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China has competition commissioners? In a communist coiuntry?
The world is too weird for me!
"The beauty and advertising industries need to stop ripping off consumers with dishonest images." should be ' ...stop ripping off consumers by selling worthless rubbish'
Well, Lovefilm doesn't list "Dambusters" but does have "Dangerous Moonlight" and both of Ms Agutter's versions of "The railway children". And "Casablanca" and "Nosfesterau" and All of Alan Plater's Beiderbecke series.
Netflix refuses to discuss what it has unless I join up. So buggerem.
Decision made, I feel.
I've been in a few Samsung shipyards, and they are something Apple could not emulate!
That would be so funny to watch!
I saw my first one yesterday, in a phone shop in Berlin. Well, a plastic empty one under a poster. "What about this" a girl was saying. "You don't want that" the man in the shop said, and pointed her to the Galaxy display.
So do they now regret trying to deceive us all by omitting the 'backlit' from all the supoposedly LED tellies they sold last year?
If the creationists are right and fossils were planted by God to test our faith/as a joke/whatever, the angels who did the Burgess Shale designs must have been drinking something no longer available. Nearly everything in there is horror-movie weird
" Other member states wanted further probing."
You really can't resist, can you?
Keep it up.
Years ago I used to work on seismic survey boats. They all had 'talkback' systems - grab mikes and 100V line speakers all over the shop. People could grab a mike and say "the port tailbuoy is in the water" (or upside down) and people in the recording room could say "we are going to turn now" and everyone knew what was going on.
Then a new ship was planned and specified by an ex-naval commander. He had the speakers, but the only microphone was on the bridge. When challenged, he replied
"People on the back deck are told what to do. They don't have anything to say about it."
It is in no government's interest to fudge the results of this test
It is very much in L^2's interest to put a positive spin.
I thinnk Lightsquared need to realise they've been rumbled, and crawl away to die.
It's a dumb name, anyroadup
They've been making my life a misery for years. Buggerm.
Russian space chief doesn't want to point any fingers, but...
... if he doesn't his arse is on the line
I can't. Believe me I've tried. Both use clever valve timing to get more expansion out of the hot gasses in the cylinder, and both return less poer than you'd expect from the cubic capacity. After that I get brainfade.
Where are the 6-strokes? We should have them by now.
Now, all we need is to observe it
There's not some instrument we can build in a giant circular tunnel under Switzerland is there? One will be going spare in a couple of years.
You are rather assuming there will be 2nd level staff around. At the moment there aren't.
I notice you rather gloss over the problem of non-core applications, too. Last time I had a rebuild it took two days to re-install the non-core applications and their updates (backup/restore is not permitted because of fear of viruses) including getting new licence instances.
No, I am just anticipating the chaos for the 2 out of 10 cases where it doesn't work.
No, I am annoyed that the work previously done by IT support staff paid around £15 per hour will now be being done by sales force or design engineers paid £20 per hour or more and someone thinks they are saving money.
No, I anticipate real problems because of lost production while I re-install engineering apps that are not part of the core build.
No, I am worried that after every restore we will loose the machines while patches and updates are downloaded when we could have just fixed the real problem instead.
No, I am anticipating that any problems that persist through a restore will never be addressed.
There's a very old joke about the engineer watching the labourer lay paving slabs.
The labourer gets annoyed and asks the engineer what his game is, and in the ensuing conversation the engineer explains that he develops machines that will measure down to the nearest micrometre.
"That'll be no good to me", says Paddy, "The council expect me to be spot on!"
$MEGACORP are doing this to all of us, more or less. We will get given a recovery partition, all the IT support will be sacked and the first/only answer to all hell desk calls will be to recover. I suspect we will loose application data every time too.
I don't recall anyone predicting the sale of the smartphone division to MS. I thought we were all predicting the firesale of the whole kit & kaboodle, patents and all?
>Developers working on Gnome, KDE and such mostly do not intersect with
>those that work on the kernel and drivers.
Except, perhaps, in organizations where they are paid to make linux work.
Yes, Mr Cannonical. I'd have far rather you came up with a Linux version of TWAIN that will work inside all graphical and photo apps, than bugger about with the desktop that isn't broken.
Or stop pitching and rolling from one audio driver, patch panel, and music app to another like a drunken sailor who has the price of one bottle of rum and is equidistant between three of them.
yet it still falls over with simple tasks like being able to plug in a cheap printer
My wife bought me a nice cannon scanner that only works in Windoze, because the one in my HP all-in-one is so bleeding slow.
Or stupid android phones that don't use USB bulk storage, but expect MCP instead
I'll only buy from the freedom side.
See, /that/ is the correct answer.
Getting all indignant and making out that the manufacturer is doing something wrong by making something you don't like is foolish. Buying something you /do/ like is far more sensible.
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