1144 posts • joined 7 Jun 2007
Standards? from car makers?
I see you waiting a long time for your hope to materialise.
There may be some convergence as you get more and more low end stuff simply being rebadges but this is the industry that respecs a spark plug at the drop of a hat.
Still - at least red always means stop. Well apart from when it means don't stop.
Anyone want to buy
This bridge in Brooklyn?
As the man said
"There's one born every minute, you just happened to come along at the right time"
Oldest reason in the book
Its not the tech.
They fail because the businesses didn't know what they wanted them to do. Most businesses have money making bits that work cos people want to buy what they do. Better data mining is, at best, marginal in terms of customer relations and practically useless at developing new markets (hint - its the big demographic that you're not currently selling to).
Oh noes - not an in depth review!!!!
The EU sets up yet another
money sucking black hole of bureaucracy, decades long lawyer fest considered and weighty investigation into a vital and pressing matter.
Of course they could just ask Google what rules they would like and save all that time but that wouldn't
keep the poor lawyers in champagne and yachts be accountable to the proletariat through the democratic organs of the state (might be getting my political horseshit a bit mixed here).
Hang on to your wallets taxpayers - this could get expensive.
Big Brother - membership open to lawyers and accountants only.
Criminals steal money shocker
Defcon may not have any indication but if it looks like a duck it probably is.
Mr Plod: So sir - you deposited all this money at at bank of Ronnie Biggs and now it is gone? Are you a complete moron or were you just having an off-day?
Analyst = stockbrokers fluffer
Financial consultant = my mate who wants some money
Looking out for No 1
See that Grade is doing what he does best - making sure he gets his bit.
Wait for them to utter the magic words "commissioning agency" - aka a government mechanism for shovelling the public sponds to their mates.
Re: Bit confused here
Traditional currencies have an asset base? When did that happen?
An asset base for the dollar - very funny. Alexander Hamilton pretty much defined the asset base for the dollar as "other peoples' stuff" and US policy hasn't changed since then.
Icon - the logo of the US Treasury department - motto - "What''s yours is mine, what's mine is my own"
What makes you all think it was a security breach?
" Barclays Financial Planning" sounds like a legal scam so anyone who fell for it is likely to have signed anything put in front of them (including the "Yes lots of yummy spam for me" box)
Maybe Barclays just flogged the data to some third party - would have got a good rate too for suckers with a pedigree.
Re: Haha, why not Robocop?
"setting an autonomous killing machine loose on an intended target"
You don't need fictional characters as examples - bounty hunters pretty much fit this description and they are very real.
Re: Half a job...
No fair question
It doesn't have that information in the press release - do you expect the poor hack to do, like, research and stuff?
Re: So the ICO...
Yep - it's the latest silver bullet phrase
AKA - always go for the soft targets, the captive market and those who can't fight back.
It's just a bit ironic that the ICO - the single most useless piece of government bureacracy since the ministry of silly walks - is now targetting other bits of the machine which actually have some degree of relevance in the real world.
And I heard a (nasal, whiney) voice in the midst of the four beasts. And I looked, and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Mr Braithwaite, and forms in triplicate followed with him.
If you think it is bad now
Wait till all the GP surgeries are being run by G4S, SERCO and Capita
Do they not have entrance exams for Princeton?
There is no reason to believe that epidemiological models apply despite the desperate sounding crap supposed to justify it - the reference to MySpace is so poorly thought out it makes me wonder if you need to do abstract thought to get into Princeton these days - if you think about it for more than a knee-jerk second MySpace cannot be looked at as a precedent for a methodology analysing the future success or otherwise of Facebook.
"The precedent for applying epidemiological models to non-disease applications has previously been set by research focused on modeling the spread of less-tangible applications such as ideas"
That's it - something as massive as the dissemination of ideas has a superficial resemblance to some epidemiological models therefore it applies to FaceBook which is not an idea but an internet service with an actively changing relationship with its clients. Oh - and apparently when no-one is actively espousing an idea it is because they lost interest in it (after all what else could have happened to an idea) which is the equivalent of becoming immune to the idea.
If all that is not enough they then admit that its all based on a Google mashup anyway.
FaceBook may well be getting stale in a digital world moving at a tremendous pace and personally I don't think they would be any great loss. But this paper is just trolling bollocks.
Oh god - I can't get rid of this image
So i am going to share it with you
Both partners wearing glass and sharing the view they are getting with each other in real time
Bragging about your prowess
How about a smart overcoat that measures how much it expands and how long it stays expanded eh? - and then spaffs (sorry) your performance stats in real time.
Er - too much information?
Why are they sending the PIN to the merchant gateway? Neither the merchant gateway nor the card-issuer needs to know that information - just that a duly validated card has been used. Surely all the PIN needs to do is verify to the card that it can activate - even the POS terminal doesn't need to know what the PIN is.
Re: More important drink in the UK - Italian coffee?
Italian? - no wonder you didn't like it - that bland piss is the PG tips of coffee.
Re: Couriers. - work deliveries
My employer used to allow this till a few years ago when our security office started to resemble argos.
If you had a Land Rover R380 you would get it in easily.
Re: It's like reading a CDW catalog from evil mirror-world!!
Er - yes it is
Acoustics refers to the sound carrying properties of a wave.
Subsonic means below the speed of sound carrying frequencies.
A subsonic wave by definition has no acoustic properties.
Human hearing ability is not relevant to either term.
Re: It's like reading a CDW catalog from evil mirror-world!!
Subsonic acoustics is a contradiction in terms.
Apart from that - yep - assume every bit of hardware is compromised unless you beat it out of the metal yourself.
Remember - two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead and the other one wasn't told the secret.
Re: The good news is
You are right - he didn't allude to whether he condoned it- he came straight out and said he condoned it. Hint: try reading the title of his post again - I think it can only be taken one way.
Good news that someone might get raped eh? I suppose he has brought it on himself and after all justice is best delivered by those very people who have nothing but contempt for laws and a vicious inclination to inflict suffering and control over people weaker than themselves.
Re: @ TrishaD @steve davies
In Tatchell's line of work being ridiculed by straight people is something of a given. And he isn't much of a bandwagon jumper. He is one of those who start wagons rolling in the first place.
Its quite simple
conmen's commerce association wants to protect their rights to mislead customers and the Association of Big Brothers wants to control all of your informations.
I love that company
They also sell an adjustable club - 34 clubs in one.
$199 or $179 each if you buy two.
You couldn't make this stuff up.
Don't let the kids know about sex things - it could lead to us having the highest teenage pregnacy rate in the whole of Europe.
Oh - we already do?
Re: Cue lots of pictures appearing on the internet
I thought the "question you have to ask" was "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"
Its the new economic model
Make shit up and put big numbers on it.
Sorry - did I say new - I meant the same old con trick that's been around for at least 300 years.
Sites promoting proxies?
They are going to block themselves?
And every internet security firm?
I think they mean "sites that compete with our overpriced crap"
Re: Hard-learned lesson
Its not just giving it to them. Simply mentioning that some firm has a new model shiny coming out can get taken as a recommendation, guarantee and lifetime service support agreement all in one.
Re: Exclusive rights
Yep - you can always tell a total Numpty by the meaningless crap analogy to something totally unconnected.
For the brain free numpties out there it really is simple.
If the state makes up laws and doesn't enforce them its laws are meaningless.
Well - the first wouldn't be any good without the second. If the state is to have the power to grant exclusive rights then it must enforce its own grants or it doesn't have the power to grant rights.
Bit stupid of appworks to allow the infinging version to be presented as its own work.
Here's the plan
1) Massive campaign to get all fanatics addicted to WoW - distribute copies of the game as "Blowing shit up for dummies"
2) Lots of spooks follow them in - in accordance with CPGB rules from the 60's I think it has to be 20 spooks per nutjob.
3) Open global pizza delivery and adult nappy changing service
4) Triple whammy - Profit, peace and freedom from oppression!!!!
Yeah - The People - that gaseous construct used to fill (yet another) of the gaping holes in Marxist theory like a bad plot device.
Shouty people need The People to exist in order to justify their desperate need to know what's best for everyone. The problem is if they end up in charge they find that people look nothing like The People and the vast majority of them need re-educating or shooting.
The problem for revolutionaries isn't that people are stupid - it's that they are not stupid enough.
So M anonymous - just remember - you speak only for yourself - just like EU commissioners, philosophers with god complexes and tinpot despots.
If SME suppliers are half the price of traditional suppliers
and the contract doesn't go Pete Tong then the SFO should be popping round for a word with those traditional suppliers
Re: Hype combo points
And that relates to cocoa just how?
Re: Hype combo points
Cocoa is a narcotic?
Oh Granny - you bad girl.
Re: @dogged (was: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...)
Yeah - so does alcohol - lets ban that too. Now what shall we call the campaign - oh yeah lets call it Prohibition 2.0 coz it worked out so well first time round.
Can't you nazis get it through your heads - it's my human system and if I want to fuck it up that's my choice.
Re: Things that need to happen
Legislation to mandate radio connections in cars? Are you nuts?
Talk about taking a thermonuclear explosion to crack a peanut
Re: Unfair Comparison
2011 - not too un-recent
The worst bit of corporate BS ever
"Facebook defended the move by stating it was allowing users to post the vids where it was clearly shared to allow the community to condemn such murders"
So FB has examined this material to the degree where it has clarity about the intention of the user in posting? And it still claims it is NOT publishing the material?
What happens when despite the "intention" of the poster the community refuses to jump on the bandwagon and starts praising the content instead? Do they take it down because the community is not thinking the way it ought to?
Facebook looking really desperate to get that nose all the way up the advertisers' arses. Look at us - we can face whatever direction we are required to on any given issue - and sometimes mulitple directions within the same twad *
* twad = the average length of time of a twitter fad measured over the preceding2r4 hours
Re: delete the pointer
Oh - all those
suckers potential clients for my new WhitewashYourTeens service. I get loads of indians to spend years building profiles from 0 to whenever - twitter, FB,etc. Then - when your human beingness gets in the way of that job/political role etc hey presto - instant virgin!!!! I can actually see possibilities for losing the indians and getting appzombies(tm) to create such personas and think they are having such cool fun.
There is nothing new under the sun.
Re: Shouldn't be hard for apple to break into the lower end of the market
Was your sense of humour surgically removed? or did you just stick your fingers down your throat till you sicked it up?
Shouldn't be hard for apple to break into the lower end of the market
They would have to upspec their products a bit but that wouldn't be very difficult.
Re: Down here, all the boys are called Bruce
You don't mean "condition #1" by any chance?
Another wikileaks exclusive
Professional journalist intends to make money from writing something shocker!!!
Read it all in your super soaraway wikileaks.
Or even better - a brick from a night storage heater.
Yes - how could that go wrong
Next week - lets go out and burn some books cos they have the banned words in them
This won't end well
Google and an EU commissioner.
Massive corporate monopoly and an unelected, unaccountable crat.
As the great man said
"Son, there's a lot of things in this world that you're gonna have no use for"
And I'm looking at two of em right now
Grayling has determined the outcome of the investigation already
He says there are "... no indications of "systemic malpractice up to board level" " despite the investigation having only just started and the whole business model of self-certifying performance stats being a giant nod from Ministers to G4 and plainly designed to be abused. The systematic malpractice goes up to Board level alright - and then some way further.
The whole privatisation agenda these days is no longer based on value for money but capture of tax volumes - grab the tax-based income stream and then see how to little you can do in return. Ministers know this and collude with businesses by such mechanisms as self-certifying performance stats.
And now some poor minimum wage monkeys are going to get thrown to the wolves. I expect some credible insider was about to blow the whistle and they decided it was time to start the arse covering phase of the contract.
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