Depends on the type of "party" ;)
424 posts • joined 14 Jan 2010
So the plan worked! She got into prison, and the rest of the drugs she'd stashed up her ass, she managed to deliver.
The BALLS of these guys. Who setup the organization? Time for some mass firings I think :(
"So when the fan was well and truly hit six months later, they literally came running and crushed the problems because they knew the system and were motivated to help us out. They fixed first and we sorted the money later."
Really? Contractors? Contractors are paid per hour, it's not really in their best interests to do anything quickly.
Secondly, sorted money out later? Well yeah, they're going to send you a bill. But I would expect some kind of agreement up front too.
As a software engineer, I would be excited to add extra functionality to a dashboard, or tune the engine efficiency.
If I made a change which dramatically reduced the emissions, the engineers are gonna want to know what I'm doing on their "turf", and what the hell I did.
But where's the incentive for it?
The software engineers (instead of the hardware engineers) really have a KRA to reduce emissions by 300%?
"Part of that contract stated that if the contract was terminated then HP would still provide technical support for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) in the interim period. "
So a contract stated that HP should provide technical support, but Michigan terminated that contract, and expects HP to honour that contract... how does that work?
I wonder how the Russian government feels about the end-2-end encryption?
Bugger :( I'm waiting for the engineer to install Plusnet this morning... he might be busy...
He'd make $35m profit.....
Unless he's got some huge plans for cash, he might as well take the lower amount, ensure a clean soul, get a statue built in his honour, and live it up in Hawaii guilt free.
Who wants to bet that BT wins the deal?
Er.... I've just found these guys and enjoying the backup service they offer....
..... Please don't change please don't change please don't change!
It beggars belief that a modern organization is so blatantly corrupt!
What kind of egotist was picked to run ICANN, and who the hell do they think they are!?
Really? Annoying :(
I was tempted to have a go at home with OpenStack, but if it's going to be a awkward experience without spending money on something, I might give it a miss :(
Re: "Apple told The Reg in an emailed statement..."
Duplo image, or it didn't happen.
Re: History repeating again...
At least when they overbook capacity on an airplane, they'll put you on the next flight out, and give you a free plane ticket.
Of course, in the UK, the courts screwed us and acknowledge that "Unlimited" != "unlimited" :(
You get your commission, you buy a car with it, and then the company wants to take the money back???
Even if you were paid extra by mistake, you would expect some care and consideration.
Legally you're able to take a picture of anyone you like in public.
And shops are "private property" which can refuse entry, and have cameras everywhere, and usually stop you using your own camera.
If you're on a shop's property, then they could always refuse you entry if you don't accept their T&Cs.
Ahem... that might have been true... until recently when Apple kept denying there was a problem with something.... screen issues? Can't remember now.
Pictures/Playmobil or it didn't happen.
Oh God... so if not Plusnet? Who's left to go with!? :(
Wow, that's a tiny battery. 36 hrs? Really?
I think I'll wait for the Huwaiei (sic)
I just had a weird thought. I assume politicians kept us out of the Euro so we could have a "stronger" currency.
So, surely, in this time of austerity, they would be encouraging Brits to buy from Europe - coz it'll be cheaper over there.
Oh... but they're not. Why not?
Oh, they want us to keep buying from UK businesses.....
*cough* Amazon Kindle from Germany *cough*
This made me giggle.
Reminds me of my bachelor days where we got Sky, and only wanted Sky One for Star Trek and other sci fi channels. Was gutted we had to take all the other crap as well :(
You know what will happen - they will say, either we'll give you crap in court over net neutrality, or you allow this deal.
And in a way, if net neutrality is kept, competition *should* appear anyway..
Oooo seriously tempted.... would prefer an Android 5.* to a proprietary OS, which I understand is on the One PlusOne?
If a University has spent years doing the research, and come up with something marketable, they don't just sit on it, waiting for someone to fall into their trap.
They would have advertised and sold the concept to a company, or created a splinter company, and made their money that way.
If there are IP lawyers scouring Unis for a different way to stand when using a bunson burner, then that takes the piss. Perhaps a patent should have a note of the time/money spent on it?
Re: I'm not betting on BT...
Who wants to bet that BT wins this contract?
It wouldn't surprise me if BT becomes the blackhole of tax payer's money. They'll use Tech Mahindra for the support, allow OpenRetch to give them a sweet deal on infrastructure, and then give the remaining £200m to shareholders and execs :(
Has the US government opened up the accuracy of GPS yet?
Maybe Amazon should target the EU with the almost finished Galileo GPS
Hmm... with Amazon's new Unlimited Storage for photos, it would be extremely interesting to have photos automatically stored/uploaded to there.
But what do you do about the compliance requirements?
It's only ok with the compliance requirements are the same for both?
Enthusiastically considered buying a Kindle from Amazon DE recently, but Amazon just says, "Oh no - you can't buy from here. You need to buy locally and pay the UK-surcharge" bah :(
Whenever I think of BT, I don't think of a benevolent organization that provides value for money.
I think of an organization that offers a crappy service, and charges what it can get away with.
It may offer BT Infinity now, and substantial speed improvements in many areas, but when you've got to wait 5 days for something to happen, and with abysmal customer service - surely there's room for better companies.
Visa and Mastercard are American companies though...
With all the BT HomeHubs all over the country, perhaps they can abuse them to backhaul telecoms?
Or install apps which use HomeHubs/WiFi instead of a mobile signal.
"El Reg understands that the Government Digital Service was responsible for throwing out a small number of suppliers working on RPA instead and went for a 40-plus suppliers approach"
What could possibly go wrong with that approach?...
And 40 suppliers would make a ground-breaking improvement to the front-end, how?
I had thought (and been told) the reason they could justify higher prices was because of the level of support afterwards. iPhone breaks? Walk into store and get a replacement, etc, etc.
To be this petty about something like this?...
Anyway - there's plenty of laws about Apple having to support 2 years warranty - and I can't see a judge accepting it's "cosmetic damage".
As a 39 year old, I've registered to vote, but having a tough time finding someone worth voting for.
Sadly, tabloid readers seem to dictate government :(
Competition is good
I hope he had his potato*.
And surely if reincarnated he would say, "... this is -ing good paper..."
I'm more worried about this bit:
"that eBooks constitute an “electronically supplied service” rather than “goods”
Here you get into the problem of software licenses, etc, where you don't own the product, you're simply licensed to use it.
Re: Hidden TrueCrypt volumes
P.S. We have very little oil.
Actually, Kickstarter is worse than the stock market.
When you buy shares, if the company does well, you get dividends.
There was that Kickstarter project that started, floated/got bought out, and the original "investors"/kickstarters received nothing in return.
Sure, nobody said they would receive anything, but it feels like a kick in the teeth. Even VCs get something in this kind of situation.
Europe is deregulating... but maybe because there actually is multiple Broadband options.
There may not be ADSL to rural areas, but line-of-sight is a possibility, and the local projects mentioned above are actually possible.
The USA is nowhere near Europe's situation - they need to spend a good few years regulating, before they can start deregulating.
Re: Business class...
2.5 minute video taking 9 hours? Even a 2 Mbps line would cope with that.
So BT isn't even providing that much speed to an average customer?
Is 2.5 minutes of video a high bandwidth usage customer?
They need to start investing in the battery industry, before a Flagship phone becomes attractive at a high price.