Re: "use "general" codes as they get paid more for those"
There's little to no evidence of that actually happening, though.
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There's little to no evidence of that actually happening, though.
@LucreLout You're assuming that the NHS is a lot more joined up than it really is. Once you get past the Department of Health, it's really many much smaller organisations (some pulic sector, some private), operating independently. Previous efforts at getting it all better joined up have involved flinging loads of money at external consultancies, and watching them fail.
They may never even sell it on. Good for them.
Now, how common are data breaches at large corporations? How confident are you that the feed from the camera to wherever the recordings are being stored is secure? Do you really want more of this?
The observations - that men and women are incapable of working together without falling in love, and that women are emotional timebombs - are both obviously bollocks. Sir Hunt may be incapable of working in a mixed environment, but most people are better adjusted than he.
Most adults are capable of working in a mixed sex environment without giggling like a school kid. If colleagues are falling for each other, is it too much to ask that they be professional about it and not let in affect their work? No need for gender segregation. Despite what Tim Hunt may think, he's more than likely not [deity]'s gift to the opposite sex (or the same sex, for that matter), so they'll probably be able to keep their hands off him - be nice if he did the same, hmm?
As for the crying thing, if he's making his colleagues burst into tears on a regular basis, most likley he is the problem, not them.
Feminazi? Frightened of women not conforming to your hausfrau stereotype, are you?
so why the hell would you want to let them loose with an RFID payment system?
Not so worried about the facila recognition system, though, so long as the police agree to leave enforcement in the hands of a Jim Caviezel look-a-like in a smart suit.
Anyone who takes a set of speakers to a campsite, is probably a bit of a bellend. Anyone who takes a set of speakers to a music festival has obviously forgotten why they went there in the first place.
Not everyone has a passport.
Surely "Barthelona" has traction thanks to Fawlty Towers? That, and all the "eth-eth-eth"-ing from The Fast Show.
Good moaning. I was pissing by your door, and noticed your awful whiffy. 'Allo, 'Allo was ahead of its time.
expecially as the minifigures make excellent cable tidies.
That is fantastic! I do hope I haven't been suckered by an out of season April Fool.
Quite. If it's paired with a phone (or better still, tablet) anyway, you'd be far better off propping that up and reading the recipe off it, surely? Plus, the tablet can double as a chopping board, if needs be.
It's certainly a gushing review, but the author does admit to preferring the S6.
the Minecraft-themed Lego bricks available, in game.
Sorry for the downvote, but you made me think about that terrible, terrible film.
Given that he lept into the water and stuck it with a spear, I'd say this guy at least had the stones to tackle the fish on its own terms.
but was crushed to learn that local multiplayer is restricted to 1-on-1. Did Nintendo forget how well-loved GoldenEye was?
Coffee is bitter, but Starbucks only serve warm milk.
We got the kids a WiiU, mostly so they could play Disney Infinity on it - it's an awful experience, constantly throwing up warnings about there being too much on screen at once. I don't know whether to blame Nintendo or Disney for this, but I hear it plays really well on the PS4. The news that Splatoon will not have 4-player, split screen mode, suggests to me that the WiiU really is underpowered. Which is a real shame.
Bezerk Pack and fists, please - nothing like watching your enemies explode in one punch!
I attempted my 50m swimming badge on a full stomach, and threw up in the pool. Make of that what you will.
Something my dad told me when I was about 7, when I enquired as to why Minesweeper was present on the laptop he'd borrowed from work. Seemed like a plausible enough reason at the time. I don't recall him making a similar excuse for the presence of Rogue, though!
Windows has always come bundled with a few games. My understanding was that Solitaire and Minesweeper were there to teach new users how to use the mouse - surely this is no different?
No, the point I was making was that the service being offered by torrent sites was considerably superior to the experience of using "legitimate" means of obtaining music/films/whatever. My narrow example was a neat illustration of why an otherwise thoroughly law-abiding citizen would go poking around the less salubrious corners of the internet - and once said citizen has gone down that road, he/she/it might as well stay there, as they'll often find it a more pleasant experience than using the legal means of obtaining their chosen content.
The whole waah waah, you're stealing from people approach that you are taking, appears to be the same line of reasoning that leads the music/film studios into the endless hunt for pirates, when they would be better served by putting their own house in order by providing an attractive service to their potential customers.
"It's people's work that you refused to pay for"? No, people's work that I attempted to pay for, but wasn't permitted to.
the huge, huge majority of it IS available for purchase?
The bit I wanted to purchase wasn't. Do you want a list?
Not that I recall, see previous point.
Nice that you're so well catered for - anybody with different tastes can whistle, eh?
Maybe you bought a second-hand one?
No, bought it new, but the expiry times on those codes is surprisingly short. Happened on more than one occassion, too. Taking it back's no good - the staff at Asda won't be able to offer anything but a refund - and getting on to the distributor might eventually get me a code, but who has time for that? (I tried, the first time, with a 20th Century Fox DVD and was rewarded, after much to-ing and fro-ing, with a low-res copy of my film - totally worth it!). Making my own digital copy (playable in every device that I own) is by far the simpler option. UltraViolet is a pretty good idea (you buy the DVD, you get the digital copy - exactly what I want) but it's implementation is somewhat lacking (I can watch some of what I buy, on some of my screens). I haven't quite got the point where I'm thinking "sod all this effort, I'll just torrent it", but I can certainly see why other people have (and I wouldn't condemn them for doing so - and this brings me back to my earlier point about the "illegal" service being far superior to the "legal" service, and why won't the content providers learn?).
poor logic and argument in bad faith
Ooh, you got me! I'd better rush home and put a drill through that hard-drive full of ill-gotten gains.
Have you ever tried to buy a CD/DVD and found that it's no longer available, or not available in the appropriate region for your player? I have.
Ever tried to get around the above problem buy purchasing the album/film as a digital download, instead of physical media, only to find that it's not available as a digital download? I have.
Ever purchased a DVD with the intent to use the UltraViolet digital copy, only to find that the code inside the case has expired? I have.
Mind you, I have been know to borrow CDs and DVDs from other people and then make copies for my own use before returning the originals! I should probably go to jail.
This cartoon is getting old, however it is still true.
The pirates are giving consumers the content that they want, in a timely and convenient fashion. Rather than endlessly chasing the pirates (an exercise in futility, I'm sure we can all agree), maybe the content producers should look at what the pirates are offering, and make sure that their own product more attractive?
I miss News Bunny.
No need to worry, I'm sure that Panasonic et al. will be pushing out firmware updates to all their existing "smart" TVs that will enable access to this revolutionary new service.
I can spot the difference between Freeview and Freeview HD but, on a 32" TV, the difference isn't so great that it's worth worrying about.
that dandelions are indeed very nice to eat. Easier to harvest than nettles, too.
I think I originally went with Orange because of the Orange Wednesday deal. Switched to Three, when I realised I wasn't going to the cinema very often. The only thing keeping me on Orange now is the Deezer subscription that came bundled with my contract. Lose that, and I'll be off.
From what I've heard, it has a fairly high attrition rate.
Besides, a job might be dirty and dangerous, but that's no reason for an employer to treat its employees like dirt.
BTW, automation seems to have done for ticket inspectors (no doubt fare-dodging is now non-existant, and ticket prices have fallen to the floor).
I'll look forward to my freshly re-elected MP trumpeting this triumph of job creation, and singing Amazon's praises. I doubt he'll make any mention of an Amazon warehouse being shit place to work - he not required to, of course, but that shouldn't stop media outlets drawing attention to it.
Sooo, private and public ownership are equally shite? Yay!
the agents always seemed very keen to walk into an obvious trap (and die as a result, which is at least different from the usual TV formula). Expecting the film to feature intelligent characters seems hopelessly optimistic.
Harry always seemed to avoid the fate of his younger colleagues by preferring to remain in the office, pouting and frowning like he was auditioning for Hollyoaks.
Credit where it's due: Apple know their market.
Looks to me like a picture of a vulnerable adult, desperately clinging on to the son who is growing up, and growing away from him.
That's it's being perceived as homoerotic, says much more about the people doing the perceiving.
Buying a car is easy, finding somewhere to park it is the problem.
Ha! I had to squint to get that to appear - otherwise it just looks like the old IE "e" with a Flock of Seagulls haircut.
What's Luton Town Football Club got to do with this?
Yes, I rather enjoyed that, too. Listening to him squirm is delightful.
Nick Clegg's suggestion that "Michael Green did it" was one of the rare instances of a politician actually making a good joke, too.
Touch screen phones make terrible games controllers.
And everyone should wear identical grey pyjamas, because fashion is a waste of effort, and any attempts at individuality must be quashed. Pass the Soma.
except that "we in the west" have been actively engaged in armed conflicts for the last decade or so. Granted, not with each other, but still...
I upvoted your earlier comment, Jimmy, but now you're just whining about people on an internet forum not agreeing with you, so you're second comment deserves downvoting.
but plenty of Android phones are very amenable to having their OS replaced, so it's not a huge jump to expect similar behaviour from Chromebooks.
The Register attracts the sort of person who likes to fiddle with their IT kit, so the authors recognising this and addressing it in the articles isn't really a big ask.