111 posts • joined Saturday 23rd January 2010 15:25 GMT
Re: If a PASSPORT is good enough for a COUNTRY ...
I was asked for a utility bill by a car hire firm, I asked them what address they would like me to put on it... Confused the hell out of them :-)
I will loose out :-)
Currently (pun intended) I am on a low tariff as I send my energy supplier my readings monthly. When smart meters are rolled out this option will no longer be available and I will end up being on a standard tariff. So I will end up paying more for this crap. As I am fully aware of my energy consumption I have not been rushing around turning things off so the much touted froth about less energy being used is also crap. :-(
Re: Over a barrel
The problem with GIMP is that it doesn't have a usable user interface :-)
The office I used to work at decided to introduce biometric readers at all entry points to the building.
Step 1 was to scan the index fingers of all the staff in the nice warm HR office.
Step 2 was to install all readers.
Step 3 was to Go live on the coldest day of the year.
Step 4 chaos as queues formed at all the doors as the readers failed to recognise a single person due to the different biometrics between warm and very cold fingers.
Step 5 System scrapped.
Re: There are beards, and beards.
Looks like a badger hiding on his chin.
That cannot be a serious politician it all looks so faked, there again he is from Vancouver... What is all that crap about his wife being a "visual" artist, what other kind of artist is there? Oh and the bit about riding his bike...I need a new keyboard :-)
These petitions should come with a health warning! Every time someone farts I get a fucking email!
Re: Fog, snow, hail
Infra Red and hot balls?
Re: @ Ole Juul - Just buy a computer! Sorted.
It is not only country bumpkins. I know of an IT worker who flatly refuses to connect to the internet at home as he is paranoid about viruses, spywear and other nasties.
Most of the plus points in the article related to BBM. Take that out of the equation and....
Re: Go ahead, Offend the Atomic top brass. Make their day.
If you going to make a comment then please refer to the correct company and when the error is pointed out have the gumption to correct it. Prat.
Re: Ultra HD ≠ "4K" (3840×2160)
You are a troll and I claim my £5.
So what extra detail will you get? Close ups of the hair gel on the coiffured 22 overpaid morons kicking a bag of air about.
Issues with pads and tablets
I think the issue here is that the iPad is very much like the Hoover vs Vacuum Cleaner state of affairs. The iPad is now synonymous with a generic tablet. My wife for example sees people with a tablet and automatically assumes that they have an iPad.
Re: Error with Question 22
Who's cat? Is that the one that may or may not be there but there again might not be but on the other hand could be...Oh, pass the wine bottle. Happy Easter!
Re: Ah... valve radios...
Could never quite figure out why the frame of early TVs was at HT+ and the frame of the almost touching (most of the time) oscilloscope was grounded. Managed to take out the entire floor of the lab I was working in once, as well as a large chunk of both aluminium frames :-)
Never was the "sparky" nickname so apt :-)
Is that boat you want to travel on the same one that "so called" explorers set forth in to rape, murder and pillage the native inhabitants of (insert name of any Non-European country here)?
Re: It works
Yes it does work, I have just been looking for a company to carry out some repairs to our company entrance doors and I found a local company with a photo of a set of doors, that they supply, very much like ours. I don't want the hassle of ringing round trying to explain to some bimbo on the reception phone what our doors are like in the hope that they could possibly do the work.
Well over 50% of our business now comes via our website.
Re: What did they expect?
They had, might still have, strange delivery rules. The only day that anyone at my house was in was a Saturday but because I was trying to arrange purchase and delivery on the previous Saturday they would not deliver the next Saturday. But had I gone in on the Monday I could have a Saturday delivery. This was explained to me as fact and they could not understand why I was looking incredulous. Needless to say they did not get my business.
Re: History repeats itself
Why would he need free anything? If he is paying $$$ for a submarine cable to be laid, connecting to the infrastructure would be peanuts in comparison.
Or "a mathematical problem" either way the word "math" is incorrect.
Re: It's the suppliers fault
Well yes, 2 vacuum cleaners I can understand but radiator bleed keys are quite small and light and live in my tool box. If your house is like mine there is only one radiator that ever needs bleeding and that is at the end of the run in the bathroom.
It's the suppliers fault
I have a box of bits too. But the majority of the items are , what you might call, left overs.
Let me explain: You get a new router/modem/super hub etc. it comes with a length of CAT5, whatever the length supplied it is always too short so I end up with using the one I already have and the supplied one goes in the box. I loose a screw/bolt/fastener etc. I only need ONE! but the pack contains 4 and the 3 spares go in the box. The other day I needed a radiator bleed key and they come in packs of 2!!! Why the hell would I need 2 these!!! and so it goes on. Buy a PC and it comes with a mouse and keyboard. I already have an excellent mouse and keyboard. HELP!!
Re: Eeeh, when I were a lad...
1 channel!!! we had to make do with a crystal set radio with a cats whisker in my day. By eck these young uns have it easy. :-)
All aircraft wiring is screened so theoretically no emissions should interfere with the electronic systems. I suspect the issue is that the standard to which they are screened to is several years old and may not take into account the latest electronic gadgets. Not that that should be a problem as like all flight safety systems it is overkill by several factors. But..... How do you devise a test that confirms that nothing is going to be interfered with that is 100% accurate? Far easier (and cheaper) to say switch off.
Re: eBay better catch up quickly
According to the Collect Plus website you can already use it for eBay items.
Re: Mohawk my arse!
Each to their own little quirks, he has a belter cut? and you have a mohawk arse.
Re: Ahh the Virgin SuperDud.
I have the speed upgrade to 60Mb and also have the new Super Hub. I get the speed advertised and I was not even aware that the hub firmware had been updated. (checked the hub and mine has had the upgrade).
All works fine. Other members of my family in other parts of the UK also get excellent VM service so I can only assume that a majority of moaners are just trolls.
Re: Not Just Workstations, Not Just Dummies... Sometimes, it's Back-corner Cruft
I had to chuckle as the advert that was accompanying this article on my version was from McAfee :-)
Re: I wonder whether...
No, but RBS might use BT infrastructure.