709 posts • joined Monday 16th May 2011 21:11 GMT
'Microsoft, the antediluvian tech giant'
The comments in this article are rather interesting:
"It's going to take everyone's hard work and commitment to become the leading provider of end-to-end scalable solutions and deliver for our customers,"
How many Dell staff are thinking "End-to-end scalable solutions - that's easy. But 'deliver for our customers'? No, that is beyond my abilities."
'Baroness of Soho'
It makes her sound like a big time brothel madame.
...Big Rigs Racing in terms of the incompetence involved. Except this is a game for a major sporting event and so should at least have been okay. Utter disaster.
I'm quite interested in these kind of hoaxes
I find the idea of people making little machines that don't work so they can bilk 'investors' of their money rather interesting. There are surely easier frauds? See also, the Irish outfit 'Steorn'. In these scams, you have to wonder if they are just frauds or if the creators have just deluded themselves.
I dare say people called Peter Sutcliffe and Rosemary West changed their names by deed poll after the unpleasantness their namesakes were involved in.
Re: ah come on...
"Brings to mind a story I heard a while back about a hospital doctor who had her house torched 'cos some such "person" could tell the difference between a paedophile and a paediatrician..."
That is an exaggerated, but still serious, story - she actually had the word 'paedo' graffitied on her wall.
After the recent sex and drugs scandal involving Paul Flowers, this story helps us to get things in perspective.
"When quizzed about the view held by some in the US that those individuals are breaking the law, Zuck disagreed and said many immigrants without the right paperwork wanted to "contribute"."
It is a matter of fact, not opinion, that they are breaking the law.
Re: On side effects
"And from my personal experience with someone in the office trying to use the e-cig a couple of times I felt poorly after that. So it certainly isn't just water vapour. There is enough in there that can cause issues in the short term."
I suggest it is more likely that it is due to a nocebo effect - you thought you would feel poorly, and so did feel poorly as a result.
Re: halo cigarettes
"she says it's because she can still feel herself breathing something in, and she can see the vapour being exhaled. those are the things she missed when using patches."
No, it's because she was getting an instant 'hit' from the nicotine. You don't get that from patches, which release nicotine slowly.
What's the Issue?
My understanding is that old fashioned smoking alternatives (such as snuff) are sold tax free as they are considered much less harmful than smoking. The nicotine is what smokers want, but it isn't the most health damaging substance in tobacco. If you are a smoker, switching to e-cigs is obviously a good idea.
Will there be some people who take up smoking e-cigs who would otherwise not start smoking? Yes. Should we balance that against the positives of e-cigs? Yes. They are a harm reduction measure, like needle exchanges and methadone for heroin addicts.
"pursue opportunities outside of the company"
Oh, that bad? Normally when a senior person gets sacked they are "spending more time with [their] family", or are "leaving due to personal reasons". He must have royally fucked up.
I'm not normally a grammar Nazi, but there is a split infinitive on line 33 of your posting.
Re: The Mrs
And that's not the worst of it - you need to get new shackles in your kitchen after she broke free of them!
He does not presume to tell Apple to buy a company with a market capitalisation of $5bn, but does presume to tell Apple how to spend $150bn?
Re: Nothing new
Yes, and none of it accurate.
"WHY has there never been a decent videogame with the Doctor?"
Because they are cheap shit licensed by the BBC for £££, just like most games associated with films.
Re: Ever increasing standards
"Trigger did have one use, it was because of his behaviour to one of the girls I suspected abuse."
What the fuck?
Re: American 'English' Dictionary...
Gel-haired spivs can now be found in any British shopping centre encouraging you to make a claim for accidents you may have suffered. 'Whiplash' is a disease that must be spread by a highly contagious virus such is the rate at which it rages around the British Isles.
BS litigation isn't just an American thing.
I don't know about you...
...but those Anonymous Masks make me want to smash the noses of the people wearing them. They are insufferable. Only teenagers think it makes them look rebellious.
They have been searching for a reason to exist for years. They are now like a shit copy of Samsung.
Nokia, please stop naming your flagship devices after pin codes. For a glorious moment there, I thought you had realised that easy to remember names were a good idea. Now, I see you have slipped into bad habits again.
Your new device, that you must have spent a fortune designing, is a case in point. Why have you called it the 2520? It sounds like some shite phone you made 10 years ago or something. Nobody will walk into a shop to ask for a '2520', instead they will just ask for an 'iPad 5', because that is easy to remember.
The iPhone Article
It was demonstrably wrong, but it got most things correct. Getting operators to subsidise the iPhone was indeed the difficult thing for Apple, not making a slick and nicely designed device. So, while the prediction was wrong, the analysis stands the test of time.
I once had email accounts with different university departments. I decided to save hassle by forwarding emails from account A to account B. And also forwarding from account B to account A.
I recall I got to about 2 or 3 thousand emails before everything fell over.
Re: Yes yes...
One day the crazy man with the sandwich board saying 'The End is Nigh' will be correct. For the time being, Apple are making staggering sums of money and the high end strategy works.
Recent Economist Article
This article is quite interesting, but the highest rated comment from 'DS Sim' is very interesting indeed. Screw working in either half of Korea.
Does he wear little round spectacles, a leather trench coat and a fedora hat? If so, that would make sense, because he sounds like a comedy stereotype of a Gestapo officer.
"It's not always easy as a national authority to enforce rules on global companies," Mundt said. "Fortunately, we have instruments of torture, which we will use if necessary. Also, if you haf seen a picture of ze Madonna wiv da big boobies I vood like to know."
Re: Just for that statement....
This always works. Remain a high profile fugitive from justice long enough, and everyone just gives up eventually. Genius.
It does not follow that because some undesirable things result from a tax, the tax is therefore wrong. If such a 'Robin Hood Tax' was created, what would be the benefits in terms of revenue raised, and what would be the costs in terms of economic activity that doesn't happen?
It's a CLOUD solution!
Why waste tens of kilobytes of disc space storing cookies when THE CLOUD can take the strain? Worried that you will not receive the correct marketing messages when out and about because the right cookies aren't on your device? Worry no more - THE CLOUD will help you, courtesy of Microsoft!
It is almost as if they are chancers who couldn't give a fuck.
I wonder if the people making such thinly veiled threats understand the seriousness of what they are doing? I think the authorities will try every means they can think of to give serious jail time to those making threats against FBI officers.
"I thought we'd stopped doing that last century."
News to me. I use a hoover to do the hoovering. My hoover is made by Dyson.
It's a huge coincidence that this happened a day after seemingly the eighth incarnation of 'Britain's FBI' was brought into being. It's not like they wanted any big flashy stories about how hard they are or anything like that.
Probably just buying to get hold of the IP. The phone division will be thrown away.
Re: My definition of Gambling
"I know I am going to lose and decide beforehand how much. If I come out losing less than I have designated then I have had a cheap night and coming out with a profit is simply a bonus."
But the people who have this knowledge and attitude are inherently unlikely to gamble. You are going to be a rare exception.
Some things are not clear to me...
1. Why would such a critical piece of equipment be left in the hands of a relatively low level operative?
2. Would these flashing warning lights only be seen by one person?
3. Would his superiors be such blockheads that they would not deduce the same things this man deduced?
It doesn't matter. Whether the shares have been 'conjured up' or bought on the open market, there has been a cost to shareholders in the form of either a devalued shareholding or money leaving the company. The only issues are whether the executives are worth the cost, and which transaction is cheapest to execute.
I expect an article in the Daily Mirror about how hard up Brits are reduced to buying the new iPhone 5C. Austerity, innit?
I see Playbooks are still being flogged by Amazon at an increasingly cheap price, months after being killed off. Soon you will be able to buy a black bin bag for £10 and fill it up with Blackberry products and accessories.
It's actually quite sad.
Apparently it does, but the reviewer had no chance to examine it any depth as he no doubt had a tough deadline and was possibly drunk as well.
Re: Football fan?
Most probably an Aberdeen supporter.
The only people that print anything in our office are dinosaurs who will not learn new ways of doing things.
Nail on head there, I fear.
"This new straw will save us, won't it?"
PC sales are falling - laptops will save us!
Laptop sales are falling - ultrabooks will save us!
Utrabook sales have never existed - 2-in-1s will save us!...
My mums ancient DC1 still works a treat after getting a service. Nowt wrong with Dysons.
My favourite trick is companies sending me through a multitude of queues only to get a canned statement at the end of the process that doesn't answer my question. Like Orange, when all I wanted to do was cancel their fucking £2 itemised bills, and there was no way to do it online.