28 posts • joined Friday 12th March 2010 12:48 GMT
Re: Marks & Spencer take cards now?!??!
It was nothing to do with luddism - they thought the card acquirers were demanding an extortionate cut of the takings, so they were holding out for a better deal.
Re: Gov't tests
Let me tell you about my mother -
Re: Here's what I want to see
I have only one thing to say to you:
They're probably working on the Tomorrow's World Restrospective even now, just as soon as they've finished preparing the next batch of 1970s TOTP episodes. (It takes ages to edit out every shot of The DJ Whose Name Must Not Be Mentioned.)
Anyway, Crystal Maze was Channel 4.
Re: Might brilliant.
Not entirely. Thunderbirds was conceived as a half-hour show and Anderson and team were halfway through production of the first series when their backer Lew 'Low' Grade decided the length should be doubled. Which helps explain why certain TB episodes slow to a crawl in the middle as they desperately splice in offcuts to fill up the time. (Let's have another long shot of the meter edging towards critical... now a close-up of a bead of perspiration on Alan's forehead and his eyebrows set to "Frown"... now back to the meter getting infinitesimally nearer critical... back to Alan...)
On the other hand it did give them space to build up the characters a bit more, which was where TB really scored over (half-hour) Captain Scarlet.
Re: Liberty Global ?
Of course I've heard of Liberty. I'm looking forward seeing all Virgin broadband routers clad in nice paisley-patterned fabric covers...
>>> I got that, but is the transfer of licenses even allowed by Microsoft?
It is, but only once. The licence agreement (Office 2010 but I think it's similar in all version) says:
"20. TRANSFER TO A THIRD PARTY. The first user of the software may make a one-time transfer of the software and this agreement, by transferring the genuine proof of license directly to a third party. The first user must remove the software before transferring it separately from the licensed device. The first user may not retain any copies of the software. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software. If the software is an upgrade, any transfer must also include all prior versions of the software."
Dear Martin, to answer your questions:
"But will we ever need a petabyte of personal storage?"
Yes, I need at least 2.5 petabytes so I can take a backup copy of my brain.
"How many copies of EastEnders does the world need to be stored on a locally spinning drive?"
None. Not one. Delete them all, everywhere, and make the world a slightly happier place.
That's nothing - according to the Ordnance Survey maps we have a "Satellite Teleport" facility here in central Hampshire. It saves a lot of money on those old-fashioned rockets. See http://binged.it/Z4II5X
I guess the gateau and the panini will be off the menu as well. And what's with this weird foreign word "cafe"? How pretentious is that? What's wrong with "Debenham's Tea Shoppe"?
Re: Just as towns are discovering that free parking
>>> "Exactly. I was charged GBP6.50 for parking for 2 hours 7 minutes in Reading yesterday (a Sunday). I'm not likely to shop there again. Greedy car park operators are making life even more difficult for retailers."
Yeah, that explains why Reading's car parks are always half empty and it's always easy to find a sp-
Hey, wait a minute...
Re: Confuse the system
You think too small.
Drive in, park, cover number, drive out, find arch enemy and commit horrible MURRRDERRR of your arch-enemy by running him/her down, return to car park, uncover number, drive out. "It can't have been my car, detective inspector, I was parked in town all afternoon..."
Re: Where's Lewis when you need him?
Good question. I was just thinking to myself, "What this article *really* needs to round it off is five paragraphs of knee-jerk ranting."
Re: As per the rest
"...we have an EU no smoking ban..."
You work for the Daily Mail and ICMFP.
A fine story, spoilt only by two tiny details: (1) there is no such thing as an "EU [no] smoking ban", and (2) Belgian law allows smoking in cafes - though admittedly it's supposed to be in a separate room from the one where the food and drink are served.
They were just categories - if you click on one of them it shows you exactly *which* sports in that category you're suitable for. For instance in my case it highlighted road cycling specifically, which is lucky as that's what I do. (Sadly I go slower downhill than Wiggo goes uphill, so I won't be in the medals yet awhile.)
Re: Maybe start younger
"Kids aren't allowed to play competative sports until senior school (or if they do no score is kept) "
Newsflash: Some of the things you read in the Daily Mail are Made Up (shock).
Google for "primary school football results". (or netball, if you prefer.) What's this? Dozens of links to match results, league tables, tournament reports. Well I never. It took me all of 5 seconds' research to disprove that claim. Next!
>>> People use video-chat on Phones/FaceTime all the time in the commercials.
There, fixed that for you.
Got to agree. I like the idea that my phone can't run up the bill in the background unless I actively buy some more time.
I paid £5 for 20MB last time I went to France - that's 25p/MB. I had to buy another 20MB during the week and only used half of it, but even so, that still worked out cheaper per MB actually used than the proposed cap.
Anyway, the smallest T-Mobile bundle is £1 for 3MB in one day - sounds ideal for a quick bit fo work over an SSH connection, and only 33.3p/MB.
Re: All the extra channels are crap
Just so long as I can have ITV4 for the three weeks of the year that it's showing the Tour de France. (Haven't a clue what it shows the rest of the time)
Quick, driver, follow that money
"Robert McArdle, a senior threat researcher at Trend Micro..."
Alas, if only someone could sell me something to protect me against these so-far-completely-hypothetical-but-really-scary-sounding threats.
Oh wait, maybe this nice Trend Micro chappie can suggest a suitable product...
>> "The Greens have no power in the U.K. Where are their representatives in Parliament? Totally locked out by First Past the Post."
Point of order, Mr Speaker... allow me to introduce Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion. Not *totally* locked out.
But I agree, the idea that this government would worry about keeping the Greens happy is ludicrous. Not when there are huge, wealthy corporations behind the nuclear lobby.
Re: Everyone smells Google money!
Not a fair comparison, as I think you know. A closer analogy would be:
"So if I open my front window so you can hear my stereo in the street, does that give you the right to listen to it?"
Not so clear-cut now, is it...
Re: Level playing field?
I think you'll find the rest of the energy industry *does*, but it tends to happen further back in the supply chain because that's where the risk is - with the fuel suppliers rather than the power station operators. Fossil fuel power stations don't melt down, but rigs catch fire, oil storage facilities explode, supertankers hit the rocks, old coal mines collapse (something the Coal Authority is still paying compensation for on behalf of Britain's vanished coal industry). How big do you think BP's insurance premium is?
If you mean the other industries don't pay for the daily pollution they cause, you might be closer to the mark. But then let's not forget that the only way a previous government managed to privatise this allegedly viable industry was by selling off the assets and keeping all the long (long, long) term liabilites of waste disposal. Strange, that.
not available in my region
I tried to have a look, but everything is marked "Not available in your region". As my region is Hampshire, this can mean only one thing: Wessex has finally gained independence from the UK. Hurrah!
Not a bug, it's a feature
Anon Coward: Opening new tabs next to the current one is also what Chrome does and (surprise surprise) some of us actually prefer it that way. You can't call it broken just because you don't like it.
Anyway, this is Firefox. There is already an add-on to make 3.6 work the way you want (the cryptically-named "New Tabs At The End 1.0").