for any losses - the cost of the software will of course have to go up by $10K seat.
Unless you know of a way of writing bug free software?
Well only a small proportion of them will ave voted for the minister in question, and if he has a safe seat even that wouldn't matter