The stark truth
with customers like these, the only way is up!
67 posts • joined 15 Apr 2011
with customers like these, the only way is up!
So you hate your parents,well good for you. As a "boomer" I cunningly engineered the defeat of fascism fifteen years before my conception I invented the National Health service ten years before my conception to deliberately ensure that I grew up healthy rather than dying at five. Whilst I was growing up I secured a better education than my parents had (and passed that on to my children). I now cannot afford to retire because my children don't have the opportunities I had and I have to continue to support them. Is that because I ruined the planet? Or is it because the economic and political ruling classes carried on as they always have, enriching themselves at the expense of the rest of us. If you really think that the ills of today can be blamed on one generation without regard to the prevailing governance of the western world (because your dismissal of that generation cannot apply to the rest of the world's people who just struggled anyway) you have been conned. We did not engineer the world in which we grew up (in the West) and we did not conspire to keep our children in poverty.
"He doesn't birth his own vision" Good Grief!
It's the second case. Although not on Apple's scale we have had to move all personal data on Russian citizens into Russia. You are allowed to continue processing data outside Russia you just have to be careful to keep everything in Sync and make the Russian authorities aware of this. One curious condition that I have just discovered is that the processing of personal data of Russian citizens in a database outside the Russian Federation is only possible if the databases on the Russian territory contain “bigger or equal amount of data”of Russian citizens than the foreign database. Whatever that means...
Presumably they had to go to Iceland to find a dead whale
...as a Tom Jones tribute act
I watched the first episode with low expectations, which were met, right from the appearance of the 300 foot tall T. rex (why and how?). I lost interest when it spontaneously combusted and didn't pay attention to the rest of the episode.
As a child I remember plots which were challenging (at least to a 10 year old) combined with Special effects which were laughable. Now thanks to CGI the the SFX are really good but the plots vacuous, relying on retreading the same old characters and plot lines over and over, why is it always set on Earth for a start?
I think I might be 'Who'd out', but I do live in Cardiff home of the program and the 'Dr. Who Experience'. BTW for those of you thinking of visiting the Experience, it's smaller on the inside than it looks on the outside.
Scanning the headlines quickly, I read that as Cisco Chimp, which seemed appropriate....
Add in the seven nuclear powered attack submarines for accuracy although not disagreeing with impracticality of the idea
So Wipro was the system integrator, everything including payroll is on Morrisons own installation of Oracle eBusiness Suite. who runs the data centre and where?
Interesting article but:
Avago, the re-named Avaya, is buying LSI, partly for its PCIe flash card business
Surely some mistake??
This is nonsense, end of. Hands up who wants to keep everything on a single disk, whatever that means....
they may not make them but they still sell them
Great name, operation Rashlike. They were all over him like a rash???? Where do they get these names from??
I'd get me coat but I can't from the mobile app.
what's Jeff Tweedy been up to now?? Or should this be Wipro.....
In Wales there is the equally impressive, IMO, Dinorwig pumped storage Hydro power scheme which delivers more power, up to 1800 MW, but for a shorter period, 6 hours. There is also the smaller Tan y Grisiau station which was actually the first pumped storage power station in Britain opening two years before Cruachan.
However Tan y Grisiau, Dinorwig and Cruachan lauded here as great British achievements are now foreign owned, Cruachan by Iberdrola of Spain and the two stations in Wales by a company jointly owned by EDF and Mitsui. I'm not sure why ownership by a foreign state controlled company, EDF is 85% owned by the French Governent is a 'good thing', whilst British government ownership of strategic assets like this is a 'bad thing'.
And the ongoing spat with Rimini Street??
The latest Oracle magazine has an interesting article where they interview a real Cloud Customer
...or perhaps not.
I think it says quite a lot about Oracle cloud that they can only find a fictional company to interview!
Maybe a transatlantic language problem here? I think @TheVogon is referring to LPG power which is usually Butane or Propane rather that the US meaning of 'gas' which of course is 'petrol' in Europe! LPG is very clean as far as particulate emissions go and produces about 80% of the CO2 of a petrol/gasoline engine. Whether that makes LPG vehicles 'better' than an EV I couldn't say.
My question is why is it available on iTtunes in Australia but not in the UK?? BTW obviously you don't need an apple device to run iTunes.....
Read the article. This is not about unemployed benefit claimants, doleites scroungers or whatever derogatory label you might like to employ but is about Disability Living allowance, which can only be claimed if you have severe mobility problems or care requirements. I have not seen the website but the paper form was about 50 pages long. My wife received DLA for several months before her death last year. Dying many years before qualifying for a pension, in common with many DLA recipients, means that she saved HMG thousands of pounds so i find any implication of 'scrounging' etc pretty offensive
I have to agree with Alistair, having heard through a related young person, that Beats (tm) is just a loudness switch you can't turn off
I'm probably a little older than Alistair Dabbs as I went to university in the late 70's. The average student then generally had a crappy mono 'record player' , or more accurately record destroyer, whilst only the more fussy/rich had a set up usually based around components from Wharfedale, Garrard and that other colossus of the cheap British 'HiFi' Clive Sinclair. At home My parents had a 'radiogram' where the quality of the wood veneer was far more important than the sound. So most people put up with sound quality far worse than today's MP3 players. I think that the average, admittedly not Hi Fi, sound quality of music that people listen to is much higher than it was 30 or 40 years ago and for most people that is good enough as it always has been. There will also always be people for whom this isn't good enough, myself included although i wouldn't go as far as:
Context is also important. If I really want to listen to music i will always prefer the source whether it's Vinyl or CD, I have never messed around much with FLAC etc, but when i am enjoying an evening around the dinner table with some of my amazingly witty and intelligent friends then MP3 is fine, plus I don't have to keep changing things. The same for listening in the car.
So chacun à son goût as Nigel Farage would say. He likes a pint or two, apparently.
'Tony Leary, the nice-guy owner of Junk Comics, is gearing up for one last roll of the dice. His new superhero title, The Sodomizer, launches at the British International Comic Show, and nothing will stop Tony from making it a success. Nothing except a gang of Geordie criminals ....'
What a great super hero name, wonder his super power is???
Straight to Etch a Sketch...
Actually this happened in 1991 and Batson D Sealing was an Egyptologist rather than an internet guru.
(departs with coat under a hail of stones with the crowd yelling 'Pedant! pedant!')
'cloudy office suits' sound cool where can I buy one?
but no toilets or snack facilities...
As well as the £960k demanded to keep the data centre running until the 15th the admionistrators' letter states: ( http://www.2e2.com/docs/jacqui/letter-for-non-data-centre-customer.pdf?sfvrsn=2 )
'As you will understand, we have received a number of requests from customers seeking to gain access to their data
immediately. Unfortunately, the levels of data held in the Companies’ Data Centres are such that this process could
take up to 16 weeks and we will need to ensure that the integrity of third party data and security is maintained.'
That is a lot more money yet to be demanded. I assume that as the numbers of customers with data declines the demands on the remainder will go up.
This is a haemorrhoidal clusterf**k
Your pub bound correspondent missed booth 35853 obviously, where they would have seen THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THING EVER.....
and it's from SPAAAAACE
possibly related to the patent action mentioned here, even though the judgement was subsequently reversed??
I liked Cover flow but apart from that I think it is an improvement over 10.
Actually if you look at this page for data on mobile Browser/operating system market share, you will see that Apple is way ahead although Android has grown steadily. For some reason Apple users are more active in terms of internet use. I'm sure someone will have a salacious/abusive explanation for that ;-)
Q. hello have you been to a Harvester before?
A. Are you telling me people come here more than once?
....it takes Google to upload new data? I ask because the Google car was all over my neighbourhood about 4 weeks ago. I have set a point of interest alert in Google but if anyone has any info....
Wipro not WinPro I assume?
This is the world's third largest private sector company with 657,000 employees, I'll repeat that 657,000 employees. It seems that none of them were available and they had to recruit 10,400 from scratch?????
That'll be the iMove, a personal matter transporter
Mine's the one with a hole in the pocket as I've just found out
It's pretty obscure but if you dig a bit deeper, in System profiler in the syncservices log you will find this, or variants thereof:
2012-06-13 20:45:44:432|SyncServer|1994|110fd0|Server|Info| Goodnight, Gracie.
I think it is a message when the mac goes into sleep mode. 'Goodnight Gracie' was a catchprase used by George Burns to his wife Gracie Allen at the end of his radio show, and no I'm not that old, I had to look it up.
I know there is a link to the original Reg story but let's hope Menshn.com lives up to this:
BTW I think Luke Bozier is Steve Bong's pen name
From the Almaz website 'EA owns four RRV (Reusable Reentry Vehicle) capsules and two large Salyut-Class Spacecraft. The reusable reentry capsules can carry three passengers to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).' So no actual rockets then!!
I'd go with Jedi Knight Dark forces II, and its bolt on Mysteries of the Sith. I was off work recovering from a big operation and I spent weeks playing these. I still get nightmares on the MOTS level where you had to swim underwater for what seemed, and usually was, an impossible length of time. Of course it got easier when i found the cheats. One of the best things about it was that you really had to think about how to solve things.
OTOH Battle for Naboo which no-one has mentioned was absolutely dreadful.
Dear Lucas Arts I would pay for an updated Dark Forces with modern graphics quality.
Backward and proud of it
the lemon squeezer looks very nice but is TOTALLY USELESS as an actual lemon squeezer. Not untypical of the Starckian cult's products, although I do like my Miss Sissy lamps.
if it's relevant I have a 32Gb wi-fi thingy
I've done speedtest.com comparisons with my wife's iPad 2. sometimes the the iPad 2 is quicker, sometimes the iPad 3 is quicker. it does not seem to be a problem for me anyway. Likewise the overheating thing, it does get a bit warmer than the iPad 2 but never more than luke warm, strangely warmer when reading the `Guardian iPad app than watching films or playing games. Must be a liberal conspiracy thing.
.... cos i'm off to the pub now
Luke Bozier exists?? Possibly?? Don't know why though.
and don't get me started on the swirl flaps ...............................
I preferred it in the old days when there wasn't all this nostalgia.
Left my coat at home actually cos it's so sunny
seems a bit unfair on Hugh??
Anyone contemplating the new iPad should visit their local Apple store (or pc world as I did). Compare them side by side. The screen is much better but worth an upgrade from an Ipad2? I doubt it. More seriously though, those extra pixels and bigger battery generate significantly more heat which you can feel if you hold both models, especially in a store environment where they have been running for hours. This has produced a lot of posts on Apple discussion pages with some people claiming it gets too hot to hold under some circumstances!