I suspect that in the US it'll probably be easier to ban people than guns though...
371 posts • joined 9 Dec 2010
Re: Oh goodness how awful @David Dawson
It's called "Virtue signalling" and is very much a modern phenomenon . Its a product of the "social media" generation although here in the UK at least, you could say that it all began with the death of Diana.
People scrabble to indicate to others just what a lovely, nice person they are by the simple expedient of claiming sympathy for complete strangers ( or people they may *think* they know vicariously) and of course this makes them a better, nicer person then *you* because if you now say "I have sympathy for x" you're simply following their lead. There was a very interesting article about it in The Spectator late last year.
"She added these agreements help the UK "to turn foreign criminals away at the border, prevent money laundering by terrorists and criminals, get foreign criminals out of our prisons and back to their home countries, investigate cases that cross borders, and share forensic data like DNA and fingerprinting much more quickly."
Can't say that agrees with the general perception which would be the exact opposite and perception as they say is king.
Re: Not a good move Apple!
Apple don't give a stuff about anyone's goodwill. They never have and they never will.
Re: App Switcher
Are you sure? It doesn't appear in the app switcher on my xperia
Re: So how does the sound stack...
who'd have thought the company that invented personal audio players might know a thing or two about squeezing top sound out of their (rather good) mobey's?
I know I'm suppose to be outraged by this BUT...
... the truth is I'm really not.
I genuinely do not have a problem with the spooks having data on me.
I do have a problem with some jobsworth from the council having access to it though.. presumably so that he can check that I'm putting the correct recyclables in the correct bin.
And seriously, some of the tinfoil hat wearing in this thread is beyond ridiculous.
"looking up their families, colleagues and even themselves"
If I was a dodgy spy I'd probably be very interested in what they have on the database about me or my family, afterall the data they hold could tell me if I'm in danger of having my collar felt so it is a bit dodgy really.
I'm always amused by the Anti Daily Mail rhetoric that any article that mentions them is strewn with. Based upon the opprobrium absolutely no one in the entire country admits to reading it or looking at its website and yet, it has 2nd highest circulation and its website is frequently cited among the top performers in the world. Someone must be reading it.....
While I don't disagree with you I'd be very surprised if there were refusniks on any moral ground.
I have a question....
battery... how long will it last on this phone? Not very long I imagine.
Why can Sony make a phone that has a battery that can last the thick end of two days between charges but no other bugger can? And why do reviewers *never* mention how good Sony's are in this regard when reviewing other mobeys ?
Just recently I had reason to have both a sammy s4 and my xperia z1 side by side. I do all the normal things with my Sony, make a call or two, bit of browsing,the odd email...play music and games.
After half a day my sony reads 92% , the sammy? bearing in mind that all it had done all morning was sit on my desk.... 86%
Are they using special electricity generated from unicorn poo that's accessed via Nicad fairy's? Why can no other manufacturer achieve this?
Its nice to have a phone that doesn't need to be tethered to a charger while all I do is sit at my desk all day if I want to be able to use it on the way home from work.
Oh come on...
Everyone will look on a USB drive, its the modern equivalent of finding porn in the woods
Re: Another reason...
"Maybe that people shouldn't be using work computers to browse and store that stuff?"
Absolutely correct but "Dave" was vindictive, he didn't report the guy until he realised the guy wasn't going to crawl to him
Re: It's an old hack, but a good hack!
putting aside your distasteful descriptions.... how's that tinfoil hat feeling?
There is no circumstance when Vodashite look good.
Re: Blood suckers
"You should have a choice to opt IN and they should not have a choice in saying you CAN / cannot!"
With a nod to Nissan...
that is one FUGLY car....
"then there was the odd 'score' Toyah with her tit out!!."
did it weally have her tit on it? Or do you mean she was dueting with Adam Ant? :D
I'll never buy another Sammy
My Z1 recently developed a battery fault and I needed tosend it away to Sony for repair (under warranty) I picked up a cheap 2nd hand (open box rather than "used") S4, to say it was a horrible, laggy pile of poo burdened with nasty Samsung duplication would be an understatement. I chose an S4 because I'd previously owned and liked a s2 so an s4 seemed like a bit of a no brainer.
I hated it and was so relieved to get my Sony back.
Re: Not all Lesbians are feminsts.
I went to see Paloma Faith last November, I was in the front row, the two chairs next to me were occupied by a lesbian couple, every time there was view up Ms Faith's skirt or a flash of knickers these two women would try their best to get a shot on their mobeys every success was celebrated with a high five and the words "another one for the wank bank!"
And no, they didn't offer to share :-|
Re: Non-cloudy thinking
"Yeah, I love having my precious collection"
Any book I consider "precious" exists as a physical thing on a shelf in my study.
Re: Makes me feel old
"These men are true legends"
Not legends but actual living people.
The secret to giving up the toe rags...
.. is A) You actually must want to give up, most people seem to do it because they feel its the right thing to do / are being nagged / think its too pricey rather than because they want to.
and B) Just stop. No patches, no E-Cigs / vaping, no binge eating. Simply stop.
I guarantee that anyone who fulfills both of these criteria will give up for good.
I know 9 people myself included that stopped using this "method"
People who use e-cigs have simply swapped one addiction for another (albeit a less harmful to the health one)
RE : (which in my experience can't be uninstalled on android)
I disappeared it from my Z1 , there's no root access or anything like that involved, I used the cunningly named "Advanced Permission Manager" freely available from the App Store.
10 of 10 for their belief in the overall goodness of "people" because that can be the only thing that allows them to believe this is a good idea.
As an aside, am I the only one who thinks the smiling girl looks like the Joker?
I really feel your loss :(
I had to say goodbye to one of my furry friends last month after 16 years, to say it sucked is a massive understatement
As for PR twonks, I'm happy to say goodbye to them anytime.
"Ad blocking is stupid. But stupid people obviously can't realize that."
Yep... paying for content is the way forward, I pay Sky a small fortune each month and as a result I enjoy a completely advert free experience..... oh wait.....
I would suggest that perhaps the stupidity being exhibited here is a bit closer to your home than you realize.
I pay a few quid a month to use the telegraph website and they still have ads! So naturally enough I use an ad blocker.
As always the advertisers want it all their own way, they want us to pay for content and still have us look at ads.
Re: Takes one to know one
but here you usually get "all in one" packages.
Ummm.... my broadband has nothing whatsoever to do with my TV.
Landline / BB = supplier A
TV = Freesat as provided by me
Mobey = Supplier B
Just because you can buy packages doesn't mean its the only way to do it
Pay for content...
You know I'm happy to pay for quality content if it means I don't have to endure adverts as well BUT Rupert has taught the world that people will pay through the nose for mediocre content and STILL put up with adverts.
So I'll take the stuff I don't have to pay for and use an ad blocker as long as those ads are loud and intrusive and for the stuff I pay for I'll *never* turn off the ad blocker.
Re: The future creeps closer...
re yeah, I read that, then looked at the downvotes and chuckled...
The downvotes were inevitable :D
"Kingston Upon Hull, City of Culture 2017"
As in yoghurt
Surely the real problem here is the ridiculous spelling of her name ?
I think you're all making some big assumptions.... I doubt that just because we happen to vote "leave" means we will actually leave.
Re: Stop repeating rubbish please
"just the Spanish contingent whose houses are aleady undervalued compared to the original purchase prices"
or to look at it from another perspective
just the Spanish contingent whose houses were already overvalued compared to the current actual value
I cannot believe...
how worked about this some of you are :0
Re: LG CAM Plus
"Xperia Z here, and nope. no dedicated shutter button"
my Z1 has one.
LG CAM Plus
carry a lot of extra shit to turn your phone into a camera o just simply carry an actual camera.
There's nothing wrong with the snappers on a lot of modern mobeys but they are not serious cameras and no amount of extra dodads will change that. (notable exception Sony phones, they at least have a pedigree in as much that Sony do make decent cameras and are the only phones that still have a dedicated shutter button I think)
Re Shit recpetion
I bet he still gets better reception than I do on vodafone....
Burn them with fire.
Shittest. Company. ever.
Re: Permanently deleted you say?
They will delete it completely.... you can either "deactivate" or "delete" you are in current state of "deactivated" its invisible to all but FB computers; were you to decide to reactivate it you would find it exactly as you left it, if you see what I mean. If you delete it , its gone. Well that's what they say anyway.
Re: Data - "Feel free to believe that"
How's the new tin foil hat? good fit is?
Re: Stupid or lying?
"They aren't ALL stupid."
The problem is that most of them we are all stupid.
Re: Because data protection
This is one of my bugbears
caller : can I take some details for data protection please?
me: You rang me.... why don't you tell me who you want and I'll tell you if you're correct
caller: I'm afraid I can't give out that information
Me: Oh well...
Caller: So if I could just take your name ?
me: You rang me.....
Caller : I can give you another number to call
me: You rang me, why would I ring the other number you've given me?
So on and so forth.
There's also the birthday variation...
caller : can I take your DOB please?
me: you rang me, why don't you tell me what you've got and I'll confirm if its right or wrong
caller: I'm not allowed.... blah blah blah
I almost feel sorry for them TBH, they're just trying to do their jobs
Re: Code Review
Yes normally its optimzed to the point of being unreadable :/
I do so enjoy working on a big pile of c# carbonara
can I just say that....
I didn't go to "grade" school and I didn't read "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Re: a week and 2 engineers
I had a solid kitkat once a day for a week ! It's all been downhill from there :(
Re: Where is the beard?
That is Stephen Root /Milton waddams from "Office space" an underrated but fabulously funny film