25 posts • joined Monday 4th June 2007 18:12 GMT
Re: I wonder how much of the opposition matches mine?
"The easiest way to get out of the UK without a passport would be to take the ferry to Northern Ireland and then walk across the border into Eire. When Scotland leaves the UK it'll be even easier ;-)"
Or just fly here. Or take the ferry here.
There is absolutely no requirement for a passport to go between Ireland and the UK on any mode of transport. The second largest airline serving routes between the two requires one, but the first and third downwards don't, just photo ID of any description. Work door passes are enough.
UKBA don't check on the way out, GNIB do really prefer photo ID but will take your boarding pass on the way in. When you're going back, assuming you fly to an airport with sufficient segregation (e.g. Birmingham) you won't show a thing on the way in; if its not segregated the boarding pass will do (Gatwick).
On the ferry there's no checks of any description at all for car drivers, not done foot in an extremely long time to confirm that.
Re: Intel NetPortExpress
"Though, it's a bit annoying because Windows 7 x64 doesn't seem to support the drivers for the printer (32-bit version works fine). "
Have you tried a generic PCL driver (not from a manufacturer but from a similar era PC - e.g. drive it with a HP Laserjet 4 driver)? This is what we do in work to get the various archaic Samsung and Brother printers that customers have and that will not die to work on x64 Windows.
Re: Not like they didn't already build in a high-cost economy...
"Home of comparatively low taxes and abundant business friendly accounting loopholes?"
Now, perhaps. Not in the 1980s when they built there, though.
Not like they didn't already build in a high-cost economy...
Apple's existing directly-operated manufacturing facility was in Ireland, albeit actually in a large council estate, but still not a particularly low-cost economy.
Believe all its churning out recently are Mac Pro's but it has previously made the larger iMacs and the server line, when they had one.
Going back further it manufactured practically everything, but that was when Wales churned out most of the TVs for this part of the world and Scotland had a thriving semiconductor industry!
Re: The best payment system I've seen so far
Dutch also have "Chipknip" that does the same thing. Problem is that there doesn't appear to be a standard for it so you can't use it with foreign cards.
"Gay at Facebook" (well, Facebook Europe realistically - I doubt the social group had the cash) was the title sponsor of Dublin Pride this year, it having been Google for a number of years beforehand. Microsoft also had involvement as per usual. There definitely seems to be a tech industry gay-off in the offing.
Now, if only I could find a firm that pays a premium for staff who'll never want paternity leave...
Most of the city isn't even in Kansas...
I had an emboss taken at a (small regional branch, admittedly) global car hire firm as recently as January; in a location that definitely had internet and phones available - an airport.
Have a feeling they may have taken the emboss away and run it through a terminal as the payment came through very quickly, not the days to weeks it took when they were common place.
Why is it not locked down? Because then the vendor couldn't use LogMeIn and a very simple shared password to connect in when there's a problem. Couldn't expect the poor dears to have to send a field tech out now could you?
inherent user-related reasons here methinks...
The user profile of these devices in the (IT) firm I work in would probably corroborate this - the more technical people who'd be stereotypically getting less anyway would be the main Android users, and the blondes in accounts and "morkeshing" all use iPhones...
All they're proposing here is an SFN, something the DVB-T standards we use in the UK and Ireland support and something which DAB relies on for nationwide coverage.
Nothing to see here, other than the US realising something Europe realised in 1996...
Clearwire is pricey - 50 euros a month for 2Mbits with an effectively unenforced cap (no specification of what they do if you go over it at that), but it does work virtually anywhere in the city and a fair few of the suburbs. Pity the AP (an ethernet bridge) is a wee bit massive, there's a PCMCIA version from the makers though
This is what happens when you give the stupid computers...
Ennis won a competition to be Telecom Eireann's "Information Age Town" some time in the 90s. Basically, there was IE£15M of cheap/free computers and ISDN access given out like sweets at a parade there in 1997/8, and as a result, there's people who think they "know computers" and know how not to make an idiot of themselves on the net who, by rights, probably shouldn't even have a computer. I'd lay money on him still using the Telecom Eireann computer, actually.
ITV1 or all ITV regions
When they say ITV1, are they neglecting the non-ITV1 covered ITV regions? Theres Scotland, Northern Ireland (which is carried in all of Ireland pretty much, so about 6M audience) and the Channel Islands (where I doubt the ad revenue amounts to much...) owned by independent contractors still.
£200? Taxation increase...
So, assuming an "addict" smokes 40 a day, its the same as adding 25p to the price of a pack of cigarettes... wouldn't it be far, far easier to do this rather than enforce licencing; or are cigarettes in the 'basket' for working out inflation figures still?
Clearwire Ireland's receiver/antenna units provide you with a public IP also, and its effectively static (claimed not to be, mines the same since February). It suits my purposes grand but is not the best for Joe Soap, thats for sure.
re: MP3 sound quality
I'm listening to an mp3 encoded with the current LAME VBR defaults (not even the paranoid, slow-down-encode-to-hell ones) on a 300 quid sound card attached to 100 quid Sennheisers, and I can't notice the difference either. Its averaging about 160kbps - rather a lot less than FLAC would take.
Probably because there isn't actually any that anyone can actually notice - unless you're the kind of person who can be convinced that a 400 quid HDMI lead is better than a 20 quid one....
German sense of humour - possible failing
Based on how terrible we know the German sense of humour is, is it possible the driver was trying a "witty" chat up line? I'm sure we'll here the same here soon if he was, "here luv, yer knockers are blocking me view, I'll have to stop the bus..."
what another ISP do
Another large British ISP match the caller ID of flagged callers and divert them to people who can just brush off the flack and completely ignore them....
setting a precedent
This game has also been banned in Ireland, the very first time one has been (unlike the UKs attempt at it in the past). Would presume we're going to get more in the future now - the first banning of a movie in 5 years here has lead to a few being banned every year since - the film censors appear to not be able to give up.
well... it worked for Sky
We've had this before with the satellite TV companies here - BSB were going to the wall, and Sky Television were going to the wall. They merged, and we've got a 800-tonne gorilla of the TV world as a result. Might happen again?