Re: Red herrings.
234 posts • joined 24 Jun 2010
their bank charged them for processing the refund application, extra as it was quite heavy, and if they wanted payment by anything other than debit card who knows what it should cost them ...
"Firstly, it's now working with a networking hardware competitor to Cisco" - albeit one with whom Cisco itself provides config guides (search CCO for netscaler RISE), and sells the virty version as Netscaler 1000V ...
Bet you there more BTP officers at the destination than there are Waterloo-bound trains stopping at Berrylands on a Sunday evening ...
actually, just thinking on, there are probably more unicorns, too ...
have an upvote for the first paragraph. And the first three parts of the second.
Doesn't let me say "I like this post, apart from that bit?"
Adam Hills on language .... standup routine about the use of language, and he is heckled, about his use of language ... criteria / criterion ...
effort required to extract energy is definitely an issue - but mindset sometimes a bigger one!
I had a conversation about three or four years ago with a local council's energy efficiency guy about doing that, with heat from a small DC being offered "free" (think of tax implications) to heat a school. The guy just couldn't understand the idea at all.
you can get up to three years for that, i believe.
Not for being a repairman, the other thing.
Not even Judge Preska would claim people should be penalised / sanctioned in court for something that is perfectly legal in the jurisdiction they did it .. ?
"Only a DHL operative can kick a parcel harder than a drone dropping out of the sky into a moraine"
The drones drops won't be that hard on the parcels! Hard to find things outside politics that compare with the overall uselessness of DHL. Overnight parcel from one EU country to another, ordered & payment taken 1st April, pickup not until April 2nd, no updates to the "tracking" site after abour 3rd, delivered? Oh, on 17th April.
Some "overnight" service that is. A drone with clockwork motors - or just some hamsters in wheels - would probably be closer to providing the advertised service.
"Good idea, if they use these new high speed connections I keep getting told about, then I'll get my electricity even faster and that has to be good...."
which constituency are you standing for? If that's a serious comment (yes, I know it isn't) then you're the perfect new MP .....
on the other hand, if electricity is going along the interwebs, with the NSA and GCHQ siphoning off everything, will we get brownouts whenever someone tweets something "of interest" ?
newsreader interviewing their own producer, by any chance?
probably didn't hurt as much as those carrots.
what's the sun done to deserve that? Send it back to it's masters ....
not to mention the dozens of strange people who were hours late yesterday anyway ......
Hello from Greenwich :-)
(for example, for 'detectable sustained' cases, make them pay to the end subscriber the actual cost paid by the caller, giving the caller's full real/legal name and verified physical address - so they have to identify the caller, have to identify the subscriber, tell end customers the cheaper call rates others are getting, and do all of that at their own cost)
Add to that, make the call centre's customers directly liable for the target's time - at the highest hourly rate anyone can think of (say, the rate a QC MP charges a government department), and just in case they get a bit iffy about not paying, before you can use any bulk calling service you have to put a massive amount in escrow - take that hourly rate, multiply it by number of calls to be made in a month, that sort of thing :-)
it has to be Ascension?
"Judging by the comments often made on Reg articles, we suspect It'd have a winner on its hands if it did the same again now."
h4rm0ny, I'm guessing we might be among the first customers there ...
also don't forget you buy the same AP for £75 or £1475, depending on whether you want EN50155 compliance for railway usage .. or switches that change from being worth £10 to £700.
and we'll need a second "B" Ark ......
where are you buying that clay?
Nanotech research has funding from all sorts of places :-)
"It's a pity that I only have one downvote to give you"
I'd lend you mine, but I've just used it, sorry. :-)
does it go to 11?
at least one large UK organisation has 9 pin serial port(s) on its requirements, and USB-serial converters are not used for the simple reason they typically dont meet the other parts of the requirement (fluid proofing, load, etc). Different industry - nothing to do with finance.
Oversimplification warning, but:
a quick quote on 200Mbit/s on a 1GBit/s bearer - single, haven't asked it about redundant - to the afore-mentioned Spread Eagle, comes back at £4.5k install and £2k/month. So assuming one is setting up a "tech hub" with at least 10 tenants, that comes out at less than £250/month. Allowing for failures/delinquencies say £275/month. If that's too much, 100Mbit/s Internet on 100Mbit/s bearer (TalkTalk), same end point, works out at £77 a month; again, a bit of rounding, call it £100/month. Or put in both, charge the tenants £300/month. Yes, I know i havent put in anything for tech support: these are supposed to be tech companies.
That's retail pricing. And you don't do this sort of thing for just 10 tenants, all paying the same (and if instead you'd prefer to offer 1GBit/s to a nearby data centre, that backhaul cost looks like less than £70/tenant per month).
So, as has been said, where is the landlord in all this?
"MP. Parliament. Fiscal responsibility.
Spot the odd one out :-/"
I read this shortly after reading the story about Margaret Hodge complaining about tax avoidance schemes. ;-)
"Hence professional video work - which implies the company was seduced by the idea of being based at the TechHub rather than taking a hard-nosed business decision and overlooked the comm's problems; or perhaps they were young and hip and thought they would save money on not having to use a courier to carry a tape across London."
Does sound like they made a decision, aren't too happy with how it panned out, and now some MP is trying to get free publicity off the back of it (rather than actually doing anything).
" (free I believe?) windows" - say that again? Free, as in free, for commercial use? And supported?
my "favourite" is when you have sound down really low just so you can hear alerts/alarms etc., but then an advert decides you really want to hear it because it is sooo important ....
There needs to be a new feature in HTML5 - as well as a href="..." perhaps a nukeadvertiser="..."
"If the plonkers in charge Cameron & May get their way, "
oh, it's not just them. Look at their immediate predecessors, who had a view of civil liberties that gave us all the right to be arrested for taking a photograph of a police officer, and so on ...
"Welcome to the internet of things... what could possibly go wrong?"
sorry, just wanted to repeat that :-)
half-remembered this, and found the quote I wanted:
Sir Humphrey: "Taxation isn't about what you need."
Jim Hacker: "Oh, what is it about?"
Sir Humphrey: "Prime Minister, the Treasury doesn't work out what they need to spend and then think how to raise the money."
Jim Hacker: "What does it do?"
Sir Humphrey: "They pitch for as much as they think they can get away with and then think what to spend it on."
Yes Prime Minister, broadcast Jan 86: heading for thirty years on, that show still sums up a lot of what is very wrong with the UK government's view of how to serve the public
"One foot in front of the other... keep breathing." - have you been talking to my running coach? ;-)
But - was thinking same thing. To get the thing to land at the barge, without sinking it, is a step, and not a small one.
(needs the appropriate accent)
(might be wrong, but was that Dave Allen?)
have an upvote, although I disagree with you in one respect: "That village idiot judge also needs debarring."
I disagree in that I feel the village idiot judge should be on an arrest warrant as well.
"Clearly there's room for substantial cost savings, quite apart from a deep need to remove whomever signed off on the use of so much Oracle from public service. "
It's not just they signed off on the use of so much Oracle, it's that they did so in an appallingly silly way. The first cost saving to cut is the salary of that person & everyone else who approved / supervised them
"Now, for VAT purposes, the place of supply is the customer's location.
If the applicable tax law is that of the customer's country, shouldn't the applicable copyright law also be that of the customer's country?"
Or the one that makes sense: if it's Value Added Tax, the applicable tax regime is that which applies where the value is added, and only that one. Copyright law of the country in which the IPR generated / work was created, and only that one.
have an upvote to counter the single downvote that's there at the moment ;-)
The balance of votes seems to suggest you may have a point ........
"There is a clear case for a limited and focused public intervention, on the Internet as in any other field of human life."
There are also clear cases for the EU Commission sorting out it's own existing policies, frameworks and organisational issues before it is allowed to even ask about doing anything new, let alone doing so without a direct "yes we want this" from the people for whom it is supposed to work.
Putting that to one side (and no that is not an anti-EU point, I believe it should be applied to all public bodies at all levels - yes, there is at least one daydreamer left in the world) then if it is indeed "limited" and "focussed", with a scope limited by statute along the lines of "if it is not written in the scope then it is not part of their remit and they do not look at it" (with suitably massive personal penalties for the individuals concerned if they even try to extend scope), then I'll happily look at that scope document before forming a view on whether what they want to do is actually possible. Right now we do not have enough information to know that.
It does not read like an attempt to censor the Internet, but neither does it read like an attempt to make that any more difficult than it already is, and it is already far too easy to get content removed without "due process" (to borrow a phrase), to snoop on things without warrants in the jurisdiction concerned, and so on.
" 99.7 per cent of aircraft were not delayed. Of the remaining 0.3 per cent, the average delay was 26 minutes."
I wish Southeastern could do that. Or manage to have only 0.3 per cent of trains only delayed by a mere 26 minutes .....
Oh, I forgot, they'll probably say only 0.3 per cent are delayed by the a mere 26 minutes. The rest are mostly delayed by between two and twenty minutes, or just cancelled, or they don't like running normal trains on Sundays, or some other reason.
Or "as well as", just in case?
would be good to see it, the amount of work put in to covering that case should be recognised more too. As should the sheer greed of SCO's representatives.
goods (tangible or intangible) are supposed to be able to cross borders within the EU, with no barriers to entering other markets. Requiring VAT registration in other markets is a barrier, requiring it at a lower threshold than in one's home market is a significant barrier.
it's a lot fewer police out there assaulting people who are bystanders (not going to repeat a previous post)
do you want a carrot? I might have some turnips / OK i'll have a carrot - hey, that's a turnip, etc
"I assume the users would just Google for the name of one of the big newspapers, find their website, and get their news from there."
Not if it ends up that the most cost-effective way for Google to ensure no mistakes is simply to block all access of elpais.es (and just to be safe 188.8.131.52/24 ?)
Has that Bobby Tables guy been filing flight plans again?