The cynic in me feels its probably a smattering of both
230 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
The cynic in me feels its probably a smattering of both
Phuq Witt by name... Phuq Witt by nature.
Its a STORY ffs!
With politicians with a modicum of brains?
dan 1980, I think you'll find Messrs Daltrey and Townsend said 'the new boss is as bad as the old boss' or words to that effect long before our esteemed El Reg Hack/Columnist Andrew O
***awaits link to 'Won't somebody thing of the baby moths' article in the Daily Fail***
Looks like I might be in for a quiet 15+ hour day running a polling station on May 7th then!
VERY disappointed that no commentards has used the phrase 'taking the p155' so far, especially as its Friday!
Or rather welcome to Shirley Towers most likely...
Government IT system not fit for purpose.... That's never happened before has it!!
A further recommendation for 'Guards Guards' as a starting point, it was the first one I read and I have read all of Sir Pterry's books since.
A sad comment on the universe when someone who contributes to humanity passes while an oxygen thief like Piers Morgan still wanders this realm.
RIP Sir Pterry, may the Great A'Tuin guide you through eternity (but remember not to fall off the edge of the rim and always head hubwards)
Soccer... Football to your average Aussie is Rugby League or ARL
That said the A-League is way behind the NRL and the ARL but growing.
As an aside the NRL Integrity Unit is a total shambles but that's another story to debate long into the night with other Rugby League fans.
Beer... well what else do you have when watching the game?
Shirley they taste like chicken?
I welcome our furry Insurance Comparing Overlords/
Along comes this candidate for the Darwin Award to prove people are always striving for peak stupidity!
Ahh Patak's, Leigh's finest foodstuff.
That reminds me, must go to the shop at the factory for some more Chutney and Pickle
All well and good but how the hell did you get the Delorean in there in the first place?
Hmmm.. not sure I totally agree with your claim of him championing transparency when he heads a dept that is one of the worst in central govt for responding to FOI requests.
Like most politicians he is a snake oil salesman who will support whichever voter base is funding his campaign.
Beat me to it...
Its seems Mad Frankie has a rather unique interpretation of the word 'brilliant'.
Brilliant is only applicable to Gideon if suffixed by ' -ly inept (other scatological descriptions can be used)'
Ian Huntley had been noticed and recorded, its just the dumb asses at a succession of Cop shops didn't bothered to a) share their concerns or b) bother to check the PNC
What? P**s against a wall while cocking a leg?
Whatever happens with this merger we all know someone is going to get F****d
Mine's the one with the 'Reading for Discerning Gentlemen' in the pocket
I assume they tried turning it off and on again?
Maybe her 'I do not understand' shrug when asked to logon wasn't sufficiently gallic enough?
The headline of the article didn't give you a clue then? Just asking.
Upvoted Sir, brew everywhere...
Actually not true, all 6 nations games are protected so have to be shown free to air.
The only England rugby games on Sky are the Autumn internationals as ITV have the rights to the RU World Cup
must have missed the millisecond where RB was ever funny!
All this talk of pies has got me in the mood for a pie barm or a Wigan kebab
You do realise for the princely sum of 50p you can arrange to collect your parcel from your local post office of choice?
Surely it costs you more than that in fuel to drive to the sorting office?
Have a +1 sir for that blast from the past
F**k off... Splitter
Now if it was a robotic shark with the obligatory frikkin lasers we might be talking
Hmmm sounds like iOS to me too...
in the name of the heroic spokesman in the 'War on Terror'/Vegetables (delete as appropriate) having the surname Koran?
I'm sure someone (answers on a postcard) will see that as evidence of some sort of government conspiracy against immigrant veg!
Don't you be coming around here with your knowledge and expertise... what we need is snap judgements and baseless hyperbole.
They're getting the storage from Apple
Yes... one of those ones that turns into a submersible to allow him to enter his volcanic lair unseen
Thats why they died out... no frickin' laser beams
Does it come with indicators because most of the f@ck nuggets driving BMWs on the M6 during my daily commute don't seem to have them?
It can be the only reason for their inability to use them when wildly veering across 3 lanes to get where they want to be 15 seconds ahead of the pack!
Their site in the UK is less than glamourous too, it just looks like a hangar on a small private airfield rather than an aircraft manufacturer, tucked away as it is next to Whitecliff Bay on the IoW.
I should also add it has survived despite several changes of ownership and near collapse on more than one occassion.
Google contributing to the destruction of News International? I'd say that's clear evidence Google are living their Do No Evil' mantra to the full
From a personal perspective I have always found CPW far less agressive and hard sell than P4U but that isn't saying much!!
My last couple of phones have come via online channels as I am perfectly happy to wait a day or 2 to get my hands on my new kit.
Tariff wise it doesnt help that the same company (EE I'm looking at you) has such a varied price structure among its brands
Mrs Cynic wanted a Asus T100 Transformer Tablet with Windows (I know, I know) so looked online for best prices.
32gb model at PC World came in cheapest (£229 online vs £249 in store) yet for some bizarre reason you could only 'reserve and collect' for collection and payment at some stores. For other stores you could only purchase online for instore collection!!
It can't be a space issue as I live roughly halfway between 2 stores and the much much larger store was the one that didn't offer 'reserve and collect'.
Mind you it didn't get any better in store, the muppets had picked the Android version when I went to collect it!!
And they wonder why their physical stores are dying on their arses!!
As an aside the T100 is actually a useful bit of kit for what my wife wants and it has expandable memory unlike a certain fruit based kit provider.
Trust me WDTK is FAR FAR from the place that most FOIs come from.
Most of them come directly to us via corporate inboxes.
In 4 years I have received about 20 FOIs from WDTK vs 400+ via the corporate inbox.
Not much I can add to what has been said elsewhere other than to say 'Live at The met' is possibly one of the funniest comeday shows you will ever see, pure genius albeit fragile, flawed and human.
I have 2 of these, albeit the previous iteration, both of which have Skype and run without any problems over WiFi, even my parents rather flaky BT connection!!
A good value tablet which I use mainly as a media player and we have the second for my daughter for much the same reason. Far easier than lugging a portable DVD player and DVDs with us when we go anywhere.
Peronally I've never had any problems other than running certain branded apps on my daughter's tablet, the House of Mouse ones are terrible for draining the battery life if you don't shut them down properly.
Not strictly true actually, the only companies directly subject to FOI are those wholly owned by a public authority/public authorities such as Manchester Airport Group or various Housing Depts that council's have hived off.
That said public authorities will often include clauses in contracts with suppliers to say the information relating to the company and their involvement in public contracts may be disclosed as part of a FOI request.
Even so you could refuse an FOI made to you as the Act doesnt apply to you, only the authority you are providing a service for.
Actually it makes sense (albeit in a FOI context).
If information is exempt from disclosure and the requestor goes to the Tribunal where it is disclosed to them as part of the process it defeats the object of the exemption(s) in the first place.
That said I can see an argument for a requester's legal representatives having access as part of the process but given that many people that go to the Tribunal represent themselves so we again find ourselves in the position of circumventing the exemptions.
Tthe commercial interests exemption is a mess anyway but that's a whole different story!
Last time I checked he was a major shareholder in Sky which apart from being the purveyor of 000's of pointless TV channels is also an ISP...
So essentially he is legislating, or at least looking to if he spreads this manta worldwide, against himself!