23 posts • joined Friday 17th December 2010 14:57 GMT
Believe it when I see it
We once had to miss a domestic flight. BMI (as was) were obliged to refund the £40 air passenger duty and they deducted £25 "admin fee". Money grubbing bastards. Will this really be the end that sort of abuse?
Re: Tested a drivers skill...
"are they going to make talking to passengers illegal too?"
With a passenger you can break off briefly in mid sentence to do some driving stuff and they can see why you've stopped talking. A phone call has different etiquette.
I'd prefer a noise blocker equivalent to a popup blocker. This site wants to use audio ... [x]
Or is a that just feature creep?
Re: Hardly catastrophic
A new mechanism so you can see that a stupid post is not from some drive-by idiot but from an idiot with an el reg comment addiction.
It's not clear to me why MS should even bother to spend money developing free software to run on alien OS's - Android, Linux or Mac. And why upset their WLM user base? But I guess if you pay £5.3bn for something you sort of feel obliged to promote it.
Re: Seriously, though,
Been done before: this list http://listverse.com/2011/11/20/10-successful-island-eradication-projects/ includes several rat clearances (including ones where they had to temporarily capture endangered mammals).
Can I just thank you for telling us that Mexico is in North America. I feel much better informed now.
I've used Ubuntu on various boxes since about 7.x and it always puzzled me that they didn't beg for any donations. They just gave the impression of being funded by the largesse of Canonical.
I use lots of free software and do make donations for stuff I like and use frequently.
This is similar to the "unprecedented" Greenland melt story a few weeks back that was headlined as evidence of climate change but the ice cores indicated that the top layer melt happened every 150 years or so.
Re: Shitty thing to have happen
Abroad I always keep passport, some cash and a spare credit card in one of the those over the shoulder money belt thingies tucked well away under my clothes. Leaving your passport out of sight is negligent.
But anyway, we shouldn't be mocking another's misfortune.
Re: @JetSetJim, was Before anyone says "here comes big brother"...
If someone is tail-gating really close, I usually turn on the hazard lights and gently ease off the accelerator. Farting around with tapping the brakes is just making an already risky situation worse.
Re: Aim higher
I guess this was bound to head off topic immediately. But I must say that last year I tried to get several "modern distros" to work on my mainstream laptop and they all let me down. Should've stuck with Windows - at least it just works.
SatNav speed cameras?
I don't know how the SatNav makers get away with their "safety feature" of telling drivers where the speed cameras are. Seem obvious they're encouraging speeding between cameras.
I smell BS
250 gigabytes worth of personal info? How much is that per "friend"? Sounds like they had access to a lot of cat photos.
I have an arcane security scheme for my online life and I doubt if any of my grieving rellies would be able to understand it. Maybe there's a future job market for cyber-executors.
Usual style ahead of function
I've tried scores of linux and then ubuntu releases over the years and they always find some way to disappoint. Every installation manages to have some gotcha which makes me stick with windows. The 11.04 looked down its nose at the graphics hardware on three older boxen I tried it on. The one that Unity deigned to run on froze when I plugged in a projector. Fail.
People in Islamic countries usually want democracy so they can vote in a theocratic dictatorship of the faithful. The trouble in Egypt has been that the government has been using repressive measures to prevent that process.
Country's favourite illegal activity
Every time speed camera come up, it generates more heat than light. I can only suppose that the angry folk disagree with the very idea of speed limits and that they should be allowed to whizz around as fast as they like. How come the Daily Mail never gets worked up about drug laws, for example, other than to say they're too lax?
Original del.icio.us they're now owned by yahoo and hosted at delicious.com
I used to use it but it was too slow.
I'm just hoping they're not going to mess up Flickr ...