75 posts • joined 16 Mar 2011
Thats one heck of an up sell
Need to pay for 3 but stiffed with another 997 !
Thats worse than a Sky bundle
Still need to remember their NFC enabled Smart Phone though !
Plus thats now two mobile devices which need remembering to charge
But then again most elderly (Alzheimer's or not ) tend to avoid smartphones as too complex in my experience
If they remembered to take the phone - couldn't they just press an SOS button on the phone or one of its apps
Re: A fixable problem
Some of them already do provide the links to the official service - but still go on making loads a money somehow!
Surely there is some prior art regarding small hoovers like that being dragged about by their hose
There used to be an old (true) Hoover sphere shaped thing with three wheels, didn't there ? ( 50s/60s)
In fact the Henry is a close approximation - if its all about the steering mech ?
Cracking project - really looks the biz !
Heath Robinson would be proud of some of those Chinese efforts
Nobody sacked ?
Linwood was er 'let go' wasn't he ?
No bag of swag either or so I read
Why not ....
film the existing volunteers giving their current presentation rather than actors ?
They already know all the likely questions so can cover those, have the enthusiasm for the subject etc
Unfortunately they will need to be replaced at some time ( due to the march of time..) - rather their presentation ( which I've experienced ) than some bloddy actor or worse Mr Stephen (Gary Kildall who ?) Fry
Its his usual PR style
R y a n a i r : Keep puffing on the PR !
any excuse to get that companies name in the media as per usual
Missing Pilot found ....
In one of the captions you said the Pilot couldn't be seen ....
No such problem here ( @ about 1min 57 ) - thats extreme detail !!
Well timed advice !
You know us real blokes do our Christmas shopping on the 24th
Had you mentioned it earlier it would have long been forgotten by the 24th
What a brilliant idea ....
Truly a 'lightbulb' moment !
"A quadcopter is on the same rough speed and size scale as a wildfowl, and rather less vulnerable if anything: most can keep flying having lost a rotor disc"
You sure ?
The quadcopters i fly get distinctly 'out of shape' if the props aren't balanced let alone lose a whole rotor !
A hexcopter might just cope might cope without one rotor ?
Consider it an extended notice period !
You're about to be shafted, but it won;t happen on our watch, we've passed that thorny issue on to some other poor sods to deal with later !
If he hasn't got it right so far ...
smacks of fiddling with the deckchairs on the Titanic whilst the violinist was playing ....
Tin foil hats all round then !
Re: hah hah hah
I thought the term 'Glasshole' had already be coined for users of these
5" screens ?
Will no one think of the kids eyesight ?
Another reason for them to go blind in their bedrooms
Why stop there..
"They aren’t defending just the United States, but both of the Americas,"
They could call it the "World Series" and be done it
Re: View the video
On the face of it thats excessive force to take down a 73 year old - surely
Odd that -
" but when he opened his case to show staff the offending article, he was seized by bodyguards."
But vid shows him being taken down in the street
So Miss Rosberg what was it that first attracted you to the multi billionare,Segey ?
What are the Finns doing with all that data ....
I think hear/read somewhere that Angry Birds was mainly a data collection app but with quite an addictive game as a front end - or was that just 'tin foil hat' wearers chat ?
down in the weeds ?
Is that where the CEO shoudl be ?
"an effort to bring a more coherent look and identity to Yahoo’s pages. For an intense 80 minutes, Mayer does most of the talking, getting deep into the weeds about the size of navigation buttons, background colors, and spacing between columns. Working through a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich and a cup of pretzels from the cafeteria"
from the vogue article
Stupid Fashon victims
Going back a years or two when my sons where involved in kids football (uk), there were one or two teams from the rougher side of town who had a a couple of players who insisted they wear their shorts like this during the game - why the Ref didn't have a word I don't know - but since it only really affectted the other teams mobility we didn't really have problem with it ! - Did look damm silly though - Stupid Fashon victims !
"A while ago, I went for an interview at a comapny where the IT director quite proudly showed me their auto dialler."
And use of an auto dialer also removes the legal requirment to check the 'random' number against the TPS database
Bonkers un-joined up thinking we get from the the politicians
Re: They missed an obvious distracting task to measure...
"f I hold a cigarette while driving, then I know it's there, it's of no consequence to the traffic and I can ignore it."
Not when the lit end comes off the ciggie and falls in your lap, you wont !
Not sure if that stil happens with the modern fag, but did when I still smoked some 30 years ago
But apart for that, fully agree with your comments regarding excessive and pointless signage generating 'brain noise'
on the side lines ...
Lets hope he is sidelined too!
But can't see being any job which counts as being 'sidelined' paying 1/4 of a million a year
On the other hand this is the BBC we are talking about
none really ...
Nor any comment either,
but just couldn't resist the chance to post the old line - too good a chance to miss really
Paris - Because shes also known to receive swollen goods
I'll get my coat .....
Often no discouragement from staff is required
"leading to staff discouraging travelers from using e-Gates."
Often no discouragement from staff is required
Its often the case that users i.e. Me choose not to to use the E-Gates, due to the delays caused by the system
A quick look a the 2 queues will indicate the quicker option even when the manned queue is many times the length of the e-gate queues
In addition to the long recognition time - the inter user gap seems to be inordinately long for a computer based system
Horizon of 35+ years ago
Wasn't this the very same question posed by the BBC tv program "Horizon" ( when it used to a science based program) some 35 + years ago on the rise of the microprocessor , that was going to see us all sitting in deck chairs twiddling our thumbs too while the micros took over all the admin functions etc, but it didn't happen. in fact more clerical jobs were created (only later to be destroyed by the bankers, rather than the micro)
Aren't pilots 'drivers' too - the only reason they are still sitting up front is to install confidence in the passengers if it all goes tits up - so in a similar manner they are machine minders
I imagine the same will happen with lorries and trucks - the driver will 'mind' the truck rather than drive it and only be called into play when the **** is about to hit the fan
The only fly in the ointment is ....
"The user can configure their route on a PC before downloading it to the stick via Bluetooth."
tf the use is compos mentis enough to achieve that, then they probably don't need the stick !
" But Verizon and Ericsson reckon mobile users will forgo the convenience of being able to control playback for the increased network efficiency made possible by Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service."
Surely the major benefit of using 'multicast' accrue to the operator rather that the end user
"And the answer(s) to -4^(1/4) is +/-sqrt(2)i"
So you get links to SQuiRTing movies - whos suprised ?
an uncertainty of a microsecond.
" I find it cool that the computer which does my video recordings knows the time with an uncertainty of a microsecond. "
Unfortunately its not something the UK broadcasters ( ITV,BBC) care a jot about and will start & finish program minutes off of scheduled times. to suit themselves and or trying to get the upper hand over the other channel
Whos idea was to put all those holes in the case anyway ?
How many ?
130,000 frames per second ?
Another case of over inflation of the figures - maybe
Thats one hell of prize - I'm sure demand will be er, massive
Its clearly not not about the winning - It must be about the taking part !
Lawyers ears prick up !
At least the lawyers will make killing out of this
Since theres no doubt about it - Someones going to get sued !
U sane ?
Oh so thats why we haven't seen the "say bye bye to buffering " ads lately
At least Richard doesn't have to rely on VM for his net connection on his island - but what about our island ?
Everyone uses PNG now don't they ?
If its taken GIF this long to make the OED - how long will that take for PNG make it into the OED ?
Data Migration - I'm sure they must have head of it ???
Any why are they paying for space to save records which they won't access ( well can't afford to access)
"probably because he has already sold his company to Facebook for $715 million. "
Its bound to take the edge off, and might induce a laissez-faire attitude in the best of us
Does Gran really need or want a monthly contract - surely PAYG is more suitable
but may be less profitable for the 'charity'
They really are living in Virtual Reality world ?
Whats does it do for the battery life, though ?
massive battery life was the original advantage of e-paper
more usable ?
" (at one time I even had a customer coming in to ask "how to get rid of that weird black background...."
MS possibly didn't think that thru - if anything the black background makes it more usable not less
"he telco had a hand in its interface design"
Thats odd since it looks just like the 'other' implementation of YouView to me
Unless stamping your logo on something counts as "interface design" nowadays
Kamikaze Wood Pigeons
Its wood Pigeons for us in Berkshire (uk) - we get 3 or 4 strikes a week , the evidence is left on the window as an often perfectly silhouette of the birds outstretched wings. killed quite a few too, one literally exploding on impact due to a very full crop ( I kid you not)
I'm sure I read about some special anti bird strike class just recently ?
Big picture windows and short garden backing onto woodland , giving a refection that looks like more woods - seems to the problem here
But if my TV could guess ....
" but if my TV could guess what I might want to watch and lay it out on a plate for me then that is cool, "
I though that is/was the basic premise of the TiVo box
Unheard of in UK ?
Surely the 'boiler room' scams which often prey on the elderly are a clear case of 'overtrust'
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