193 posts • joined 22 Jun 2011
Build a big wall to keep them out if they leave the UK?
The problem is......
Not whether or not the software will continue to still run perfectly if you don't upgrade your servers to a supported OS, but, in many organisations, whether or not your compliance processes insist that all software is running on a manufacturer supported OS.
Is it just me.....
But why do they need to confirm if it is viable smallpox? Surely the best thing to do with anything that says "Smallpox" on it would be to destroy it straight away!
I enjoy going to the cinema
Our local cinema has a bargain Tuesday, each Tuesday all films are only £3.75. I take my own bags of sweeties in to munch on but do pay £3.05 for a drink, sneaking one of those in could be a bit awkward (perhaps I should try it) and mostly I have a good evening out for 2 for under a tenner. We have our favourite seats where there aren't any phone wielding twunts infront of us and have seen some excellent films. But I must admit paying full price to see a film does make my eyes water.
Re: I'd be more impressed...
If the speed of light through ESNet fibre was 186,001 miles per second
there fixed that for you....
So that explains why my December bill arrived in February. Looks like I got off lightly!
Re: Bulk buying
Doesn't a full freezer cost less to run than an empty one as you don't have to keep chilling the warm air that gets in when you open it up?
You know, I think some of the people round here need to to take a serious chill pill and relax......
Re: Well just to balance things out.
True, if rather blindingly obvious. But I use more in winter, so this balances out the cost of my usage over the year more evenly. Cash flow doesn't like large bills. :-)
My favourite new word which will hopefull make it into the list one day
Usually expressed as a term of anger when something doesn't work out quite right.
Re: Unbelievably expensive
You are indeed fortunate to have a local convenience shop which sells better quality pizza within walking distance. I prefer to make sure I have an interesting supermarket one in the freezer which I consider makes a fine base for a damn fine pizza when enhanced with a selection of choice toppings from the fridge :-)
But If I am feeling extreeeeeeemly lazy then delivery is always a option, unusually a disappointing one admittedly.
Surely it should be measured in linguini?
It's all risk based
Once the risk of the current system failing catastrophic exceeds the risk of catastrophically breaking things by migrating it, then and only then will they do anything about it.
Vodafone "allow" me to use my UK calls and data in the EU for a mere £3 a day. How generous of them. They tried to persuade me to add an extra 500MB of data to my package, but then told me I wouldn't be able to use that abroad. I mean WTF? How the hell can they try that kind of a stunt? What on earth can be their justification for differentiating between sections of my data allowance? Data is data for christs sake. So I told them to stuff their offer. I rarely use more than my original data allowance as I use Wi-Fi most of the time, so what was the point? I only needed it when I went to France. Looking forwards to the removal of roaming charges completely.
I'm not allergic to them, but think they're pointless. Lets ban so called "air-fresheners" nasty chemicals to conceal other chemicals.......
My ex-wifes crazy
And it only takes 1 simple 2 letter word to awaken it.
I take great joy in using this now I no longer have to live with the useless lazy fat bitch
Re: If a battery fails when there is no-one to see it ...
I must have changed the battery in my copy of Pulse about 4 times now.....
Clearly the problem is that they are holding them wrong.
Re: Maybe MS could try a new marketing approach ...
This is very weird
'cos I was using my 3G connecton on my phone in the Eurotunnel trains last year. Thought it was kinda odd that I had a 3G signal under the sea but wasn't complaining. Roaming charges? 3 quid a day to use my UK allowances whilst I'm abroad. A no brainer really. Much cheaper than having a permanent phone line in my house out there although the bandwidth is a little less.
Use a cable to connect your samrtphone?
Errr whatever happened to Bluetooth?
Re: The rich get richer ...
Can I have yours then?
Hey, at least it shows they are looking out there doesn't it? Surely it's better to hear that they spotted something small and insignificant, rather than hearing we're all about to die.
No pleasing some people is there?
Or you could argue that it's not the model which is broken (as it is the one that appears to allow some people to make some money) but the customers expectations that are broken. We've been brought up with a "free" internet so we expect free stuff from it. So what if you have to put up with a few ads or be a little patient in you gameplay.
Sting has always creeped me out a bit.
There, fixed that for you :-)
Clearly this enterprising person has taken a leaf out of Murdoch's book when it comes to pricing too.
Re: Developers take note!
Clearly they do, otherwise they would be pricing them at the lower level. If people didn't buy them at the stoopidly high prices then they wouldn't price them that high. Since they do price them that high then I can only assume that there are punters out there with more money than sense who will pay for the stuff.
No-one has provided the most important piece of information yet....
What game was he playing?
And there was I wondering what a "Gravity powered light ship" was.........
Sounded really cool, too!
we all know
That the safest place to keep Bitcoins is in landfill
Re: Prior art
Surely a "card" is a "device"?
No, it's OK. You can always fill your phone and/or laptop with porn before you leave home. Then you can watch it wherever you like without having to rely on the generosity of free wi-fi to facilitate such activities.
there fixed that for you
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Re: Missed the Mark
I wouldn't so much put it as "coasting" as this implies a lack of desire to do anything. They have just become so big that doing *anything* involves too much "process" and as such takes wayyyyyyyy too long. If it ever happens. The joy of being a big company without a charismatic dictator as a leader.
Well my woman can knit and plays computer games, although she doesn't like the FPS type as they make her feel sick :-0 There's nothing quite like a session of shouting at each other for doing stupid things and dying to make for as happy homelife. :-)
She sounds like a bitch from hell. Steer well clear!
Wish my rent was only $1200!
Well thanks El Reg, this was the first time I'd heard it was available in 3D. I had seen the beeb plugging it endlessly, but no mention of 3Dability. I shall look forward to watching that when I get home on my 3D TV :-) (missed it at the weekend first time round due to freezing my ass of in a foreign country and being at a friends for dinner when it was on)
Slaps forehead with palm.....
"Our social behavior is quite damaging to privacy. Technology has outraced our social intellect,"
I guess that's what usually happens when you give powerful computers to everyone.......
Bulls**t, if someone tried to tell me my TV wasn't compatible, I would politely suggest that perhaps it was their device which wasn't compatible with my TV and that they can fix it and return it forthwith. Everything else works nicely with it, they need to get their house in order.
I still think of Twitter users
Now I can add Twitter investors into that category......
Re: Long overdue
Then they only have themselves to blame if they let some miscreant loose on their computer
Does anybody on this site actually have a pair of them?
Or are *all* the comments completely unfounded rubbish?
It all sounds
Completely loopy to me.
Sorry i'll just get my coat.....
The practical alternative to work.....
Is, as always, a wonderful thing. My boss recently sent round a document describing how complex systems are usually running very close to the point of failure by their very nature. And how what looks like an obvious reason for failure after the fact is not usually so obvious beforehand.
Just glad it wasn't me though that did this one, would not look good on my CV....
At least that's what they say they did......
What? You mean it doesn't come with a lifetime guarantee?
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great