poop up surely?
278 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
Surely to hate something you actually have to give a toss about it?
Re: How many consumers want a pc with no OS?
I think Paris knows what constitutes 'heavy browsing' ;o)
Re: Top Gear
I think you'll find it was Clarkson that buggered up Top Gear when he threw a diva strop and twatted a producer rather than the BBC.
purely for the use of Playmobil
JUst a thought
But what % of applicants to FB were from the BME community?
You can only (potentially) employ those that actually apply.
That said equality and diversity requirements can be slightly bonkers.
In a former life I worked for a local authority in the North West who were criticised by race relations groups for a lack of diversity and for not reflecting the borough's population. That these groups hadn't done their research seemed to pass the critics by as the council employed approx. 10% of its staff from the BME community while the BME population of the borough was a fraction over 1.5%!!!
Still people will always be outraged by something regardless of what people/companies do, good or bad.
in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
Sleep well Lester, our loss is your deity of choice's gain.
El Reg, any chance of a retrospective of Lester's greatest hits?
Beer.. well it seems as appropriate as a way to commemorate Lester.
Re: Taking offence
I believe the technical term for what you are saying here is b@ll@cks
The litany of VM's clusterf@*ks continues, we have had an intermittent but ongoing Broadband problem in WA3 area since January 2015... Estimated fix date is mid August this year!!
According to the engineer who came to visit the problem is with the network cluster of 12 cabinets we route off and it needs major infrastructure works to resolve. I was told by one of their drones that these sort of repairs take time... Well yes I get that Einstein but 18 months?
I suspect that they were just leaving it carry on in the hope that customers wouldnt notice but as my wife now works from home a couple of days a week a reliable internet connection is a must and their attitude was appaling.
The gist of their customer service drone's response was 'well we will get it fixed eventually but until then you can always leave...' I expect that tactic has led a lot of people to put up with it. I went straight online the next time our internet was up and moved lock stock and barrel to SKY. And yes I know they aren't perfect but slow but reliable internet is better than it dropping out and staying off for hours at a time.
Another case of the 'press' (and I use the term loosely) in the form of gossip rag Gawker confusing the 'public interest' with 'interesting to the public' (and even that is debateable)
Keith RIchards isn't alive, he's just chemically preserved
Reality TV Stars
I think the use of reality tv and stars in the same phrase should be banned by law!
Re: Disgraceful penalty
You are a clueless numpty!!
The ICO can't do anything other than fine the plod as 'Call Me Dave' and his chums have ignored repeated requests to issue the necessary statutory instruments to allow breaches of the DPA to result in prison sentences
Re: The shyster?
You'd be stunned at the number of solicitors with a startling ignorance of the Data Protection Act.... Actually you probably wouldnt, bunch of clueless feckwits who make my life a misery
I thought Bernstein was Man City Chairman?
Careful it'll Morph into something more serious...
Best advert for censorship I have ever heard
Now if they can just add Piers Morgan and Donald 'Spunk' Trump (et) to the list I'll be straight to the airport
All this 'time spent on the khazi' talk reminds me of a spread sheet (poor choice of words) I used to have back in the day that calculated how much you earned while on the throne.
Dredging my memory now to try and remember what the most someone earned in a visit was.
You can clearly see the guy's nuts...
Re: Don't talk to police ever
Not true, the Police's role is to investigate and gather all of the relevant evidence.
It is the prosecuting authority (the CPS in the UK) of the relevant state so it would be the DA here to decide whether or not to prosecute based on the evidence gathered.
That certain categories of crime such as DUI automatically go to prosecution is neither here nor there, the prosecution is still done by the authority not the rozzers
Re: @ x 7
Yep, a couple including Parkhurst Forest right next to the 3 prisons...
Re: What? Shaddup!
Well he patently has no soul so I can only echo the 'doesn't want a soulmate guff'
I assume he was getting a bum signal?
I know, I know... coat... leaving...
Re: Paperless office - about as likely as the paperless loo.
I assume you need your coat as the khazi has run out of Andrex?
***Yoda Mode On*** In AC the stupidity is strong it is. Cannot un-stupid can I ***Yoda mode off***
Re: Seems unnecessary
You are Boris Johnson and I claim my £5...
In the late 80's I flew from Sydney to HK and then HK to Heathrow on the upper deck (in those days the upper deck was cattle class and as there was only 6 or 7 of us sat up there we had 2 flight crew looking after us.
The closest I will ever get to turning left as I get onto a flight!!
Re: You can't solve all your problems with air strikes.
Or a small localised fire in which no one gets hurt...
Re: after Lockheed and Northrop Grumman won the 17-year "partnership"
Perhaps because no-one in Government can write a contract worth it's salt.
There, fixed that for you
Re: Spare Parts...
well played AC, well played
Re: Spare Parts...
You can never have too many allen keys...
Re: According to BBC doc.
with the sleeve rolled up to hold his tabs
Company with (insert description here) customer service bought by a customer with even more (insert description here) service...
Looks like I shall be trotting off to a new provider at the end of the month when my contract is up!
Not strictly true Even if you have a relationship with the company you can still opt out and failure to comply with an opt out is an offence under the PECR regs but that initial call is allowed (assuming you havent checked/unchecked any boxes allowing/preventing marketing) at the point of entering the relationship with the company.
If you have told the company you dont wish to receive marketing at the outset then they can't contact you for marketing purposes.
The issue comes with what the companies define as marketing. The regs and the ICO are quite clear as it being anything which promotes something (such as the Torygraph's 'Vote for Call Me Dave' email) wherewas companies seem to see marketing as only relating to selling you something.
Re: It's not that unlikely
Victory is still a commissioned ship as I understan it and is the plum job for a naval officer hence the fact you usually see naval officers on it as well as the volunteers when you tour it.
My Uncle who was a Nuclear Submarine Commander has always said the only surface ship he would have left subs for was Victory. He had to make do with sailing a desk in Whitehall once he'd completed his time at sea!
Re: Ughh... I do not like where the world is going
I await the 'you're launching it wrong' press release from CUpertino when the iCBM goes breasts vertical
SMS or email are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Comms Regs.
In essence you have to consent to receive marketing although there is a grey area that says companies can contact you to see if you still wish not to receive marketing (although this in itself is marketing but thats by the by).
Non-response is not consent so if you have opted out and then get a message saying we will assume you want our sh** if you dont reply then you aren't required to reply and any marketing you receive subsequently is illegal.
A case in point
being the East Lancs Road between Manchester and Liverpool.
I regularly drive the stretch from Manchester City Centre/A6 at Salford to the M6 at Haydock and if you maintain a constant 45-50 rather than rattling along at 60 where the limit allows you can get all the way along without being caught by the lights.
Re: No surprise here
Costs a small fortune these days...
Daughter is getting this for Xmas, http://www.tesco.com/direct/playmobil-5265-summer-fun-large-furnished-hotel/427-3931.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=427-3931
It will no doubt take a good couple of hours for daddy to build given its Ikea quality instructions!!
The saving grace was when I doubled my clubcard vouchers I only actually paid about £20
pint because I will need one after trying to put the @*&#!,; thing together
IE8...Luxury! I am viewing El Reg via IE6 her in my particular Trust!!
Re: Why only private companies
Actually at 30 mph there is a 50/50 chance a person hit will die so it does kill half the time if you're a pedestrian!
Never on the face of (Deity's) green Earth were Genesis a 'rock' band.. 'Prog' almost certainly but 'Rock', never ever!
To be fair there was bugger all they could do about Phorm as they didn't have the powers to act then in the way they can now.
I'm all for kicking my former employer when necessary but it's a bit harsh to criticise them for something they couldnt do.
Oh and as for jail sentances the possibility is there in the revised legislation, it just needs 'Call me Dave' and his bunch of cronies to sign it off. Something they and their predecessors have been consciensciously avoiding for the last few yrs.
Still the only arcade game I have ever completed.
Re: Laboratory Coat
No ink stain, obligatory NASA issue pocket protector also provided.
Re: Eat steak the American way?
And we won't talk about the abomination that Americans call bacon...
The cynic in me feels its probably a smattering of both
Re: Oh Dear!
Phuq Witt by name... Phuq Witt by nature.
Its a STORY ffs!