Positive discrimination, is still discrimination.
311 posts • joined 13 Apr 2011
It's not all bad. The general manager for global diversity got to justify her existence by writing the report! Not that it does of course. Given she is the general manager I imagine she's got minions at every division sifting the CV's and binning a large proportion of them to ensure a diverse candidate base. So long as the quota is met hey. It sucks massively.
The last thing you should do is look at ads if you're doing your research on something. Seems you play right into the hands of those 'bad'advertising people.
Their job is to get you to buy product. Ignore it if you don't like it, the ad was never designed for you in the first place in that instance. Which is why personalisation/targeting is not the devil people make it out to be.
Ads have their place but intrusive ones do not. There is a difference that a rational person can discern. And besides if it were not for adverts, the Reg would not exist.
It's nothing to do with the government stopping them. It's the morons that answer random unsolicited adverts and give them business that spurs them on.
I honestly thought this was public knowledge already and that they did it for us in return. Hardly a revelation.
Dabbsy, the John Cleese of the IT World. I can just imagine him beating some poor wireless router or other unsuspecting equipment with a tree branch screaming obscenities at it.
I got an invite to buy a one+ 2 but then I read the specs. If you're a "Flagship killer" then why leave out things that people are used to having in the flag ship phones, things like NFC and quick charge. I use quick charge a lot with my Nexus 6, it is incredibly useful. As for NFC it seems it is starting to finally happen here in the UK and I have just started to get used to using it for getting free stuff from Greggs :-)
So close but no cigar. I want to get off the large direct debit drain too like the above poster but there's always something that they miss out on these otherwise great looking phones that makes you stay where you are.
Re: I'm sure they also have garages..
I always felt sorry for the voice actor who played the part. They must have suffered terribly from the random acts of violence that inexplicably sprang up around him whenever he spoke because people thought he was the main man.
That's like saying officers on a drugs bust are committing a crime by picking up bags of heroin to use as evidence. They aren't possessing them, not in that sense anyway.
If that counts as humour in your world then apparently so.
Comment here purely for those that don't read past page 2. The guy 'wot dunnit' has come forwards further on in the comments section and explained his situation somewhat.
Re: un Wanted Man
Kudos for coming forward. I look forward to a follow up article featuring you soon! So long as someone from El Reg actually spotted your post that is.
No you have to stop doing stupid things like spam comment sections.
"They took dabs too"
It's Dabbs, but thanks I wondered where his article was this week.
Apparently you owe me one on your earlier comment. Us Bronze club members need to stick together. That is until I get to silver then you're on your own.
Re: I've been around here for ages
"1/. Find a suitable post written by someone else.
2/. Respond with "Here, have an upvote/downvote." "
You're absolutely spot on, have an upvote.
I thought Linda had got this?
So long as it isn't her that ends up as his replacement I'm not fussed who does!
Re: Root-signing ceremony
No we use goats thank you very much. Or so we tell initiates anyway.
"Was it, by any chance, your GrandMother that gave you those eggs ?"
Presumably after she was taught to suck them too.
Well it certainly put the surprise back into Kinder surprise.
Re: Something smells fishy
It'd be a brave man who asked his Mrs to do that let alone a work colleague, it wouldn't be their gait that was pronounced afterwards.
Re: self-driving cars which rely on 900Mbps bandwidth to function properly
Only acceptable when we have flying cars as far as I'm concerned.
Shall we all revert back to buying from physical shops? Seems we are getting shafted from all angles online right now. This must be the third or fourth service I've used that has allowed my data to be half inched recently so much so that I'm not sure I want to part with my details anymore! At least cash in a physical shop is mostly anonymous and won't get my bank account ransacked.
Since Amazon seem to be intent to kill off their by post dvd/Blu-Ray service they inherited from Lovefilm by whacking up the prices (I'm currently paying £2 a month going up to 9.99 in Feb when I cancel). Given the lack of competition to that postal service I predict inevitably anyone still running one will shut down leaving streaming to be the only choice available. Which is pants, because I want full fat quality that Blu-Ray provides and not the dumbed down compressed quality you get with streaming. I don't mind catch up TV or films I'm not bothered about being streamed but not films I really care about.
Re: Old TVs
"If your TV had a remote control when you were a child, you are clearly not old enough"
Indeed, not conducive to late night channel 4 viewing when someone came downstairs.
Re: Lawn: Get off it now!
Well I spent almost an entire day of one of my early teen years installing Windows 95 on a knackered 2x cd rom drive that wasn't screwed into the chassis. I can't have you think you had it so bad without comment thank you!
I expect more tales of 'up north' woe to appear below this one. Only please note I'm not up north I'm in the middle.
The unlicensed land grab continues. There is precious little unlicensed space for regular consumers as it is and money grabbing telcos want to use it for their own ends instead of using what was assigned to them. Once they've got permission that's it then, anyone interfered with will be completely ignored as the juggernaut transmits all over their bandwidth. Some cynical folk might think they were trying to push people into paying twice to use bandwidth they already had.
Re: With friends like these
I wouldn't mind giving it a go to be quite honest. I've heard it's like walking on air afterwards.
Re: Tar Dreck: On borrowed time
M0les you are comic book guy aren't you? I couldn't help but read your post in his voice.
Thanks I feel validated.
Live leak, how apt.
I hope for all our sakes he remembers the old mantra 'The Keyboard is mightier than the gun'. I don't like the sound of Dabbs: Armed and dangerous.
Re: Lols again.
You're a very brave man posting that after reading this article. I'd keep an eye out for lurking IT journalists from now on.
Criminals unlikely to defraud people's account? What planet does she live on. She's the head of a telecoms company hawking Internet access. Do they run firewalls that trust people by default because people are generally good and most wouldn't dream of cracking into their systems of course. Ha!
Step down Dido you're in it over your head.
Re: I agree with all of the posts so far (which is a first)
"These are *interesting* technology, but they're in the same class as the smart thermostats: they're a solution for problem that doesn't exist"
Got to disagree on that. My tado system has saved me a fortune with the GPS switch on/off feature alone. It also knows exactly when and for how long to top up the heating to maintain the temperature. Turning the heating on remotely for guests etc or automatically when you are approaching home is also a great thing to have.
Even if I was loaded I would feel sick at the thought of spending this much on bulbs, I don't care how smart they are.
"Yes, but the reception can be sh*t.."
How would you know? I think you're talking out of your arse.
No, they know people want some reassurance that their phone is going to be updated with new features and yes maybe some bug fixes at least twice whilst they possess it. That's important for any phone purchaser to know that their phone isn't going to have support ditched as soon as it comes out.
After slim returns on recent 419 emails, the Nigerians decided they'd just take the piss instead.
Emma did start to feel that the Nigerian Prince she had met online was becoming a little too demanding for her liking.
And thus proving that some people will indeed do anything a spam email or a Facebook comment tells them to...
This has surely got to be rated as one of the most major f*** ups seen this year and someone really should get the high jump. No doubt they had previously sacked people who knew what they were doing to get to this stage.
Re: Doctors are not bright
"Would you be happy trusting your most precious machinery - your mind and body and those of your loved ones - to a doctor who didn't have those skills?"
Amen to that.
Re: And your point is?
"I'd rather that doctor got on with being dumb at IT and smart at fixing people rather than being shit at both jobs."
Whilst I get your sentiment. It's not really about that. I don't want the doctor (or any other professional) to be good at IT but I would expect intelligent people (intelligent enough to become professional in the first place) to have a modicum of common sense when it comes to knowing whether something is going to work or not dependent on if it is plugged in. If they got home after a day at work and their TV wasn't working, you might think they'd check the plug. If the professional doesn't have that kind of common sense then that suggests that some of their professional decisions could possibly be questionable. Problem solving is not a profession dependant skill after all.
Re: And your point is?
Yeah but look at it this way. If one of the monitors the patient was hooked up to wasn't doing anything i.e. no lights blinking on the thing, it doesn't even take a medical professional to work out it might just not be plugged in. Similar to none mechanics working out there's no fuel in your car hence it won't start. There is an inexplicable fog that descends upon people where computers are concerned and this doctor was dealing with the basics of it being switched on at the mains rather than something faulty. Yes IT is just an enabler to some people but that's kind of like saying none of us should try CPR if we see someone having a heart attack and wait for someone professional instead.
It's not as black and white as that I'm afraid.
Re: Bad timing
"although i desire a spellchecker"
I was going to ask if your canteen do beer with breakfast too.
Have a thumbs up from me cos you're right!