Re: Tough titty, this is the price we have to pay
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17 posts • joined 28 Apr 2011
@cowherder ^ this^100
We had a kitchen wall this colour, which my mum thought would be "nice and cheerful". Bad enough in the tin, but once on the wall it really did catch the eye, especially in a 3m x 3m kitchen with a low ceiling.
Thanks for bringing back this rather poignant memory, SwRI and El Reg.
"Battery on a law enforcement officer", eh? On a charge?
Very appropriate for an electrically-related would-be Norse god.
I would suggest some more, but that would just be re-volting.
I don't get the negativity here. WhatsApp is an extremely useful messaging app for those people who need (or simply want) to communicate with others who live in places where data connectivity works differently (often less effectively and/or more expensively) than in their own neighbourhood.
As an example, I have several clients with whom WhatsApp makes timely communication possible and straightforward, and a far better choice than email. Clearly YMMV with WhatsApp, but just because it's part of the Zuckerburg empire doesn't automatically mean that everyone who uses it is bereft of all intellect.
Terry Pratchett — 'Things that try to look like things often do look more like things than things.'
"But Vaziey thinks things are fine. He disagreed with our saying that independent research has found the UK to have the worst mobile coverage, particularly on trains, saying that the UK had a good mobile phone network."
So you cite evidence for UK mobile networks being inferior, and the minister simply contradicts you, without bothering to cite any contrary evidence himself?
Good God - I despair.
The rest he just frittered away ...
Marxist, certainly - fool, I think not.
I'm of an age to remember Ali and the IMG (International Marxist Group), a time that kindled my interest in politics. At a time when politics has become a short game of "what'll get us (me) elected?" We **desperately** need people of all shades of politics who will fill the gap with well-argued polemic and who are committed to ideas, concepts and movements.
My politics are pretty far-removed from Ali's these days, but I always find him interesting to listen to and to read. There are precious few people currently writing about politics about whom I would say that.
I'm amazed that they don't cite the Ted Talk Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating (https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_webb_how_i_hacked_online_dating?language=en).
She did the research three years ago, and presented it very nicely in this talk.
Absolutely spot on about Russian maths and physics. The former Soviet Union had a formidable education system, producing absolutely brilliant people in these areas. Even though the system is now not what it was, young Russians coming to school in the UK are still usually well ahead of their UK peers in mathematics, despite not having started formal education until the age of 7.
to when no bid for research funding from our university (or, at least, my bit of it) was complete without the inclusion of a "portable data storage device" for each member of the research team. I still have mine, in regular use - 60GB. Killed by the cloud, indeed. RIP.
You beat me to it - an intellectually bankrupt business, allowing the intellectually-challenged to air their ignorance for one and all to see. Two great examples from the UK this week. Yes, David Cameron, I'm including YOU in this one ...
They have only one user now?
The obvious things, like malicious complaints about people we don't like (or who "don't look/think/act like us"); the usual IT-based cock-ups, producing false trails/leads which have to be investigated; cost over-runs as the mega-specification provides the usual suspects with the excuse to up the budget for "unforeseen circumstances" - the list is endless.
Here's an idea - immigration control could check people's passports when they LEAVE the country as well as when they ARRIVE. That way, the UKBA would actually know how many "illegals" there are here instead of just guessing and going through this kind of silly charade where we're all encouraged to snitch on each other and be subject to constant surveillance ... or perhaps that's really what "they" want?
"How will you do it, might I enquire to ask?"
"I will do it with my spear and magic helmet!"
They don't write 'em like that any more ...
... to echo the comment by "Compound Eye" on Flickr:
It'd be nice if you had an image with the US, Europe, Asia going left to right - that way, even allowing for curvature, far more people would be able to gain a sense of enjoyment / pride from what they saw... There are other countries in the World besides the USA, not that the 96% of Americans without passports would care.
Think you'll find it's Sberbank ... not sure how you managed to come up with fberbank ...