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Re: Hang on,
>People who have been paid to take a queue take pay from other people to leave it ?
>Isn't that the very definition of mercenary ?
Strangely enough it is the very definition of GDP - doing this presumably helps the economy
Re: not a Delivery?
Magic fairy dust needs renewing every night - I thought everyone knew that
Re: Couple of words about the Swiss
You can trust the Swiss to act in the best interests of the Swiss.
If Snowden's revelations mean that Eu customers don't trust US hosted cloud services and Eu govts ban US safe harbour provisions then where would you trust as a cloud service hosting county.
Switzerland for example?
Re: direct flight
And Russia could retaliate by banning that country's airlines from flying over Russia.
It's a long way for Air France or Lufthansa to the far east if they have to go west.
Re: BBC Worldwide
>"black people in baggy clothes are probably shoplifters?"
Or saying BBC employees are probably pedophiles
Re: needs more tuners
Is there anywhere in the world where you could conceivably have 6 broadcast shows that you would to watch - let alone broadcast simultaneously ?
> tape is for stuff you never want to have to read again.
Or stuff you want to read in 50years time
Re: In a few years time ...
It really doesn't matter how many bits you have if Mozilla trusts "honest Achmeds" root certificate as signing the google.com you visted
Re: i don't understand
But if you had never heard of any of the celebs (I hadn't) then presumably they have less value than regular porn ?
Re: "politically unstable, if not ideologically opposed to western democracy"
I look forward to ISIS's efforts to take Aberdeen
Re: So is a raspberry-pie something I should (or shouldn't) know about ?
I really had no idea !
I was trying to think of some innuendo about a BBC Micro but the pi seemed more modern
Re: Well actually...
You filthy beast you .....
Re: Not wishing to be pedantic
The designer put the retina in backwards so the interface cable is in the middle of the screen - then did a software patch so nobody would notice. Typical weekend bodge job really.
Re: Pegging order?
>Who the fck is Dan Savage and why is his column so worthy of inspection?
The gentleman in question is an amusing disclaimer of straightforward, honest, factual, helpful, and somewhat frank advice on matters of an anatomical nature for discerning gentlemen in a number of non-Murdoch periodicals on the West Coast of his Majesty's former colony.
Imagine Marjorie Proops written by Joe Orton
Re: So, your wife is a linguist?
Is she cunning ?
Re: Not surprising with those company names
So is a raspberry-pie something I should (or shouldn't) know about ?
More thefts of iPhone /Blackberry are reported
How many young men of a lower albedo are likely to go into a police station to report a theft?
So these are thefts are logged by Apple's iFind-iMy-iPhone-iAnd-iLock-iIt feature or corporate blackberries
Re: 4chan is a sysadmin
4chan is actually an AI - Siri's evil twin
Re: False analogy
"We wouldn’t stand idly by if paintings worth hundreds of millions of pounds were being stolen from the National Gallery"
But we would have rules making it illegal for a visitor from a region 3 country viewing a painting in a region 2 gallery. Even if it had been originally stolen from their country by us.
Re: Let me re-write this ....
"The UK is crying out for engineers and IT staff and is willing to pay several rupees/hour for the best candidates"
Re: No wonder...
And according to Mr Gates - windows admin jobs pay crap.
Apparently even though their study showed you need far fewer admins on Linux and didn't have to pay for any licenses your TCO would be much higher on Linux because of the highly paid specialists you would need.
Re: Unsustainable and unrealistic my a**e
1, and you have security here when the firm closes down or outsources you?
Plus side is that you aren't behind 10 layers of managers who are useless but have been there too long to get rid of.
2, true but I work in startups so never get to take even that
3, sucks to be poor in the US. But after I got made redundant in the UK I tried to claim dole to get back some of my 40% tax - no chance. I got a fraction of my unpaid final months pay refunded.
You can make management without having been to Eton. Even Geordies sound posh here.
Jobs outside the city pay well
You get to work on real stuff - not just another NHS/gov IT disaster project
>Career Path anyone?
M4 -> Heathrow
VirginAtlantic -> San-Francisco
Although if you can stand it Houston is almost the same salary, no tax and a 3bed house costs less than 100K
Re: Chromebook competitor - not really
If windows 8 allows you to fix grandparents computer over the phone so you are sure that all viruses, extra toolbars and broken settings are fixed then its an improvement
The free 3year 1Tb of Google drive was worth more than the top of the line $1200 Pixel Chromebook
Re: 1Gb of RAM?
1Gb of ram - that's barely enough to run a virus!
Re: Chromebook competitor - not really
No need for AV
If users screw up then a factory reset is one button.
On the Windows competitor it's get an add-on CDwriter, hope you burned the recovery CDs when it was new, make sure you have a note of the license key.
Sit down to an hours worth of clicking OK to restart.
Reinstall all the other apps
Hope you had a copy of all your bookmarks, mail, documents,pictures etc
Re: Shurely shome mishtake - ed
I have worked there, most of it is under a lot of snow every winter.
High areas in the middle of continents tend to have extremes of hot dry summers and cold winters.
Shurely shome mishtake - ed
"net zero energy" facility, / discounted energy supplies from Nevada for the next eight years. ????
You mean he will get to sell the unreliable occasional solar electricity for 4-5x the regular price as a feed-in tariff subsidized by the same regular customers who will be paying for the free 24x7 reliable supply he is getting from the state?
Re: Well said
Tim is wrong that a $400 iWatch isn't a status symbol in the same way a $10K Rolex is - it's more of a status symbol.
A $10K Rolex on somebody under 40 means that daddy is/was rich.
An iWatch means you are not only at least comfortably off - it means you are high-tech/high-skill/modern techno-literate pillock.
That is more status than being the recipient of a trust fund.
Silicon valley started because there was masses of land in California's orange groves almost for free.
Then WWII lead to a huge demand for electronics and components for the local aerospace industry. This attracted lots of engineers, as did the local world class tech universities.
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard went there to get jobs and started HP in their garage which grew into a $Bn company which later employed Steve Wozniak who started his own company in his garage which grew into a $Bn company ....
While we have some overpriced office space in a couple of warehouses in a fashionable bit of Central London where a few media types sell imagineering services to each other.
It would make you laugh if you weren't crying.
Some well informed MPs
>many remain ignorant of what the thing does or is supposed to do;
> another four per cent claimed Tech City has had no impact
So the few who HAD heard of it correctly identified that it would have no impact
Re: "We view Apps different than books or songs"
isn't "Spell Different"Apple's motto ?
So when does Scargill get invited to number10?
If we aren't buying Russian gas or coal anymore we better gets some pits opened fast if we don't want little-old-lady Icicles this winter.
But sales of batteries should go up when the country's energy demands has to be met by 2 windmills in Cumbria.
Re: An interesting interpretation
Yes I was commenting on the first paragraph about facists using Billy Bragg
An interesting interpretation
Generally parody allows you fair use of the material you are parodying
So you can rewrite a Billy Brag song to take the piss out of My Bragg - like Weird Al's parody of Nirvana.
But you can't use Mr Bragg's work to parody something else and claim your copyright violation is parody - like Weird Al using Gangsta paradise to parody the Amish
The intention is that for example, BP can't stop you protesting against BP by claiming that your use of their logo or pictures of one of their oil spills on your banner is copyright. But it doesn't allow you to use scenes from star wars for free in your attack of BP.
Re: Why is the judicial branch pushing so hard ...
And the effect on everyone beyond the companies involved - it reduced incomes for programmers across the country
So if , for example, Germany's leader was hacked by foreign powers - Nato would attack them?
Re: More not very helpful economics-speak
"hedonic adjustment" is how you hide the $100 rise in food costs by including a 40" flat screen TV in the "basket of goods and services" and showing that it has dropped from $1000 to $300 in the last 5 years and therefore inflation is under control.
And a lot of money was wasted (or injected into the economy if you are an economist):
On audits - going around ticking off printer serial numbers
Preparing W2K compliance certificates - it's a printer FFS
Obtaining assurance of Y2K compliance from manufacturers -
Replacing it with a brand new expensive inkjet because Epson don't have a W2K compliance cert for an ancient dot matrix
Having staff on double time over the holiday - in case of any issues - for a completely non-critical product that nobody would be using until after the holidays when any problems could be fixed.
Photos are meant to be seen
Presumably the photos were meant for the consumption of the celeb's special friend
Which means they have to be transmitted to, and viewable on, another device.
So you can have 97FA, require retina scans from all 3 eyes and a DNA sample - it doesn't really matter if you email them to somebody else.
Of course you could lock them to a single phone - but then having to go to your pet celeb's bedroom for her to unlock the phone and authorize it to display photos of her naked. While she is standing there - does seem to be a little counterproductive.
Re: i dont understand
Isn't that the title of a Country and Western song?
The cloud should never be used for sensitive data like nude selfies.
It should only be used to store NHS medical records or the whole country's tax data
Re: nokia carriers...
But with a Nokia, you can beat them back with the phone
Re: And meanwhile in the real world
Yes it would mean a rise in armed robberies.
The original Great Train Robbers got 30years - to "send a message to these sort of people"
The message was, you might as well go in with a shot gun, since robbing some cash and killing a copper carried the same sentence.
Re: An example to follow
>Yeah, we'd miss out on the following:
Heretic, stone the unbeliever !
(stones with rounded corners obviously)
If your userid is: Cockwrangler and your password is "Whatever tickles my fancy"
You probably have some explaining to do when your account is hacked and the details published
Re: Polaroids FTW
>Nudity equates with filth now? What bizarro world do you inhabit?
Can't remember who said it:
Q: You are one of those men who think sex is dirty.
A: Well yes - if you're lucky and you're doing it right !
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