151 posts • joined Wednesday 15th September 2010 09:36 GMT
Nothing unusual here
My mother recalled that she had to have an interview by some German representatives from Adidas when the company she worked for started doing work for the Olympic games. She said the questions were ridiculous (iirc from what she said one of them even may have been do your employers beat you) but it was clear that they were part of a global questionnaire with sections that were clearly aimed at countries like China, India and other developing countries with a less than stellar history of human rights.
This doesn't go far enough
They should also ban them from time travel.
My wife has not used her PC since November when I got her a Nexus 7. That thing goes with her everywhere as it's an ideal size. But I can tell you this - there's no way she'd be lugging a 10" tablet in her bag.
That'll be me moving to Itchy and Scratchy Money then.
Those pesky Feds can't touch them.
Comforting to know that during the cold war.
I lived a few miles away from Ground Zero... and probably still do.
I can see this getting worse too.
I've not had to upgrade any component on my PC for nearly 2 years as it plays all the latest games as well as it did with the latest games of 2 years ago. I bought my wife a Nexus 7 in November and she hasn't even turned her PC on (Or her Nintendo DS either) since. The tablet allows her to do everything she ever wanted to do on her PC other than play Warcraft - which she's now bored of anyway.
The other type of Merkin..
These were worn by women (mainly prostitutes) to disguise their bald lady-gardens that they used to shave to ward off pubic lice. Nothing new to see here.
What's even more baffling about the Daily Mail's claim to victory
Is their story about Eva Ionesco the 11 year old girl who was shown naked in playboy.. As if they are baiting people to Google her to prove their point.
If Apple have licensed this 'tech' to 3rd parties..
Are they due a refund?
I don't know whether things have changed significantly in the past 5 years
But when I used to write EPOS systems (and helped debug one of the first Verifone Chip & PIN interfaces) the Chip&PIN verification was reasonably secure. Unfortunately all the encrypted data was also secured in unencrypted ASCII including TRACK2 (Card Number, expiry date etc) which was sent via a 1200/75 MODEM link to the bank at the end of each day. When things went wrong the support team used to copy files with 64,000 or so Valid credit card numbers around on floppy. Back then all you had to do was bribe a few minimum wage support desk guys to net you a nice pile of valid numbers.
The damned thing won't stop beeping!
Back when I was a Junior software developer we had to speak directly to the customers of our software. One day a gent came on the phone asking why his computer keeps making intermittent beeping noises. After discounting POST error messages (the PC was working fine) or anything from the internal speaker (It was turned down - Some Amstrad PCs had volume knobs back then IIRC) I was at a loss.
"Can you turn the PC off and leave it off for about 5 minutes before turning it back on?"
About 3 minutes later I get a call from the chap,"It's doing it when it's turned off!"
"Sir, could it be anything else in your office that is making the beeping?"
"Well the only other thing that's near the desk is this smoke alarm that... oh, sorry to have bothered you."
Lovely but clueless store managers.
Whilst assisting the branch manager of a Scottish fruit shop chain on why their PSION handheld terminal wouldn't connect to the modem I asked them to check the RS232 cable to see whether it was physically connected to the modem and the terminal.
"Aye - I've checked the grey cable and one end is plugged into the wee terminal and the other end to the box with the blinking lights."
I was baffled for a short while so asked them to check the whole length of the cable for any nicks in the sleeve.
"I cannae do that as one end goes into the top of the safe before coming out of the bottom"
"Did someone shut the safe door on the cable."
"Aye. Would that cause a problem?"
Re: An inspiration
Fantastic memories! I started with The Quill, Moved onto PAWS and then GAC (bows down). A few months ago I found my old Cassettes and rigged up some cables and managed to load a couple of the adventure games I wrote into a Speccy emulator... yep, they still loaded after a bit of tweaking.
Re: It may just be me
Is your wife on dialysis?
Nazis - Knotsies?
Re: More details needed
You can use Calibre to convert most unprotected ebook formats into the Kindle format. In addition you can email books and PDFs to the Kindles own personal address and Amazon's servers perform any necessary conversion.
With that headline I was expecting an opinion based purely on the fantastic camera.
But I guess unsurprisingly it turned into an anti-Symbian whine.
Would you like a Phone with that battery, sir?
That battery is mahoosive. Thirsty beasts those iphones.
The camera could be the key
Year after year it's the same story. Nokia: Amazing cameras, crappy unsupported o/s. If next weeks model announcement has a camera comparable to the N8's (or even 1/2 what the 808 can do) I'll be right there with my chequebook in hand. If they don't my Aging N8 will be replaced by something Androidy. If they do get a decent camera they should do a marketing campaign showing the typical iPhone/Android night out, duckface blurrycam shots uploaded to Facebook versus the awesome Nokia equivalents. That may get the young ones to notice.
Re: Mind made up then
Likewise. I've been procrastinating about moving from BE to 40MB SKY as BE have been so good in the past. But the have lost their way so regrettably it's time to help line Murdochs pockets. The only saving grace I had was I have a VPN option on my Usenet account. I've never used it before but it worked a treat and my WoW latency was at least 10ms lower than BE's standard.
Re: Overtaking fail potential?
I'm not looking for a critique of my driving style but I was making a comment about the potential danger of dumb electronics overruling something that a human has actively decided to do after judging all parameters. What next - auto braking when you're doing 45 in a 40?
Was it Sheep! ?
My Mrs loved that game.
Overtaking fail potential?
When accelerating for an overtaking manoeuvre it's sometimes necessary to get a bit of momentum to get past Miss Daisy holding everyone up.. not good if the car has other ideas and decides to slam on the anchors when it gets nervous. I wonder how the car will deal with this scenario? I also wonder whether some clown will produce some spoofing/jamming devices to confuse the mechanism?
Not according to a postcode search on a well-known UK Escorting site.
There's at least a few working right out of the town.
Can they also ask France what they are going to do about their Champagne Dominance?
Clearly unfair to the other countries wanting to get in on Sparkling wine.
Be cautious of Phones 4 U preorders on the Lumia 900
My boss placed an order for one 3 or 4 weeks ago for delivery a week on monday. He's still not heard any news when his device will arrive. It seems there is some dispute between Nokia and O2 that is preventing their roll-out on this network that they don't want to officially admit to.
Re: Amazon Kindle Touch touches down 2 years late
I suspect Amazon knew exactly what they were doing with their product release schedule. It's not like they were struggling to sell their previous models. And by now some people may be looking for an upgrade to their previous generation of kindle.
Reminded me of the old-school Salamander Arcade game.
Might have to fire up MAME later.
It's not about milking the parents of disabled kids.
It may be a very emotive subject but someone has infringed on the patent of someone else here.
Re: The real questions...
I can answer point (1). Nobody in the UK with a C&C system wanted to touch it!
No wonder they are in trouble when they have their own stores competing with themselves.
In the Hanley Potteries centre they had 2 stores within a 30 second escalator ride of eachother. Having a look through the list of closing stores it seems like this is a common theme throughout the country. Surely any business manager with an ounce of sense would see this is doomed to failure?
Own Brand internet? You gets what you pays for.
No such problems with my BE internet account. It's not the cheapest but it's a consistent 18 mbps download no matter what protocols I'm using or what time of day it is. The consumer are victims of ISP price wars. If they sell it cheap, they have to cut corners, it's the same way with anything really.
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