243 posts • joined Friday 25th February 2011 06:36 GMT
Re: @Grogan 20:45
Sweat blood and tears? Pfft.
True gamers sweat pure caffeine as a result of all the coffee, red bull, and mountain dew they consume.
your basetowers are belong to US(A)
Re: Clarity? @ Longrod_von_Hugendong
Clauses like that make contracts null and void under the very same contract law that is used to try and uphold them.
A contract is for a fixed and agreed upon terms and conditions. A customer cannot legally make an informed choice based on conditions which are subject to change at the whim of the service provider. Should the service provider seek to make any changes, the customer then has a get out clause which can enable them to terminate their side of the contract. Any effort by the service provider to hit the customer with "early exit fees" can also be judged to be illegal due to the fact the terms and conditions changed from the initial, agreed upon contract.
Ive used our Ombudsman service a few times to remind pesky service providers that the T&Cs in their contracts in no way trump Consumer Laws.
No to mention
Fixing the quota display so that it updates every 2 hours like it used to, rather than once every 24 hours.
Fixing the quota reset so I dont have to call them up every 2 months telling them that once again, the speed is still slow, instead of being back to full speed.*
Fixing the voip lines so I can actually hear the indians I'm talking to, instead of hearing *crackle hiss pop*.
*Yes, I know I could upgrade my plan, but seeing as its only the last day or two that I sometimes go over my limit, its not worth upgrading
Despite the fact that patents for this tech already exist, as well as prior art, do Apple still think they can tack "on a mobile device" to the end of an existing patent and have it declared as new?
Whatever drugs they're on, I want a kilo. As long as I dont get in trouble for using a bong with rounded corners.
Re: How long will it last?
Or you will hear about how they have successfully poached a bunch of Apples top beancounters, followed by an announcement on how they are moving their HQ to Ireland.
Re: I wouldn't be surprised...
Most of the women I know in Oz who smoke have bought ciggy cases, either plain or fancy.
Funnily enough, out of all the of the various horrendous pics they have on our ciggy packs, its just "Kevin the lung cancer guy" that they want to avoid looking at. Mangled feet, dodgy mouths, tumouts and clogged arteries are all fine.
Thats like saying AMD is off its rocker for selling all of their GPUs, instead of repurposing them for bitcoin mining fresh off the production line.
How about blacksmiths? They used to make all them shovels and picks used for gold mining. Why did they sell them instead of using them themselves?
Re: Prove him wrong once and for all.
He can sue for breach of the NDA all he likes. Unfortunately for him, Australian consumer law will not only force him to offer a full refund, but will also invalidate the NDA as it can only be upheld should the equipment perform as advertised.
Then we have the entire aspect of civil lawsuits from the purchasers, which would lead to many public documents being created and accessed by the worlds media.
Ive got a tenner i can throw into the pot too.
<- Coat, cos its got all my tools in the pockets.
Who needs radioactive waste?
When we have these to play with?
Is a tad hard when most of the 10000+ word EULA's are in double speak legal terms that the average punter would glaze over when they try to read them, and wouldnt be able to afford the lawyers to decipher it for them.
EULAs should not be more than say, 1500 words, and use plain english (or whatever your local lingo is) to get their point across. If they can't, take em off the market.
8=====D ~ ~ ~
There. Feel better now?
Especially given that Antuiga and Barbuda might soon have complete freedom from US copyright laws due to their legal spat over online gambling.
Lets see these EU bods try and stop something that has been deemed acceptable, and legal, by the WTO.
Is there much the IT department can do about it besides whinge?
Just bring up the various IT related policies and highlight the sections on unsupported devices, project lead times, project costs, system access, and procurement procedures. You will find that just about every single one of these Shadow IT shenanigans fall afoul of at least 2, if not all of the policies and procedures.
You then have every right to go tell these HR drones, Marketing wanksticks, or Executive blowhards to go away and never darken your doorstep (or cubicle) again.
Should word come down from up high (and your contract doesnt cover you against act of fuckwad), then approach the "request" with a work-to-rule mentality. Meetings, project estimation committees, team meetings, one on one meetings, focus groups, you name it. Bury them in the same level of bullshit they tried to bury you in by hiding it from you.
If all else fails. Cattleprod, roll of carpet, shovel and quicklime are your friends.
Assange still wont leave.
Because then he wont have as big of a soapbox to stand upon to sprout his bullshit.
I hereby introduce the Julian Assange drinking game. Have a shot of your favourite spirit each time he says the following during his next press conference and he is asked about these revelations;
"i don't trust them"
"...blahblahblahblah Rendition blahdyblahdyblahblah..."
"if they cant tell the difference between insurgents and reporters, how can I be sure they wont confuse me for a terrorist?"
Converts to 2940105651840 lilnguine per fortnight.
Yes, I was bored.
Re: US, UK, China, Russia, NORKs...
Given their recent history, its more likely they wanted to, and prepared to, but ended up not doing it, and willfully handing over all details of Sarkozy's phone calls.
My ears have rounded corners. Guess I'm gonna be sued for violating a patent.
Re: One other benefit...
You truly are thick, arent you?
The tee-totaller would absorb as much alcohol through evaporation, as you would inhale unabsorbed nicotine from a vaper's e-cig. Given that the main problem with smoking isnt so much the nicotine, its the rest of the nasties that you breathe in either through active, or passive smoking, your complaint about being "forced" to suck in the nico being exhaled is dwarfed by the amount of volatile chemicals you would inhale putting on your deodorant and after-shave in the morning.
Even those chemicals would dwarf in comparison to the daily lungful you willingly expose yourself to from traffic fumes, and particulate matter from the tube or subway.
So go ahead and snap my e-cig. I guarantee the last words you'll hear would be "Pick a window, you're leaving".
Maybe thats where they are going to put the equipment for the proposed wifi service.
Could have been worse.
Could have looked like a blue waffle.
Full of Pricks?
You're kidding right? Full of precious little princesses more like it.
The moment an opposition player gets within 2 foot of any other player, both are going to fall over, clutching their handbags, writhing and crying in "agony".
In other words
Zuck paid about as much attention to the NSA's "Terms of Service" page, as most of Zuck's users paid attention to his.
You just need to hold the owl under water for long enough for it to stop fluttering around noisily, and then it is as whisper quiet in the water as it is in the air.
3 Wise Men
Will be me, the BOFH, and the PFY.
Our gifts will be the cattleprod, the shovel, and bag of quicklime.
Re: Epic Pooh
How many curics did it measure?
Re: KBeee's biopic
They werent lesbian space zombies.
They were just Courtney Love clones.
Re: RE: One word: fuck off
Thats why the climate change sceptics cant seem to accept the science. If they cannot grasp the basics of simple maths, how do they expect to be able to understand something as complex as climate science?
Often lead people to go for "remedies" that are proscribed by naturopaths or homoeopaths. You know, remedies that have about as much chance as effectively treating the condition/illness as placebo.
But I do believe the FDA should also be targeting the aforementioned naturopaths and homoeopaths, as well as "faith healers" if they are truly worried about people getting the wrong information and/or ideas about their health.
In case the administrator comes around
You better get the shill that goes Bing!
Vodafail might be happy with their network
But far, far too many people have put up with their shitty service, and shittier customer service where they attempted to blame their own customers for owning "incompatible" handsets, which Vodafail sold to them in the first place.
I had 10 years of good service with them, followed by 2 year of very fucking poor service that required intervention of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman to sort out. The fact that the TIO was investigating the matter still didnt stop Vodafail from hiring Debt Collectors to chase me down for money I refused to pay for shithouse service. Their attempt to coerce payment from me by threatening my credit rating only served to get the TIO to come down on them even harder than they were going to initially.
If they were willing to treat a loyal customer that way, theres no fucking way in hell theyre going to get my custom ever again. It'll take the simultaneous meltdown of both Telstra and Optus's networks for that to occur, and even then, I'll consider getting a Sat-phone before going to Voda.
Re: Learning from mistakes
Not to mention those who bought Windows Fister had completely forgotten about Windows ME, and Win95a, Windows 3.0, DOS 5.0.
Microsoft's cloud services really do seem to be just vapourware at the moment given their current reliability.
With more and more "services" being moved to the cloud instead of letting people run local copies of software they purchased, it wont be long before they start getting their arse handed to them for breach of various Consumer Laws.
Dont start on about licence agreements. If it isnt presented prior to the point of sale, its null and void under Australian Consumer Law.
What am I doing today?
The same as I'm doing every other work day. Working, not fucking around on some Farcebook petition.
Re: Time to re-christen the local pub?
Why not make everyone who drinks there buy a badge to join its exclusivity, and call it "The Members End"?
Bigger on the inside
Will always translate to "smaller on the outside".
Why not a woman?
Because 1 week of every month she would be more evil and maniacal the The Master? *ducks*
I'll get my coat.
Lets just hope
That they're more reliable than any of the other products Billy boy has put his name to. One rupture at a House of Negotiable Affection, and you may come home with a BSOD*.
*Blue Schlong of Death.
Re: "the family won't let me watch because X-Factor is on."
"Someone who reads and comments on a tech site doesn't have some form of new fangled recording technology?"
Someone who reads El Reg and doesn't have an over-amped cattle prod for dealing with family members who insist on watching X-Factor?
Nerd Wars: Episode V
The Pointy Haired Boss Strikes Back.
Re: On the first day of Christmas ...
There will also be an Xbone so the Kinect can see and hear every meeting he has in the privacy of his own home.
Re: XBox One vs. Playstation 4? Or...PC
PC Gamers: The gaming master race. Adults with full control of their vocabulary thanks to having all 26 letters of the alphabet at their disposal.
Xbone: Children who can only manage 4 letters of the alphabet, and flail their limbs about uncontrollably.
PS4: Even younger children who can only manage basic shapes and primary colours.
Re: Ooops !
I agree, unless of course El Reg wants us to start referring to it le Registre, staffed by the cheese eating surrender monkies of the Union Française.
Obligatory Futurama Reference
Whilst I agree the top fans look too small to be able to provide sufficient lift for VTOL at this time, they would however be able to provide extra lift to allow STOL when using rear props and lifting surfaces.
Microsoft can truly design multitasking services.
They can launch, and crash, simultaneously.
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