144 posts • joined Thursday 16th June 2011 08:22 GMT
Seems the company have been pretty shonky in the way they acted but there is a certain irony in a group that prided themselves on being anti-establishment and subversive* when they started out have become increasingly 'establishment' in their outlook.
*just how anti-establishment and subversive the BBs were in the 80s is a whole different argument
Fwiw parody or otherwise the company have appropriated the BB 'music' for commercial gain so I'd reckon the BBs have a good case.
Beer because its Friday obviously!!
Got one in 79 or 80 for Xmas and it was broken... totally dead.... as you can appreciate for a 7/8 yr old on Xmas day this was a total catastrophe and I remember my dad struggling like anything in the days after Xmas to try and find a replacement.
I think I eventually got one in late January, along with the trailer but my trauma was eased by a trip to Hamleys for more lego.
Am I the only one...
that read 'Pop Prince' as Pop Ponce?' (which I think is a far better description for Justine
'We tried to deliver your satelite but you were out so we have left it with your neighbour on Mars...'
Re: Cheap at twice the price
OH... DUCK house.... sorry, must have misheard you
Re: For shame
The subjet access suggestion stands or falls by whether or not this information actually constitutes personal data and based on what is in the article I'd say it probably isnt . Thats not to say that this type of monitoring isnt of concern.
As for who the data controller is that'll be LG, the 'corporate person' holds the statutory responsibility rather than any specific individual.
Re: Well hello ducky...
Mixing my sci fi metaphors here but surely such an act would contravene the Prime Directive in interfering in other worlds and their development.
It may also constitute a war crime...
Re: But does the ICO really want to do anything?
Where do I suggest that the ICO is or isn't part of UK government? I make no statement either way.
All I said is the law had been drafted in a half arsed way that makes it difficult to enforce and the actions of the current governemnt in Brussels are doing their best to make DPA/IG law weaker rather than stronger.
Newsflash Vagabondo, the Cabinet Office drafts the laws not the regulator and they have repeatedly ignored ICO requests for more powers or for powers to be fully implemented (custodial sentances for DP offences) but why let the facts ruin a good conspiracy theory.
Still you just go off on your own tangent rather than actually adressing the points I raised.
Anonymous coward == someone who doesn't obviously have the faintest clue how IG law is drafted in this country
Re: But does the ICO really want to do anything?
Except they have been taking action but the law is drafted in such a half arsed way it makes it very difficult for action to be effective.
If you'd actually looked rather than spouting a pavlovian response you'd see that under Chris Graham the ICO has been far more pro-active in taking action that it ever was under his predecessor. Granted more could be done but with the way the law is framed at the moment it makes it hard for him to do so.
Also its quite ironic that the Govt talks about providing more power to the ICO regarding unsolicited marketing while actively working to eviscerate that new EU DP Directive. The changes the Tories want will see far less protection for personal data than we have now, something their moves to improve data sharing for the greater good are already doing.
Re: Not a fan
To be fair I had a courtesy car about 18 months back (a Ford S-Max) and it too had DAB.
I travelled thick end of 1000 miles in it over about 2 weeks and I can hand on heart say the DAB worked perfectly although the majority of its usage was in and about Manchester with a trip to the West Country thrown into the mix. There was no discernable loss of signal throughout the 200 mile drive South or on the return trip on the stations I listened too and I was actually surprised at how well it performed if I'm honest given how flaky my DAB radio can be at home!!
Except newer doesn't always = better.
To use a well worn cliche if it ain't broke don't fix it
Re: Yes to FM switch off, but only if it switches off BBC radio.
The difference is easy, R3 plays music and R4 doesn't, not that difficult to work out surely?
Re: I am your father
These aren't the offspring you're looking for....
Re: This is Disney
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty for those of you without 7yr old daughters obsessed with Disney Princesses)
but it doesn't necessarily mean she is wrong either...
Re: Total, complete & utter bullshit.
Thank you for your comprehensive and rigourous scientific analysis
Part of the problem as has already been highlighted is no politician has the bottle to radically restructure the tax laws along the KISS* principles.
The more complicated and convuluted tax law becomes the easier aviodance is.
That said the Grant Thorntons, KPMGs and PWCs and their paid puppets.... I mean Non-Exec Directors who also happen to be MPs... would lose out financially so I can't see that happening any time soon.
*Keep It Simple Stupid
Re: is 164g enough to make the difference?
Make sure you dont have helium with rounded corners...
our pain defying Grasshopper Mouse Overlords
Netflix stretching the definition of original there...
given that House of Cards is a remake
Re: UK resident Tax dodgers
I thought you were talking about the OTHER proud Scottish Nationalist who seems to spend as much time as possible avoiding Scoltland and jetting between Spain and the Caribbean... Mind you... Branson.. Private Island... Minions in boiler suits... That's why Connery is in the Caribbean, he really is James Bond!!
Except the Courts levy the fine (fine levels set by government not the ICO) for non-registration breaches but hey, why let the facts get in the way of a good story
Re: Do you know which IT firm Lovell works for? Email me and spill the beans. ®
And the Annual 'You don't say award...'
For stating the bleeding obvious goes to...
Re: Overpopulation is a horrendous threat
You can bugger off if you are using the one at my folks place, I have first dibs on that one
Re: Merchant Network
Shirley that should be Tat for Tit?
these aren't the Dunes we're looking for...
Re: "Operated within the law"
How about For f@@ks sake just vote for cake?
Re: Skills and fail
Regional Fire Controls actually weren't that much of a mess, they were good idea but not in the way they were to be implemented.
The intended North West Fire Control (Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire & Gtr Manchester) is still going ahead albeit without Merseyside who have decided to pursue a joint police/fire service control and is due to go live next year, on schedule I might add.
An upvote for your reference to David Gunson
Re: Universal Credit system, which is universally loathed
To be fair I thnik a lot of people support the principle of the Universal Credit System but its the half-arsed and blinkered way the coalition are hell bent on implementing it thats the problem.
You can't 'fix' a welfare system that has evolved over decades in a couple of years just be installing new IT!
A flatmate from Uni works at a Job Centre (or whatever the DWP are calling them this week) and she says that staff generally are supportive but there has been no engagement with them as to how to apply it and so they feel devalued. Given they are the poor saps who are the public face of the organisation they are the ones who will get the flak so surely it would have made sense to talk to them?
But then common sense and government policy are rarely seen in the same postcode area let alone together!!
The Winklevoss Twins... the gift that keeps on giving!
What a pair of c**k wallets!
Is this really a surprise?
Mine's the one with 'Spying for Dummies' in the pocket
Re: What's next?
There's one near Bury, produces thousands a day.... damn tasty with bacon, sausage, tomato and a fried slice (builders tea optional)
Re: Civil Service Commission
Ahhh the CIvil Service Entry Exam... now those were the days...
In my distant past I attended one of these in St Denys (nr Southampton)... what a monumental waste of a day!!
Re: Tetley put the T in Britain
But who put the C*** in Scunthorpe?
Re: The ICO hasn't a fucking clue
Says someone without a clue.... the ICO has asked for powers to use custodial sentances but successive governments have refused to put them in place.
it did come to pass that Eadon gave his usual pavlovian reaction and derailed a thread with his unrelated MS obsession.
Re: Please stop...
Re: Note that difference *loan* (with interest) versus old car maker (2nd or 3rd) bailout.
The loan was not 'paid back (in part)' it was paid back IN FULL, WITH INTEREST.
Read the article, its not hard to understand!
Re: "Google has been ordered"
Eadon I'm all for free speech but as Uncle Ben (the Spiderman version not the rice fella) says with power comes responsibility so how's about you become responsible and stop fecking derailing threads with your anti-MS agenda, its getting boring.
You don't like MS, we got that the 70th time you mentioned it so I think you can leave it alone now.
Beer because its one of those days when a cold one is necessary!
Proper Risk Assessment
An upvote Sir purely for having your tongue so far in your cheek it is practically coming out of your ear.
... you have made an assumption about the original poster Lester so its rank hypocrisy to then criticise someone else for making assumptions about your circumstances.
For what its worth I applaud what you are doing and you're damned if you do and damned if you don't try to highlight these issues.
Brew everywhere... :)
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